Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Proposal: This Time Next Year We’ll Be Millionaires

Enacted 5-0. Josh

Adminned at 28 Sep 2023 09:15:43 UTC

Add a new rule to the dynastic ruleset, called Conspicuous Consumption, with the following text:

A Punter’s Float is equal to their Readies minus 100, to a minimum of zero. Each Punter has a Lockup, which is publicly tracked and defaults to empty.

Goods are items that a Punter can have in their Lockup; each Good, their associated Purchase Cost, and their associated Purchase Threshold are listed below:

{| class="wikitable"
|+ Goods
! Name !! Purchase Cost !! Purchase Threshold
| Steak Dinner || 10 || 25
| Knock-off Rolex || 20 || 40
| Sheepskin Coat || 40 || 65
| -
| Motor || 75 || 100
| Real Rolex || 110 || 140
| Take the Family to Marbella || 150 || 200
| Actually East London's getting a bit rough for us, we're thinking of moving to Essex || 200 || 250

Flashing is an atomic action that the Bookie can perform at any time and should perform whenever any Punter has an amount of Float that meets or exceeds the Purchase Threshold for a Goods that they don’t already have; it has the following steps:
* For each Punter, on their behalf, purchase (using Readies to spend the Purchase Cost) the cheapest Goods that they don’t already own whose Purchase Threshold their Float meets or exceeds;
* Repeat the previous step until no Punter has a Float that meets or exceeds the Purchase Threshold of any Good that they do not already own.

If Proposal: UBI was enacted then in the above rule change ‘their Readies minus 100’ to ‘their Readies minus the Buy In’.

Add a new subrule to that rule, called Liquidation:

At any time, a Punter may remove a Goods from their Lockup and send the Bookie a direct message indicating that they have done so. When the Bookie receives such a message they should increase the Readies of that Punter by the Cost of those Goods. The Bookie may Liquidate a Punter’s cheapest Goods on their behalf if it is necessary in order to service the payment of a Bet.

A visible score indication.



26-09-2023 21:20:53 UTC

This proposal should conditionally replace the 100 in the Float definition with the Buy In if UBI enacts.


27-09-2023 00:27:30 UTC

This interacts poorly with the victory condition, such that the win would go to whoever manages to liquidate between the last Flashing and the victory announcement.

Josh: he/they

27-09-2023 08:17:06 UTC

Yeah, there should be an auto-liquidate step in the endgame. I’ll post a fix.

Kevan: he/him

27-09-2023 08:34:43 UTC


JonathanDark: he/him

27-09-2023 13:02:37 UTC



27-09-2023 17:46:55 UTC


Snisbo: she/they

27-09-2023 19:27:59 UTC