Monday, June 25, 2018

Proposal: Shoe Polish

Became popular 6 to 0. Enacted by Derrick

all changes listed have been made to ruleset

Adminned at 26 Jun 2018 17:24:46 UTC

Reword the “Deck” rule to:-

The following bulleted list is a list of all legal cards, in the format “Name (Score) [Type] Constraint > Up Effect / Down Effect”.


Cards may never contain the characters ‘[’, ‘]’, ‘/’ or ‘>’ in any of their fields.

In “Cards”, replace “A card is defined as a subrule to this rule, under the heading “List of Cards.” Each such card must have a name (which is the title of the subrule);” with:

Each card must have a name (a text string);

Remove the text from “In a proposal” through “down effect: V’” from the rule “Cards”.

Replace “**CARD LIST HERE**” in the Deck rule with a numerically bulleted list of all the cards that existed in the game at the point immediately prior to this commencement of this proposal’s enactment.

Delete the “List of cards” rule and all of its subrules.

Replace “Any text contained under the heading “List of Cards” is not considered normal ruleset text” with “Replace “Any text contained in the field of a card is not considered normal ruleset text”. Replace “Within proposals and within text under the heading “List of Cards”, a word only refers to the name of a Wizard” with “Within proposals and within the fields of cards, a word only refers to the name of a Wizard”.

Tweaked reproposal of Card’s Compact Card Formats, to give a numbered bulleted list.


Kevan: City he/him

25-06-2018 09:14:44 UTC

Formatted list of cards at if anyone wants to see what it looks like, or to copypaste it upon enactment, minus any Reward/Ritual cards which didn’t enact.

(I was going to put the source in the proposal, but it would have been a slog for players to check that I hadn’t snuck any rewordings in.)


25-06-2018 12:50:55 UTC

seems more organized.  for

derrick: he/him

25-06-2018 16:22:58 UTC

for I think. Looking closely for flaws.

Brendan: he/him

25-06-2018 17:57:59 UTC



26-06-2018 02:29:32 UTC

for found a minor flaw, names are allowed to contain parenthesis, while not popular in card games it does happen some times. it might just make a proposed card invalid since a score needs to be an integer.

Kevan: City he/him

26-06-2018 10:50:25 UTC

I did wonder about that (and had an earlier draft that restricted titles to letters and spaces), but what actually happens if a card line has brackets in the title?

Perhaps I’m taking too literal a regexp view of it, but I’d have thought that “Flaw (Minor) (1) [Spell]...” couldn’t be read as a spell called “Flaw” with a Score of “Minor) (1”, because Scores have to be integers. But it can be read as a spell called “Flaw (Minor)” with a Score of 1, and if only one reading of a rule is legal, we ignore the others.


26-06-2018 16:41:00 UTC