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298 4/5/2020 10:27:00 PM Master ID = 24514 Game Deleted
297 4/5/2020 8:01:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message A well fought game , one thing many players do with their first card play as allied is to move Chines units into blocking positions. Which you understand yourself.
296 4/5/2020 3:21:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I show you may last card and we can now agree that I lost this game. I hoped I'd retake Manila before the end. But japanese army didn't even concede that...
With no ASP left, I can't do anything more.
295 4/5/2020 3:20:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #31: 3 / Black Day: US New Guinea Air Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air units may be activated.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
294 4/3/2020 5:07:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Actually the Jp army unit would not have flipped with 11 damage.
293 4/3/2020 4:31:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
everything worked out so far but ground is 22 +2 vs 18 +3
292 4/3/2020 4:30:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
A a/n 41+3 vs 12
291 4/3/2020 4:28:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
intel 7
290 4/3/2020 12:44:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #36: 3 / Operation Cherry Blossom: Bougainville Landing
Activate: Any HQ. Logistics Value: 5 Arleigh Burke: US CA naval units have 2 added to their attack strength for the duration of this Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
289 4/1/2020 4:32:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Agreed , but you can not hit the 3 full strength, just 2 which means you can not hit the half strength units
288 4/1/2020 12:52:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message one question about hits : I made 53 hits. Theres was 3 full strength air units and one half strength. fliping all three is 30 hits. Then, with 23 remaining, I can eliminate 2 air units. In the end, 2 half strength air units stay on the field. You let one full strength instead. imo it's forbidden, no ? I have no choice but to let 2 half strength units.
287 4/1/2020 8:52:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
A a/n 53+3 vs 48
286 4/1/2020 8:47:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
intel is 4
285 4/1/2020 5:56:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #28: 2 / Operation Chronicle: Woodlark Island Operation
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Bonus: If ground units are landed on an unoccupied one hex island, prior to ANY reaction place an Allied control marker on all adjacent unoccupied one hex islands.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
284 3/31/2020 11:09:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #44: 3 / Tokyo Express: Bougainville Reinforcements
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Bonus: The Japanese temporarily gain 2 ASPs that can be used for the duration of this Offensive. Place the Tokyo Express marker in any Japanese controlled hex. See Emergency Supply Routes for the use of this marker.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
sshq for 6 navy
283 3/31/2020 7:48:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Ok... from this point (file #123), I think i can't avoid losing this game (i.e. earn 1 political point and conquer 4 hexes for PoW). If you see a solution, please keep it in mind and you'll tell me after the end.
From now, I'll play my last cards and... ;(
282 3/30/2020 12:45:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
intel 6
281 3/30/2020 10:48:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #29: 2 / Operation Toenails: New Georgia Invasion
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Artillery Support: During all battles for this Offensive, the Allies receive a +1 die roll modifier during Ground combat.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
280 3/29/2020 10:01:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change US Political Will From 3 to 0
279 3/29/2020 8:32:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Oh, I lost a point due to the elimination of all my ground units... 0 political will. I didn't expect that one. Give me some time to consider the desperate situation...
278 3/26/2020 2:04:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message Hey, sorry but I just saw in the last file that US politic will is on 0 (!!!) is it not 1?
277 3/25/2020 10:14:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #79: 2 / Tinian Raid: Japanese Attack B29 Base
Activation: Any HQ Logistics Value: 1 Conditions: Any air or naval units may be activated, but only one brigade size ground unit may be activated. Bonus: If the Allied player has a B29 LRB unit within 8 hexes of Tokyo (3706) or in the China Air units box, the Japanese player rolls a die. On a die roll of: 0-4: Lose one B29 Air step* 5-9: No Effect *Japanese choice Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
276 3/25/2020 4:34:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
a ground 12 +3 vs 13 +3
275 3/25/2020 4:32:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
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Message from Japanese:
A/N 77+3 vs 17
274 3/25/2020 4:23:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
intel 6
273 3/25/2020 2:44:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #71: 2 / Victor Plans: MacArthur Liberates The Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
on SW Pac
272 3/22/2020 9:56:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #26: 2 / Chiang Kai-shek: Anti Communist Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the left toward Government Collaped box. If moved into the Government Collapsed box China surrenders immediately. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
271 3/22/2020 5:50:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #18: 1 / Edwin Booz: Defense Consultant
Allied player immediately receives 1 permanent amphibious shipping point. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
270 3/22/2020 12:44:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message Japan pass 1/1 no file
269 3/22/2020 12:09:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
268 3/22/2020 12:08:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / PT Boats
Flip the Japanese ASP marker to its No Barges side. If Japanese Barges are not currently in play (Japanese card 73) that event is permanently superseded. Place the PT Boat marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
267 3/20/2020 12:11:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 0 to -1
266 3/20/2020 12:10:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #53: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
Decrease the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 2 1943: 1 1944: No Effect 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
265 3/20/2020 8:38:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message and one more drawn card (the 2nd) that I didn't record
264 3/20/2020 8:38:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
263 3/20/2020 8:37:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #2: 1 / Imperial HQ Debate: Japanese Inter-Service rivalry
Flip the Japanese Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivarly is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
same rivalry on the other side of the Pacific ocean...
262 3/19/2020 11:36:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #71: 3 / High Altitude Interceptors
2 Air Replacements: The Japanese receive 2 air replacement steps. These steps may be used immediately or recorded as replacement steps for future use. Bonus: Add +1 to Strategic bombing die rolls until the Allies control a supply eligible airbase within 5 hexes of Tokyo. Place the High Altitude Interceptors marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
Frank put into production
261 3/19/2020 9:37:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message I forgot to increase the "extra card drawn" counter
260 3/19/2020 9:36:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
259 3/19/2020 9:34:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #80: 1 / New Submarine Doctrine: Japanese Escort Destruction Priority
The Japanese lose all Submarine Warfare modifiers, except defective torpedoes, for the remainder of the game. Remove the Japanese escort marker from the game. The play of this card supersedes the Event Bonus on Japanese cards 37 and 38 for the remainder of the game, even if they have not yet been played. . Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
258 3/19/2020 9:32:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message sorry, I forgot that you had +3 drm for that ground combat so I thought your result was Half...
257 3/17/2020 8:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
256 3/17/2020 8:00:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
255 3/17/2020 5:56:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message pbm ok for me
254 3/17/2020 5:52:00 PM May-Aug 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
ground combat.
12 vs 9.
0 drm for me (1st roll) and +3 for you (2nd)
253 3/17/2020 10:54:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
4


