Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Proposal: Growth from sales

Failed 1-6.  Brendan

Adminned at 27 Jun 2007 01:23:01 UTC

Add a new rule, entitled Public Relations:

Each Corporation has a PR value, which must be a positive whole number that is tracked in the GNDT, and which reflects how well their products are received in the marketplace. This value may never be more or less that the arithmetic mean of all Corporation’s PR value, rounded up - a figure known as the ‘Industry Standard” - plus or minus 3. Should a Corporation ever be in a position where its PR value would exceed this limit, then all Corporations gain 1 point to their PR value, and the instigating Corporation has its PR set to the highest value that is possible under this rule. Should a Corporation ever be in a position where it would be required to dip below this limit, all Corporations must lower their PR value by 1 point, and the instigation Corporation shall set their PR to the lowest value permitted under this rule.

A Corporation may often raise its PR value by 1 point by spending $5M.

A Corporation shall reduce its PR value by 1 point every time it summons a Daemon.

New Corporations start with a PR of 5, or the Industry Standard if 5 is not a legal value.

Add the following as a sub-rule to rule 2.1: Money, entitled Growth:

Whenever time is advanced, any Corporation with a positive amount of money may increase that value by a percentage equal to their PR value. Corporations with a negative amount of money may add the value of their PR to their money total, but must reduce their PR value by 1 immediately after doing so. All values derived from this rule are rounded to the nearest whole number.

Create a new column in the GNDT, entitled PR, and set the value for all Corporations to 5.


Brendan: he/him

26-06-2007 13:14:48 UTC


Kevan: he/him

26-06-2007 13:16:47 UTC

against If we need an extra game variable, it’d be cleaner to make it a Product.

(Wordings like “all Corporations must lower their PR value by 1 point” are a bit dodgy, as well.)

Kevan: he/him

26-06-2007 14:29:02 UTC

“When time is advanced, any Corporation [...] may…” seems a bit odd, as well, because we aren’t all going to be awake and alert when Time gets Advanced.


26-06-2007 16:36:31 UTC



26-06-2007 16:38:15 UTC

against ‘cos of the sync problems Kevan pointed.

Clucky: he/him

27-06-2007 00:36:53 UTC


Brendan: he/him

27-06-2007 01:09:05 UTC

CoV against But would still vote for this if it depended less on everybody taking care of their own stuff when time advanced.


27-06-2007 02:51:02 UTC

against because it WOULD be a product as proposed (and could thus be cheaply manufactured.)  I also don’t like the prospect of runaway compound interest.