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#1
I've probably forgotten something - fire away!
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Will there be third parties? And if so how will they work?
"the fagnoglin"  Moray Mac Gill Fhaolain MP Aberdeen North 1964-Present

1973-1974 Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
1976-1978 Secretary of State for Transport
1978-1979 Secretary of State for Scotland
1979-1987 Shadow Secretary of State for Workers and Pensions
1992-Present Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Constitutional Affairs & Devolution

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(06-11-2018, 10:01 PM)Sean Kapur Wrote: Will there be third parties? And if so how will they work?

For the Lib Dems I was told I will be the only one and that if I was stupid the admins would RP a response that would cripple me, see the speech to the Electoral Reform Society.
REBECCA FLAIR

LIB DEM MP FOR MONTGOMERYSHIRE
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Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. - Milton Friedman
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(06-11-2018, 10:01 PM)Sean Kapur Wrote: Will there be third parties? And if so how will they work?

Whether there will be any depends on the time period and the level of activity in the main two parties.
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Advisor for the Labour Party, the Cabinet Office and the Home Office
Poll wrangler and election psephologist
Scandalmonger

I forget Andy has political opinions. I always just think of him as a Civil Servant in real life - Mac
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Can we keep the scandal system/get it up and running again?
MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

(In previous lives: violated a confidence and supply agreement, tried to fight a man on Eton's nine-hole golf course, released a leaflet torpedoing ones own party, was likened to an M&M shovelling money into a fireplace and co-founded Solidarity 2.0 ft. much anarchy)
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(06-15-2018, 02:46 PM)Samuel Burman Wrote: Can we keep the scandal system/get it up and running again?

Even though I got screwed over by it (literally and figuratively) I strongly echo this.
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Scottish National Party | Banff and Buchan
Westminster Leader of the Scottish National Party
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Will factions still play a role in game?
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(06-18-2018, 12:17 PM)Albion Stonewood Wrote: Will factions still play a role in game?

Yes, we're looking at ways to increase their importance and would welcome player input on that issue.
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(06-18-2018, 01:33 PM)Macmillan Wrote:
(06-18-2018, 12:17 PM)Albion Stonewood Wrote: Will factions still play a role in game?

Yes, we're looking at ways to increase their importance and would welcome player input on that issue.

It'd be interesting to have influence indicate how supportive MPs as a whole are of you, rather than just be a strict number from only your faction who make your vote more impactful on things. For party leaders, it could be used an indicator about how certain sections of the party feel about them, and for regular MPs it could be to indicate clout to climb up the greasy pole. Influence would be effected by votes on bills, appointing ideologues to the cabinet, pressing certain issues, or adopting particular policies. The degree it changes can even be effected by how well you argue for the issue and whether or not you make a good case to your party.


For example, Labour leader Ceremy Jorbyn wants to implement a policy to cancel a renewal of Trident even though he side-stepped that issue while running for leader to help get himself elected and keep moderates placated. Let's say his influence looks like this:

Ceremy Jorbyn
Progress: 44%
Tribune: 78%
Christian Socialists: 67%
SCG: 82%

Jorbyn already enjoys strong support from the left with below average support among moderates. He's aware that this policy would hurt him among moderates, but solidify his control over left-wingers. In the announcement of the new policy, he emphasizes that a Trident renewal would be expensive and unnecessary, instead pledging the money would go to a soldier pay increase. As expected, the left is happy with his policy while the moderates are not, but are glad the money is at least being used to benefit troops. As such, there's less of a decrease in support from the moderates than if he didn't include that caveat.

Jorbyn's influence might look like this now:

Ceremy Jorbyn
Progress: 39%
Tribune: 83%
Christian Socialists: 71%
SCG: 92%

Having expected an dip in support among moderates, Jorbyn might plan to press on some pro-EU talking points afterwards to increase their support among them again and prevent any potential leadership challenge from the right from emerging.

