Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Proposal: Sowing the Seeds

Quorums 9-0. — Quirck

Adminned at 12 Jan 2023 14:27:32 UTC

If the Proposal “Feast and Famine” was not enacted, this Proposal has no effect.

At the end of the rule “Basic Mechanics” add the following text:

A Settler may perform an atomic action named “Sow the Seeds” to set one or more of their Domains that contain no numbers to valid numbers according to the rules. Each Settler may Sow the Seeds at any time as long as one of the following is true:
* The Onlooker has not yet executed the first Production of Resources and that Settler has not yet performed Sow the Seeds
* That Settler has performed Harvesting the Crop after the most recent Production of Resources and has not yet performed Sow the Seeds after their most recent performance of Harvesting the Crop

You can set your Domain numbers, but only once per “turn” and only as an atomic action. This ensures that people think carefully about how they set their Domain numbers, especially if it winds up impacting Alliances.

Comments

Trapdoorspyder: he/him

10-01-2023 17:06:35 UTC

I actually already included a mechanic in my stater proposal to allow tweaking the numbers once they are already set, without completely changing all of them. I don’t mind your interpretation, but it will result in a bit of redundancy as is currently.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

10-01-2023 17:10:27 UTC

Sure, but this is regarding setting the initial values from empty to a valid number, which your starter proposal does not cover. If you can be more specific about the redundancy, I’m happy to adjust it.

SingularByte: he/him

10-01-2023 17:15:12 UTC

Will this cope at all with new joiners, who’ll arrive after the first production of resources and therefore can’t really harvest?

Trapdoorspyder: he/him

10-01-2023 17:18:18 UTC

I missed that there was a condition that it had to be done with empty domains, my apologies. That’s what I get for glancing over a proposal.

Trapdoorspyder: he/him

10-01-2023 17:25:18 UTC

SB,I believe that you can harvest even if you have no set domains and will get nothing out of it.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

10-01-2023 17:25:55 UTC

No apologies necessary. I’m glad you’re looking for holes and redundancies. Let’s make the most of the 4-hour edit window.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

10-01-2023 17:28:26 UTC

@SB: the biggest problem with new joiners is the fact that others will have been accumulating resources since the beginning, so you’d really want to look for a catch-up mechanism.

Alliances may mitigate this, since an Alliance might want a newcomer to specialize in something that the Alliance lacks, and that could be the newcomer’s value-add. That Alliance might sweeten the pot by promising to pass the mantle to the newcomer if they join and the Alliance wins.

Trapdoorspyder: he/him

10-01-2023 22:54:54 UTC

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11-01-2023 04:13:42 UTC

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11-01-2023 06:23:14 UTC

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Kevan: he/him

11-01-2023 08:43:54 UTC

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quirck: he/him

11-01-2023 12:12:37 UTC

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11-01-2023 16:24:40 UTC

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11-01-2023 20:07:06 UTC

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