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Toe to Toe In “Cases”, replace “If neither Party of the Case is represented by Attorney, skip the rest of this atomic action” with: If either Party of the Case is not represented by an Attorney, or if both Parties are represented by the same Attorney, skip the rest of this atomic action Kevan 12/19/18 1 12/19/18
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
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
Lost at Sea Third Mate ElMarko idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 5. Kevan 05/26/18 0
Passenger’s Log: Saint Aldhelm’s Day “A boom of cannons or thunder from the reef to the north, and our spyglasses picked out the skull flag of The Bloody Inquisitor prowling the waters. Within an hour it was upon us. In our haste to raise the sails, Deckhand Brendan lost his footing and dropped like a… Kevan 05/25/18 8 05/28/18
Passenger’s Log: Saint Didier’s Day “Great commotion and excitement on deck this morning, and not a little confusion, as the Haniver lowered its boats for its first hunt of the season. As the boats splashed down into the water, a great silvery sunfish was sighted for the first time a way off to starboard. And… Kevan 05/23/18 23 05/24/18
Checkmate Second Mate Pokes idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum drops to 5. Kevan 05/22/18 0
Passenger’s Log: Saint Zeno’s Day “Mountainous islands dotted the horizon today, but even after a full day’s sailing we seemed no closer to them.” Kevan 05/21/18 2 05/21/18
Too Many Cooks The ship’s cook, Thunder, idles out after seven days of inactivity. Quorum remains 6. Kevan 05/18/18 0
Passenger’s Log: Saint Merililaun’s Day “An uneventful day at sea. From my fogged memories of sailing the archipelago I think we skirted the waters of Dredger Cove today, but without a captain at the wheel and with our second mate still lost in a wild realm of imagination, I fear we may be lost.” Kevan 05/18/18 0
Passenger’s Log: Saint Brendan’s Day “I was losing badly at cards below deck when a cry of ‘land!’ rang out from above. Only the second mate was on night watch, and the Haniver had been wheeling around in open water for days. My fellow gamblers exchanged puzzled looks and as we manoeuvred into a slow… Kevan 05/16/18 1 05/17/18
I’ll Smoke No More Cpt_Koen idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 6. The Haniver is without a captain. Kevan 05/15/18 2 05/15/18
Recuperation Still recovering from the accident on deck, Axemabaro idles out after 7 days of inactivity. Quorum drops to 6. Kevan 05/15/18 0
Passenger’s Log: Saint Matthias’ Day “I was awoken by a clattering of chain across the boards above my cabin, building up to a great crash and a shout of pain from someone on deck. I was to learn later that the anchor’s chain had snapped and rushed like a cobra across the decking, sweeping the… Kevan 05/14/18 0
Below Decks Diabecko idles out after 7 days of inactivity. Quorum remains 7. Kevan 05/14/18 0
Passenger’s Log: Saint Anthimus’ Day “Waking on the third day of our voyage for a moment I thought myself back home in Anchorage, so quiet and still was the water. I rose and climbed up to the deck, and saw nothing but the ocean spread out clear and blue in every direction.” The Haniver is… Kevan 05/11/18 0
Passenger’s Log: St Brynoth’s Day “Hours passed as the Haniver was loaded, and I remained vigilant that my sea chest would not be lost beneath the stacks of empty barrels and crates of citrus fruit as they were piled into the hold. The sun faded as it swung in the sky, and by noon the… Kevan 05/09/18 0
Call Me Ishmael Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having a full purse following a modest and unexpected victory at the card table, the notion finally arrived in my tired head to leave this island. As it was the fledgling city of Auld Anchorage had set down only the… Kevan 05/06/18 2 05/06/18
A Fading Rumble Thunder idles out after 10 days inactivity. Quorum remains 4. Kevan 04/30/18 1 04/30/18
I found the Treasure! Just in case it’s necessary, I should add that I think the Super Treasure is an infinitely long string of zeroes followed by the string “ Super Treasure.”. Kevan 04/27/18 17 04/30/18
I found the Treasure! The Super Treasure is an infinitely long string of zeroes followed by the words “Super Treasure”. Since the Super Treasure is undefined (there is no clause saying that the Kings choose what it is, only that they must hide it), I believe it defaults to this. (“If a game variable… Kevan 04/27/18 1 04/27/18
I found the Treasure! (Post blanked as it had a slight error.) Kevan 04/27/18 0
Six Impossible Things This is the “should announce it in a post or comment when they do so” noise of an admin idling themselves. Have got a busy couple of weeks ahead here, not sure I’m going to be able to keep up with the game. Kevan 03/11/18 3 03/11/18
