The following organizations have complied with the process of incorporation as described in rule M-343. See the rules page for the full text of M-343. The weekly economy actions of corporations are reported in the EcoNomic Reporter. Please e-mail the Spud if you have any questions about this page.
The Iron Vine, Inc.
Date of Incorporation: March 10, 1996
Iron Vine Members:
Charter posted March 17, 1996
CHARTER OF THE IRON VINE, INC.
I. NAME -- The name of this corporation shall be "The Iron Vine, Inc." This corporation shall also do business under the informal abbreviation -- TCIV.
II. CHARTER MEMBERS -- The charter members of TCIV are Perry (Cap'n) King, Scott (hatha) Buchanan, John (silijon) Coffman, and Michael (mickx) Smith.
III. NEW MEMBERS -- New players may join TCIV if it is agreed upon by four current members of TCIV. Upon joining TCIV, a new player shall, for the greater good of TCIV, transfer all of his or her letterfarms and letter products, including, but not limited to, letters of any flavor whatsoever, word machines, or any other entity not yet anticipated that is, in any way, derived from letter products or agri-business. By joining TCIV, a new member agrees to immediately transfer all letter products gained in any fashion to Oni-PAC and further agrees to allow Oni-PAC to submit any economic reports on his or her behalf so long as he or she remains a member of TCIV.
IV. ONI-PAC DIVISION -- All economic activity of TCIV will be performed and reported by Oni-PAC, a Pooled Agricultural Cooperative that constitutes the economic tendril of TCIV's influence. Oni-PAC shall represent TCIV in all letter product trades. As an division of TCIV, Oni-PAC shall be empowered and entrusted with all agri-powers and agri-rights lawfully granted to TCIV as a corporation authorized under Rule M-343(b), as adopted on February 25, 1996, and as is hereinafter amended. One willing TCIV member shall be designated by a majority of TCIV members
to manage Oni-PAC on behalf of TCIV each turn and to report timely to the Spud.
V. ENDORSEMENTS -- A majority of current TCIV members is required to endorse any action or course of action to be performed by any member
in the course of the game of Pumpkin Patch Nomic. An endorsement may stipulate any action or nonaction that includes, but is not limited to, any of the following: a YEA or NAY vote or a vote abstention on any rule change proposal; a particular candidate for any election; a call for judgement; a TRUE, FALSE, or UNDECIDED ruling by a judge on any CFJ; the decision to play or not to play any lottery, contest, or challenge; create, destroy, trade, eat, toss or otherwise manipulate any game entity; or, the decision of any TCIV member to make any choice in the course of
the game or to invoke any special priviledge or right not yet anticipated.
Although endorsements may at times be publicly announced, the true nature
of all Iron Vine endorsements shall remain secret.
VI. CEO -- A majority of TCIV members may, but are not required to, select a chiefly evil officer to represent TCIV in political and diplomatic functions, to determine TCIV endorsements, TCIV membership, and
to make public announcements on behalf of TCIV.
VII. SEVERANCE -- A member may be automatically severed from TCIV in three different ways: (1) a vote to involuntarily severe a member by four current TCIV members, (2) the announcement of a member of the intention
to leave TCIV voluntarily, (3) and, a member is involuntarily severed from TCIV because that member fails to act in accordance with an official TCIV endorsement. A severed member forfeits to the Oni-PAC Division of TCIV any ownership or property rights in any letter products at the moment of severance. A severed member may suffer retributive punishment, as well, upon the agreement of a majority of remaining TCIV members.
IX. MOTTO -- The official motto of TCIV is "United We Rule."
X. SECRET RITES -- All secret elements about TCIV, including but not limited to official TCIV secret codes, secret passwords, secret strategies, secret societies, and secret rituals shall remain just that
-- secret. The official secret seal of TCIV shall not be distributed, electronically or otherwise, to any person who is not a member of TCIV.
XI. SECRET MESSAGE -- The grandparents of any blue chickens on the bright
side of the moon shall follow the doridian protocol.
XII. RESERVATION OF POWERS--Except to the extent stated otherwise in this
charter, The Iron Vine, Inc. has and shall always retain indefinately the
fullest possible powers allowed under the rules governing corporations in
Pumpkin Patch Nomic, and then some.
XIII. CHARTER AMENDMENTS -- This charter shall be amended by agreement of
at least two-thirds of the current TCIV membership.
Corporate Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charter posted March 20, 1996
...........................The JOINT Charter..............................
We, the group of players signed below, agree to form a corporation
which shall be named "JOINT." We agree that all JOINT actions shall
be made with the opportunity for active input by all JOINT members and the
active consent of a majority of JOINT members (such active consent of a majority
of JOINT members to be termed "JOINT agreement"). We agree to have a Chief Executive Officer or "CEO." We agree
that the CEO shall prepare and submit all economic reports for JOINT, shall
prepare and submit a report on behalf of any JOINT member who agrees
to have eir report submitted by JOINT, and shall perform any and all actions
which shall be necessary for the maintenance of JOINT subject to JOINT
agreement. We agree that Hugh Harrison shall be the first CEO. We agree that when any JOINT property shall be transferred to individual members of JOINT it shall be transferred in equal shares to all JOINT members, except in the case of severance. We agree that control of
JOINT property shall be invested in the CEO and that individual JOINT members may only utilize such property in accordance with JOINT agreement.
