Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Logging actions

Just a quick question. People may have noticed the mess I just made of the GNDT after I tried to declare a clue illegally. Was it okay for me to just revert all my actions back then? I back-tracked each step back to where I declared a clue (as most of my actions built on an illegal gamestate). I’m just wondering whether back-tracking actions is a legal way to resolve gamestate issues, or should I have just reverted my illegal (and subsequent building-on illegal) actions?

Comments

Kevan:

09-14-2011 14:22:15 UTC

You should have reverted your illegal actions but not the legal ones.

If you declare that you’re taking the actions of “find a clue on the Cards”, “understand the Cards clue” and then “give the Cards to Doctor29”, the first two actions were illegal (you couldn’t have found the clue, and there was no clue to understand) and should be reverted, but you were still able to give the cards to Doctor29, even if you wish you hadn’t.

Prince Anduril:

09-14-2011 14:31:49 UTC

Righto. I’ll amend to take this into account.

Kevan:

09-14-2011 14:48:50 UTC

Did you give me the Can of Worms back because you already had three items when you took it? It would still have been a legal move to take it - it just would have been lost in the sea instead of being added to your possessions…

Prince Anduril:

09-14-2011 14:52:44 UTC

Okay. I’ve amended what I think is correct. There was some confusion because I couldn’t give away the Oil Painting after giving away the Deck of Cards today. Unfortunately, since I tried to get Kevan’s Can of Worms when I already had 3 Items, that goes overboard.

bateleur:

09-14-2011 14:55:04 UTC

Swim, little worms, swim for your lives! ;-)

Prince Anduril:

09-14-2011 15:05:19 UTC

Look what happens when you think you’re acting Rationally, when you’re actually not!

scshunt:

09-14-2011 21:05:01 UTC

^