We are playing Forum Diplomacy.
I am the game master. I am the judge and jury on all disputes and questions about rules and gameplay.
If you do not know how to play, this is where you will find out more information:
And the official rules we will be using are here (Version 4, pdf file)
The game begins in the year 1901 and there are seven players, representing the seven following powers:
THE CONTESTANTS FOR GAME 1:
Austria-Hungary - Joint Leadership: undulatingUltimatum/Archduke_Ferdinand
England - diacritical
Italy - Stephen
Russia - nopad
Turkey - Unlicensed Busdriver
France - Solaris
Germany - BSBen
The first turn will begin today (10/7) at 2:00pm EST and end two days later at 12:00 noon EST. This means that if a turn begins on Thursday at 3pm, orders are due in NO LATER THAN noon on Saturday. Once orders are submitted, there will be no more than a few hours for me to collect the orders and post the moves and the updated map. The map will always be up to date on this post, and the OP will contain links to the posts in the thread where each set of moves is posted.
Role-playing is not required, but is not frowned upon.
The winner of the first game will be automatically included in the second game with his choice of nation, and then all other positions will be new players. I will consider variations for future games, such as the Medieval one or a Homestuck-themed one.
If you are not playing, you can still play! Find some way to get involved, narrate the game, pick a territory to live in and write your impressions of the changing regimes or just cheer on your favorite player.
If you are playing as Turkey, I would suggest you watch out for the Lepanto opening.
CURRENT TURN: Spring, 1903
I found this PSD version of the map, I was hoping it would have the nations split out so I could color them to show control, but oh well. The pieces weren't standing out that much so I added drop shadows which just made them ugly, but I guess we'll have to deal.