Bluebottle, Brendan, Cayvie, ChinDoGu?, Elazar, Johnny Nuke, Joranj, Keitalia, Kevan, Mal3, Mat, Orkboi, Royce, Squirrel, Wittgenstein.
Proposals of Interest
[Magic] (Cayvie 1/12/2004) - Well, we're
dueling mages, so we kind of need Magic. This proposal introduced
the four elemental strands that formed the basic structure of the
[Strongholds] (Cayvie 1/12/2004) - The
factions of this round, though no one realized this yet. These were
later to become Schools, and ultimately the core system of Energy
gain (each Sorcerer being entitled to a daily gain in the two strains
of Energy of his or her School).
[Light and Dark] (Royce 1/13/2004) -
Gave some spells a Light or Dark modifier, affecting the balance of
[Six Spells] (Kevan 1/13/2004) - A mix of
six spells covering all the schools, including "Dust Storm", a key
spell in winning the Dynasty.
[Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys]
(Brendan 1/13/2004) - Introduced Gewgaws, magical artifacts with funky
[Mmm] (Joranj 1/14/2004) The mighty mute.
Incredible costs, including a hefty shift in Light/Dark Balance, but
it had the power to prevent a Sorcerer from voting, proposing, or
making any posts to the BlogNomic weblog.
[Lighter Dusting] (Kevan 1/15/2004) Kevan
downgrades "Dust Storm" - instead of preventing all Sorcerers from
casting spells, it only affects a single target.
[Stop Thief] (Mat 1/15/2004) Not particularly interesting in and of itself, but it could have ended
the Dynasty - it timed out with no votes cast, and passed, with Mat as
the Admin to enact it; he could have reworded it to "Mat wins", but
[Convert Power] (Bluebottle 1/16/2004) Allowed
Sorcerers to convert the different strains of magic, on an
expensive 3-for-1 basis.
[Crystal Head Detonation Echo] (Kevan
1/16/2004) Two interesting things here - Stone Head, the most
proliferous Gewgaw of the dynasty, which could cast a free 1-Energy
spell per day. Secondly Detonate, a spell which was able to
[Storms in Teacups] (Kevan 1/18/2004) A
selection of cheap "storm" spells which affected all players,
including "Rain Fall", which cost 1 Water to cast, and gave every
other Sorceror 1 Water.
[I'll Come In Again] (Kevan 1/20/2004) Created
Magi - the most powerful Sorceror in a School was its Magus, and
gained additional daily Energy from it, as well as being able to
make decisions on behalf of the School.
[Contests] (Joranj 1/21/2004) Allowed the
Archmagus to call all Sorcerers to a contest of skill, with a reward to
the first to perform a given task. Only two Contests occurred during this Dynasty.
[School Dispersion] (Kevan 1/21/2004) This
proposal allowed the Schools of Magic to declare war on one another.
The School with the weakest total power at the close of the war
would be dispersed, and its members would have to turn elsewhere.
[Please Give Generously] (Brendan 1/21/2004) A
relatively simple looking proposal, allowing the sacrifice of power for
Energy. Combined with a few choice Gewgaws, however, this would have
allowed an infinite Energy loophole. Spotted just in time by Mal3.
[It's on] (Brendan 1/25/2004) Not a proposal,
but a declaration of war by Brendan, Magus of the Air/Water School,
against the Air/Fire School. This resulted in the dispersal of the
Air/Fire School, which had a low total power after its members had
been infighting for the position of Magus.
[Inflation] (Brendan 1/27/2004) This proposal
finally made victory possible. Until now, a Dust Storm was dispersible by
a simple Vortex spell, which a Stone Head could cast for free - this
proposal put an end to that.
[Finish Him] (Cayvie 1/29/2004) Unaware of the dark plots being drawn up, Cayvie decided to end the Dynasty by saying that the Sorceror with the 4th highest power, after 48 hours, would win the game. </div>
Four Sorcerors pulled off a complete lockdown of the game, through the use of the following:-
Combined with a contest currently running, the alliance (Kevan, Joranj, Keitalia, and ChinDoGu?) was easily able to choose a victor when the time came.
Joranj was chosen.
History originally submitted by ChinDoGu? and edited by Kevan; re-archived by Simon.