Daniel Lepage on Thu, 20 Jan 2005 18:43:04 -0600 (CST)

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

On Jan 20, 2005, at 7.18 PM, Jeremy Cook wrote:

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.

If no restrictions may be place on when a player may forfeit, then your proposal cannot be implemented (r14 also takes precedence over the rule asserting that the actions in your proposal happen).

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.

Then what good does this do? All I'd have to do is try over and over again until it worked. This wouldn't affect gameplay at all, it would just irritate the hell out of everyone.

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

Yes, that's the point.

That seems like an awful lot of power to give the Chair. Only two people voted last nweek; even if we assume that I, Zarpint, and Iain (the other three who have posted in the last few days) vote this nweek, that still means that two slightly intoxicated people would be enough for the Chairman to force an "award the Chairman a Win" prop through.


How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?
                -- Plato

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