The Campaign Trail Game Has Returned.

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by DTanza, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Ravenclaw1453 New Member

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    0374B38A-5330-4242-AC06-1CCAECD5395F.jpeg Played a Humphrey/Harris ticket on Easy, aiming for a huge landslide, and that’s what I got. Basically everything went right for me - Nixon refused to debate, I successfully exposed him on sabotaging the peace talks. I almost won Colorado and Montana too.
     

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  2. VidaLaVida American-Japanese Bisexual

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  3. Zachary VIII Russian bot

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    Did better than about 98% of 1960 Nixon games on normal difficulty. Pretty proud of it. A ridiculous amount of states were decided by less than a percentage point.
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    Richard Nixon/Everett Dirksen (Republican), 380 EV, 50.86% PV
    John F. Kennedy/Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic), 143 EV, 48.59% PV
    Harry Byrd/Various (Unpledged Democratic), 14 EV, 0.54% PV
     
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  4. BrilliantMistake Active Member

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    Big Carter win on "normal" -- 438 EV to 100 -- mostly due to good luck, being appropriately apologetic during scandals, and some effective regional campaigning. Glenn was my running mate. Better than 98.2% of the games played.

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  5. ZachMettenbergerFan Well-Known Member

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    Pretty decent Dukakis '88 win on normal. Messed up on the debates, but swapped between being a liberal and a pragmatic Democrat. 50-48.
     
  6. Sailor Haumea Well-Known Member

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    How the hell do you get 5% as Nader?!
     
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  8. The Lethargic Lett Giving Peace a Chance

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    Does anyone know how to win 1976? I keep losing, despite playing multiple games with both Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.

    Edit: I tried hardcore liberal Jimmy Carter with a semi-hawkish foreign policy and won. That seems a bit beyond the pale for the political situation in 1976, but alright.

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  9. Maeglin Lómion

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    Carter is pretty easy. Pick Glenn as the VP, and try to be moderate and non-committal on everything. Your advisers will complain about you not taking sides, but ignore them.

    Ford is tough. Pick Baker as the VP, throw some red meat to the conservatives whenever possible (except on foreign policy and Humphrey-Hawkins), and hang out in the Mid-West (or else camp out in New York). Take the debate, but you have a 2/3 chance of a gaffe - which is annoying but not fatal.
     
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  13. Vince Optimistic Pessimist

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    Trump on Normal. Hillary had a health scare, terrorist attacks in London and Berlin, the Dow crashed and I beat Hillary in the debate:

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    MAGA!