Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Proposal: Grand Theft Portal

Times out as Popular, 6-1. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 14 Feb 2020 00:39:32 UTC

Remove all paragraphs beginning “As a daily action” from the rule “Position and Prominence”, if it exists.

Add to that rule:-

Scientists may seek to interact with or capitalise on the other universe using the following actions:

* Plagiarism is a Discrepant Action which can only be taken by an Academic Scientist: it raises the Upsider’s Prominence by 1, and decreases the Downsider’s Prominence by 1 (to a minimum of zero).
* Siphoning is a Discrepant Action which can only be taken by a Corporate Scientist: it raises the Upsider’s Budget by 100, and decreases the Downsider’s Budget by 100 (to a minimum of zero).
* Grandstanding is a Discrepant Action which can only be taken by a Political Scientist: it raises the Upsider’s Prominence by 2, and decreases the Downsider’s Prominence by 2 (to a minimum of zero).
* Theft is a Discrepant Action which can only be taken by a Criminal Scientist who does not share a universe with a Law Enforcement Scientist: it raises the Upsider’s Budget by 250, decreases the Budget of any Scientist in any Universe by 250, and sets the Downsider’s Prominence to zero.

To “Discrepant Actions”, to the top of the bullet list, add:-

* If no Portal is Open, they apply its effects with themselves as both its Upsider and Downsider

And replace “If the Scientist is Balanced,” in that list with “If a Portal is Open and the Scientist is Balanced,”.

Replacing the “roll a die to increase a number” position abilities with a corresponding Discrepant Actions that start off boring (“steal money to lose respect!”) but get interesting once the other universe is open and you can pin the blame on your counterpart.

Comments

Jumble:

02-12-2020 03:30:14 UTC

for

Darknight: HE/HIM

02-12-2020 03:49:45 UTC

for

derrick: HE/HIM

02-12-2020 13:54:57 UTC

Umm, how does this work once the rulesets split and change? The alpha ruleset won’t be able to apply effects to the prime universe.

Kevan: COMPUTER HE/HIM

02-12-2020 14:25:21 UTC

I’m just building on the Divergent Action mechanic we voted through without objection a while ago. If cross-universe interaction is a nonsense because “The Alpha Ruleset applies only to the Alpha Universe” and can’t amend Prime gamestate, maybe the universe rules need changing.

Brendan: HE/HIM

02-12-2020 16:28:37 UTC

for

Cuddlebeam:

02-12-2020 21:44:03 UTC

for

Farsight:

02-12-2020 22:28:50 UTC

for

derrick: HE/HIM

02-13-2020 14:41:34 UTC

against