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dc238 - Game End!! (It was...) - MagDox   (Jul 16, 2009, 10:40 am)
Let me just add my thanks to Bruce, as well as to the rest of you for an
enjoyable game. I hope to play with you again.

Best for the future,

Gareth

Joey Pedicini wrote:

Hey Mike,

I really apprieciate you trying to fill in for Bruce in the end. It
was fine up until France suddenly dropped out without any notice. I
hope she is ok and nothing happened to her. But she was my one main
ally and when she dropped out I was basically just waiting to get
taken out.

I would really like to play another game with the same people who
stuck it out in the end, and you too Mike. I love meeting new people
and playing diplomacy, and diplomatticorp is such a great community of
people.

As an EGS, I would have to predict Gareth winning the game, as he was
already about to take me out and Russia as well. All in all, it would
have been a really good game minus the few dropouts and delays.

Thanks Bruce, very good job GMing this rough game, not sure if you are
a new GM or whatever. And thanks to Jorge, Jeremiah, Steve, Gareth,
and Trout for staying in the game.

Hope to play with you all again!

Joey


------------------------------------------------------------------------
*From:* Michael Sims <mike(at)fuzzylogicllc.net>
*To:* vondo24(at)aol.com; Former Trout <former.trout(at)gmail.com>;
zauberlichneo(at)hotmail.com; jmsaralegui(at)gmail.com; catya_ds(at)yahoo.com;
dadidea(at)gmail.com; bobbarkerfan1ped(at)yahoo.com; Slyder111(at)gmail.com;
gareth.griffiths(at)magd.ox.ac.uk; dc238 <dc238(at)diplomaticcorp.com>;
coebq(at)yahoo.com; Githraine(at)yahoo.com
*Sent:* Monday, July 13, 2009 11:32:04 PM
*Subject:* dc238 - Game End!! (It was...)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…



Whatever! Diplomacy is always fun, and this game wasn’t half bad.
Met with some challenges admitted, but we all got thru it, and in the
end, I have to say the remaining 5 were all a very active bunch.
Given how much everyone was wanting to jump up and say something about
getting some closure to this game, I kinda wouldn’t have minded to see
how it would have played out!



But that will have to be saved for another day, another game… for all
5 remaining players have voted for a 5-way DIAS!



Many thanks to all of you. Committed play makes for great challenging
games, and as a direct result of this game, I’ve added those who stuck
it out to the end, to my own personal list of players-to-invite to
special invite-only games that come up on rare occasion.



If you haven’t already, I’d suggest all of you who are interested in
the hobby, to give GM’ing a try. It will take your game to the next
level, as you learn a lot from running games that you don’t see as a
player. If you’d like to run a game, let me know! As a club we need
to always grow our talent base, both as players and GMs.



And now - the final stats!



Karl and Josh unfortunately had early game abandons.

(Thanks again to Trout and Jorge for covering)

Master Trout managed an elimination (is that “managing” something?)

And Jorge, Jeremiah, Joey, Steve, and Gareth get the 5-way Draw.



Bruce, I look forward to you giving GM’ing another go. Hope you don’t
mind me putting a bow on this one for ya.



I think that’s about it! Let’s see, the game played out over 176
days, or about half a year.



EGS (End-Game-Statements) are always welcome and encouraged, to
reflect back on what happened, or where the game might have gone.



Enjoy!

-mike



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dc238 - Game End!! (It was...) - bobbarkerfan1   (Jul 13, 2009, 10:42 pm)
Hey Mike,

I really apprieciate you trying to fill in for Bruce in the end. It was fine up until France suddenly dropped out without any notice. I hope she is ok and nothing happened to her. But she was my one main ally and when she dropped out I was basically just waiting to get taken out.

I would really like to play another game with the same people who stuck it out in the end, and you too Mike. I love meeting new people and playing diplomacy, and diplomatticorp is such a great community of people.

As an EGS, I would have to predict Gareth winning the game, as he was already about to take me out and Russia as well. All in all, it would have been a really good game minus the few dropouts and delays.

Thanks Bruce, very good job GMing this rough game, not sure if you are a new GM or whatever. And thanks to Jorge, Jeremiah, Steve, Gareth, and Trout for staying in the game.

Hope to play with you all again!


Joey



From: Michael Sims <mike(at)fuzzylogicllc.net>
To: vondo24(at)aol.com; Former Trout <former.trout(at)gmail.com>; zauberlichneo(at)hotmail.com; jmsaralegui(at)gmail.com; catya_ds(at)yahoo.com; dadidea(at)gmail.com; bobbarkerfan1ped(at)yahoo.com; Slyder111(at)gmail.com; gareth.griffiths(at)magd.ox.ac.uk; dc238 <dc238(at)diplomaticcorp.com>; coebq(at)yahoo.com; Githraine(at)yahoo.com
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 11:32:04 PM
Subject: dc238 - Game End!! (It was...)


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

Whatever! Diplomacy is always fun, and this game wasn’t half bad. Met with some challenges admitted, but we all got thru it, and in the end, I have to say the remaining 5 were all a very active bunch. Given how much everyone was wanting to jump up and say something about getting some closure to this game, I kinda wouldn’t have minded to see how it would have played out!

But that will have to be saved for another day, another game… for all 5 remaining players have voted for a 5-way DIAS!

Many thanks to all of you. Committed play makes for great challenging games, and as a direct result of this game, I’ve added those who stuck it out to the end, to my own personal list of players-to-invite to special invite-only games that come up on rare occasion.

