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> On Oct 31, 2018, at 2:19 PM, ATMunn <> wrote:
> So I've been working on the space proposal some more. It's taken me a lot 
> longer than I thought it would, but I've made a ton of progress. I still have 
> that feeling that there's something super important I've missed, but I can't 
> think of it. Of course, this "update" doesn't really include any more 
> features, but I still want to get the core working first. There's a changelog 
> at the bottom, by the way.
> Title: "spaaace? v0.2"
> AI: 1
> Author: ATMunn
> Co-author(s): [probably lots of people]
> Enact a new rule entitled "Sectors", with power 1.0 and the following
> text:
> {
>       Sector Count is an untracked singleton switch, which is always the
>       number of active players plus two.

Can just be "The Sector Count is equal to the number of active players plus 

>       Imminent Sector is an singleton switch, tracked by the Spacekeepor,
>       defaulting to 1. Every time a player receives a Welcome Package, the
>       Imminent Sector is increased by one. If the Imminent Sector ever is
>       greater than the current Sector Count, it is instead set to 1.
>       [does this rule even work like I want it to?]
> }
> Enact a new rule entitled "The Spacekeepor", with power 1.0 and the
> following text:
> {
>       The Spacekeepor [name suggestions?] is an office; its holder is the
>       recordkeepor of space. [I don't know if the second clause is even
>       necessary but it sounds cool]


>       The Spacekeepor's Weekly Report shall include:
>       1. all players' Spaceship switches;
>       2. the current Imminent Sector;
>       3. a list of which players are in which sectors; and
>       4. all space battles that have occured since the last report.

IIRC you don’t need to mention switches (they are already tracked by the 
Don’t need to require listing players in sectors, that’s already a switch

> }
> Enact a new rule entitled "Spaceships", with power 1.0 and the following
> text:
> {
>    Each active player has a set of Switches, collectively known as
>       Spaceship switches, all tracked by the Spacekeepor. Each of the
>       following is a Spaceship switch, with its possible values being any
>       integer in the specified range:

Probably a good idea for switches not to go away when a player becomes inactive.

>       Sector, with an inclusive range of 1 to the current Sector Count;
>    Energy, with an inclusive range of 0 to 20; and
>       Armour, with an inclusive range of 0 to 10.
>       A player with a particular Sector value is considered to be "in"
>       said Sector.
>       Any player CAN, by announcement, increase eir Armour by 1 at any
>       time, spending a coin to do so. This is called Repairing.
>       A player with an Armour switch of 0 is considered to be Defeated.
>       Defeated players CANNOT flip any of eir Spaceship switches except
>       Armour.
> }
> Enact a new rule entitled "Energy", with power 1.0 and the following text:
> {
>       Whenever a player's Energy switch is increased by an amount, that
>       player is said to have gained that amount of Energy; likewise, when
>       a player's Energy is decreased by an amount, that player is said to
>       have lost (syn. spent) that amount of Energy. [is this necessary?]
>       Any player CAN, by announcement, gain 2 Energy at any time, as long
>       as e has not done so in the last 24 hours. Any player also CAN, by
>       announcement, gain any amount of Energy, spending twice that amount
>       in coins to do so, regardless of the last time e gained energy. If
>       doing either of these actions would put the player's Energy above
>       20, then eir Energy is instead set to 20.
>       At any time, any player CAN, by announcement, change eir Sector,
>       spending an amount of Energy equivalent to the difference between
>       eir current Sector and the new Sector. This is known as moving to a
>       Sector. An attempt to move to a Sector outside the range of possible
>       Sector values is INEFFECTIVE and no Energy is lost. A player CANNOT
>       move if eir Energy is 0.

“At any time” is unnecessary.

> }
> Enact a new rule entitled "Space Battles", with power 1.0 and the
> following text:
> {
>    A player in the same Sector as another player CAN, by announcement,
>       engage in a Space Battle with the other player as long as neither
>       player:
>       -is currently Defeated;
>       -has engaged in a Space Battle in the last 24 hours; or
>       -has fewer than 2 Energy.

