Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Proposal: Remember me?

Timed out 3 votes to 5. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 Sep 2021 17:42:37 UTC

Reword the rule “Heat” to be the following:

Each Cell is Hot or Cold (defaulting to Cold), and this status is publicly tracked. A Cell can also be Exposed if certain conditions are fulfilled; an Exposed Cell is always Hot. When a Cycle begins, every Cell that is Hot but not Exposed becomes Cold, and then every Cell that is Off-Grid that did not become Off-Grid within 24 hours of the end of the previous Cycle becomes Hot.

As a Cyclical Action, a Cell with an Ideological Proximity with the Ministry of Information of 0 and is not Hot or Off-Grid may submit an Intimidation Notice to the Ministry of Information, which consists of a list of names of other Cells. An Intimidation Notice may be sent to the Ministry of Information via the PM functionality at blognomic.com or by DM on Discord.

Each Cycle, before processing any Communications, for each Intimidation Notice that they have received in the previous cycle, the Ministry of Information must perform the atomic action known as “Processing that Intimidation Notice”, which consists of the following steps:
For each of the Cells that were listed in the Intimidation notice, compare the ideology of that Cell to the Ideology of the Cell that created the Intimidation Notice. If any of the Cells listed in the Intimidation Notice has an Ideological Proximity of more than 0 with the Cell that created the Intimidation Notice, then set the Cell that created the Intimidation Notice to Off-Grid and skip the rest of the steps in this atomic action.
For each Cell listed in the Intimidation Notice, set that Cell to Hot.

Reword the sentence “Each Cycle, the Ministry of Information must carry out the following atomic action, known as Processing:” in the rule “Adherents” to the following:

“Each Cycle, after doing the atomic action known as “Processing Communications” (unless there were no Communications in the previous cycle), the Ministry of Information must carry out the following atomic action, known as Processing:”


Y’all probably know what goes in this box right now. One significant change from the last proposal is making the punishment for a bad intimidation off grid. There’s a recovery it’s just slow. I did that because there were concerns about the previous version being too powerful. I added a order of operations to the processing action so that Cells can’t juggle at will between against and for the Emperor as it suits them to do various actions.


Kevan: Drone he/him

14-09-2021 17:53:26 UTC

Is it deliberate that changing from Off-Grid to Hot happens twice here - once at the start of a cycle, and again during Processing?


14-09-2021 17:57:48 UTC

Nope. I’ve been copy/pasting the bulk of this proposal in-between different versions and I must’ve forgot I already had it. Fixing now.

Kevan: Drone he/him

14-09-2021 18:15:35 UTC

The second part of this also looks to be obsolete: the current live rule text already says what you’re rewording it to.


14-09-2021 18:18:49 UTC

As dumb as this sounds, I got what it was being changed from and what it was being changed to swapped up.


14-09-2021 18:19:13 UTC

Fixed now.

Kevan: Drone he/him

14-09-2021 18:22:51 UTC

Hmm. “after doing the atomic action known as “Processing Communications”” could block things up if there were no communications to process that cycle. (There was only one, last cycle.)


14-09-2021 18:26:30 UTC

Is that a valid fix? The wording looked really awkward the other ways I tried (and still looks slightly awkward)

Brendan: he/him

14-09-2021 20:40:34 UTC

I think that works.

Kevan: Drone he/him

15-09-2021 08:02:58 UTC

against It works but I still don’t really like it: Intimidation is still a pretty safe bet with 55 Ideologies to choose from, and I now realise it’s actually guaranteed to succeed if the Intimidator has no Ideology (which appears true of several players right now).

Raven1207: he/him

15-09-2021 12:22:28 UTC


Brendan: he/him

15-09-2021 15:00:47 UTC

for Hey TDS, let’s talk alliance!

Josh: he/him

15-09-2021 16:39:22 UTC


Clucky: he/him

16-09-2021 04:20:44 UTC



16-09-2021 07:36:35 UTC


Darknight: he/him

16-09-2021 13:26:38 UTC