Finished: 05 PM Fri 25 Jan 19 UTC
Private Peacefully Destroy
2 days /phase (slow)
Pot: 210 D - Spring, 1911, Finished
Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
Game drawn
22 Jan 19 UTC Autumn, 1910: Dear fellow dictators of Europe. We are another turn further, Germany has been eliminated, but we still don't have a draw yet. According to my private press, the Russian Tsar is the one who hasn't pressed the button yet. However, you never know of course. I was wondering, would the player(s) that isn't (aren't) drawing be willing to reveal himself in this 'UN channel' chat? I'd like to negotiate a permanent and lasting peace for this parallel dimension early 1900s Europe. Everybody knows Italians aren't fighters, but lovers..
25 Jan 19 UTC I was full of shit the whole time about attacking France. I was just seeing what could be accomplished with press.

Also I said all kinds of crazy horse crap, just so everyone knows, I said lots of stuff that isn’t true, was lying through my teeth a bunch, to try to get stuff to happen. I sometimes get success by acting like an insane player and scaring people into doing stuff. It’s all an act and I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game, and I don’t think anybody was stupid, etc. that rhetoric is all part of the game and I think this game was very well played.
25 Jan 19 UTC Yay I made it.. I was getting very worried there for a second when there was peace in the north. Thanks for the game everyone, I really enjoyed it. If any of you has place for a webDiplomacy newbie in any upcoming games, I'd love to join!
25 Jan 19 UTC Well, congratu-frickin'-lations!! About time. At least you lot were talkative.
25 Jan 19 UTC Jesus fuck lol. I was ready to get fucking eliminated
25 Jan 19 UTC If that was an act, it was very good swordsman. I thought you were a legit psycho
25 Jan 19 UTC Gg guys. What a game
25 Jan 19 UTC GG all.
Good thing you drew there Swordsman. Odo had me *that close* to stabbing you!
25 Jan 19 UTC That could have happened a long time ago. You had so many openings. <Scribbling something about 'trust' down in my notebook>
25 Jan 19 UTC I really wasn’t ever going to attack France. I was pretty sure that was going to trigger a Turkish solo win somehow. Odo knew, which is probably why he wasn’t falling for it.

I tried really really hard to make it seem like I would really do it so that France would attack Italy (which I genuinely wanted for various reasons). That’s why I told everyone else that I would really do it, not just France, so that there was no feeling anywhere that I was making up that idea.

Sorry to scare you so much Durga, lol. Sometimes I get good results by portraying myself as nuts. You did the right thing. Thanks for letting me know that you at least *believed* me even though my plan didn’t work.

Cspieker can probably vouch for me in saying that I presented different personalities to the different players - towards him, I tried to portray myself as very friendly and reasonable for most of the game. He caught me “catastrophizing” or something at one point though.

Hamilton you are just a delight to play with, as usual
25 Jan 19 UTC Hahaha you actually made me consider eliminating Italy for a second and then I was like... No wait that's fucking stupid, Turkey will push me back so hard if I do that. Also I've never made diplomacy moves out of coercion.
25 Jan 19 UTC Anyway after that 1901 I thought I was doomed. Happy with this ending.
25 Jan 19 UTC Well, perhaps Ssorenn, where ever he is, will be looking at this game and smiling. Maybe?
25 Jan 19 UTC Well it sounds like maybe my plan would have worked against a lesser player than you Durga. So close! Well done
25 Jan 19 UTC Probably. You did him a massive favour by subbing in. Probably why I felt so keen to have you in the draw.
25 Jan 19 UTC swordsman, is that part of your ongoing tactic to flood someone's press box with tonnes of information? I have to admit I would wake up in the morning, check the site, see you had written, then close the laptop thinking, "I can't process all of this right now."
25 Jan 19 UTC In my experience, sparse press often means lying because the player is too busy with their real press to other players to cook up lies. So I was hoping to come across as sincere and desperate by sending you a lot of press.
25 Jan 19 UTC I liked it. I really did. It's a good tactic to throw at a really busy person (as evidenced by my last minute negotiations, etc). Look, I'm in a game right now that is allegedly full press. For the life of me, I feel like I am talking to myself and I think I'd like to squarely get myself eliminated because it's painful.

Your press is masterful. I am not sure anyone else on the board would agree, but I loved it as a tactic, even as it was deployed against me.
25 Jan 19 UTC I agree 100%. I learnt a lot from Russian press.
25 Jan 19 UTC I genuinely read like 50% of it, sorry fam

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swordsman3003 (12245 D (G))
Drawn. Bet: 30 D, won: 53 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Durga (1580 D Mod)
Drawn. Bet: 30 D, won: 53 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
cspieker (16423 D)
Drawn. Bet: 30 D, won: 53 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
Drawn. Bet: 30 D, won: 53 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
Baskineli (95 D (B))
Defeated. Bet: 30 D
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Wusti (951 D)
Defeated. Bet: 30 D
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