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Entry # Time Turn Player Card Number Ops Type Entry
182 11/29/2020 11:37:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 73 3 s #73: 3 / Shuttle Diplomacy (US)
Play in front of US player. During the next scoring of the Middle East or Asia (whichever comes first), subtract one Battleground country from the USSR total, then put this card in the discard pile. Does not count for Final Scoring at the end of Turn 10.

Message from USSR:
another US event...

1 influence for Iraq, another 2 for Pakistan
181 11/29/2020 6:59:00 AM Turn 5 US 66 2 #66: 2 / Puppet Governments* (US)
US may add one Influence in three countries that currently contain no Influence from either power.

Message from US:
Nigeria
Ethiopia
Guatemala

180 11/28/2020 11:43:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 72 1 s #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)
Eliminate all USSR Influence in Egypt and add one US Influence.

Message from USSR:
first the US event, then I'll add 1 influence of my own to Iraq
179 11/28/2020 6:27:00 AM Turn 5 US 64 1 #64: 1 / Panama Canal Returned* (US)
Add one US Influence in Panama, Costa Rica and Venezuela.

Message from US:
174 11/26/2020 11:07:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 63 2 s #63: 2 / Colonial Rear Guards (US)
Add one US Influence in each of four different African and/or Southeast Asian countries.

Message from USSR:
Well looks like I have to give you some free influence...I'll let your event go first before I use the ops (no map yet)

I hope you had a good Turkey Day as well, or as good as could be in a pandemic. It's unfortunate we didn't get to see each other at Aunt Rita's like usual.
173 11/26/2020 7:21:00 AM Turn 5 US 40 3 s #40: 3 / Cuban Missile Crisis* (Both)
Set DEFCON to Level 2. Any further Coup attempt by your opponent this turn, anywhere on the board, will result in Global Thermonucelar War. Your opponent will lose the game. This card may be canceled at any time if the USSR player removes two Influence from Cuba or the US player removes two Influence from West Germany or Turkey.

Message from US:
2 OPS in Afghanistan
1 OPS in Pakistan
169 11/25/2020 11:46:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 4 3 #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)

Message from USSR:
Okay now I'm launching the space rocket
168 11/25/2020 11:45:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 72 1 o hand #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)

Message from USSR:
wrong card ooops I think I need a 2 ops anyway
167 11/25/2020 11:45:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 72 1 #72: 1 / Sadat Expels Soviets* (US)

Message from USSR:
space race attempt
165 11/25/2020 5:23:00 AM Turn 5 US 71 2 #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:
164 11/24/2020 11:38:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 24 2 s #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 USSR:
apologies, I just saw that your back online, I'm glad everything worked out with your computer

I'll place 1 influence each in North Korea and Thailand

159 11/13/2020 6:03:00 AM Turn 5 US 76 3 #76: 3 / Ussuri River Skirmish* (US)
If the USSR has The China Card, claim it face up and available for play. If the US already has The China Card, add 4 US Influence in Asia, no more than 2 per country.

Message from US:
2 for 1 in India
2 for 1 in Thailand
157 11/12/2020 11:39:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 80 2 #80: 2 / One Small Step ' (Both)
If you are behind on the Space Race track, play this card to move your marker two boxes forward on the Space Race Track, gaining the VP value of the second box only.

Message from USSR:
this will give me 2 VPs
156 11/12/2020 11:36:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 6 4 #6: 4 / The China Card


152 11/11/2020 5:29:00 AM Turn 5 US 67 2 #67: 2 / Grain Sales to Soviets (US)
Randomly choose one card from USSR hand. Play it or return it. If returned (or Soviet player has no cards), use this card to conduct Operations normally.

Message from US:
lets see what I get here...
140 11/9/2020 11:42:00 PM Turn 5 USSR 45 1 #45: 1 / Summit (Both)
Both players roll a die. Each adds 1 for each Region they Dominate or Control. High roller gains 2 VP and may move DEFCON marker one level in either direction. Do not reroll ties.

