Initial rules of Imperial Game 9.

  1. The decision of The Imperious Emperor is final.

  2. The Imperious Emperor will judge each proposal submitted and either accept or reject it. If a later rule states the possibility, then the Imperious Emperor may also ignore certain proposals.

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

  4. The Emperor may, at any time, issue a Directive calling for legislation in a particular area, or may issue a Proclamation describing new laws. If a Directive is issued, the first player with an appropriate accepted proposal receives a bonus of 2 A points (appropriate being TIE's judgement).

  5. The Humble Scribe must 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.

  6. The Humble Scribe may rewrite a proposal to clarify its meaning, as long as the rewriting does not change its meaning.

  7. The Imperious Emperor is Duncan Richer.

  8. The Humble Scribe is Duncan Richer

  9. Any player may propose a new rule or change to an existing rule by notifying The Humble Scribe via email or the World Wide Web.

  10. If a player has submitted two proposals which have not been accepted, rejected or ignored and that player submits a new proposal, the new proposal will replace the older proposal. No points shall be awarded for the replaced proposal.

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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.

  14. When several rules apply at the same time and have different consequences then the rule with the lowest 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.

  15. If a player's proposal is rejected, that player receives 1 B point.

  16. If a player's proposal is accepted, that player receives 2 A points.

  17. If a player's proposal is ignored, that player loses 1 A point and receives 1 B point.

  18. The game ends when a player has 5 C points and not more than 5 B points , and that player will be named the Winner.

  19. With the agreement of the Imperious Emperor, a game may be continued after the Winner has been found. This continuation is in fact a new game, with an initial ruleset being the final ruleset of the previous game. All players scores are set to zero. The Imperious Emperor becomes an ordinary player, provided that the Winner wishes to be TIE for the next game. A game succeeding Game 9 shall be designated 9A, that succeeding 9A 9B etc.

  20. All undecided proposals at the end of a completed game are null and void, and are not applied in the next game.

  21. Points are taken to have been awarded at the time of the Emperor's decision.