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Finished: 06 AM Mon 18 Jan 16 UTC
Private SOW Fall 2015
2 days /phase
Pot: 40 D - Spring, 1913, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
23 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1910: When the squire who had been sent to poison the food reported his success, the knights of the first kingdom were overjoyed. Their victory assured, they decided to celebrate with drink. In this way all the knights of the first kingdom fell victim to the second kingdom's revenge.
23 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1910: Night came, then morning, and the hour of battle approached. The squires of both the first and second kingdoms arrived early, taking the places of the fallen knights. The two factions fell into furious argument, each accusing the other of dishonor and villainy.
23 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1910: Just before the appointed time, the third kingdom's squire appeared. The other squires were greatly surprised. "Where is your knight, squire?" asked a squire from the first kingdom. "Was his drink poisoned by these scoundrels from the second kingdom?" "No, indeed!" shouted a squire from the second kingdom. "His food must have been poisoned by you pigs from the first kingdom. Isn't that right, squire?"
23 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1910: The squire of the third kingdom shook his head. "Neither," he said. "My master exclaimed upon seeing your numbers that our fight was hopeless, and drank until he passed out. I am here in his stead."
23 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1910: Then the hour of battle arrived, and the three sides fought, squire against squire. The battle raged, and when the dust cleared, the only person left standing was the lone squire from the third kingdom. Thus he claimed victory, and the island, for the third kingdom.
23 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1910: And so we have proved that the squire of the high pot and noose was greater than the squires of the other two sides.
23 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1910: Oh
23 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1910: My
23 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1910: GAWD!
23 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1910: You must knock 'em dead at parties.
23 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1910: Good game all. I have voted to draw.
23 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1910: At the parties I go to, someone would probably have scolded me for saying "greater than" instead of "equal to the sum of". >.<
23 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1910: Beniliusbob the Benevolent!
23 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1910: Beniliusbob the Not-War Criminal! All hail.
29 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1910: BeniliusBob gon' git fucked!
30 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1911: Don't give up on me IGIV!!!
30 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1911: I believe in you!
30 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1911: believe in the heart of the bob
30 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1911: The power of bob compels you.
31 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1911: Crazy..
31 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1911: A fitting end. Good game gentlemen.
31 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1911: Good game Russia
01 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: Good game sir. The ladies of Kiel shall miss you.
01 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: Bob, you should definitely go for the solo.
01 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: I lost my solo chance in adjustments '05 with Italy's disband and builds. :(

Lesson learned... always take Tunis!
04 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: Switching to all global chat so no one thinks I'm wheeling sneaky deals.

Italy: are you willing to allow me to keep Marseilles for a year or two in order to make this a three-way draw?

You move GoL -> WES to block the straits, combined with my upcoming build F Bre (from disbanded Spain) -> EC, to lock down our stalemate (and you kindly build F Rom and sit in TYS). I force the swap of Kiel and Munich with Austria. That leaves me 11 units to hold a minor stalemate line (through a gradual retreat) and 2 units to eliminate England for the three-way draw. You can take Marseilles after I take Liverpool if you like, making it 13-11-10.

There's literally no way for me to turn my position around at this point, so it is purely a question of what the remaining players want the end of the game to look like (and neither A/I stabbing for a solo bid). This is not a revenge kill - I really like England and I wouldn't have gotten as far as I did without his alliance, twice; if anyone deserves to survive, it's England - and a draw is a draw and points ain't shit - but I still feel like minimizing the draw is the thing to shoot for.

England may have a different opinion of course and so the Prime Minister should have a say. :)

If Italy says draw, there's nothing I can do to clinch a three-way short of Austria giving me Kiel and Munich (I will only have one spare fleet if I lose Marseilles), so I'll vote draw immediately if that's his choice.
04 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: So.. what will Italy decide?
05 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: so it's my decision if england stays in the draw or not?
05 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: We've all talked about a three-way draw and I'll go for it if I have 13 units. I can't do it with 12. So you'd need to leave me with Marseilles, temporarily.
05 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: I count five active regions (my two borders with Italy, France's borders with me and Italy, and England) that could destabilize at a moment's notice depending on activity in the other regions. If we don't want to play out those regions, fine, we can draw. But finding a drawish solution for each of the other four regions so France can swallow England seems like a miserable challenge and a number of boring turns for a few lousy extra points earned by cutting out someone who actually played the small-country game really well. I'd rather draw now, or *actually* play.
05 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: i've got the same opinion as Austria, there aren't any stalemate lines formed. I don't want to be the person to decide for everyone
06 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: Well, England and I can form a 13 SC stalemate line, but you two will have an unstable border for the foreseeable future. :P

Draw it is!
06 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: Boo, no draw!
06 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: You've got stalemate lines to form! Besides, any of you could theoretically solo.
06 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: What is this draw nonsense?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPFMzskXZvY
06 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: The czar is also against a draw. This is a school setting. It would be a missed opportunity to draw here.
06 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: The tribe has spoken.
06 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: Who is getting kicked off the island?
06 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1911: Probably me.

Also, if anyone finds this totally distasteful or boring, I suppose we can draw, but I tend to agree with domwnec. The game isn't stale at this point and all sorts of interesting things could happen.

I also notice Italy has skillfully evaded committing to a draw. LOOK TO YOUR DEFENSES, HAPSBURG.
06 Jan 16 UTC Spring, 1912: as i didn't want a draw without the forming stalemate lines. Plus if everyone here is honest, no one was looking for a 3/4WD in this state of board.
08 Jan 16 UTC Spring, 1912: Why is the middle of the board all yellow
I thought Turkey wasn't in this game anymore
08 Jan 16 UTC Spring, 1912: Butthole clenching intensifies.
09 Jan 16 UTC Spring, 1912: Anal circumference increases.
15 Jan 16 UTC I'm sure glad... Italy was not... a goner...

...

GET IT
15 Jan 16 UTC lol
15 Jan 16 UTC Sorry guys, I had a really busy week with my exams hence I haven't had much time for this game.
17 Jan 16 UTC GG y'all, see ya in the EOG discussion.
17 Jan 16 UTC good game
17 Jan 16 UTC GG
18 Jan 16 UTC Good game everyone! That was a bunch of fun. :)

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France
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 10 D
14 supply-centers, 14 units
Austria
Lethologica (203 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 10 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Italy
Gonnor (149 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 10 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
England
NunaEtsuko (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 10 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
Turkey
pangloss (363 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
domwnec (247 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Germany
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Civil Disorders
backscratcher (459 D)Austria (Spring, 1904) with 7 centres.
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