It’s pretty cool/interesting to think how such seemingly small changes to game mechanics can open the door to so many new ways to play!
I really like your additional ideas for mods. The idea of blinks coming back to life after connecting to live blinks makes me think of trying something like a remix version of mortals where the game switches back and forth between the standard mode where blinks steal life after each connection and a mode where the game reverses and new connections revive or add life to surrounding blinks.
It would definitely be cool to allow players the option to change the intervals between heartbeats so that they can customize their games a bit. I know that lots of blinks owners have dev kits and can make these changes at the code level if they want, but it would be nice for non-dev kit players to be able to change the mechanic if they want as well. It would also be nice to be able to do it on the go without the hassle of reconnecting your blink and reuploading the code.
I’m glad to hear that the “roulette” idea works reasonably well. I’d heard both the name finger roulette and 5 finger fillet to describe this style of game before. I’ll definitely have to try it out when my blinks get in!