Friday, September 02, 2011

Proposal: The Sad Tale of the SS Haniver

Times out 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 04 Sep 2011 15:03:23 UTC

In the rule “Personal Belongings”, change the sentence “An Item has a Name (which may be any combination of letters and spaces), and may have one or more Flags (* for Uncertain, ^ for Edible, ~ for Damp).” to:

An Item has a Name (which may be any combination of letters and spaces), and may have one or more Flags (* for Uncertain, ^ for Edible, ~ for Damp, ! for Clue).

Add a new rule, called “Horrifying Revelations”:

Each time a Survivor posesses a Clue Item he or she has not possessed previously during the game, that Survivor loses 2 Sanity. No Survivor may make a Declaration of Victory unless she or she has previously held at least three Clue Items in this way (not necessarily simultaneously).

For some reason this game’s giving me a bit of a Call of Cthulhu vibe, so I thought it would be fun to have a rule that hints at this… but not so blatantly that the story couldn’t be steered towards a world war theme or something else.

Comments

Bucky:

09-02-2011 15:42:57 UTC

against -leaning imperial

Kevan:

09-02-2011 15:47:34 UTC

for, although it’s going to be hard work keeping track of who’s seen what.

Ely:

09-02-2011 15:50:57 UTC

mmmh for

bateleur:

09-02-2011 15:58:28 UTC

@Kevan - Yeah, I did wonder about that, but I don’t think it’s too bad given that the GNDT log will have a line that has the relevant information all in one place if they’ve ever held it. The only time a complex check will ever be needed is if a DoV happens, which I assume will be quite rare. (The sanity loss check, by contrast, is no harder than several mechanics we have already.)

Kevan:

09-02-2011 16:14:32 UTC

[bateleur] Depending on what the victory condition is, players will probably need to make occasional complex checks to see whether anyone else is about to win…

Doctor29:

09-02-2011 17:18:43 UTC

It seems like many things in this dnasty require lots of GNDT-checking. Maybe some of these could be adapted into wiki pages? imperial

Kevan:

09-02-2011 17:25:53 UTC

We could just have a GNDT field of “Clues” that tracks the number a survivor has seen first-hand.

Darknight:

09-03-2011 01:52:17 UTC

imperial

Prince Anduril:

09-03-2011 09:46:12 UTC

imperial Definitely in favour of having a new GNDT field with the amount of separate clues we’ve seen.

bateleur:

09-03-2011 10:00:51 UTC

OK, so the GNDT field idea seems good - will I need to make a separate proposal for that to happen, or is there a better way?