Thursday, September 14, 2023

Proposal: Sporting Tweaks

Timed out and enacted 3-0 by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 16 Sep 2023 19:15:47 UTC

In the rule “ClingBoom”, change “an ordered list of 20 traps” to “an ordered list of 8 traps”.

In the rule “Giolitti”, change
“Otherwise the game is a draw.” to “If neither Participant wins, the game is a draw.”

In the rule “Bloggsball”, change “has their Level permanently increased by 1” to “has their Level permanently increased by 1 before determining the number of rounds”.

In the rule “Estate Agent Wrestling”, move the entry

Three Leaps and no Kicks, Punches, or Grapples: -3 Contribution (to a minimum of zero)

to the end of the list of combinations.

In the rule “Blogbots”, change

that Bot is Trashed; if one Participant in a Blogbots Sporting Event is not Trashed then they have won


that Bot is Trashed. If one Participant in a Blogbots Sporting Event is Trashed and the other isn’t, the non-Trashed participant has won

Add the following to the end of the rule “Sports Resolution” as a new paragraph:

If a Sport’s resolution procedure doesn’t say when it ends, it ends whenever one or more of its listed Potential Outcomes occurs.

The ClingBoom change should only affect Arena Tampering.
The Estate Agent Wrestling clause removes an ambiguity about whether the -3 to a minimum of 0 can offset the items later in the list.


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

14-09-2023 21:35:46 UTC


Kevan: he/him

15-09-2023 09:01:34 UTC

Won’t ClingBoom often end with multiple players still alive - and a null result - in a smaller arena?


15-09-2023 19:22:46 UTC

smaller arena?


15-09-2023 19:28:11 UTC

If a given player’s trap comes up four times, everyone else must be dead and the game is over. If other players’ traps come up four times, that player is dead and can no longer contribute to extending the game. Therefore, unless I’m missing something major, the longest possible match is 8 rounds under the current rules.

Kevan: he/him

16-09-2023 06:40:33 UTC

Ah, right, I’d misread Traps as only being applied to the matching players, I guess from the fact that there were 20 rounds.