The latest game of demonic evolution is now over with Alvaro Akir just barely squeaking out a win thanks to the help of the oracle granting double dominance points for the turn!
Also, in case anyone is wondering what was going on in the mountains, there was a lot of experiment actions going on to transfer and consolidate dominance points. Which allowed for some large swings for those people in that area(though no, the oracle bonus doesn’t apply to anyone giving you dominance points, only if you win them).
Edit: Oops, just after I finished the turn, I realized I may have made a mistake on something so it might not be over yet. I am adjusting it now!
Edited, everything explained:
I refactored the turn, as Jamie wasn’t actually enslaved. Which means Alvaro only had 22 dominance points instead of 26(needs 25 to win) needed to win, however the rules says the game will end once a person reaches 25 dominance points, and technically all actions take place at the same time. Originally there was some conflicts as everything happening at once gives a bit weird results at times so I rolled to see which actions would occur in which order, and it played out with a clear win for Alvaro.
However, without Jamie being enslaved there was still a possible way to resolve the turn in which Alvaro still could win. That is if the game ends when someone goes over 25, even if they then fall back blow it. The rules are not clear for that, so I rolled randomly to determine if the game would end in that scenario, the dice came up saying that it would.
I then made some random rolls to determine, if the correct sequences of event would happen in the order needed to allow Alvaro to temporarily go over 25, and the random results worked out in his favor. Altogether, I ended up making 4 or 5 random rolls(with basically a 50/50 chance each time) and they all came up in his favor. So while I kind of feel a bit bad about making the ending the result of random rolls, there was a scenario in which the events could be resolved for him to win, and it seemed like the fair way to resolve it when there was no clear rules, was to make a random roll.
I am thinking for next game, I might add a new stat for ‘speed’ or something to better determine what actions occur in what order in a round. So there is no grey area on this topic.
Coincidentally, with all this said, Alvaro temporary jump over 25 to trigger the game to end, also causes him to lose a massive amount of dominance points, as it assumes that the very last thing to happen was for him to be enslaved by Jamie(so instead of taking the dp loss on his lowest score, he took it from his highest score). So the end result is that he only has 15 dominance points instead of the 22 I mentioned above. Which means he didn’t actually win, he tied with Kharis.