Okay, I was just going to be narcissistic and make this just my guidelines, but I know we've got too many future global dictators around here (I wonder if there might eventually be a corollary to Andy Warhol's 15 minutes of fame quote, but for world domination…) for me to just claim all the spotlight, so maybe this can be a little funtime activity.
Rule 1. Everyone gets one edict as ruler of the world. Sorta like magic lamps, there's no wishing for more lamps, or extra wishes, or any of that jazz. Take your turn, relinquish your power without a need for a coup, and share like you learned in Kindergarten. Deal? Good.
Rule 2. Unless otherwise specified, summary execution is the punishment for violation of your edict. If you want to torture violators for decades before returning them to the world as broken shells of human beings unfamiliar with all of their surroundings, or if you want to let them off easy for some reason, be sure to specify it.
So, when I rule the world, I'm going to address a major issue, something I've seen blatantly ignored far too much in the past week or so.
In order for a room in a public facility to be referred to as a "Game Room", it must meet the following minimum critera:
At least ONE (1) of the following cabinets must be installed: Centipede, Galaga, Space Invaders, Missile Command, Asteroids, Dig Dug.
In order for a room in a public facility to be referred to as an "Arcade" (barring evidence of being an actual, architectural arcade), it must meet the following minimum criteria:
a) at least THREE (3) of the following cabinets must be installed: Centipede, Galaga, Space Invaders, Pong, Missile Command, Asteroids, Dig-Dug, Pac-Man (only one entry in the series counts towards this minimum), Donkey Kong (only one entry in the series counts towards this minimum).
b) In addition, the following genres must have at least ONE (1) representative: Fighter, Dual-seat Racing, Light Gun shooter, scrolling SHMUP.
c) Lastly, Air Hockey is mandatory as well.
Well, so ends my reign. Hopefully, I've left the world a better place, or, at least one where a bunch of Crane Games and a Golden Tee cabinet aren't sequestered behind a misleading sign promising a "Game Room"…
So, who succeeds me, and what do you declare from your opulent palace surrounded by concubines of the gender and cosplay of your choosing?