Founding Fathers Forum Game: A republic, if you can keep it.

#1380

Influence is distributed to each faction, the faction leaders, and Martin Van Buren.

Next up we have the draft. Draft order is:

@Brooski
@Cuthbert
@Panzeh
@Ironsight
@Navaronegun

I will distribute cards shortly.

#1381

Once again foiled by Moose and Squirrel.

#1382

The Butcher of New Orleans, Ben Butler arrives in DC, fresh off freeing some slaves and stealing some southern ladies’ silverware

#1383

Cuthbert now has a second set of statesmen on the spreadsheet, in the former Player 6 position. He just has too many dudes.

#1384

I win! That was my hidden victory condition all along.

#1385

Lol. I meant to play @AbrahamLincoln

#1386

Thomas Hendricks joins @Panzeh’s faction.

#1387

Franklin Pierce joins the Clinton-Webster faction and promptly buys everyone in Congress a round of drinks.

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#1388

Draft is now complete. We move to the Newspaper phase. @Navaronegun, would you like to publish the level one Conservative Paper?

Once Navaronegun decides, @Brooski, would you like to publish the level two Liberal paper?

#1389

Publish. Also start another paper for 1 IP.

Also William A. Wheeler joins the President’s faction. He is 9 years old.

#1390

Not time to start a new paper yet. @Brooski, there are level 1 and 2 liberal papers. Public support is currently 3 in favor of the Conservative party (accounting for the existing Liberal papers and newly published Conservative paper).

#1391

Do not publish.

Spend IP to push both up the track

#1392

Also play Honest “Abe” Lincoln - 3/1 IL with 3 votes.

#1393

Still not time to spend IP on papers, but we will get there.

#1394

We are now in the spend influence phase. Each player may spend influence to do each of the following:

  1. Give a speech.
  2. Whip up support.
  3. Place or improve a newspaper cube.

Note that you can only do each action once (e.g., can only place or promote one newspaper cube).

@Navaronegun is up first.

#1395

1 personal IP for whipping and the same for a paper.

#1396

@Brooski

#1397

@CF_Kane has to resolve the whipping first

#1398

President Dallas having support whipped up:

“Too much bondage, not enough discipline!” - Harvey Korman

Everyone else was thinking it
#1399

Uhm, no. :)