Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by DTanza, Jul 7, 2014.
Yes, it usually results in an electoral ass-whomping for whatever candidate you're playing as.
Running an Eisenhower-style campaign as Nixon.
Probably my best Bryan victory yet, winning in a 318-129 sweep.
The magic formula appears to be Claude Matthews as VP (for some reason, it doesn’t work when I choose, say, Horace Boies even if I use the same strategy) and a moderate campaign with a restrained liberal platform. Also: people just plain don’t want temperance in the states beyond your base you need to win, so pick you’re battles and drop that.
I think this is my best victory ever. Bush/Kemp '88
40. 1981-1989: Ronald Wilson / George H.W. Bush (Republican)
41. 1989-19xx: George H.W. Bush / Jack Kemp (Republican)
1980: Michael Dukakis / Lloyd Bentsen (Democratic), Lenora Fulani / vacant (New Alliance), Ronald "Ron" Paul / Andre Marrou (Libertarian)
Electoral College Results
Republican: 459 [Change from OTL: Won NY, lost SD 49.7 to 49.6]
Democratic: 79 [Change from OTL: Lost NY 49.8 to 49.3, won SD]
Popular Vote Results
Bush/Kemp (GOP): 52.6% (48,329,387)
Dukakis/Bentsen (DEM): 46.4% (42,686,797)
Fulani/Vacant (NA): 0.5% (463,227)
Paul/Marrou (LIB): 0.4% (402,962)
Lost Wisconsin by 27,780 votes. Lost Washington State by 5,392 votes. Lost South Dakota by 327 votes. Won Montana by 902 votes. Won New York by 30,791 votes.
Here's my best 1988 Bush/Dole on normal
Won all the states Bush won in real life, plus Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and New York. The popular vote is 50.2 million to 41.8 million, a margin of 8.4 million votes (1.4 million more than in real life). Electoral vote is 489-49
Won Bush/Powell 2000
And Ducakis/ Gore 1988 not even close
Did better than 93.5% of players as Douglas, throwing the election to the House. Douglas still loses as he came fourth in the Electoral College but it seems John Bell may take the presidency.
Here's a Douglas (likely) normal win
On easy, you can win without fusion tickets or Seymour by narrowly taking IL, IN, and OH, but on normal, it is a straightforward focus on NY with Seymour as VP. Just take the fusion ticket option for the North, without withdrawing in the South which assures Bell wins VA, MD, and LA and thus beats you. It still comes down to luck though-even without withdrawing in the south, Bell has around a 50/50 shot at winning VA and MD, and Douglas can still narrowly beat him in electoral votes if Bell takes MD (unless you withdraw from the west coast, or lose California) but if Bell wins in VA, he's basically certain to beat Douglass (unless you somehow win NY and MO or IL-both states are close, but seem to be just out of reach).
Here, Douglas takes NY and CA, and Bell loses VA and MD (by less than 1% each), and thus Douglas beats Bell in the Electoral College 44-33 and the election is thrown to the House
Also, here's a Douglas win on easy, with no fusion tickets and winning by taking the lower midwest instead of NY
Won as Romney, forgot to take detailed results screeshot.
323 EV, 53.8% PV, vs 215 EV and 45.3% PV.
Difficult mode was Normal, and I have a question : How to carry NY as Romney?
Got an EC tie in 1976 as Ford, doing better than 86.2% of players. The tie occurred due to a 39-vote win for Ford in Oklahoma.
It is possible to win as Truman in 1948 while opposing civil rights.
Landslide Victory as Dukakis
Humphrey/Harris on Easy. I did not cheat at all to get this.
10 PV margin as Clinton
Are there any other games like this with scebarios and being able to choose different ideologies? It's getting kinda old bc they haven't updated it since last year.......
A good win as Gore with Bob Graham in 2000.
Ran as Douglas in 1860 with Seymour as my running-mate. Carried four states, New York, New Jersey, Missouri and Illinois.
Does anyone else recall that the earliest versions of the game (which only had the 1896, 1968 and 2012 scenarios IIRC) had up to 100 questions on each scenario?
THis game is very interesting, however, I do wish there were other historical options, and maybe more questions.
Is anyone aware of another game like this?
As Charles Evan Hughes, I am VERY disappointed at the state of Indiana for such betrayal.
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