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2016 Multiplayer Game

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I've recently come into a good bit of free time, so I have a proposition for everyone here, the more the merrier and I'm certainly not opposed to as many as 10-12 people. 

What I'm proposing is a forum wide, actual President Infinity multiplayer game handled by myself. We would be playing the 2016 election and starting at either the first or default start date. Ideally we will have candidates claimed in both major parties, but doesn't the idea of taking down another real person for the nomination just sound so amazing?

I will be narrating on the events and coming up with story lines for how the game progresses, reporting the weekly news as it comes out and creating those fancy result images for the primaries as they roll in. 

There's been plenty of ideas for different ways to handle multiplayer at the moment, but looking back at an old thread from 2007 (that @Patine was involved in) I found an idea that actually looked pretty feasible if we have people up for it. Essentially the idea is that the each player sends the GM a queue of their actions for the week. If people actually sign up for this, I'm open to either messages on this account, a separate account for GMing, or email, whatever is best for players. An example queue would look like this: 

Campaign Actions:

Campaign enhancing: 

States to focus on:

Days of rest:

Endorsers/surrogates:

Then it could be filled in as,

Campaign Actions: Rally x3, climate speech x1, debate prep x2, issue knowledge x2

Campaign enhancing: Footsoldiers in IA

States to focus on: IA and NH

Days of rest: 2

Endorsers/surrogates: CP to McCain

Here is a list of all politicians in each party that I will be updating as they are claimed, so please claim quickly if you have someone in mind you really want! :)

Republicans:
Mr. Donald J Trump (NY) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. Jeb Bush (FL)  UNCLAIMED Default On
Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) Claimed by @Reagan04
Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. John Kasich (OH) Claimed by @Kingthero
Sen. Rand Paul (KY) Claimed by @TeamEhmling
Gov. Michael Bloomberg (NY) Claimed by @NYrepublican
Gov. Chris Christie (NJ) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR) UNCLAIMED Default Off
Mrs. Carly Fiorina (SC) UNCLAIMED Default Off
Mr. Ben Carson (MI)  UNCLAIMED Default Off
Sen. Rick Santorum (PA)  UNCLAIMED Default Off
Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)  UNCLAIMED Default Off
Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) UNCLAIMED Default Off

Democrats:
Sec. Hillary Clinton (NY) Claimed by @michaelsdiamonds
Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) Claimed by @Sami

Gov. Martin O'Malley (MD) UNCLAIMED Default On
Sen. Jim Webb (VA) UNCLAIMED Default On
Vice President Joe Biden (DE) UNCLAIMED Default Off

If you have any interest in this at all, please sign up! The more people we get on board the better, as we could end up with a very skilled and crowded field and make for one of the most interesting campaigns we've had yet :) 

EDIT: We are officially going through with this! With 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats at this current time, we have an actual field, but the more the better! Even if you can commit as little as 5 minutes of your time a day, that's more than enough for a queue for your weeks actions. 

EDIT 2: We now have 4 Republicans and 2 Democrats!

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11 minutes ago, CalebsParadox said:

I've recently come into a good bit of free time, so I have a proposition for everyone here, the more the merrier and I'm certainly not opposed to as many as 10-12 people. 

What I'm proposing is a forum wide multiplayer game handled by myself. We would be playing the 2016 election and starting at either the first or default start date. Ideally we will have candidates claimed in both major parties, but doesn't the idea of taking down another real person for the nomination just sound so amazing?

I will be narrating on the events and coming up with storylines for how the game progresses, reporting the weekly news as it comes out and creating those fancy result images for the primaries as they roll in. 

