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Era of Populism AMPU Playtest-2012 Start Date


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The playtesters selected to participate in the game are

@MrPotatoTed @Bushwa777 @Arkansas Progressive @Murrman104 @10centjimmy @ShortKing @jnewt @Rezi @DJBillyShakes @ebrk85

 Please DM me your emails so i can share spreadsheet with you

Basics

1.Playtest begins with 2012 election,reelection campaign of President Barack Obama

2.You will have 24 hours timeline to make your move

3.If you need extended timeline you should message me stating so otherwise we will just move on without you using CPU rules

4.The sheet is working but is a bit messy looking so if any of you guys is good with sheets id appreciate if you could improve when you find time

Have fun!

Every playtester should select one of these factions and post their choice in the thread

DEMOCRATS 

Blue 1 @Arkansas Progressive

6 Senators

51 House Votes

No Kingmakers

2 Governors

1 SC Justice

Ideologies

LW Pop,Progressive

Special Interests

Civil Rights,Pacifists,LW Activists,Reformists,

Lobbies

Enviromentalists,Welfare,Public Housing

Notable Individuals

Sen.Bernie Sanders,RBG,Barney Frank

Blue 2 @Rezi

12 Senators

30 House Votes

2 Kingmakers

3 Governors

2 SC Justices

Ideologies

Progressive,Liberal

Special Interests

Civil Rights,LW Activists,Reformists

Lobbies

Public Healthcare,Human Rights,Labor Unions,LW Media

Notable Individuals

VP Biden,Harry Reid,John Lewis

Blue 3 @ebrk85

8 Senators

28 House Votes

2 Kingmakers

4 Governors

1 SC Justice

Ideologies

Liberal

Special Interests

Civil Rights

Lobbies

Environmentalists,Public Education,Science

Notable Individuals

Elizabeth Warren,Dianne Feinstein,John Kerry

Blue 4 @10centjimmy

18 Senators

70 House Votes

2 Kingmakers

6 Governors

0 SC Justices

Ideologies

Moderates

Special Interests

Civil Rights

Lobbies

Human Rights

Notable Individuals

Hillary Clinton,Nancy Pelosi,Andrew Cuomo

Blue 5 @MrPotatoTed

9 Senators

21 House Votes

1 Kingmaker

6 Governors

0 SC Justices

Ideologies

Moderate,Liberal

Special Interests

Civil Rights

Lobbies

Wall Street,Environmentalists,Big Pharma

Notable Individuals

President Obama,Steny Hoyer,Amy Klobuchar

REPUBLICANS

Red 1 @jnewt

8 Senators

56 House Votes

4 Kingmakers

1 Governor

1 SC Justice

Ideologies

RW POP,Trad

Special Interests

Nationalist,Pacifist,Theocrat,RW Activists,Protectionist

Lobbies

Isolationists,RW Media

Notable Individuals

Donald Trump,Ron Paul,Sarah Palin

Red 2 @Bushwa777

8 Senators

44 House Votes

0 Kingmakers

5 Governors

1 SC Justice

Ideologies

Conservative

Special Interests

Theocrat

Lobbies

Big Agriculture,Big Corporations,Free Trade,Wall Street

Notable Individuals

Mitch McConnell,Fred Thompson,John Boehner

Red 3 @DJBillyShakes

8 Senators

84 House Votes

1 Kingmaker

13 Governors

0 SC Justices

Ideologies

Tradionalist,Conservative

Special Interests

Nationalist,RW Activist

Lobbies

Big Corporations,Wall Street,Oil and Gas

Notable Individuals

Rick Perry,Kevin McCarthy,Don Young

Red 4 @Murrman104

8 Senators

21 House Votes

0 Kingmakers

2 Governors

1 SC Justice

Ideologies

Moderate

Special Interests

Expansionist

Lobbies

Private Education,Oil and Gas,Globalists,Law and Order,Technology,Transportation

Notable Individuals

Clarence Thomas,Chuck Grassley,Orrin Hatch

Red 5 @ShortKing

15 Senators

30 House Votes

1 Kingmaker

8 Governors

2 SC Justices

Ideologies

Moderate

Special Interests

Expansionists

Lobbies

Globalists,Military Industrial Complex,Technology

Notable Individuals

John McCain,Mitt Romney,Sam Brownback

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14 minutes ago, DJBillyShakes said:

Let me know if there is any recommended faction for a newbie. Otherwise, I'll take Blue 2 if available.

