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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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Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
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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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Devonian (1819 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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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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drano019 (2056 D)
Thu 05 Jan 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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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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dachi (1154 D)
Fri 13 Jan 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)
Thu 05 Jan 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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DiplomatofHonour (1000 D)
Sat 14 Jan UTC
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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DiplomatofHonour (1000 D)
Fri 13 Jan UTC
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 (946 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
kaner406 (1389 D (B) (B))
23 Dec 16 UTC
Interesting concept. Looking forward to seeing how this one develops!
kaner406 (1389 D (B) (B))
23 Dec 16 UTC
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(You need to have Santa's factory there somewhere...)
Ikaneko (946 D)
23 Dec 16 UTC
Would you have any advice for me as to how to set it up? I've got a basic plan: rim neutral SCs to start conflict, and neutral SCs in the Arctic to finish out the game on. Any rough suggestions for overall design, or important things to keep in mind?
Amwidkle (1747 D)
23 Dec 16 UTC
I like the concept. The map covers a geographic region never before seen in VDip, and I can't off the top of my head think of any variants quite like it, in terms of the dynamic of colonizing a wilderness area. To emphasize that dynamic, maybe make holding the North Pole to be a win condition. That way, all powers have to compete for the middle, and you can't win just by moving around the edges.

You say that this design features "Canada," but the map shows the starting SCs are actually in Alaska (i.e. the U.S.).

One thing you might want to tweak about the current map is that Scandinavia and Russia start a lot closer to one other than Canada. So Scandinavia/Russia will more likely than not end up at war, while Canada quietly grows in strength. Perhaps a fourth/fifth power can be added. So maybe add both Canada and the U.S., and either China or Japan (who are fighting for the Arctic for access to coveted trade routes for shipping their manufactured goods, slowly opening up due to global warming melting the polar sea ice).

Another potential feature would be Summer/Winter seasons and freezing & melting sea ice. Not sure how that would be coded, but it might be fun!
Ikaneko (946 D)
24 Dec 16 UTC
@Amwidkle Nice idea on the melting/freeing, I have floated the idea and thought it was pretty nice on the mock-up I did. I'm adding Canada and a two-centre power, China. This power will have a few centres around it to make up for that though.
David E. Cohen (0 D)
27 Dec 16 UTC
Interesting. I have been thinking about a science-fictiony variant set in a future arctic for a long time. Perhaps I will take that up after I finish Dawn of the Enlightenment, the global variant I am currently working on. I look forward to seeing how your variant develops, and drawing lessons from it! :^)
Ikaneko (946 D)
Sun 01 Jan UTC
Don't take lessons from me, dude. Take it from someone who knows what they're doing.
baky123 (1138 D)
Mon 02 Jan UTC
You could possibly have several icebergs which act like the tornado in the Pirates! variant (But only confined to water). Not sure if it would be possible to increase and decrease the number of Icebergs based upon season.
David E. Cohen (0 D)
Wed 04 Jan UTC
LOL Ikaneko. I like to think I DO know what I am doing as far as variant design is concerned. But that doesn't mean I can't learn more and get better at it.
I would suggest adding four more countries to the variant : China, Japan, America, and England. 3 countries only does not make interestibg diplomacy
*interesting


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Anon (?? D)
Sat 07 Jan UTC
New Game - PRINCE OF GUNBOAT
gameID=29599 125 bet WTA Classic Anon Gunboat 2 day phases

No riff raff.
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The Ambassador (1641 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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Mikey99 (2183 D)
Tue 10 Jan 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 (2183 D)
Thu 05 Jan 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)
Wed 04 Jan 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)
Wed 04 Jan 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 (1578 D)
Sat 31 Dec 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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The Ambassador (1641 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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Captainmeme (1559 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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Known World Tournament
Awhile back, kaner proposed a Known World gunboat tournament in which 15 participants would play 15 games, one with each nation. I searched back for the thread, then just decided to start a new one. I want to see if there would be sufficient interest in this to try to get it off the ground.
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Decima Legio (2106 D)
22 Dec 16 UTC
Shift Right variant
Anybody interested to try out the shift right / shift left variant?
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mace (1314 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 (1295 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 (947 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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Some of the variants don't tell you much...
Classic Cataclysm, for instance. It has a home page in Russian and our variant page says nothing. Some one want to enlighten?
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yoak (1223 D)
08 Dec 16 UTC
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Error when clicking on top-level "Games"
Error triggered: Not-paused game process-time values incorrectly set..

This was probably caused by a software bug. The details of this error have been successfully logged and will be attended to by a developer.
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