Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Proposal: Whirr Zzzt Chunka Bomp

Timed out, 2 votes to 3 (also 2 unresolved DEF votes). Failed by TyGuy6.

Adminned at 28 Jan 2022 08:39:37 UTC

In the rule “Boring Box Company”, change “The Materials Table is a list of Materials and their properties.” to read

The Materials Table is a list of Materials and their properties. A material has a name, a value, and a priority.

Add the following to the subrule “Manufacturing”:

As a Weekday Action, an Employee may tune the machines, by increasing by 1 the priority of a Material on the materials list.

Create a new rule after the rule “Departments”, titled “Automation”:

As a daily communal action, any Employee may work the machines, as this atomic action:
*Randomly choose a material from the materials list, using the priority for each material as the weight of probability of choosing that material. (So if a material has priority 2, and the total of all material priorities is 7, then that material gets a 2/7 chance.)
*If the chosen material is in the list of Orders, choose the smallest size from among its associated sizes on that list. Otherwise, randomly choose a size from the integers 1-10.
*Produce as many boxes, of that material and that size, as can be produced without spending more than the company budget, to a maximum of 3 boxes. To produce a box is to follow the set of steps listed in the atomic action in the subrule “Manufacturing” that are describing how to “produce a box”. (But in this case, doing so doesn’t count as a Weekday Action.)

If the proposal “About Work The Dancefloor” has been enacted, remove “As a Weekday Action,” from the subrule “Manufacturing”.

Goal is to create a fun, automatic way to create boxes, while allowing certain players to “vote” on which materials are chosen.

Workflow: Mfg gets a new Workday Action to bump the priority up on the materials list. A Daily Communal action creates the boxes, which anyone can perform. Number of boxes created will remain fixed at up to 3/day of a material semi-randomly selected from the priority list.


lendunistus: he/him

26-01-2022 10:19:55 UTC

what happens if we roll a size 10 cat fur box for example and don’t have money for it? is the action just wasted?

also, I feel like this is too dependent on RNG/not having bad materials

Brendan: he/him

26-01-2022 22:26:27 UTC



26-01-2022 22:41:07 UTC

@lendun Just don’t prioritize the bad materials, and we’ll be fine! If cat fur stays on priority 0, it can’t get rolled. And Mfg has full control over priority increases.

There are probably a lot of innovations we can come up with to improve the function or make it more interesting. Can automation go too far? I wonder if there’s even a “dark secret” about the machine?

Josh: he/him

26-01-2022 22:55:10 UTC


Raven1207: he/him

27-01-2022 04:13:15 UTC



27-01-2022 15:58:44 UTC


SupernovaStarbright: she/they

27-01-2022 16:03:41 UTC


Clucky: he/him

27-01-2022 19:04:29 UTC