Monday, January 21, 2019

Proposal: Just one less thing

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Jan 2019 17:52:12 UTC

If both Lead Piping and Just One More Thing have not been Enacted, this proposal does nothing.

Replace the second paragraph and unordered list in the rule “Traits” with the following text:

Each Trait has a Name and a Nature (either Positive, Neutral or Negative). Observant, Dogged, and Forensic are Positive Traits. Scruffy, Alcoholic, and Arrogant are Negative Traits.

Amend the rule “Clues” by replacing the unordered list with the text:

* For each Detective, perform the following atomic action, known as an Investigation:-
** Establish the Target to be the player mentioned when describing the performing of this atomic action.
** Roll a ten-sided die. This is known as the Search Roll. The result of the Search Roll is known as the Search Result.
** If the Target is Observant, increase the Search Result by 1.
** If the Target is Alcoholic, decrease the Search Result by 1.
** If the Search Result is 6 or above, the Target Finds a Clue, with the following conditions:
*** If the Target is Scruffy and the Clue is about a Location other than the Kitchen, Hall or Cellar, or about whether Casey is the Murderer, they instead find no Clue.
*** If the Target is Arrogant and the Clue is a Motive Disproof, they instead find no Clue.
** If the Target is Dogged, and has found a Disproof Clue during this Search, Investigate for the Target again.
** If the Target is Forensic, and has found a Method Clue during a Search, they Find another Clue.
* Post a blog entry announcing that a Search has occurred, and how many Clues were found during it.

I didn’t want to change the semantics of the rules that much but I did want to bring the Traits into the Clues rule. This proposal is actually a bit messy so I won’t blame you if you downvote.


Kevan: he/him

21-01-2019 20:28:15 UTC

Good call, I was considering something like this. It’s a bit baroque, but certainly easier for me to keep track of the Search action without having to write and update my own pseudocode instructions.

Not sure how much it matters that reworded like this, Dogged triggers itself and allows more than two Clues to be gleaned per Search. The odds are quite low, though.

Kevan: he/him

21-01-2019 21:45:46 UTC



21-01-2019 23:27:11 UTC

I think the chances of a Dogged player getting extra clues is small enough that we don’t have to worry about someone getting infinite clues out of it.


21-01-2019 23:50:15 UTC


Kevan: he/him

22-01-2019 08:58:28 UTC

Right now, sure, but there’ll be more Traits in the future, so we might regret allowing this one to run recursively. Spotting an infinite combo is all good fun, though.

derrick: he/him

22-01-2019 17:21:44 UTC

for Infinite combos are great.