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  1. Maybe you can do what zion did for his California gubernatorial scenario and have zoomed in areas as part of the map for the territories in the state that are very small.
  2. Don't forget to update the electoral college votes for each state according to the expected results of the 2010 census.
  3. First turn of the Wildrose Alliance: Here The Wildrose Alliance begins the 2008 campaign slowly, with leader Paul Hinman and his advisors mapping out a strategy to become a viable conservative alternative to the PCs. Hinman has focused on preparing for a series of local events out in rural Alberta to increase the party's presence in the province (spent turn on Issue Knowledge).
  4. I've noticed that it's tough to gain support while campaigning in the scenario. It seems as though the poll numbers in the early states almost always stay static or drop until the primaries occur in those states.
  5. I have a suggestion regarding how to improve footsoldiers in P4E+P. While I realize you probably won't be releasing a new version of the game for another 3 years, I think improving them would be helpful for making the game more interesting. It would be great if instead of just generic footsoldiers there could be specializations for them, such as fundraisers, get out the vote footsoldiers, voter registration footsoldiers, etc. Also, it would be great if these could then be combined together into different levels of organization, with costs that steeply scale upward. For example, a "Level 1" organization in a state might include 1 of each type of footsoldier, while a "Level 2" organization, for example, would double the amount needed. This could help to simulate the different levels of investment needed to do well in caucuses (which would make it tougher for fringe candidates to break through in Iowa, as IRL) and would make the election day modifier of footsoldiers on your vote total more variable, which could help scenario designers in balancing scenarios. Also, it would be great if the footsoldiers did not expire, but rather had a high upkeep costs and had the ability to be relocated/dismantled (since, for example, a Democratic candidate might need organization for the NY primary, but likely not for the GE).
  6. I tried the scenario, but it doesn't seem to work for me because of the French accents in the files.
  7. Also, the Wyoming Caucuses for the GOP have the wrong date.
  8. How about an optional independent run by Lou Dobbs? I remember him saying on his show that he believed that an independent populist would run and win in 2008. I think it would make an interesting side option to have, since it would throw off the electroal calculus.
  9. How about William Borah for the progressive wing of the GOP?
  10. The 2004 scenario in the beta also lists Lincoln Chafee's home state is Alabama, when in fact it is Rhode Island.
  11. The 2004 scenario in the beta also lists Lincoln Chafee's home state is Alabama, when in fact it is Rhode Island.
  12. Sum1

    Multiplayer Game

    My game is waiting for one more person before launch, so if anyone is interested, please feel free to join.
  13. Sum1

    Multiplayer Game

    I'm currently also trying to host a game, we're looking for 2 GOP and 2 Dem players before launch since players seem to be dropped randomly by the game.
  14. Sum1

    Canada 2008

    Just a few more things: -Blair Wilson, the Liberal candidate for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast, was kicked out of caucus for alleged donation violations in the 2006 election. It's possible that he'll run as an independent and thus split the Liberal vote. -Alexa McDonough won't be running again in the next election
  15. Sum1

    Canada 2008

    A few things: -Jim Prentice is considered a potential successor to Harper, some are also mentioning Stockwell Day -Michael Fortier will be running in Vaudreuil-Soulanges -Peter Kent will be running in Thornhill instead of in St. Pauls -Ray Martin is likely to be the NDP candidate in Edmonton East -Martha Hall Findlay is another potential option for Liberal leader -Thomas Mulcair is a potential alternate leader to Layton -Elizabeth May starts off way too strong in Central Nova - the Greens and Liberals were in 4th and 3rd place respectively in that riding in 2004, so it's hardly likely that she would be polling even with MacKay at the beginning.
  16. Why not use the US parties? The challenge with such a scenario would to win as the GOP, since the Canadian provinces would favour the Dems by a huge margin (the latest polls have shown that even Alberta prefers the Dems over the GOP by a margin of 2 to 1).
  17. I found that I would almost always fail barnstorming, issue knowledge, or debate prep as Reagan, unless I had bonus CPs, in which case I would only occasionally succeed.
  18. It's not working for me as well.
  19. I read an article a few days back that said that McCain campaigned for Dole in the general election (though he endorsed someone else in the primary), so perhaps McCain could be a crusader for Dole.
  20. For some reason, my OS wouldn't recognize the file type of the attachment. Any ideas why, Electric Monk?
  21. Agreed. It would also be nice to be able to set the platform at the convention and be able to influence it with delegates.
  22. How about NY Governor George Pataki? He was considered to be a potential running mate for Bush in 2000.
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