New events for Senate – 2018 – feedback welcome

I’ll be adding new events to the Senate – 2018 campaign for the upcoming update of Congress Infinity.

Right now, I have 3 events that seem worth adding to the ones already in the game, continuing from October 12th (where the most recent event currently in the game is ‘Pastor Brunson released from Turkish prison, headed back to US’).

  1. Mail bombs to prominent Dems.
  2. Synagogue shooting by Nazi.
  3. Migrant caravan.

If you have any events that aren’t in the campaign right now that you think should be, feel free to suggest them here.

Trump’s attributes for 2020 using the new 0-10 scale

Here’s a preview of the new 0-10 attribute points system.

Automatic conversions, for campaigns using the 1-5 system, work like this in the game engine (1-5 system to 0-10)

  • 1 -> 1
  • 2 -> 3
  • 3 -> 5
  • 4 -> 7
  • 5 -> 9

Obviously, since there are fewer potential values in the old system (5) versus the new (11), there are multiple possible values for an old system value. They are intended as

  • 1 -> 0-1
  • 2 -> 2-3
  • 3 -> 4-6 (note 3 possible new values)
  • 4 -> 7-8
  • 5 -> 9-10

In 2016 in the 1-5 system, Trump was (followed by automatic conversion values)

  • Leadership 4 -> 7
  • Integrity 2 -> 3
  • Experience 2 -> 3
  • Issue Familiarity 3 -> 5
  • Charisma 4 -> 7
  • Stamina 4 -> 7
  • Debating 3 -> 5

For 2020, you can see a few tweaks from these values. I have tweaked his Leadership and Stamina up to 8s, which still correspond to 4s in the old system but are the upper value. His Experience has been increased from a 2 in the old system to what would be a 3 in the old system (6 in the new, which is the upper range of 4, 5, or 6), and his Issue Familiarity was a 3 in the old, and is a 6 in the new (which is the upper value for an old system 3).

One result of note is that going from 1-5 to 0-10 means there are half-points for Command Points, bonuses, and so on.

As a general rule, bonuses followed a -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 scheme, corresponding to attribute values of 1 to 5. Because there are an extra 6 possible values, however, this is now -2.5, -2, -1.5, -1, -0.5, 0, +0.5, +1, +1.5, +2, +2.5. So, you get more refined bonuses, and a slightly larger range of possible bonuses.

In this case, in the old system, Trump’s Leadership was 4, which automatically would be translated to a 7 in the new system, and he would have (combined with his general election Command strength) 9 CPs per day. In the new system, with his Leadership as an 8 (tweaked up, but still maps onto the 4 of the old system), he has an extra 0.5 CPs per day, so 9.5 CPs. (Fractional CPs can’t be used, but can be saved up from one day to another, giving an extra 1 CP per two days.)

A similar result obtains for, say, running ads. His bonus for running ads based on Leadership is 1.5 for an 8 instead of 1 for a 4 Leadership value in the old system.

Feedback welcome!

Congress Infinity v. 2.8.6 released!

Congress Infinity v. 2.8.6 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This adds ‘Supreme Court Nomination’ as an issue in the Senate 2018 campaign, adds events to the Senate 2018 campaign, updates House 2018 issues, shows regional info on the map without having to click, allows for increasing the size of windows (for high-resolution or high-DPI displays), and more.

If you are a Congress Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased Congress Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below.

To update:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

Version information:

https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/congress-infinity-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade

  • allows for increasing the size of windows (for high-resolution or high-DPI displays)
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set tied color
  • Senate 2018 > Republicans > Surrogates > Trump > Lasts for days > 5 -> 10
  • House 2018 > Republicans > Surrogates > Trump > Lasts for days > 5 -> 10
  • Senate 2018 > Issues > added Supreme Court Nomination
  • updates House 2018 issues
  • if move mouse across map, will show info for region mouse on
  • Senate 2018 > Events > added various events
  • Senate 2018 > King, Sanders, Johnson > colors purple -> gold, green, yellow
  • Senate 2018 > tied color > white -> purple
  • House 2018 > tied color > white -> purple
  • House 2018 > West Virginia-2 > Dems > Alex Mooney -> Talley Sergent

Supreme Court Nomination issue positions preview

Here is a preview of the issue positions for the Supreme Court Nomination issue for Senate – 2018. Feedback welcome!

  • Far-left: Kavanaugh is a serial predator and perjurer! Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court will lead to the Handmaid’s Tale!
  • Left: Ford’s allegations are credible, and perhaps some of the other ones. There’s a pattern of misconduct and Kavanaugh’s temperament precludes him from the Supreme Court. His appointment will lead to the dismantling of Roe vs. Wade.
  • Center-left: Ford’s allegations are credible. An unfettered FBI investigation is called for. Kavanaugh’s temperament is questionable. His appointment will lead to the dismantling of Roe vs. Wade.
  • Center: Kavanaugh is probably a good person, and has a strong record, but an unfettered FBI investigation is warranted given the allegations.
  • Center-right: Kavanaugh is a good person with a very strong record as a judge, but a limited FBI investigation is warranted to fully clear his name.
  • Right: Kavanaugh has a stirling record and is a very good person. Democrats are running a con-job, the allegations aren’t corroborated or credible.
  • Far-right: Ford is a CIA operative working for McCabe! This is an attempted deep-state takedown of Trump’s nominee!

