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Diplomacy: Spring map 1911 on page 17. Down to E/F/T for the win

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  • CayrusCayrus Registered User regular
    I can wait til the next round. And then I'll take you out Stever! :P

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger Copenhagen dreamingRegistered User regular
    I'm one hour east of the one true time zone, GMT.

    Cayrus: is your name an Asian version of the eurogame Caylus?

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  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    Central time is stupid

    Eastern time is where it's at.

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    "We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    Looks like we will now be waiting on @spacemansean .
    I will be working 8 to 5 tomorrow, so if I'm slow to reply, that will be what's up.
    My timezone is http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/usa/central-time/
    I look forward to playing with you guys.

    The first turn is awesome, they actually give you double your time to do it. So the first spring should actually last 48 hours. Then the times go to what they are set at. It's to help prevent first turn NMR.

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  • Smoove OperatorSmoove Operator Registered User regular
    Central time is stupid

    Eastern time is where it's at.

    You must be one of them there East Coast media lib'ral elite types I done heard so much about.

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    Cayrus wrote: »
    I can wait til the next round. And then I'll take you out Stever! :P

    I'll be waiting with my armies of doom!
    (and maybe fleets, too.)

  • CayrusCayrus Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    jakobagger wrote: »
    Cayrus: is your name an Asian version of the eurogame Caylus?

    No, it is a misspelling of my former roommate's name Cyrus, that I thought was cool and used as my WoW/forum name.

    Cayrus on
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  • jakobaggerjakobagger Copenhagen dreamingRegistered User regular
    Cayrus wrote: »
    jakobagger wrote: »
    Cayrus: is your name an Asian version of the eurogame Caylus?

    No, it is a misspelling of my former roommate's name Cyrus, that I thought was cool and used as my WoW/forum name.

    It does work well as a fantasy name. I was just making a lame quasi-racist joke.

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  • spacemanseanspacemansean Registered User
    edited March 2012
    Sorry for keepin' you waiting, I checked last night and we were still waiting on players.

    ENGLAND : VirgilLeadsYou
    TURKEY : Loserforhirex
    GERMANY: jakobagger
    FRANCE : stever777
    RUSSIA : SmooveOp
    ITALY : spacemansean
    AUSTRIA: EatItYouNastyPig

    italy, huh. guess i'll be looking at all those opening tonight.

    spacemansean on
  • Smoove OperatorSmoove Operator Registered User regular
    For the MOTHERLAND!

    ...and now my forum avatar is strangely appropriate again.

    I know that Russia wasn't the USSR until later, but still, its more fun this way.

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  • AssuranAssuran Is swinging on the Spiral Registered User regular
    Oh man, that is some interesting mixes. The players with the most experience are sufficiently spread far enough out that they really can't dominate the new players. Good job RNG.

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  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    Assuran wrote: »
    Oh man, that is some interesting mixes. The players with the most experience are sufficiently spread far enough out that they really can't dominate the new players. Good job RNG.

    Except that Stever got France, which is a powerhouse country of awesome

    And I got Turkey, which is a butt country of butts. All they like are butts, and I'm pretty sure all they eat are butts.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    ugh I hate playing fucking austria, I always get backdoored by somebody

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    so next time you see recruiters in your school or your crib
    tell'em thank you for the offer, but you'd rather you live
  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
  • spacemanseanspacemansean Registered User
    edited March 2012
    This game is a lot more stressful than it looks, huh.
    (I am often guilty of analysis paralysis when i am new to something)

    spacemansean on
  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    Is that happening now?
    Just curious.
    Italy is tough.

  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    This game is a lot more stressful than it looks, huh.
    (I am often guilty of analysis paralysis when i am new to something)

    well, if'n you're going for historical accuracy, you could just fight ineffectually and let everyone walk all over you...

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    or, if it's 500 BC, conquer the known world.

  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Registered User regular
    I need nametags for my map, haha.

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  • spacemanseanspacemansean Registered User
    stever777 wrote: »
    Is that happening now?
    Just curious.
    Italy is tough.

    haha it was pretty overwhelming at first, I'm glad the first turn is 48 hours.

