Fantasy Wargame Design Project - Initial Rules


1. Minimal Office Holders

The Game of Imperial Nomic shall always include at least two not necessarily distinct TISs who are office-holders: Imperial Emperor / Empress (IE) and Humble Scribe (HS). The initial holder of the post of IE and HS is Joel "Joe Java" Ricker.

2. Other Office Holders

The FW Design Project can contain more than one not necessarily distinct players who are office-holders: Imperial Senator(s) and Assistant Humble Scribes. Asst. HSs are assigned by HS when it becomes necessary.

3. How to Participate

  • A Proposal is submitted by sending it by electronic mail or the World Wide Web to THS. A person then becomes an Imperial Senator at the submission of their first Proposal or Point of Order.
  • Proposals must contain a title or will not be submitted into the proposal queue by HS.
  • Proposals may contain one or more of the following marks:

    { } Text included within these marks are considered to be comments. They will be removed before THS includes the new proposal into the ruleset.

    [ ] Text included within these marks are considered to be comments. They will be included into the ruleset with the new proposal. THS may at anytime remove, move, or edit these comments as e feels necessary for the clarity of the rule.

4. Rights & Responsibilities

  1. An Imperial Senator may submit a proposal to the voting queue at any time. A voting deadline is also attached to the proposal which is 4 days from the day THS posts the proposal. Once THS has posted the proposal, other Imperial Senators may send in a vote of YES or NO to HS. After the voting dealine has been reached and after tallying the votes there is a majority of Imperial Senators who have sent in a vote of YES, the proposal is passed to the Imperial Emporer for his judgement.
  2. TIE will judge each proposal submitted and accept, veto or ignore it. To ignore a proposal, the condition by which it is ignored must be explicit elsewhere in the ruleset.
  3. IE may, at any time, modify or remove any existing rule or enact new rules, by the issuing of a Proclamation. In addition, e may, at any time, issue a Directive calling for proposals in a certain area.
  4. HS may rewrite a proposal to clarify its meaning, as long as the rewriting does not alter the meaning.
  5. HS must publish, via the World Wide Web, the current set of rules, list of proposals, and scores of all TISs.
  6. HS will collect and tally votes for proposals and post the results online.

5. Automatic Queue System

If an Imperial Senator has submitted one undecided proposal and then submits a new proposal, the new proposal will replace the oldest of that Imperial Senators undecided proposals.

6. Appeals Mechanism

Any Imperial Senator may, at any time, submit a Point of Order to raise any issue relevant to the game.

7. "A" & "B" Rules

All rules are deemed to be of one of two types: "A" and "B". "A" rules are always active while "B" rules are only active when IE deems that a new playtest of the sub-game (represented by the "B" rules) should then begin. Rules number 1 through 20 inclusive are considered "A" rules and rules numbered 21 or higher are concidered "B" rules.

8. Application of Rules

  1. Each submission will be numbered and a new rule will apply to all submissions numbered greater than or equal to its own proposal unless it specifies otherwise.
  2. When several rules apply at the same time, precedence as specified explicitly by the rules is applied first. Where there is no explicit or conflicting explicit precedence, the rules are applied from lowest to highest as far as possible without conflict
  3. "A" rules have precedence over "B" rules.

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