If you haven’t already, I’d suggest all of you who are interested in the hobby, to give GM’ing a try. It will take your game to the next level, as you learn a lot from running games that you don’t see as a player. If you’d like to run a game, let me know! As a club we need to always grow our talent base, both as players and GMs.

And now - the final stats!

Karl and Josh unfortunately had early game abandons.
(Thanks again to Trout and Jorge for covering)
Master Trout managed an elimination (is that “managing” something?)
And Jorge, Jeremiah, Joey, Steve, and Gareth get the 5-way Draw.

Bruce, I look forward to you giving GM’ing another go. Hope you don’t mind me putting a bow on this one for ya.

I think that’s about it! Let’s see, the game played out over 176 days, or about half a year.

EGS (End-Game-Statements) are always welcome and encouraged, to reflect back on what happened, or where the game might have gone.

Enjoy!
-mike

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dc238 - Game End!! (It was...) - FuzzyLogic   (Jul 13, 2009, 10:31 pm)
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

Whatever! Diplomacy is always fun, and this game wasn’t half bad. Met with some challenges admitted, but we all got thru it, and in the end, I have to say the remaining 5 were all a very active bunch. Given how much everyone was wanting to jump up and say something about getting some closure to this game, I kinda wouldn’t have minded to see how it would have played out!

But that will have to be saved for another day, another game… for all 5 remaining players have voted for a 5-way DIAS!

Many thanks to all of you. Committed play makes for great challenging games, and as a direct result of this game, I’ve added those who stuck it out to the end, to my own personal list of players-to-invite to special invite-only games that come up on rare occasion.

If you haven’t already, I’d suggest all of you who are interested in the hobby, to give GM’ing a try. It will take your game to the next level, as you learn a lot from running games that you don’t see as a player. If you’d like to run a game, let me know! As a club we need to always grow our talent base, both as players and GMs.

And now - the final stats!

Karl and Josh unfortunately had early game abandons.
(Thanks again to Trout and Jorge for covering)
Master Trout managed an elimination (is that “managing” something?)
And Jorge, Jeremiah, Joey, Steve, and Gareth get the 5-way Draw.

Bruce, I look forward to you giving GM’ing another go. Hope you don’t mind me putting a bow on this one for ya.

I think that’s about it! Let’s see, the game played out over 176 days, or about half a year.

EGS (End-Game-Statements) are always welcome and encouraged, to reflect back on what happened, or where the game might have gone.

Enjoy!
-mike

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dc238 - Game End!! (It was...) (dc238) bobbarkerfan1 Jul 13, 10:42 pm
Hey Mike,

I really apprieciate you trying to fill in for Bruce in the end. It was fine up until France suddenly dropped out without any notice. I hope she is ok and nothing happened to her. But she was my one main ally and when she dropped out I was basically just waiting to get taken out.

I would really like to play another game with the same people who stuck it out in the end, and you too Mike. I love meeting new people and playing diplomacy, and diplomatticorp is such a great community of people.

As an EGS, I would have to predict Gareth winning the game, as he was already about to take me out and Russia as well. All in all, it would have been a really good game minus the few dropouts and delays.

Thanks Bruce, very good job GMing this rough game, not sure if you are a new GM or whatever. And thanks to Jorge, Jeremiah, Steve, Gareth, and Trout for staying in the game.

Hope to play with you all again!


Joey



From: Michael Sims <mike(at)fuzzylogicllc.net>
To: vondo24(at)aol.com; Former Trout <former.trout(at)gmail.com>; zauberlichneo(at)hotmail.com; jmsaralegui(at)gmail.com; catya_ds(at)yahoo.com; dadidea(at)gmail.com; bobbarkerfan1ped(at)yahoo.com; Slyder111(at)gmail.com; gareth.griffiths(at)magd.ox.ac.uk; dc238 <dc238(at)diplomaticcorp.com>; coebq(at)yahoo.com; Githraine(at)yahoo.com
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 11:32:04 PM
Subject: dc238 - Game End!! (It was...)


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

Whatever! Diplomacy is always fun, and this game wasn’t half bad. Met with some challenges admitted, but we all got thru it, and in the end, I have to say the remaining 5 were all a very active bunch. Given how much everyone was wanting to jump up and say something about getting some closure to this game, I kinda wouldn’t have minded to see how it would have played out!

But that will have to be saved for another day, another game… for all 5 remaining players have voted for a 5-way DIAS!

Many thanks to all of you. Committed play makes for great challenging games, and as a direct result of this game, I’ve added those who stuck it out to the end, to my own personal list of players-to-invite to special invite-only games that come up on rare occasion.

If you haven’t already, I’d suggest all of you who are interested in the hobby, to give GM’ing a try. It will take your game to the next level, as you learn a lot from running games that you don’t see as a player. If you’d like to run a game, let me know! As a club we need to always grow our talent base, both as players and GMs.

And now - the final stats!

Karl and Josh unfortunately had early game abandons.
(Thanks again to Trout and Jorge for covering)
Master Trout managed an elimination (is that “managing” something?)
And Jorge, Jeremiah, Joey, Steve, and Gareth get the 5-way Draw.

Bruce, I look forward to you giving GM’ing another go. Hope you don’t mind me putting a bow on this one for ya.

I think that’s about it! Let’s see, the game played out over 176 days, or about half a year.

EGS (End-Game-Statements) are always welcome and encouraged, to reflect back on what happened, or where the game might have gone.

Enjoy!
-mike
dc238 - Game End!! (It was...) (dc238) MagDox Jul 16, 10:40 am
Let me just add my thanks to Bruce, as well as to the rest of you for an
enjoyable game. I hope to play with you again.

