I Guess He Wasn’t “Edgy” Enough for Letterman
So I downloaded a few of those President Forever scenarios I was talking about a couple of days ago. On the whole, they are really creative and well done. However, some of them push the PF engine in ways I’m not sure it should be pushed.
One example is the “Protestant Reformation” scenario, which — yes — turns President Forever into a game of the struggle to control Europe’s religious direction in the 16th century. Creative? Sure. However, since PF is oriented towards modern, media-driven politics, trying to model the Reformation within it is… well… let’s just say it’s interesting. It’s hard to know how to react when you see a screen like this:
I was especially struck by the second headline, which told me that William of Orange absolutely killed in his appearance on Leno. I’m sure he would have!