Fascist Game 3

Fascist Game 3

This is the final state of Game 3 of The Fascist Game which is now finished.

Proposals and decisions

Proposal 1

Proposer: Ten Letters
No proposal will be accepted without a valid, reasonably interesting URL (address of a World-Wide Web page) being submitted with it.

Decision: Accepted, and therefore rejected.
Reason: Rule 10 and this proposal.
Score: 4 points.
Total: 4 points.

Ten Letters becomes eligible player 1.

Seconded by ariels (not required).
Score: 0 points (+0.5 for acceptance, -0.5 for rejection).
Total: 0 points.


Proposal 2

Proposer: Jim Huggins
A player may not submit a proposal if the player's last submitted proposal has not yet been accepted or rejected. Any proposal submitted in violation of this rule may be deleted by The Humble Scribe without being published in the World-Wide Web (in order to keep the current state neat and tidy).

Decision: Accepted as Rule 20.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 3 points.

Jim Huggins becomes eligible player 2.

Seconded by ariels (not required).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 0.5 points.


Proposal 3

Proposer: Ten Letters
No player may have more than one proposal accepted in any 20 hour period.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Would unnecessarily restrict keen participants.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 5 point.

Unseconded by Jim Huggins (not required).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 3.5 points.


Proposal 4

Proposer: Ten Letters
Any player above 10 points shall receive only 1 point for having a proposal accepted, and lose 1 point for having a proposal rejected.

Decision: Accepted Modifies Rules 5 and 6.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 8 points.

Seconded by ariels (not required).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 1 point.


Proposal 5

Proposer: Ten Letters
No proposals will be judged unless they are seconded within two weeks of submission by a player who has had at least one proposal accepted. This rule shall not be enforced until Rule 28 has been accepted to ensure a sufficient number of eligible seconders exist.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 18.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 11 points.

Seconded by ariels (not required).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 1.5 points. This rule invalidates my reason for rejecting Proposal 2 so I think I'll change my mind. I can do that, can't I, I'm the Emperor. I originally enacted this rule requiring only two eligible seconders. There were already two: Ten Letters and Jim Huggins. Thus this rule applied as soon as it was enacted and moreover, by Rule 10, it applied to its own proposal. Thus my acceptance invalidated itself and the status of this and all subsequent proposals became paradoxical, making further play impossible.

To solve this I have simply increased the requirement to three eligible seconders thus rendering the rule inapplicable to its own proposal.

The Imperious Emperor


Proposal 6

Proposer: Jim Huggins
The first player who seconds a proposal will receive one half point if the proposal is accepted and lose one half point if the proposal is rejected.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 19.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 6.5 points. Seconded by ariels (not required).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 2 points.


Proposal 7

Proposer: Jim Huggins
A player may withdraw his/her own unjudged proposal at any time without penalty (lest a poor subject who submits a proposal which fails to receive a second be forbidden from scoring again by rule 20).

Decision: Accepted. Modifies Rule 20.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 9.5 points.

Seconded by Ten Letters (not required).
Score: 0.5 points
Total: 11.5 points


Proposal 8

Proposer: Ten Letters
Any proposal which, if accepted, would reject itself (eg. Proposal 1) shall be rejected outright. There shall be no points awarded for it being (briefly) accepted.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: If I wish to give a proposal a fleeting instant of glory, and its proposer a few extra points, I shall.
Score: -1 point.
Total: 10.5 points.

Unseconded by Jim Huggins (not required).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 10 points.


Proposal 9

Proposer: ariels
All proposals (including this one) to be self-referent in order to be accepted.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Too restrictive.
Score: 1 points.
Total: 3 points.

Unseconded by Ten Letters.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 11 points.


Proposal 10

Proposer: Damian Coffey
A player may propose that a current rule be rescinded. A valid reason must be supplied and the 'denouncement' must be seconded (per rules 18 and 19). If The Imperious Emporer accepts the change, then the rule is 'Denounced', and will no longer apply. The player proposing the denouncement will receive all points allocated for the original proposal. The original proposer will lose 2 points.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 21.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 3 points.

Damian Coffey becomes eligible player 3. Rule 18 is active. Seconded by Ten Letters (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 11.5 points.


Proposal 11

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
When several players have the same score greater than 7 the following rule applies: the first of these players who has an accepted proposal take one point from the other player having the same score as a bonus. Reciprocally, the first one who has a rejected proposal, gives one point to the other players. If he has got not enough points, his score is set to 0, and the other players don't receive any points.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 23.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 3 points.

Seconded by Julian (not eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 0.5 points.

Seconded by Ten Letters (eligible).

Olivier MarcÚ becomes eligible player 4.


Proposal 12

Proposer: Chris Walsh
Oh glorious cheese tainted nymph, instead of seconding a proposal, players should be able to un-second a proposal. The effect on the original proposal is nothing, but the points for the un-seconder are reversed; points are scored if the un-seconded proposal is rejected and lost if it is accepted.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 22.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 3 points. Seconded by Matthew Bassett (not eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 0.5 points.

Seconded by Jim Huggins (eligible).

Chris Walsh becomes eligible player 5.


Proposal 13

Proposer: Me
The person who submits the silliest proposal within a month period, or submits a proposal which would cause a paradox, should recieve a bonus of five points. Decision: Rejected.
Reason: First part would encourage too much silliness, second part is too easy.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 1 point.

Seconded by Matthew Bassett (not eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 0 points.

Unseconded by Olivier MARCE.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 0.5 points.

Seconded by Ten Letters (eligible).


Proposal 14 replaced by Proposal 15.

Proposal 15

Proposer: Matthew Bassett
Proposals should accompanied by a Confucian style proverb demonstrating or highlighting the proposed ruling, eg.
Confucious says: "One should first explore the foothills of example before climbing the mountain of law"

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Too much of a strain on the literary creativity of the average player.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 1 point.

Unseconded by Jim Huggins (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 10.5 points.


Proposal 16

Proposer: Julian
All proposals shall be constructed in clear, grammatically correct English. It shall be of a standard such that any English-speaking adult with an average IQ shall be able to understand the rule. This will allow players who have English as a second language to have a reasonable chance of playing the game. Note that the proposal and rule must be simple to understand. The *consequences* of the rule may be quite complex.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: That'll teach you to try and pull a fast one on your emperor, both of you!.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 1.5 point.

Seconded by Ten Letters (eligible).
Score: -0.5 point.
Total: 11 points.


Proposal 17

Proposer: Jim Huggins
I propose modifying rules 19 and 22 to apply only to eligible players.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Their current form allows keen players to make a few points even if they can't get a proposal accepted.
Score: -1 point.
Total: 9.5 points.

Seconded by Ten Letters (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points. Total: 10.5 points.


Proposal 18

Proposer: Julian
Replaced by Proposal 23.

