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Private Holiday Contest Game
2 days /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1905, Builds
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
2 excused missed turn
04 Feb 21 UTC Spring, 1904: Dang it. I guess I'm down two then. What are you allowed, three before you're out?
04 Feb 21 UTC Spring, 1904: Prostitution is gonna hit so many...
04 Feb 21 UTC Spring, 1904: Three sounds good.

If you were playing in a professional sporting environment (at the pub for who buys the next round, say) it would be just the one, and the winner is the last man standing. But you'd also take turns, which doesn't really work in the global tab of an online diplomacy game. So yeah, I reckon you're out on the third strike, with glory going to whoever has the most impressive contribution when the game grinds to a halt.
04 Feb 21 UTC Spring, 1904: Thank you for going easy on me :)

So when someone is challenged successfully, does their contribution still stand? So, are authors allowed?
04 Feb 21 UTC Spring, 1904: Sorry for the delay, everyone! I'm ready to unpause if you all are.
04 Feb 21 UTC Spring, 1904: The category associated with a successfully challenged person does not apply.
04 Feb 21 UTC Spring, 1904: So authors are fine, as are any Popes who haven't used prostitutes... which is probably one or two of the later ones
05 Feb 21 UTC Spring, 1904: Joan of Arc- no more martyrs
05 Feb 21 UTC Spring, 1904: rdrivera- no more unpausers.
05 Feb 21 UTC Spring, 1904: When we do unpause, do we want the mods to add more time? Or just continue with the short time left?
05 Feb 21 UTC Spring, 1904: I guess we're just going
05 Feb 21 UTC Spring, 1904: I'm good with that. but if anyone wants time added, email the mods.
05 Feb 21 UTC Autumn, 1904: Lol best season ever.
I hate you, goldie
05 Feb 21 UTC Autumn, 1904: But not much
Sun 07 Feb UTC Autumn, 1904: Anna Kournikova - No more Russians
Sun 07 Feb UTC Autumn, 1904: Thank you for playing, Octavious. Ever since you won the Online World Championship in 2015, I have been looking forward to playing with you.

I think the non-anon game was hard for us, as the two of us started with big targets on our back.

As I'm about to lose Sev next turn, and can unlikely hold Gre/Bul for long, hopefully the "targets" will soon glow on other's backs instead.
Sun 07 Feb UTC Autumn, 1904: Rip Octavious. Good playing with you again, even if it was briefly
Sun 07 Feb UTC Autumn, 1904: Targets? I doubt I've counted as a high value scalp for years, especially in a friendly game like this :p. Still, pretending that I might is appreciated.

Fun game, all
Sun 07 Feb UTC Autumn, 1904: Good Game Octavious! It was good playing with you.
Sun 07 Feb UTC Autumn, 1904: Thanks for playing, octy... And thanks for the global game.
Sun 07 Feb UTC Autumn, 1904: Could use and would appreciate the full retreat phase please, if the retreaters could be so kind to not ready orders.
Sun 07 Feb UTC Autumn, 1904: I unreadied :-)
Sun 07 Feb UTC Autumn, 1904: Thank you Crazy A and Octavious. Gentlemen even when enemies :)
Sun 07 Feb UTC Autumn, 1904: Thank you Octavious, it's always a pleasure to play with you.
Mon 08 Feb UTC Autumn, 1904: I really do believe targets were painted on anyone. At least not personal targets. If so, goldie would certainly have a neon one, as well as you two. But I cannot get a combination punch to hit him to save my life. Which indeed is what I needed to save my life. :-)

If luke needs... we can continue to go full-time on the build/DISBAND phase. We usually have, in fact.
Thu 11 Feb UTC Spring, 1905: Riddle me this,
Riddle me that,
If Austria solves this puzzle,
he will become big and fat.

[Gre support holds Bul,
Bla support holds Sev.]

The Anglican may enjoy Greece's meats,
But when he does,
rdrivera will enjoy Constantinople, Ankara & Smyrna
to feast!

