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Do you guys think the 2020 scenario is still coming? I'd argue the beginning of October is over by now... And the FAQ or anything hasn't been updated. The creator also doesn't answer to emails.
 
Do you guys think the 2020 scenario is still coming? I'd argue the beginning of October is over by now... And the FAQ or anything hasn't been updated. The creator also doesn't answer to emails.
The creator is probably waiting to see if a big event can happen before election day. Yk, just like the last days of the 1968 (Nixon sabotation), 1988 (Dukakis' photo-op), 2000 (Bush arrested in Maine) and 2016 (Trump gaffe) elections, these events are factors that can change the games to a player, and pretty much the election irl. So i'd say that, optimiscally, the dev(s) are waiting until the electionm week (early November/late October), or, in the worst case, he gave up on the game.
 
Do you guys think the 2020 scenario is still coming? I'd argue the beginning of October is over by now... And the FAQ or anything hasn't been updated. The creator also doesn't answer to emails.
Alot of huge events happened in the past few weeks such as the Trump’s COVID diagnosis and Justice Ginsberg’s death which the creator has to now add in. Probably come out by Election Day but I wouldn’t know.
 

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Releasing it on Election Day would be a nice treat
I think he'll probably release it after the result, just so he has some sort of baseline. -See 2016a allowing for pretty wide swings into places like Texas and South Carolina, but 2016 (Real) being much more inelastic.
 
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Tonight, I did two 1860 Lincoln/Hamlin runs: in the first one, I run on abolitionism, homestead and high tariffs but lost voters with support for civil rights, going to visit Seward and doing speeches in New York. I got a hung college.
In the second run, I did the same excepted I opposed civil rights for blacks, invited Seward to Springfield, ignoted national bank and went to Ohio since New York was largely for me and Illinois had less votes.

In the second time I got 181 votes, Douglas got Missouri, Bell Tennessee, Maryland and Kentucky, Breckinridge the South, and did better than 99.9% of the players. Impressive when I didn't play since months.
 
Tonight, I did two 1860 Lincoln/Hamlin runs: in the first one, I run on abolitionism, homestead and high tariffs but lost voters with support for civil rights, going to visit Seward and doing speeches in New York. I got a hung college.
In the second run, I did the same excepted I opposed civil rights for blacks, invited Seward to Springfield, ignoted national bank and went to Ohio since New York was largely for me and Illinois had less votes.

In the second time I got 181 votes, Douglas got Missouri, Bell Tennessee, Maryland and Kentucky, Breckinridge the South, and did better than 99.9% of the players. Impressive when I didn't play since months.
Honest Abe can usually win with civil rights if you ignore the bank issue and invite Seward instead of visiting him.
 
I wish there was more you can do with Wallace. At his peak IOTL he was making inroads into the midwest and polling above 20% nationally, and yet in game all you can do is pour everything into winning one of Tennessee or South Carolina and just hope Nixon and Humphrey deadlock.

He's very boring to play as, which is weird considering how insane he was.
 
Played as Bush on normal difficulty with Colin Powell as my running mate, ran as a moderate conservative and won more of the electoral vote than OTL but still lost the popular vote.
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Just getting back into playing after a few years out of my radar; went into 1860 as Lincoln with the goal of completing cutting out Douglas and the Democrats. It so nearly worked. He won his only two College votes in New Jersey, although he wasn't too far from winning Missouri.
 
This is with those "conditional variables" adjusted, as talked about upthread, right?
It is. The fun thing is to change the variable to the perfect value so that the game is winnable with Wallace as a candidate but so that it's still a challenge. If you select too high a number you'll just end up winning a 538-electoral-vote landslide and that's no fun.

I've won as Douglas in 1860 and Nader in 2000 using this technique too x'D. Kudos to the game designer for programming winning screens for these even though he must have assumed almost no one will ever see them.
 
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In the earlier days of this game, you could select an option to have 100 questions. I can't quite recall whether they were all unique or whether the same questions came up three or four times.
 
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