Finished: 03 PM Thu 11 Jun 20 UTC
Private All2-Ram Funroom
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 35 D - Spring, 1903, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
2 excused missed turn
Game drawn
28 May 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Switzerland is neutral as usual :)
28 May 20 UTC Spring, 1901: ‘Ello
29 May 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Hey I figured out how to enlarge the map!
29 May 20 UTC Spring, 1901: I like the bigger map too! To the right of the Enlarge-Map button is a "Show server-side stored orders on the map" button that will display your moves. (Unfortunately it doesn't display the other players' moves!)

Remember: If you want to reconsider your moves, you can click Not Ready. (If deadline -- now 11 hours -- expires before you click Ready again, your most recently Saved orders apply.)
29 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: As a reminder: This is Autumn, so any new SC you occupy after this move will let you Build a new Army or Fleet. (You will have to build it on one of the 3 SCs in your homeland and that SC must be unoccupied for you to build there.)
30 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: 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.
31 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: I just figured out the chats with other countries... LOL!
31 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: This is fun!
31 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: Yes. I am at fault for not explaining the rules and how to use the site. You may ant to click around randomly to see how the site works. For example, just now I am presented with "Build an army at ..." If I want to build a Fleet instead I need to click just to the right of "army."

Another place you may want to click is "Archive: Orders" at the bottom of the page. You can see exactly what players' previous orders were. (The map shows them too, but hard to read.)
31 May 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: Do you all think the game might be fun? Don't forget: We have the option of all clicking Draw (or Cancel) after a few more practice turns. If we wanted, we could then start a new game.
01 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: I love this game!
01 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: Thank you for introducing us to it.
01 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1902: Honestly I have no idea what this game is about, how to move, why to move etc. I feel like I'm not contributing to the game at all. I think Boyfriend Max would really like the game. What do you guys think of me asking BF Max to take our spot. Sorry! I really want to be part of it but too much with my TBI I guess.
01 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1902: I'm glad you like the game! It might be better to play against strangers. :-) This game could devolve into psychodrama ("Should I betray my parent and attack him/her with my sibling? Or vice versa?" :-) )

It just takes time to get used to this weird game, Kim. Consider this game a practice round.

Who is BF Max? Anyway, let him play, if you're sure that's what you want to do. There's a way to ask the Administrators for a substitute (but simpler may be to just let him use your name and password).
01 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1902: How can I convey an army, please?
01 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1902: I think the turn times are very long, maybe it would be better if we had 1 turn each 8 hours
01 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1902: You can convoy A to E to move an Army from A to E, if there is a path A->B->C->D->E (it doesn't have to be so long!) with B,C,D all having Fleets (belonging to you or your Ally). AND all those Fleets (B, C, D in this example -- typically it will be a single Fleet) can NOT Move that turn but MUST enter an order like "Fleet at B convoys A to E."

The Fleets doing the Convoying must be in Water Provinces. Neither F(Tunis) nor F(Greece) is available for convoying this turn -- they're in Coastal Provinces, not Water Provinces.

If everyone clicks Ready, the turn ends immediately -- we don't have to wait the full 36 hours. (And with each turn only 8 hours, we'd need to get up in the middle of the night to move!) The extra hours can be used for private chats: Give each other advice; plan as allies to attack a common foe.
02 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1902: Im sure that BF Max would love this game. If he was given time to read the rules and some strategy, BF Max would be a formidle opponent/ dignified diplomat. I have friends who im sure, given time to explore the rules and strategy, would be interested in playing.
The game does take some commitment to learn.
02 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1902: OK I'll hang in there! Jamie I don't think you need to worry about us playing against family members. We are a ruthless bunch and it adds to the enjoyment of taking your mother, brother sister etc down. Have you played Catan? That's pretty ruthless and one of our favorites. I think playing with family makes it a lot more fun! I'll try and watch a video on you tube too.
02 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1902: Don't forget: Even after clicking 'Ready', you have the option of changing your moves. (Click 'Not Ready', change your moves; then click 'Save', then 'Ready').

Historical note: (Not counting Victoria Empress of India) in 1900 there were FOUR people in Europe titled "Emperor" (German Emperor of the Second Reich, Czar of Russia, Emperor of Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Emperor of Turkey). AFTER WWI, the number of Emperors changed from FOUR to ... ZERO.

