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Right now, I'm reading the Fear, Loathing and Gumbo series, and I'm actively considering making PI scenarios out of them. Now, this story is MASSIVE. I have swathes of material to work from, so I wanna make it as perfect as I can. Ultimately, this will likely spill over into international elections as well, since those are covered in the story too.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

Looking at it quickly, I'm drafting up a quick list of scenarios to create:

1972/3:

  1. United States 1972 (with John McKeithen running) - Presidential, Senatorial and House covered
  2. Possibly post-election votes with the Supreme Court et al?

1974:

  1. United Kingdom General (with the Tories' support of Agnew tariffs)
  2. Canada Federal (I'll have to get PMI Canada before I do this one, of course.)
  3. UK Labour Party Leadership
  4. France National Assembly
  5. US Midterms

1975:

  1. France National Assembly
  2. Australia National/Senatorial  (Constitutional crisis)

1976:

  1. Ireland
  2. Italy Chamber of Deputies/Senate
  3. Canada Federal
  4. Israel
  5. United States (Wallace v Reagan)
  6. Quebec General
  7. Greece Legislative

1977:

  1. Australia Federal/Senate
  2. Canada Progressive Conservative Leadership
  3. Cambodia Parliament
  4. United Kingdom General (Heath falls on a no-confidence vote)
  5. India National

1978:

  1. US Special Elections
  2. Canada Federal
  3. New South Wales
  4. US Midterms

1979:

  1. Italy General/Senate
  2. France National Assembly
  3. UK Conservative Party Leadership

1980:

  1. India National
  2. Ireland National
  3. Australia Federal/Senate
  4. Greece National
  5. UK Local
  6. Canada Federal
  7. Spain Federal/Senate
  8. West Germany Federal
  9. Quebec Provinical
  10. United States (Rumsfeld v Carey. NOW THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS!)
  11. Israel Knesset

1981:

  1. France Presidential
  2. Mississippi Special Election
  3. Australia General/Senate
  4. United Kingdom General
  5. New York Mayoral

1982:

  1. Northern Ireland Assembly
  2. Indian National
  3. US Midterms (in which Christian Values establishes a presence in the Senate)

1984:

  1. United States (Rumsfeld cheats)

1985:

  1. New York Mayoral

1986:

  1. United Kingdom General
  2. US House only (much voter suppression)

Post-1987:

  1. Canada Federal '87
  2. Puerto Rico Independence Referendum '89

 

I'll probably end up not doing all of them, but some will bleed into others.

More later.

 

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9 minutes ago, Wiw said:

Right now, I'm reading the Fear, Loathing and Gumbo series, and I'm actively considering making PI scenarios out of them. Now, this story is MASSIVE. I have swathes of material to work from, so I wanna make it as perfect as I can. Ultimately, this will likely spill over into international elections as well, since those are covered in the story too.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

Looking at it quickly, I'm drafting up a quick list of scenarios to create:

1972/3:

  1. United States 1972 (with John McKeithen running) - Presidential, Senatorial and House covered
  2. Possibly post-election votes with the Supreme Court et al?

1974:

  1. United Kingdom General (with the Tories' support of Agnew tariffs)
  2. Canada Federal (I'll have to get PMI Canada before I do this one, of course.)
  3. UK Labour Party Leadership
  4. France National Assembly
  5. US Midterms

1975:

  1. France National Assembly
  2. Australia National/Senatorial  (Constitutional crisis)

1976:

  1. Ireland
  2. Italy Chamber of Deputies/Senate
  3. Canada Federal
  4. Israel
  5. United States (Wallace v Reagan)
  6. Quebec General
  7. Greece Legislative

1977:

  1. Australia Federal/Senate
  2. Canada Progressive Conservative Leadership
  3. Cambodia Parliament
  4. United Kingdom General (Heath falls on a no-confidence vote)
  5. India National

1978:

  1. US Special Elections
  2. Canada Federal
  3. New South Wales
  4. US Midterms

1979:

  1. Italy General/Senate
  2. France National Assembly
  3. UK Conservative Party Leadership

1980:

