Thursday, November 08, 2012

Proposal: Skeleton Key

Passes 3-1. — Quirck

Adminned at 10 Nov 2012 04:57:02 UTC

In the rule “Scoop of the Century”, add to the first bulleted list:-

If the Editor has one or more Skeletons in the Closet, their Newspaper’s Reach is decreased by the number of those Skeletons.

Then replace everything including and after “If an Editor’s Newspaper has Reach of at least 14:” in that rule with:-

If an Editor’s Newspaper has Reach of at least 14 then that Editor has achieved victory.

The current “Come Clean” mechanic means that each Skeleton is worth an average of -1/4 Integrity and -1/4 Balance in the endgame (or less if the Newspaper has a low Understandibility, although this seems rare), and those values may be doubled in calculating Reach. The net effect on Reach is that it will be reduced by -1/2, and with both doublers in play a Newspaper’s Reach would on average be down a whole -1 every time it Came Clean. (Without doublers it’s only down an average of -1/2, which is less than the typical gain from having used a Skeleton in the first place.)

This could be simplified to a more predictable (and slightly stronger) “Skeletons are worth -1 Reach”.



08-11-2012 17:44:59 UTC


Josh: he/they

08-11-2012 20:46:44 UTC


RaichuKFM: she/her

09-11-2012 17:01:19 UTC