OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 5/20: <Insert Witty Title Here>

Submitted by ReegsShannon on May 20th, 2018 at 11:32 AM

We had a pretty good day yesterday. We took BC, UConn and UMass which means that BC is now completely safe from attack. So PLEASE do not waste any stars on attacking Boston College. No matter what, it will be ours next turn. Now we are in a stronger position to push out OSU. Once we consolidate BC, UConn, UMass, Army, Syracuse and Rutgers. we'll basically have an impenetrable base and should be able to crush OSU. Just got to keep working at it. You'll also note that Team Chaos has almost entirely taken over the State of Michigan. That puts Ohio between a rock and a hard place. They have lost almost all of their territory besides Ohio and are between a rock and a hard place. They'll crumple soon enough.



Please click the link below to get your assignments for the day.




Clemson has now been formally announced as a member of our alliance. The current alliance is Michigan, Florida, Georgia Tech, Texas and Clemson.


If you are a relatively new reddit user, please check the game page to ensure that you are not being flagged as a bot. If you are flagged you will see a text box like the one below. If you are flagged as a bot, your turns will not assist our chances to win (although you can still accumulate turns so you can level up stars). If you see this box, then follow the hyperlink to fill out the survey, but ALSO message /u/bakonydraco directly on reddit to get the issue sorted out.



Instructions to Join:


To join all you need to do is go to reddit.com/r/cfb and create an account if you don't already have one. Next, set your flair to Michigan. You can do this by clicking "Select Flair" on the right side of the cfb subreddit. Finally, you can join and play the game at https://vote.redditcfb.com/cfbrisk.php


If you want to discuss the game in deeper detail and strategize with us, you can join our discord server found here: https://discord.gg/TcZBTcj. We usually announce plans of what we want to attack/defend in the evenings, but we discuss strategy all day. Be warned though, there will be a vetting process to join the discord as we have had some mole issues from OSU. Even if you don’t pass the vetting process, we can still provide less-secret instructions in the general chat so that you can still help us towards our goals until we can fully 100% trust you.


Additionally, we have formed "The Blue Alliance" with Florida, Georgia Tech and Texas. If you would like to meme about this, go to: www.reddit.com/r/CFBRisk/


Go Blue!


Instructions as to how to play:

At the beginning of the game. Every team was assigned one single territory, and so every territory is now named after that team. When you go to select an action in the game, you'll see option such as: 

"Defend Buffalo", "Attack Penn State", "Attack Kent State".

This means that we border the location that was originally assigned to Penn State and Kent State. If you choose to attack Penn State, you will attempt to take that piece of land next round. Defend Buffalo, means that we currently own Buffalo's original homeland, and defending Buffalo means putting your stars towards keeping Buffalo from being taken.

After you submit what you're doing for the day, just sit back at wait! At Midnight EST all of the picks from all of the teams go in, and a random number generator selects a winner for each territory. Then it all happens again tomorrow. 


Full instructions/explanations are available HERE


Here's todays map:



May 20th, 2018 at 12:08 PM ^

I guess this will eventually come down to a couple of alliances, right? Who do you guys see as the strongest individual teams? What alliances currently exist? Which team / alliance is ultimately the biggest threat to our dominance?


May 20th, 2018 at 12:56 PM ^

Nebraska and Florida.

Then Team Chaos (compilation of all elimnated teams), strength decreases with time

Then Michigan and Ohio State


The Alliance: Florida, Michigan GT, Texas and now Clemson

Red Alliance: everyone else except team: Chaos, V. Tech and S. Carolina

3) Nebraska


May 20th, 2018 at 5:27 PM ^

Just want to let new users know that it is very easy to upgrade from a 1 star to a 3 star in the course of 10 days of playing, and to a 4 star in the course of 20 days (spending only about 10min a day on r/cfb).


May 20th, 2018 at 12:34 PM ^

So the next turn we will take buffalo but they will take uconn and we will keep swapping territories for all eternity


May 20th, 2018 at 1:03 PM ^

Came out of lurking just to play this. Also joined Reddit...no flairs showing up in the pop-up box on r/cfb to select, however.  What am I missing?

Wolverine Blitzkrieg

May 20th, 2018 at 4:27 PM ^

I joined two days ago....I couldn’t just watch OSU slap us around and not get involved. Their only mission in life is to attack Michigan, which makes them dangerous in this game. I couldn’t check the map daily and not feel guilty watching OSU push us around. Despite not initially wanting to, I’m now in. When I’m in, I’m all in.