Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Proposal: They’re cards, not rules!

reached quorum 6-0 enacted by card

Adminned at 20 Jun 2018 16:15:58 UTC

If “Wizards are Wild” has not passed this proposal does nothing.

Append to the rule “Cards”

Any text contained under the heading “List of Cards” is not considered normal ruleset text and should not be normally followed as such unless a different rule directs you to follow it in that way.

Append to the rule “Cards”

Wizards other than the Historian may not draw cards.
Wizards other than the Historian may not play cards.

Make a subrule “Start Drawing” of Cards under the heading “List of Cards” with the text

score: 0
constraint: may be played when the Historian feels that the drawing mechanic is acceptable for play.
Up Effect: remove the text “Wizards other than the Historian may not draw cards.” from the ruleset. Also remove this card from the ruleset.
Down Effect: remove the text “Wizards other than the Historian may not draw cards.” from the ruleset. Also remove this card from the ruleset.

Make a subrule “Start Playing” of Cards under the heading “List of Cards” with the text

score: 0
constraint: may be played when the Historian feels that the cards and mechanics for making new cards are balanced enough to start play with them.
Up Effect: remove the text “Wizards other than the Historian may not play cards.” from the ruleset. Also remove this card from the ruleset.
Down Effect: remove the text “Wizards other than the Historian may not play cards.” from the ruleset. Also remove this card from the ruleset.

Append to the rule “Cards”

In a proposal, the shorthand (which ignores capitalization)
“add the following card to the ruleset:
title: X
score: Y
constraint: Z
up effect: W
down effect: V”
where the parameters are the fields to their left, stands for the text
‘Make a subrule “X” of Cards under the heading “List of Cards” with the text

score: Y
constraint: Z
up effect: W
down effect: V

Add the cards Start Drawing and Start Playing to derrick’s hand.

a few different things.
1. makes clear that the cards in the ruleset are not rule text and shouldn’t be followed that way unless they’re played.
2. stop Wizards other than the Historian from interacting with cards until the Historian feels that the rules are error free enough
3. makes a shortened and readable way of adding cards to the ruleset

Comments

9spaceking:

20-06-2018 03:21:55 UTC

well, “1” is pretty nice to differentiate card rules and actual rules, but rule 2 is pointless, you can just say “wizards cannot draw or play cards until Historian says otherwise. If the historian states wizards cannot draw or play cards, the statement goes into effect immediately.” instead of the complicated madness you have here

Brendan: he/him

20-06-2018 05:40:09 UTC

I’ve just realized what a semiotic nightmare it is that your username is card.

card:

20-06-2018 06:42:49 UTC

[9spaceking] well I did 2 in that way because we’re testing a card based dynasty so I thought it would be fun. Also this way derrick can’t remove the ability to play or draw cards in the middle of the dynasty.

[Brendan] well I’m glad that the first bullet of https://wiki.blognomic.com/index.php?title=Ruleset#Names exists; I’m also pretty certain that it will be obvious in most contexts what is being referred to. Always fun to make jokes about it though.

card:

20-06-2018 06:45:02 UTC

now I realize that it doesn’t state “the player named derrick”, should’ve said the Historian instead. Oh well it can be fixed pretty quickly, we’re not rushing to play cards quite yet.

Kevan: City he/him

20-06-2018 08:07:37 UTC

for It’s either an oversight or an amazing scam flourish that the player named card is reminding us all about the player-name ruletext rule (which actually doesn’t apply to proposals, only the ruleset) while proposing to exempt card effects from being considered ruletext.

Corona:

20-06-2018 09:49:11 UTC

for

derrick: he/him

20-06-2018 13:21:43 UTC

for

Axemabaro:

20-06-2018 14:21:33 UTC

for

Brendan: he/him

20-06-2018 15:04:12 UTC

for