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[SUBMITTED] A Crypto For The Comrades?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:51 am
by Krusavich
TITLE:
A Crypto For The Comrades?

VALIDITY:

Has an above average Information Technology industry. Has Socialism instituted. Has Internet.

DESCRIPTION:

The recent craze of cryptocurrencies has taken @@REGION@@ by storm, @@NAME@@ chief among them. However, intense controversy has sprung up among the commissars regarding the impact these digital currencies have on the nation’s staunch socialist principles.


OPTION ONE

“What are we to make of these internet coins?” sputters your chief administrator of Administrative Affairs @@RANDOMNAME@@. “Totally detached from our central planning committee, no traceable records of transactions – nothing but a nuisance! The impressionable youth of @@NAME@@ are trading these things for illicit goods, like capitalist skinny jeans and counter-revolutionary pop DVDs. This whole affair is clearly nothing more than a destabilization tactic against our mighty @@CURRENCY@@ by the United Federation! Our path is clear, we must detain and prosecute any citizen handling these subversive cryptocurrencies for the good of the @@TYPE@@!

Outcome: convicted crypto-miners are sent to the salt mines

OPTION TWO

“That, uh – seems a little extreme perhaps?” nervously suggest IT intern @@RANDOMNAME@@. “There’s actually a whole variety of cryptocurrencies, not all of them are anonymous like BiteCoin. The real benefit of crypto comes from the sheer versatility of transactions. I can exchange value with the push of a button! No middleman, no fees – just two comrades freely exchanging their labor with one another. And that is what this is all about, right? If we are so worried about the bad side of crypto – why not make our own? A completely transparent open-source cryptocurrency, maintained by the central government, of course. I’m sure no one here would complain about setting up another ministry to run the whole operation.”

Outcome: digital novelty coins make for surprising vanguards of the revolution

OPTION THREE

“Maybe those United Federation dogs have the right idea…” comments your Internal Affairs minister @@RANDOMNAME@@ from a remote speaker beneath your desk you were not aware of before. “The truth of the matter is that these coins demand a lot of computing power before you get anything valuable out of them. Most of these so-called miners only have mom’s laptop to work with – but we have the whole industrial might of @@NAME@@! Not to mention the personal computers of every @@DEMONYMNOUN@@, not that they need to know. A stockpile of these things would make our cadre funding in Blackacre harder to trace back to us, that’s for sure.”

Outcome: revolutionaries only deal in CyanCatCoin



TITLE:

Crypto-Fascism…?

VALIDITY:

Has an above average Information Technology industry. Has Socialism instituted. Has Internet.

DESCRIPTION:

The recent craze of cryptocurrencies has taken @@REGION@@ by storm, @@NAME@@ chief among them. However, intense controversy has sprung up regarding the impact these digital currencies have on the nation’s staunch socialist principles.


OPTION ONE

“What are we to make of these internet coins?!” sputters your chief administrator of Administrative Affairs @@RANDOMNAME@@. “Totally detached from our central planning committee, no traceable records of transactions – nothing but a nuisance! The impressionable youth of @@NAME@@ are trading these things for illicit goods, like capitalist skinny jeans and counter-revolutionary pop DVDs. This whole affair is clearly nothing more than a destabilization tactic against our mighty @@CUURENCY@@ by the United Federation! Our path is clear, we must detain and prosecute any citizen handling these subversive cryptocurrencies, for the good of the @@TYPE@@!

Outcome: Convicted crypto-miners are sent to the salt mines

OPTION TWO

“That, uh – seems a little extreme perhaps?” nervously suggest IT intern @@RANDOMNAME@@. “There’s actually a whole variety of crypto currencies, not all of them are anonymous like BiteCoin. The real benefit of crypto comes from the sheer versatility of transactions. I can exchange value with the push a button! No middleman, no fees – just two comrades freely exchanging their labor with one another. And that is what this is all about, right? If we are so worried about the bad side of crypto – why not make our own? A completely transparent open-source cryptocurrency, maintained by the central government of course. I’m sure no one here would complain with setting up another ministry to run this whole operation.”

