Saturday, July 19, 2014

Proposal: Radioactive Potato

Failed with more against votes than quorum, 1 vote to 5. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 21 Jul 2014 01:20:16 UTC

Add a new rule, “Winning” that reads as follows:

A Seller achieves victory upon gaining 3 or more Rare Goods, and no Forgeries. The Seller is to be notified by the Broker of the Seller’s fulfillment of the victory conditions, and is then afforded the opportunity to create a Declaration of Victory

I prefer getting a win condition in early which can be tweaked as we go along. Arrow if you get the reference!


Kevan: he/him

19-07-2014 22:12:07 UTC

What are the actual odds of a player winning instantly if he or she has four Goods, under this rule? My probability skills are rather dusty.


19-07-2014 22:55:41 UTC

.095% if I did my math right. The idea is to have a foundation on which trade etc could be established, since the purpose is to be mutually beneficial.

RaichuKFM: she/her

20-07-2014 00:48:04 UTC

against Seems like it would make Profit almost completely inconsequential. Also the “and is then afforded the opportunity to create a Declaration of Victory” is unnecessary; the “achieves victory” is all you need.


20-07-2014 05:25:14 UTC


Kevan: he/him

20-07-2014 08:15:27 UTC

[Doctor29] That seems low - the odds of getting three Rares with only three random items in your collection is ~0.1%, and a using a fourth item slot can only increase that, giving you more ways to arrange three or more Rares. (And since Rares can’t also be Forgeries, the chance of having any Forgeries seems negligible.)


20-07-2014 08:15:49 UTC


Kevan: he/him

20-07-2014 17:46:30 UTC

against I can maybe get behind the theme - players are collecting for sheer personal enjoyment, and having £30 of unpopular but rare baseball cards and massive debts is better than a £750 four-house property portfolio and thousands of pounds of profit? But the slim potential for a lucky insta-win - if everybody now grabbed four Sporting Goods - would be disappointing if it happened.


21-07-2014 08:13:09 UTC