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by Carl Tuckerson
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Population growth and religion
Replies: 33
Views: 2360

Re: Population growth and religion

Both sides of the US debate should be wary of their contribution to atmosphere that encourages this nonsense. The recent Trumpian demonisation of those south of the border, and the stream of arguments the left keep sprouting about demographic change heralding in a new Democrat led future. I imagine...
by Carl Tuckerson
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03
Replies: 27
Views: 5387

Re: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03

If he's going to pivot then he has to be understanding of a build like that and trust that Austria will be understanding of the implications of his build. He won't be happy about it but maybe he shouldn't have tried to grab Trieste :razz:
by Carl Tuckerson
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03
Replies: 27
Views: 5387

Re: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03

Puscherbilbo wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:00 am
But that would have made that fleet kind of obsolete...
The fleet Rome suggests war with France, which means I'd need a navy to gain traction on Turkey.
by Carl Tuckerson
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03
Replies: 27
Views: 5387

Re: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03

If Italy does not go for this kind of stupid built then an army surpasses a Fleet in its usefulness. The situation seems highly fluent tactically. So delaying any advance of our neighbours hightens the probability for someone to switch sides. I am also banking on the fact that Russia might go for t...
by Carl Tuckerson
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03
Replies: 27
Views: 5387

Re: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03

I think going to Munich would have been a great move there actually, if Italy follows up by building a fleet. Annoying Germany is unfortunate, but Germany was in the thick of a fight with England and Russia, so Germany can't meaningfully punish the play. Getting that build and getting into Munich al...
by Carl Tuckerson
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03
Replies: 27
Views: 5387

Re: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03

I'm told we do not have a way to tag spoilers... so just know this entire post is spoilers for those who still want to try their hand at solving. ~~~ The first map is after Spring 1901. https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=242309&turn=0&mapType=large You are Austria. What orders are you anticipat...
by Carl Tuckerson
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?
Replies: 26
Views: 5513

Re: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?

for gunboat: probably not. Call me unimaginative (you wouldn't be wrong), but all the ways that things can go wrong for Russia due to Austria, or for Austria due to Russia, start with a capture of Galicia.

for press: anything is possible :-D
by Carl Tuckerson
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rat infest Baltimore
Replies: 32
Views: 2119

Re: Rat infest Baltimore

It appears that Trump has first hand knowledge of the poor conditions in Baltimore. His son-in-law Jared Kushner owns several properties and has run them down to that level as a slum lord there: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/07/28/something-baltimore-would-like-to-ditch-kushner-homes/237809...
by Carl Tuckerson
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03
Replies: 27
Views: 5387

Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03

In early June, I organized a seven-game gunboat round robin among seven players on the site who were ranked in the top 100 of the Ghost Ratings for gunboat. Game Five finished a little while ago, in which I rolled Austria. I'm going to analyze what I believe to be the most critical turn sequence tha...
by Carl Tuckerson
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Smallest Turtling Position
Replies: 8
Views: 3904

Re: Smallest Turtling Position

The two smallest that I can actually remember seeing in a real game are as follows, both involving one power holding off a dedicated 2-way draw alliance. U denotes that an army or fleet is fine. NORTH: Control London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, St. Petersburg, Portugal. You are p...
by Carl Tuckerson
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What be Discord?
Replies: 14
Views: 3612

Re: What be Discord?

Zoomer AIM
by Carl Tuckerson
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Politics gunboat
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: Politics gunboat

Creating the game right now. Good luck fellow bellowers of hot air!

The player list I have is:

1. stressedlines
2. Carl Tuckerson
3. ND
4. peterlund
5. Jamiet99uk
6. flash2015
7. Chaqa

If there are errors let me know
by Carl Tuckerson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 251
Views: 22404

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

To this I would say what *I think* is the whole point of the article. Improve your skills so that you don't ever find yourself in a situation where you rely on pure chance. The point of the article is that "Luck Plays No Part In Diplomacy", not "Being good at the game tilts the odds in your favor a...
by Carl Tuckerson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 251
Views: 22404

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

I confess that I couldn't hope to be a bigger expert on self delusion than your good self, Wusti :) Nevertheless my opinion remains the same. There are a great number of factors over which you have no or minimal control. If these happen to fall your way you will have a far easier time of it than if...
by Carl Tuckerson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Violent Poking in Sides
Replies: 10
Views: 2982

Re: Violent Poking in Sides

(6) Would stab in pre-emptive retaliation
by Carl Tuckerson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 251
Views: 22404

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

You defined out of existence any plausible room for people to disagree with you, insisted on defining others' words your way when others clearly disagreed with the way you were framing them, and then insulted them as sore losers when they got frustrated with your intransigence with the terms of the ...
by Carl Tuckerson
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 251
Views: 22404

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

It's self-evidently the case that Diplomacy has no RNG mechanics and nobody has ever argued otherwise. I began my essay by quoting real people, including one person describing Diplomacy as having RNG in that exact terminology. You. Didn’t. Read. The. Articles. It’s not at ALL “self-evident” that Di...
by Carl Tuckerson
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Top 100 Round Robin Gunboat Series
Replies: 91
Views: 10911

Re: Top 100 Round Robin Gunboat Series

Oops :-)

Amended: France joins the illustrious company of non-Austria non-Germany countries to place once. Nothing to see here, everything is fine with the state of France in the metagame
by Carl Tuckerson
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Top 100 Round Robin Gunboat Series
Replies: 91
Views: 10911

Re: Top 100 Round Robin Gunboat Series

Noteworthy trends in these results:
- Germany and Austria placed twice
- France is dead last, only power eliminated in every game
- Matticus is crushing it, only player to place in all three finished games
by Carl Tuckerson
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Top 100 Round Robin Gunboat Series
Replies: 91
Views: 10911

Re: Top 100 Round Robin Gunboat Series

Another result for Flight A! Game 3 has ended in a three-way draw between Italy , Germany , and Austria . https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=242307 1a. rdrivera2005 (Germany, 16 centers) 1b. Matticus13 (Austria, 10 centers) 1c. Carl Tuckerson (Italy, 8 centers) 4a. Fortress Door (France, elim...