DIPLO: Ministry Sets Up
Setting up our Second Diplomacy Game here, I am naming this game "The Ministry of Silly Walks" or "Ministry" for short.
Rather than try a cobbled together PBM dice server approach to selecting countries, or that "Diplo Country Chooser" thing I did in Cyberboard, I decided to take the absurdly simple approach.
Here are the players, all of whom have confirmed there interest in playing. Emails obscured.
JAMES SPURNY US/TX jspurny@xxx
KLAUS KNECHTSKERN GE klaus@xxx
MIKE REED US/IL reedmt5@xxx
ANDY TURLINGTON US/MD andrewturlington@xxx
RICH LOW US/VA rjlow11@xxx
IAN SCHOFIELD CA/SK exrex@xxx
DENNIS LARGESSE US/MD besilarius@xxx
Filling Classic Diplomacy positions:
I simply wrote down E,R,F,G,I,A/H, and T on a piece of paper, and chits with player's initials, and randomly drew them out of a cup in the order presented above. This process yielded THIS
ENGLAND - Andy Turlington
RUSSIA - Dennis Largesse
FRANCE - Ian Schofield
GERMANY - Mike Reed (not a repeat position)
ITALY - James Spurny (not a repeat position)
AUSTRIA/HUNGARY - Rich Low
TURKEY - Klaus Knechtskern
Now, if everyone trusts that this was done in a relatively random and honest manner, THESE ARE OUR COUNTRY ASSIGNMENTS.
You may attempt to broker a swap if you like, before the first turn. But only if both parties agree via email and I am CC'd to the transaction at hotspur@xxx. (you know how to reach me, players)
If you don't like my random method, please say so now, and I'll try to cobble something together using a PBM dice server or cyberboard. Thanks!
We will aim for a turn a week. I will be flexible on Real Life issues, including my own, up to a point. Diplomacy will transpire during that week. Diplomacy must transpire over email. I will promulgate an address for Diplomacy emails to be CC'd to-- I don't want the hotspur mailbox to fill up. Once the moves have been made and ajudicated, I will post results and news on this blog, so that the map image can be viewed by all. I will copy to Consimworld as well, as many players have accounts there, in the "So a guy walks into a bar, see" blog.
Thanks for your interest, and let's have a good game.
GAME STATUS: PRE-GAME COUNTRY SELECTION
MAP STATUS: PER GRAPHIC
Future Graphics will be generated by RealPolitik