Hollandazed: Thoughts, Ideas, and Miscellany — The Vote

FIRST LOOK AT THE VOTE (by Tom Russell)

Mary Russell

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FIRST LOOK AT THE VOTE (by Tom Russell)

I am working on a game called The Vote. It is in some ways similar to This Guilty Land - the political will see-saw, the basic deck mechanics, the marker play - but takes as its subject voting rights throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century. And in other ways it's quite different, because that subject itself is quite different. This Guilty Land was always a story of systems failure. It tried to show how the structures that a modern society uses to solve problems, such as legislature and debate, compromise and civility, failed to resolve the most pressing moral...