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Finished: 05 PM Wed 15 May 13 UTC
Private Brixton Military Academy
1 day /phase
Pot: 140 D - Autumn, 1915, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by purplemass (326 D)
22 Mar 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Hello hello!
22 Mar 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Greetings all and good luck to everyone.

A couple of new players in this game, so by way of introductions:

London-dwellers purplemass (Bob), timbrown2002 (Tim), Don't Look Now (Clare), peacetaker (Venetia) and me (Fraser), plus Manchester(ish)-dweller richhthfc (Rich) and finally international man of mystery DanBlue.

Can we try to speed up some of the phases in this game by hitting ready sooner where possible - especially in build/retreat phases. Obviously note this will have the effect of changing the phase times.
26 Mar 13 UTC Autumn, 1902: Er, is it me or has something got confused here? It's telling the next phase is 1 day and 4 hours away? We're playing on a one day phase? It's decided to add an extra day? Or am I going mad???
26 Mar 13 UTC Autumn, 1902: There was a failure with the server so they added 24 hours on every game.
26 Mar 13 UTC Autumn, 1902: Ah, I see. I thought they had got confused with changing the clocks for spring.
03 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1904: Afternoon boys & girls!! I'm going away for a few days next week, and unlikely to have internet access, so can we pause on monday please? I'll be back thursday evening.
03 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1904: Yes of course - make sure you remind us on Sunday!
03 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1904: Fine by me - but yes, reminder on Sunday morning so we can all hit pause in plenty of time...
05 Apr 13 UTC Autumn, 1904: I've lost track of days of the week in the real world. I was going to suggest someone text me - but actually I'll just click pause now - as it doesn't take effect till we all click does it?- then you won't have to remind me.
05 Apr 13 UTC Autumn, 1904: Good point - the rest of us can hit pause and then Austria you can hit pause when you need to.
05 Apr 13 UTC Autumn, 1904: Good plan! I'd better not forget :)
06 Apr 13 UTC Autumn, 1904: PAUSE EVERYONE! (and this is a brilliant game btw)
06 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1905: Can we complete this turn before pausing btw? Only Austria left to hit pause so if she does it after this turn is complete - Sunday evening - all will be fine?
06 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1905: Thanks everyone, I shall hit the final pause on sunday evening / monday morning.
12 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1905: I'm back!!! UNPAUSE!!!
12 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1905: Last time we used pause, unpause didn't work. We had to contact the moderators. Hopefully all will be fine this time.
12 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1905: I'll poke Italy if she doesn't wake up soon - she's probably busy stuffing her face on pizza and red wine while Rome burns.
12 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1905: Ciao to you too.
18 Apr 13 UTC Autumn, 1906: CAN WE PAUSE FOR THE WEEKEND PLEASE????
Sorry to be a pain but not sure I will be able to get online from Friday pm to Sunday pm.
18 Apr 13 UTC Autumn, 1906: ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, NO NEED TO SHOUT!

Bloody rude Germans.
18 Apr 13 UTC Autumn, 1906: He is rude init? Bloody Germans allies
19 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1907: Pretty please press PAUSE everyone?
19 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1907: Oh dear... Looks like you're going to have to find an internet connection!
19 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1907: I will pause and prolong my agony
19 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1907: I haven't been following this game for a while now so apologize that you were waiting for me...
20 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1907: No worries France, thanks for pausing.

Everyone hit unpause now, then Tim can hit unpause when he's back. Sunday afternoon?

Remember there's only 10 hours left of the phase when it is unpaused - but you can put your orders in for the phase now.
21 Apr 13 UTC Spring, 1907: UNPAUSED
Ta.
29 Apr 13 UTC Autumn, 1909: This game is a little like paper, scissors, stone at times. Had I stuck with my original moves then all would have been fine (ish). But it seems that I chose the wrong option. And didn't count on that little Italian assistance. Anyway - well played England.

Now we all know I can retreat to the stalemate line. Let me know when you'll concede the draw.
06 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1911: Since it's Turkey's birthday today, I suggest all the other players each give him a supply centre as a present.

Seems like a nice idea, yes?

Happy birthday Turkey.
06 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1911: Whilst I wish Turkey a Happy Birthday, he has already taken too many supply centres from me, so I decline your generous suggestion.
06 May 13 UTC Spring, 1912: All you home supply centres look pink to me.
06 May 13 UTC Spring, 1912: Happy Birthday Turkey!
10 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: I'm done, I've let my partner down too many times. I'm conceding ground. Well played all.
Looks like England are going for the outright win though?
10 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: It's been an epic battle - many lives have been lost in the hell that is central Europe. It's like WW1 all over again. But it's not over yet... don't give up
10 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: Not over yet? Ha!

It's been over for about the last five years...
10 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: I'm always capable of coming in very drunk and screwing it all up. As is England.
10 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: New game.
Anonymous, but same (or at least similar) players by password.
10 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=117486
password gavung
10 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: Hmmm... anonymous? Won't we be able to work out who we all are? Or at least I will (I think), as I know everyone. Other people may find it a bit harder. Or maybe we can all start trying to write messages like other people?

Anyway, should be entertaining.

Another thing I was going to suggest is playing a winner-takes-all (WTA) game (as opposed to points per supply centre (PPSC). Would you be interested in that (i.e. ignore the current one and start another one with WTA)?

From reading various things in forums, it seems that the better players prefer to play WTA and not PPSC - it also makes the tactics slightly different and is (I think) closer to how the original game was intended to be played.

What does everyone think?
10 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: I'm afraid I need to take a break as moving house + work is totally manic at the moment. Will be back in June though - keep me posted
10 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: @Germany - as are we all!

My work is also beyond manic at the moment. But brilliant fun - as I shall be conquering other countries for the next month - so I can't come back to this til mid June either.
10 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: Better go and pack...
11 May 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: Happy with WTA game. Can we get a few other players?
11 May 13 UTC Spring, 1914: There are a couple of other people I've played games with I could invite. Also, in the past I've advertised a password-protected game on the forum in order to get players of a similar standard.

Would prefer to make it non-anonymous too - don't think it's fair with some players who know each other and some who don't.
11 May 13 UTC Spring, 1914: Surely if some players know each other and others don't then anonymous is fairer - as long as you don't give away your anonymity?
11 May 13 UTC Spring, 1914: I think it adds something different with anonymous. Simply saying greetings and mentioning that you've spotted yaks in the Balkans is a sure fire way of fooling someone to believe that they're talking to Fraser.
But not too bothered. Whatever.
13 May 13 UTC Spring, 1915: I'll also be away for a little while, but would like to join another game in June.
15 May 13 UTC Well that was fun wasn't it?
15 May 13 UTC Very good game, well played everyone, and congratulations to England. Still think it would have been funnier if you'd betrayed Germany though.
16 May 13 UTC Great game all! Thanks for letting me win!

Sorry for missing the last turn btw.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

England
purplemass (326 D)
Won. Bet: 20 D, won: 75 D
18 supply-centers, 17 units
Germany
timbrown2002 (126 D)
Survived. Bet: 20 D, won: 54 D
13 supply-centers, 12 units
Turkey
richhthfc (419 D)
Survived. Bet: 20 D, won: 9 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
Russia
gnuvag (621 D)
Survived. Bet: 20 D, won: 5 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
France
DanBlue (101 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Austria
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Italy
peacetaker (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
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