 

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 2.8.6, Windows and Mac

This sneak-peek adds the ability to change the size of the screens. Go to Options > Full Screen, or select the slider under the Full Screen check-box.

Note that the tied color on the map is purple instead of white in this version. This will change, such that the default goes back to white and a campaign-specific tied color for general elections can be set by a campaign designer, and the color for official Presidential campaigns will be set to purple.

Note that the Editor is not enabled for screen size changes yet.

(Note: for goals for the next release cycle, Autumn 2018, see here.)

If you are a President Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased President Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below. From the e-mail, click the link to the web page. On the web-page, there will be a ‘Sneak-peek’ link.

To update:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

Version information:

https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/president-infinity-version-information/

Adding ‘Supreme Court Nomination’ to Senate – 2018

I think it makes sense to add a ‘Supreme Court Nomination’ issue to Senate – 2018 for Congress Infinity. My sense is that this issue’s centers to this point follow regional trends generally, and makes it more difficult for red state Dems running for re-election, especially if they oppose the nomination. If that’s right, it makes it a bit tricky because certain Dems (Manchin in particular) might support the nomination, and so the regional issue position would be different from the national issue position, but that can’t be done with the current game engine. Perhaps have events that have region-specific momentum shifts to simulate that, but again that requires modifications to the game engine.

Thoughts and feedback welcome!

Congress Infinity v. 2.8.4b released!

Congress Infinity v. 2.8.4b for Windows and Mac has been released!

This updates the Senate 2018 campaign, including tightening Texas, Tennessee, Montana, and New Jersey, adding Fmr. Gov. Gary Johnson as an independent in New Mexico, completes all the official Senate candidates, and more.

If you are a Congress Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased Congress Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below.

To update:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

Version information:

https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/congress-infinity-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade

  • Senate 2018 > Connecticut-1 > Republican -> Matthew Corey, Delaware-1 > Republican -> Rob Arlett, Hawaii-1 > Republican -> Ron Curtis, Massachusetts-1 > Republican -> Geoff Diehl, Michigan-1 > Republican -> John James, Rhode Island-1 > Republican -> Robert Flanders, Vermont-1 > Republican -> Lawrence Zupan, Wisconsin-1 > Republican > Kevin Nicholson -> Leah Vukmir
  • Senate 2018 > Arizona-3 > John McCain -> Jon Kyl
  • Senate 2018 > Indiana-1 > 50D-50R -> 52D-48R
  • Senate 2018 > Maine-1 > 55I-45R -> 60I-40R
  • Senate 2018 > Massachusetts-1 > 60D-40R -> 65D-35R
  • Senate 2018 > Michigan-1 > 55D-45R -> 58D-42R
  • Senate 2018 > Minnesota-2 > 55D-45R -> 54D-46R
  • Senate 2018 > Montana-1 > 55D-45R -> 53D-47R
  • Senate 2018 > New Jersey-1 > 58D-32R -> 53D-47R
  • Senate 2018 > New York-1 > 70D-30R -> 65D-35R
  • Senate 2018 > Pennsylvania-1 > 55D-45R -> 57D-43R
  • Senate 2018 > Tennessee-1 > 52R-48D -> 50R-50D
  • Senate 2018 > Texas-1 > 55R-45D -> 52R-48D
  • Senate 2018 > Utah-1 > 70R-30D -> 65R-35D
  • Senate 2018 > Virginia-1 > 55D-45R -> 58D-42R
  • Senate 2018 > West Virginia-1 > 50D-50R -> 54D-46R
  • Senate 2018 > Wisconsin-1 > 55D-45R -> 54D-46R
  • Senate 2018 > election Nov. 8th -> Nov. 6th
  • Senate 2018 > added Gary Johnson
  • Senate 2018 > New Mexico-1 > added Gary Johnson
  • Senate 2018 > New Mexico-1 > 39D-21I-11R
  • Senate 2018 > New Mexico-1 > Republican candidate strength 2 -> 1
  • Senate 2018 > Bernie Sanders > leader image > Independent -> Bernie Sanders
  • Senate 2018 > Angus King > leader image > Independent -> Angus King

Call for California – 2018 – Gubernatorial designers

Hi everyone,

Want to help create the best California gubernatorial campaign yet? I’m moving forward on the California 2018 gubernatorial campaign. If you are interested in helping with the campaign (as a volunteer), please e-mail me.

https://270soft.com/contact

I’m looking for people who either have some experience with campaign design (can use the President Infinity Editor) or people who have expertise in California politics and are following the gubernatorial campaign (or are interested in learning about it).

Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – Version 2.7.9b

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – v. 2.7.9b for Windows and Mac has been released, and now includes Quebec – 2018! Legault vs. Couillard vs. Lisée vs. Massé.

Will Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec continue their surge and form the next government? Or can the Liberals stage a comeback and be re-elected? Will the Parti Québécois stage an upset?

This update includes

  • adds Quebec 2018

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – Canada owner on subscription, you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below.

To update:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

Version information:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/prime-minister-infinity-canada-version-information

Quebec 2018 campaign preview

Here’s a screenshot from the Quebec – 2018 provincial campaign forthcoming for Prime Minister Infinity – Canada owners on subscription.

There’s still some work to be done on the campaign before initial release, but release will probably happen within the week. As you can see, the Coalition Avenir Quebec, which currently holds only 21 of the 125 seats in the National Assembly, is leading in the polls at the start of the campaign.