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  1. I'm working on an alternate history 1984 election where Ted Kennedy absolutely crushes either Gerald Ford or Ronald Reagan in the general (not sure which, as I'm currently playing the campaign and they're neck and neck with Iowa only weeks away). I managed to overcome the massive scandal-campaign collapse Kennedy got IRL (I somehow managed to spin the super harmful scandal into a positive and had it running at +2 and then +3 for a week). I was wondering, are there any existing 1984 scenarios that I can base this on? I'm going to have the country have moved to the left since then (with a public healthcare bill and the ERA passing being events during the early part of the campaign) so I was also wondering if anybody had any idea about what issues I could include in this scenario (I will also use this thread to updates on my work). Thanks for any help you can give!
  2. In this next campaign, I played as though Obama had been able to run for a third term and he completely crushed Trump. I think the game lets you capitalize on scandals and such against opposing candidates more than you would IRL, because I was against able to take Texas without that much effort. I also noticed that Johnson (who won New Mexico in my last game) got over 20% of the vote this time around while he only got 9.3% in reality this election. The difficult part of winning these results were getting Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Every time I had the option, I'd put a ton of effort into those states and one with +5% or more of the vote. Montana, South Carolina, and Alaska were all happy accidents, where Trump and I ended up being neck and neck which made me start targeting them too. For a solid month (early August into September), I was polling a few percent higher than Trump but was virtually tied with him the EC, but once I got a few good scandals on him, I was able to reach my goal of almost getting Johnson vs. Goldwater numbers. I didn't do as well as Johnson (61.1%) but Trump did worse than Goldwater (38.5%). The difference between them was 22.6% and mine was 22.4%.
  3. I decided to take up a game beginning in August as Clinton, refocused my platform to be more about the issues (like healthcare) and attacking Trump's leadership. I campaigned heavily in the Midwest (which some say Clinton didn't do enough of in reality, leading to her doing poorly there and ultimately costing her the election). Also, I generated a high damage scandal against Trump in late September, which barely hurt his poll numbers nationally (due to his good momentum in swing states), but dropped him by about 10 points in Texas, putting us neck and neck there until election night (where he got crushed in Texas). I was ultimately able to win every swing state that I wanted to except for Wisconsin, Oregon (which was 5 points in my favor on my last turn before the election), and New Mexico (where Trump and I both had really bad momentum for the weeks leading up to the election). I've never played a game this short (I usually start my 2016 games off in early 2015) and I found this to be a fun way to kill an hour or so.
  4. Ha, I can't believe I voted for Bob Dole based purely off of experience. Great poll.
  5. I just sunk hours upon hours into a Nikki Haley + Peter King campaign and successfully muscled out every other competitor before a popup said that the game had to autosave and then that there wasn't enough memory to save. It was frozen and when I opened it back up it said "List index out of bounds (0) but all of the info is still in the save folder. I looked it up and apparently it's been a problem for this game for years. Does anybody know of any fix? I really don't want to lose this game (I've attempted the same setup multiple times and this is the first time I've been successful) and any suggestions anybody can give me would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Similar to this thread, I had an issue at the Republican Convention. I was playing Nikki Haley and had ~950 electors, with Jeb Bush in second place with only 430. Bobby Jindal, with under 100 electors, received every single dropout candidate except for three. Cruz got one with about 100 and Jeb got two around 100*. Jindal's lead gave him just under enough to get the nomination. With ~950, I ended up in third place and was voted out despite having normal relations with everybody. I think there's something in the code that favors Jindal over all others. I can see no other way that he could go from having dropped out in mid-April to the nominee. You mentioned a negotiation mechanic at the convention and I would absolutely love that. Edit:* To specify, this was counting up until there were four left. Cruz's electors went to Bush and that put him above me but under Jindal, putting me in third.
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