Monday, December 01, 2008

Proposal: This one should be stated explicitly

reached quorum, final vote 1-7—Yoda

Adminned at 02 Dec 2008 17:53:43 UTC

In rule 1.9 Victory and Ascension, after this sentence:

The Hiatus continues until the new Narrator posts an Ascension Address to the BlogNomic weblog - this shall specify the Narrator’s chosen theme for the new Dynasty, and may optionally include a proclamation that any number of Dynastic Rules will be repealed, and that any keywords will be replaced with new theme-appropriate terms.


The theme chosen by the Narrator is considered part of the gamestate.



01-12-2008 06:14:32 UTC


Darknight: he/him

01-12-2008 06:14:45 UTC

imperial tad confused


01-12-2008 15:17:50 UTC

against I think it is considered one of those unwritten rules of conduct that someone should not just come in and change the theme mid-dynasty.


01-12-2008 15:50:53 UTC

However, because it is not officially stated: The new theme for this Dynasty is evil chickens.

See how ridiculous the lack of this rule is?


01-12-2008 15:51:22 UTC

(Oh yeah. Forgot to put a for .)


01-12-2008 17:51:50 UTC

Save evil chickens for your Dynasty…

I’ll vote against them in this one.

Kevan: he/him

01-12-2008 17:53:15 UTC

The theme has no specified effect on the game or its players, so there’s no need to regulate it. If someone says “the new theme is evil chickens”, we can politely ignore them (the same way that an evil chicken fan can ignore the dynasty’s theme and just propose stuff about evil chickens).

One downside to making the theme into explicit gamestate is that the narrator can’t change it a couple of days into the dynasty, if the players have gone off on an interesting tangent.


01-12-2008 18:02:54 UTC

The color scheme used to be in the Gamestate too, but we removed it as it was usually some other player who actually picked out the colors.


01-12-2008 18:34:26 UTC

These are good points.  against  (The evil chickens were, of course, just a demonstration.)

Hello Sailor:

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02-12-2008 00:04:10 UTC

against COV, as I just realized how bad a “Rodlen is DDA Commander Forever” dynasty would be.