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What's new this round?

  • Players start in the House and are able to be elected to the Senate
  • Character Traits awarded based on gameplay (allowing attributes to exceed the 100 cap for the first time)
  • Player Media
  • Active playable stock market with daily updates
  • Updated election rules and demographics (using the 8 political philosophy groups)
  • Other planned minigames throughout the round
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Small change to the game rules:

Only tycoon characters are permitted to hold stocks and assets. If a tycoon character becomes a member of Congress, he or she will be forced to sell all stocks and limited assets.

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There are now 2 new stocks that players can invest in:

  • Traditional Market ETF: This is merely a fund that invests equally across the 24 traditional industries. Its price is derived from a straight average of the 24 traditional industries. It generates the normal 3% dividend.
  • Cryptocurrency: This is a lot more volatile than the traditional industries and does not generate any dividends. 
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GIF by Ecard Mint

As the holiday season is heating up over the next couple of weeks, player activity always decreases. But rest assured the round is still going strong and things always pick back up. The game schedule will continue as normal (excepting being paused on December 25th). However, if you do expect not to be able to log on at all for more than a day or two, please give us a heads up in the LOA thread. 

 

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Small change to election rules. The 10 poll max per player per schedule is now just 10 polls max per character. With 8 demo groups (as opposed to the previous 3), it seems a reasonable change to make. 

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I'm getting a head start on the post-election turnover by signing out a few NPCs we won't need any longer. When being signed out, a NPC will donate the 40% max to the highest ranking player in their party. However, these funds should not be available until after the current election cycle, so I'm just moving the donated funds into a temporary party fund that will be transferred to the appropriate player after the current elections. 

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The following 10 characters have received traits for their activity in 2022:

  • Kyle Fitzgerald: Populist @TexAgRepublican
  • Chris Drake: Issue Expert (Adoption) @SWMissourian
  • Jeff Young: +10% to rallies @Steven Andrews
  • Adam Dunn: Influential @Steven Andrews
  • Litzy Gonzalez: Presidential Contender @Huffines
  • Kamala Harris: Presidential Contender
  • Mitt Romney: Presidential Contender
  • Liz Cheney: Maverick
  • Tucker Carlson: Famous
  • Alek Skarlatos: Dark Horse

 

There are 2 new traits being added to the permanent trait list (see below):

 

Maverick
Experience Name Recognition Wealth Charisma
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N/A +5 N/A N/A
Nationalist Evangelical Business Moderate Conservative Moderate Liberal SJW Progressive Environmentalist
- - - ++ ++ - - -
  • 10% Influence decrease in Congressional proportional voting influence

 

Dark Horse
Experience Name Recognition Wealth Charisma
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N/A +5 +5 N/A
Nationalist Evangelical Business Moderate Conservative Moderate Liberal SJW Progressive Environmentalist
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
No other current bonuses
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I should have given a heads up before hand, but I've started training for a new career a few weeks ago so time has been limited. After today, my schedule is a lot more flexible though, so I just wanted to take a moment to reassure you that we're still going strong.

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It occurs to me that this has not been posted in this round's forums yet, so I wanted to make sure it is available to everyone. Here is the default schedule and delegate structure for the Presidential primary elections. It is, of course, completely customizable by each party (using your war rooms). The deadline for any changes is the filing deadline. 

Turn 1: Iowa Straw Poll
Turn 2
Turn 3: Iowa
Turn 4: New Hampshire
Turn 5: South Carolina, Nevada
Turn 6: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming
Turn 7: Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi
Turn 8: DC, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio
Turn 9: Arizona, Utah, Wisconsin
Turn 10: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
Turn 11: Indiana, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia
Turn 12: California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota

State
Democrats Republicans
Delegates Threshold Delegates Threshold
Alabama 60 15% 50 20%
Alaska 20 15% 28 13%
Arizona 85 15% 58 WTA
Arkansas 37 15% 40 15%
California 548 15% 172 15%
Colorado 78 15% 37 Proportional
Connecticut 71 15% 28 WTA
Delaware 31 15% 16 WTA
DC 46 15% 19 15%
Florida 246 15% 99 WTA
Georgia 117 15% 76 20%
Hawaii 34 15% 19 Proportional
Idaho 27 15% 32 20%
Illinois 182 15% 69 WTA
Indiana 92 15% 57 WTA
Iowa 52 15% 30 Proportional
Kansas 37 15% 40 10%
Kentucky 60 15% 46 5%
Louisiana 59 15% 46 20%
Maine 30 15% 23 10%
Maryland 118 15% 38 WTA
Massachusetts 116 15% 42 5%
Michigan 147 15% 59 15%
Minnesota 93 15% 38 10%
Mississippi 41 15% 40 15%
Missouri 84 15% 52 WTA
Montana 27 15% 27 WTA
Nebraska 30 15% 36 WTA
Nevada 43 15% 30 Proportional
New Hampshire 32 15% 23 10%
New Jersey 142 15% 51 WTA
New Mexico 43 15% 24 15%
New York 291 15% 95 20%
North Carolina 121 15% 72 Proportional
North Dakota 23 15% 28 Proportional
Ohio 160 15% 66 Proportional
Oklahoma 42 15% 43 15%
Oregon 74 15% 28 Proportional
Pennsylvania 210 15% 71 WTA
Rhode Island 33 15% 19 10%
South Carolina 59 15% 50 WTA
South Dakota 25 15% 29 WTA
Tennessee 75 15% 58 20%
Texas 251 15% 155 20%
Utah 37 15% 40 15%
Vermont 26 15% 16 20%
Virginia 109 15% 49 Proportional
Washington 118 15% 44 20%
West Virginia 37 15% 34 WTA
Wisconsin 96 15% 42 WTA
Wyoming 18 15% 29 Proportional
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@Steven Andrews Thanks for bouncing ideas around with me to determine a sliding scale for news research. We'll be using the table below for average costs. You'll notice that the scandals is more expensive than we were discussing as I'm basing it on what a mainstream media entity would be generating weighted with the significance to the character. If a media outlet is discovering a career-ending scandal, it should cost 1 month+ of expected revenue considering the time and effort the other player has put into the character (sometimes since the beginning of the round). Of course, it remains cheaper to investigate with a lower chance of success.

You'll also notice that story investigations have remained quite cheap since we want to encourage those. 

  Average Price (millions)
% Success Scandals Minor News Stories Major News Stories
10% $10 million $100,000 $1 million
30% $50 million $300,000 $3 million
50% $100 million $500,000 $5 million
60% $200 million $1 million $10 million
70% - $2 million $20 million
75% - $3 million $30 million
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