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Hello, Podcast Diplomacy spectators! Sorry for the lack up updates. I'm here with the bad news you may have expected. Due to life events not all the players are able to continue the game. The players have decided that they would prefer to end the game in a draw rather than try to pick it back up and continue with a replacement.

I know it's an unsatisfying way for the game to conclude, but in the end it's only a game and other matters are more important.

I'd like to thank all of the players for the time and effort they put in. I'd like to thank our spectators for their interest and involvement. And I'd like to give a special thanks once again to Peter for his generous donation to the JVMF to be a part of the game.

Podcaster Diplomacy Season 3 officially ends in a DRAW!

Here is the final game board state:

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This is an intentional Double-Post! Once the game gets underway, I will edit the first post to always show the results of the most recent turn.

Welcome to Podcaster Diplomacy Season 3 - The Charity Game! I am again moderating a game for well-known figures in the world of board gaming. This year we agreed to do something a little different as we auctioned off a seat at this virtual table in the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund auction this past November. The winner was Peter Horoszowski, who's friendly demenor and generous sprit is sure to be welcomed by the other players in this game!

As suggested by the title, there have been two previous 'Podcaster Diplomacy' games. You can see the full results of those games at the following links:
Podcaster Diplomacy Season 1
Podcaster Diplomacy Season 2

Season 3 once again sees the return of most of the previous cast, but we do have two new players to the game. One is the aformentioned Peter Horso... Peter Horzos... the aforementioned Peter, and the other is Chris Rowlands. Peter is new to Diplomacy, but Chris is a veteran of the game.

Spring 1901 orders will be due on Monday, January 19th at 10pm Eastern. Let the game begin!

Here is the map for Spring 1901:


While this is in the BGG Diplomacy forum, I'm leaving open the possibility that someone unfamiliar with Diplomacy may stop in for a look. If you have any questions about Diplomacy or how I'm running this game, don't hesitate to ask!

Also, I plan to send out a Tweet when I post new results. I'll use #PodcasterDiplomacy in those Tweets, so if you want to be notified as soon as a turn is posted, track that hashtag.

Here are our players along with the European Powers they control:

Chris Rowlands (NPC Cast) - Turkey (Yellow)
Dan Yarrington (Game Salute) - Germany (Black)
Donald Dennis (On Board Games) - England (Dark Blue)
Geoff Engelstein (Ludology) - Italy (Green)
Peter Horoszowski (Philanthropist) - Russia (White)
Rodney Smith (Watch It Played) - France (Light Blue)
Stephen Buonocore (Stronghold Games, Board Game Insider Podcast) - Austria (Red)

As in the previous seasons, there is a reward for the winner of our game! I'm again putting up two bags of my home-roasted premium coffee to entice the players towards victory.

Good luck, everyone!
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Hooray! This was a joy to follow last season.


Good luck to all the players!
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+1

Good luck everyone.
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FOR THE RECORD...

I have participated in this in all 3 "seasons"... This is "Season 3", and my draws have been:

Season 1: Italy -- which I thought was a steretyping of me, but ok...

Season 2: Germany -- where I thought, OK... bad luck twice in a row is not unheard of...

Season 3: Austria -- and now I am like, "REALLY?!"

Obviously, I must have done something really bad to the Diplomacy Gods (or RAY) at some point in my life...


Here's to being an underdog again... and crushing all the hopes of the others in the end!!!

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Stephen M. Buonocore
aka "The Podfather"
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I really do feel bad about your country draws, Stephen. Here, have .03 GG, .01 for each game in which you've drawn a central power. I think that should make up for it nicely.

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RMGreen wrote:
I really do feel bad about your country draws, Stephen. Here, have .03 GG, .01 for each game in which you've drawn a central power. I think that should make up for it nicely.

;^P
Oh, thank you, Ray!

And here is 3gg for you, 1gg for each time your 'random draw' has screwed me...

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Austria is a great country to play, also because if the start doesn't go well, you don't have to hang around for ages
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I again offer my services as a master tactician and a crummy diplomat.
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I again offer my services as a master tactician and a crummy diplomat.
I again offer my services as a heckler. whistle
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RMGreen wrote:
I really do feel bad about your country draws, Stephen. Here, have .03 GG, .01 for each game in which you've drawn a central power. I think that should make up for it nicely.

;^P
Oh, thank you, Ray!

And here is 3gg for you, 1gg for each time your 'random draw' has screwed me...

Thanks,
Stephen M. Buonocore
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It wasn´t to bad Stephen! At least you get to play the country I live in. (Or, to be precise, the country it was 100 years ago)!
So do your best!

Best luck to everyone else too!
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I again offer my services as a master tactician and a crummy diplomat.
Oh. Great.
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The most bizzare thing happened on my way to France...

After settling in as grand ruler of the free worlds and dumping all of Donald's personal effect into the Ionion Sea, I married the King of France's daughter.

However, while honeymooning in France, some villainous scum named Christopher took over my Turkish Capital! Then all the other nations revolted. And now I'm stuck here in France.

Turns out my newlywed's father was a complete pushover, and is busy eating banguettes leaving me to manage all of his affairs.

So here we go again... yours honorably,

The Crowned Prince of France.
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I again offer my services as a heckler. whistle
I'll do some of that too.
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Rodney,

Welcome to the grand nation that is France. I realize last game you ended up in my great (former) country. You must have found it to be a great place as you are now its leader, since I decided to vacation in the States this year.

Now all you need is a cool fez.

