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Finished: 06 PM Fri 29 Jun 18 UTC
Can mimes make rhymes?
1 day /phase
Pot: 85 D - Spring, 2013, Finished
World Diplomacy IX, Public messaging only, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
19 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2010: [USA]:I think I missed the sarcasm too. And I made a dumb Chicken Little reference. I may be tired and ready for bed. Either way, it's all in good fun. Let's hug it out.
19 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2010: [Kenya]:Where does "How does he keep getting away with it?" come from? Is that a Donald J Trump v Hilary R Clinton thing?
19 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2010: [Kenya]:Oh yeah my interest in killing Russia is entirely strategic. If Russia was joking I am happy he isn't a miserable bum :p
21 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2011: [USA]:I really didn't expect to get into the Mediterranean again so easily. I didn't really want to, quite frankly. I just had nothing else to do with Syria and Austria-Hungary and wanted to make a cursory attack with Spain anyway. I did see the attack on NEA coming, so there's that.

Oz, I was trying to help you by poking SEI and then you boot me out of SWP? Every time I try to be nice...
21 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2011: [Oz]:@USA: Don't pretend you're being nice. You are invading my sovereignty. You are not being nice.
21 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2011: [Russia]:I think Kenya might be reaching the point that he has too many units to manage. I got into Iran too and there was no reason I should have been able to, all he had to do was defend with Iraq.
21 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2011: [USA]:Haha, yes Oz. You're right. I am not being nice. I'm just bitter that I have to disband my unit. Nice move.
21 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2011: [USA]:How is Near East still alive?
21 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2011: [Oz]:Because I can't kill them and WC isn't trying to.
21 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2011: [Near-East]:@USA: keep quiet! No one can see me now.
21 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2011: [Kenya]:Russia - Iraq did support hold Iran. Your move succeeded because west Canada supported it
21 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2011: [Kenya]:Are we happy to call a draw once Delhi has fallen?
21 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2011: [Kenya]:USA - happy for you to have med back. I only wanted the spaces to have a go at Russia and I was hardly going to get anywhere if you weren't keen. So yeah. Take it back
21 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2011: [Russia]:Oh yeah I see that now. Now I just feel silly.

So you aren't going to kill Oz? I'm fine with that but considering how many centers he already lost it shouldn't be too hard to finish him. He has played well though, so I'd be happy if he lived
21 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2011: [Kenya]:I never really wanted to cut oz so I don't really mind. It's on you guys
21 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2011: [Oz]:I'm fine with leaving Oz in the game.
22 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2011: [Western-Canada]:Yeah if this were a serious game this thing would get wittled down to 3 I think. I was probably gonna turn on Russia in about 2 moves as long as Kenya agreed to stay put and let US and I do the work, just encouraged the Oz stab first since it was the harder stab of the two that I wanted to happen. But it's a lighthearted game and the cast is entertaining enough that I'd be ok with drawing after Kenya takes Del.
22 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2011: [Western-Canada]:Oz earned his points. Near East not so much imo.
22 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2011: [USA]:Wait, what just happened? Everyone wants Oz to stay in the draw? I agreed he's played well, but I don't usually make that a reason for keeping someone around. My criteria are 1) long-time allies and 2) too big to take down efficiently. Who says this game isn't serious? The NCAACP was pretty serious...
22 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2011: [Russia]:Well I had nothing to do with Oz anyway, I just said I wouldn't mind if he was in the draw. Ask WC and Kenya.
22 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2011: [Western-Canada]:To me it feels like the game as already played itself out and the conclusion is very obvious, so I don't really feel the need to enter moves all the way to its end just to see Oz (and possibly Russia) donate me a few points. The only sneaky ending to this game would be Kenya solo winning, and Kenya has already spoken in favor of letting Oz in on the draw. Just my two cents though, if US wants to keep on trucking then I'll play it out.
22 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2011: [USA]:Well, if everyone is satisfied with the game (what are we on, the 22nd move phase?), then I suppose the draw is fine. I have achieved my goal of fun and learning a few new strategies. You're right, likely no real surprises in store.
23 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2012: [Oz]:Kenya, will you please take out NE?
24 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2012: [Kenya]:Trying mate!
24 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2012: [Oz]:@Kenya: Thank you.

