Friday, June 22, 2018

Proposal: Here’s the Deal

Self-killed by Derrick. Failed by Derrick

Adminned at 23 Jun 2018 20:12:18 UTC

Add to the rule “Drawing”

Dealing is a communal weekly atomic action with the following parts:

  • Create a randomly ordered list containing all Wizards who have less than 9 cards in their hand.
  • Randomly choose one card (which is not part of any Wizard’s hand), add it to the hand of the first Wizard in the list, and remove that Wizard from the list.
  • Repeat step two until either the list is empty or their are no more cards in the deck witch are not part of any Wizard’s hand.

Dealing shall always performed at the earliest legal time.
If the rule “Cards” contains the text “Wizards other than the Historian may not draw cards.”, Dealing cards is not legal.

This is mostly a copy of clause in an earlier proposal that didn’t take effect. Its a good method for drawing cards. I’ve made it so it doesn’t take effect until the “Start Drawing” Card is played.

Kevan has pointed out to me on slack that the best way to randomly generate a list of players is DICE10 DICE9 DICE8 DICE7 DICE6 DICE5 DICE4 DICE3 DICE2 in the GNDT. A sample result would be:

DICE10:10   DICE9:4   DICE8:2   DICE7:4   DICE6:2   DICE5:4   DICE4:4   DICE3:3   DICE2:2
Which indicates:
9spaceking derrick Brendan Axemabaro pokes Jumble LinkVanyali Corona card Kevan

Comments

Brendan:

06-22-2018 19:51:53 UTC

“Shall always be performed” sounds like a possible paradox to me. Who’s performing it?

derrick:

06-22-2018 20:07:23 UTC

I brought it over from the other proposal.

I think it means that an action taken when this action could have been performed is illegal. “Shall” is an interesting term.

It is an odd situation.

Kevan:

06-22-2018 20:07:56 UTC

against Yeah, “shall” looks like a bad idea here, making it required that somebody takes the action at midnight on Sunday, even if none of us are online. Even the weakest reading is that nobody can take a blog action until someone’s dealt that week, which doesn’t seem helpful and would jam the rest of the game if the deck became “empty” and the only legal game action became impossible.

Would be fine without that clause, I think - if someone wants a card, they can deal for it. If nobody wants a card, not having a deal doesn’t harm anything.

Brendan:

06-22-2018 23:58:28 UTC

against I’ve proposed an alternative.

derrick:

06-23-2018 01:53:41 UTC

against self killed in favor of Brendan’s solution.