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86 12/2/2020 10:00:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Burn a momentum marker to fire the Event.

Knocking you out of Economy with 2 R cubes remaining.

Played my CAMPAIGN strategy card. Back to you.
85 12/1/2020 8:56:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Just revised my turn.
84 12/1/2020 1:08:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message OK- thanks. I must not have flipped his card.
83 12/1/2020 1:07:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Played him back at message #25.
82 12/1/2020 1:03:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message I didn't think I'd used him yet. But it's certainly possible that I'm forgetting.

81 12/1/2020 7:03:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Your candidate card only unflips with card play. I don't think you've played any that unexhausted him?
80 12/1/2020 1:31:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message So my pace of play was nonexistent last week. But I'm back now. Playing candidate card for issues.
Included campaign strategy card play in my logfile.
79 11/23/2020 1:57:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Whatever its popularity, or lack thereof, amongst the electorate, the plight of America's black minority is something that must be addressed. The Arrest of Martin Luther King is a shame upon our country.
78 11/22/2020 2:16:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Played for issues.
I'll be out of town for the next week, so my pace of play may get a little slower.
77 11/21/2020 9:50:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Nixon reminds the voters out West they are still near, and dear, to his heart.
76 11/21/2020 1:59:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message More campaigning in the East.
75 11/20/2020 10:08:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message (No problem. I don't remember where I heard that for the first time, but knew I wanted to use it in this game).

Next, Nixon proclaimed the importance of new ICBMs to defend those said babies, and a strong economy to pay for them.
74 11/20/2020 3:48:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message I totally missed the joke the first time I read your message. (This is what a late night of work, followed immediately by a glass of scotch will do for you).
Some campaigning in the Northeast.


73 11/19/2020 9:40:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Nixon spends two days straight kissing hands and shaking babies in front of the Liberty Bell.

(Side Note: Glad you are out of Momentum Markers, 'cause Ike is being a real dick right now)
72 11/19/2020 3:31:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Ike's Silence for the event.
71 11/17/2020 12:13:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Finally, you're up first.
70 11/16/2020 1:59:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Over to you for Cube Draw
69 11/16/2020 1:58:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message You don't gain three support, I lose three support. We end at zero cubes in PA.

I'll take Momentum
68 11/16/2020 1:57:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message
67 11/15/2020 2:49:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Used a momentum to play Gaffe. Nixon mistakenly refers to the Pennsylvania Dutch as having heritage from Holland rather than Deutschland. Insulted, they shift their support to Kennedy.

You gain a momentum or endorsement for issues.
66 11/15/2020 11:18:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Played for Issues
65 11/15/2020 2:51:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Played for issues.
64 11/15/2020 2:38:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Shoot -you're right. For some reason I thought I'd had four.
63 11/15/2020 12:30:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message You have to have 4 Cubes there to Carry it. You only had 3.
62 11/15/2020 12:13:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message I'm carrying New York, so you'll need to do support checks to campaign there.
61 11/15/2020 12:01:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Working in the East
60 11/14/2020 11:47:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Same here.
59 11/14/2020 11:40:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Just focusing on the issues.
58 11/14/2020 11:33:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Played a momentum to put Lazy Shave into effect.
Then an event for an endorsement in the East.
57 11/14/2020 10:32:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message No shaving for me.
56 11/14/2020 10:26:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Bah, my hand pre-redraw was ridiculous!
55 11/14/2020 10:22:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message That's a brutal card.
I'll make a play for the mid-Atlantic states.
54 11/14/2020 10:08:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message I loaded the file from my office computer and forgot to edit the module.

On a side note, this is why Congressman shouldn't run for the presidency. Back to you after you move.
53 11/14/2020 5:55:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message It looks like that problem with the logfiles resetting the starting positions is happening again with your logfiles. I didn't have that problem opening the last logfile I had created. So I went back to that one, placed your endorsement and did my first turn. However, since I backtracked a logfile, you'll need to redraw your cards.
52 11/12/2020 8:57:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Pretty sure that trick in the NE will only happen once. That is just our inexperience right there.
51 11/12/2020 8:44:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message You might want to take over initiative next go round, because I'm getting spoiled over here.

You go first!
50 11/11/2020 8:38:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Momentum decay - I lose 1
No issue shift (no media cubes)
You gain momentum and endorsement (I added the momentum, but you'll need to choose the endorsement).
I will gain a momentum.
Issue decay - each loses 1.

