This is the complete set of current rules for AMONC.
101 [Divine Law]
The name of the game is the Ancient and Mystic Order Nomic Crucis.
102 [Divine Law]
The game is officiated, judged, and administrated by a player designated in the game as the Grand High Sargon. The player who takes the role of Sargon at the start of the game may be decided by any means agreeable to all current players. At any time, the Sargon may relinquish the position and appoint another player to be their successor, provided that player is willing and able to take the role.
The Sargon is bound by the rules of the game and may only influence the game as permitted by the rules. The Sargon is responsible for maintaining the smooth running of the game and for keeping reasonably up-to-date records of all information pertinent to the game (such as current rules, players, scores, etc) and for making that information publically available by appropriate means, such as on a web page.
Other Offices and Officers may be created by decrees. No Offices or Officers may be created whose power supercedes that of Divine Law.
103 [Divine Law]
Anyone may become a player at any time sending a message to the forum introducing himself or herself to the other players and stating that he or she wishes to be a player. Having done so, that person becomes an initiate.
104 [Divine Law]
All initiates must always abide by all the Divine Laws and Decrees then in effect, in the form in which they are then in effect. The rules in the Initial Set are in effect when the game begins. The Initial Set consists of immutable rules or Divine Laws (100-110) and the mutable rules or Holy Decrees (200-299). Other kinds of decrees shall include the Arbitrary Rules, Prophecies, Folklore, Rank Superstition. Other kinds of decrees may be proposed decree.
105 [Divine Law]
Whatever is not prohibited or regulated by a decree is permitted and unregulated, with the sole exception of changing the decrees, which is permitted only when a decree or set of decrees explicitly or implicitly permits it.
106 [Divine Law]
Divine Laws are immutable and their number may only be added to or transubstantiated by a unanimous vote. All other decrees are mutable and may be changed by a majority vote.
107 [Divine Law]
In a conflict between Divine Law and any other Decree, the Divine Law always takes precedence.
201 [Holy Decree]
The game shall be conducted in a single public forum (`the forum'), the form of which shall be the guestbook.
A decree-change is one of the following:
* the enactment of a new decree
* the repeal or amendment of a decree
202 [Holy Decree]
A proposal is a statement of one or more suggested decree changes. All proposals made in the proper way shall be voted on. They will be adopted if and only if they receive a majority of votes. If a proposal is adopted, any decree change it contains shall be incorporated into the decrees in the form in which it was voted on.
203 [Holy Decree]
Each decree proposal shall be given a number for reference. The first proposal shall be numbered 301 and each subsequent proposal shall be numbered with the next successive integer, whether or not the proposal is adopted.
If a decree is repealed and reenacted, it receives the number of the proposal to reenact it. If a decree is amended, its number remains the same. A newly enacted decree receives the number of the proposal to enact it, unless there is already a decree with that number, in which case the next lowest available integer shall be used.
204 [Holy Decree]
No proposal may take effect earlier than the moment of the completion of the vote that adopted it, even if its wording explicitly states otherwise. No decree-change may have retroactive application.
205 [Holy Decree]
There must always be at least one mutable decree. The adoption of decrees must never become completely impermissible.
206 [Holy Decree]
Decree changes that affect decrees needed to allow or apply decree-changes are as permissible as other decree-changes. Even decree-changes that amend or repeal their own authority are permissible. No decree-change is impermissible solely on account of the self-reference or self-application of a rule.
207 [Holy Decree]
The game proceeds with initiates submitting proposals which are then voted on and adopted or rejected accordingly. There is no playing order and any player may submit one or more proposals at any time, following the correct procedure for submitting proposals as detailed in other rules, and provided there are no conditions or circumstances preventing the player from submitting proposals.
208 [Holy Decree]
The procedure for submitting and voting on a proposal is as follows:
1. A proposal shall be submitted to the forum and posted on the proposal page of the web-site with a reception date.
2. Initiates will post to the guest book voting on the proposal.
3. Two weeks after the proposal is posted to the Proposal page, votes in the guestbook are counted. Any player who fails to vote
within the prescribed voting period is deemed to have abstained.
4. When the voting period is over, the proposal is either adopted or rejected accordingly, and the author of the proposal scores a number of points, determined by multiplying the initiate's level number by the fraction of favourable votes received by the proposal.
5. An additional points will awarded for a successful proposal:
5 points for a Holy Decree
3 points for an Arbitrary Rule
2 point for all other Decrees
211 [Holy Decree]
A proposal is adopted if and only if the vote is quorate and is a simple majority among the eligible voters. Quorum is achieved when at least fifty per cent of eligible voters cast a vote (i.e. fewer than fifty per cent).
210 [Holy Decree]
Anti-Voting is defined as voting against an accepted proposal or voting for a rejected proposal (determined when the vote for the proposal is complete).
For each proposal a player anti-votes on she shall receive 2 points.
211 [Holy Decree]
An adopted proposal takes full effect at the moment of the completion of the vote that adopted it and no sooner.
212 [Holy Decree]
If two or more mutable rules conflict with one another then the rule with the lowest ordinal number takes precedence.
If at least one of the rules in conflict explicitly says of itself that it defers to another rule (or type of rule) or takes precedence over another rule (or type of rule), then such provisions shall supersede the numerical method for determining precedence.
If two or more rules claim to take precedence over one another or to defer to one another, then the numerical method again governs.
213 [Holy Decree]
If players disagree about the legality of a proposed decree or the
interpretation or application of a decree, the Sargon shall confer with the Supreme Grand Nargal and decide the matter. This process is called invoking judgment. If judgement is invoked on the content of a proposal, it may not be voted on until the matter is resolved.
214 [Holy Decree]
The initial levels and offices of the AMONC shall be as follows:
Grand High Sargon (chief administrator)
Supreme Grand Nargal (advisor and judge)
Mistress/Master of Arbirary Rules (self-explanatory chaos factor)
Lord High Astrologer of the Grand Lodge (prophecies and folklore)
Level 1-33 Initiates of the Grand Lodge AMONC
All players start out as level one initiates. Each initiate may go up one level through the purchase of initiation (10 points). These points go into the AMONC treasury.
215 [Holy Decree]
The Sargon shall list all initiates, their levels, point balances, offices, and bank balances on the Hierarchy page.