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Finished: 03 PM Fri 26 Jun 20 UTC
Jen ludo por esperantistoj
1 day /phase
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1907, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
01 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1901: I do not w this language either…
01 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Know*
01 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Ah, I figured if there was any group of people that would have Esperantistoj amongst them, it would be people who play Diplomacy. In my experience, the best players are usually also history buffs, geography nerds, or individuals with business/political educations. Exactly the types of people that I imagine learning Esperanto (I'm not projecting, I swear!).
01 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1901: I think I can count as a history and geography nerd - at least more of one than most other people I know - but Esperanto isn't in the absurdly long list of languages I want to learn (though probably I should consider adding it).
It turned out I have ~2.13 common languages with Russia (by strange coincidence, those are Russian, English and a tiny bit of French that I haven't yet forgotten).
01 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Esperanto is a party trick more than anything. It never fails to get a laugh out of my French/Spanish/English/German-speaking friends.
10 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: 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.
11 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: 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.
11 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Unfortunate.
11 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Hello all. Herr Kasier has been overthrown and a new government installed.
12 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Ugh, is this the Weimar Republic? No thanks, NEXT! Oh... oh wait. Undo, undo, undo! ... Uh-oh. G-guys? I might have just made a terrible error. We might have a German solo coming.
12 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: We have about thirty years to prepare, no worry.
12 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Also, let's hope Italy doesn't change government along the way.
12 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Well, at least it would mean that my government and Turkey's empire would both fall apart, so you and France could finally stop worrying about us and fight amongst each other.
13 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: 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.
14 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: 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.
14 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Hi all, new France is here
14 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Hi France.
14 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: New France? Really? I thought for sure it would be a new Italy.
14 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Italy is still missing I think.
15 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1904: No, not me
21 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: GameMaster: Minister of Silly Walks was banned: multi/meta. The time until the next phase has been extended by one phase length to give an opportunity to replace the player.
Remember to finalize your orders if you don't want to wait, so the game isn't held up unnecessarily!
21 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: Oh no! The Minister of Silly Walks! How will I get funding for my silly walks now? I've been working on my half-step, double-skip, turnaround for weeks and now you tell me I won't be getting any funding to develop it further?
21 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: Oh wait, it was England? Damn, unfortunate.
21 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: New England here.

Don’t fret Russia, England will teach you all the ways of the Silly Walks! Our Irish folk know how to skip down the aisle, just pretend your feet are on fire and you’re good to go :)

Or, you can literally set them on fire and see how it goes. It will truly be a magnificent “Silly Walk” ;)
21 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: Let me guess, you are The Minister of Silly Walks ? :)
21 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: Oh whoops, I didn't read the above messages
21 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: I wonder what game he was multi'ing. I have several games with him and in none of them he was doing particularly well. :p
21 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: Yeah. It appears that both The and normal Minister were both banned, for probably having basically the same username. They were banned in one of my games as well, and we just started. I'm pretty sure it was rather a case of having two accounts rather than just one, but the mods never really disclose that information.
21 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: Oh, I never noticed they were different accounts
25 Jun 20 UTC Lasted longer than expected bearing in mind I only joined to get the game going :-)

GL
25 Jun 20 UTC Good game guys. :) Sorry about the last move, it was a bit too tempting. I think I may have shortened Russia's lifespan a tiny bit. Hope we're still cool mate! You were a good ally.
25 Jun 20 UTC Good game! I was about to go on a huge blurb to Russia about what to do haha
25 Jun 20 UTC Worthy players. Wish you success and more strong battles here :)
25 Jun 20 UTC I am glad I saved you some paper and ink then! (I guess that doesn't apply digitally.) It was fun :)
25 Jun 20 UTC Stupid question though, is D0ublesh0ts your account? Seems like you took over your own previous account.
25 Jun 20 UTC Thanks, France and you too :)
25 Jun 20 UTC Poor Russia must've almost screamed when they saw the map lol
25 Jun 20 UTC Ah no, D0ublesh0ts went into civil disorder, minister of silly walks took over, then you took over again. That's weird
25 Jun 20 UTC No, D0ublesh0ts is not my account. I would not replace back into a game I previously CD'd. I have never CD'd and have only delayed in situations where I simply could not prevent delays. It does seem similar, but if you want you could have the mods check that we are indeed different accounts. I noticed that too when looking at the CDs.
25 Jun 20 UTC And as a fact, I hate playing bot games. And to the magnitude they have? Heeeeeeeell no
25 Jun 20 UTC Don't worry, I noticed from the time frames it was not likely you :) You are much easier to communicate with as well.
25 Jun 20 UTC Just a big coincidence in names!
25 Jun 20 UTC This is certainly an unexpected turn of events.
25 Jun 20 UTC A good one though, to be completely honest. I don't hold grudges Turkey. You were great to play with, even though you stabbed me, you cheeky prick. I'd been expecting it for a while now, but, just like with the first England, I couldn't force myself to act on my suspicion. Either way, I realized I couldn't solo this thing the moment I got set as Russia, so I'm glad I could get any alliances going.
25 Jun 20 UTC Good game to all of you, by the way. Even England who dropped in halfway through. Good moves and clever plan. France had a difficult start, but that makes it all the more impressive that you made it to the draw.
25 Jun 20 UTC If I may ask, Turkey, why the draw. You definitely could have pulled the solo at this point. With Marseilles? My sub-par start in Eastern Europe... I mean, certainly, we could try, but it looks bad for us. We'd have to play a pretty perfect game against you.
25 Jun 20 UTC I am curious as well, you definitely would’ve fared decently. I was actually decently confident in my plan, even if it required completely trust between Russia and I. With just a couple pushes from Russia I’m pretty sure it would’ve ended in a draw, but alas we cannot test that anymore. And thank you Russia, good game to you too :)
26 Jun 20 UTC The solo was tempting, but just like you I have trouble convincing myself to actually pull the trigger especially after our great teamwork throughout the game. :) I may have acted on the stab right before the build phase because the excitement took over me, but I didn't really have the heart to go through with it.

I'm not confident the solo would have ended as I hoped, but I know I had a decent chance. Rumania and Sevastopol were mine for sure if I had built a fleet in Ankara and two land units in Constantinople and Smyrna. The rest I would have winged it
26 Jun 20 UTC I'm sorry we left ourselves with a big 'What if?', but in this case we each got our hard earned share of the pot without further trouble :)
26 Jun 20 UTC Of course. No hard feelings on my end. It is the game, and you ended with a draw anyways. Super fun game either way.

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Turkey
Babyburger (1564 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 18 D
14 supply-centers, 11 units
England
OnlyShots (284 D)
Drawn. Bet: 0 D, won: 18 D
10 supply-centers, 9 units
Russia
Vasisubani (185 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 18 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
France
Stacee_Jaxx (187 D)
Drawn. Bet: 0 D, won: 18 D
3 supply-centers, 4 units
Italy
Robbiew (172 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Germany
RonHardie (152 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Austria
MangoDude (118 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
Efraim.pol@hotmail.com (68 D)Germany (Autumn, 1903) with 3 centres.
D0ublesh0ts (194 D)England (Spring, 1901) with 3 centres.
Minister of Silly Walks (0 D X)England (Autumn, 1905) with 9 centres.
EPCGBP (100 D)France (Autumn, 1903) with 5 centres.
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