[Nomic02] new rules 27-29 in effect

Adam Biltcliffe nomic02@wurb.com
Sun, 19 Jan 2003 23:58:05 -0000

The following new rules have now been approved by all players and will all 
come into effect one hour from the timestamp on this message. In each case, 
I have implicitly voted in favour of the rule by proposing it, baf, Jota 
and Psmith have each explicitly voted in favour and RogerCarbol has 
implictly voted in favour by failing to cast a vote within 72 hours of the 
proposal being made.

Rule 27. At any moment, one player is "active", and it is the active 
player's turn. Turns end when the active player posts an announcement that 
their turn is completed, or after 24 hours, or when the active player is 
removed from the game, whichever comes first.  When a turn ends, the next 
active player is the player whose name comes next in alphabetical order (by 
surname, using the names by which players are known in this game), or if 
there is no such player, the first player in alphabetical order.  When this 
rule goes into effect, the first player in alphabetical order will become 

Rule 28. Two tallies shall be attached to each player, recording the number 
of demerits and the number of brownie points each has received. The value 
of these tallies shall be part of the state of the game.

Rule 29. There shall exist a room called 'the Dot-Com Bubble', referred to 
in this rule as "the bubble". The first player to enter the bubble shall 
receieve one brownie point. The next player to enter shall receive two 
brownie points, with the number of points doubling each time a player 
enters, except that a player does not receive any points for entering the 
bubble if they were previously the last person who received points for 
doing so. As soon as a player receives 32 brownie points for entering the 
bubble, the bubble will burst and any and all objects in the game whose 
location is the bubble will have their location changed to the Lounge; the 
bubble will be removed from the map entirely.

I note that in light of Rule 27 above and working on the principle that the 
Admiral's surname, for purposes of alphabetical comparison, is 'Jota', I 
will become the active player one hour from the timestamp on this message.