Finished: 01 AM Wed 27 May 20 UTC
Private Dewd Pandemic
1 day /phase
Pot: 49 D - Spring, 1913, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
05 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: Full hobby life
05 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: Alright that’s it for me! To all of you (except Turkey) good luck and good fortune.

To Turkey, you are dirrtyy, and I do not wish good fortune. I hope that France, Russia, and Germany see your cold tactics for what they are, and deal with you accordingly.

Toodles!
08 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: Yikes. It got dirty in here.
09 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: I think this might be the most perfect 3 way split of power I've seen in a game yet
09 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: Yes! It's fascinating. It would be really interesting if you could start games from this position
10 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: Hey Germany, Turkeys coming for ya bud, cause they’re a bad egg. Austria, Italy, and England await you on the other side. All the best ally.
10 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: England, who attacked me twice. What an afterlife...
10 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: I didn’t say it was a happy afterlife. Austria and I are here after all and we each had a direct hand in killing each other. It’s not what you would call the good place.
10 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: Looool
12 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
12 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: hmm
12 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: I'm not sure who that could have been...
13 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: We’ve found ourselves in some trenches haven’t we.
13 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Turkey, you deserve the ditch, not the trench, but you knew I’d say that.
Go Russia,
Go France.
13 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: What about me?
13 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Germany you were joined with the bad egg Turkey, so I’ll root for you if you switch sides and fight against Turkey. Sound good?
17 May 20 UTC Spring, 1909: The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. – Sun Tzu.
Boredom will be my weapon. -turkey
17 May 20 UTC Spring, 1909: Turkey, I wish you could’ve been BFFs with Russia. I am honored to have aided you in your conquest of Europe. Team Asia FTW.
18 May 20 UTC Spring, 1909: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
18 May 20 UTC Spring, 1909: Boooo. There's only 3 of us! Who didn't put in orders!
19 May 20 UTC Spring, 1909: Austria- I kinda wish I had stuck with the Asian plan too. It’s just gonna take longer now
19 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Welp. With that move I think we're at an impasse. I'm pretty sure if any one person does a support hold they can hold all their territory. How do we feel about a draw?
19 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Lol on my front we didn't even attempt to attack each other. Looks like a draw to me.
19 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Guys, really snoozing it up here. What say you draw So we can kick off a new game?
19 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Oh fellas- you’re not gonna like this, but I think I’m in for a bit of a trench war. Surely one of you is about to get married, have a baby, go off grid, or something to ditch the game.
19 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: get married? have a baby? lol who do you think we are, kids coming out of college? We're bored and locked down with jack-all to do. Taking 2 seconds a day to put in orders is something I can comfortably commit to indefinitely. I do though hope you'll let us go back to playing diplomacy again before it gets too ridiculous, as diplomacy is a lot funner than 'button-pushing-guy-from-Lost simulator'.
19 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Or- you two could attack each other up north...
19 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: (Yup, pretty certain I know who Turkey is now).
Russia, do not trust Turkey, they do not negotiate in good faith.

Well have fun figuring it out guys. No need to prove that you are all determined, committed, and stubborn. You have solid trenches that would take years to crack, and at least one of you doesn’t lock orders to advance the game, so you’ll play until July it seems. Or just draw, take your share of the pot, and start again where diplomacy can happen.
19 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Has this tactic ever been used before in our games? I’m intrigued how long it could last
19 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: That tactic has a very low probability of success. You’ve weeded down from 7 to 3, and those left are the regulars most likely who know how to stick with a game long term. The only chance is to wait for a mistake to be made.

I’ve never seen a game go on indefinitely when gridlocked, but I have seen games go on a very long time, and this group isn’t one that quits typically this late in the game
19 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Low probability?... So you’re saying there’s a chance!!
19 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: @Turkey the major reason why this game looks to be a draw to me is that France and I have no incentive to attack each other. All that would do is cause a collapse along the trenches and give you an easy win. So, more than the tactics of where our units are, I think it's a draw (now or later) because no one in this game has any incentive to change their alliances.
19 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Yeah France could hold indefinitely, same with Russia. It’s wishful thinking to get them to turn on each other, as it’s obvious that doing so would create a win for Turkey.
20 May 20 UTC Spring, 1910: @turkey where is Serbia going? I see what you’re doing.
20 May 20 UTC Spring, 1910: @italy has a lot of ideas for someone so easily taken over ;)
20 May 20 UTC Spring, 1910: You do have a point...but Paris would not have moved if there was 100% confidence across the board
20 May 20 UTC Spring, 1910: @turkey I do have ideas, the main one is keeping bad eggs from winning.
There’s one country you can go for against Russia, but it wouldn’t do you much good tbh.
22 May 20 UTC Spring, 1911: This game has taken an exciting turn
22 May 20 UTC Spring, 1911: Lol
22 May 20 UTC Spring, 1911: lol
23 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1911: Lol
23 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1911: Lol
23 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1911: That was literally the only move (attacking Galicia) left on the table. Now you either play until mistakes are made, or you draw.
23 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1911: Based on past moves, France could have taken Gulf of Lyon and Russia could have taken Sevastopol. While the game appears to be near gridlock, it is not. The intrigue is high.
24 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1911: Meh, I wouldn't have been able to hold Sevastopol.
26 May 20 UTC This is the worst
26 May 20 UTC Just draw my man let's play again
26 May 20 UTC One more round. If everyone puts in moves I’ll draw. I thought I could hold off longer but this is terrible
27 May 20 UTC :) who was everyone? I'm Matt Shaw!
27 May 20 UTC Ahh it says down below!

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Turkey
MuellerTime (2641 D)
Drawn. Bet: 7 D, won: 16 D
15 supply-centers, 15 units
France
tyfighter (642 D)
Drawn. Bet: 7 D, won: 16 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Russia
mattshaw (129 D)
Drawn. Bet: 7 D, won: 16 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
England
Kiraly Guth (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 7 D
Italy
dbarnz (365 D)
Defeated. Bet: 7 D
Germany
Smitington (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 7 D
Austria
Defeated. Bet: 7 D
Civil Disorders
Kiraly Guth (100 D)England (Autumn, 1905) with 3 centres.
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