There's been plenty of ideas for different ways to handle multiplayer at the moment, but looking back at an old thread from 2007 (that @Patine was involved in) I found an idea that actually looked pretty feasible if we have people up for it. Essentially the idea is that the each player sends the GM a queue of their actions for the week. If people actually sign up for this, I'm open to either messages on this account, a separate account for GMing, or email, whatever is best for players. An example queue would look like this: 

Monday: 
Barnstorm (IA) x2
Rally (IA) x1

Tuesday: 
Fundraise CA, NY, TX

Wednesday: 
Barnstorm (IA) x2
Rally (IA) x1

Thursday: 
Debate prep x2
Issue knowledge x2

Friday: 
Barnstorm (IA) x1
Rally (IA) x1
Debate prep x1

Here is a list of all politicians in each party that I will be updating as they are claimed, so please claim quickly if you have someone in mind you really want! :)

Republicans:
Mr. Donald J Trump (NY) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. Jeb Bush (FL)  UNCLAIMED Default On
Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) UNCLAIMED Default On
Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. John Kasich (OH) UNCLAIMED Default On
Sen. Rand Paul (KY) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. Chris Christie (NJ) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR) UNCLAIMED Default Off
Mrs. Carly Fiorina (SC) UNCLAIMED Default Off
Mr. Ben Carson (MI)  UNCLAIMED Default Off
Sen. Rick Santorum (PA)  UNCLAIMED Default Off
Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)  UNCLAIMED Default Off
Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) UNCLAIMED Default Off

Democrats:
Sec. Hillary Clinton (NY) UNCLAIMED Default On
Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. Martin O'Malley (MD) UNCLAIMED Default On
Sen. Jim Webb (VA) UNCLAIMED Default On
Vice President Joe Biden (DE) UNCLAIMED Default Off

If you have any interest in this at all, please sign up! The more people we get on board the better, as we could end up with a very skilled and crowded field and make for one of the most interesting campaigns we've had yet :) 

@MysteryKnight@Sanser2016@TeamEhmling@jdm06ltd@JDrakeify @mz452 @The DM @Kingthero @QuickHead555 @chunkbuster11 @Bjornhattan @HomosexualSocialist @willpaddyg @daons @LegolasRedbard @Prussian1871 @wolves @SirLagsalott @michaelsdiamonds @victorraiders @Patine @Falcon @jnewt @President Garrett Walker @Reagan04 @Conservative Elector 2 @SeanFKennedy @vcczar @jvikings1 @harveyrayson2 @lizarraba @TheMiddlePolitical  @MrPrez @msc123123 @NYrepublican  @RI Democrat @servo75  @Presidentinsertname  @ThePotatoWalrus @Sunnymentoaddict @TheLiberalKitten @Quebecois @avatarmushi @Sami

I must apologize, and politely decline. I have not been so fortunate as to find such a good bit of free time, myself. But good luck! :)

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1 minute ago, Patine said:

I must apologize, and politely decline. I have not been so fortunate as to find such a good bit of free time, myself. But good luck! :)

That's totally fine! Did the format work out well for the most part? (Ignoring loss of interest or time)

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2 minutes ago, CalebsParadox said:

That's totally fine! Did the format work out well for the most part? (Ignoring loss of interest or time)

The format I was referring to was actually used for Civilization 2 games on the Apolyton and CivFanatics sites. To my knowledge, though, it didn't seriously get off the ground here, but given the same format of a turn-based, hot-seat-capable game with game data for all players stored in save files, it SHOULD work just as well, interest and community being the big differing contexts.

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@CalebsParadox

I can't express how much I want to do this, but I'm about to start the teaching semester and must devote my 270Soft time to updating the historical scenarios + my 2020 scenario. In December, I might want to do something like this, but with the historical scenarios. 

I'll probably change the format to something more general for mine. As "Dungeon Master," I won't play as any candidate, and I'll have the weekly strategy be portrayed as something like: 

Campaign Actions:

Campaign enhancing: 

States to focus on:

Days of rest:

Endorsers/surrogates:

Then it could be filled in as,

Campaign Actions: Rally x3, climate speech x1, debate prep x2, issue knowledge x2

Campaign enhancing: Footsoldiers in IA

States to focus on: IA and NH

Days of rest: 2

Endorsers/surrogates: CP to McCain

I would then pick the specific dates for the candidate, unless given more specific instructions. This way it isn't too time consuming on the people that join, as I've found that people drop out of things like this at a high rate. 