Best for the future,

Gareth

Joey Pedicini wrote:

Hey Mike,

I really apprieciate you trying to fill in for Bruce in the end. It
was fine up until France suddenly dropped out without any notice. I
hope she is ok and nothing happened to her. But she was my one main
ally and when she dropped out I was basically just waiting to get
taken out.

I would really like to play another game with the same people who
stuck it out in the end, and you too Mike. I love meeting new people
and playing diplomacy, and diplomatticorp is such a great community of
people.

As an EGS, I would have to predict Gareth winning the game, as he was
already about to take me out and Russia as well. All in all, it would
have been a really good game minus the few dropouts and delays.

Thanks Bruce, very good job GMing this rough game, not sure if you are
a new GM or whatever. And thanks to Jorge, Jeremiah, Steve, Gareth,
and Trout for staying in the game.

Hope to play with you all again!

Joey


------------------------------------------------------------------------
*From:* Michael Sims <mike(at)fuzzylogicllc.net>
*To:* vondo24(at)aol.com; Former Trout <former.trout(at)gmail.com>;
zauberlichneo(at)hotmail.com; jmsaralegui(at)gmail.com; catya_ds(at)yahoo.com;
dadidea(at)gmail.com; bobbarkerfan1ped(at)yahoo.com; Slyder111(at)gmail.com;
gareth.griffiths(at)magd.ox.ac.uk; dc238 <dc238(at)diplomaticcorp.com>;
coebq(at)yahoo.com; Githraine(at)yahoo.com
*Sent:* Monday, July 13, 2009 11:32:04 PM
*Subject:* dc238 - Game End!! (It was...)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…



Whatever! Diplomacy is always fun, and this game wasn’t half bad.
Met with some challenges admitted, but we all got thru it, and in the
end, I have to say the remaining 5 were all a very active bunch.
Given how much everyone was wanting to jump up and say something about
getting some closure to this game, I kinda wouldn’t have minded to see
how it would have played out!



But that will have to be saved for another day, another game… for all
5 remaining players have voted for a 5-way DIAS!



Many thanks to all of you. Committed play makes for great challenging
games, and as a direct result of this game, I’ve added those who stuck
it out to the end, to my own personal list of players-to-invite to
special invite-only games that come up on rare occasion.



If you haven’t already, I’d suggest all of you who are interested in
the hobby, to give GM’ing a try. It will take your game to the next
level, as you learn a lot from running games that you don’t see as a
player. If you’d like to run a game, let me know! As a club we need
to always grow our talent base, both as players and GMs.



And now - the final stats!



Karl and Josh unfortunately had early game abandons.

(Thanks again to Trout and Jorge for covering)

Master Trout managed an elimination (is that “managing” something?)

And Jorge, Jeremiah, Joey, Steve, and Gareth get the 5-way Draw.



Bruce, I look forward to you giving GM’ing another go. Hope you don’t
mind me putting a bow on this one for ya.



I think that’s about it! Let’s see, the game played out over 176
days, or about half a year.



EGS (End-Game-Statements) are always welcome and encouraged, to
reflect back on what happened, or where the game might have gone.



Enjoy!

-mike



dc238 - w05 results! - FuzzyLogic   (Jul 13, 2009, 10:55 am)
Fastest turn ever, cuz builds were already out!

Germany: Build A Kiel
Turkey: Build F Constantinople


Oh, and we're down to 6 players - Many thanks to Trout, for taking on the Austrian position. Players that are willing to step in and help out like that are always appreciated!

NEXT: Spring 06, shall henceforth be due Friday 7/17, 6pm Central / 2300 GMT.
Enjoy,
-mike



From: Michael Sims
Sent: Mon 7/13/2009 10:11 AM
Subject: dc238 - next steps!


Hey folks,
So I haven't heard from your GM, tho I believe Bruce has been tied up with work and travels lately... so we're gonna get this game moving in the interim.

Germany and Turkey are due for a build.

Let's get those two by Wednesday 7/15, 6pm Central / 2300 GMT.

Then we'll get it moving! Some players have thrown out the idea of a mass draw to call the game. If that is what you want, then you'll have to propose it and vote on it like any other draw. It's your call, but would require unanimous approval to pass it.

Enjoy,
-mike

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dc238 - next steps! - FuzzyLogic   (Jul 13, 2009, 10:13 am)
Hey folks,
So I haven't heard from your GM, tho I believe Bruce has been tied up with work and travels lately... so we're gonna get this game moving in the interim.

Germany and Turkey are due for a build.

Let's get those two by Wednesday 7/15, 6pm Central / 2300 GMT.

Then we'll get it moving! Some players have thrown out the idea of a mass draw to call the game. If that is what you want, then you'll have to propose it and vote on it like any other draw. It's your call, but would require unanimous approval to pass it.

Enjoy,
-mike

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dc238 status - FuzzyLogic   (Jul 11, 2009, 12:43 am)
Hey players of dc238,
I've attempted to contact your GM to find out what's up. I know he's
been traveling a lot lately, hopefully all is ok. So stay tuned till
Monday - If Bruce is indeed tied up I'll get back in touch w you by
then. Pls keep any ideas or suggestions until that time.
Thanks!
-mike

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Winter 1903 Results - coebq   (Apr 13, 2009, 10:18 pm)
Well I made it through the riots in Bangkok with only a one-day delay. Then home to Beijing in-time for the Easter festivities with my neighbors. Of course all of this equaled a further delay for you guys on this one again.

So with apologies, here are the Winter 1903 results. If you spot no issues, let's try a weekend deadline to assist in getting things back on track. If that's an issue, let me know ASAP and we can push it to the following Monday. Otherwise, Spring 1904 deadline will be Saturday, April 18 at 2359 hrs GMT.

