Thursday, May 10, 2018

Proposal: The Monkey-Rope

Timed out 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 12 May 2018 09:50:00 UTC

Move “Encounter” to be a subrule of “Hunts”, if both rules exist.

Replace “Once per Log the Narrator Posts” with “If nobody has done so since the most recent Passenger’s Log”.

Remove “An Encounter is when the sailors have successfully arrived to their target Creature and are ready to take it down.”

Remove the paragraph beginning “In the next Log the Narrator Posts”.

To “The Passenger’s Log”, if “Lower the Boats” enacted, add:-

If a Hunt has been declared since the previous Log, and if any Creatures are in the vicinity of the Haniver, then the Narrator announces these Creatures in the Log and an Encounter begins, with only the Sailors who joined the Hunt being at it.

Repeal “Whalespotting”. In the “Uncommon Creature” bullet point, replace “The narrator shall not disclose which event was rolled for the week.” with:-

The narrator shall not disclose which event was rolled for the week, but shall privately roll a ten-sided die for each Lookout, and for each roll which is less than the Vision Threshold, privately message that Sailor to inform them they may have spotted a Creature. (The Vision Threshold is 8 if a Creature is in the area, and 3 otherwise.)

Replace “The Sailors (the “Hunt”) who are at the Encounter” with “The Sailors who are at the Encounter”. Replace “a randomly chosen Harpooneer (by the Narrator) at the Encounter” with “a Sailor at the Encounter (randomly chosen by the Narrator)”. To the “Attack” bullet point, add:-

This action can only be performed by a Harpooneer.

Replace “Sailors at the Hunt of an Encounter can perform an Encounter Action” with:-

Sailors at an Encounter can perform an Encounter Action by making a comment to that effect on the Passenger’s Log post that announced the Encounter

Explicitly chaining Whalespotting and Logs and Hunts and Encounters together, they’re a bit disconnected and repetitious at the moment.

Also clarifying some minor ambiguity in the Encounter rule about what a Hunt is, where actions are declared and how the Harpooneers are involved (there’s no requirement for the Sailors on the Hunt to actually be Harpooneers, in the Hunt rule).

Comments

Cuddlebeam:

05-10-2018 11:25:21 UTC

“there’s no requirement for the Sailors on the Hunt to actually be Harpooneers, in the Hunt rule”

It’s intentional. Harpooner and “lesser” Positions don’t seem very popular.

Kevan:

05-10-2018 11:33:04 UTC

Sure, and limiting the attack action to Harpooneers should help that. The rule needs some kind of fix, though, as “a randomly chosen Harpooneer (by the Narrator) at the Encounter” would force me to randomly select a member from an empty set, if no Harpooneers had joined the Hunt.

derrick:

05-10-2018 12:29:53 UTC

Does this mean that there won’t be any bog standard whales out there, since whale-spotting is repealed?

Kevan:

05-10-2018 14:41:33 UTC

Yes, although I can always name creatures as being whales, when they turn up.

Cuddlebeam:

05-10-2018 21:49:05 UTC

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Aaaand the usual initial flare of activity seems to have died down.

Kevan:

05-11-2018 13:25:53 UTC

A bit more than usual, as well, with proposals actually timing out. I think this informal six-hour moratorium on voting that we keep drifting into might need addressing.

derrick:

05-11-2018 17:01:12 UTC

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This is odd.  It didn’t fade, it just quit.

Brendan:

05-11-2018 18:30:37 UTC

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card:

05-11-2018 23:53:28 UTC

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ElMarko:

05-12-2018 09:21:30 UTC

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