View Full Version : Game proposal: edit the rules

27-07-2006, 18:08:14
This is a game in which changing the rules is a move. In that respect it differs from almost every other game. The primary activity here is proposing changes in the rules, debating the wisdom of changing them in that way, voting on the changes, deciding what can and cannot be done afterwards, and doing it. Even this core of the game, of course, can be changed.

101. All players must always abide by all the rules then in effect, in the form in which they are then in effect.

102. Initially rules in the 100's are immutable and rules in the 200's are mutable.

103. A rule-change is any of the following: (1) the enactment, repeal, or amendment of a mutable rule; (2) the enactment, repeal, or amendment of an amendment of a mutable rule; or (3) the transmutation of an immutable rule into a mutable rule or vice versa.

104. All rule-changes proposed in the proper way shall be voted on. They will be adopted if and only if they receive the required number of votes.

105. Every player is an eligible voter. A player is defined as a person who posts his intent to participate in this thread.

106. All proposed rule-changes shall be posted before they are voted on. If they are adopted, they shall guide play in the form in which they were voted on.

107. In a conflict between a mutable and an immutable rule, the immutable rule takes precedence and the mutable rule shall be entirely void.

108. There must always be at least one mutable rule. The adoption of rule-changes must never become completely impermissible.

109. Whatever is not prohibited or regulated by a rule is permitted and unregulated, with the sole exception of changing the rules, which is permitted only when a rule or set of rules explicitly or implicitly permits it.

201. Each player always has exactly one vote.

202. If the rules are changed so that further play is impossible, or if the legality of a move cannot be determined with finality, or if by the players best reasoning, not overruled, a move appears equally legal and illegal, then the first player unable to complete a turn is the winner.

Anybody interested in playing a nomic like this?

27-07-2006, 18:24:43

C.G.B. Spender
27-07-2006, 18:37:08
Rules? What rules?

27-07-2006, 18:38:23
Congratulations, you've invented Congress!

27-07-2006, 18:44:07
I don't get it

27-07-2006, 18:44:29
I thought this would include a link to V149r4

C.G.B. Spender
27-07-2006, 18:47:17
OK, here it is http://www.fiaker.at/

27-07-2006, 18:48:49
Anybody interested in playing a nomic like this?

only if it gets moved to the "Other Games" forum and I get +1s... god knows I need 'em

edit: wrong forum!:clueless: :bounce:

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-07-2006, 18:53:14
Can we include stuff about punching animals?

27-07-2006, 18:55:35
That should be rule 110.

Any mutable rule condoning the physical or mental abuse of animals shall automatically be considered approved. Anyone suggesting otherwise shall be considered an animal.

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-07-2006, 18:56:30
And punched. The game has merit.

27-07-2006, 18:57:38
202 is a stupid rule... I vote that it is removed

27-07-2006, 18:57:59
I would vote for proposed rule 110.

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-07-2006, 18:59:35
What about impersonating a steeplejack?

27-07-2006, 19:00:57
Its almost too Woody Allen-esque.

27-07-2006, 19:01:27
I have no idea what that is

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
27-07-2006, 20:19:47

27-07-2006, 20:35:31
yeah, no!

27-07-2006, 22:05:05
Pish ... Like we live by rules here.

27-07-2006, 22:22:38
This game looks a bit like the 100-0 game.

Frozen Frog
28-07-2006, 01:43:25
This rules.


28-07-2006, 07:10:07
Lovely, reminds me when I programmed macros in the old DOS version of Lotus 1-2-3....

self-modifying code... what was it called, Core Wars maybe...

28-07-2006, 09:12:28
Rule 5 - Lurker Knows

28-07-2006, 09:16:58
Rule 9,999,999,999,999 - oh btw there are no rules.

28-07-2006, 11:12:41
I rule

28-07-2006, 11:18:31
Damn, Drekkus wins. :(

28-07-2006, 12:56:34
game over

anyone up for a game of Uno?!

28-07-2006, 13:46:28

Frozen Frog
28-07-2006, 16:44:41
You know...

28-07-2006, 18:15:04
so who won this game?

28-07-2006, 18:31:27

28-07-2006, 18:32:17
shite game

28-07-2006, 18:34:03
why do you think he won?

28-07-2006, 18:35:25
yer just jealous of Drekkus' ....umm umm brain power

28-07-2006, 18:37:39
hehehe, of course, hehehe

self biased
28-07-2006, 19:20:35
Originally posted by Drekkus
This game looks a bit like the 100-0 game.

bollocks. now i'll never get it. :(

29-07-2006, 00:36:56
Originally posted by Funko
Rule 5 - Lurker Knows - FACT!!!

and when he does not he just act polite

Frozen Frog
29-07-2006, 01:53:39

29-07-2006, 04:39:04
Rule 1 - All rules after this are obsolete.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
29-07-2006, 04:42:29
Rule 0 - There is no Rule 0