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by VillageIdiot
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Infinity Stones of Manipulation
Replies: 10
Views: 559

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: 108
Views: 26934

Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

~blinks~
by VillageIdiot
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: November Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 19
Views: 1915

Re: November Ghost Ratings Published

Ok wait, wait, wait ...

Why can Bo add images and I can't?!?! You elitist son-of-a-gun!!!
by VillageIdiot
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Moderator Team Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 7323

Re: Moderator Team Announcement

Holy crap, a MadMarx and a Durga and an Octavious sighting! This must really be a serious development indeed.
by VillageIdiot
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Moderator Team Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 7323

Re: Moderator Team Announcement

Seems reasonable to me. Love the transparency.

Dargorygel, hate to have to tell you this but I think your eyes are failing.
by VillageIdiot
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Moderator Team Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 7323

Re: Moderator Team Announcement

Well then what’s the point of having power if you’re not allowed to abuse it? Hardly even seems worth it.

8-)
Drain the swamp! Drain the swamp!
by VillageIdiot
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?
Replies: 26
Views: 3702

Re: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?

I've not bounced Gal a few times playing as Russia if I have good relationships with both Italy and Turkey. By agreeing to a Gal bounce you can be relatively confident in Austria's moves being to Gal, Serbia, and Albania which when tipped off to Italy allows him to walk right into Trieste with Rome...
by VillageIdiot
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?
Replies: 26
Views: 3702

Re: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?

I've not bounced Gal a few times playing as Russia if I have good relationships with both Italy and Turkey. By agreeing to a Gal bounce you can be relatively confident in Austria's moves being to Gal, Serbia, and Albania which when tipped off to Italy allows him to walk right into Trieste with Rome ...
by VillageIdiot
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: October Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Re: October Ghost Ratings Published

Oh yeahhhh, sweet sweet recognition.
by VillageIdiot
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Michigan / Detroit Diplomacy group
Replies: 7
Views: 1726

Re: Michigan / Detroit Diplomacy group

Omg, it’s THE Umble!!! I’ve heard of you!
by VillageIdiot
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 20693

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Looking back at turkeys stab of Russia, does that still merit the really high grade given at the time or was it in fact a poor stab? I look at the convoy from Tuscany to Albania as particularly questionable given that turkey could have crippled Italy by forcing Rome AND had a useful army pretty wes...
by VillageIdiot
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 20693

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Sorry gang for the neglect, both work and Diplomacy had unexpectedly amped up for me but I'm back and ready to throw out a new lecture. I'd like to also echo other's sentiments in thanking our replacement Turkey for stepping in and helping the game maintain some integrity. It's a shame when these th...
by VillageIdiot
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 20693

Re: School of War Summer 2019

This was such a delight to see unfold. Without further ado, let’s dive in!! An Idiots Review of 1906 England Not a bad year. I like how you were able to advance some fleets and keep France on his heels as you were able to help Germany pick chip away at him and force a destroy. Russia being forced to...
by VillageIdiot
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 20693

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Lots of exciting stuff, love it! New post coming soon.
by VillageIdiot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Face to Face Diplomacy
Topic: World Diplomacy Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3665

Re: World Diplomacy Championships 2019

We can just duct tape her phone around her forehead. Same-same.

#hobopro
by VillageIdiot
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 20693

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Great question. I’ve often said I love playing ”really good” players because they tend to be the most predictable. New players are unintentionally unpredictable because they don’t know what they’re doing and exceptional players just know it pays to draw outside the lines, but “good” players will jus...
by VillageIdiot
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 20693

Re: School of War Summer 2019

jmo1121109 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:54 am
I've mentioned in the previous lectures that sometimes when a center is obviously defended, it ends up not being necessary to defend it because everyone assumes you will.
File away in your playbooks, this is the sort of game style that separates the good from the great.
by VillageIdiot
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: 1st Game Played - Reflections and Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Re: 1st Game Played - Reflections and Questions

Personally, i'd suggest not to bring up the newbie status as it does have potential to invite players to attempt to take advantage of inexperience. I'd just keep it vague. I'm sure it'll be obvious your not a vet but no need to underline just how green you are. Some alliances are easier to work then...
by VillageIdiot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 20693

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Perhaps the professors are avoiding addressing this directly, but I am very curious to hear which factors they believe "the rest" of the players should consider when determining whether a coalition is necessary against a "big alliance," or even just one big player. Fantastic question! There’s many ...
by VillageIdiot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 20693

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Russia I can only speculate on which of these moves were planned and which were betrayals. Do you think we can learn anything from Trieste retreating to Serbia rather than Albania? Can this still be a smokescreen? Serbia is a fairly understandable move. Albania is unnecessary if it's an ongoing Jug...