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156 7/21/2020 5:49:00 PM Master ID = 25877 Game Deleted
155 7/15/2020 3:50:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -15 to -20
154 7/15/2020 3:50:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #81: 0 / South America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
5+3 = 8

2+1 = 3

Soviets win
153 7/15/2020 3:44:00 PM Turn 5 US Adjust Victory Points From -13 to -15
152 7/15/2020 3:43:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Two points to USSR for more battleground countries
(4 to 2)
151 7/15/2020 3:40:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #42: 3 / Quagmire* (USSR)
On the next action round, US player must discard an Operations card worth 2 or more and roll 1-4 to cancel this event. Repeat each US player phase until successful or no appropriate cards remain. If out of appropriate cards, the US player may only play scoring cards until the next turn.

Message from USSR:
2 ops in Brazil

1 op in Vietnam
150 7/15/2020 3:37:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #70: 1 / OAS Founded* (US)
Add two US Influence in Central or South America

Message from US:
2 OPS into Venezuela
149 7/15/2020 3:29:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -15 to -13
148 7/15/2020 3:29:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #59: 4 / Flower Power* (USSR)
USSR gains 2 VP for every subsequently US played 'War Card' (played as an event or Operations) unless played on Space Race. War Cards: Arab-Israeli War, Korean War, Brush War, Indo-Pakistani War or Iran-Iraq War. This event cancelled by #97 'An Evil Empire'.

Message from USSR:
4 ops in Uruguay
147 7/15/2020 2:55:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Event Succeeds
Remove 3 USSR influence from India
Add 3 US influence into India
146 7/15/2020 2:55:00 PM Turn 5 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from US:
Indo-Pakistani War
Success on 5 or 6
145 7/15/2020 2:54:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #24: 2 / Indo-Pakistani War (Both)
India or Pakistan invades the other (player's choice). Roll one die and subtract 1 for every opponent-controlled country adjacent to the target of the invasion. Player Victory on modified die roll of 4-6. Player adds 2 to Military Ops Track.

Effects of Victory: Player gains 2 VP, and replaces all opponent's Influence in target country with his Influence.

Message from US:
Will play as the event
Pakistan invades India
Success on 5 or 6

144 7/15/2020 2:50:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
143 7/15/2020 2:50:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message USSR has 1 influence in Libya
142 7/15/2020 2:46:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from USSR:
Libya +2
141 7/15/2020 2:46:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Message From Missile Envy: 2 Op coup in Libya
140 7/15/2020 2:40:00 PM Turn 5 US Message 1 into the following countries:

Benelux
Denmark
Italy
Greece
Finland
Turkey
Sweden
139 7/15/2020 2:33:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Operations #23: 4 / Marshall Plan* (US)
Allows play of #21 NATO. Add one US Influence marker in each of seven non-USSR Controlled Western European countries.

Message from USSR:
You get the event from Missile Envy
138 7/15/2020 2:32:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Play Card as Event #69: 2 / Latin American Death Squads (Both)
All of the player's Coup attempts in Central and South America are +1 for the remainder of the turn, while all opponent's Coup attempts are -1 for the remainder of the turn.

Message from USSR:
My Headline
137 7/15/2020 2:32:00 PM Turn 5 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
136 7/15/2020 2:23:00 PM Turn 5 US Message Oops sorry, meant to headline that!

My bad
135 7/15/2020 2:23:00 PM Turn 5 US Play Card as Event #49: 2 / Missile Envy (Both)
Exchange this card for the highest valued Operations card in your opponent's hand. If two or more cards are tied, opponent chooses. If the exchanged card contains your event, or an event applicable to both players, it occurs immediately. If it contains opponent's event, use Operations value without triggering event. Opponent must use this card for Operations during his next action round.

Message from US:
134 7/15/2020 1:59:00 PM Turn 5 USSR End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 8 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
133 7/15/2020 1:01:00 PM Turn 4 US Message Oops. Nevermind, didn't finish the log file!
132 7/15/2020 1:00:00 PM Turn 4 US Message I'm also giving you three military ops for the coup
131 7/15/2020 12:59:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -12 to -15
130 7/15/2020 12:59:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Event #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
3 Influence to USSR for more battleground countries
129 7/15/2020 12:27:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message 2 USSR influence in Saharan States
128 7/15/2020 12:26:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from USSR:
+3
127 7/15/2020 12:26:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #11: 2 / Korean War* (USSR)
North Korea invades South Korea. Roll one die, and subtract 1 for every US Controlled country adjacent to South Korean. USSR Victory on modified die roll 4-6. USSR adds 2 to Military Operations Track. Effects of Victory: USSR gains 2 VP and replace all US Influence in South Korea with USSR Influence.

