OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 5/22 - OSU caught in a vise

Submitted by Rad on May 22nd, 2018 at 9:58 AM

Yesterday, we consolidated our hold on the NE, forcing OSU back into the Midwest, and gaining four crucial buffered territories that are completely immune from attack this round.  We also importantly gained Akron, which makes virtually all OSU territories vulnerable to attack from us and our allies.  Today we will continue to put the pressure on the Buckeyes and seek to put them one round closer to elimination.



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




The "Blue Alliance" has been re-dubbed the "Allied Forces" and now consists of Michigan, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Florida, and Texas.  Please refrain from attacking any territories controlled by our allies.


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.


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:


The Donger

May 22nd, 2018 at 10:14 AM ^

Does that make us like Joe Pesci in "Casino"?  Getting pretty serious there w your Reddit CFB Risk.  Be careful, it's a dangerous world - don't want to get clubbed and buried in a cornfield...

Image result for casino head in a vice


May 22nd, 2018 at 4:53 PM ^

Also keep in mind that they get a 4x bonus for defending Columbus (as their home territory) but no bonus for defending anything else. Bowling Green, Ohio U, Toledo, Kent State, WVU, Pitt and Penn State are all vulnerable - in addition to Columbus itself. The game works by random number generator, so even 1 attacker can defeat a much larger force (happened to us a few times already - time for some payback).

Gulo Blue

May 22nd, 2018 at 10:38 AM ^

I was originally taking orders as requested, but got busy with real life for a bit and just started logging on and doing my own thing. Pretty sure I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing, but the way this game is currently designed, I'm skeptical of the role of strategy anyway. So here's what I'm doing :HEADING WEST. I want to make Champions of the West happen. Don't know how sucessful I'll be, but I'm a 3-time MVP in this game, so the RNG force is with me.


Reactions welcome. I'll change course if I get downvoted heavily.

Mike Damone

May 22nd, 2018 at 10:58 AM ^

Great album by Triumph - "Fight The Good Fight", "Magic Power".  Underrated band in the mid-80's.

But dude - one thing to play this CFB Risk, another thing to start getting geeked about name changes for your group attacks.  C'mon...