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"We must hang together, or we will surely hang separately" - A one-player rookie test run of the 1772 Campaign


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Congrats!  The good news is the switch from 1772 to 1774 is actually super easy.  You just change the year on the main tab, which then automatically updates everyone's ages.

Changing actual eras (Like when you reach 1788) is more involved, but at least you've got a while before you have to take that one on. ;c)

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1 hour ago, MrPotatoTed said:

Congrats!  The good news is the switch from 1772 to 1774 is actually super easy.  You just change the year on the main tab, which then automatically updates everyone's ages.

Changing actual eras (Like when you reach 1788) is more involved, but at least you've got a while before you have to take that one on. ;c)

That is OUTSTANDING news!

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Rounds 6-10 for the Draft 

About Round 9, there were no more politicians on some of the fringes of the Red Party (Libs/Trads), so Ellsworth was allowed to start drafting Moderates.  As other ideologies begin to run out of politicians, factions will be allowed to draft 1 ideology closer to the center of the party.

Red Draft-

Mifflin PA- Benjamin Stoddart MD, Artemas Ward MA, John Langdon NH, Arthur Lee VA, Nathaniel Gorham MA.

Laurens SC- William Patterson NJ, Lewis Morris NY, Pierce Butler SC, Jonathan Trumbull Sr CT, Theodore Sedgewick MA.

Ellsworth CT- Francis Hopkinson NJ, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer MD, Lyman Hall GA, Benjamin Chew PA, James Bowdoin MA.

Pickering MA- Francis Dana MA, Robert Morris PA, John McKinly DE, Benedict Arnold CT, Gunning Bedford Sr DE.

Huntington CT- Matthew Griswold CT, William Moultrie SC, Caleb Strong MA, Richard Stockton NJ, Israel Putnam CT.

 

Blue Draft-

S Adams MA- Arthur Fenner RI, William Montgomery PA, Melancton Smith NY, George Bryan PA, Thomas Paine PA.

Jefferson VA- Thomas Heyward Jr SC, Samuel Maclay PA, William Maclay PA, Daniel Boone KY, William Preston VA. (The Maclay Bros are the only ones in the faction North of Mason-Dixon so far).

R.H. Lee VA- Nathaniel Niles VT, John Page VA, Theodorick Bland VA, William Floyd NY, James Madison Sr VA (4 VA politicians out of 10).

Hancock MA- John Treutlen GA, Peter Muhlenberg PA, Paul Brigham VT, John Hart NJ, Jonathan Ingersoll CT.

Randolph VA- Alexander MacDougall NY, Anthony Wayne PA, John Milton GA, Alexander Gillon SC, Return J Meigs Sr OH.

 

100 draftees down, 160+ more to go!

 

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1 hour ago, matthewyoung123 said:

I finished the draft but not manually typing out 160 more names 😉

Final total tally of the number of politicians per faction-

RED-

Laurens- 23

Pickering- 24

Huntington- 36

Mifflin- 36

Ellsworth- 36

BLUE-

Jefferson- 18 (smallest faction)

Richard Lee- 23

Randolph- 24

Hancock- 24

Sam Adams- 24

 

 

I’d only type out the top pick for each faction and then any interesting pickups. 

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2 hours ago, matthewyoung123 said:

I finished the draft but not manually typing out 160 more names 😉

Final total tally of the number of politicians per faction-

RED-

Laurens- 23

Pickering- 24

Huntington- 36

Mifflin- 36

Ellsworth- 36

BLUE-

Jefferson- 18 (smallest faction)

Richard Lee- 23

Randolph- 24

Hancock- 24

Sam Adams- 24

Should have ended with an even number for red factions, and an even number for Blue factions -- if you're following the rules exactly.  Of course if you're playing your own house rules, that's fine.  Just making sure you understood the rules if you're trying to follow them.

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A few politicians from all factions have been placed on Career Tracks, anywhere between 2-6 per faction.

I think the "rookie draft" and the regular draft were together in the initial draft.  So, only politicians 29 years old or less were eligible for the career track in 1772.

Political Moves (all are alternate states so they succeed)-

Mifflin faction-

Abner Nash moves from VA to NC

Ellsworth Faction-

John Bayard moves from PA to NJ

Sam Adams Faction-

Thomas Paine moves from PA to NY

 

Ideology Shifts-

Laurens faction-

Charles Coatesworth Pinckney Cons->Trad (75% chance since Pinckney is Pliable and Trad is faction leader's ideology)- Success- Rolled 3 (had to roll between 1-75).

Benjamin Lincoln Cons->Trad (50% since Trad is faction leader's ideology)- Success- Rolled 47 (had to roll between 1-50).

