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Join Peter Lokken for a rare week-night house game at his home in Logan Square.
Last Updated (Saturday, 06 February 2016 14:31)
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The Fortune Cookies of War
It was a tale of two convoys. The French were riding high after the Spring 1902 turn in Game No. 291, played Saturday at John Gramila's home in Logan Square (...yah, apparently he moved). They had just set up a long convoy to a wide open Liverpool. At the same time, Italy's attempt to arrange a long convoy in the east was thwarted by the Turks.
It was Italy's failure rather than France's success that flipped the fortunes of war.
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Jim displays his dot count, circa Fall 1905.
In Fall 1902, while the other players were writing their orders, I walked down the hall at John Gramila's new pad in Logan Square (more on that in a moment) and fired off a pithy text to Jake Trotta: You suck at Diplomacy.
A moment later, I heard him laugh. And a couple of minutes after that, he laughed even harder.
Last Updated (Sunday, 31 January 2016 16:48)
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Join Josh Heffernan for a game at his home in Logan Square!
Last Updated (Friday, 22 January 2016 21:56)
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Three is the new two. For February, Red Wednesday will move to the third Wednesday of the month. Join us on February 17 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square for another rollicking evening of dinner, drinks and Dip.
Last Updated (Saturday, 06 February 2016 13:42)
Through six games in the 2016 Bar Room Brawl Series, the leaderboard is nearly filled with fresh faces.
David Spanos continues to lead the pack with three tallies and a composite score of 59.91. In second is his new recruit Zach Eddy, who topped his first board ever last night. He has 48.32 points in just the one game. Jake Langenfeld, also on the the strength of last night's board-top, is in third with 44.72 points.
Last Updated (Thursday, 14 January 2016 21:55)
It's a good thing we got in on the ground floor over at the Red Lion. On a typical weeknight when we started playing there four-plus years ago, it was usually just us and a handful of regulars. Not any more. Last night was particularly busy, and if we didn't have Most Favored Customer status (thanks mostly to old pal Nate Cockerill but also to an exemplary track record), we might have had to play one of last night's boards out in the cold.
Another season has passed, and an epic new year of the Windy City Weasels is underway, culminating in our hosting of the World Diplomacy Championships in June 2016!
You can proudly support the Weasels by becoming a dues-paying member. In addition to the joy and happiness that comes from paying dues, you'll get $5 off of your registration fee fo the CODCon Open in April and $10 off at the World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X in June; the right to vote in our annual election for our governing body, The Sneak; and eligibility to compete in our annual club championship game, the Weasel Royale, held at my house in Downers Grove each auturmn.
Below are buttons you can use to pay your dues for 2016. They remain at $25 for a regular membership, and $10 for students without a proper income. Click now to support Diplomacy in Chicago!
Last Updated (Tuesday, 08 December 2015 23:30)
Well, actually, CODCon is turning 21. It's just the CODCon Open Diplomacy tournament that's turning 10! Make your plans to join us April 9-10 at the College of DuPage! You just never know who is going to show up. (That's former World Champ and three-time Alpha Weasel Chris Martin pictured above. He dropped by for the second round last year.)
When: April 9-10, 2016
Where: College of Dupage's Student Resource Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. (We'll be in room SRC 1004, which is downstairs.)
Last Updated (Saturday, 09 January 2016 00:11)
Come now, Weasels, start your scheming, and mark your calendars while you're at it. The World Diplomacy Championship and the North American Championship are coming back to Chicago!
Yes, yes, we just hosted them in 2012, but that was so much fun that we're doing it again in 2016. The 10th installment of the hobby's best-named tournament will play host to the 26th annual World Diplomacy Championship and the 49th(?) North American Championship.
Hroom! Hroom! All the details you need are right here, so make your plans to join us!
Last Updated (Monday, 25 January 2016 21:25)