Saturday, December 13, 2008


Rule I. Any person (or other apparently sentient entity) in the universe may take part in this game by sending a Valid Move to the Scribe.

Rule II. A Valid Move consists of an email message or something posted on the most recent entry on the einos blog, clearly marked as a move, and containing all of: a suggested change to these Rules expressed clearly and unambiguously (the Proposal), an integer (the Integer), and a name or other set of symbols sufficient to more or less clearly identify a particular person or other apparently sentient entity (the Name).

Rule III. Once a week, or whenever he or she feels like it, the Scribe shall select one of the Valid Moves that have been sent and not yet applied, and apply it. Applying a Valid Move consists of: changing the rules as specified in the Proposal, and writing down the Integer and the Name on the Sacred Piece of Paper. Not very long after Applying a Valid Move, the Scribe shall make available on his or her website a copy of the Move, and the new state of the Rules.

Rule IIII. When a Valid Move is Applied, the person (or other apparently sentient entity) named by the Name in the Move shall receive five Points.

Rule V. Whenever there are two Integers recorded on the Scared Piece of Paper which have the same Name, the Integer/Name pair with the smaller Integer shall be erased from the Paper (if the Integers are equal, one shall be erased at random).

Rule VI. Whenever there are three Integers recorded on the Scared Piece of Paper which have different Names, the entity picked out by the Name associated with the second-highest Integer shall receive ten Points (or, if two or more of the Integers on the Paper are equal, the entities picked out by each of the Integers in the set of equal Integers shall receive twenty Points), and the three Integers and Names shall be erased.

Rule VII. The entity which has the most Points at any given instant is the current Champion of the Game, and has the right to brag.

Rule VIII. The Scribe is teucer.

Rule IX. The name of this Nomic game is "The Earth Is Nonetheless An Oblate Spheroid Nomic".


  1. By the way, my preferred e-mail address is This maybe ought to be mentioned in the rules where it says you can e-mail me, but I believe as the rules stand now any address that finds its way to me works.