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Proposal: The Wideness of the Wheel In the rule “Wagers”, replace the second paragraph with:- As a Daily Communal Action, an Amnesiac may Spin The Wheel by performing the following atomic action: *From each Amnesiac, deduct a number of points equal to the Size of their Wager. *Roll a DICEN where N is the number of… Kevan 05/28/20 13 05/29/20
Jumbled Up Jumble idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 6. Kevan 05/22/20 0
Story Post: The Lock on the 24-Hour Store I, your Sheriff, am changing the state of the General Store from Public to Secure. Kevan 05/21/20 0
Pig in a Poke Pokes idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 6. Kevan 05/19/20 0
Out of Sight Farsight idles out automatically after ten days of inactivity. Quorum drops to 7. Kevan 04/09/20 0
The Journey to Paris Creating an entry for any post-dynastic discussion, which otherwise tends to be split between Slack and the wiki, the first half of that never being permanently archived anywhere. Kevan 04/08/20 17 04/08/20
Into the Shadows Ninja idles out automatically after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 7. Kevan 03/26/20 0
A Departing Coach Card and the Duke of Waltham both idle out after seven and nine days’ inactivity respectively. Quorum drops to 7. Kevan 03/24/20 0
In Neither Universe Card idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum drops to 6. Kevan 02/18/20 2 02/20/20
Capture #4 failed The recovery squad failed to obtain an Artefact during this Capture. They file a heavily redacted report, hand back their equipment and return to other duties. Kevan 02/02/20 5 02/02/20
Capture #7747 failed Per the enactment of Missing in Action, I can report that the Institute recovery team sent on Capture #7747 are no longer responding to their assigned callsign. The Capture has been closed. Kevan 01/31/20 0
Collector Space A narrative point that’s niggling at me, and probably worth pinning down: what exactly is a “Collection”, if items can be stashed there for free and returned at the expense of Reality Damage? Do Collectors have secret high-security vaults that items are being couriered to and returned from, or some… Kevan 01/23/20 4 01/23/20
Has Left The Building ElFerde idles out automatically after seven days without a post, vote or comment. Quorum drops to 3. Kevan 01/20/20 0
The Lunchbox Attention all Institute staff. The Lunchbox was picked up by a freelance recovery team this afternoon and is now on site, under containment. The documented safety protocol of this highly destabilising object is that “If a Researcher has the means to destroy this Artefact then they must do so within… Kevan 01/14/20 0
Poked Out Pokes idles automatically after a week without a post or comment from them. Quorum drops to 4. Kevan 01/14/20 0
Duke Hazard The Duke of Waltham idles out automatically after seven days without a comment or post. Quorum remains 5. Kevan 01/14/20 0
The Marble What happened here, where Cuddlebeam took control of the Marble from its Unknown Location on Friday with a casual comment of “The Marble is mine now”? Neither of the explanations I can come up with fit the circumstances. A report on my desk, please. Kevan 01/13/20 2 01/13/20
Game Changelog Good to see some old players unidling. It’s probably worth us maintaining a list of significant changes to the game, so that a returning player can get up to speed without having to close-read the entire Core ruleset - I’ve made a start with a Game Changelog wiki page, listing… Kevan 01/07/20 5 01/10/20
Ascension Address: The Pencil A dark room, possibly empty. A whirring projector. A rectangle of light across a wall, showing static footage of a regular HB pencil resting on some kind of printed personality test. Either the recording is monochrome, or it is a black pencil on a grey table. A man speaks. ...we… Kevan 01/05/20 0
Seasonal Downtime 2019 Just a reminder that BlogNomic has shut down for a few days over the holidays, and until the 27th “no game actions may be taken except those described in the rules entitled “Votable Matters,” “Gamestate Tracking” and “Call for Judgement”.” Happy Seasonal Downtime, one and all. Kevan 12/24/19 5 12/27/19
No-One Gets Out Alive NoOneImportant idles out after a week of inactivity. Quorum remains 4. Kevan 12/12/19 3 12/12/19
Pointing to TyGuy6 With a trembling, snapped stick of chalk I gesture to the monster in front of us. Somehow this final transformation feels different to the others. Can we really be sure that they’ll return to human form? Kevan 12/07/19 1 12/07/19