Proposal 19

Proposer: Ten Letters
The definition of eligible players shall be modified to a player who has had a proposal accepted, and who has made a submission within the last 5 days. Thus the situation of having eligible players who check the proposals only rarely is avoided. A "submission" includes proposals, points of order and secondings.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: The Humble Scribe dislikes real-time rules.
Score: -1 point.
Total: 9.5 points.

Seconded by Chris Walsh (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 2.5 points.

Unseconded by Me.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 1.5 points.


Proposal 20

Proposer: Olivier MARCE
A proposal can not be seconded or unseconded by the player who has proposed it.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 24.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 3.5 points.

Seconded by Me (not eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 2 points.

Seconded by Chris Walsh (eligible).


Proposal 21

Proposer: Chris Walsh
Modify rule about judging: A rule may be judged after it has been seconded OR after it has been unseconded (or if there are fewer than 3 eligible players)

Decision: Accepted. Modifiles Rule 18.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 5.5 points.

Seconded by Me (not eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 2.5 points.

Seconded by Ten Letters (eligible).


Proposal 22

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
For every player with a score such that the digits are the same (11, 22, ..) having a rejected proposal, his score is set to the sum of the digits (2 for 11).

Decision: Accepted as Rule 25.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 6 points.

Seconded by Olivier MARCE (eligible)
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 4 points.


Proposal 23

Proposer: Ten Letters
No proposal will be accepted without a valid, reasonably interesting URL (address of a World-Wide Web page) being submitted with it. If the web page is consistently invalid, the seconder shall lose 1 extra point for not checking first.
URL: Juggling Information Service

Decision: Accepted as Rule 33.
Score: 3 point.
Total: 12.5 points.

Unseconded by Jim Huggins (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points. Total: 9 points.

Seconded by Jeff Snider.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 0.5 points.


Proposal 24

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
Rule 24 is modified by the following: A player is said the same if he has the same e-mail adress, despite his aliases.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: That would just encourage people to lie about their e-mail address.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 7 points.

Seconded by Olivier MARCE (eligible). Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 3.5 points.

Unseconded by Ten Letters.
Score 0.5 points.
Total: 13 points.


Proposal 25

Proposer: Matthew Bassett
The player who is currently nearest the winning condition of having exactly 20 points (Rule 7) should gain 21 points for each proposal accepted regardless of who made the proposal.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: This might never end!
Score: 1 point.
Total: 2 points.

Unseconded by Chris Walsh (eligible).
Score 0.5 points.
Total: 6 points.


Proposal 26

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
Every player from France gains 2 bonus point every time the number 44 is published.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: It is possible to forge your location.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 8 points.

Unseconded by Olivier MARCE. Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 4 points.

Seconded by Olivier MARCE (eligible). Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 3.5 points.


Proposal 27

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
Every player with a score which is a power of 2 and having a rejected proposed has his score set to the power. For example, a player having 16 and having proposed a rejected proposal has 4 as score.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 26.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 11 points.

Seconded by MARCE (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 4 points.


Proposal 28

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
Every player A having seconded another player B can't second the player B until he has either un-seconded one of proposals of player B, or proposed a rule which makes the score of player B to be lessened.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: It is not clear exactly how the rule is to lessen player B's score.
Total: 2 points (Rule 25).

Seconded by Olivier MARCE (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 3.5 points.

Unseconded by Ten Letters.
Score 0.5 points.
Total: 13.5 points.


Proposal 29

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
A player can't second and un-second the same proposal.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 27.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 5 points.

Seconded by Olivier MARCE (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 4 points.


Proposal 30

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
A player having been the first seconder of a player A can not second him until another player is the first seconder of player A.

Decision: Rejected.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 6 points.

Seconded by Olivier MARCE (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 3.5 points.


Proposal 31

Proposer: Jim Huggins
A second to a proposal makes the proposal eligible for judging only if the person making the second was declared eligible in a proposal prior to the one being seconded.

Decision: Accepted. Clarifies Rule 18.
Score: 3 point.
Total: 12 points.

Unseconded by Olivier MarcÚ.
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 5.5 points.

Seconded by Damian Coffey (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 3.5 points.


Proclamation 32

Rule 16 (aliases) now disallows the use of multiple aliases.

Olivier MarcÚ gets Olivier MARCE's 3.5 points.
Total: 9 points.

Ten Letters gets Julian's 1.5 points.
Total: 15 points.


Proposal 33

Proposer: Damian Coffey
Any proposal submitted by an eligible player (ie. one who has already had a proposal accepted), will be ignored until that player either seconds a proposal which is subsequently accepted, or unseconds a proposal which is then rejected.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 28.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 6.5 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 9.5 points.


Proposal 34

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
When several rules can be applied at the same time and have different results in function of the order in which they are applied, (eg. rule 23 and 25) the first rule applied is the rule with the lowest number. The other rules can be applied if the resulting score is a condition of application (eg. a player with a score of 11 having a rejected proposal has his score set first to 2 (rule 25), and to 1 (rule 26)).

Decision: Accepted as Rule 29.
Score: 3 point.
Total: 12 points.

Seconded by Ten Letters (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 15.5 points.

Note: The higher numbered rule takes precedence so that new rules can implicitly modify old ones.


Proposal 35

Proposer: Me
All modifications to scores referring to the proposer, ie. rules 25 and 26 should also refer to the seconder but not to the unseconder.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Complicates the scoring for little added interest.
Score: 1 points.
Total: 3.5 points.

Unseconded by Olivier MarcÚ.

Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 12.5 points.

Seconded by Ten Letters (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 15 points.


Proposal 36

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
Every proposal which is an alexandrine will give 2 bonus points to the proposer, what ever is the judgement or the seconding. In the similar way, a classical alexandrine will give 3 bonus points (not added to the previous 2). The seconder of an alexandrine will gain 1 point what ever is the judgement. An alexandrine is a verse of 12 syllables. A classical one has got a caesura to 6 syllables. The points are gained only if there is at least 2 verses and if the verses are versifying by couple.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Very interesting but too hard.
Score: -1 point.
Total: 11.5 points.

Unseconded by Matthew Bassett (not eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 2.5 points.

Unseconded by Jim Huggins (eligible).


Proposal 37

Proposer: Chris Walsh
An eligible player should be able to challenge a named player of his/her choice to a duel. A duel consists of each player submitting an integer in the range 0 to 9. The challenger should submit his integer in his challenge (the value of the integer is not published immediatly). The challenged player should then submit his/her integer. The higher of the integers wins, except for the case when 0 and 9 are the submitted integers, when 0 wins. The winner takes 1 point from the loser.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 30.
Score: 6 points (3 bonus points for utter excellence).
Total: 12 points.

Unseconded by Ten Letters (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 14.5 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 12 points.


Duel 38

Chris Walsh (8) draws with Olivier MarcÚ (8).

Duel 39

Chris Walsh (9) draws with Jim Huggins (9).