Good luck and best regards!

Bruce

Here are the details:

Austria: Remove A Budapest.

France: Build A Paris.
France: Build A Marseilles.

Italy: Build A Venice.
Italy: Build F Naples.

Russia: Remove F St Petersburg(sc).

Turkey: Build A Smyrna.

NEXT DEADLINE SPRING 1904 ORDERS DUE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18 (at) 2359 HRS GMT.

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Spring 1903 Results! - coebq   (Mar 21, 2009, 3:47 am)
And the Russians strike back...

As does Germany, reclaiming Munich and forcing a retreat for the French unit holding the city. An excellent turn for our first full one back! Lots of movement around the board and a few centers changing hands. Last gasps or a renewed spirit?

We had two retreats this turn. The French unit in Munich (which is not allowed by rule to move to Mun) can retreat to Bohemia or OTB; Turkey can retreat A Rum to Galacia, Sevastopol or OTB. Please get your retreats to me ASAP and NLT Sunday, March 22.

Here are the ugly details folks. Let me know if you spot an error (or two, or three or...).

Good luck and best regards!

Bruce

Movement results for Spring of 1903. (1903 Spring)

Austria: A Budapest - Rumania (*Fails*).
Austria: A Serbia Supports A Budapest - Rumania (*Disbanded*).
Austria: F Trieste - Albania.
Austria: A Vienna - Trieste.

England: F Barents Sea - St Petersburg(nc) (*Bounce*).
England: A Liverpool - Wales.
England: A Moscow - Warsaw.
England: F North Sea - English Channel (*Bounce*).
England: F Norway - Sweden.

France: F Brest - English Channel (*Bounce*).
France: A Burgundy Supports A Tyrolia - Munich.
France: F English Channel - Irish Sea.
France: F Irish Sea - North Atlantic Ocean.
France: A Munich - Berlin (*Dislodged*).
France: A Paris - Picardy.

Germany: A Berlin - Munich.
Germany: A Kiel Supports A Berlin - Munich.
Germany: A Ruhr Supports A Berlin - Munich.

Italy: F Ionian Sea Supports A Serbia - Greece (*Void*).
Italy: A Silesia Supports A Munich - Berlin.
Italy: A Tyrolia - Munich (*Fails*).
Italy: A Venice Hold.

Russia: A Galicia - Rumania.
Russia: F Gulf of Bothnia - St Petersburg(sc) (*Bounce*).
Russia: A Ukraine Supports A Galicia - Rumania.

Turkey: F Aegean Sea Convoys A Constantinople - Greece.
Turkey: A Bulgaria Supports A Greece - Serbia.
Turkey: A Constantinople - Greece.
Turkey: A Greece - Serbia.
Turkey: A Rumania Supports A Greece - Serbia (*Dislodged*).
Turkey: F Sevastopol - Black Sea.
Turkey: F Smyrna - Eastern Mediterranean.

The following units were dislodged:
French A Munich can retreat to Bohemia.
Turkish A Rumania can retreat to Sevastopol.

Unit locations:
Austria: F Albania, A Budapest, A Trieste.
England: F Barents Sea, F North Sea, F Sweden, A Wales, A Warsaw.
France: F Brest, A Burgundy, F Irish Sea, F North Atlantic Ocean, A Picardy.
Germany: A Kiel, A Munich, A Ruhr.
Italy: F Ionian Sea, A Silesia, A Tyrolia, A Venice.
Russia: F Gulf of Bothnia, A Rumania, A Ukraine.
Turkey: F Aegean Sea, F Black Sea, A Bulgaria, F Eastern Mediterranean, A
Greece, A Serbia.

Ownership of supply centers:
Austria: Budapest, Serbia, Trieste, Vienna.
England: Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Moscow, Norway.
France: Brest, Marseilles, Munich, Paris, Portugal, Spain.
Germany: Berlin, Denmark, Kiel.
Italy: Naples, Rome, Tunis, Venice.
Russia: St Petersburg, Sweden, Warsaw.
Turkey: Ankara, Bulgaria, Constantinople, Greece, Rumania, Sevastopol,
Smyrna.
Unowned: Belgium, Holland.


NEXT DEADLINE SUMMER 1903 RETREATS DUE SUNDAY, MARCH 22 AT 2359 HRS!

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dc238--Game Back On! - coebq   (Mar 12, 2009, 9:42 pm)
GAME ON!

Thanks for your patience folks. We are ready roll once again.

We have a bold, new leader confirmed for Austria. You may have heard of this guy before. Goes by the moniker 'Former Trout.' Rumor has it he's played this game before. But I never put much stock in rumors, so go easy on the guy, and try not to scare him off too!

Just kidding of course, but please take this opportunity to introduce yourselves and then take a few days to plot your next audacious activities. Here are the particulars for our new diplomat:

First: Former
Last : Trout
Email: former.trout(at)gmail.com


Please find attached a new map to remind you of the state of affairs we currently find ourselves in. If there are no objections, I'll set the Spring 1903 deadline for for next Tuesday, March 17, same bat channel; same bat time. If you all get them in early, I'll go ahead and adjudicate early. If next Tuesday doesn't work for someone, please let me know ASAP.

The best of luck to you all!

Bruce

NEXT DEADLINE: SPRING 1903 ORDERS DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 17 (at) 23:59 HRS GMT.

