Finished: 10 PM Fri 28 Dec 12 UTC
Private Eff Michigan
1 day /phase
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1913, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by abernat (161 D)
27 Nov 12 UTC Spring, 1903: I guess its time for the time tested Russian scorched-earth strategy.
27 Nov 12 UTC Spring, 1903: Haha
28 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Gallup Poll: Enemies and Allies agree; Turkey is unpredictable.

Nice moves guys.
28 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Have they ever been predictable ?
28 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Hats off to Russia. The name of the game is Diplomacy and Russia gets the top diplomatic award of 1903. Two stand offs and he's basically finished. Instead, he manages to land on two new Supply Centers. Well done brother.
28 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: I gave guns to every other soldier and told the guys with guns to shoot any soldier without a gun who retreats. True story.

The Russians are drunk, cold and don't give a shit.
28 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Have they ever been predictable ?
29 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Sorry Cousin. Had to do it.

I wonder if Venice supporting Trieste was a typo or not?

Good night all.
29 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Oh Turkey... I don't understand. You could have crippled Russia but somehow decided to make them stronger?
29 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Why you just worry about your side of the map, France? With 7 supply centers, you're in good shape. However, I understand - a public call to take down Russia is a part of the game. Although, I think everyone is on to you by this point.
29 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Turkey had his foot on his victim's throat, but lacks the killer instinct.

Turkey would be our clear leader had he followed through with the execution. The fact that Russia talked him out of doing it is why I said he got the early Diplomacy Award.

I still want to know if Italy accidentally ordered "Venice supports Trieste" when he meant to write "Venice supports Serbia MOVE to Trieste."

It wouldn't be the first time an order was written differently than intended.

Or was it an actual breach of agreement with the country who has a fleet within walking distance of two of Italy's Supply Centers?

Seriously, I am fascinated. I must know.

If you guys need me, I'll be washing off the smell of betrayal from my hands. I can't believe I just stabbed my cousin in the back. It will be hard to forgive myself.
29 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Everyone knows you have no quams about that betrayal or your own brothers, why pretend?
29 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: You know what would make this game fun? Betting a $1000 each.
29 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Everyone knows you have no quams about that betrayal or your own brothers, why pretend?
29 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: nice job italy, way to go now you have two nations willing to devour all your olive oil and women
29 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: To be funny.

You are right. I won't lose sleep. Cause it's a game. And the name of the game for that matter.
29 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: betting would be fun, or actually slitting peoples throats has its appealing side as well
29 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Let's get these builds done. I would love a deadline earlier than midnight. I like to see what happens before bed instead of in the a.m.
30 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: We Italians like to be unpredictable. Keep em guessing. All I'll say is that every order I place is exactly the order I intended to place.
01 Dec 12 UTC Spring, 1904: That's true. Italy did switch sides during WWI.
01 Dec 12 UTC Spring, 1904: I smell the Tunisian belly dancers' perfumed oils from here. So lucious.
01 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1904: Oh, the irony. Turkey must be feeling pretty badly this morning.
02 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1904: Yo, shut the fuck up chico man.
02 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1904: Tumbling dice. Rolling Stones.
02 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1904: I thought about that move a lot and still screwed it up. Nice job Joe. I was not thinking straight and you got me this time.
04 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1905: Hats off and thanks to Kenny. Germany was a tough draw for a first time and you fought valiantly. You'll get'em next time.
04 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1905: I'm about to play a five person game on the Ancient Mediterranean with some work people. Should be interesting. Did you know they also have a world version?
05 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1905: Germany is out of supply centers. How does this game end for someone?
05 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1905: When Germ submits his "destroy" orders he's done. Very unceremoniously (sp?).
05 Dec 12 UTC Spring, 1906: Good game. I should have time to play again in a few years when this one is over.
05 Dec 12 UTC Spring, 1906: Alfred von Schlieffen just shed a tear - once again the two front war leads to Germany's demise
07 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1906: I'm really starting to hate being Italy
08 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: I am so jealous of Turkey. I want to be in the Tyrrhenian, with easy access to the Pope.
11 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1908: Why can't I retreat to Budapest , do I own it?
11 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1908: Why can't I retreat to Budapest , do I own it?
11 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1908: Yes you own it. But you can't retreat there because you/Serb and Italy/Vie both tried to move there... hence the big red X on Bud. The logic is, why should you get a "free pass" there in a retreat if Vie or Serb weren't allowed to go there before the moves were processed?

I'm 99% certain though that you will be able to "rebuild" in Smyrna since you will have to destroy your unit from Gal, thus leaving you only 9 units... but you hold 10 SC's. Since you have an open "home" SC, I think you'll be able to build there to get you back up to 10.
11 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1908: 10-4 thanks!
14 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1909: Wow. What a move. I thought almost nothing would happen during that turn. Shows what I know.
15 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1909: Check out the game I'm in with some colleagues at work.

Egypt won't talk to me. And now Rome hates me too. This game is great at developing relationships and then crushing them.
15 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1909: I screwed up. Rookie mistake, misunderstanding of rules
15 Dec 12 UTC Spring, 1910: French News Report: following decisions to protect Italy instead of their own territory in Austria, French officials rename Turkey. It is henceforth known as Italy's Bitch.
16 Dec 12 UTC Spring, 1910: Hahaha
16 Dec 12 UTC Spring, 1910: What happened to Italy?
16 Dec 12 UTC Spring, 1910: i dont know but i could have used his support
16 Dec 12 UTC Spring, 1910: Sorry, local diplomatic relations with the neighbors failed last night
16 Dec 12 UTC Spring, 1910: It's funny how often that actually works out. You can retreat our way onto a supply center.
21 Dec 12 UTC Spring, 1912: I decided to come back in and check this what has happened, how many weeks has this game taken so far? England is looking pretty strong
23 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1912: didn't we start the week of thanksgiving? these game has taken a bit longer than usual... i've could've ended this game a while ago had i stole a couple sc's from france.
24 Dec 12 UTC Autumn, 1912: Im ready, just paysin for a sec. Dont want moves to be due at 8am on Christmas morning tomorrow.
31 Dec 12 UTC good game everyone.

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England
abernat (161 D)
Won. Bet: 10 D, won: 38 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
France
aschluep (257 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D, won: 27 D
13 supply-centers, 11 units
Turkey
Phillyblues (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D, won: 7 D
3 supply-centers, 5 units
Italy
Vallone (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Austria
No Italy (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Germany
kvarian (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Russia
bschluep (57 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
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