Monday, September 14, 2020

Proposal: Late Bloomers

Times out and passes 5-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 16 Sep 2020 15:36:41 UTC

Add a new rule to the ruleset, called The Floating Island:

The Great Sea page of the wiki tracks an NPC called Schwingrasen. Gaia may change the name of Schwingrasen in the ruleset and gamestate at any time, and must do so if it shares the name with any Island. Schwingrasen is not an Island and may not take any Actions of any kind. Schwingrasen has all of the gamestate variables that an Island does, except for Turn Timer, for which Schwingrasen may never have a value.

The default values for variables held by Schwingrasen are always the values for the relevant variables held by Schwingrasen.

If Proposal: Bird’s Eye View has not been enacted, add the following to the end of that rule: “As a Mandatory Action, an Island must set the value of one of Schwingrasen’s held gamestate variables to match their own value for that same Variable. As an Optional Action, an Island may set their value for one gamestate variable to match Schwingrasen’s value for that same Variable.”

If Proposal: Bird’s Eye View has been enacted, add the following to the first list of actions, which includes Roll and Flood:

*Seed: set the value of one of Schwingrasen’s held gamestate variables to match their own value for that same Variable

Then add the following to the second list of actions, which includes Pressurive, Vent and Deposit:

*Propogate: set their value for one gamestate variable to match Schwingrasen’s value for that same Variable

In either case: from the rule Growth, remove “The default value for Land is 5 and whenever an Island gains a new Level that Level has a default value of 0” and “and defaults to 0”. From the rule Tectonics remove “and defaults to 0” and “defaulting to Level 1”.

What will be preserved after the tsunami?

Comments

Brendan: HE/HIM

09-14-2020 18:33:07 UTC

imperial I know what it means, but I’m hoping a follow-up will define “NPC” within the terms of the ruleset. Does it have a “standard English usage?”

Raven1207: HE/HIM

09-14-2020 23:19:28 UTC

imperial

Josh: GAIA HE/HIM

09-15-2020 07:40:08 UTC

@Brendan I think it does. Doesn’t it? I mean, we all know what it means, even if other definitions are technically possible.

Kevan: HE/HIM

09-15-2020 08:16:13 UTC

NPC seems fine even if it’s meaningless, the rule sets up “has all of the gamestate variables that an Island does” and doesn’t seem to be expecting anything else to occur as a result of it being an NPC.

I can’t work out what “The default values for variables held by Schwingrasen are always the values for the relevant variables held by Schwingrasen.” is doing, though.

Josh: GAIA HE/HIM

09-15-2020 08:39:55 UTC

The default values for all variables except Turn Order (i.e. “the variables held by Schwingrasen”) are what Schwingrasen itself has for those variables. So if a new player starts - they copy Schwingrasen’s stats for Land etc rather than adopting a fixed default that is defined in the ruleset.

Kevan: HE/HIM

09-15-2020 08:46:08 UTC

for Ah! That makes sense.

derrick: HE/HIM

09-15-2020 14:19:26 UTC

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