  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    stever777 wrote: »
    Is that happening now?
    Just curious.
    Italy is tough.

    haha it was pretty overwhelming at first, I'm glad the first turn is 48 hours.

    Strangely enough, Italy is the only country that I have actually managed to win with. I've lost every other game that I've been in. So it may feel stressful, but remember the hard part about Italy is mattering, not surviving. You're almost guaranteed to survive to the midgame, because no one really wants to take you out until then. It's finding someone who will help you get above 4 centers that's the problem.

    "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to give into it." - Oscar Wilde
    "We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • AssuranAssuran Is swinging on the Spiral Registered User regular
    Yep, I'll echo what Loser said. My best advice for an Italy player is to DO SOMETHING. If you sit around and wait for the board to clear up, you will die because you never got past 4 or 5 centers. Find an ally (in the east, usually) and cling to them until that alliance runs its course.

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  • spacemanseanspacemansean Registered User
    edited March 2012
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    Scumbag Italy.

    spacemansean on
  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    seriously, italy with the first turn stab (I think? I am confused by italy)

    what are you playing at italy

    working with france?

    meanwhile turkey opens up unencumbered by dirty russia

    seriously man fuck austria

    gkcmatch_zps97480250.jpg
    so next time you see recruiters in your school or your crib
    tell'em thank you for the offer, but you'd rather you live
  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Registered User regular
    Man, days like today make me wish I didn't have work.
    Diplomacy has been all that I can think about.

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  • spacemanseanspacemansean Registered User
    edited March 2012
    it's apparently one of the most popular italian openings? i kinda feel like a big ol doodoo head about it though.
    i think italy - austria can work but it probably takes some real concrete planning, i think there's a lot of natural tension.

    spacemansean on
  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    seriously, italy with the first turn stab (I think? I am confused by italy)

    what are you playing at italy

    working with france?

    meanwhile turkey opens up unencumbered by dirty russia

    seriously man fuck austria

    the early play for Rumania is suuuuuper risky. most russia's don't take it until the fall, but you never know. better to get your guaranteed two and call it a day.

    "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to give into it." - Oscar Wilde
    "We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Anarchy Rules!Anarchy Rules! Registered User regular
    It's what turned me against Austria in the last game - I asked for them not to move into Rumania and then they did.

    I'm currently playing as Italy in a public game, fun, but very odd at times. Current state of affairs:
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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    Hmm, TU traded his home for lands in RU.
    He'll die soon.

    Man, IT, you are committed to the East.
    Watch your back.

  • spacemanseanspacemansean Registered User
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    Italy continues to be downright mean, France makes a move on Germany and Russia is bounced out of Sweden.

  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    How dare GE protect itself??!!
    Mon Dieu.

  • AssuranAssuran Is swinging on the Spiral Registered User regular
    Italy, Germany, England, France all gain 2.
    Turkey, Russia, gain 1
    AH remains at 3.

    Looks like another typical game where AH can't find an ally.

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    Apparently, AU didn't return any calls, including mine.
    Not a good strategy, as no one can win alone.

  • Anarchy Rules!Anarchy Rules! Registered User regular
    Looks like another Russia-Turkey alliance going on, maybe an England-France?

  • spacemanseanspacemansean Registered User
    I got a couple messages out of Austria, but not enough to make me really secure in an alliance.
    I feel like AH is a country kinda like Italy, except it's a lot easier to be obliterated.

  • AssuranAssuran Is swinging on the Spiral Registered User regular
    AH either is a major player or explodes spectacularly. AH doesn't usually hang around as a middling power that often. AH is the country I spend the most time writing letters to people with because I know I'm surrounded.

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  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    Yeah, with AH, you absolutely need need need a friend very early.

    Without one, you crumble. Italy, you can survive without a friend, you just can't do anything. AH needs someone to be their buddy in the East.

    AH and Germany lead the stats in tournament eliminations I believe. So it's not the easiest country to get.

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    "We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • jakobaggerjakobagger Copenhagen dreamingRegistered User regular
    Rules question: couldn't Austria have retreated to Serbia instead of Vienna and gained a build?

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  • spacemanseanspacemansean Registered User
    You can't retreat to where there's been a standoff, i think.

  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
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