When you build two armies as France, securing England's cooperation but also ensuring that he'll always have the upper hand. Sound familiar, Brian Shelden?
How about when, as England, you eschew a profitable campaign with France against Germany to roll up Russia's Scandinavian position? Good for you, great for the eventual board-topper, right Chris Kelly?
Really, any time you permit a strong player to get too big to fail would qualify as a point of no return. Raise your hand if you've never been there.
During the postgame discussion, maybe that extra drink you order? The one that ruins your Saturday morning and leaves you at home in bed while your family goes to Santa's Village. (Okay, some points of no return have a funny way of working out in your favor.)
But no, the title of this article refers to none of those things. Rather, it's the song that Brian Shelden chose to close down karaoke at Seven after the game last night. Point of No Return by Expose.
Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
As for the Diplomacy, Game No. 310, our first of the new campaign, ended by draw vote in Spring 1908 in the following center counts:
Austria (Brandon Fogel): 13; 48.563 points.
England (Chris Kelly): 11; 34.770 points.
France (Brian Shelden): 7; 14.080 points.
Germany (Matt Sundstrom): 0; 0.000 points.
Italy (Carlos Trevino): 0; 0.000 points.
Russia (Bryan Pravel): 3; 2.586 points.
Turkey (David Spanos): 0; 0.000 points.
The supply center chart is here. Players, what was your point of no return? Tell us in the comments section below.