Finished: 03 PM Sun 18 Oct 15 UTC
Private LessWrong Diplomacy
3 days /phase
Pot: 38 D - Autumn, 1908, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Diadem (135 D)
23 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Fellow Great Powers. I've become wary of these Neutral nations, surrounding us like so many suspiciously non-threatening stones. We must defend ourselves from their hypothetical onslaught, and fight back against this passive menace.

I pray you, noble nations, do not fight among ourselves while this tan-colored nonmenace nongathers its nonforces!
24 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Should the German player fail to appear until some 6 hours before the deadline, we should request an emergency pause and get a replacement player.
24 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Seconded.
25 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Moderator: (captainmeme): I've paused the game on the request of a player, so Germany does not NMR.
27 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Is it possible to kick Germany and get a replacement without them NMRing, or are we stuck unless they show up?
27 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Is it possible to start a new game and choose which country we are? Then we can all chose the same countries and get a new Germany.
27 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Or we could start an altogether new game and then I wouldn't have to play Austria :P
27 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: http://lesswrong.com/lw/mi4/lesswrong_diplomacy_game_2015/clv9

I guess now we're waiting for the swap.
28 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Germany is going for the meta-strat. Instead of being the focus of the Great War, they have decided to prevent it.
29 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Moderator: (A_Tin_Can): Hi everyone, by request we've swapped in a new Germany. I'll let you all vote unpause yourselves once the new player has had time to get acquainted.

Good luck! Let us know at webdipmod@gmail.com if there are any further issues.
29 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Hello everyone! Glad I could join!

Let's get this game underway! I need some time to talk to other players, of course, but hopefully not too long.
29 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: The game will process once we've all hit 'unpause'. I guess we should all vote right away, and Germany can unpause when they feel they've exchange enough press.
30 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1901: I just hit 'unpause'.

So things are about to get real. Good luck everybody!
30 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1901: Let it be known that the British Crown considers the French fleet in the English Channel an act of war.

Section 1 of the agreement signed by France in the spring of 1901: "English Channel and the Irish Sea shall be demilitarized zones. No unsanctioned military action is to occur there". Let it be known that France has not honored this agreement. Furthermore, the French Foreign Office gave their "gentleman's word" about honoring the DMZ in the Channel. Now we all know how much that is worth.

England declares war on France!
30 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1901: The French Foreign Office does not recognise this declaration of war.

The French fleet in the English channel is indeed in contravention of standing agreements between France and England. There is no excuse for this appalling behaviour, and the French Foreign Office publicly asks the forgiveness of the British Crown for this infraction. Still, what's done is done. There is no use, as they say, in crying over spilt milk. Orders have already been issued to remove the fleet out of the Demilitarised Zone.

With the exception of this unfortunate incident, France intends to abide by the terms of her agreements with the British Crown. If Britannia would be prepared to show the grace, magnanimity, and nobility of spirit for which she is so well-known, our two great nations do not need to come into conflict in this deeply troubling time.
30 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1901: The British Crown will not (and can not) attack any French territories in the upcoming months. Due to the imminent threat to London, our troops will be tasked solely to protect it. Should the French moves match their promises, we will not seek to continue this conflict.
30 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1901: Let the eyes of the world see that the great Turkish state follows through on its oaths, taking the battle to the Tan Peril exactly as promised, bringing Bulgaria into the fold and weakening the great neutral threat.
01 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1901: I'm starting to wonder if Italy has gone inactive.
01 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1901: People said they would be 90% confident of moving and 95% confidant of giving warning. I interpreted this as meaning over the entire game. If we have another NMR, I will be very disappointed.
01 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1901: One problem is that this site doesn't have email reminders. Italy might not even realize that we have a new Germany and the game is under way again.
01 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1901: They had to press unpause, which was after the new German arrived. We should have played non-anonymous, so pinging would have been easier.
02 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1901: http://i.imgur.com/jfV5s7i.jpg

Whadda scoop!
04 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1901: Also, an observation: the game will progress to the next turn if everyone has hit ready, which I recommend doing unless you think further diplomacy will change your move.
05 Aug 15 UTC Spring, 1902: Looks like we are facing a good old fashioned Juggernaut.
05 Aug 15 UTC Spring, 1902: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEYViV8p-Ow
14 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1902: Hey everyone,

I and Russia had a peace treaty, and I swore that if he broke it I would put his destruction as my number one priority. He did break it - any attacks I launched against him were unsupported, and just purely defensive attempts to cut support (albeit failures).

As such if anyone want to destroy Russia, I will help in any way I can, even if it doesn't advantage me.
14 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1902: Unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to look far back enough in the message log to see it, but I think calling it a peace treaty is overstating it.

I will note I proposed a series of entirely defensive moves to Austria, which would have secured them against any danger from me.
14 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1902: Calling it a peace treaty was understating it. It was an alliance against Turkey.
14 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1902: Worked pretty well, y'all got Bulgaria off of me, and can probably finish me in a year or so.
09 Sep 15 UTC Spring, 1905: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEDWDAMRBeU
09 Sep 15 UTC Spring, 1905: And then there were 6. Farewell England, you fought nobly and valiantly against superior odds. The world is poorer now, and you will long be remembered.
09 Sep 15 UTC Spring, 1905: Austria... avenge.. me...
20 Sep 15 UTC Spring, 1906: Farewell Russia, my greatest ally. The world shall not again see your like.
21 Sep 15 UTC Spring, 1906: Good game. I may have lost, but I take consolation in the fact that the people who stabbed me are dead (or dying) too. If anyone wants one last support against Italy, let me know.
22 Sep 15 UTC Autumn, 1906: Woah, Germany is actually winning here? Didn't they stab all of their neighbors, twice over? I guess it says something about the LW crowd when that's the winning strategy :P
25 Sep 15 UTC Autumn, 1906: No, Germany didn't. Germany didn't stab me, Russia was clearly preparing to attack, and so Germany pre-empted, and Italy stabbed Germany.

There has been a lot of stabbing though. I particually liked the bit where Italy decided that instead of being part of a three player central alliance and going for a three way victory, he'd rather stab the rest of the alliance and end up at war with everyone.

How's that working out for you Italy? Having fun being crushed between Turkey and France? I still have one unit left if anyone wants support into Vienna or Trieste!
25 Sep 15 UTC Autumn, 1906: Italy could have been invading France alongside Germany, if they wanted.
25 Sep 15 UTC Autumn, 1906: Honestly I think the only person I stabbed was France, and that was last year. I feel kind of bad for stabbing him, because he's obviously a very nice guy, but well, the goal of the game is to win, and the stab was just too good to ignore, even taking into account the opportunity cost of burning bridges.
01 Oct 15 UTC Spring, 1907: Alas, Austria. The glory of the world is sundered and faded.

I call upon all nations to resist Germany, who is making itself the ruler of the earth. We must face him together, or die seperately! Resist his honeyed blandishments and battle him to the last!
03 Oct 15 UTC Spring, 1907: Guys please ready your moves when you are certain you won't change them anymore. This phase doesn't have to take 3 days.
18 Oct 15 UTC Good game man
18 Oct 15 UTC Thanks!

That was a strange game. In the end if went much faster than I had thought.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Germany
Diadem (135 D)
Won. Bet: 3 D, won: 38 D
19 supply-centers, 15 units
Turkey
WalterLW (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
France
Survived. Bet: 5 D
4 supply-centers, 7 units
Italy
Randaly (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
England
Sherincall (338 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Austria
Imperitor (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
Vaniver (147 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Civil Disorders
InquilineKea (100 D)Germany (Spring, 1901) with 3 centres.
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