SotF Diplomacy!

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Jonny
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February 25th, 2009, 3:29 pm #11

Why certainly, Doc! You are now #7. Dark, apologies, but you'll have to go onto a reserve list of some sort. Anyway, country assignments are decided:

1) Solo - Russia
2) Land - Italy
3) GM - Germany
4) Arch - England
5) Poly - France
6) Neal - Turkey
7) Doc - Austria-Hungary

Map and specific rules will be up definitely by the end of the week. Until then, start getting paranoid!
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February 25th, 2009, 3:41 pm #12

Jonny wrote:7) Doc - Austria-Hungary


Huzzah!

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Jonny
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March 1st, 2009, 4:04 am #13

Here is the map of Europe (and a bit of Asia and Africa) as it stands in Spring 1901:



However, something tells me that this layout will change very soon for some reason! How will this happen, you say? Glad you asked. It allows me to explain the mechanics of how the game will work.

1) You are going to plot with the six other countries about what to do. This should probably be done in some sort of private channel, for example in PMs on this board or in IM form. Obviously some of what you say to others in these PMs and IMs will be true, and some will be hateful, malicious lies. Learn how to use both well.
2) If at all possible, please also add me to the recipients list for the plotting PMs you send. This isn't required, and I understand any decision to send the PM only to its direct recipient, but I'm very much keen on watching all the plotting unfold from the best vantage point. And I promise not to discuss any information I receive, even with the people who sent or received it.
3) You'll be sending orders via PMs to me. Imagine I was the Kingdom of Iberia, with an army in Spain, an army in Portugal, and a fleet in the Mid-Atlantic. A plan to convoy the Portuguese army into the tactically vital French territory of Gascony with support from the Spanish army would be sent via a PM formatted like so:

A Por-Gas
A Spa S Por-Gas
F Mid C Por-Gas

The order is pretty irrelevant, but I would like people to stick that format so I don't get confused.
4) I'll be operating under a schedule of one week per turn to start off, with deadlines being 000 Sunday on American Eastern time. If people feel like the game is moving too fast or slow as a result, the schedule can be adjusted accordingly.
5) If you're unsure about whether a move is legal and/or will actually accomplish anything, please err on the side of caution and ask me. Note that this does not mean I'll be giving you strategic advice, only telling you whether moves are doing what you think they're doing. For example: simply ordering two armies to move into an enemy-controlled territory is doing it wrong.
6) Sadly, the map I found did not have icons available, and I'm on a rather terrible MSPaint substitute, so armies and fleets are being represented by colored letters. If anyone find them too annoying/difficult to read, I can see about remedying that in future updates.
7) Whether or not you want to RP as the actual leaders of the countries is, in general, up to you guys. I'll be providing some "in-character" GM Posts, but there is no standard anybody's being held to.

That's all there is to it. Feel free to ask any other questions if you have them. First GM Post should be up very soon. First deadline for orders is 000 (midnight) Sunday, March 8. Please PM your orders to me by then!

Good luck, and stay ruthless!
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March 7th, 2009, 7:35 am #14

What's that, you say?

Less than 24 hours until orders are due???

Yes, it's true! Within the next 21 and a half hours, I need orders from everybody. Some of you have already sent orders, so don't you worry. But those of you who have not... please get them in! Promptly, and such. I would hate to have to deal with the hassle of late orders on the very first move.
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Jonny
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March 9th, 2009, 9:09 pm #15



AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
A Bud-Rum
A Vie-Bud
F Tri H

TURKEY
A Con-Bul
A Smy-Con
F Ank-Bla (Bounce with F Sev)

ENGLAND
F Edi-Nth
F Lon-Eng
A Lpl H

ITALY
A Ven H
A Rom-Tus
F Nap-Ion

GERMANY
F Kie-Den
A Ber-Kie
A Mun-Ruh

RUSSIA
F Sev-Bla (Bounce with F Ank)
F StP-Bot
A Mos-StP
A War-Ukr

FRANCE
A Mar-Spa
A Par-Bur
F Bre-Mid

Feel free to use this thread to gasp in horror at these startling developments. Next orders are due 000 Monday, March 16th.
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March 10th, 2009, 2:43 am #16

The Ottoman Emperor would like to pass the peace pipe as a gesture of kindness and respect to his fellow world leaders.

There's plenty for all of us (power mad dictators) to share.

That's a fine turkish hashish that you're not smoking. /flex
I eat alone in a desert with skulls for my pets,
I rate the days 1 to 10 with lead cigarettes.


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March 11th, 2009, 5:11 am #17

Austria-Hungary is ready to ROCK!!!

Anyway, Neal! What are your plans for the area between us?

I also wouldn't mind some PM's from you guys about possible alliances/WAR. Whatever.
Hungry?

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Jonny
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March 13th, 2009, 5:02 am #18

1901. Westminster, London, England. Fears of world war were mounting, for good reason. Everyone was fearing that the recent absurd increase in aggression from all seven European powers meant there was going to be an all-out war. They were fearing correctly. But nobody was fearing, as they should have been, that shit... was about to get epic.

