Friday, July 24, 2015

Proposal: Really old school

Fails 1-4. Adminned 01:58 by Tantusar.

Adminned at 25 Jul 2015 01:59:10 UTC

Add a new rule to the core rules, entitled External links:

Rats may link their accounts on other platforms to their BlogNomic Rat account. Linked accounts are detailed at each Rat’s User: page on the BlogNomic wiki. Platforms whose accounts can be linked are:

  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Pinterest
  • Personal blogs

If a rule specifies that a Rat must undertake an action at a different platform, it must be carried out on that Rat’s page on that platform as specified by their User: page on the BlogNomic wiki, and must in all other respects conform to the ruleset of BlogNomic. These platforms are not considered gamestate for purposes other than actions specifically defined by the BlogNomic ruleset. Any rule that requires a Rat to carry out an action on another platform should as a matter of courtesy require that a notification of that action be posted to the BlogNomic blog.

At the very outset, BlogNomic required every player to keep a blog, and made certain blog behaviours a requisite for scoring. This was abandoned as being too limiting after a few dynasties, but given the increased range of external services that are available now that weren’t then, perhaps it’s worth revisiting.


Tantusar: he/they

24-07-2015 13:22:02 UTC

Eh, I’m not sure. I’ll be keeping an eye on anything done with this, but I’d like to hear some argument either way before I put a vote down.

Tantusar: he/they

24-07-2015 15:10:00 UTC

Actually,  against . I’ve though of a better way to track this. (Basically, one page for all the stuff.

Kevan: Oracle he/him

24-07-2015 17:34:13 UTC

against A dynasty based entirely around this could be a lot of fun (fake Twitter accounts and points for making things happen), but I can’t see that it needs to be a core mechanic.

From distant memory, the original blog requirement broke down because some players were using their regular blogs for it, while others (including those with no personal blog) were just running fake ones. Fake blogs had more power because you could post any old rubbish without worrying about your non-BlogNomic readers, so the optimum strategy would be “play BlogNomic on the BlogNomic blog, but take some actions on your fake blog”. Which wasn’t very interesting.

redtara: they/them

24-07-2015 18:24:11 UTC

against I remember a number of players flat-out refusing to have anything to do with the game if we require external accounts. I think gameplay’s fragmented enough as it is with the GNDT, the wiki, and the blog.

Darknight: he/him

24-07-2015 19:37:54 UTC