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Finished: 08 AM Thu 02 Jan 14 UTC
death or fight
1 day /phase
Pot: 63 D - Spring, 2015, Finished
Modern Diplomacy II, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
25 Oct 13 UTC Autumn, 1998: Let's see now - Mean ole Rome has it out for itty bitty Spain. And, alas, it is possible that the sun shall finally set on Iberia - but, wait, what do we see? Will Tunis fall to the fighting Pharaoh?

And Bulgaria, a tiny cut of support and snip, she too will fall.

And looked, do I see, not one, not two, but three unoccupied Italian supply centres bordering what seem to be less than friendly states?

Romey old fellow - if you call off your attack, I'm willing to help. What do you say? Can we let bygones be bygones?

Toodles. Enrico Guadelupe Guillermo Ossaga del Andalucia y los pais Francisco.

PS: You can call me EGGO for short.
25 Oct 13 UTC Autumn, 1998: Didn't GERMANY used to be called the HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE at one time? So, if GERMANY were to attack ITALY, it wouldn't be really an invasion. It would kinduv be like taking back what was really once yours.

GERMANY, can little ole Spain entice you to revisit Rome? I know that it has gone to seed and the trains don't run on time, but the food is great and the women gorgeous. And let's face it, GERMAN food and GERMAN opera is the reason you are so aggressive in the first place.

We're root'n and toot'n for ya - and ITALY - consider yourself raspberried.

EGGO
25 Oct 13 UTC Autumn, 1998: As amusing as your comments are Spain, Italy is a trusted ally of Germany, and that will remain the case for many years to come. A fight against Italy would be suicidal as just in case you didn't notice, he is the strongest player on the board. Stop trying to save your own bacon :P

Besides, Germany has other wars to fight. That's right Britain, I'm coming for you now! The German people demand revenge for WW1 and WW2.
25 Oct 13 UTC Autumn, 1998: And so the mad kaiser did destroy all of Europe, establishing a new Rome.
How pointlessly tragic.
27 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1999: wow....cant believe the whole board turns on me at the same time....you guys must really be worried about me....
28 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1999: It is pure unadulterated jealousy. That's it; that's all. You are smarter, better looking, and have a certain je ne sais quoi that drives the rest of us mental.
28 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1999: yeah, i guess so.....and all your whining seemed to pay off, huh?
28 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1999: Have you seen the animated movie "Puss'n Boots" staring Antonio Banderas - when he does that thing with his eyes he is absolutely irresistible. My whinging might not be as pretty but maybe it's effective - either that or the smell - I've been known to skip bathing for a month or two (or three or four). The smell keeps away smaller rodents and most of the neighbours. I was actually rather surprised that you coped as well as you did.
28 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1999: its only a game, and its not the first time i have been ganged up on....i play this game pretty well
28 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1999: but i do know who orchestrated the whole deal....i dont blame ukraine, we have been fighting since the beginning, but germany was a good ally, i didnt think he would turn on me like that
28 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1999: You're absolutely right - GERMANY has absolutely no backbone whatsoever and the minute I showed up I managed to con him into throwing all his promises to the wind and to go after ITALY with a vengeance. I'm good - its hypnosis don't you know - he isn't even aware that he is actually attacking you. As long as I don't accidentally snap my fingers he will continue to do my very bidding. I don't ask him to cook or to sing though - what he does to food and what he does to opera is unbearable to think about.
28 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1999: Talking like that right after Germany effectively stands by your side won't help your cause too much.

Also, I'm not sure if there was any kind of deal. It just seemed to be convenient for me: I was fearing your growing power in the Mediterranean. And as you would do to any powerful neighbour or rival, you attack them, if need be.
28 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1999: Sorry Italy :(

I wasn't planning to attack you, but the opportunity to unite the entire map against the strongest player on the board was too tempting to pass up. Being able to unite 4 players against 1 is a very attractive proposition, and being blocked in by Britain and Poland meant that only avenue of expansion, was through your territory.

Anyway, once again, my apologies Italy.
28 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1999: Also, Spain may want to remember his place given that I now block the only route out of Spain, and he would be unable to expand without my consent.
28 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1999: No hard feelings Germany. I knew when you didn't answer that something was up. I'm not bitter, but Spain's begging is pathetic and sickens me.
31 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 2000: Wow!!! Look at all them firecrackers in and around the Mediterranean. Our we being attacked by terrorists or something? Where might I buy some popcorn?
31 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 2000: yeah, and all you can do for the rest of the game is just sit back.....you are pathetic!
31 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 2000: I know - it's sad - I tried to buy myself a personality but I hadn't realised that they nolonger accept passetas and for some reason no one want to take the few euros I've got - something about the way the colour bleeds off the banknotes when they get wet makes people suspicious.
06 Nov 13 UTC Autumn, 2001: You know, those Italians holding out in Moldavia are a ferocious bunch. I wouldn't be surprised if they are the last territory flying Italy's colours - they might even make it to the end game.
08 Nov 13 UTC Spring, 2002: Greetings all. Spain will be unavailable from noon Friday (Eastern Standard Time) through 9 PM Saturday. I've entered my orders but I've not pressed READY in order to profit from the maximum allotment of time. Have a great weekend.