William Paterson Cons->Trad (50% since Trad is faction leader's ideology)- Success- Rolled 36 (had to roll between 1-50).

Pickering faction-

Benedict Arnold Trad->Cons (50% since Cons is faction leader's ideology) Success- Rolled 19.

Robert Morris Trad->Cons (50% since Cons is faction leader's ideology) Fails- Rolled 76. Gains Flip-Flopper.

Huntington faction-

Israel Putnam Mod->Cons (50% since Cons is faction leader's ideology) Success. Rolled a 4.

Joseph Hewes Mod->Cons (50% since Cons is faction leader's ideology) Fails- Rolled 71.  

Mifflin faction-

Charles Willson Peale Lib->Mod (50% since Mod is faction leader's ideology) Fails- Rolled 63. Gains Flip-Flopper.

Arthur Lee Lib->Mod (50% since Mod is faction leader's ideology) Fails- Rolled 69. Gains Flip-Flopper.

Ellsworth faction-

Oliver Wolcott Sr Mod->Lib (50% since Lib is faction leader's ideology) Fails. Rolled 79.

James Bowdoin Mod->Lib (50% since Lib is faction leader's ideology) Success. Rolled 10.

Esek Hopkins Mod->Lib (50% since Lib is faction leader's ideology) Success. Rolled 29.

Jefferson faction-

Thomas Sumter Cons->Trad (35% since base plus 10% chance since faction leader has Leadership & Iron Fist). Fails. Rolled 58.

Patrick Henry Trad->RW Pop (60% since RW Pop is faction leader's ideology + 10% for faction leader's Leadership & Iron Fist) Success. Rolled 43.

Samuel Maclay Trad->RW Pop (60% since RW Pop is faction leader's ideology + 10% for faction leader's Leadership & Iron Fist) Fails. Rolled 67.

R H Lee faction-

Thomas Burke Mod->Cons (50% since Cons is faction leader's ideology) Failure 86. 

Robert Brown Mod->Cons (50% since Cons is faction leader's ideology) Success 11.

Francis Lightfoot Lee Mod->Cons (50% since Cons is faction leader's ideology) Success 41.

Randolph faction-

Alexander Gillon Cons->Mod (50% since Mod is faction leader's ideology) Success 24.

Francis Willis Cons->Mod (50% since Mod is faction leader's ideology) Failure 72. Gains Flip-Flopper.

John Sevier Cons->Mod (50% since Mod is faction leader's ideology) Failure 54.

Hancock faction-

Thomas Chittenden Lib->Mod (50% since Lib is faction leader's ideology) Success 33.

Moses Robinson Lib->Mod (50% since Lib is faction leader's ideology) Failure 86. Gains Flip-Flopper.

John A Treutlen Lib-Mod (50% since Lib is faction leader's ideology) Failure 93. Gains Flip-Flopper.

Sam Adams faction-

Melancton Smith Prog->LW Pop (50% since LW Pop is faction leader's ideology) Failure 98.

John Smilie Prog->LW Pop (50% since LW Pop is faction leader's ideology) Success 25.

Christopher Gadsden Mod->Lib (25% base chance) Failure 56.

 

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2.1.6- Party Conversions

No politicians moved interparty, despite attempts to do so (chances are low with meters still mostly neutral).

There are only 4 Pliable politicians (3 Red and 1 Blue) and they are all in the faction that aligns or best aligns with their ideology, so no attempts were made to target same party members.

2.1.7- Kingmakers

Samuel Huntington takes on Dudley Saltonstall.  Saltonstall gains Agriculture, +1 Command, Leadership.

Benjamin Franklin takes on Thomas Mifflin.  Mifflin gains Foreign Affairs, +1 Command, Civil Rights, Efficient.

Patrick Henry takes on Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson gains Military, +1 Governing, RW Activist, Orator.

Ebenezer Hazard takes on John Berry.  Berry gains Business, +1 Admin.

Robert R. Livingston takes on Cornelius Schoonmaker. Schoonmaker gains Foreign Affairs, +1 Governing, Egghead.

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Faction Leaders-

Red Factions-

Henry Laurens of SC loses obscure, gains leadership, +1 Command.

Timothy Pickering of MA loses obscure, gains Debater.

Samuel Huntington of CT loses obscure. (Would gain Kingmaker, but he already has it).

Thomas Mifflin of PA loses obscure, gains Orator.

Oliver Ellsworth of CT loses obscure, gains +1 Gov.

Blue Factions-

Thomas Jefferson of VA loses obscure, gains likeable.

Richard Henry Lee of VA loses obscure, gains +1 Gov.  

Peyton Randolph of VA gets nothing.

John Hancock of MA loses obscure, gains +1 Legislative, +1 Admin.