Best of luck.
(I still rooting for Don)
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Re: Podcaster Diplomacy Season 3
The results for Spring 1901 have been compiled! Diplomacy players, get your updated dpy here.

As there were no units displaced, we have no need for Summer 1901. The next turn is Fall 1901 and your orders are due Monday, January 26th at 10pm Eastern.

Here are the moves made by each power in Spring 1901:



And here is the resulting board for Fall 1901:



Here is the text of each move:

Austria:
A Budapest - Serbia
F Trieste - Albania
A Vienna - Budapest

England:
F Edinburgh - Norwegian Sea
A Liverpool - Edinburgh
F London - North Sea

France:
F Brest - Mid-Atlantic Ocean
A Marseilles - Spain
A Paris - Burgundy

Germany:
A Berlin - Kiel
F Kiel - Denmark
A Munich - Ruhr

Italy:
F Naples - Ionian Sea
A Rome - Apulia
A Venice - Rome

Russia:
A Moscow - Ukraine
F Sevastopol - Black Sea (*Bounce*)
F St Petersburg(sc) - Gulf of Bothnia
A Warsaw Hold

Turkey:
F Ankara - Black Sea (*Bounce*)
A Constantinople - Bulgaria
A Smyrna - Constantinople

Here are force locations by country:

Austria: F Albania, A Budapest, A Serbia.
England: A Edinburgh, F North Sea, F Norwegian Sea.
France: A Burgundy, F Mid-Atlantic Ocean, A Spain.
Germany: F Denmark, A Kiel, A Ruhr.
Italy: A Apulia, F Ionian Sea, A Rome.
Russia: F Gulf of Bothnia, F Sevastopol, A Ukraine, A Warsaw.
Turkey: F Ankara, A Bulgaria, A Constantinople.
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Re: Podcaster Diplomacy Season 3
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FOR THE RECORD...

I have participated in this in all 3 "seasons"... This is "Season 3", and my draws have been:

Season 1: Italy -- which I thought was a steretyping of me, but ok...

Season 2: Germany -- where I thought, OK... bad luck twice in a row is not unheard of...

Season 3: Austria -- and now I am like, "REALLY?!"

Obviously, I must have done something really bad to the Diplomacy Gods (or RAY) at some point in my life...
Or, perhaps, that's the penalty for playing in the Podcaster Diplomacy game when you don't really have a podcast. ... er ... I mean "I'm sure you'll get a prime power 'next time', England perhaps". Besides, I quite like Italy.
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Or, perhaps, that's the penalty for playing in the Podcaster Diplomacy game when you don't really have a podcast. ... er ... I mean "I'm sure you'll get a prime power 'next time', England perhaps". Besides, I quite like Italy.
Forgive me but it seems like I don't remember listening to a podcast that didn't have Stephen on it.

Of course I could be defending him because I don't have a podcast either and am feeling guilty for buying my way onto this shindig.
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Forgive me but it seems like I don't remember listening to a podcast that didn't have Stephen on it.
Valid point, a very valid point indeed. But have you ever tried to edit down Stephen? With all the stuff going on at Stronghold it's no wonder he has a lot to talk about, but Erik says no four hour podcasts.

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Of course I could be defending him because I don't have a podcast either and am feeling guilty for buying my way onto this shindig.
We invited you. The Evil One just sorta showed up.

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Bold play from Austria to not cover Trieste but it looks like his trust was well-placed...
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Chris the Turk here, just stopping by to let you all know that MY MIDDLE NAME IS LEPANTO!

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Chris the Turk here, just stopping by to let you all know that MY MIDDLE NAME IS LEPANTO!

Sounds like your parents were either prescient or really mean...whistle
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Hey, everyone! Just wanted to let you know that Chris mentions the game in the latest NPCCast:

Episode 108 - Switchers

The mention comes at the very end of the episode, around the 1:21:30 mark (although I, of course, recommend that you listen to the whole podcast). Take a listen!
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The results for Fall 1901 have been compiled! Diplomacy players, get your updated dpy here.

No units have been dislodged, so we skip Autumn 1901 and move onto Winter 1901. Winter 1901 orders are due by Wednesday, January 28th at 10pm Eastern, but I'll resolve the turn as soon as I have all orders in. I'm giving this one extra time because everyone has something to do this Winter and our new players have never done a Winter phase before. But if everyone can get their orders in tonight (January 27th), I can post the results sooner.

Here are the moves made by each power in Fall 1901:



And here is the resulting board for Winter 1901:



Here is the text of each move:

Austria:
F Albania - Greece
A Budapest Supports A Ukraine - Rumania
A Serbia Supports F Albania - Greece

England:
A Edinburgh - Norway
F North Sea - Belgium
F Norwegian Sea Convoys A Edinburgh - Norway

France:
A Burgundy - Munich
F Mid-Atlantic Ocean - Portugal
A Spain Hold

Germany:
F Denmark Hold
A Kiel - Holland
A Ruhr - Burgundy

Italy:
A Apulia - Tunis
F Ionian Sea Convoys A Apulia - Tunis
A Rome - Apulia

Russia:
F Gulf of Bothnia - Sweden
F Sevastopol - Black Sea
A Ukraine - Rumania
A Warsaw Hold

Turkey:
F Ankara - Constantinople (*Fails*)
A Bulgaria - Greece (*Fails*)
A Constantinople - Bulgaria (*Fails*)

Here are the builds/removes available to each player:

Austria: 2 Builds
England: 2 Builds
France: 3 Builds
Germany: 1 Build
Italy: 1 Build
Russia: 2 Builds
Turkey: 1 Build
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Go home German Army, you're drunk!
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