Finished: 09 AM Mon 26 Mar 18 UTC
I'm feeling stabby
1 day /phase
Pot: 518 D - Spring, 1912, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
14 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1907: Farewell, fair friend!
16 Mar 18 UTC Spring, 1908: I suppose I shan't be moving off the front lines after all.
16 Mar 18 UTC Spring, 1908: just vote draw and be done with it. three votes up.
16 Mar 18 UTC Spring, 1908: Well now that's no fun! I'm here to play the game, not draw less than halfway through.
16 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: [translation for Austria]: He's trying to solo
16 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: Well, of course, it's because he can totally Solo, and that'd get him .5 k points
16 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: Oh geez guys, I wish someone would have told me sooner that ceding RUM and ANK to Austria would actually be a good solo strategy. I would have started ceding centers sooner!
16 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: Ah ha! Sarcasm, the favorite weapon of the Soloer
16 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: Gah! I am, as you say, caught red-handed.
16 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: I actually understood your comment, Germany, as ironic (I'm working on my PhD in the domain of irony and sarcasm, and I'm not being ironic).
16 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: But are you being sarcastic?
16 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: Almost! ;-)
16 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: What's your thesis, Austria?
16 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: Go for the win, Russia! I know I would have if I were in your place hehehe :-)

This game has definitely been interesting to keep tabs on!
17 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: Irony and sarcasm in parliamentary discourse of the UK House of Commons. I'm looking at the ways how politicians exploit ironic rhetoric to achieve their ideological ends.
In simple words: the language of Parliament is highly routinised, and irony use discouraged. If then parliamentarians decide to employ irony, what pragmatic reasons is this decision based on: scorn, praise, mitigation thereof, wit, drawing division lines between 'us' and 'them'?
Sorry for this pseudo-intellectual exhibitionism, was trying to be polite, and answer Turkey's question.
17 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: +1
17 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: +1.

I've watched a couple PM's questions and was thoroughly entertained. I wish US politicians insulted one another to their faces more often, instead of to the reporters.
17 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: My favourite quote: 'I recognise a great many Neanderthal characters on the opposite side of the House'.
18 Mar 18 UTC Spring, 1909: Hahahaha
20 Mar 18 UTC Spring, 1910: Oh, of course I would like to congratulate the leader of Russia on another (rigged) victory!
20 Mar 18 UTC Spring, 1910: Thank you, thank you! It was a hard-fought victory. Very difficult to pois -- uh, ahem --
to pull ahead in the polls!
20 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: yawn...
20 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: There there, sweet Italy, don't worry! We'll bring the joys of Austrian-Russo democracy to your stylish little boot soon enough!
20 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: incredibly unlikely.
20 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: Very confident, for a country who survives on France's whim alone!
20 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: As someone who was in a similar position for a while, I agree with Russia. Italy, you gotta watch your back, and front, and top, pretty much everything but your boot heel
20 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: There's the distinct possibility, because of the stupid mistake I made in my northern strategy, that France can easily just slide on into the Baltic and start wreaking havoc on my rear-end (lol). If so, the possibility of a French solo becomes a much more real possibility than a Russian solo ever was (mostly because I never intended to risk grabbing a solo).

I'm verrrryyy curious to see how this next turn plays out.
21 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: then just vote draw and be done with it.
21 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: or take all the Austrian SC! either way...
21 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: I, of course, am good with either
21 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: And let you have the right to tell Austria "I told you so"? I think not, good sir!
21 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: NEWS FLASH: Austrian shipyard workers quickly salvage scraps of Russian fleet in Albania, patch up a few holes and run up a tattered Austria flag over the salvaged Russian hulks...
21 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: Oh no, sir! Unlike the Italian ships, that have been in service for long years spreading terror in the region, the Austrian amphibious unit will pack up some of the newest technology being far beyond comprehension of the demoralised and drunken Italian sailors and their corrupted commanders. But the details, of course, remain classified.
22 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: You're delusional, as normally to be expected, I guess.
22 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1910: Now now, don't sound so bitter, friend Italy! It's very unbecoming. Besides, my good friend the Archduke and I knew the scuttling of the Albanian fleet was highly likely, if not a foregone conclusion. You've neither won nor drawn anything yet.
24 Mar 18 UTC Sadly, Austria and I have agreed that it's time for me to issue the final Draw vote. France has managed to thwart our campaign against Italy.
24 Mar 18 UTC Well played everyone!
24 Mar 18 UTC it would have taken a very, very long time...

good game all!
24 Mar 18 UTC Well played indeed, congrats to everyone!
24 Mar 18 UTC should have gone for the solo Russia, all of Austria could have been yours... lol
24 Mar 18 UTC think of the glory of that! And think of the anguish Austria would have suffered to see the Italian JOY of "I told you so..." which is likely why you didn't do it, to deny me that fun.. lol
24 Mar 18 UTC Good game everyone
24 Mar 18 UTC I was being honest when I said I won't usually risk grabbing the solo. But even more than that, I'm faithful to my allies. I keep most of my stabs in the early game; I don't have the heart to stab someone I've been working with for a while.
24 Mar 18 UTC Speaking of my stabs though, UGH I'M STILL SO SORRY TURKEY! You deserved better ;-;
24 Mar 18 UTC Grumble grumble. Clearly you made the wise move and did well. Can't fault you for that.
24 Mar 18 UTC An absolutely awesome match, ladies and gentlemen, at least from my perspective. I don't remember any other gamer where I was so paranoid, nearly schizophrenic. I don't remember any other match where I looked straight into the abyss of defeat, and still saw that faint light of hope. I don't remember any other match where I was verbally abused so many times. Hell, I did enjoy it, I enjoyed to the degree that, in this moment of insanity caused by the liberating feeling of relief and joy, I would propose another game, where we could finish some begun and unfinished businesses from here. It hurt, let more pain in!
24 Mar 18 UTC I may talk too much, but Austria, you think too much!
24 Mar 18 UTC Look out, there's a Russian with a knife behind you...!
24 Mar 18 UTC No wait, that's just Donald's buddy help with the election...
25 Mar 18 UTC I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to a rematch of sorts some day! ;)

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France
thamrick (898 D)
Drawn. Bet: 74 D, won: 130 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Russia
Lionhart2008 (188 D)
Drawn. Bet: 74 D, won: 130 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Austria
Szpoti (1810 D Mod)
Drawn. Bet: 74 D, won: 130 D
8 supply-centers, 7 units
Italy
Tugster (13048 D)
Drawn. Bet: 74 D, won: 130 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
England
marshal969 (1792 D (S))
Defeated. Bet: 74 D
Germany
Leon Slath (398 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Turkey
Thaneofwhiterun (1516 D)
Defeated. Bet: 74 D
Civil Disorders
davidc1 (1646 D)Germany (Spring, 1901) with 3 centres.
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