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Finished: 11 PM Mon 21 Apr 08 UTC
1 day /phase
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1913, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Soul (255 D)
03 Apr 08 UTC Autumn, 1901: Since none of you want Belgium, can I have it?
05 Apr 08 UTC Autumn, 1902: Please?
21 Apr 08 UTC Autumn, 1906: Hey, I still have three territories. Nifty.
22 Apr 08 UTC Spring, 1907: What can I say - you're a pretty nifty guy!
06 May 08 UTC Autumn, 1910: To revenge against the Archduke, I hereby invite the Kaiser to annex my country...
06 May 08 UTC Autumn, 1910: If you aid him as competently as you have fought him, then my victory is assured.
10 May 08 UTC Autumn, 1912: I believe that Germany has won, or am I incorrect?
10 May 08 UTC Autumn, 1912: The game is not over yet, and I will keep fighting.

Therein lies your fundamental misunderstanding of the game. Honor in a game like Diplomacy, in which lying and backstabbing are commonplace, is not a matter of throwing the game to whoever offended you least. Honor in Diplomacy is giving your all to the game, and treating your compatriots with the respect they deserve. Honor in Diplomacy is always trying your hardest, and never giving up.

You will never understand that; I hope the so-called "honor" that you celebrate gives you solace. I doubt it will.
10 May 08 UTC Autumn, 1912: My alliance with Germany has saved me from elimination in the game. Is that not an achievement? Or if I find solace from your treachery, would I gain more supply centres?

I understand perfectly that your rhetoric serves as your last means to vent your frustration in your own incompetence (and thus your failure in winning this game) and I shall grant you the freedom of doing so, though it carries absolutely no significance on the final outcome of the game, unfortunately.
10 May 08 UTC Autumn, 1912: No, quite the contrary. This rhetoric is not that, but instead a last-ditch attempt to convince you that a three-way draw is, indeed, a more desirable outcome than a loss. And don't beguile yourself; "survival" is a loss for you, just as surely as it is a loss for me. To think anything else is a delusion, a delusion condemned by no less than Allan Calhamer himself.

If you wish to succeed in your mad endeavor of schadenfreude, then I wish you the worst of luck. (I cannot lie about that, even now!) Indeed, I wish you the worst of luck regardless. You will walk out of here having earned your loss just as surely as an Englishman who moves into the Channel purely in order to convoy French armies into London and Wales. I, at least, can take comfort in knowing that my loss was given to me by a moronic enemy, small comfort as it is.

May you lose all of your other games, sir, as I am certain that you shall.
10 May 08 UTC Autumn, 1912: Also, die in a fire.
10 May 08 UTC Autumn, 1912: *standing ovation*
13 May 08 UTC gg, gents

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Soul (255 D)
Won. Bet: 10 D, won: 70 D
18 supply-centers, 13 units
Medi (280 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D
15 supply-centers, 14 units
fraushai (1781 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D
1 supply-centers, 5 units
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
MarkP (395 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Walliard (193 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
bluesharp (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
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