Thursday, July 15, 2021

Proposal: Ready Set Go

SK’d.  - Jumble

Adminned at 17 Jul 2021 15:24:05 UTC

Add a new dynastic rule called “Readiness” and give it the following text

Each Vampire Lord has a Readiness. Readiness can be one of four values “Ready”, “Watching”, “Waiting”, or “Asleep”

A Vampire Lord may change their Readiness at any time.

Whenever a Power Action is taken, all Vampire Lord’s whose Readiness is set to Watching have their Readiness set to Waiting

If Richardo has Entered the Crypt at least two times since a given Vampire Lord last performed a Power Action or changed their Readiness, any Vampire Lord or Richardo Von Nestor may set that Vampire Lord’s Readiness to Asleep. (Another Vampire Lord performing a Blood Frenzy on the first Vampire Lord’s behalf does not count as the first Vampire Lord performing a Power Action for the purposes of this paragraph)

In “Richardo’s Journey” replace

If it has been at least 24 hours since the Crypt was last entered, and at least 12 hours since the last Power Action was taken, and there are no pending calls for judgement which have the tag “[Pressing]”, then the Organ is Playing.

with

If there are no pending calls for judgement which have the tag “[Pressing]” and either: it has been at least 24 hours since the Crypt was last entered, and at least 12 hours since the last Power Action was taken; OR no Vampire Lord’s Readiness is Waiting, then the Organ is Playing

Add the following step to the Enter the Crypt action immediately before the step beginning “Make a post to the blog summarising this Enter the Crypt action”

Set the Readiness of every Vampire Lord whose Readiness is not Asleep to Waiting

Maybe this will help? Allows people to either go “I’m good, start the run” or “I’m good as long as no one else moves, start the run” or “Nope I’m not good” or “I haven’t been actively playing ignore me”

Comments

Josh: he/him

15-07-2021 15:14:45 UTC

No vote on this from me.

ais523:

15-07-2021 17:43:25 UTC

I don’t think there are any real issues with this proposal, but I also suspect it won’t have the intended effect. (Most notably, players who are actually Watching may want to hide that from their opponents, and would set their Readiness to Waiting in order to do that.)

Jumble: Chancellor of Tribuna he/him

15-07-2021 19:53:17 UTC

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Kevan: he/him

16-07-2021 11:11:37 UTC

I think it works to resolve stalemates, which is what Clucky was after. If two Waiting Vampires are staring each other down, they can agree to both switch to Watching: if they do, the round ends; if the second switcher was bluffing and takes an action instead, that resets the other one.

The words are a bit unintuitive, though. And “Ready” isn’t used for anything?

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Kevan: he/him

16-07-2021 11:16:43 UTC

Oh, “Ready” is the “I’m good, start the run”, irrespective of what anyone else does. Which I guess would only be chosen by 1-Puissance players, and even then not everyone would.

Brendan: he/him

16-07-2021 17:16:39 UTC

imperial We’re definitely, definitely going to forget to set everyone else’s readiness and end up in CfJ-land.

Clucky: he/him

16-07-2021 18:56:23 UTC

Yeah Ready is there for someone like lemon who makes her last move late at night and wants to be like “regardless of what happens in the morning, I’m ready to go no need to wait for me”

I think I might have to kill this though. Its broken in a couple of ways:

“A Vampire Lord may change their Readiness at any time.” allows someone to switch to waiting after Josh actually starts a run, which ruins the whole point of the organ

and then everyone defaults to asleep. which means Josh could just spam run after run with this on.

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