Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Proposal: Thunderball

Timed out and passed, 4-3. Josh

Adminned at 10 Dec 2020 12:03:33 UTC

Throughout the Dynastic Rules, change “removed from play” or “removed from the game” to “eliminated”.

Add a sub-rule to the rule Shell Archetypes, called Power Cores:

Some Bogeys drop Power Cores when they are eliminated; if a Bogey has dropped a Power Core as a result of being eliminated then Poindexter must detail this in the first appropriate schedule post. Power Cores are communally owned by all Pilots and the number of Power Cores owned is publicly tracked and must be a non-negative integer (defaulting to zero).

A Proposal whose only effect is to add a new single Shell Archetype is an R&D Proposal. A new Shell Archetype may have up to 20% more Power than any existing Shell Archetype, and may not have a combined Attack and Defence score that exceeds 40% of its Power.

An R&D Proposal has the following characteristics:
* Quorum of Jockeying Pilots is solely used to assess whether or not it is Popular or Unpopular, and the votes of Demobbed or Recovering Pilots are not counted;
* It cannot be resolved until Poindexter has voted on it or 48 hours have passed, whichever is sooner;
* When it is resolved, the enacting admin must reduce the number of owned Power Cores by 1; if that is not possible then the proposal must be failed.

Add the following to the bulletted list in the rule DEVA Sub-Species:

Refracted Crystal Heart:: This DEVA will drop a Power Core when it is eliminated.

Add the following to the end of the subrule Attack a Civilian Target:

When a Bogey completes an Attack a Civilian Target action they have a 5% chance of gaining the Refracted Crystal Heart feature.

Give any privately tracked DEVAs the Refracted Crystal Heart feature. Give the RAKSHASHA sub-species a 5% chance of having the Refracted Crystal Heart feature, KNIGHT 4%, and OPHANIM 2%.

Enacting the Proposal Learn From Experience, except for the text it would add to the end of the rule Battlefield.

Learn from Experience has some necessary fixes, including allowing Pilots to gain xp for killing DEVAs.


Kevan: he/him

08-12-2020 14:52:51 UTC


robotabc773: he/him

08-12-2020 15:47:49 UTC



08-12-2020 15:58:31 UTC

for Is 5% or lower going to be too small? That is 1 in 20.

Josh: he/they

08-12-2020 16:56:12 UTC

I’m fine with it being upped. I imagine that later forms of DEVA will be more farmable as well.


08-12-2020 21:12:45 UTC

against I don’t like the built-in Default Power inflation, and I particularly don’t like “A new Shell Archetype… may not have a combined Attack and Defence score that exceeds 40% of its Power” as it forbids Power-for-X tradeoffs in archetypes.

I noticed after the fact that it applies to non-R&D Proposals including my subsequent “Scaling up the offense”.

Raven1207: he/him

08-12-2020 22:24:13 UTC


Kevan: he/him

09-12-2020 08:58:25 UTC

against CoV per Clucky on the tradeoff issue.

Kevan: he/him

09-12-2020 08:58:42 UTC

Bucky, rather.

Josh: he/they

09-12-2020 10:09:59 UTC

@Bucky I acknowledge the issues with Power tradeoffs. I’d still prefer that this passed and we fixed it, so that there’s a basic pathway for progression on the books. V happy to continue to amend details.


09-12-2020 17:31:05 UTC