Daniel Lepage on 17 Jul 2003 04:05:01 -0000

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Re: [spoon-discuss] Re: [Spoon-business] Foomp

On Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at 11:11  PM, Glotmorf wrote:

On 7/16/03 at 11:04 PM Craig wrote:

So why does it make a difference *where* in the Process?

My (possibly faulty) recollection had been that the SoE ended when people
stopped recognizing it.

Without immediately going and looking at the rules, that may well be true. Which is sort of my point. When people recognize a state of emergency, the Process begins. Nowhere in the Process, except possibly within a refresh prop, is there a point of ceasing to recognize a state of emergency. Therefore, we theoretically would launch another Process as soon as one ended unless we made a point of including in the winning refresh prop the cessation of recognition of a state of emergency. And since we theoretically don't know which refresh prop will be implemented, ALL refresh props would have to declare the cessation of recognition. Which seems like a sort of empty ritual when we could just as easily make cessation of recognition part of the Process.

I personally would prefer the cessation of recognition go just before the Pause begins, since it requires deliberate, game-perpetuating effort to get as far as the Pause, but there are two termination points within the Pause.

It's not that we recognize a 'state of emergency'; it's that a majority of all players must agree that an emergency has occurred; when this happens, it sets of r0.


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