Outcome: @@ANIMAL@@ Coin is legal tender


OPTION THREE

“Maybe those United Federation dogs have the right idea…” comments your Internal Affairs minister @@RANDOMNAME@@ from a remote speaker beneath your desk you were not aware of before. “The truth of the matter is that these internet coins demand a lot of computing power before you get anything really valuable out of them. Most of these so-called crypto-miners only have mom’s laptop to work with – but we have the whole industrial might of @@NAME@@! Not to mention the personal computers of every @@DEMONYM@@, not that they need to know. Say we start mining these coins for national security purposes? A large stash of anonymous spending power could prove…useful.”

Outcome: Webpage loading times and the price of CyanCatCoin have risen dramatically

TITLE:

Crypto For The Comrades?

VALIDITY:

Has an above average Information Technology industry. Has Socialism instituted. Has Internet.

DESCRIPTION:

The recent craze of cryptocurrencies has taken @@REGION@@ by storm, @@NAME@@ chief among them. However, intense controversy has sprung up regarding the impact these digital currencies have on the nation’s staunch socialist principles.


OPTION ONE

“What are we to make of these internet coins?!” sputters your chief administrator of Administrative Affairs @@RANDOMNAME@@. “Totally detached from our central planning committee, no traceable records of transactions – nothing but a nuisance! The impressionable youth of @@NAME@@ are trading these things for illicit goods, like capitalist skinny jeans and counter-revolutionary pop DVDs. This whole affair is clearly nothing more than a destabilization tactic against our mighty @@CURRENCY@@ by the United Federation! Our path is clear, we must detain and prosecute any citizen handling these subversive cryptocurrencies, for the good of the @@TYPE@@!

Outcome: Convicted crypto-miners are sent to the salt mines

OPTION TWO

“That, uh – seems a little extreme perhaps?” nervously suggest IT intern @@RANDOMNAME@@. “There’s actually a whole variety of crypto currencies, not all of them are anonymous like BiteCoin. The real benefit of crypto comes from the sheer versatility of transactions. I can exchange value with the push a button! No middleman, no fees – just two comrades freely exchanging their labor with one another. And that is what this is all about, right? If we are so worried about the bad side of crypto – why not make our own? A completely transparent open-source cryptocurrency, maintained by the central government of course. I’m sure no one here would complain with setting up another ministry to run the whole operation.”

Outcome: @@ANIMAL@@ Coin is legal tender

OPTION THREE

“Maybe those United Federation dogs have the right idea…” comments your Internal Affairs minister @@RANDOMNAME@@ from a remote speaker beneath your desk you were not aware of before. “The truth of the matter is that these coins demand a lot of computing power before you get anything really valuable out of them. Most of these so-called miners only have mom’s laptop to work with – but we have the whole industrial might of @@NAME@@! Not to mention the personal computers of every @@DEMONYM@@, not that they need to know. A stockpile of these things would make our cadre funding in Blackacre harder to trace back to us, that’s for sure.”

Outcome: Webpage loading times, the price of CyanCatCoin and violent revolutions are all on the rise
Alternative Outcome: Revolutionaries deal only in CyanCatCoin

TITLE:
A Crypto For The Comrades?

VALIDITY:

Has an above average Information Technology industry. Has Socialism instituted. Has Internet.

DESCRIPTION:

The recent craze of cryptocurrencies has taken @@REGION@@ by storm, @@NAME@@ chief among them. However, intense controversy has sprung up among the commissars regarding the impact these digital currencies have on the nation’s staunch socialist principles.


OPTION ONE

“What are we to make of these internet coins?!” sputters your chief administrator of Administrative Affairs @@RANDOMNAME@@. “Totally detached from our central planning committee, no traceable records of transactions – nothing but a nuisance! The impressionable youth of @@NAME@@ are trading these things for illicit goods, like capitalist skinny jeans and counter-revolutionary pop DVDs. This whole affair is clearly nothing more than a destabilization tactic against our mighty @@CURRENCY@@ by the United Federation! Our path is clear, we must detain and prosecute any citizen handling these subversive cryptocurrencies, for the good of the @@TYPE@@!

Outcome: Convicted crypto-miners are sent to the salt mines

OPTION TWO

“That, uh – seems a little extreme perhaps?” nervously suggest IT intern @@RANDOMNAME@@. “There’s actually a whole variety of crypto currencies, not all of them are anonymous like BiteCoin. The real benefit of crypto comes from the sheer versatility of transactions. I can exchange value with the push a button! No middleman, no fees – just two comrades freely exchanging their labor with one another. And that is what this is all about, right? If we are so worried about the bad side of crypto – why not make our own? A completely transparent open-source cryptocurrency, maintained by the central government of course. I’m sure no one here would complain with setting up another ministry to run the whole operation.”

