Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Proposal: You Need Not Fear

Popular, 3-0. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 15 Feb 2024 05:19:42 UTC

Add a new dynastic rule, called Waves:

When a Wave is Charged, the Enemies who are participating in that Wave attack the castle of each Vassal.

Add a subrule to that rule, called Enemies:

The Enemies that can be in a Wave are listed in this rule. Each Enemy must have the following properties: a Name, a Theatre (which may be one or more of Air, Land or Sea), a Size (which must be one of Small, Medium, Large or Gargantuan), and an Attack Strength (which must be an integer).

{| class="wikitable"
! Name !! Theatre !! Size !! Attack Strength
| Gobbo || Land || Small || 1

If there is a Fortnight atomic action, add the following as a second step:

* Charge a Wave using the Building Wave generated in the most recent Herald action, if there was one.

If there is a Herald atomic action, add the following as a third step to the action:

* Roll DICE2 and add that to the total Attack Strength of all Enemies in the most recent Wave (or 0 if there wasn’t one). Select Enemies whose combined Attack Strength equals the figure thus generated. Set those Enemies to be the new Building Wave. Detail the new Building Wave in the same Herald post.


JonathanDark: he/him

14-02-2024 14:51:56 UTC

Air? Are we going Steampunk with this, or just full-on anachronistic?

I don’t have a problem with it, just asking for thematic purposes.

JonathanDark: he/him

14-02-2024 14:54:48 UTC

Also, I’m not sure I understand what “Enact a Wave” means. As the Sovereign, I’m not sure what I would do at this step.

Josh: he/they

14-02-2024 14:58:54 UTC

Seems like a question for future proposals to me!

Air land and sea is a pretty common division for military forces, so I didn’t read much into it - but it could be sea, land and artillery if you’d prefer.

Josh: he/they

14-02-2024 15:00:22 UTC

Re: Enact a Wave, what would be the natural language read of that?

Do you think it would call “When a Wave occurs, the Enemies who are participating in that Wave attack the castle of each Vassal”?

What *that* means is still deliberately up in the air but as per earlier discussions, not every proposal has to be perfectly finished at the moment it goes up.

JonathanDark: he/him

14-02-2024 15:03:46 UTC

Thanks for the clarification. “Enact” has a very BlogNomic-specific meaning re: Proposals, hence my confusion here. I get it that the context is different, but in my mind, it was hard to let go of the term as it is commonly used here.

I don’t have a problem with proposing things that contain terms haven’t been defined. I just wanted to make sure that it wasn’t something obviously concrete to you but not to me.

Josh: he/they

14-02-2024 15:10:39 UTC

Ah I see. Okay, I’ll change the term to something more generic.

Vovix: he/him

14-02-2024 18:35:22 UTC

Well, “Air” could also be like dragons, or goblins with parachutes, depending on how high-fantasy you want to get.

JonathanDark: he/him

14-02-2024 18:49:15 UTC

Good point. “Gobbo” does imply fantasy of some altitude.


14-02-2024 19:02:32 UTC


JonathanDark: he/him

14-02-2024 19:40:27 UTC