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Proposal: [Hint] Freshnesssssss (15 JAN 2009 19:35:00 UTC)

Create a new rule called “Ingredients”:

There exists a wiki document titled “Ingredients” which may be only modified as the Ruleset permits, and that is formatted as a list, known itself as the Ingredient List. As a daily action, a Staff Member may add one kind of edible ingredient to the end of the Ingredient List.

If the Ingredients wiki page exists, blank it.

Officially, my first hint about the theme. However, don’t think the Theme is so straightforward as this Proposal could led you to believe...

Proposal: [Hint] Let me fetch you a Star (17 JAN 2009 15:57:00 UTC)

Create a new rule called “Cosmology”:

Not all Staff members have originated in our home planet. In fact, many of them have come from distant locations. There is a GNDT column that shall track the current “Station” in which a Member of the Staff is residing. Because interstellar travel is too costly, the values of Station are limited to any one planet or moon located within the Solar System only, and to the special value “Jump”. If at any time, a Staff Member’s Station is set to an invalid value, that Staffer shall change it to “Jump” instead. A Member of the Staff currently in Jump is said to be Translocating.

As a daily action, a Staff Member that is currently Translocating may set their Station to any planet or moon that is located within the Solar System.

Proposal: [Hint] Before we get serious, we need to learn the basics (18 JAN 2009 06:35:00 UTC)

On rule “Recipes” after the sentence “The first item is called the Recipe and the other items are called Ingredients.” add “A description of the recipe may also be added in italics after a recipe, yet it has no rules effect.”

Create a sub-rule “Writing Recipes” under rule “Recipes”:

As a daily action, the Writer may add a new Recipe to the Recipes wiki document. Each Recipe must have at least three ingredients and a description. This new recipe is added at the end of the document, and as long as there is no other recipe after it, it is known as the Goal Recipe.

Create a sub-rule “Practice” under rule “The Table”:

If a Member has a Recipe on eir table that is also the Goal Recipe, the Staff Member, thereby known as the Contestant, may start a Practice Session by creating a Story Post that starts with “[Taste]” and removing the Recipe from eir table. The Contestant is also expected to give a short description on the peculiarities of the prepared recipe. The Contestant then obtains 1 Guess. Afterwards, no more Practice Sessions can be created for the same Goal Recipe (if they do get created, their Contestant gains no Guesses).

Add the following at the end of rule “Ingredients”:

At no time shall there exist more that 50 Ingredients on the Ingredient List. If there are at least 20 Ingredients on the Ingredient List, as a weekly action, any Member may “Clean the Fridge” and remove up to 3 Ingredients from the Ingredients List.

Proposal: [Hint] Faster Traveling through better roads (18 JAN 2009 19:09:01 UTC)

Create a sub-rule “The Highway” to rule “Cosmology”:

There exists an super highway, known as Sol Road, that interconnects many cities from different planets and moons. Members that own a Vehicle may use this Road to, as a daily action, switch their Stations to any other valid value, without the need for Translocation. However, this requires the Member to Spend 1 unit of Fuel.

Also, at any time, the Writer may announce that one or more Gates are under maintenance by making a Story Post with “[Maintenance]” in the subject and listing one or more Station values, as well as a date of when the Maintenance will end. Members may not use the Sol Road to switch their Stations to values that are under Maintenance, until the Maintenance ends.

Of course, Fuel and Vehicles don’t currently exist… I’ll leave that up to you.

Proposal: [Hint] No fuel, no food (19 JAN 2009 20:38:00 UTC)

If the Proposal titled “Space Moneyses (Take 2)” failed, this Proposal does nothing.

Add a sub-rule “Specialties” to rule “Ingredients”:

At the time an Ingredient is added to the Ingredients List, the name of a valid Station may be added in parenthesis after the name of the Ingredient. The name of that Station must match the name of the Station where the Member who added the Ingredient is currently at. Members currently Translocating may not specify a Station in this manner. If a rule would allow a Member to remove an ingredient from the Ingredients List, that action may only be taken if that Member spends 1 Fuel. If the Ingredient’s Station or the Member’s Station is in Maintenance, the action cannot be taken at all.

