Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Proposal: It is not always summer!

Can’t reach quorum with 9 votes against, without a change of vote. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 26 Jan 2011 05:02:18 UTC

Add this object to the main page of the Blog or in any page linked to it:

Add a new rule “Weather”:

The colony is said to be located in Central Park, New York City, NY, US.
The Weather can be Sunny, Rainy and Snowy.
The only way to define the current Weather is to check the Weather Box. If in the picture under “Right now” there are rain drops or lightings, it is Rainy; if there are snow flakes it is Snowy and if there is not any of them it is Sunny. The Weather can be Snowy and Rainy at the same time.
The Weather Box is a Flash application that can be found linked to (or in) the main page.

In the rule Weather change the last sentence to reflect the actual location of the Weather Box, and link it.

I hope I’m not the only one that has seen Ant Z, but I suppose not.
This could add a little of unpredictability in the game without need to roll too many dice. And it is hard to find a more chaotic system than Weather.
We could say that during Rain Ants must pay twice as much food to follow trails, add special action (wash the colony) or something. If you don’t like NY weather we can change it.
Oh and I choose that site because it was the best for my purposes, I do not want to publicize anyone.



25-01-2011 20:20:28 UTC



25-01-2011 21:16:00 UTC



25-01-2011 21:26:29 UTC

Ok I found a problem with this: being no log nor history there are no proof about the Weather eg yesterday at 18:00. Do anyone have a solution? The box is in Flash so it’s too hard for me to hack… I’ll look for something in html and it could be good, now sadly it’s quite useless…

Roujo: he/him

25-01-2011 22:36:25 UTC

Yeah… There’s that. Holding my vote ‘till people think it out. =P


25-01-2011 23:04:36 UTC



25-01-2011 23:09:22 UTC

Hmm, back in the First Dynasty of Qwazukee we had a weather-relaed rule where it just said basically “The weather at a given time is whatever some particular website (I forget which) says it is.”

Darknight: he/him

25-01-2011 23:35:19 UTC

imperial I’d be afraid to use NYC for this if it passes though. Ny state has been frickin cold as the artic te last few days. Case in point was monday when the high was 11 and the low was -14, before wind chill to boot. We’d all be antsicles


26-01-2011 00:15:21 UTC



26-01-2011 01:03:41 UTC


Why not a daily random roll in the GNDT? Obviously anyone can do what they need then change the weather, but it’s an idea.

Clucky: he/him

26-01-2011 07:05:52 UTC

against Contemplating a veto, but if people really want to try this I guess they can. While a cool idea, I just think it would be impossible to properly log.


26-01-2011 08:12:03 UTC


Kevan: he/him

26-01-2011 10:21:40 UTC

imperial Oh, I don’t know, we could create mechanics based on trusting the Sandbox Master, instead of trusting other players; he could make story posts based on the weather at the time of posting, or process requested actions when the weather is right.

Roujo: he/him

26-01-2011 11:43:04 UTC

imperial Kevan’s right, though: that /would/ be a good solution. =)