Baron von Skippy baronvonskippy on Sat, 31 Aug 2002 02:48:54 -0400

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[BNomic-Public] Miniplayers

> >I had an idea: What if we allowed people to join the game not as full
> >players, but as 'miniplayers' - people who could only do things like run
> >around on the Grid, buy stocks, etc. So people who like the idea of the
> >Grid
> >could do the Grid thing, but they wouldn't have to worry about making
> >proposals or voting on things. For them, the Grid IS the game. For us, 
> >provide a way of making the Grid more interesting. Also, if they can use
> >the
> >Stock Market, then they can provide that randomness we were talking about 
> >if three dozen people are buying and selling stock, no single player can
> >exert too much influence, but the prices can still be based on how well
> >they
> >sell.
> >
> >
> >Is this a good idea, or am I nuts?
> >I suppose those aren't mutually exclusive conditions, are they?
>You're not nuts, or at least not in this respect.  uin had a similar idea 
>with...what did he call them?  "Disinterested" players?  People who didn't 
>participate in the grid, weren't subject to the sushi or gremlins or 
>anything like that, that only were involved in proposals, voting and 
>judging.  I was against it at the time because it amounted to him affecting 
>the game but not being affected by it, which I found objectionable.
>What you're suggesting is the crystallization of subsets of the game as 
>games in their own right, with a policy-making layer over top...sort of 
>like if the management of was a nomic game.  Interesting idea, 
>but wouldn't it take rather a lot of work to make the subgames something 
>people would want to play in their own right?  At the moment, neither grid 
>football nor gremball are up to the standards of average pbm games...
>						Glotmorf
-Well, so far as there not being appreciably interesting subsets to the 
Game, that might be about to change a bit, or more accurately a metric 
buttload.. In any case, even if we as full players don't see the point to go 
to a lower position, doesn't mean that others wouldn't be willing to assume 
those positions. I think this is a viable thing to do, and so long as it 
didn't resemble Disintrest too much, I'd be willing to back it.-


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