Thursday, May 14, 2015

Proposal: He said WHAT?

Vetoed to keep the queue moving. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 May 2015 08:55:20 UTC

If “Popular” does not pass, this proposal does nothing.

Add a new subrule to the rule Reputation, “Gossip”:

If no Shifter has Gossiped since the Dawning of the most Recent Day, a Shifter may Gossip. A Shifter (the Gossiper) may do this by making a Story Post (known as a Gossip Post) with a title containing the word “Gossip” and the name of a Form.

In the body of the Gossip Post, the Gossiper shall write the nature of the gossip and put a Reputation Modifier, which is an integer which may be positive or negative and has a maximum of [The Gossiper’s Current Form’s Reputation]/10, rounded down.

At the Forest’s first opportunity, but before the next Day Dawns, the Forest shall either veto the Gossip Post or apply the Reputation Modifier to the named Form’s Reputation. The Forest should veto Gossip Posts if and only if the Forest does not believe that the gossip contained in the Gossip Post could realistically modify the named Form’s Reputation in the way implied by the Gossip Post.

Yes, I expect the topics of gossip started by shapeshifting monsters about the lords and ladies of the castle to be realistic. Luckily, in this case claiming that someone’s a shapeshifting monster is actually realistic.



05-14-2015 04:45:49 UTC



05-14-2015 04:52:26 UTC



05-14-2015 05:33:28 UTC

So Shifters probably shouldn’t be able to gossip about their own forms, but that can be fixed in a later proposal.


05-14-2015 07:01:39 UTC



05-14-2015 08:41:10 UTC

against This unfairly benefits whoever happens to be first to react after a Day dawns, and “guess how strict the Forest is going to be about plausible storytelling” and “wait for the Forest to change a number for you” seems like unnecessary steps.


05-15-2015 08:54:56 UTC

This is now at 3 votes to 2, but we have a proposal further along the queue which explicitly repeals the rule it makes, and which can be enacted immediately once the queue clears, so I may as well veto this and keep things moving.