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>Do you want to play risk without any hard-coded rules as you see on other Risk websites or software?
>Do you want to develop a unique story of civilization however you want and narrate it?
>Do you want to play a game of risk but with more diplomacy?
If yes to any of the above, then this story-telling game is for you!

Read the rules | how to play here (you could read all the way up to "puppets". The rest isn't necessary): https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM.

The dice you put in the "options" box is:
dice+1d10

>What is /conqst/?
/conqst/ is a 4Chan story-telling game that is just like Risk but allows you to have more freedom in defining your civilization. When I first started the beta (because I was new to /qst/), I originally wanted to play a regular game of risk. But, as this beta went on for a few weeks, it turned into something that IS worth playing. You're constantly involved in the development of a unique global story that is overlapped by other stories of civilization. This major element changed how the game is played, so I called it /conqst/.

>Can I join/Stop playing?
Yes and yes! Read the rules on how to play. If there isn't any free territory (shaded in white), some players may be nice enough to give you land or allocate a puppet state. If not, then you could wait until the next game (or when I kick out inactive players). If you want to stop playing, just either let me know or stop going to this thread. I'm not going to cry if you do leave.

>How hard is it to learn how to play this game?
Not too hard. You start with 5 territories, expand until you can't expand, and choose to either attack, fortify, or defend. Plain and simple. You can be specific about your moves like in a strategy game.
>>
>>4658089
Notes
=============
>>4658095
>>4658568
>>4658566
>Good burgers!
+6 territories for Erusea
>>4658271
>>4658652
>>4658568
>>4658834
>THE UNITED STATES IS PISSED AT THE FUCKING WORLD AND THEY FORCEFULLY TAKE BACK THEIR TERRITORIES
+6 territories for the United States
>>4658548
>Ace finished off Norlandia, killing the dictator that charged at them idiotically.
sorry dude no territorial gains, but you get a fuckton of fortifications instead.

Existing players, confirm in the other thread with your IDs here. >>4658089
SUDDEN DEATH CAN NOW BE ACTIVATED!
Anyone can join, just read to rules on opting-in at the bottom of this post.
Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
=============
American Alliance: Southern Confederacy & Ace & United States
>>4642460
>>4642473
>>4642921
some shit: Covid 2021 & Erusea & Hyperborea & uberpakistan
>>4645479
>>4645491
>>4649937
>>4650160
=============
National Strength Maxed
=============
Hyperborea -- last chance on map #33
=============
National Strength active power-ups
=============
lasts until map #33
Supporter (some shit): >>4657760
Supporter (some shit): >>4657774
lasts until map #34
Anger: >>4658652
=============
Agreements
=============
BA: SC & Ace >>4641003 >>4640981 (BROKEN!)
DA: Hyperborea & Uberpakistan >>4647136 >>4647141
OB: Hyperborea & Covid2021 >>4653602 >>4653478
=============
Treaties
=============
None
=============
Events
=============
Next event on map #35
=============
Skirmishes/War
=============
The Great War: some shit vs. American Alliance
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Superpowers
=============
Ace, Southern Confederacy
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Potential superpowers:
=============
Uberpakistan, Erusea, Covid2021, United States
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Rules
=============
https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
Adding temporary rule: No one can expand into Europe or former Norlandia territories until map #41. Those are for new players (You can interact with them, but no attacks or territories can be taken from either side).
>>
Rolled 6 (1d10)

YEAH! GET IT ON!

Conquering Africa with impunity, take over the rest Italy, and connect Italy with Spain.
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>>4658975
Oh, and Erusea cheated. 3/4ths of his territory is lost.
Do it again Erusea, you're extinct.
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>>4658997
Are you going to update the map
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>>4659002
No. All territories in south-east asia and south america are lost. He cannot roll for the current map either.
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Rolled 7 (1d10)

>>4658968
>>4658975
Attack Covid2021 from korea and japan and attack Hyperborea from russia and alaska and go into the philippines
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>>4658997
Why Erusea?
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>>4659070
This post doesn't exist: >>4658568
He rolled a 2, and he rolled again with a 9. Usually I count the first rolls, and since he deleted it to get a better roll, Erusea cheated.
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>>4659081
nevermind didn't see your id lol
But as for cheating, I ALWAYS keep this thread open. I may need to build a webscrapper or find an existing one to keep track of this thread better than keeping my computer open 24/7.
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Posting to confirm ID
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>4658975
Battleplan per pic related. Expand into Turkey.and Syria.
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>>4658997
>he doesn't know i always cheated
Lol
>>
before i make my post... i'm a israeli and jewish
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>>4659537
>>4659504
>oh no i lied and now i gotta face a person with israeli descent ahhhhh
im not even mad bro lol. You're the only one who keeps making me laugh when you're being belligerent towards other players.
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>>4659609
guess thats...a certified popbob moment
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>>4658968
I hear by give all my land to the US

[Irl stuff has come up preventing me from playing have fun everyone]
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>>4659615
oh ok. Take care and thanks for playing!
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>>4658975
Notes
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>>4659026
>>4659241
>Covid2021 forces took back their reclaimed battlefield
+3 territories for Covid2021
>>4659026
>With no resistance from high odin, The U.S forces strike back with force.
+4 territories for the U.S

Existing players, confirm in the other thread with your IDs here. >>4658089
Anyone can join, just read to rules on opting-in at the bottom of this post.
Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
>>4642473
>>4642921
some shit: Covid 2021 & Erusea & Hyperborea & uberpakistan
>>4645479
>>4645491
>>4649937
>>4650160
=============
National Strength Maxed
=============
Hyperborea -- last chance on map #33
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National Strength active power-ups
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lasts until map #33
Supporter (some shit): >>4657760
Supporter (some shit): >>4657774
lasts until map #34
Anger: >>4658652
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Agreements
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DA: Hyperborea & Uberpakistan >>4647136 >>4647141
OB: Hyperborea & Covid2021 >>4653602 >>4653478
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Treaties
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None
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Inactive players
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Uberpakistan (1 map till death)
Hyperborea (2 maps till death)
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Events
=============
Next event on map #35
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Skirmishes/War
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The Great War: some shit vs. American Alliance
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Superpowers
=============
Ace
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Potential superpowers:
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Uberpakistan, Erusea, Covid2021, United States
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Rules
=============
https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
Adding temporary rule: No one can expand into Europe or former Norlandia territories until map #41. Those are for new players (You can interact with them, but no attacks or territories can be taken from either side).
>>
Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>4659640
uohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Push back into zhe lands, because thats kinda gay >:(, or we will commit a amogus
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>>4659642
commit it!
do it!
ahahahah! the hate flows thru u. finish it off...now!
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>>4659644
fuck off old man, your empire isnt pretty chill >:(
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>>4659648
i killed my empire of norlandia. i could of cheated and win the game if i wanted, but i didn't for my own amusement and power.
now go! commit the darkness that powers you at this moment!
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>>4659653
unless i get big booba anime sword waifus as units that gimme a ebic bonus, gotta need a bad guy also gimme nukes
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>>4659662
ironic because the person you're referring to is now in super smash bros. i'll consider your idea though hmmmmmm
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>>4659664
based tho if its the nuke one , you must make it so they can only be used via metal gears
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>>4659664
now excuse me but i shall wait untill it is the case
>siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip
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>>4659877
kiss yourself like this dude said:>>4658121
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>>4659640
hey uh didnt Sc give all of his land to me but you give it to ace instead
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>>4660164
sorry i cant kms :)
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>>4660166
looking back now, yes that was a mistake. fixing it in the next map.
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Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>4659640
make another push into Hyperborea from russia and alaska and make another push into Covid2021 from korea and japan
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Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>4659615
Damn, that sucks. Take it easy and hope everything is well.

