On 3/1/2019 9:22 PM, ais...@alumni.bham.ac.uk wrote:
It might, however, be a good idea to close off even this theoretical possibility via some sort of global expungement mechanism (e.g. reintroduce Solitude as a victory condition and have it do a global expunge during the cleanup).
Going way back, my favorite method for this was for the criminals to Rebel: Rule 1664/20 (Power=2) Rebellion A Rebellious player may Call for a Revolt at any time by publicly announcing e does so. A Call for Revolt is only effective if no other Call for Revolt has been made that week and no successful Revolt has occurred for a month or more. As soon as possible after an effective Call for Revolt has been posted, the Registrar must determine whether the Revolt succeeds, as outlined below, and publicly announce the result. The Registrar shall select a random integer from 1 to the number of players (plus 1 if Miscreant is Borne). If this number is less than or equal to the number of Rebellious players (plus 1 if Miscreant is Borne by a Rebellious player), then the Revolt succeeds; otherwise it fails. All numbers used in this calculation are determined at the time of the Call for Revolt. If a Revolt succeeds, then the following events occur in order: - The Registrar shall expunge the Blots of each Rebellious player - The Registrar shall pay out 8 Stems to each Rebellious player - The GWotO shall remove all Abiding Oligarchs from the Oligarchy - Each Abiding player that is the Electee to an Office is retired from that Office. - All Rebellious players become Abiding again - The Registrar shall levy a 75% Indulgence tax. For this levy, the Bearor of the Patent Title "Robespierre" is tax-exempt. - A Speaker Transition occurs - Any Indulgence Auction in progress is cancelled If a Revolt does not succeed, then: - All Rebellious players gain 2 Blots. - The player who Called for Revolt gains 2 (additional) Blots The effects of a Call for Revolt shall be based on the Political Status, Oligarchy membership, and Indulgence holdings of players at the time of the Call. The Registrar shall notify the Herald of all Blots gained or expunged as a result of this Rule.