... But in this game maybe we'll finish with ONE Emperor of All the Europe!!
02 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1902: We've all submitted orders, but England hasn't clicked Ready. I do not know whether the turn will end in 50 minutes, or whether we'll get another "excused missed turn."
02 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: WOOHOO I made first move this round!! ( :
03 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: All countries have entered orders :)
I think we may proceed
04 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: You need to click Ready
04 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: I don't see that. It only has not ready
04 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: I just clicked not ready and ready again. Did that change anything?
04 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: It's Italy that needs to click Ready. (I know because the check-mark next to Italy below is gray instead of green.) This is one onf the changes since I played 2 years ago. Then we wouldn't know who we're waiting for! :-)
04 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: I am sorry ,I forget to click ready then I went to sleep :(
04 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: I can't help much, isolated over here in the jungle, but a lot of Americans do use my genealogy website. They now need a scroll through Mattis' letter and an extra click to get to my home-page:
http://fabpedigree.com
06 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: 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.
06 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: We all must click READY again!
06 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: ... I have a proposal. I think some of us enjoyed this game more than others did. Rather than continuing, why not take an amicable 7-way Draw right now?

Some subset of us could start another Diplomacy game if we wished. (There are ways to play on this Board with 4, 5 or 6 players that might be more fun than the 7-player game!)
06 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: I did enjoy the game, maybe we may continue
06 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: I dont have the possibility to enter any order for near 2 days now, this is what I got:
"You have no orders to fill for this phase."
06 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: Yes; we're waiting for Germany to place an Army ... And for England, Turkey and France to all click Ready again. Should be soon: night-time is over in Calif/Oregon.

On the other hand, we've already spent 47 hours just on this one Build turn! The game can move faster, but only if ALL SEVEN Players act and click Ready.
07 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: Sorry I thought I pressed ready on my placement
07 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: I just did
07 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: !!!
07 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: 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.
07 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: I see three votes for Draw already! If everyone clicks Draw we have an amicable seven-way Win!
07 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: Hi everyone! I wanted to let our relatives know what's kind of going on for us in USA right now. Several family members going to protests almost daily which can be stressful and dangerous. It also means getting home late at night etc. Some of us are also escaping when they can to go camping which means no internet or computer and is a needed break right now. Also Cliff and I are moving back to California - Nevada City, the end of June so a lot of time and energy for all of us figuring out how to do that and safely. It is really chaotic, stressful and upsetting to live in US right now and we are all feeling it! Max is also trying to get his masters thesis done in the next few weeks without being allowed to go on campus. All that to say it isn't that the US group wasn't excited or into playing it's just that life right now is exhausting. Can we play again? Can we play a different game? I love all of you guys and I think this is a fun way to get to know each other better and interact more. kim
08 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: 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.
08 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: Good luck to all of you. Just the move must be very stressful. Add to that the virus, the shutdown, the protests, abuse from your own government, and Whathisname in charge -- I wouldn't be able to cope with it at all.

We're lucky here -- almost no virus at all (though masks, contact info, etc. are mandatory). Thailand has its own big problems but I think in some ways it's better than U.S.! Watch this police interaction -- would it happen like this in U.S.?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrDKRVWA-ds
08 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: Good luck and stay safe , I have witnessed those stressful times during the onset of the Tunisian revolution (it triggered what was later called the Arab spring) in 2011
08 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: Thanks to those events our dictator fled and I got my passport back and thus I was able to return back to the university and got graduated :)
Here below a video about that uprising
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl6Mt-hIDto
09 Jun 20 UTC Thanks for sharing that, Nouri! I wasn't really familiar with that story before. The Tunisian people were very heroic.
09 Jun 20 UTC I sometimes play Bridge (or other games) on-line. This play requires no long-term commitment -- (Just play for 20 minutes and say "Lunch time. Bye!") If anyone wants to play Bridge on-line, message me.
10 Jun 20 UTC 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 Jun 20 UTC I very often play belote coinche on facebook
https://apps.facebook.com/belote-multijoueur/?kt_referer=preroll
This French trump (not the actual POTUS) :) card game is very popular in Tunisia, I also play Fifa 19 on my playstation 3
I dont like the fact that in bridge each turn 1 player is not involved in the game
11 Jun 20 UTC The delay works out fine. You can go get a coffee refill, check your messages ... Or watch partner play the dummy (compared with how you would) so you can compliment him on his play!

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Austria
Drone666 (130 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 6 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
Russia
Here's Johnny (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 6 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
England
Macarimos (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 6 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
Italy
nuri (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 6 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
Turkey
kimmaya (101 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 6 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
France
ACAB420 (101 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 6 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
Germany
Resigned. Bet: 5 D
4 supply-centers, 3 units
Civil Disorders
Theroadwarrior (100 D)Germany (Autumn, 1902) with 4 centres.
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