Lore and Order The Duke of Waltham reverted TyGuy6 and myself both claiming double Lore bonuses this week, but I think they were legal: our first two were claimed under the old action “As a weekly action, an Adventurer can make a Story Post with the tag “[Lore]” with at least 150 words… Kevan 11/16/19 3 11/16/19
First Blood, Part Two Just making a link to the current Battle, which has now fallen off of the front page because it’s more than a week old. (EE’s “sticky post” functionality just means “if a blog entry would appear on a page, put it at the top”, not “show all sticky posts at… Kevan 11/15/19 0
Battle: First Blood A clammy hand reaches up from behind the altar, pulling a sickened figure to its feet. In its other hand it has recovered its sword, now dull and blackened. With the last vestiges of its thought as an Adventurer still swirling, the Monster initiates a Battle with itself as Vanguard. Kevan 11/08/19 50 11/16/19
The First Transformation [Monster] Kevan collapses silently out of sight behind the altar. The candles dim and flicker, and an olive green mist begins to condense out of the dusty air. An oily sheen spreads across the bare stone floor of the cathedral, and above the group the golden ornaments slowly begin to tarnish.… Kevan 11/08/19 0
Klaxon TyGuy6 is suggesting that the post I made earlier called A Monster isn’t explicit enough about “stating that there is a new Monster, and who it is.” There’s a Monster. This Monster is new. This Monster is me, the Adventurer named Kevan. Kevan 11/07/19 1 11/07/19
A Monster Ignoring the babbling of the priest, the group of adventurers pushes past him and heads towards the apse, swords drawn. Their eyes dart quickly over the gilded ornamentation of the cathedral, searching for a sign of the relic that all the prophecies and rumours have pointed towards. Figures and curlicues… Kevan 11/07/19 9 11/08/19
The Journey Home Here’s a post-dynastic commentary thread now that the DoV has passed. (This also doubles as a formal post announcing that I’m passing the Emperor role to Pokes, for the next dynasty.) Kevan 10/14/19 12 10/15/19
Lost Astimageon idles out automatically after seven days without a post or comment. Quorum remains 4. Kevan 10/08/19 1 10/10/19
Basketball on a Stick Axemabaro idles out automatically after eight days without a blog post or comment. Quorum drops to 4. Kevan 09/26/19 1 09/26/19
Going Hunting I’m fairly sure that the shuffling noises in that patch of bracken over there are being made a real pig that exists. Who’s with me? Kevan 09/24/19 2 09/24/19
One Set of Footprints Kaia idles after a week of inactivity. Quorum drops to 4. Kevan 09/22/19 0
Two Small Palm Trees Quincunx and ubq323 idle out after seven and eleven days of inactivity respectively. Quorum drops to 4. Kevan 09/12/19 0
Trigone Trigon automatically idles out after a week without any blog activity. Quorum drops to 4. Kevan 08/27/19 0
Docked Cuddlebeam idles out after a week without any blog activity. Quorum remains 5. Kevan 08/22/19 0
Adrift Pokes idles automatically after 7 days without a blog entry or comment. Quorum drops to 5. Kevan 08/21/19 1 08/21/19
Shore Leave Card idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 6. Kevan 08/12/19 1 08/12/19
Dreadnaught Captain Naught idles out after nine days’ inactivity. Quorum remains 7. Kevan 08/06/19 0
Gone Fishing Kaia idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 7. Kevan 07/31/19 0
Duel: Kevan vs Kaia Announcing a Duel at a choice of Subterranean Falls, Island Fortress or The Royal Swamp (with Kaia having said “If you make another one I’m happy to pick Subterranean Falls though.”), the list of valid Opponents being “Kaia” and the list of valid judges being “The King”. Kevan 07/22/19 3 07/26/19
Duel: Fall Duel I call a duel at the Subterranean Falls. Valid Opponents: Kaia. Valid Judges: The King. Kevan 07/18/19 4 07/25/19
Sticky post reformatting After raising it on Slack a couple of days ago I’ve reformatted sticky posts so that they appear as narrow bars which have to be opened manually - it was getting a bit much that players had to scroll down two or three pages to see if there were any… Kevan 07/18/19 6 07/18/19
Portrait: Fire-Breathing Swimming Giant Armored Spectral Numbat They say it stalks the grounds of the castle on the darkest of moonless nights: Kevan 07/16/19 1 07/17/19
Portrait: Stealthy Wild Sponge A rare glimpse of this reclusive creature: Kevan 07/13/19 0
Portrait: Wild Sponge Another ten-second masterpiece: Kevan 07/11/19 1 07/11/19
Portrait: Surefooted Armoured Swimming Sponge Just claiming the daily Food bonus: Kevan 07/10/19 0
