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  1. Okay, I've released my beta of this scenario. I do need feedback, if possible. I have everything there except endorsers (I'm having a bit of trouble nailing down a list of endorsers, and McMahon's stance of not taking donations from special interest groups further complicates the issue, as I can't, by the engine, just turn her 'off' for endorsement). Anyways, the scenarios in the official TheorySpark downloads list. Please let me know what you think.

    As for the problem with Dodd, I would bring his "committed" number down.

  2. Okay, I've released my beta of this scenario. I do need feedback, if possible. I have everything there except endorsers (I'm having a bit of trouble nailing down a list of endorsers, and McMahon's stance of not taking donations from special interest groups further complicates the issue, as I can't, by the engine, just turn her 'off' for endorsement). Anyways, the scenarios in the official TheorySpark downloads list. Please let me know what you think.

    Do you want an updated map?

  3. Having done a poll for an incumbant and received a goodly number of votes and compelling arguements (as well as suggestions for other candidates), and since I got no feedback on 1828, I've decided to try this one (though I really should also finish my 2016 one that it springs from). I'm likely to go with Cuomo as the incumbant, as he did get the most votes in the poll, but am also tempted by Warner given the compelling arguement by Darkmoon. Some of the unique issues I'm planning are:

    -Candidates' stance toward intervention/mediation/non-intervention in a Sino-Russian War over a Chinese invasion of Kazakhstan.

    -The future of Cuba after Raul Castro's death early in 2020.

    -The dropping value of the dollar as U.S. currency manipulation starts to fall flat.

    -A civil war between fundamentalists and reformers in Iran.

    -A megacorp on the verge of developing safe cold fusion power and whether to support it or give into the oil lobbey.

    -The possibility of a moonbase and Martian colonization.

    Any other ideas are more than welcome.

    Candidates include:

    Democratic

    President Andrew Cuomo of New York OR

    President Mark Warner of Virginia

    Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida

    Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota

    Mr. Michael Moore of California (off by default)

    Republicans

    Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington

    Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota

    Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana

    Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas

    Congressman Jeff Flake of Arizona

    Congressman Dean Heller of Nevada

    Senator John Thune of South Dakota

    Any other suggestions are welcome. Please keep age in mind; this scenario's 10 years from now.

    Restoration (described in my 2016 scenario; off by default)

    Mr. Arthur Green of Massachusetts

    Independent (as two seperate 'parties')

    Governor Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island

    Senator Charlie Crist of Florida

    There will also be a Tea Party, either as 1-3 GOP candidates (I'll select from those who do well tomorrow), or as a splinter party.

    Other parties may or may not be represented.

    Some of the Dem and GOP candidates who are currently Congressmen and -women may be upgraded to Governors and Senators by the scenario's timeframe.

    Also, Puerto Rico attained statehood in 2018, and thus has electoral votes (any thoughts on how many?).

    Thoughts? Suggestions?

    Andrew Cuomo seems like the only feasible democratic candidate you have that would be viable in 2020. Same goes for the Republicans, Mike Pence and John Thune.

  4. I will email everyone who asked above, sometime in the next few days, before I post it on the theoryspark scenarios.

    The only thing i'm really unhappy about with this scenario is that, the only county you have to win/counts is Maricopa. There is no point of really hitting the other counties because even if you win everything besides maricopa, you still lose. I was trying to find another map to split up the map smaller than counties, but i'm unable to find any.

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  5. Please send me a copy. chandallah@netscape.net. And, did you ever try my Florida and Washington 2010 Senatorial scenarios? I also have a Connecticut and Delaware 2010 Senatorial almost done, and had considered others from that election. Plus, have you read my last post on the Wisconsin Legislature 2010 thread, and how's Wisconsin 2010 Gubernatorial doing?

    Oh and you said you had a few other projects on standby. If you need me to create any maps for them, I would like to help.

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  6. Please send me a copy. chandallah@netscape.net. And, did you ever try my Florida and Washington 2010 Senatorial scenarios? I also have a Connecticut and Delaware 2010 Senatorial almost done, and had considered others from that election. Plus, have you read my last post on the Wisconsin Legislature 2010 thread, and how's Wisconsin 2010 Gubernatorial doing?

    I haven't tried any of those, but I will soon. The Deleware senate scenario sounds awesome, I want to try it when it's done. The Wisconsin Gubernatorial is done, I just have to fix a small error. It should be posted momentarily. And I saw the last post over on the other thread, and I hope it works out. I'm dying to see what it looks like.