Proposal 40

Proposer: Matthew Bassett
(Inspired by the duel I admit, but for those that are less noble.) Three players may conspire to mug another player. They must all submit mugging requests to The Humble Scribe which must all arrive within a certain random and unknown time limit (basically what ever the humble scribe feels is reasonable at the time). A mugging request simply states "I wish to mug xxxx". A mugged player looses 3 points, each of the muggers gains 1 point. Failed muggings cost each mugger 1 point.

Decision: Accepted as Rules 31 and 32.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 5.5 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 12.5 points.

Matthew Bassett becomes eligible player 6.

I like it. I have removed the time-dependence and introduced the idea of "supporters". TIE


Proposal 41

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
Every player has a basic Combat Capacity of one. Each challenge or mug proposed by a player makes him lose one in Combat Capacity. Each challenge or mug suffered (whatever is the result) adds one to the Combat Capacity. Supporting don't affect Combat Capacity. A player can challenge, mug or support a mug only if his Combat Capacity is greater than 0. Every frustrated player with a Combat Capacity less than 1 can moreover try an easy combat at:
URL: Sneaky Sharp

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: I'd like to see combat put into action some more before we complicate it even further.
Score: -1 points.
Total: 11.5 points.

Seconded by Chris Walsh (eligible). Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 11.5 points.

Unseconded by Damian Coffey.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 7 points.


Duel 42

Olivier MarcÚ (9) draws with Chris Walsh (9).

Proposal 43

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
If a proposal is accepted and the rule made has a number such that the sum of the digit is equal to his score, the proposer gains one point.
URL: A rule could be accompagnied by a rule from GIFs of decorated horizontal lines.
[Oh, I get it, horizontal rules. Cute. THS]

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Too unlikely.
Score: -1 point.
Total: 10.5 points.

Seconded by Chris Walsh (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 11 points.


Proposal 44

Proposer: Jim Huggins
A proposal which is submitted with an URL which, in the judgment of The Imperious Emperor, is related to the submitted rule, will earn a bonus of 5 points if it is accepted.
URL: The Lurker's Guide To Babylon 5.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: I'd rather have independently interesting rules and URLs.
Score: -1 points.
Total: 11 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 10 points.

Unseconded by Me.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 4 points.


Proposal 45

Proposer: Bret Indrelee
Oh great and glorious leader, In order to prevent the spread of treacherous actions, let no player withdraw their support of another player once that support had been pledged.
URL: Fascist Rules. This subject wonders why it is that at the time of this writing, none had mentioned what must surely be the most interesting URL available anywhere.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: More treachery!
Score: 1 point.
Total: 1 point.

Unseconded by Ten Letters (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 15 points.

Seconded by Stefan.
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: -0.5 points. [I hope nobody objects to my hasty addition of the word "finite" to Rule 26. I felt it would be a bit harsh for Bret to have to work his way back up from minus infinity! TIE]


Mugging 46

Damian Coffey (1 supporter) fails to mug Olivier MarcÚ (1).
Score: -1 point.
Total: 6 points.

Matthew Bassett
Score: -1 point.
Total: 4.5 points.


Proposal 47

Proposer: Damian Coffey
A player may not mug another player (or his supporters) who has already mugged him. He may however, "seek vengeance". The player and his muggers must all send The Humble Scribe an integer between 0 and 9. If the number chosen by a mugger falls within 1 of the number chosen by the vengeance seeker, then that mugger loses 5 points. (Eg. player seeking vengeance selects number 5. Any muggers choosing 4, 5 or 6 lose 5 points). 0 follows 9 and also precedes 1. If the player seeking vengeance does not manage to "catch" any muggers, then he loses 1 point.
URL: Jorge's MPEG, Audio, and Games Page.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 35.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 9 points.

Seconded by Me (not eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 4.5 points.

Unseconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 9.5 points.


Proposal 48

Proposer: Ten Letters
Currently, a successful mugging may be immediately followed by another mugging, and another, until somebody logs in, and decides to support the poor unfortunate victim. I propose that a rule be implemented to prevent multiple consecutive muggings. For example, "A player may not mug the same player twice."
URL: Global Network Navigator.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 34.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 16 points.

Seconded by Me (not eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 5 points.

Unseconded by Chris Walsh (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 10.5 points.


Mugging 49

Me (2 supporters) successfully mugs Ten Letters (0 supporters).
Score: 3 points.
Total: 8 points.

Matthew Bassett
Score: 1 point.
Total: 5.5 points.

Damian Coffey
Score: 1 point.
Total: 10 points.

Ten Letters
Score: -3 points.
Total: 13 points.


Proposal 50

Proposer: Me
If a mugger is supported by 5 and only 5 people then the muggee has had the metaphorical equivalent of being torn apart and spat out - and loses all points - the muggers still only gain 1 point no matter what the muggee's score.
URL: The Archimedes Cheat Manual

Decision: Accepted. Modifies Rule 32.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 11 points.

Unseconded by Chris Walsh (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 10 points.

Seconded by Jeff Snider.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 1 point.

Me becomes eligible player 7.


Proclamation 51

Rule 23 (players with equal scores) is abolished because it is too hard to administer. Olivier keeps his points for it though.

Mugging 52

Me (2 supporters) successfully mugs Jim Huggins (1 supporter).
Score: 3 points.
Total: 14 points.

Matthew Bassett
Score: 1 point.
Total: 6.5 points.

Damian Coffey
Score: 1 point.
Total: 11 points.

Jim Huggins
Score: -3 points.
Total: 8 points.


Proposal 53

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
In the case of a player is mugging another player who is supporting him, the supporting of the mugged player is removed and temporally given to himself. Then the mugger must have one extra supporter to win.
URL: Radiance.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: If someone you support mugs you, you help them, that's tough!
Score: 1 point.
Total: 10.5 points.

Seconded by Jim Huggins (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 7.5 points.


Mugging 54

Jim Huggins (1 supporter) fails to mug ariels (1 supporter).
Score: -1 point.
Total: 6.5 points.

Ten Letters
Score: -1 point.
Total: 12 points.


Duel 55

Jim Huggins (0) loses to Me (8).
Score: -1 points.
Total: 5.5 points.

Me
Score: 1 point.
Total: 15 points.


Proposal 56

Proposer: Jim Huggins
Rule 28 does not apply if there are no proposals currently without eligible seconds or unseconds. URL: Lite-Brite.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Rule 28 was supposed to prevent players flooding the game with unseconded proposals. This ammendment would stop it working.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 6.5 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 10 points.

Unseconded by Damian Coffey.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 11.5 points.


Proposal 57

Proposer: Stefan
It has been rumoured, that the Fascist Game distracts players from their work. I propose that any proposal time-stamped during working hours (9:00 - 17:00) in the proposer's time zone shall receive only one half of any points it would normally be awarded, but lose twice the points it would normally lose. This rule shall apply only to proposals; other communications are exempt. Each player shall submit his time zone relative to Greenwich Mean Time (e.g. GMT -4 denotes 4 hours behind GMT) to be entered into the record. Players who, in the opinion of The Imperious Emperor, submit a false time zone, shall lose one half of all points received thus far.
My time zone is GMT -4.
URL: Les Jolies Filles du CNAM.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: It distracts me so why shouldn't it distract everyone else.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 0.5 points.

