Thursday, December 21, 2017

Proposal: Orphanage

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Dec 2017 14:12:06 UTC

Add to the special case rules the following rule with the name “Orphan Variables”, and set it to Active:

An Orphan Variable is a gamestate variable which, if it weren’t for this rule, wouldn’t be tracked on neither a wiki page nor the GNDT. A Orphanage wiki page exists, which tracks Orphan Variables, and when an Orphan Variable’s value is changed, its is recommended to be performed along a blog post which states that it has been changed.

Safety net for those times when we write rules poorly. Mechanic is Kevan’s original idea.



21-12-2017 20:43:56 UTC


Kevan: he/him

21-12-2017 22:12:12 UTC

for Would we ever realistically want to switch this off, though?

Even when we want to explore cases that this doesn’t catch (like privately-tracked Imperial secrets), it’d still be good to have a clause saving us from genuinely accidentally floating gamestate. It seems like widening it to “wouldn’t be tracked anywhere else” would be okay here.

ATMunn: he/him

22-12-2017 14:19:01 UTC