Finished: 12 PM Thu 16 Aug 18 UTC
1 day /phase
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1910, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Laszlosaurus (211 D)
26 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 1901: The Kaiser sends his greetings to all our many neighbors, and the nations even more far-flung. Our diplomatic corps is receptive to offers of mutual benefit and the sharing or intelligence. Good luck to all!
27 Jul 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: Hey, what time zones y'all in? Received an important message stamped 4:02 AM. That's not really a convenient time for a sudden change of plans given the short turn phases.

I'm in EDT (UTC -4) and I don't always have time in mornings to act on correspondence.
08 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1905: I think from now we all should work together against Germany. Otherwise he will solo the game. Please Austria and Turkey work together with me and England. Just in an alliance between us 4 we are able to stop Germany.
10 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: It seems like England don´t want to play anymore and Austria helps Germany to solo. Congratulations Germany. With you annoying way to play diplomacy you win the game. Do you throw a party after it?
10 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: Whereas French progress has stalled, the rest of the board is very much in flux so your call to cancel the game at this point would be premature. England missed one phase out of 17, so it's hardly the end of the world. I understand how the static French situation may be frustrating, but it is very much of your own making. It was solely your decision to abandon our Sealion opening from your S'01 move and thus immediately alienate the only ally able to aid (or repel) your later invasion.

While France has suffered stagnation, it could be worse. Russia also broke faith with us in S'01 by occupying Gulf of Bothnia rather than Finland, so was denied Sweden and doomed to early dismemberment. England too betrayed an understanding of support into Burgundy in S'04, so suffered the swift consequence. In contrast, all nations that have cooperated with Germany and abided by their agreements with us have prospered, including England in 1903 and Austria from A'05.

Far from throwing the game to me, Austria has been the primary recipient of help. Following Germany's granting their appeal for aid, they retained a home center and reversed their path to certain demise. Instead of annihilation they've grown to 8 centers with the easy expectation of 5 more. Had France not betrayed our trust, I expect their growth trajectory would have been similar. Yes, it is annoying being lied to. But expecting continued honesty in return for demonstrable deceitfulness is setting yourself up for disappointment.
10 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: Just more lies.
10 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: The other players—both surviving and departed—know my conduct to be honest and dependable, but you threaten to disparage me in a persistent record of the game. The one turn I lied to you was only a natural consequence from your earlier betrayal. I feel it would be unseemly to publicly post our private communications from S'01, but if you persist in your libel I shall produce it to let others be the judge.
10 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: When did I betray you?
12 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: Thanks to Turkey for letting Germany soloing.
12 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: As always, my clearest path to victory leads me through English and now French centers. Turkey's got mostly fleets and any armies must necessarily pass through Austrian territory to reach me. Rather than cast blame on a corner player who could do little to affect my growth, ask yourself why you didn't help England into Belgium or Austria into Venice when you had the opportunity. Always soloing for your attacks has made them easy to deflect, but collective action at crucial junctures would have set me back and perhaps turned the tide of the game.
12 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: It´s always very funny to read if you write new lies :)
12 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: Dude, look at the Orders history. In order to achieve greater flexibility in unit movement I purposely took several gambles that left centers insufficiently protected against joint action. But it was a safe bet every time as France has never provided support for anyone else (except for England leaving Brest, and then protecting your own convoy).

We're the only two western powers remaining. If it was ever incumbent on another player to stop me it was France. Call me crazy, but perhaps hurling criticism at all the remaining players is not the most effective strategy for rallying support for a counteroffensive? If this is what your private diplomacy looks like then it's little wonder that you've been struggling.
14 Aug 18 UTC Thanks for the game, everyone.

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Laszlosaurus (211 D)
Won. Bet: 10 D, won: 70 D
20 supply-centers, 16 units
Survived. Bet: 10 D
8 supply-centers, 7 units
Theoneandonly (11081 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D
3 supply-centers, 2 units
GucciMcdsG (60 D X)
Survived. Bet: 10 D
3 supply-centers, 4 units
PG25 (117 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
soonercraze6 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
esther (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
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Darrow11 (100 D)Russia (Spring, 1903) with 2 centres.
foxykitty (100 D)Italy (Autumn, 1901) with 3 centres.
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