Message from Japanese:
A a/n 42+3 vs 39
252 3/17/2020 10:49:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #85: 2 / Battle of Kolombangara
Activation: Any HQ Intelligence: Intercept Logistic Value: Equal to Allied OC value. Conditions: Only naval units may be activated. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
251 3/17/2020 3:06:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Message in my last file, I forgot to spend 1 ASP
250 3/17/2020 3:03:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #77: 2 / Mao Tse Tung: Communits Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the right toward the Stable Front box, unless this would put the China marker in the Stable Front box, in which case no effect. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
249 3/17/2020 2:48:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

248 3/15/2020 8:26:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 6 cards.

247 3/15/2020 8:26:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Message sub hits , -1 asp and 6 cards 1 pass Japan
246 3/15/2020 8:25:00 AM May-Aug 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
strategic sub roll +2 turn 6
245 3/14/2020 2:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese End Turn
244 3/14/2020 12:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

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Message from Allies:
WiE DR. Order : CVE then 11AF then ground unit
243 3/14/2020 10:42:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message with surprise auto so you may continue through turn end
242 3/14/2020 10:41:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
intel 5
241 3/14/2020 6:50:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #45: 3 / Operation Flintlock: Marshall Is. Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
240 3/14/2020 6:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message sorry for the delay. I'm back. I send my file as soon as possible ;)
239 3/11/2020 11:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change War in Europe value From 1 to 0
238 3/11/2020 11:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #54: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
Decrease the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 2 1943: 1 1944: No Effect 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
237 3/10/2020 2:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
allies surprise enemy, 20 +4
236 3/10/2020 2:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

7


Message from Japanese:
intel is 3
235 3/10/2020 1:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #49: 1 / Roosevelt Threatens Chungking: Chinese Army Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the right toward the Stable Front box, unless this would put the China marker in the Stable Front box, in which case no effect. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
234 3/8/2020 8:54:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #32: 3 / Operation I-Go: Air Offensive
Acitvation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: Only air units may be activated. Air Shuttle: The Japanese gain a +1 die roll modification during air-naval combat if the battle is within 6 hexes of an inactive Japanese CV or CVL naval unit.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
233 3/7/2020 8:07:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