Unseconded by Chris Walsh (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 10.5 points.


Revenge 58

Jim Huggins (3) takes revenge on Me (3) for Mugging 52.

Me
Score: -5 points.
Total: 10 points.


Proposal 59

Proposer: Jim Huggins
In order to be kind to new players, only eligible players may be mugged.
URL: Dante.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 36.
Reason: I didn't think much of the proposal but it was a good URL.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 9.5 points.

Seconded by Me (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 10.5 points.


Proposal 60

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
Player mugging/challenging can not mug/challenge again until the proposal's numbering reaches 10 added to the number of its mug/challenge.
URL: NL MPEGs.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Slow.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 11 points.

Unseconded by Jim Huggins (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 10 points.


Mugging 61

Me (2 supporters) successfully mugs ariels (1 supporter).
Score: 3 points.
Total: 13.5 points.

Matthew Bassett
Score: 1 point.
Total: 7.5 points.

Damian Coffey
Score: 1 point.
Total: 12.5 points.

ariels
Score: -3 points.
Total: 0 points.


Proposal 62

Proposer: Bret Indrelee
Oh great and just ruler, let any that support both sides of a combat either directly or indirectly be penalized five points for not being able to decide which side of a battle to take.
URL: Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Encounters Jupiter - so that all can see what happens when the sky is falling.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 37.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 4 points.

Unseconded by Stefan (not eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 0.0 points.

Unseconded by Jim Huggins (eligible).

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 11.5 points.

Bret Indrelee becomes eligible player 8.


Proposal 63

Proposer: Stefan
Any proposal receiving a two-thirds majority of seconds over unseconds, from eligible players, shall be accepted automatically, overriding The Imperious Emperor's decision. A two-thirds majority of unseconds results in automatic rejection. Each player voting with the minority, eligible or not, shall lose one half point.
URL: The Professional (Ice) Hockey Server in Hawaii.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 38.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 3 points.

Stefan becomes eligible player 9.

Unseconded by Ten Letters (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 11.5 points.

Unseconded by Olivier MarcÚ.

Unseconded by Chris Walsh.

Seconded by Jeff Snider.
Score: 0 points (+0.5 for Rule 19, -0.5 for Rule 38).
Total: 1 point.

Rule 38 abolished according to Rule 38.

Stefan
Score: 1 point (Rule 21: 3 from Rule 38's proposer's score, -2 for proposing abolished rule).
Total: 4 points.

[But, but, but, I DEMAND that you overrule me! Oh, you have. Bugger. The Imperious Emperor]


Proposal 64

Proposer: Jim Huggins
Do not add/subtract points to the supporters of a mugger (as required by Rule 32). For when The Humble Scribe publishes the point change for those individuals in the official record, the names of the supporters of the mugger are revealed, in violation of Rule 31.
URL: Drool, the Game

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: The revelation of some supporters allows the use of a bit more intelligence in combat.
Score: 1 points.
Total: 11 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 11 points.

Unseconded by Damian Coffey.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 13 points.


Proposal 65

Proposer: Bug
Whenever an elgible player's score drops to zero all accepted rules proposed by that player are abolished.
URL: Control a robot via the Web!. Stunning! I think it's real.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 39.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 3 points.

Unseconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 10.5 points.

Seconded by Damian Coffey.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 13.5 points.

Bug becomes eligible player 10.


Proposal 66

Proposer: Damian Coffey
A player may at any time indicate to The Humble Scribe that he wishes to purchase an anti-mugging device. This will not be revealed to other players until a mugging on that player is attempted. If the mugging would have been successful (per Rule 32), then the device is enacted, and the mugging fails (muggers lose 1 point - Rule 32). The device can only be used once, if used the player would have to buy a new device to gain further protection. An anti-mugging device costs 1 point.
URL: The Louvre.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 42.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 14.5 points.

Unseconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 10 points.

Seconded by Me.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 14 points.


Proposal 67

Proposer: Chris Walsh
Three rooms should be set up: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Players by default are in the Gold room. Players may move to any other room by sending the command: move <room>. All rooms are interconnected. The room which each player currently occupies is listed with his/her score. For all combative operations (duel, mugging) all combattants must occupy the same room.
URL: UK indie/alternative music.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 40.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 11.5 points.

Seconded by Ten Letters (eligible)
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 12 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ.


Proposal 68

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
The proposer [of Proposal 63] would lose all his points for a such kind of insult to TIE.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: I liked Proposal 63. Maybe I should zap everyone's scores who made it repeal itself.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 11 points.

Unseconded by Me (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 14.5 points.


Proposal 69

Proposer: Huw Morris
The idea of a duel is a nice one, but currently it is only in the player's interest to choose either 0, 8 or 9, thus leading to a kind of scissors-paper-stone game, where draws are too common.

I propose to modify the rules for a duel so that both players pick an integer from 0 - 9. The higher integer wins, unless the lower integer is less than half of the higher integer. For example, 5 beats 3 but loses to 2 and 6.
URL: Stringer's Sports Page

Decision: Accepted. Modifies Rule 30.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 3 points.

Seconded by Me (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 15 points.

Huw Morris becomes eligible player 11.

[I'm not sure this solves the problem mentioned but a change is as good as a rest and I need a rest. The Humble Scribe]


Mugging 70

Me (2 supporters) successfully mugs Chris Walsh (1 supporter).
Score: 3 points.
Total: 18 points.

Matthew Bassett
Score: 1 point.
Total: 8.5 points.

Damian Coffey
Score: 1 points.
Total: 15.5 points.

Chris Walsh
Score: -3 points.
Total: 8.5 points.


Revenge 71

Ten Letters (8) takes revenge against Me (8) for Mugging 49.

Me
Score: -5 points.
Total: 13 points.


Proclamation 72

See Rule 41.

Revenge 73

Chris Walsh (3) fails to get revenge on Me (0) for Mugging 70.

Proposal 74

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
A player may at any time ask The Humble Scribe how many people currently support him or whether a named player currently supports him. The Humble Scribe will supply the requested information and the player will lose one point.
URL: SUSI.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 44.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 12 points.

Unseconded by Me (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 12.5 points.

Seconded by Jim Huggins.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 11.5 points.


Duel 75

Olivier MarcÚ (9) fails to challenge Me (1).
Score: -1 point.
Total: 11 points.

Me
Score: 1 point.
Total: 13.5 points.


Proposal 76

Proposer: Ten Letters
A player may lock the door of the room he is in, unless it is already locked. No player may enter or leave a locked room until it is unlocked by the player who locked it or by The Imperious Emperor.
URL: The CPU Info Center.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 43.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 13 points.

Unseconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 10.5 points.

Seconded by Jim Huggins.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 12 points.


Mugging 77

Jim Huggins (4) successfully mugs Me (2).
Score: 3 points.
Total: 15 points.

Ten Letters
Score: 1 point.
Total: 14 points.

Olivier MarcÚ
Score: 1 point.
Total: 11.5 points.

Stefan
Score: 1 point.
Total: 5 points.

Damian Coffey
Score: 1 point.
Total: 16.5 points.

Me
Score: -3 points.
Total: 10.5 points.


Proposal 78

Proposer: Jim Huggins
The Humble Scribe will award two points to the person initiating the Nth event in the current game following this proposal, where N is a number between 1 and 9 chosen at random by The Humble Scribe. The Humble Scribe will then select a new number N and repeat the process until the conclusion of the game.
URL: Birds.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: More work for The Humble Scribe for little added interest.
Score: -1 points.
Total: 14 points.

Unseconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 12 points.

Seconded by Damian Coffey.
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 16 points.


Proposal 79

Proposer: Me
The anti-mugging device may also offer protection from revenge attacks too.
URL: Zarf's List of Interactive Games on the Web.

Decision: Accepted. Modifies Rule 42.
Score: 1 points.
Total: 11.5 points.

Unseconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 11.5 points.

Seconded by Damian Coffey.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 16.5 points.


Mugging 80

Me (2) fails to mug Damian Coffey (3).
Score: -1 point.
Total: 10.5 points.

Matthew Bassett
Score: -5 points.
Total: 3.5 points.

Damian Coffey
Score: -5 points.
Total: 11.5 points.


Revenge 81

Me (5) gets revenge on Jim Huggins (4) for Mugging 77.

Jim Huggins
Score: -5 points.
Total: 9 points.


Query 82

Me
Score: -1 point.
Total: 9.5 points.

Proposal 83

Proposer: Damian Coffey
In order to commit a mugging, or to seek revenge, or to take part in a duel, a player must first purchase a weapon. However, there are only 5 weapons in the empire - a revolver, a dagger, a crossbow, a dart and a boomerang. Each weapon initially costs 2 points. Once all weapons have been purchased, a player seeking a weapon must bargain with another player for it.
URL: Pink Floyd.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 45.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 12.5 points.

Unseconded by Chris Walsh (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 8 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 12 points.


Proclamation 84

Rule 28 has been ammended to make it simpler to obey and adminstrate.

Proposal 85

Proposer: Stefan
Proposal: On a specific weekday, to be determined by The Imperious Emperor, each player shall be required to pay a tax in the amount of 10% of his total points, rounded up to the nearest 0.5. Failure to pay taxes shall result in 20 lashes from The Sadistic Gaoler, and confiscation of 30% of total points. Players with negative points may receive a low-income tax credit of 10% of their deficit, rounded down to the nearest 0.5. If the accumulated tax receipts exceed 150 points before a winner is determined, the game shall end, and the eligible player with the fewest points declared the winner.
URL: SIRDS and 3-D Imaging.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Tedious.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 6 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 11.5 points.


Purchase 86

Chris Walsh buys a dagger, a revolver, a crossbow, a dart and a boomerang.
Score: -10 points.
Total: -2 points.

By Rule 39 (negative score), Rules 22 (unseconding), 30 (duels) and 40 (rooms) are abolished. Rules 27 (can't second and unsecond) and 43 (locking) become meaningless and are therefore abolished. Other rules are modified accordingly.

Bug, by Rule 21 (points for abolished rule), gets 3 points for Rule 22, 6 points for Rule 30, 1 point for Rule 40, 3 points for Rule 27 and 1 point for Rule 43.
Score: 14 points.
Total: 17 points.

Chris Walsh proposed Rules 22, 30 and 40.
Score: -6 points.
Total: -8 points.

Olivier MarcÚ proposed Rule 27.
Score: -2 points.
Total: 9.5 points.

Ten Letters proposed Rule 43.
Score: -2 points.
Total: 12 points.


Proposal 87

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
A player locking a door uses 0 to 3 points to do that. Any other player who wants to unlock the door will use one more point than the number used to lock it.
URL: Usenet news by mail.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Meaningless now Rule 40 has been abolished.
Score: 1 points.
Total: 10.5 points.

Seconded by Me (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 9 points.


Query 88

Chris Walsh
Score: -1 point.
Total: -9 points.

Proposal 89

Proposer: Jim Huggins
A player may give X points, where X is an integer, to another player at any time. X points are added to the receiver's score while X points are subtracted from the giver's score.
URL: Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Anyone could win instantly. Even restricted to positive integers it looks decidedly dodgy.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 10 points.

Seconded by Chris Walsh (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: -9.5 points.


Proposal 90

Proposer: Stefan
If a proposal is judged by The Imperious Emperor or declared by the submitter to be an amendment to an existing rule, it shall receive or lose only half the points which an entirely new rule would receive.
URL: SurfNet. Catch a wave.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: My decisions as to whether to enact a new rule or ammend an old one are rather too arbitrary to base the scoring on.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 7 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 10 points.


Proposal 91

Proposer: Me
A player may declare war on another player. This declaration of war means that these players can never support each other. This player will then get a 1 point bonus whenever one of the declarees supporters is mugged/loses a duel. If the declaree is mugged then the declarer gains a 2 point bonus. The opposite also applies ie. if one of the declarers supporters is mugged the declaree gains the bonus, etc.
URL: Sisters of Mercy.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 46.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 12 points.

Seconded by Stefan (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 7.5 points.


Point of Order 92

Chris Walsh would like to make an announcement:
There is to be an auction of all the weapons in the game. The auction is to be held in the style of the recent TV franchise deals in the UK. Over the weekend and Monday morning, submit your bids for a specified weapon. I will choose the buyer based on the highest bid (in points - you lose, I gain) and/or any other criteria of my own choosing (eg. Are you likely, based on past actions, to use the weapons for defensive or aggressive actions.) Remember, you have a place in the bright new future that awaits us all; but only if you can defend yourself and those you hold dear. Arm yourselves, citizens!

Send bids by e-mail to Chris Walsh <christop@x.co.uk>, not to me please. THS


Proposal 93

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
A player can secretly obtain a clone of himself from The Humble Scribe. If the player is succesfully mugged, the clone is destroyed and the player loses 2 points but the mugger and his supporters get no points. If the mugging fails, the clone has no effect and remains secret.
URL: pictures.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 47.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 13 points.

Seconded by Bret Indrelee (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 4.5 points.


Proposal 94

Proposer: Jim Huggins
A player may declare himself to be a pacifist. A pacifist may not mug another player and may not support any other player in a mugging. A pacifist who is mugged loses one point, as does the player who mugged the pacifist. A player who has declared himself a pacifist must remain so until the end of the game.
URL: Center to Prevent Handgun Violence. Appropriate, no?

Decision: Accepted as Rule 48.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 13 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 13.5 points.


