Monday, August 09, 2021

Proposal: The Ultimate Camel, Divided #2: Mining Quartz

Unpopular - CB

Adminned at 11 Aug 2021 16:26:41 UTC

Add a new subrule named Crystals under Currency:

The amount of Crystals a Worker has is publicly tracked on the Dynastic Tracking page.

Add the following Machine into Machines:

Quartz Purificator
- Cost: 1 Box
- Effect: Gains X Crystals, where X is equal to the number of the Box used to activate this Machine modulo 4.

What’s a factory age without shiny crystals? Better still, they wrap themselves up.


Josh: he/they

09-08-2021 19:34:00 UTC

What does modulo mean?


09-08-2021 19:46:39 UTC

Also, I believe Crystals could be merged into being a Thing.

Josh: he/they

09-08-2021 19:59:36 UTC

Given two positive numbers a and n, a modulo n (abbreviated as a mod n) is the remainder of the Euclidean division of a by n…

Christ no. You have to remember that BlogNomic has a small, disadvantaged but persistent cadre of humanities majors amongst its players.

Lulu: she/her

09-08-2021 23:41:38 UTC


Janet: she/her

10-08-2021 02:02:33 UTC


Clucky: he/him

10-08-2021 02:41:08 UTC

arrow to crystals against to math


10-08-2021 03:58:11 UTC


lemon: she/her

10-08-2021 06:50:19 UTC

modulo is just the remainder, so if we dont have boxes above ten its like, 7 module 4 is 3, 8 modulo 4 is 0, 9 modulo 4 is 1, etc, right? thats fine for

Vovix: he/him

10-08-2021 07:18:18 UTC

I do think that while it’s reasonable to try avoid introducing complex math too far beyond basic arithmetic, modulus is a very simple operation. It’s just “divide and take the remainder”, which is well within the bounds of basic arithmetic. The linked Wikipedia page is just a super-detailed and mathematically rigorous definition, and I’m sure you could find a similarly confusing definition for multiplication, or the concept of even numbers.

As far as Crystals go, I’m not sure we need a second as-of-yet non-functional currency, when we already have Cogs as basic money, and Things like Sugar as engine outputs with a purpose. So I’m going to go with a imperial

Josh: he/they

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Raven1207: he/they

11-08-2021 13:30:47 UTC