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Finished: 10 PM Fri 11 May 18 UTC
Thursday Night funboat
5 minutes /phase
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1912, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Bob Genghiskhan (1318 D)
11 May 18 UTC England: No Idea how you fucked that up that badly
Germany: GG, Well Played
Russia: You were doing well to secure that draw. good job for the most part
France: You're actually an idiot
Turkey: learn when to take the draw. You absolutely gave this game to Germany single-handedly
Austria: Unlucky for you. i thought you played reasonably well.
11 May 18 UTC Good game all.
11 May 18 UTC Germany had a draw up until very late. Turkey was the holdout.

I was trying to create a situation where Germany would solo if Turkey didn't draw, which I did, but Turkey didn't get the message.
11 May 18 UTC Good game
11 May 18 UTC No, what you did was guarantee germany the solo, especially when you started disbanding units near your home SC and kept aggressing me. You took the absolute worse course of action for about 6 straight seasons
11 May 18 UTC Sorry! Distracted and didn’t see the draw vote from Germany.
11 May 18 UTC It was a pleasurable game. I dislike the new fad of Turkey-Russia attacks, since it basically blocks each other (though gives Turkey some security). I knew I was overextended and that stopping you was more important, but T wouldnt let up.

I had hoped falling back to the stalemate line/going no moves would have made it obvious to the board that they needed to work together. But not to be. I do appreciate the survive that you decided to direct to me.
11 May 18 UTC I agree that turkey was the biggest dumbass, but that solo was not actually guaranteed for germany or turkey (and a draw couldve been forced) if you would've done literally anything else besides force me to defend against you.
11 May 18 UTC I took the course that gave Germany the solo, very deliberately, to get Turkey to draw.
11 May 18 UTC Paying attention to votes is key in a live game. I think cancel on NMR should be auto.
11 May 18 UTC I was sure there was going to be a draw. It was waiting to happen for like 2 years, but turkey going after russia is when i knew it was over -_-
11 May 18 UTC I had to get and hold Tunis to avoid anyone trying to eliminate me to get a smaller draw. It had to be the case that if I was eliminated, Germany would win.
11 May 18 UTC Dumbass? I was trying to get at Germany before he could solo
11 May 18 UTC Italy, when you took Munich off me, I saw red. I almost was willing to just throw the game to Russia to make sure that you didn't get a thing out of the game.

Russia, I'm a tiny, tiny bit sad that I wound up stabbing, you played a very good game, but Turkey and Austria just never let you disengage. Thankfully.

France, I'm glad you got a survive out of the game, and I toyed for a bit with delaying the game another year by leaving Portugal in your hands and going for an Italian center for 18. You were dealt a shitty hand, and you did the janissarial role well.
11 May 18 UTC I agree the cancel should have happened, and France, your course of action was never going to get turkey to draw, because you give germany incentive to remove the draw by blatantly throwing the game to him.

The smarter move would've been to hold off germany as long as possible to incentivize his draw vote to stay up.
11 May 18 UTC @Turkey, germany was never going to solo until you fucked with Russia. We were literally waiting 2 years for you to draw.

@Germany, I figured that might piss you off, but I really had no choice. I was scrambling for builds for the first 3 years :P
11 May 18 UTC I was indeed banking on Turkey seeing that draw before Germany took it down.
11 May 18 UTC I assumed Germany had simply forgotten about it.
11 May 18 UTC Since they had it up well past the point when they should have taken it down.
11 May 18 UTC Nah, I decided I was going to keep it up for one year after Austria and England got knocked out.
11 May 18 UTC ye but u needed to stall the draw vote, not throw the game -_- it was very unnecessary
11 May 18 UTC Anyway, fun game. Good night everyone!
11 May 18 UTC I saw draw votes up earlier but not Germany’s, didn’t look after he had a good upper hand and decided to try to get to position to take him on.
As I said sorry for not checking again
11 May 18 UTC Thanks for the game everyone
11 May 18 UTC G'night and thanks for the game, all.

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Germany
Bob Genghiskhan (1318 D)
Won. Bet: 10 D, won: 70 D
18 supply-centers, 17 units
Turkey
Calmar (683 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D
10 supply-centers, 9 units
Italy
Kingdroid (226 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D
3 supply-centers, 4 units
Russia
teacher2 (706 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
France
Survived. Bet: 0 D
1 supply-centers, 2 units
England
Naptiva (179 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Austria
! (1709 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
Naptiva (179 D)England (Spring, 1907) with 1 centres.
Bawlofyarne (100 D)France (Autumn, 1901) with 3 centres.
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