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« Reply #250 on: May 29, 2020, 10:32:12 pm »


Mock Parliament 1: American Civil War - I have always wanted to simulate the Civil War, and unsuccessfully tried to do so in Balance of Power 1861. Not sure if the setting would be the historical war itself (starting on 1861 or 1862)/quote]

Possibly start at the election of 1860 and then let it spiral from there? Either way, I am perfectly happy with either idea for the American Civil War, as I have been having a resurgence in interest following my finding of a series of videos debunking the lost cause. 
I like this one!
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« Reply #251 on: May 29, 2020, 11:55:57 pm »

Lifting my reserve on a French Revolution concept, keeping a reserve on an American Civil War game as my next tentative project, hopefully once the thesis is finished in a few months. A few more details:

Project A, Direct Civil War Game: Sort of a combination of the BoP/CoP format, some of the concepts expoused by more recent games (NTP's attempted Civil War games, perhaps the Keys to the White House format), and some ideas I outlined a couple of years ago. It essentially allows players to roleplay historical characters and influence the course of the Civil War as politicians or generals in the Confederacy or the South (or, if the cast is large enough, perhaps other groups as well), potentially starting either with the 1860 Election or, for a more streamlined simulation, April 1861.

Project B, Mock Parliament Sequel: It would be a sequel to The Great Experiment, starting in the 1850's once the party system collapses. Players would be allowed to form new parties and take it from there, dealing with a number of issues like slavery, expansion and industrialization (this is a more open ended concept, which may or may not end in a civil war).

This is a long term thing, but will be happy to hear ideas, suggestions or interest from other players as well (though god knows what things will be in the near future).
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« Reply #252 on: May 30, 2020, 08:34:35 am »

I think the Direct Civil War Game works best starting in April 1861 or maybe shortly after the Battle of First Manassas would work best? If that one gets the most support, I'd like to reserve either General Thomas J. Jackson or John C. Breckenridge.
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« Reply #253 on: May 30, 2020, 11:29:13 am »
« Edited: May 30, 2020, 02:03:35 pm by Congrats Senator Manny Sethi »

With Out to Pasture nearing completion, I might do a 2012 Election Game, though I'd probably need a moderator to help me with some of the things that happened and I'll change a few things from 2008 and 2010 to make it somewhat different from the others (Mostly, it'll be the changing of certain Senate/House Races that were extremely close in OTL but flipped D/remained D (Such as AK, MN, and OR Sen 2008, DE Special Sen (Mike Castle). CO, NV, and WA SEN 2010 as well AZ-07, CA-11, CA-20, CT-04, CT-05, GA-02, HI-01, IA-01, IA-02, IA-03, KY-06, MA-10, MI-09, MN-01, MO-03, NM-01, NY-01, NY-04, NY-22, NY-23, NC-07, OR-05, PA-04, PA-12, RI-01, UT-02, VA-11, WA-02, and WI-03 in 2010, bringing the Senate Composition to 54 R, 46 D and the House Composition to 271 R and 164 D (I flipped the 2010 House races that were between 0.1-7%, though if this is a bit too much, I'll shave a few of the House flips off, though 2010 was a really bad year for Democrats across the board and the three 2008 races were between 1-3%, which could flip had a candidate done something differently)). I'll probably look for a co-host to help with the ideas and such and I do have a two-three people on my mind for that and I'll let them know if enough people say that this sounds like an interesting idea. Also, Obama, as well as the OTL Republican Candidates, will be barred from being a potential candidate that year to add more uniqueness to the campaign.

For anyone curious, CT, MA, MN, OR, and RI Gov flip Republican/Remain Republican.
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« Reply #254 on: May 30, 2020, 09:00:49 pm »

With Out to Pasture nearing completion, I might do a 2012 Election Game, though I'd probably need a moderator to help me with some of the things that happened and I'll change a few things from 2008 and 2010 to make it somewhat different from the others (Mostly, it'll be the changing of certain Senate/House Races that were extremely close in OTL but flipped D/remained D (Such as AK, MN, and OR Sen 2008, DE Special Sen (Mike Castle). CO, NV, and WA SEN 2010 as well AZ-07, CA-11, CA-20, CT-04, CT-05, GA-02, HI-01, IA-01, IA-02, IA-03, KY-06, MA-10, MI-09, MN-01, MO-03, NM-01, NY-01, NY-04, NY-22, NY-23, NC-07, OR-05, PA-04, PA-12, RI-01, UT-02, VA-11, WA-02, and WI-03 in 2010, bringing the Senate Composition to 54 R, 46 D and the House Composition to 271 R and 164 D (I flipped the 2010 House races that were between 0.1-7%, though if this is a bit too much, I'll shave a few of the House flips off, though 2010 was a really bad year for Democrats across the board and the three 2008 races were between 1-3%, which could flip had a candidate done something differently)). I'll probably look for a co-host to help with the ideas and such and I do have a two-three people on my mind for that and I'll let them know if enough people say that this sounds like an interesting idea. Also, Obama, as well as the OTL Republican Candidates, will be barred from being a potential candidate that year to add more uniqueness to the campaign.

