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  1. RIP John Anderson

    Source. He's probably one of the candidates that'll add excitement to scenarios with Anthony's upcoming favorability update. In real life, even if he did draw more from Carter, the margin was too large for it to make a difference. With a skilled player however (or if a weaker candidate makes it out of the GOP primaries), I imagine Anderson could be a factor in a close election.
  2. Sorry, I should have gotten back to you. The last week was hell for me. Apologies for not getting these to you earlier, I'm a bit embarrassed. It looks like you did the endorsers on your own, but in case these are of any use, I'll attach my copy. Sorry again, and thanks for all you do. endorsers files.zip
  3. Sorry it's taken so long so far. I was manually doing all of these changes in the editor, which was taking forever. I realized a bit late, that I can directly edit the endorsers.xml file. So I'm doing that now - I set up a spreadsheet with the info to insert, and I'm just copying and pasting. I want to say I'll have them both to you by the end of the weekend, but frankly, it probably shouldn't have taken this long.
  4. In case it helps though, I can set the stances to a default that makes sense. It looks like in the 1992 scenario for instance (which has endorsers from a decade or so later), the defaults are: Center-Left for Dems ; Center-Right for GOP Should those be the defaults? Or should the defaults be: Left for Dems ; Right for GOP I'll do whichever is easier (meaning, whichever requires fewer changes afterwards).
  5. Sounds good, I'll give it a shot. Regarding stances/abilities, I probably don't have the requisite knowledge to know who the more moderate/extreme Senators/Governors were in the 90s, though after the Endorsers are set up, I could take a look (I actually have a bunch of old Almanacs of American Politics, I think they have voting records). One other question - Should these be the Governors/Senators at the beginning of the scenario, or at the beginning of the general election? I know some states have gubernatorial races that are in off-years (which may coincide with the early primaries), and there are occasional special elections. Though, these are few and far between, so I guess I could go with the beginning of the scenario and it would be easy to make changes if need be.
  6. Ah okay, gotcha. What would I need to set? The "Name" and "Description" fields seem obvious. I guess setting "Issues" to either Right or Left based on party (I assume some are Center- or Far- left or right, but I'm guessing you'll set those), the Effects panel (presumably 1 Momentum and 100 Footsoldier chance for their home state) and in the Surrogate panel, the Home/Barnstorming Bonuses fields to match their home states? And zero everything else out? I could give it a shot, if @TheLiberalKitten doesn't mind. Which one should I start with?
  7. I haven't really worked on editing scenarios before (still trying to figure out how to win elections in the game), but if there's anything I can do to help (in terms of busy work or tedious stuff) I'd be happy to give it a shot. I'm on a mac if that matters (though I don't know that it makes a difference in the editor).
  8. 1992-2016 What-if candidates

    I think Trump makes the most sense for 1988. Not sure if he's in your current scenario (haven't gotten to that year yet; if he is, please disregard). He had a major speech in NH in the fall of 1987, and there was a Draft Trump movement. Relevant articles: NYT (1987): New Hampshire Speech Earns Praise for Trump LA Times (1987): Non-Candidate Trump Talks Tough on Political Issues Boston.com (2014): The man responsible for Donald Trump’s never-ending presidential campaign Politico (2016): The True Story of Donald Trump’s First Campaign Speech—in 1987 Time (2016): Meet the Man Who Encouraged Donald Trump to Run for President in 1987
  9. What if Poll for historical scenarios

    The way I figure, if I'm going to play as a candidate who is ineligible for another term, it means that I'm supposing that he didn't already serve one or two terms, or maybe didn't serve at all. Like jvikings said, if Obama is running in 2016, that means in the history the scenario takes place in, he wasn't already a two-term president.
  10. Well, maybe an endorsement is unlikely. But I could see Breitbart *unofficially* supporting her in her run (particularly throughout the primaries), or at least taking a hands-off approach. They've written/linked a bunch of positive stuff on her in the last year, and Bannon was one of the people pushing for her to receive consideration for Secretary of State.
  11. Bannon would be fun (note: I'm not unbiased). I'm not sure what attributes would make sense for him. Probably high spin (Breitbart) and knowledge (intelligent guy, Harvard Business School and Goldman alum, and is very well read - the new bio on him just came out, here's an article listing his favorite books). I think he's a pretty solid speaker (between CPAC, state parties, etc), and think he has decent charisma (would be a solid 3 I think). Maybe a 5 for ideologue (or a 4 at least, since I know you've said before that the distribution is tight)? I think it's more likely he gets behind someone else though. Tulsi seems likely, it's been reported how much he likes her. It's also possible he gets behind Cuban, running as a Democrat (there were a bunch of articles a week or so ago). Bannon or Breitbart probably makes sense for an endorser for elections from 2014 on. I think the mega-donor Mercer family (either separately as Robert and his daughter Rebekah, or together) might make sense too, from 2010 on.
  12. I don't (didn't think he was going to anyway, less likely now), but I could be wrong.
  13. Thanks, good to know. Seems like a good distribution (pretty close to a bell curve).
  14. Have you given many frontrunner-class candidates integrities of 5 in your campaigns? Or would 4 be the standard cap, with 5 being truly rare?
  15. Reminder

    Either way works for me (though I'm relatively new here). @admin_270 can you give some idea of what is/is not in bounds for this board? It seems political debates of current affairs aren't in line with the scope of this forum (which I understand), but are discussions of elections and political events historically that could help scenario makers fine? Or should discussions strictly be about gameplay/scenario making? I think either works, just wondering about some clarification. (For those who are interested in discussing/debating current events, maybe making a Discord server for the board would work? Anthony could be made an admin there since he is the mind behind the site/property, but he would be under no obligation to moderate.)
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