Any action external to the gamestate which is not prohibited by the rules is permissible. No changes to the gamestate occur except those prescribed by the rules.
Each rule has associated with it a Number which must be a non-negative rational number with a finite decimal representation. Two or more rules may not have the same number.
If two or more rules conflict, the one with the least number takes precedence, unless one or more of the conflicting rules consistently claim precedence over or deference to each other, in which case the explicit precedence or deference prevails. Thus, if two rules both claim precedence over each other, or both defer to each other, theirs are inconsistent claims of precedence or deference, respectively, and the numerical rule applies.
This rule takes precedence over all other rules.
Created by Proposal 27, May 19 1998
There exists the Secretary of the Central Committee. If a member of the Revolutionary Party has a higher loyalty than the Secretary of the Central Committee, if the Secretary of the Central Committee is not a member of the Revolutionary Party, or if there is no Secretary of the Central Committee, a new Secretary of the Central Committee shall be chosen in the following manner:
Any Secretary except for the Secretary of the Central Committee may step down from their position in favor of another consenting player.
Renumbered to 42 by Proposal 27, May 19 1998 Renumbered to 0.5 by Proposal 27, May 19 1998
If a player who is not a member of the Revolutionary Party is at least twice as loyal as a member of the Revolutionarty Party, then they may replace that member of the Revolutionary Party by notifying the Secretary of the Membership of such a change.
Amended by Proposal 15, May 12 1998
A Proletarian (or just 'Prole') is defined as a player of Macronomic who is not a member of the Revolutionary Party.
There exists the Secretary of the Proletariat. If there are Proles, and one of the following conditions exist -- if a Prole has a higher loyalty than the Secretary of the Proletariat, if the Secretary of the Proletariat is a member of the Revolutionary Party, or if there is no Secretary of the Proletariat -- a new Secretary of the Proletariat shall be chosen in the following manner:
Amended by Proposal 15, May 12 1998 Amended by Proposal 30, May 19 1998
If a player has submitted a proposal and the Secretary of Truth has not yet distributed it, that player may retract that proposal. The Secretary of Truth shall not distribute a retracted proposal, and it will not become Active.
Amended by Proposal A, April 19 1998 Amended by Proposal 8, May 5 1998 Amended by Proposal 9, May 5 1998 Amended by Proposal 17, May 12 1998 Amended by Proposal 21, May 12 1998 Amended by Proposal 28, May 19 1998 Amended by Proposal 30, May 19 1998 Amended by Proposal 33, May 26 1998
Amended by Proposal 7, May 5 1998 Amended by Proposal 28, May 19 1998 Amended by Proposal 44, June 2 1998
Amended by Proposal B, April 20 1998
If MacroNomic is selected to judge an Internomic CFJ then it should be submitted to the Revolutionary Party. The Revolutionary Party will determine the verdict by a majority vote, and the Secretary of Love will be responsible for writing reasoning for the verdict and submitting it to Internomic.
Amended by Proposal 20, May 12 1998
Created by Proposal 48, June 2 1998
If a player sends a message which contains a mispelled word and the intended word is clear than the message will be treated by all rules except this one as if the word was correctly spelled.
Created by Proposal D, April 20 1998
If a player questions the proper interpretation of a rule, the proper action is to file a Call for Judgement with the Secretary of Justice. The CfJ should contain a statement and reasoning to explain the statement. The Secretary of Justice will then randomly select a player who did not file the CfJ to judge it. The possible judgements are that the statement was TRUE or FALSE. The judge should inform the Secretary of Justice within one week of their judgement and their reasoning to support it. The Secretary of Justice will then inform the populace of MacroNomic of this decision. The decision should be based on, in order of priority, the text of the rules, the spirit of the rules, and game custom.
If a player believes that another player has done something defined by the rules to be a civil crime, and they are specified to be the victim, then they (the plaintiff) may file a civil suit against that person (the defendant) with the Secretary of Justice, along with an explanation to support their case. The Secretary of Justice will then select one member of the Revolutionary Party and two players who are not, none of whom are involved in the suit, and announce all three judges and the content of the suit. The defendant then has one week to publicly defend themself. The three judges will have one week to deliberate and announce a decision agreed to by at least two of the judges. That decision may be either PLAINTIFF or DEFENDANT. If the decision is PLAINTIFF then it should include a penalty for the defendant. If the decision is DEFENDANT then it should include a penalty for the plaintiff. The appropriate Secretaries should carry out the penalty. The decision should be based on, in no specific order, the text of the rules and the interests of the state.
