OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 6/1: A traitor in our midst

Submitted by Rad on June 1st, 2018 at 2:33 PM

After two straight less than stellar nights, we are finally back on the right track with another solid outting.  In fact, we have now converged on the coast with the rest of our allies save Texas, which should make coordination much smoother from here on out.


Yesterday was not without adversity, however.  For one, we discovered that we have a mole in our midst who had been leaking information to OSU and the rest of the Red Alliance.  As a result, we are in the middle of transition to a new discord server and re-vetting everyone as we weed out the mole.  Needless to say, it's been a pretty crazy 24 hours for us mods.


Secondly, the main game got completely banned from reddit for a period of time.  Just about every other team in the game handles their assignments by PMing the their users on reddit.  This got caught up in reddit's site-wide spam filter, blacklisting everywhere the game link had been shared.  This also triggered a ban on PMs relating to the game from its moderators lest sanctions be placed on the offending teams.  Luckily, we don't use PMs and have a wesbite.  So, guess who was completely unaffected while the rest of the teams were sent scrambling?


Anyway, here's our current map:



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.  If you aren't using the website to get orders, then 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: <redacted>*. 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.  


*We'll post the link to the new discord server once we are caught up on revetting existing users.


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:




June 1st, 2018 at 3:14 PM ^

We have a massively multi-player "war"-like game going on, and a lot of us are defending Michigan's honor against other university teams.  In true Michigan fashion, one of us, the OP, came up with a great way to coordinate and marshall our troops in the game, a dedicated server.  All other teams were left behind, but have since resorted to dirty tricks to try to infiltrate us, and also to pin the blame for their deviousness on us.  So we are trying now to beat back both the psychological warfare and the actual "warfare," the latter of which consists of a coordinated, but single, press of a button each day.  So it's simple to do your part to help our cause!


June 1st, 2018 at 2:48 PM ^

The karma obtained from posts on r/CFBRisk will not count towards the karma score that determines your star level. Also, remember, we don't want to be seen as karma farming. Make appropriate comments to the topics at hand and we have enough UM people that you'll eventually get there


June 1st, 2018 at 2:57 PM ^

I went to r/cfb to post something, anything, in an attempt to farm karma, and somehow it became a rant about advertising.  Go, my droogs, toss me some upvotes and I'll star up and march on OSU.  Down with commercials.  Down with advertising.  Down with Brutus.  Up with miniskirts.

Username:  Billy_black 


Bird of War

June 1st, 2018 at 2:55 PM ^

No idea what's going on here but I do have a reddit account with plenty of karma so i'll help out as long as I am told what to do every day LOL


June 1st, 2018 at 4:48 PM ^

all Michigan flair that I see


I am now a 3-star and working towards 4-star


just make complimentary posts 


I made a Big 12 doesn't play defense comment and lost 75 points once lol


but for the most part, post a lot and be witty and the points come quick


June 1st, 2018 at 5:06 PM ^

I just joined the game/war. Im a longtime lurker of this site. Created an account finally so I can contribute for cfbrisk. I'm a noob but I will help whatever way I can.

Username is GoBlueKzoo


June 1st, 2018 at 7:59 PM ^

Lol that is one of my favorite scenes from that movie.

I am not the mole although I guess I see the bad timing. I've been around (in the shadows) long enough to be happy that I'm not being accused of being someone else's 2nd, 3rd or worse account.