Sunday, October 11, 2020

Proposal: Monumental Overhaul

Timed out and passed, 4-1. Josh

Adminned at 13 Oct 2020 09:40:27 UTC

Remove all monuments.

In the rule “Turns” replace

Apply the effects of any monuments on your Island with repeating effects.

with

Apply the effects of any monuments on your Island with repeating effects and were not added this Turn.

In the rule “Generating new monuments” replace

Randomly select from the pool of default or orphan dice faces, omitting all “no effect"s and keeping only one copy of any duplicated effects. If that face has a number in it, roll DICE4 and multiply the number in the dice face by the result. That is the effect of the monument.

with

Roll a {X Land, X Foliage, X Animal Biomass, X * 10 Mana}, where X is half the land cost of the monument rounded up. That is the effect of the monument

Not a fan of how someone can get a cheap monument that just gives them 8 land per turn. 

Also right now, one-off effects are far worse than repeating ones. so making it so that repeating ones have a delay before they pay off only seems fair.

Comments

Kevan: HE/HIM

10-11-2020 10:30:57 UTC

imperial I think I’d rather just repeal Monuments and stick with the existing mechanic for being able to create a new single-faced Die.

Josh: HE/HIM

10-11-2020 10:48:30 UTC

for

Clucky: ABBOT HE/HIM

10-11-2020 16:25:54 UTC

monuments are fairly different from single faced dice, given both the whole drafting mechanic and the the “need free land to put the monuments on”

Raven1207: HE/HIM

10-11-2020 18:13:56 UTC

for

Kevan: HE/HIM

10-12-2020 09:21:13 UTC

[Clucky] There are differences, but the broad strokes of “a game object that has a single Face engraved on it which you can use each turn” feel similar enough that I don’t think it’s worth the extra tracking and compulsory actions, and certainly not worth the “fastest trigger gets the best thing, from a list that’s potentially one amazing thing and 10 useless things” subgame.

against But CoV as I’ve now lost out on the best Monument (and the only one I could have used) through Clucky’s deployment of “getting there first”, so may as well hope I can grab a “cheap monument that just gives them 8 land per turn” to catch up.

derrick: HE/HIM

10-12-2020 14:33:39 UTC

for