Monday, September 05, 2011

Proposal: I’d rather feel the earth beneath my feet

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 Sep 2011 04:00:55 UTC

Add a new Rule, called “I’m sick of this damn boat”:

At any time all the Survivors (as one) may be either Cruising or Ashore. At the start of the Dynasty, Survivors were Cruising. When Survivors reach an Island, they stop being Cruising and become Ashore. The main page header should be changed to highlight this status.  On a Leaving Event, the Survivors become Cruising again.
Some actions are only possible when Cruising, some only when Ashore. The rest is possible in both cases.
Any Survivor may make a Sail Off Post (i.e. A Story post containing the words “Sail off”).
Survivors that are not Exploring nor Building may Vote on it. When a Sail Off post has been open for exactly 48 hours, more than three quarters of the Survivors that Voted on it has Voted FOR and the Survivors are Ashore, a Leaving Event happens, and all the Survivors that were Exploring or Building become Cast Away.
These actions are only possible when Ashore:
* Exploring
* Making a Sail Off Post
* Building
These actions are only possible when Cruising:
* Attempting to Salvage
* Going Fishing
* Sighting Land
* Throwing Items off Board

Change rule “Sighting Land” to:

Any Survivor who is not Insane may, as a Daily Action, Sight Land, i.e. create a Story post with the text “Land!” in the Title. Such a Post is called a Land Post. This post must announce that the Survivor in question has sighted land. Subsequently, any Survivor who is not Insane may comment on that post. If their first comment begins “Land!” then they are agreeing that land has been sighted. If their first comment begins in any other way, they are disputing that the sight in question is land. If after 48 hours from the initial post there are more such comments agreeing than disputing the sighting and the Survivors are Cruising, then all Survivors reach an Island. If after 48 hours this is not the case then instead the Survivor who made the post loses 2 Sanity and any other Survivor that agreed with him loses 1 Sanity.

Changes to Sighting land:
* fixed some problems with the form of a Land post;
* The author may comment (and thus vote) on his own post (note that I kept the unusual voting system - no possibility of CoV)
* Softened Sanity loss in case of failed sighting, and extended to those who agreed.

Hooks:
Cast Away
Exploring
Building
Throwing Items off Board

Comments

Kevan:

09-05-2011 12:11:56 UTC

against Not sure about this. It feels like it would need such a radically different set of mechanics that it might be better just to save it for a “marooned on a tropical island” dynasty.

Prince Anduril:

09-05-2011 13:43:39 UTC

for I like. I think this dynasty is currently lacking in action - especially with all those insomniacs protecting their own items.

Doctor29:

09-05-2011 14:33:44 UTC

for but this may get over-complicated. also, the first rule is badly formatted

Ely:

09-05-2011 14:35:27 UTC

[doctor] ?

bateleur:

09-05-2011 17:03:10 UTC

against I like the idea of adding some stuff that can be done on an Island, but this feels like at least three proposals rolled into one.

Ely:

09-05-2011 17:11:18 UTC

You’ve seen Nothing...

Prince Anduril:

09-05-2011 17:27:33 UTC

lol. Brilliant.

Blacky:

09-05-2011 18:28:12 UTC

imperial I’m not sure yet, whether I like it or not…

Darknight:

09-05-2011 23:53:46 UTC

imperial

Bucky:

09-06-2011 03:33:47 UTC

imperial

Ely:

09-06-2011 16:25:39 UTC

against SK I can go with Kevan’s variant.