Finished: 06 AM Wed 06 Aug 08 UTC
And I think to myself... what a wonderful world
1 day, 4 hours /phase
Pot: 579 D - Autumn, 1912, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by nitish (2087 D (S))
25 Jul 08 UTC Spring, 1901: Woah... playing while severely hung over is not a good idea.
27 Jul 08 UTC Autumn, 1901: GameMaster: Nathaniel Lewis has taken over England.
31 Jul 08 UTC Autumn, 1903: Oh man, this is just ridiculous. What'd I do to all of you? *sob*
31 Jul 08 UTC Autumn, 1903: Besides betraying France and me? That'll do it, most often.
31 Jul 08 UTC Autumn, 1903: Hmm? When did I betray you?
31 Jul 08 UTC Autumn, 1903: Well, it's not clear that a global thread is the right place to discuss this, but what is that fleet doing in the Baltic? And a supported attack on Burgundy?
31 Jul 08 UTC Autumn, 1903: I asked when I betrayed YOU. I fully intended to stab France.

I only moved to the Baltic because I knew you were going to stab ME. And I was right, wasn't I? I had to support Denmark's hold in order to keep the territory! And had I not done F Ber-BAL I'd be in a lot MORE trouble! So don't give me crap about betraying you. You're the one who's tried to engineer the Big Stab here.
31 Jul 08 UTC Autumn, 1903: Well, that fleet in Berlin was obviously a threat to Russia. And once it was built, we each knew the other would try this set of moves, so there wasn't really much of a choice for either of us. Note that I hadn't attacked you at all before this fleet build, nor attempted to bounce you out of Denmark, though I could have. I'm not blaming you for what you did this turn, just pointing out that neither of us can claim any particular virtue. We each lied to the other, but given the situation, both of us would have been foolish not to try this set of moves. You hadn't done anything to me *before* this set of moves that deserved an attack, but then I hadn't done anything to you either. So we're essentially even. Anyway, not much point continuing this discussion.

To everybody, good game so far. It feels wide open, which is a lot of fun. :)
09 Aug 08 UTC Autumn, 1906: 3 on 1. This is fair...

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Russia
nitish (2087 D (S))
Won. Bet: 75 D, won: 5211 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
France
virka (2812 D)
Survived. Bet: 75 D, won: 4632 D
16 supply-centers, 15 units
Italy
alamothe (3367 D (B))
Defeated. Bet: 75 D
Austria
CountArach (587 D)
Defeated. Bet: 75 D
England
Defeated. Bet: 54 D
Germany
Katsarephat (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 75 D
Turkey
bernielau (0 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 75 D
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