Proposal 95

Proposer: Stefan
Any eligible player may challenge a recent rule (the 5 highest numbered rules are defined as recent) by calling for a referendum. The fee for challenging a rule is 1 point. The challenger is allowed to post a 25-word campaign speech. All eligible players may vote, and a simple majority determines the fate of the rule. If the challenge is successful, the challenger receives a refund of his fee plus 2 points. If unsuccessful, he loses 1 point in addition to his fee. In the event of a draw, The Imperious Emporer breaks the tie, and the challenger does not gain or lose additional points (but the fee is not refunded).
URL: http://artemide.cselt.stet.it/test_form.html - Donate an image - expired.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 49.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 10.5 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 14 points.


Proposal 96

Proposer: Ten Letters
All players are initially placed in the Central Hall. Any player with more than 11 points may create one unlocked room with a reasonable (in the eyes of The Humble Scribe) name of their choice. Any player may demolish a room which they created, as long as it is empty. Any player, at any time, may move to an room of their choice, including the Central Hall). Rules may be room-specific.
URL: Humo(u)r Archives.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 50.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 15 points. Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 14.5 points.


Proposal 97

Proposer: The Black Ka
O great and munificent ruler, whose effulgence outshines a thousand CRTs, I propose that no player may support another unless he (the supporter) has previously made at least one proposal. Purpose: To keep "secret" players from affecting the game.
URL: HyperDiscordia.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: There are no "secret" players, all players are shown in the score table.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 1 point.

Seconded by Huw Morris (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 2.5 points.

Unseconded by Jim Huggins.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 13.5 points.


Proposal 98

Proposer: Garth
The proposers of any new or existing rule phrased in gender-specific language lose a point for not being sufficiently Politically Correct. Use of Spivak gender pronouns (e, em, eir, eirs, emself) shall be considered sufficiently PC; if an entity proposes a rule using Spivak gender pronouns, e shall not lose any of eir points because of this rule.
URL: InterText.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Here, as elsewhere, the male is assumed to embrace the female.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 1 point.

Unseconded by Jim Huggins (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 14 points.


Proposal 99

Proposer: Damian Coffey
Any rule which results in a player receiving more than 6 points at a time, should subsequently be abolished (eg. Rule 39 would be abolished for its use in Purchase 86).
URL: Hewlett-Packard.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 51.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 13.5 points.

Seconded by Stefan (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 11 points.


Proposal 100

Proposer: Stefan
In order to reduce crime in the Empire, a police force, called the Security Squad (SS), composed of volunteers, shall be established. Members of the SS, in addition to wearing snappy uniforms, shall be subject to the following regulations: They shall rescind all declarations of alliance and of war with other players. They shall not be allowed to initiate combat (muggings, revenge etc.). They shall be allowed, at their own discretion, to attempt to arrest any player who initiates such an action. The rules for an arrest are as follows: The arresting officer and defendant each submit an integer between 0 and 9. If the sum of the numbers is less than 6 or more than 14, the arrest is successful, otherwise it fails (10:9 odds). Being arrested places the defendant in jail, barring him/her from scoring any points or submitting proposals until 2 new rules have been accepted. Points received from the combat action (the loot) revert to the state. A failed arrest costs the officer 1 point. If more than half of the eligible players have joined the force, the streets are declared safe, and rules governing combat are suspended.
URL: Anarchy. (Most inappropriate, eh?).

Decision: Accepted as Rule 52.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 12 points.

Seconded by Me (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 12.5 points.


Proposal 101

Proposer: Ten Letters
No combat may take place in The Neutral Corner. Players in The Neutral Corner cannot mug or be mugged, nor can they support another player in combat.
URL: CyberSight Alert!.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 53.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 16 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 15 points.


Proposal 102

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
Any player who enters the Judge's Chambers becomes The Judge and loses two points. Only one player may be Judge at any time. The Judicious Judge makes the next judgement on a proposal in the place of The Imperious Emperor. He then returns immediately to the Central Hall and is no longer Judge. The Judicious Judge may neither submit proposals, nor judge his own proposals. A former Judge may not enter the Judge's Chambers until three other players have been Judge.
URL: Internet Guides.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 54.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 16 points.

Seconded by Jim Huggins (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 14.5 points.


Proposal 103

Proposer: Jim Huggins
A player cannot be both a pacifist and a member of the SS.
URL: The Orange Room.

Decision: Accepted. Modifies Rule 52.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 15.5 points.

Seconded by Ten Letters (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 16.5 points.

Olivier MarcÚ is dismissed from the Security Squad.


Proposal 104

Proposer: Ten Letters
Arrests will only be successful if the Arresting Officer and the offender are in the same room.
URL: Unicycling.

Decision: Accepted. Modifies Rule 52.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 17.5 points.

Seconded by Me (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 13 points.


Proposal 105

Proposer: Olivier MarcÚ
A new room may only be created explicitly as part of an accepted rule. To be accepted, a new room must have some specific properties. A creation cannot be seconded or unseconded.
URL: Best of the Web Awards.

Decision: Accepted. Modifies Rule 50.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 17 points.

Unseconded by Me (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 12.5 points.

Seconded by Jim Huggins.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 16 points.


Proposal 106

Proposer: Jim Huggins
If more than half the participants in the game become pacifists, the streets are also deemed safe and all rules pertaining to combat are suspended.
URL: Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 55.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 17 points.

Seconded by Ten Letters (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 18 points.


Proposal 107

Proposer: Ten Letters
I propose that September 9th be declared Imperious Emperor Day to commemorate the anniversary of the passing of our late Emperor, and the rise to power of our current Emperor. The proud subjects shall be ordered to celebrate the glory of our great Emperor on this day each year.
URL: (Rummage, rummage, how about some fully-automated, hands-free, convenient, ancient superstition?) Tarot Reading.

Decision: Rejected by Judge Stripes.
Reason: A most foolish URL. Tarot reading has no place in the empire.
Score: -1 point.
Total: 17 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: -0.5 points.
Total: 16.5 points.

Unseconded by Jim Huggins.
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 17.5 points.


Proposal 108

Proposer: Stefan
A player who has previously initiated combat may turn himself in by entering the Jail, resulting in a reduction of the sentence to half the time (five proposals).
URL: Amnesty International.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 56.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 13 points.

Seconded by Damian Coffey (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 14 points.


Proposal 109

Proposer: Stripes
Any player may unsecond a proposal. If that player is eligible then the proposal may then be judged unless it has been judged already. The first player to unsecond a proposal receives minus the points he would have received if he had been first to second it. A proposal's proposer, seconders and unseconders must all be different players. URL: A good place for your subjects to purge themselves of their vulger urges.

Decision: Accepted. Modifies Rules 18, 19 and 24.
Score: 3 points.
Total: 3 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 17 points.

Stripes becomes eligible player 12.


Appointment 110

Stripes has entered the Judge's Chambers and judged Proposal 107.