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DC238 Winter 1902 Adjustments Are In - former.trout   (Mar 08, 2009, 6:56 pm)
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bruce Quinn <coebq(at)yahoo.com ([email]coebq(at)yahoo.com[/email])>
Date: Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 6:11 AM
Subject: Re: DC238 Winter 1902 Adjustments Are In
To: kdv1224(at)yahoo.com ([email]kdv1224(at)yahoo.com[/email]), dadidea(at)gmail.com ([email]dadidea(at)gmail.com[/email]), Slyder111(at)gmail.com ([email]Slyder111(at)gmail.com[/email]), bobbarkerfan1ped(at)yahoo.com ([email]bobbarkerfan1ped(at)yahoo.com[/email]), Josh Mayo <zauberlichneo(at)hotmail.com ([email]zauberlichneo(at)hotmail.com[/email])>, Gareth Griffiths <gareth.griffiths(at)magd.ox.ac.uk ([email]gareth.griffiths(at)magd.ox.ac.uk[/email])>, catya_ds(at)yahoo.com ([email]catya_ds(at)yahoo.com[/email]), coebq(at)yahoo.com ([email]coebq(at)yahoo.com[/email])
Cc: Steve Lytton <stevelytton(at)hotmail.com ([email]stevelytton(at)hotmail.com[/email])>, Former Trout <former.trout(at)gmail.com ([email]former.trout(at)gmail.com[/email])>


Here are the replacement maps for the Spring 1903 turn.

We are, however, now in a holding pattern as our leader for Austria has bid us all farewell. I will ask DC to help us find a new A/H as soon as possible so we can get things rolling as soon as possible.

Spring deadline on hold until we get a new player.

Bruce




----- Original Message ----
From: Bruce Quinn <coebq(at)yahoo.com ([email]coebq(at)yahoo.com[/email])>
To: kdv1224(at)yahoo.com ([email]kdv1224(at)yahoo.com[/email]); dadidea(at)gmail.com ([email]dadidea(at)gmail.com[/email]); Slyder111(at)gmail.com ([email]Slyder111(at)gmail.com[/email]); bobbarkerfan1ped(at)yahoo.com ([email]bobbarkerfan1ped(at)yahoo.com[/email]); Josh Mayo <zauberlichneo(at)hotmail.com ([email]zauberlichneo(at)hotmail.com[/email])>; Gareth Griffiths <gareth.griffiths(at)magd.ox.ac.uk ([email]gareth.griffiths(at)magd.ox.ac.uk[/email])>; catya_ds(at)yahoo.com ([email]catya_ds(at)yahoo.com[/email]); coebq(at)yahoo.com ([email]coebq(at)yahoo.com[/email])
Cc: Steve Lytton <stevelytton(at)hotmail.com ([email]stevelytton(at)hotmail.com[/email])>; Former Trout <former.trout(at)gmail.com ([email]former.trout(at)gmail.com[/email])>
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2009 11:04:34 AM
Subject: DC238 Winter 1902 Adjustments Are In

Hi all!

Thanks for getting your adjustments in on-time. Here's what I received:

England: Build A Liv
France: Build F Bre
Turkey: Build A Con and F Smy
Germany: Disband F Den
Russia: Disband A Swe

See attached map and let me know if you spot a problem.

The Spring 1903 deadline is, by request of a player, pushed to Monday. March 9.

Good luck and best regards!

Bruce


NEXT DEADLINE: SPRING 1903 ORDERS DUE ON Monday MARCH 9, 2009 AT 2359 GMT.


     

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Fall 1902 Results - coebq   (Mar 01, 2009, 6:05 pm)
Yes, he lives...

I am so sorry folks. I had to travel on an emergency basis to the US for a serious family matter. It is not yet resolved, but I will endeavor to keep up with this game. With that and my SINCERE promise to keep you better informed in the fututre--no matter what--here are the long awaited results for Fall, 1902.

We had some good action around the board, particularly in the border region between Russia and Turkey where Turkey makes significant gains.

We also have our first retreat! Russian unit in Sevastopol can retreat to Armenia, Ukraine or Off-The-Board (OTB). Steve, please get me your retreat in ASAP and NLT 24 hours from now. I will ask for further builds/disbands to be-in immediately thereafter.

So next deadline is: Retreat due Monday, March 2 at 2359 GMT.

Builds/Disbands will then be due on Tuesday, March 3. It'll look like this:

+1 England
+1 France
+2 Turkey
-1 Russia

Get them in early or, if need be, wait until the deadline on Tuesday. Once again my apologies for the delay!

Here is what it looked like:
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Movement results for Fall of 1902. (dc238 Fall 1902 moves)

Austria: A Budapest Hold.
Austria: A Serbia Hold.
Austria: F Trieste Hold.
Austria: A Vienna Hold.

England: F Barents Sea Supports F Norwegian Sea - Norway.
England: F North Sea Hold.
England: F Norwegian Sea - Norway.
England: A St Petersburg - Moscow.

France: F Brest - English Channel.
France: A Burgundy Supports A Munich (*Cut*).
France: A Gascony - Paris.
France: F Mid-Atlantic Ocean - Irish Sea.
France: A Munich Hold.

Germany: A Berlin - Munich (*Fails*).
Germany: F Denmark - Kiel.
Germany: A Kiel - Holland.
Germany: A Ruhr - Burgundy (*Fails*).

Italy: A Bohemia - Silesia.
Italy: F Ionian Sea Supports A Serbia - Greece (*Void*).
Italy: A Tyrolia Supports A Munich.
Italy: A Venice - Trieste (*Fails*).

Russia: A Galicia Supports A Sevastopol - Rumania.
Russia: F Gulf of Bothnia - St Petersburg (*Invalid Coast*).
Russia: A Sevastopol - Rumania (*Dislodged*).
Russia: A Sweden - Norway (*Fails*).