Outcome: @@ANIMAL@@ Coin is legal tender

OPTION THREE

“Maybe those United Federation dogs have the right idea…” comments your Internal Affairs minister @@RANDOMNAME@@ from a remote speaker beneath your desk you were not aware of before. “The truth of the matter is that these coins demand a lot of computing power before you get anything valuable out of them. Most of these so-called miners only have mom’s laptop to work with – but we have the whole industrial might of @@NAME@@! Not to mention the personal computers of every @@DEMONYM@@, not that they need to know. A stockpile of these things would make our cadre funding in Blackacre harder to trace back to us, that’s for sure.”

Outcome: Revolutionaries only deal in CyanCatCoin

TITLE:
A Crypto For The Comrades?

VALIDITY:

Has an above average Information Technology industry. Has Socialism instituted. Has Internet.

DESCRIPTION:

The recent craze of cryptocurrencies has taken @@REGION@@ by storm, @@NAME@@ chief among them. However, intense controversy has sprung up among the commissars regarding the impact these digital currencies have on the nation’s staunch socialist principles.


OPTION ONE

“What are we to make of these internet coins?” sputters your chief administrator of Administrative Affairs @@RANDOMNAME@@. “Totally detached from our central planning committee, no traceable records of transactions – nothing but a nuisance! The impressionable youth of @@NAME@@ are trading these things for illicit goods, like capitalist skinny jeans and counter-revolutionary pop DVDs. This whole affair is clearly nothing more than a destabilization tactic against our mighty @@CURRENCY@@ by the United Federation! Our path is clear, we must detain and prosecute any citizen handling these subversive cryptocurrencies for the good of the @@TYPE@@!

Outcome: convicted crypto-miners are sent to the salt mines

OPTION TWO

“That, uh – seems a little extreme perhaps?” nervously suggest IT intern @@RANDOMNAME@@. “There’s actually a whole variety of cryptocurrencies, not all of them are anonymous like BiteCoin. The real benefit of crypto comes from the sheer versatility of transactions. I can exchange value with the push of a button! No middleman, no fees – just two comrades freely exchanging their labor with one another. And that is what this is all about, right? If we are so worried about the bad side of crypto – why not make our own? A completely transparent open-source cryptocurrency, maintained by the central government, of course. I’m sure no one here would complain about setting up another ministry to run the whole operation.”

Outcome: digital novelty coins make for surprising vanguards of the revolution

OPTION THREE

“Maybe those United Federation dogs have the right idea…” comments your Internal Affairs minister @@RANDOMNAME@@ from a remote speaker beneath your desk you were not aware of before. “The truth of the matter is that these coins demand a lot of computing power before you get anything valuable out of them. Most of these so-called miners only have mom’s laptop to work with – but we have the whole industrial might of @@NAME@@! Not to mention the personal computers of every @@DEMONYMNOUN@@, not that they need to know. A stockpile of these things would make our cadre funding in Blackacre harder to trace back to us, that’s for sure.”

Outcome: revolutionaries only deal in CyanCatCoin

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:37 am
by Candensia
Option 3 feels muddy and indistinct to me. I think you can be clearer about what the stockpiled crypto might be used for beyond "national security purposes". As is, it feels like a shadier version of option 2.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:45 pm
by Outer Sparta
Is the title supposed to be a pun on the word crypto and pairing it with fascism? I do like the angle of incorporating the word "crypto" into a potential title.

I would be more specific about more uses of how the government can use a crypto stash of their own.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:28 am
by Krusavich
Thank you both for the feedback! I've clarified the third issue some, along with some other miscellaneous changes. I was torn on my outcome for the third option, so I decided to put both up. Let me know your thoughts!

Outer Sparta wrote:Is the title supposed to be a pun on the word crypto and pairing it with fascism? I do like the angle of incorporating the word "crypto" into a potential title.


