Paused (2 hours, 38 minutes left on unpause)
Private Long Phases, Lazy Players, Public Press Galore
10 days /phase
Pot: 35 D - Spring, 1907, Diplomacy
Classic, Public messaging only, Draw-Size Scoring
4 excused missed turn
27 Mar 21 UTC Autumn, 1906: @Yigg creamy mashed potatoes, mmm...I'll pour *all* the gravy on you
Sun 28 Mar UTC Autumn, 1906: There is no response for that
Sun 28 Mar UTC Autumn, 1906: Is this the beginning of some weird manga starring Yigg?
Tue 30 Mar UTC Autumn, 1906: I hope not
Tue 30 Mar UTC Autumn, 1906: In other words, I've finally gotten a haircut, approx. one year into quarantine life
Tue 30 Mar UTC Autumn, 1906: I was gonna grow my hair out, but then some random-ass person called me a "kmart Sam Winchester"
Tue 30 Mar UTC Autumn, 1906: That's a compliment though...
Tue 30 Mar UTC Autumn, 1906: I haven't had a haircut in at least six months. I'm in need of one, but I'm a bit nervous.
Tue 30 Mar UTC Autumn, 1906: I mean, my hair is still long, it's just a different style lol
Tue 30 Mar UTC Autumn, 1906: You should join the quaranhippy life and let it grow, my man
Wed 31 Mar UTC So is this actual game time?
Wed 31 Mar UTC Nah. I'm too tired for actual game, we should put this off a month or so
Wed 31 Mar UTC How do I play public press?
Wed 31 Mar UTC Actual game time.
Thu 01 Apr UTC I’m in for going back to our original positions
Thu 01 Apr UTC We should pause until we all have some time for writing paragraphs upon paragraphs of depraved press, and a horrified peanut gallery.
Thu 01 Apr UTC I'm looking for at least one, up to six allies to get a unit or two back to the Italy. Prepared to accept/offer various forms of bribery/gravy. I can be reached at 867-5309. For a good time call.
Thu 01 Apr UTC Is anyone interested in setting up a convoy from Wales to Albania?
Thu 01 Apr UTC I actually have no idea how to play this variant.
Fri 02 Apr UTC I would imagine trying to get some/a home center back as quickly as possible would be best.
Fri 02 Apr UTC But why would anyone let that happen? I feel like a strategy of unit destruction would be best.
Fri 02 Apr UTC How are you going to build new units?
Fri 02 Apr UTC From the distance, the chants of *pause* drift into hearing
Sat 03 Apr UTC Again?
Sat 03 Apr UTC Yellow, blue, and/or brown, are you interested in having a green friend to help push you home?

Also, red, purple, and pink (in no particular order)?
Sat 03 Apr UTC my hair is getting long. Its weird, people think I am a hippy. Maybe so.
Sat 03 Apr UTC Is not the strategy to migrate back to your homeland? Ubercacher, can we work something out?
Sat 03 Apr UTC Always interested, Matticus
Sat 03 Apr UTC And what the hey plume don’t exclude me my dude
Sat 03 Apr UTC Great to hear, NEFS. I'll do what I can to assist in the early years. Not sure what that looks like yet until the negotiations pick up.

At the very least, we have naval superiority in the north going for us.
Sun 04 Apr UTC I have all hold orders in, gonna dip for a few days. I mainly want pause since I don't think I'll be having time for a little while to do anything interesting here, but if we're gonna just float around I guess it's all good.
Mon 05 Apr UTC I think we should have to formally declare war and such.

The Franco-Austrian Refugees declare we would like to be assigned sovereignty over Serbia.
Wed 07 Apr UTC Still open to ideas. Probably be going with something pretty standard otherwise.
Wed 07 Apr UTC I'd love to switch places with you Plume, how shall we arrange it?
Wed 07 Apr UTC Yikes. There's two days left. We should pause.
Wed 07 Apr UTC ~The Russia formerly known as Italy: I think it's hilarious that we're neighbors. I've always liked a good Italy/Germany, and I'm glad we are still close enough to make that a thing. So look, in order for you to reclaim sovereign Italy, you're gonna need that fleet in Sevastopol to get out into the Med. You help me get to Berlin, and I'll help get you into the Med. Our armies are having to cross each other. So I'm proposing the Kris Kross JUMP JUMP! 'Cause inside-out is wiggida wiggida wiggida wack!
Wed 07 Apr UTC ~The Austria formerly known as France: I'm with you on the pause. Frankly, I don't think this game is ready to start in earnest. I mean seriously. Where's all the galore? We've got the Public Press. I want my galore! And my two dollars!