    The one's i'm going to post soon are.

    Wisconsin Gubernatorial 2010

    Nevada Senate 2010 (The fixed one, to the scenario you sent me by MittGuy)

    Virginia Senate 2012

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  7. Of all the great things about the game, I had two issues with P4E08 that I hope are addressed in this sequel; I hope they haven't been brought up already (if they have, I would appreciate it if somebody could provide a link or quote to it :) )

    Firstly, one of the few annoying things about P4E08 (mostly a great game) was that underdog candidates would start off with such a huge disadvantage in the general election. For instance, I know Ron Paul would not be as strong against Barack Obama as John McCain, but last time I played as him, Obama won +70% of the vote. Sure, I don't expect Paul to make California a swing state, but I think it is unrealistic for him to start behind Obama in Utah by double digits. After all, there is a significant portion of the population that will vote for a candidate simply because of their party. Certainly Utah shouldn't be 100% guaranteed for the Republican, but it would take a lot more than the nomination of an underdog to make it competitive.

    Secondly, I was annoyed that the general election map was always be somewhat similar no matter who the nominee was. For example, Mike Huckabee seems to be just as likely to win New Hampshire as Mitt Romney in the game. We know that would not be the case in reality. Similarly, Huckabee should do much better in North Carolina than Romney.

    This issue is even more obvious on the Democratic side. Obama should not be competitive in West Virginia short of either a double digit lead nationally or excessive campaigning and ads there. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton or John Edwards would make it a swing state from day 1 (maybe even have a slight edge).

    I would also like to bring up the seeming lack of a home state/region advantage of the Presidential candidate (this directly ties in with what I said above). While it's clear you do have a home state advantage with VP picks, the Presidential candidate doesn't seem to (correct me if I'm wrong), even though they would probably benefit the ticket in their home state/region more than a VP candidate. This would vary from candidate to candidate of course. Some would boost the ticket more in a state that isn't their "home" state. Mitt Romney (in 2012) would get a boost of, at most, a few percentage points in Massachusetts, but he would get a much larger boost in New Hampshire (where he currently lives) and Michigan (where he has strong ties to due to his father).

    On the other hand, some would boost the ticket in more than one state. John Edwards would probably boost the ticket in most of the south, particularly the poorer southern states (Kentucky, West Virginia, Louisiana). Some candidates would have both things apply to them. Hillary Clinton would probably give the ticket a larger boost in Arkansas and other "border south" states than in New York.

    Simply put, a Presidential candidate may benefit a ticket more in a state other than their home state, and they may benefit a ticket in more than one state, perhaps a whole region (which doesn't necessarily have to be their home region). Yet this effect doesn't seem to be in P4E08. I hope it is in this sequel.

    Sorry for the long post (particularly if this has been brought up before).

    Because we're using a new game engine, that shouldn't happen in P4E12.

    Anthony Burgoyne

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    Rz9392, on 27 March 2011 - 10:42 AM, said:

    Congrats on the great review in the Minnesota Republic. One question though. Will the problem that was addressed in the article, be fixed in the new version? This happens to me every time, and is not very realistic. How is the player supposed to continue a game, when it is impossible to win?

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  8. I think I see a potential problem now. You reverted the Democrats and Independent's committee platform (not the party platform, though both should be identical) back to federal issue labels. Also, I would like the crusaders I put in there, not the federal Senate election ones, but I highly doubt that's making it crash. And, there funds should be $2 million for each major party, not $35 million for the Democrats and a whopping $2 billion for the Republicans (that's very high even for a federal camapign). Again, money's not making it crash (unless $2 billion exceeds some hard cap), but needs to be fixed. I'll make these fixes, but keep a backup copy of the fixed version you sent me.

    Crusaders shouldn't make it crash, until they are selected to be used. I didn't have a lot of time to fix every small item, so that's why they're a lot of errors. The money shouldn't be a problem either, but I will change it to 2 million.

    As far as the html is set up, does it look correct?

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  9. I've literally tried everything to diagnose the problem, but I couldn't fix it. The GOP is on default which I thought may be the problem (if it was off), but everything seems to be correct. I even took out part of the GOP file and replaced it with the script from the senate and it still didn't show up. I don't think it's in the parties folder..

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