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[GAME OVER] Team Win Diplomacy

Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Critical Failures
PLEASE MARK YOUR ORDER PMs TO ME AS TEAM WIN THEN COUNTRY NAME
Game Win
England: Kayne Red Robe
France: El Skid
Italy: Stew_Stick
Germany: Gumpy
Austria: Obbi
Turkey: VisibleHowl
Russia: Dortmunder

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DIPLOMACY
Wikipedia wrote:
Diplomacy is a strategic board game created by Allan B. Calhamer in 1954 and released commercially in 1959. Set in Europe just before the beginning of World War I , Diplomacy is played by seven or fewer players, each controlling the armed forces of major European powers. Each player aims to move their units - and defeat those of others - to win possession of a majority of strategic cities and provinces marked as "supply centers" on the map; these supply centers allow players who control them to produce more units.
In its catalog, Avalon Hill advertised Diplomacy as John F. Kennedy's and Henry Kissinger's favorite game. Dr. Kissinger described it as his favorite in an interview published in a games magazine. Walter Cronkite was also reported to be a fan of the game.

The Basics:
http://ry4an.org/diptutor/mgp00001.html
http://phpdiplomacy.net/intro.php (for an online variant but same rules apply)


Here's the breakdown of how the game will be played:

Objective
-Control 18 Supply Centers
-Have all other players surrender to you
-A draw is declared between the remaining powers

Phase Format
The game will be run in three turn phases:

SPRING
-Spring start 12:01am on Sunday and continue until midnight on Monday
-Spring is a movement phase, meaning you perform all the basic orders

FALL
-Fall will start at 12:01am on Tuesday and will go on until midnight on Wednesday
-Fall is the second movement phase
-At the end of each Fall post, I will post what each player must do in the Winter phase

WINTER
-Also referred to as the Assignment or Build Phase
-Winter will start at 12:01am on Thursday and go on until midnight on Friday
-None of the normal orders are used
-Territories that are not yours and you occupy will come under your ownership
-The number of Supply Centers each player owns is tallied up, and each player's unit count MUST equal their Supply Center count
-Players must issue a build or remove order where necessary (again, it will be stated what you have to do in the FALL stage, it's all of matter of choosing what to build where or what to remove)


Orders
-The basic orders are MOVE, SUPPORT, and FERRY
-These are covered in the slideshow above
-Here is the format the orders MUST be in

MOVE:

{unit} {location abbreviation} MOVE {destination abbreviation}

example:
A rom MOVE tus (moves an army from Rome to Tuscany)

SUPPORT

{unit} {location abbreviation} S {supported unit} {support unit location abbreviation}

example:
A war S A pru (Army in Warsaw supports an Army holding in Prussia)

FERRY

A {start location abbr.} - {destination location abbr.}
F {unit location} C A {convoyed unit start location} - {convoyed unit destination}

example:
A bul - arm
F bla C A bul - arm

*If the orders are not in this format, they will be thrown out. This is so people can't try to feign an order, see how the board plays out, then say they meant something else
**We're omitting HOLD orders for simplicity's sake, if you want them to hold don't order anything


Gentleman, here is your game board:

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*Note the black dots on the board. These are the Supply Centers.
**Another major thing to note is that Iceland and Switzerland (swi) are neutral and you CANNOT enter those areas.

The opening unit placements will be revealed upon the first turn post.


Turn posts will consist of two game board images, one showing the orders before they are resolved (with nifty arrows pointing where everyone is going) and the resolved game board.
The list of orders made by each country will then be printed under the game boards for convenience.
On Fall turn posts, the Winter requirements will be posted under the orders list.

I will be editing the reserved post with each turn post, as well as posting them at the end of each thread so no one misses them


I recommend newcomers read the slides and really understand them, and not just the gist of the gameplay. Find guides online as well and get familiar with terms like bounced, inland and shore countries, support, ferrying, buffer states, etc.


