Thursday, December 10, 2015

Proposal: OFVETO

Reached quorum 5 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 11 Dec 2015 09:34:15 UTC

Enact a new rule, “The Director”:-

Each Clerk may have a unique Appraisal score between 0 and 100, tracked privately by the Director and indicating how much the Director would like that Clerk to lead the next dynasty. If any Clerk has no Appraisal score, the Director may not take a dynastic action until he has chosen and set an Appraisal score for that Clerk.

If the Director vetoes a Motion, he becomes Beleaguered.

If the Director has achieved victory and is not Beleaguered, he may reveal the name of the Clerk with the highest Appraisal score: upon doing so, that Clerk achieves victory.

Clarifying my role in this dynasty: I can win, and the victory goes to the person I’d most like to see run a dynasty - who I have to choose in advance, making collaboration with me less appealing in the endgame. And I can veto Motions, but at great cost. (In practice I should never have to, since they are currently all safely defined subsets of game actions, and should probably remain so.)

Comments

Tantusar:

12-10-2015 19:32:25 UTC

for on the condition The only time… is also likely to pass.

Tantusar:

12-10-2015 20:30:52 UTC

Or just full stop.

quirck:

12-10-2015 20:36:22 UTC

imperial

Josh:

12-10-2015 22:54:21 UTC

imperial

RaichuKFM:

12-11-2015 01:02:28 UTC

imperial

archon:

12-11-2015 09:07:40 UTC

against seems pointless

Kevan:

12-11-2015 09:30:49 UTC

[archon] It clarifies what my role is in the game: at the moment we can assume what everyone else is trying to do (they’re trying to win), but the Director’s role is unclear (he has powerful abilities like vetoing, but isn’t allowed to win). The players don’t know if the Director is intending to sit back benignly, or to play along as ruthlessly as anyone. Sometimes we agree to say that the Director isn’t even counted as a player for the dynastic rules, sometimes we go the other way.