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Tara
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I am wondering if we can adapt The Making of the President to create an updated version for Trump v Clinton whistle
 
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C Bazler
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"Come, and trip it as you go..."
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Easy. Whoever plays the most poorly wins.
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Joe Browes
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The only way to win is not to play.

(Topical nuclear holocaust reference.)
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Gary Franczyk
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yorkrambler wrote:
I am wondering if we can adapt The Making of the President to create an updated version for Trump v Clinton whistle


https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/139504/unofficial-fan-mad...
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Stephen Schaefer
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If the setup is done right, it seems very doable. If the election had held to form it would have been no more interesting than most of the others in recent cycles. But with the Rust Belt and NH in play and split votes in NE and ME, both players would have numerous viable paths to 270.

I don't know what I would think of the event cards for a year like this, though...
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There were so many events going on throughout this election that you could make almost two decks worth of cards. I think it could be doable. Could you imagine a card titled "Grab 'em by the P****"
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The thing about 1960 is that the magnitude of television influence was just starting to manifest. As such television broadcasting really doesn't have that much of an effect on the state of the game.

Fast forward 56 years and the effect of Television (and now other media, like Twitter) is much more pronounced.

So, I don't think the current base for 1960 would serve well as a simulation for 2016.

That doesn't mean it wouldn't be a great topic for a game (much the same way that 2000 would be a great theme for many of the same reasons) - just that some of the base mechanics have to change fairly significantly to reflect the modern era.
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byronczimmer wrote:
The thing about 1960 is that the magnitude of television influence was just starting to manifest. As such television broadcasting really doesn't have that much of an effect on the state of the game.

Fast forward 56 years and the effect of Television (and now other media, like Twitter) is much more pronounced.

So, I don't think the current base for 1960 would serve well as a simulation for 2016.

That doesn't mean it wouldn't be a great topic for a game (much the same way that 2000 would be a great theme for many of the same reasons) - just that some of the base mechanics have to change fairly significantly to reflect the modern era.


That is all true. And this would be an amazing game.
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If they made an app, they could easily change the electoral map and cards for watershed elections like 2000 and 2016.
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My Trump vs. Clinton variant is to light the game on fire, drink half a bottle of Bailey's, and then sleep for two weeks.
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