Finished: 01 PM Wed 06 Jan 21 UTC
Private Quality of Mercy
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1905, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Drone666 (130 D)
06 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Of course I'm Germany.
06 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Good luck everybody! And don't forget: "The only dumb question is the unasked question." Make allies and discuss with each other.

If you Google, for example "Diplomacy game opening strategy Russia" you'll get lots of recommendations for how to play as Russia.
06 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Hi everybody :)
I ve already made my move
06 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Uh oh, Send no fleet to the Norwegian Sea, please!
07 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Hi all :)

I have made my move as well
07 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1901: huh
07 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 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.
07 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Everyone must click Ready again.
07 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: Not fair Kailyn already saw the move I was going to make.
08 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: By the way, if you're wondering how I came up with the "Quality of Mercy" name ... Portia's speech about Mercy was the favorite Shakespeare quote of our mother and grandmother (and grandmother-in-law!) Barbara Jeanne Allen.
08 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: Ooops, I miswrote. "grandmother-in-law" needs to be "grandmother-in-significant_otherness."
09 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: I see two players captured an SC via convoy last turn. Bravo!

The rules of this game are complicated and confusing. I've played several games by now and still get confused. Here's a copy of the rules:
https://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/ah/diplomacy_rules.pdf
Just look at page 23, almost at the end, to see the 23 key rules.
12 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1902: What happens now?
12 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1902: Oh it looks like we were waiting on people.
12 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1902: If anyone wants to be allies let me know dms are open.
13 Dec 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.
14 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: I think we are good to go? I was helping my folks out most of the day today.
14 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: The second miss has put Turkey into "civil disorder." I'm not sure what happens now. Kim is making an account I think. Are you chatting with her?
14 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: I have sent a "Help" message to the board admins. We'll see what they say.
14 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: It appears that Mods have canceled the "Leave." Yayy!! (Please let's avoid a repeat. Request a 'Pause' if you need it.)
14 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: it seems France forgot to click "ready"
15 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: so do we all vote to pause and then unpause?
16 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1902: I can't find it in the rules. Whether Pause is simple majority, or needs to be unanimous.

We can all try Pausing to see what happens.
18 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: I feel like I'm not doing that well.
18 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: I take all games much more seriously than I should! ... I think it's some innate imbalance of neurotransmitters, so Don't blame me! but I'm afraid this is one of the reasons I'm often not invited back for the next Christmas dinner.

And some of you seem intent on peace with all your neighbors, as though we're going to show History how things might have been, how the whole messy world wars could have been avoided! I, on the other hand, am trying to emulate Alexander of Macedonia, Julius Caesar, Atilla the Hun, ... and ... John Bolton(???) I am intent on world conquest!! BUT I do intend to leave my Draw and Pause votes on.

Careful with the moves, folks; they need to be consistent. There's no point supporting or convoying a move that isn't happening. Do not attempt to move two of your units to the same place. ASK if there's any confusion.
18 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: I finally read the rules so I think I'm ready to rock now.
18 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: What is the difference between red and yellow arrows?
18 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Red shows attacks. Yellow shows support. Blue shows convoys.
19 Dec 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.
20 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: I just saw the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn! Look for it 40 minutes or so after sunset in the Southwestern sky. These two giant planets appear VERY close to each other. (My diplopia is somewhat better lately -- Yay! Otherwise I'd think Saturn was just the diplopism of Jupiter! :-)

They will be even closer tomorrow night at the peak of the Conjunction. (By coincidence on Solstice Day.) The last time the planets appeared this close together was 1623 A.D.
21 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Very true video :)
https://www.gif-vif.com/g/And-it-never-ends/?fbrefresh=23&fbclid=IwAR0WshkJEUPwxzL_rLPDooJbTRKYn_oC1mFplw80gBr3Zy4CHuCIMyDtfFQ
21 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Still lacking "when you was a spoon and the water splashes on your face" :)
23 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1904: 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.
24 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1904: I wish you Merry Christmas with serenity and happiness!
24 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1904: Merry Christmas to all! Better and better days ahead!
24 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1904: By now, if not sooner, everyone should be ganging up on Russia.

