M&S Quest 5: Forking to Build Your own MetaGame Model
Having reviewed the advanced concepts it’s time to start doing your own modeling. Don’t worry you don’t need to start from scratch. In this quest you will start with a relevant existing model relating to a metagame concept and start modifying it with your own ideas.
Recommended Base Models to Fork
Three-Sided Market [Github]
The three-sided market archetype is characterized by ‘Community-Corporation Substitutability’. That is to say that a community coordinating through technology such as decentralized ledgers can functionally fulfill a role in the economy that is currently fulfilled by a corporation without the users of that corporate product knowing or caring that the provider is a community. This model is focused on making via platform businesses, no business required.
Cyber-Physical Commons [Github]
Using this infrastructure, community-focused organizations can be spun up that are continuously funded, self-governed, and live within their own cryptoeconomies. They have their own community token, with guaranteed liquidity to solve the convertibility problem of local currencies. Their communities are held socially accountable, duly represented, and financially sustained. [Source]
SourceCred on a Dynamic Attribution Network [Github]
SourceCred as defined essentially gives the maintainer the powers of a game designer. However, anyone who has worked in the gaming industry knows that balancing games is quite hard. There is no one magical setting such that everything always works out forever. In an effort to empower open source communities, we are also creating the potential destroy the ecology that has made them so successful. It is important to also provide the guidance, and where possible tools to help maintainers be good stewards of their communities. [Source]
To Complete this Quest
- Come up with a novel question related to the MetaGame: model, simulate and interpret the results
- Write a post explaining the question, how and why you approached modeling it and link to your simulation code; highlight any new questions that arose as a result of this research
- tweet about accomplishing and highlight what you learned
- post a link to your forum post and/or your tweet in discord