Monday, April 06, 2015

Proposal: Stocktaking

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 Apr 2015 08:24:27 UTC

Add a rule with the title “Ingredients” with the following text

Ingredients are items from the following list. An Ingredients properties are fixed and known to the Restaurant Manager and may only be revealed to a Cook if the rules allow it.
- Minced Meat
- Red Pepperoni
- Tomato
- Eggplant
- Sugar
- Lemon
- Potato

Add a rule with the title “Taste Buds” with the following text

Every Ingredient has the following Valued Properties with integer values from 0 to 5::
- Sweetness
- Sourness
- Umami
- Spicyness

An Ingredient may or may not have one or more of the following Additional Properties:
- Vegetarian

Add a rule with the title “Recipes” with the following text

A Recipe consists of a name and a list of Ingredients and their respective quantities, a positive Integer. A recipe has Valued Properties according to the sum of the values of the Valued Properties of its Ingredients times the respective quantity of the Ingredient.

A Recipe only containing Ingredients with the Additional Property Vegetarian has the Additional Property Vegetarian.

Add a rule with the title “Review” with the following text

The Restaurant Manager may post a Review if there has not been a review in the past 6 days. He should do so within 8 days of the last Review. A review is a Story Post that has the word “Review” in its title. In the Review he has to announce the name of the new Reviewer. He also has to announce how the last Reviewer rated the Entry Recipes of each Cook. A rating is an Integer value that can be positive, negative or 0.

Each Cook may post Recipes as comments beneath the newest Review blogpost. The last such post of each Cook is called the Entry Recipe and is rated in the next Review.

Reviewers follow a set rule on how to determine the Rating based on the Recipe.

Add a rule with the title “Food Tasting” with the following text

If he or she has not done so in the last 48 hours, a Cook may send a Recipe as a personal message to the Restaurant Manager with the Subject “Food Tasting” and the name of the Recipe. The Restaurant Manager should reveal the Properties of the Recipe and the Rating it would receive by the next Reviewer in an answer as fast as possible.

I hope I didn’t put any big mistakes in here, but since I left almost any hint of scoring or winning out, it shouldn’t be hard to repair if I did.


Josh: Bookie he/they

06-04-2015 16:03:53 UTC

imperial There’s a lot of stuff here, and while it’s generally fine I think there may be some bits that don’t fully work.

- The first paragraph of “Recipes” looks open to interpretation to me.

- Reviews on a 6-8 day schedule may be too slow, especially after the pace of the last dynasty.

- “as fast as possible” is a difficult timeframe to parse in a blognomic rule. I appreciate that it’s against a “should” action rather than a “must” action though.

- Food tastings every 48 hours feels too frequent - it would be an administrative burden on the Emperor, and would also mean that most engaged players would chew through all available foods in less than two weeks.

All of these can be trivially fixed, of course.

Brendan: he/him

06-04-2015 17:31:38 UTC


Kevan: he/him

06-04-2015 19:01:00 UTC


Darknight: he/him

06-04-2015 19:07:54 UTC

for was wondering what the theme would be.


06-04-2015 20:27:21 UTC

I respect your input, Josh, feel free to propose fixes. This is my first dynasty after all. :-)


06-04-2015 21:25:16 UTC



06-04-2015 21:35:50 UTC