Jeremy Cook on Thu, 20 Jan 2005 18:18:18 -0600 (CST)

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Re: [s-d] Re: [auto] Zarpint amends p1984

On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 05:51:46PM -0500, Peter Cooper Jr. wrote:
> Zarpint writes:
> > Proposal 1984/4: Alcohol again
> > Create the following Rule:
> [... snip ...]
> > When a Player Ferments a Fruit, the Fruit changes into an X Drink,
> > where X was the type of Fruit. An X Drink is a Drink for all values of
> > X. The new Drink is in the possession of the Player who fermented the
> > Fruit.
> This is the "something else" with Fruits that I wanted but couldn't
> think of a good idea.
> However, I'm kinda curious what a Thorn Seed Drink tastes like, and
> don't want to try to find out what a Rotten Tomato Drink tastes
> like. :)
> > If a Player's BAC is ever greater than or equal to 10, that Player
> > becomes Blacked Out. If a Blacked Out Player's BAC is ever less than
> > 10, e is no longer Blacked Out. A Blacked Out Player may not take any
> > Action.
> Not take any Action seems a bit harsh... And I think it would prevent
> Forfeiting as well.

Have you ever tried to do anything after blacking out? And r14
states: "No restrictions may be placed on when a player may
forfeit; any player may forfeit the game at any time." r14 takes
precedence over this.

> > Any Action done by any Player has a probability of X/10 of not taking
> > place, where X is that Player's BAC.
> Is the player doing the action responsible for throwing the dice? For
> something like making a move in a subgame, couldn't the player just
> try again (since the action didn't take place, they didn't make a move
> yet this checking period, and thus could try again)?

No, whoever is supposed to recognize the Action is. And yes, they
could try again.

> > When any Player Votes in a Ballot, the Chairman must do the following
> > X times, where X is that Player's BAC: choose one of the Polls in the
> > Ballot and randomly change the Player's vote to either Yes or No with
> > equal probability.
> This sounds like the Chair gets to choose which Poll to change
> randomly. While I like the sound of that as the current Chair, you
> might want to make the Poll choice random as well. And, it'd currently
> be possible for the Chair to choose the same Poll more than once, I'd
> think.

Yes, that's the point.

> If the person doesn't vote at all, does it get randomly changed from
> Abstain to something else?


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