The game mechanics that we have at the moment are set out on the trello system. https://trello.com/b/3luRVXIW/trillek-pillars
I propose the following method for new game mechanics or other systems:
The proposal outlined in a new topic of forum started by a member who argues for a particular mechanic or system and starts a vote.
members can vote and discuss in the replies as normal.
when voting reaches 60% for the proposal and the number of voters exceeds 20. The project lead can and should either accept the proposal or reject it in its form.
i believe that its good to have everyone's vote even if the lead rejects the proposal.
after accepting, the lead should implement it in Trello, and post the decision and lock the topic.
if the vote is successful but lead declines the lead posts and locks topic.
if the vote count reaches 20 but the 60% needed is not reached, the topic may optionally be closed and locked by the lead after a week.
it is important that people can change their vote as the proposals are discussed, so votes should be left open.