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Maucat (1485 D)
20 Feb 17 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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drano019 (1616 D)
17 Feb 17 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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Carebear (1000 D)
15 Feb 17 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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nesthocker97 (916 D)
10 Feb 17 UTC
Vacation
I need someone who manages my account for the next two weeks
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Murcanic (1214 D)
08 Feb 17 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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Captainmeme (1054 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 (1283 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 (874 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 (1283 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 (935 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 (989 D)
19 Nov 16 UTC
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"...to old farts who remember playing the game via the postal service." You rang?
IcyPhoenix (941 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 (935 D)
20 Nov 16 UTC
Shocking.
dachi (1205 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 (1205 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 (1205 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 (1205 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 (1362 D)
21 Dec 16 UTC
Bump.
This thread should not fade away
TheFlagMan (1098 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 (825 D)
23 Dec 16 UTC
Yep, it's crap to try to read anything with the formatting messed up.
G-Man (1856 D)
23 Dec 16 UTC
Are there any plans to resume development here next year?
Hellenic Riot (1000 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 (1856 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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Mephisto (1226 D)
23 Jan 17 UTC
FtF in Germany (Hannover)
From 12.05.2017 - 14.05.2017 there will be some FtF-gaming in Germany (Hannover). Perhaps someone is interested.
Details you can see here:
http://www.zoombot.de/45868.html
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Carebear (1000 D)
23 Jan 17 UTC
Cross-site Diplomacy Tournament
www.PlayDiplomacy.com is hosting a cross-site Diplomacy tournament. We have *eliminated* the paid premium membership requirement to allow us to invite members from other sites. vDiplopmacy players with strong reliability ratings and ratings in the top 10%+/- on this site are invited to participate in this event .
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drano019 (1616 D)
05 Jan 17 UTC
Return to Vdip
Hi All!

After a nearly 2.5 year hiatus from playing here, I thought it might be a good time to stop back over and take a peek at what's going on. I've missed some of the variants here, and am hoping to be able to gather up a solid group of players to play a few games (not all at once necessarily) and give me that variant "fix" I've been missing. Anyone interested in some top notch play?
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dachi (1205 D)
13 Jan 17 UTC
Fall of the American Empire
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=20

Is there a reason I can't host this variant? I've played in before on this server, and I'd really like to try it again, but I can't find it in the drop down menu for hosting new games.
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e (1000 D)
05 Jan 17 UTC
High School and College Diplomacy Clubs
Hello everyone! Are you in a high school or college Diplomacy Club? I'm trying to compile a list of schools that currently have Diplomacy Clubs, so it would be great if you could post here if you know of any or are part of one! School name, location, and a contact email would be great. Thanks!
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Machiavelli
Peace be with you
The Machiavelli variant of diplomacy is very interesting. I would suggest you add it to your list of variants in this website.
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Machiavelli
Peace be with you
The Machiavelli variant of diplomacy is very interesting. I would suggest you add it to your list of variants in this website.
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Ikaneko (825 D)
22 Dec 16 UTC
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Arctic warfare variant. What do you think?
I'm making a new variant, Arctic Warfare, featuring Scandinavia, Canada and Russia scrambling to control the Arctic. This is very early WIP, but here it is nevertheless.

http://imgur.com/T1NZWUs
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Anon (?? D)
07 Jan 17 UTC
New Game - PRINCE OF GUNBOAT
gameID=29599 125 bet WTA Classic Anon Gunboat 2 day phases

No riff raff.
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Mikey99 (2036 D)
10 Jan 17 UTC
Cannot join new game because "having trouble keeping up with the ones I'm in"
oops... just posted this in a current thread, sorry - lol - Does anyone kindly have a view. I'm in four games, with a couple about to close and I decided to join a new one... only to be told that I can't. I have a reliability rating of over 99%. What other factor may be affecting this please?
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Mikey99 (2036 D)
05 Jan 17 UTC
Cannot join new game because "having trouble keeping up with the ones I'm in"
oops... just posted this in a current thread, sorry - lol - Does anyone kindly have a view. I'm in four games, with a couple about to close and I decided to join a new one... only to be told that I can't. I have a reliability rating of over 99%. What other factor may be affecting this please?
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SLOTerp (0 D)
04 Jan 17 UTC
NWO goes MAD
The current NWO game being run at Redscape incorporated new experimental rules for the nukes: MAD (nuclear strikes can trigger automatic nuclear response). Spring 2005 sees 9 nukes trigger 3 nukes which begat another 3 nukes. Yikes!
http://www.redscape.com/viewforum.php?f=151
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Anon (?? D)
04 Jan 17 UTC
Please join the game!
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=29548

We need quite a few people, so join up, please!
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mariscal (1329 D)
31 Dec 16 UTC
variants
is there a dip-variant as game of thrones / ringwars similar or not to the respective boardgames? maybe under another name, sorry my ignorance. if not, what tools, or site do you recommend me, to try to make a map? thxs all, happy new year
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Captainmeme (1054 D Mod (B))
30 Dec 16 UTC
FvA Double Elim Tournament on WebDip
Since webDip *finally* got those variants ported across, I'm running a 1v1 tournament over there.

Info here if anyone is interested: http://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?viewthread=1431032
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mace (1109 D)
21 Nov 16 UTC
search for live 1 on 1
hey anybody interested in an live 1 on 1?
if so please send me a private message.

looking forward to some nice challenges
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Diplomacy Simulator
Hi! I'm new here and I don't know if it was already discussed, but it would be nice to have some sort of simulator to test out moves. Sometimes the rules aren't that easy to apply and it's hard to understand what would happen in a very tricky and unique situation...
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Flame (0 D)
20 Dec 16 UTC
4th & 5th diplomacy rules revisions difference
Please remember me what is the differences between 4th & 5th rules revisions?
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LovelyPinkEgg (1292 D)
18 Dec 16 UTC
Europe I600 tournament
Hello, I would like to start a tournament at map Europe 1600.
Games will be anonymous and it will be message all. Or would you like to Public Press or Gunboat?
My capacity of points is low, so eveeygame will be for 2 Dpoints.
Who join?
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zurn (1175 D)
17 Dec 16 UTC
diplom.org down?
diplom.org used to be the centre of the online Diplomacy community. Even long past its prime it held tons of interesting resources, variant files, articles, etc. For the last few weeks I haven't had any luck loading the site. Does anybody have any idea what's up?

Luckily, most of it is backed up by the Wayback Machine, hopefully that never disappears: https://web.archive.org/web/20161020130534/http://www.diplom.org/
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