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    Spring 1901

    The turn of the century is dawning. It is the beginning of a new era. Prosperity, wealth and scientific advances are on the horizon. But the rulers of Europe are quiet. Alliances have been made and it is peacetime, but there is a feeling of calm before the storm. And in thousands of factories, gears turn, creating bullets and cannons and uniforms. And in dockyards enormous ships of war are being built. Because once the Wheels of War start turning, they are impossible to stop.

    Alright, melodrama aside, here's the map, one more time:


    And the players...

    Austria - GnomeGninjas
    England - Elemental
    France - The Grimmace
    Germany - 4is111
    Italy - Niezck
    Russia - C'nor
    Turkey - Jamin

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    First off, everyone needs to post here to confirm his or her continued presence. Use this post to specify the method of communication you would prefer: email or PM. Also use this post to introduce yourself and the character in which you will be conducting negotiations. That character can be yourself, that's fine, but it's helpful for people to know how to address you.

    Examples: In the a game several years ago, Electric_Monkey introduced himself as "Shogun Mon-Ke," a clear play on his name. On the other hand, Moody the Wise played in a standard game as "Tsar Mikhail."

    It can also be entertaining to post clips from "newspapers" and such. This thread has some great examples, although the game died sort of prematurely. Basically, newspapers are for amusement and trash talk and maybe if you're super clever, manipulating everybody else. Mainly though, they're for the funny. Here's a game with sillier newspapers.

    For those who are new, I need to emphasize a couple of things:
    1. Turn your orders in a day early for the first couple of turns. These don't have to be your final draft and it's really only a recommendation, but this way I can check and make sure everything you're doing is completely legal. If, when I'm processing orders, I find a mistake, it just doesn't get processed.
    2. You might want to check out an older game, just to make sure you understand how things work. You can find a good example game to look at here
    3. Have fun.

    One last thing, about submitting orders: any format is okay as long as it is absolutely clear what is meant. Examples for france:

    F bre-mao
    Fleet brest moves to mid atlantic ocean
    France F BRE moves to MAO

    and so on. Just make it clear.

    F edi-nor is an example of an order that would not be processed. This could indicate that the fleet wishes to move to the Norwegian Sea or the North Sea.

    Okay, get diplomating. Send those PMs, stab each other in the backs, etc.

    Spring 1901 orders are due Monday, March 5 10pm PST
    Last edited by thewamp; 2012-02-28 at 02:38 AM.
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    I'm here. 10 character minimum

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    Italy once more... Hello everyone! I'm contactable by PMs.
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    Gentlemen, Germany reporting in.

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    I'm next to 4is111 again? This always happens and it never works out well...but at least I'm not Austria. Anyways, France has arrived.
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    Also, in case anyone didn't catch the reason for the title, it's so that when you submit orders, you can just the prefix "WWI:". Obvious historical analogy is obvious.
    It says signature, but when I tried to sign my name, I just got pen on my computer screen.

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    French Austrians - Realpolitik

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    Oh, heh, I've been using WoW in PMs. Makes it sound like a World of Warcraft diplomacy game though
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    Prime Minister L. E. Mental of Great Britain signing in.
    Contact me via PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niezck View Post
    Oh, heh, I've been using WoW in PMs. Makes it sound like a World of Warcraft diplomacy game though
    Oh god, didn't even think of that. Yeah, use WWI. Cause at some point, there will be a WWII, just for the sake of that.
    It says signature, but when I tried to sign my name, I just got pen on my computer screen.

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    Turkey - Fly Like a Butterfly
    French Austrians - Realpolitik

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    Wow this started fast
    All hail Sultan Jamin the Terrible I am willing to accept your surrender now. Also PMs work for both surrender and non-surrender items
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    Still haven't heard from C'nor. If I don't hear from him soon, our first alternate will take his spot.
    It says signature, but when I tried to sign my name, I just got pen on my computer screen.

    Diplomacy:
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    Turkey - Fly Like a Butterfly
    French Austrians - Realpolitik

    Want to play diplomacy? Want to GM a game? Want to learn what the game is? Good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grimmace View Post
    I'm next to 4is111 again? This always happens and it never works out well...but at least I'm not Austria. Anyways, France has arrived.
    I devastate you once and you're never going to drop it, are you? You realize two other powers were involved in that. Do you act this way when GnomeGninjas or Grytorm? If you're going ot just make enemies from the start you disadvantage us both.

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    do you mean march 5th in the op?
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    I certainly hope he does. Waiting a year for this game to start might be a touch annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamin View Post
    do you mean march 5th in the op?
    Good catch
    It says signature, but when I tried to sign my name, I just got pen on my computer screen.

    Diplomacy:
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    Turkey - Fly Like a Butterfly
    French Austrians - Realpolitik

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    Lord-Commander Alexi Varanov, reporting in.

    (So... Obviously, this is an alternate earth, but do we need to restrict our fluff to the realm of the actually possible?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4is111 View Post
    I devastate you once and you're never going to drop it, are you? You realize two other powers were involved in that. Do you act this way when GnomeGninjas or Grytorm? If you're going ot just make enemies from the start you disadvantage us both.
    Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean anything personal by that. It was meant more as a or rather than a . Just a passing reference to the amusing coincidence of ending up as Austria two games in a row and ending up right next to you and getting my butt kicked. It's more a bad omen than a personal vendetta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C'nor View Post
    Lord-Commander Alexi Varanov, reporting in.

