Anthologica Diplomacy -- Winter Edition
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? twabs fair maiden
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, Conversational Speaker, /ˈajwʌ/
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quoting Russian Njus':
Having recovered smuggled vodka, drunk Sevastopol navy fails to notice invading Turkish fleet

Furious tsar mysteriously loses voice, English ambassador Yozhikov takes over representing Russia

Rumanian economy shattered, populace weakened; Russian government official statement: "suck it up"

BREAKING: "Moose and squirrel" apprehended by KGB
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 侯 of Crows at Basel
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Results for Spring, 1902

Movement:

Austria:

Austria: A bud -> rum
Austria: A ser Supports A bul -> gre
Austria: F tri -> adr
    Bounced with ion (1 against 1).
Austria: A vie -> tri
    Bounced with ven (1 against 1).

England:

England: A edi Holds
England: F lon -> nth
England: F nth -> ska
England: A nwy Holds

France:

France: A bel Holds
    Dislodged from bur (2 against 1).
France: A mar -> pie
France: A par -> bur
France: F pic Holds
France: A spa Holds

Germany:

Germany: A bur -> bel
Germany: F den Supports F kie -> bal
Germany: A hol Supports A bur -> bel
Germany: F kie -> bal
Germany: A mun -> sil

Italy:

Italy: A gre -> alb
Italy: F ion -> adr
    Bounced with tri (1 against 1).
Italy: F nap -> ion
    Failed because Italy: F ion -> adr failed.
Italy: A ven -> tri
    Bounced with vie (1 against 1).

Russia:

Russia: A mos -> ukr
Russia: A rum -> gal
Russia: F sev -> bla
    Bounced with bla (1 against 1).
Russia: A stp -> mos
Russia: F swe Holds
Russia: A war Supports A rum -> gal

Turkey:

Turkey: A arm -> sev
    Failed because Russia: F sev -> bla failed.
Turkey: F bla Supports A bud -> rum
    Support cut by Move from Sevastopol.
Turkey: A bul -> gre
Turkey: F con -> aeg

Retreat:

France: A bel Disbands


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It is Fall, 1902. You have 48 hours.

Orders Due: 22:00 UTC 2014/11/26
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, the Findible League
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Oh, Greece...
? twabs fair maiden
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, Conversational Speaker, /ˈajwʌ/
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<chorusline>
Greece is the word (is the word, is the word, is the word!)
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? Radius C / 2π
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, Hydrogen, United States
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Well!

So it turns out that Nae and Miekko are just as tightly allied as in the game a year ago, and that they have decided to get their revenge on me for events from that game. That's contrary to the spirit of the game and below the belt even by Diplo's low standards. But very well; consider your revenge gotten.

Time for mine: left without anything remaining in the game to do, and lacking any in-game means to react, I am forced to go below the belt as well and instead hereby present for public inspection the entire log, in chronological order, of all my Diplo conversations with all three stabbants.

NB: I do not intend to continue sending orders. Deal with it.
? Pthagnar Benedictine Ovulation
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, Quaestor Foraminis Aspirationis
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lot of kissing and telling going on
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, the Findible League
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*wah wahhhhhhhh*
? Radius C / 2π
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, Hydrogen, United States
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I have been begged to reconsider.

I have little enough interest in continuing, so I set my price high: for the fall I will order A (Ven) S A (Alb) - Tri, F (Ion) - Adr, and F (Nap) - Ion. If all of these moves succeed (including annihilation of the fleet presently in Trieste) and no non-Italian units remain in (or have entered) Piedmont or Tyrolia, then I will continue. If any order fails or any involved party refuses, then y'all can do your best to drag some dimwit into sending in repeated pointless orders for yet another broken Italy.

Ball's in your court, Naeddyr.

In the unlikely event you accept, you have my publicly given word not to seek for myself any further Austrian territory until 1904 at the earliest, not that I expect you to believe me.
? tiramisu posts: 75
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Well, that's definitely contrary to the spirit of the game.

I urge you to reconsider your exaggerated claims and continue playing without hijacking the game by ultimata. This is a new game and the rules are being followed, even if miekko and Nae were justifying a strategic collaboration on something personal or long since passed. You only have an argument if miekko and Nae are playing irrationally in order to bully you — harassing you at the cost of hurting their own game — but I see no such thing on either one's part.
? Pthagnar Benedictine Ovulation
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if i throw a shitfit can i get my way too
? Naeddyr posts: 34
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Sigh...

Radius, I could swap countries with you if you liked?

You can be Austria, I'll be Italy.

If we do, I'd like a short pause in the game for me to get all the ducks in a row.

Then I'll just have to crush you again.
? Radius C / 2π
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, Hydrogen, United States
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Hmm, well. Not necessarily a bad idea. I will think about it for a bit (I promise not to take too long).
? Naeddyr posts: 34
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Omg, everyone read Rad's irc logs.

I am in stitches.

I've been reading them at work and I have to stop myself from lolling all over the place.
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 侯 of Crows at Basel
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"Prime Minister Pthatcher"

somebody needs a rename
? Radius C / 2π
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, Hydrogen, United States
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I have had a chance to reflect further on the situation, and I've come to the conclusion that despite feeling otherwise most of the time, I may not currently be emotionally fit to cope with some of the realities of this game. I hope I can be forgiven for having signed up in the first place; it's not always obvious what one will and will not be able to deal with gracefully.

My apologies, and I wish Zayk well in his... interesting... new task.

In the event he is unwilling or a replacement cannot be found, there are six-person Diplo rules that wouldn't necessarily require a game re-start. In particular, there is a version where Italy is not used, and its units sit on the board with under perma-orders to hold. Maybe that could be suitable here, perhaps leaving Italy's units where I've left them.
? Naeddyr posts: 34
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Rejected!

I want to swap countries with Rad.

I want Rad to play Austria.
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 侯 of Crows at Basel
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Right, so with this clusterfuck going on I think we will have to extend the deadline by a day so that Zayk can attempt to halfways play the game (Zayk you are hereby officially named Italy).

Orders Due: 22:00 UTC 2014/11/27
? Naeddyr posts: 34
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> But I wanted to show Rad the full-fledged power of a battle-capable Italy!
? tiramisu posts: 75
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quoting Коммерса́нтъ:

EXTRA! Il Duce flees Italy after military refuses to quash protests

Ходорко́вский wins emergency election to fill post in landside; corporate empire experience promises job growth
? Anguipes The Great Whore That Sitteth Upon Many Waters
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quoting Tercüman-ı Hakikat:
Austro-Turkish alliance sealed: "looked like a good idea at the time", "definitely not a long term ploy to foster grass-roots sympathy in former Ottoman territories".

Troops in Greece ordered not to fraternise with locals over fears that military incompetence may be contagious.

Naval force triumphantly enters the Aegean without resistance, all give thanks for this blessing from Allah.

Bulgarian emissaries request at least token force on borders, instead given nargiles and cannabis and told to chill out.

Foray into Sevastopol a failure, forces too drunk small.
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