Message from USSR:
free VPs?
133 11/9/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 5 US 61 3 #61: 3 / OPEC (USSR)

Message from US:
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.
132 11/9/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 5 US 54 1 #54: 1 / Allende* (USSR)

Message from US:
1 / Allende* (USSR)
USSR receives two Influence in Chile.
121 11/8/2020 7:54:00 AM Turn 4 US 51 3 s #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 US:
Re-alignment rolls

As this is last turn there is no Soviet event persay
120 11/7/2020 11:56:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 53 2 #53: 2 / South African Unrest (USSR)
USSR either adds two Influence in South Africa or adds one Influence in South Africa and two Influence in any countries adjacent to South Africa.

Message from USSR:
I'm picking the first version-2 influence in South Africa
118 11/7/2020 7:24:00 AM Turn 4 US 60 3 #60: 3 / U2 Incident* (USSR)

Message from US:
My Space attempt this turn


#60: 3 / U2 Incident* (USSR)
USSR gains 1 VP. If UN intervention played later this turn as an Event, either by US or USSR, gain an additional 1 VP.
115 11/6/2020 11:56:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 44 3 #44: 3 / Bear Trap* (US)

Message from USSR:
SPACE RACE
114 11/6/2020 5:26:00 AM Turn 4 US 48 1 s #48: 1 / Kitchen Debates* (US)
If the US controls more Battleground countries than the USSR, taunt opponent and gain 2VP!

Message from US:
1 in Philippines
112 11/6/2020 12:07:00 AM Turn 4 USSR 19 1 s #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from USSR:
1 point for France

the way this is worded makes me think it means any European country not controlled by either player, i.e. you can't remove Russian influence in an American controlled country

so that would mean you only can pick Yugoslavia, but I'm not 100% sure on that so I didn't do it on the map yet (cause otherwise you could do W. Germany)
111 11/5/2020 5:09:00 AM Turn 4 US 39 3 s #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.

Message from US:
2 for 1 in France and 1 in W Germany
110 11/5/2020 12:05:00 AM Turn 4 USSR 58 3 s #58: 3 / Cultural Revolution* (USSR)
If the US has The China Card, claim it face up and available for play. If the USSR already has it, USSR gains 1 VP.

Message from USSR:
3 influence in France
107 11/4/2020 5:26:00 AM Turn 4 US 46 2 s #46: 2 / How I Learned to Stop Worrying* (Both)
Set the DEFCON at any level you want (1-5). This event counts as 5 Military Operations for the purpose of required Military Operations.

Message from US:
Coup in Thailand

I have 2 + roll
you have 4
105 11/3/2020 11:51:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 55 2 #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 USSR:
I'll take that VP back
103 11/3/2020 5:16:00 AM Turn 4 US 65 2 #65: 2 / Camp David Accords* (US)
US gains 1 VP. US receives one Influence in Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Arab-Israeli War event no longer playable.

Message from US:
102 11/2/2020 10:43:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 34 4 s #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 influence each for Brazil, Iraq, Libya and France
101 11/2/2020 5:34:00 AM Turn 4 US 59 4 s #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 US:
2 in S. Korea
1 in S. Arabia
1 in Columbia
100 11/1/2020 10:49:00 PM Turn 4 USSR 75 2 #75: 2 / Liberation Theology (USSR)
Add three USSR Influence in Central America, no more than two per country.

Message from USSR:
well I wish I played this for my headline

2 influence for Mexico, 1 for Nicaragua
91 10/31/2020 7:21:00 AM Turn 3 US 35 2 s #35: 2 / Formosan Resolution* (US)
Taiwan shall be treated as a Battleground country for scoring purposes if the US controls Taiwan when Asia Scoring is played. Taiwan is not a Battleground country for any other purpose. This card is discarded after US play of The China Card.

Message from US:
1 in Algeria and 1 in Panama to wrestle control
in Central American and Africa from the RED HORDE
88 10/30/2020 11:40:00 PM Turn 3 USSR 5 3 #5: 3 / Five-Year Plan (US)

Message from USSR:
space race attempt
84 10/30/2020 5:22:00 AM Turn 3 US 22 2 s #22: 2 / Independent Reds* (US)
Add sufficient US Influence in either Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary or Czechoslovakia to equal USSR Influence.

Message from US:
Coup attempt in Thailand
83 10/29/2020 10:41:00 PM Turn 3 USSR 28 3 #28: 3 / Suez Crisis* (USSR)
Remove a total of four US Influence from France, the United Kingdom and Israel. Remove no more than 2 Influence per country.