What if they’re currently in a space battle?

>    After the start of a Space Battle, both players involved CAN, and
>       SHALL in a timely fashion, announce the SHA-512 hash of the amount
>       of Energy e wishes to spend in the battle. Players are ENCOURAGED to
>       add extra text to what they hash to prevent memorization of hashes,
>       as long as the amount is still clear.
>    Once both players in a Space Battle have announced a hash, each
>       player then CAN, and SHALL in a timely fashion, announce the
>       original text that e hashed. Once both players have done this, each
>       player then loses the amount of Energy e specified, or if this
>       amount would put eir Energy below 0, eir Energy is set to 0. Each
>       player's Armour is also reduced by the amount of Energy eir opponent
>       lost. The Space Battle is then over.

This means a Space Battle can take up to two weeks (timely fashion = a week). 
Also, there’s no rule saying that you can only spend energy you have—I can just 
say “1000” and win. Also, make sure people can’t “double spend” by announcing 
their energy for a space battle, then running off to the other side of the 

>       Failing to announce either a hash or the original text in a timely
>       fashion is the class-2 crime of Being a Bad Space Captain.
>       After a Space Battle is over, if either player's Armour was reduced
>       by more than the other player's, the one whose Armour was reduced by
>       the least is declared the Winner, and the other player the Loser.
> }
> Enact a new rule entitled "Fame", with power 1.0 and the following text:
> {
>    Every player has a Fame switch, with possible values being all
>    integers between -10 and 10. Players with positive Fame are Famous,
>    and those with negative Fame are Infamous.
>    If a player is the Winner in a Space Battle against an Infamous
>    player, eir Fame is increased by 1. Likewise, if a player is the
>    Winner in a Space Battle against a Famous player or one with a Fame
>    of 0, eir Fame is decreased by 1.
>       If a player's Fame is ever increased above 10, it is instead set to
>       10. Likewise, if it is ever decreased below -10, it is instead set
>       to -10.
>       Any player whose Fame is either 10 or -10 CAN win the game With 2
>       Days Notice.
> }
> Amend rule 2499 "Welcome Packages" by appending the following text:
> {
>       A player who has just received a Welcome Package also has eir Energy
>       set to 15, eir Armour set to 20, and eir Sector set to the current
>       Imminent Sector.

This is a bit awkward—someone can avoid being in a sector by never getting a 
welcome package.

> }
> Set the Energy of each player to 15.
> Set the Armour of each player to 20.
> For each active player, going in alphabetical order, do the following:
> -Set eir Sector to the current Imminent Sector
> -Increase the Imminent Sector by 1, setting it to 1 if it would go over
> the current Sector Count.

I kinda feel like this should be random instead of alphabetical, but I’m not 
sure it’s actually necessary.

> Make [sombody] the Spacekeepor.
> ########################################################################
> General Changes
> -Basically rewrote everything
> -Added version number
> -Added powers to the rules
> -Made spaceships a set of switches
> -Added the Spacekeepor for keeping track of space
> -Welcome packages set spaceship switches
> -Everybody gets their spaceship switches set
> Sectors
> -Changed Sectors to be the number of active players plus two
> -Players can move to the sector number above or below their current one
> -New switch called Imminent Sector, basically makes new players not
> start in the same sector as everybody else
> Energy
> -Power is now Energy
> -Energy is used for movement as well as battle
> -Energy can be gained every day, or coins can be spent to gain extra
> Armor
> -New switch, Armour, which is essentially the spaceship's health
> -Armour can be Repaired by 1 by spending 2 coins
> -Destroyed is no longer a switch, instead players with 0 Armour are
> Defeated
> Space Battles
> -Players can no longer space battle if they have been in a space battle
> in the last 24 hours
> -Players can no longer space battle if either of them has fewer than 2
> Energy
> -Bidding on amount of Energy spent is now only done once, with a hash
> -No more deadline for announcing a hash
> Fame
> -Win condition for fame of 10 or -10; players must give 2 days notice

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