If a member of the Revolutionary Party believes that a player has committed a criminal offense then that member may initiate criminal proceedings against them. A member of the Revolutionary Party may never commit a criminal offense. A member of the Revolutionary Party initiates criminal proceedings by informing the Secretary of Justice of the crime and reasoning to support the case. The Secretary of Justice selects one random player who is neither a member of the Revolutionary Party nor the person accused, as well as both members of the Revolutionary Party who did not initiate the proceedings to be judges, and announce the judges and the content of the proceedings publicly. The accused has one week to publicly defend themself, and the three judges will then have one week to decide the case. At least two of the judges must agree to the judgement, which must be either GUILTY or INNOCENT. If the judgement is GUILTY then the judges should include a penalty. The decision should be based on, in no specific order, the text of the rules and the interests of the state. Any specific action may have at most one criminal proceeding called against it. Should two be called (through timing conflicts) only the first shall be considered.
The penalty assessed in a civil or criminal trial may be one or more of the following:
Created by Proposal 14, May 12 1998 Amended by Proposal 41, June 9 1998
Created by Proposal 16, May 12 1998
Created by Proposal 22, May 19 1998
Created by Proposal 24, May 19 1998 Amended by Proposal 30, June 2 1998
Created by Proposal 24, May 19 1998 Amended by Proposal 36, May 19 1998
The University of MacroNomic is a branch of the Government which is dedicated to educating citizens of MacroNomic and other nomics of the glory of MacroNomic, as well as enlarging the size of MacroNomic. The Secretary of Education is responsible for the University.
When a player joins MacroNomic the Secretary of Education assignes them a random, non-teaching professor, unless there are no non-teaching professors or the player requested a specific professor. If the entering player requested a specific professor, and that professor is non-teaching, then that professor will be assigned to the student. When a player is assigned a professor then that professor becomes a teaching professor, and that player becomes eir student. The professor is expected to help the student learn about MacroNomic and how to play until the professor publicly declares that the student has graduated. Any player who has been a student for a whole month graduates immediately. When a student graduates, e ceases to be a student and eir professor becomes a non-teaching professor.
Papers are a subclass of Referenda. The subclass of Papers has the default properties of a subclass of Referenda, and Papers have the default properties of Referenda, with the following exceptions: The Accountant of Papers is the Secretary of Education. A Paper can be in one of four states: Preactive, Active, Active2, and Inactive.
While a Paper is Active, only members of the Revolutionary Party may change eir votes on it. They are encouraged to vote based on whether the text of the Paper "glorifies and enhances the image and reputation of MacroNomic". If, 7 days after a Paper becomes Active, there are more FOR votes than AGAINST votes on it, it becomes Active2; otherwise, it becomes Inactive.
While a Paper is Active2, all players may change eir votes on it. They are encouraged to vote based on whether the text of the Paper successfully "enhances the understanding of MacroNomic or nomic as a whole". If, 7 days after a Paper becomes Active2, there are more FOR votes than AGAINST votes on it, the Paper is said to have been accepted, the player who made it becomes a Professor, and it becomes Inactive; otherwise, it merely becomes Inactive. Papers which become Inactive without being accepted are said to have been rejected. Whenever a Paper is accepted the Secretary of Education may grant the professor whose paper was accepted a specialty. Specialties are cumulative, and a player can be a professor in several fields.
If three consecutive Papers of a single professor are rejected, that professor ceases to be a professor. If 60 days pass without a Paper from a single professor being submitted, that professor ceases to be a professor.
If at any time there are no professors, teaching or otherwise then the members of the ruling party shall be Acting Professors. An Acting professor is treated in all ways as a professor. If a player becomes a professor and there are any acting professors, the following occurs. All non-teaching acting professors lose their acting professorship. All teaching Acting professors lose their acting professorship when their current student graduates.
Created by Proposal 25, May 19 1998 Amended by Proposal 34, May 26 1998 Amended by Proposal 38, June 2 1998 Amended by Proposal 43, June 2 1998
The Accountant of a subclass of referenda is the Secretary of the Central Committee. A Referendum is created when any player sends a body of text clearly labelled as a particular subclass of referendum to the Accountant of that subclass. When a Referendum is created, it receives the least positive integer not previously assigned to an referendum of its subclass.
A Referendum may only be in one of three States: Preactive, Active or Inactive. When created, a Referendum is Preactive. Within 7 days of its creation, the Accountant of the Subclass of a Referendum must distribute the Referendum to all players, and when this occurs, it becomes Active. Exactly 7 days after a Referendum becomes Active, it becomes Inactive.
Each player has a Vote on each Referendum. Valid votes are FOR, AGAINST, and NONE. When a Referendum is created, every players' vote on that referendum is NONE. A player may change eir vote on an Active proposal by notifying the Accountant of the Subclass of that Referendum of such a change.
Created by Proposal 28, May 19 1998