>>4659640
Taking Africa.

>>4660166
Shhh... come on, don't be like that, guy.
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Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>4659640
Battleplan according to pic related and expand into Southern and Western China
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>>4659640
Notes
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>>4660329
>>4660184
>U.S forces send a strike force towards northern Russia, successfully reacquiring its old territories. However, Covid2021 forces continue the assault towards japan.
+5 territories for Covid2021, +5 territories for U.S.

Anyone can join, just read to rules on opting-in at the bottom of this post.
Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
>>4642473
>>4642921
some shit: Covid 2021 & Erusea & Hyperborea
>>4645479
>>4645491
>>4649937
>>4650160
=============
National Strength Maxed
=============
Hyperborea -- last chance on map #33
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National Strength active power-ups
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lasts until map #34
Anger: >>4658652
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Agreements
=============
OB: Hyperborea & Covid2021 >>4653602 >>4653478
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Treaties
=============
None
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Inactive players
=============
Hyperborea (1 map till death)
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Events
=============
None
=============
Skirmishes/War
=============
The Great War: some shit vs. American Alliance
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Superpowers
=============
Ace, United States
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Potential superpowers:
=============
Erusea, Covid2021
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Rules
=============
https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
Adding temporary rule: No one can expand into Europe or former Norlandia territories until map #41. Those are for new players (You can interact with them, but no attacks or territories can be taken from either side).
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>4660668
Battleplan per pic related, expand into Southern and South Western China.
>>
well, fuck.
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>>4660668
attack Hyperborea from russia and alaska and push Covid2021 out of japan and make a push into Erusea
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>4661230
oops forgot my name and to roll
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>>4661232
>>
>>4660668
>hyperborea is about to die
>uberpakistan is no more
ITS FREE REAL ESTATE
Push back into the philipines and back to south east asia
>>
Rolled 10 (1d10)

>>4661345
o fug me roll :DDDD
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>>4661195
Why does no one ever think to say that they're going to be unavailable for a little bit so their country doesn't disappear? I swear no one actually reads the rules.
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>>4661413
i forgot
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>>4660668
Notes
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>>4661134
>>4661232
>>4661347
>U.S forces successfully pushed back Covid2021's advance in Japan but failed to protect the Philippines.
+5 territories for the U.S, +1 territory for Erusea.
>>4661195
Sorry, my dude. rules are rules, though you're still welcomed to join back in if you want.


Anyone can join, just read to rules on opting-in at the bottom of this post.
Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
=============
American Alliance: Ace & United States
>>4642473
>>4642921
some shit: Covid 2021 & Erusea
>>4645479
>>4645491
=============
National Strength Maxed
=============
Ace -- last chance on map # 37
Erusea -- last chance on map # 37
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National Strength active power-ups
=============
None
=============
Agreements
=============
None
=============
Treaties
=============
None
=============
Inactive players
=============
Ace (2 maps till death)
=============
Events
=============
None
=============
Skirmishes/War
=============
The Great War: some shit vs. American Alliance
=============
Superpowers
=============
Ace, United States
=============
Potential superpowers:
=============
Erusea, Covid2021
=============
Rules
=============
https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
Adding temporary rule: No one can expand into Europe or former Norlandia territories until map #41. Those are for new players (You can interact with them, but no attacks or territories can be taken from either side).
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Rolled 10 (1d10)

>>4661416
>Chemical Orange
Push into south east asia and the philipines, let show those american scums what we are capable of...AND GAS EM'!
>half of the nations dies due of AFK...guess they could not handle the erusean style!
>>
Rolled 10 (1d10)

>>4661416
Africa. ALL OF AFRICA!

National Strength
13. Culture flip: All adjacent territories around you are now yours. You can't take action on those territories on the current map. Any nations who have actions on those flipped territories are canceled out.
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Rolled 1 (1d10)

>>4661416
Attack adjacent territories in Japan, expand along orange arrow in pic related, and if points remain, the yellow arrows
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Rolled 1 (1d10)

>>4661416
make a push into Erusea via the philippines and make a push into Covid2021 via korea and expand south of russia
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>>4661838
bruh, dice sure are bipolar today
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>>4661849
agreed
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>>4661416
Notes
=============
>>4661838
>>4661712
>The battlefield is too worn out for either side to take foot on, but ultimately, the
U.S must retreat.
+5 territories for Covid2021

Anyone can join, just read to rules on opting-in at the bottom of this post.
Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
=============
American Alliance: Ace & United States
>>4642473
>>4642921
some shit: Covid 2021 & Erusea
>>4645479
>>4645491
=============
National Strength Maxed
=============
Covid2021
=============
National Strength active power-ups
=============
Chemical Orange -- lasts until map #37 >>4661423
=============
Agreements
=============
None
=============
Treaties
=============
None
=============
Inactive players
=============
None
=============
Events
=============
None
=============
Skirmishes/War
=============
The Great War: some shit vs. American Alliance
=============
Superpowers
=============
Ace
=============
Potential superpowers:
=============
Erusea, Covid2021, United States
=============
Rules
=============
https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
Adding temporary rule: No one can expand into Europe or former Norlandia territories until map #41. Those are for new players (You can interact with them, but no attacks or territories can be taken from either side).
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>>4661859
still waiting for that addition OP...you know :)
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>4661859
It's beautiful. Soon, the whole world will fly under our banner.

Continue expanding into Africa and everywhere I can north and east into Europe.
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>>4662025
i did add it
25. Coup d'état (Attack): If you attack and successfully captured any of their territories, there is a chance that they will become your puppet state. The calculation to successfully make them a puppet state is this: (your territories - opponent's territories)/10 > your dice roll. Your roll must be lower to successfully make another nation your puppet state.
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>>4662029
huh based!
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>>4662029
Do you have counts for everyone's territories currently? I'd rather not have to go through and count all of these. Also, can you directly control puppet states created by the "coup"? Do they generate their own NS?
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>>4661854
"United States, my good friend! I see someone on the horizon of my borders. If they are friends, we should add them to our alliance. If they be foes, I will crush them before they destroy us both."
>>
>>4661859
Not to be an A, but could I get a plus one on my rolls for being a super power and conquering a continent?
>>
>>4662043
I don't have the count yet, and I will get started on that.

