Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Proposal: The Final Frontier

Self-killed ~ southpointingchariot

Adminned at 06 Apr 2012 13:03:54 UTC

Replace the term “Player” with “Pioneer” throughout the ruleset.

I keep tripping over myself mid-sentence when writing the word “Player” in a rule, because it feels like I can’t remember the correct dynastic term. We seem to be building and influencing a fledgling planetary colony, so maybe we’re “Pioneers”?



04-04-2012 14:17:47 UTC

imperial I often find myself doing the opposite - writing player and forgetting there is a dynastic term. Whatever works for the most people.

Josh: HE/HIM

04-04-2012 14:51:24 UTC

imperial ‘Pioneer’ feels wrong. It feels more like we’re wealthy quasi-political figures; Barons or Dukes, maybe.


04-04-2012 16:01:33 UTC

I think Josh’s point is correct. Pioneer could be a historical term, but I would say think more the oligarchs than explorers.

Clucky: HE/HIM

04-04-2012 18:10:49 UTC

against would be too confusing now


04-04-2012 18:28:20 UTC



04-04-2012 21:56:50 UTC

Remember that player is short for “power player”, which is what we are. I don’t like the idea of changing it.


04-04-2012 23:48:29 UTC

against per Josh
However I’m totally supporting a flavour substitute for Player. I don’t think that would be confusing (as long as it’s not confused with Councilmen or whatever), and to me “player” doesn’t sounds short for “power player” at all.


04-05-2012 01:28:15 UTC

Arguably, this would cause every Institution to be Unpowered.

Kevan: HE/HIM

04-05-2012 08:23:19 UTC

against Good-point self-kill per Koen.