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Proposal: Today I Am Two Separate Gorillas In the “Brawn” Boon, replace “Your Max HP is higher by 20.” with:- While you are not a Monster, your Max HP is higher by 20. If TyGuy6 included the word “shrink” in a comment on this proposal, remove all of their Boons. Kevan 11/18/19 3 11/18/19
Proposal: Incredible Bulk In “Transformation”, replace “Max HP is increased by 100.” with:- Your Max HP is increased by 25. Kevan 11/18/19 8 11/18/19
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
Missing Attachments Reminder to Card and anyone else who’s forgotten it that step 4 of drawing is to “Perform the effect of each attached card associated with its state, if that effect is an action.” - the only relevant card at present is Stone Circle, but Card appears to have overlooked this… Kevan 07/26/18 1 07/27/18
Cone of Sleep Pokes idles out after nine days of inactivity. Quorum remains 5. Kevan 07/17/18 0
9spaceking’s game actions 9spaceking seems to be playing cards under the misunderstandings that all cards give you +1 Thaum when you play or attach them, and that the Communities list doesn’t need to be updated when a card you’ve played changes Community stats. Play/attach actions taken by the player this dynasty are:- “Apply… Kevan 07/12/18 12 07/12/18
Ivory Towers Axemabaro and VJRada both idle out after a week’s inactivity each. Quorum drops to 5. Kevan 07/04/18 0
Motivations Here’s the post-dynastic Goal reveal required by the ruleset. As written the Goals of every player other than Derrick would just be “Abandon Ship” or “Religious”, but here’s what people actually tried to set, and how they would have scored if The Log and Line had been voted through:-  Brendan… Kevan 06/19/18 7 06/19/18
Passenger’s Log: Saint Calogerus’ Day “Sails lowered, the Haniver wandered adrift through open waters.” With players voting to enact Lord of the Level Loadstone (rendering illegally-submitted Goal lists legal and applying them) but not The Log and Line (which would have rendered everyone’s Goals legal), I can announce that it’s now the case that Derrick… Kevan 06/18/18 5 06/18/18
Epilogue The Story ended at 15th of June of 2018, 20:22:00 UTC. Every Sailor but Cuddlebeam had the goal of “Abandon Ship”, which was not met as the Haniver was not sunk, giving all those Sailors Reckoning of zero. The idle Sailor Cuddlebeam may have had the goal of “Religious” or… Kevan 06/16/18 1 06/16/18
Homeward Bound Mexianus idles out after eight days’ inactivity. With Cuddlebeam also going idle by request, quorum drops to 4. Kevan 06/16/18 0
Passenger’s Log: Saint Vitus’ Day “A storm was rising over the archipelago, and the crew rushed back and forth across the decks with shouts and disagreements, flashes of lightning stopping them in the most dramatic of poses. The whaling ship Madcap swung towards us in the driving rain, heading back to Anchorage, and I wondered… Kevan 06/15/18 7 06/16/18
Forgotten Gold Cuddlebeam just gave themselves +1 Gold with a comment of “(Forgot. Got that Gold.)” Where did this come from? Was it meant to be a Lore increase from talking to the crew of the Caine? (And is it legal to apply it as “forgotten” when the time has now passed… Kevan 06/13/18 3 06/13/18
Passenger’s Log: Saint Peregrinus’ Day “Long after midnight, the Captain and the Navigator leapt up from their benches at the galley, perhaps a little worse for wear, and proceeded to lower an empty whaling boat. Scattering handfuls of ship’s scarce provisions across the dark waters behind them, they paddled the boat towards the orbiting, moonlit… Kevan 06/13/18 1 06/13/18
Passenger’s Log: Saint Barnabas’ Day “A modern-looking whaling vessel passed us heading back to Anchorage, riding low in the water. Its crew all appeared to be busy below deck, but the sharp voice of its unseen captain hailed us across the open water.” The whaling ship Caine is in the area until the next log. Kevan 06/11/18 12 06/12/18
Passenger’s Log: Saint Calliope’s Day “Our full boat dropped down into the waves, oars and harpoons spiking up in all directions, and I was left alone on the Haniver. As if in response to the launch, a great humpback whale gave a vast, twisting leap from the depths of the ocean, not far from our… Kevan 06/08/18 7 06/10/18
Passenger’s Log: Saint Agobard’s Day “Some confusion on deck this morning as an empty boat was lowered into the water, only to be lifted back up again. Alone at the fo’c'sle, the captain raised and twisted a telescope to scour the silent grey ocean.” Kevan 06/06/18 0
Be it Beast, Boat, or Stone Second Mate Stoneworth idles out automatically after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 5. Kevan 06/04/18 0
Passenger’s Log: Saint Petroc’s Day “The Calypso lowered its anchor to tarry awhile until the wind picked back up, its chief harpooneer offering some commiseration on the orca which had now disappeared from sight of the Haniver’s boats.” The whaling ship Calypso remains in the area until the next log. Kevan 06/04/18 9 06/07/18
Passenger’s Log: Saint Inigo’s Day “The reason for the Calypso’s haste soon became apparent, for the whaling ship Eriphyle was in her pursuit. A cry went up from the visiting crew, and they scrambled back to their boat, leaving our steward with a hand still outstretched, and knocking the carpenter and second mate clean over… Kevan 06/01/18 10 06/03/18
Passenger’s Log: Saint Hubert’s Day “The boats were lowered into the crashing waters, and their crews rowed hard into the sun, heading towards a lone orca which had been making a straight and urgent line towards our ship. As our harpooneers neared the creature the reason for its heedless path became apparent, for the whaling… Kevan 05/30/18 18 06/01/18
Where’s Dewaldo? Dewaldo the Cook idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum drops to 5. Kevan 05/30/18 0
Passenger’s Log: Saint Heliconis’ Day “After a short parley and an exchange of gifts and knowledge, the Inquisitor drew up its weathered boat and set sail away for the open ocean, while the crew of the Haniver checked their cabins to see that nothing was missing.” Kevan 05/28/18 7 05/29/18