Finished: 06 AM Sat 25 Apr 20 UTC
Private CDS Beginner's Bash
1 day /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1917, Finished
Classic, Sum-of-Squares Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Yunus (157 D)
11 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: And the plot thickens...
11 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."
11 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: The Sultan thoroughly cherishes thy poetry
11 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: "War’s annals will cloud into night"
12 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: Alright I need to think of a catchy sayings for when things go my way or don't go my way XD
12 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: *think of catchy sayings
16 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: This game is so incredibly stressful.
16 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: I'm going to come back to Milan with less hair than I already have, and what remains will be white.
16 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: To be honest after the first few days I am able to think about other stuff again, I'm kind of fine now
16 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: I'm just hoping my bf doesn't break up with me by the time this game is over xD
16 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: please learn how to use the website next time :D
16 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: lol all will be forgiven in CDS Diplomacy round 2 ;)
18 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1904: A man who desires revenge should dig two graves
19 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1904: Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful
23 Mar 20 UTC Spring, 1906: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
25 Mar 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
03 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1909: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
05 Apr 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: It's really nice how we are all Russia's best friends now XD
05 Apr 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Ahahahah
06 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1910: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
11 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1912: That Germany-Austria alliance though. Talk about a long investment finally paying off.
11 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1912: (Also I love the fact that I can still write people even though I'm dead. I'm gonna be like the ghost of Hamlet's father just causing mayhem)
12 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1912: Hahahaha
12 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1912: Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther.
13 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1912: So about that Germany-Austria alliance...hahaha
13 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1912: Oh how quickly this game turns.
13 Apr 20 UTC Autumn, 1912: damn this game is never ending suffering isn't it
13 Apr 20 UTC Autumn, 1912: eh, it's better than being bored
17 Apr 20 UTC Autumn, 1914: Hahahaha this game is crazy I was not expecting this at all rob
17 Apr 20 UTC Autumn, 1914: Wow
18 Apr 20 UTC Autumn, 1914: At this point I’m just reacting, I don’t have a big strategy anymore XD
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: Hear ye, hear ye!!

First of all I want to congratulate everyone on a great game so far! I’ve really enjoyed playing over the past month and I don’t want anyone to take what I’m about to say the wrong way, this is just strategy ;)

The mighty Anglo-German alliance has decided to declare war on players who refuse to vote draw! We enlightened nations have always abhorred warfare, and merely wish to see all nations live together in joyous peace and harmony. Since certain nations will only understand the (very regrettable) usage of arms, we have agreed on the following strategy:
1. If neither Turkey nor Austria votes draw, we will attack Austria and feed centers to Turkey.
2. If only Austria votes draw, we will attack Turkey and feed centers to Austria.

We hope all nations heed our message of peace... or else!
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: Since we seem to make lists of bullet points now
1. It is deeply disappointing to hear no further use of middle english after the initial hear ye
2. While places like Kaliningrad formerly known as Königsberg did contribute more than significantly to the Age of Enlightenment, I do think it's quite an overstatement to refer to both the British Empire as well as any incarnation of Germany before 1945 as "enlightened nations who have always abhorred warfare".
3. Lists are no rhethorical key element of any compelling speech such as for instance Churchill's We shall fight on the beaches or the first war speech by King George V
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: Thank you for this feedback.
We here at the Royal Proclamations department take great pride in our customer feedback and would be happy to address any concerns that you might have.

1. Yes, unfortunately after further research we discovered that the English people did not, in fact, speak middle english in the WW1 period, they just had posh accents and spoke condescendingly.
2. *coughs awkwardly* No comment
3. a. Lists are useful tools for giving sequential information.
b. You can even make lists inside other lists!
c. i. This
ii. was
iii. a
iv. great
v. idea
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: What you wish, you readily believe, and what you yourselves think, you imagine others think also. And yet, you can only imagine a mere draw. I need to give some credit to you. Today victory, as a mere draw, would have been with the enemy if only they had had another nation on war. But, we strive for the glory. Let us remind you the glorious nations of a few past days: draw has never been an option you had. The future years are with the mighty nations of Austria and Turkey who have the power to decide on your fate.
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: Darn I had the list above indented properly but it all got removed.
It was supposed to look like:

3. a.
\ b.
\ c. i.
\ ii.

you get the idea
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: haha no worries, we got you
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: Nevermind, all groups of more than one space are turned into one space aparently :(
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: Hahahaha the digression into English linguistic history really cracked me up
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: I definitely get the idea but this does slightly undermine your point
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: I'm limited by the technology of my time :( Next time I'll do something like

1. a.
---b.
---c.
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: Indeed. A tragic hero ahead of his era.
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: ya
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: We are deeply saddened by this stubborn, reckless Austrian diplomat. We suspect that his ears are damaged by years of yodeling, but we hope he will one day hear the sweet song of peace sung across Europe.
20 Apr 20 UTC Spring, 1915: haha that Austrian diplomat kinda got you where you are and ended an endless trench war. Peace is just days ahead of us. Love will win. Kisses from Vienna.
24 Apr 20 UTC Hahahaha this was fun guys. Hope everyone enjoyed it as well.
24 Apr 20 UTC Congrats Yunus on a very well-deserved win!!!
24 Apr 20 UTC Hahaha congrats!!!
24 Apr 20 UTC A message from the Sultan

This is a huge honour! I'd like to thank everyone for doing exactly the right moves allowing me to win. Furthermore, a shout-out to rob for showing this game to us, this was super fun. To a prosperous peace in the great Turkish empire and to many more enjoyable games.

Yunus
One-time diplomacy winner and inventor of the soft stab

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Turkey
Yunus (157 D)
Won. Bet: 5 D, won: 35 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
Austria
Survived. Bet: 5 D
14 supply-centers, 14 units
England
thecoderob (121 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
Germany
Mecio98 (116 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
0 supply-centers, 2 units
Russia
GAT (105 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
France
musicmels22 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Italy
dmontag23 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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