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Finished: 10 PM Wed 31 May 17 UTC
Rhyming Diplomacy
1 day /phase
Pot: 35 D - Spring, 1910, Finished
Classic, Public messaging only, Sum-of-Squares Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
17 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1905: Support my army hence
It makes sense
17 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1905: My Italian friend - you know
That you can deal France a blow
And make your country grow
You just need to help me as I go
Into Marseille, and you'll have a say
In where my future armies flow.
I'll even throw in a Bordeaux.
18 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1905: My schnitzel eating friend,
I will have to bend
and lend a hand
To keep France out of my land.
19 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1905: Russia, you must be having fun
Even with your armies on the run.
19 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: Vienna my man,
can you see the plan,
that you stay east,
and i move west,
such elan will serve us best!
19 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: Italy, the benefit is clear
To the east I will steer.
19 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: Italy, the benefit is clear
To the east I will steer.
19 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: I can't believe I say to Brad
You've done quite well, I say, "not bad"
You've cut poor France right at the knees
by reaching through to Portuguese
But keep in mind of foes back east
cuz while you look west, they will feast
19 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: England my friend,
your wisdom you send,
seems serving yourself,
with France on the shelf.
If alliance you seek,
give me a peek
of what it would be
a union of we.
19 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: Nothing fancy, 3 way draw
you, me and Austria
we should remain flexible
if France and Germ are vexable
19 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: It's sum of squares and so I say
Austria let me have my way
I'll camp in Smyrna and stay out of sight
I can't expect to keep up this fight
20 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: A couple of things have gone wrong
And my position doesn't look strong,
But it is still just 1906
And there is time to get out of this fix.
There's plenty of game left to play,
And time for fate to weave dismay.
20 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: to England i plead
that i most need
to latch the brest
to you the rest
of lands made low
your fleet should go
20 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: Ok sounds good
En-joy the neighborhood
20 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: it helps my morale
that your a good pal
21 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1906: Hi Turkey, Attack Bul:
It'll be fun.
We're both for the cull,
But we got a gun.
We can keep Austria guessing,
Which is a blessing,
And we may find luck
If we bet a buck.
21 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1906: Ankara is yours, of course, when you choose;
It was a welcome port in a squall,
But now I got a plan to brawl
And give poor Austria the blues.
21 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1906: Finally a plan that won't fall!
We'll make the reds give up or waste time breaking our mighty wall!
22 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1906: My plan is like the Titanic in a gale:
It may be rocked but it cannot fail!
24 May 17 UTC Spring, 1907: No need for you in channel Brad
Or you can suck my hanging chad
25 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: I see that France fears me the most.
His two med fleets seek my Tyrrhenian coast.
But numbers say I will win the day.
And France will soon be out of play
25 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: Russia, ready up
Let's continue the battle
In Moscow will I sup
Sooner, with less prattle
25 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: I readied up without delay
To help speed up the play,
But you ain't welcome in Moscow, ok?
25 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: Brad, let me in EC
Your moves help only him in Vie
He has 12 now with no end in sight
If france keeps belgium, we can say good night
And it'll be your fault, see?
25 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: England I declare
You need not beware.
When three remain
I shall refrain
From further agrees ion
But let it be a lesson
Whosoever my territories covets
His own blood he lets.
25 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: *aggression
25 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: But Brad's half mentally disabled
And your rep for taking solos is fabled
25 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: My rep for taking goats is well known
My rep for taking solos is overblown
25 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: So England calls me crazy.
But in reality he is lazy.
His work needs be done
But he isn't the one
This I wild do, I will give him the finger and a daisy
25 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: England thinks he knows the best,
but looking at the board,
one sees and can attest,
and agree with one accord:
that he has to many fleets where armies should be tread
and if he fails to balance this his game here will be dead.
25 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: I can only fix that with a build
I need EC for Belgium killed
So please write less and vacate more
This back and forth is quite a chore.
26 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: Hi England, can you support Sil to Berlin?
It'll weaken France and protect you;
It's a good idea through and through,
And is key to my survival plan unfurlin'.
27 May 17 UTC Spring, 1908: No prob, you Slav
27 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: Sigh. Guess I die.
First, one more try.
27 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: And to England I sigh,
The north fleet must deny.
A southern path must not take,
Lest the draw he forsake.
I must France demise,
And share in the last prize,
Of a triple hand place
Lest he cause a red ace!
27 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: And so turkey falls
Despite our efforts against all
But I've never had more fun you see,
Playing rhymed diplomacy
27 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: Your rhymes, profuse
Like stool that's loose
beware red fleets read-y for use
I will stay true, to win of 3
Aus-tri-a and you and me
EC shall hit, Bel in Fall
France elim is the goal.
27 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: I know this is rhyming diplomacy,
And you must therefore forgive me
But would a haiku also work
Or do I sound like a jerk?
Maybe another time, another place
We can set this other mode in place.
28 May 17 UTC Spring, 1909: Hey there Goat, do you still, want a draw?
if that's your vote, don't advance, just stay where you are
Leave Tyrol, and Sileze, as a dmz
Italy takes Portugal. Give Berlin to me.
28 May 17 UTC Spring, 1909: England, don't be silly
A draw it certainly will be.
But a race to Berlin
Is about to begin.
28 May 17 UTC Spring, 1909: Brad move Brest to MAO
My fleets will stay back you know
Move Paris toward the eastern front
Have Marseilles got to Pied-mont.
I-on-i-an to be contested
Vie to Tyr support Triested
29 May 17 UTC Spring, 1909: Defense I seek
As i peek
At armies to the east and north.
An end I pray
Among the trey
The last three that still stand.
And lines that form at sea and land,
Til that time comes to be.
29 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1909: A Belgian in ruhr I wish to see
that plugs the dyke for he and me
29 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1909: But if England should fail to leave me be
A red flood I send to he,
As I open the locks and give the key
To the one of the east as he should see.
29 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1909: Italy, have no fear
Whosoever the peace does break
Two enforcers near
And his thirst for combat shall they slake.
Our agreement shall not be tested
Apart Berlin that shall be contested
29 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1909: Forward, Russian Brigade!
But soon I was dismayed
And all the players knew
That I had blundered.
England soon made reply,
And Austria knew the reason why
I could not do, but only die.
Headlong to my own Death,
My days were numbered.

I left the Turk’s defences bare,
As Austria beat the Russian bear,
Striking with shrewdness there,
Charging an army, while
All the players wondered,
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right through the line they broke.
Turkman and Russian
Reeled from the sabre stroke
Shattered and sundered.
We were pushed back, hard back,
And our days were numbered.
--
I write the above few lines of verse
With apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Thanks, good game all, and I cannot curse
That I was made to taste my own medicine.
29 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1909: The happy surprise in this map
Was the Italian return from almost died
From a position of 'oh crap'
To one of resurgent pride
29 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1909: Now though, ready all
Let the game end this fall.
29 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1909: And so to Austria I point.
It is autumn now here in this joint.
Its known as fall
I say to all.
And the end is near
So draw red you hear?
30 May 17 UTC gg gents. Goat, why didn't you try for the solo?

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Austria
GoatLover (150 D (S))
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 20 D
15 supply-centers, 15 units
England
Hauta (1618 D (S))
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 9 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
Italy
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 7 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
Russia
Shenguin (268 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Turkey
galen_graham (213 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Germany
r.e._stern (130 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
France
Oztra (30 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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