Portrait: Armored Swimming Sponge Kevan 07/09/19 2 07/09/19
Portrait: Swimming Sponge A quick sketch of this majestic creature: Kevan 07/07/19 0
Block: Cleanup Crew Following scans of the surface, the orbital supercomputers release a manned T-block of Hydroponics, Life Support, Life Support and Quarters. Kevan 06/19/19 6 06/21/19
Inubiquity ubq323 idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum drops to 3. Kevan 06/08/19 0
Card Counting Card idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 4. Kevan 06/06/19 0
Illegal Block Placements Looking at the surface of the moon, Derrick dropped a Quarters Module next to a Dock Module a couple of days ago. At the time of the action, this appears to have broken the (since repealed) rule which said that “an architect may not build a Block so that a… Kevan 05/29/19 5 05/29/19
Block: Warehouse The constructor fleet prepares to drop a T-Block consisting of Dock, Corridor, Power, Life Support.. Kevan 05/20/19 13 05/24/19
Ascension Address: Harvest Moon The architects’ shuttle weaves its way out from the space elevator apex, passing giant grey tankers as they drift back to Earth. A year on from the first breaking of the lunar soil, and the helium refineries are running at full capacity, red lights glittering across the dark curve of… Kevan 05/20/19 0
Story Post: New Delivery: ISV Jenny Haniver 1 Engineering 1 Robot 2 Publicity 1 Colonist Kevan 05/17/19 2 05/18/19
Gargle Blast Zaphod idles out after eight days of inactivity. Quorum drops to 2. Kevan 05/16/19 0
Self-Driving Card Card idles out after eight days of inactivity. Quorum drops to 3. Kevan 05/10/19 1 05/10/19
Story Post: New Delivery: Driverless Cars 2 Robots 2 Transportation 1 Publicity Kevan 05/02/19 3 05/04/19
Story Post: New Delivery: Soyfields 2 Biology 1 Engineering 1 Infrastructure 1 Publicity Kevan 05/01/19 2 05/02/19
Story Post: New Delivery: Hospital Deeds 2 Biology 1 Publicity 1 Infrastructure 1 Robot Kevan 05/01/19 2 05/02/19
Story Post: New Delivery: Gene Tank 1 Colonist 4 Biology Kevan 04/19/19 6 04/22/19
Lost in the Woods Luther&Locke; idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 4. Kevan 02/14/19 0
Murder They Wrote Now that victory has been locked down, here’s a thread for post-game discussion. Kevan 02/13/19 8 02/14/19
Search #11 The butler, Cartlesham, serves the house’s guests with strong coffee as the investigations continue into the night. Update: Seven clues were found. It becomes Public Knowledge over coffee that Isabel is not the murderer. Kevan 02/12/19 0
Search #10 Unattended candles begin to gutter and smoke in the dining room. Update : Five clues are found. It becomes Public Knowledge that Fire was not the method of the murder. Kevan 02/10/19 0
Search #9 The grandfather clock gives a single, echoing chime. Update: Eight clues are found. Public Knowledge is that Robert is not the Murderer. Kevan 02/08/19 0
Search #8 An owl hoots. Update : Five clues are found. It becomes Public Knowledge that Politics is not the motive of the murder. Kevan 02/06/19 0
Search #7 The hallway grandfather clock whirrs and chimes the half hour, and the searches continue… Update: Four clues were found. It becomes Public Knowledge that Jealousy was not the Motive of Morgan Chamberlain’s murder. Kevan 02/03/19 0
Search #6 Night deepens and a thick fog begins to fill the lawns and gardens of the mansion. Five clues are found. Kevan 02/01/19 0
Search #5 Detectives continue to pad around the corridors of Chamberlain House. Five clues have been found. Kevan 01/30/19 0
Idleopo Edelopo idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 4. Kevan 01/30/19 0
Search #4 As the looming clock in the hallway chimes midnight, something of a hush falls over the mansion, and voices drop to a whisper. Three clues are found. Kevan 01/28/19 1 01/28/19
The Curious Incident ShareDVI idles out after a week of inactivity. Quorum drops to 4. Kevan 01/28/19 0
Search #3 Inspections and interviews continue. Seven clues are found. (Note that all clue-finding messages have been upgraded to start with “you believe”, for the benefit of players who are only half listening, given that any finding may now be a red herring under the current ruleset.) Kevan 01/26/19 3 01/27/19
Search #2 Detectives creak their way around the mansion’s stairwells and corridors, searching empty rooms and interviewing the distraught family of the deceased, safe in the knowledge that everything they learn right now is true. Six clues are found. Kevan 01/24/19 0
Search #1 Dessert being cancelled, the assembled detectives proceed to roam through the house. Two clues are found. Kevan 01/22/19 1 01/22/19
