Friday, March 27, 2020

Proposal: Mad Baron Pierre [Special Case]

Timed out and failed, 5-6. Josh

Adminned at 29 Mar 2020 19:54:07 UTC

Set the Special Case rule “The Traitor” to Active.

Not sure why this was turned off; if anything this seems a dynasty particularly ripe for betrayal, with our bids and debts being secret, and the latter making all the difference to who can actually win the game.

Comments

Darknight: HE/HIM

03-27-2020 19:24:59 UTC

for

Clucky: HE/HIM

03-27-2020 19:47:32 UTC

> A Traitor is under no obligation to honour any informal promises they have made with other Noblemen, nor to tell the truth to them, and is encouraged to betray other Noblemen in order to achieve victory.

What is the purpose of this rule?

Every noblemen is already under no obligation to honor any informal promises they make…

If people want to play this game as greedy betraying backstabbers they can. If they want to play the game straight and honest they can. I don’t see why we need a rule telling one person how they are supposed to act.

Tantusar: HE/THEY

03-27-2020 19:52:33 UTC

I continue to disagree with the supposed need for this rule in the first place.  against

Kevan: HE/HIM

03-27-2020 19:58:38 UTC

[Clucky] Nobody ever actually plays BlogNomic as a greedy betraying backstabber in practice, though, do they? We’re playing multiple consecutive games with (by and large) the same group, so dramatically betraying someone in the finale of one dynasty will limit your social capital in the next.

This special case rule is intended to shake things up and add some risk to a dull spreadsheet endgame (which has just woken up with Estate Can Mean Two Things) where a group can combine resources to win, safe in the knowledge that nobody would renege on the deal halfway through.

Clucky: HE/HIM

03-27-2020 20:05:28 UTC

reasonable points for

pencilgame: HE/HIM

03-27-2020 20:23:05 UTC

for

Jumble:

03-27-2020 20:24:07 UTC

for

Brendan: HE/HIM

03-27-2020 20:35:50 UTC

imperial

JimothyFromTLTT:

03-27-2020 20:52:35 UTC

I an a big fan of that.  for

TyGuy6:

03-27-2020 22:44:54 UTC

against But hey, if you want it, shouldn’t there be 2 traitors? I’m thinking 1/5-1/6 ratio would make sense.

Josh: HE/HIM

03-28-2020 11:16:28 UTC

against Probably won’t be using this even if activated.

naught: PAST MEMORY

03-28-2020 14:08:39 UTC

imperial

Darknight: HE/HIM

03-29-2020 18:52:05 UTC

against cov. Thought it over and I don’t see how to work it into the dynasty short of the traitor being able to use forged money and I doubt that would be a thing