(Misty is only the sponsor of the game)
LAST UPDATED ON Stardate 9803.08
Y = 2
(Ymax = 4)
A "vob" (Virtual Object) is hereby defined as any theoretical entity which is defined as a vob in the rules and therefore exists in the context of this game of Nomic. Points, proposals, and rules are vobs. Vobs may be owned by a player or players (as in the case of proposals and positive or negative points), or may not be owned at all (as in the case of rules). Vobs may not be created, duplicated, destroyed, altered, owned, transfered between players, or otherwise manipulated in any way except as explicitly or implicitly permitted by a rule or set of rules (besides rule 116).
Starting upon adoption of this Rule Turns shall begin. The last player to have submitted a Proposal before passage of 302 shall take the first Turn and their Proposal will count as their first Turn-Proposal. Turns shall then continue along the Player Order as defined in Rule 118.
At the start of their Turn, the Player-Whose-Turn-It-Is shall be have two days (48 hours) to submit their Turn-Proposal. This Turn-Proposal shall NOT count towards Y as defined in Rule 202. On submission of their Turn-Proposal the Player-Whose-Turn-It-Is shall receive 10 points (bonus for keeping the game active). Two weeks (14 days) after the submission of the Turn-Proposal Players must submit votes on the Turn-Proposal. Votes may be submitted within 2 days (48 hours) after the Turn-Proposal comes to a vote. Each player who submits a vote will receive 5 points (bonus for keeping the game moving). Each player who does NOT submit a vote will lose 2 points (penalty for not keeping the game moving). Seventeen days after the initial submission of the Turn-Proposal, the Player-Whose-Turn-It-Is must send out the results of the vote. The Turn-Proposal will be treated as a regular Proposal in all other ways, and is liable for all other point awards and deductions or other game-actions which may apply. The next Player's Turn begins at the moment they receive the email with the results of the last vote OR when the Player order rolls around to them (as noted above, each Player has two days at the start of their Turn to submit a Proposal). Players who do not submit a Turn Proposal will lose 10 points when the Turn passes on.
Kerridwen McNamara --- Sent on Mon Jan 19 17:01:09 1998
All players shall have designations.
The player whose Proposal is under discussion shall be known as Bob or as "the party of the first part".
All other players may be refered to as "the party of the second part", except for Bruce who shall be known as "the party of the third part".
The player coming after Bob shall be known as "Bob Jr". The player coming before Bob shall be referred to as either "Dad or Mom". The player coming before "Dad or Mom" shall be refer to as "Grampa". All other players shall be known as Bruce. If for some reason you need to tell the difference between Bruce and Bruce, one shall be referred to as Bruce (Bob's Friend) and the other as Bruce(Bob Jr's Friend).
Bruce and Bruce may be further differentiated by using lastnames beginning with A, B, C, etc. as appropriate beginning with Bruce A. following Bruce (Bob Jr.'s friend) who follows Bob Jr.
If a Judgement has been called then the Judge shall be known as "Judge SourApples". If this Judge is overturned then the next Judge shall be known as "Judge Doesn'tMatter". The next Judge would be "Judge PassTHISVOTE" followed by "Judge WHOCARES". Any Judge after this would be "Judge X1" with the number accumlating until a vote has been passed.
While Y is at its maximum possible value, any player who does not have Dibs and does not have a proposal On The Table may invoke Dibs by announcing "Dibs!" and a proposal to be put On The Table automatically upon the next removal of a proposal from the Table. (The player who announces that Y had decremented must also announce that Y has incremented and that the new proposal is now On the Table.)
Furthermore, the player announcing Dibs may immediately initiate the voting on a proposal authored by ANY player as long as:
1) The author of the proposal has another proposal currently On the Table that is also not currently being voted on,
2) The proposal has been On the Table for at least one week, and no player has more than one proposal On the Table.
A player may invoke Dibs even though another player or players already have Dibs, and may force a vote on another rule if there is another that meets the conditions above. In that case, the proposals of the players with Dibs will go On the Table in the order proposed, as slots become available.
Each proposal that is passed shall gain the proponent points in the following manner. In every word the proponent shall gain 1 point for each letter beyond the tenth letter. In any sentence in which the only punctuation within the sentence is a comma, the proponent shall gain 1 point for every word beyond the 50th.
Rule 208 is ammended to read:
The instant that any player(s) have 10000 or more (positive) points, they win, and the game ends.
Any player may VETO any proposal that would do any of the following things (and might therefore be deamed "unfair"):
This rule takes precedence over any rule that would deny any player(s) the power of veto, that would make it more difficult to veto, or that would allow rules to be enacted regardless of veto. It also prohibits any action which would make any such rule take precedence over this rule.
