Sunday, September 25, 2005

Proposal: Slime Time

Failed by Veto.—smith

Adminned at 27 Sep 2005 11:28:26 UTC

I’ll propose new races one at a time.
Add a new race to rule 10.1.3

* Metalivorus Slimes: Metalivorus Slimes are slow and hard to transport. They grow fast however. Metalivorus Slimes can use themselves as matrials. Metalivorus Consume Metal as Food.

Add the following text to all current Constructions

*** Metalivorus Slimes
**** Metalivorus Slimes cannot build this

It doesn’t make sense that Metalivorus Slimes should be able to build normal stuff. They should be able to make their own things.

Add the following text to rule 10.1.2

If the Controller of a Territory’s Race is Metalivorus Slimes then e may enocourage Breeding as many times as e wants.

Then change the transportation grouping to

* 1 unit of population may be moved for 1 Grain and 1 Petroleum for average guys, 1 Population in the origin Territory for Metalivorus Slimes or 1 Petroleum for robots.

* 10 units of population may be moved for 10 Grain and 5 Petroleum and 3 Metal for average guys, 10 Population in the origin Territory for Metalivorus Slimes or 10 Petroleum for robots.

* 100 units of population may be moved for 100 Grain and 25 Petroleum and 10 Metal for average guys, 100 Population in the origin Territory for Metalivorus Slimes or 100 Petroleum for robots.

This should keep Slimes from being unbalenced.

Comments

Excalabur:

09-25-2005 23:23:20 UTC

hm.  against The coolness factor is too low, and it adds what seems like unneccessary complexity.

smith:

09-25-2005 23:33:48 UTC

I wish we didn’t even have special rules for robots, actually. But I’m still thinking about my vote.

Excalabur:

09-25-2005 23:48:55 UTC

It would’ve been good to have robots ‘require 1 less period for all constructions’ or something generalised
We currently have a highly fiddly ruleset.

smith:

09-26-2005 00:04:54 UTC

Agreed

jamuraa:

09-26-2005 04:33:02 UTC

I’m generally in favor of new races, but I don’t know about this one.  What type of things would the slime be able to generate anyway.

ChronosPhaenon:

09-26-2005 12:30:36 UTC

veto Though “If the Controller of a Territory’s Race is Metalivorus Slimes then e may enocourage Breeding as many times as e wants.” seems inefective to me (it doesn’t repeal the “Often” clause), I don’t want to check this… Metal is currently the most abundant commodity.