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Tigris gets off the ground and Diplomacy goes electronic

Alec Chapman
United Kingdom
Lincolnshire
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Yes, I came in third place and misjudged an external conflict pretty badly, but in the 97(!) games of Tigris yet to come - GULP! - I am sure I will improve my performance.

My buddies also let me play through a game of Tichu, which was without doubt the most one sided game I have ever played in. It was a comedy of errors from Paul and I, coupled with some excellent play from our opponents.

We eventually conceded defeat after going 1000 points behind.

I put some of it down to bad luck, though. Every time I Tichu'd I got bombed. This took the wind out of my sails, somewhat. Nevertheless, it was great to be underway with every single game on the 10:100 list at long last.

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Diplomacy has caught my imagination and despite a forbidding sense of exclusion to friends playing it together online I have started two games (a four player interface and rules learning game & a full game) with my buddies.

Given the partially understandable strictness with which these sites are run (though a more obvious instruction for using the site would be useful), I am hoping that playdiplomacy.com will appreciate the completely open way I have said these are games that friends are playing. We do not intend to start troubling the ranking system.

I have spent two very enjoyable evenings writing the first round of missives to my fellow players. The four player set up is unfortunately not a fair one, but for the purposes it was created it will be fine.
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