Monday, September 15, 2014

Proposal: Real Men Play Soccer

Fewer than a quorum of players not voting against, 1 vote to 6. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 Sep 2014 00:50:55 UTC

Enact a new rule, Man of the Match:-

As a daily action, the Coach can make a Man of the Match post by making a post titled Man of the Match and declaring a challenge by posting the description of a certain task that can be completed within the game in the body of that post. Then, at any time, for each Man of the Match post the Coach can make exactly one Victory post titled Man of the Match: Victory with the name of a player who has completed the task in the body of that post. The player must be the first player to have completed the task, and if any player does complete such a task, the Coach must make a corresponding Victory post. Then, any Admin may update the GNDT “Shirt” field of that player so that said player has an M in his/her Shirt field.

Going for one of those mechanics that is hard to explain in formal language. I think it makes sense though.



15-09-2014 03:08:39 UTC



15-09-2014 03:10:23 UTC

Oh wow I misread the time stamp. Good thing you put it in the proposal category before I made that comment.  for

RaichuKFM: she/her

15-09-2014 03:12:31 UTC

You can preface comments with “Note:” now, and it will still permit changes to the post as if there were no comments, as long as you don’t put a voting icon in that comment.


15-09-2014 03:54:48 UTC



15-09-2014 04:52:00 UTC

against too unclear


15-09-2014 05:38:15 UTC

Wow, I feel stupid for not looking at the author. Umm…  against because the challenges will become quite boring

Kevan: he/him

15-09-2014 07:44:15 UTC

against Not a fan of “dungeon master” mechanics where anything can happen, and which players can’t realistically prepare themselves for.


15-09-2014 18:08:24 UTC

Teninten, if the challenges are boring, I’ll stop doing them, that nots a good enough reason to vote down the Proposal.

Kevan, I love Dungeon Master!!! y u hatin’

Doctor29, You make a good point; it’s all up to you guys though…

Kevan: he/him

15-09-2014 18:53:57 UTC

I mean the role-playing thing where one person is the “dungeon master” who spins the story and can take it in any direction. It works for story games and it can work for some dynasties, but it can feel out of place in a more mechanical BlogNomic dynasty, when the Players don’t know what sorts of challenges the DM is going to set, and (equally awkwardly) the DM doesn’t know what sorts of challenges the Players are expecting.

It’s generally better to have a look-up table of possible events so that we can make a meaningful decision about how to prepare ourselves, I think.


15-09-2014 19:56:59 UTC

All right, so my ideas so far are make a Proposal…

Oh, I see your point Kevan; it won’t really work, but if others have ideas to make it better (or more ideas for a look-up table) that would be helpful


15-09-2014 21:04:01 UTC

against per Kevan


15-09-2014 21:40:36 UTC

I agree with Kevan’s “dungeon master” point.  I would prefer something a bit more mechanical/deterministic.  against

RaichuKFM: she/her

16-09-2014 01:36:18 UTC