Paul Madsen is on a roll again. Latest amusing brainstorm: build an SDO Tycoon game! Only there’s one feature missing: What would standards development be without some wacky voting rules? Players should be able to explore the game-theoretic possibilities in designing rules that encourage consensus — to fall apart…
I’ll have you know I’m completely serious. SDO Tycoon has been nominated as Most Promising New Game to the Game Manufacturing Association and Mattel and Ronco will soon be bidding on the rights (well I’ve sent the emails at least).
Yes, something along the lines of Eurovision Song Content voting would be ideal (if you’ve never seen Eurovision, half the show is the singing, the other half is the time is takes to tally votes from all 25 or so countries who get to give different numbers of points to their 10 or so favourites. And they readout each bundle of points assigned by each country … (makes ISO voting look fast).