Add a new sub-rule “Cloning” under rule “Ingredients”:

Any Member may as a weekly action, clone an Ingredient from the Ingredients List. In order to do this, the Member adds 1DICE4 copies of any existing Item from the list, at the end of the list. For eir community service, a Member that clones an Ingredient obtains 2DICE15 Credits. This action cannot be taken if it would cause the total number of ingredients in the list become 50 or more. If the Ingredient has a Station related to it, cloning can only take place while the Member is located in that Station.

Proposal: [Hint] Heartier, Tastier, Faster, Further (20 JAN 2009 19:12:01 UTC)

Create a new sub-rule called ‘’The Bowl” under rule “The Table”:

Members have a subsection under their Table known as the Bowl, where they may keep ingredients that they have aquired but have not been used. Members cannot keep more than five Ingredients in their Bowls. Any action that requires a Member to remove an Ingredient from the Ingredients List may instead be performed by removing that Ingredient from that Members Bowl. Members can only put or remove items from their own Bowl, and only as allowed by the rules. At any time, a Member may pay 1 Credit to select one ingredient from the Ingredients List and put a copy of it into that Member’s Bowl, but only if the Ingredient is not associated with a Station or if the Member’s Station is the same as the Ingredient’s Station.

Create a new rule called, “Spaceport”:

As a daily action, a Member may pay 10 Credits to set their Station to Jump. This is known as Commencing Translocation.

If more than half of all comments containing counted votes also contain the text “MOAR RPM”,

In sub-rule “The Highway” replace all occurrences of “as a daily action” with “at any time”.

Proposal: [Hint] Show me a map to the stars (21 JAN 2009 06:36:00 UTC)

In sub-rule “The Highway” change sentence “Members that own a Vehicle may use this Road to, as a daily action, switch their Stations to any other valid value, without the need for Translocation.” for “Members that own a Vehicle may use this Road to, as a daily action, switch their Stations to any other Station adjacent to it on the Solar Map, without the need for Translocation.”

Create a new sub-rule “Solar Map” under rule “Cosmology”:

There exists a wiki document known as “Solar Map” which lists the possible routes between two stations. Two Stations are considered Adjacent in the Solar Map if one of them appears right before the other one. As a weekly action, a Member of the Staff may add a Station to the Solar Maps. A Station may be added even if it already appears in the Solar Map, as long as this doesn’t cause a Station to be Adjacent to itself.

Erase all the contents of the Solar Map wiki document.

Next, some spring cleaning of the ruleset, just to make it more readable (and satisfy my obsessive-compulsive disorder)

If more than half of all comments containing counted votes also contain the text “Cleanup”, then:

Make rule “Synonyms” a sub-rule to rule “Theme”. Make rule “Fuel” a sub-rule to rule “Vehicles”. Change the name of rule “We Will All Fry Together When We Fry” to “Countdown” and append the sentence “This rule is always the last Dynastic Rule in the Ruleset” to it.

If you think this proposal could be a little hard to enact, don’t worry: I’ll do it myself if it passes.

Proposal: [Hint] The fruitcake never dies (21 JAN 2009 19:50:02 UTC)

Remove the following from rule “Recipes”:

As a weekly action, if every ingredient for a given recipe appears on the ingredient document at least as many times at it does in a recipe, a Staff Member may remove one occurrence of each ingredient for each time it appears in the recipe and add the recipe to his section of the table. (He does not remove the recipe from the recipe document).

Create a new sub-rule “Cooking” under rule “Recipes”:

As a daily action, if every ingredient for a given recipe appears on a Member’s Bowl at least as many times at it does in a recipe, that Staff Member may remove one occurrence of each ingredient from eir Bowl for each time it appears in the recipe and add the recipe to his section of the table. (The recipe is not removed from the recipe document).

Create a new sub-rule “Rejection” under rule “The Table”:

If a Member doesn’t think that a Recipe on eir own table is good enough to be judged, e may Reject that Recipe by writing a bad review of it as a Story Post and removing it from eir Table. If a Member Rejects a Recipe in this manner, that Member cannot reject another one until 72 hours have elapsed. When a Recipe is Rejected, all Ingredients that make it up (according to the Recipes document) get removed from the Ingredients List.

