Thursday, March 23, 2017

Proposal: Our Children are Our Future

Reached Quorum 7 to 1. Enacted by Derrick

Adminned at 25 Mar 2017 16:05:41 UTC

Enact a rule called “Endgames”

Each organ has a number of posterity points. A player has five posterity points for each medusa on the habitat map it is the mother of, and one for each time it fertilized a egg cluster that is now a medusa on the habitat map.

An organ with 12 posterity points,  and more posterity points than any other organ, has achieved victory.

If a Majority of EVCs contain the text “fair start”, remove all egg clusters from play, place an eel in the great crevice, and start the numbers for egg clusters at 1 again.


I think the time is ripe to start the scoring. Sorry for the loss Card, but I think its the only way to really be fair about things. Yes, I said a majority, not a quorum. That’s very intentional—a pass of 7 to 1 with 5 “fair start” comments should be considered sufficient.


Kevan: HE/HIM

03-23-2017 18:36:32 UTC

Enacting 7 votes to 0 would only require 4 EVCs in favour of removing all the eggs, which seems low a bit low when a full quorum could still be against it. EVC clauses generally aren’t as useful as they seem.

derrick: HE/HIM

03-23-2017 18:43:00 UTC

Yeah, I figured I should lean towards caution though. And I suppose that could be 5 to 6 with four “fair start” clauses.

Oracular rufio:

03-23-2017 18:54:25 UTC

No reward for nourishing egg clusters?  Also, with the number of times they can be fertilized, that’s a lot of bookkeeping.

derrick: HE/HIM

03-23-2017 18:59:11 UTC

Nope! that doesn’t spread your genes, it just makes you feel paternal. This is intentional: You can’t just wait for someone to finish the eggs, one parent will have to do work for the others if any of them are going to score.

derrick: HE/HIM

03-23-2017 19:01:53 UTC

Also, the bookkeeping for the fertilization is already in place.


03-23-2017 19:23:48 UTC

for Since I like there being VCs in general, no vote for the rider


03-23-2017 19:52:53 UTC

for no reason for me to kill my own eggs


03-23-2017 20:24:40 UTC

This looks like a reasonable endgame but I hope the dynasty doesn’t become “whichever team/individual remembers to get their daily rewards each day the most, wins”

I look forwards to the results regardless.


03-23-2017 20:44:08 UTC

@Kevan: I believe its intentional because it more easily grants themselves a relative advantage, because its easier to get the eggs removed with majority rather than quorum (As for his justification, I believe that you, me and all of us have used silence and/or misleading rhetoric to hide the true intent of our plays lol. I’d attend to the mechanical consequence of the proposal, not the informal coating). Entirely 100% reasonable from a play perspective to attempt that though (I think nearly all proposal plays are just like this but in different flavors).


03-23-2017 20:52:45 UTC

against but fair start.

Oracular rufio:

03-23-2017 21:47:01 UTC

Derrick, the bookkeeping isn’t in place.  The naming is just for flavor, there’s no telling if an “a” in the name means Kevan, Matt, arthexis, or card, or etc.


Oracular rufio:

03-23-2017 21:47:20 UTC

I mean,  imperial  fair start.


03-24-2017 10:57:33 UTC



03-25-2017 13:32:47 UTC

imperial fair start