I've never watched an episode of Lost, so why start now? Here are elimination frequencies for every player who has played at least five games with us. There are differences between this table and the player ratings I posted earlier today, but as you can imagine, the less often you're eliminated, the better your average supply center count is likely to be.
Last Updated (Saturday, 12 June 2010 09:37)
The North American Diplomacy Federation's 2010 Grand Prix opens this weekend at TempleCon in Providence, R.I. Jim Burgess will direct the tournament, which is now in its fourth year. He's expecting at least two boards in each of the four rounds. To qualify for the Grand Prix, events must field a minimum of six boards in the three largest rounds of the tournament.
Last Updated (Saturday, 06 February 2010 13:23)
With help from Mike Morrison, we discovered, and corrected, a glitch with our comments feature. In order to prevent it from happening again, we're now requiring users to log in before commenting. If you don't have a login, you'll need to register, which is free and pretty painless.
Logged-in users also are able to post longer comments, which is nice for endgame statements. Please note that the site can be finicky and may flush your login while you're composing your message. If that happens and you hit Send, you may lose your message. So, copy it to your clipboard before you hit Send just to be safe.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 04 May 2010 21:26)
Here are average centers counts for every player who has played in at least five standard games with us, through Game No. 88. Like the Power Ratings, these averages are based on the sum of each player's center counts over the life of each of his games, divided by the total years played in each of those games.
Last Updated (Saturday, 12 June 2010 09:38)
In response to questions at Game No. 88, here's a look at how each of the powers has performed, through Game No. 88, in terms of average center count. These stats exclude Game No. 55, which was a non-standard game.
And here's a look at elimination frequency, again excluding Game No. 55.
Last Updated (Saturday, 12 June 2010 08:54)
This article is the closest thing we have to a Hall of Fame, or a Den of Records, to keep with the Weasel theme.
Game No. 5, March 12, 2006: Marc Peters, Turkey
Game No. 8, August 12, 2006: Christian Kline, England
Game No. 15, January 6, 2007: Jim O'Kelley, England
Game No. 17, February 10, 2007: Eric Brown, Turkey
Game No. 77, October 25, 2009: Adam Berey, Russia
Game No. 99, May 22, 2010: Matt Sundstrom, Turkey
Game No. 112, October 30, 2010: Peter Yeargin, Russia
Game No. 143, July 3, 2011: John Gramila, England
Last Updated (Monday, 22 April 2013 20:27)
We're off to a great start in 2010. The club held five games, including house games every other Saturday. A total of 26 players participated, with Amanda Baumgartner leading the way by playing in all three Saturday games. Seven other players played in two games.
The 26 players included one who hadn't played with us since March 2006, and five who were playing with us for the first time. One of those new players will be our seventh in the Super Bowl Sunday game next week.
That game will be the first of two in February. The second is Westward Hosed!, a game on Feb. 20 at Gary Przybocki's home in Montgomery, which is just south of Aurora. (By the way, the steady diet of house games we've offered recently is possible only because a bunch of new hosts stepped forward. If you're looking for a game that suits your schedule, volunteer to host. We promise not to trash your house.) Gary's game still has three open spots. How about some of our players from the Naperville area? You're not going to find an easier game for you to get to, unless you host it yourself! If you're in the city and would like to go but need transportation, let me know. I'll be driving out there from Halsted and Roosevelt, which is near the Red and Blue lines.
And we still have openings for our March Madness games: two for the game at my place on March 6, six for the game at Dan Burgess' home on March 13, and we're looking for a second board at Thom Comstock's place on March 20. As you've probably seen, games will fill quickly as we get closer to the dates, so if you want to play, reserve your spot soon. You can do that through Meetup (the preferred method--sign up for your free Meetup account today!), by posting in the comments section, or by emailing me.
Hope to see you at a game soon!
Last Updated (Saturday, 06 February 2010 13:17)
For those of you who like to plan ahead, the tournament rules for the 2010 CODCon Open are now available in the Files Section. The rules include the schedule for the tournament, which will be held April 10-11 at the College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn, as well as an explanation with examples of a new scoring system that we'll be using.
The new system is called Squares or Sum of Squares, and it's what's known as a divide-and-conquer system. That means that in order to maximize your score, you want not only to be big but to divide the centers you don't own fairly equally among the other players.
Last Updated (Thursday, 04 February 2010 19:32)
I've never been one for making New Year's resolutions for myself, but I love making them for other people. Here are five for you, my fellow Weasels.
1) Get out to a house game or two this year. Just read some of the comments in the game threads (like this one), and you'll see how much fun we all have playing Diplomacy. It's even more fun when we add new faces to the mix.
2) Consider hosting a game. If you've wanted to play but can't seem to find a game that fits your schedule or is within a reasonable radius of your home, then here's a simple solution: Pick a date that works for you, and offer to host. Provided that you give sufficient warning--at least one month is best, but earlier this month, we filled a game on a couple of days' notice--we should be able to find six other players for you.
Last Updated (Thursday, 04 February 2010 19:33)
Greetings fellow weasels,
Last Updated (Wednesday, 27 January 2010 07:19)
The North American Diplomacy Federation is proud to present the 2010 Grand Prix!
Last Updated (Wednesday, 27 January 2010 07:20)
- 2010 State of the Weasels Address
- The Year in Review: A Look Back at Our 2009 Goals
- Dues are Due!
- Minutes from NADF Meeting
- Save the Date: 2010 CODCon Open
- Weasels without Borders: Four for the Bay!
- Adam Sigal Wins the Grand Prix!
- Changing of the Guard?
- Pignotti Wins Royale; McNamara Takes the Undercard
- Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!