Samuel Adams of MA gains Kingmaker.

 

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1772-74 Events

1772-

A group of Rhode Islanders, led by Abraham Whipple (Ellsworth faction) and John Brown, burn down a grounded British customs ship that had been enforcing the Navigation Act. These acts and taxation are unjust but such violence will only inflame a response. I fear a military response.  Relations with Great Britain remain the same.
 

Samuel Adams (Sam Adams faction), Joseph Warren (Mifflin faction), and Mercy Otis Warren of Massachusetts set up a Committee of Correspondence in response to the Gaspee Affair to coordinate colonial opposition to the British Parliament and advocate colonial rights. Similar committees are expected to spring up elsewhere. We can only hope that such committees will be constructive and harmonizing.

Jefferson faction +50

Sam Adams faction +50

All other factions -50

Benjamin Franklin has long been a leading intellectual and has spent almost as much time in London and Paris as he has in Philadelphia, making Franklin the most recognized name in America. His inventions, scientific experiments, and publications have made his name immortal. Franklin gains Celebrity.

Carl Linneaus, the world famous Swedish naturalist, proclaimed Bartram the "Greatest Natural Botanist in the World." [Historically, the Founding Fathers made frequent trips to his garden in Philadelphia.]  John Bartram (Ellsworth faction) gains Celebrity.

1773-

In an effort to help the British East India Company, British Parliament has enacted a Tea Act, which is certainly going to hurt the port-city merchants in the American Colonies. Furthermore, those desiring representation in Parliament see this as yet another list of unjust taxation. This does not bode well. Parliament must be tone deaf! Taxation on Sugar, Stamps, and now tea? We don't even get a voice to object or accept this taxation!

Colonial Relations with the UK -1

Jefferson faction +50

Sam Adams faction +50

All other factions -50

The Sons of Liberty of Massachusetts, led by Samuel Adams, board a merchant ship and dump the entire cargo of British East India tea into Boston harbor. Such marvelous boldness! It's difficult to know if this action by the Sons of Liberty will have been reckless or righteous. We can expect consequences by His Majesty King George III and his Parliament.  Sam Adams gains Celebrity.

 

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1774-76

Elections for the First Continental Congress-

CT- Huntington, Sherman, Ellsworth

DE- Rodney (+1 Leg), Collins

GA- Telfair, Treutlen

MA- Pickering, John Adams, Ward, Bowdoin

MD- Smallwood, Charles Carrollton, Sheredine (+1 Leg), Archer

NC- Bloodworth, Caswell, Harnett

NH- Wingate, Langdon

NJ- Paterson, Clark, Boudinot

NY- Jay (+1 Leg), Morris, Schoonmaker

PA- Scott, Franklin, Dickinson, Taylor

RI- Tillinghast, Ellery

SC- Henry Middleton, Laurens, Arthur Middleton

VA- Washington, R.H. Lee, Randolph (+1 Leg), Jefferson.

President of the Continental Congress- Two factions tie with 7 each, Huntington and Mifflin.  Huntington faction wins the tie breaker.

Huntington, John Adams, and George Washington are all eligible to be President of the Congress.  John Adams wins the role (gains +1 Leg) and will serve as the President of the Continental Congress. He loses Obscure.

Adams appoints Huntington (CT) as Domestic Chair, Washington (VA) as Foreign/Military Chair (gains Leadership), Lewis Morris (NY) as Economic Chair, and Caesar Rodney (RI) (Gains Leadership) as Judicial Chair.

Domestic Committee- Huntington, CT gains Business

  • Telfair, GA
  • Carrollton, MD 
  • Caswell, NC gains Energy
  • Schoonmaker, NY 
  • Taylor, PA 
  • Pickering, MA 
  • Paterson, NJ 
  • Jefferson, VA 
  • R.H. Lee, VA gains Business
Foreign Affairs/Military Committee- Washington, VA gains Foreign Affairs
  • Ellsworth, CT gains Foreign Affairs
  • Treutlen, GA 
  • Ward, MA (gains +1 Leg) 
  • Harnett, NC 
  • H. Middleton, SC 
  • Boudinot, NJ  
  • Franklin, PA gains Military
  • Tillinghast, RI 
  • Randolph, VA  
Economic Committee- Morris, NY gains Economics
  • Sherman, CT gains Trade
  • Collins, DE 
  • Sheredine, MD 
  • Bloodworth, NC 
  • Langdon, NH 
  • Jay, NY 
  • Dickinson, PA gains Economics
  • Ellery, RI 
Judicial Committee- Rodney gains Justice
  • Bowdoin, MA 
  • Smallwood, MD gains Welfare
  • Archer, MD 
  • Wingate, NH gains Labor
  • Clark, NJ 
  • Scott, PA 
  • A Middleton, SC 
  • Laurens, SC gains Justice

Moderates like that Adams is the President of the Congress and has appointed Rodney to a Chairmanship.  Moderate enthusiasm moves +1 Red to No preference.

