Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Proposal: War for the Plane of the Apes

timed out 3-1 enacted by card

Adminned at 14 Sep 2018 00:50:12 UTC

This proposal does nothing if https://blognomic.com/archive/the_joneses1 has not been enacted.

Add the following to the end of the section of the rules titled “Neanderthals”:

The Neanderthals have a number of Lifetime Actions (LA for short) tracked in the Neanderthals’ “LA” GNDT column

Remove the step “# If the Neanderthals’ Food multiplied by the number of Apes is higher than the total Food of all Apes, the Neanderthals gain 2 Legacy” from the New Generation Event list. Add both of the following to steps in its place:

# If the Neanderthals’ Food multiplied by their LA is higher than the total Food of all Apes, the Neanderthals gain 2 Legacy
# Set the Neanderthals’ LA to the total number of Apes

Add the following to the end of the section “Apes” under “Dynastic Rules”:

Each Ape has a Battle Status, being a value tracked in the GNDT that defaults to “No.”

Add the following to the list of Lifetime Actions an Ape may take:

Attack Neanderthals: Switch the Battle Status of your Ape to Yes. An Ape whose Battle Status is “Yes” is considered to be Fighting during the New Generation Event.

Replace the step in the New Generation Events list which reads “The Food, LA, and ATR of each Ape are set to default” with:

The Food, LA, ATR, and Battle Status of each Ape are set to default.

Add the following to the beginning of New Generation Event list:

# If there are no Fighting Apes, Increase the LA of the Neanderthals by DICE3 and skip the next two steps.
#Calculate the Ape Strength by summing the number of Brawn genes among all Fighting Apes and adding two for every Large Ape who is Fighting. If the Troop of Apes has the Weaponry Tradition in its culture, add one to the Ape Strength for each Fighting Ape. Calculate the Neanderthal Strength by multiplying the number of Brawn Genes they have by their LA. If the Neanderthals have the Weaponry Tradition, add one to the Neanderthal Strength for each of their LA.
# Take the absolute difference between the Ape Strength and the Neanderthal Strength. If the Ape Strength is greater than the Neanderthal Strength:
    *Decrease the LA of the Neanderthals by the difference
    *Increase the Legacy of each Fighting Ape by one
    *Increase the Food of the Fighting Ape whose genes contributed the most to the Ape Strength by an amount equal to the difference between the Ape and Neanderthal Strengths. In case of a
    tie for greatest Strength contribution, distribute the increase in Food as evenly as possible among the tying Apes in question and ignore the remainder.
If the Neanderthal Strength is greater than the Ape Strength:
    *Set the Food of each Fighting Ape to zero.
    *Increase the Legacy of the Neanderthals by 1.
    *If the Neanderthal Strength is equal to the Ape Strength, no changes are made.

Set the Neanderthal’s Lifetime Actions in the GNDT to the total number of Apes.

A first attempt at a combat system with the Neanderthals. Since this adds a new column to the GNDT, it would be possible in the future to have the Neanderthals attack the Apes by changing their Battle Status, but that’s too much for this proposal.

Comments

Zaphod:

09-11-2018 23:13:27 UTC

I’m going to go ahead and claim that “Plane” in the title was intentional. Apes on a Plane—let’s go with that.

Josh:

09-12-2018 16:17:11 UTC

for

Kevan:

09-13-2018 09:05:40 UTC

for Bit wary of making the NGE too complex, as it makes it less likely that anyone will get around to doing it, but let’s see how it goes.

card:

09-14-2018 00:45:58 UTC

against the NGE is big enough already, it should be something separate