Cheers!
09 Nov 13 UTC Autumn, 2002: good bye everyone
12 Nov 13 UTC Autumn, 2003: Whew. That was an intense spring!
14 Nov 13 UTC Autumn, 2003: GameMaster: Yaniv was banned: multi/meta/no reply. The time until the next phase has been extended by one phase length to give an opportunity to replace the player.
Remember to finalize your orders if you don't want to wait, so the game isn't held up unnecessarily!
16 Nov 13 UTC Spring, 2004: Hey guys, just an idea. Once Britain is removed, how would you all like to call it a draw? We've all played a good game, stalemated each other, and removed the competition. We're now pretty evenly matched, and this will get dragged out into a long game.

So what do you all think? Russia and Ukraine, if you stop attacking me for one year, I can have Britain eliminated in short order.
16 Nov 13 UTC Spring, 2004: I was banned. I pleaded my case because I ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY DO NOT METAGAME AND DO NOT CHEAT. And I've been re-instated. I have to tell you though that it leaves an unpleasant taste in one's mouth. I used to think that everyone that was banned was a downright cheater and couldn't understand why. Now I'm less sure.
16 Nov 13 UTC Spring, 2004: ;~;
16 Nov 13 UTC Spring, 2004: why is it so hard for people just to act like an adult and play a funny game. All this problems with meta gamers all the time.
16 Nov 13 UTC Spring, 2004: gib dots plox
17 Nov 13 UTC Spring, 2004: What does "gib dots plox" mean?
18 Nov 13 UTC Autumn, 2004: I wonder if there is any oil under here?
19 Nov 13 UTC Autumn, 2004: Hey CA - you were a good man - songs will be sung of your valour in battle (though we will still make fund about the fact that you drink warm beer).
22 Nov 13 UTC Spring, 2006: Greetings all - I risk being unreachable for the next 30 hours or so. I will endeavour to check in but I can offer no guarantees. Have a great weekend.
01 Dec 13 UTC Spring, 2008: Hey all. So I'm going away tomorrow for 8 days, during which I will likely be unable to enter moves, and was thus wondering if we could pause the game for a week? I know this is a big ask, but would be eternally grateful to everyone if they agreed to this.
01 Dec 13 UTC Spring, 2008: Of course, no problem.
01 Dec 13 UTC Spring, 2008: Agreed. It'd probably help me out too.
01 Dec 13 UTC Spring, 2008: Thank you :)
09 Dec 13 UTC Spring, 2008: When everyone is ready we could vote unpause?
09 Dec 13 UTC Spring, 2008: Welcome back! How was your adventure in the real world?
09 Dec 13 UTC Spring, 2008: Haha it wasnt me who asked for a pause...however I had a very nice week, thank you :)
10 Dec 13 UTC Spring, 2008: Hey all :)

I'm back and managed to avoid freezing to death in Tasmania. Anyway, shall we get back to business?
10 Dec 13 UTC Spring, 2008: I thought it was summer in the southern hemisphere - how far south is Tasmania anyway?
10 Dec 13 UTC Spring, 2008: Too far south. Basically, I walked through 4 days of rain + mud, and 2 days of snow + mud. And yes, it is summer down here, but Tasmania is a weird place where the weather does not abide by the normal rules :P
11 Dec 13 UTC Autumn, 2008: Have you ever read (I) the "isles of oceania"; (ll) "a sunburnt country". Both are fantastic books about Australia - the first describes Tasmania exactly like you do.
16 Dec 13 UTC Spring, 2010: At the risk of sounding like one who is running out of options, I think a draw makes sense at this point.
16 Dec 13 UTC Spring, 2010: I think we all deserve it. It was a nice game so far. I'm in.
21 Dec 13 UTC Autumn, 2011: Hi all - I've entered orders but I do not intend to press READY because I will be hard to reach over the coming days so by not pressing READY I'm simply buying myself some time. Best of the season to all.
24 Dec 13 UTC Autumn, 2012: Happy Christmas everybody!

With the Christmas mood on my mind I was hoping we all could consider to end this highly interesting game together. Let peace rule over Europe
25 Dec 13 UTC Autumn, 2012: I just realized how long this game has been going. We just finished our 18th game year!
25 Dec 13 UTC Autumn, 2012: exactly. If thats not worth a draw or at least survival...
31 Dec 13 UTC My congratulations to the three who will share the cake.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Germany
Ar Jack (1630 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 21 D
27 supply-centers, 27 units
Spain
Yaniv (1380 D (S))
Drawn. Bet: 3 D, won: 21 D
25 supply-centers, 25 units
Egypt
skeyerage (126 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 21 D
12 supply-centers, 12 units
Russia
Jesper0228 (1525 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Italy
gordonpup (1388 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Britain
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Ukraine
Mr. Green (335 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Poland
SluX (324 D)
Defeated. Bet: 4 D
Turkey
HorndogH (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
France
eltiothehun (10 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 6 D
Civil Disorders
Aru111 (0 D X)Spain (Autumn, 1995) with 4 centres.
HorndogH (100 D)Turkey (Autumn, 1998) with 0 centres.
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