Saturday, April 15, 2023

Proposal: Safety Dance

Times out 5-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 17 Apr 2023 20:30:47 UTC

If the proposal “Risk Management” has been enacted then this proposal has no effect. Otherwise, replace the steps of the Build atomic action that begin “Spend any amount of Focus (which may be 0 Focus)...” and “Decrease Building Stability by the result…” with the following:

* Spend any amount of Focus, F (which may be 0 Focus), to roll DICEN, where G is equal to the number of Gaps in the Building, and N = G x 25; the result of the roll is W.
* Optionally, spend Safety Checks to roll DICEN again and use that roll instead; this step may be repeated, but the amount that must be spent goes up each time. This cost starts at 3 Safety Checks for the first reroll and increases by 1 for each repetition during a given instance of the Build action. The result of the final such die roll becomes W.
* Decrease Building Stability by W - F, but if W - F is less than 0, then instead, do not decrease Building Stability.

I like the Risk idea generally, and Safety Checks make sense as a currency that helps manage it but doesn’t have a fixed exchange rate. I’d be fine with a different SC cost or, eg, a cost that increases with each reroll.


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

15-04-2023 18:50:45 UTC

I like this! I do think that the Safety Checks cost to re-roll should increase each time. Somewhere in between linear and exponential, like a Fibonacci increment? 3, 4, 6, 9, 14, etc.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

15-04-2023 18:51:57 UTC

Though if we just want to keep it simple, either stick with something people can easily calculate like linear, or go ahead and spell out the next costs explicitly, up to a reasonable amount, so folks don’t have to do more math.

Brendan: he/him

15-04-2023 19:03:47 UTC

Updated to a linear increase.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

16-04-2023 04:25:36 UTC


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16-04-2023 18:11:47 UTC


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17-04-2023 13:19:42 UTC


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17-04-2023 13:24:15 UTC