Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Proposal: Meddlers and Meddlees

Self killed by Derrick.

Adminned at 19 Jun 2018 18:34:35 UTC

Create A rule named “Wizards”:

Each wizard has a location, which is the name of a community or the text “wilderness”, defaulting to “wilderness” and tracked in the GNDT.
Each wizard has a number of moves, tracked in the GNDT.
A wizard may possess any number of cards, but may only play cards if they have 9 or fewer. Cards are tracked by the Historian and periodically announced by him.

Create a rule named “Communities”:

A community has a Name, which is a text string, a Faction, which is text string, a War rating, which is an integer, a Culture rating, which is an integer, an Economy rating, which is an integer. Each city has a memory of each wizard, which is an integer defaulting to 0. Cities are tracked by the Historian and periodically announced by him. The size of a community is the sum total of its ratings.

A community with a size of 5 or less is a village.
A community with a size of 10 or less is a town.
A community with a size of 11 or more is a city.

Create a rule named Cards:

A card has a name, an effect, a notes, and a score.
A card’s name is a text string. A card may be referred to by its name.
A card’s type is a text string.
A card’s effect is rules text that only occur when a card is played.
A card’s notes is rules text that effects when and how a card may be dealt, played, or scored.
A card’s score is an integer. When a playing a card creates or alters a community, the player of the card increases the community’s memory of them by the score of the card.

 

According to the book, the wizards predate the settlements. The Wise, Cunning, Mysterious Egomaniacs just “happened” They all claim to have existed before any of them did anything else. But they had to have come from somewhere. They claim to be wizards, not gods. They built civilization, not the earth. Surely one of them came first. Surely the “common folk” as they call us aren’t completely reliant on wizards to form settlements. Are we? Or is this section of the legend a complete fabrication, made to aggrandize later figures?

I’d have put the book down, if I hadn’t seen its magic with my own eyes. What was this tome? and why did my aunt give it to me?

Comments

Corona:

19-06-2018 16:58:43 UTC

“Cards are tracked by the Historian and periodically announced by him.”

What attributes of the cards are tracked/announced?

“Cities are tracked by the Historian and periodically announced by him.”

This might get problematic if many (untracked) villages and towns exist, causing disputes about the gamestate.

Also, is every card unique? Otherwise it should be specified that what player own are _copies_ of cards.

card:

19-06-2018 17:00:40 UTC

for

derrick: he/him

19-06-2018 17:05:18 UTC

arg card! why did you vote?

I intend to track and announce all attributes of cards, including implied ones like ownership.

I need to change “Cities” to “communities” in some places. I intended to track all communities.

the uniqueness of cards is intentionally left undecided here. If someone wants to address that, go right ahead. It looks like it will be a semantic tongue twister to me.

card:

19-06-2018 17:09:45 UTC

i didn’t see Corona’s post until after the page reloaded. you have an extra proposal slot anyway so it’s not a huge setback.

Corona:

19-06-2018 17:50:34 UTC

for ok then

LinkVanyali:

19-06-2018 18:04:11 UTC

for

Kevan: City he/him

19-06-2018 18:07:43 UTC

Not defining which cards actually exist seems like a dangerously bare wire, here, particularly when “A wizard may possess any number of cards, but may only play cards if they have 9 or fewer.” is throwing verbs around - I could announce as soon as this enacts that I was playing a card of my choice from infinite card space (eg. one with an effect of “Kevan wins”).

against

derrick: he/him

19-06-2018 18:10:20 UTC

Kevan, you have no way to play a card.

Brendan: he/him

19-06-2018 18:14:36 UTC

against

Kevan: City he/him

19-06-2018 18:31:42 UTC

[Derrick] A card’s notes section defines “when and how a card may be dealt, played, or scored”, which can be anything.

derrick: he/him

19-06-2018 18:34:13 UTC

against

Darn, you’re right Kevan. Self Killed.

Corona:

19-06-2018 18:34:23 UTC

against