Painting the Roses Red Can we do something about the colour scheme? I’ve been struggling to stay focused whenever I’ve opened the site today. Not sure if I’m using an outlier combination of browser and laptop monitor (and maybe even eyesight) that’s rendering it in a way it’s not meant to look, but this… Kevan 03/09/18 18 03/10/18
Supply Crate #21 A government supply team gingerly wheel a new crate into the lobby, looking around the room nervously and glancing at their watches before heading back to the truck. Tinned Food • Kindling • Unexploded Ordnance • Earplugs • Sewing Kit Card takes first pick. Kevan 03/07/18 9 03/07/18
Supply Crate #20b Having returned to collect their previous crate, the quarantine support crew deliver a fresh one, never once making eye contact. Water • Crowbar • Lockbox Key • Crowbar Pokes and Card are already in position. Kevan 03/06/18 12 03/07/18
Supply Crate #20 Possibly left in error by the delivery crew, a small black plastic case sits on the tiled floor emitting occasional bursts of static and garbled chatter. Energy Drink • Radio • Airhorn • Toolbox Pokes and Card race into the lobby simultaneously. Kevan 03/05/18 5 03/05/18
Supply Crate #19 Brakes squeal in the street outside and a government supply truck drops a crate on the tarmac, which smashes into splinters. Kindling • The Bird • The Bird • Gas Mask The residents of the building ignore it, and turn their attention to the supplies abandoned by Cuddlebeam: Tinned Food • Money • Rope Kevan 03/05/18 20 03/06/18
Supply Crate #18 The lobby doors creak open and a small metal toolbox is shoved into the lobby. The lid falls open and a few items drop out onto the tiled floor. Energy Drink • Toolbox • Lockbox Key • Can Opener Pokes inspects the delivery. Kevan 03/03/18 12 03/04/18
Supply Crate #17 A small emergency crate is delivered, handprints smeared across a layer of brick dust. Tinned Food • Binoculars • Binoculars • Pills Pokes takes a look. Kevan 03/01/18 46 03/03/18
Mortality Foolish Mortal idles out after a week with no posts or comments from them. Quorum drops to 3 and the game is now one idling away from entering Dormancy. Kevan 03/01/18 0
Supply Crate #16 A bright clear day, and a supply crate with crossed-out biohazard warnings is sitting in the middle of the lobby. Tinned Food • Food • Wood • Rope • Gas Mask Pokes is first down the stairs. Kevan 02/28/18 8 03/01/18
Supply Crate #15 The government supply truck delivers a smallish crate with a long parcel tube strapped to one side. Kindling • Food • Binoculars • Head Torch • Fishing Rod Pokes takes first pick. Kevan 02/25/18 7 02/28/18
Oversleeping PineTreeQ and Samzeman both idle out after over a week’s inactivity. Quorum drops to 4. Kevan 02/24/18 0
Supply Crate #14 A greyish, greenish cloudy day. A government truck pulls up outside the tower block, the delivery team conspicuously wearing more protective clothing and moving a little more hastily than usual. Energy Drink • Fuelcan • Rope • Gas Mask • Nails • Nails • Crowbar Pokes arrives first in the lobby. Kevan 02/24/18 10 02/25/18
Supply Crate #13 The tower block’s residents, or at least some of them, awaken to curious noises from the new crate in the lobby. Fuelcan • Food • The Bird • Lockbox • The Bird • Crowbar • Blanket Pokes is the first to investigate. Kevan 02/19/18 14 02/23/18
Supply Crate #12 The building’s doors creak slowly open, and a government delivery team uses some kind of pole to push a small crate through into the lobby. Carelessly tucked into the plastic webbing is the next crate’s delivery timetable. Tinned Food • Food • Wood • Rope • Timetable • Blueprints PineTreeQ shoos away the rats. Kevan 02/14/18 18 02/19/18
Supply Crate #11 A government truck pulls up outside the building, and, engine still running, its crew deliver a small but heavy supply crate. Sewing Kit • Crowbar • Backpack • Nails • Backpack • Lockbox Key PineTreeQ is first to react to its arrival. Kevan 02/09/18 27 02/14/18
Supply Crate #10 Freezing air and gritty snow swirls in through the lobby doors as a fresh supply crate is delivered: Kindling • Fuelcan • Toolbox • Fuelcan • Backpack • Rope PineTreeQ slices through the plastic wrap with the blade of their can opener. Kevan 02/07/18 13 02/09/18
Supply Crate #9 A familiar-looking supply crate is waiting in the lobby. Wood • Blueprints • Nails • Blueprints • Kindling • Energy Drink PineTreeQ is first on the scene. Kevan 02/05/18 15 02/07/18
Supply Crate #8 The government supply truck delivers a battered flatpack unit to the building’s lobby, propping it up against the lift doors. As the team depart, one of them accidentally drops a swoosh-marked can from their backpack. It rolls across to a forgotten corner of the tiled floor. Wood • Blueprints • Nails • Blueprints •… Kevan 02/03/18 28 02/04/18
Supply Crate #7 Perhaps noticing the dwindling number of lights in the block, or perhaps just running low on supplies, the government delivers a noticeably smaller and completely inedible crate to the lobby: Fuelcan • Fuelcan • Sewing Kit • Backpack • Lockbox Key • Rope Cuddlebeam and PineTreeQ are first to pick over it. Kevan 02/01/18 17 02/03/18
Axed Axemabaro idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum drops to 4. Kevan 02/01/18 0
