|Game World 3: Politics & Society
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All the Clusters and people on a Planet form a Union.
On each Planet there is a Main Cluster, called the Union,
to which all permanent inhabitants of the Planet belong. The Union’s
Rulebooks contains the rules which apply to that Planet The Union is also
responsible for the Interstellar Gates and for the Credits which are in
Unionheads are people who have Power Tokens and so can
carry out particular decisions.
A particular number of Power Tokens is needed to change
the Permissions of an Interstellar Gate, access the Union Asset, make
changes to the Union Rulebook, join the Union, leave the Union and initiate
a Vote. For each of these actions there are 23 Power Tokens and a “threshold
number” of Power Tokens needed to carry out the action. A person
who has no Power Tokens cannot initiate any of these actions. Someone
who has fewer than the threshold quantity can initiate the action, but
enough Unionheads must first agree so that the threshold number is reached
before the action is carried out. A person who has the threshold quantity
of Power Tokens or more can carry out an action without consulting other
A Cluster is a group of people with the same goals or interests.
Clusters have their own Rulebook and their own Asset. Power
Tokens are needed to invite someone to join a Cluster or to remove them
from it, and for the Rulebook and Asset. Someone who wants to leave a
Cluster does not need a Power Token.
Clusterheads are people who have Power Tokens and therefore
can carry out decisions within a Cluster.
They are the same as Unionheads, except that they operate
Rules determine how people live together. Players must
decide how they will set the rules, carry them out, see that they are
kept, and punish infringements.
Votes take place within a Union or Cluster.
Power Tokens are necessary to carry out a Vote. A person
who does not have enough Power Tokens must get other holders of Power
Tokens to agree before a vote can take place.
For each Interstellar Gate the Permission can be set to
determine which Unions or Persons can pass through. It is of course
also possible to make the Gate open to everyone. Planetary Gates can
only set Permissions for individuals.
Power Tokens are needed for certain actions such as the
distribution of Permissions for the Interstellar Gates, or for access
to Assets. Each of these Actions needs a particular number of Power
Tokens, which may be provided by one person or by several.
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