[Nomic02] Proposal: Bring Back Roger
Fri, 21 Mar 2003 10:07:30 +0000
Carl Muckenhoupt wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Mar 2003, Carbol, Roger wrote:
> > But do I immediately get turfed again for having three
> > demerits? There doesn't seem to be anything in the
> > rules implying that my demerits or brownie points
> > get reset.
> I guess this is a matter of interpretation. I'd say that leaving the game
> erases all state associated with you, because "demerits", "brownie
> points", and "location" are all properties of players, and you are no
> longer a player. If you rejoin, you presumably get the same deal anyone
> gets when they join: a blank slate with all variables set to their initial
I'd agree with this. Rule 41: "The initial value of each player's
demerits tally shall be 0.". Since you're being added to the game as a
new player, you get a new initial value. The state of the game can't
have any "memory" of things outside it that used to be inside it.
> Rule 44 explicitly states that leaving the game destroys your
> servant. But if you join the game again, you presumably get a new
> servant, because the same rule states that every player has a
> servant. You can even name it after your previous servant if you like.
...provided you do so within 72 hours of joining, Rule 45.
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