Saturday, September 08, 2018

Proposal: [Special Case] unnecessary restriction

timed out 4-0 enacted by card

Adminned at 11 Sep 2018 04:34:32 UTC

Remove
“If the Atomic Action was illegal due to a die that was wrong in the GNDT (for example, rolling a 1 on a DICE6 gives that Ape a point and the rest do nothing and the Ape rolls a DICE5 in the first one) and in redoing the Atomic Action they get the same effect as before (i.e. rolling an incorrect die and getting result X but then rolling the correct die and still getting result X) then the steps that depended upon that result are valid and don’t need to be redone. Steps that depend upon multiple dice which were done incorrectly must have each incorrect die have the same effect to be considered valid.” from the ruleset.

After the first paragraph of Atomic Actions add the following

An Atomic Action may direct the performer to skip some of its steps, which the performer should do and in which case the skipped steps are considered completed for this rule.

Change “Votable Matters require the [Core] tag in order to make changes to the Core Rules, and the [Appendix] tag in order to make changes to the Appendix Rules” to

Votable Matters require the [Core] tag in order to make changes to the Core Rules, the [Special Case] tag in order to make changes to the Special Case Rules and the [Appendix] tag in order to make changes to the Appendix Rules

Comments

Kevan:

09-08-2018 22:20:01 UTC

Looking back to see why it was added, it was your own proposal. Is this explicitly a change of heart?

The skipping bit is almost covered by “Prioritisation”, except that it doesn’t count Special Case rules for limited scopes.

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card:

09-08-2018 22:29:35 UTC

[Kevan] yes. It’s rather wordy, has never been used, and is mostly covered by the sentence above it. It’s a paragraph for a very rare edge case that essentially only came up in the Bloggsball dynasty and there it was handled with a CfJ. Not my best work and shortening a rather important rule is helpful for newcomers and returning players.

Josh:

09-09-2018 22:03:03 UTC

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Zaphod:

09-10-2018 20:27:06 UTC

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