|After fourteen years of gameplay and just about eight months of real life, we have a result in this game of Youngstown Diplomacy: China has triumphed! Due to what may be a combination of war weariness, ill communication, or bad fortune amongst the opposition forces, China only loses one centre (Bulgaria) while picking up five to exceed by one the thirty-seven centre threshold for victory.
I have the greatest respect for those who carried on in the game despite difficulties encountered. Italy (Mr. M. Boutot of Las Vegas) is foremost in my mind; despite losing his homeland early and never possessing more than six centres, he hung on through it all and has a well-deserved survival. But of course China (Mr. A. Beaumont of Canberra) deserves all the accolades after guiding a powerful Sino-Japanese alliance to his sole benefit, and in only his second DC game!
Please do provide your own comments and remarks; I would very much enjoy to hear players' thoughts as the game went on. I am also interested to know if you have any suggestions for me as a GM, or any other variants you might like to play. As I recall, this game filled up very quickly for a 10-player variant, suggesting a high demand for Youngstownâ€”if you guys want another game of this, I'd be happy to oblige (though not immediately, I think).
Austria (6): Budapest, Bulgaria, Cluj, Greece, Serbia, Trieste.
China (38): Ankara, Baghdad, Borneo, Burma, Calcutta, Cambodia, Canton, Ceylon, Constantinople, Delhi, Ethiopia, Formosa, Hankow, Iran, Java, Joharra, Korea, Kyoto, Madras, Magudisco, Manchuria, Moscow, Outer Mongolia, Omsk, Osaka, Peking, Philippines, Rumania, Saigon, Karafuto, Sevastopol, Sinkiang, Smyrna, Thailand, Tokyo, Vietnam, Vladivostok, Yemen.
Germany (20): Belgium, Berlin, Brest, Denmark, Edinburgh, Holland, Ireland, Kiel, Liverpool, London, Marseilles, Munich, Norway, Paris, Posen, St. Petersburg, Sweden, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw.
Italy (2): Naples, Rome.
Japan (5): Egypt, Morocco, Pentopolis, Portugal, Spain.
Turkey (1): Tunis.
01. China: SOLO VICTORY, 38c
02. Germany: Survival, 20c
03. Austria: Survival, 6c
04. Japan: Survival, 5c
05. Italy: Survival, 2c
06. Turkey: Survival, 1c
07. France: Eliminated, 1908
07. India: Eliminated, 1908
09. England: Eliminated, 1906
09. Russia: Eliminated, 1906