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Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
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The Ambassador (1613 D (B) (B))
31 Jan 17 UTC
New podcast segment: Dip Dilemmas
In a semi recent podcast episode Kaner and I floated the idea of a Diplomacy Dilemmas segment where players either post via a forum thread or PM us a tricky problem/issue they're having in a game for our "sage" guidance. We'll be recording next week, so send your dilemmas through!
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Decima Legio (2009 D)
10:11 PM UTC
"Per rulebook" press option
From: http://webdiplomacy.net/gamecreate.php
"Per rulebook" means no discussion during builds and retreats as per the original Diplomacy rulebook. In this mode, saved retreats and builds are automatically readied for the next turn.
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Mitomon (1000 D)
Wed 02 AM UTC
Introduction
Hello everyone! I'm new to this site so I'd like to get to know you guys. You guys can call me Mitomon, mitomon, Mito or mito. I like chocolate ice cream and taking over the world. What about you guys?
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Decima Legio (2009 D)
22 Dec 16 UTC
Shift Right variant
Anybody interested to try out the shift right / shift left variant?
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kaner406 (1389 D (B) (B))
Sat 04 Feb UTC
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Any interest in a WWIV bourse game?
I'm just testing the water here, but after the current KW901 bourse game concludes (not for a while yet), I was wondering about getting a mega WWIV bourse game up and running...
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aman2000 (991 D)
03:51 PM UTC
World War 6
If anyone wants to play a WWIX variant (36 players) then join the game World war 6 revisited. Hope we get enough players and have a lot of fun!!
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gman314 (1016 D)
12 Mar 11 UTC
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Winning
Oli won.
On Imperial Civilization's off-topic thread (link inside), there was a brief stint of Second to Last Person to Post Wins. Now that the thread is closed, Oli won.
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Flame (0 D)
Tue 07 Feb UTC
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For all mapmakers & adapters.
Dear Sirs! I don't know what had happened to Oli, may be he got some business and got no time to cope with DiploTestLab. So I decided to start DiploTestLab2 to make our job go on...
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FIFA18coins (1000 D X)
Tue 04 PM UTC
EverQuest, and World of Warcraft.
<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBMOKKZkKfw'>FIFA 18 coins</a>
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Devonian (1825 D)
29 Jun 15 UTC
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1v1 Tournament Rules, Rankings, and Challenges
Official Rules for 1v1 Ladder Tournament
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Anon (?? D)
Mon 05 PM UTC
New WWIV game- come and play!
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=30278
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Maucat (1939 D)
Mon 07 AM UTC
To Adninistrators: please pause this game.
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=29678#gamePanel
I'll be without internet connection from February 22nd to 27th due to a job journey abroad, please can you pause this game otherwise i'll be in civil disorder, thanks.
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GOD (1727 D Mod (B))
28 Jan 16 UTC
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Can't stop the Trump
Does anyone here has a clue as to why Donald Trump is boycotting the latest republican debate? Seems to have only downsides and risks without a real gain to me. Enlighten me please.
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drano019 (2043 D)
Fri 17 Feb UTC
NWO Game Replacement Recruitment
NWO game in progress is seeking a pool of interested replacement players for potential nation takeover in the event of CD. Currently, one nation is needing to be replaced. The game is about 70% complete. We would need some players who love the game of Diplomacy to fill in for a few weeks.Email zeldark@gmail.com if you're interested in being added to the pool. Thanks!
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butterhead (961 D)
21 May 12 UTC
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Advertise your NON-live games here!
In an effort to compromise the pro-ads versus anti-ads for games: Post here for your non-live games to cut down on the number of ads but still advertise games. Post game link, WTA or PPSC, and the bet. Note: this doesn't count for special rules games.
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fasces349 (1052 D)
26 Dec 10 UTC
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Advertise live games here
Like in webdiplo, this thread will be used to help people find live games
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kaner406 (1389 D (B) (B))
24 Sep 16 UTC
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I've been Boursed!!! 2016
Hi all, when Amby and I were recording our recent podcast (diplomacygames.com) the topic of Bourse came up, and I got really excited and thought that I would try to get another game of this variant running...
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Carebear (1000 D)
Wed 15 Feb UTC
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Online Diplomacy Champhionship - Round 1 Deadline SOON
Read here: http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=797
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The Ambassador (1613 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
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New podcast for online Dip games
Hi everyone