We agree that should any member of JOINT choose to withdraw theirmembership, then the withdrawing member shall cease to be a part of
JOINTand the only property that the withdrawing member will receive from
JOINTduring the final week of membership will be a severance consisting
of 13 letters, which must include a varied diet. If JOINT does not have all
theletters required for the withdrawing member's severance, then allpossible severance will be given at the end of the turn and the remainder
of the severance shall be given at the end of the next turn. ...........................................................................
Date of Incorporation: March 23, 1996
We, the group of players signed below, agree to form a corporation which shall be named "Orangestockings, Ltd." (hereinafter referred
to as "Orangestockings"). We agree that all Orangestockings actions
shall be made with the opportunity for active input by all Orangestockings members
and with the active consent of a majority of Orangestockings members (such active consent of a majority of Orangestockings members to be termed "Orangestockings agreement"), except that no new members
may be added to Orangestockings without the unanimous consent of the current Orangestockings membership.
We agree to have a chief executive officer who shall be referred to as the "Orangestockings Goddess." We agree that the Orangestockings
Goddess shall perform any and all actions which shall be necessary for the maintenance of Orangestockings subject to Orangestockings agreement. We
agree that Alix Casteel shall be the first Orangestockings Goddess.
We agree that any and all Orangestockings property shall be owned in equal shares by all Orangestockings members. We agree that control of Orangestockings property shall be invested in the Orangestockings Goddess
and that individual Orangestockings members may only utilize such property in accordance with Orangestockings agreement.
We agree that should any member of Orangestockings choose to withdraw their membership, then the withdrawing member shall cease to be a part of
Orangestockings. We agree that, should Orangestockings own any property
at the time that a member should choose to withdraw their membership, the
withdrawing member will receive from Orangestockings a severance arrived
upon through Orangestockings agreement.
Mobile Foods Corporation-- Charter
In this charter: The designation "MFC" shall be used in place of Mobile Foods Corporation; The term pass (and its forms), refers to the actions outlined in the Tamale
rule M-345 sections (b) and/or (c).
a) On joining MFC, all MFC members agree to pass the tamale according to
the procedure described below, to willingly accept the tamale when it is
passed to them according to the procedure described below, and to neither
pass nor receive the tamale in any manner other than that described below.
b) The CEO of MFC shall maintain a list of all members of the corporation
which shall be known as the tamale list: at the moment when this charter
is enacted, the tamale list consists of the following names, in the following order:
The tamale must start each turn in the hands of the member at the top of
the tamale list. If the tamale starts the turn in the hands of a member
other than the member at the top of the list, the member holding the tamale must immediately pass it to the member at the top of the list.
Each member on the tamale list shall pass the tamale at least once per turn. When a member holds the tamale for the first time during a turn, he or she must pass the tamale on to the person whose name is listed below his or hers on the tamale list.
When the member listed last on the tamale list receives the tamale, she
or he passes the tamale to the member at the top of the list. The member
at the top of the list then passes the tamale to the second member on the
list. The second member on the list must then hold the tamale until the
end of the voting period for that turn. At the end of the voting period,
the name at the top of the tamale list shall be moved to the bottom of the tamale list.
c) Under no circumstances can any member of MFC pass the tamale to a player who is not a member of MFC (except with the consent of the CEO--see below). If a member of MFC should leave the corporation, he or
she automatically passes the tamale to the next player on the tamale list
before severing from the corporation. The severing player is then removed
from the tamale list.
d) Changes may be made to this charter if a majority of the members of MFC consent to the text of the change, unless the CEO vetoes the proposed
change (see section e below). MFC will take any action approved by a majority of the members of MFC, unless the CEO vetoes the action.
e) The CEO of MFC at the time when this charter is enacted shall be Hugh.
All proposed changes to the charter of MFC may be vetoed by the CEO. All
actions proposed for MFC may be vetoed by the CEO. The CEO may grant any
member of MFC, including himself or herself, the right to pass the tamale
to a player who is not a member of MFC. The CEO may prevent any player from becoming a member of MFC.
f) Any player who requests to join MFC may join if a majority of MFC members approve the request and the CEO does not prevent the player from
joining. The name of the new member is placed second from the top on the
g) If for any reason the member designated to hold the tamale until the
end of the turn does not wish to hold the tamale at the end of the turn,
he or she may pass the tamale to the next member on the list, provided that he or she immediately transfers three letter-products from his or her letter stock to the letter stock of the member to receive the tamale.
This additional "paid" passing in no way alters the tamale list.
The receiving member then becomes the member designated to hold the tamale until the end of the turn, and must hold the tamale until the end of turn
unless he or she in turn pays three letter products to the next person on
the list. The first member to pay to pass the tamale during a turn must
inform the membership of MFC of his or her intentions at least 24 hours
prior to the end of the voting period. Every subsequent member who pays
to pass the tamale during that turn must inform the membership of his or
her intentions a number of hours prior to the end of the voting period equal to half the number of hours notice required of the member from whom
he or she received the tamale.
h) On joining MFC, each member agrees to allow the CEO to report to the
Patch all of his or her actions with respect to the tamale, provided that
those actions conform to the procedures described above. Members need not
explicitly notify the CEO that they are passing or receiving the tamale
in order for the CEO to report their passing and willing reception of the
tamale to the Patch. The CEO must report all passing (except for paid passing) at least 36 hours prior to the end of the voting period.