Thursday, December 28, 2023

Proposal: Necromancy

Unpopular, 1-5. Josh

Adminned at 30 Dec 2023 14:40:42 UTC

Add a subrule to “The Dark Arts” before “Locations” called “Necromancy” as follows:

At any time, a Necromancer may spend N mana to delay the Death Date of a rule of their choosing by N days.

If the rule “The Dark Arts” or any of its subrules have a Death Date, any Necromancer may remove both them and this sentence from the ruleset.

In “Locations”, change the amount of Mana that a player stands to gain from being in the Tower to 1DICE3. If the Library is a Location, change the cost of gaining 1 knowledge to 5.

This gives us a way to use necromancy to keep rules alive for longer and gets rid of the death date on “The Dark Arts” to keep necromancy the central mechanic of the dynasty. To balance this out, the Tower gives 1DICE3 mana instead of 10 every day.


JonathanDark: he/him

28-12-2023 19:23:12 UTC

Throughout the ruleset, change any reference to the default death date being the current date plus 14 days to instead be 7 days.

This is not allowed due to the rule in “Death” prohibiting changing any text within that rule, which this instruction would attempt to do.


JonathanDark: he/him

28-12-2023 19:45:03 UTC

Just FYI, per the current rule text for resolving Proposals, the part I mentioned above would be skipped if this Proposal were enacted, but the rest of the Proposal could be carried out by the enacting admin.

JonathanDark: he/him

28-12-2023 19:46:39 UTC

Although, on second reading of the rules in “Death”, the section reading “Proposals not authored by the Grim Reaper may not contain instructions” might render the whole Proposal illegal if the above-mentioned text is not removed.

Zack: he/him

28-12-2023 20:10:58 UTC

Fair point, removed that.

Clucky: he/him

28-12-2023 23:32:22 UTC

against let stuff die

Kevan: he/him

29-12-2023 11:15:01 UTC


Vovix: he/him

29-12-2023 20:51:29 UTC

against More because of the Mana changes, I’m indifferent on the death date part and will defer to the Grim Reaper on whether death should be inevitable.

Ravenhearted: she/her

29-12-2023 21:40:37 UTC

imperial I’m kinda torn on this one. On the one hand, it feels like death being inevitable is a major part of this dynasty, but if the goal (at least according to the ascension address) is to become the Grim Reaper and overcome death, then this rule makes some sense. Just putting my two cents in.


30-12-2023 08:35:42 UTC

against mostly because of making the mana hain random


30-12-2023 08:36:04 UTC