Sunday, March 12, 2023

Proposal: Narcissism

Timed out 1 vote to 3 with 2 unresolved DEFs. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Mar 2023 11:47:34 UTC

Create a rule called Pointers:

A cell is said to have a Pointer when it contains a “->” along with the name of a Runner; that name being said to be referenced by the Pointer. Cells that have a Pointer are not said to contain that Runner’s name, except for the purposes of this rule.

A runner’s Pointer Count is equal to the number of Pointers that are currently referencing their name.

Any Runner can Create a Pointer when they are in a cell with a value of “-”, or in a cell that has a Pointer.

When a runner Creates a Pointer, they set the value of the cell they are in to “->” followed by their name. Whenever a cell gets such a value, the referenced Runner increases their score by 5 multiplied their Pointer Count. Alternatively, if that Pointer was Created such that it overwrites another Pointer that references a Runner, they may instead transfer an amount of score from that Runner of up to 5 times the Pointer Count that the previously referenced runner had immediately prior to their Pointer being overwritten.

A Runner may not create a Pointer in a given cell if they have already done so in that cell since the most recent tick.

If “It’s a game of Tag, after all” failed, create a new rule called “Score”:

All Runners have a score, which is a publicly tracked non-negative integer defaulting to 0.  If a Runner has a score that is at least 1,000 and is higher than any other Runner’s Score, they have achieved victory.

This is a low risk, low reward way of earning points over time. By announcing your position through labelling an empty cell, you score a number of points that gradually ramp up from a tiny value as you take more cells. If you steal a cell from someone else, you steal whatever score it’s worth for yourself. Once a stratum resets though, all the pointers get deleted. For reference, you need to take and hold 20 cells in a given stratum to win. If you only get a handful each stratum, it takes considerably longer; 3 cells each stratum can take 34 stratums to win.



12-03-2023 14:22:42 UTC

Missed opportunity to call this “The Other Kind Of Tag”


12-03-2023 15:40:19 UTC



12-03-2023 16:38:57 UTC

against Don’t like how it immediately reveals your location and you’re pretty much forced to do it if you want Score.

SingularByte: he/him

12-03-2023 16:47:35 UTC

This isn’t intended as the main way of scoring by any means - think of it more as a tie-breaker type score, where you’ll want to go for other ways of getting points (such as overflowing) and this is just a way of scraping by if you’re a little short.

Plus, ping already gives people a good hint at where you are and where you’re going.


13-03-2023 02:44:03 UTC

imperial cov

Darknight: he/him

13-03-2023 04:37:37 UTC


Kevan: he/him

13-03-2023 09:27:19 UTC

against I think I prefer the mostly hidden movement.

Raven1207: he/him

13-03-2023 17:56:43 UTC