Template – Michigan

Hello everyone! It is I, your dear ruler, back from isolation where I have been slaving away for things to be made available to you, my loyal plebs!

In my time away I have literally attempted to create a Michigan 2020 Senate scenario for you (and myself) to enjoy. In doing this, I discovered there is one immense problem. Michigan is a state of 83 counties, with 70+ of those being normally very conservative. Going through and 1) naming, 2) targeting, 3) inserting a) voters, b) population, and c) voter registered, 4) region IDs, and 5) county flags alone takes almost an entire day. One problem most scenario creators find is that it’s nigh impossible to stay dedicated to such work over an extended period of time (I can’t imagine the slog that must be doing a state like Texas, with over 200 counties.

I do not know yet if anyone has made a Michigan scenario, I do not believe so. So in this case I decided to make a template.

This has everything already set out for you-voters, reg. voters, population, region names, ids, and flags, region placements, default R-D candidate placeholders, all the basic work is done already. You need to add in everything else-issues you want, candidate’s names and other things, blurbs, issue strength, events, debates, polls, primary info, that sort of stuff. But, all the hard work, the really hard work-is done for you. So please, enjoy!

Note: I am currently creating a Michigan Senatorial 2020 scenario, and so would appreciate it if no one else took up the challenge of making it!

New Mexico – US House – 2018 (Single State Series)

I have yet again returned, my friends and loyal subjects! I have brought with me gifts, and tidings of great joy!

In this installment of Single State Series…New Mexico, in the recent 2018 Congressional Election!

What’s New

-Smaller Targetable Area: With only 3 congressional districts, it shouldn’t be hard to attempt a sweep from either side. However, be forwarned: Like IA-02 and IA-04, all of New Mexico’s House seats are considered Safe (either way) at the beginning of the scenario. HOWEVER, in my testing, I did somehow flip a district which was D+9% by the time of the Election, so I have no idea.

-Smaller Amounts of Money!!: I finally figured how to make you start off with a smaller amount of money! I shrunk allowances for all main parties to 25k and thus you start with only 50k. Background fundraising at the max is about 30k per turn if you refuse to use any CPs. But if you do try to spam TV ads, keep them below 20k per budget-it’ll drain you fast if you’re not careful.

-New Map!: Of course, why else even download it?!

Future Plans

In the coming future I want to get out both Nebraska, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and other small states from either 2016 or 2018-whichever comes easiest.

If you have issues or suggestions, please leave them in the Comments, and let me know how your playthrough went!

Iowa – US House – 2016 (Single State Series)

Hello, player! Ever wanted to play or watch the 2016 House elections? Of course you do/would, why else would you be viewing this post? Well anyway, ever find yourself wondering what it would be like to just play the House in one state? The all 435 races in normal Congress Infinity giving you anxiety? Have no fear, general viewer! Behold, the brand new Single State Series, for the US House!

In this series, one takes control of a specific party in a specific state. This smaller focus allows one to more easily focus on the really competitive (or in certain races, the least competitive) races, without worrying if you’ll lose the lead in a district literally anywhere else in the states.

What Changed?

-New Map (obviously): Iowa US House Congressional Districts, 2013-2023

-Observer Mode/Party!: I love it,?you love it, heck for all scenarios official and custom, it should be mandatory!

-New region-specific photos!: Taken from here, “Current Districts and Representatives”

-Adjusted population for each region, voters, and possible voting pop:Found from here

-Added massive amount of “Historical Context” for the General Blurb, for thos interested in learning

-Two start dates! October 8, and September 1, per request

-Re-adjusted Surrogates for the scenario. If you feel there could be a better scenario with more surrogates, please let me know!

-(V1.1): Lowered “Allowance” (my word for party campaign funds) has been lowered to 300k for both main parties, thank you to who suggested it, you know who you are.

Future Plans/Few Last Things

n this specific scenario, Iowa -2016! Iowa’s 2016 campaign wasn’t the most competitive in real life-all of the electoral victors won by at least 5 points. However, I felt it would be helpful for you to start on an easier (in the GOP mind) campaign, or for the Democrats, an extermely hard campaign. In the future, I hope to create and upload both the 2014 and 2018 races as well.

This is my very first campaign to go public for 270soft-I’d be incredibly grateful for any and all feedback from you. If you feel there are improvements to be made, please let me know and I’ll do my best to accomodate, and hopefully make it better.

Again, I’ll repeat myself. This is meant to be the launch of a series. I hope to make more scenarios like this in the future.