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Old 08-31-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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In this thread, folks came up with a workable (IMO) card for our current President.

What other cards would we need to either create or revise in order to model the current political situation?
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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Well, on an older thread, I also pitched this one for the VP:

Joe Biden
Power 2
Resistance 2
Alignment: Straight, Liberal
(Personality)

"Undisclosed location? What, you mean this basement here?"

Media groups get +2 on any attempt to control or destroy Joe Biden. By spending his action, he may remove a group's "Secret" attribute for one turn, exposing it to everybody ...
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:52 AM   #3
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Some other possibilities:

Sarah Palin
Power 2
Resistance 3
Alignment: Straight, Conservative
Personality
"What's the difference between a pitbull and a hockey mom? Lipstick." -- Sarah Palin

Sarah gets +6 on an attack to control Alaska. The Late-Night Comics get +2 on attacks to destroy her!

Once per turn, Sarah Palin may change her mind and pull her action out of an attack without penalty.
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Late-Night Comics (A card I made on an older thread)
Power -- 3/1
Resistance -- 3
Alignment: Corporate
Media

"If you watch the news and don't like it, then this is your counter program to the news." -- Jon Stewart

Sooner or later, everyone gets skewered by the Comics. Any time they're involved in an attack, on other side, roll a die: on a 1-3, they're Liberal for the rest of the turn, on a 4-5, they're Conservative, and on a 6, they're simply Weird. The Comics may also spend their action to keep one Media group from taking part in an attack.


Alaska
Power: 4/2
Resistance: 5
Alignment: Government (I could see an argument for Conservative or Violent, too, based on the classic stereotypes)
Huge, Coastal, Place
"Ladies, in Alaska your odds are good, but the goods are odd."

Adds +5 to any attack to control the Multinational Oil Companies. The companies get an identical bonus on attacks to control Alaska!

Strange things crop up in Alaska sooner or later. By spending its action, the player controlling Alaska may go through the discard pile and claim one Weird or Fanatic group for their hand. The card must still be brought into play normally. If no such group can be found, the action is lost for that turn.
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Old 09-06-2009, 01:32 AM   #4
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Not really a political card, but seems to fit the pop culture situation:

It's All About the Benjamins: By spending two Media actions, a conspiracy can permanently raise the power of one Violent group by 2 and give it a level of global power .... but the Violent alignment is lost and replaced with Corporate.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:26 AM   #5
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A "fond" memory from the last election:



Plot Card: Joe the Plumber

Boosts the power of a Conservative group by +5 for one turn. Spending a Media action can increase this bonus to +10 ... or in the hands of a hostile player, neutralize the bonus entirely. If both friends and foes of Joe are spending actions, whoever spends the most determines the "spin"; ties leave the original bonus in place.
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:38 AM   #6
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Inspired by the movie Nothing But the Truth.

So... SPOILER ALERT!

Highlight it to read it more easily.

Plot Card:
...Said the Darnedest Thing
"Seen and not heard? Turns out the kids can't keep their damned yappers shut..."

Negates the effect of any card played as an agents card; or, increase resistance of defending target by +10 against any attempt to control or destroy.
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