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by Balki Bartokomous
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 250
Views: 13613

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

Not demanded my justice at all, just expressing my opinion. Your clarification sounds more fair.
by Balki Bartokomous
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 250
Views: 13613

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

Allowing replays really spoils the tournament. I get that you want to beta test, but you could do that with a subsequent tournament.
by Balki Bartokomous
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Face to Face Diplomacy
Topic: Dipcon2019
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Dipcon2019

I'm planning to head over on Friday evening. Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces.
by Balki Bartokomous
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 22983

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Once the dust settles on players bowing out, do we get to know who the final list of semi-finalists will be? Just for the fun of knowing who's in the race. Would also be cool to know the breakdown of where the semi-finalists come from (in terms of site and FTF). I like me some back story intrigue! ...
by Balki Bartokomous
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 22983

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

I'm seriously still sitting in this damn left-hand-turn lane. Just waiting...
by Balki Bartokomous
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 22983

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Okay, okay, I’ll say it. This is rude and obnoxious. What is? He's referring to the last remaining round 1 game that could have been soloed a week or so ago but is getting dragged out for (insert speculation reasons here) and holding up the semi-finals round. I was referring to the car in front of ...
by Balki Bartokomous
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 22983

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Okay, okay, I’ll say it. This is rude and obnoxious.
by Balki Bartokomous
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Get your filthy hands off my masterpiece. I’m a germaphobe.
by Balki Bartokomous
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

* The students hobble and wheel themselves into the lecture hall, attention rapt. *Their wounds have been bandaged and their bones reset and reinforced with titanium rods or screws, but they’ve received no treatment for the fissures in their minds. * Alongside textbooks and laptops, the students ha...
by Balki Bartokomous
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

foodcoats wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Yigg, that is the most interesting and useful thing I've ever read about public press. I think those strategies will come in very handy in the future. Thank you!
But no comment at all about my Germaphobe joke?
by Balki Bartokomous
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

** get it? Germophobe!
by Balki Bartokomous
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Fear mongering : "the spreading of frightening and exaggerated rumors of an impending danger or the habit or tactic of purposely and needlessly arousing public fear about an issue." Lyndon B. Johnson has much to teach us about Diplomacy. Not least of which is this famous television advertisement us...
by Balki Bartokomous
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

* Abruptly, sirens blare, as the lecture hall is awash in bright red flashing lights like an apocalyptic science fiction scene. * The booms and blasts of weaponry outside jolt the room in intermittent bursts. * Muscles tense, hearts race, as panic rises like a flooding river and spills across packe...
by Balki Bartokomous
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Which leads me to ask, in light of everyone's moves in A02, with Germany skipping on by and heading to Piedmont, do you think Germany missed a key opportunity by not meddling in southern affairs? Or made a good decision in avoiding that mess? Based only on the board (and not the press!), I don't li...
by Balki Bartokomous
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

1) Why do you think Russia disbanded Norway? How does the impending English move to StP affect Russia's neighbors and their gameplans? Well, disbands are tough. They are almost always painful. I think I like Russia disbanding a northern unit there to wash his hands of the north and focus in the sou...
by Balki Bartokomous
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

My question is how best to deal with this? Does one pretend it's not happening and gallently carry on with your own game regardless of what is said? Should one vigorously counter the pesky voice(s), making a robust attack of every argument that paints you in a bad light? This is a good question. It...
by Balki Bartokomous
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

* An audible silence fills the lecture hall as the seconds tick by. Tick, tick, tick. It is a silence that has a weight to it; a presence in the room. The kind of silence in which the mere biting into a potato chip would cause a wave of flinches all the way to the back row. * Nobody is eating a pot...
by Balki Bartokomous
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

* Unfurls 16-foot map of Europe. * Casually pours glass of 1945 Romanée Conti. * Sprawls out over the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia region, concentrating on the lines of division below. * Hums something or other from Gustav Mahler's middle period. * Slowly looks up and glances at the packed, standing-...
by Balki Bartokomous
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

A question for the professors from an interested observer. How much do you think your commentary influences events. Looking specifically at Austria's delicious change into the Italian homeland, would such a move have been impossible to risk if it had been discussed at length in your comments? Do yo...
by Balki Bartokomous
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 13168

Re: School of War Summer 2019

The advice I've received before is that you should never break an agreement with anyone on the first move, because the rest of the board just sees you as untrustworthy for the remainder of the game. Do the professors not agree with this? I strongly disagree. I would say: “don’t break an agreement l...