Now, making recipes does not normally remove Ingredients: you have to fetch them through rule “The Bowl”. However you can Reject them as an “offensive” move to acualy destroy ingredients other Members may need. Furthermore, I would like people to propose a way to get Credits, as I think they may see quite a lot of use, but we don’t have enough of them… just nothing too grindy please.

Proposal: [Hint] We need MOAR speed, SRSLY. Its all about speed. (25 Jan 2009 09:22:00 UTC)

Add a new sub-rule called “Turbo” under rule “Vehicles”:

As a daily action, a Member with a vehicle may start Turbo Mode by making a GNDT comment of “TURBO”. When a Member is in Turbo Mode, they may perform daily actions that require spending fuel as if they where not daily actions, and may instead perform them as long as they can pay their fuel cost. However, they cannot perform more than X such actions, where X is their Vehicle’s Speed, until Turbo Mode is deactivated. Turbo Mode lasts 2 hours, then deactivates itself.

On rule “Vehicles” change the sentence: “Vehicles may be added to the vehicles page by the writer, and the amount of fuel each vehicle can carry is described there.” to:

Vehicles may be added to the vehicles page by the writer, and the amount of fuel each vehicle can carry, and their Speed is described there.

On sub-rule fuel change the sentence “As a daily action, a Member of the Staff may purchase an amount of fuel by decreasing their credits by one per unit of fuel they wish to buy and adding that much fuel to their fuel in the GNDT” to:

As a daily action, a Staff Member may purchase an amount of fuel equal to their Vehicle’s fuel rating by paying 10 Credits, then setting their Fuel in the GNDT to the fuel rating of their Vehicle.

Remove sentence “As a daily action, a Staff Member may set their Station to any planet or moon that is located within the Solar System if they are currently Translocating or they may set their Station to Jump if they are not currently Translocating.” from rule Cosmology.

Non-proposal Hints

Take with a pinch of salt.

  • There are an even number of characters in the theme, including spaces.
  • The letter A appears three times in the theme. (Claimed by arthexis in a blog post)
  • The letter M appears two times in the theme. (Claimed by Qwazukee.)
  • The letter C appears two times in the theme. (Claimed by Qwazukee & Wakukee, via Amnistar)
  • The letter S appears one time in the theme. (Claimed by Wakukee.) (Confirmed to Rodlen by Arth) (Confirmed publicly by Arth after Rodlen posted his confirmation)
  • The word “Super” does not appear in the theme (Darn you, Clucky and your lying ways!).
  • The word “Alien” does not appear in the theme.
  • The word “Competition” does not appear int the theme.
  • The word “Dinner” does not appear in the theme.
  • No forms of the word “Cook” appear in the theme.
  • The name of a celestial body appears in the theme.
  • The theme does not have to do with TV/Movies or Catering/Delivery.
  • The theme does have to do with racing.
  • The theme does not have to do with Douglas Adams, as per "[Guessing] Douglas Adams?"
  • The theme is not extremely long, as per "[Guessing] Uhhh..."
  • The word "Morsel" does not appear in the theme, as per "[Guessing] Here goes nothing".
  • One word from "Race for a Morsel on Mercury" appears exactly in the theme, except for capitalization, as per "[Guessing] Here goes nothing".
  • One word from "Space Race to Taste Moon Cheese" appears in the theme.
  • Clarifying the above two hints, the word that appears in common in both guesses and that appears also on the theme is “ON”. (Note: Possibly Not true) (not true, ON does not appear in the second guess, and Race DOES appear in both guesses --Amnistar 18:07, 4 Feb 2009 (GMT)) (Space Race to Taste the Moon Darth 20:27, 8 Feb 2009 (GMT))
  • One word from "Space Race to Taste the Moon" appears in the theme.
  • Moon does not appear in the theme, as per [Guessing] Here's Hoping
  • "Olympics have nothing to do with this." as per [Guessing] Here goes nothing
  • Racing Around Mars for Extra Cheese has an additional correct word (though not neccessarily two correct words in the phrase) as per [Guessing] Why not?
  • Arthexis hates Star Trek.
  • Arth is a dirty rotten liar.
  • The theme is "Gourmet Drag Racing on Mars".