*One final note
This isn't Risk. The whole fun comes from manipulating the people about you and acting like a real Diplomat and General. You can't win the game solo, but you'll never have any allies, think about that.




**GAME WILL BEGIN SUNDAY 12:01am WITH PRE-GAME POST SHOWING UNIT PLACEMENT**[/SIZE]


Good luck

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  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Please remember, when sending orders, to put Win and your country in the PM title
    Spring 1901
    openingpu6.jpg

    Here are the opening positions. From here you talk amongst yourselves, do as Diplomats do, and send your orders my way.

    Remember: Orders must be in the specific format listed in the OP or they will be thrown out

    The colored in states are the ones you own, everything else is up for grabs
    And please note that the number of SCs you own (the black dots) equals the number of units you have. This comes into play when Winter (the build phase) rolls around.

    Orders are due Monday before midnight

    Good Luck Gentlemen


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    ================================================

    Fall 1901


    Orders
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    Resolved
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    Order Results:

    Austria:

    No order for unit at Trieste. Hold order assigned.
    No order for unit at Vienna. Hold order assigned.
    A bud -> ser
    F tri Holds
    A vie Holds

    England:

    F edi -> nwg
    A lvp -> yor
    F lon -> nth

    France:

    F bre -> eng
    A mar -> spa
    A par -> gas

    Germany:

    A ber -> kie
    F kie -> hol
    A mun -> ruh

    Italy:

    F nap -> tys
    A rom -> tus
    A ven -> apu

    Russia:

    No order for unit at Warsaw. Hold order assigned.
    A mos -> ukr
    F sev -> rum
    F stp/sc -> bot
    A war Holds

    Turkey:

    F ank -> bla
    A con -> bul
    A smy -> con


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    Winter 1901
    Orders
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    Resolved
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    Order Results:

    Austria:

    A ser Holds
    F tri -> ven
    Bounced with apu (1 against 1).
    A vie -> bud

    England:

    F nth -> den
    F nwg -> nwy
    A yor -> lon

    France:

    No order for unit at English Channel. Hold order assigned.
    F eng Holds
    A gas -> spa
    A spa -> por

    Germany:

    No order for unit at Ruhr. Hold order assigned.
    F hol -> bel
    A kie -> hol
    A ruh Holds

    Italy:

    A apu -> ven
    Bounced with tri (1 against 1).
    A tus -> pie
    F tys -> tun

    Russia:

    The Fleet in Rumania cannot retreat; unit destroyed.
    F bot -> swe
    F rum Supports A ukr
    Support failed. Move orders must be supported explicitly. Dislodged from bul (2 against 1).
    A ukr -> sev
    A war -> ukr

    Turkey:

    F bla Supports A bul -> rum
    A bul -> rum
    A con -> bul



    WINTER BUILD ORDERS
    Here is the amount that each country can built. You may either build a fleet or an army. They must be built on Supply Centers.
    Building orders are simply, they're just A build locaton or F build location

    Austria:

    4 supply centers, 3 units. 1 unit may be built.

    England:


    5 supply centers, 3 units. 2 units may be built.

    France:

    5 supply centers, 3 units. 2 units may be built.

    Germany:

    5 supply centers, 3 units. 2 units may be built.

    Italy:

    4 supply centers, 3 units. 1 unit may be built.

    Russia:


    5 supply centers, 3 units. 2 units may be built.

    Turkey:


    5 supply centers, 3 units. 2 units may be built.





    BUILD ORDERS ARE DUE MIDNIGHT EST ON FRIDAY
    The Winter Truce!
    It seems that your troops are not willing to follow your orders during this festive week. Troop leaders on the ground said they will not go ahead with action until Sunday December 30th.
    This is when the new year turn phase will begin, and orders will be due before the ball drops on 2008.

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  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    Dibs on Switzerlan-

    eh

    this is gonna be great, you other 6 guys are nothin' but clowns! clowns!

    but seriously you guys are alright.


    edit: Layer upon layer make your mark now...Haste!

