Topic: Diplomacy: Game 1  (Read 1583 times)

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Post #97075
May 17, 2017, 02:27:42 AM

Syria remained Turkish 'til the end! And at least Austria was destroyed. :P

Congrats to Hydra, tau, and Elbbsas.
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    Post #97076
    May 17, 2017, 04:06:35 AM

    Not quite -- Bohemia remains an Austrian outpost! The only nation that was fully assimilated was Germany. Good game, everyone.

    Will anyone else be posting their messages? I'm pretty curious as to all the subterfuge that was going on.
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    Post #97084
    May 17, 2017, 06:07:32 AM

    I shall curate some interesting bits to post. I kept screenshots for the first two years, but stopped ~1902. By then, most of the interesting parts of negotiations had already taken place.

    1901, Robin: non-aggression pact and negotiations with Italy
    1901, Elbbsas: discussing potential alliance
    1901, North: discussing potential alliance
    1901, North: negotiating Belgium
    1901, Robin: my nice pun
    1902, Elbbsas: I try to convince her that I'm not invading


    1902, Robin: discussing his betrayal of Turkey (and he correctly guesses my moves)


    1902, Elbbsas: an interesting proposal


    1903, North: he tries to convince me that he's not invading
    1903, Elbbsas: my proposal
    1903, Elbbsas: the alliance begins (also I should've heeded her warning that North was RP'ing)
    1903, Elbbsas: her strange overall strategy
    1903, Elbbsas: a problem turns into a perfect plan
    [argument with North is redacted]
    1904, Elbbsas: I make a halfhearted attempt at supporting Gerrick/Turkey
    1905, Robin: negotiations finally break down


    1913, Elbbsas: our last conversations (discussions gradually turned into stuff like this over the course of months)
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    Post #97093
    May 17, 2017, 07:56:59 AM

    Well, I reckon the funnest year for me was 1902-3, in which everyone tried to help me out. Case in point:
    1902, Robin: Advice
    Robin: Aaahhh the slugfest!!!
    Robin: Though it seems you're the one who's anticipating the slugfest... concerning positioning of the French or what?
    Elbbsas: Germans too, at least to me. They don't have a great deal of space for expansion, and they're the only country that hasn't communicated with me yet! Everyone else said hi to some extent.
    Robin: Ooh that is concerning then... but then again you do have a crap ton of navies to defend yourself... XD
    1902, Robin: Advice after Tau moves to the North Atlantic Ocean
    Robin: Uh oh. That doesn't look good. How're you fairing diplomatically?
    Elbbsas: I'm mildly annoyed at myself for not talking about a certain thing (vagueness, yay). Other than that, I think things are going to be fine.
    Elbbsas: But hey, I get to be first to lose a unit! That's neat.
    Robin: Be careful with your defence. Convoys=Trouble. That and vague border shapes
    1903, North: First communications!
    North: Hey England. I got no beef with you but I need to use the North Sea right now. Could you please clear it our for a bit? I dont want to accidentally destroy your fleet. Dont worry, I'm not attacking you.
    Elbbsas: Hey, Germany. That sounds highly suspicious. Why do you want the North Sea?
    North: Russia is about to attack me. I want to launch an offensive on Scandinavian.
    North: Trust me, if I was going to attack you I would not ask you to please move your navy
    1903, Taulover: Meanwhile, in France
    Elbbsas: Quick thing: North just asked if I could move out of the North Sea so he doesn't "accidentally" destroy my fleet.
    Taulover: If you do, I don't fault you, and I do have contingency plans already in place for that.
    If you don't, then thanks for sticking to your proposal.
    Elbbsas: " Hey England. I got no beef with you but I need to use the North Sea right now. Could you please clear it our for a bit? I dont want to accidentally destroy your fleet. Dont worry, I'm not attacking you. "
    Golly, that doesn't sound highly concerning or anything. XD
    Elbbsas: I'll probably end up saying "yeah sure I'll move", and then keep camping it.
    Taulover: Oh, I see what you mean. I mean, if you wanted to spite me for my betrayal, that's a perfectly valid move, even if North is lying and doing a very bad job at it.
    Elbbsas: Nah. Spite is all well and good, but it's much more satisfying to try set someone else up to win. :P
    And then the advice really kicked off.
    1903, Gerrick: Advice
    Gerrick: You and Germany need to make a truce if you don't want to be destroyed by the Austria/Russia/France alliance.
    Elbbsas: Yeah, that's how it looks.
    1903, North: Advice
    North: Word of advice, protect Liverpool. France is about to invade it.
    North: Look, I'll be honest with you, we dont stand a chance alone. We need each other because sure as the sun will rise in the morning France and Russia do not need us. Russia already stole Norway from you and invaded Austria. I have reason to believe They plan on me next. And France is planing to invade you. We need to work together to survive.
    North: You need to move your fleet away from the North Sea. I want to help you but you wont survive if your fighting Russia and France.
    Elbbsas: Alright, I'll move.
    North: Protect yourself. When France moves on you, Ill move on France. Stand fast and good luck.
    Elbbsas: You too.
    North: France will attack Liverpool
    1903, Robin: Advice
    Robin: Also, convoys can be prevented by attacking the convoying fleets
    (I basically don't want England to die and France to inherit the Earth)
    Robin: Move North sea to London, London to Wales, and Norwegian Sea to NAO. Will explain later but this is imperative if you prefer not being wiped from the map by the French, which is beneficial for the both of us.
    Elbbsas: No, I can see where you are getting at. Thing is, North has two navies over there. If I don't support it, he can just move in freely while I move out.
    Robin: Do you want to lose Liverpool?
    Robin: And yeah he can move in if you move out and don't support it
    Robin: And sorry for overt message there before that second one
    I misread initially XD
    Elbbsas: It'll be better for me to move in bits, all things considered.
    Robin: Well in the event that your desire is to recap Liverpool (in the event it falls to a Frence Navy, which is possible next turn) by the end of the year so as not to lose a unit, drastic measures are required.
    And then I ignored the advice.
    1903, North: Irony
    North: What. The heck. Is wrong with you? Why did you not evacuate the north sea?
    North: Do you really think that I am your biggest enemy? France just took Liverpool from you because you ignored me. Well done, genius.
    North: London will probably fall next, maybe just make things easier for France and leave?
    North: Or capitulate now, save everyone some trouble.
    North: If you want to survive do EXACTLY what I tell you. You will lose one navy in the next turn. Lost the North sea and move your navies to York and Edinburgh, then take Liverpool back before France steamrolls you. I want to help you but I cant if you keep attacking me. Now, do you want to live or die?
    1903, Robin: I attempt lying
    Robin: You didn't counter tau!?
    Elbbsas: Sorry )= The Germans are playing mind games.
    1903, North: I attempt lying, part two
    Elbbsas: ...Right, I've been trying to puzzle this out for a bit. What does "lost the North Sea" mean? I can assume you mean for me to move out (sorry about that, Robin was suggesting I act otherwise and now I'm thinking that advice was bogus), but I'd like some clarification. I really don't want to misinterpret stuff.
    North: Defend. Your. Homeland. While you do that (with your now only 2 navies) I will attack France. But I need North Sea.
    I don't think I can pull off the "Oh me oh my, I don't know how to play" thing again, but it was great while it lasted. =D
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    Post #97136
    May 17, 2017, 11:50:12 PM