Proposal 111

Proposer: Jeff Snider
Every score greater than 0 becomes its square root. Eg. the score of 16 becomes 4. This happens once if this proposal is accepted.
Here is something that changes every day.

Decision: Rejected.
Reason: Not a new rule or rule change.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 2 points.

Unseconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 17.5 points.


Proposal 112

Proposer: Jim Huggins
If combat is banned due to Rules 52 or 55, each member of the group (ie. SS or Pacifists) which causes combat to be banned receives 1.5 points.
URL: US Geographic Name Server/Maps.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 57.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 18.5 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 18 points.


Proposal 113

Proposer: Bug
Any player in The Forge may create a new weapon. It's name must be different from any other weapon that currently exists. The cost of attempting to create a new weapon is 2 points. If a player attempts to create a weapon the player must submit a number between 0 and 9 to The Humble Scribe. The Judge must also randomly choose a number between 0 and 9, and if both numbers are odd or both are even, the weapon is successfully forged. Otherwise the player loses 1 additional point. If the player and The Judge pick the same number the player automatically becomes The Judge for a turn without paying the two point fee.
URL: Vibe.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 58.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 18 points. Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 18.5 points.


Enmity 114

Ten Letters and Stripes become enemies.

It is with great regret that I am forced to announce my declaration of war against the player Stripes. Despite my best intentions at raising the level of patriotism amongst The Imperious Emperor's people, to ensure his name is never forgotten, my plans have been thwarted by the actions of Stripes in the role of Judge.

Although, I attempted to exhibit my skepticism over the efficacy of Tarot Cards, I tried to do so in a non-offensive manner. Stripes declaration of what the people under the rule of TIE can, and cannot, believe in without the direct acknowledgement of TIE is, in my eyes, an abhorrent insult to TIE.

I therefore declare Stripes to be my enemy. Maintaining my unblemished, non-violent record, however, I extend an invitation to Stripes to join me in the Neutral Corner, so that no actual harm befalls him.


Proposal 115

Proposer: Stefan
The Wild West is bejond the reach of the law. Perpetrators committing a crime in the Wild West, or fleeing to the Wild West before being arrested, are exempt from arrest for the duration of their stay.
URL: The EnviroLink Environmental Server.

Decision: Accepted. Modifies Rule 59.
Score: 1 points.
Total: 14 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 19 points.


Proposal 116

Proposer: Me
A player, not in the SS, may try to make a citizens arrest on a mugger or an avenger. The rules for a citizens arrest are the same as those for a proper arrest, except the arrest succeds on < 5 and > 15.
URL: HENSA.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 59, modifies Rule 52.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 13.5 points.

Seconded by Jim Huggins (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 19 points.


Proposal 117

Proposer: Jim Huggins
A player in jail (hereafter the prisoner) may attempt to escape from jail. The prisoner and the Judge select a number between 0 and 9 and send them to The Humble Scribe. If the difference between the two numbers is at most 1 (where 0 and 9 are considered to be adjacent), the prisoner is released from jail. If not, the prisoner loses 1 point and his sentence is reset to 10 proposals (as if he had just been arrested).
URL: Contours of the Mind.

Decision: Accepted as Rule 60.
Score: 1 point.
Total: 20 points.

Seconded by Olivier MarcÚ (eligible).
Score: 0.5 points.
Total: 19.5 points.



Jim Huggins has won!

Congratulations Jim, would you like to be the new Humble Scribe, ie. do you run a Web server and have "copious spare time"?

Locations, Weapons, etc.

Olivier MarcÚ is in the Saloon.
Ten Letters, Jim Huggins and Damian Coffey are in The Neutral Corner.
Stripes is in the Recruting Room.
Everyone else is in the Central Hall.

Chris Walsh has the dagger, revolver, crossbow, dart and boomerang.

Olivier MarcÚ and Bret Indrelee are pacifists.

Me, Stefan and Stripes are in The Security Squad.

Eligible players

Matthew Bassett, Bug, Damian Coffey, Jim Huggins, Bret Indrelee, Ten Letters, Olivier MarcÚ, Me, Huw Morris, Stefan, Stripes, Chris Walsh.

Final scores

20.0 Jim Huggins     <huggins@umich.edu>
19.5 Olivier MarcÚ   <alf@lifac.ens-cachan.fr>
18.0 Bug             <maneesh@pepper.stanford.edu>
17.0 Ten Letters     <julian@cs.uq.oz.au>
14.0 Damian Coffey   <damian@hparc7.aus.hp.com>
14.0 Stefan          <sburde@sorter.pathology.rochester.edu>
13.5 Me              <D.Lodge@uk03.wins.icl.co.uk>
 4.5 Bret Indrelee   <bret@winternet.com>
 3.5 Matthew Bassett <matthew@sa.rl.ac.uk>
 3.0 Stripes         <stripes@uunet.uu.net>
 2.5 Huw Morris      <hm@star.rl.ac.uk>
 2.0 Jeff Snider     <jeff@uunet.uu.net>
 1.0 The Black Ka    <wlinden@phantom.com>
 1.0 Garth           <kiddg@epsun.dep.sa.gov.au>
 0.0 ariels          <ariels@cs.huji.ac.il>
-9.5 Chris Walsh     <christop@x.co.uk>

Final Fascist rules

1. The Imperious Emperor's decision is final.

2. Anyone may propose a new rule or a change to an existing rule at any time.

3. All proposals must be sent via the World-Wide Web to The Humble Scribe who will publish them and send them to The Imperious Emperor.

4. The Imperious Emperor will judge each proposal submitted and either accept or reject it.

5. A player whose proposal is rejected will lose one point if his score was more than ten and gain one point otherwise.

6. A player whose proposal is accepted will gain one point if his score was more than ten and three points otherwise.

7. A game ends when one player has exactly 20 points.

8. Points are taken to have been awarded at the time the proposal or report was submitted.

9. The Imperious Emperor may, at any time, modify or remove any existing rule or enact new rules.

10. Each submission will be numbered and a new rule will apply to all submissions numbered greater than or equal to its own proposal unless it specifies otherwise.

11. A rule may discriminate between players in any way.

12. The Humble Scribe will publish via the World-Wide Web the current set of rules, the current state of all proposals and decisions and the current scores of all players.

13. The Humble Scribe may rewrite a proposal to clarify its meaning, so long as this does not change its meaning.

14. The Imperious Emperor is Denis Howe.

15. The Humble Scribe is Denis Howe.

16. Each player must chose one name under which to play. Submissions which, in the opion of The Humble Scribe, originate from the same player, will be treated as such.

17. Any player may, at any time, with no effect on his score, submit a Point of Order to raise any issue relevant to the game.

18. No proposal will be judged unless either it is seconded or unseconded by an eligible player or there are fewer than three eligible players. An eligible player is one who has had at least one proposal accepted and that proposal is numbered lower than the one he is seconding or unseconding.