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35 minutes ago, CalebsParadox said:

I've recently come into a good bit of free time, so I have a proposition for everyone here, the more the merrier and I'm certainly not opposed to as many as 10-12 people. 

What I'm proposing is a forum wide multiplayer game handled by myself. We would be playing the 2016 election and starting at either the first or default start date. Ideally we will have candidates claimed in both major parties, but doesn't the idea of taking down another real person for the nomination just sound so amazing?

I will be narrating on the events and coming up with storylines for how the game progresses, reporting the weekly news as it comes out and creating those fancy result images for the primaries as they roll in. 

There's been plenty of ideas for different ways to handle multiplayer at the moment, but looking back at an old thread from 2007 (that @Patine was involved in) I found an idea that actually looked pretty feasible if we have people up for it. Essentially the idea is that the each player sends the GM a queue of their actions for the week. If people actually sign up for this, I'm open to either messages on this account, a separate account for GMing, or email, whatever is best for players. An example queue would look like this: 

Monday: 
Barnstorm (IA) x2
Rally (IA) x1

Tuesday: 
Fundraise CA, NY, TX

Wednesday: 
Barnstorm (IA) x2
Rally (IA) x1

Thursday: 
Debate prep x2
Issue knowledge x2

Friday: 
Barnstorm (IA) x1
Rally (IA) x1
Debate prep x1

Here is a list of all politicians in each party that I will be updating as they are claimed, so please claim quickly if you have someone in mind you really want! :)

Republicans:
Mr. Donald J Trump (NY) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. Jeb Bush (FL)  UNCLAIMED Default On
Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) UNCLAIMED Default On
Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. John Kasich (OH) UNCLAIMED Default On
Sen. Rand Paul (KY) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. Chris Christie (NJ) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR) UNCLAIMED Default Off
Mrs. Carly Fiorina (SC) UNCLAIMED Default Off
Mr. Ben Carson (MI)  UNCLAIMED Default Off
Sen. Rick Santorum (PA)  UNCLAIMED Default Off
Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)  UNCLAIMED Default Off
Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) UNCLAIMED Default Off

Democrats:
Sec. Hillary Clinton (NY) UNCLAIMED Default On
Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) UNCLAIMED Default On
Gov. Martin O'Malley (MD) UNCLAIMED Default On
Sen. Jim Webb (VA) UNCLAIMED Default On
Vice President Joe Biden (DE) UNCLAIMED Default Off

If you have any interest in this at all, please sign up! The more people we get on board the better, as we could end up with a very skilled and crowded field and make for one of the most interesting campaigns we've had yet :) 

@MysteryKnight@Sanser2016@TeamEhmling@jdm06ltd@JDrakeify @mz452 @The DM @Kingthero @QuickHead555 @chunkbuster11 @Bjornhattan @HomosexualSocialist @willpaddyg @daons @LegolasRedbard @Prussian1871 @wolves @SirLagsalott @michaelsdiamonds @victorraiders @Patine @Falcon @jnewt @President Garrett Walker @Reagan04 @Conservative Elector 2 @SeanFKennedy @vcczar @jvikings1 @harveyrayson2 @lizarraba @TheMiddlePolitical  @MrPrez @msc123123 @NYrepublican  @RI Democrat @servo75  @Presidentinsertname  @ThePotatoWalrus @Sunnymentoaddict @TheLiberalKitten @Quebecois @avatarmushi @Sami

Stand with Rand homie!! I'll gladly claim Senator Paul

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@CalebsParadox I'll have to respectfuly decline I simply don't have the time

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31 minutes ago, vcczar said:

I'll probably change the format to something more general for mine. As "Dungeon Master," I won't play as any candidate, and I'll have the weekly strategy be portrayed as something like:

Are you alright with me editing this into the beginning post and adopting it with credit?

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@CalebsParadox I think it's pretty obvious at this point, but sign me up for Ted!

