Excellent, no more italics . . .
Sorry about the short summary. It took me a really long time to put the report together so I was crunched at the end. The way things stand it's pretty obvious what we should be doing - no huge choices. I also didn't want to push any issues onto the ballot while we are still discussing exactly how it should be laid out. Although I will occasionally need to present the council with choices that must be made, I'm thinking the council should be the driving force behind generating proposals. However, if it turns out that it takes too much time and too many replies to put a ballot together, I could easily present a number of choices, like in my earlier post about presenting a sample ballot after giving the report. My concern there is with taking control from the council and forcing the issues. I also worry about forcing too many micromanagement issues onto the ballot.
I'd really like some input from the council on this. If you think it would be easier for me to put the first draft of the ballot together then I'm fine with it. We just have a lot of silent councilors on the issue.
- The Sakkra pic seems to be working now. I tested it last night, but it wasn't working this morning. Hmph.
- Short out of character comments are fine, but entire OOC posts and discussion of game or voting mechanics should be kept here. I intend to keep my OOC to an absolute minimum in my reports, but felt that I couldn't get away without making some comments this time around. Usually, I find some way to incorporate explanations into the story.
- For example, it would actually be pretty easy to make an in-character argument about how the economy couldn't support the kind of production that Fortuna is capable of. Or that establishing a lab on the 300% bonus tile would allow us to demolish all four labs on Exterra, save on maintenance costs, and still have the same research output. It just takes a bit of clever wording.