    Wintreath's inaugural game of Diplomacy is over at last, ending in a three-way draw with myself, xXTheHydraXx, and Elbbsas! :D
    *saddened but got 2nd in Scav*
    Sir Robin of Camelot

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    (I stole this format from tau, but who am I not to copy a great system? :-) )
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    Post #97137
    May 17, 2017, 11:53:31 PM

    Wintreath's inaugural game of Diplomacy is over at last, ending in a three-way draw with myself, xXTheHydraXx, and Elbbsas! :D
    *saddened but got 2nd in Scav*
    Wait what does Scav mean?
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    Wintreath:
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    From the Ashes RP Game Master: 29 November 2015 - present
    Skydande Vakt Marshal: 29 November 2015 - present
    Skrifa of the 13th Underhusen: 13 December 2015 - 8 February 2016
    RP Guild Councillor: 9 February 2016 - present
    Ambassador to Lovely: 23 February 2016 - 17 August 2016
    Werewolf VII co-host: 11 May 2016 - 5 June 2016
    Skrifa of the 18th Underhusen: 8 October 2016 - 7 December 2016
    Ambassador to Balder: 1 December 2016 - present
    Skrifa of the 19th Underhusen: 7 December 2016 - 9 February 2017

    Aura Hyperia/New Hyperion:
    Plebeian: 16 April 2014 - 21 July 2014
    Patrician: 21 July 2014 - present
    Adeptus Mechanicus: 24 October 2014 - 16 November 2014
    Co-founder of New Hyperion: 29 October 2014 - present
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    Post #97153
    May 18, 2017, 05:04:58 PM

    Wintreath's inaugural game of Diplomacy is over at last, ending in a three-way draw with myself, xXTheHydraXx, and Elbbsas! :D
    *saddened but got 2nd in Scav*
    Wait what does Scav mean?
    :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

    http://scavhunt.uchicago.edu/
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    Sir Robin of Camelot

    "Whilst the men of Caenia were scattered far and wide, pillaging and destroying, Romulus came upon them with an army, and after a brief encounter taught them that anger is futile without strength."  -Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita

    (Ravenclaw is the best!)
    Resumé/A History of Robin on NationStates
    Wintreath:
    Citizen: 4 June 2015 - present
    Member of the Hvitt Riddaral: 21 August 2015 - present
    Strifa of the 12th Underhusen: 8 October 2015 - 13 December 2015
    Speaker Pro Tem of the 13th Underhusen: 13 December 2015 - 8 February 2016
    Speaker Pro Tem of the 14th Underhusen: 8 February 2016 - 8 April 2016
    Speaker of the 16th Underhusen: 10 June 2016 - 11 August 2016
    Ambassador to Europeia: 5 December 2016 - present
    RP Guild Councillor: 23 February 2017 - present
    Ambassador to The North Pacific: 11 March 2017 - present
    Speaker of the 21st Underhusen: 10 April 2017 - present

    New Hyperion:
    Citizen: 27 November 2015 - present
    Lord of Development: 5 February 2016 - present


    (I stole this format from tau, but who am I not to copy a great system? :-) )
    Ne Crustumini quidem atque Antemnates pro ardore iraque Caeninensium satis se impigre movent; ita per se ipsum nomen Caeninum in agrum Romanum impetum facit. Sed effuse vastantibus fit obvius cum exercitu Romulus levique certamine docet vanam sine viribus iram esse.
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