Friday, January 11, 2013

Proposal: I’ll Scry Instead

Timed out 3 votes to 6. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 13 Jan 2013 02:51:25 UTC

Add a subrule to “Artifacts” called “Scrying”:-

As a weekly action, a Believer (the “Scryer”) may attempt to Scry the date of the end of the world using a number of Artifacts that they have access to, by submitting an Order which names the Cults whose Artifacts they will use in the ritual, and the number of Artifacts they will use (the “Components”).

If the total number of Artifacts belonging to those Cults is less than the specified number of Components, then the Scrying fails. If the Order names a Cult that the Scryer does not belong to, or a Cult where another member has a higher Insight than the Scryer, then the Scrying fails. In either of these cases, the Scryer is informed that the Scrying has failed.

Upon processing such an Order where the Scrying does not fail, the Auspex shall select X random, distinct days between the 15th and 31st of January, excluding Doomsday, where X is the number of Components (or 10, whichever number is smaller). The Scryer shall then be informed of these days.

Allowing the wisest member of each well-equipped Cult an insight into when the world might end.



11-01-2013 12:22:22 UTC



11-01-2013 15:46:12 UTC


RaichuKFM: she/her

11-01-2013 18:04:48 UTC


quirck: he/him

11-01-2013 18:33:15 UTC



11-01-2013 19:16:29 UTC


RaichuKFM: she/her

11-01-2013 19:17:16 UTC

CoV against


11-01-2013 19:19:10 UTC



11-01-2013 19:35:26 UTC


Kevan: Oracle he/him

11-01-2013 19:44:22 UTC

Any great reason for the against votes, or would this betray cult secrets? I thought the endgame might be more interesting if it didn’t come entirely out of the blue.


12-01-2013 15:52:51 UTC

It probably would be if it wasn’t an effect that benefits those already doing well.

Kevan: Oracle he/him

12-01-2013 16:37:12 UTC

It also requires you to be in a Cult that’s doing well, and that trusts you with access to its Artifacts. And it’s not a huge benefit by itself - even with a full month of Scrying, it’s unlikely that a single player would be able to pinpoint the date single-handedly.


13-01-2013 04:33:53 UTC