History of Nuclear War I [Winner=Culs De Sac]

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History of Nuclear War I [Phase One begins!!!]

Postby Dukasaur on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:57 am

In 1896 Henri Becquerel first discovered radioactivity in uranium. Two year later Marie Curie proved that this phenomenon was not chemical in nature but proceeds from the structure of the atom itself. Curie and her husband Pierre went on to make numerous other discoveries in radiation physics. Marie and Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1906 for their work in radiation, and Marie was the sole recipient of another Nobel Prize, in Chemistry this time, for her discovery of two new elements along the way.
France was soon to be eclipsed by a flood of atomic research in England and Germany, but some crucial discoveries continued to be made there. In 1932 Irene Curie (Marie's daughter) and her husband Frederic Joliot were the first to artificially create radionuclides by nuclear fusion. In 1939 Francis Perrin and Lew Kowalski were the first to quantify the number of neutrons emitten in a fission reaction and prove the viability of a sustainable chain reaction.

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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby aalii on Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:11 pm

Hi Duk
I may have forgotten to vote -- SUNNY

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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby Dukasaur on Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:16 pm

aalii wrote:Hi Duk
I may have forgotten to vote -- SUNNY

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Ok, updated list. Now 11-12 for the next round.
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby nolefan5311 on Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:01 pm

Hey Duk, I am going to have to decline the invite. My clan just started a new war and I am a little overextended right now. Thanks though and sorry for bailing.
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby Dukasaur on Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:36 pm

nolefan5311 wrote:Hey Duk, I am going to have to decline the invite. My clan just started a new war and I am a little overextended right now. Thanks though and sorry for bailing.

No problemo. Life happens.

Nolefan5311 is out, Dibbun is promoted from reserve to the player list. All other games have started now.
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby Dukasaur on Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:08 pm

I see everybody is playing very cautiously.... no eliminations yet...:-)
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby dazza2008 on Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:34 pm

Dukasaur wrote:I see everybody is playing very cautiously.... no eliminations yet...:-)

I have made 3 now and doomyoshi made 1 for good measure :lol:
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby Culs De Sac on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:50 pm

Game 9382710 we just need 1 kill in this game.. and we are free to move on .. woo hoo
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby Dukasaur on Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:02 am

Culs De Sac wrote:Game 9382710 we just need 1 kill in this game.. and we are free to move on .. woo hoo

Yeah, it's amazing it's gone that long.... I really thought round 6 or 7 at the latest.

Ah well, as long as everybody has a good time...;)
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby Dukasaur on Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:05 am

Okay, we finally have an elimination in each game.
Players out this round:
Brett2000
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Two of the five were FOG votes and the other three were NO VOTEs, so the delicate balance of the pendulum has swung! Vote is now 11-10 for SUNNY!
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby Dukasaur on Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:32 am

Soldier4Christ wrote:sunbny


I suppose I should give you the benefit of the doubt and assume this is meant to be a vote for SUNNY....:-)

Edit: that makes it 12-10 for SUNNY.
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby Dukasaur on Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:36 am

After the work of Becquerel and the Curies, the leadership in atomic research passed to Ernest Rutherford. Rutherford's early work was done at McGill University in Canada with Frederick Soddy, but he soon moved to Manchester University in England. Today known as the father of atomic physics, Rutherford developed the planetary model of the atom, identified the differences between alpha, beta, and gamma particles, and discovered the proton. Rutherford was the first to observe a nuclear reaction, and his students Cockcroft and Walton were the first to create a fully artificial nuclear reaction. Other great physicists associated with Rutherford to some degree included George de Hevesy, Neils Bohr, and James Chadwick. Chadwick would go on to discover the neutron, which was the next step on the road to controlled fusion.
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby Culs De Sac on Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:16 am

For future reference.. I vote FOGGY the whole tournament.. thanks
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase One France]

Postby 4red on Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:57 am

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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase Two England]

Postby Dukasaur on Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:40 am

Dagdam0r, DoomYoshi, and RedRover23B missed their first invite into their Phase Two game.

