Writer blocked

We billed Game No. 204 as an opportunity to play your way into host and author Ted McClelland’s next memoir. (Ted’s fourth book, Nothing but Blue Skies, will hit the stands this spring.) Unfortunately for those seeking notoriety, they didn’t leave Ted with anything worth writing about. By the time the game ended by draw vote in Spring 1908, he had been dead long enough to finish a fifth book.

The game was played at Ted’s home in Rogers Park. The final center counts were:



Austria (Peter Lokken): 10; 33.333 points.
England (Alexandra Varjan): 10; 0.000 points.
France (Kosta Vasilakos): 6; 12.000 points.
Germany (Ted McClelland): 0; 0.000 points.
Italy (Nathan Cockerill): 0; 0.000 points.
Russia (Josh Heffernan) 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Mengyuan Hou): 8; 0.000 points.

Alexandra and Josh were playing their second games with the Weasels; Mengyuan and Kosta, their first. Mengyuan found us on Meetup. Kosta is our latest recruit from playdiplomacy.com.

The supply center chart is here. Perhaps the players will fill in the details. All I know is that Cockerill stepped in for Alexandra in 1905, and Ted took over for Mengyuan in 1906. Per club rules, no one scores for those two positions. The squares, however, are factored into the sum for the game; thus, the scores total less than 100.

Okay, next up for the Weasels is Aash’s homecoming game this Saturday at the Red Lion. It starts at Noon, but we need five more players to make that happen. Sign up, and help us welcome back one of our ex-pats with a warm handshake and a friendly kick in the balls.


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