Saturday, September 28, 2019

Proposal: Misguided motivations

Fewer than a quorum not voting against. Failed 1 vote to 4 by Kevan.

Adminned at 30 Sep 2019 10:00:37 UTC

In “Motivations”, remove all bullet points starting with “Worship” and “Paranoia”.
Change all mentions of “set Motivation to Paranoid” in the ruleset to “gain the Obsession Paranoia”, and all mentions of “have their Motivation changed to Paranoia” to “gain an Obsession Paranoia”.
In “Motivations”, create a subrule titled “Obsessions” with the following rule text:

Obsessions are tracked with a Castaway’s Motivation in a comma-separated list. A Castaway may not have an Obsession when their HSR is under 3, unless a rule specifies otherwise. When a Castaway has an HSR greater than 3, they gain an Obsession, and when a Castaway has an HSR greater than 5, they gain another Obsession. Obsessions gained default to Uneasy. Each Obsession gives features while the Castaway has that Obsession, which are listed below:

  • Uneasy - You feel off. The Castaway with this Obsession may change this Obsession within 72 hours. If the Castaway does not, this Obsession changes to the first Obsession on this list the Castaway does not have, excluding this one (unless the Castaway has all other Obsessions).
  • Paranoia - You desperately want to avoid the rest of the group. A Castaway with this Obsession may not change their Location to a Location which contains another Castaway.
  • Worship - Your goal is to praise the glowing thing on the mountain. A Castaway with the Motivation of Worship may consider all dynastic rules to have a Complexity of 7. This Obsession is only available to Castaways on the Mountain.



29-09-2019 03:38:16 UTC

This seems complex and a little bit messy. I *think* it would work as intended, but there are a lot of moving parts that it fuses onto an existing rule. I guess the main change is that HSR 4+ gives you access to Mountain worship, and that it’s no longer mutually exclusive with Signaller.


29-09-2019 03:38:31 UTC


Kevan: he/him

29-09-2019 10:43:12 UTC



29-09-2019 11:24:11 UTC

against I like having these separate from Motivations so I could become a Paranoid Signaler but I don’t like gaining them automatically with HSR.


29-09-2019 16:25:10 UTC