  1. India National
  2. Ireland National
  3. Australia Federal/Senate
  4. Greece National
  5. UK Local
  6. Canada Federal
  7. Spain Federal/Senate
  8. West Germany Federal
  9. Quebec Provinical
  10. United States (Rumsfeld v Carey. NOW THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS!)
  11. Israel Knesset

1981:

  1. France Presidential
  2. Mississippi Special Election
  3. Australia General/Senate
  4. United Kingdom General
  5. New York Mayoral

1982:

  1. Northern Ireland Assembly
  2. Indian National
  3. US Midterms (in which Christian Values establishes a presence in the Senate)

1984:

  1. United States (Rumsfeld cheats)

1985:

  1. New York Mayoral

1986:

  1. United Kingdom General
  2. US House only (much voter suppression)

1987:

  1. Canada Federal

 

I'll probably end up not doing all of them, but some will bleed into others.

More later.

 

Never read the story, but you should definitely do this, we need more fictional scenarios, and this looks very interesting!

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25 minutes ago, Wiw said:

Right now, I'm reading the Fear, Loathing and Gumbo series, and I'm actively considering making PI scenarios out of them. Now, this story is MASSIVE. I have swathes of material to work from, so I wanna make it as perfect as I can. Ultimately, this will likely spill over into international elections as well, since those are covered in the story too.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

Looking at it quickly, I'm drafting up a quick list of scenarios to create:

1972/3:

  1. United States 1972 (with John McKeithen running) - Presidential, Senatorial and House covered
  2. Possibly post-election votes with the Supreme Court et al?

1974:

  1. United Kingdom General (with the Tories' support of Agnew tariffs)
  2. Canada Federal (I'll have to get PMI Canada before I do this one, of course.)
  3. UK Labour Party Leadership
  4. France National Assembly
  5. US Midterms

1975:

  1. France National Assembly
  2. Australia National/Senatorial  (Constitutional crisis)

1976:

  1. Ireland
  2. Italy Chamber of Deputies/Senate
  3. Canada Federal
  4. Israel
  5. United States (Wallace v Reagan)
  6. Quebec General
  7. Greece Legislative

1977:

  1. Australia Federal/Senate
  2. Canada Progressive Conservative Leadership
  3. Cambodia Parliament
  4. United Kingdom General (Heath falls on a no-confidence vote)
  5. India National

1978:

  1. US Special Elections
  2. Canada Federal
  3. New South Wales
  4. US Midterms

1979:

  1. Italy General/Senate
  2. France National Assembly
  3. UK Conservative Party Leadership

1980:

  1. India National
  2. Ireland National
  3. Australia Federal/Senate
  4. Greece National
  5. UK Local
  6. Canada Federal
  7. Spain Federal/Senate
  8. West Germany Federal
  9. Quebec Provinical
  10. United States (Rumsfeld v Carey. NOW THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS!)
  11. Israel Knesset

1981:

  1. France Presidential
  2. Mississippi Special Election
  3. Australia General/Senate
  4. United Kingdom General
  5. New York Mayoral

1982:

  1. Northern Ireland Assembly
  2. Indian National
  3. US Midterms (in which Christian Values establishes a presence in the Senate)

1984:

  1. United States (Rumsfeld cheats)

1985:

  1. New York Mayoral

1986:

  1. United Kingdom General
  2. US House only (much voter suppression)

1987:

  1. Canada Federal

 

I'll probably end up not doing all of them, but some will bleed into others.

More later.

 

A fair number of these elections use MMP, PR, or STV election systems. Do you have a copy of K4E?

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4 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

But no Infinity game even TRIES to go beyond either single head-of-state or purely FPTP elections, so it's a worthwhile investment, especially given the great majority of contested, anwhere near free-and-fair legislative elections in the world today are NOT FPTP by electoral system, and CAN'T be done justice by a game that only provides that electoral system.

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10 hours ago, Wiw said:

Hm... I'm trying to make a scenario where a tie is possible, but I can't get the right balance. Any suggestions?

Perhaps try putting some of the areas at 50% for each party. Are you doing a presidential scenario or legislature? 

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13 minutes ago, Wiw said:

Presidential.

You're quoting a fictional storyline from an obscure novel I haven't read, and judging by reactions, most other posters who've taken enough interest to post haven't either. Thus, the inevitable question hangs in the haze. What's the story? What's going on here?

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