Diplomatic Go 🗡 The Second Game

End of Round 26

Everybody succeeded in placing their first choice.

As the only “old” stones without liberties,

Any player with 9 stones or less on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 27.
All players enter Round 27 with at least 10 stones, and therefore are not eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image@le_4TC K7
image@PiggyStardust K1
image@Haze_with_a_Z N2
image@yebellz M1
image@Leira M10

Round 27

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 11 or more stones on the board.

Round 27 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-11-22T21:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

Player #stones
image@le_4TC 22
image@PiggyStardust 25
image@Haze_with_a_Z 21
image@yebellz 26
image@Leira 24
5 Likes

In the absence of a move submission from @le_4TC and @Haze_with_a_Z , Round 27 will be extended 24 hours.

The new deadline is 2020-11-23T21:00:00Z.

End of Round 27

Only image@Leira played their first move. All other players collided with their first move, either at L1 or in case of image@Haze_with_a_Z with a preexisting stone. All players who collided managed to place a stone at their second choice.

The stones at image K1 and image M1 have no liberties, and thus are removed from the board.

Any player with 10 stones or less on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 28.
All players enter Round 28 with at least 11 stones, and therefore are not eliminated.

Moves after first choices have been placed:

After the second choices have been placed:

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image@le_4TC L1 M12
image@PiggyStardust L1 C2
image@Haze_with_a_Z J1 L1
image@yebellz L1 F2
image@Leira B9

Round 28

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 11 or more stones on the board.

Round 28 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-11-24T21:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

Player #stones
image@le_4TC 23
image@PiggyStardust 25
image@Haze_with_a_Z 22
image@yebellz 26
image@Leira 25
4 Likes

End of Round 28

image@Leira and image@le_4TC collided for their first choice. image@Leira then collided with their second choice with the first choice of image@PiggyStardust, but succeeded in playing their third choice, while image@le_4TC played their second choice. Everyone else played their first choice.

The stones at N8, N11 / N12 and B11 are the only stones without liberties and thus are removed from the board.

Any player with 10 stones or less on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 29.
All players enter Round 29 with at least 11 stones, and therefore are not eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image@le_4TC M9 N13
image@PiggyStardust A8
image@Haze_with_a_Z N8
image@yebellz A11
image@Leira M9 A8 B7

Round 29

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 12 or more stones on the board.

Round 29 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-11-25T21:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

Player #stones
image@le_4TC 24
image@PiggyStardust 25
image@Haze_with_a_Z 22
image@yebellz 27
image@Leira 24
4 Likes

End of Round 29

image@Haze_with_a_Z and image@le_4TC collided with their first choices, but both managed to place their second choice. Everyone else placed the stone of their first choice.

Several “old” stones are captured, namely the stones at image E1 & F1, the stone at image D2 and the stone at image M10.

Any player with 11 stones or less on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 30.
All players enter Round 30 with at least 12 stones, and therefore are not eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image@le_4TC N12 M9
image@PiggyStardust D1
image@Haze_with_a_Z N12 N11
image@yebellz G1
image@Leira B7

Round 30

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 12 or more stones on the board.

Round 30 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-11-26T21:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

Player #stones
image@le_4TC 25
image@PiggyStardust 26
image@Haze_with_a_Z 23
image@yebellz 27
image@Leira 24
4 Likes

End of Round 30

image@Haze_with_a_Z and image@le_4TC collided with their first and their second choices, but both managed to place their third choice, which is a pass in case of image@le_4TC. Everyone else placed the stone of their first choice.

The two stones at image A7 and image B7 are the only group without liberties, and thus are removed from the board.

Any player with 11 stones or less on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 31.
All players enter Round 31 with at least 12 stones, and therefore are not eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image@le_4TC N12 M13 Pass
image@PiggyStardust A6
image@Haze_with_a_Z N12 M13 G8
image@yebellz F1
image@Leira E8

Round 31

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 13 or more stones on the board.

Round 31 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-11-26T21:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

Player #stones
image@le_4TC 25
image@PiggyStardust 27
image@Haze_with_a_Z 24
image@yebellz 28
image@Leira 23
4 Likes

Last round would’ve been extended by @le_4TC, but in the end I also forgot about it… Anyways, here is the next round.

