Popular Post matthewyoung123 Posted August 11, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted August 11, 2022 Background- I am going to ATTEMPT to take this on all by myself but may need some assistance. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "We must all hang together, or we will surely hang separately." I am a relative rookie to this game, having only started being an actual play-tester in late June. My Google Sheet skills are very basic and still in development. I will likely have to reach out to others to help me process phases (when we go from, say 1772 to 1774), and will also need assistance importing the rookie draft. All that being said, I have a great interest in seeing the game thrive and a real fascination with the American Revolution. I wanted to see if a "rookie" could do a single player test and keep up with all the factions. So, what I have done with factions is selected 10 leaders from the draft pool by ideology. MOST of them already had the leadership trait and they became the 1st picks for their respective factions and the factions are names for them. For example, Thomas Jefferson is the only RW Populist ideology politician with Leadership, so he was selected as the faction leader for the RW Pop/Trad Blue team. In the case of more than 1 leader having the same ideology and the leadership trait, I rolled a die to see who would be the leader or moved them to another faction that most closely aligned with their ideology. For example, Pickering and Huntington are both Red Conservatives with Leadership, so they each lead their own faction. One is Cons/Trads, the other is Cons/Mods. There were two Red factions that had no politicians with those ideologies and the leadership quality on each end of the spectrum. In that case, the politician with the highest value that had that ideology became the faction leader. For example, Henry Laurens, a Traditional Red politician, became the leader of the RW Pop/Trad/Cons Red faction since he had the highest PV or Political Value score. There are actually no Red RW Populists in the 1772 draft, so by default as a Trad politician, he actually became the leader of the first Trad/Cons Red faction. On the other side of the spectrum, Oliver Ellsworth was the highest PV with a Liberal ideology, so he became the leader of the Red Libs/Prog Reds even though he didn't have the leadership trait and there are no LW Pop Red politicians. I hope this makes sense, it made sense to me in my mind. Red Factions- Henry Laurens of SC leads a Trad/Cons faction (no Red RW Pops). Timothy Pickering of MA leads a Trad/Cons faction. Samuel Huntington of CT leads a Cons/Mod faction. Thomas Mifflin of PA leads a Mod/Lib faction. Oliver Ellsworth of CT leads a Lib/Prog faction (no Red LW Pops). Blue Factions- Thomas Jefferson of VA leads a RW Pop/Trad faction. Richard Henry Lee of VA leads a Trad/Cons faction. Peyton Randolph of VA leads a Cons/Mod faction. John Hancock of MA leads a Mod/Lib faction. Samuel Adams of MA leads a Lib/Prog/LW Pop faction. Rolled dice to find out the Red and Blue draft order. Only politicians with the matching faction ideology can be drafted, and in most cases, the politician with the highest PV score with the matching ideology for the faction was selected. Red draft order is Mifflin, Laurens, Ellsworth, Pickering, Huntington. Blue draft order is Adams, Jefferson, Lee, Hancock, Randolph. Red Draft Through Five Rounds- Mifflin PA, Benjamin Franklin PA, John Jay NY, Roger Sherman CT, Charles Wilson Peale PA. (3 of 5 are PA) Laurens SC, Benjamin Lincoln MA, Charles Coatesworth Pinckney SC, John Rutledge SC, Alexander Martin NC. (3 of 5 are SC) Ellsworth CT, Thomas McKean DE, George Wythe VA, Robert Treat Paine MA, Benjamin Rush PA. Pickering MA, Jonathan Trumbull Jr CT, Robert H Harrison MD, John Lowell MA, Henry Middleton SC. Huntington CT, George Washington VA, John Adams MA, Henry Wilson PA, Caesar Rodney DE. Blue Draft Through Five Rounds- S Adams MA, James Sullivan MA, Hugh Williamson NC, Elias Boudinot NJ, James Warren MA. (3 of 5 are MA) Jefferson VA, Patrick Henry VA, Charles Scott KY, John Tyler Sr VA, George Mason VA. (4 of 5 are VA) R.H. Lee VA, John Dickinson PA, Josiah Bartlett NH, Thomas Tudor Tucker SC, Edward Telfair GA. Hancock MA, George Clinton NY, Thomas Crittenden CT, Moses Robinson VT, Meshech Weare NH. Randolph VA, Elbridge Gerry MA, Richard Caswell NC, John Sevier NC, Richard Bassett DE. 3 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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