When BlogNomic began, it had no Emperor rule or Dynasty structure - this initial Round (which didn't even know it was a Round) had no Ascension Address, and began as a straightforward unthemed Nomic.
Adam, Ben, Craig, Don, Erik, Kevan, Kosta, Lyndse, Mikey, Myke, Noelle, OA, Ole, RavenBlack?, Xylen.
[The GNDT]: Kevan adapted a Nomic Data Tracker from an earlier nomic and put it in the sidebar.
[Points] (Ben 1/14/03) The precursor to Gold, Lead, Power, Life Force, etc. Initially, points were simply a score for the game; Ben later successfully proposed that points be used for money or an equivalent, and they could be transferred to other players at will.
Blogs: Until the First Dynasty of Est, each player was required to maintain a weblog outside of BlogNomic. Weblogs were a major part of BlogNomic in its initial incarnation. Players were encouraged to post regularly.
[Karma] (Kevan 1/17/03) A Karma rating was given to each player; other players used it to rate "...good or bad Blog entries, or behaviour within the game."
[Alliteration Sundays] (Raven 1/14/03; Later [Glittering Prizes] Kevan 1/23/03) Each player was given points for using Alliteration in their own weblogs on Sunday; this later became encouragement to make posts in Haiku or other unusual forms, and the Sunday restriction was changed to once each week.
[First Government Proposal] (Erik, 2/5/03) Didn't pass, but an interesting one. Created two political parties based on points and karma, and suggested a way to become "Dictator."
[The Gameboard] (Erik, 2/12/03) Put a game board in the ruleset, which was later moved to another location (now obsolete). The gameboard lasted for quite a long time, and references remained in the ruleset until recently.
After a while, several players seemed to dislike the lack of victory condition, and general agreement favored a fresh start. Myke had the highest point total, and with a donation of 33 points by Kevan, reached 1200, the total suggested in the [Dynasty proposal] (4/7/03 by Myke, Enacted by Kevan 4/8/03).
Essentially, victory was awarded to the player with the most points, by majority vote, and the concept of Dynasties was created.
Myke, the first Emperor of Blognomic, writes:
History submitted by Damanor.