Finished: 16 May 15 UTC
Private Gmur
1 days, 12 hours /phase (slow)
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1910, Finished
Survivors-Win Scoring
Game drawn
05 May 15 UTC Autumn, 1908: This game is a prime example of unnecessary attachment in Western culture.
05 May 15 UTC Autumn, 1908: It's not very important and there are many more important things in life, like the tsareviches and the tsarina. And I'm not even particularly interested in winning, because the points will be pretty much the same.
05 May 15 UTC Autumn, 1908: But I don't want to lose on purpose either. So I can't quit and every day I worry about if my plans go well or whether ally-du-jour stabs me or not.
06 May 15 UTC Autumn, 1908: what kind of imaginary allies are you talking about? :)
06 May 15 UTC Autumn, 1908: Lol, I reckom most of the allies so far has been imaginary or at least elusive.
08 May 15 UTC Autumn, 1909: fun stuff
14 May 15 UTC That was embarrassing.
14 May 15 UTC and France is finally wiped
15 May 15 UTC Good game!
15 May 15 UTC So some months ago my coworker found a paper that described structures of n-way (where n > 2) alliances and classified them as either stable or unstable.
15 May 15 UTC I took the data and applied it to Diplomacy using the results compiled from play by mail games.
15 May 15 UTC Most three-way alliances turned out to be unstable, with very few exceptions.
15 May 15 UTC The best 3-way alliance was France-Italy-Russia.
15 May 15 UTC So Austria, Germany and England: I stabbed you right from the start because I was already committed.
15 May 15 UTC Sorry Turkey, I really really intended to stab Italy at that one point but then decided to stick with the plan.
15 May 15 UTC As far as I know these triplets haven't been much discussed in Diplomacy literature and no one has suggested the FIR-alliance to my knowledge. If you want to look at the triplets, I have an sqlite DB for you.
15 May 15 UTC The most unstable alliance, btw., is England/Austria/Turkey.
15 May 15 UTC Also a most harrowing game. I'll never play Diplomacy ever AGAIN.
15 May 15 UTC Meanwhile I was going for the "screw Germany" approach in the beginning with France and Russia. Little did I know they were both after my behind.

Thanks France for being an unreliable partner :)
15 May 15 UTC I take that Antti wants to start a new game immediately?

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Italy
rbruun (530 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 23 D
16 supply-centers, 13 units
Russia
Antti Rasinen (142 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 23 D
16 supply-centers, 16 units
England
lrasinen (190 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 23 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
Germany
freiksenet (175 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Turkey
unimural (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Austria
koola (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
France
soy (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
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