Message from USSR:
3 op Coup in Saharan States
126 7/15/2020 11:13:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #106: 3 / NORAD* (US)
If the US controls Canada, the US may add 1 Influence to any country already containing US Influence at the conclusion of any Action Round in which the DEFCON marker moves to the '2' box. This event is cancelled by #42 Quagmire.

Message from US:
2 into Austria, 1 into Saharan States
125 7/15/2020 10:25:00 AM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

Message from USSR:
2 ops in Argentina
124 7/15/2020 9:42:00 AM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #43: 3 / SALT Negotiations* (Both)
Improve DEFCON Status by two levels. Further Coup attempts incur -1 die roll modifier for both players for the remainder of the turn. Player may sort through discard pile and reclaim one non-scoring card, after revealing it to their opponent.

Message from US:
2 into Britain, 1 into Costa Rica
123 7/14/2020 11:38:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -9 to -12
122 7/14/2020 11:38:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #37: 0 / Central America Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
4 VP for Soviets

1 VP for US

Net 3 Soviet VP's
121 7/14/2020 10:53:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from US:
Coup in Nic.
120 7/14/2020 10:53:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #71: 2 / Nixon Plays the China Card* (US)
If US has The China Card, gain 2 VP. Otherwise, US player receives The China Card now, face down and unavailable for immediate play.

Message from US:
2 OP Coup in Nicarauga
119 7/14/2020 10:10:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #75: 2 / Liberation Theology (USSR)
Add three USSR Influence in Central America, no more than two per country.

Message from USSR:
2 in Mexico

1 in Nicaragua
118 7/14/2020 8:30:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #48: 1 / Kitchen Debates* (US)
If the US controls more Battleground countries than the USSR, taunt opponent and gain 2VP!

Message from US:
1 op into Cuba
117 7/14/2020 4:31:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -4 to -9
116 7/14/2020 4:31:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Event #79: 0 / Africa Scoring (Both)
Both sides score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
USSR 1+4 = 5

Soviets gain 5 Vps from domination +1
115 7/14/2020 4:12:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #5: 3 / Five-Year Plan (US)
USSR Player must randomly discard a card. If the card is a US associated Event, the Event occurs immediately. If the card is a USSR associated Event or an Event applicable to both players, then the card must be discarded without triggering the Event.

Message from US:
2 into Canada, 1 into Burmaa
114 7/14/2020 3:49:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #107: 3 / Che (USSR)
USSR may immediately make a Coup attempt using this card's Operations value against a non-battleground country in Central America, South America, or Africa. If the Coup removes any US Influence, USSR may make a second Coup attempt against a different target under the same restrictions.

Message from USSR:
3 ops in Morocco
1 op in Argentina
113 7/14/2020 1:31:00 PM Turn 4 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
2 op coup in Algeria
112 7/14/2020 1:31:00 PM Turn 4 US Adjust Victory Points From -3 to -4
111 7/14/2020 1:30:00 PM Turn 4 US Play Card as Operations #55: 2 / Willy Brandt* (USSR)
USSR gains 1 VP. USSR receives 1 Influence in West Germany. Cancels #21 NATO for West Germany. This event canceled/unplayable by #96 'Tear Down this Wall'.

Message from US:
2 OP Coup In Algeria.

1 USSR influence in West Germaany
1 VP to USSR
110 7/13/2020 9:12:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Play Card as Operations #78: 3 / Alliance For Progress* (US)
Gain 1VP for each US controlled Battleground country in Central and South America.

Message from USSR:
1 op in Algeria
3 ops in India

No vp
109 7/13/2020 8:52:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message Our man from Tehran should be done now
108 7/13/2020 8:51:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Return Card to Deck Message from USSR:

#63: 2 / Colonial Rear Guards (US)
107 7/13/2020 8:51:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Return Card to Deck Message from USSR:

#39: 3 / Arms Race (Both)
106 7/13/2020 8:50:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Return Card to Deck Message from USSR:
USSR, Turn 4
#70: 1 / OAS Founded* (US)
105 7/13/2020 8:50:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Return Card to Deck Message from USSR:
104 7/13/2020 8:50:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Discard Card #61: 3 / OPEC (USSR)

Message from USSR:
103 7/13/2020 4:55:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message Here are the 5 cards let me know which ones you want me to return, I'll discard any you don't want

61 3 / OPEC (USSR)
USSR gains 1 VP for each of the following countries he controls: Egypt, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Gulf States, and Venezuela. Unplayable as an event if #86 'North Sea Oil' is in effect.

39 3 / Arms Race (Both)
Compare each player's status on the Military Operations Tracks. If Phasing Player has more Military Operations points, he or she scores 1VP. If Phasing Player has more Military Operatons points and has met the Required Military Operations amount, he/she scores 3 VP instead.

