President Forever and other 270soft games Megathread

This game kills my studies.

Do you have any scenarios you can recommend? I'm a fan of the EU 2010 scenario myself (can be found on the scenario hub) as well as the 1992, 2000 and 2008 ones.

I'm working on a Sweden '10 scenario for the German engine (much easier to edit than the USA engine without the proper tools) but I'm a bit too frustrated by the political system not working the way I want it to, which makes balance really difficult.
 
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Have designed scenarios in the past but am waiting for 2012 PF+P to come out before doing any more serious work, since it is supposedly more malleable when it comes to the candidates, with Campaign Organization distributed to other aspects such as Ground Strength, Ad Strength, etc.
 
I've done self inserts, as well as used it to make a race between me and a friend a few times. I've done a few more elaborate scenarios, involving new parties and changing support levels per state.
 
For future posterity, my most painful loss, only because I was fairly certain I was going to win until the game itself told me I had lost; nevermind the electoral margin of my defeat, which simply added to it. Certainly would have been calling for recounts in multiple states.

Those states that are light-colored had less than a (2%) difference between myself and Reagan.

1984



Ronald Reagan (R-CA) / George H W Bush (R-TX):--- 40,930,579- 49.5%-- [330 Electoral]
John Glenn (D-OH) / Dale Bumpers (D-AR)):---------- 41,808,473- 50.5%-- [208 Electroal]
 
For future posterity, my most painful loss, only because I was fairly certain I was going to win until the game itself told me I had lost; nevermind the electoral margin of my defeat, which simply added to it. Certainly would have been calling for recounts in multiple states.

Those states that are light-colored had less than a (2%) difference between myself and Reagan.

1984



Ronald Reagan (R-CA) / George H W Bush (R-TX):--- 40,930,579- 49.5%-- [330 Electoral]
John Glenn (D-OH) / Dale Bumpers (D-AR)):---------- 41,808,473- 50.5%-- [208 Electroal]
Even if one defeats Ronald Reagan, one would not defeat Ronald Reagan. :p

I'm afraid I don't "play to win" as much as "play around", snatching and giving endorsements around as I see fit to obtain the results I want (like a Perot win in 1992, for example).
 
This is a very fun example of fooling around with endorsements and all players human:

(Fun fact: If not for Virginia, Buchanan would only have won states starting with the letters A-M, and Kucinich only states starting with N-Z)

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Time to breathe some life into this thread!



Knowing you'll ask, I was Goode and was aiming to get maybe around 8% of the vote at best, running exclusively on the issues and on right-wing positions. However when Cain and Gingrich dropped out their supporters came to me, so I all of a sudden became the major challenger to Obama rather than Romney. However this was before I had fixed the scenario so that Obama's floor was lower, with his numbers remaining static throughout. Almost nabbed Ohio and Montana.
 
Played a 1960 Political decapitation-esque scenario (Turned off Kennedy and Nixon) as Humphrey. Goldwater barely beat out Rockefeller in the primaries but picked him as his running mate- which would be quite strange in OTL. Goldwater did oddly well in the Midwest, but I beat him out mostly in the south, California, and Illinois... He nearly even won Minnesota...



Hubert Humphrey/ Lyndon Johnson 275 EV, 52.1% PV
Barry Goldwater/ Nelson Rockefeller 254 EV 45.9% PV
Harry Byrd/ Strom Thurmond (Unpledged) 9 EV, 1.2% PV
 
I hope to get the new version soon, and I do have a few ideas for scenarios.
((2004- Duelfer and Kay's reports discredit any pro-war candidates. Four blocs emerge: Green, Libertarian, Religious Right and Socialist. Which candidate from those will win?), (2004- Walt Disney Company is holding their annual shareholder vote. CEO Michael Eisner is under fire. Will Eisner hang on, or will he be voted out?), (2012-The 26th Amendment reduced the voting age. The 27th reduced the ages for Presidential eligibility. Reagan brought celebrity into the Oval Office. Springsteen set it in stone. Now numerous celebrities are vying for the Oval Office from across the spectrum and ages.))
 



I had tinkered with the scenario so that Wallace was no longer a solid bloc, and could be whittled away. Unfortunately, it appears as if I had made his support TOO soft.

I'm Kennedy by the way.
 
I've done a lot of tinkering with some of the scenarios to make them more winabble by the opposition. 1984, 1988, and 2004 have been fixed to make a Democratic victory possible, if not always likely. I might have nerfed the Republicans too much in 88 though, as Pat Robertson wins the nomination about half the time.
 
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