The vobs listed below are hereby created. These vobs shall be known collectively as "Christmas Gifts". Any of these vobs may be owned by any player (once rules for their acquisition are defined), but are all initially unowned. The owner of a Christmas Gift may give it to any other player simply by announcing that he/she is doing so. Christmas gifts may not be destroyed. This rule supercedes all other rules regarding Christmas Gifts.
Any proposal "on the table" may be withdrawn from the table by an announcement to that effect by the player who proposed it. This announcement should also include the new value of Y. The player doing this loses 5 points.
In the interests of perspicacity and to provide for the future playability of the game Rule 209 is hereby ammended to read "At no time may there be LESS than 10 Mutable Rules."
Proposal 311: (Passage of Proposals By Vote)
Rule 203 is ammended to read:
A rule change is adopted if and only if it receives the number of votes FOR it ("AYE" votes) required for passage and it is not vetoed.
The number of votes required for passage of a rule change shall be equal to TWO MORE than the number of votes cast AGAINST the rule change ("NAY" votes), except in cases where other rules apply (such as 109).
The player who proposes a rule change proposal always implicitly votes FOR their proposal simply by putting it up for a vote.
Proposal 312: (Repeal of Rule 204)
This rule takes precedence over and repeals Rule 204.
Proposal 313: (The Family and Medical Leave Act)
Should an emergency of medical, personal, or familial nature occur a player may may take a LEAVE OF ABSENCE in order to deal with the situation without jeopardizing their status in the game. During a LEAVE OF ABSENCE no points may be accrued to or subtracted from the score of the player, nor may the player be removed from the player-list or have their player-status altered in any other way WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION: should the player fail to announce their return by the first day following the end of their LEAVE OF ABSENCE then the player shall be removed from the player-list.
A LEAVE OF ABSENCE may be taken by announcing the reason for it and the date on which it will end. A LEAVE OF ABSENCE may be terminated early merely by the player announcing that they have returned to active status in the game.
Proposal 315: (The "Cool Rule Awards")
The "Cool Rule Awards" shall be held aperiodically to reward those players who devise cool proposals. Whenever the votes on twelve **or more** proposals have been completed that have not been proposals voted on in previous incarnations of the Cool Rule Awards, the next Cool Rule Awards competition shall immediately be initiated and **all those** proposals shall be voted on to see which is the coolest rule proposal in each of three different categories, and which is the coolest rule proposal overall. The catagories for the Awards are:
When voting, each player may submit up to three votes in each of the first three categories: one first, one second, and one third place vote. (No votes are cast directly for the Alloy Sphere Award.) Each first place vote shall count for 5 in its category; likewise, each second place vote shall count 3, and each third place vote shall count 1. Players may not cast votes for proposals which they proposed. Players may not cast two votes for the same proposal in the same category.
Players need not vote in the Cool Rule Awards, and if they do they need not cast all the possible votes. If they do cast at least a first and second place vote in each category, or a first, second, and third place vote in two categories, however, they recieve 30 points and are eligible for point awards if any of their proposals win in the competition, otherwise they recieve nothing and are not eligible for point awards.
Proposals do not need to pass in order to compete in the Cool Rule Awards, but they must have been put up for a vote (proposals which were withdrawn do not apply to this rule in any way).
**After the voting period is over, the Game Marshall (or anyone who cares to do so) shall compute the winners and announce them within two weeks. Point adjustments shall take place when this announcement is made.** In each of the first three catagories, the proposal with the highest total count is the winner, and the player who proposed the proposal (if eligible) shall recieve 200 points. Each player who voted against any of these winning proposals shall lose 20 points for each such proposal.
The winner of the Alloy Sphere award shall be determined by computing the product of the counts in all the categories, after adding one to the count in each category, for each proposal; the proposal with the highest product wins. The player who proposed this proposal (if eligible) receives 300 points, and each player who voted against this proposal shall lose 30 points. A single proposal may win multiple awards.
Each time points are awarded for the Cool Rule Awards, four new vobs shall be created: one Iron Patch, one Golden Grin, one Quicksilver Star, and one Alloy Sphere. These new vobs are "trophies", and shall be owned by whichever player just won the corresponding award. These vobs are non-transferable and indestructible.
Proposal 314: (Anonymity of Sorts)
A vote need only be sent to the Proponent of the proposal to be valid.
Kerridwen Mangala McNamara --- Sent on Wed Mar 18 23:03:05 1998
Pseudo Proposal 314: (Self-Destruct Voting)
A player may, if they will be incommunicado for a known period in the near future, place a "self-destruct" vote that will apply to any (specified) Proposal that is called for a Vote during that time. Should the Proposal not be called to vote during the time that the player is incommunicado then that "self-destruct" vote will self-destruct and no longer be valid for use in the game. If the player returns before the time that they had planned to be incommunicado is expired then the vote shall still be valid and cannot be retracted.