70 1 / OAS Founded* (US)
Add two US Influence in Central or South America

77 3 / Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for you…'* (US)
US Player may discard up to entire hand (including Scoring cards) and draw replacements from the deck. The number of cards discarded must be decided prior to drawing any replacements.

63 2 / Colonial Rear Guards (US)
Add one US Influence in each of four different African and/or Southeast Asian countries.
102 7/13/2020 4:54:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Draw Extra Strategy card Message from USSR:
5/5
101 7/13/2020 4:53:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Draw Extra Strategy card Message from USSR:
4/5
100 7/13/2020 4:53:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message 4/5
99 7/13/2020 4:53:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Draw Extra Strategy card Message from USSR:
3/5
98 7/13/2020 4:53:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Draw Extra Strategy card Message from USSR:
2/5
97 7/13/2020 4:52:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Draw Extra Strategy card Message from USSR:
Tehran 1/5
96 7/13/2020 4:50:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #108: 2 / Our Man in Tehran* (US)
If the US controls at least one Middle East country, the US player draws the top 5 cards from the draw pile. They may reveal and then discard any or all of these drawn cards without triggering the Event. Any remaining drawn cards are returned to the draw deck, and it is reshuffled.

USSR: #51: 3 / Brezhnev Doctrine* (USSR)
All further Operations cards played by the USSR this turn increase their Ops value by one (to a maximum of 4).

Message from USSR:
I'll take a look
95 7/13/2020 4:43:00 PM Turn 4 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
Not sure how I play this card. Is something I do, or you do?
94 7/13/2020 4:30:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -5 to -3
93 7/13/2020 4:26:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Message +2 US VP from Military Ops
92 7/13/2020 4:26:00 PM Turn 4 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -7 to -5
91 7/13/2020 4:26:00 PM Turn 4 USSR End Turn Mid War Cards added to deck


DEFCON level increased to 3

US: 9 cards drawn.
USSR: 8 cards drawn.
90 7/13/2020 3:10:00 PM Turn 3 US Message 1 into Burma, 1 Into Algeria
89 7/13/2020 2:59:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message 2 ops in E. Germany
2 ops in Poland
1 op in Bulgaria
88 7/13/2020 2:55:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #16: 3 / Warsaw Pact Formed* (USSR)
Remove all US influence from four countries in Eastern European, or add 5 USSR Influence in Eastern Europe, adding no more than 2 per country. Allows play of #21 NATO.

Message from US:
I'll let the event fire first
87 7/13/2020 11:34:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #9: 2 / Vietnam Revolts* (USSR)
Add 2 USSR Influence in Vietnam. For the remainder of the turn, the Soviet player may add 1 Operations point to any card that uses all points in Southeast Asia.

Message from USSR:
1 op in Chile
1 op in Thailand
86 7/13/2020 9:37:00 AM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from US:
2 Op Space Race: Earth Satellite
85 7/13/2020 9:36:00 AM Turn 3 US Discard Card #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)

Message from US:
2 Op Space Race
84 7/13/2020 12:05:00 AM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #31: 4 / Red Scare/Purge (Both)
All further Operations cards played by your opponent this turn are -1 to their value (to a minimum value of 1 OP).

Message from USSR:
4 ops in S. Korea
83 7/12/2020 11:17:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #104: 2 / Cambridge Five (USSR)
The US player exposes all scoring cards in their hand. The USSR player may then add 1 Influence in any single region named on one of these scoring cards (USSR choice). Cannot be played as an event in Late War.

Message from US:
I do not have any scoring cards
1 into Laos
1 into Malaysia
82 7/12/2020 10:53:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -8 to -7
81 7/12/2020 10:53:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust Victory Points From -10 to -8
80 7/12/2020 10:53:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message You gave me too many VP's for the Middle East.

You had 3+2 = 5

I had 5+4 = 9

So it should be a net change of 4 for the USSR
79 7/12/2020 10:48:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #20: 2 / Olympic Games (Both)
Player sponsors Olympics. Opponent may participate or boycott. If Opponent participates, each player rolls one die, with the sponsor adding 2 to his roll. High roll gains 2 VP. Reroll ties. If Opponent boycotts, degrade DEFCON one level and the Sponsor may Conduct Operations as if they played a 4 Ops card.

Message from USSR:
2 ops in Algeria
78 7/12/2020 9:29:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust Victory Points From -3 to -10
77 7/12/2020 9:28:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
USSR receives 7 influence in middle east
76 7/12/2020 9:08:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from USSR:
Event will have to target Finland

1 op in France
75 7/12/2020 8:17:00 PM Turn 3 US Adjust DEFCON From 3 to 2
74 7/12/2020 8:17:00 PM Turn 3 US Discard Card #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
2 ops into Israel
73 7/12/2020 8:17:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Event #32: 1 / UN Intervention (Both)
Play this card simultaneously with a card containing your opponent's associated Event. The Event is canceled, but you may use its Operations value to Conduct Operations. The canceled event card returns to the discard pile. May not be played during Headline Phase.

