Wednesday, December 02, 2015


A blog entry for any post-dynastic commentary. Not sure how much time I’ll have today to post an ascension address (I wasn’t expecting Judgement to stay upright in the Spread, so didn’t prepare anything), but I’ll start the new dynasty tonight or tomorrow.


Brendan: he/him

02-12-2015 15:29:42 UTC

How do people feel about the mechanical attempts to reduce individual daily grind/timing-based advantages this round? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen someone reach a victory condition and just sit there for 24 hours. It seems like the mechanics performed as intended, but they may have also reduced excitement about participation.

Kevan: he/him

02-12-2015 19:33:20 UTC

I liked the mechanisms a lot here, particularly the shifting window of card effects - it’s always good when players have something new to react to every day. The rules were still full of timing issues, though, as shown by my final mass of game actions coming through dead on midnight. It’s starting to look like any game action which can be taken “at any time” has timing issues, because there’s always room for an advantage in taking the action before someone else.

Was my Judgement uncontested through apathy or through ignorance? With the Three of Wands and Nine of Cups in play, anybody could have stopped me by taking Virtue and Reversing Judgement, switching it (and its victory condition) off. I was fully expecting to have wasted my once-per-dynasty actions in getting there, it just seemed like it might be worth a try given that anyone else could have done the same.


03-12-2015 05:36:08 UTC

i did nothing due to both. i haven’t really gotten in the swing of things, and the current rule set somewhat confused me, so i decided to just watch and see what was going to happen. i didn’t see a way to cancel your victory, but probably wouldn’t have stopped it anyway.

quirck: he/him

03-12-2015 10:26:13 UTC

I didn’t see any path for you to overcome reversed judgement, so we would have to continue grinding divinations, or pull out the same trick that you which wouldn’t be that interesting for the second time

Kevan: he/him

03-12-2015 11:42:22 UTC

[quirck] Ah, appreciated. But I think hoisting somebody by their own scam is fair play in Nomic. Pulling a big scam which doesn’t immediately result in a win is often a mistake, really, because somebody else can go on to do it properly.

I think this scam would have been a dead-end stalemate, played out - even with the overpowered Shadow of Tragedy (complete any Divination and pick basically any card as your Power Card), I’m not sure there was any way to stop opponents just Virtue-Reversing the Judgement card.