Sunday, September 02, 2007

Proposal: One wing wasn’t even enough

Passed quorum, 8-3. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Sep 2007 07:12:57 UTC

Add the following sub-rule to Rule 2.1, entitled Attributes:

On each monster, each Kaiju God may select a single physical feature from their 500 x 250 pixel section. These three physical attributes are listed on that Monsters wiki page.

Each Attribute as a value, known as its threat rating. An attributes threat rating is derived by putting the name of that attribute into Google and using the number of results. A Monsters overall threat rating is the sum of these three figures.

Tokyo may remove or replace any attribute that he thinks is unfair, inaccurate, unjustified or misleading. Alternatively, such attributes may be challenged by a Call for Judgement.

The Google mechanic: because in monster movies, the one with the most awesome power should ALWAYS win, regardless of which would be technically stronger; and Google is the most convenient arbiter of public tastes that we have to hand. As an example, at the time of writing, a fire-breathing armour-plated tentacle monster would look like this:

Fire breath - 2,400,000
Armour Plating - 393,000
Tentacles - 3,260,000

Giving an overall monster rating of 6,057,000.

I’m sure that this will lead to powergaming, but as Kevan observed in his post below, a high threat rating may not be desirable once the army gets involved.



02-09-2007 07:36:45 UTC


Kevan: he/him

02-09-2007 11:02:30 UTC

for Heh, sounds like fun.


02-09-2007 12:56:54 UTC


Spelling & case seems to matter, as well as the time of the search, although I guess that’s part of your reasoning:
fire breath 2,560,000
Fire breath 2,660,000
armour plating 384,000
Armor plating 2,320,000

More importantly in my mind, it favors something more generic and blah rather than rewarding something more unique or creative:

tentacles 3,350,000
green tentacles 988,000
radioactive green tentacles 98,500

Amnistar: he/him

02-09-2007 14:39:20 UTC

for Nice way to do it I think

Clucky: he/him

02-09-2007 15:51:29 UTC

against I agree with Aaron.


02-09-2007 16:39:17 UTC

against  see aaron.

Kevan: he/him

02-09-2007 16:54:43 UTC

Talk about this “rewarding” generic keywords is meaningless, when a high Threat Rating has yet to be defined as being a good or bad thing.

Josh: Bookie he/they

02-09-2007 18:19:55 UTC


That being a given, I do think that people will be more inclined to do what’s interesting rather than pursue the uncertain course of potential power-gaming.

Darknight: he/him

02-09-2007 19:50:22 UTC


Josh: Bookie he/they

02-09-2007 19:59:48 UTC

Amusing, though, that in under five hours 260,000 people made different websites about fire breath.


02-09-2007 21:28:03 UTC



02-09-2007 23:07:41 UTC

After reading Kevan’s comment, I’m willing to switch to imperial and wait for the Tokyo to make a move.


03-09-2007 00:47:18 UTC

I certainly like the concept. As far as case, however the Kaiju types it in should be how it’s searched for. That can be added to the rules easily enough. This allows for creativity and randomization. I like it. for
Later, can also add a max or min number of words, if desired.


03-09-2007 04:14:08 UTC

6-3-1 (just for reference)

Josh: Bookie he/they

03-09-2007 05:13:24 UTC

Snowball, given that I proposed this, it’s actually 7-3.

Brendan: he/him

03-09-2007 13:11:00 UTC