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by The Belgian Bulldog
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament
Replies: 33
Views: 1359

Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

I second Yigg, Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in 48hrs preference.
by The Belgian Bulldog
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: New full press
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: New full press

No I can't take on any further obligations until January 2020 unfortunately. And I know why we cancelled it, just saying that it would have been fine if he had just returned. Still, what is done is done.
by The Belgian Bulldog
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: New full press
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: New full press

We shouldn't have cancelled that other one so quickly :-)
by The Belgian Bulldog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 23232

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

If it helps, the game IDs for the second set of round 2 games are: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=245128 http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=245129 http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=245130 http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=245131 Good luck with the WDC to those participa...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 23232

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Good you can +1 as thanks and buy me a drink in the future +1 = done (a while ago). Could we get the list of semi-finalists? I understand that the tournament rules are anon per game, but the pool of participants was not and should not be? Knowing the pool of participants seems key in any tournament...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 251
Views: 9770

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

Thanks for your response swordsman : as always, it is well written and I appreciate how you always succeed in formulating a well-founded opinion. Some answers nonetheless: From your post, I can tell that you read my first essay on the old Avalon Hill box quote. But I can't tell if you read my second...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 251
Views: 9770

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

All has been said before, but, briefly, three aspects are relevant in my honest opinion, and also show that it is all about semantics : "what is 'luck'?" (this almost sounds like group therapy): 1. The fact that all moves are executed and revealed at the same time is an element of luck in my opinion...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: New full press game
Replies: 43
Views: 1389

Re: New full press game

I am interested but cannot make myself available until 19 August. If we can start after, count me in!
by The Belgian Bulldog
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 23232

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Great: all games have (finally) started! I share VI's curiosity on the final list of semi-finalists. Thank you again for organising Durga : we all realize it requires quite the effort!
by The Belgian Bulldog
Sat May 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 23232

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Awesome job with the list! Probably pushing my luck, but any chance we could indicate what sites players are representing? Always fun to see in this one where the frontrunners are coming from. I’m far too lazy to do it myself and can’t remember where the master list is anyways. You are indeed pushi...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Sat May 18, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 23232

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Happy to announce that: 1. Another game has finished, G33 , this time with yours truly involved. Unfortunately, a careful attempt to solo was stopped but still happy that I (normally) secured a spot in the next round. 2. The issue involving Darthwader and Napoleon of Oz : Just a small correction: it...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Fri May 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 23232

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

New game finished G6 and a first two way draw! Perhaps there was a possibility for both winners to solo here? Anyhow, MakTub and Aurelia enter the top 28 at 20 and 21 with each 50 points, and only/still 10 games left. If Josafina's prediction is correct (which was, however, based on the absence of ...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Fri May 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 23232

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

New game finished G6 and a first two way draw! Perhaps there was a possibility for both winners to solo here? Anyhow, MakTub and Aurelia enter the top 28 at 20 and 21 with each 50 point, and only/still 10 games left. If Josafina's prediction is correct (which was, however, based on the absence of bi...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Thu May 16, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)
Replies: 70
Views: 3685

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)

Re: R1G1 I was England in this game. I have come late to the discussion but I do feel compelled to reply: that analysis of the tactical position is utter horseshit! Tell you what, let's make a challenge of it. Set up a board with the Autumn '06 position. You play Italy, I will play the allies with ...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Wed May 15, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 23232

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Two games ended and both in a 4 way draw: 1. G13 : launching Chesney (13) into the top 28. Could/should France have gone for the solo? Food for discussion on the Tournament discussion page ? 2. G30 : diplomat554 (2) , Ogion (8) , Darthwader (17) and Pjsticha (24) solidify their place in the top 28. ...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Mon May 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 23232

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Since the last update, games G2 , G7 , G21 , G25 , G32 and G35 have been finished. (Apologies, real life - or virtual life, I get confused - has been keeping me busy. Thanks Senlac for pushing me a little ;-)) Here are the new stats: Chluke - 200 (solo in A10) and (solo in A10) ChippeRock - 133.7 (1...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Thu May 09, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: webDip Player Map
Replies: 69
Views: 4768

Re: webDip Player Map

Ghent Belgium - Red :-)
by The Belgian Bulldog
Wed May 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 35
Views: 1765

Re: May Ghost Ratings Published

I also like this becoming a monthly thing. Waiting three months was killing me... :-) Thanks for the effort!
by The Belgian Bulldog
Sat May 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: User Name Explanation
Replies: 80
Views: 2095

Re: User Name Explanation

LeonWalras wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:03 am
My first name is Leon and my favourite animal is the Walrus.
I don't get this : why is your nickname LeonWalrAs then? Please don't tell me LeonWalrus was already taken? ;-)