Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Proposal: Seeking New Fortunes on the High Seas

Timed out 1 vote to 1 with 2 unresolved Captain DEFs, after 48 hours. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Jun 2018 16:14:06 UTC

Add to “Goals”:-

A Sailor who is Aimless can apply to the Narrator via PM to have one or more Goals allocated to them. These allocated goals shall not have a total Worth that is greater than the total Worth of all the completed Goals of the Sailor with the greatest Worth.

New players can be given goals but in such a way that they cannot usurp the positions of longstanding players.


Kevan: City he/him

12-06-2018 14:16:06 UTC

“shall be determined by the narrator secretly and randomly” is going to end up in a weird place, I think. The appendices require random selections to be “from a uniform probability distribution over the entire range of possible values”, and given that Idle Sailors are counted as Sailors for goal definitions, that gives us a thousand Goals which are “protect/kill an idle player”, compared to a couple of dozen which aren’t.

“the Sailor whose Goals have the highest total Worth” is almost certainly going to be 10, because the original Goal-picking rule allowed Sailors to take a selection of total Worth 10. (If you’re trying to measure the total score for completed Goals, this isn’t doing it, it’s just measuring the potential score for Goals.)

(And good to see caution over inconsistent formatting, but BlogNomic has never been case-sensitive in applying its rules, so don’t worry.)

You’re allowed to edit a proposal for exactly 2 hours after posting it, so long as nobody has cast a voting icon on it, so feel free to make some changes.


12-06-2018 15:56:17 UTC


Kevan: City he/him

12-06-2018 16:07:50 UTC

against As I read it, this is is just going to give new players a random mix of 10 protect/kill idle player goals, which will most likely be impossible (as these players were neither Alive nor Dead at the time they went idle).


12-06-2018 16:15:32 UTC


Kevan: City he/him

13-06-2018 08:14:25 UTC

Ah, my mistake there, I didn’t read the proposal as having been edited, and it looks like it just squeaked through before card’s vote.

imperial but all Goals except Avenge Nature are resolved “at the end of the Story”, so won’t have been completed yet.