[Nomic02] Proposal: Quests

Dylan O'Donnell nomic02@wurb.com
Tue, 1 Apr 2003 22:25:47 +0100

Admiral Jota wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Dylan O'Donnell wrote:
> > A proposal for four new rules:
> >
> >   For It Is Your Sacred Task [Psmith]
> Currently nay, but just because I wanted to address some things before it
> goes through. The idea itself intrigues me.

> No names for quests? I guess names aren't necessary, with the colors, but
> it did surprise me.

It was getting far too lengthy as it was, and as you say, redundant with
colours (which I needed to distinguish one Quest's tokens from another).
I can add them in easily enough if people want the flavour, though.

> >   Multiple quest tokens with the
> >   same name can exist; if two or more Quest tokens with the same name
> >   are ever in the same location, all but one of them are removed from
> >   the game.
> This doesn't specify which one is removed. At the moment, they might be
> identical, but there's no reason to assume it'll stay that way.

This seems a tricky problem. It might be preferable to say that
they're all removed and a fresh one with the same name is created in

> >   Whenever a player or players carrying a quest token
> >   with a name containing "secondary" have their location equal to the
> >   "goal" room of the associated Quest, the value of that Quest will be
> >   added to the appropriate one of the players' tallies, all tokens
> >   associated with that Quest will be removed from the game, and that
> >   Quest will be removed from the Roster.
> "Whenever a player or players..." -- I don't think multiple players can
> carry one token, so it might be better to phrase that differently.

I'll just rewrite it as singular, with "If multiple players meet this
criterion simultaneously, the value of the Quest will be added to
each of their appropriate tallies." as a follow-up.

> >   To create a Quest, the
> >   player, in strict order, gives it a colour name of their choice
> >   different from any other Quest;
> How strictly are we defining the word "colour"? Any vague description of
> appearance, analogous to "species"? An actual dictionary-listed color?
> Something in between?

Since no definition of colour name has been set, I'd say the first of
these, anything that can be considered as describing any kind of
colour; whether that be "purple", "sand", "iridescent" or
"melancholy". (Or "banana".)

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