Congratulations to Yigg, the winner of the 2020 Masters Tournament!

Finished: 08 PM Sat 03 Aug 19 UTC
Private The Only Ships I Sink Are Friendships
5 days /phase
Pot: 140 D - Autumn, 1911, Finished
Classic, Unranked
1 excused missed turn
Game won by hamiltonianurst (138 D)
26 Apr 19 UTC Spring, 1902: Big yikes for Turkey.
27 Apr 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: The Ottoman Empire will remember forever.
29 Apr 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: England had received intelligence of a naval superweapon being built in the Brest shipyards. That inspection suggested the plans had been leaked to Russia; in order to vouchsafe all Europe's security, England has begun an inspection of the shipyards in Russia as well. We expect the inspections will be complete by the end of the year, but will keep Europe abreast of developments and discoveries.
30 Apr 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: I for one, salute our new British overlords! I missed the memo that this was actually a cooperative game and our goal was England dominance. I am on board now.
30 Apr 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Foll, global diplomatic initiative.

I now formally offer frozen border to my old friend the Pash of Turkey, and to my new friends in Bavaria and Germany as well. I herby commit to cross none of those borders and to do all of my expanding in a Northerly direction. Meanwhile, if either German or France feels like striking North, now is a good time, as I rather imagine England's armies will be spread a bit thin starting now.
30 Apr 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Bold words from a nation whose armies would outnumber all others, but for England's action. What have you ever offered your allies, besides cold comfort that you deign not kill them first?
30 Apr 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: England. I offer them England. Real estate there will be going cheaply in a couple of years. I'll be glad to divide it up.
30 Apr 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: What has England ever offered their loyal allies other than a knife in the back! Or is your concept of "peace on the English Channel" the peace of England's boot on the Frenchmen's neck!
30 Apr 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Hey, those inspectors should be done by Winter, assuming there's nothing to this secret weapon business. I think everyone is overreacting a little to a routine security check.
03 May 19 UTC Spring, 1903: I think 1903 will usher in a new era of peace.
03 May 19 UTC Spring, 1903: I for one plan on simply holding position, content as I am with my new territory. I urge the rest of you to do the same.
06 May 19 UTC Spring, 1903: <1 day remaining for orders.
07 May 19 UTC Spring, 1903: The world did not appear to take you up on your offer, Russia.
07 May 19 UTC Spring, 1903: I would like to make it clear that I started exactly zero shit with Russia.
07 May 19 UTC Spring, 1903: Duly noted.
10 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1903: Holy shit, what a Fall turn.
17 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: Momento Mori for Italy & Germany.
17 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: Cheers everyone. Italians are lovers not fighters. Thanks for helping me learn a new game....the hard way.
17 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: They'll be back in WWII
17 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: Ouch
20 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: Kind of Austro-Hungary to be a literal red line.
21 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: This is 1905, not 1241, and while our color is gold, we are not the Golden Horde :P
24 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: I was briefly transported to the distant future, where I was forced to work on a massive, poorly designed machine serving 'advertisements' to 'the internet'. I have no returned and will attempt to answer my fellow leader's missives today.
25 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: Or I will continue my silence and simply move before it is too late!
25 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: Turkey shows its true colors.
26 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: So sayeth the fork-tongued Daemon of Downing Street! This viper has been pouring poisonous temptations down the Sultan’s ear since the dawn of the century!
26 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: Calumnies or no, there's only one of us who took an unguarded Sevastopol.
27 May 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: You speak of treachery, hah! First it was Brest, which you swore was only in self defense, and now you offer to convoy Brest, only to try and take it for yourself! A good thing I am onto you.
28 May 19 UTC Spring, 1906: Bold words from someone who can't decide if he's giving Austria Naples or taking Berlin. And currently has the largest standing army!
28 May 19 UTC Spring, 1906: At least I have not gotten there on the back of betrayal! How many times have you and Turkey betrayed your word!
04 Jun 19 UTC Autumn, 1906: So what are England's last four centers? Spain, Berlin, Sevestopol, anddd I'm not sure what else.
04 Jun 19 UTC Autumn, 1906: So, who's up for a 4-way draw in the Spring?
04 Jun 19 UTC Autumn, 1906: Surely, you jest, Prime Minister! Before long, the miserable existence of citizens in London, Paris, and Vienna will be uplifted by the beneficence of the all-merciful Sultan.
05 Jun 19 UTC Autumn, 1906: Long live Tus and Apu!
06 Jun 19 UTC Spring, 1907: I think Europe is about to enter into a new age of peace.
06 Jun 19 UTC Spring, 1907: Only a master of evil, Darth
16 Jun 19 UTC Autumn, 1908: I like that the era with 4 instead of 7 is like a totally different game.
05 Jul 19 UTC Spring, 1910: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
10 Jul 19 UTC Spring, 1910: England is doing a great job of puppet mastering France and Austro-Hungary. Do y’all have a group chat or something??
11 Jul 19 UTC Spring, 1910: 'Tis a strange puppet master who gains no new territory and loses territory to his alleged puppets, don't you think?
25 Jul 19 UTC Fratelli d'Italia,
L'Italia s'è desta;
Dell'elmo di Scipio
S'è cinta la testa.
Dov'è la Vittoria?
Le porga la chioma;
Ché schiava di Roma
Iddio la creò.
Death to tyrants, long live the memory of Italy!
25 Jul 19 UTC Sorry, I don’t understand that. The official language of Italy is now Turkish.
25 Jul 19 UTC Sorry, I don’t understand that. The official language of Italy is now Turkish.
25 Jul 19 UTC Sorry, I don’t understand that. The official language of Italy is now Turkish.
25 Jul 19 UTC Sorry, I don’t understand that. The official language of Italy is now Turkish.
25 Jul 19 UTC Sorry, I don’t understand that. The official language of Italy is now Turkish.
25 Jul 19 UTC (Oops, I hit “send” several times in an elevator; I guess my missive bears repeating!)
26 Jul 19 UTC Hahaha, I kind of love it this way.
29 Jul 19 UTC Bully
29 Jul 19 UTC God, I was so tense the past day.

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England
Won. Bet: 20 D, won: 20 D
18 supply-centers, 12 units
Turkey
EmperorGris (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 20 D
11 supply-centers, 10 units
France
blarblar (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 20 D
4 supply-centers, 6 units
Austria
Karrikut (102 D)
Survived. Bet: 20 D
1 supply-centers, 2 units
Italy
Hooverball (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Germany
Pyre (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Russia
Gorgo (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
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