Finished: 12 AM Wed 28 Nov 12 UTC
Hog's breath is better than no breath at all
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 140 D - Spring, 1908, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
02 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: Austria, quit missing moves. It ruins the game.
02 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: You're hardly setting Europe on fire with your play are you. Seeing as you've mentioned it i'll make sure i take extra care and attention when it comes to only pressing ready 1 minute before each turn is up. Enjoy your wait.
02 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: Fucking douchebag.
02 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: Kiss my Austrian behind.
02 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: Santa may be reconsidering his itinerary after that exchange.
02 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: LOL
02 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: Thank you for finalizing, Austria. I take back the horrible name I call you.

Now hopefully I won't get coal in my stocking.
03 Nov 12 UTC Spring, 1903: For some reason I'm not getting the 'envelope' icon for the Global chat. I didn't realize how much I was missing out on!!
03 Nov 12 UTC Spring, 1903: I don't get it either :/
03 Nov 12 UTC Spring, 1903: Well, this was interesting to read o.O
04 Nov 12 UTC Spring, 1903: The Tsar announced today that he has dispatched a peace mission to the North Pole at the request of leaders in both England & Austria. The goal is to restore London & Vienna to Santa's itinerary. As always, the Tsar stands ready to intervene on behalf of friends in this kind of minor dispute.
05 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: The Tsar's peace delegation to the North Pole is reportedly returning with mixed results. Stormy conditions in the far north have so far prevented the communication of any details.
06 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: The Tsar's peace delegation has returned. Santa agrees to restore London to the itinerary, but claims any country who attacks the Pope's forces will get coal in their stockings.
07 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Definitely an impressive display of shoutbox communicating skills...
Russia's got 8 centers already and nobody threatens him or seems to be thinking about it.
This is going to be a clean Solo.

I'm in awe and bow to a Diplomacy Mater who's managed to keep you guys waving your tails while he holds the leash...
And you all seem so happy with this, I'm really confused.

Unless... I need to ask: Was this a special game for a guy and his mother, grandmothers, and sisters?
Because if so, please accept my apologies, I joined by mistake...
07 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: ?? Interesting perspective.
08 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Well, there's some magic around, you gotta admit.
You make agreements with Austria then stab him.
Same with me.
One could wonder: who's next?
But still... Noone threatens you or seems to think about it.
I'm astonished :)
08 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Fact checker?
08 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: And a sudden lack of Santa japes...
C'mon mate, keep shining!
08 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Also if you have time to log in to write stuff on global, why don't you click ready?
We're all ready and wait for you to move on
Unless you ain't finish with diplomacy. Who are you manipulating this time I wonder....
08 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Which build for the next stab?
A fleet in Sev seems way too early, go for St Pet imho.
08 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Austria hasn't submitted moves yet.

In fairness, I don't think Russia is cheating at all and I am sure you don't really mean that. He is a persuasive communicator and it is working for him in this game.
08 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Well I totally agree: he's really good at manipulating and I didn't accuse anyone of cheating.
08 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Yes you did. But just as importantly, you are misrepresenting things deliberately here. 1. YOU proposed a game-long alliance with a DMZ in Baltic; YOU tx me Sweden was mine and you would never attack. YOU begged me tomove to Silesia to support you. Then you violated your own agreement to please England. When that fid not work, you tried to excuse your moves and called me the stabber. 2. You under Ned my trust in Austria by passing apparently misleading information. And how do you know the details of our conversations anyway?
08 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: iPhone corrections. Bother. 2. You undermined my trust in Austria ...
08 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: The psychology of global chat squabbles must be fascinating.
08 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: SHUTTUP TURKEY GAWWWDDD
08 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: @ Russia: glad to see you recovered from my declarations. At last you're back to use your honeytongue and play nice guy as you did from the start. I'm sure enough players will keep their pants down to ensure your solo ;)

@ Turkey: LoL ;)

@ France: bum rush tactics on the field and in diplomacy. Be true to yourself, man.
09 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: @ Germany: Thanks for that inspirational speech, I feel so enlightened!

