Friday, July 02, 2021

Proposal: [Appendix] Fixing a bug from several dynasties ago

Reached quorum, 8-0. Josh

Adminned at 03 Jul 2021 18:39:04 UTC

In the Appendix rule “Official Posts”, to the end of the first paragraph, append:

Dynastic rules cannot define posts in the “Call for Judgement” category to be a type of official post other than a Call for Judgement, and this restriction cannot be overridden by dynastic rules.

This proposal was originally something entirely different, but lemonfanta pointed out that it wouldn’t do anything, so in order to do something with the slot, I edited it into a core rules fix – several dynasties ago, the game was almost permanently broken due to a dynastic rule that made all posts into a dynastic type of Official Post, which had the side effect that all proposals and CFJs were illegal (due to being two sorts of official post at the same time). We found a loophole to recover then, but it relied on the wording of the dynastic rule in question; this fix should help prevent the issue reocurring in the future.


lemon: she/her

02-07-2021 05:11:38 UTC

treasure chests no longer use the description! they use the effect now. also, wait, isn’t description flavour text? could the brackets in the description have had a direct mechanical effect even if the rules said so?


02-07-2021 05:40:47 UTC

The rules can see what flavour text says, it just doesn’t do anything unless the rules says it does (even if it looks like it does).


02-07-2021 06:25:41 UTC

Thanks for the catch, anyway. Because the previous proposal didn’t do anything, in order to do something with the slot, I edited this into an entirely different proposal (a core rules fix for a bug that almost broke BlogNomic several dynasties ago, and could really do with fixing – we were lucky to escape last time). It’s far too easy to accidentally make all proposals and CFJs illegal, and this should help to make sure that CFJs are always possible.

Josh: he/they

02-07-2021 08:30:55 UTC


That does remind me that the Flavour Text rule needs tinkering with; it currently does not say what everyone seems to think it means.

Chiiika: she/her

02-07-2021 08:58:51 UTC


Janet: she/her

02-07-2021 17:23:28 UTC


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02-07-2021 18:43:54 UTC


Lulu: she/her

02-07-2021 21:53:13 UTC


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03-07-2021 06:57:49 UTC


lemon: she/her

03-07-2021 12:42:10 UTC