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Finished: 05 AM Fri 02 Dec 16 UTC
Private World Cup Group C Full Press 2-2
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 35 D - Spring, 1910, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Unranked
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
06 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: And now we ...wait...

France, I only added more fleets because I heard you were running low on Pinot Grigio. We wanted to get as much to you as fast as we could.
06 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: This is true. The people were getting irked beyond belief. They had nothing to drink to compliment their cigarette, cheese and escargot. We nearly had to call a state of emergency...
06 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: A smear on his gilded plate seemed to be talking to him. Examining it closer, the bits of an escargo in a puddle of spilled white wine, seemed to be talking to him. "Over here! Over here!" The escargo called out. Scratching his head and thinking maybe I had too much wine. Then shaking the cobwebs out, the Arch Duke said, "Waiter, may I please have an order of haggis please."
06 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: As he waited for the waiter to return with his food, the swimmy-headed Arch Duke wondered, "Why am I paused like this?"
06 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: !!!! Excellent commentary.
06 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: Turkey and England, Salut!! A pleasure to play with you!
06 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: o7
08 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: Good game, guys.
18 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Tense...feels like the whole thing can fall apart right now!
18 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: I love that feeling in Dip games. This is a classic.
18 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: I told you both I wasn't gonna solo. Can I have my cookie now?
18 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Alternatively Warsaw. Warsaw is basically a cookie.
18 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Hmmm. Should I give Germany Warsaw as a cookie? Let me think about this. It is a tough choice. After much thought and internal debate, I guess I have to say . . .

NO! (lol)

The question for you is whether you want to include France and Russia in a draw or you prefer trying for a 3-way draw so we can get more points for our respective teams.
18 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Oh no, they're both dying. I'd probably draw now if this weren't a tournament game (though the fact that our moves would have worked might have driven me to be spiteful towards France) but I saw this little attempt more as a necessary side project while we sealed the three way.

Gg, Russia.
18 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Your side project was an awesome thing to behold. I was sweating bullets over Piedmont and Tyrolia.

Yes, good game, mate.
18 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Yeah, it was a fun little guessing game. I'm thinking it's possible that France turned on me because I sent him three messages in a row with different orders, but who knows?
18 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: See ya Russia! It was a valiant effort.
18 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Thought I would shake it up a bit. Being a pawn is so uninspiring. We are also running alarmingly low on our reserves of Pinot Grigio so our people have decided that liberating the wine lands is of paramount importance.
18 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: I went out defending Edinburgh from the Teutonic hordes... ;)
19 Nov 16 UTC Spring, 1907: Stay out of my backyard France! No wine for your here! If you can get yourself up near the Rhine, Mosel...lots of lovely vineyards that way. Use your new cred with Germany to get yourself up in there.
19 Nov 16 UTC Spring, 1907: I dunno about that Italy - some nice Pinot Grigio and Prosecco down your way...
19 Nov 16 UTC Spring, 1907: England, all your ales are turning to lagers. A beer drinker's lament!
19 Nov 16 UTC Spring, 1907: This administration likes its beer as brown as its land. There's a reason we've made coloring Ireland as ours a top priority.
19 Nov 16 UTC Spring, 1907: Now see every WebDip match should be about alcohol (or its LACK in Turkey, which by dam is enough reason for invasion on its own!).

I suggest we pass this urgent memo to Tournament organisers ASAP.
19 Nov 16 UTC Spring, 1907: Yes!!! As a matter of fact, it should be written in the by-laws that all orders are set when inebriated.
22 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1907: Hey!
22 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1907: I'm gonna do that inebriated order thing now if that's cool wioth yakll,.
24 Nov 16 UTC Spring, 1908: Happy Thanksgiving.
26 Nov 16 UTC Spring, 1909: Aww man, my convoy failed.
26 Nov 16 UTC Spring, 1909: Valiant, if ill-fated, effort.
29 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: Good game France.
29 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: Good game, France. And the rest of you too. My vote goes up once he disbands.
29 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: It was a pleasure. Bunch of sharks in this game. I will agree to the three-way as well.
29 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: It was a pleasure. Bunch of sharks in this game. I will agree to the three-way as well.
29 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: Gg everyone, and good luck to those that advance to the next round
29 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: Good game France. It grieves me to have led you along this way. That was a fine move to NWG.
29 Nov 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: France, I would have soloed had you stuck with me. Just saying.
30 Nov 16 UTC Italy, I think Austria's not voting draw because he wants to solo. I strongly urge you to stab him preemptively.
30 Nov 16 UTC On the other hand, if France had attacked you when you stabbed him, as most players would have, then I think Italy or I would have a shot at the solo, and France a better chance to draw. There are a lot of variables though.
30 Nov 16 UTC I'm happy to have been able to achieve the draw with this bunch.
30 Nov 16 UTC Good game, everyone. Turkey had a rough go of it to start which made things increasingly difficult for them. I'm glad we could see this through to the draw. My position against Austria was quite precarious but there was continued conversation throughout. The success of the CPA was not guaranteed for quite a few turns.
30 Nov 16 UTC I'm from the southeastern group. How about the rest?
30 Nov 16 UTC I'm from the southeastern group. How about the rest?
30 Nov 16 UTC I guess I can look up Group C players here: https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/diplomacy-world-cup/world-cup-2016#GC
30 Nov 16 UTC In retrospect I think my biggest mistake might have been encouraging the CPA in the first place, as it cut off my chances of a solo pretty early, though it seems like the AI probably would have succeeded anyway. France deciding to work with me after I stabbed just gave me a bit of false hope.

Sorry for being a bit of a snake there towards the end. I enjoyed jousting with you all.
01 Dec 16 UTC You were frustrating, if I may say so.
01 Dec 16 UTC I'm not sure. The CPA certainly helped me convince Italy to move west. Italy and France had a pretty good neutrality thing going at that time. Your delay in stabbing France is probably why Italy was frustrated. I was a perfect ally all game, right?
01 Dec 16 UTC You did stab me, but I definitely deserved it, so I'll go with yes.
01 Dec 16 UTC Only when it was blatantly apparent you were trying to solo. I don't even count that as a stab.
01 Dec 16 UTC France frustrated me more than he should've - disappointing game for me all round to be honest.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Germany
ghug (5031 D (B))
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
15 supply-centers, 15 units
Italy
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
Austria
eturnage (500 D (B))
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
England
Wusti (1348 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
France
Pomagos (268 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Turkey
JasonStuart (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
Cubisia (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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