Super Pastis 21 Round 2

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Re: Super Pastis 21 Round 2

Postby Pete the Great » 30 Jul 2021, 07:53

I just heard from dib, he is dealing with some irl items at the moment. Strat should be sending invites out shortly. Also we need a couple more replacements.
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Re: Super Pastis 21 Round 2

Postby Pootleflump » 09 Sep 2021, 10:01

Anyone else watching 3D?

:o ;)
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Re: Super Pastis 21 Round 2

Postby Oxmeister » 09 Sep 2021, 15:28

Pootleflump wrote:Anyone else watching 3D?

:o ;)


Oh yes. Russia is dominating in the games this round.
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Re: Super Pastis 21 Round 2

Postby socratease » 10 Sep 2021, 02:13

It is quite interesting that Russia was creamed in 7/8 of the first two rounds, didn't really dominate even in the one in which it wasn't reduced to ashes, but dominated all 4 Round 3 games early. Still Russian hegemony in 2 of the 4 Round 3 games so far, and doing quite well in another.

3B has seen Austria ream that Russia (and Italy, though the latter seems fine with it) and it might get worse for Da Bear.

3A Russia looks to get a reasonably even slice of the Pastis pie unless Austria or Germany have other ideas - so far smooth sailing [famous last words].

3D is closest to a solo numerically but pretty obviously not one - Russia gave away nearly all advantage beginning 1905, when the solo run might have been done if intended. Still, maybe, it's only 1907 as it is for 3A and 3B.

3C is the one for which I've got my popcorn popped. Still in just 1905, Italy's stab backfired and it's going dodo, and if Austria remains true to Russia, France will not benefit handsomely. We'll see if a France-Russia thang runs the table, or the AR cuts off some cuisses de grenouille, or folks settle on a lesser draw.

3C also hold the record for most boring PP in the history of Diplomacy. :o
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Re: Super Pastis 21 Round 2

Postby Pootleflump » 10 Sep 2021, 11:42

Do you think there's something that carries over from the previous round? Round 2 was the round of the Turks.

Is that a factor in the choices people make in round 3?

Will Russia be targeted in round 4? :o

I feel a whiteboard exercise coming on.

And yes, OMG HOW BORING IS THE 3C PP?!! Shocking. They should be eliminated for that alone.
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Re: Super Pastis 21 Round 2

Postby Iamnobody » 10 Sep 2021, 14:30

The PP from 3C reminds me of getting out of office messages at work.
Heptarchy XVI - Wales - 6-way draw winner
Days of Enlightenment II - Sweden - 8-way draw winner
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Re: Super Pastis 21 Round 2

Postby socratease » 13 Sep 2021, 21:29

Funny that 3C, surely winner of the "Lamest PP through 1906" Award, is the first and only one to clearly settle the matter with PP Draw agreed and Pause all done. That popcorn was wasted.

The cute Pencil Draw at the end may rescue it from The Most Pitiful PP Ever award, though. Barely. :lol:

3A has their Pause, unclear if TDs accept a draw from the PP postings mishmosh - looks like agreement to this layman but dunno.

3B hardly moving this year but there's always Fall. Nothing in PP to suggest any portly singing just yet.

3D was first to get their pause accepted by all three but only two agreed to the draw... odd to accept the one but not the other (shenanigans afoot?), so double "dunno."

Reserving some popcorn for an End of Pause and Still No Draw cliffhanger. :o
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