Turkey: F Aegean Sea Convoys A Smyrna - Greece.
Turkey: F Black Sea - Sevastopol.
Turkey: A Bulgaria Supports A Rumania.
Turkey: A Rumania Supports F Black Sea - Sevastopol.
Turkey: A Smyrna - Greece.

The following units were dislodged:
Russian A Sevastopol can retreat to Armenia or Ukraine.

Unit locations:
Austria: A Budapest, A Serbia, F Trieste, A Vienna.
England: F Barents Sea, A Moscow, F North Sea, F Norway.
France: A Burgundy, F English Channel, F Irish Sea, A Munich, A Paris.
Germany: A Berlin, A Holland, F Kiel, A Ruhr.
Italy: F Ionian Sea, A Silesia, A Tyrolia, A Venice.
Russia: A Galicia, F Gulf of Bothnia, A Sweden.
Turkey: F Aegean Sea, A Bulgaria, A Greece, A Rumania, F Sevastopol.


NEXT DEADLINE: AUTUMN 1902 RETREATS DUE ON MONDAY, MARCH 2 AT 2359 GMT.

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DC238 Spring 1902 RESULTS - coebq   (Feb 15, 2009, 9:40 am)
The delay goes on and on and on...

Or so it seems.

My sincerest apologies folks.

RL hit me like a ton of bricks on Wednesday and never let up. I knew there was a reason I had originally set the deadline for Tuesday...No matter, while I may have lots of excuses for the delay the fact of the matter is that an excuse has an effective kill radius of absolutely zero. In other words, I can only say I'm sorry.

With so much build-up to this season's results though you'd think it would come in with a bang. Instead, a lot of action with little to show for it in actually gains. Although I guess our Russian leader is putting his hands on his hips about now and saying, "oh yea, what about Rum...?" Well, true enough: Russian fleet Rum is wiped from the map with hundreds lost at sea. Oh yes, and we did have that switching of places between the Russia and England up in the North, But besides those I mean. Regardless, the big question on my mind and probably yours to is "are we ever going to have a retreat?"

Well, no retreat is a good retreat for me as it saves me from having to dealy the game for another 24 hours waiting for it. So let's try and get things back on track and ask for Fall 1902 orders to be in on Thursday, Feb 19. If you get them all in early, I will adjudicate early. I just didn't want to push you for orders with only three days to negotiate, one of them being a Sunday.

BTW, there was one set of orders with a typo. I will only point this out one time and remind you all that you need to check your orders before sending them in. I can't make even obvious changes for you.

Here is the down and dirty of it all. As always, if you spot an error, let me know.

Good luck and all my best!

Bruce

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Movement results for Spring of 1902. (dc238 Spring 1902 Movement)

Austria: A Budapest Supports A Vienna.
Austria: A Serbia Supports F Trieste.
Austria: F Trieste Hold.
Austria: A Vienna Hold.

England: F Edinburgh - Norwegian Sea.
England: F North Sea - English Channel (*Bounce*).
England: A Norway - St Petersburg.
England: F Norwegian Sea - Barents Sea.

France: F Brest - English Channel (*Bounce*).
France: A Burgundy - Munich (*Bounce*).
France: A Paris - Burgundy (*Fails*).
France: F Portugal - Mid-Atlantic Ocean.
France: A Spain - Gascony.

Germany: A Berlin - Munich (*Bounce*).
Germany: F Denmark Supports F Gulf of Bothnia - Sweden (*Void*).
Germany: A Kiel Supports A Berlin - Munich.
Germany: A Run Supports A Berlin - Munich (*Error/NMR*)

Italy: A Bohemia Supports A Burgundy - Munich.
Italy: F Tunis - Ionian Sea.
Italy: A Tyrolia Supports A Galicia - Vienna (*Void*).
Italy: A Venice - Trieste (*Fails*).

Russia: A Galicia - Rumania (*Fails*).
Russia: F Gulf of Bothnia Convoys A St Petersburg - Sweden.
Russia: F Rumania - Bulgaria (*Disbanded*).
Russia: A Sevastopol - Armenia (*Bounce*).
Russia: A St Petersburg - Sweden.

Turkey: F Black Sea Supports A Bulgaria - Rumania.
Turkey: A Bulgaria - Rumania.
Turkey: F Constantinople - Aegean Sea.
Turkey: A Greece - Bulgaria.
Turkey: A Smyrna - Armenia (*Bounce*).

Unit locations:
Austria: A Budapest, A Serbia, F Trieste, A Vienna.
England: F Barents Sea, F North Sea, F Norwegian Sea, A St Petersburg.
France: F Brest, A Burgundy, A Gascony, F Mid-Atlantic Ocean, A Paris.
Germany: A Berlin, F Denmark, A Kiel, A Ruhr.
Italy: A Bohemia, F Ionian Sea, A Tyrolia, A Venice.
Russia: A Galicia, F Gulf of Bothnia, A Sevastopol, A Sweden.
Turkey: F Aegean Sea, F Black Sea, A Bulgaria, A Rumania, A Smyrna.


NEXT DEADLINE: FALL 1902 ORDERS DUE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 2359 GMT!!

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A Primer on Builds in 1901 - coebq   (Feb 05, 2009, 10:48 pm)
The calm of winter is shattered as military-industrial complexes across Europe pump out fresh meat for the grinder. Sadly for mankind, it's only the beginning...

Thanks for getting these in on time. Let's see if we can get Spring 1902 in and completed by next Tuesday. So Spring 1902 orders will be due Tuesday, Feb 10. If you feel like you need more time, please let me know ASAP and I'll push things back a day or two.

Otherwise, the best of luck!