I do confirm for ALL to see,
honor on full display,
come whatever others may,
That these two moves for sure will be.
Thu 11 Feb UTC Spring, 1905: I feel all Shakespearian...
Or as we Germans say... "Willem Von Shakenspearen."
Sat 13 Feb UTC Spring, 1905: Whether in German, French, Italian or English, I realize that 10th line would read better..
"as feasts!"
Sat 13 Feb UTC Spring, 1905: Lol, you can’t offer Constantinople to Austria, if Aegean sails straight there ;-)
Sat 13 Feb UTC Spring, 1905: Hmm, he's going for Con.

Or not. Nice reverse psychology. He's really going for Smy.

Or not. Perhaps nice double reverse psychology. He's really going for Con afterall, because I would never think he would tell me if he were.

Well, either way... Viva Austria!
Mon 15 Feb UTC Folk, sorry to do this... I would appreciate a pause for a couple of days. We have intermittent power at present, it is -8 F, and the plumbing in many of our neighbor's homes is freezing... and I am an amateur plumber.

Sorry.
Mon 15 Feb UTC Moderator: (peterwiggin): Paused by request. Let me know if this is a problem.
Mon 15 Feb UTC Ok. Stay warm, dargorygel!
Wed 17 Feb UTC We should have full electricity after tomorrow, and temperatures approaching freezing again. Thanks for the pause. I should be able to unpause in 36 hours.
Thu 18 Feb UTC I am ready to unpause, thanks
Mon 22 Feb UTC Hey folk... Is this game dead?
Mon 22 Feb UTC I'm ready to unpause--Austria and France?
Mon 22 Feb UTC Sorry, yes
Mon 22 Feb UTC Game is a sorry state. I reckon the only sensible option is to cancel...
Mon 22 Feb UTC Sorry, I didn't notice the unpause votes. Should we reset the deadline? France didn't have orders in.
Mon 22 Feb UTC Octavious (!) is privately pressuring me to resurrect him from the dead by returning Sevastopol to him before he will agree to vote unpause, and I am verge of giving in.
Mon 22 Feb UTC *on the verge of...
Mon 22 Feb UTC "I am Verge" sounds like a new SciFi movie.
Mon 22 Feb UTC I am happy to reset the deadline myself, if EVERYONE asks in here for it. When (if) we unpause. :-)
Mon 22 Feb UTC rdr, please don't vote unpause until we hear from goldie... it is a fairly short time until phase end.

And unlike you lot, I would not want to take unfair advantage of him. (hoping hoping hoping that rdr disregards this request, unpauses, and goldie is sleeping...)
Mon 22 Feb UTC lol
Mon 22 Feb UTC Lol, you bad boy Germany
Mon 22 Feb UTC Thanks, I hadn't even realized there was such little time left
Mon 22 Feb UTC @rd, I already offered you Bul, so no need to keep holding the pause over my head.

You and Octavious can rock-paper-scissor over who gets Sev.
Mon 09 PM UTC Unlike some people think I can't summon dead people so I guess I can't rock-paper-scissor with Octavious.

But I will carefully consider your offer....

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Completed France
goldfinger0303 (3150 D Mod) - Delays left: 2 of 2
Bet: 5 D, worth: 6 D
8 supply-centers, 6 units
- Turkey
chluke (9738 D (G)) - Delays left: 2 of 2
Bet: 5 D, worth: 6 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
Completed Austria
rdrivera2005 (3533 D (G)) - Delays left: 2 of 2
Bet: 5 D, worth: 6 D
6 supply-centers, 7 units
Completed Germany
dargorygel (541 D Mod (G)) - Delays left: 2 of 2
Votes: Draw
Bet: 5 D, worth: 6 D
5 supply-centers, 4 units
Completed Italy
Crazy Anglican (199 D) - Delays left: 2 of 2
Bet: 5 D, worth: 6 D
5 supply-centers, 4 units
Not received England
CTA (100 D) - Delays left: 2 of 2
Bet: 5 D, worth: 6 D
4 supply-centers, 5 units
Russia
Octavious (1715 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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