Friday, June 15, 2018

Call for Judgment: Lord of the Level Loadstone

Timed out 3 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 18 Jun 2018 08:02:36 UTC

Ah. Checking through my scribbled journal in the twilight, and I’ll keep this as vague as seems fair to, I’ve just realised that one or more Sailors actually submitted Goal lists which were illegal at the time of submission, and which I didn’t pick up on until now. I went ahead and “set that Sailor’s Goals to those specified” at the time, evidently making the same misreading that that Sailors had and not realising it was illegal for me to set those Goals. (This had the knock-on effect of making the Sailors safe from accidents and drownings in all that time, when they shouldn’t have been, and more significantly not giving them any feedback that their Goals hadn’t been legal.) Whether or not it would make or break the winner, we should balance the books before going any further.

There are two ways to resolve the problem. One is to say that the Goals were never set and those Sailors should be considered to have no Goals at the Story’s end. If this CfJ fails, I’ll take that as the verdict.

The other is to make those Goals legal in some way. Letting the Sailor select their own corrections would be unfair this late in the game, so:

Enact a new subrule of Goals, called “Goal Corrections”:-

A Correct List of Goals is one with a total Worth no greater than 10, and it may only include multiples of the same Goal if those multiples all have Targets, and if those Targets are different.

If any Sailors sent private messages to the Narrator in May 2018 requesting a list of Goals that was not a Correct list, the Narrator may, on his own personal copy of each such list, do any of the following:

  • if the list has two identical Goals with the same target, change one of those targets to a secretly random value;
  • if the list has two identical Goals with no targets, erase one of those Goals at secretly random;
  • if the list has a total Worth above 10, erase one secretly random Goal from it

Whenever the alteration or removal of a Goal makes a non-Correct List into a Correct one, that Sailor’s Goals are considered to have been that Correct List since the time at which they were submitted.

I’ll leave it to the decision of a quorum, but this feels like it’s on me for not double-checking all lists at the time of submission, as much as the players in question, which I apologise for.


Brendan: he/him

15-06-2018 21:37:58 UTC

Do you intend to list the players so affected?


15-06-2018 21:39:04 UTC

for IMO, at the end of the game, you should also post the original, incorrect lists of goals for the sailors whose goals have been corrected by this CfJ

Kevan: City he/him

15-06-2018 21:43:20 UTC

Sure, fully intending to list and clarify everything when the dynasty’s done. Keeping the CfJ unspecific seemed the best way to get a quick and fair decision.


15-06-2018 22:02:08 UTC



15-06-2018 22:09:05 UTC

Kevan, please consider next time that it might’ve been deliberate to have people pick certain goals.

There goes my plays.


15-06-2018 22:30:56 UTC

NVM, that’s a lie. I was just trying to feed Schadenfreude to ease people, I’m going to post a thing.

Kevan: City he/him

15-06-2018 22:32:11 UTC

This is fixing what seem to me like genuine mistakes, most of them my own. If you had some kind of secret “play” based on these mistakes never being noticed (not even during the very final scoring), I’m not sure what you were hoping for.

derrick: he/him

15-06-2018 22:36:07 UTC



15-06-2018 23:08:40 UTC

@Kevan: I was actually basing a large amount of my strategy on that you’d notice my “plays” or hints of then and try to counteract it.

So, of course you wouldn’t know if I wanted it to succeed lol. You as the Emperor was the thing I was fearing the most, more than the other players.


16-06-2018 06:06:58 UTC

against CoV


16-06-2018 09:36:09 UTC


Brendan: he/him

17-06-2018 06:47:51 UTC