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    How do I make the game more difficult?

    This is also something I've struggled to understand~~
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    A Few Random Questions

    Hi, just a few random questions I've had: 1) What does the new "Ambition" trait do in game? I haven't played in a little bit and last time I checked the editor I saw that and didn't understand it's effects. 2) Is there a way to have your candidate not go to a debate (I know that they're set by polling, but I mean like an option to just not go even if you're polling above the threshold?) Also, is it possible to attack candidates who aren't in the debate, i.e. a candidate in a different party when you're in a primary debate or a candidate who hasn't formally entered the race yet? 3) Is it possible for someone to be both an endorser and a potential candidate (i.e. a senator that may also be Not Seeking or the like)? Thank you!
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    2018 NY Gubernatorial Election

    Yay! I'm excited. If also a little excited to then add myself / friends in, as I am often wont to do haha
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    2018 NY Gubernatorial Election

    Sorry wow, I did not mean to discount your work or insult the scenario at all! Totally get that, being busy-- one reason why I rarely make scenarios that take a lot of editing.
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    2018 NY Gubernatorial Election

    Same! I totally get that it's easier to make and try to run some models, parricularly when you can make stark ideological differences, but it just was so out of left field to see a NY scenario with no mention of the MTA haha, and then to also see that the candidates were basically made to hold the same ideological standpoint on every issue (Nixon was all "Far-Left" and a few others were just given one spot.) I could adjust as necessary but not when there were a ton of other issues with the scenario to fix too.
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    2018 NY Gubernatorial Election

    Sorry for the delay, yeah I'd like to play it! I was just going to edit the original myself, but there's no straightforward way to move a leader to a different party (I was going to move Cynthia to the Dems) and then the issues for this were completely pulled from the original game and not NYS specific.
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    2018 NY Gubernatorial Election

    Oh sorry, I meant the gubernatorial where you added Nixon into the primary
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    2018 NY Gubernatorial Election

    @NYConservative do you have a scenario finished that I could download? Want to re-live this campaign vicariously and try to see what I can do to change the results haha
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    Feature You'd Most Like to See

    Sorry, didn't finish a thought. The idea of "corporate donations" in the game could mean that a candidate could take in larger amounts in one shorter time, but it would create a larger possibility for negative stories / scandals. Also, giving endorser organizations (at least some) some funds to donate could be a way to make this even more realistic.
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    Feature You'd Most Like to See

    I was thinking a lot about fundraising due to the NY gubernatorial primary this week. I think it would be interesting if fundraising was more complex, and that there were different types of fundraising. What I mean here is that right now, more and more candidates are refusing corporate donations and so bolstering their appeal to some voters but also limiting the amount of funds they take in. I think that would be an interesting level to add to fundraising. As well as the potential for digital fundraising (which could be done in a similar mechanism to ads in the game.) For me, this would add a really interesting layer to the game which right now acts as though fundraising is as simple as just going to a place and having an event, when it has in actuality become a much for intricate process.
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    Top Three

    I don't think Molinaro really stands a chance against either Nixon or Cuomo, unless Nixon decides to run on the WFP line and play spoiler (which would be bad) or if Cuomo did the same thing on the WEP line (which would be bad and... so stupid.) But I think Nixon would win because Williams would help her get more votes in the city and she would carry Syracuse, Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, etc-- particularly if she would be able to beat Cuomo in the primary.
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    Top Three

    NY Gov / Lt Gov / AG-- I think the potential for Nixon, Williams, and Teachout to win is a lot higher than we're realizing (I also live in NY, so I'm watching the state senate race in my neighborhood too as a former-IDC member is being challenged and Gillibrand endorsed the challenger) TX senate, albeit not watching super intently CA-25, mostly because Vice News is doing a multi-part documentary on that race
  13. I typically max out debate skill and issue familiarity, so then I can win debates and use my spin power to boost those stories. Also then cut ads on Issue Familiarity (and barnstorm/rally on it) to bolster a debate success. Sometimes, target other candidates and go negative after a debate win to push them out. I also gradually build out Ground Strength, but you have to remember that footsoldiers and organizational strength only boost you if you build up both. I also do rallies and barnstorming but don't really quite grasp how to maximize them, or how the potential power of one of these events can vary so greatly.
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    Beto O'Rourke

    He's polling within the margin of error of Cruz... Maybe it's time for some of you to learn who "this person" is.
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    Become President Game

    This seems like a Politician Sims game and that is really cool but also seems really difficult to make-- I do think that one way this could work would be to perhaps start as an election sim (like the ones we have) where you then go into office and govern / prep for the next election-- or, if Anthony continues to grow the roles for Not Seeking/Undecideds, having an easy path to be able to endorse future candidates as you leave an office. I wonder if centralizing it just around one form of political office (likely an executive office like president or governor or mayor) would be the easiest way to start this in what we have already.
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    House of Cards

