Friday, March 20, 2020

Proposal: How The Other Half Live

Timed out 5 votes to 1, with 1 unresolved DEF. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Mar 2020 17:24:13 UTC

To the first paragraph of “Excess Spending”, add:-

If a Nobleman’s Debt is greater than the median Debt of all Noblemen who have non-zero Debt, then that Nobleman is Dissolute.

Replace “At any given time, the Nobleman who has accrued the greatest Debt (or all such Noblemen, in the event of a tie) may not post a Declaration of Victory.” with:-

A Dissolute Nobleman may not post a Declaration of Victory.

Changing the victory cut-off from “most Debt” to “top 50% of Debtors”. Penalising the single most careless outlier is a great and tense mechanic in open conversation bidding games like QE and High Society, but almost meaningless in a game with private communication and different levels of player engagement, where all anyone needs to do to avoid being shut out is to let an accomplice make a bid exceeding all of their own to date, and take the bullet.


Tantusar: HE/THEY

03-20-2020 15:52:55 UTC

tentative for

Clucky: HE/HIM

03-20-2020 15:58:37 UTC



03-20-2020 18:26:17 UTC


Darknight: HE/HIM

03-20-2020 19:03:32 UTC


Brendan: HE/HIM

03-20-2020 20:14:16 UTC

against For purely selfish reasons.


03-21-2020 01:05:05 UTC

This is an obvious step that puts a hard separation between the spenders and non-spenders, and any who would join them. (But doesn’t allow them to ever gain majority.)

You might just as easily award every non-spender 100 power and prestige. In short, this is basic pooling in response to a broken mechanic, but it doesn’t fix anything. against

What this environment needs is a cap to what can be safely spent.

Kevan: HE/HIM

03-21-2020 09:05:48 UTC

Note that the literal non-spenders, those with zero Debt, aren’t counted for the median.


03-21-2020 17:04:16 UTC

Ah, I missed that. Yes, interesting.  imperial