Friday, November 04, 2016

Proposal: Restoration of the Hours

Timed out / quorumed 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 Nov 2016 15:11:28 UTC

If the rules “The Twelve Arcs” and “Escapement” exist, then amend the rule “The Twelve Arcs” by adding the following text after “Each of the one hundred and forty four Hours can be Broken or Restored.”:

The initial state of all Hours is Broken.

Each Hour corresponds to the dynasty of the same number as recorded on the ‘Main Page’ of the wiki. One may speak of the Hour of a particular dynasty or the dynasty of a particular Hour with the obvious meaning.

and enacting a new rule “Restoration of the Hours” with the following text

Any player with non-zero Ticks may, as a daily action, “restore an Hour,” which is an Atomic Action with the following steps:

1. The player reduces their Ticks by one.
2. The player posts a Story Post containing at least the number and name of a dynasty whose Hour is broken and one sentence describing that dynasty.
3. The player marks the Hour of that dynasty as Restored.

The idea is to more explicitly link the hours to past dynasties, and to enable players to spend some resource to restore the hours. To do so, the players must also recall something about the dynasty beyond just its name and number. At the moment this is just treated as flavour text.


Kevan: Oracle he/him

05-11-2016 10:45:34 UTC


Not sure that “Each Hour corresponds to the dynasty of the same number” works, though - Hours are not numbered, and “There are six Days, comprising a Sun Arc and a Moon Arc. Each Arc further comprises twelve Hours.” does not imply any specific sequence for those Hours within a Day.


05-11-2016 11:53:36 UTC

for but still we do not have a clear corellation between Hours and real time

Kevan: Oracle he/him

05-11-2016 12:11:15 UTC

[ShareDVI] Do you think we need one?


05-11-2016 22:44:00 UTC

Ah, I assumed the Hours would be numbered sequentially. Should I self-kill and re-propose with that explicit?


05-11-2016 22:58:07 UTC

Never mind this ^^^. I just saw “Proposal: The Fun and the Prizes” which fixes everything up.

Brendan: he/him

06-11-2016 13:28:25 UTC



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