Basically, puppets are nations of their own with limited rights, but they can be controlled by their master (in other words, if the master tells the puppet to do something, THEY MUST COMPLY or its an attempted liberation.). However, just because a puppet is under another nation doesn't necessarily mean game over (the rules about puppets cover liberation and other things). I did not think about NS and puppets because we never had one, but if I were to add this into the ruleset, it would be "Yes, but every NS increment is halved, so rolling 10 would be 5, 9 would be 4, etc.". Considering the recent # of players, this strategy was supposed to be when there are MORE players and not 4 (Again, looks like nobody else wants to play this variant of /risk/ in /qst/.)

>>4662067
Superpower is aesthetic and has no effect on gameplay (its roughly based on how many territories the player has against other players and how well they are doing in the last few maps). I will consider your ideas and think about how to add it.
>>
Rolled 3 (1d10)

>>4662095
Nice. Going to be gone for a while. Here's my next roll.

Expanding everywhere but Latin America.
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>>4662208
ok here's your rainbow gay flag
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>>4662254
gay!
>>
Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>4661859
attack covid2021 via russia and japan and make a push into vietnam
>>
Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>4661859
Push into american territory, while pushing deeper into south east asia
>>
Huh, so I kinda want to join, but I can tell when a game is already won... Might wait around till the next iteration of this then.
>>
>>4662406
No worries! LMK if you do want to join. I will make a new game once we got a winner here.
>>
>>4662406
Actually, this game is far form won. With how combat works, size is only really an advantage in Sudden Death, which has not occurred yet. Feel free to join, I joined rather late myself and have been doing decently.
>>
>>4662502
btw roll before I make the next map in a few minutes. waiting on u
>>
Rolled 10 (1d10)

>>4662515
ok, I thought I had time since your post said "next map in 12 hours"

>>4661859
Attack all adjacent territories in Russia and Japan, expand into western China.

Activate Anger NS
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>>4661859
Notes
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>>4662531
>>4662386
>some shit alliance strike down U.S forces once more, ensuring blood was spilt on this day.
+12 territories for Covid2021, +1 territory for Erusea
Automated move for Ace: >>4662208

Updated ruleset. Added credits for Covid2021 and Ace.
Anyone can join, just read to rules on opting-in at the bottom of this post.
Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
=============
American Alliance: Ace & United States
>>4642473
>>4642921
some shit: Covid 2021 & Erusea
>>4645479
>>4645491
=============
National Strength Maxed
=============
United States
=============
National Strength active power-ups
=============
Chemical Orange -- lasts until map #37 >>4661423
Anger -- lasts until map #39 >>4662531
=============
Agreements
=============
None
=============
Treaties
=============
None
=============
Inactive players
=============
None
=============
Events
=============
None
=============
Skirmishes/War
=============
The Great War: some shit vs. American Alliance
=============
Superpowers
=============
Ace
=============
Potential superpowers:
=============
Erusea, Covid2021, United States
=============
Rules
=============
https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
Adding temporary rule: No one can expand into Europe or former Norlandia territories until map #41. Those are for new players (You can interact with them, but no attacks or territories can be taken from either side).
>>
>>4662502
Hm. Well, in that case I might as well join. It'll at least serve as good experience for next round.

>>4662626
Could I nab Iceland and Scotland? I'll go with the colour brown and the name 'Iserlohn Republic'
>>
>>4662677
Yes. I'll add you on the next map.
>>
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Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>4662626
Battleplan per pic related, expand to the asian lands between my two main separated bodies of territory
>>
Rolled 10 (1d10)

>>4662626
13. Culture flip (Special): All adjacent territories around you are now yours. You can't take action on those territories on the current map. Any nations who have actions on those flipped territories are canceled out.
make a push into Covid2021 via russia and japan and make a push into Erusea territories
>>
Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>4662626
Make a push into burgerland, while we airdrop chemicals to fucking suffocate em' (civillians too)
>>
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>>4662626
Notes
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>>4662677
Welcome to the world stage, Iserlohn Republic! Will you explore the unknown lands and take what's rightfully yours?

>>4663153
I've just realized there's an ambiguous statement in that strategy. "Any nations who have actions on those flipped territories are canceled out." means if another nation is attacking, defending, or fortifying from the flipped territories, it's canceled out. It is not "Once the territory is flipped, no one can attack it, give fortifications, etc.", hence the reason the map is still the same as before. Thank you, U.S.

Anyone can join, just read to rules on opting-in at the bottom of this post.
Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
=============
American Alliance: Ace & United States
>>4642473
>>4642921
some shit: Covid 2021 & Erusea
>>4645479
>>4645491
=============
National Strength Maxed
=============
None
=============
National Strength active power-ups
=============
Anger -- lasts until map #39 >>4662531
=============
Agreements
=============
None
=============
Treaties
=============
None
=============
Inactive players
=============
None
=============
Events
=============
None
=============
Skirmishes/War
=============
The Great War: some shit vs. American Alliance
=============
Superpowers
=============
Ace
=============
Potential superpowers:
=============
Erusea, Covid2021, United States
=============
Rules
=============
https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
Adding temporary rule: No one can expand into Europe or former Norlandia territories until map #41. Those are for new players (You can interact with them, but no attacks or territories can be taken from either side).
>>
Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>4663176
make a push into Covid2021 via russia and japan and make a push into Erusea territories
>>
>>4663176
hey does anger stack
>>
>>4663256
Yes.
>>
>>4663263
thanks man
>>
>>4663264
np lmk if u got more questions.
>>
Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>4663176
Rolling into Covid21
Move all fortifications to the eastern border of Covid21.

>>4662803
"Avast ye, wretch! It is the end for you, for the hour of your demise has come! I shall take vengeance upon you for the slaughtering of our brothers!"
>>
>>4663266
You kind of boned US on the last map.
If Culture Flip stops the opponents movements onto the adjacent territories as well as your own, but won't give you their territory when attacking, a recourse of reinforcements or usage of the roll for expansion elsewhere ought to be given to the user of the National Strength. He did have a 10 for the roll.
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>>4663279
That strategy is tricky to decipher when prioritizing what takes place first between two nations at war. Should I use the national strategy first and give Covid2021 their territories back, or should I use it AFTER covid2021 invaded their territories and have the United States gain their territories back? I've decided that going forward (after the previous map), culture flip doesn't work on opponents at war, so there were no adjustments made to either side regardless of what moves they took. I'll think about a "reimbursement" rule if I made a mistake somewhere and it doesn't sound fair to others. For this map, no, I'm not going to reimburse because the U.S already took your territories and other free territories.

Priority of Moves
The following is how I prioritize moves from first to last:
1. National Strategies (Power-ups, Special)
2. Expansion
3. Attack/Defend/Fortify (including national strategies that use any of these actions)
4. Automated moves (repeats the order above).
5. No action.