Charles of All The Franks, grandson of Charles Martel, was crowned King of the Romans on Christmas Day, 800 A.D. This Christmas why not similarly crown me, (St.) Nicholas II of All the Russias?

Europe -- Submit to my boot! Perhaps all that unpleasantness involving the Bolsheviks and the moustached Austrian can be avoided.
24 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1904: I've sent my fleets in a westward odyssey seeking help from America :) please complete the western half of that map :)
25 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1904: Sorry, England. In our alternate time-line America can't even help itself. A certain Friedrich Drumpft has that country consternated with his claim that Teddy Roosevelt was born in Indonesia, not Manhattan as it says on his birth certificate.
27 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1904: 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.
27 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1904: Here's how I see it. Everyone but the A14360 has given up. The three of us may as well quickly play the game to conclusion.

You can't stop me from quickly running up my SC total to 18 for the automatic win. In fact I'll need to be cautious I don't get to 18 accidentally.

I propose that I take exactly 16 SCs, and that you two try to arrange to take exactly 9 SCs each. Or -- if you prefer -- make it a competition to see which of you will get ten SCs.

I helped England a bit earlier; to make it fair I shall help Italy to take Trieste and Greece, maybe Smyrna and ... Constantinople! (When did they change their name to Istanbul?) Meanwhile I forbear any aspirations West of Munich, I may take Kiel, or send my Munich army into Burg to help England. I want to demilitarize all of Northern Europe. I'm happy to send my North Fleet to Eng Chan and beyond as part of a convoy team.

As soon as the drop-outs are completely out, we'll set a time to play together and blitz end the whole game in 20 minutes.
28 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1904: 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 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1904: 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 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1904: The software at this site is atrocious. Germany has zero SCs at the end of Autumn, has no option but to remove his unit and lose the game. And yet the software apparently insists that Germany enter the disband order and click Save or Ready.

Thank you BFMax for showing us this website bug. Simplest now I think is to click Disband and then Ready. Thanks in advance.
31 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1904: Seven minutes until the calendar flips in Thailand.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
01 Jan 21 UTC Spring, 1905: I think I will have 18+ SCs at the end of Autumn 1905 and the game will be put out of its misery!

I'll leave the Draw vote on; we can have a 4-way, 3-way, or even 5- or 6-way if Turkey or France comes back and clicks Ready and Draw.

Or I'll agree to an orchestrated Draw (like the 16-9-9 mentioned above).
02 Jan 21 UTC Spring, 1905: 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 Jan 21 UTC I believe I am guaranteed to have SCs at the end of this turn, enough for a solo victory and, much more importantly, enough to end this ordeal of a game.

Thanks for playing, or whatever.
04 Jan 21 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.
05 Jan 21 UTC gg?
06 Jan 21 UTC Congratulations USSR :)

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Russia
Drone666 (130 D)
Won. Bet: 5 D, won: 35 D
20 supply-centers, 13 units
England
nuri (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
Italy
Here's Johnny (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
4 supply-centers, 3 units
France
Macarimos (100 D)
Resigned. Bet: 5 D
3 supply-centers, 2 units
Turkey
Resigned. Bet: 5 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
Austria
Vegandino (100 D)
Resigned. Bet: 5 D
0 supply-centers, 1 units
Germany
BFMAX (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Civil Disorders
Theroadwarrior (100 D)Turkey (Autumn, 1904) with 6 centres.
Macarimos (100 D)France (Spring, 1904) with 5 centres.
Vegandino (100 D)Austria (Spring, 1905) with 1 centres.
BFMAX (100 D)Germany (Autumn, 1904) with 0 centres.
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