Thursday, May 30, 2019

Proposal: Growing the Settlement

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 31 May 2019 11:59:50 UTC

Add to the rule “Sites”:

A building is a group of contiguous modules that do not have any other modules contiguous with them.

Add to the list of civil titles:

*“Jailer” is a civil title held by the architect with the greatest number of buildings with maintained modules on their site.
*“Playground” is a civil title held by the architect with the largest number of modules needed to cross between two corridor modules by moving from one adjacent corridor to another in a section of contiguous corridor modules.

I wanted to add these titles from the beginning, but getting the phrasing right was tricky.  These should be much easier to calculate that they are to define.


Kevan: HE/HIM

05-30-2019 13:28:17 UTC

So Playground is the furthest distance between two Corridor Modules, within a contiguous group of Corridor Modules? What’s the reason for being that specific, instead of just giving it to the player with the largest contiguous group of Corridor Modules?

derrick: HE/HIM

05-30-2019 13:31:19 UTC

Mostly because conceptually corridors should be long and thin, not a great big blob. You could think about this as the “Longest road” achievement found in some other games.


05-30-2019 14:18:40 UTC

For the definition of the jailer civic title, at the moment it says “... buildings with maintained modules on their site.”

Shouldn’t we use a different word instead of “site”? As “site” already refers to the place where we build our blocks of modules, so using “site” in this way to define the boundaries of a building may get confusing.

But I like the rule!

derrick: HE/HIM

05-30-2019 14:21:48 UTC


Actually, It does refer to the place where we place the blocks of modules. Its meant to make clear that we are counting buildings on our site-maps and not building located else where. It was included because we’ve run into trouble before with other people’s modules counting for things like connecting unless the mechanic is specifically limited to a site.

Kevan: HE/HIM

05-30-2019 15:49:53 UTC

Ah, longest road is good. But I think people would tend to avoid corridor blobs anyway, as the central section would be wasted.



05-30-2019 16:00:48 UTC

[derrick] Okay, I’ve looked again and I think I’m reading it correctly now.

Also, does the Jailer rule take the number of maintained modules into account? Say if there were two architects with three buildings each, but one architect has a combined total of nine maintained modules in his buildings, while the other only has eight?


05-30-2019 22:39:49 UTC


Kevan: HE/HIM

05-31-2019 11:23:01 UTC

As I read it, Jailer is just counting buildings (and not counting buildings which lack any maintained Modules).


05-31-2019 11:51:21 UTC