Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Proposal: Treaty of Roam

Reaches quorum and passes, 5 votes to zero. Josh

Adminned at 10 Jan 2020 08:38:34 UTC

Remove all paragraphs that reference the concept of “Alive Artefacts”, in “Artefacts”.

Enact a new rule, “Alive Artefacts”:-

Artefacts can be Alive, and are by default not Alive. Alive Artefacts have a Sturdiness value, which defaults to 20. Alive Artefacts can have Damage Tokens, and these are tracked on the Individuals page. An Alive Artefact which has as much or more Damage Tokens as its Sturdiness is considered Incapacitated.

If an Alive Artefact is not Incapacitated, it cannot be picked up.

As a Weekly Communal Action, an Individual or the Director can cause a Roaming. This causes each not-Incapacitated Alive Artefact (in the order they appear in the ruleset) to change its Location to a random Public Place (unless it is in a Secure Place), and then (if it is not now in the Containment Facility) to perform its Behavior (if any) as described in its Effect. The Director is encouraged to perform a Roaming whenever possible.

Remove “As its Behavior, this Artefact will set its Location a random Place.” from Cursed Lego Brick.

Rename “Cursed Lego Brick” to “The Lego Brick”. (Everything here is pretty cursed.)

Replace “If an Individual shares a Location with an Artefact, they may set its Location to themselves.” with:-

If an Individual shares a Location with an Artefact, they may pick it up by setting its Location to themselves. If an Individual is carrying an Artefact, they may drop it by setting its Location to their own Location.

“Move to a random place” feels like a good generic behaviour for all Alive Artefacts: adding a constraint that this is always to (and from) Public Places, though - nothing will wander into or out of the Institute. Also making it so that Incapacitated Artefacts switch off, and rewording “cannot be held by an Individual” to “cannot be picked up” (otherwise it’s flatly illegal for any effect, even a proposal, to heal an Artefact that’s being carried).

While I’m here, this is probably a good time to define “dropping”, and to allow it to happen freely.



01-08-2020 12:58:08 UTC


Brendan: HE/HIM

01-08-2020 15:58:26 UTC



01-08-2020 23:46:28 UTC


Josh: HE/HIM

01-10-2020 08:38:07 UTC