Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Proposal: More artefacts

Passes 6-0. Enacted by Tantusar.

Adminned at 21 Jan 2020 22:09:18 UTC

Add the following as sub-rules to the rule entitled Artefacts:

Sticky Taffy

Description: A block of taffy that is extraordinarily sticky, but can’t be wrapped: any attempt to contain it in paper or plastic fails as it simply sloughs off the material.
Location: Unknown
Protocol: None
Effect: As a Daily Action, if the Individual carrying the Sticky Taffy is in a Public Place, they can Focus to Stick the Taffy. When an Individual Sticks the Taffy they must immediately Travel to a different Public Place, ensuring that the comment field in the wiki changelog contains the words “Sticking the Taffy”. For the subsequent 72 hours the source and destination locations are considered to be the same location for all dynastic rules.

Sequin brooch

Description: A piece of plastic costume jewellery that is studded with sequins.
Location: The Institute
Protocol: Whenever a Researcher is in the same Location as the Sequin Brooch they must clash with it.
Effect: This Artefact is Alive. As its Behaviour it will move to a random Public or Secure Location. If the Sequin Brooch is in the Containment Facility then the rule entitled “Containment” is considered to be flavour text. This effect takes priority over the provisions of the rule entitled “Containment”.

Reproposing the Sticky Taffy from earlier as no-one seemed to massively hate it.

The Effect of Sequin Brooch is, I would argue, more limited in scope than the text of the Containment rule, so would take priority in the event of the two rules trying to cancel each other out.


Kevan: HE/HIM

01-21-2020 09:42:54 UTC

Your “[REDACTED}” has a curly bracket. And probably won’t amount to much, since redaction can only be concealing a single word.

“As its Behaviour it will move to a random Public or Secure Location.” - all Alive artefacts do this anyway, when Roaming.

The priority of Sequin Brooch’s effect could maybe use clarification to spare potential disagreement over whether it or Containment has “more limited scope” for precedence purposes, when each tries to switch off the other’s switching-off effect.

Kevan: HE/HIM

01-21-2020 09:43:34 UTC

Ah, you caught the first. And reading it again “Public or Secure” is different from regular Roaming, so fair enough.


01-21-2020 09:47:52 UTC

I’ve added another clause to the effect of the Brooch; still seems a little circular to me.

Tantusar: HE/THEY

01-21-2020 13:08:34 UTC


derrick: HE/HIM

01-21-2020 13:45:32 UTC


Kevan: HE/HIM

01-21-2020 14:16:11 UTC


Brendan: HE/HIM

01-21-2020 14:37:10 UTC



01-21-2020 18:57:14 UTC