Friday, June 07, 2024

Proposal: Mantle Shelf [Core] [Building Blocks]

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Jun 2024 14:42:05 UTC

In “Victory and Ascension”, replace “the new Publisher must either Pass the Mantle (by making a post naming a Storyteller who was not the last dynasty’s Publisher, in which case the passing Storyteller ceases to be the Publisher and the Storyteller so named becomes the Publisher) or start a new dynasty” with:-

the new Publisher must start a new dynasty

Remove the “Passing the Mantle” keyword entry.

Repeal the “Mantle Limitations” rule from the ruleset.

Rename the “Mantle Limitations” Building Block to “Mantle Passing”, and reword it to:-

During an Interregnum, the new Publisher may Pass the Mantle by making a post naming an Storyteller who was not the last dynasty’s Publisher; the passing Storyteller then ceases to be the Publisher and the Storyteller so named becomes the Publisher.

In the “Malign Emperors” Building Block, replace “The Publisher may be recipient of the Mantle, as if they were a Storyteller, during an Interregnum, as per the rule Victory and Ascension.” with:-

If “Mantle Passing” is active, the Publisher may be recipient of the Mantle as if they were a Storyteller.

In the “Declared Alliances” Building Block, replace “If “Mantle Limitations” is also active” with “If “Mantle Passing” is not active” and after “may pass the Mantle to a Storyteller” add:-

(as if “Mantle Passing” were active)

Then remove “, nor does the prohibition on deals in “Mantle Limitations” (if it is active) apply to Storytellers who have each other’s names in their Alliance” from that rule.

Mantle passing was made default-off from September 2022 to February 2024, after mantle rolling had started to overshadow too many endgames — during those 17 dynasties, no Emperor turned it on. In February this year mantle passing was flipped to default-on as part of an overhaul of some Building Blocks — and in the four dynasties since, every Emperor has either switched it off or blocked it with the stronger No Cooperation.

If this is a block which nearly always gets switched off, let’s put it back to default-off.


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

07-06-2024 18:54:11 UTC


Darknight: he/him

08-06-2024 02:15:17 UTC



08-06-2024 10:02:18 UTC


Nad: he/him

08-06-2024 14:02:38 UTC