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm the French?

    Merde.

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • Kayne Red RobeKayne Red Robe Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I got Britland again, hoo boy.

  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    Mmm, Austria.

    Verdammung. Ah well, this game doesn't start 'till Sunday, I'll use that time to look everything over.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Ahh! Did I just totally miss out? I didn't notice the new OP until it was too late!

    Edit: Aww nuts. I never get nice things. If you could put me down as a reserve in case someone isn't active that would rock.

    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Edit: Aww nuts. I never get nice things. If you could put me down as a reserve in case someone isn't active that would rock.
    Will do

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  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    BEEP

    UNDER MY RULE, INDUSTRIAL GERMANY HAS REPLACED ITS ARMY WITH ROBOTS

    BRING IT MEATBAGS

    BOOP

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  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    Hey Robo-Germany, wanna be best pals?

    we speak the same language!

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    BOOP

    WHAT DOES MEAT FILLED AUSTRA OFFER ROBO-GERMANY

    BOOP

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  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    We could beat up Dortmunder together, you could even have dibs on all the cool places!

    I just want them off my back because VisibleHowl's gonna give me what for

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    BEEP

    IF MY ROBOTIC LEGIONS ARE NOT BURNING AWAY YOUR PITIFUL POPULACE

    THEN YOU WILL KNOW I HAVE ACCEPTED YOUR AGREEMENT.

    BOOP

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    The french fear the armies of robo-germany.

    Also, kittens and roast pork.

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    Oh France. When will you ever stop bein' afraid of everything?

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Obbi wrote: »
    We could beat up Dortmunder together, you could even have dibs on all the cool places!

    I just want them off my back because VisibleHowl's gonna give me what for
    Spoiler:

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  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    Every time

    Every God damn time, Turkey.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Stew_StickStew_Stick Dinner UKRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    So Italy eh? Well guys I have the Pope on my side. And the Pope needs followers if you catch my drift.

  • DortmunderDortmunder Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    The Russians eh? *shrug*

    The Kremlin is now accepting petitions for mercy.

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  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Please remember, when sending orders, to put Win and your country in the PM title
    Spring 1901
    openingpu6.jpg

    Here are the opening positions. From here you talk amongst yourselves, do as Diplomats do, and send your orders my way.

    Remember: Orders must be in the specific format listed in the OP or they will be thrown out

    The colored in states are the ones you own, everything else is up for grabs
    And please note that the number of SCs you own (the black dots) equals the number of units you have. This comes into play when Winter (the build phase) rolls around.

    Some of the harder to read abbreviations are in England: Lvp (Liverpool) and lon (London) and in Italy rom (Rome) and nap (Naples)
    If you have any other questions on abbreviations, just ask

    Orders are due Monday before midnight

    Good Luck Gentlemen

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  • Kayne Red RobeKayne Red Robe Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    His Majesty, Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, of the British Dominions beyond the Seas and Emperor of India accepted the note from his Prime Minister, read it briefly, and exclaimed, "Oh bollocks!" His monocle popping off and falling into the cup of tea he had been sipping at the news that every European power had simultaneously declared that they planned to rule over all of Europe.

  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    DECLARE?

    ROBO-GERMANY DOES NOT DECLARE

    IT ONLY CONQUERS

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  • DortmunderDortmunder Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov,Heir, Tsarevich and Grand Duke of Russia was out cold when the missive arrived. After several frantic hours, his aids managed to sober the young man into a state of awareness.

    "Tsarevich, there are reports that Robo-Gemany has become fully sentient. Their diplomat mentioned something about a Sarah Connor?"

    "Robots, you say? Awesome."

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  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    RUSSIA

    HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE "ROBO" AT THE START OF THE NAME OF YOUR FRAGILE HUMAN COUNTRY?