The more stuff I add, the more complex this game will get and the more difficult it becomes to notice any errors without any debugging or software tools to help. I would need to develop my own set of tools to ensure the plausibility of the combat mechanics (which I am thinking about doing to speed up the processing and to prove accuracy).
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>>4663296
Hey QM, can you fortify territories that aren't directly adjacent to another nation?
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>>4663392
Yes. You can fortify any territory that you own.
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Rolled 8 (1d10)

>>4663176
Battleplans according to pics related, expand into South East Iran and Pakistan.
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>>4663270
Ah, another arrogant American who thinks he can win a land war in Asia, you will share the fate of you kindred.
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>>4663416
>>4663296
All I'm saying is U.S. roll wasn't used for anything once he used the national strategy.
It's fine if culture flip doesn't work on opponents at war, since it could be argued they have their own pride so you can't convert them and your own pride is so strong you rebuff attempts at invasion, hence their roll is wasted as a bad tactic against the stratagem, but to say you lose your own roll in the process is a bit much.
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>>4663508
"You can't take action on those territories on the current map."

btw my post that you replied to was rp
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>>4663528
>>4663508
Covid2021 is correct, which means the only thing U.S could do is fortify. I would be a hypocrite if I didn't give him his roll.
>>4658975 (gave him some fortifications because his attacked failed to hit norlandia)

>>4663153
Would you like your roll to be used for fortification?
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>>4663553
yeah sure man i dont mind
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>>4663565
Anywhere specific or optimize?
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>>4663565
oops hit the post button by accident was about to ask anyways
>>4663568
between the russia and japan and tawian and the philippines
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Rolled 8 (1d10)

>>4663176
Expand into England. Do I have to roll for this? I'll roll just in case anyway.
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>>4663608
Yes, you must roll everytime you take an action such as expanding, attacking, defending, using a national strategy or fortify.
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>>4663608
Huh, my IP's changed... should probably use a name then. Is this how it works?
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>>4663616
yes
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>>4663176
Notes
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>>4663251
>>4663413
>Covid2021 forces isolate the U.S military stationed in the Philippines and the American bases.
+3 territories for Covid2021.
>>4663270
>>4663413
>The first massive battle between Ace and Covid2021 ended in a stalemate, unable to break through on either side.

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Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
some shit: Covid 2021 & Erusea
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National Strength Maxed
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None
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National Strength active power-ups
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Anger -- lasts until map #39 >>4662531
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Agreements
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None
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Treaties
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None
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Inactive players
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Erusea (2 maps till death)
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Events
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None
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Skirmishes/War
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The Great War: some shit vs. American Alliance
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Superpowers
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Ace
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Potential superpowers:
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Erusea, Covid2021, United States
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Rules
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https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
Adding temporary rule: No one can expand into Europe or former Norlandia territories until map #41. Those are for new players (You can interact with them, but no attacks or territories can be taken from either side).
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Rolled 8 (1d10)

>>4664072
Africa (Cradle of Civilization): +2 attack and add +5 territories for every expansion.

All right. Let's try again. Attack and conquer Covid21's territories. Move all of my fortifications from across all of my lands to the borders of Covid2021.
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Rolled 10 (1d10)

>>4664072
Take the rest of the UK, and if anything's leftover move into Scandinavia. I can do that right? Move in two different directions?
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>4664072
make another push into Covid2021 via russia and japan and make a push into Erusea territories
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>>4664072
Battleplan per first pic related, also attack all adjacent Ace territories in the West. Expand to territories marked by orange triangles in second pic related, and if points remain, the rest of Saudi Arabia.
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>>4664072
Notes
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>>4664096
>>4664782
>The first victory belongs to Ace in the Middle East!
+5 territories for Ace (Note: I'm not counting ANY continent buff in this edition because that would be unfair since you've already had Africa, much like Erusea has Australia. It will be applied next game.)
>>4664289
>>4664782
>About as stale as bread here
>>4664160
Yes, that's perfectly acceptable.
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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
some shit: Covid 2021 & Erusea
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National Strength Maxed
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Ace
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National Strength active power-ups
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None
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Agreements
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None
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Treaties
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None
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Inactive players
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Erusea (1 map till death)
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Events
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None
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Skirmishes/War
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The Great War: some shit vs. American Alliance
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Superpowers
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Ace
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Potential superpowers:
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Erusea, Covid2021, United States
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Rules
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https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
Adding temporary rule: No one can expand into Europe or former Norlandia territories until map #41. Those are for new players (You can interact with them, but no attacks or territories can be taken from either side).
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Rolled 1 (1d10)

>>4664807
push Covid2021 out of japan and push into russia and continue pushing into Erusea
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Rolled 1 (1d10)

>>4664807
I know exactly what to do.

National Strength
25. Coup d'état (Attack): If you attack and successfully captured any of their territories, there is a chance that they will become your puppet state. The calculation to successfully make them a puppet state is this: (your territories - opponent's territories)/10 > your dice roll. Your roll must be lower to successfully make another nation your puppet state. Doesn't work on puppets under your control.

All my attacks are going into one place: the southern most region of Covid21's territory I border that is not fortified.
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>4664807
Epic rolls guys

Attack all adjacent Ace territories in the West (Saudi Arabia and Israel area), and all adjacent United States territories in the East (Russia and Japan area). Expand into the rest of the Saudi Arabian peninsula, starting with the eastern part. Fortify per pic related.
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>>4665445
>>4665405
>>4665335
AHAHAHAHAHA
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>>4665449
I still win though xd bonuses op
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>>4663156
Where tf are you? Why all my allies gotta be the ones who disappear despite pushing the enemy back. Did you ALSO forget that you can set up actions for when you're gone or just freeze your nation??
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>>4665454
I'm pretty sure you just became my puppet.
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>>4665475
Nah, you have to win territory for that to even be possible, reread the ability
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Rolled 1 (1d10)

>>4664807
Expand into Finland and the surrounding Russian territories, and if anything's left grab Denmark and the free parts of Greenland
>The only other non OP players are about to be puppeted or gone
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>>4665502
All shitty rolls. Great work guys!
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>>4665502
>>4665486
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>>4665486
I did. Based on my actions and your actions I'm going to take that territory.

You split your forces into Eastern and Western Fronts against two separate nations. Not only that, you further divided your forces across five territories. But even more than that, you chose to attack instead of defend.

By all accounts, I should take that one territory.
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>>4665576
The situation is the same as the past few turns, where all of what you said was true, and yet on this turn: >>4664072 I had a roll of one less than you and we tied. Concentrating your attacks no longer gives you a bonus if you've been reading the rule updates. Now, not only are all the circumstances the same, but I have a roll that is two better than this past one (one above yours as opposed to one under yours).

By all accounts, not only will you fail to take territory, but I should take your territory.
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>>4665625
And that doesn't strike you as odd or ridiculous?
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>>4665640
No, because unlike you, I keep up with the rules and mechanics of combat.
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>>4665644
But it makes no logical sense.
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>>4665650
It does if you read the rules and see the roles, circumstances, and active abilities. Now stop whining and get your territories annexed filthy American, this is a heavily modified Risk game.
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>>4665661
You don't have any active abilities.
IF you had angered, then it would make sense, but you don't.

