Friday, April 29, 2016

Proposal: If You Build It

Timed out 2 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 01 May 2016 11:08:31 UTC

Remove the second and third paragraphs of “Budget”. If any Imagineers have received Budget from Requisitions, those Imagineers shall have their Debt increased (ie. moved away from zero) by the same amount as the Budget increase they received.

Add a subrule to “Budget” called “Planning”:-

Each Zone may have one or more Planned Buildings, tracked in the [[Nomicland]] wiki page. (Planned Buildings refer to specific Buildings, but do not count as Buildings themselves.)

As a daily action, the Boss may announce Demand for a specific Building, in a post with a title “Demand: X”, where X is the name of the Building. This is known as a Demand Post.

Imagineers may bid to construct that Building in comments to that post: any such comment which includes the string “I bid X”, where X is a non-negative integer, is considered to be a bid of amount X on it. The winning bid on a Demand Post is the lowest one - if two such bids are tied, the winning bid is the earlier of the tied bids. If a bid exceeds the Boss’s Budget it is ignored. If an Imagineer made the currently winning bid on a Demand Post, they are its Builder.

If a Demand Post has a winning bid which is at least 24 hours old, then any Imagineer may close that post by making a comment on it to this effect, increasing the Builder’s Budget by the Demand Post’s winning bid, reducing the Boss’s Budget by the same amount and marking that Building as Planned for the Builder’s Zone. A closed Demand Post ceases to be considered a Demand Post.

If a Zone has a Planned Building and the corresponding Building exists in that Zone, then any Imagineer may remove it as a Planned Building from that Zone. If an Imagineer has any Planned Buildings in their Zone, then their bids on Demand Posts are ignored.

Replacing the gamesmastery please-sir requisitions system with a bidding mechanic: the Boss announces a Building, we all say how cheaply we can build it, and the lowest bid receives that much money and has to build it (or, at least, can’t bid on any future buildings until they do).


Clucky: he/him

29-04-2016 15:58:24 UTC


The requisition system was fueled by imagination, trying to convince the boss that your idea for what to build had merit. All you needed was a dream and a plan and the boss could decide if your plan had merit.

This system is driven by the bottom line. Someone can build four walls and a roof and call it a “castle” and win the bit. And when we make money the bottom line over imagination, we cease to be “Imagineers” and might as well become “General Contractors”

Kevan: City he/him

29-04-2016 16:34:24 UTC

The current rule says nothing about having to be sufficiently convincing or imaginative in writing up a plan, just to (optionally) “explain where this Budget will go”.


29-04-2016 16:35:43 UTC

Also it is based to much upon his ability to be constantly online to be fair. for


29-04-2016 16:36:07 UTC

The old system to clarify

Brendan: he/him

29-04-2016 16:42:19 UTC


Kevan: City he/him

29-04-2016 16:46:50 UTC

We can still offer amusing descriptions of what a given building will look like in our Zone, under this rule, if we feel like it.


29-04-2016 16:47:42 UTC

imperial I like both ideas, really.