Friday, June 02, 2017

Proposal: The Common Cold

48 hours old and couldn’t be enacted. Failed by card.

Adminned at 04 Jun 2017 16:32:21 UTC

In “Supplies”, replace “Explorers must spend 1 supplies each time they do an action which defined in rules that are Very Cold. Explorers must spend 1 supplies each time they do an action which defined in rules that are Extremely Cold. If an Explorer has zero or less supplies, they cannot take actions which are defined in rules that are Very Cold.” with:-

Explorers without EXTRA CHEST HAIR must spend 1 Supplies each time they take an Outdoors Action in a Location which is below 0°C. If an Explorer without EXTRA CHEST HAIR has zero or less Supplies, they cannot take Outdoors Actions in Locations which are below 0°C.

Replace “Explorers may transfer supplies or dog sleds to the other Explorers at the same camp. Explorers may transfer supplies to their current camp.” with:-

Explorers may transfer supplies or dog sleds to the other Explorers at the same camp, as an Outdoors Action. Explorers may transfer supplies to their current camp, as an Outdoors Action.

Replace “As a daily action, an Explorer may take X Supplies from the Camp they are located at.” with:-

As a daily Outdoors action, an Explorer may take X Supplies from the Camp they are located at.

Replace “any Explorer that belongs to that Dog Team may move all of that team’s Explorers to that Camp” with:-

any Explorer that belongs to that Dog Team may move all of that team’s Explorers to that Camp as an Outdoors action

Replace “both relative to their current camp, by spending 1 Supplies” with:-

both relative to their current camp, by spending 1 Supplies as an Outdoors action

Replace “An Explorer may exit a Camp by setting their Location to their current Camp’s Latitude” with:-

An Explorer may exit a Camp by setting their Location to their current Camp’s Latitude, as an Outdoors action

Replace “may establish a new Camp by doing the following Atomic Action” with:-

may establish a new Camp by doing the following Outdoors Atomic Action

Replace “If an Explorer’s Location is a Latitude they may spend 1 supply to increase or decrease their Location 1 degree for every Dog Sled they have.” with:-

If an Explorer’s Location is a Latitude they may spend 1 supply to increase or decrease their Location 1 degree for every Dog Sled they have, as an Outdoors action.

Reword the rule “Temperature” to:-

Each Camp and Latitude has a Temperature. Temperature is a value in degrees Celsius, which is an integer which can be negative. References to “°C” are considered to refer to degrees Celsius.

The default Temperature for any entity that has Temperature is -25°C.

Repeal the dynastic rules “Camp Rules” and “Rules”. Remove “Adventurers with EXTRA CHEST CHAIR are immune to cost-increasing effects described in the Temperature Rule and may at-will ENCOURAGE other Adventurers.” from the ruleset.

Remove “Rules which are only Very Cold have the text ” V.” at the end of their title. Rules which are Extremely Cold have the text ” E.” at the end of their title.” from the ruleset if it exists.

Going further than Card’s coldness-in-titles rider and replacing the rules-have-temperatures-based-on-location mechanic with some actions being clearly flagged as cold-related if you’re standing in a cold place.

It’s more thematically intuitive to flag these things case-by-case (so that an abstract mechanic like closing a completed mission doesn’t require supplies), and clearer for some situations - if the Camping rule is Very Cold, do I spend 1 Supply to take its Atomic Action, or seven Supplies to take the seven sub-actions of its Atomic Action, or eight for both?

Comments

card:

06-02-2017 14:41:27 UTC

So you’re removing dynastic rules from the gameplay, but still allowing them to have a temperature?

Kevan:

06-02-2017 14:58:57 UTC

Oh, didn’t realise we were saying that twice. Have added a clause to reword the Temperature rule to limit it to Camps and Latitudes.

card:

06-03-2017 18:46:53 UTC

I do agree that penalizing people for abstract actions is not the right thing to do and atomic actions could be clarified in context. I would argue that an atomic action is one action and the steps are not considered actions separate from their parent action but someone might be able to make a different argument.

Anyway, I do like the “rules are present in the game” aspect, especially given that I drafted those proposals.
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Cuddlebeam:

06-04-2017 06:41:17 UTC

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