Become my puppet.
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>>4665671
Even with it not active, the worst I do is tie you. Stay mad.
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>>4665686
Go home and get your shinebox.
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>>4665686
>>4665695
I'll take it from here, gentlemen
Ace, remember this post I made 10 days ago? >>4649484
I removed the broad penalty for attacking, defending, and fortifying because the attack mechanics were boring asf. I've been following it ever since. Since Covid2021 is attacking all of your adjacent territories, the only penalty he has is the # of enemy neighbors penalty (dice roll - (# of enemy neighbors - 1)), which means if you don't change your actions now to defending for all of your adjacent territories with Covid2021 (you won't go below a roll of 0 for changing your actions), Covid2021 WILL take your territories (Because you said: "All my attacks are going into one place: the southern most region of Covid21's territory I border that is not fortified.")
Your attack roll: 1
Covid2021's attack roll: 1 (2-1)
His action:
>Attack all adjacent Ace territories in the West (Saudi Arabia and Israel area)

tl;dr No, you failed to make Covid2021 your puppet.
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>>4665696
Bummer. What happens if choose to attack all of his territories instead? Will I still lose land because he has fortifications or will we even out?

I'll change the attack to all of his lands instead and also add on to move my fortifications closer to the border.
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>>4665709
If both of you attack (considering this map), it will cancel out, which means nothing changes even if either one of you defend. No, you will not lose land if he has fortifications.

Since everyone had shitty rolls, the next map will most likely be a stalemate all around.
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>>4665713
Any idea when you'll finish counting territories?
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>>4665716
Ace:411
Covid2021:171
United States:190
Iserlohn Republic:43
I assume Erusea is quitting, so I didn't count his.
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>4665857
Attack Covid.
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>>4665859
hold up i messed up
i'll still count your roll though
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Rolled 8 (1d10)

>>4665861
Here's my next roll as well. Attack covid.
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>>4664807
Notes
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>>4665335
>>4665405
>>4665445
>A cooperated mission by the American Alliance was planned at Covid2021's capital. The mission is to seize military officials and establish a pro-American leader. However, counter-espionage prevented the mission from taking place, and the American spy was killed as a result.
The coup was a failure.
>>4665861
I forgot to add fortifications to Covid2021's territories and the expansion.

>>4665862
Automated move for Ace.

>Map #40
I'm surprised we've gotten this far lol.
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Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
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National Strength Maxed
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None
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National Strength active power-ups
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None
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Agreements
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None
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Treaties
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None
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Inactive players
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None
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Events
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None
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Skirmishes/War
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The Great War: Covid 2021 vs. American Alliance
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Superpowers
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Ace
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Potential superpowers:
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Covid2021, United States
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Rules
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https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
Adding temporary rule: No one can expand into Europe or former Norlandia territories until map #41. Those are for new players (You can interact with them, but no attacks or territories can be taken from either side).
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Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>4665866
attack Covid2021 from vietnam and japan and russia
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Rolled 7 (1d10)

>>4665866
Move into the rest of Karelia/Musmansk, down to St Petersburg, plus Denmark and the free territories in Greenland. After that if there's any extra points start heading into Germany I guess.
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>>4665866
Oh yeah, is Ace allowed to attack me next turn or the turn after?
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>>4665985
He can't attack you at all, you don't have any bordering territories with him, but it would be next turn.
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Rolled 8 (1d10)

>>4665866
Battleplan per pics related. Expand to the West from my Southern Chinese holdings
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>>4665875
forgot my name
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>>4665866
Notes
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>>4665859
>>4666015
>>4665875
>Covid2021 sought revenge after the potential coup takeover.
+12 territories for Covid2021

>>4665984
You've maxed out your national strength, so make sure you pick a national strategy before map #44. A list of national strategies can be found in the rules.

>>4665862
Automated move for Ace.

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Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
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National Strength Maxed
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Covid2021, United States, Iserlohn Republic
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National Strength active power-ups
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None
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Agreements
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None
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Treaties
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None
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Inactive players
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None
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Events
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None
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Skirmishes/War
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The Great War: Covid 2021 vs. American Alliance
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Superpowers
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Ace
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Potential superpowers:
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Covid2021, United States
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Rules
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https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
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>>4666016
United States,

We had originally thought that you were chief among war mongers and imperialists in this world, but as the political situation has developed, we realize this belief may have been mistaken. Ace has shown to be more cold hearted and scheming than we could dream you were, even going so far as assimilating your territories into his spreading empire while you were yet allied. It is apparent to us that Ace only has the worst intentions for not only us, but the world at large, including you. Now, I know not what reasons you may have for deciding to stay allied to them after their treachery, but that is your business. However, I would ask you, in the unlikely scenario should your American alliance eventually be successful in your war against mighty Covid, do you really think Ace will be sated? Do you think he will stay loyal to you? Is a world with Ace as its most major player really for the better? I submit that the answer to all of these is almost certainly "no".

I believe we have bloodied the lands of East Asia quite enough. Your armies have been largely routed from the mainland of Asia, and we continue to advance on all fronts, despite the collapse of our allies. We believe it is in both of our interests, and indeed those of the world at large, that we cease the fighting between our two nations. We will even be kind enough to not demand any reparations, in recognition of the fear you must be under with such proximity to the tyrants to your east.

Covid proposes peace between itself and the United States.
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Rolled 3 (1d10)

>>4666349
Move into Greenland and France. I'll keep my national strategy in reserve for now.
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Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>4666349
Anger
Make another push into Covid2021 via vietnam and japan and russia
>>4666388
No
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>>4667086
I see. A pity more Americans need to needlessly die.
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>4666349
Battleplan per pic related (rightmost Asian attack from Japan is towards Baja California)

Activate Anger NS
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>>4667244
forgot to add: expand South and West from Himilayas
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>>4666349
Notes
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>>4665862
>>4667086
>>4667244
>The American Alliance managed to take hold of Covid2021's Japanese stronghold and continued the assault in the Middle East.
+9 territories for Covid, +5 territories for Ace

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Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
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National Strength Maxed
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Iserlohn Republic
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National Strength active power-ups
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Anger: >>4667086 >>4667244 lasts until map #45
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Agreements
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None
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Treaties
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None
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Inactive players
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None
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Events
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None
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Skirmishes/War
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The Great War: Covid 2021 vs. American Alliance
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Superpowers
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Ace
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Potential superpowers:
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Covid2021, United States
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Rules
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https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
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Rolled 2, 9 = 11 (2d10)

>>4667255
Attack Covid. Second dice is automated.
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Rolled 10 (1d10)

We politely request the ceding of the remaining territories in Greenland, as they are considered rightful republican clay and their requisition would strengthen the security of both participant nations. We hope that we can produce cordial relations between the Iserlohn Republic and Ace, who we consider to be a potential friend for the future. With the finest regards, The Iserlohn Republic.
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>>4667343
Oh whoops, meant to add take the rest of France and Germany.
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Rolled 8 (1d10)

>>4667255
Battleplan per pics related, expand East from Iran.
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Rolled 3 (1d10)

