Friday, December 19, 2008

This Dynasty from my (very paranoid) view

Rodlen: Yay, I’ve worked hard to get my Relationship x PP up and ahead of everyone by far, through very fair methods!

Yoda: I’m going to make a Secret Rule that will guarantee that Rodlen loses, as he won’t be able to go down far enough to win.

(secret rule gets voted in)

Other members: Lets plot many assorted ways to prevent Rodlen from winning, as we are all out to prevent him and start up a metadynasty that still needs planning!

Yoda: Veto, veto, veto, this will allow Rodlen to win so veto…

Other members: Yoda must be working for Rodlen!  Lets prevent Rodlen from winning as he has emperor support!

Yoda: Veto.  Veto.  Veto.  Rodlen won’t win.

(Secret rule is revealed)

Rodlen: Oh no, I lose!  Oh wait…this rule doesn’t work in any way.

(Rodlen CfJs)

(Members go crazy)

Rodlen: Oh wait…the secret rule was made at a time when it would have prevented me from winning without large fundraisers, which I wouldn’t be able to do because everyone is out to get me!!!

(Rodlen goes insane)



19-12-2008 02:37:25 UTC

I made proposals that hurt you. They were vetoed too.

Amnistar: he/him

19-12-2008 02:44:21 UTC

Well, I only came in at the end, but it definately reads as an accurate, if paranoid, view of things.

Of course, I couldn’t tell you for sure.


19-12-2008 02:57:16 UTC

Actually, I was actively trying to keep you from winning, but wasn’t going so far as to manipulate the ruleset to do so.  This is a lingering grudge from an event during your last dynasty where you repeatedly vetoed my attempts to salvage the dynasty, with the only apparent reason being that you did not want your dynasty to function.


19-12-2008 03:00:15 UTC

I’m sympathetic with Rodlen, but as for people ganging up on you…

Have you ever played Diplomacy? Or Risk? Monopoly? Or any multiplayer game that allows alliances? Yes, jump out to a huge lead and people will gang up on you. Especially in a game that makes up the rules as you go along. It happens.

I’ve said from the beginning that you need people on your side, not just PP and relationship and whatever other statistics are out there.

You’re way out in the lead in a game where the mechanic for scoring points was making entries to a wikipedia. You posted a lot of one-liners and ran up your score. Yes, you took advantage of the rules, but other people are also taking advantage of the rules when they make kill-the-leader proposals.


19-12-2008 03:04:30 UTC do realize that this was not a serious post, but a sarcastic summary of the events of the dynasty?


19-12-2008 03:09:01 UTC



19-12-2008 03:10:03 UTC

Yes, but I was addressing your underlying serious concerns. Which have merit.