Message from US:
Will play with Decolonization
72 7/12/2020 7:49:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Play Card as Operations #34: 4 / Nuclear Test Ban (Both)
Player earns VPs equal to current DEFCON level minus 2, then improve DEFCON two levels.

Message from USSR:
1 op in Egypt
1 op in France
2 Ops in Spain
71 7/12/2020 6:07:00 PM Turn 3 US Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from US:
3 op coup in egypt
70 7/12/2020 6:07:00 PM Turn 3 US Play Card as Operations #29: 3 / East European Unrest (US)
In Early or Mid War: Remove 1 USSR Influence from three countries in Eastern Europe. In Late War: Remove 2 USSR Influence from three countries in Eastern Europe.

Message from US:
3 op cop in Egypt
69 7/12/2020 5:52:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Discard Card #21: 4 / NATO* (US)

Message from USSR:
2 ops in Thailand
2 ops in France
68 7/12/2020 4:59:00 PM Turn 3 US Message Thanks.

China card, what a surprise.

1 op into Thailand
67 7/12/2020 12:28:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Message 9 2 / Vietnam Revolts* (USSR)
Add 2 USSR Influence in Vietnam. For the remainder of the turn, the Soviet player may add 1 Operations point to any card that uses all points in Southeast Asia.
20 2 / Olympic Games (Both)
Player sponsors Olympics. Opponent may participate or boycott. If Opponent participates, each player rolls one die, with the sponsor adding 2 to his roll. High roll gains 2 VP. Reroll ties. If Opponent boycotts, degrade DEFCON one level and the Sponsor may Conduct Operations as if they played a 4 Ops card.
23 4 / Marshall Plan* (US)
Allows play of #21 NATO. Add one US Influence marker in each of seven non-USSR Controlled Western European countries.
21 4 / NATO* (US)
USSR player may no longer make Coup or Realignment rolls in any US Controlled countries in Europe. US Controlled countries in Europe may not be attacked by play of the Brush War event. Requires prior play of #16 Warsaw Pact or #23 Marshall Plan.
34 4 / Nuclear Test Ban (Both)
Player earns VPs equal to current DEFCON level minus 2, then improve DEFCON two levels.
31 4 / Red Scare/Purge (Both)
All further Operations cards played by your opponent this turn are -1 to their value (to a minimum value of 1 OP).
17 3 / DeGaulle Leads France* (USSR)
Remove 2 US Influence in France, add 1 USSR Influence. Cancels the effect of #21 NATO for France.
19 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.
6 4 / The China Card
+1 Operations value when all points are used in Asia. Pass to opponent after play. +1 VP for the player holding this card at the end of Turn 10.
66 7/11/2020 11:36:00 PM Turn 3 US Message Before I make my move with CIA, could you write back telling me what your cards are?
65 7/11/2020 9:50:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Headline Event selected Headline Events Revealed:

US: #26: 1 / CIA Created* (US)
USSR reveals hand this turn. Then the US may Conduct Operations as if they played a 1 Op card.

USSR: #17: 3 / DeGaulle Leads France* (USSR)
Remove 2 US Influence in France, add 1 USSR Influence. Cancels the effect of #21 NATO for France.

Message from USSR:
64 7/11/2020 8:36:00 PM Turn 3 US Headline Event selected Message from US:
63 7/11/2020 8:22:00 PM Turn 3 USSR Adjust DEFCON From 4 to 3
62 7/11/2020 8:22:00 PM Turn 3 USSR End Turn
DEFCON level increased to 4

US: 7 cards drawn.
USSR: 7 cards drawn.

NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
61 7/11/2020 7:45:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust DEFCON From 2 to 3
60 7/11/2020 7:44:00 PM Turn 2 US Adjust Victory Points From -2 to -3
59 7/11/2020 7:44:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Increased defecon to 3
1 VP to USSR from operations
Increased Turn to 3, reset Action round to headline
Reset military opps
58 7/11/2020 7:42:00 PM Turn 2 US Play Card as Operations #15: 1 / Nasser* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in Egypt. US loses half (rounded up) of its Influence in Egypt.

Message from US:
One into Thailand
Will Reset board for round Turn 3
57 7/11/2020 7:10:00 PM Turn 2 USSR Play Card as Operations #25: 3 / Containment* (US)
All further Operations cards played by US this turn add one to their value (to a maximum of 4).

Message from USSR:
3 influence in Saudi Arabia

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