The Fourth Dynasty of pokes
15 October - 5 November 2019
Centuries after five unknown sailors are rescued (and one is left behind), Cspe Key has been swallowed by rising sea levels, as have most of the Island Nations. Halfway across the world: Energy Ministers from their respective countries take time for one more photo op on the steps outside the Ringmauer, the seat of government in Pays-Loups Nord. Afterwards, they leave home to implement (or not) the agreements made during this year’s climate change roundtable.
Veto all pending proposals. Change the first instance of “Weatherman” to “UN Secretary-General (abbreviated UNSG)”, and later instances to “UNSG”. Change the first instance of “Castaway” to “Energy Minister (abbreviated EM)”, and later instances to “EM”. Set the Dynastic Distance and Traitor rules to inactive.
The following players were active at the start of the Dynasty:
The following players were active at the end of the Dynasty:
3Balance, Cuddlebeam, The Duke of Waltham, Farsight, Kevan*, pokes*, TyGuy6
Posts of Interest
Infinite Annual/Leap Actions Scam Episode
- Finity There was an attempt by Kevan to use an infinite amount of actions to neutralize the rest of players, (via Propaganda) and this CfJ sought to deal with that. Had it been successful, Kevan would have achieved victory after some time of delay.
- Electric Boogaloo Unaware of how Kevan's scam actually worked, but relying on that Kevan's would-be interpretation would support this stunt, Cuddlebeam (blindly) attempted a variant on Kevan's scam that relied on similar wording (using Leap Actions instead of Annual Actions) to trigger the "everyone loses" condition and end the dynasty that way instead. It was later confirmed by Kevan that their interpretation for their scam also supported the legitimacy of this second scam.
Both ended up ruled to be invalid though, and Emperor pokes gave a good insight as to why in the CFJs:
‘If’ vs. ‘if and only if’ in the ruleset has come up before and I always come down on the side of ‘only if’ being not necessary because (a) actions are not allowed by default in the ruleset (b) any “you may X if Y” statement would be meaningless in Y otherwise (c) I don’t want to encourage having to always write “if and only if” for this kind of thing.
Cuddlebeam achieved victory with the assistance of TyGuy6, the Traitor. A 50/50 coin flip gave the next dynasty to Cuddlebeam.
Post game discussion is here.