@ Everyone else: What is this guy even talking about?

@ Germany: Please disregard the comment directly above this. Thanks so much.
09 Nov 12 UTC Spring, 1904: @ France: Ahah, being in a strong spot yourself I understand you can't feel threatened by Russia.
You're going to be his main barrier for the solo actually.
10 Nov 12 UTC Spring, 1904: So this is what it feels like to be the hottest girl in town...
10 Nov 12 UTC Spring, 1904: Anyone wants a postcard from Moscow?
10 Nov 12 UTC Spring, 1904: This just in. German army lost n Minsk on way to north pole. Seeking asylum in Moscow.
13 Nov 12 UTC Spring, 1905: Amber Alert. All Russian troops have been mobilized to search for the lost German polar expedition. Last spotted wandering in the snow near Moscow.
19 Nov 12 UTC Spring, 1906: Update on Lost Germans. They seem to be headed for warmer climes. Black Sea beaches from Bulgaria to Armenia have taken steps to hide all young women under the age of 54. Meanwhile, some experts insist that this is merely an expedition to recover the lost Ark of Noah. Stay tuned.
19 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1906: German army reportedly looted a stash of Georgian wine and is now wandering in inebriated circles.
19 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1906: Meanwhile England appears to have committed all remaining forces to renewing the assault on the North Pole.
20 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1906: Late breaking news from Rome. After dithering for more than five years, the government has finally ordered a full mobilization of its military forces to aggressively defend the country's borders.

In apparently unrelated news, shop keepers, restauranteurs, and bordello owners in major Italian cities have been reaching out to local Turkish, Russian and French ex-patriot communities with an unprecedented ad campaign letting them know how important their business really is...
20 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1906: Based on shipping manifests from Marseille and Istanbul recently made public, it appears that boatloads of French & Turkish soldiers are in fact enroute to Italy to visit those world-famous bordellos. Russian troops have expressed a high level of satisfaction with the local selection.
21 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1906: So after all of that crap about mothers and sisters and cheating, Germany and Russia are working together *again*? Geez I can't wait to be out of this game.
21 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1906: Now now.
22 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1906: http://devel.diplom.org/Zine/W1998A/Windsor/Chainsaw.html
22 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1906: This will explain much. And If you can read, you'll see I never wrote anything about cheating, but then, words can be misinterpretated.
25 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: Well, from Italy's point of view, that was pretty much a suck game. While I did almost nothing to help myself throughout this one, I must say that I was mightily impressed with Russia's Diplomacy: your real allies never flinched. I assume you'll draw it now, although if you don't, good luck to you all. Ciao!
25 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: Thanks, Italy. Though your comment about "real allies" is subject to interpretation. I *thought* Germany was a "real ally" until he "flinched". Oh well.
25 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: Bulletin from North Pole. English expedition arrived safely and is awaiting further orders. Ale supplies are running low.
25 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: Bulletin from Novosibirsk. A large band of shivering German soldiers stumbled out of the foothills to the west and surrendered to a band of Babushki selling hot potato cakes at the Christmas market. They appear to be the remnants of the group that was terrorizing the Black Sea coast earlier in the year.
25 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: Bulletin from Rome. After eight years of practicing close order drill in piazze throughout Italy, the Italian army has finally found someone to surrender to. Peace was proclaimed with relief by government ministers while the general populace remained puzzled by all the fuss.
25 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: thanks for the game.
bye bye :)
25 Nov 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: Indeed, good game everyone!
25 Nov 12 UTC Good game folks! Including those who went out.

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Russia
VirtualBob (242 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 47 D
13 supply-centers, 11 units
France
bajeezus (574 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 47 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Turkey
ckroberts (3548 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 47 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
England
Mapu (362 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Italy
fcoebq (278 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Germany
tomfromparis (293 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Austria
Saint87 (160 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Civil Disorders
Saint87 (160 D)Austria (Spring, 1904) with 2 centres.
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