Jump to content
270soft Forum

Quebec-1970 Beta


matvail2002
 Share

Recommended Posts

I really liked the prospect of this election, and really enjoyed the game, as i found it realistic. It was one of the more interesting elections, yeah? I played as Parti Quebecois, but i reached nowhere near the goal of 71 seats. Maybe because i played as Bourgault? I only reached 13 seats from 7, but i found that rather realistic. Also, seemed very well researched too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Per se, Bourgault was scaring a lot a people and he had some hard-left (that could be considered communist by some people) ideas that even Lévesque didn't liked because Lévesque never had any ties with the RIN who was socialist. Also he was VERY charismatic, but his speeches were to a point too extreme (and xenophobic, i.e. anti-anglophone) that he was like the German Chancellor in power in the late 30's.

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I need to come clean Matvail, when you talk about Beta versions, I do not know what you mean. Can you explain please?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I really liked the prospect of this election, and really enjoyed the game, as i found it realistic. It was one of the more interesting elections, yeah? I played as Parti Quebecois, but i reached nowhere near the goal of 71 seats. Maybe because i played as Bourgault? I only reached 13 seats from 7, but i found that rather realistic. Also, seemed very well researched too.

I was looking forward to this scenario as it was going to be a descent 4 party game.

When I opened up the scenario, I was confused; Historically, the UN and the PLQ went into the election defending more than 50 seats each while the PQ had none - allowing for the undecided seats the scenario seems to start off with the election's outcome. To my thinking, these would have been a better starting position for a 1973 scenario.

This was not the only thing I noticed where the scenario seemed to be 'in the wrong time'. The picture used of Bourassa was one from the 1980s, despite the fact that there were 2 pictures of him from the 1970s sitting unused in the candidate file.

The party goals were also wrong in my view. All the goals listed are those that I put in for the 1976 version. No wonder Treas was unable to win the 71 seats the PQ managed in 1976, given that the PQ only ended up winning 7 seats in 1970.

I think the party campaign funds are also all wrong with the UN having too little and the PQ too much. Again, these funding levels were more like 1976 than 1970.

The issues and starting issue profiles are no different from the 1976 scenario and take no account of the issues surrounding the 1970 campaign.

When I noticed that the scenario's Assembly numbered 106 instead of 108 seats, I decided not to bother playing it.

So, basically, I disagree with Treas - I do not think this scenario was very well researched. I think it is a sloppy attempt at a historical scenario.

Sorry Matvail, I don't think changing the ridings data is all that is required to present a historical scenario. Please take the time to get it right.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've just managed today to play with Levesque for PQ, and i would say, i still enjoyed it, even if you can gain quite alot of seats with Levesque, with 31 seats. Display Name, you've obviously done alot more research than i did, i only really scratched the surface on the basis, so i take back my statement on that. From what Display Name is saying, it seems like it's been more of a "copy and paste" job from another Quebec scenario. Just take your time, it's better to do more research on the tweaking of the issues and stuff, as the end product will have much more of a feel it is 1970 in Quebec politics, and not too generalized.

I think when he means Beta, it's a test/early version of the scenario.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...