Thursday, July 08, 2021

Proposal: The Children of the Night

Timed out and enacted, 4-0, with 2 unresolved DEFs.

Adminned at 10 Jul 2021 14:15:45 UTC

If Richardo von Nestor voted against this proposal, it has no further effect.

To “Crypt Denizens”, add:-

When a Denizen Roams, it changes its Location to a randomly-selected Lit Ordinary room that is orthogonally adjacent to its current Location (if any such rooms exist).

To “Richardo’s Journey”, add a point after “He retreats; reset all of his gamestate variables to null values.”:-

* For each Denizen, choose a secretly random coin side which can be either heads or tails: if tails is chosen, that Denizen Roams.

In the description of “Evasive”, replace “changes its Location to a randomly-selected Lit room that is orthogonally adjacent to its current Location” with “Roams”.

Comments

Clucky: he/him

08-07-2021 15:40:45 UTC

Should Denizens be able to roam into non-ordinary rooms? We don’t let you move them there.

Kevan: City he/him

08-07-2021 15:47:20 UTC

Not a bad idea: limiting it to Lit Ordinary rooms would also keep them away from the entrance. Updated.

Clucky: he/him

08-07-2021 16:09:14 UTC

it does seem a bit mechanically odd that these randomly moving monsters would know to avoid where Richardo is entering. but I guess maybe there is light or something pouring from the entrance so they avoid it?

(maybe I’m just slightly bummed sneak isn’t a thing cause that would’ve enabled us to move monsters next to the entrance without causing any problems =D)

Josh: he/they

08-07-2021 16:53:45 UTC

arrow

ais523:

08-07-2021 17:13:51 UTC

I’m not sure why the first line is necessary; Richardo has a veto, so all it does is prevent him casting a non-binding against vote if he wants to.

Or has BlogNomic reached a point where the veto is never used, except to clean up dynastic proposals from a previous dynasty?

Kevan: City he/him

08-07-2021 17:39:33 UTC

Pretty much the latter. It also stops people from casting “this is more work for the Emperor, so it’s up to them” DEF votes, which can be misread as a big yawn (as may be happening at Systematic Scouring) if people aren’t explaining their votes.

It might be better as “if Josh hasn’t voted FOR or commented ARROW”, since it wouldn’t be polite to vote some Imperial bureaucracy through overnight before the Emperor could comment or veto. But Josh has presumably given his blessing above, now.

Josh: he/they

08-07-2021 17:50:23 UTC

FWIW I have zero problem with dropping a veto on something that I don’t want to administer or find to be an unreasonable burden, as “Systematic Scouring” might find out if it looks like passing.

Brendan: he/him

08-07-2021 18:59:05 UTC

for

Clucky: he/him

08-07-2021 23:40:21 UTC

imperial

ais523:

09-07-2021 00:04:30 UTC

@Josh: if you think it’s too much of a burden to administer, you should probably veto it immediately, rather than waiting for it to get close to passing – you might end up getting surprised by it passing while you’re asleep, and in any case are making people debate/think about something that can’t pass.

lemon: she/her

09-07-2021 00:12:29 UTC

for

Josh: he/they

09-07-2021 07:38:58 UTC

Thanks for the instruction, ais, I’m obviously new to this and need plenty of handholding to know what I’m doing

Clucky: he/him

09-07-2021 19:23:06 UTC

for

Lulu: she/her

09-07-2021 20:51:08 UTC

imperial

ais523:

10-07-2021 02:18:10 UTC

imperial