[Nomic02] proposals: Phase Number / Innocent Until Proven Otherwise [jwalrus]

Carl Muckenhoupt nomic02@wurb.com
Sun, 19 Jan 2003 23:40:11 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, Adam Biltcliffe wrote:

> Phase Number [jwalrus]:
> "There shall exist a number called the Phase Number which is part of the 
> state of the game and is not attached to any game entity. The Phase Number 
> shall begin at 0 and shall be incremented by 1 each time the player who is 
> last in alphabetical order ends their turn and the player who is first in 
> alphabetical order becomes the active player. Players are encouraged to 
> mention the current value of the Phase Number when taking actions which may 
> only be made by the active player or when ending their turn."

Nay.  I see no advantage to this, and it's too long and complicated for me
to say "Sure, why not."  We can keep track of the phase informally, of

> Innocent Until Proven Otherwise [jwalrus]:
> "The initial value of each player's demerits tally shall be 0."