Forget about fantasy football; how about fantasy politics?

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If real-life politics isn’t entertaining enough for you, as of Tuesday, you’ll have new outlet on Facebook with “For The People: Fantasy Politics,” brought to you by gaming startup Rocket Surgeon Entertainment.

Players adopt avatars and live out professional lives as members of the House. They take meetings with lobbyists, debate proposed amendments with colleagues in committee, negotiate positions before moving proposed bills, and they can also crowdsource legislation. Eventually, they’ll also be able to campaign for re-election or run for the Senate or the presidency.

Former senators Rudy Boschwitz and Norm Coleman of Minnesota and Evan Bayh of Indiana are on Rocket Surgeon’s advisory board, as is Democratic campaign consultant Joe Trippi. The rest of the company’s advisory board consists of veteran political consultants, lawyers, gaming industry, advertising and marketing veterans.

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Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.