Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Proposal: What Became of the White Whale?

Timed out 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 01 Jun 2018 09:19:15 UTC

In “Encounter”, replace the paragraph beginning with “A hunt that has not ended within 48 hours of its posting time ends at that time.” with:-

If an Encounter is more than 48 hours old, any Sailor may End it by posting a comment to that effect on the Passenger’s Log post that announced the Encounter. When an Encounter ends in this manner and its Fast-Fish is Angry, each Sailor at that Encounter loses Health equal to that Fast-Fish’s Danger.

Add to that rule:-

When an Encounter has ended, Encounter Actions may no longer be taken at it.

We have a rule saying that “A hunt that has not ended within 48 hours of its posting time ends at that time.”, but it hasn’t been applied to the Saint Didier’s Day hunt (which started two days earlier when the boats were lowered on the 21st).

The rule was enacted by Asynchronous Hunts on the 26th, giving us a present-tense rule that a particular hunt “ends” on the 23rd. I assume none of this triggers; that the rule is waiting for the “at this time” event to occur, which it never will because it’s in the past, before the rule existed. (And even if it did trigger retroactively, nothing would actually happen - the rule refers to the end and the Fast-Fish of a Hunt, but Hunts do not have Fast-Fish and it means nothing for them to “end”.)

This proposal makes it a human-activated action which can happen in the future, and changes it to talk about Encounters rather than Hunts.



05-30-2018 18:56:20 UTC


derrick: HE/HIM

05-30-2018 20:33:08 UTC


Brendan: HE/HIM

05-31-2018 13:58:13 UTC



05-31-2018 17:12:28 UTC