Saturday, March 06, 2010

Proposal: Proposal: Blueprint: I thought a long time about this one

Timed out 9 votes to 3. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 09 Mar 2010 04:02:15 UTC

Add a new subrule “Really Ingenious Design” to rule 2.2 (Inventions):

Cost: 5 Caffeine                Power Requirement: -15
An Invention containing this Part cannot be created if the Commoner creating it has created another Invention in the preceding 3 weeks. This has no ongoing effect beyond its negative Power Requirement, except that if an Invention with a Really Ingenious Design would have a Power Requirement lower than 0, its Power Requirement is instead 0.

The power reduction may seem rather extreme, but it compensates for the extra Part and the need to add Caffeine; this is basically a way to make the inventions cap into a soft-cap (spending more time means you can fit more inventions below the Income limit). And what inventor could come up with a truly innovative design without thinking for ages and drinking lots of tea?



03-06-2010 18:56:40 UTC

for  Though dynasties tend to last 6 weeks at a maximum, so this might not be all that useful.


03-06-2010 18:57:34 UTC

Also. You mean “What Victorian English inventor could come up with a truly innovative design without thinking for ages and drinking lots of tea?”. Even at the same timescale, cross the Atlantic and tea becomes useless.


03-06-2010 18:59:16 UTC

*time period

Kevan: HE/HIM

03-06-2010 19:04:31 UTC

against Given the length of the average dynasty, this is effectively just “make sure you have 5 Caffeine spare before building your first Invention”, which seems like it’d slow things down.

Kevan: HE/HIM

03-06-2010 19:05:12 UTC

I believe this dynasty is meant to be set in Victorian England, Darth.


03-06-2010 19:11:32 UTC

Kevan: I know, I’m just saying.


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03-06-2010 22:30:23 UTC

for per Kevan ;) Unlike him, I like the idea, that the first invention is cheaper than the other ones. This may not be the idea of ais, but i like it though.


03-06-2010 23:38:07 UTC

@Keba: first-cheaper was the idea behind the 3-week requirement; I wanted something that it was just about possible to pull off twice, but which most people could only manage once.

Darknight: HE/HIM

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03-07-2010 15:36:00 UTC

ais: Ah, ok :) Well, a cheaper Invention for the last week will not be that clever, I assume. So this will simply making the first invention cheaper, and that‘s a nice point.

On the other hand it’s bad for Darknight and Purplebeard then. But well, if they cannot wait… :P


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