Ascension Address: Death of a Chamberlain Two months earlier. The annual Mystery Writers’ Fundraising Dinner at Chamberlain House. Silverware glints and chinks in the candlelight, and lively conversation resounds around the enormous oak-panelled dining room as local dignitaries and police officials exchange anecdotes and questions with fiction writers and amateur detectives. The empty chair at the… Kevan 01/21/19 0
The Loose Floorboard I wish to launder the sum of $52,523. Kevan 01/15/19 1 01/15/19
Silence in Court Diabecko and Naught idle out after 9 and 8 days of inactivity respectively. Quorum drops to 3. Kevan 01/14/19 0
Bunching Up Am I missing an angle, or was Trigon choosing to represent Bananasoft on the 29th illegal? This company was already being represented by Zaphod, and a newly acquired Client “must not be a non-State Client who is already represented by any other Attorney” . Kevan 01/04/19 6 01/13/19
Seasonal Downtime Under Rule 3.3, BlogNomic is now on hiatus until the 27th of December. Merry Seasonal Downtime, one and all. Kevan 12/24/18 0
Disbarred Jacob idles out automatically after a week of inactivity. Quorum drops to 3. Kevan 12/19/18 0
Adjourning StripedMaple idles out automatically after seven days without making a blog post or comment. Quorum remains 4. Kevan 12/14/18 0
Raising the Banner: Success! High on the green glass walls of City Hall, a cleaning team expertly removes a blastproof window frame from the outside and slips through to one of the emptier floors. Within ten minutes, the building is in flames. With a banner roll of 7, security is much laxer than we… Kevan 11/21/18 3 11/21/18
Build: Weapons Since Pushing the Deadline is about to give us two long weeks to change our mind on Pokes’ undiscussed demand that we use force, I begin handing out the petrol bombs. Kevan 11/15/18 0
Order: Take That Mask Off As Speaker, I give an order to “Change Activity to Planning” to the activist known as “pokes”. Kevan 11/06/18 2 11/07/18
Order: Zoom Lens Derrick. If you think storming City Hall is such a good idea, let’s have a Photograph or two of the building’s entrances and exits. Kevan 11/04/18 1 11/05/18
Megaphone Call Derrick timed out as our group’s Leader after 48 hours of declining to do any leading. As your new Leader, I informally request that either Derrick or Brendan changes their vote on “It’s Either This or McDonald’s”, to prevent it from passing, as fighting City Hall strikes me - and,… Kevan 11/03/18 0
Joo Janta 200s Zaphod idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum drops to 3. Kevan 10/30/18 0
Ascension Address: The Crash A master control anomaly somewhere in the depths of a server warehouse, and a glittering chain snaps, sending a spike and then a crash around the world, computers reacting and counter-reacting in milliseconds. Currencies veer and slide in the darkness, but as the sun breaks over the larger cities, the… Kevan 10/19/18 1 10/19/18
Memory Deallocation Card, Jumble and Trigon all idle out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum drops to 3 and with only four active players the game falls into Dormancy. Kevan 10/18/18 2 10/19/18
Space Bar 9spaceking idles out after eight days of inactivity. Quorum drops to 4. Kevan 10/11/18 0
New Generation Event With no food harvested the generation was a flat heat between the four Apes who had a Beauty Gene, and Card and Derrick became progenitors. No Culture was gained or lost, and the Neanderthals flourished unopposed. Kevan 09/25/18 0
Entering Dormancy Quincunx is automatically idled after a week of inactivity. This takes the player count down to 4, which puts BlogNomic into Dormancy: proposals and game actions can no longer be made. Dormancy will be lifted if a player joins the game or unidles. Kevan 09/25/18 3 09/25/18
Replacing the GNDT with a wiki page This has been rumbling around as an idea for a long time: replacing the GNDT with a wiki page that we can somehow embed in the sidebar. The GNDT has done a good job over the years and to some extent has set the tone of BlogNomic, but it’s never… Kevan 09/20/18 11 09/25/18
Fossil Record 9spaceking and Derrick both idle out after a week’s inactivity apiece. Quorum drops to 4. Kevan 09/16/18 0
New Generation Event Quincunx and Card were the new generation’s Progenitors. The Apes chose not to fight with the Neanderthals, and successfully outcompeted them for Food. Kevan 09/15/18 0
Flint Napping Axemabaro idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum drops to 5. Kevan 09/14/18 0
Poking the Bear Pokes idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 6. Kevan 09/07/18 0