Monday, June 10, 2024

Proposal: Out With The Old

Popular, 3-0 with 1 DEF and Publisher voting FOR. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 11 Jun 2024 20:48:29 UTC

In the rule “Categories”, replace the text “each items in a Category consists of a Name and a Description which describes the item in a categories” with the following text:

each item in a Category consists of a Name, a Description (which describes the item in a Category), and a number named Expiration which defaults to 3

and in the same rule, after the text “a Storyteller may add one entry, which must consist of a Name and Description” add the following text:

and the default value for Expiration

In the rule “Judging”, add the following step just before the last step in the Publishing atomic action:

* For the Category that is in the Current Elements, subtract 1 from the Expiration of each entry in that Category that was not contained in any Fragment in that Judging. If that entry’s Expiration is 0 after this operation, remove that entry from that Category.

An automated way to remove entries in a Category that don’t get used, to make way for newer ideas, or if anyone really wants to keep an entry, to make sure that entry gets used somehow.


Nad: he/him

10-06-2024 20:07:56 UTC

I see that the ruleset spells out how items get added:

“As a Weekly Action, a Storyteller may add one entry, which must consist of a Name and Description, to a Category.”

but how do new whole Categories get added, or do we want that?

Asking as Fictional Countries seems to be out of place with the story and probably isn’t getting much love. I could see renaming this to “setting”, or “location” and see if that might help.

I could also see this brooding out a bit with other Categories.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

10-06-2024 20:34:01 UTC

Currently new Categories only get added by Proposals. I’d support alternative ways to add new Categories, if anyone has ideas. I don’t have any at the moment.

Clucky: he/him

10-06-2024 21:05:46 UTC


I’ll be back home on Thursday and can start paying more attention to proposals in the meantime I trust JD to do cool stuff

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

10-06-2024 22:09:11 UTC

I hope I can live up to that!

Nad: he/him

11-06-2024 17:17:28 UTC


Darknight: he/him

11-06-2024 18:55:23 UTC