NJLonghorn is in the house

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NJLonghorn is in the house

Postby NJLonghorn » 18 Oct 2017, 13:49

Hi guys, I’m a long-time-ago FTF player from when I was a preteen and teen in Texas (1980s). I just found this site and dove in.

My first two games were unrated, and I was assigned Germany both times. Soloed in one, crashed and burned in the other.

Now I’m playing two rated games. I was assigned Austria in the first and seem to be holding my own in an alliance with Turkey. I subbed in for England in the other — dude had resigned after one bad season, and I’ve salvaged his position in an alliance with Germany.

Diplomacy is like riding a bike. All of the rules came back to me quite easily, and my strategy isn’t all that rusty.

My one pet peeve is the huge number of NMRs and surrenders. I can’t wait for admiral status!
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Re: NJLonghorn is in the house

Postby Shyvve » 18 Oct 2017, 14:20

Hey NJLonghorn,

Welcome aboard! Let me recommend that you check out the Classicists' group here to find games that are usually NMR-free and have good comms. With one completed game, you actually qualify now to apply to join the Classicists if you so choose. The Oldies group also has some reliable players but isn't quite as active.
Also, once you reach "Ambassador" status (after three completed rank/norank games; no surrenders and less than 3% NMR rate) you will also be able to join Ambassador Only games.

Good luck and look forward to sharing a board with you.
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Re: NJLonghorn is in the house

Postby NJLonghorn » 18 Oct 2017, 15:26

I also created a new game, #136093, Don’t Forget to Finalize. Waiting for players.
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Re: NJLonghorn is in the house

Postby The SHIV » 18 Oct 2017, 20:14

A man after my own heart......

LOL

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Re: NJLonghorn is in the house

Postby AngelEyesGBU » 18 Oct 2017, 23:30

Good to see a fellow Longhorn and Texas Expat on the Forum!

I've got a similar background but a few years head start on you, age-wise.

I'm in the Midwest but originally from Texas - mostly Houston, but some years in Lufkin before that and Austin for school.

Adios, buckaroo!
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