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by VillageIdiot
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The truth about the new forum
Replies: 115
Views: 3801

Re: The truth about the new forum

Activity does not automatically equate to quality. I did indeed enjoy the free flow of how the forum was before and i did like how it spotlight some of the characters of the site, but the majority of the content was just dumb. Almost none of it had anything to do with Diplomacy, it was just a haven ...
by VillageIdiot
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)

Skidmarks solod in his other R1 game as Turkey, and ended 5th after R1. In R2, it appears he accidentally drew one game, and still ended 10th. I think they are still of the strongest opponents I have played against. My fav Skidmarks game was Cloaks and Daggers 2 . Very high profile match with very ...
by VillageIdiot
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)

“One of the tournament rules is that no player may be assigned the same country more than once for the duration of the tournament”

I think you may be mixing this up with the Masters. For this one you’re only assured not to get assigned the same country in a given round.
by VillageIdiot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

The game doesn't go that long if someone solos. Don't scoff--I've witnessed this happening on top boards before. They actually happen very very often on these toro boards, especially in these winner takes all situations. Emotions (and egos) can run high, top players are extremely capable kingmakers...
by VillageIdiot
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Im in agreement with my colleagues on the full disclosure idea for similar reasons, but I’ll quite happily participate in a detailed AAR or any articles being put together. I’m nowhere near disciplined enough to keep notes going as I go but I can clumsily piece together my recollection after the con...
by VillageIdiot
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

“ VI knew they needed only a small score in G8, and presumably this affected their decisions.” Minimally. I knew what I needed but wasn’t in the drivers seat in the slightest so all I could do was tap dance on the street corners and hope it garnered enough entertainment/pity for passers by to occasi...
by VillageIdiot
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

That was no accident, I made some deals with some unsavoury people to hack into Skids computer so I could make the finals. I owe some favours now but I think it was worth it.

#russianhacks
by VillageIdiot
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

I sense I’m treading into unchartered territory, am I about to get Moneyball-ed? I may need to up my spreadsheet game before venturing into this match with all these hardcore analysts.
by VillageIdiot
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Napoleon of Oz wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:16 am
Is there still a forced draw year rule in place?
There is, but I think it’s a such a far out deadline that I wouldn’t anticipate it’d come into play (1930 rings a bell).
by VillageIdiot
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Not that it matters in any way whatsoever, but Teccles what site do you call home?

Fun in these cross-site type tournaments to know what banners are getting flown. I think we’ve currently a good mix of WebDippers, PlayDippers, and FTF representation.
by VillageIdiot
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

teccles wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:04 am
To clarify the scoring system for the final - is it one board, sum of squares (aka board leader wins)?
Yup.
by VillageIdiot
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Now all I have a to do is ensure I play well enough to not become a cautionary tale of “what not to do” on future articles on BrotherBored.

So, any indication as to when we may be looking to kick off these finals?
by VillageIdiot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Chesney, i owe you some gratitude for this as well. Had you not drawn when you did in R2 G2 i don't believe i would have made the cut so thank you for that.

I feel like i've just snuck into the backdoor of a movie theater and waiting for an usher to catch me and chase me out.
by VillageIdiot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Thanks meme!
by VillageIdiot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

I'm going to take this as confirmation enough of the placements. Congrats to all the other finalists and very excited for this last game! I love that most of you I've never had a chance to play with and from what I've seen so far this is looking like an incredibly impressive and interesting line up ...
by VillageIdiot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 40243

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

I've been reluctant to celebrate without an official TD confirmation, but these were essentially the same numbers I had.

Anybody official-like want to give this the rubber stamp of verification?
by VillageIdiot
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 157
Views: 8091

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

Whoohoo!! So nice to get points without having to stab somebody first.
by VillageIdiot
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 157
Views: 8091

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

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by VillageIdiot
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Infinity Stones of Manipulation
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: Infinity Stones of Manipulation

Yigg wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:38 pm
Lugubriousness,
Ennui,
Catfishing,
Groot,
Rage Beyond All Reason,
and that scene from A New Hope where Luke switches off his targeting computer and you fight back the tears.
This was exactly what I was going to say.
by VillageIdiot
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament
Replies: 126
Views: 35875

Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

~blinks~