Message from USSR:
-2 US influence for France, -1 each for UK and Israel
81 10/29/2020 5:44:00 AM Turn 3 US 16 3 #16: 3 / Warsaw Pact Formed* (USSR)

Message from US:
So I get the 3 points.

Place 2 in W. Germany and 1 in France
80 10/29/2020 5:43:00 AM Turn 3 US 32 1 #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:
this will negate the next card I play
78 10/28/2020 11:28:00 PM Turn 3 USSR 7 3 #7: 3 / Socialist Governments (USSR)
Remove US Influence in Western Europe by a total of three Influence points, removing no more than two per country. May not be played after #83 'The Iron Lady'.

Message from USSR:
-2 US influence in W. Germany, -1 in Iberia
76 10/28/2020 5:37:00 AM Turn 3 US 30 2 #30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)

Message from US:
attempt to get animal into space

#30: 2 / Decolonization (USSR)
Add one USSR Influence in each of any four African an/or SE Asian countries.
74 10/28/2020 12:02:00 AM Turn 3 USSR 1 0 #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
haha I actually have the same scoring card I had last turn too

US-presence plus Japan-4

USSR-domination plus Pakistan, India, Thailand, N. Korea-11

Net Russian gain of 7 VPs
73 10/27/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 3 US 3 0 #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
Well, lookie here - the same card snuck back into my hand again.

Both of us had 3 for presence
USSR has 1 BG and US has 1 BG - SO NO EFFECT WHEW!!!
69 10/26/2020 11:25:00 PM Turn 3 USSR 13 2 s #13: 2 / Arab-Israeli War (USSR)
Pan-Arab Coalition invades Israel. Roll a die, and subtract 1 for US Control of Israel and every US Controlled country adjacent to Israel. USSR Victory on modified die roll 4-6 USSR adds 2 to Military Ops Track. Effects of Victory: USSR gains 2 VP and replaces all US Influence in Israel with USSR Influence.

Message from USSR:
I'm going to attempt a coup in Iran
68 10/26/2020 5:55:00 AM Turn 3 US 31 4 s #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 US:
2 for 1 in Iraq

2 for 1 in Libya
67 10/25/2020 11:50:00 PM Turn 3 USSR 20 2 s #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 influence for Pakistan
59 10/25/2020 7:11:00 AM Turn 2 US 3 0 #3: 0 / Mideast Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
well, last care - I tried -

US - 3 / Russia 5 - USSR net 2

BG - US 1 / Russia 3 - USSR net 2 more

Total gain of 4 - Rats
58 10/25/2020 Turn 2 USSR 34 4 s #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 influence each for Libya and Iraq, plus 2 for 1 in Saudi Arabia
57 10/24/2020 6:33:00 AM Turn 2 US 31 4 s #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 US:
1 for 2 in Libya and 1 for 2 in Iraq.

Trying to do something before my last FORCED cardplay
54 10/23/2020 11:28:00 PM Turn 2 USSR 4 3 s #4: 3 / Duck and Cover (US)
Degrade DEFCON level by one. Then US player earns VPs equal to 5 minus current DEFCON level.

Message from USSR:
1 influence each for Italy, Lebanon and Jordan

then DEFCON to 4, +1 US VP
53 10/23/2020 5:32:00 AM Turn 2 US 19 1 s #19: 1 / Truman Doctrine* (US)
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled European country.

Message from US:
1 for Iran
52 10/23/2020 12:04:00 AM Turn 2 USSR 21 4 s #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.

Message from USSR:
well you get some free stuff too though since Marshall Plan is already activated

1 point for Libya, 1 in Italy and 2 for 1 in Iran
50 10/22/2020 5:36:00 AM Turn 2 US 7 3 s #7: 3 / Socialist Governments (USSR)
Remove US Influence in Western Europe by a total of three Influence points, removing no more than two per country. May not be played after #83 'The Iron Lady'.

Message from US:
Place 3 in Saudi Arabia

and now your 'other turn' playing MY card
48 10/21/2020 11:12:00 PM Turn 2 USSR 1 0 #1: 0 / Asia Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from USSR:
surprise...