49 11/11/2020 8:35:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Ouch - that was a pretty devastating move.
48 11/11/2020 5:06:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Play Gathering Momentum (East)
3 States Nixon to 2 States Kennedy

+1 Cube to NH, RI, CT, DE, WV, MD, & PA
47 11/11/2020 5:03:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Need to make sure we aren't putting cards in out of play instead of discarded. Out if play aren't reshuffled.

I'll spend a momentum to use the event.

+2 to MA
+2 to Defense


46 11/11/2020 4:56:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Henry Cabot Lodge
Kennedy heads to New York
+1 NY
+1 MA
+1 NJ
45 11/11/2020 2:28:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message 4 OP Play
2x NY
2x RI
44 11/11/2020 2:22:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message I've had a pretty powerful hand so far. Though you've obviously only been seeing the cards that benefit me the most this turn.
Rising Food Prices - adding 2 to Economy issue.
43 11/11/2020 2:10:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Your events have been killing me.

2x Momentum to stop you from playing the event.

3x Cubes to New York
42 11/11/2020 1:51:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Suburban voters
+2 in TX
+2 in NY
+1 in IL
41 11/11/2020 10:53:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Stay out of the West. That's Nixon country.
40 11/11/2020 8:33:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Scratch that.

Make that
1 PA
1 NJ
1 NY
39 11/11/2020 8:31:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message We need to separate cards out by the way. Events are removed from the game, even if used for momentum. The rest are discarded
38 11/11/2020 8:30:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Unpledged Electors
4 CPs
1 to NE

1 Cube to NY
2 Cubes to PA
37 11/11/2020 12:42:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Played Give Em Hell Harry for advertising. But failed all the support checks.
36 11/11/2020 12:11:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Playing Puerto Rican Bishops

3 CPs
1 in CA
1 to travel to the Midwest
1 in WI
35 11/10/2020 11:30:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Played an event. I'm curious to see how effective the event actually is, but you should find it frustrating in any case. :-)

34 11/10/2020 9:44:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Btw, Texas should only have (2) Cubes. Message #25
33 11/10/2020 9:43:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Ended with 1 Momentum.

Lose 0 to Decay.

1st Place : Gain (1) Endorsement and (1) Momentum for Issues
2nd Place : Gain (1) Momentum

(3) Momentum

I lose a cube from each for Decay.

Over to you to to draw your cards. I did the initiative draw in my file, and you lead off again.


32 11/10/2020 2:52:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Momentum decay - no change
Issue shift -no effect
Momentum awards - you get to choose momentum or endorsement for the 2nd issue; you get both for the first issue.
Issue decay - all back to zero.

My logfile has my campaign strategy card, but not the other items above.
31 11/9/2020 9:24:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Playing Nixon for 5 CP

3 CPs for Defense
1 CP for Economy
1 CP for Civil Rights

30 11/8/2020 11:18:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Ah. Then 2 on defense (1st issue), 1 on economy (2nd issue).
29 11/8/2020 9:43:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message First CP placement costs 1 CP, the second cost 2 CPs. You spent 6 CPs
28 11/7/2020 10:35:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Also played for issues.
27 11/7/2020 9:28:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Back to you. Played for issues.
26 11/6/2020 10:46:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message OK - I think we're back in business.
I redid the logfile so you can see what I did.
You'll need to replay your voter registration drive card. To get an up-to-date file to start from, I had to go back to the file from my previous turn Rd3, add your Rd3, and then took my turn. The only part of your turn that I couldn't do was play your card (obviously).
25 11/6/2020 9:54:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Think that fixed it.

Couple of questions.

1) Did you play Kennedy's Personality Card for your play?
2) Costs 1 CP to move States, so TEX will only have (2)


24 11/6/2020 9:54:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message
23 11/6/2020 12:44:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message I think I may have solved the issue (keeping my fingers crossed). If so, I'll get my move out to you later today. In case you have the same problem, here's what I did to fix it:
- In Vassal, right-click on the module and select "edit module"
- Near the bottom of the list that comes up is an option about starting setup (can't recall the exact name, and it's now deleted). Delete that line.

