Finished: 08 PM Thu 07 May 20 UTC
Private Merry Martyrs
1 day /phase
Pot: 91 D - Autumn, 1908, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
0 excused missed turn
Game drawn
30 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1907: 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.
30 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1907: Well, since France is in civil disorder, it's only fair that we all call it a draw now. Right?
01 May 20 UTC Spring, 1907: I think that is the rule.
01 May 20 UTC Spring, 1907: I think Turkey wins.
01 May 20 UTC Spring, 1907: I think the moral victory surely goes to Germany?
01 May 20 UTC Spring, 1907: Here here!
01 May 20 UTC Spring, 1907: 'Hear hear', surely?
01 May 20 UTC Spring, 1907: Um... damn autocorrect?
01 May 20 UTC Spring, 1907: Why do I keep getting away with this? I thought there were no excused missed turns
01 May 20 UTC Spring, 1907: HAHAHA!
01 May 20 UTC Spring, 1907: Lol
02 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Autumn 1907: France - 'Oops, I did it again.'
02 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: 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.
02 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Oh dear!
03 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Well, since Italy is in civil disorder, it's only fair that we all call it a draw now. Right?
03 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Sorry - I've just finished a 20 hour shift at work - I kid you not - absolutely shattered, running constantly with barely a break for tea or even a piss, let alone Diplomacy. I'm sorry for the delay. Orders submitted now.
03 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: No worries Italy, real life intrudes on us all from time to time. Take care, get some rest.
03 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Phew - not me this time...
03 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: lol - France
03 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: It's a draw so.
04 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: It is not a draw at all.
04 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: I voted draw.. oh well, once more into the fray!
04 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: I voted draw too. It's been clutching at straws time in Turkey for several years now.

Could everyone submit their builds around 6pm? Much better time than 2am
04 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: I also voted draw. I think we're waiting on Austria. Although it'd be interesting to see if England can clean up
04 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: I was joking about the draw - clearly it's England for the solo

- 'they think it's all over - it is now.'
05 May 20 UTC Spring, 1908: I don't know. Italy takes Mar, Austria takes War, England takes Ber and Mos, and I think it's stalemate after that.

(Though Austria might take Sev and Ank before agreeing to a draw.)
05 May 20 UTC I feel like your fleet might be better used backing up Italy against England.

Anyways, what's the plan this turn?
05 May 20 UTC Whoops!
05 May 20 UTC LOL!
05 May 20 UTC Oh no, now everyone knows I'm trying to persuade people to draw!
06 May 20 UTC :D
07 May 20 UTC At least I got to have coffee and cake in Berlin.

https://twitter.com/pitchblacksteed/status/1221518543256215559
07 May 20 UTC Well, seeing as everyone wanted a draw..
07 May 20 UTC New game please!
07 May 20 UTC Well played Lucy. You would have won if the game hadn't paused for missed turns and instead put people in civil disorder.

I'd also like to congratulate Italy and Austria on their alliance. That Lepanto basically ended the game for me
07 May 20 UTC Yes that was completely unshakable! Although no have a feeling it might have ended once Austria had knocked me back a bit
07 May 20 UTC Aaagh - not completing that Lepanto was the worst missed opportunity ever! Somehow Turkey talked me and Italy out of it.

And fair-play to Lucy - only one army in Gas short of a win there.
07 May 20 UTC I don't think I've ever done so much talking for so little advancement in a game before. Getting a draw out of this has got to be one of my finest Diplomacy moments ever.
07 May 20 UTC If it hadn't been you, and if Russia hadn't been so unpleasant, I'd have killed you off.

But I was delighted at how cross you were when I took Con.
07 May 20 UTC How was Russia unpleasant?
07 May 20 UTC My first game in about 5 years. I really enjoyed it. We started with the idea of a central powers triple alliance in 1901 and got off to a flying start. I've wanted to paly the Blue Water Lepanto for yearsand was delighted to cooperate with Austria to do so. Turkey obviously spoke very convincingly with Austria, because he failed to follow through. Very disappointing!!

I then failed to stab Austria, but managed to kiss and make up when first Russia and then England looked like they could win. The ridiculous lengths I went to in my prolonged and ineffectual stab at Austria makes an amusing story, but would be too complex and lengthy to repeat here - Austria knows what Im talking about!

Russia was a real contender there for ages, I felt, and had a massive fall from grace - that must have hurt!

England played very well indeed, I thought - your timing of the stab against me to allow France into Spain was perfect - well played!

Thanks to everyone.

Steve
07 May 20 UTC RU-Ca-ca-ca-ca-cah!
07 May 20 UTC Previous comment now making even less sense! Thanks Steve, it was a great game. I think I stabbed everyone, some people twice, so I'm not sure how I got away with that one, apart from Geography helping me out.
07 May 20 UTC Russia, I mean this in the spirit of answering your question, not point-scoring, score-settling, or anything else, but at least three players found your attitude high-handed, condescending, dismissive, or what have you. I won't labour the point, but when you think you're right and everyone else thinks you're wrong, maybe a little self-reflection might be in order.
07 May 20 UTC A functioning Italy-Austria alliance is a thing of beauty. I was really rooting for ye.

What happened to Germany? The dangers of expanding too quickly?
07 May 20 UTC Thanks, Turkey.
07 May 20 UTC Let me guess: Italy and Austria?
07 May 20 UTC Austria, I'm amazed you didn't kill me off. I was wracking my brain for ways to appear useful. If the roles had been reversed, I'd have snuffed you in an instant. I think Russia being necessary for the stalemate might have saved me.
07 May 20 UTC New game, new game, new game!
07 May 20 UTC I don’t know, the central powers triple alliance thing went well to start with. England was my downfall, I think. I never really did anything after 1901 and it was all downhill from there.

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England
LucyGM36 (142 D)
Drawn. Bet: 13 D, won: 15 D
15 supply-centers, 14 units
Austria
gnomon (153 D)
Drawn. Bet: 13 D, won: 15 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
Italy
stevecheese (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 13 D, won: 15 D
6 supply-centers, 5 units
Russia
Arminius10 (277 D)
Drawn. Bet: 13 D, won: 15 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Turkey
samboland (645 D)
Drawn. Bet: 13 D, won: 15 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
France
Drawn. Bet: 13 D, won: 15 D
0 supply-centers, 2 units
Germany
elirlandes (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 13 D
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