In terms of game shit, and for what it's worth, obviously I need to get through you to get back home. I can commit to keeping you whole as you try and journey west back to your own home. I can't speak for the Russia formerly known as Italy, nor the Germany formerly known as Turkey. But Chaqa, I've always liked you. And if I can help it, I'm not going to let you die while you try and get back home. You can get that commitment from me.
Wed 07 Apr UTC ~The Italy formerly known as England: Your ass is busy or something, and isn't around to talk with. Hopefully getting the gravy. OH! If you're instead picking up two hundred and forty dollars worth of pudding, I'd be your bestie forever. Though honestly, I think I'm already there. Dude, I'm going to propose the Goldie drinking game. Every time he brings up the World Cup 7WD, we have to drink! Whoever dies from alcohol poisoning first wins!

In terms of game shit, I already promised the Russia formerly known as Italy that I'd help him get into the Med. I'm not going to do that until I know he's cool with helping me in return. So you've got a little bit of time to start heading back to base. But the Southern Triple is important to me. So just like with Chaqa, you've got a friend in me.
Wed 07 Apr UTC ~The Germany formerly known as Turkey. You're in my spot. Granted, I'm in your spot, too. Does that mean we spot for each other? I don't know, I don't speak athlete. But I do know that basically everything we're going to do is drive past each other to get there. Our armies, sure. I think our navies are proper fucked. Maybe they'll exist just to make hilarious convoys, of which this game I believe is capable. Anyways, as long as we're a pair of Sheens passing each other on river boats exclaiming "I loved you in Wall Street!" I think we're good.
Wed 07 Apr UTC -The France formerly known as Russia: Le Plume, it's going to be a shit sandwich in the middle of the board. And besides the Italy formerly known as England, who gets to sail around all this bullshit, it looks like we're all gonna have to take a bite. When we get to the point where we're going to interact in the middle, I'm down for whatever.
Wed 07 Apr UTC -The England formerly known as Austria: NEFS, I think you have the absolute WORST position on the board in terms of you getting back to Austria proper. I mean, not only do you have to bust your ass to convoy just to partake in the shit sandwich, you're going to be the last one there. Which means you're gonna get the worst part of the shit sandwich. Honestly, if we're actually trying this game, you'd probably have an easier time getting home by avoiding the shit sandwich altogether, and convoying into the north and marching those soldier all the way through Russia proper and down into Austria proper. Now granted, that's a whole lotta FUCK THAT! But if the Russia formerly known as Italy is headed west to get back to Italy proper, Matticus may not care that you're heading that way. Unless the Germany formerly known and Turkey is trying the same thing. Or unless the Turkey formerly known as Germany is as well, and Russia proper becomes shit sandwich 2.0. I don't know man. This game is giving me a seizure.
Thu 08 Apr UTC I agree with you Yigg
Thu 08 Apr UTC I've gotten my paws up.

@ Yigg/Brown/Germany?

Good ol' 90s music. Simpler times. I miss the strange fashion, POGs, and catchy rap/grunge/Shania Twain songs.

Fighting doesn't make any sense. I can move to BLA this spring or am comfortable waiting until autumn. Up to you. Regardless, You're still the one... From this moment on.

I imagine we can get you into Rumania barring any unforseen interference. The potential loss of Constantinople should be offset with Bulgaria/Rumania.
Thu 08 Apr UTC @Uber/Yellow/Turkey?

The traffic is going to get tricky 'round these parts. We can probably work that out with Yigg/Brown and Chaqa/Blue. What you wanna do?
Thu 08 Apr UTC I’d like to get my armies back to turkey, how I do that is up for debate
Fri 09 Apr UTC Someone wanna email for a pause? Plume's running outta delays
Fri 09 Apr UTC Moderator: (gimix): Game has been paused as per user request. Any objections, please email us at
Mon 02 PM UTC You guys have saved my ass, again, I feel like this is turning into a cooperative game.
Mon 02 PM UTC thanks
Mon 02 PM UTC And everything is a big a mess. Its like who cut the telegraph lines - sabotage, it was sabotage.
There is only way out.
We cooperate to move back to our original positions.
(NEFS, I'd like to cooperate with you on English channel. Wink if you understand).

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Completed Italy
Matticus13 (2896 D) - Delays left: 4 of 4
Bet: 5 D, worth: 5 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
Not received France
Chaqa (4187 D (B)) - Delays left: 4 of 4
Bet: 5 D, worth: 5 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Completed Austria
New England Fire Squad (3173 D (G)) - Delays left: 4 of 4
Bet: 5 D, worth: 5 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Completed Germany
Yigg (2451 D) - Delays left: 4 of 4
Bet: 5 D, worth: 5 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Completed Turkey
ubercacher16 (290 D) - Delays left: 4 of 4
Votes: Draw
Bet: 5 D, worth: 5 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Completed England
e.m.c^42 (197 D) - Delays left: 4 of 4
Bet: 5 D, worth: 5 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Ready Russia
Le Plume (95 D) - Delays left: 2 of 4
Bet: 5 D, worth: 5 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
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