On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 9:17 PM Reuben Staley <reuben.sta...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> On 9/12/19 12:15 PM, James Cook wrote:> What if, instead of these
> balancing rules, each interest group does a
> > stock (cheque) buy-back every quarter, and the only way to cash in a
> > cheque between quarters is to sell it to another player?
> >
> > Specifically:
> >
> > * Make cheques of each interest group a currency so players can exchange
> them.
> >
> > * At the start of each quarter, every interest group does a cheque
> > buy-back. It works like this. I'll use Efficiency as the example.
> >   * Efficiency earns 50 Coins.
> >   * Each player can declare sell offers. E.g. I offer to cell 3
> > efficiency cheques for 5 Coins each, and an additional 2 efficiency
> > cheques for 10 Coins each.
> >   * After the offer period is over, Efficiency spends its 50 Coins to
> > buy as many cheques as possible, starting with the lowest sell offers
> > and working its way up.
>
> This is a really interesting system. In theory, it could provide a nice
> diversion for the players, and it would allow the people to have more
> say in what they think cheques are actually worth. I am having trouble
> comprehending optimal strategies already.
>
> > Benefits:
> > * Self-balancing: We still have the property that if officers slack
> > off, then efficiency cheques are worth more, simply because fewer will
> > be issued.
> > * Nobody needs to explicitly keep track of how many reports were missed.
> > * We can have fun speculating about prices and selling cheques to each
> other.
> >
> > Other interest groups:
> >
> > If Justice also gets 50 Coins per quarter, that would mean judging a
> > CFJ is more lucrative if fewer are being called. If we don't like that
> > we could grant Justice a number of Coins depending on the total number
> > of CFJs called, which shouldn't be too hard to figure out.
>
> I do like the idea of having the amount of coins each interest group
> gets to give based on some factor, but that might be a bad idea because
> then cheques might be valued at about the same every quarter.
>
> All in all, I do really like this. It's definitely more in the
> 'minigame' territory than C&B version 1, which makes the whole thing
> less Aris-friendly. Participation in the economy would be absolutely
> essential. What if we have a flat cash-in rate for cheques that anyone
> can utilize any time? It would be more beginner-friendly. Bearing in
> mind that we can issue a larger number of cheques, this might just be 1
> coin, and we could give out 5 efficiency cheques per report, etc.
>

I’m opposed to the entire notion anyway, so please don’t try to make things
less minigamish to make me happy. It won’t work at that, and you’ll likely
end up with a suboptimal system, and then we’ll all be unhappy.

-Aris

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