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Discussion: Dynasty Ideas

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This page is for people who would like to practice giving an Ascension Address, and to discuss ideas for future dynasties.

  1. The Poetic Dynasty. AA- ?: Replace all instances of Scribe with Poet, replace all instances of Editor with Director, replace all instances of Rule with Sonnet. Repeal all dynastic rules, and add the following: A poet, like my father: All rules, with the exception of this one, must have an acceptable rhyme scheme that that rule follows and is written withen the rule. It must not simply be an alphabetical string of letters. ExampleYes:ABAB ExampleNo:ABCD
  2. The Nomic Time Travel Dynasty: A Dynasty based on the mechanic of taking "snapshots" of the Ruleset every week (each Sunday?), and granting players the ability to remove themselves from the current Ruleset, and play according to a snapshotted Ruleset.
  3. Seeing the future Dynasty: A Dynasty where you state your actions X days in advance, and by consuming a resource, you can check on someone else's stated action planning and then change your own, as if seeing the future allows you to change your timeline because you have new information. (In true future-seeing, wouldn't the act of seeing the future also be predicted by that same future seeing? Anywhoo, like this its more cool and mechanics-worthy lol) Done in The First Dynasty of Axemabaro
  4. BlogNomic Dynasty: A Dynasty where a sub-game of nomic is being played that initially has no effect on the outer Dynasty. It might be interesting to have the initial rules of the sub-game be slightly edited Core rules of BlogNomic, but it may be weird if a sub-Dynasty starts up.
  5. Real life travel Dynasty: A Dynasty where, to go around the game map (our Earth!), you have to find real-world bus/airplane tickets and pay their real price in game money to travel around. (A different take on "real life" was tried in The Eighteenth Dynasty of Kevan. The First Dynasty of Wakukee involved some not-too-realistic travel between any real-world locations.)
  6. A picture speaks more than a thousand words: All Dynastic Rules are pictures. Pictionary, nomic-style.
  7. Reverse Nomic: You start with a ruleset and can only remove from it (or adding is significantly taxed). Repeal to your advantage and strategically remove words to change the meaning of rules!
  8. Parallel Universe Nomic: Two universes with two slightly different (or maybe even significantly different) rule sets. You can step into portals to change your universe and gain advantages.
  9. Card nomic: Inspired by a thousand blank cards, this is a dynasty where actions can depend on draw of a card and playing the card. There may also be rules concerning what you can write on a card. The First Dynasty of Derrick
  10. Lawyer Nomic: Players are encouraged to challenge rules, change them, remove them, find loopholes. Maybe the goal is to change the core ruleset itself (if only temporarily for one dynasty).
  11. Elector's Dynasty The players are electors picking the next emperor. The emperor will make a number of promises before he is elevated, on issues ranging from land disputes to religious policy to high offices. Each elector secretly picks some issues to support. When the emperor is finally elevated, along with his platform, the game will be scored. Offices, including the emperor, will score points, which everyone can predict. But the issues will also be worth points, and those are a secret. Who will get the best deal out of this election of the emperor? This dynasty can also be done with a more modern theme: members of a parliament are forming a government.
  12. Bidding Nomic A fixed number of opportunities to gain points will be presented. Players will make blind bids for them. How much is too much? Do you prepare to win big or do you play it safe?
  13. Programming:
    • Suggested by card as a syntax in the Ape dynasty, but I think worth a full dynasty. Maybe a single rule written in Javascript which is periodically copypasted and executed offsite - opening with an array of player stats, and the script outputting new code for that array, to paste back over the top. The Second Dynasty of card
    • It's worth noting that my proposal there expands to English and really was meant to shorten long sentences I couldn't get around while drafting the Steal action and allow others to use that notation later. It wasn't based on any programming language or intended to turn the dynasty into a programming dynasty. Take a look at http://nomyx.net/ and slashdot's old perl nomic site/google group for this Dynasty idea. Card (talk) 06:40, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
  14. Robotic Duels: Players begin with a certain amount of cash and may design a robot in a ? x ? grid. They may buy parts to be filled in the grid and battle other robots. The trick is that they cannot see what the others' robots look like so must deduce by money spent, who won, etc. ([Example robot design])
  15. Pass The Rule: Like the drawing game where people fold paper before passing it to another person, players write sections of rules which would be revealed later after stitching them together. Some maybe limited the submitted rule to a certain number of characters would make it more interesting.