Out of curiosity, what are the scoring restrictions for each category?
For the inbetween round write ups just write about each persons team from what you can gather. Likes and dislikes.. At the end you can tell us your favorites and least favorites this far if you'd like. Nothing official, you don't really have to give a score yet.
I really like your Sun Tzu pick. One of my favorite generals of all time. I am interested to see how you incorporate him and TJ into a society together. Not too fond of the Tesla pick, but you could have done a lot worse.
Getting USA is huge. IMO the best country to get for this competition. I think your Jesus pick could make or break you, depending on how the rest of the draft goes, so keep that in the back of your mind. Alexander the Great will give you some good military prowess as well.
Love da Vinci. He was one of the first guys to pop in my head when I first saw this thread. Your European angle won't win you a ton of style points, but sets up an interesting scenario. Very interested to see where you go from here.
Russia may have been a reach this early, but there is no denying the usefulness of its landmass and resources. Be wary of its pitfalls as well though. Not a huge fan of Archimedes where you got him, but he is smart as hell so he could be utilized in the right nation. I think Constantine is underrated, so I like that pick there.
Only pure economist I see selected so far in Keynes makes an interesting choice. I really like his pairing with Franklin and I think you could do some good things with those two as a base. China is a pretty good place to set up shop as well.
I really like what you are doing. Getting the ocean-locked Australia is great for defense. Really like your pairing of Mao and Duxiu. I wonder what type of governance you might be setting up...
I was wondering where Saudi Arabia would go. At first I thought this was a reach, but the more I look at it I actually like it. Shit tons of oil are going to help you out a ton. Washington that late in the 3rd is a steal imo so kudos on that.
Plato in the first round may have been a bit of a reach, but not too bad. Like the Otto von Bismarck pick, his control in Europe was nuts. Do not like the Brazil pick at all. Definitely would have been able to snag them later.
I like you first two guys. Newton one of the smartest people of his time and FDR the last president elected for more than two terms. Adam Smith is a solid pick. Great mind on economics and politics.
Interesting choice in Canada. I would say a bit of a reach in the first. Winston Churchill is a very good pick. Good ruler that can keep his people happy.
My favorites so far
Nobody is doing poor enough to be out of it yet, and nobody is that far ahead of the field, so keep up the solid drafting!
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