Sunday, January 01, 2023

Proposal: Tidying up BUC status

Enacted 8-0, with some slight generosity around the instruction to change the rule “Manshion Phase”. Josh

Adminned at 02 Jan 2023 17:32:22 UTC

Repeal the subrule “Don’t try on stuff you haven’t BUC tested”.

Change the first two paragraphs in the rule “Items” to read:-

Items are objects that can be held by an Explorer. Items have a name and zero or more Properties. Full name of an Item consists of names of its Properties followed by the Item’s name. Names of subrules of this rule are the names of Items defined in those subrules.

Full names of held items are publicly tracked per Explorer in Banewood Mansion.

If an Item is picked up in a Room, it becomes held by the Explorer. It must be removed from the Items publicly tracked for the Room in Banewood Mansion. When the Item that is not Cursed, Blessed, or Uncursed, is picked up using the Grab action, the Narrator must roll a DICE6: if the value rolled is 1 or 2, the Item gets the Cursed Property, and if the value rolled is 5 or 6, the item gets the Blessed Property, otherwise, it gets Uncursed Property.

Change the subrule “Flashlight”:-

When a Flashlight is held, the Explorer holding it can use it by adding or removing the Unlit Property. Each Explorer may hold a maximum of 1 Flashlight at any time. A Flashlight without the Unlit Property may be referred to as a lit Flashlight.

When a lit Flashlight is in a Room or is held by an Explorer in a Room, that Room has an additional light source of Flashlight.

In the rule “Manshion Phase”, change “remove each item named Lit Flashlight or Unlit Flashlight” to “remove each item named Flashlight”.

In both subrules “Monkey’s Paw” (or “Monkey Paw”) and “Fragments”, change the first paragraph to read:-

This Item is Cursed.

In both subrules “Holy Water” and “Unholy Water”, change the first sentence to:-

This Item is Uncursed.

and change “An Explorer who held this Item” to “An Explorer who holds this Item”.

Did I miss anything?


Josh: he/they

01-01-2023 11:58:42 UTC

The change to the core Item rule interacts negatively with Proposal: Deuce (erases a change).

Josh: he/they

01-01-2023 12:04:08 UTC

It might also be worth using this to resolve the status of extant Items - either by making them all Uncursed or by enforcing rolls, although the latter might invite some pushback.

quirck: he/him

01-01-2023 12:04:11 UTC

Thank you, I transferred the relevant clause.

quirck: he/him

01-01-2023 12:07:08 UTC

The status of already held items, I think, is a topic of a separate proposal.

quirck: he/him

01-01-2023 12:12:05 UTC

Actually, I got rid of copypasting Deuce proposal by localizing changes in the Items rule.

SingularByte: he/him

01-01-2023 16:15:58 UTC


Josh: he/they

01-01-2023 17:00:18 UTC


Kevan: he/him

01-01-2023 18:49:21 UTC


Kevan: he/him

01-01-2023 18:53:44 UTC

This also missed the Nethacking proposal removing both the once-per-turn and one-per-area limits on Fragment creation.

Trapdoorspyder: he/him

01-01-2023 19:16:12 UTC


Janet: she/her

01-01-2023 21:06:22 UTC


Darknight: he/him

02-01-2023 02:00:07 UTC


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

02-01-2023 17:20:47 UTC