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Child Abuse

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2011-08-15 12:18:38

Make Children Useful

Sorry about the lack of comics last Friday. Vargas' computer went tits up leaving him out of commission for awhile.

Ideally, video game developers should come to their senses and excise the tediously laborious bits in games that aren't even remotely entertaining. Pragmatically, with rare exception, we know this isn't going to happen. Kids have WAY more time to farm and grind than we do; it seems prudent to put them to work. I do feed and shelter my kid. Padding my Achievement Points count seems like a perfectly reasonable trade for room and board.

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Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2011-08-14 03:00:49

Diplomacy VI - Fall of 1999

Britain clawed back to his standing of two years ago. Steve G. retook Norway by obliterating the German fleet holding it. He can FINALLY land that idle army on the Continent, but must also keep an eye on the German wing in Finland. It has an unobstructed path to England's north.

Egypt not only surprises by surviving, but Steve W. gets to BUILD a new unit. Having been granted a stay of execution by both his neighbors, he remains a courted wild card in that Turkish-Ukrainian conflict.

France is TECHNICALLY alive, but Paul's sole supply center is blockaded by a vengeful Spanish Wing.

Germany got smacked around on multiple fronts, losing four supply centers to four different foes. Ironically, Mike's sole friend this turn was Poland - the same Poland that Germany pounded throughout this game. Germany will continue to crumble unless he can reverse his political alienation.

Italy managed a breakthrough into Austria, and her guerrilla army continues to plague the Germans behind the primary front. Linda appears fully committed to this war, to the point of exposing her south to Spain.

Poland endures. Vargas clings to the hope of gaining the resources to build an army with which to reclaim the entirety of his homeland.

Spain has methodically oozed across the Mediterranean. Kang's positioning looks like preparation for an invasion of Italy. Even if this isn't his plan, Italy's concentration northward may make it his plan.

Charles, the former Russian player, has been installed to oversee Turkey's desperate defensive war against Ukrainian aggression. The critical setback this turn was his move from Aswan to Alexandria, resulting in a critical loss of supply (he elected to disband the fleet in Greece), and furthermore allowing Egypt to linger. I assume this move was prompted by the belief that Italy intended to seize Alexandria.

Ukraine was content to merely hold against Turkey until his reinforcements flank the eastern side of the front. He also pushed his way into German holdings. With Germany crumbling (irreversibly?), this has become Yino's game to lose.

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