Re-inviting.
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase Two England]

Postby Dukasaur on Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:05 am

Game 9502972 has not started. dagdam0r seems to have vanished from the site. I didn't send his second invite until yesterday, but he was apparantly gone the entire week and has been deadbeated out of other games that he's in. I'm declaring him to have been the first person eliminated from the game. Frito, JenBear, Risk, Bobby, commander, and frank all advance to round 3. Since the winning of these games is irrelevant to the tournament and only the first elimination counts, I'm not going to try restarting the game unless the remaining players really want me to.
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase Two England]

Postby Culs De Sac on Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:28 pm

Game 9502968 has claimed its first victim. Radiation poisoning at its finest
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase Two England]

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:19 pm

Dukasaur wrote:Game 9502972 has not started. dagdam0r seems to have vanished from the site. I didn't send his second invite until yesterday, but he was apparantly gone the entire week and has been deadbeated out of other games that he's in. I'm declaring him to have been the first person eliminated from the game. Frito, JenBear, Risk, Bobby, commander, and frank all advance to round 3. Since the winning of these games is irrelevant to the tournament and only the first elimination counts, I'm not going to try restarting the game unless the remaining players really want me to.


Here are the replies I've gotten:
Risk_Averse wrote:I am fine either way

callmecommander wrote:I'm in too many games as it is, so I have no interest in replaying anything. Thanks

Marshallbobby wrote:I will wait for round 3. Thanks

frank_tank wrote:let's move to next round, no need to play out a game that means nothing (unless of course you are into bragging)!!!

So, a lukewarm "maybe" and three "certainly not" .... Game 9502972 will NOT be replayed or remade. Dagdam0r is eliminated and the others wait for Phase 3 (which should be very soon.)
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase Two England]

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:22 pm

Culs De Sac wrote:Game 9502968 has claimed its first victim. Radiation poisoning at its finest

Good work Culs!
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase Two England]

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:00 am

There has now been an elimination in all four Phase 2 games. We say goodbye to milo67, Grandilof, RedRover23B, and spartacus 65. (plus the automatic elimination of no-show dagdam0r)

Phase 3 starts today.

Three of the five eliminations were Fog votes, so the foggy side is weakened even further. The vote is now 10 for Sunny, 7 for Foggy, and 13 with no preference.
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase Three Germany]

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:59 am

While practical work in atomic research was centred in England and France, the theoretical backbone of nuclear physics was being built in Germany. Max Planck, Walther Nernst, James Franck, Gustav Hertz, Wolfgang Pauli, Max von Laue and Erwin Shroedinger all made contributions to our theoretical understanding of the universe at the atomic level. The greatest breakthrough of all was Einsteins Special Theory of Relativity, and its inevitable result, the theory of mass-energy equivalence.
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase Three Germany]

Postby Culs De Sac on Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:48 am

Game 9640447 We have a fatality :D
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase Three Germany]

Postby Dukasaur on Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:52 am

There's been an elimination in every game and we're eligible to start the next round now. Unfortunately this is a really hectic week for me, so it might be a few days before I get to at. Thanks in advance for your patience.
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase Three Germany]

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:28 am

Okay, with heavy hearts we say goodbye to 4Red, frank_tank, JenBear, basic_man2010_20, and even DoomYoshi, who inspired me to create this tournament. :(

Two of them were SUNNY votes and one was a FOGGY, so the current preference stands at 8-6 for Sun.
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Re: History of Nuclear War I [Phase Four Italy]

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:54 am

In 1923 Enrico Fermi of Italy was the first to point out that Einstein's mass-equivalence equation offered a source of energy that could be harnessed. Almost twenty years would pass before he could demonstrate this power, but the idea began to spread. Fermi also developed the first complete model of beta decay.

Phase 4
25 players in 5 groups will play 5-player games on the Italy map. The first player eliminated in each game is out of the tournament. The remainder will go on to the next round.

Games have been created and invitations sent out.
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