End of Round 31

image@Haze_with_a_Z and image@le_4TC collided with their first and their second choices, image@le_4TC played a pass for their third choice, and image@Haze_with_a_Z played on a position that was already occupied. Everyone else placed the stone of their first choice.

All stones on the board have liberties, thus nothing is removed.

Any player with 12 stones or less on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 32.
All players enter Round 32 with at least 13 stones, and therefore are not eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image@le_4TC N12 M13 Pass
image@PiggyStardust E1
image@Haze_with_a_Z N12 M13 G8
image@yebellz D10
image@Leira G11

Round 32

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 13 or more stones on the board.

Round 32 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-11-29T21:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

Player #stones
image@le_4TC 25
image@PiggyStardust 28
image@Haze_with_a_Z 24
image@yebellz 29
image@Leira 24
5 Likes

End of Round 32

Everyone succeeded in playing their first choice.

The stones at N11 and N12 are the only stones without liberties, and thus are removed from the board.

Any player with 12 stones or less on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 33.
All players enter Round 33 with at least 13 stones, and therefore are not eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image@le_4TC M13
image@PiggyStardust F4
image@Haze_with_a_Z N12
image@yebellz F10
image@Leira E13

Round 33

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 14 or more stones on the board.

Round 33 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-11-30T21:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

Player #stones
image@le_4TC 26
image@PiggyStardust 29
image@Haze_with_a_Z 23
image@yebellz 30
image@Leira 25
5 Likes

End of Round 33

Everyone except for image@le_4TC succeeded in playing their first choice. image@le_4TC on the other hand collided with a preexisting stone for their first move, and then collided twice with stones that had been played by image@Leira and image@Haze_with_a_Z as their first choices.

The stones at N11 and N12 are both new stones without liberties that do not capture anything except for each other, and thus are removed from the board.

Any player with 13 stones or less on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 34.
All players enter Round 34 with at least 14 stones, and therefore are not eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image@le_4TC N10 N11 N12
image@PiggyStardust B7
image@Haze_with_a_Z N12
image@yebellz D12
image@Leira N11

Round 34

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 14 or more stones on the board.

Round 34 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-12-01T21:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

Player #stones
image@le_4TC 26
image@PiggyStardust 30
image@Haze_with_a_Z 23
image@yebellz 31
image@Leira 25
5 Likes

End of Round 34

Everyone except for image@le_4TC succeeded in playing their first choice. image@le_4TC on the other hand collided with a preexisting stone for their first move, but managed to place their second choice.

The stone at image B9 is an old stone without liberties, and thus is removed from the board. The stone at image N12 is a new stone without liberties that does not capture anything, and thus is removed from the board.

Any player with 13 stones or less on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 35.
All players enter Round 35 with at least 14 stones, and therefore are not eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image@le_4TC N10 N11
image@PiggyStardust A9
image@Haze_with_a_Z N12
image@yebellz E9
image@Leira F12

Round 35

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 15 or more stones on the board.

Round 35 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-12-02T21:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

Player #stones
image@le_4TC 27
image@PiggyStardust 31
image@Haze_with_a_Z 23
image@yebellz 32
image@Leira 25
4 Likes

In the absence of a move submission from @Haze_with_a_Z , Round 35 will be extended 24 hours.

The new deadline is 2020-12-03T21:00:00Z.

1 Like

End of Round 35

Everyone managed to place their first choice, which is a pass for image@Haze_with_a_Z and image@le_4TC.

The stone at image J12 is an old stone without liberties, and thus is removed from the board.

Any player with 14 stones or less on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 36.
All players enter Round 36 with at least 15 stones, and therefore are not eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image@le_4TC Pass
image@PiggyStardust B9
image@Haze_with_a_Z Pass
image@yebellz G7
image@Leira H12

Round 36

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 15 or more stones on the board.

Round 36 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-12-04T21:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

Player #stones
image@le_4TC 27
image@PiggyStardust 32
image@Haze_with_a_Z 22
image@yebellz 33
image@Leira 26
5 Likes

Since I could foresee a scenario where the game will grind to a halt, I’d like to propose the following addition to the rules to prevent several weeks of waiting for the minimum stone counter to creep up, in the potential case that this may occur. These rules are of course open to discussion, and only a suggestion of how to play the endgame more smoothly.

