Sunday, May 17, 2020

Proposal: Usefulnesslessness

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 18 May 2020 18:15:01 UTC

Remove “, a usefulness (which is a number),” from Buildings.

Change the Gardener’s Building Action from “increase the usefulness of any building by 1” to “Set the state of any building which under construction or tagged to public.”

Change the Hunter’s Building Action from “increase the usefulness of the Lodge by 1” to “Set the state of the Lodge to secured or public.”

Change the Fisherman’s Building Action from “increase the usefulness of the Harbor by 1” to “Set the Docks to any state other than secured.”

If “Clearer Actions” enacted, replace “When performing a Building Action, if the Amnesiac who performed it has a posture of Hunter, Fisherman, or Gardener, they must make a Story Post to the blog detailing their posture and the building they are increasing the usefulness of. Otherwise, the Amnesiac who performed it must make a Story Post to the blog detailing their posture, the building they are setting the state of, the state they are setting it from, and the state they are setting it to.” in “Role Actions” with:-

When performing a Building Action, the Amnesiac who performed it must make a Story Post to the blog detailing their posture, the building they are setting the state of, the state they are setting it from, and the state they are setting it to.

A bit of pruning, merging Usefulness into Building States, as I’m not sure what it’s really getting at - useful for what?

Comments

Josh: HE/HIM

05-17-2020 13:10:52 UTC

for

Trigon:

05-17-2020 21:07:52 UTC

for

derrick: HE/HIM

05-18-2020 01:10:30 UTC

against

Usefulness is meant to represent work done at the building. This disempowers civillian roles.

ayesdeeef:

05-18-2020 03:51:35 UTC

for Minor typo in “When performing a Building Action, **if** the Amnesiac who performed it” the word ‘if’ should be removed.

Kevan: HE/HIM

05-18-2020 09:06:41 UTC

Typo fixed.

[derrick] This proposal is an empowerment for those roles right now, as Usefulness doesn’t do anything - Civilians can modify the number, but (unless I’ve overlooked something) the number doesn’t have any effect. Coming up for two weeks in the ruleset with no game effect, I’d rather give these roles a meaningful effect on the gamestate now, in case one of them turns out to be me.

“Work done” is how it’s modified, but what is Usefulness? It’s not obvious how the General Store is less useful than the Grand House right now, and putting out fires and fixing up graffiti are already forms of “work done at a building”.

Darknight: HE/HIM

05-18-2020 10:07:22 UTC

for

naught: PAST MEMORY

05-18-2020 14:38:10 UTC

for