Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Proposal: Monstrous clean-up

Reached quorum 3 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Nov 2019 09:01:36 UTC

Amend the sub-rule “The Monster” as follows:

One or no Adventurer is the Monster, having been possessed and transfigured by eldritch forces. Only an Adventurer who has been the Monster in this dynasty can achieve victory. Once an Adventurer ceases to be the Monster, they cannot become the Monster ever again.

If there is no Monster and there is at least one Adventurer who hasn’t been the Monster in this dynasty, any Adventurer can Continue the Story as the following Atomic Action:

– Set each Adventurer’s HP to its default value for that Adventurer.
– Among the Adventurers who haven’t been the Monster in this dynasty, randomly choose one; that Adventurer becomes the Monster.
– Make a blog post stating that there is a new Monster, and who it is.

Each time a Monster causes a non-Monster Adventurer or the Cathedral to lose an amount of HP via a Battle Action, that Monster gains that same amount of Havoc. If every Adventurer other than the Monster is Unconscious, the Monster may set its own Havoc to 1000.

When a Monster’s Havoc reaches 1000 or its HP becomes zero, they cease to be the Monster.

When a Monster ceases to be the Monster, all other Adventurers gain 1000 - X Merit, to a minimum of 0, where X is the Havoc of that Monster.

Some streamlining – putting similar things together, etc.



21-11-2019 17:32:02 UTC


Kevan: he/him

21-11-2019 17:36:34 UTC

Erg. Appreciate the cleanup but don’t have time to go through this line by line to see whether anything is actually changing, given that this is a straight rewrite rather than a bunch of “move paragraph X” stuff. And a DEF vote feels like it could be deferring to an Emperor who hasn’t read it that closely either.

against, will CoV if I get time to read through properly or if someone else vouches convincingly.

The Duke of Waltham: he/him

21-11-2019 21:38:54 UTC

I’m making this difficult for you, aren’t I? I suppose I’d have been better advised to break this into two proposals, but I do enjoy editing the ruleset, and two proposal slots just feel too few…

For what it’s worth, the changes are concentrated in the last three paragraphs; in the first I’ve only changed the initial three words, and in the AA I’ve moved the “(if any)” from the second step to the introduction and expanded it, so that both requirements for the AA are together.

Otherwise, I’ve moved the “1000 - X Merit” paragraph to the end (with only slight changes), I’ve removed the sentence about a Monster’s max Havoc being 1000 (now that it’s in the main “Adventurers” rule), and I’ve rearranged the remainder.


21-11-2019 22:16:52 UTC

On a full computer I’d use a simple line comparison program. As it is, I appreciate you pointing out what is different.  for