No draft, no career track.

John A Treutlen, Moses Robinson, and Francis Willis lose flip-flopper.

Relocations-

Currently, PA is overpopulated.  MA, NY, VA are currently at the right level.  All other states show as underpopulated.

Samuel Osgood moves from MA->NY but NY is an alternate state so his move is automatically successful.

George Ross successfully moves from overpopulated PA to underpopulated NC.  No gains.

No other relocations.

Ideology shifts-

George Mason RW Pop->Trad succeeds.

No other shifts.

Kingmakers-

Samuel Adams takes on James Warren as a protégé. Warren gains +1 Gov, Reformist, Provincial.

George Mason takes on William Preston as a protégé. Preston gains +1 Gov, Integrity.

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7 hours ago, matthewyoung123 said:

1774-76

Elections for the First Continental Congress-

CT- Huntington, Sherman, Ellsworth

DE- Rodney (+1 Leg), Collins

GA- Telfair, Treutlen

MA- Pickering, John Adams, Ward, Bowdoin

MD- Smallwood, Charles Carrollton, Sheredine (+1 Leg), Archer

NC- Bloodworth, Caswell, Harnett

NH- Wingate, Langdon

NJ- Paterson, Clark, Boudinot

NY- Jay (+1 Leg), Morris, Schoonmaker

PA- Scott, Franklin, Dickinson, Taylor

RI- Tillinghast, Ellery

SC- Henry Middleton, Laurens, Arthur Middleton

VA- Washington, R.H. Lee, Randolph (+1 Leg), Jefferson.

President of the Continental Congress- Two factions tie with 7 each, Huntington and Mifflin.  Huntington faction wins the tie breaker.

Huntington, John Adams, and George Washington are all eligible to be President of the Congress.  John Adams wins the role (gains +1 Leg) and will serve as the President of the Continental Congress. He loses Obscure.

Adams appoints Huntington (CT) as Domestic Chair, Washington (VA) as Foreign/Military Chair (gains Leadership), Lewis Morris (NY) as Economic Chair, and Caesar Rodney (RI) (Gains Leadership) as Judicial Chair.

Domestic Committee- Huntington, CT gains Business

  • Telfair, GA
  • Carrollton, MD 
  • Caswell, NC gains Energy
  • Schoonmaker, NY 
  • Taylor, PA 
  • Pickering, MA 
  • Paterson, NJ 
  • Jefferson, VA 
  • R.H. Lee, VA gains Business
Foreign Affairs/Military Committee- Washington, VA gains Foreign Affairs
  • Ellsworth, CT gains Foreign Affairs
  • Treutlen, GA 
  • Ward, MA (gains +1 Leg) 
  • Harnett, NC 
  • H. Middleton, SC 
  • Boudinot, NJ  
  • Franklin, PA gains Military
  • Tillinghast, RI 
  • Randolph, VA  
Economic Committee- Morris, NY gains Economics
  • Sherman, CT gains Trade
  • Collins, DE 
  • Sheredine, MD 
  • Bloodworth, NC 
  • Langdon, NH 
  • Jay, NY 
  • Dickinson, PA gains Economics
  • Ellery, RI 
Judicial Committee- Rodney gains Justice
  • Bowdoin, MA 
  • Smallwood, MD gains Welfare
  • Archer, MD 
  • Wingate, NH gains Labor
  • Clark, NJ 
  • Scott, PA 
  • A Middleton, SC 
  • Laurens, SC gains Justice

Moderates like that Adams is the President of the Congress and has appointed Rodney to a Chairmanship.  Moderate enthusiasm moves +1 Red to No preference.

No draft, no career track.

John A Treutlen, Moses Robinson, and Francis Willis lose flip-flopper.

Relocations-

Currently, PA is overpopulated.  MA, NY, VA are currently at the right level.  All other states show as underpopulated.

Samuel Osgood moves from MA->NY but NY is an alternate state so his move is automatically successful.

George Ross successfully moves from overpopulated PA to underpopulated NC.  No gains.

No other relocations.

Ideology shifts-

George Mason RW Pop->Trad succeeds.

No other shifts.

Kingmakers-

Samuel Adams takes on James Warren as a protégé. Warren gains +1 Gov, Reformist, Provincial.

George Mason takes on William Preston as a protégé. Preston gains +1 Gov, Integrity.

Holy heck, John Adams actually DID SOMETHING???  ;c)

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