[Nomic02] Proposal: random selection from nothing

Dylan O'Donnell nomic02@wurb.com
Tue, 10 Jun 2003 21:11:05 +0100

A proposal for one new rule.

  Quantum Foam [Psmith]

  If an action or game effect requires that an entity be chosen by
  random selection from an empty set, an entity of the appropriate type
  shall instead be created, named '*scratch*', and deemed to have been
  selected; the effect shall be resolved; and *scratch* shall then be
  immediately removed from the game.

(This means that, say, if the pieman ended up in a location that as a
result of damage repair had been disconnected from other rooms, and
someone bought a pie from him, he would end up at Saturn by Rule 53;
currently, I don't believe this situation is catered for at all.)

:  Dylan O'Donnell                     http://www.spod-central.org/~psmith/  :
:   "Any sufficiently arcane magic is indistinguishable from technology."    :
:            -- Lebling's Inversion of Clarke's Third Law                    :