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Finished: 06 PM Fri 22 Jan 10 UTC
Private Contract Diplomacy
1 day /phase
Pot: 140 D - Spring, 1903, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: And Russia, I ought to wipe you off the map for that crack about "3 people around 30"... if only it weren't true. :P
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: If you didn't notice, I'm planning on chemical engineering or pharmaceuticals, not English. =) I have a general knack for basic grammar, but not all the technicalities of it.
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: calculus. Im teaching calculus! im writing a differentiation test right now! and look at us both, here online talking/negotiating.
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: haha. no worries. you are all fine in my book, until the inevitable. ; )
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Yeah, that would explain why I can't do long division without a calculator. I did AP Calc in high school, and when I got into college took the equivalent of "How to balance your checkbook for dummies." I got a C.
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: It never ceases to amaze me, though, about how popular this site is with high school/college age people. I was expecting to be on the younger end of things, really.
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: i have to say already, this is a great bunch of guys for a contract game.
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: i have to say already, this is a great bunch of guys for a contract game.
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: NOTE: use < > to suggest a possible contract for discussion/negotiation, without making a formal offer.
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Well, I plan on going into physics in college. I already applied to a bunch. I just have to hear back from them now. Hopefully, all goes well.
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: awesome. where are you looking for college? I did a Physics/Math double major at lawrence university for two years, and they have an AWESOME physics program for undergrad.
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: I'm looking primarily at Carnegie Mellon and Princeton.
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: I was thinking maybe a physics/mechanical engineering double major but I am still not sure about that.
14 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1901: very cool.
14 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: Something that has come up in other contract games that I forgot to present is this...
Is convoying an attack considered "supporting an attack?" For instance if France is in ENG but has a NAP with England, can he convoy a German troop from Bel-Lon?
14 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: Depends on how the contract is specified - does an NAP preclude France from supporting a German ship moving to London, for example?
14 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: we're talking about the specific term NAP. Which is listed in the standard rules and says you cant attack, retreat, or support an attack against a unit containing the others SC or unit. So the NAP would prevent him from supporting a german attack, but is convoying a troop "supporting an attack"?
14 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: I don't think it is as "support move" and "convoy" are distinct orders, of course it would be wise to make a more specific agreement to prohibit such convoys
14 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: Its a pretty rare case, I guess, but yeah I am inclined to agree. Convoying a troop does not "support an attack" as it doesn't add strength to the attack. Hence, it would be allowed by a NAP. Support is used in a specific way.
14 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: A convoy is just a method of movement, nothing more. It isn't "aiding in an attack" at all, thus I don't believe it to be an offensive gesture. So I agree with both of you that it doesn't break the NAP, what do the rest of you think about it?
14 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: i think it is aiding an attack, but not "supporting" an attack. Its the technical nature of support to which I am appealing I guess.
14 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: technical nature... I thought you were the math teacher, not the lawyer.
14 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: similar I think. I mean I did come up with contract diplomacy. There's gotta be some lawyer in me.
15 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: England, France, Turkey again- Id be interested in hearing from you.
15 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: i think that convoying is acceptable and is not 'supporting' the attack. so if you have a NAP with someone make sure to add convoying to the list of not-allowed moves.
15 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: France, do you mean if you want to write a NAP in the future, you should consider adding no convoys in too?
15 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: im saying that a NAP and no convoys into each others territory are 2 seperate things so if you agree to a NAP only, convoying is still acceptable. so to be safe you should agree to the NAP AND no convoying aswell.
15 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: right on. It sounds like we all think the same thing here. : )
15 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1901: I don't know... I kind of feel like it's within the letter of the law but violates the spirit.
20 Jan 10 UTC I hate to do this, but I have a bit of a situation IRL that is going to result in me not being on webDiplomacy for awhile. I know things just got going here, so I hate to ask everyone to vote for a draw, but the alternative is me going into CD. I'm fine with either.

My suggestion would be some kind of binding contract to leave my SCs alone until I go into CD and then find another player to take over, if you want to keep the game going.
20 Jan 10 UTC thoughts? Germany, Is there the possibility of an account sitter? Is this something that will allow you to return to the game at some point, or are you certainly out? I am not opposed to a pause if we know you'll be coming back at some point.
20 Jan 10 UTC Pausing is good with me too.
20 Jan 10 UTC If it seems like you'll be gone for a considerably long period of time though, I vote draw.
20 Jan 10 UTC Yes, the last thing we want is a pause, if Germany is unable to unpause for a while.
20 Jan 10 UTC i dont particularly want a draw :/ im just starting to understand this form of the game ;) is there anyway we can get a sitter?
20 Jan 10 UTC I'm probably going to be out for awhile, but I've got a friend who might be able to sit for me. Let me check in with him first.
20 Jan 10 UTC a sitter would be great. Otherwise, I am happy to call a draw and play a new contract game with those that want to try it back out, having learned a few things. ; )
20 Jan 10 UTC I just sent him a message; hopefully he'll do it. I'm not thrilled, because we're both in another game together where we're tied at 14 SCs, but I'm hoping that game can be drawn, as it's down to 3 players.
20 Jan 10 UTC OK. keep us posted.
20 Jan 10 UTC I doubt I'm going to hear back from him in the next 6 hours; is there any way we can pause the game until I can get this cleared up?
20 Jan 10 UTC sure. I've voted pause.
20 Jan 10 UTC just need france and italy.
20 Jan 10 UTC Given that Turkey and Germany didnt submit orders, I am leaning to a draw now. Again, I am happy to start a new contract game with any or all of you. You can fix some of your mistakes, probably with a new power.
20 Jan 10 UTC I'm good with a draw. I'd definitely go for another game.
20 Jan 10 UTC Once we vote draw, I'll start up a new game with a similar name and start a thread. The password will be the same - "signature" so enter as soon as you want, no invite needed. If we need others, We'll invite.
20 Jan 10 UTC Thanks. That's pretty considerate of you.
21 Jan 10 UTC ok sounds good. ill vote draw even though my evil plans were just coming into fruition muahahahaha. ill try not to forget to join the new game. :/

see you all later =]
21 Jan 10 UTC Ok then. Germany. Vote Draw, when you next log on. :) A pleasure playing with you all. See you in the next one. ;)
21 Jan 10 UTC Thanks, guys. Good luck... hopefully I'll be able to get in on another game when I'm able to come back.
21 Jan 10 UTC Hello All. New game

gameID=19599
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Austria
Paulsalomon27 (731 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 20 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
Germany
lifein2x3 (168 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 20 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
France
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 20 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
Italy
pfranklin51 (140 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 20 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
England
... (104 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 20 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
Turkey
Gunmaster G-9 (162 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 20 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
Russia
frito (408 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 20 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
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