In the heartland of the United States of America lies the state of Midlands, a wonderful little place to live. Midlands has it all: big cities, stretches of rural countryside, little college towns, sprawling suburbs, and beautiful tourist destinations. Midlands also has incredibly contentious partisan politics, being almost completely evenly divided between the two major parties.
With six term governor Peter Forsyth finally retiring in 2016, it’s the race to replace him is looking like it will be one of the most contentious races the state has ever seen. Would-be governors from both parties are scrambling to declare their candidacies, and there is no immediately clear front runner. National media personalities excitedly speculate about who might emerge victorious.
This is the story of one of those candidates. A story about modern American politics, and what happens behind the scenes of a campaign when the cameras aren’t rolling.
Out of Character Information
This game is a little bit of an experiment. The goal here is not to serve as a serious examination of the state of modern American politics or any major issues, but to use the setting of a political campaign for satire and light hearted comedy. Think Parks and Recreation, Veep, or political coverage from The Onion for an idea of the kind of tone I’m going for. Expect constant mishaps and overblown ‘gaffes’ and ‘scandals’.
To the extent that any of the comedy concerns a particular party or issue, it is my intent to treat both sides with the same degree of levity. I am certainly not intending to offend anyone and I do not expect anything terribly controversial to be included, but if you might feel offended by having any of your personal political views be the subject of humor, then this may not be the game for you.
The game takes place in a fictional American state and will contain no references to actual modern politicians or other real life figures.
The candidate can be either a Republican or a Democrat. Feel free to write it either way. I have no preference.
The above is the original introduction to the game, but we lost both the narrator and the player playing the candidate. Nevertheless, some of us think that there’s real life in this story, and it’s worth continuing rather than trying to restart.
I’m looking for about 3 new players. Any questions, send me a message.
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Scenes played: 5
License: Community License