Gameplay thread: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=147790.0
Ok, so here's how this ship is going down and here's the rules and then the preface.
Sorry to BaconKing for doing this here, but the Interactive Timelines board is dead.1) Sign up for a character in this thread.
2) Game starts "September 1st 2015" and each day (approx) is (approx) one week of time in the game.
3) You must list your campaign stops for the week when playing (no more than 2 states per day)
4) Game will start when we get a handful of people on each side.
5) There will be sometimes where I will speed up time just to make things go faster.
6) After you pick your character, let me approve your bio so we don't have any conflicts. I will post more information about endorsements and how everyone is starting off later.
I will be doing random events, positive and negative. For each person each day I'll flip a coin -head its positive, tails its negative. Then I'll roll a dice to determine how many points in the state you gain or lose due to the event. I'll roll again to see if the affect is state/local or both (1,2 local, 3,4 national, 5,6 both). The most subjective part is that I'll determine the state it effects you in (and the general narrative).Endorsements
1) I don't want anyone sending me a dream list of endorsements and I'm assuming everyone would like everyones endorsement. I have created a mostly objective way of doing endorsements (not included, its numerical). Senators (of the same party) from a state result in +2% in a statewide poll, Governor +4% in a statewide poll, Congressman (+.25%).
The most subjective part of this will be the narrative I create but I will give additional points in the polls for decent writing/attention to certain states/creativity. The random factor (all the way above) should also make it more interesting.2016 Narrative
Mitt Romney is bested by Speaker Newt Gingrich after a dazzling showing in South Carolina followed up by another win in Florida. After stumbling in several debates and a long and drawn out primary, Romney concedes to Speaker Gingrich --whom does not have enough delegates to be the nominee by the time Romney drops out. To gain the necessary delegates, Gingrich selects Ron Paul as his Vice Presidential nominee.
In March 2011, Obamacare is upheld by the Supreme Court. The Arizona law is struck down. Later in 2011 Ginsburg is replaced on the Supreme Court by an equally liberal justice who won't be relevant to this.President Barack Obama / Vice President Joe Biden - 391 EV, ~55% Popular VoteSpeaker Newt Gingrich / Representative Ron Paul - 147 EV, ~44% Popular Vote
Senate/Congress: Senate remains Democratic, House goes Democratic.
2013: Economy continues on an upswing, unemployment drops to 7.0% by the end of the year. President Obama's approval started at 58% and ended at ~50%. Israel threatens to bomb Iran after revealing that Iran has made substantial improvements. Egypt and Turkey say they won't intervene if Israel does. India urges Iran to give up its nuclear program. Iran seeing that its sorrounded by enemies, opens up to UN inspectors who remove materials. Seen as a win for the UN.
2014: President Obama loses the House of Representatives for a second time, this time by only a few seats, and manages to hold the Senate which is close as well. President Obama's approval drops to 44% by the end of the year. Economy continues on an upswing.
2015: Major scandal involving Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education. President Obama initially stands by Duncan but when more information breaks he fires Duncan. His approval drops to 38% but later rises back to 44%.
By December 2015 unemployment is at 6.5%, inflation is at 3% and rising, the Tea Party hasn't been heard from in a while, Obamacare has started to go into effect but health care cost are still high and continue rising, and the deficit is smaller but not substantially.
In terms of foreign policy, India and Iran are butting heads with India mobilizing its western forces and Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya are now quasi-parliamentary/Democratic regimes but still have serious human rights issues. Egypt's military still is a power broker while Tunisia is the most Democratic out of the bunch. Islamic fundamentalists hold the majorities in the parliaments of Egypt and Libya.
If you need more info I'll add more. Hopefully we can get some people involved in this.
Character Sign Up (If it's on here then its taken)Democrats
Governor Gavin Newsom of California - Nagas
Senator Claire MacCaskill of Missouri - Snowstalker
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York - mondale84
Former Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland - morgieb
Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York - Ray Goldfield
Former Chief of Staff and Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel - AverroŽs Nix
Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota - pbrower2aRepublicans
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey - NHI
Former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida - MasterSanders
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida - spamage
Congressman Allen West of Florida - ChairmanSanchez
Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada - tmthforu94
Senator Paul Ryan of Wisconsin - Pingvin99
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky - argentarius
Senator Jon Huntsman of Utah - Simfan34 (Not sure what he's doing exactly haha)Independents
Former GOP Senator Charles Hagel of Nebraska - ClarenceReform Party
Businessman Donald Trump of New York - tb78Butterflies
Governor Jerry Brown steps down allowing Lt Governor Gavin Newsom to become Governor. Newsom is elected to a full term.
Congressman Paul Ryan is elected to the Senate in 2012.
Chris Christie decides not to seek another term for Governor in 2013. Corey Booker is the current Governor.
Orrin Hatch retired paving the way for Jon Huntsman to run for Senate (and win).
State Date Dem (Delegates) GOP (Delegates)
Iowa 3-Jan 45 40
New Hampshire 8-Jan 22 24
Nevada 19-Jan 25 31
South Carolina 26-Jan 45 48
Alabama 5-Feb 52 45
Alaska 5-Feb 13 26
American Samoa 5-Feb 3 6
Arizona 5-Feb 56 53
Arkansas 5-Feb 35 31
Colorado 5-Feb 55 43
Delaware 5-Feb 15 18
Florida 5-Feb 185 114
Georgia 5-Feb 87 72
Idaho 5-Feb 18 24
Illinois 5-Feb 153 57
Kansas 5-Feb 32 36
Louisiana 5-Feb 56 20
Michigan 5-Feb 128 60
Minnesota 5-Feb 72 38
Missouri 5-Feb 72 58
Nebraska 5-Feb 24 33
New Jersey 5-Feb 107 52
New Mexico 5-Feb 26 29
North Dakota 5-Feb 13 23
Oklahoma 5-Feb 38 38
Tennessee 5-Feb 68 52
Utah 5-Feb 23 36
Virgin Islands 5-Feb 3 6
Washington 5-Feb 78 19
Maine 10-Feb 24 18
Democrats Abroad 12-Feb 7 16
District of Columbia 12-Feb 15 X
Maryland 12-Feb 70 37
Virginia 12-Feb 83 60
Hawaii 19-Feb 20 20
Wisconsin 19-Feb 74 37
Ohio 4-Mar 141 85
Rhode Island 4-Mar 21 17
Texas 4-Mar 193 137
Vermont 4-Mar 15 17
Wyoming 8-Mar 12 24
Connecticut 11-Mar 48 27
Massachusetts 11-Mar 93 40
Mississippi 11-Mar 33 36
New York 11-Mar 232 101
Pennsylvania 22-Apr 158 74
Guam 3-May 4 6
Indiana 6-May 72 27
North Carolina 6-May 115 66
West Virginia 13-May 28 18
California 20-May 370 170
Kentucky 20-May 51 42
Oregon 20-May 52 27
Puerto Rico 1-Jun 55 20
Montana 3-Jun 16 25
South Dakota 3-Jun 15 24