Sunday, April 30, 2023

Call for Judgment: House of Cards

Passes 6-1.  Farewell. - Misty

Adminned at 02 May 2023 01:31:09 UTC

Add a new rule named “The Chopping Block” with the following text:

The game is in a state of Endgame Lockdown. While the game is in a state of Endgame Lockdown, no Proposal may be posted that proposes to make any changes to the dynastic ruleset except for those that make changes to the rules contained within the section named The Chopping Block; Additionally, no dynastic actions other than those listed in the section named The Chopping Block may be taken. All text in the dynastic ruleset not contained within the section named The Chopping Block are considered flavor text and cannot be part of any dynastic action.


We’re at an impasse with the the orphan variables CfJ. Any one of the Engineers that are also admins can enact the CfJ and then immediately take advantage of the situation to produce or have a proxy to produce a favorable outcome for themselves or their proxy. Additionally, we’ve had some dynastic actions taken while Engineers were aware that those actions were technically illegal, and it is questionable whether or not those actions should have been allowed during this time of awareness, or if the CfJ regarding orphan variables could make those actions legal and thus justify them being carried out illegally in the moment.

We’ve had stops and starts to this dynasty, but we’ve reached a point where the stakes are too high to start over. The goal is a two-step process: see if there’s agreement to stop all dynastic actions and changes to the dynastic rules. If this passes, the follow-up Proposal is to decide the split amongst Engineers. If it fails, we can try other means of continuing on, but with the knowledge that timing and further debate on legal and illegal actions may continue and may cause additional problems.

This is essentially a referendum on whether or not victory in this dynasty should be decided by a chop at this point. I’ve just learned that a “chop” is the BlogNomic slang for victory by dice roll, where the faces of the die contain Engineers’ names, but some Engineers will have more faces on the die than others based on some criteria that seems agreeable, referred to as the “slice” of the chop.


Josh: he/they

30-04-2023 19:41:03 UTC

I think that this has to go further than that; it has to state that no dynastic actions other than those listed in its rule may be taken, and could go so far as to declare the rest of the ruleset flavour text.

You may also want to carve out an exemption for proposals that target the rule that this proposal creates, so that we can effectuate a chop should one be agreed.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

30-04-2023 20:13:34 UTC

Ok, I had a second go at it. I removed the bit about the “such Proposals shall be made Unpopular…” as it became awkward to word it correctly. If you think that sort of thing is still necessary, I could use help with how to word it properly.

Lulu: she/her

30-04-2023 23:34:57 UTC

imperial START VOTING!

Kevan: he/him

01-05-2023 08:30:35 UTC


Josh: he/they

01-05-2023 09:21:38 UTC


redtara: they/them

01-05-2023 15:25:29 UTC

boring! against


01-05-2023 18:08:42 UTC

for per my comment on welcome to the orphanage.

[redtara] Can you suggest an alternative?

redtara: they/them

01-05-2023 19:26:21 UTC



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