Subject: Simplex: It's Showtime!
From: Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Friday, September 11, 1998 02:20:02
Now, I don't want to break the game, so if people are going to quit over
this then I'll consider destroying my own power, but for now, let's find
out how breakable Simplex is.
As a public action I create the following two thingies:
The Mind of the People
"The Mind of the People is a thingie whose description may be changed by
Muscle Man Murphy by adding, deleting, or changing phrases which indicate
proposed changes to Law and associating the indication with either YES or NO."
Muscle Man Murphy
"A thingie is anything that exists in Simplex (Citizens, Laws, law defined
anythings, and anything else that exists in the game).
A public action is any communication to all the citizens of Simplex which
can effect a thingie.
Private actions are communications to fewer than all the other citizens of
Simplex which can effect thingies.
Muscle Man Murphy can only be changed, destroyed, added to, or in any way
modified by public actions sent by the citizen of Simplex known as Tom
Mueller when Simplex started.
Muscle Man Murphy's actions cannot be countermanded, vetoed, or otherwise
prevented from taking effect by any citizen other than the citizen of
Simplex known as Tom Mueller when Simplex started.
Muscle Man Murphy forbids any citizen to take any action, public or
private, which would have retroactive effects.
Muscle Man Murphy forbids any citizen to take any private actions other
than those described in the laws.
Muscle Man Murphy can veto any public action not described in the laws
taken by any citizen for three days after it was publicly posted.
While Muscle Man Murphy can not forbid citizens from voting as described in
Law, he can change the minds of citizens as that is not regulated by said
Thus Muscle Man Murphy may change The Mind of the People to whatever state
he wishes. Moreover, he forces citizens to play under the following
condition: If a citizen votes that citizen must vote the way The Mind of
the People indicates on any proposals that The Mind of the People refers to."
As my final public action for the nite, I tell Muscle Man Murphy to change
The Mind of the People such that everyone who votes will vote "yes" on
Basically, from now on people can only do what I say is all right.