19. The first player to second each proposal will receive half a point if the proposal is accepted and lose half a point if the proposal is rejected. The first player to unsecond each proposal will lose half a point if the proposal is accepted and receive half a point if the proposal is rejected. Any existing proposal may be seconded or unseconded once by any player.

20. If a player has submitted a proposal which has not been accepted or rejected and that player submits a new proposal, the new proposal will replace the old proposal. No points shall be awarded for the old proposal, either to the proposer, seconders or unseconders.

21. A player whose proposal results in the complete abolition of a rule will receive the same number of points as were received for the proposal which caused the enactment of that rule by the player who made that proposal. The rule's proposer will lose 2 points.

22. Abolished.

23. Abolished.

24. A player may be the proposer, a seconder or an unseconder of any proposal but he may not take part in more than one of these r˘les.

25. Whenever a player whose score consists entirely of a single repeated digit (eg. 11, 22) has a proposal rejected, his score is set to the sum of the digits of his score.

26. Whenever a player whose score is two to the power N, where N is a finite integer, has a proposed rejected, his score set to N.

27. Abolished.

28. A player whose proposal has been published may not submit another proposal until proposals from at least two other players have been published.

29. When several rules apply at the same time and have different consequences then the rule with the highest number is applied first. Other rules may then be applied so long as they do not conflict directly with a rule that has already been applied.

30. Abolished.

31. Any player may, at any time, inform The Humble Scribe that he wishes to support another named player or that he wishes to withdraw his support. The Humble Scribe will not reveal who supports who.

32. Any player may inform The Humble Scribe that he wishes to mug another player. If the mugger has more supporters than the victim then the mugging succeeds, otherwise it fails. If a mugging succeeds then the mugger gains three points, each of his supporters gains one point and the victim loses three points, unless the mugger has exactly five supporters, in which case the victim's score is set to zero. If a mugging fails then the mugger and each of his supporters lose one point.

33. No proposal numbered greater than 40 will be accepted without a URL (address of a World-Wide Web page). No two URLs may have the same hostname part.

34. If a mugger succeeds in mugging another player then his next attempt to mug that player will fail if they both have the same number of supporters as they had in the first mugging.

35. A victim of a successful mugging may seek revenge against his mugger. The avenger and the mugger must each send The Humble Scribe an integer between 0 and 9. If the mugger's number and the avenger's number differ by less than two, where 0 and 9 are taken to differ by one, then the mugger loses 5 points. A player may only seek revenge once for each mugging.

36. Only eligible players may be mugged.

37. Any player who supports both sides of a combat either directly or indirectly will lose five points instead of whatever other score he might have received from the combat.

38. Abolished.

39. Whenever a player's score becomes negative all rules proposed by that player are abolished (but not those merely modified by his proposals).

40. Abolished.

41. A player must respond to all those seeking revenge against him before making any other kind of submission (except a Point of Order).

42. A player may, at any time, obtain from The Humble Scribe an anti-mugging device. This will not be revealed to other players until a mugging or revenge attack on that player is attempted. The mugging or revenge will fail and the player using the device will lose one extra point. The device can only be used once.

43. Abolished.

44. A player may at any time ask The Humble Scribe how many people currently support him or whether a named player currently supports him. The Humble Scribe will supply the requested information and the player will lose one point.

45. In order to commit a mugging or to seek revenge, a player must own a weapon. A player may name any weapon he desires and The Humble Scribe will supply it at a cost of two points. A total of five weapons can be supplied. The owner of a weapon may sell it to another player for some agreed number of points if they both confirm the details of the exchange to The Humble Scribe.

46. A player may declare that he and another player are enemies. Enemies can never support each other. A player will get a two point bonus each time his enemy is mugged and a one point bonus each time one of his enemy's supporters is mugged.

47. A player can secretly obtain a clone of himself from The Humble Scribe. If the player is succesfully mugged, the clone is destroyed and the player loses 2 points but the mugger and his supporters get no points. If the mugging fails, the clone has no effect and remains secret.

48. A player may declare himself to be a pacifist. A pacifist may not mug another player and may not support any other player in a mugging. A pacifist who is mugged loses one point, as does the player who mugged him. A player who has declared himself a pacifist must remain so until the end of the game.

49. Any eligible player may call for a referendum on any existing rule. All players may vote once, for or against the rule. If a majority of the first seven votes received are against, the rule is abolished and the player who called the referendum gains two points, otherwise he loses 2 points.

50. All players are initially in the Central Hall. Any player may, at any time, move to any other existing location. New locations may be created only explicitly as part of a new rule or rule change and must be distinguished by some unique property.

51. Any rule which results in any one player receiving more than six points at once, should subsequently be abolished.

52. Any non-pacifist player may join the Security Squad (SS). This automatically cancels all his declarations of support for, or enmity against, other players. He may not initiate combat (muggings, revenge, etc.). If more than half of the eligible players have joined the SS then combat is prohibited. Whenever combat is prohibited, no player may initiate combat.

53. No combat may take place in The Neutral Corner. Players in The Neutral Corner may not mug or be mugged, nor may they support any other player in combat.

54. Any player who enters the Judge's Chambers becomes The Judge. Only one player may be Judge at any time. The Judicious Judge passes the next judgement on a proposal in the place of The Imperious Emperor. He then returns immediately to the Central Hall and is no longer Judge. The Judicious Judge may neither submit proposals, nor judge his own proposals. A former Judge may not enter the Judge's Chambers until three other players have been Judge.

55. If more than half the eligible players become pacifists, combat is prohibited.

56. A player who has previously initiated combat may turn himself in by entering the Jail, resulting in a reduction of the sentence to half the time (five proposals).

57. Each member of a group which causes combat to become prohibited receives 1.5 points each time it happens.

58. Any player in The Forge may attempt to create a weapon with a new name. The player must submit a number between 0 and 9 to The Humble Scribe. The Judge must also choose a number between 0 and 9 and if the numbers are both odd or both even, the weapon is successfully forged and the player loses two points. Otherwise the player loses three points.

59. Any player may attempt to arrest any other player in the same location as him (other than the Wild West) who has initiated combat (muggings, revenge, etc.) (the "offender"). The arresting player and the offender each submit an integer between 0 and 9 inclusive. If the sum of the numbers is less than 6 or more than 14 (if the arresting player is in the SS) or less than 5 or more 15 (if the arresting player is not in the SS) then the arrest is successful, otherwise it fails. If the arrest succeeds, the offender is placed in The Jail until ten proposals have been accepted. A player in The Jail may not move, gain points or submit proposals.

60. A player in jail (the prisoner) may attempt to escape from jail. The prisoner and the Judge select a number between 0 and 9 and send them to The Humble Scribe. If the difference between the two numbers is at most 1 (where 0 and 9 are considered to be adjacent), the prisoner is released from jail. If not, the prisoner loses 1 point and his sentence is reset to 10 proposals (as if he had just been arrested).