Boxed Up Derrick idles out automatically after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 5. Kevan 01/30/18 0
Supply Crate #6 A cold winter morning, and the lobby takes delivery of a faded and densely packed emergency crate: Tinned Food • Can Opener • Backpack • Kindling • Backpack • Kindling • Kindling • Water Cuddlebeam and PineTreeQ are first on the scene again. Kevan 01/30/18 14 02/01/18
Supply Crate #5 Torchlight flashes across the grimy lobby doors one evening, and a new crate is delivered: Fuelcan • Kindling • Backpack • Lockbox • Lockbox Key • Food • Can Opener • Airhorn Cuddlebeam spies the lights of the truck long ahead of everyone else, but an overcaffeinated PineTreeQ races down the stairs to arrive in the lobby… Kevan 01/28/18 12 01/29/18
Supply Crate #4 A fresh crate is shoved into the lobby, some of its contents looking a little dented:- Water • Hard-Hat • Tinned Food • Energy Drink • Can Opener • Pills • Energy Drink • Tinned Food Cuddlebeam spotted the delivery truck long before anyone else, and was already waiting at the lobby desk. Kevan 01/25/18 15 01/28/18
Supply Crate #3 The lobby doors crash open as a fresh crate is delivered:- The Bird • Energy Drink • Binoculars • Kindling • Tinned Food • Kindling • Backpack • Energy Drink Axemabaro and Cuddlebeam are first down the stairs. Kevan 01/24/18 18 01/25/18
Supply Crate #2 A squeal of brakes, a blast of megaphone instructions, and the building’s lobby doors are pulled open just long enough to drag a new crate through:- Hard-Hat  • Energy Drink  • Energy Drink  • Water  • Energy Drink  • Water  • Water Axemabaro, card and Cuddlebeam are first on the scene. Kevan 01/22/18 25 01/24/18
Supply Crate #1 The residents gather around the meagre-looking supply crate that was delivered yesterday, and tear away the plastic wrap. The following items spill out across the lobby floor: Energy Drink  • Food  • Water  • Energy Drink  • Hard-Hat  • Energy Drink  • Food Everyone’s just woken up and is at zero Alertness right now, so help… Kevan 01/20/18 17 01/22/18
Quarantine Day ten of the lockdown, and the military still escort cautious hazmat patrols through the empty streets of the city, searching and scanning for traces of contamination from the security breach at the nearby research facility. An open-backed truck pulls up at a tower block near the city centre, and… Kevan 01/19/18 10 01/20/18
Heroic Action: Escape Cresting the hill in a stolen station wagon, I speed out into the open country, a dozen more unrevealed mutations swirling beneath the surface of my humanlike skin, and a thousand clones of myself in a box on the back seat. Kevan 01/18/18 0
Heroic Action: Save your Family I tiptoe through security and grab a lockbox brimming with dry ice from one of the empty lab rooms. Kevan 01/15/18 0
Becoming Nimble My legs stretch and curve slightly beneath my stolen disguise, as delayed aspects of my experimental phenotype begin to kick in. Kevan 01/15/18 0
Heroic Action: Understand the Truth Approaching a monstrous, hunched figure on the road, I follow its triple-eyed gaze to the horizon and finally appreciate the nature of this world far beyond the laboratory. Kevan 01/09/18 0
Back to the Lab Axemabaro and Pokes both idle out after a week’s inactivity. One more idling will take BlogNomic into Dormancy. Kevan 12/28/17 0
Seasonal Downtime Under Rule 3.4, BlogNomic is now in Hiatus until the 27th. Happy Seasonal Downtime, everyone. Kevan 12/24/17 4 12/27/17
Butterfly Net Grynk idles out after a week passing with no comments or proposals from them. Quorum remains 4. Kevan 12/18/17 0
Inactive Dormancy Is the Dormancy rule going to kick in if another player idles? Although the Dormancy rule is currently set to inactive, this only means that it “[does] not have an effect on the gamestate”. But its clause that “actions defined by dynastic rules may not be taken” might not be… Kevan 12/06/17 5 12/07/17
Moss Gatherers Axemabaro, Sesquipedalian and VJRada all idle out automatically, after over a week’s inactivity apiece. Quorum drops to 7. Kevan 09/22/17 0
Magic Backlash: Empty Words Cuddlebeam continues to casually and knowingly break their promise “I promise to not make any comments on Proposals about their potential formal functionality, unless it’s in private to such a proposal’s poster or I deem the situation to be of extreme urgency.” by publicly discussing non-urgent aspects of the functionality… Kevan 07/17/17 3 07/17/17
Adventuring Drifting through deep and vertiginous dreams, I find myself suddenly awoken by a monstrous roaring elsewhere in the camp. A bear! Entirely unprepared for such an encounter at the South Pole, I race out into the blizzard and attempt to drive the creature away bare-handed. The beast looks up from… Kevan 06/26/17 1 06/28/17
Homeward Bound Gaelan idles out after eight days of inactivity. Quorum drops to 5. Kevan 06/17/17 0
Losing Weight Aname idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum remains 7. Kevan 03/14/17 0