Yes, crypto-fascism is an actual term, meant to describe one who ascribes to fascist ideals in a furtive manner. So it's a play on words, and ties into the first option.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:33 am
by Outer Sparta
Krusavich wrote:Thank you both for the feedback! I've clarified the third issue some, along with some other miscellaneous changes. I was torn on my outcome for the third option, so I decided to put both up. Let me know your thoughts!

Outer Sparta wrote:Is the title supposed to be a pun on the word crypto and pairing it with fascism? I do like the angle of incorporating the word "crypto" into a potential title.


Yes, crypto-fascism is an actual term, meant to describe one who ascribes to fascist ideals in a furtive manner. So it's a play on words, and ties into the first option.

I don't really see the title fitting to the issue premise, so I would change it to something more creative than just "Crypto-Fascism." It should at least tie into the whole issue other than just one option.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:46 am
by Islands Of Ventro
Option 3 is a bit iffy for me but you could definitely make it fit by being more on point and getting to the facts. I find that the title does not make very much sense in variation to the actual issue, is it a play on words?
I would recommend a pun of sorts are just stating plainly what the issue is about, I’ve listed some examples below:

A crypto-problem
A currency conundrum
@@CURRENCY@@ going online?!


These are a couple examples hope they help

[DRAFT] Crypto For The Comrades?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:17 pm
by Krusavich
While I did very much love the old title, it seems that it was a little too obtuse. So I've tried another spin. Thank you to everyone for the feedback!

[DRAFT] A Crypto For The Comrades?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:31 am
by Krusavich
A slightly updated draft, any thoughts or comments are appreciated!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:05 am
by Sacara
Solid writing! While I do not know much about cryptocurrencies or socialist policies, I can offer feedback on grammar. :)

Krusavich wrote:“What are we to make of these internet coins?!” sputters your chief administrator of Administrative Affairs @@RANDOMNAME@@. “Totally detached from our central planning committee, no traceable records of transactions – nothing but a nuisance! The impressionable youth of @@NAME@@ are trading these things for illicit goods, like capitalist skinny jeans and counter-revolutionary pop DVDs. This whole affair is clearly nothing more than a destabilization tactic against our mighty @@CURRENCY@@ by the United Federation! Our path is clear, we must detain and prosecute any citizen handling these subversive cryptocurrencies, for the good of the @@TYPE@@!

Outcome: Convicted crypto-miners are sent to the salt mines
Just go with the question mark after the first sentence. And the comma after "cryptocurrencies" is not necessary. Effect lines do not start with a capital letter.

Krusavich wrote:“That, uh – seems a little extreme perhaps?” nervously suggest IT intern @@RANDOMNAME@@. “There’s actually a whole variety of crypto currencies, not all of them are anonymous like BiteCoin. The real benefit of crypto comes from the sheer versatility of transactions. I can exchange value with the push a button! No middleman, no fees – just two comrades freely exchanging their labor with one another. And that is what this is all about, right? If we are so worried about the bad side of crypto – why not make our own? A completely transparent open-source cryptocurrency, maintained by the central government of course. I’m sure no one here would complain with setting up another ministry to run the whole operation.”

Outcome: @@ANIMAL@@ Coin is legal tender
Keep your spelling of "cryptocurrency" consistent. "... push of a button." There should be a comma after "government". I think "about" would work better than "with" in the last sentence. And the effect line for this option is rather weak

Krusavich wrote:“Maybe those United Federation dogs have the right idea…” comments your Internal Affairs minister @@RANDOMNAME@@ from a remote speaker beneath your desk you were not aware of before. “The truth of the matter is that these coins demand a lot of computing power before you get anything valuable out of them. Most of these so-called miners only have mom’s laptop to work with – but we have the whole industrial might of @@NAME@@! Not to mention the personal computers of every @@DEMONYM@@, not that they need to know. A stockpile of these things would make our cadre funding in Blackacre harder to trace back to us, that’s for sure."

Outcome: Revolutionaries only deal in CyanCatCoin
I think the proper macro is @@DEMONYMNOUN@@ in this case. And make sure not to capitalize the start of effect lines again.

Overall, nice issue.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:44 pm
by Krusavich
Thank you Sacara! Grammar is not (and probably never will be) my strong suit, so any help on that front is always greatly appreciated.

A new draft is live, with the noted changes and an updated second option effect line.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:37 am
by Krusavich
I am putting this one on last call, please air any last grievances you might have!