Sunday, February 28, 2010

Proposal: Junkyard Economy

Reached quorum 17 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 02 Mar 2010 01:51:26 UTC

Replace the second paragraph of Rule 2.1 (Commoner’s Economy) with:-

As a weekly action, a Commoner can Scavenge; this increases his Coal by his Income, and is impossible if it would reduce a Commoner’s Coal to less than 0. When Scavenging, a Commoner may also choose two different items from the following list, and gain the Resources listed in each item:-

  • 10 Iron
  • 10 Wood
  • 5 Quicksilver
  • 5 Caffeine
  • 3 Cogs
  • 1 Gem

If “This product was not tested on animals” passed, add “2 Guinea Pigs” to that list, before “1 Gem”.

Upon enactment of this proposal, halve the Quicksilver and Caffeine of each Commoner (rounding down), cut each Commoner’s Cogs by two thirds (rounding down) and divide each Commoner’s Gems by 10 (rounding down).

If a Furnace exists as a Part, change its Cost from “7 Cogs and 3 Iron” to “3 Cogs and 3 Iron”. If the Cog Mold exists, change its Cost from “7 Iron and 3 Cogs” to “7 Iron and 1 Cog”.

It’s been pointed out that 10 of something is just “the amount you can gain in a week”, but it feels more intuitive to have some items actually being rarer than others. (If I want to build a microscope I need 10 Iron and 3 rare Gems, rather than 10 Iron and 30 Gems. And looking at my previous proposal, this is how I’ve been instinctively costing things.) Divisors have been chosen so as not to require any rounding down on current GNDT values.

Was tempted to make Caffeine unscavengeable and something you can only manufacture with Inventions, but a few people already have some, so I’ll leave it for now.

Comments

Roujo:

02-28-2010 19:45:54 UTC

for

Rodlen:

02-28-2010 20:00:17 UTC

for

Josh: HE/HIM

02-28-2010 20:03:54 UTC

for

Oze:

02-28-2010 20:16:00 UTC

for

Keba:

02-28-2010 20:39:17 UTC

for

Put:

02-28-2010 20:41:14 UTC

for

Darknight: HE/HIM

02-28-2010 21:04:37 UTC

for

Ienpw III:

02-28-2010 21:31:05 UTC

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lordcooper:

02-28-2010 21:38:44 UTC

for

Klisz:

02-28-2010 21:46:34 UTC

for

Klisz:

02-28-2010 22:19:43 UTC

CoV against  too advantageous to those who already chose gems.

Klisz:

02-28-2010 22:20:16 UTC

CoV again for  There’s a clause to fix that.

flurie:

03-01-2010 03:30:15 UTC

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hellzapoppin:

03-01-2010 07:49:41 UTC

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Purplebeard:

03-01-2010 09:40:35 UTC

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digibomber:

03-01-2010 10:45:58 UTC

for

ais523:

03-01-2010 11:47:05 UTC

for May as well. (This might even make Cog Molds useful, allowing you to scavenge for iron then shape it into cogs for a profit, which doesn’t strike me as a bad thing to be possible.)

Hix:

03-01-2010 14:43:09 UTC

against

dbdougla:

03-02-2010 03:17:27 UTC

for