Thursday, October 30, 2014

Proposal: There are N Balls

Self-killed. -Bucky

Adminned at 31 Oct 2014 13:38:07 UTC

Amend Rule 2.2, "The Ball", to read:

There are N Balls. Some Players may have a Ball, tracked in the GNDT field "Ball" with a single "O". By default, Players do not have a Ball, tracked in the GNDT field "Ball" with a single "-".

Some Players may be Assisting, and by default are not Assisting: Assisting Players are tracked in the GNDT field “Ball”, with a single ":". When a Player gains a Ball, they cease to be Assisting, if they were Assisting.

If a Ball is Out of Play, any Player may roll DICEN, where N is the number of Players. On a roll of K, that Ball is given to the Kth Player in the GNDT.

If a Player with a Ball has no position, that Ball immediately becomes Out of Play.

The Balls are completely fungible. For example, if two players were to instantaneously trade Balls, the gamestate would not have changed.

Rename Rule 2.2 to "The Balls".

For each EVC, take the last line of the form "Balls: " followed by a single positive integer less than the number of players. Replace "N" in "There are N Balls" in Rule 2.2 with the median of the numbers in those lines.

In Rule 2.2.1, replace the middle paragraph with:

When a Player Kicks or Loses a Ball to another Player, ownership of that Ball is transferred to the other Player.

In Rule 2.6.1, "List of Proxies", replace "Shooting the Ball" with "The Method of Scoring".

In Rule 2.10, "The Method of Scoring", amend the last paragraph to read:

Immediately after a player Shoots, the Ball they had becomes Out of Play.

Amend Rule 2.11, "Offside", to read:

If a Player Kicks a Ball to a Player that is not in the same Position or an Adjacent Position to the kicking Player, then that Ball becomes Out of Play.

Amend Rule 2.15, "The Throw-in", to read:

If a Player who has a Ball has had it for the entirety of the previous 72 hours, any Player may transfer that Ball to their own possession.

That was easier than I thought it would be.

Comments

Eritivus:

10-30-2014 15:09:10 UTC

for

Balls: 2

ayesdeeef:

10-30-2014 16:07:15 UTC

Balls: 5
for

Eritivus:

10-30-2014 16:15:30 UTC

Hmmm, I forgot that the median may not be an integer if there are an even number of applicable EVCs. :(

ayesdeeef:

10-30-2014 17:55:47 UTC

Yeah, and you didn’t say “Balls default to being Out of Play.” I don’t know if that’s important.

Anyway, if every other player gives an EVC with Balls: N in it and my vote would cause it to be a fraction, I will try to change my vote to whatever the median would be if I had no vote before the Admin admins it. That’s a solution if that does end up being the case.

Sprucial:

10-30-2014 19:15:43 UTC

imperial
Balls: 2

Bucky:

10-30-2014 19:41:44 UTC

against
Balls: 1

Teninten:

10-31-2014 03:25:39 UTC

for Balls: 3

Eritivus:

10-31-2014 03:59:37 UTC

Not sure whether that counts, Teninten. I attempted to be very strict to avoid tricks like:

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 Balls: 3

Sylphrena:

10-31-2014 06:09:59 UTC

for

Balls: 3

I’m assuming that “the ball” vs “a ball” is a grammar error that can be fixed at any time.

Sylphrena:

10-31-2014 06:11:55 UTC

for

Changing the number of balls I want.

Balls: 10

Eritivus:

10-31-2014 06:40:13 UTC

Whoops! I’m pretty sure I meant to globally replace “the Ball” after the other changes.

Also, your N must be less than the number of Players.

ayesdeeef:

10-31-2014 14:28:13 UTC

Teninten, that doesn’t count. Sylphrena, your second one doesn’t count.

ayesdeeef:

10-31-2014 14:30:19 UTC

Balls: 1

Teninten:

10-31-2014 14:56:12 UTC

for  Balls: 4

ayesdeeef:

10-31-2014 17:22:30 UTC

Balls: 5

ayesdeeef:

10-31-2014 17:25:31 UTC

Teninten, that doesn’t count. Put your Balls: N in a whole new line with nothing else in it.

Balls: N (Correct)

for Balls: N (Incorrect)
lkjdfgjkdfgshjdgsjkdfgskjldfg Balls: N (Incorrect)
Balls: N ljfsdjfdsaj (incorrect)

Balls: N
(correct) the line right above this line is the correct one.

Balls: 5

for  for  for  for Balls: 2.34 for  for  for  for

Eritivus:

10-31-2014 17:33:09 UTC

:(

Sylphrena:

10-31-2014 19:00:45 UTC

for

Oh, I didn’t see that. Sorry!

Balls: 7

Bucky:

10-31-2014 19:35:07 UTC

This is going to be a pain to admin.

Also, please note that #balls >= #players - 1 breaks the current game mechanics by making passing impossible.  Voters should therefore restrict their Balls vote to 6 or less.

Also, the rules don’t mention what happens if a Player has more than one Ball.  This can happen because of, for example, an Out of Play roll.  I think the actual result is that the player loses both balls due to an illegal value resetting the field to its default, but the balls merging is a reasonable interpretation.

Eritivus:

10-31-2014 19:43:07 UTC

Enough problems that I’m just going to s/k:

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