Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Proposal: Rounders (1998)

Passes 7-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 18 Feb 2022 20:02:56 UTC

If the atomic action that resets the board is defined in the rule “Tic-Tac-Toe Rules” then append to it the following:

* Start a new round

Reset the board according to that action.


Josh: he/they

16-02-2022 23:13:22 UTC

But my big move

Zack: he/him

16-02-2022 23:15:43 UTC

Is “begin a new round” an action someone can do though? Might be better to just rename “reset the board” to “begin a new round”.

Brendan: he/him

16-02-2022 23:21:06 UTC

If it’s defined as a step in an atomic action, and that atomic action can be undertaken, then yes, the step is by definition an action one can undertake as well.

Zack: he/him

16-02-2022 23:39:04 UTC

I mean, an Atomic Action may be itself an action that can be undertaken, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all steps of an atomic action are themselves actions that can be undertaken. The rules specifically cover the case where a player “arrives at a step in an Atomic Action and they cannot perform that step”. So when someone gets to the step that directs them to “Begin a new round”, what are they actually meant to do?

Brendan: he/him

16-02-2022 23:53:13 UTC

Zack, by that logic, players can’t do any of the steps in the atomic action as it stands, because it’s not defined elsewhere that they can reset the grid to a size or redraw the board or set the cells to blank. “Begin a new round” has a plain English meaning. It means that the player has made a new round begin.

Josh: he/they

17-02-2022 10:07:07 UTC


Lulu: she/her

17-02-2022 16:35:53 UTC


Snisbo: she/they

17-02-2022 16:48:50 UTC


Raven1207: he/they

17-02-2022 19:08:43 UTC


Darknight: he/him

18-02-2022 18:07:22 UTC


Clucky: he/him

18-02-2022 19:56:59 UTC