OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 5/23 - OSU on the ropes

Submitted by Rad on May 23rd, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Last night was a great night for us.  Including those bordered by allies, we are now up to 8(!) buffered territories impervious to attack this round.  We even somehow managed to take Columbus.  Meanwhile, OSU is doing... something.  Us and our allies have them reeling as they are down to a mere 3 territories.


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 today's map:



May 23rd, 2018 at 1:21 PM ^

Time to get in the game now if you haven't already. OSU is a wounded animal, but will be all the more desperate now - maximum effort is needed. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BEING TOO LATE TO JOIN OR TOO WEAK TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. 1-star users still tip the scales and can even capture territories by themselves. Joining takes 5-10 minutes (one time only) and playing takes about 1-2 min per day - easy. OSU has been trash talking all game and I would love to force them out this early.


May 23rd, 2018 at 9:15 AM ^

I have no idea what in the hell is going on but I am following your exploits daily and truly hope our team somehow manages to emerge victorious in this epic battle.


May 23rd, 2018 at 9:23 AM ^

C'mon now, MGrow. Are you saying this daily post stimulates you more than the myriad of useless preseason rankings and the smattering of recruiting tidbits? ;)


For the record, I look forward to this as well. I would join if I had time. But alas, I have 4 children and just bought a house. I won't see free time for many years.


May 23rd, 2018 at 10:44 AM ^

You still can join! It only takes about 1 minute per day, literally. 

All you have to do is click on the link to get an assignment, then navigate to the CFB risk game page and press the button corresponding to that assignment. That's it, done.


May 23rd, 2018 at 12:18 PM ^

It probably wouldn’t happen for a while. Wiping out OSU is obviously our goal, but the real enemy is Nebraska/Oklahoma/TexasAM - both allied groups would want to at least wipe out some amount of the opposing alliance before it would make sense to consider going against the group. And even then, being the first to flip on your alliance is a pretty dangerous choice because you probably share lots of borders with your allies, so they could quickly pressure you.


May 23rd, 2018 at 9:27 AM ^

I posted my Discord username at the bottom of the last thread, so just in case that got overlooked: Molesyn is my Discord username. I submit myself to the vetting!