For anyone curious, CT, MA, MN, OR, and RI Gov flip Republican/Remain Republican.

I'd be interested co-hosting, or playing in the Democratic Primary in such a game (goodness knows my Hillary and Biden skills haven't gotten enough of a test).

That said, you probably should reconsider barring the real-life Republican candidates from running (with the exception of Romney, perhaps). A successful Gingrich campaign, or a successful Santorum campaign could be very interesting with the right player.
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« Reply #255 on: May 30, 2020, 09:03:38 pm »

With Out to Pasture nearing completion, I might do a 2012 Election Game, though I'd probably need a moderator to help me with some of the things that happened and I'll change a few things from 2008 and 2010 to make it somewhat different from the others (Mostly, it'll be the changing of certain Senate/House Races that were extremely close in OTL but flipped D/remained D (Such as AK, MN, and OR Sen 2008, DE Special Sen (Mike Castle). CO, NV, and WA SEN 2010 as well AZ-07, CA-11, CA-20, CT-04, CT-05, GA-02, HI-01, IA-01, IA-02, IA-03, KY-06, MA-10, MI-09, MN-01, MO-03, NM-01, NY-01, NY-04, NY-22, NY-23, NC-07, OR-05, PA-04, PA-12, RI-01, UT-02, VA-11, WA-02, and WI-03 in 2010, bringing the Senate Composition to 54 R, 46 D and the House Composition to 271 R and 164 D (I flipped the 2010 House races that were between 0.1-7%, though if this is a bit too much, I'll shave a few of the House flips off, though 2010 was a really bad year for Democrats across the board and the three 2008 races were between 1-3%, which could flip had a candidate done something differently)). I'll probably look for a co-host to help with the ideas and such and I do have a two-three people on my mind for that and I'll let them know if enough people say that this sounds like an interesting idea. Also, Obama, as well as the OTL Republican Candidates, will be barred from being a potential candidate that year to add more uniqueness to the campaign.

For anyone curious, CT, MA, MN, OR, and RI Gov flip Republican/Remain Republican.

I'd be interested co-hosting, or playing in the Democratic Primary in such a game (goodness knows my Hillary and Biden skills haven't gotten enough of a test).

That said, you probably should reconsider barring the real-life Republican candidates from running (with the exception of Romney, perhaps). A successful Gingrich campaign, or a successful Santorum campaign could be very interesting with the right player.

Fair Point, so I might add in both men. I already contacted the last person on my list on if they want to be a co-mod or not, so I'll contact you on that but in the meantime, in the case they say yes, just PM who you'd like to be.
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« Reply #256 on: May 31, 2020, 08:15:31 am »

I am preparing an alternate 2016 election game in an TL in which Gore won in 2000. I know that there is already another game with that idea, but the only thing the 2 have in common is the divergence point, and everything goes on a radically different route. I will probably start it by the end of June/beginning of July, but if anyone is interested in helping me figuring out the details (not an American, so my knowledge of details is not exactly rock solid, I would appreciate any help) or just finding out more, please PM me.
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« Reply #257 on: June 07, 2020, 06:28:02 pm »

It looks like about four year ago, GoTFan ran a ASOAIF-style game set around Lord of the Rings (https://talkelections.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=240917.0). Would there be any interest in me reviving such a game? Or has the community moved away from these types of games?
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« Reply #258 on: June 19, 2020, 04:35:17 pm »

I'm getting the itch to host a game again, and it's becoming increasingly hard to ignore. My idea this time is for a game set in 1683, with the provisional title of Catastrophe Mundi, the name of a contemporaneous pamphlet of astrological predictions that, among other things, foresaw an Ottoman conquest of all of western Europe.

Now, I know we are in a pandemic at the moment, which may have been the main reason my last game failed. However, I believe that this game has some advantages that my previous one lacked. In my judgement, King and Country failed in part because it was set in a relatively insignificant and uneventful year, thus dampening player enthusiasm from the beginning. This game, on the other hand, has the advantage of being set on the eve of the Battle of Vienna, an exciting scenario that could promote greater player engagement.

So, if enough people express interest and I can find a co-GM again, let's get started!
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« Reply #259 on: June 21, 2020, 04:46:30 pm »

I yield the Civil War simulation concept, will eventually be doing a Mock Parliament sequel to The Great Experiment set in 1854. Partly because research has resulted in me realizing what a fascinating period the 1850's are, partly because a direct Civil War simulation has the potential to be somewhat more insensitive if not handled properly (possible Confederate apologism and all).

Regretfully I can't play Dkrol's game because of a genuine lack of knowledge of Canadian politics, but would probably sign up to play a new strategy game (particularly a Wallace-run one).
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« Reply #260 on: June 21, 2020, 05:04:54 pm »

I donít want to spread the player base any thinner than it already is and will suspend my Canada game if another strategy game emerges in short order.
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« Reply #261 on: June 23, 2020, 12:16:07 pm »

It was overly ambitious of me to think I'd be able to host a game at this time, so I'll be moving my 1683 game idea into reserve for later.
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