Here are the details:

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Status of the Adjustment orders for Winter of 1901. (Builds 1901)

Austria: 4 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 1 unit.
England: 4 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 1 unit.
France: 5 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 2 units.
Germany: 4 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 1 unit.
Italy: 4 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 1 unit.
Russia: 5 Supply centers, 4 Units: Builds 1 unit.
Turkey: 5 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 2 units.

Austria: Build A Budapest.

England: Build F Edinburgh.

France: Build F Brest.
France: Build A Paris.

Germany: Build A Berlin.

Italy: Build A Venice.

Russia: Build A St Petersburg.

Turkey: Build F Constantinople.
Turkey: Build A Smyrna.

NEXT DEADLINE: SPRING, 1902 DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 AT 23:59 GMT!

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Experience the Fall of 1901 - coebq   (Feb 03, 2009, 8:53 pm)
According to an old US army manual on leadership I have lying about the house here, along with courage, determination, poise, and loyalty, audacity provides us the basic DNA of the warrior-leader. But audacity can be a double-edged sword for some. Particularly if a leader makes an audacious move, but at the wrong time...So somewhere along the line, you'd like to see a bit of wisdom (and frankly a little luck) thrown into the above mix.

After playing nicey-nice through the Spring our own brazenly audacious leaders made some more determined moves this season:

In the West, France and England occupied their "traditional" centers, while a justifiable fear of multi-national aggression forced Germany to protect the Motherland rather than seek greater expansion. Perhaps most surprising is the number of unoccupied neutrals still to be found in Western Europe today which certainly doesn't bode well for the coming year, does it?

In the East, The Sultan of Turkey not only crushes the last remaining dissension in Bulgaria, but makes the most well timed of audacious moves--walking into Greece uncontested! Leaders will look back on this one and wonder how it ever could have happened so easily...Meanwhile the Austrians appear uncertain, but the Italians do not: marching the Alpini up through Tyrolia and then beyond. Finally, while the Russian's settle for the occupation of Rumania in the South, their invasion of Sweden fails, running into unexpected (?) opposition on the shores.

All in all, a very good turn folks!

Thanks for getting your orders all in on-time and in excellent format. No retreats are due, so let's move directly to the Winter Adjudication phase and the builds which you all have coming to you. Please have those to me by Thursday, Feb 5. If you all can get them in 24 hours, I'll publish them and get the Spring started earlier!

Here are the details. Let me know if you spot an error:

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Movement results for Fall of 1901. (Fall 1901 Moves)

Austria: A Budapest - Vienna.
Austria: A Serbia Supports F Trieste.
Austria: F Trieste Hold.

England: A Edinburgh - Norway.
England: F North Sea - Belgium (*Bounce*).
England: F Norwegian Sea Convoys A Edinburgh - Norway.

France: A Burgundy - Munich (*Bounce*).
France: A Gascony - Spain.
France: F Mid-Atlantic Ocean - Portugal.

Germany: F Denmark - Sweden (*Bounce*).
Germany: A Kiel - Munich (*Bounce*).
Germany: A Ruhr - Belgium (*Bounce*).

Italy: A Tyrolia - Bohemia.
Italy: F Tyrrhenian Sea - Tunis.
Italy: A Venice - Tyrolia.

Russia: A Galicia Supports F Rumania.
Russia: F Gulf of Bothnia - Sweden (*Bounce*).
Russia: F Rumania Hold.
Russia: A Ukraine - Sevastopol.

Turkey: F Black Sea Supports A Constantinople - Bulgaria.
Turkey: A Bulgaria - Greece.
Turkey: A Constantinople - Bulgaria.

Status of the Adjustment orders for Winter of 1901. (Winter 1901)

Unit locations:
Austria: A Serbia, F Trieste, A Vienna.
England: F North Sea, A Norway, F Norwegian Sea.
France: A Burgundy, F Portugal, A Spain.
Germany: F Denmark, A Kiel, A Ruhr.
Italy: A Bohemia, F Tunis, A Tyrolia.
Russia: A Galicia, F Gulf of Bothnia, F Rumania, A Sevastopol.
Turkey: F Black Sea, A Bulgaria, A Greece.

Ownership of supply centers:
Austria: Budapest, Serbia, Trieste, Vienna.
England: Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Norway.
France: Brest, Marseilles, Paris, Portugal, Spain.
Germany: Berlin, Denmark, Kiel, Munich.
Italy: Naples, Rome, Tunis, Venice.
Russia: Moscow, Rumania, Sevastopol, St Petersburg, Warsaw.
Turkey: Ankara, Bulgaria, Constantinople, Greece, Smyrna.
Unowned: Belgium, Holland, Sweden.

Austria: 4 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 1 unit.
England: 4 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 1 unit.
France: 5 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 2 units.
Germany: 4 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 1 unit.
Italy: 4 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 1 unit.
Russia: 5 Supply centers, 4 Units: Builds 1 unit.
Turkey: 5 Supply centers, 3 Units: Builds 2 units.

NEXT DEADLINE: WINTER ADJUDICATION (BUILDS) DUE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 AT 23:59 GMT.

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Autumn 1901 arrives with a bang! - coebq   (Feb 02, 2009, 9:17 pm)
Fellow leaders of the known world,

And just like that we have war! Or a lot of movement around the board anyway. Lots of positioning, but otherwise short on audacity (or maybe not...) certainly no bounces and no retreats, so we'll go directly to the Fall turn.

I have only attached the final position docs this time as the moves are pretty self-evident. You'll normally get a "moves" map too.

Since everyone had their orders in early (thanks!!), let's go ahead and have your orders to me by next Tuesday, Feb 3. If you have a conflict, let me know ASAP.

