Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Proposal: Writer’s Block

Timed out 4 votes to 0, also reached Imp-DEF quorum. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 31 May 2024 11:03:18 UTC

Remove “or it has been at least 72 hours” from Judging.

Remove “or 48 hours after an Open Judging has been posted, whichever comes first,” from Scoring.

I’m starting to think that dynasties work better when the minimum required player involvement is “perform the basic dynastic game loop action” rather than “do nothing”. Having a modest bar encourages background players to either join the game or step out, both nudges giving us a more engaged group - and a dynasty that runs as fast as that group wants to play it. Right now it looks like we’re going to be running on everything timing out (and a game loop taking five days!), because the rules say that it’s fine for a few players to do nothing.

Clucky IX seemed to work well when we required all Wizards to submit orders each round.


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

29-05-2024 12:46:52 UTC

I’m open to it. It seems that a sizeable number of players are going to idle out soon, so the “problem” of the dynasty being held up is going to work itself out anyway soon.

Clucky: he/him

30-05-2024 06:41:53 UTC


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

30-05-2024 17:05:43 UTC


Darknight: he/him

30-05-2024 20:34:36 UTC



31-05-2024 07:16:03 UTC

for but doesn’t this mean that Judging will read as “If, since the most recent Drawing action, the Publisher has received Creative Writings from all Storytellers , whichever comes first…”?

Kevan: he/him

31-05-2024 11:01:33 UTC

[GloopyGhost] Good catch. At least that sentence still parses (that it doesn’t matter which order the writings were received in) and won’t break anything, though.