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  1. CalebsParadox

    Presidential Election Board Game

    Thanks for this, I'm probably going to pick this up for the next board game night I have with my friends. Do the rules and expansion allow for good 4 player play?
  2. CalebsParadox

    Presidential Growth Campaign

    Traditional Councilman Jack Colton Declares Candidacy for Sconclairship! Cncl. Colton of the Traditional Party, currently the largest represented party in the legislative body of Gott-Stein, declared his intention to be the next Sconclair of Gott-Stein. He is running on the normal Traditional Platform of back to the basics economic management, and encouraging fur production, lumber production, and production of any materials that typically are sustained outside the cities borders. His Vice Sconclair will be Cncl. Arthur Burns. Colton would see government spending dramatically decrease, with most all public works projects immediately halted if Traditional Party gains enough seats. Another large difference in the economic policy of Colton versus the current Sconclair is that he would focus on external trade, and all encouraged industries should have a positive impact on our exports as well as increase the settlement of the city outskirts.
  3. CalebsParadox

    West Wing 2006 Campaign RP

    Are you offering to DM this yourself?
  4. CalebsParadox

    Presidential Growth Campaign

    Aye on B.15, B.16. Nay on B.14
  5. CalebsParadox

    West Wing 2006 Campaign RP

    I think that before we start any signups, we get @RP Overlord onboard.
  6. CalebsParadox

    Presidential Growth Campaign

    The Traditional Party is urged to vote aye on the latter two bills.
  7. CalebsParadox

    Presidential Growth Campaign

    The Traditional Party is urged to vote aye on all resolutions.
  8. CalebsParadox

    Presidential Growth Campaign

    Traditional Party Endorses Sconclair Worcester! (more to be inserted later)
  9. CalebsParadox

    Presidential Growth Campaign

    The Traditional Councilmen are urged by Party Head Elijah Blackman Jr. to vote aye on all resolutions proposed by the Sconclair. However, members are urged to "vote their conscious" on B.006 and a dice can be thrown to simulate a random party vote. Typically we would vote nay on such legislation but popular will and our goal to gain favor with the Conservatives mean we can vote for it. However, any attempt to increase the amount of Councilmen will be met with better opposition by our elected representatives. We are finally reaching a period of stability, and to change anything of our electoral system so soon is to push aside that stability in favor of chaos once more.
  10. CalebsParadox

    Presidential Growth Campaign

    Note: It is almost impossible for the Traditional Party to make moves to keep up and stay relevant if we are only isolationist and contractionary. By attaching ourselves to the cause of internal growth, we should be able to stay relevant and to actually gain support if we're not directly in power. We should line up very well with the Conservative Party, and I see many coalitions forming between the two parties if we continue to line up policy wise. Also, am I good to introduce another piece of legislation or should I wait for player responses before that?
  11. CalebsParadox

    Presidential Growth Campaign

    Profiles of Traditional Party Councilmen Elijah Blackman, Sr (1369-1425) Party affiliations: Traditional Party Focuses: Economic stability, reversing former Sconclair's policies, and internal growth Held Positions: Councilman, 4th Sconclair, Party Head Biography: Blackman is the founder of the Traditional Party, and one of the earliest members of Gott-Stein. He hunted wildlife for the majority of his life, and stayed relatively politically inactive until he founded the Traditional Party in 1403. He found that many shared his grumblings of discontent with the former Sconclair's and their ridiculous policies, and vowed to reverse their changes in favor of what had worked best in the smaller communities he has lived in throughout his life, with less focus on fancy materials and more on what works: natural resources. He was the primary founder of the constitution of Gott-Stein, which he pushed to be named the Blackman Document but was overruled by drafting convention. His term as Sconclair is often described as worse than his predecessors socially and economically, and he is faulted for leaving no attention to foreign affairs or further exploration of the island. He grew suddenly ill in 1422 and stepped down as party leader, and passed away in 1425. Goals: Blackman's goals were primarily to reverse the legacy of his predecessors, and to do away with the awful Jonescoin policies. He wanted to draft a governing document that provided for near unlimited power to the Sconclair, and while he is viewed as a demagogue he accomplished the bulk of his policy goals. Elijah Blackman, Jr (1390-???) Party affiliations: Traditional Party Focuses: Internal growth, birth rates, constitutional amendments process Held Positions: Councilman, Party Head Biography: Elijah Blackman Jr, or Eli Jr as he has dubbed himself publicly, is the spitting image of his father appearance wise and very similar policy wise. While he spent around a decade as a hunter as his father had taught him to do, he eventually made his way into party politics in the midterm elections of 1419, when he replaced a sitting Traditional Councilman on the ballot who had stepped down due to health concerns. As the son of the former Sconclair, he started with immense influence within his party and on the Council, and he has only saw fit to increase his influence to a level of control higher than that of his fathers. Goals: Eli Jr aspires to become Sconclair of Gott-Stein, just as his father did. Joseph Whittle (1379-???) Party affiliations: Traditional Focuses: Internal growth, fur production, trade Held Positions: Councilman, former ambassador Biography: Whittle is an one of the surviving appointees of Sconclair Blackman Sr. from the creation of the Constitution that gave Blackman the ability to designate several new Councilmen. Whittle is one of the wealthiest members of the Council, and controls a large stake of the fur industry of Gott-Stein. He was one of Blackman's closest advisors on economic policy, and is credited for pushing Blackman to add fur friendly legislation to his campaign platform. He was the trade ambassador to the communities that Gott-Stein traded with during Blackman's sconclairship. Goals: Whittle intends to increase the influence of the fur industry and the extent of foreign trade as much as possible, while excluding new immigrants and deeper settlement of the jungle, which he views as wasteful. David Brown (1363-???) Party affiliations: Traditional Focuses: Internal growth, isolation Held Positions: Councilman Biography: Brown is another surviving appointee from Blackman, and he was the leading voice against B.003 that caused the party to fail the bill. He is incredibly isolationist, and believes very strictly in a superiority of Gott-Stein citizens over that of immigrants, despite being an immigrant to the country himself in his formulative years. He is unlikely to survive another election. Goals: Browns seeks to limit immigration and to increase the number of Gott-Stein citizens through an increased birth rate. Michael Myers (1394-???) Party affiliations: Growth, and then Traditional Focuses: Internal growth, Immigration, jungle exploration Held Positions: Councilman Biography: Myers is the Traditional appointee to the seat left vacant by Elijah Blackman's death. He is very young, but worked very diligently as a young child to further the Growth Party's influence during its peak years and during Sconclair Jones' term. He left the party during the Sconclairship of Blackman Sr, and was the lone Traditionalist voice pushing for the ratification of B.003 on the Council. He has been adamant that the Traditional Party should take a stronger initiative to encourage immigration and exploration, as he sees that as the sole downfall of Blackman Sr. Goals: To provide further incentives for immigration to Gott-Stein and to explore the Jungle further.
  12. CalebsParadox