I've never had to edit a module before to get it to work, but I think that did it. It's kind of like editing registry keys to get software to work properly (something I've had to do with Excel occasionally to fix a stupid macro that our company's accounting people put in their financial reports - it disables the 1990s-era keyboard shortcuts that I still use).
22 11/6/2020 1:35:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message You're finding the same problem on your end? I'm trying to troubleshoot whether it's with my local installation or a problem with the module itself.
I do know that after switching to an earlier version number of the module, I had the same problem there too.
21 11/6/2020 1:17:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message I'm having the same problem with save files as I do with logfiles. Every time I open a file (logfile or saved file), it reverts all the Democratic support to its starting position. It seems like it's forcing an instruction to do that upon startup, but I can't find a way to stop that.

I get the following message in the chat window: *Starting support cubes placed

Anyway, I really want to play this game, but if I can't find away around that bug, the module is unplayable.
20 11/5/2020 9:08:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message As we will still need the file to keep track of card play, and will need to use the same file to make sure we don't get duplicate cards
19 11/5/2020 9:07:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Might be easier to just send a save file rather then a log file. Just post what you do in ACTS.
18 11/5/2020 1:53:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Reinstalled, but still no luck getting my cube changes to show up when I reopen the saved file.

Do you get a message in the chat that says "Starting support cubes placed" when you open the files? I'm wondering if maybe it is overwriting something with the starting setup whenever I open the file. (Though I have no idea how to turn that off if needed).
17 11/4/2020 1:04:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message I played Voter Registration Drive
16 11/4/2020 4:02:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message I'll reinstall as well. Until we resolve the vassal issue, let's just put our moves here in ACTS and keep our own maps. What card did you play for your last round? (In case I want to use momentum).
15 11/3/2020 10:13:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Spending a momentum marker to trigger the event.

2x Texas
1x GA
1x TN
1x VA

You get 1x Civil Rights Support

Play for CPs. 1x to Defense and Economy.

***I see what you mean. Your East placements aren't showing up in my logfile. After this move file I'll re-install vassal and the module.

14 11/3/2020 2:10:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message The module has been doing an odd thing. Whenever I open your file, the cubes I had placed the turn before are gone. So I've replaced them each time, but I can't figure out what the problem is with the module. I'd say we could each keep our own map like we do with PoG, but we need the vassal module for the cards.

Anyway, I did some positioning on issues (placing one cube on each).
13 11/3/2020 12:32:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Dear god that was brutal.

We ware pretty far up the state, but that was the fastest moving Hurricane I've ever seen. Shot up the state in a hurry. Nothing much in our immediate area, but played hell with the infrastructure in counties just south of us.

Tried to reestablish my hold in
12 11/2/2020 10:53:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message "High Hopes" - wow that card can be powerful.

I hope the hurricane didn't affect you too badly. How close are you?
11 11/1/2020 8:59:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Our country needs to focus on the Issues. Defense and Economy, that's Nixon's way.
10 11/1/2020 12:59:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Posting tonight. Post Hurricane Zeta and Halloween delayed me.

But Nixon'll be back tonight!
9 10/31/2020 4:10:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Your turn now, in case you missed the earlier ACTS notification. No rush.
8 10/30/2020 2:47:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Did some campaigning in the Northeast.
7 10/28/2020 2:10:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Okay, still you to lead us off.
6 10/28/2020 2:10:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Tricky Dick:
I'm going to roll a dice though for initiative out the gate. It's better to go last, and I tinkered a while before I figured it out. It just happened that it was Blue that time.

1-3 Blue
4-6 Red
5 10/28/2020 1:51:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message I figured it out. You drag it off the stack while still in the Support Check bag, and click reveal cubes.
4 10/28/2020 3:57:00 AM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Drew my cards. I didn't look too closely, but didn't see how to draw cubes for the initiative check we need to do next.
3 10/26/2020 12:59:00 PM Turn 1 Pretty Kennedy Message Yep - saw it. Still working (slowly) through the rules, but hopefully will be ready to start tonight or tomorrow.
2 10/26/2020 10:56:00 AM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message Zero rush. Just making sure you saw everything loaded in the Dropbox.
1 10/21/2020 2:07:00 PM Turn 1 Tricky Dick Message http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:1960:_The_Making_of_the_President

Rules and Vassal Module uploaded to dropbox, along with my card draw.

Its interesting to look at how many states have swapped on their colors from '60 to '16

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