A grim, shadowy figure stalked hastily through the winding halls of Scotland Yard, eventually bursting through a heavy door with a sense of profound urgency. In the room sat a broad-shouldered, elderly man, built powerfully and with a commanding bald countenance. If this man wasn't a badass currently, he definitely used to be a badass. He appeared to be mired in some official paperwork or some boring shit like that upon the moment of door-bursting, and looked almost relieved to have a break from such an undignified task.

“Inspector Pondsworth!” yelled the newcomer breathlessly. “I've just returned from infiltrating the ranks of the proto-Nazis. Many of them died to my akimbo revolver-katanas, but I uncovered a problem that even they can't handle.”

“Yes, I've heard the news. You've done well, Agent Dynamite.” Montgomery Pondsworth III, head of Scotland Yard's Bureau of Awesome Shit, rose from his impressive chair. You know how I was saying earlier about him potentially not being a badass anymore? Yeah, fuck that, it was now apparent that Pondsworth was ripped as all hell and probably a master of at least six martial arts. He regarded Agent Zachary “Attack” Dynamite with a steely gaze as he spoke. “The entire civilized world is going to war as we speak. This is terrible news.”

“Sir, with all due respect... terrible?” Zack, ever the hot-blooded rookie, stared at his superior quizzically and suspiciously. “I just fought proto-Nazis with revolver-katanas. If this escalates to a global level, this could be the coup that the BAS has been looking for. Not that I want there to be a war, of course. War is hell, and I'm actually a man of peace deep down. But seriously, I think this has the potential to be some really awesome shit.”

“Listen, Rookie, I've been working this job for thirty years and I don't like your cocky, fiery attitude. Well, scratch that, I do, it's one of your most badass qualities.”

“Thank you, sir.”

“You're welcome. But here's what you didn't know: none of the other six agents returned. Agent Baye was taken out by ninja terrorists in Austria-Hungary. Agent Harris? Killed by vampires in Moscow. Even on our own soil, Agent Black was killed in a shadowy villain's battle of wits / obstacle course of death.”

“Jesus Christ... so you're worried it might be too awesome? I mean, I guess it's a possibility—”

“No, Dynamite. Think. Proto-Nazis, even if the concept is technically meaningless to us because this is 1901, could just be a coincidence. But seven agents beset by seven awesome foes? And only one survives? What does that sound like?”

“Well... it sounds like a plot-convenient conspiracy of some sort. But it just doesn't make sense: why launch a conspiracy against us, Inspector? Conspiracies are really badass, and that's exactly what we thrive off of!”

“It would seem like that. But then I realized... what if those were all lures? To get us out of the way, or at least distract us from the true problem? What if they don't want us interfering with their plans for this war? What if the real conspiracy... is to make the Great War as boring as possible

“Oh God... you mean like... sitting in trenches for several days and fighting grueling battles of attrition?”

“Exactly. Think of how boring that would be! We can't let it happen.”

“But if we only have one agent,” asked Zack, fear entering his voice for the first time, “what chance do we have?”

“We don't only have one agent. I've authorized that you be paired with an... outside specialist.”

“Outside? You mean, like... from the States?”

“No, Dynamite. I mean from the future. Tell me... have you ever heard the legend of Lance “Uppercut” Vanguard: HERO OF THE IMPERIUM?”
TO BE CONTINUED
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Jonny
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March 16th, 2009, 8:44 pm #19



ENGLAND
A Lvp H
F Nth-Nwy (Bounce with A StP)
F Eng-Nth (Bounce with F Nth)

FRANCE
A Spa H
F Mid-Por
A Bur-Pic

GERMANY
F Den-Swe (Bounce with F Bot)
A Kie-Hol
A Ruh-Bel

ITALY
A Tus H
A Ven H
F Ion-Tun

AUSTRIA
A Bud-Ser (Bounce with A Bul)
A Rum S A Bud-Ser (Cut, dislodged into Gal)
F Tri-Alb

RUSSIA
A StP-Nwy (Bounce with F Nth)
F Bot-Swe (Bounce with F Den)
F Sev-Rum
A Ukr S F Sev-Rum

Turkey
A Bul-Ser (Bounce with A Bud)
A Con-Bul (Bounce with A Bul)
F Ank-Con (Bounce with A Con)

BUILDING TIME!. Could the following countries please tell me the location and type of their builds:

FRANCE: 2 Builds
GERMANY: 3 Builds
ITALY: 1 Build
RUSSIA: 1 Build
TURKEY: 1 Build

PM me as soon as you can. No hard and fast deadline, but the faster I get 'em, the faster we can proceed to 1902. Also, Austria can choose to disband his unit in Rumania instead of fleeing to Galicia. If he chooses to do so, he gains 1 build to bring his unit total back up to 3.
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Jonny
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March 19th, 2009, 5:57 pm #20

What's this? A map with everyone's builds included?



OH GOD IT IS

Next week I will be in Vegas, where I will have no internet and will probably wind up in prison. Thus orders are due 000 Sunday March 29th, by which time I will have posted bail.

(Usually the order due date is easy to find because it is in bold text, but here I have bolded other words under the guise of emphasizing them. Only worthy players will be able to find the due date in time!)
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