Thursday, March 12, 2020

Proposal: The back courtyards

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 13 Mar 2020 12:10:36 UTC

If it exists, remove the bullet point containing “A cost in money; winning this item will reduce your Money spent by this amount.”

Add a new rule, “Secondhand Market”:

The Noblemen wiki page contains a section listing secondary offerings held by Noblemen for items they own. An Offering is one entry on this list, which specifies an item and a numerical Price. At any time, a Nobleman may spend 2 Prestige to create an Offering of an item that they own, and any Price. A Nobleman may remove an Offering that they created at any time.

A Nobleman (the Buyer) may purchase an Offering by removing the entry and notifying Louis XIV that they have purchased it, also noting the item and the price. When a Nobleman purchases an Offering, its item no longer belongs to the Nobleman who created the Offering (the Seller), and instead belongs to the Buyer. The Buyer’s Money spent increases by the Offering’s Price, and the Seller’s Money spent decreases by the Offering’s Price.

It’s not very noble, no, but sometimes items outlive their usefulness.



13-03-2020 00:09:00 UTC


Darknight: he/him

13-03-2020 00:24:07 UTC


Kevan: he/him

13-03-2020 00:29:18 UTC

against Selling items at individual prices fixed by Louis XIV (and auctioned on that basis) seems more interesting than selling a thimble to your accomplice for a billion francs to wipe out your debt.


13-03-2020 00:57:23 UTC

Probably too easy to Pool with this tbh… imperial


13-03-2020 01:05:38 UTC

Very much so. I’d vote FOR if purchasing an Offering didn’t decrease the Seller’s Money (or Debt, if Kevan’s proposal enacts).



13-03-2020 01:40:49 UTC

against CoV

Clucky: he/him

13-03-2020 02:39:25 UTC


Money is secretly tracked by Louis XIV. So only he can know whether or not a purchase attempt is legal (as one that would set your money below zero would not be legal)

However, this rule has the player being the one that removes the item from the entry and simply notifying Louis XIV that the move happened. Meaning the game will potentially be in a invalid state for an indeterminate amount of time

Josh: he/him

13-03-2020 08:24:10 UTC



13-03-2020 08:25:45 UTC

Amazing how we’re averse to such a common mechanic in other games


13-03-2020 11:12:57 UTC

against sk