Saturday, February 08, 2020

Proposal: Of course we’re scientists, now pass the tarot cards

Popular. Josh

Adminned at 09 Feb 2020 16:22:43 UTC

Add a new rule tot he ruleset, entitled Star SIgns:

Each Scientist has a star sign, which is tracked on the Scientists page of the wiki. A Scientist’s star sign in the same regardless of which Universe they are in.

The possible values for a Scientist’s Star Sign are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, or Pisces, or No Star Sign, which is the default value.

Once in the Dynasty, a Scientist may set their Star Sign by rolling DICE12 against the list above, and setting their star sign on the Scientists page of the wiki. Once a Scientist’s star sign is set it cannot be changed by any means.

What star signs mean should vary from one Universe to the next.


Kevan: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 11:00:04 UTC

Note that everyone defaults to Aries if no starting value is defined and “no star sign” isn’t a valid star sign.

Josh: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 11:05:35 UTC

Thanks, that’s fixed.


02-08-2020 11:15:38 UTC

This gives me Enneagram flashbacks


02-08-2020 11:48:41 UTC

Stuff like this seems fairly easy leverage for partisan Proposals though because you can’t change signs so they can easily identify/target certain players via the sign, if the game becomes centered on that (my sign + these signs have these benefits, those others have these less relevant benefits).

imperial shrug

Kevan: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 11:50:06 UTC


derrick: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 12:41:35 UTC



02-08-2020 13:27:09 UTC

“Cannot be changed by any means”: the only devices to change Rules are Core Rules. Dynastic Rules have priority over them.

Would it be legal to repeal this rule, or would that be attempting to change the unchangeable and thus be illegal?


02-08-2020 13:31:19 UTC

(Not even an AA for a new dynasty)


02-08-2020 13:50:55 UTC



02-08-2020 14:12:02 UTC


derrick: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 14:45:46 UTC


The rule effects only the values of the star signs, not the rule itself.

Also, see prioritization in the appendix, which weakens the clause quite a lot and should keep us out of trouble.


02-08-2020 15:27:19 UTC

Ah OK. Just saw the CfJ thing that it cant be overruled, its alright.


02-08-2020 15:38:59 UTC


The Duke of Waltham: LIAISON HE/HIM

02-08-2020 16:03:25 UTC

The star signs cannot be changed, but presumably they can be abolished.


Brendan: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 16:24:37 UTC


Darknight: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 17:42:53 UTC