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Re: [spoon-discuss] Re: [Spoon-business] More on scams

On 7/21/03 at 9:02 PM Joel Uckelman wrote:

>Thus spake "Baron von Skippy":
>> I alter the proposal __Scams__ to read:
>> {{
>> __Scams__
>> A. Definition
>> A Scam is any attempt by a player to achieve an instant win in any
>online gam
>> e of Nomic by circumventing the spirit, but not the wording, of one or
>more r
>> ules, utilizing a loophole in one or more rules, or utilizing an
>unforseen in
>> teraction between two or more rules. The player(s) who perform a scam is
>> ) the Scammer(s) of that Scam.
>> Each scam performed in B Nomic is to be named. No Scam may share a name
>> another Scam.
>> B. Titles
>> After each successful Scam in B Nomic, titles are to be awarded to
>involved p
>> layers in the following fashion:
>> The Scammers each recieve the title "Lord of the XXXX Scam," with "XXXX"
>> aced with the name of the scam.
>> Any players whose words, or actions led to the Scammers coming up with
>the sc
>> am are awarded the title "Knight of the XXXX Scam," with "XXXX" replaced
>>  the name of the scam. These players should be identified by the
>> Any players who attempted to stop the scam, argued unsuccessfully
>against the
>>  legality of the scam, attempted to undo the scam and failed, or wrote
>one or
>>  more of the rules which the Scammers used as the basis of the scam are
>> ed the title "Pawn of the XXXX Scam," with "XXXX" replaced with the name
>of t
>> he scam. These players should be identified by consensus.
>> In general, players should receive no more than one of the above titles
>as a
>> result of a Scam.
>> C. Rewards
>> On the next Ballot after a Scam, all players other than the Scammers
>should r
>> ate the Scam on a scale from 0 to 20 if the Scam was successful, or 0 to
>10 i
>> f it was unsuccessful, on how Stylish it was. All Scammers are awarded a
>> er of Style Points equal to the average of these ratings, rounded to the
>> est integer.
>> D. Guerrila Warfare
>> B Nomic players are encouraged to perform Scams in other games of Nomic.
>If a
>>  player shows proof of a Scam they performed in another game, that
>player rec
>> ieves 15 Style plus 10 Style for each Win they were awarded as a result
>of th
>> e Scam, and the title "Lord of the XXXX YYYY Scam," with "XXXX" replaced
>>  the whole name of the other Nomic [[B Nomic, Nomicron, The Curvature Of
>> Earth Is Overwhelmed By Local Noise Nomic]], and with "YYYY" replaced
>with th
>> e name the Scammer has given to the Scam.
>> }}
>This makes me want to perpetrate a scam that does not qualify as a Scam.

Oboy.  The Scam Scam.


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