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Please post interesting playtest updates that could be used in a future email to backers. 

If text, make sure the text is concise, if possible. I do like lists, such as the lists of presidents, etc. I also like maps. 

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45 minutes ago, Imperator Taco Cat said:

Yes. No, Justin Morrill started a rebellion and caused literacy rates to tank wich le to his name being spelled as sutch(/s).

Yes, it was the Modoc war, With max mil prep, a stacked army leadership and in just one battle I might add. 

Am i good or am I good?

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In 1774 the Continental Congress failed to pass the Declaration of Independence, stalling in the FA/Mil Committee 3 to 5. Also during that turn, the Inaugural CC Pres - James Armstrong - attempted to stamp out "Common Sense", which was soundly rejected by the Congress.

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In the 1868 Playtest we have just had the 1874 Mid Terms and here are the results.

 

House:

GOP 200

Democrats: 102

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Governors:

GOP: 31

Democrats: 14

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We are still yet to allow former Confederates to run for office which is causing a drag on the Democratic Party as the cannot field candidates in every race in the South. This was shown through the fact that Louisiana flipped due to the current Democratic Governor being limited to a single turn. However in Tennessee we have seen Andrew Johnson get re-elected to another term as Governor and the Democrats making remarkable gains in the industrial regions of the North. The House was more of an interesting game with some people thinking the Democrats had a chance to flip the house which would have required an 81 seat net gain from their starting point. Others thought that a 40-50 seat gain would be a good night for them especially given that Reconstruction is still in play in the South and the number of Republican incumbents in office. In the end the Democrats would only net a 32 seat gain in the House but it would at least put them above having a third of the seats and in the Governorships the Democrats would make a net two seat gain with Republicans only losing one as this was the first time Washington was up.

Several races were very close in the house with Speaker Brainless Blaine who managed to get rid of his cocaine addiction thanks to brain surgery winning by a slim margin and the Democrats coming very close in several races in MA, NY, NJ, PA, OH, IL and OR.

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In the 1840, original Civil War Playtest, Howell Cobb has won a second term, 196-187.  It should be noted, though the EV margin was narrow, Cobb got 55% of the popular vote.  Despite being an arch-Confederate, he has a reputation as a moderate, in part because he knows the value of good PR.  For example, his administration is at least mildly receptive to workers' rights... but it's also a ploy to industrialize the South over the North...

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The Governors are split 24-19 in democrat favor, the House 150-147, and the Senate 45-41.

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In the 1868 playtest, Associate Justice David Davis was charged by the House Judiciary Committee with the following charges: 

5 counts of Abuse of Power 

2 counts of Bribery 

8 counts of Contempt of Congress 

1 count of Corruption 

1 count of Inciting Violence 

2 counts of Obstruction of Justice 

1 Count of Unethical Political Bias 

He chose to resign instead of letting it go to the US House to consider the charges. 

Because of the death of Robert Copper Grier and the resignation of Associate Justice Noah Swayne that leaves 3 slots open for the President to fill in the Supreme Court! 

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6 minutes ago, Bushwa777 said:

In the 1868 playtest, Associate Justice David Davis was charged by the House Judiciary Committee with the following charges: 

5 counts of Abuse of Power 

2 counts of Bribery 

8 counts of Contempt of Congress 

1 count of Corruption 

1 count of Inciting Violence 

2 counts of Obstruction of Justice 

1 Count of Unethical Political Bias 

He chose to resign instead of letting it go to the US House to consider the charges. 

Because of the death of Robert Copper Grier and the resignation of Associate Justice Noah Swayne that leaves 3 slots open for the President to fill in the Supreme Court! 

What did this man do??

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57 minutes ago, Bushwa777 said:

In the 1868 playtest, Associate Justice David Davis was charged by the House Judiciary Committee with the following charges: 

5 counts of Abuse of Power 

2 counts of Bribery 

8 counts of Contempt of Congress 

1 count of Corruption 

1 count of Inciting Violence 

2 counts of Obstruction of Justice 

1 Count of Unethical Political Bias 

He chose to resign instead of letting it go to the US House to consider the charges. 

Because of the death of Robert Copper Grier and the resignation of Associate Justice Noah Swayne that leaves 3 slots open for the President to fill in the Supreme Court! 

@MrPotatoTedwe really gotta finalize those impeachment rules lol

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14 minutes ago, MrPotatoTed said:

It's been a while, but I think I had drafted some and @vcczar was going to look at them but never found the time to get around to it as other priorities came up.

I'll get to them when Anthony needs them. He'll probably do all that 3.0 stuff last, I assume. 

Basically, my policy is that I'm not going to fix anything until Anthony needs it now. The only exception is if something is game-breaking. However, with some many playtests going on for so long, I don't think anything I'd consider game-breaking exists, although there are certainly things that need to be fixed. 

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