Sunday, October 11, 2020

Proposal: Ozymandias

Timed out and failed, 2 votes to 1. Josh

Adminned at 13 Oct 2020 12:04:47 UTC

Repeal the rule “Natural Monuments”. Remove every bullet point in the ruleset that contains the string “monument”.

Double-checking whether players actually want this rule, given that it enacted with one player giving only a “very tentative” vote in favour and one voting against, and two others voting DEF. Monuments seem pretty similar to single-face Dice, to me, which we can already create.


Josh: HE/HIM

10-11-2020 10:48:18 UTC

against 4 votes is not the lowest result in this dynasty, and checking whether a rule that just enacted 12 hours ago is wanted or not feels pretty shady. At least let it bed in a while.

Kevan: HE/HIM

10-11-2020 11:10:12 UTC

This just stood out for adding an unnecessary extra layer of stuff (including an additional compulsory step for every turn action, and more Land markup) at a time when turn complexity and Land parsing are causing trouble for some players, myself included.

If the player consensus on Monuments is genuinely “I am very tentative about this”, “I am against this”, “I don’t know” and “I don’t know either”, it may not be the best use of our time playing it out and trying to patch it up. If the DEF votes meant something else and the players who didn’t vote love the idea, though, fair enough.

derrick: HE/HIM

10-11-2020 11:53:14 UTC


Raven1207: HE/HIM

10-11-2020 14:45:13 UTC


Josh: HE/HIM

10-11-2020 21:28:41 UTC

(This is the second time that a proposal called Ozymandias has been posted to BlogNomic. The first time was ten years ago and was also by Kevan)

derrick: HE/HIM

10-12-2020 14:36:39 UTC

for cov.

Kevan: HE/HIM

10-12-2020 18:16:40 UTC

[Josh] That’s eerie - I don’t remember that dynasty at all, but “Whenever the Imperatrix advances the Age, all values tracked in the GNDT are reset to the values defined by the rules for new starters” sounds like ground we’re unwittingly retreading here.

Josh: HE/HIM

10-12-2020 18:41:32 UTC

Everything old is new again