Monday, May 28, 2012

Proposal: Where did I put my babelfish?

Timed out 9 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 31 May 2012 02:19:49 UTC

Add a new subrule to “The Hard Rules” called “Unitemporal Translation” and give it the following text

There is a wiki page called “Unitemporal Translation Document”, also known as the UTD. The UTD contains a list of each dynasty from 1 to 99 in the order each dynasty occurred. For each dynasty, it should also contain the following information: A link to the ruleset to that dynasty, the mapping of GNDT fields to their labels for Dynasty 100, and a mapping of dynastic specific terms from that dynasty (keys) to the equivalent term for the current one (values). When a dynastic rule refers to mapped key, it it refers to the given value. (So for Dynasty 33, if “Swashbucklers” is mapped to “Time Monks” then for the purposes of this dynasty, the first sentence of “Yo-ho-ho” says “In the spirit of piracy, all Time Monks are encouraged to”). If a ruleset link for a given Dynasty is not included on the UTD, that dynasty is considered Lost. Dynasty 100 cannot be Lost. No Time Monk may have a Lost Dynasty as their Occupied Dynasty. If a Time Monk’s Dynasty is ever Lost, their Occupied Dynasty is set to 100. The Time Buddah may update the UTD at anytime and it is the responsibility of the Time Buddah to properly fill it.

If there is a wiki page called “Unitemporal Translation Documented”, clear it.

Yeah this creates some work for Josh, but I think its necessary for this dynasty to work right.

We don’t have all the rulesets from before the switch on the wiki. Someone can hopefully track these down, but we should have a contingency for “lost” dynasties.

Hope i worded the mapping stuff right. Currently going to a dynasty doesn’t do anything because saying “A monkey can do this” is meaningless if you are not a monkey.


Clucky: he/him

28-05-2012 18:39:10 UTC

started UTD creation work for josh here:

if we all chip in, hopefully it won’t take too long to create. Of course, its really easy to miss a GNDT column and screw up…

quirck: he/him

28-05-2012 18:56:13 UTC

Can Time Buddah alter UTD without maintaining backward compatibility?

I would suggest to specify GNDT field types, and a way to map enumerations. Or consider them to be strings?..

Is it possible to present the mapping in a table?..

And it seems that the example is given for Dynasty 34, not 33.


28-05-2012 19:42:14 UTC



28-05-2012 20:10:26 UTC


Darknight: he/him

28-05-2012 21:15:34 UTC

for I recall that Quaz and his brother had been working on restoring the history of past dynasties before they both idled. Maybe if we can get them to swing by they can help out.


28-05-2012 21:58:33 UTC


Josh: he/they

29-05-2012 06:50:19 UTC



29-05-2012 12:13:57 UTC



30-05-2012 09:24:55 UTC


Soviet Brendon:

30-05-2012 09:38:21 UTC


You know when this passes you have to clear the page you already started wotk on…


30-05-2012 17:10:41 UTC

Brendon: The page they started work on is titled “UTD”, whereas the official page is the non-abbreivated “Unitemporal Translation Document”.