Finished: 08 AM Sat 27 Aug 11 UTC
Private Left 4 Diplomacy 2
2 days /phase
Pot: 70 D - Spring, 1908, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
29 Jul 11 UTC Spring, 1902: A lot of people don't know this, but Switzerland is actually a dormant exit for the wormhole under the North Sea. You have to do a quadruple support of F NTH-SWI to activate it, and nobody can be in Paris at the time.
29 Jul 11 UTC Spring, 1902: I keep seeing the little mail icon appear and get super-excited for a secret plan from a shadowy emissary, but when I check it's just you guys bullshitting.

I am disappoint.
29 Jul 11 UTC Spring, 1902: And with that, I have become what I loathe.
29 Jul 11 UTC Spring, 1902: Huh. Crazy! But (*furious googling) it apparently wouldn't be anachronistic to break out some spring stilts: http://www.google.com/patents?id=c6pAAAAAEBAJ&zoom=4&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false
29 Jul 11 UTC Spring, 1902: Anachronistic Pogo Stick is my new garage band name.
29 Jul 11 UTC Spring, 1902: You mean that secret tunnel under the Alps where MY PET DRAGON LIVES?!?!

Say hi to fido as on your way to Venice!
31 Jul 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: Does anyone know what happens when a power misses the move deadline on this judge? I couldn't find it in the docs anywhere.
31 Jul 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: Based on what I've seen this game and the previous one, it's hold for the move phase and disband on retreat. I have not seen an absent player pick up an SC to date but I would guess it's a skipped build in that unlikely case.

Doesn't seem to be smart holds like what DP Judge does; an absent Russia last game had units in WAR and UKR that simply held rather than mutually supporting each other.
31 Jul 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: (I should say, like DP Judge *allows*; specifically, it has Civil Disobedience as a fail mode for absent players that just registers hold orders for moves for all units, and then Smart-CD which in addition will do mutual support holds for adjacent friendly units where legal.)
31 Jul 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: Likewise, some other clients do smart/random retreats, rather than disbanding. Not here, though.
31 Jul 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: Thanks for the info!
02 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: Almost everyone's online right now. Hi guys!
02 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: Hi all. I'm anxiously awaiting Josh's reaction to the most recent developments....
02 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: *cough* double backstabber *cough*
02 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: Turns like that last one is why I love this game.
02 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: Me too. It's oddly thrilling to be unexpectedly stabbed.
02 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: Well, shoot. I should have added to your thrill :)
02 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: You know what they say: two backstabs makes a right.
02 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: Or as I like to say: two backstabs at night, Turk's delight.
02 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: I am going to pretend to be surprised, complain about France being AWOL prior to anyone being in a game-winning position, and go about my business with a light heart and a joyful feeling toward various and sundry motherfuckers.
03 Aug 11 UTC Spring, 1903: Heh. France came back and put in a vote for a draw. That's rich.
05 Aug 11 UTC Spring, 1903: I heard that Italy and France started a band but then Italy kicked France out of the band but France was all "no you can't kick me out of the band because I'M ALREADY QUITTING THE BAND" and the name of their band was "Marseilles Playground".

Thank you.
05 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1903: *slow clap*
05 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1903: *fast clap*
05 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1903: I agree with the plan you've put forth, France. Next season will be the start of our inevitable conquest of the known world.
05 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1903: Oops, wrong window.
06 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1903: Looks like we need to unpause this shit, folks.
08 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1903: DAMMIT TURKEY, I WAS USING THAT TRIESTE
09 Aug 11 UTC Spring, 1904: LOOK I JUST NEED TO BORROW IT FOR A BIT, DON'T WORRY I WON'T EVEN SCRATCH THE PAINT
10 Aug 11 UTC Spring, 1904: Coincidentally that's what Austria said re: Naples
10 Aug 11 UTC Spring, 1904: No, no, that was about nipples.
10 Aug 11 UTC Spring, 1904: Naples *is* sorta like the nipple of Italy....
11 Aug 11 UTC Spring, 1904: WELCOME TO NAPOLI, "THE NIPPLED BOOT"
13 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: Good lord, I've had my settings set on "Silly" this whole time.
14 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: This judge does have its quirks.
14 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: Somebody find Russia and make him disband already.
15 Aug 11 UTC Spring, 1905: Somebody find Austria and make him disband already.
15 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: Really, who takes NAPLES. Tunisia was RIGHT THERE. RIGHT THERE. I stole Naples fair and square.
15 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: Sorry, I'd called dibs. I was quiet, though, so maybe you didn't hear?

Oh, sorry, Italy. I didn't see you standing there.
16 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: It's ok. Everything is going according to my plan. Especially the who "Naples" thing. I wasn't even sure I would be able to pull it off but somehow I managed. I can't tell you how incredible it is to see a plan come to fruition after such TEDIOUS planning.

You guys will be amazed at what is yet to come!
16 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: Ouch.
16 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: Yeah, I was sure you had at least one more season in you.
16 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: I should have jaunted back to Naples, might have kept it together at least for the end of the year.

So I'm off to Tyrolia for a quick winter holiday before taking up a Vice-Directorship with the Bavarian Illuminati. It was fun being a head of state, but I'll have to settle for subtly controlling every aspect of the geopolitics of which the rest of you lot imagine yourselves to be holding the unsteady reins.
16 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: Something is wrong with my dropdown menus, the only option they have is "Destroy a unit". Someone write to the administrator and let them know I should be building fleets in Sweden, Paris, and Switzerland.
22 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1907: It's Paris all over again! (cept this time it's Rome)
24 Aug 11 UTC I'm proposing a general Draw, since we're likely either going to stalemate now or after someone takes Rome.
24 Aug 11 UTC Once Rome falls, we will be at a general stalemate, yes. Trouble is, I can't take it with two units, and you can't take it until you get your new Army into Italy. But to do that, you'll need to convoy it there, and *that* will break your hold chain and allow me to take the Ionian, if only briefly. That'd shake things up enough to possibly break a stalemate.

It'd be a long slog, and not something I'm opposed to. But, that said, I'm also fine with a draw.
24 Aug 11 UTC Rome shall NEVAR FALL!
24 Aug 11 UTC Draw it is!
24 Aug 11 UTC Nicely done, y'all! (Except Mitty, of course...)

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Turkey
cjelli2000 (106 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 18 D
14 supply-centers, 14 units
Germany
odiv (163 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 18 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
England
ewagoner (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 18 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
Italy
johnstein (150 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 18 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
Russia
rebellion (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
France
Walter Mitty (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Austria
joshmillard (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
Walter Mitty (100 D)France (Spring, 1903) with 1 centres.
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