Friday, May 22, 2015

Proposal: Modest Proposals

Times out 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 May 2015 18:16:18 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Proposal Bonus”:-

At any time, a Shifter may gain 2 Cover if they have posted a proposal in the previous 24 hours, and if they have not already claimed 2 Cover in this way previously in the dynasty. If every Shifter has claimed Cover in this way, any Shifter may repeal this rule.

In the past week we’ve had just two proposals from a player who isn’t the Forest. We’re barely playing Nomic at this point, so here’s a gentle nudge to encourage some noise.


Kevan: HE/HIM

05-22-2015 18:08:21 UTC

Would be particularly interested why our new players haven’t been posting proposals, in case we’re presenting something badly. Are you following the lead of veteran players, afraid of making mistakes, less interested in that side of the game, just busy, or something else?

Darknight: HE/HIM

05-22-2015 18:17:41 UTC

for  even though proposal making has never been my strong point

Josh: HE/HIM

05-22-2015 18:40:37 UTC

against For snake-related reasons.

(I’ve been meaning to post more, but, arg, apologies. Will try to up my activity levels.)

Brendan: HE/HIM

05-22-2015 20:53:52 UTC

imperial  I have been busy, and a bit dry on mechanics ideas. I don’t love the grindy nature of this, but we can always repeal it.

Kevan: HE/HIM

05-22-2015 21:24:56 UTC

It’s two points per player per dynasty; worst case we just end up with seven quick, bad proposals. But this was as much to start a discussion as to enact a rule.


05-22-2015 22:47:50 UTC


Darknight: HE/HIM

05-24-2015 10:12:16 UTC

I’ll see what I can think up

Brendan: HE/HIM

05-24-2015 14:52:53 UTC

Ah, I misread the part I was calling grindy.  for

Brendan: HE/HIM

05-24-2015 14:53:07 UTC

(That’s a CoV.)

Kevan: HE/HIM

05-24-2015 18:15:55 UTC

Players less interested in gamebuilding should always consider the basic Nomic strategy of “propose a change that benefits just over half of the players, including you”. Do this successfully with two different groups and you’ll end up with an advantage over everyone.