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  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I know the compression can be bad for the images, but just to remind everyone, you have Armies (A) and Fleets (F), represented by tanks and ships.

    And the black lines over the seas are not land-lines which you can move armies across, but boundaries for sea territories

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  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    ROBO GERMANY NOTES THERE IS SILENCE ON THE AIRWAVES

    DO YOU HUMANS NOT DO SMACK TALK?

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Indeed we do.

    BOOP BEEP BEEP BZZT.

    Consider yourself robo-smacktalked.

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • Stew_StickStew_Stick Dinner UKRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Well you're the main character. Do something about it for once.

  • DortmunderDortmunder Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Gumpy wrote: »
    ROBO GERMANY NOTES THERE IS SILENCE ON THE AIRWAVES

    DO YOU HUMANS NOT DO SMACK TALK?

    The Russian people are busy buying tanks and guns for their loved ones - no time to bandy words with kitchen appliances.

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  • DortmunderDortmunder Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Russians Reveal Doomsday Device

    Russian scientists today announced the creation of a 'Doomsday Device', which is now under the control of the Army. When asked for further details, head researcher Nikos Vladostovich stated "The Device will make our soldats invincible! It also produces 80 proof vodka at an astonishing rate."

    Tsarevich Alexei commented "Our giant Vodka clouds will cover Europe and blot out the sun!"

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  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Fall 1901


    Orders
    s1rap1.jpg


    Resolved
    s1ouv6.jpg


    Order Results:

    Austria:

    No order for unit at Trieste. Hold order assigned.
    No order for unit at Vienna. Hold order assigned.
    A bud -> ser
    F tri Holds
    A vie Holds

    England:

    F edi -> nwg
    A lvp -> yor
    F lon -> nth

    France:

    F bre -> eng
    A mar -> spa
    A par -> gas

    Germany:

    A ber -> kie
    F kie -> hol
    A mun -> ruh

    Italy:

    F nap -> tys
    A rom -> tus
    A ven -> apu

    Russia:

    No order for unit at Warsaw. Hold order assigned.
    A mos -> ukr
    F sev -> rum
    F stp/sc -> bot
    A war Holds

    Turkey:

    F ank -> bla
    A con -> bul
    A smy -> con


    "Winter is coming"

    No build or remove reports at this moment, this may change over the Fall.

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  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    !next vote close is Tuesday @ 12:00 AM, then?

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  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Wednesday @ Midnight (EST) is the next due date
    I'll include the due dates in future turn posts

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Exciting developments in europe.

    Also- Robo Germany is coming west after I robo-smacktalked him! Run away!!!

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    ROBO GERMANY SIMPLY WANTS TO SPREAD LOVE

    VIA THE MEDIUM OF CORPSES

    BURNING ONES

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  • DortmunderDortmunder Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Are there any plans for a Christmas Truce? Personally I'll be out of town from the 23rd to the 26th and won't have access to the site...

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  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Dortmunder wrote: »
    Are there any plans for a Christmas Truce? Personally I'll be out of town from the 23rd to the 26th and won't have access to the site...

    Yeah, I've been mulling this over

    Due to the positioning of the holiday (eve and day stretch across essentially two turns) I think the best thing would be to delay for a week

    I'm hoping that people remember when they come back however.

    We'll still do the Winter build turn however. And then continue Spring 1902 on the 30th.

    I'll do an official announcement on the Winter turn phase.

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  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    HO HO HO

    WE ROBOTS ARE FESTIVE

    AND THUS AGREE WITH THIS TRUCE

    HO HO HO

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Hooray! The armies of Robo-Germany shall wait a few more days before they feel the might of my quickly retreating feet.

    mrpaku wrote: »
    my name is precisionk and i'm ten tanks

    wrath God fear traitor evil
  • Stew_StickStew_Stick Dinner UKRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    The Pope is thankful that you have favoured the Christian beliefs. He will party hard in your honour.

  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    Santa never comes to Austria

    THE TIME IS NOW

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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