That should be a fine faction for you.  For someone's first test I'd say avoid Traditionalists which are the hardest to do well with. And you might not want to start out being President while you learn everything. Blue 2 is neither of those.

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3 hours ago, Bushwa777 said:

@MrPotatoTed so looking forward to playing with you 

No need to look forward to playing with me in particular, I’m not that special. Haha.  I think people tend to assume that I’m a master at this game, and they tend to be disappointed in my performance. ;c). While I helped create and write a good portion of it and have run many games acting as the cpu, I very rarely actually play and thus haven’t mastered any kind of strategy, etc.  but I’m looking forward to playing!

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@MrPotatoTed @Bushwa777 @Arkansas Progressive @Murrman104 @10centjimmy @ShortKing @jnewt @Rezi @DJBillyShakes @ebrk85

Since you have all access to spreadsheet we are able to kick off

4 year ago America elected its first African American President-Barack Obama.

4 years later,a world is a very different place.President Obama has seen both major success and some failure as well as pushback from the Republican Party.

Can President Obama win reelection or America will get a new Republican President?

We will find out soon.

Blocking Challengers Rule

Pres.Obama @MrPotatoTedrolls 48%!

DNC blocks primary challenges to Pres.Obama!

@MrPotatoTed @Arkansas Progressive @10centjimmy @Rezi @ebrk85

Pres.Obama will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States,unchallenged in his reelection fight!

GOP Primary

@jnewt @Bushwa777 @DJBillyShakes @Murrman104 @ShortKing 

Players are allowed to run three kinds of candidates, but only two at a time: 

-Major Candidate

-Minor Candidate

-Favorite Son

All candidates must have at least 1 command. 

Since we have no Faction Leaders yet and therefore number of major candidates would be very limited,we will omit these requirements and instead use Faction Leader requirements for Major Candidates.

  • The faction leader must have an Ideology, and either an Interest or Lobby that matches the cards of the faction, since he or she is expected to represent that faction.

  • Faction leader must have “Leadership”

  • cannot be on the “career track.”

  • cannot have “incompetent”

  • cannot have the trait “lackey”

  • cannot have the “obscure” trait.  

  • If no statesmen meet these requirements, then omit the “leadership” and “lackey” requirements.. If they still can’t meet the requirement, omit the interest/lobby requirement.  If they still can’t, void the “career track” and “obscure” trait requirements and settle exclusively for having the right ideology.  If a career track politician ends up as faction leader, they immediately resign from the career track and receive any benefits they’ve earned from the years they served (rounded down).

Minor Candidates and Favorite Son can be anyone with at least 1 command

You have 24 hours to make your moves

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R1 Potential Interesting Major Candidates @jnewt

Mr.Donald Trump

Rep.Ron Paul

Sen.Rand Paul

Fmr.Gov.Sarah Palin

Mr.Alan Keyes

R2 Potential Major Candidates @Bushwa777

Mike Huckabee

Sen Min Ldr Mitch McConnell

Fred Thompson

R3 Potential Interesting Major Candidates @DJBillyShakes

Rick Perry

Rep.Mike Pence

Sen.Lindsey Graham

Sen.Lamar Alexander

Mitt Romney

R4 Potential Interesting Major Candidates @Murrman104

JEB! Bush

Condolezza Rice

R5 Potential Interesting Major Candidates @ShortKing

Gov.John Kasich

Tim Pawlenty

Gov.Chris Christie

Sen.John McCain

For minor candidates you can use your imagination freely as long as they have 1 command.

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13 minutes ago, Rodja said:

Yep.

We are going to do the rest once presidential race is all done,usual AMPU way.

Hmm I thought gameplay started with the elections already settled, in phase 1 -> starting draft etc

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2 minutes ago, 10centjimmy said:

Hmm I thought gameplay started with the elections already settled, in phase 1 -> starting draft etc

Its optional really.Some playtests do it one way,some the other.I prefer starting with elections.In PC game it will be Phase 1 onwards.

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19 minutes ago, Bushwa777 said:

Major: Fred Thompson

Minor: Mike Huckabee

 

Also can someone please take on the task (I don't know how to) of cleaning up the spreadsheet to make it a bit better?  Thanks! 

I already asked for this.

It would be deeply appreciated cause the current state of affairs is best of my sheet ability.

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45 minutes ago, Rodja said:

I already asked for this.

It would be deeply appreciated cause the current state of affairs is best of my sheet ability.

Yeah I saw that after I sent message

I would but the only way I could would be to retype it all on new sheet 

 

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