Saturday, April 08, 2023

Proposal: Shift Bell

Reached quorum 6 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 Apr 2023 13:44:42 UTC

In “Safety Checks”, replace “As a Weekly Action” with:-

If they have not already done so while the Building Number was at its current value

For each Engineer who has performed more than one Inspection this dynasty, reduce their Safety Checks by the amount they gained from Inspections other than their first.

Suggesting one Inspection per player per Building, rather than once per arbitrary time period which will overlap unevenly with building progress. How long to delay Inspecting a Building seems more interesting in isolation.


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

08-04-2023 17:10:52 UTC


jjm3x3: he/him

08-04-2023 20:51:55 UTC


Brendan: he/him

09-04-2023 04:39:03 UTC


Raven1207: he/they

09-04-2023 04:51:54 UTC



09-04-2023 21:43:25 UTC


Brendan: he/him

10-04-2023 04:42:27 UTC

against CoV.

Brendan: he/him

10-04-2023 04:55:41 UTC

On reflection, I don’t like this change because we already have a push-your-luck game in place, and this just makes the luck part… uh, pushier. I think it will end up compounding the Safety Check lead of the early players who get good dice rolls at the right time, forcing less-initially-lucky players to wait for more instability to try to catch up, and likely leading to a lot of “might as well idle” frustration if that fails. A well-timed weekly action would be a useful angle when running behind, but this change would remove that option.

jjm3x3: he/him

10-04-2023 05:59:31 UTC

While I totally see your point here, isn’t part of the issue that the we are quickly getting to a place where there is little reason to build outside of an inspection? This makes sure that since you can only run an inspection once per building there is slightly more intensive to build even if that means an accident, just to get a shot at running an inspection on a building with even more gaps. Of course that doesn’t address the issue for behind players.

Kevan: he/him

10-04-2023 10:45:45 UTC

I think the basic push axis of “the longer you wait the higher your score and the higher the chance the tower will fall” makes sense. The “well-timed weekly action” seems as useful for a leading player as a lagging one.

Josh: he/they

10-04-2023 10:59:57 UTC