    Your opinions regarding acting are your own and are justified reasons to not like someone in a show, so I won't challenge you there. I will say that Claire wasn't supposed to have the same strengths as Frank; he could be charming and funny and bombastic, as well as threatening. He could use his ability to present extreme emotions as a way to manipulate others. Claire, on the other hand, stays cold and doesn't show her emotions to that level. She uses the coldness as her way to manipulate others, which doesn't play out as entertainingly on television, but doesn't negate the character. What I will say, though, is that throughout the entire show, Claire's character is able to slowly and quietly steer the direction, as well as slowly and surely build herself in. I think Season 5 jumped too fast to her being the lead in power, but it's been moving that way for a while.
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    House of Cards

    The show has been about Claire since at least season 3, though I would argue that season 2 also had quite a bit about her and even a little bit season 1 as well. Frank was an unbearably 2-dimensional character by season 5. I'm excited she finally gets to be the lead and I think she would've been by now regardless of real life.
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    Feature You'd Most Like to See

    Maybe we can already do this and IDK how, but I think being able to have Endorsers/Surrogates as VPs would be interesting, and a good way to alter the game a bit (for example, having a candidate tap one of their surrogates who are their spouse/relative, or tap a celebrity endorser.) This could also cut down on potential overlap between endorsers and vp candidates.
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    Cynthia Nixon victory for New York governor

    Is there a version of this campaign that has her and Cuomo in a primary as it is in the real election? I'd love to play it in that case, since she won't be on the ballot for WFP without having won the Dem primary
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    Feature You'd Most Like to See

    Sorry to now be the most recent comments in a row here. Something I was thinking about was that "Experience" could be done differently to have more impact, by separating it into categories. For example, Executive, Legislative, Domestic, Foreign, or something like that... Then there could be candidates who may have a ton of legislative experience in both domestic and foreign issues, but no executive experience; candidates who have a ton of executive experience and domestic experience (like a governor), adequate legislative experience, and no foreign experience. I suppose this could be made even more complex by then having issue categories, so maybe this entire concept is overkill... But it could be interesting to have more attributes to highlight or attack. And then the potential in how debates could go, or policy speeches...
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    Political Influence Points (President Infinity)

    You use them to make deals with other candidates or pick up endorsements. I've been wondering what "not seeking" and "undeclared" candidates could do too, but I don't think that you can use PIPs much as undeclared.
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    Feature You'd Most Like to See

    A few things I've been thinking about: 1) Potential for joint rallies; like the leader and vice leader or a surrogate could do a joint event that could boost the power, etc. I know you could feasibly do this yourself by having a leader and the VP/surrogate do activities in the same region on the same day, but I think it could be interesting to have other bonuses or something for a joint event. -- Another possible way to use this would be to test out potential VP candidates before the convention. I know you can look at the assets but I think this could be an interesting way to see how those assets work practically. 2) Option to "threaten" candidates and endorsers; in this case you can wield your influence to drive someone out of the race, in one direction on an issue, or to endorse you. My thinking in this is that some politicians will use their intimidation skills to gain influence, so that could be one way to get momentum here. And then it could also increase the likelihood of scandal or other negative things, etc. 3) More of a role for undeclared and "not seeking" candidates... I think being able to do more behind-the-scenes with offers and issues would make being an undeclared candidate a really interesting twist for the gameplay. What I mean here is that you could work behind-the-scenes with candidates to get them to give you cabinet positions, the vp slot, etc, as well as be able to get them to change their issue position (in this case, another addition that would be cool would be if you could pick which particular issue you would want a candidate to move on.) The other thing is that I think giving undeclared or not seeking candidates the option of barnstorming and giving speeches (if not rallies) would be a good way to get them to have a bigger impact on the race. Overall, I guess what I'm suggesting here is the option to play as a Not Seeking candidate and then have an option to use them as a surrogate or an influencer would be a really interesting gameplay mechanic 4) Many others have said it, but more cross-party opportunities (though I have, once or twice, been able to become a VP or recruit a VP from a separate party)
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    2018 NY Gubernatorial Election

    I'm so glad this was made! I did notice, though, that Cynthia Nixon is only in the WFP when in real life she is challenging Cuomo in the Democratic primary. Is that a part of this campaign or will it be at some point?
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    Does anyone have a good NY State map?

    Thank you for this!
  25. Hi, I'm quite terrible at map making (and, like, visual arts in general) but I'd love to play a NY 2018 gubernatorial scenario, considering Cynthia Nixon's run. Also, having NY State as a map in the reserves could make for fun custom scenarios too. If anyone has one they could direct me towards, I'd be grateful! Thanks.
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