Kaner and I have started a podcast about playing Diplomacy online....
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Decima Legio (2009 D)
19 Oct 16 UTC
V-dip players Map
http://goo.gl/maps/EPgiV
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nesthocker97 (964 D)
Fri 10 Feb UTC
Vacation
I need someone who manages my account for the next two weeks
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Mapu (2339 D (B))
Thu 09 Feb UTC
Diplomacy Historians
When Diplomacy first came out, was the classic board exactly as it is now (pretty much perfect) or did it evolve to where it is today?
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Murcanic (1451 D)
Wed 08 Feb UTC
Who is the best multi-tasker!
Hello,
I'm just wondering how many games everyone has played all at once and how many people are currently playing?
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Decima Legio (2009 D)
25 Oct 16 UTC
The Exploration game, episode III
One year ago we’ve tested this special rule game based on the Fog of War format.
I have to say that it’s been a fun game with original dynamics.
Details below
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Captainmeme (1520 D Mod (B))
24 Jan 17 UTC
The Online Diplomacy Championship 2017
Some of you may have participated in ODC 2015, the tournament run on webDiplomacy in which players from all sites competed for the title of Online Diplomacy Champion. It was won by webDiplomacy player Octavious.
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The Ambassador (1613 D (B) (B))
25 Jan 17 UTC
Dip Directions?
In episode 11 of the Diplomacy Games podcast Kaner and I discussed longevity aspects and risk management of sites like vDip and webDip to ensure they grow and reduce the chances of going down (either technically speaking or perceptions of IP infringement). We said we'd create a thread for this for others to contribute. What do you reckon?
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Nemesis17 (1092 D)
11 Nov 16 UTC
Help
Haven't played in a while, looking to get back into the game but pretty much all the games are password protected. Is there a thread with protected games? Or should i just start a new game?
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The Ambassador (1613 D (B) (B))
15 Aug 16 UTC
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Thoughts on improving vDip
As mentioned in another thread, I thought I'd summarise here my thoughts on the idea of vDip "dying". Please feel free to add your perspectives on avoiding this to the mix.
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LordNaiwenXII (943 D)
19 Nov 16 UTC
YCHTT was banned at webdip?
Icy, don't forget to check out the podcast. We haven't covered off Atlantic Colonies (although I'd love to do this one as its such a great map) or Migraine: diplomacygames.com, or check iTunes or Stitcher.
Chumbles (1264 D)
19 Nov 16 UTC
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"...to old farts who remember playing the game via the postal service." You rang?
IcyPhoenix (950 D)
19 Nov 16 UTC
@LordNaiwenXII I have no clue.
@The Ambassador I will do, thank you.
Yes. Naiwen. I am the diplomat formerly known as Draugnar.
LordNaiwenXII (943 D)
20 Nov 16 UTC
Shocking.
dachi (1262 D)
20 Nov 16 UTC
I think that making an app - with notifications when you got a move to do, and an interface that transports the orders to the site would make the site blossom.
And which environment would you porpose we make the app for? iOS? Android? Windows Phone? And who will do the development? We need to look at things we can *all* work on to get the site improved. Developers don't all work for free (I know I don't) unless the cause is near and dear to them. Kestas has/had a calling to create a great free diplomacy site and knocked it out of the ball park! Oli had (past tense as he is really no longer working on it) a calling and did a great job of setting up a variants site. Others have callings to develop different variants. Someone would need to feel the calling to develop the iOS, Android, and preferably Windows App. I could do two of the three (Windows and Android) but don't have the calling to do it. Perhaps someone else does.
dachi (1262 D)
20 Nov 16 UTC
So, I reckon there's quite a bit of money to be made here. It's a very interesting game, and the "tick based" game should appeal to a lot of busy people who like to play games, but can't find the time to sit down and play for hours on end. One would have to see it as an investment. As for which environment? I'd go for iOS and Android. It shouldn't be too hard if you let the server/site handle the code, and just have the app as a front for the server. You're asking how we can improve the site; I think the site is fine, but we need a broader audience.
There is no money to be made. The game is a board game. The sites are tolerated by the IP holders. But if we tried making money, the corporate lawyers would come knocking with cease and desist orders and injunctions and lawsuits.
Oh, and from a development perspective, a full set of web services would have to be developed on the server as screen scraping is not a very good idea.
dachi (1262 D)
21 Nov 16 UTC
Valid point. I didn't consider the rights. I guess you'd have to make a copy for it to work then. Or get them on board.
I believe Hasbro is the current holder of the IP. Making a copy would require significant changes to the mechanics of the game to not be in violation.

But if one of the other developers on here decided they felt the urge, they could do it for free. The real challenge then is adding a full set of webservices to the site that Oli and Kestas approve of so there is something for the apps to communicate with.
dachi (1262 D)
22 Nov 16 UTC
How much work are we talking?
In certain on the web services as I don't code PHP. The apps are not insignificant. I mean, we are talking a high end UX. Otherwise, why bother.
Should have been uncertain not in certain.
Decima Legio (2009 D)
21 Dec 16 UTC
Bump.
This thread should not fade away
TheFlagMan (956 D)
23 Dec 16 UTC
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Could an admin delete a post in public press that is stopping everyone reading the posts as it is too long. game called Sixteen (1600 variant)
Ikaneko (919 D)
23 Dec 16 UTC
Yep, it's crap to try to read anything with the formatting messed up.
G-Man (2100 D)
23 Dec 16 UTC
Are there any plans to resume development here next year?
Hellenic Riot (1269 D (B))
02 Jan 17 UTC
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Some of you may or may not be aware of a recent fundraising driving we're having on webDip to restart development there (information can be found by following the links in the webDip banner). Given vDip is based on the webDip code, and we have no intention of changing that, these improvements should benefit both our sites. I've been keeping an eye on this thread, and any ideas people have for both sites are welcome to be posted on webDip in our thread there. Growing both webDip and vDip and ensuring the success of both is a key part of our plans :)

Hellenic Riot (webDip Administrator)
G-Man (2100 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
If/when development resumes:

WISH LIST

* Fog of War for Modern II and Known World 901
* Grey Press for all variants


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Flame (0 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
For Russian-speaking players
I still want to remind that russian-speaking players are also welcomed to Diplomail.Ru webdiplomacy server.
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