>>4667255
continue making the push into covid2021 via japan russia and veitnam
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>>4667255
Notes
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>>4667266 (Automated)
>>4667714
>>4667571
>And the tennis ball hits back on the American Alliance's court
+12 territories for Covid2021

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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
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National Strength Maxed
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Iserlohn Republic (last chance)
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National Strength active power-ups
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Anger: >>4667086 >>4667244 lasts until map #45
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Agreements
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None
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Treaties
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None
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Inactive players
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None
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Events
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None
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Skirmishes/War
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The Great War: Covid 2021 vs. American Alliance
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Superpowers
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Ace
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Potential superpowers:
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Covid2021, United States
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Rules
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https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
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>>4667892
Hey QM, unless I'm missing something, despite the difference in our rolls being lower on this turn: >>4667255, on this most recent turn I didn't gain any fortifications when advancing, but Ace did?
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>>4667897
No you're right, fixed. Sorry
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>>4667343
Sadly, most of those who would give you a civilized response (or indeed, one at all) have passed from this world. You're trying to negotiate with a power who took territories from his allies when they were at war, got them incredibly upset about it, and then did it again. The Confederacy is no longer here, but it seem he really has the US whipped. Anyways, expect little success negotiating with his type.
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>4667892
Battleplans per pics related, expand into the gap between pakistan and the himalayas.
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Rolled 8 (1d10)

Well, what a pity. It seems as if there has been no response from Ace for the return of our rightful territory. We cannot allow such blatant disregard for our national sovereignty to continue. It is clear now to our republicans that we have no recourse but open conflict.

>>4667907
Attack Ace, and activate Chemical Orange. Use it on territory in pic related. Continue to expand into France, Switzerland, and Lower Germany if possible.
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>>4668441
You don't have any territories adjacent to you to use chemical orange on the territory shown in your picture. When you attack, you can only attack territories adjacent to your nation.

You can change your actions at any time, but you can't change your national strategy. If you do change your actions based on what other players do, it's a -1 to your roll.

Just this once, I'll allow you to change your national strategy, but please read the rules on defending, fortifying, expansion, and attacking carefully before you do.
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>>4667343
"The Glorious People of Ace see no problem with that. You can have them."

>>4668441
"Ah, it's war then."
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Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>4667892
push further into Covid2021 via russia and japan and vietnam and taiwan
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>>4668550
Fuck forgot my name
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>>4668463
Ohhhh, okay. Well then. I'll go ahead and attack Greenland stopping before the territory I had intended to use chemical orange on, and still continue into France and Germany as before. I'll switch the national strategy to Bombardment, to target the fortifications in Spain.
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>>4667892
Notes
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>>4668242
>>4668550
>>4667266
>And the tennis ball went back to Covid2021's court (damn luck)
+9 territories for U.S, +5 territories for Ace
>>4667266
>>4668441
>The Republic of Iserlohn attempted to attack Ace to no avail. However, the bombardment operation was a success, wiping out fortifications in Spain, Canada, and a few in northern Africa.

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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
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National Strength Maxed
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Ace -- Last chance on map #47
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National Strength active power-ups
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Anger: >>4667086 >>4667244 lasts until map #45
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Agreements
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None
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Treaties
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None
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Inactive players
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None
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Events
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None
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Skirmishes/War
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The Great War: Covid 2021 vs. American Alliance
The war against the European Natives: Ace vs. Iserlohn Republic
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Superpowers
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Ace
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Potential superpowers:
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Covid2021, United States
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Rules
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https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
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Rolled 7 (1d10)

>>4668788
Attacking Covid and Iselohn
25. Coup d'état (Attack): If you attack and successfully captured any of their territories, there is a chance that they will become your puppet state. The calculation to successfully make them a puppet state is this: (your territories - opponent's territories)/20 > your dice roll. Your roll must be lower to successfully make another nation your puppet state. Doesn't work on puppets under your control.
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Rolled 8 (1d10)

>>4667892
Second dice is automated
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Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>4668788
Attack Greenland once again, pushing through to that one territory again. If I can nab anything else, head into Europe as well.
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>>4668788
QM, I think the Coup NS may be a bit too strong of a NS. It auto wins entire wars against relatively smaller nations once you get big enough, and the closest comparable power swing is blitzkrieg, which only gets you an extra territory deeper. At the point, Ace needs only to win a single territory against anyone he faces when he has Coup active (which he would do every time it's available). The best counterplay available to this is to hold a NS to double your defense whenever he does this, and even this will eventually fail in these long drawn out wars when he eventually gets a good roll and the defender gets one too low to resist. You may have noticed, but I've also tried to establish a fort line along my entire border with him, but there is still one territory unfortified, and Coup only requires one to be taken. There is absolutely no downside to him spamming Coup. Doesn't this seem problematic to you?

I would suggest increasing the requirements to successfully coup, limiting the number of times you can do it to one country (or at all), and/or just removing it.
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>>4668908
Yeah, I kinda have to agree with this, I just managed to dodge that (admittedly it was my fault for attacking him in the first place), but I still nearly got turn one puppeted. I don't think it should be gotten rid of entirely, just that it's a little over powered. Maybe it should give a certain amount of territory to someone else, or turn it into free territory.
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>>4668908
>>4669053
I was thinking the same thing about it being too OP a few days ago. I've already decreased the debuffs for puppets from -3 attack to -1 attack, but I'm not removing the NS. Additionally, Ace had more territory to begin with, so it would make sense that they have an advantage over you and Iserlohn when using this strategy. I'll make it more difficult to use it the fewer players we have, but that would mean I would have to give Ace a second chance to use another national strategy to solve some mid-game problems.
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>>4669426
That is still far and away the most powerful NS. If I want to rebel (in other words, continue the war) after I eventually get puppeted, I would have a permanent -1 to all rolls, while he would be able to choose other NS's in the meantime. I really do think it's just a poorly designed NS, and puppets should not be something that you can be forced to be, especially as a major nation. QM, do you honestly think that this map is not auto-win for ace with the Coup NS existing as it is? Sure, they should have SOME advantage from being larger, but this is ridiculous. There is no counterplay, unless he has the biggest unlucky streak ever and only rolls low for the next several dozen rolls, we WILL get puppeted and he just wins sudden death through mass territory. I would be fine with giving Ace an opportunity to switch out NS. I'll have you know now that I do not plan to continue playing if Coup stays as it is, because we would just be playing out a foregone conclusion.
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>>4668788
Battleplan per pic related, also attack all adjacent US territories in the East, and expand to the North West in Russia according to pic related in next post.
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>>4668788
Expansion plan (expand to territories shaded in)
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>>4668788
Notes
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>>4668812
>>4668870
>The first victory belongs to Iserlohn, a rising power managing to defeat a superpower!
+9 territories for Iserlohn Republic
>>4669430
Ok. I'll think about it when I have more time (you know I will think about any feedback). However, I could care less if all of you stopped playing. If this game fails because I have a stupid or unfair ruleset, then that's ok. I'll just tweak it and move forward until it's fair for everyone.