    Presidential Growth Campaign

    Elijah Blackman Jr. Introduces B.004, encouraging larger family sizes! Traditional party leader and the leading voice of the highest ranking party on the Council has today announced that he plans to make the focus of his party's Councilmen to dramatically increase the birth rate of Gott-Stein, and that the party will be voting in favor of any and all measures that will support a sustainable increase in the population as long as they are met with suitable precautions against the chaos of an unpoliced and unregulated population. Eli Jr, who stood outside the semicircle pulpit used by the Council to hold public hearings and votes, was surrounded by the other three Traditional Party Councilmen, who all have already given their stamp of approval on the legislation and had their part in crafting it. "Today, I present to the citizens of Gott-Stein a resolution to our economic woes and to our miniscule population. While the Traditional Party stands for stability and for reason, we also recognize the necessity for the country to continue to grow, prosper, and thrive, and to do so we must grow internally. I propose that for each child past the secondborn that a family raises past the age of five years old, the family will receive increasing tax reliefs and will receive preferential settlement in the newly conquered areas outside of our community. This resolution should encourage a much higher level of growth than immigration or further exploration of the jungle can currently provide, and we believe that this is the best route to achieving prosperity and economic stability for each and every citizen of Gott-Stein."
  13. CalebsParadox

    Presidential Growth Campaign

    The Traditional Party fully endorses Councilor Worcester for the office of Sinclair, declining to run another official candidate as Sinclair Blackman's health is rapidly declining. The current Traditional councilmen are led by Blackman Jr, the 34 year old son of former Sinclair Elijah Blackman. All resources will be dumped into maintaining control of the council, and we ask that the Conservative Party endorse us for the seats for which we have incumbents in return for our Sinclair endorsement.
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    Presidential Growth Campaign

    The Traditionalists are urged to vote aye on B.001, B.002 and nay on B.003.
  15. CalebsParadox

    Presidential Growth Campaign

    Blackman announces second Sconclair bid! Elijah Blackman announces that he will be running for another term as the Sconclair, this time for the first ten year term. "We will be continuing our deconstruction of previous Sconclair's disastrous policies, and our reshuffling of the economy has provided a level of stability that our settlement needs. There is great sacrifices that have been made to promote eventual economic success and stability, and I as your Sconclair am prepared to make them. I fully intend to push for greater trade with the neighboring settlements. With our economy finally stable and on the rise, we can make efforts to build homes for and clear the jungle on the governmental budget. In this way, we can encourage growth and immigration while maintaining a not dysfunctional economy. I, Elijah Blackman, pledge to bring the economy to levels higher than it has ever seen before if I am elected to another term. We will see our small settlement expanded past borders ever thought possible, and we shall thrive without the upheaval that was forced to accompany the past decade. I spent the entirety of my term undoing the mistakes of my predecessors, and I fully intend to make this term about improving the lives of each and every citizen. Thank you all for your time and I encourage you all to make the right decision for the future of Gott-Stein. Vote for a leader who is not afraid to do what must be done.
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