============================== CFJ 1525 ==============================
The Patent Title of Champion defined in R2075 is different from the
previous Patent Title of Champion.
Called by OscarMeyr: 15 Nov 2004 23:18:17 GMT
Assigned to RedKnight: 20 Nov 2004 17:57:41 GMT
Judged FALSE by RedKnight: 27 Nov 2004 23:31:48 GMT
Under R2075, Champion is awarded to the Player who wins the game. Under
past rules, Champion was awarded to a Player who had held the
then-defined Patent Title of Current Champion, and a different Player
then won the game.
I submit to the Court that the current Patent Title of Champion serves a
distinct purpose from the former Patent Title of Champion, and it should
be tracked independently.
Rule 2075/0 (Power=1)
The Deckmastor's Budget shall contain between one and three
Winning Hands, each of which is a list of cards with a hand size
at least two greater than the Maximum Hand Size.
If a Gambler's Hand is identical to a winning hand at any
particular moment, any Gambler has 72 hours from that moment to
announce that a Gambler holds or has held a winning hand.
If the announcement is false, the Deckmastor shall, as soon as
possible, transfer 1 card at random from the announcing
Gambler's Hand to the Deck.
If the announcement is true, the holding Gambler Wins the Game,
and is awarded the boon of Pokerface and the defined regular
Patent Title Champion.
Exactly one week after a true announcement, the Flux of all
Gamblers except the Deck shall become frozen. The Deckmastor
shall transfer random cards from the hands of each frozen
gambler to the deck, until each frozen gambler has either (a) a
hand size equal to or less than the Minimum hand size or (b) no
cards. Then, the Deckmaster shall deal cards to the winner up
to the maximum hand size. When these tasks have been peformed,
the Flux of every Gambler shall become free.
If no one has won the game in the last six months, then any
Gambler may announce a Skunk, which shall trigger the effects of
a true announcement of a win above, except that no boon shall be
awarded nor shall extra winner's be dealt.
Judge RedKnight's Arguments:
Rule 649 Defines a Patent Title as a legal item of recognition of a person's
distinction. I note that both the "current" title Champion and the "old"
title Champion both fit this description. Thus it appears there is no
difference between the two. Therefore I judge this CFJ FALSE.
Judge RedKnight's Evidence:
Rule 649/15 (Power=1)
A Patent Title is a legal item of recognition of a person's
When a Patent Title is awarded to a person, that person
is said to Bear that Patent Title; the Patent Title is Borne
by the person, and the person is its Bearor. When a Patent
Title is revoked from a person, that person ceases to Bear that
Patent Title. The status of Bearing a Patent Title can only be
changed as explicitly set out in the Rules. Only persons may
Bear Patent Titles.
As soon as possible after a Patent Title award or revocation
which occurs automatically occurs, the Herald shall publicly
announce that such an award or revocation has occurred, and
which Title has been awarded to or revoked from which person or
Significance is a stuck switch for Patent Titles with states
Historical, Hysterical, and Ephemeral. The Herald may, Without
Objection, cause a Title be switched from Historical
Significance to Hysterical Significance.