Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Proposal: switcheroo

Timed out popular, with 3 votes FOR to 1 AGAINST. Josh

Adminned at 10 Jan 2020 08:33:13 UTC

Add the following Artefacts to the ruleset.

The Switchcomb
Description: A novelty comb that is attached to a switchblade handle. It looks cheaply made, the sort of junk you would see at a tourist trap in a mall.
Location: Unknown
Protocol: Whenever you enter a Place, use this Artefact on another Individual with at least 2 Artefacts if such an Individual exists in that Place.
Effect: When using the Switchcomb, you target at least one Individual in a Place you are located in. If the Target is not a Researcher, they drop a random Artefact they are carrying, if they have at least 2 Artefacts.

The Marble
Description: A simple marble, it seems to roll in such a way that it is easy to lose.
Location: Containment Facility
Protocol: To not use this Artefact.
Effect: When you use this Artefact, take 1 Soul damage and set it’s location to Unknown. Then set another Artefact’s Location from Unknown to your Location.


Brendan: HE/HIM

01-08-2020 03:32:38 UTC

The phrasing of the Protocol on the Switchcomb doesn’t seem to line up with how the relevant rule works. If a Researcher holding the Switchcomb had NOT “used it on an individual” within 48 hours—say, immediately after they took possession of it—then they would be in breach, and anyone could force them to lose it and make them an Outsider.


01-08-2020 06:28:42 UTC

Dropping an Artefact isn’t defined.

Kevan: HE/HIM

01-08-2020 08:55:16 UTC

For the sake of our sanity tokens, can people comment when they edit a proposal to address an issue? (Card reworded the Protocol in response to Brendan’s feedback, but this isn’t immediately obvious from reading it.)

imperial “Drop” isn’t entirely unambiguous here, but hard to really imagine as anything other than “place in your current location”.


01-08-2020 09:07:38 UTC


Josh: HE/HIM

01-08-2020 13:18:46 UTC


Brendan: HE/HIM

01-08-2020 15:54:29 UTC



01-08-2020 18:23:34 UTC

@Kevan, i’ll keep that in mind in the future