Anyone can join, just read to rules on opting-in at the bottom of this post.
Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
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National Strength Maxed
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Ace
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National Strength active power-ups
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None
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Agreements
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None
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Treaties
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None
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Inactive players
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United States (2 maps till death)
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Events
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None
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Skirmishes/War
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The Great War: Covid 2021 vs. American Alliance
The war against the European Natives: Ace vs. Iserlohn Republic
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Superpowers
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Ace
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Potential superpowers:
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Covid2021, United States
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Rules
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https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
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>>4669452
No land gains for me despite US not even rolling?
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>>4669464
No, you're right. I was in a rush this morning. Fixed.
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>>4669452
>I'll think about it when I have more time
Ok, please let us know what conclusion you reach.
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>>4669469
Ok, here's my conclusion:

I still want the strategy in, and I still want puppet states. Coup d'état and Metallic shell will have their attack and defense power lowered respectively should there be fewer players. Here's my algorithm for both:
Coup d'état: attacker's dice roll * log(# of players, log outcome cannot be greater than 1.)
Metallic shell: defense dice roll * log(# of players, log outcome cannot be greater than 1.)
I've already stated before that this is how I wanted Coup d'état to function when it came to low player count, but I wanted to see how it plays out: >>4662095
Unfortunately, this was the best I came up with as I don't see any other way around it (if you can think of a better idea, I will consider it).

As for puppet states, I've already adjusted it, but it may not be finalized until I know how it plays out (we still haven't had anyone as a puppet yet). I agree that major nations shouldn't easily fall for the coup strategy (hence the territorial difference between two nations), but I disagree about forcing a coup on other players. Ace has gained all of these free territories fairly (most of his territorial gains are due to culture flipping and other players quitting), and I don't have control over what other players do. You on the other hand, had other nations take up free territories, which made it hard for you to expand and thus, you're at a disadvantage.

Aside from this, another problem that I've noticed recently is the back and forth movement with the attack mechanics. While I do see some significant changes when there were the other 3 players in some shit alliance, major events are seldom with fewer players. I am thinking about changing the game pace whenever there are fewer players in the game (which would mean I would need to make another massive update to the mechanics). I would need to think about this thoroughly if I decide to implement it (it will most likely be something similar to blitzkrieg but active depending on # of players), but it isn't final. I also plan on making a new game next weekend and lock this one so we got a fresh start (this game will continue to play out as usual until we have a winrar).

If you have any suggestions or ideas, please lmk.
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>>4669573
>Coup d'état: attacker's dice roll * log(# of players, log outcome cannot be greater than 1.)
>Metallic shell: defense dice roll * log(# of players, log outcome cannot be greater than 1.)
I'm confused here, with the context of Metallic Shell, I would think this means that these NS's would be modifiers to the dice rolls, but Coup didn't originally provide any combat bonuses, and the formula there was a requirement for what you had to roll to successfully coup.
Can you explain how these work?

As for alternate ideas for Coup, perhaps you can use one or some of these:
- put a limit on the times you can coup
- put a limit on the times you can coup an individual country
- give a combat buff to a country that successfully defends a coup
- give a combat nerf to a country that fails when attempting a coup
- disabling coups against Super Powers
- disabling coups against Potential Super Powers
- Couping instead creates a non-player puppet made out of territories that you take on the turn that you activate Coup (maybe with nerfed stats)
- Couping instead creates a non-player group of territories somewhere inside their territory hostile to the player that got couped (maybe with nerfed stats)

One thing I've noticed is that there is little other incentive to defend besides taking advantage of fortifications. Unless you are defending a NS that takes advantage of capturing territory, attacking blindly seems to almost always be better, because there is no consequence to failing an attack as long as the enemy is not also attacking. Realistically, you would think there would be some negative consequence to throwing troops over and over against a fortified position, and there already exist countermeasures to fortifications (specific NS's, forts being difficult to effectively set up) to prevent stalemates. Maybe this is something to think about.
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>>4669607
Basically, the formulas:
>Coup d'état: attacker's dice roll * log(# of players, log outcome cannot be greater than 1.)
>Metallic shell: defense dice roll * log(# of players, log outcome cannot be greater than 1.)
are applied first, then the original formula. What this does is caps the maximum roll when a player attacks. For example, if we had 3 players and Ace rolls a 9 and uses coup, his attack roll would be a 4. The main point of these formulas is to limit their overall power when it comes to fewer players. With Metallic Shell, that would be the same as you said when it comes to spamming coup. It would eventually provide immunity and doesn't help the progression of the game. This might change if there are more players.

>Alternative ideas (in the order of your suggestions)
1. No. National Strength already limits this.
2. No, but I could stack the debuff to make it more difficult to pull off with more nations.
3./4. I'll think about it.
5./6. I'll wait on providing bonuses to superpower statuses since it seems like something that could affect the game's progression (even though I said before that they are purely aesthetic.).
7./8. That actually sounds like a fun idea to implement! But, how would players manage it if my colors are limited (There's only a certain # of colors to choose from in order to distinguish between players)? And if I were to implement something like this, it would be a separate strategy from Coup d'état and limited in some way.

>Defense
You've got a point on defenses, and I do like your idea. Yes, this is something I will think about.
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>>4669639
>But, how would players manage it if my colors are limited
Perhaps they could be represented by that player's color striped through with another player's color, or the "couper's" (see pic related)? For "hostile coup faction in territory", you could have a color dedicated to "rebels" or "resistance elements".

The updated formulas look better by the way, though I think there is still room to make them more interesting to use, and perhaps should have negative consequences from attempting too much even in a larger player game.
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>>4669661
>Colors
True. Why didn't I think of that lol.

Thank you so much for your insight! I'll update/change/think about some of these rules/changes when I'm not too busy (it may be before the next map). I hope it works. For now, Coup d'état is disabled until I make those changes.
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Rolled 1 (1d10)

>>4669452
Sorry for not responding yesterday i fell asleep and forgot anyway
attack covid 2021 from taiwan and vietnam and japan and russia
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Rolled 1 (1d10)

>>4669452
Finish the conquest of Greenland, and continue to push into Ace's territories in southern France, up to the pyrenees. If I have any extra points, try taking the low countries as well.
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>>4669687
>>4670065
Wow, great rolls, huh?
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>>4670070
Indeed! I remember my first one: >>4640033
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>>4669452
Battleplan per pics related, expand into Western India
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>>4669452
Notes
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>>4669687
>>4670080
>Covid2021 come closer to American lands, nearing the capital of the United States
+10 territories for Covid2021
>>4668818 (Automated, assumed defense since no action was specified)
>>4670080
>>4670065
>Ace's mighty strongholds made it a tiny mousetrap for any intruder who steps foot into Ace's powerful lands. And it works!

I've made a small and very important change to defense, so please read it in the rules section. The superpower status will remain unchanged for this game, and any defense debuffs will be marked with a "-D" followed by a number starting on this map.

Coup d'état is enabled.

