Friday, October 19, 2012

Proposal: News from Around the World

Reaches quorum 10 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 Oct 2012 00:12:12 UTC

Enact a new rule, “The World”, with text as follows:

There are Locations, which are listed in this rule below.  Each Location is assigned an Importance (reflecting the newsworthiness of events relating to that Location), which is an integer greater than 0 and less than or equal to 100.  The base value of each Location’s Importance is set forth in parentheses next to the Location’s name in this rule, and the actual value may be subject to adjustments as provided in the Ruleset or Gamestate.  The text strings “List begins” and “List ends” denote the beginning and end of the list of Locations, but are not part of the list of Locations.  The list of Locations follows:
List begins
London (100); Paris (80); Berlin (60); New York (60); Delhi (50); Cairo (30); Constantinople (30); Peking (20); San Francisco (20)
List ends


Josh: Observer he/they

19-10-2012 13:54:59 UTC



19-10-2012 14:34:20 UTC


Kevan: he/him

19-10-2012 15:07:49 UTC


quirck: he/him

19-10-2012 15:28:42 UTC



19-10-2012 15:30:32 UTC

The list of cities is intentionally Victorian/Edwardian (both in selection and valuation)—my initial assumption is that we were going for the “yellow journalism”/Hearst/Jack the Ripper era of publishing.  If this is contrary to the intended flavor of this dynasty, we can change it.

Kevan: he/him

19-10-2012 15:40:14 UTC

I was going for a present-day take, from the Ascension Address, but we’ll see what happens.

Josh: Observer he/they

19-10-2012 15:53:13 UTC

Yeah, I assumed we were looking at a Murdoch-esque empire.


19-10-2012 16:08:16 UTC


RaichuKFM: she/her

19-10-2012 19:34:12 UTC


Clucky: he/him

19-10-2012 20:06:22 UTC



19-10-2012 20:10:16 UTC



20-10-2012 01:25:55 UTC


Whether “Murdoch-esque” and “yellow journalism” are in fact synonymous is left as an exercise for the individual Editor.