Monday, March 20, 2017

Proposal: More To Life Than Just ...

Reached Quorum 6-0. Enacted by card.

Adminned at 22 Mar 2017 00:54:57 UTC

In the rule “Anatomy”,  change

*Choanocyte: An organ in this state may, as a daily action, consume one nutrient to fertilize an egg cluster that is in the same location as that organ’s creature. The nutrient consumed must be a nutrient that the egg cluster currently requires. No organ may fertilize an egg cluster of which it is the mother. When an organ fertilizes an egg cluster, that organ’s name is added as a father to that egg cluster. Fertilizing an egg cluster fulfills Procreation Drive.

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*Dart Sack: An organ in this state may, as a daily action, consume one nutrient to fertilize an egg cluster in the state of “unfertilized” that is in the same location as that organ’s creature. No organ may fertilize an egg cluster of which it is the mother. When an organ fertilizes an egg cluster, that organ’s name is added as a father to that egg cluster. Fertilizing an egg cluster fulfills Procreation Drive.
*Choanocyte: An organ in this state may, as a daily action, consume one nutrients to nourish an egg cluster that is in the same location as that organ’s creature, and is not unfertilized. The nutrient consumed must be a nutrient that the egg cluster currently requires. Nourishing an egg cluster fulfills Procreation Drive.

And in the rule “Egg Clusters” change

When an egg cluster is fertilized, it advances to the next stage listed under “Stage” in this rule.

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When an egg cluster is nourished, it advances to the next stage listed under “Stage” in this ruleset. When it has been fertilized four times,  it advances one stage.

Because being a parent is more than conceiving offspring.

Comments

Oracular rufio:

03-20-2017 22:27:33 UTC

I think we need to keep the sentence about fertilizing it moving it to the next stage, since otherwise it can just be fertilized endlessly and still remain in the “Unfertilized” stage.

Also, I there’s nothing in here preventing Choanocytes from nourishing unfertilized eggs, since it still says that they “require any nutrient”.

derrick:

03-20-2017 22:46:32 UTC

I left those out to reduce complexity. I’m trying to do it as small of a change as possible.

I suspect it’s a bad idea to start nourishing eggs without fertilization. You need allies.  And a cluster who belongs to everyone is interesting.

Cuddlebeam:

03-20-2017 22:50:33 UTC

I think a being with external conception would find all of our mechanics of this sort to be very lewd.

Nomic, 18+ lol

card:

03-20-2017 22:53:01 UTC

Currently fertilized and unfertilized are stages that an egg sack has. Maybe it would be simpler to remove those from the stages. Then just make fertilized and unfertilized states and egg sack can have.

Oracular rufio:

03-20-2017 22:59:37 UTC

I don’t think it works the way it is, derrick.  It would be a small change, you just need to keep the sentence about fertilizing advancing stage and specify that unfertilized eggs do not “require” any nutrients.

derrick:

03-20-2017 23:13:14 UTC

Restricted fertilizing to four times,  Made it advance a stage, and required it to be done before nourishing.

Oracular rufio:

03-20-2017 23:17:00 UTC

Ok, I think that’s good.  There seems to be some coding error where the comment is inside the last blockquote, but that’s a typo, clearly.

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Cuddlebeam:

03-20-2017 23:17:21 UTC

You somehow put the comment box inside a quote.

derrick:

03-20-2017 23:19:57 UTC

Will Fix when I’m on a real computer. Thanks.

card:

03-21-2017 00:09:38 UTC

FTFY, you forgot to close that last blockquote tag.

Matt:

03-21-2017 15:04:04 UTC

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Kevan:

03-21-2017 17:55:34 UTC

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[card] Anyone can correct typos in the ruleset, but players can only fix proposal typos in “their own” proposals. I’ve rolled the revision back.

card:

03-21-2017 19:12:37 UTC

[Kevan] Ah.

derrick:

03-21-2017 20:08:50 UTC

block quote added. should look better now.

Viv:

03-21-2017 23:18:16 UTC

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Oracular rufio:

03-21-2017 23:36:12 UTC

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card:

03-22-2017 00:50:30 UTC

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