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1 hour ago, Reagan04 said:

@CalebsParadox I think it's pretty obvious at this point, but sign me up for Ted!

 

1 hour ago, Kingthero said:

I'll be John Kasich!

I'm glad to have you both on board! I know Reagan is diligent about keeping up with these things and I'm certain that @Kingthero will be as well. If we have at least 2 more members agree to join this will definitely be happening. 

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2 hours ago, Reagan04 said:

@CalebsParadox I think it's pretty obvious at this point, but sign me up for Ted!

You were the only person I was 100% certain would join :P I couldn't tell if you'd request someone like Palin or not, but Cruz was definitely my top guess.

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15 hours ago, CalebsParadox said:

Are you alright with me editing this into the beginning post and adopting it with credit?

That's fine

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Shoot... both Rand and Ted are taken.

I'll look at my schedule to see if there is time.  I have 2 tests tomorrow.  I have 2 papers due in 2 weeks as well as day-to-day homework (mostly reading).  And, on top of that, I have Ohio State and Vikings football to watch on Saturdays and Sundays respectively.

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38 minutes ago, michaelsdiamonds said:

@CalebsParadox I absolutely love this idea. I will happily claim Hillary Clinton, seeing as she is available!

I'm glad to hear it! I hope you get an another Democratic challenger so that you don't have too easy of a time :P

1 hour ago, jvikings1 said:

Shoot... both Rand and Ted are taken.

I'll look at my schedule to see if there is time.  I have 2 tests tomorrow.  I have 2 papers due in 2 weeks as well as day-to-day homework (mostly reading).  And, on top of that, I have Ohio State and Vikings football to watch on Saturdays and Sundays respectively.

If you want, you can request any candidate that had intention to run and I'll happily put them in for you, or you could talk to the people who claimed the other two and work something out!

As for a busy schedule, this shouldn't take more than about 2-3 minutes every cycle. 

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20 hours ago, CalebsParadox said:

You were the only person I was 100% certain would join :P I couldn't tell if you'd request someone like Palin or not, but Cruz was definitely my top guess.

Lol, true.

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@CalebsParadox I would like to take Bernie Sanders!

I love RP but maybe it could even be funnier if in more of the In Game mod we could even try to pull policies to make more RP the election.

As master of the game you would decide or you could create scandalls.

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18 hours ago, michaelsdiamonds said:

@CalebsParadox I absolutely love this idea. I will happily claim Hillary Clinton, seeing as she is available!

 

14 hours ago, Sami said:

I would like to take Bernie Sanders!

 

Both of you have claimed your respective candidates, and are now waging a war for the Democratic nomination :P 

With the addition of you two, we now have enough of a field for me to officially declare that THIS IS OFFICIALLY HAPPENING. I will give it until Sunday to gauge more interest and hopefully gain a few more candidates, but on Sunday night or Monday afternoon I will create a group message for all of those playing and we will discuss some changeable things and any ideas had. However, if anyone has any ideas now, feel free to elaborate below! Your input is welcome, even if you can't commit to playing! 

14 hours ago, Sami said:

I love RP but maybe it could even be funnier if in more of the In Game mod we could even try to pull policies to make more RP the election.

As master of the game you would decide or you could create scandalls.

Please elaborate more on this. What do you mean by pull policy? As for creating scandals, when scandals come out for candidates I will certainly be naming specifics instead of the general scandals in the base game. 

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@CalebsParadox Can I be Michael Bloomberg?

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Just now, NYrepublican said:

@CalebsParadox Can I be Michael Bloomberg?

assuming I have time to play.

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Just now, NYrepublican said:

@CalebsParadox Can I be Michael Bloomberg?

I'm going to limit it to the two major parties for simplicities sake as it would be really difficult to stay within the realms of possibility if we end up having, say, Kasich/Rubio, Clinton/Hickenlooper, and Bloomberg all winning their respective nominations. I'm going to try and narrate what's going on as well, and Bloomberg doesn't really have much to do during the primaries. 

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@CalebsParadox Let him run as a REP.

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