Rain. Heat. Gloom of night.
In his first five club games, Todd "The Mailman" Woodman saw it all as he took his lumps learning the game of Diplomacy. In those five games, he suffered three eliminations. In his two survivals, he accumulated a total of just five centers. But he learned his lessons well, showed an aptitude for the game, and last night at Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove, the Mailman finally delivered.
Game No. 121 ended by time limit after the Fall 1907 turn. The Mailman and fellow witch Peter Lokken shared the board top with nine centers apiece. The final center counts were:
Austria (Nate Cockerill): 8; 24.615 points.
England (Todd Woodman): 9; 31.154 points.
France (Aash Anand): 5; 9.615 points.
Germany (Tony Prokes): 3; 3.462 points.
Italy (Don Glass): 0; 0.000 points.
Russia (Mark Weiskircher): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Peter Lokken): 9; 31.154 points.
Germany opened to the Baltic. The Western Triple rolled past the stalemate line. What happened after that? The supply center chart is here. Now let's hear from the players.