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Rod Spade
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Commentary for game BGG-05-1 moves Fall 1903 and Spring 1904:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekjournal.php3?action=viewcom...
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekjournal.php3?action=viewcom...
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekjournal.php3?action=viewcom...
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekjournal.php3?action=viewcom...

http://www.floc.net/observer.py?judge=DEDO&game=bgg051&page=...

Fall 1903:

It looks like E/F may be at odds.

Germany is in "kamikazee" mode. This can be satisfying, but a focused effort may have better results.

A/I did a good move, covering both Tun and Ion.

Why Bul S Con? Misorder?

Why not Kie s Bal-Den?

Spring 1904:

OK, it appears France trusts England - a lot! France should be glad England convoying that army north and not southward. However, leaving Bre completely undefended may not be wise....

Did England convince Germany to go after Russia?

Why not Gre S Bul?

Italy is in trouble. He can not reclaim Tun. He needs Austria to support Ven. He has to cover Nap. Wes has little use but to bounce in TyS, which will be ineffective if F/T cooperate. Turkey can threaten Gre. But wait! What of the Russian fleet in the Black Sea??? surprise
 
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Yay! Our commentary is back!

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I think maybe Russia convinced Germany to go after Russia. We cannot control the packs of Russian schoolchildren burning the doll "His Majesty?" It is a sad day for the honor of the English.
 
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BTW, after reading the players' comments on the previous move, I think many of you would enjoy playing a "broadcast-only" game someday. (I believe in some circles this is referred to as "gunboat" Diplomacy, but some give that term a different meaning.) In such a game, all communication between the players is out in the open. This is especially fun when everyone "roll plays" a character. However, enforcing this restriction when playing by email requires either anonymity or a high level of meta-game trust between the players.

Normally, you know which Great Power posted each message. You can add even more fun by allowing for truly anonymous messages, or really mess with people's heads my making all communication anonymous (i.e., unauthenticated by whomever/whatever is distributing the messages).

http://www.diplom.org/Zine/W1998A/Miller/press.html
http://www.diplom.org/Zine/S1999M/Miller/press.html
 
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BTW, after reading the players' comments on the previous move, I think many of you would enjoy playing a "broadcast-only" game someday.


This is a game? You mean this isn't real?

Oh, now it makes sense.
 
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This is especially fun when everyone "roll plays" a character.


Heh. You should see some of the private correspondence.

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(who likes Neapolitan ice cream)
 
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Quote:
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This is especially fun when everyone "roll plays" a character.


Heh. You should see some of the private correspondence.

Kaiser Seth the Tall
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I have heard that Napoleon's complex wasn't based solely on the shortness of his stature.
 
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I thought Gunboat was no press at all?

You would show your intention to ally through your moves (i.e. by ordering something like A Tri S ITALIAN A Ven-Switzerlan, or similar)
 
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That's what I thought too.
 
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Quote:
I thought Gunboat was no press at all?


Yes, you're right. "Gunboat" means no communication. On the PBEM Judges, "gunboat" means anonymous instead. That's the discrepancy in terminology that I was thinking of....
 
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Quote:
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This is especially fun when everyone "roll plays" a character.


Heh. You should see some of the private correspondence.

Kaiser Seth the Tall
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Neapolitan ice cream, by the way, is named after Naples, not Napolean, if my memory serves me well.
 
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Neapolitan ice cream, by the way, is named after Naples, not Napolean, if my memory serves me well.


Oh I knew that. "Neapolitan" sounds a bit like "Napolean", though, so I figured that I'd run with it.

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