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Finished: 05 AM Mon 11 May 20 UTC
Private Kylo’s Steamy Passion
2 days /phase
Pot: 35 D - Spring, 1913, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
02 May 20 UTC Spring, 1909: The English king is dead, a victim of French cuisine. But the heir to the English throne lives in Wales, plotting the day that he might return with a grand navy.
02 May 20 UTC Spring, 1909: Tragically the rules of diplomacy dictate that that can't ever happen. Never trust the French.
02 May 20 UTC Spring, 1909: Great, now I have to figure out a way to send a unit to Wal.
03 May 20 UTC Spring, 1909: I’ve always wanted to see Moscow.
03 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Me as well! We should plan a vacation. Spring in a couple years?
03 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: France tried that once...Germany tried that once....
03 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: As the game comes to a close it has served its purpose in helping me understand the political and military challenges of the age. I have been a fan of this series and even met the guys behind in last Nov in Berlin. If you continue to enjoy this game I recommend watching some of the hundreds of video an in depth week by week of WWI. You just may see some of your moves on the video. https://youtu.be/cHmqBij1AnA
04 May 20 UTC Spring, 1910: New game to teach a cousin of mine that I have not talked to in 15 years. The last I remember of him is when he as a little kid playing Axis and Allies on his laptop at my Grandmas house when she passed. He works in Military Hospital Internet Tech.
The password is 7
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=293267
04 May 20 UTC Spring, 1910: What is up with your game names
04 May 20 UTC Spring, 1910: Star Wars Character and something they own or have or an aspect. It's a theme. You don't like?
04 May 20 UTC Spring, 1910: Dude, I will play against David Hood in a Diplomacy game this week. Two time North America champion. Runner of Dixiecon.
04 May 20 UTC Spring, 1910: Kick his ass!
05 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Thanks!
05 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Can we watch
05 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Sadly no. Also sadly, it is really just a test to work out any kinks with the way we are doing Dixiecon. So we will probably play about two hours and then draw. Hopefully, though, I can pull some stuff off so that he remembers my name.
"Oh yeah, it's THAT guy again."
05 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Actually, once the game gets going, I could share the link and anybody interested could follow the action.
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Oops, I misspoke. That game against David Hood the North American champion, is actual being played along with some of his friends, who are also North American Champions. As far as I know, there are at least three NA champions in the game I'm playing tonight.
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Great please do. I assume short 15 min rounds or so?
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Yes, and it appears I'm wrong again. Only Chris Martin and Michael Binder will be playing, as far as champions go. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_prize_list_of_Diplomacy#North_America
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: https://www.backstabbr.com/game/Dixiecon-Test-Game-1/6385266808324096
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: My gods I'm doing bad. I'm austria. and dead soon.
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: That's an example of how bad I can play Austria when under 15 minute per turn pressure.
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Goodby Austria. Good game!
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Austria was a good friend
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: This German beer is amazing. Thanks for keeping it cold, Russia
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: For some reason I thought the test game was this weekend
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Would u use backstabber platform for future games?
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: I am planning on using for the big 7 game tournament I will run.
06 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: I am curious about the sandbox feature. I made some mistakes as not understanding mechanics of the system. Be good to try our before hand.
06 May 20 UTC Spring, 1911: Yeah, it is pretty cool, if you have a question, you just transfer the game state over to the sandbox, enter the orders and see what happens.
07 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1911: This is England back from the grave. You guys need to stop France right now, otherwise he wins. It might already be too late.
07 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1911: Freaking annoying ghosts! (swats at ethereal whisps)
07 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1911: So, I've heard stories of what players do in Russia's place in this situation. It probably applies more to last turn, but sometimes the Russia player might threaten Italy and Turkey that if they don't include him in the draw, he will throw the game to France. This makes for some interesting diplomacy. Not that I would want that, just that that is what often happens.
07 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1911: Fascinating! Another thing that often happens in a situation like this is that Russia would not want to help France, a country that defeated him, go on to defeat other players. Often in this situation Russia would want to see all of the remaining players get the least reward possible. That’s just what I’ve heard.
07 May 20 UTC Spring, 1912: I agree, that's the reality of the conversation. Russia actually wants to be included in the draw, but attempts to do that by threatening to throw a solo to France. Sort of a suicide bomber situation.
Then, if the other nations won't go for it, the question becomes will he go through with his threat?
This happens a lot in face to face tourneys and can really piss people off.
07 May 20 UTC Spring, 1912: Man, I was just in a game where I was France, begging for my life from Russia who was on the edge of a solo. I had the advantage most of the game, and I helped him along until his momentum outpaced mine. Right at the end I was sending him wall of text while I tried to talk him out of the solo. I finally convinced him that if I could hold him off for another turn, he would agree to a three way with me and Austria. Austria was being so weird, we could have had the three way before, but he thought it was funnier to watch us death match it out. Anyway, I finally convinced them both to go three way after a heavy back and forth match. I held on though. He finally agreed to the three way and he was one center away. He would have solo'd in a turn or so.
08 May 20 UTC Spring, 1912: Moral of the story, don’t try to solo!
08 May 20 UTC Spring, 1912: For people that want to play the game without talking about it.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=294493
password is 7
08 May 20 UTC Spring, 1912: um if you don't talk then is really Diplomacy game
08 May 20 UTC Spring, 1912: Some people really get into the Gunboats games. Not usually my thing though.
08 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1912: Okay, Turkey, don't forget to support Livonia to Warsaw, just like we planned.
08 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1912: Everybody is telling me that if you don't solo, you don't win. A draw is not a win, they say. What do you guys think? Is a draw still a win?
09 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1912: France takes Berlin and wants to solo. He will either be eliminated or forced to draw. Lose lose I guess.
09 May 20 UTC You guys don't have to hit draw if you don't wanna, I'm willing to keep going.
09 May 20 UTC keep going?? You’re locked out.
09 May 20 UTC With some clever guesses on my part and poor guesses on your part, don't you think there is the possibility I could make some progress in the Med?
09 May 20 UTC (from exile in Paris) .... shakes head at Italy thinking France is a friend forever...
09 May 20 UTC Yep. There was a chance you could make progress in the med once you got a ship in Spain and Portugal. It would take years. Sev could get to Ionian by then. It’d have been close. Thanks for not putting us through that agony, ha
09 May 20 UTC :D
10 May 20 UTC http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=295105

Password is 7

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France
Deinodon (379 D (B))
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 12 D
17 supply-centers, 17 units
Italy
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 12 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
Turkey
ShooterJunamo (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 12 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
England
Reubean (560 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Germany
Jms2336 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
Lonpete1914 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Austria
RocinanteX1 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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