Anyone can join, just read to rules on opting-in at the bottom of this post.
Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
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National Strength Maxed
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Ace, Covid2021
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National Strength active power-ups
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None
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Agreements
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None
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Treaties
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None
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Inactive players
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None
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Events
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None
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Skirmishes/War
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The Great War: Covid 2021 vs. American Alliance
The war against the European Natives: Ace vs. Iserlohn Republic
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Superpowers
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Ace
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Potential superpowers:
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Covid2021, United States
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Rules
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https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
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Rolled 7, 5 = 12 (2d10)

>>4670232
Attack Covid and Iselohn for all my rolls everytime.
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Rolled 7 (1d10)

>>4670232
Attack Greenland a second time, and continue to push through southern France towards the Pyrenees.

>>4670080
The republicans also extend a cordial greeting to Covid 2021. We wish them well in their fight against our common enemy in Ace.
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>>4670232
QM, was my attack against Ace being unsuccessful calculated correctly? As I see it, we both are fighting two enemies, and there weren't any other modifiers or fortifications present.

>>4670257
We likewise greet our new Republican friends. May we soundly rebuff, and if they fail to see reason, liberate the American Imperialists.
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>>4670290
Yes, it is correct.
His defense roll: 8
Your attack roll: 9-1=8
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>>4670299
do you not get a -1 from fighting two different enemies?
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>>4670306
That applies to attack ONLY. The defense isn't affected.

Also, I think I'll go ahead and rollback what I said about defense for now until I can think of something else. I'm thinking it could be too hard to dive deep into a nation that can fortify other territories and also fortify territories on the captured territories.
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>>4670315
Maybe the attacking into defense debuff that you had could apply when you lose by a large amount (which having fortifications increases the chances of)?
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>>4670320
Or, I could apply the attack debuff you mentioned and place that onto defense. I'll think about it some more tomorrow.
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>>4670326
What's US's National Strength counter at?
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>>4670336
10
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>>4670344
You mind posting that in the update so I don't have to ask you everytime.
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>>4670347
18. Bilateral Rally (Special): This maxes out another alliance member's National Strength.
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>>4670347
Will do.
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>>4670232
attack covid 2021 from the philippines and japan and vietnam and russia and alaska
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>4670384
oops forgot to roll
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>>4670232
Battleplan per pics related, and expand into Siam.

Activate NS Resolve
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>>4670232
Notes
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>>4670256
>>4670257
>Iserlohn Republican Army sweeps through Ace territory, one step closer to Canada.
+9 territories for Iserlohn Republic
>>4670256
>>4670467
>Ace tests Covid2021's strongholds, but they're not a powerful as their tiny mousetraps.
+1 territory for Ace.
>>4670386
>>4670467
>Looks like a minor defeat for Covid2021, preventing advancement towards Alaska territory
+4 territories for Covid2021

I will be implementing two new rules to speed up the game's progression and to prevent stalemates on the next map. OP WILL DELIVER!
Anyone can join, just read to rules on opting-in at the bottom of this post.
Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
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National Strength Maxed
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United States: Maxed
Ace: 0
Covid2021: 0
Iserlohn Republic: 17
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National Strength active power-ups
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Resolve: lasts until map #51 >>4670467
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Agreements
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None
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Treaties
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None
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Inactive players
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None
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Events
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None
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Skirmishes/War
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The Great War: Covid 2021 vs. American Alliance
The war against the European Natives: Ace vs. Iserlohn Republic
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Superpowers
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Ace
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Potential superpowers:
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Covid2021, United States
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Rules
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https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
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>>4670718
>>Looks like a minor defeat for Covid2021, preventing advancement towards Alaska territory
>+4 territories for Covid2021
I mean +4 territories for U.S
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>4670718
anger
make another push via philippines and japan russia vietnam
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>>4670718
Give U.S. enough of my territory in America and Canada and then some to make him a Superpower.
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>>4671164
Are you sure you want to do this? I would wait until I implement the new rule changes on the next map if I were you.
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Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>4670718
Fortify greenland, and the French coast if I can.
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>>4670718
Just noticed, but I don't think you did my expansion into siam? >>4670467
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>>4671221
wth ok fixed. Somehow I keep missing your other statements and not others.
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Rolled 8 (1d10)

>>4670718
Attack all adjacent Ace and US Territories, fortify territories in pic related, and expand further south into Siam.
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>>4670718
Notes
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>>4671107
>>4671229
>The U.S forces march on without feet. The war drags on for years and years
+8 territories for Covid2021
>>4671164
>Canada and the U.S signed a trade agreement, with the U.S purchasing 46 new territories made for war production.
>>4670256
>Ace attacked the Iserlohn Republic under the premise of "revenge"
+8 territories for Ace
>>4670256
>>4671229
>Covid2021 continues to light up the Ace forces.
+5 territories for Covid2021

I've updated the attack mechanics once again. This time you get a +1 attack and defense bonus for every 20 territories you own and increased the penalties of having multiple enemy neighbors (I may adjust this in the future). Another rule I added is called the "Even Rule", which allows a player to gain a significant advantage should there be any oddball stalemates.
No one can join. The next game will be on march 6th.
Next map 12 hours from the time of this post.
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Alliances
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American Alliance: Ace & United States
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National Strength Maxed | Territory count
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United States: 0 | 221 (+11 attack and defense)
Ace: 5 | 360 (+18 attack and defense)
Covid2021: 8 | 254 (+12 attack and defense)
Iserlohn Republic: Maxed | 128 (+6 attack and defense)
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National Strength active power-ups
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Resolve: lasts until map #51 >>4670467
Anger: lasts until map #51 >>4671107
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Agreements
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None
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Treaties
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None
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Events
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None
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Skirmishes/War
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The Great War: Covid 2021 vs. American Alliance
The war against the European Natives: Ace vs. Iserlohn Republic
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Superpowers
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Ace, Covid2021, United States
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Potential superpowers:
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Iserlohn Republic
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Rules
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https://pastebin.com/hQMZiGUM
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Rolled 6, 7 = 13 (2d10)

>>4671391
Roll into Covid and Iselohn for all my rolls everytime.
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So it's come down to this huh? Sudden Death has effectively been activated, and the hordes of Ace have finally been fully unleashed. Covid has spread fast and wide, but not fast enough. Despite Covid consistently fighting back the Vile Imperialists, and even getting close to securing a foothold on their enemies' homeland, but the endtimes have come too soon. The army understands what a net +6 to every roll entails. No amount of outmaneuvering the mindless assaults will help against this raw power; drastic action is required. We understand what we must do. We might not like it, but every measure must be taken to resist the Tyranny of the West.

>>4671204
Great Warriors of the yet young Iserlohn Republic, you have not fought long, but you have bravely resisted the American Scourge against bad odds and come out successful so far. However, in these end times, neither of us can hope to face the Aciatic hordes alone. It is with a heavy heart and a bright hope for a future free of the tyranny of Ace that I entrust you with all the territory of Covid 2021 and the brave men that defend it. Perhaps together, truly united, there is hope.
Make sure to take actions starting this turn related to the Asian fronts, as you now control this territory

>>4671391
Covid 2021 cedes all of its territory to the Iserlohn Republic. Death to the American Tyrants.





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