4
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Message from Japanese:
A a/n 40 +1 vs 58
232 3/7/2020 7:59:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

4


Message from Japanese:
intel is 4
231 3/7/2020 5:57:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #14: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
230 3/6/2020 10:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #82: 3 / Indian Worker's Strike
Move the India Status marker one box toward India Revolts, if already in India Revolts box there is no additional effect. Bonus: The Allies lose 1 ground replacement step next game turn and any other ground replacement steps available during the next game turn can only be used for non-Commonwealth ground units.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
229 3/6/2020 10:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change War in Europe value From -1 to 1
228 3/6/2020 10:49:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Change War in Europe value From -3 to -1
227 3/6/2020 5:05:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #66: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Major Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 2 1944: 3 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
-2 on WiE
226 3/5/2020 7:33:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message OK Japan passes , no file
225 3/5/2020 1:58:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message you may be right, I'll just let you select own damage result next file a you mentioned. good catch
224 3/5/2020 12:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message if not, I'll fix it in my next file.

223 3/5/2020 12:32:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message In your file #90, it seems you took 22 points of damage instead of 21. Am I wrong ?
222 3/5/2020 8:17:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Japan will pass 1/1 without marking file .
221 3/5/2020 8:11:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
A a/n 21+1 vs 53
220 3/5/2020 8:05:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
intel is 5
219 3/5/2020 1:39:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message I forgot to spend my ASP (2 points). Can you move my asp marker in your next file ?
218 3/5/2020 1:38:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #67: 3 / Curtis LeMay: Firebombing of Japan
Randomly remove one card from the Japanese hand if a B29 Long Range Bomber air unit is on a hex (not Air Units in China Box) within range of Tokyo. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
as operation
217 3/4/2020 2:48:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #38: 3 / Grand Escort Command: Improved Escort Organization
Activation: Combined Fleet HQ only Logistic Value: 2 Bonus: The Japanese player places the Escort marker on the game turn track on its +2 side or flips the escort marker to its +4 side if the marker is already in play on its +2 side. See Submarine Warfare for effects of this die roll modifier. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
216 3/3/2020 4:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
intel is 4
215 3/3/2020 4:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message oh I see ok, will continue
214 3/3/2020 4:22:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message but I played it as a reaction to your operation card #23
213 3/3/2020 2:54:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message The card you played in between to draw extra is a reaction card. Otherwise can only be played as an OC.If second card was drawn then need to redo.
212 3/3/2020 12:25:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #19: 2 / Anakim Operation: Burma Offensive
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Conditions: Only ground and air units may be activated.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
Operation on SW Pac
211 3/3/2020 12:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
210 3/3/2020 12:13:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #8: 1 / Australian Coast Watchers
Intelligence: Intercept. Conditions: Can only be played if Japanese air or naval units are activated for the current Offensive. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
I play this reaction card just for the sake of drawing a new one...
209 3/2/2020 8:01:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / Operation RE: Attack on Milne Bay
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Elite Units: The Japanese player gains a +1 ground combat die modifier if any brigade size ground units are involved in a ground combat during this Offensive.

OC: 4 EC: 6

Message from Japanese:
208 3/2/2020 7:04:00 AM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message Ok. I played the last file. It's a pitty I failed that ground combat...
I make no post-battle movement and it's you turn.
207 3/1/2020 7:06:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message No worries, sometimes I think I've sent mail and learn later I didn't.
206 3/1/2020 4:55:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Message yes, sorry. I'm just back from a week-end away from home. It's late now. I'll send my file tomorrow morning.
205 3/1/2020 2:47:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Message Did you get file?
204 2/27/2020 2:39:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
B ground 22 +1 vs 18
203 2/27/2020 2:38:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

9
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Message from Japanese:
B a/n 23 +4 vs 10
202 2/27/2020 2:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
surprised so attacker does damage before any defenders
A 6 +4
201 2/27/2020 2:34:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
intel 6
200 2/27/2020 1:26:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #38: 2 / Operation Tarzan: Burma Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Conditions: The Allied player may only activate ground and air units, of which one must be a Chinese Army unit IF there is one on the map and in HQ range. If no such unit is available, this requirement is ignored.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
199 2/25/2020 5:37:00 PM Jan-Apr 1943 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
A a/n 48

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