Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Proposal: Position and Power

Passes 8-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 12 Feb 2020 16:51:33 UTC

Create a rule named “Position and Prominence”:

Each scientist has a position tracked on the scientists page, which is one of academic, corporate, criminal, law enforcement, or political, defaulting to academic. Each Scientist has a prominence tracked on the scientists page, which is a number greater than or equal to 0, defaulting to 0.

A scientist may change their position to any legal position by decreasing their prominence by two, or by decreasing it to 0.

As a daily action, a scientist with a position of academic may aspire by spending 500*2^x budget, where x is their prominence, and rolling DICE2. If the result is two, their prominence increases by one.

As a daily action a scientist with a position of corporate may aspire by spending 1000*2^x budget, where x is their prominence, and rolling DICE6. If the result is three or higher, their prominence increases by one.

As a daily action, a scientist with a position of political may aspire by spending 50,000 budget to roll DICE6. If the result is four or greater, their prominence increases by one. If the result is one, their prominence decreases by one.

As a daily action, a scientist with a position of criminal and a budget of at least 50% of the crisis amount may aspire by rolling DICE4. If the result is three or higher, their prominence increases by one. If the result is one, that scientist’s budget is set to 0, and the prominence of each scientist with the law enforcement position and a prominence lower than or equal to the aspiring scientist’s prominence increases by one.

Inspired by fringe, where different characters play different roles in different universes. The randomness should assist in differentiating the two universes.

Comments

Kevan: HE/HIM

02-11-2020 17:45:59 UTC

for The dice aren’t too interesting (and I can’t work out if there’s some subtle significance between rolling 2 on a DICE2, 4+ on a DICE6 and 3+ on a DICE4, here), but I like the different roles idea a lot.

derrick: HE/HIM

02-11-2020 18:14:29 UTC

[kevan]

4+ on DICE6 and 3+ on DICE4 have failure conditions for rolling a one. That’s why the dice are the size they are. 

the 3+ on DICE6 for corporate is a slightly higher chance than everyone else, though I suppose I could have gone for 2+ on DICE3.

Kevan: HE/HIM

02-11-2020 18:20:57 UTC

Oh, so they do.

Jumble:

02-11-2020 18:35:27 UTC

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Brendan: HE/HIM

02-11-2020 19:13:54 UTC

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Brendan: HE/HIM

02-11-2020 19:15:23 UTC

The ability to switch positions infinite times once your prominence is at 0 is intentional, correct?

Kevan: HE/HIM

02-11-2020 19:27:58 UTC

Surely you can’t “decrease” zero to zero.

derrick: HE/HIM

02-11-2020 20:06:58 UTC

[Brendan] Yes, if you’re a nobody, you loose nothing by changing.

[kevan] sure you can. You decrease zero by zero to zero. Though if someone wants to CfJ or amend that clause, Its totally fine with me.

Farsight:

02-11-2020 20:15:56 UTC

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Josh: HE/HIM

02-11-2020 20:43:21 UTC

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Kevan: HE/HIM

02-11-2020 20:44:34 UTC

Decreasing by zero is a new one on me.

Cuddlebeam:

02-11-2020 21:05:34 UTC

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Josh: HE/HIM

02-11-2020 21:28:18 UTC

I agree with Kevan - decrease zero to zero is clearly nonsensical - but an easy patch

Darknight: HE/HIM

02-11-2020 21:54:33 UTC

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