Onderhond wrote: ↑June 14th, 2020, 12:43 pm
brokenface wrote: ↑June 14th, 2020, 11:17 am
beasterne wrote: ↑June 11th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Yes, with the current rules that's right. Maybe it's not fair, but I think it's probably too late to change things now.
For our next game we can definitely amend the rules to address these possibilities.
Onderhond, see above
Well, since beasterne started the game he'll probably knows best, but I don't see how that's even conform with the rules. The opening posts says this:
The game proceeds in order, with each participant choosing a new film to cut, until we reach the final round. In the last round participants will submit a ranked ballot to determine the ultimate champion. That way the champion isn't decided purely by one participant.
Hmpf. The honest answer is I wasn’t thinking about this possibility when I wrote up the rules. As I wrote the rules for this game:
1) there will be 11 cuts per round
2) if 11 cuts can’t be made in a round, that round becomes a ballot round rather than a cutting round
3) the ultimate champion shouldn’t be decided purely by one participant (meaning, if someone makes a cut, the last film left shouldn’t win by default)
I just didn’t think about the scenario where we have 12 films left and no vetoes at the start of a round, which would give us only one film left going into a ballot phase. This scenario effectively breaks 3) above, because that final cut would decide the champion, but if we go to a ballot phase at 12 then it breaks 1) and 2) above.
So how to resolve this? I’m leaning towards having another cutting round in round 12. Even though that last cut will decide the champion, it will still be “fair” in that every player will get a cut in round 12. That means everyone does have a say in which film won’t
come out on top in the end, which is the whole point of this game. And although the last player does get the final choice, they really only get to choose between two, so their choice will be severely limited.
What does everyone else think? Ultimately this is just a silly forum game, and I am fine to switch things up and start the ballot phase at 12 if the majority want to go that way.