The club squeezed in a final tune-up before this weekend’s CODCon Open last night at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. Christian “The Scorpion” Kline’s zero-sum brand of Diplomacy was in mid-season form, and thanks to a solid position atop the map and a defeatist neighbor with long-term memory issues, he topped the board with a big final year.
Game No. 366 ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts:
Austria (Ted McClelland): 1; 0.455 points.
England (Christian Kline): 9; 36.818 points.
France (Jake Langenfeld): 6; 16.364 points.
Germany (Jim O’Kelley): 1; 0.455 points.
Italy (Chris Kelly): 4; 7.273 points.
Russia (Brandon Fogel): 7; 22.273 points.
Turkey (David Spanos): 6; 16.364 points.
Christian vaulted into third place on the strength of the board-top and now has 2.33 in five games on the season. Jake, meanwhile, edged past Brandon for first, though both players improved their leftover scores: Brandon with a solid result, and Jake by virtue of matching the his leftover game count to the minimum divisor of two.
Those same three players top the Brawl standings, with Christian in second there over Brandon.
Okay, players, how did it go down? (I can’t remember.) And who can’t wait for CODCon?