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Forum Public Press Game Thread

#1 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:52 pm

This is the official game thread for the forum public press game.

Game link can be found here: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=301494

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1) No outside communication with players. All press should be limited to this thread.
2) Forum posting rules should still be followed, none of y'all want to be silenced.
3) +1's are allowed - feel free to place as many as you'd like! :D
4) No other rules! Feel free to engage in as many conniving and clever shenanigans as you'd like.

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What exactly is this?

Essentially, it's a public press game with all press contained in this thread as a global chat, except that the spectating peanut gallery can send press, just like the players. No one knows who exactly is in the game - except for yourself if you are actually in the game, and anyone can conduct press on behalf on any country by just dropping in and posting.
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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#2 Post by Minister of Silly Walks » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:58 pm

6/7 sure I am gonna get Austria, this tends to be the case with my most interesting/difficult games.
Disclaimer: I never said that I did join, or that I am an actual country in the game, or ... just forget what you just heard. ;)
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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#3 Post by Minister of Silly Walks » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:58 pm

6/7 sure I am gonna get Austria, this tends to be the case with my most interesting/difficult games.
Disclaimer: I never said that I did join, or that I am an actual country in the game, or ... just forget what you heard. ;)
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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#4 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:03 pm

Hah! I got my sights on Switzerland...
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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#5 Post by Minister of Silly Walks » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:03 pm

I'm sorry, I had a minor problem with connection so I sent two messages accidentally.
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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#6 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:09 pm

Minister of Silly Walks wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:03 pm
I'm sorry, I had a minor problem with connection so I sent two messages accidentally.
Lmao, just like when posting in an actual message box

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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#7 Post by Minister of Silly Walks » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:10 pm

e.m.c^42 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:03 pm
Hah! I got my sights on Switzerland...
Or build a fleet in Moscow and sail off the map, that would be a bit less unnerving than being in between four maniacs with more ambition than Alexander the Great.
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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#8 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:13 pm

Minister of Silly Walks wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:10 pm
e.m.c^42 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:03 pm
Hah! I got my sights on Switzerland...
Or build a fleet in Moscow and sail off the map, that would be a bit less unnerving than being in between four maniacs with more ambition than Alexander the Great.
Well...should it come to that, I'll let you come vacation in Italy, how bout it? ;)

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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#9 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:17 pm

Oh no, I just realised something - I can't make it ambiguous to whether I'm in the game or not since I can't leave the game, forgot it showed the name in the notifications lol

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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#10 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:19 pm

But wait! That isn't quite true, is it? Only a couple would have any idea, and it wouldn't necessarily be in their best interest to let others know whether my negotiations are factual or not ;)

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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#11 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:20 pm

There's also the option of leaving and rejoining as a presumable different person...heh

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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#12 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:22 pm

So now the question is, am I throwing out these possibilities to cover for the fact that I'm doing one of them, or to simply nudge someone else into doing it?

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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#13 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:22 pm

Man, it's been too long since mafia, I've forgotten how fun wifom is.

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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#14 Post by Minister of Silly Walks » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:26 pm

e.m.c^42 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:19 pm
But wait! That isn't quite true, is it? Only a couple would have any idea, and it wouldn't necessarily be in their best interest to let others know whether my negotiations are factual or not ;)
Some people don't use game theory and probability to weight such decisions. Some people just say :!: I was refreshing the page all the time and I still got in there second and the first person is obviously the game's organizer :!:
But of course, this is just the sort of stupid thing some people would say. I don't think such people even play Diplomacy
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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#15 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:31 pm

Minister of Silly Walks wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:26 pm
e.m.c^42 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:19 pm
But wait! That isn't quite true, is it? Only a couple would have any idea, and it wouldn't necessarily be in their best interest to let others know whether my negotiations are factual or not ;)
Some people don't use game theory and probability to weight such decisions. Some people just say :!: I was refreshing the page all the time and I still got in there second and the first person is obviously the game's organizer :!:
But of course, this is just the sort of stupid thing some people would say. I don't think such people even play Diplomacy
Aha, and now even the people who do have notifications on names of who leaves, will be left wondering, is that new player rejoining or genuinely new? Lol
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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#16 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:34 pm

But at the same time, you bring in Occam's and everything seems easy again

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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#17 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:28 pm

3 more before negotiations start...
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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#18 Post by Minister of Silly Walks » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:34 pm

e.m.c^42 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:28 pm
3 more before negotiations start...
And here you go blowing your cover again. I don't think anybody will guess wrong if you perform the maneuver once more, either.
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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#19 Post by e.m.c^42 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:39 pm

Hehe, oh well

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Re: Forum Public Press Game Thread

#20 Post by Minister of Silly Walks » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:40 pm

Also, "In this picture, there are forty-seven people. None of them can be seen. In this film, we hope to show you how not to be seen..." and so on. This demonstrates the importance of not being seen.
You did expect a Monty Python, reference, didn't you?
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