I fear your humble scribe is ill equipped to tell the tale of Wednesday night’s Diplomacy game at the Red Lion. Game No. 300 was worthy of Homer.
Perhaps, after more than 10 1/2 years and 300 games of Dip, we’re finally starting to get it, because once again, we played a time-limited game in which three players had a chance to top on the final turn, and two others had long shots. It truly was a game for the ages.
It ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts:
Austria (Ian Trotta): 0; 0.000 points.
England (David Spanos): 2; 1.905 points.
France (Matt Sundstrom): 6; 17.143 points.
Germany (Jim O’Kelley): 7; 23.333 points.
Italy (Bryan Pravel): 6; 17.143 points.
Russia (Brandon Fogel): 7; 23.333 points.
Turkey (Jake Trotta): 6; 17.143 points.
Fogel and O’Kelley shared the top, but their composite scores for the season didn’t budge. In terms of net score, the only winners were Sundstrom and Pravel, at roughly 15 and 13 points, respectively.
Check out the supply center chart here, and hopefully the players will share their thoughts soon.