Saturday, April 24, 2010

Next dynasty discussion

Although I have a few ideas for a dynasty, I may not have time to run an upcoming dynasty unless it requires an unusually low amount of Emperor attention. I can probably create a dynasty like that, but I’ve been thinking of passing the mantle. Darth Cliche and Ienpw both want it, which has lead to some tension on IRC; it’s also been suggested that I should pass the mantle to Josh (given what happened to his last dynasty). What theme ideas do people have? Who do people think should run the next dynasty? Anyone else think they’d make a good Emperor?


redtara: they/them

24-04-2010 18:51:32 UTC

Why not try the Triumvirate?


24-04-2010 18:53:33 UTC

Ooh, sounds good. My theme idea is Calvin & Hobbes.

Josh: he/they

24-04-2010 18:55:53 UTC

<i>it’s also been suggested that I should pass the mantle to Josh (given what happened to his last dynasty)</a>

A kind thought, although I don’t really deserve it - my last dynasty ended because of my own sloppy proposal-writing. If you need a consensus candidate then I’ll happily do it, however.

If I were to have another dynasty, it would probably follow on to some degree from the dance proposal in this dynasty - something procedural-ish in which players had to collaborate and position themselves in order to score / achieve / whatever. Perhaps I’d call it the BlogNomic Idol dynasty. Perhaps I’d call myself Simon Cowell.

Josh: he/they

24-04-2010 18:56:34 UTC

Pretend I didn’t screw up the html there.

(Actually BlogNomic Idol fits with the triumverate idea. Judging panel and whatnot.)

redtara: they/them

24-04-2010 18:59:34 UTC

Although I don’t mind giving the dynasty to Josh.


24-04-2010 20:03:54 UTC

I find that Triumvirate would be freaking hilarious, even if it probably wouldn’t work.


24-04-2010 22:13:27 UTC

I had a cool idea for a 48-hour dynasty with a bunch of hidden goodies which I designed hidden over blognomic, and having a 2-day scramble to find as many as possible. Whoever finds the most “secrets” wins. Only problem is that I would have to take down the site for a day or two in order to implement and test it, and that I have no contingency plan for a tie.


24-04-2010 22:51:19 UTC

Meh. I don’t like super-short dynasties.


24-04-2010 22:54:01 UTC

I think it would be refreshing.

I’d also be willing to give the multi-faction dynasty another chance with a stronger ruleset. And 2 factions instead of 3.

Kevan: City he/him

24-04-2010 22:54:16 UTC

[Wakukee] I’m not sure I see how that would be a game of Nomic.

On the subject of short dynasties, though, I was thinking a quick IRC game might be interesting as a one-off (after the enactment of an agreed “we will play the rest of this game on IRC, from a stated date and time” rule through traditional means).

redtara: they/them

24-04-2010 23:06:10 UTC

I heard about this one dynasty that was only a day and a half long.


25-04-2010 02:20:50 UTC

Dynasty ideas that I want to try some day:
- Ancient Rome
- corporate governance (mergers, proxies, boards of directors, maybe even stock trading)


25-04-2010 12:08:51 UTC

Those are both excellent ideas. I’d be up for a Wall Street dynasty.


25-04-2010 22:47:17 UTC

I suggest passing the mantle to Purplebeard, not repealing any rules and keeping the current theme.