Thursday, June 06, 2024

Proposal: Vox Populi

Timed out 3 votes to 3. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Jun 2024 13:03:13 UTC

Add a new rule named “Popular Words” with the following text:

There is a publicly-tracked list named Popular Words that defaults to an empty list and where each entry in the list is a Common Word and a number named Popularity.

At any time as a Virtual Action, any Storyteller may send a request to the Publisher to add to the Popular Words with a positive amount of their Points and a Common Word, which can optionally be one that is already in the Popular Words but is not required to be. When the Publisher receives this request, at their earliest convenience, the Publisher should spend that amount from that Storyteller’s Points and do one of the following:
* If that Storyteller chose a Common Word that is in the Popular Words, add the Points spent from that Storyteller’s request to the Popularity of that Common Word.
* If that Storyteller chose a Common Word that is not already in the Popular Words, add a new entry to the Popular Words with that Common Word and a Popularity equal to the Points spent from that Storyteller’s request.

In the subrule “Drawing”, add the following steps before the last step in the Drawing atomic action:

* If the Popular Words is not empty, select the Common Word in the Popular Words with the most Popularity as a Word Element, randomly selecting among the Common Words that are tied for the most Popularity if there are any.
* Set the Popular Words to an empty list.

Another idea for using Points, this time to bid on having a specific Common Word be in the next Current Elements.


Darknight: he/him

07-06-2024 00:47:25 UTC



07-06-2024 04:41:48 UTC

imperial I like the idea, but without a win condition, I’m pretty attached to my points, so I probably won’t spend too many at the moment.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

07-06-2024 15:03:28 UTC

Just a quick note that this is going to pass by DEFs alone if left to time out. That’s fine by me, but I’m curious if there’s any strong feelings one way or another about it. All it takes is one interested party to bid 1 Point each time and be able to get in their Common Word in every drawing, if there’s no interest from anyone else.

I’m also happy to let this ride to passing and give it a try for a few rounds. It can always be altered or repealed if people really don’t like it.

Darknight: he/him

07-06-2024 17:57:18 UTC

against cov


08-06-2024 10:01:36 UTC


Clucky: he/him

08-06-2024 11:34:18 UTC


Kevan: he/him

08-06-2024 12:08:06 UTC

against Seems too much complexity for a game that’s still getting started.