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I noticed that Germany is considerably weaker in Diplomacy than it's historical counterpart. In game, Germany can very easily be knocked out by England and France. However, historically Germany was able to fight competently on three separate fronts. Does anybody feel that Germany is a little misrepresented in game? More importantly, are there any variants that address this?
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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...
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.
Hi folks, some of you may have heard me talk on the podcast about bringing the WWIV map to a Cold War circa 1984 1v1 variant. Interested in your thoughts about whether I use the standard WWIV map, the v6.2 version (is there any actual difference in the map itself?) or whether the sealane version would be better. Thoughts?
Thanks guys I'm sure Mrs Amby and Mrs Kaner would really appreciate us streaming from there.
Cap, we normally get together after work to record. This upcoming episode would be streamed at:
5 pm Wednesday 15 March (Brisbane time)
That means as you're in the U.K. you win the global time zone prize draw as this is:
7am London 15 March 3 am in East coast USA 15 March Midnight in West coast USA 15 March.
I think the episode after that will be a double episode (where we usually get more sloshed). That is likely to be recorded during school holidays so we could probably live stream that around 12 noon Brisbane which is
2 am London (sorry you lose there) 10 pm east coast USA (day before) 7pm west coast USA (day before)
Anyone have a preference for Periscope or Facebook Live?
I am East Coast US so can't do the first, but would love to do the second. If you do it with Facebook live, it stays for us to watch as a replay as well (caught a lot of the Geneva autoshow that way, including Aston Martin's AMR unveil). I don't know about Periscope.
Hi folks, well I've been playing with my phone and Googling and can't work out HTF to get Facebook Live working. Whenever I log in with my phone to the Diplomacy Games profile and I follow the instructions on Facebook to live feed, it kicks over to my personal Facebook account.
So fuck Facebook Live. I'll instead try on Periscope. If you're keen at the allotted time above (or maybe a little sooner if the bar isn't busy) we'll live video cast on Periscope tomorrow. Just search at the time for Diplomacy (profile name is DiplomacyGames) or click on the map for Australia and then Brisbane (kind of 3 pm on the clock if the Australian continent was a clockface).
Hi folks, in a week from today (noon AEST Wed 12 Apr, 10 pm US east coast / 7 pm US west coast Tue 11 Apr) Kaner and I will be recording 2 podcast episodes and live streaming on www.periscope.tv/DiplomacyGames.
Do you have a Diplomacy Dilemma for us to discuss? Post now, or give it to us directly live during the Periscope.
As many of you know, the Calhamer estate is being liquidated and the very first self-published Diplomacy board sold for just over $5000 last week. Well, something else interesting from the same sale - a bunch of prototype maps, these likely being from several years before the game was published.
Is anybody able to make minor cosmetic map changes to the variants, for readability? There's two small things I've noticed:
* Imperial Diplomacy II: there's a connection between Morocco and W. Med, but the map really doesn't show it. * First Crusade: The Sardinia supply centre in the large map is placed in an odd, almost invisible spot.