Ed Murphy on Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:50:04 -0700 (MST)

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Re: [s-b] Emergency?

Codae wrote:

> I think we're in an Emergency here.
> The Clock is Off, preventing most actions from being implemented (3B, para. 1).
> The Player allowed to turn on the Clock is the Minister of Change, that is, 
> JamesB (23, para. 4).
> JamesB has not taken any action since February.  Eir absence has prevented the 
> Game from continuing for more than seven days, then, qualifying this as an 
> Emergency (0, para. 4).
> [The logical thing to do would be to put em in the Vat, so that someone else can 
> take Change, but I don't see any reason why 3B, para. 1 wouldn't prevent that.]
> Therefore, I suggest spoon-business as the Emergency Forum, since it would 
> appear to be most convenient.  The next step (assuming agreement on this point) 
> is to select an Emergency Coordinator, or point out why this is not an 
> Emergency.

I recognize this as an Emergency.  In particular, it qualifies
against this clause in Rule 0:

  - The failure of, or absence of, enough Ministers that the Game
    cannot continue, for a period of seven days.
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