Finished: 03 AM Wed 11 Jul 18 UTC
Private 2018 GBT - R1G115
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1911, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game won by eturnage (500 D (B))

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14 May 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Moderator: (ghug): Welcome to the 2018 Gunboat Tournament!

You've been placed into seven games. If you're not in seven games, you haven't received each power exactly once, or you feel you've been put in the tournament in error, please contact me as soon as possible.

Games have been paused to ensure that nobody misses a phase due to the abnormal nature of the game starts. If you have not voted unpause by Wednesday, May 15th, I will contact you and begin docking from your seven days of allocated pause time in one day increments. If you need a pause, please let me know.

Good luck!
09 Jul 18 UTC Good game. I thought at the beginning I had no chance. Going up what appeared to be a determined RT and Italy headed west. It's a miracle this Austria even survived. Diplomacy is a funny game.
09 Jul 18 UTC Well done Austria. I do question whether Germany knows how the game is played or the tournament scored. In my opinion, Germany's questionable continuance of attack on England when it was obvious England was needed to stop Austria and England was trying do just that. Not knocking Austria's good play, but Germany allowed tbe solo and thus garnered no tournament points for himself.
09 Jul 18 UTC He has drawed games before, but only 25 %....
09 Jul 18 UTC Thanks. There were some great players in this game. I consider myself a fortunate one to paraphrase John Fogerty.
09 Jul 18 UTC I think I could have still been stopped even after the attack on England. But then Germany took Marseilles from Italy. Afterwards, Germany needed an army in Gascony, and the stalemate line was blown.
09 Jul 18 UTC Austria, wp, but, hey, we were all there and as you wrote, we're all, or at least most of us, accomplished players. Only analysis that is worth anything now, is Germany's.
09 Jul 18 UTC Imo austria basicly won when italy decided to go west. I also couldnt simply leave england alone being a pain in the ass
09 Jul 18 UTC I beg to disagree. A "pain in the ass" is somebody who allows a solo in a tournament.
09 Jul 18 UTC You can beg all you want
09 Jul 18 UTC IMO, Germany played an excellent game. Not every diplomacy player has the same goals. It's the nature of the game whether you're in a tournament or not. England did something to piss Germany off and sometimes a player decides he would rather see someone dead than stop a solo. It's a decision up to each individual player. I respect that.
09 Jul 18 UTC Besides Germany's decision not to prioritize a draw, what won this for me was 1) Italy letting me take his homeland without any resistance whatsoever; and 2) my tactical obliteration of (at the time) a viable Turkey. After that, the corner was secure, and the Austrian monster was unleashed on you poor souls.
09 Jul 18 UTC Good game. Congratulations, eturnage.
09 Jul 18 UTC Good game. Congratulations, eturnage.
09 Jul 18 UTC Thank you. Thank you.
09 Jul 18 UTC Austria, you can respect the kind of player Germany is, all that you want. Fact is, in a GB game, you aren't able to "piss" on a player. Even more, as France has pointed out, Germany had all the time to realize he would loose if he kept on attacking me.
Unless this tournament takes number of SC into perspective, Germany just screwed himself and everyone else then you.

IMO you didn't play well, so stop bragging, Austria. In a game with a more potent Russia, you'd never stand a chance. I mean, come on, letting you into Ukraine, it's a rookie mistake.
Both Italy, France and me all at some point choose to bed on either you or Turkey to come out as a major power, which the rest of us then would meet in what was for a really long time, a pretty clear stalemate line - for all except Germany.

He's either a newb or doesn't understand the core concept of the game.

Count yourself lucky, Austria, that you were the one who benefitted from it.
09 Jul 18 UTC Not bragging. I've already admitted I was fortunate, lucky, miraculous.... To say, I didn't play well though, England, sounds like bitterness. I actually have you to thank for the weak Russian. Thanks! You attacked St. Petes and Russia went north to defend.

Yes, I'm defending him. The German strategy here might have worked to make a two-way possible except I got really lucky on some tactical guesses against the Turk. If I'd been tied up a turn or two longer, Germany might have soloed. That doesn't excuse his not going for a draw once it became obvious I was a serious solo threat.

I don't have much GB experience, but still I will disagree with you about GB play. It absolutely is viable and reasonable for a player to throw a solo in a GB game. I'd do it in a heartbeat if I thought the other minority powers wee aiming for my elimination. Germany had his other reasons. Different people play for different reasons. It is part of human nature. It is why Diplomacy is fun and unpredictable. I took advantage of the hand I was dealt. I felt I played well and was lucky. I understand if you disagree.
09 Jul 18 UTC England, have you been in the Dead sea recently? Because i can smell some real saltyness on your remaining fleet
09 Jul 18 UTC When S1 points out, that a player, let's call him Germany, of the opposite team, who made 3 own goals in the dying minutes of a match, played well, he is, IMO, lying, thou he might be unaware of his lying, mesmerized by his own win. When same player, keeps pointing out details of his own game and how he understands why Germany made owns goals - well, his arguments loose all meaning.

This game should always end in a draw, even more in gunboats. When it doesn't, it often because one or two doesn't understand the game - or they do, but rather wanna troll. Or both.
As Germany clearly is trolling here in the chat - well, in this case, I'll guess, it's because he doesn't have the balls to admit that he doesn't understand the end game basics.
10 Jul 18 UTC Ouu the salt is real.
But seriously, my way of playing gunboat is that making a draw is never an option. Either go solo or go home. Tournament or not doesnt matter. And the fact that youre being all pissed and salty about my way of playing the game... well, i think that says a lot about you...