@Russia: Told you the'd come for you.
24 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2012: [Russia]:I was entirely expecting it, but I have a feeling it was just for something to do as Near East dies. As WC summed up a long time ago, it would take years to actually take me out at this point.
25 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2012: [Western-Canada]:Yeah, the problem was that Russia was already kinda screwed. There wasn't anything better that he could do.
25 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2012: [Western-Canada]:He was clearly aware of the risk but also knew that crossing US and I meant a guaranteed and much faster death.
25 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 2012: [Western-Canada]:If we were dragging the game on I totally wouldn't spare Russia, but yeah I mostly attacked for the lulz since a draw is incoming.
26 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2012: [Western-Canada]:Huh, Oz is surprisingly close to getting eliminated in a single year. Looks like he can just barely guarantee that it doesn't happen though.
26 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2012: [Oz]:That's what happens when you get gang banged by the three largest nations on your own. But don't worry, I'll live longer than NE and we can end this.
27 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2012: [Kenya]:We drawing after the near east D?
27 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2012: [USA]:What do you think, WC? Is the time spent conquering Russia and Oz worth the extra 9 pts each we'd get with a 3-way draw?
27 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2012: [Western-Canada]:I was hoping this wouldn't be pinned on me :P
27 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 2012: [Western-Canada]:Personally I'm gonna put up my draw vote once Near East is gone, but if you don't want to then I respect that and I'll help you fetch those extra 9 chips.
28 Jun 18 UTC [USA]:Meh, I'll take the draw. Well played everyone! It was a very fun game.
28 Jun 18 UTC [USA]:I got a pretty nice point total out of it, haha. Hope to see you all on a map again soon!
28 Jun 18 UTC [Russia]:GG guys, I do appreciate the not killing me. Thank you.
28 Jun 18 UTC [Russia]:666. Seems appropriate? If only you wouldn't lose it on the next game.
28 Jun 18 UTC [Russia]:And it's already gone. Rip
28 Jun 18 UTC [USA]:Yeah, already spent the 10 points. Now my message doesn't make any sense.
28 Jun 18 UTC [USA]:El diablo!!!!!!!
28 Jun 18 UTC [Russia]:You thought it was the devil, but it was me! Dio!
28 Jun 18 UTC [USA]:Where's that from? I've seen the meme before.
28 Jun 18 UTC [Russia]:Jo Jo's Bizarre adventure. It's an anime that has basically become a living meme.
28 Jun 18 UTC [Russia]:It's a good show though.
28 Jun 18 UTC [Oz]:Wow. Good game. This was interesting. Now I know that merc thing does not work.
I should have made an alliance.
28 Jun 18 UTC [Russia]:I guess it was an interesting idea, but in practice there just isn't a case where someone would take you up on the offer. Who would willingly strengthen someone who says they are just helping you for centers and would turn on you in a second the moment someone offers your land?
28 Jun 18 UTC [Western-Canada]:Another jojo fan here poggers
28 Jun 18 UTC [Western-Canada]:Good game folks.

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Kenya
Hoppsywins (1422 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 17 D
29 supply-centers, 29 units
USA
jackalb (646 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 17 D
25 supply-centers, 24 units
Western-Canada
Redrame (115 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 17 D
20 supply-centers, 20 units
Russia
ef9283 (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 17 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
Oz
Tanteno (126 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 17 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
Argentina
Synarus (110 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Brazil
DarkOrca (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
China
Chrism (145 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Europe
Akmal (0 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Frozen-Antarctica
Dorykopton (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Ghana
jlomb12 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
India
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Libya
Napom (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Near-East
nguyenmt (5028 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Pacific-Russia
rosaville (1415 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Quebec
A_SIngh23 (95 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
South-Africa
jeroen10j (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Civil Disorders
DominatorLJ (312 D)Near-East (Spring, 2008) with 10 centres.
AFCBournemouth (100 D)China (Autumn, 2003) with 1 centres.
c23fk (100 D)Libya (Autumn, 2000) with 4 centres.
RAUJ AKBAR (100 D)India (Autumn, 2000) with 3 centres.
mrmola (100 D)Argentina (Spring, 2008) with 4 centres.
Minerfinn1 (100 D)Ghana (Spring, 2005) with 5 centres.
Dixbfloppin (100 D)India (Spring, 2002) with 3 centres.
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