You could even make influence be a secret thing only for admins to see if you want to cloud the numbers from players and have their decisions be assumption-based.
Terry Roberts, MP for Southampton Test
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Shadow Foreign Minister


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Is the character creation system going to make a return in its old form?
Eilidh NicEachainn MP
Scottish National Party | Banff and Buchan
Westminster Leader of the Scottish National Party
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More scandals.
Rt. Hon. Agnes Hamstead, MP
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Labour | Copeland (1987 - Present)
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(06-18-2018, 02:49 PM)Glens Placeholder Name Wrote:
(06-18-2018, 01:33 PM)Macmillan Wrote:
(06-18-2018, 12:17 PM)Albion Stonewood Wrote: Will factions still play a role in game?

Yes, we're looking at ways to increase their importance and would welcome player input on that issue.

It'd be interesting to have influence indicate how supportive MPs as a whole are of you, rather than just be a strict number from only your faction who make your vote more impactful on things. For party leaders, it could be used an indicator about how certain sections of the party feel about them, and for regular MPs it could be to indicate clout to climb up the greasy pole. Influence would be effected by votes on bills, appointing ideologues to the cabinet, pressing certain issues, or adopting particular policies. The degree it changes can even be effected by how well you argue for the issue and whether or not you make a good case to your party.


For example, Labour leader Ceremy Jorbyn wants to implement a policy to cancel a renewal of Trident even though he side-stepped that issue while running for leader to help get himself elected and keep moderates placated. Let's say his influence looks like this:

Ceremy Jorbyn
Progress: 44%
Tribune: 78%
Christian Socialists: 67%
SCG: 82%

Jorbyn already enjoys strong support from the left with below average support among moderates. He's aware that this policy would hurt him among moderates, but solidify his control over left-wingers. In the announcement of the new policy, he emphasizes that a Trident renewal would be expensive and unnecessary, instead pledging the money would go to a soldier pay increase. As expected, the left is happy with his policy while the moderates are not, but are glad the money is at least being used to benefit troops. As such, there's less of a decrease in support from the moderates than if he didn't include that caveat.

Jorbyn's influence might look like this now:

Ceremy Jorbyn
Progress: 39%
Tribune: 83%
Christian Socialists: 71%
SCG: 92%

Having expected an dip in support among moderates, Jorbyn might plan to press on some pro-EU talking points afterwards to increase their support among them again and prevent any potential leadership challenge from the right from emerging.

You could even make influence be a secret thing only for admins to see if you want to cloud the numbers from players and have their decisions be assumption-based.

I like this and it might make sense from a roleplaying perspective for it to be something that the players know so we can play out how we might feel towards the leadership and prevent shenanigans where they wouldn't really make sense IG. It could also make things like player written articles have more impact, which could flesh out the game world a bit make it more immersive for those of us playing.

Also reConfusedcandals: would it be possible to use the same RNG type system to generate random scandals that hit NPC's in the parties/NPC parties (since we're beginning in 2016 there's a lot of fodder for us to use). Something that won't derail player careers, but will cause general damage to each party (or just one). I appreciate that it'd be extra work with articles etc to do, but it's something I think would help simulate the ebbs and flows of politics as a whole.
Thomas Joseph Lowe | MP for Mansfield (1979-Present)

"We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values." - Tony Benn
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Can I just say it's weird to see my logo replaced, but I love the new look?
the Rt Hon. Angus "Gus" Quigley MP | Conservative MP for Crosby (1992-present)
Opposition Chief Whip (2000-) and Shadow Infrastructure and Transport Secretary (2000-)
Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1999-2000)

"Get Netflix at the PM's Office."
- Sybrand Buma, when asked what his first act as Prime Minister of the Netherlands would be.
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This might be more the case for more modern rounds, but still:

Interviews. In my view interviews would be a good addition to the game + boot some press activity. From PMs to LotOs to backbenchers, it'll be a nice thing to have I think.
The Rt Hon Angela Harvey MP | Labour Party, Socialist Campaign Group

Deputy Prime Minister & Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (1992 - Incumbent)
Member of Parliament for Dover (1992 - Incumbent)

Previously: "A nobody backbencher", "Backbench Spokesperson for Everything"

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#15
I agree with Angela on that. It would be nice if we could find a way to do it without Telegram so that some of us (like myself) could partake.
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