Saturday, April 01, 2023

Proposal: Underlay, Underlay, A Rebar, A Rebar

Passes 7-2. - Misty

Adminned at 03 Apr 2023 13:27:57 UTC

If Proposal: This Way Up was not enatced then this proposal has no effect.

Add a new subrule to the rule The Building, called Integrity, with the following text:

Each Block of the Building has an Integrity score, which is not publicly tracked but which is an emergent property of its relative position and composition in the Building, and which must be specifically recalculated whenever it is called upon in the completion of an action.

A Block’s Integrity is calculated as follows: (Support) - (Height), plus or minus (Pressure) - determined at random at the moment of recalculation.

A Block’s Height is equal to the number of Blocks that are between it and the base, inclusive of both itself and the base, divided by 10 and rounded down.

A Block’s Support is equal to the number of Blocks between it and the base, inclusive of the base but not itself, that have the Supportive property, minus two times the number of blocks between itself and the base (inclusive of both) that are Empty.

A Block’s Pressure is one-fifth, rounded down, of the number of non-empty Blocks between it and top, inclusive of the top but not itself, plus one for each of those Blocks that are Heavy.

Add the following to the rule Building Contents, befor the table:

Each Material may have Properties, as determined by the table below.

In the same rule, add a new column to the table for Properties, and give Stone the value “Heavy, Supportive” in that column. Add the following new Material to the table:

| Rebar || R || Modern girders to support vertical construction. || Supportive


Lulu: she/her

01-04-2023 15:12:06 UTC


Kevan: he/him

01-04-2023 17:39:34 UTC

against Whatever we end up using Integrity for, ”(Supportive - 2 x Empty) - (Height / 10) ± (Non-Empty / 5 + Heavy)” seems like a weighty calculation to perform for every Block in the Building.

And that will also go for choices that don’t directly involve Integrity: if I’m wondering which block to pull out of a complex many-material Building, I should be considering how each outcome will affect the Integrity of each different Block.

Perhaps there’s a more intuitive way of looking at this equation, but it’s not clicking into place for me.

Brendan: he/him

01-04-2023 18:23:55 UTC

imperial Seems like a great rule for people who are good at spreadsheets. I’m so incensed at this post title that I may come back and vote against after all, though.

lendunistus: he/him

01-04-2023 20:03:30 UTC


Josh: he/they

01-04-2023 21:31:04 UTC


I’m sorry, you mean to say that you, you, of all people, have the temerity, the chutzpah, the gall to object to this perfectly innocent Speedy Gonzales pun?

How dare you


02-04-2023 00:03:24 UTC


jjm3x3: he/him

02-04-2023 02:22:09 UTC


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

02-04-2023 16:16:17 UTC


Raven1207: he/they

03-04-2023 03:54:06 UTC