    (So... Obviously, this is an alternate earth, but do we need to restrict our fluff to the realm of the actually possible?)
    Your fluff can be whatever. For instance, my armies are made of zombies and my fleets are krakens.

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    This is your 14 hour warning
    It says signature, but when I tried to sign my name, I just got pen on my computer screen.

    Diplomacy:
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    Turkey - Fly Like a Butterfly
    French Austrians - Realpolitik

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    Spring 1901



    Austria - GnomeGninjas
    Fleet Tri to Alb
    Army Bud to Ser
    Army Vie to Boh

    England - Elemental
    Fleet Edinburgh to Norwegian Sea
    Fleet London to North Sea
    Army Liverpool to Edinburgh

    France - The Grimmace
    a par-bur
    a mar-gas
    f bre-mao

    Germany - 4is111
    Fleet Kiel to Denmark
    Army Berlin to Kiel
    Army Munich to Ruhr

    Italy - Niezck
    F nap -> tys
    A rom -> ven
    A ven -> tri

    Russia - C'nor
    F Sev - BLA
    F Stp/sc - BOT
    A Mos H
    A War H

    Turkey - Jamin
    A con-bul
    f ank-bla
    a smy-con

    Since there are no retreats that need to be made,

    Fall 1901 Orders are due Monday March 12 at 10pm PDT
    Last edited by thewamp; 2012-03-06 at 05:06 PM.
    It says signature, but when I tried to sign my name, I just got pen on my computer screen.

    Diplomacy:
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    Turkey - Fly Like a Butterfly
    French Austrians - Realpolitik

    Want to play diplomacy? Want to GM a game? Want to learn what the game is? Good.

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    Whoops, okay, you have 24 hours from now

    Sorry, finals and stuff are hitting. I thought I'd made the deadline wednesday. Anyway, still waiting on some orders.

    Also, one of the players I believe may drop. Not getting turns in 1901 cause of NMRing cause really just screw the whole game so if I don't get orders by tomrrow night, we have have up to 3 days more delay - so that our alternate has time to get up to speed.

    Sorry for the possible excessive delays but it's what I like to do when people drop out in 1901, so their replacement isn't screwed.
    Last edited by thewamp; 2012-03-14 at 12:54 AM.
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    Diplomacy:
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    French Austrians - Realpolitik

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    Is there some reason that your not saying who it is who didn't send in orders?

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    I'm going to assume that those who haven't weren't sent messages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GnomeGninjas View Post
    Is there some reason that your not saying who it is who didn't send in orders?
    If you didn't send in orders you recieved a PM. I don't make the "who" public for a variety of reasons (which I can go into if you want?)
    It says signature, but when I tried to sign my name, I just got pen on my computer screen.

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    You don't have to go into it, I was just worried that I hadn't sent them in and I had no way to know.

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    C'nor is MIA, so I contacted our alternate. With luck, Pelfaid will be our new russia.
    It says signature, but when I tried to sign my name, I just got pen on my computer screen.

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    Comrade Pelfaid here, just wanted to let you know that the revolution is ahead of schedule and feel free to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as I regain internet.

    @thewamp: I should only need 2 days to get up to speed and get orders in to you assuming my neighbors contact me in a reasonable amount of time.

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    my joining this game was a mistake. please find a replacement Germany

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    This is your 24 hour warning (again)
    It says signature, but when I tried to sign my name, I just got pen on my computer screen.

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    Turkey - Fly Like a Butterfly
    French Austrians - Realpolitik

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    Still looking for a Germany replacement!

    Fall 1901



    Austria - GnomeGninjas
    Army Ser support Fleet Alb to Tri.
    Fleet Alb to Tri
    Army Boh to Vie

    England - Elemental
    Army Edinburgh - Belgium.
    Fleet North Sea Convoy Army Edinburgh - Belgium.
    Fleet Norwegian Sea - Norway

    France - The Grimmace
    A bur support a boh-mun
    F mao-por
    A gas-spa

    Germany - 4is111
    Fleet Denmark to Sweden
    Army Kiel to Denmark
    Army Ruhr Support Army Edi to Belgium

    Italy - Niezck
    F tys -> tun
    A tri H
    A ven S A tri

    Russia - Pelfaid
    A War - Pru
    F Bot - Swe
    F Sev - Rum
    A Mos - Sev

    Turkey - Jamin
    A bul-rum
    A con-bul
    F ank-bla

    No Retreats

    Builds due by Wednesday at 10pm
    England - Build 2
    France - Build 2
    Germany - Build 1
    Italy - Build 2
    Turkey - Build 1

    Spring 1902 Orders are due Monday March 26 at 10pm PDT
    Delays cause we need a Germany
    Last edited by thewamp; 2012-03-18 at 01:56 AM.
    It says signature, but when I tried to sign my name, I just got pen on my computer screen.

    Diplomacy:
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    Turkey - Fly Like a Butterfly
    French Austrians - Realpolitik

    Want to play diplomacy? Want to GM a game? Want to learn what the game is? Good.

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