Thursday, October 15, 2020

Proposal: One at a time, please

Enacted, 4-0. Josh

Adminned at 17 Oct 2020 21:22:12 UTC

In the rule “Turns” replace

Each Island has a Turn Tracker, which is tracked in the Great Sea page of the wiki and is either x, o, or -, and which defaults to -

with

Each Island has a Turn Tracker, which is tracked in the Great Sea page of the wiki and is either y, x, o, or -, and which defaults to -

in the same rule replace

Once in each Round, each Island may take a Turn provided their Turn Tracker is not -, by carrying out the following atomic action:

with

Once in each Round, each Island may take a Turn provided their Turn Tracker is y, by carrying out the following atomic action:

in the same rule, after “An Island may set their Turn Tracker to - at any time.” add

If no other Island’s Turn Tracker is y, an Island whose Turn Tracker is not - may set their Turn Tracker to y. They must immediately take the action to take their turn.

If an Island began the action to take their turn over one hour ago, and has not finished it, the action is considered to be completed and no more steps can be performed in it. The Autopilot Completion is then performed by doing the following:

* If the Roll action was not taken, select the first three dice in the Island’s list of dice. If any results require any choices, choose the first available option (if choosing a Level, the topmost level is considered first)
* If the Shift action was not taken, increment their pressure by one
* If the Consume action was not taken, perform it
* If the Contain action was not taken, perform it
* Set the Island’s Turn Tracker to -

The Island who performs these steps should make a post to the blog summarizing the other Island’s Turn, including the Autopilot portion

People taking turns at the same time is a bit of a headache. This hopefully lets us avoid it happening again.

Comments

Clucky: ABBOT HE/HIM

10-16-2020 00:16:29 UTC

Too late now, but who wants to play the “Find the actual effect this has on the rules beyond preventing turns from taking place at the same time” game (its small, and not worth killing the proposal over)

Josh: HE/HIM

10-16-2020 07:43:27 UTC

The passive voice “The Autopilot Completion is then performed” is weird. Who does it? Can anybody do it at all, given that the rule doesn’t actually allow anybody to do it, or endow anybody with the right to do it?

I’m a for on this but it might need a followup proposal for minor fixes

Raven1207: HE/HIM

10-16-2020 18:06:52 UTC

for

Clucky: ABBOT HE/HIM

10-16-2020 18:10:26 UTC

@Josh my thinking was that it just happens. Similar to “If the current round began more than 96 hours ago, all Island’s Turn Trackers which are x are set to o”

Bais:

10-16-2020 20:07:07 UTC

for