Monday, February 09, 2015

Proposal: Target Practice

Sabotaged. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 10 Feb 2015 18:13:06 UTC

Add a paragraph to the subrule “Phasers”:

A Phaser must be removed from its casing to be used. Removing a Phaser from its casing is a Strenuous action. An Android may remove its Phaser from its casing by posting a blog post announcing this action. No blog post is necessary if the Android is removing the Phaser at the time of use.

And it’s a really big phaser.



09-02-2015 06:03:39 UTC

What?  Why not just make using the Phaser Strenuous?


09-02-2015 06:17:47 UTC

This allows an Android to bypass the Strenuousness by revealing their Androidness.

Josh: he/they

09-02-2015 06:42:15 UTC

The way that it’s worded doesn’t currently have that effect. Removing the phaser from its casing is strenuous whether you’re making the post or not.

Using the phaser should be strenuous, though, as we probably don’t want twitching Android corpses stilling firing off one last shot.  for and get rid of the useless stuff later.


09-02-2015 07:21:03 UTC

Yes, but an Android could remove it using the public blog post, get injured, and then choose to use it. Or not make the public blog post, get injured, and then not be able to use it.

Small distinction, but still a distinction.

Kevan: City he/him

09-02-2015 08:34:01 UTC



09-02-2015 15:13:40 UTC


Brendan: he/him

09-02-2015 18:25:34 UTC

for Fox, your strategy of posting mechanics designed to get sabotaged—sometimes over and over—is starting to become conspicuous and pretty weird.

If you really wanted to sell this to the Androids, why not offer the ability to use the phaser as a Cerebral action under certain conditions?

Darknight: he/him

10-02-2015 02:25:58 UTC



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Kevan: City he/him

10-02-2015 17:16:10 UTC

veto This proposal has been Sabotaged.