Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Proposal: the mosaic’s medium is ....

Quorum Reached. Passes 7-0—Clucky

Adminned at 21 Oct 2020 16:13:22 UTC

Append a new subrule to The Mosaic titled Materials with the following text

The following is a list of materials that a Tile can be made out of. Presented in the form “{character}: {name}. ‘’{description}’’ ” where {character} is the letter used for the material in a Tile, {name} is the longform name of the material and {description} is flavor text.
*s: Sand. ‘‘colored sand imported from merchant ships or collected on the beach.’‘
*p: Paint. ‘‘locally crafted paint that the monks make from the surrounding area.’‘
*i: Ink. ‘‘created from various materials, usually charcoal is the easiest to make while colors other than black are harder to create.’‘
*w: Wood. ‘‘stained wood from the nearby forest.’‘
*g: Glass. ‘‘see through or opaque, this stained glass is beautiful but requires a chain of processes to craft properly.’‘
*m: Precious Metal. ‘‘Metals that are traded or smelted locally. Commonly the ones used in jewelry are used.’‘
*j: Jewel. ‘‘Rare minerals that are found or traded for. Cut with specific tools by the monks, opals, jade, diamond, agate and emeralds among others are used in the mosaic.’‘
Tiles whose content contains a character on this list are made out of those materials and can be referred to by the longform name, as in a “Sand Tile” or a “Wood Glass Tile”.

Comments

Clucky: he/him

20-10-2020 21:07:04 UTC

I feel like the explanation paragraph needs to be a bit clearer.

Is the intent that tiles have a material, which is separate from content, or that a tile whose content is S has Sand?

card:

20-10-2020 21:24:57 UTC

the latter

card:

20-10-2020 21:30:02 UTC

i think it’s cleared up, let me know

Clucky: he/him

20-10-2020 22:11:54 UTC

I think you’re overloading the term content a bit. Might need to also rephrase how “content” works. Because we’re both saying that a tile can have Content, which is a string, but then also says its something from the list.

Overall, I think this might be better of it was separate from content. Save content for things like this: https://blognomic.com/archive/prime_and_paint (which is potentially using “P” conflicting), rather than forcing “content” to become “material”

Clucky: he/him

20-10-2020 22:13:14 UTC

could even have material be a single upper case letter, content be a lowercase letter. Then its always clear what is what

Publius Scribonius Scholasticus: he/they

20-10-2020 22:21:09 UTC

I don’t see a problem with specifying material in content and other things in content as long as we are careful of overlap.

card:

20-10-2020 22:49:57 UTC

that should do it
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Clucky: he/him

20-10-2020 22:53:19 UTC

for

I think we’ll want to formalize the whole “one material one item” thing but this seems like a fine start

Bais:

20-10-2020 23:47:05 UTC

for

Raven1207: he/him

20-10-2020 23:47:29 UTC

for

Josh: he/him

21-10-2020 07:19:11 UTC

for

Publius Scribonius Scholasticus: he/they

21-10-2020 10:32:33 UTC

for

pokes:

21-10-2020 13:43:37 UTC

for