Monday, January 28, 2019

Proposal: Maybe let’s not nest atomic actions

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 30 Jan 2019 08:52:36 UTC

In the rule “Clues” do the following:

  1. Move the paragraph beginning “When a Detective finds a Clue” and the following list to a subrule entitled “Discovery”
  2. Move the paragraph beginning “A Detective’s Location” and the following list to a subrule entitled “Scope”
  3. Move the paragraph beginning “If the Chief has not done so” to a new rule entitled “Finding Clues” in a subrule called “Searching”
  4. Remove any text not in a subrule

In the new rule “Finding Clues” do the following:

  1. Add to “Searching” the following:
    * Move all Restless Detectives to random Locations.
    * For each Detective, Investigate with them as the Target.
    * Any Genius Detective who is Roaming and who has not already had an Insight this dynasty has an Insight: upon doing so, they find four Clues.
    * Post a blog entry announcing that a Search has occurred, and how many Clues were found during it.

    (Whenever the Chief resolves something at random, that decision is secretly random.)
  2. Create a new subrule “Investigating” with the text:
    The following atomic action is known as “Investigation”. The Chief can perform this action as mandated by other rules or subrules.

    * Establish the Target to be the Detective mentioned when describing the performing of this atomic action.
    * Roll a six-sided die. This is known as the Search Roll. The result of the Search Roll is known as the Search Result.
    * If the Target is Observant, increase the Search Result by 1.
    * If the Target is Alcoholic, decrease the Search Result by 1.
    * If the Search Result is 3 or above, the Target Finds a Clue, with the following conditions:
    ** If the Target is Scruffy and the Clue is about a Location other than the Kitchen, Hall or Cellar, or about whether Casey is the Murderer, they instead find no Clue.
    ** If the Target is Arrogant and the Clue is a Motive Disproof, they instead find no Clue.
    * If the Target is Dogged, has found a Disproof Clue during this Search, and this is the first Investigation of the Target during this Search, Investigate for the Target again.
    * If the Target is Forensic, and has found a Method Clue during a Search, they Find another Clue.
  3. If Snooping (With Style) has passed, add the following to the list of bullet points under “A Detective’s Location determines the Scope of Clues they might find”:
    *If the Detective’s Location is another Detective, their scope is all Clues that other Detective has collected prior to the current Search.

Place “Finding Clues” after “Clues” in the ruleset.

Yeah, yeah, this was my fault in the first place. But I just don’t really like the huge ugly list. This is purely cosmetic and does not change any functionality.



29-01-2019 00:31:08 UTC


Kevan: he/him

29-01-2019 09:08:17 UTC

for Looks good.


29-01-2019 09:25:53 UTC


Kevan: he/him

29-01-2019 09:42:26 UTC

Oh, the Snooping clause is redundant, though - it’s already covered by “the paragraph beginning “A Detective’s Location” and the following list”.


29-01-2019 11:31:32 UTC


derrick: he/him

29-01-2019 13:55:07 UTC