  • If all players agree on a ranking of players still in the game (player A gets 1st place, player B gets 2nd place, etc.), everyone can submit this parallel to their move for that round, and the game will be concluded as such.
  • If the players do not agree on the order of players, the game does not end, and it will not be revealed what order the individual players have submitted, only that the game continues.
  • Players may choose to pass a certain number of rounds. If all players decide to pass a number of rounds, the game will progress up to the point that is either the minimal of the submitted pass lengths, or the round in which one of the players is eliminated. For example: if players A, B and C are still playing, A wishes to pass 7 rounds, B wishes to pass 10 rounds and C wishes to pass 5 rounds, then the game will progress 5 rounds. But, in this scenario, if player A for example would be eliminated after 3 rounds for not having enough, then the game will only progress 3 rounds, and continue immediately after A is eliminated.
  • In saying how many rounds you wish to pass, you may also say you wish to pass “up to 2 moves before player X is eliminated”, to avoid confusion about how many moves you might need to pass for your strategy.
  • The message that you will pass, will be interpreted as passing a single round, please indicate clearly that you wish to pass an X number of rounds or that you will pass indefinitely.

If you disagree with this idea, you don’t have to do anything differently, as “playing as normal” will make sure none of the things above will come into effect in the game.

6 Likes

I think that’s a good rule proposal. What do the other players think?

How do you all want this game to play out?

1 Like

I think these rules are all reasonable, so it’s a yes for me.

1 Like

End of Round 36

image@PiggyStardust, image@yebellz and image@Haze_with_a_Z placed their first choice.
image@le_4TC and image@Leira collided with their first choice, and image@Leira collided again with their second choice with a stone placed as a first choice, while image@le_4TC passed for their second choice. image@Leira’s third choice is a pass as well.

The stones at image G8 and at image C1 are both an old stones without liberties, and thus are removed from the board.

Any player with 14 stones or less on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 37.
All players enter Round 37 with at least 15 stones, and therefore are not eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image@le_4TC J12 Pass
image@PiggyStardust B1
image@Haze_with_a_Z Pass
image@yebellz G9
image@Leira J12 G9 Pass

Round 37

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 16 or more stones on the board.

Round 37 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-12-05T21:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

Player #stones
image@le_4TC 27
image@PiggyStardust 33
image@Haze_with_a_Z 21
image@yebellz 34
image@Leira 26
5 Likes

End of Round 37

The situation is exactly as last round.

image@PiggyStardust, image@yebellz and image@Haze_with_a_Z placed their first choice.
image@le_4TC and image@Leira collided with their first choice, and image@Leira collided again with their second choice with a stone placed as a first choice, while image@le_4TC passed for their second choice. image@Leira’s third choice is a pass as well.

The stone at image A1 is an old stones without liberties, and thus is removed from the board.

Any player with 15 stones or less on the board is eliminated at the start of Round 38.
All players enter Round 38 with at least 16 stones, and therefore are not eliminated.

Player 1st
move
2nd
move
3rd
move
image@le_4TC J12 Pass
image@PiggyStardust A2
image@Haze_with_a_Z Pass
image@yebellz G8
image@Leira J12 G8 Pass

Round 38

In order not to be eliminated at the start of next round, a player needs 16 or more stones on the board.

Round 38 starts with the following position.

Editable demo board

Please submit your next moves before 2020-12-06T21:00:00Z

Current number of stones per player:

Player #stones
image@le_4TC 27
image@PiggyStardust 34
image@Haze_with_a_Z 21
image@yebellz 35
image@Leira 26
5 Likes

Alas, our culture is no more.

Suppose that the Star Kingdom will become deserted and only the foundations of its buildings remained, future generations will find it hard to believe that this Kingdom once dominated a quarter of the known world. On the other hand, if one were to compare them to the ruins of Cochineal, one would conjecture from what met the eye, that it was four times as powerful as it was.

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Your culture and heroic death will be remembered in the odes of our bards, but it’s foolish to think that the stars have their foundations on the ground, and preposterous that the dead dare speak. Begone spirit, lest your memory be cancelled from our annals.

4 Likes

:ghost: give us blooooood…

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