Sunday, September 13, 2020

Call for Judgment: Turtles All the Way Down

Reached quorum 9 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Sep 2020 09:20:25 UTC

Remove “All Dynastic Actions must be either Mandatory or Optional.” from the rule “Dynastic Actions”.

Uphold all invalid instances of the “When it is an Island’s Turn, they must carry out the following atomic action…” action that were applied to the Great Sea wiki page before the 13th of September 2020.

“All Dynastic Actions must be either Mandatory or Optional.” means that anything defined as an action by the dynastic ruleset is Mandatory. (They must be one or the other, and the appendix clarifies that when something is undefined it takes the alphabetically earliest possibility.)

This currently includes Generating Time, resolving tied Timers, and the “When it is an Island’s Turn, they must carry out the following atomic action…” - meaning that step #1 of that atomic action will always include performing another instance of that atomic action, and that a player taking the action can never complete it. We are still waiting for Tantusar to finish their opening turn, which cannot be finished.

Comments

Tantusar: HE/THEY

09-13-2020 09:30:21 UTC

for Truly, it remains the best first turn in the history of BlogNomic.

Josh: GAIA HE/HIM

09-13-2020 10:01:58 UTC

for

Jumble:

09-13-2020 13:45:52 UTC

for

derrick: HE/HIM

09-13-2020 13:53:28 UTC

for perhaps there is a reason we have historically not taken turns

Raven1207: HE/HIM

09-13-2020 13:55:53 UTC

for

Kevan: HE/HIM

09-13-2020 15:36:59 UTC

[derrick] This doesn’t have anything to do with turns, it has to do with nobody noticing a problem in a rule about actions.

I think the historical reason for not having turn-based dynasties is that the old GNDT didn’t track turn sequences particularly well. (In fact, I’m not sure why we’re going for an old-school priority stat in this dynasty when we could just say “player at the top is next, move yourself to the bottom when you’re done”.)

Vovix: HE/HIM

09-13-2020 23:25:39 UTC

for

Bais:

09-13-2020 23:29:39 UTC

for

Clucky: HE/HIM

09-14-2020 05:10:19 UTC

for