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Opossum

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  1. Thanks. Yes, I did mean something on the strategy screen, but after looking at my post I realize what I meant is not clear at all. I'm talking about some kind of indicator of which party currently holds the seat on the strategy screen list. The same (or another) indicator could show whether an incumbent is running or it's an open seat. The text of the district's name (e.g., "AL-2") could be colored or you could add a blue filled dot for a Democratic incumbent, a blue open dot for an open seat that is being vacated by a Democrat and similar red dots for Republican-held seats. This is in a
  2. I'm crashing in September also. And I'd like to second Taft's comment on sorting. I can understand putting the most important information at the top (which the current version accomplishes), but it winds up kind of jumbled using absolute values, and sorting from strong D through toss-up to strong R should be an option as well (even though finding the most important info will mean scrolling to the middle of the list). I'd add that being able to identify who currently holds the seat (whether it's an incumbent running for reelection or an open seat) could be helpful information too, so we can
  3. Could you send it to me at opossum1 at gmail.com, please?
  4. I'd say a candidate editor should be #1 right now. The 2008 scenario has been overtaken by events, and could use some tweaking. A candidate editor would give this game a lot more replayability. Other scenario editing tools would be great later on, but the basic candidate editor shouldn't wait for them.
  5. Sounds great! Could you send it to me? opossum1@gmail.com
  6. I don't have PM Forever, not even the demo -- but couldn't you set up an election with 33 or 34 ridings? Or one with 100 ridings, but 66 or 67 are uncontested? If so, I may just get PM Forever. 1986 and 1994 would be interesting scenarios.
  7. There weren't formal political parties, but there were plenty of real elections (Congressional and state). And something like an informal two-party system was beginning to take shape. "Confederates" were mainly former fire-eating Democrats, along with supporters of a stronger central government (including many from occupied and front-line areas). "Conservatives" were mainly former Whigs, along with supporters of states rights within the CSA. From a political standpoint, there wasn't much opposition to slavery in the CSA during the war (I mean among whites, that is). Not that there wasn't
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