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Monday, 10.Feb.2003

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damn I'm tired today.. I feel like I didn't sleep at all last night.

So, on Saturday Macklinr came over and we played a little Intimate Diplomacy. It was fun. Damn close at one point, too. I started out the game with some good bids, and managed to set myself up for some good growth in 01 and 02. My screwing up the orders in S02 caused me to not grow quite as nicely as I had planned, but I still managed to outpace Macklinr. In the end, he conceded the game when I got my 18th center in S05 and was poised to gain numbers 19 and 20 in F05, with 21 in S06.

It was nice to look at Europe like that again. To try and coordinate the movements of the troops for the best result. The bidding also ads an interesting aspect to the game that's fun to toy with every now and then.

I do so want to play a full game sometime soon, though. Problem is I don't know 6 other people who I can play with. grrr...

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From:tobin
Date:11:09 10.Feb.2003 (UTC)
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I've found Civilization on Ebay, but bidding tends to hit $50 or more.
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From:lograh
Date:11:56 10.Feb.2003 (UTC)
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hot damn that's expensive! I'll have to be waiting till I get that one. :(
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From:macklinr
Date:12:31 10.Feb.2003 (UTC)
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Well, if we pool our resources together (i.e. those Diplomats we know), it's possible for 7 players. We need 5.

Hell, you know Jason, you could invite him to it (unless you don't want a potential conflict from him since I'd be there - I personally bear him no malice). There's Aaron who might be interested if there's enough people. How many others could you bring to the table?
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From:lograh
Date:13:11 10.Feb.2003 (UTC)
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Tobin might be interested, I dunno.

If anyone's going to invite Jason, I think you should be the one to do that.

I'm half tempted to ask strangers who buy the game if they'd be up for playing with us. Perhaps posting an add on the (woefully under-advertised) bulletin board at GameKeeper.
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From:ox_number_10
Date:15:04 10.Feb.2003 (UTC)
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I would do it, if there were enough people. Tobin may, he has a few bad past experiences with Diplomacy. If we ask really nice and promise to be his best friend he probably will.
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From:macklinr
Date:21:34 10.Feb.2003 (UTC)
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Perhaps something simple like "Interested in Diplomacy? Email "?
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From:lograh
Date:13:39 10.Feb.2003 (UTC)
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what about raybrandle? Is he not local? Some F2F dip time would do him some good.
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From:macklinr
Date:13:45 10.Feb.2003 (UTC)
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He's the guy I mentioned would likely be flaky on it. I'd be willing to give him a chance, but this history indicates that he would be a less than ideal F2F Dip player, at least like we are. He also lives in Folsom now, so it's likely he would show up by our standard 10am.
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