Sunday, November 10, 2013

Proposal: Shred Tape

Times out and passes 8-0-2 / Skju

Adminned at 12 Nov 2013 14:16:25 UTC

Cut everything in the rule “Fight the Power” from “The Despot starts the game with 1000 power” onwards.

Add a new rule, “Government Actions”:-

Various Government Actions exist. Each Government Action belongs to a named Tier, as listed below; the number in brackets after the name of the Tier is its Boldness - if the Strength of the Government is less than this number, Actions in that Tier cannot be performed. The Strength of the Government is equal to the Power of the Despot, minus 100 for each Office which is not currently held by an Oligarch.

Security Actions (750)

  • The Despot may spend 50 Power to make a story post in which they Exile an Oligarch. An Oligarch who is Exiled loses all of their Power.

Police Actions (500)

  • The Despot may spend any amount of Power to Raid an Oligarch, reducing the Power of that Oligarch by twice that amount spent.

Political Actions (250)

  • The Despot may spend 10 Power to Shred a Document.

Administrative Actions (0)

  • The Despot may spend 5 Power to assign an Oligarch to an Office not already taken by an Oligarch, or to remove an Oligarch from their Office.

If “Delegation” passed, replace “assign an Oligarch to an Office not already taken” with “assign an Oligarch to an Office of Command not already taken” in the ruleset.

To the rule “Civil War”, add:-

The Despot may not cast a Veto on any votable matter unless they have taken a Shred a Document action in the previous ten minutes. The Despot may not veto more than one votable matter within a ten-minute window.

Shuffling the Despot’s actions into a clear hierarchy, recasting the vetoes a little, and dropping the trivial and confusing and difficult-to-check “spend 1 to vote after a DEF”.



10-11-2013 21:06:15 UTC


Kevan: he/him

10-11-2013 23:16:59 UTC

And ah, I meant to move the “Despot may change a Reputation at no cost” action into here as well, but forgot.


11-11-2013 00:31:24 UTC



11-11-2013 03:02:39 UTC


Clucky: he/him

11-11-2013 04:07:46 UTC



11-11-2013 05:27:15 UTC


quirck: he/him

11-11-2013 08:58:09 UTC


RaichuKFM: she/her

11-11-2013 13:26:48 UTC



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11-11-2013 22:05:32 UTC