USSR domination plus India, Thailand, N. Korea-10
US presence plus Japan-4

So net gain of 6 for me
47 10/21/2020 5:23:00 AM Turn 2 US 8 2 s #8: 2 / Fidel* (USSR)
Remove all US Influence in Cuba. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Cuba for Control.

Message from US:
2 for 1 in Libya
Then you get to control Cuba...sign
46 10/21/2020 12:15:00 AM Turn 2 USSR 14 3 s #14: 3 / COMECON* (USSR)
Add 1 USSR Influence in each of four non-US Controlled countries in Eastern Europe.

Message from USSR:
sorry I forgot it was my turn
3 influence for India
45 10/19/2020 5:21:00 AM Turn 2 US 12 1 s #12: 1 / Romanian Abdication* (USSR)
Eliminate all US Influence in Romania. USSR gains sufficient Influence in Romania for Control.

Message from US:
1 in Jordan - I'll also place markers in Romania to
allow you control over that POOR COUNTRY also
43 10/19/2020 12:06:00 AM Turn 2 USSR 24 2 s #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 USSR:
2 for Burma, and 1 for Malaysia since I get an extra influence from my headline card

30 10/16/2020 5:35:00 AM Turn 1 US 18 1 #18: 1 / Captured Nazi Scientist* (Both)
Advance player's Space Race marker one box.

Message from US:
29 10/15/2020 11:33:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 28 3 s #28: 3 / Suez Crisis* (USSR)
Remove a total of four US Influence from France, the United Kingdom and Israel. Remove no more than 2 Influence per country.

Message from USSR:
1 for Egypt, 2 for Iraq
28 10/15/2020 5:37:00 AM Turn 1 US 22 2 s #22: 2 / Independent Reds* (US)
Add sufficient US Influence in either Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary or Czechoslovakia to equal USSR Influence.

Message from US:
Okay now 3 points

2 for one in Egypt
1 in Iran
Middle East De-controlled for moment
27 10/14/2020 11:14:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 25 3 s #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:
2 influence for Libya, 1 for Laos

Unfortunately I have to give you an extra ops point as well
23 10/14/2020 5:36:00 AM Turn 1 US 11 2 #11: 2 / Korean War* (USSR)

Message from US:
Space race try for me

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.
21 10/13/2020 11:27:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 29 3 #29: 3 / East European Unrest (US)

Message from USSR:
Space race
17 10/13/2020 5:20:00 AM Turn 1 US 2 0 #2: 0 / Europe Scoring (Both)
Both Sides Score. May NOT be Held.

Message from US:
well, no better time to do this.

I have 7 for DOm / you have 3 for control I gain 4
I have 3 BG and you have 2 - I gain 1 more

Total gain of 5
16 10/12/2020 11:56:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 103 2 s #103: 2 / Defectors (US)
Play in Headline Phase to cancel USSR Headline event, including Scoring Card. Canceled card returns to Discard Pile. If Defectors played by USSR during Soviet action round, US gains 1 VP (unless played on the Space Race).

Message from USSR:
1 influence for Thailand, 1 for Syria
15 10/12/2020 6:56:00 AM Turn 1 US 20 2 s #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 US:
2 markers in France
14 10/11/2020 10:05:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 33 3 #33: 3 / De-Stalinization* (USSR)
USSR may relocate up to four Influence points to non-US controlled countries. No more than two points may be placed in the same country.

Message from USSR:
1 from Finland to Angola
1 from Yugoslavia to Thailand
1 from Yugoslavia to Brazil
13 10/11/2020 7:33:00 AM Turn 1 US 23 4 #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 US:
One is
Spain
Finland
Turkey
France
Austria
Greece
Denmark
11 10/10/2020 11:25:00 PM Turn 1 USSR 15 1 #15: 1 / Nasser* (USSR)
Add two USSR Influence in Egypt. US loses half (rounded up) of its Influence in Egypt.

Message from USSR:
No US influence so just 2 for me

I think this was the first card I played last game too
8 10/9/2020 5:45:00 AM Turn 1 US 16 3 #16: 3 / Warsaw Pact Formed* (USSR)

Message from US:
Okay, the DISCARD - this is still part of HEADLINE

As a discard you do NOT get the event (I believe)
as other cards say ..... if event is opponent event it takes effect....

So here is my discard - and now it's your turn 1

HERE is the wording on the discard card.
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.

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