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Finished: 12 PM Sat 18 Jul 20 UTC
Private Kiel Over and Die
1 day /phase
Pot: 273 D - Spring, 1912, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
07 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: I think we are just waiting on France to Unpause.
07 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1907: Two fleets for Germany! The trust level is through the roof.
07 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1907: I've got tanks hidden inside my ships just in case.
08 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1907: Also choose not to make his last build
08 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1907: Good game, Russia.
09 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Uh oh Italy..
09 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Well played Russia, unlucky, good game.
09 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Why, what's going on? What did I miss?

Oh snap! Austria is in Venice! Yikes!
09 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Germany in gascony at the same time seems coordinated.
10 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: I can assure you that all my moves in this game have been entirely random. If I don't even know what I'm doing myself, there's no way anyone else can.
10 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: I can attest to the fact that there have been stretches of time, including right up to move deadlines, in which Germany has given me the impression that he isn’t sure what he’s about to do. But that may well be deliberate.
10 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1908: Great, glad that's settled. So everyone ready to draw? :)
10 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1908: I'm so clueless I don't even know where the draw button is.
10 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1908: It’s right under the one that reads “Go for solo”...
10 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1908: Well see that is where I messed this game up . I never had the solo option checked. Dog gone it....
11 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: See now I think it was Austria all along who lied about the message I sent. I had been certain it was Italy.
11 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: I really didn’t. I don’t object to the fact that he did fake it, if he did. Forgeries have been part of the game since it was played in fanzines in the 70s. As I told Italy at the time, if he faked it, he completely snookered me and it was brilliant defense.
11 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: But if you still want me to, I can send you screenshots if you have a way to do it.
11 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: For what it's worth, I'm pretty certain it was Italy too, and it did indeed work a treat, so well played Italy.
13 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: Assume you two are disbanding Munich and Tyrrhenian Sea, right?
13 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: (That was a joke)
13 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: I won’t quit my day job
13 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: * tumbleweed *
13 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1909: What a battle! Every move is so critical at this stage.
13 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1909: I know! All the strategic pressure starts to dissipate just as the tactical pressure starts to ramp up. Almost a whole new game. Would I have prioritized taking Rome with an army first? No — but it was the move I could force regardless of defense.
13 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1909: I’m planning to finalize orders in the next hour or two unless any of you want to chat first.
13 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1909: Pressure? What pressure?

* necks another valium, washes down with whisky *
13 Jul 20 UTC Spring, 1909: See, you should quit your day job before I do, I chuckled out loud
16 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Would you mind if I popped out of Kiel for a moment to build a new unit, Austria? You won't take Berlin whilst I'm away, will you?
16 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Please, by all means, pop out in the spring.
17 Jul 20 UTC Good game England.
17 Jul 20 UTC Yes! Good game!
17 Jul 20 UTC Good game, all of you, actually.
17 Jul 20 UTC Good game everyone!
17 Jul 20 UTC Great game indeed, really enjoyed it, well played everyone.
17 Jul 20 UTC Who would be interested in future games with some or all of the same players?

Unfortunately I'm going to be on hiatus for the next couple of months or so (no internet access) but I'd be keen to play more when I return.
18 Jul 20 UTC Italy, ready to admit your bs? Or do I need to send people screenshots of our communication?
18 Jul 20 UTC Good game to you too Russia :).
18 Jul 20 UTC Oooo, some small amount of schadenfreude in discovering that those lectures about the proper way to play the game came from someone who has never won
18 Jul 20 UTC Russia and I have a webdiplomacy birthday within five days of each other. From 2009. That truly is interesting.
18 Jul 20 UTC England joined one day before me, in 2009.
18 Jul 20 UTC Not sure who you're referring to, France?

I'm actually surprised that you're still here - thought you'd flounced off in a huff in a game that you were no longer interested in, with players you considered beneath you?
18 Jul 20 UTC I guess that's a "no" to anyone wanting to play together again then.

This is something else about Diplomacy that fascinates me - how even experienced players can get so angry over games and with other players.
18 Jul 20 UTC Uh, Italy, Germany. But thanks for writing!
18 Jul 20 UTC My pleasure, let's keep in touch, send me a postcard!
18 Jul 20 UTC I’d play again, with anybody who’s interested.
18 Jul 20 UTC Who made this game again? And invited me in?
18 Jul 20 UTC Why not play again
18 Jul 20 UTC Me, with five of us coming from the previous game (Pundemic).
18 Jul 20 UTC I would participate again.

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Austria
n8bback (1142 D)
Drawn. Bet: 39 D, won: 91 D
16 supply-centers, 16 units
Germany
gnuvag (621 D)
Drawn. Bet: 39 D, won: 91 D
13 supply-centers, 11 units
Italy
SteveT (601 D)
Drawn. Bet: 39 D, won: 91 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
England
Protein (759 D)
Defeated. Bet: 39 D
France
ben9990 (1338 D)
Defeated. Bet: 39 D
Turkey
Kugs (1782 D)
Defeated. Bet: 39 D
Russia
Heffomite (452 D)
Defeated. Bet: 39 D
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