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by DougJoe
Thu Oct 27, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5859

Re: Austria vs Bots

Played another year. Recap: Winter 06: I did end up removing BAL. Russia had to build in Sev, though, so I guess that's not the worst thing. Spring 07: I did get back into Munich (from Kiel). Russia didn't try for Tyo (so Turkey got in). England kicked Russia out of Norway... ...and France moved in...
by DougJoe
Wed Oct 26, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Press tips when weaker?
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Press tips when weaker?

I always thought that this video from Chris Martin was a pretty interesting discussion on the topic: https://youtu.be/M_s02nHh1TE
by DougJoe
Wed Oct 26, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5859

Re: Austria vs Bots

...and so, again, one good thing happened and one really annoying thing happened. The good thing was that R/T bounced each other out of Tyo, which means that I have a chance to get Munich back because Russia only has two on it. The bad (annoying) thing that happened was that England took Sweden. Ho...
by DougJoe
Wed Oct 26, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5859

Re: Austria vs Bots

It looks like the above turn has processed ... I won't spoil it but looks like your moves were well-considered. Yea, I actually played another turn last night, but I wasn't up to writing a whole bunch about it. My internal thought was that Russia was going to play StP-Mos, Ukr S War, Boh S Sil-Mun,...
by DougJoe
Tue Oct 25, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5859

Re: Austria vs Bots

You win some, you lose some. :? At least I got Sweden so I didn't lose a unit. The funny thing is that England supported me into Sweden! Spring 1904: I tried for Belgium again (just in case) and it still didn't work and my army in Bur got blown up. I forced my way into BAL and kept Russia out of Be...
by DougJoe
Mon Oct 24, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 862

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

Doom427 wrote:
Mon Oct 24, 2022 4:12 pm
It might be time to at least swap the setup to inject some life into it. I dunno how to swap things though.
Maybe guessing something other than people? *shrug*
by DougJoe
Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 862

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

"The Last Starfighter was Robert Preston's final role in a theatrical film. The character of Centauri, a 'lovable con-man', was written with him in mind and was a nod to his most famous role as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man." Hot DAMN that was a hard one. Oh bollocks! I thought it was him ...
by DougJoe
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 862

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

Who? I have never heard of this person. ...and that's what I was worried about with "not famous enough", especially from an international point of view. Here's a clip from the movie _The Music Man_ with Mr. Preston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI It's probably more of a US thing in ter...
by DougJoe
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5859

Re: Austria vs Bots

England's support-hold of Belgium was unfortunate. I never would have guessed that, either. It looked like an E/G was in the works. England just took the Channel from France by force in the spring. It was pretty clever how you vacated Belgium in the spring, then came back for it in the fall when yo...
by DougJoe
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5859

Re: Austria vs Bots

Turkey breaking through the Tyr/WM/Tun/GoL is one of my favorite positions when the line isn't fully stalemated. Just one thing to consider from Russia/Germany, Germany will flip supports to Vienna if you were to take Budapest and Trieste (presumably both on the same turn). But the German line isn'...
by DougJoe
Sun Oct 23, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 862

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

Oh, and, just because I'm curious: VI, what made you finally think of Preston?
by DougJoe
Sun Oct 23, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 862

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

Oh damn, I think I've cracked it!!!! It's Robert Preston from The Music Man! Ding ding ding! We have a winner! Well done, VI! Yes, this one's proving a challenge. I feel like we've got some respectable clues here but still struggling to connect the dots in the right way. The clues I'm focussing on ...
by DougJoe
Sun Oct 23, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 862

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

dargorygel wrote:
Sun Oct 23, 2022 2:41 pm
Richard Harris ( no time to research all the details... thinking of camelot)
Nope
by DougJoe
Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 862

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

I am trying to think of / find actors who played the same role, first on stage and then in a film adaptation. Yul Brynner played the same role in "The King and I" both on stage and on screen, but it can't be him because he's not American and he did win an Oscar. Joel Grey played the same role again...
by DougJoe
Sat Oct 22, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 862

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

Did he ever win an Academy Award for either "Best Actor" or "Best Supporting Actor" ? No. Nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" once. This person's best known role originated on the stage and he played the same character in film a few years later - then, over 20 years after that he played a differe...
by DougJoe
Sat Oct 22, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 862

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

Did he ever win an Academy Award for either "Best Actor" or "Best Supporting Actor" ? No. Nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" once. This person's best known role originated on the stage and he played the same character in film a few years later - then, over 20 years after that he played a differe...
by DougJoe
Sat Oct 22, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 862

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

VillageIdiot wrote:
Sat Oct 22, 2022 8:22 pm
Was he famous for both television and film?
No, not really. 19.

I'm a little worried I've gone "not famous enough", but this person was once on the cover of _Time_ magazine, so that's something.

I may give another small hint after Q20.
by DougJoe
Sat Oct 22, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5859

Re: Austria vs Bots

Well, it's a mixed bag. Austria pushed Russia out of Bud and lost Tri and Ser. I hope he keeps Russia out of Bud in the fall, but we'll see. Russia moved to Sil, not what I wanted to see. Italy took Tri, but Turkey moved out of BLA to Con... hopefully Italy can hold him back at least for a little b...
by DougJoe
Sat Oct 22, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 862

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

flash2015 wrote:
Sat Oct 22, 2022 12:52 am
Does this person have at least one child that is also a famous actor?
No. 18.
by DougJoe
Sat Oct 22, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 862

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

flash2015 wrote:
Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:23 pm
Jimmy Stewart?
Nope.