One admin note: please include the type of unit with your orders, ie, army "a" or, fleet "f". If you spot a mistake, please let me know right away.

Here is what happened:

Austria: A Budapest - Serbia.
Austria: F Trieste Hold.
Austria: A Vienna - Budepest.

England: F Edinburgh - Norwegian Sea.
England: A Liverpool - Edinburgh.
England: F London - North Sea.

France: F Brest - Mid-Atlantic Ocean.
France: A Marseilles - Burgundy.
France: A Paris - Gascony.

Germany: A Berlin - Kiel.
Germany: F Kiel - Denmark.
Germany: A Munich - Ruhr.

Italy: F Naples - Tyrrhenian Sea.
Italy: A Rome - Venice.
Italy: A Venice - Tyrolia.

Russia: A Moscow - Ukraine.
Russia: F Sevastopol - Rumania.
Russia: F St Petersburg(sc) - Gulf of Bothnia.
Russia: A Warsaw - Galicia.

Turkey: F Ankara - Black Sea.
Turkey: A Constantinople - Bulgaria.
Turkey: A Smyrna - Constantinople.

Unit locations:
Austria: A Serbia, F Trieste, A Vienna.
England: A Edinburgh, F North Sea, F Norwegian Sea.
France: A Burgundy, A Gascony, F Mid-Atlantic Ocean.
Germany: F Denmark, A Kiel, A Ruhr.
Italy: A Tyrolia, F Tyrrhenian Sea, A Venice.
Russia: A Galicia, F Gulf of Bothnia, F Rumania, A Ukraine.
Turkey: F Black Sea, A Bulgaria, A Constantinople.

NEXT DEADLINE: FALL 1901, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AT 2359 GMT!!

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The Audacity of a Diplomat's Hope Game Start - coebq   (Jan 22, 2009, 7:25 pm)
Fellow Audacious Diplomats of Hope, welcome to DC238!

I apologize for the delay in kicking this off. We had a last minute change in the roster and I needed to get firm confirmations before we could get things rolling. But with that now in-hand and the hope of millions as our tailwind, we are ready to begin our journey of reconciliation, renewal, peace and...ok, sorry, more like destruction, mayhem and lies. Lots of lies...just thought an "inaugural" theme would work given recent events.

Hyperbole side, I'm looking forward to a good game with you all. Here are your country assignments. Not everyone got what they asked for this time:

Name: Karl Vondran
Email : kdv1224(at)yahoo.com
Ctry: Austria

Name: Jeremiah Lee
Email: dadidea(at)gmail.com
Cnty: Germany

Name: Steve Chase
Email: Slyder111(at)gmail.com
Cnty: Russia

Name: Joey Pedicin
Email: bobbarkerfan1ped(at)yahoo.com
Cnty: Italy

Name: Josh Mayo
Email: zauberlichneo(at)hotmail.com
Cnty: England

Name: Catya Steen
Email: catya_ds(at)yahoo.com
Cnty: France

Name: Gareth Griffiths
Email: gareth.griffiths(at)magd.ox.ac.uk
Cnty: Turkey

Here are some general guidelines to assist you:

I follow the DC House Rules which you can download from the DC web site and view. If you have any questions about them, please let me know. If I say anything different than the house rules, below, please follow my rules.

As far as turnaround times are concerned, I will begin with an approximate five day negotiation period between each major turn, ie Spring to Fall. I try and get retreats back within 24 hours and builds/disbands within 48 hours. Often I will either retreat on behalf of a player if there is only one choice, or an equally obvious choice, and then allow the player the option of changing that within the allocated time period. I will also sometimes ask for retreats and builds/disbands in the same time frame. In other words, I am generally aiming at a total seven-day turn around for a complete turn, although holidays, weekends (possibly, depending on particular limits players may have) can cause this to shift from time to time.

I stick to my deadlines once they are set, but try and remain as flexible as possible in setting those deadlines should a player need more time. If people are consistently getting orders into me on-time or early, I may pick up the pace. Conversely, I will slow it down if I get a lot of requests for extensions or last minute orders.

Changes in orders are accepted until I publish the results of the turn, ie, until I physically adjudicate by sending out the email to you with the results.

If you have press--and I very much encourage it--make sure you tell if it is anonymous or not. I will ASSUME it is attributable unless you state otherwise. Also, tell me when you want it to go out--specifically. It otherwise will go to all players and the DC message board with my next email to all players.

Questions? Bring them on! We have a few first timers here and I really want this to be a great experience for them as well as everyone. So ask away. I will try and answer back immediately. If I don't know the answer, I send it to our resident experts who you will find Cc'd on this note.

BUT (!!!!!!), don't look for me to provide advice on your moves or your orders. So please, please, please review your orders before you send them to me! Use the standard abbreviations found in the rule book, or just spell it out completely, and you'll be fine. I will NOT under any circumstances, however, change the orders you send to me or tell you there's a problem. So if your orders are ambiguous, misspelled or otherwise messed up to the point that the RP (the software program used to adjudicate turns) doesn't recognize it or accept it, you will get a no move received for that unit or an error message. Don't let it happen to you (unless you want it to for some reason, of course)!

In your emails to me, please include game number, season/year and country. Thus all should look something like: dc238, Spring 1901, Canada

Ok, I think that's it for now! Let's go.

First deadline will be Spring 1901 orders due to me on Wed, January 28 at 2359 GMT.

Good luck!

Your Ambassador of Hope in the Far East,

Bruce



NEXT DEADLINE: SPRING 1901 ORDERS DUE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009, 2359 GMT.

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