Monday, November 05, 2012

Proposal: Top of the World

Reached quorum 5 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 Nov 2012 03:16:21 UTC

Create a new rule titled “Scoop of the Century” with this text:

A Newspaper’s Reach is the sum of its Reputation Scores, modified as follows:

  • If it has two Stances with opposite Wingedness, then its Balance counts double.
  • If its Stance is Hard Right or Hard Left, then its Journalistic Integrity counts double and its Humor is inverted (i.e. multiplied by -1).

If an Editor’s Newspaper has Reach of at least 14:

  • If they have no Skeletons In The Closet, then they have achieved victory.
  • Otherwise, they may Come Clean by rolling DICE4; on a 1, they must lower their Newspaper’s Journalistic Integrity by 1; on a 2, they must lower their Newspaper’s Balance by 1. In any case, they may then lower their Skeletons in the Closet by 1. If their Newspaper has negative Understandability, then they instead roll DICE(4+2N), where N is the absolute value of their Newspaper’s Understandability.



Josh: he/him

05-11-2012 16:11:18 UTC

against I really like the outline, but have two specific objections: 1, it should be possible to win by pursuing gutter journalism, and having negative scores in Reputations should be a viable route to victory; and 2, resolving skeletons for negative Understandabilities is wacky (with an understandability of -3, say, do you end up having to rill DICE-2? Presumably the roll defaults to zero, but a result of zero doesn’t appear on the outcomes table).

RaichuKFM: she/her

05-11-2012 16:59:53 UTC


Kevan: Oracle he/him

05-11-2012 17:34:28 UTC

Negative Understandability is covered by it taking the absolute value. I agree that the basic Reputation sum should probably be amended to be absolute as well.

Vote to follow when I’ve had time to work out whether this (combined with Subjects Matter) will allow Murphy to double his Balance and win immediately.


05-11-2012 22:17:01 UTC


Kevan: Oracle he/him

06-11-2012 10:37:18 UTC

for Can’t see an immediate win from this, but hats off if there is one and this gets voted through.


06-11-2012 15:57:51 UTC



06-11-2012 22:55:37 UTC