Sunday, May 25, 2008

Proposal: Now, let’s try something else

Passed 6-1—Rodlen

Adminned at 27 May 2008 08:50:22 UTC

Create sub-rule “Alignment” under rule “Planar Entities”:

Each Planar Entity has an attribute called “Alignment” whose value is either “Allied” or “Enemy”. The Planar Entities wiki page is divided into two sections, “Allied Planars” and “Enemy Planars”. Planars in the Planar Entity wiki page shall be listed in the appropriate section depending on their Alignment. If a DDA Member is a Planar, it’s Alignment is always Allied. If a Planar’s alignment is not specified when created, it is considered Enemy. The DDA Commander may, at any time, modify the Alignment of any Planar Entity, as long as such modification is valid.

Create sub-rule “Management” under rule “Planar Entities”:

Planar Entities may be “Managed” by a DDA Member. This means that the DDA Member that manages a Planar Entity takes all decisions and actions on behalf of that Planar.
To make a Planar become Managed, the DDA Commander will create a story post with “Planar Management:” at the beginning of its title. In the post, the DDA Commander shall go on to enlist any number of Planar Entities, as long as those Planars are not DDA Members. If one of the listed Planars was already managed by a DDA Member, that Planar is no longer Managed.

DDA Members may comment on that post including the name of one of the listed Planars. Each DDA Member can only make up to one comment per Planar Management post. After that, the DDA Commander may send a PM to each one of those DDA Members confirming that the Planar Entity is under their management. Whenever the DDA Member wishes the Planar Entity to take action or make a decision, e shall send a PM to the DDA Commander describing the action or decision. The DDA Commander may then, within a period of 24 hours, complete that action or make that decision public, in compliance to the rules that allow those actions or decisions.

I hope this is not too much of a burden for the DDA comander. At least he has the option of which Planar to allow being managed, and has the option of NOT completing the action (in case he has to idle for a day or if he believes the action makes no sense for the planar). Also this allows players to control both allies and enemies.



25-05-2008 16:50:03 UTC



25-05-2008 17:38:38 UTC



25-05-2008 18:23:32 UTC

for This sounds like a good way of getting stuff happening, yay!


25-05-2008 18:38:30 UTC

against It seems too much like backroom negotiations.  I would rather just have each DDA member manage one planar, tracked in the GNDT.

Also, nothing is stopping the DDA commander from assigning two or more DDA members to the same planar or to different planars than they requested.

arthexis: he/him

25-05-2008 19:08:16 UTC

Actually, if the DDA Commander decides to assign a Planar to two or more DDA Members, it’d be fun and crazy (the Planar would be taking actions you didn’t expect, and so is more like a hard to control thing, not just your puppet)


25-05-2008 19:23:54 UTC

I would still rather see the management be public rather than through PMs.

Darknight: he/him

25-05-2008 20:41:38 UTC



25-05-2008 23:01:42 UTC

Be PUBLIC!?!  No way.  People would make their actions based on what their opponents are about to do, and everything will be messed up.


26-05-2008 00:06:34 UTC

But if the actions are performed as soon as the manager makes them, people wouldn’t know until they are performed anyway.


26-05-2008 00:12:24 UTC

I have another idea… coming soon.

Amnistar: he/him

26-05-2008 01:11:58 UTC


arthexis: he/him

26-05-2008 02:34:28 UTC

Per Tech rules, any targeted Tech ability needs to be announced with anticipation. This allows for things like the displacement device to work, and could allow other space bending antics.