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Finished: 05 PM Mon 16 May 16 UTC
Private The 2016 Local - R2B3
1 day /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1916, Finished
Classic, Unranked, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
29 Mar 16 UTC Autumn, 1903: heh, true
29 Mar 16 UTC Autumn, 1903: and then what do i do about russia in that case? :)
29 Mar 16 UTC Autumn, 1903: you either make sure you are in one of the side alliances or you try to break then as much as possible:-)
29 Mar 16 UTC Autumn, 1903: Cmon England, its not that hard, where is the world famous fleet manufacturing power. You can do it! :-)
03 Apr 16 UTC Spring, 1905: Have to hand it to France! Masterfully done.
03 Apr 16 UTC Spring, 1905: J'accuse, France.... J'accuse! Mis soldats arrivent!
10 Apr 16 UTC Spring, 1907: Two silly mistakes, in sequence. Boring.
14 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: Add mine to it.
14 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: I am going away for a few day starting Friday lunchtime. I hope that I will be able to file my orders .Please do not read anything into my lack of communication as it will be a busy weekend and I may not have an opportunity to reply.
14 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: Should we pause?
14 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: I have checked hotel has wifi so should be ok cheers.
14 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: this is fun. anyone else having fun?
14 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: North Sea is mine! GAME OVER, chumps!
14 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: It's nice to feel loved for once.
15 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: Italy still loves you.
20 Apr 16 UTC Spring, 1910: Get ready for some bad jokes. I want to spur some conversation! :)
20 Apr 16 UTC Spring, 1910: Ah, jeez. I was just trying to keep the atmosphere light in here. Instead of laughter, I hear the death knell!
20 Apr 16 UTC Spring, 1910: hey me too now that you mention it! it sounds like sweet sweet mercy.
20 Apr 16 UTC Spring, 1910: Have you ever eaten a death knell?
21 Apr 16 UTC Spring, 1910: I remember it was not very tasty. Reminded me of the cow tongue I had in Lyon. Barely palatable, even with senf, or mustard. Now...put some chili peppers on that death knell. I will inhale it!
22 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1910: Good lord, what a mess!
22 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1910: the people of germany welcome the italian government-in-exile to belgium.... sort of.
22 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1910: I've landed for the women, I'll stay for the fries!
22 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1910: this game is insane and I hope russia wins
23 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1910: Hey, I hope so too!
23 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1910: Off to a good start, if you ask me. We've gone so far...Autumn 1910, we ought to just shake hands, draw, and start over.
23 Apr 16 UTC Autumn, 1910: I agree with Italy.
23 Apr 16 UTC Spring, 1911: When Turkey and Italy can agree, it only speaks of global peace.
24 Apr 16 UTC Spring, 1911: Anyone who doesn't vote draw needs to be beaten. let's win one game for civility!
27 Apr 16 UTC Spring, 1912: here I am, trapped back in my homeland. Don't let me die!
02 May 16 UTC Spring, 1913: France, I love your tenacity. I love your continued focus on the south. It must be my heavy Italian-ess that is swaying your judgment! I am sorry you took away your draw vote.
02 May 16 UTC Spring, 1913: Moderator: (Valis2501): Hi everyone. I hope you're having a lovely time. My deepest apologies but there was a mistake at game creation; everyone signed up for Hidden Draw Votes and it was not enabled. I've fixed it. Thanks for your patience.
02 May 16 UTC Spring, 1913: Damn that, Valis!!!! Damn it all!!!! We had a good thing going here! :)
08 May 16 UTC Autumn, 1914: Such an enduring game, so high cost of each decision and so costly to miss a turn.
08 May 16 UTC Autumn, 1914: Whatever happens from now on guys, I must say, I truly enjoyed and I still enjoy this game and I am very happy, we didnt go "standard" and we really played. I know its been really tirin sometimes (sorry Turkey), but its been really interesting. Thanks all. And I mean all!
08 May 16 UTC Autumn, 1914: I agree it has been a very entertaining game.
09 May 16 UTC Autumn, 1914: Hi, Lowell.
Better luck next time!
Play Germany is challenging indeed.
09 May 16 UTC Spring, 1915: Fun game, all. Never made it to 2014 and finished last place before. Too nerve-racking, this game.
09 May 16 UTC Spring, 1915: 14 years is a good run. Thanks for playing, Lowell, and for conspiring. We'll always have...Bohemia?
10 May 16 UTC Spring, 1915: Well played no hard feelings. I knew you had gone to the dark side when you built your fleet in Kiel . It was no use against anybody but me ,
so I had to attack you.
15 May 16 UTC Is everyone up for the draw now or are we pushing on?
15 May 16 UTC I've had my draw out for a long time.
15 May 16 UTC And here I thought I was going to be eliminated within a year. Thank God.
15 May 16 UTC Happy for this game. Lots of talkings. I was going for a satisfactory 11/11 E/F draw, but Nodnyl has kindly offered me an even better outcome. The A/G/I alliance was a hard one to fight against.

@Hamilton: I went against you because I realized that A/I cooperation was going very well and, once Turkey was defeated, I would be your next target. Well played, anyway.
15 May 16 UTC What do you mean by 11/11 E/F draw? Where did the other 12 SCs go?
15 May 16 UTC Thanks for the game everyone . Good luck in your final tournament games.
15 May 16 UTC Thanks for the game.
15 May 16 UTC Excruciating! Surprised with the draw at this point, but I'll have more to say later.
15 May 16 UTC Thanks for the game everyone . Good luck in your final tournament games.
15 May 16 UTC At the end of the day, good game. I say this was excruciating because of how jammed it was. I also don't think, had I been England or France, it was the time to draw. I would definitely have been dead with one straightforward move. Russia, I think, would have survived. Could Turkey have cannibalized Austria? Definitely.

So...this was a bit of a frustrating game because, unlike what curupira mentioned, I don't think there was a lot of talking. I felt like I tried, but I'd get back a lot of one word, or short=phrased answers. It's what made joining with Austria a slam-dunk. We constantly talked and went into some great depth on moves. I guess it bred some loyalty on my part. We talked about fighting for a central alliance, and when Germany crossed into Marseilles, I thought, "Damn it, we're going to do it." However, some untimely NMRs and a solid France/England coalition that wouldn't even listen to attempts to get them to stab one another, and Turkey just biding time...there was no future for Italy and Austria.

France, to turn on me in 1904 based on what you saw in our campaign against Turkey was some surefire prognostication. But this whole southern campaign stalled for everyone.

Fun? It had its moments. This may have been the longest game I have been a part of in Diplomacy.

Good luck the rest of the way.

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France
curupira (3491 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
11 supply-centers, 10 units
England
Nodnyl (130 D (S))
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
Turkey
Ayreon (3398 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
6 supply-centers, 4 units
Austria
fadgyasb (205 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
5 supply-centers, 8 units
Italy
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
Russia
leon1122 (170 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
Germany
Lowell (0 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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