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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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Word Association Thread
Hello! I saw a thread like this on WebDip. We start with a word, and you then post the one word that pops into your mind after you read that word. The first word is FIRST.
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The Ambassador (1678 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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Devonian (1824 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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Strider (1113 D)
Mon 24 Apr UTC
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Anzac Day remembrance
Waking for this Anzac Days dawn service reminds me why we should not forget WWI. With threats of agression again escalating has nothing been learnt!
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Mitomon (920 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
Diplomacy: Is Germany Too Weak?
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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The Ambassador (1678 D (B) (B))
20 Mar 17 UTC
Fixing the Pirates variant
With the new Lab up and running, as discussed in the DiplomacyGames podcast I'm keen to iron out the bugs in Pirates that people hate...
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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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Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
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Mitomon (920 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
What is your favorite board game?
I heard you guys like to play Risk.
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kaner406 (1368 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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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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The Ambassador (1678 D (B) (B))
Wed 19 Apr UTC
Feedback for 1v1 Cold War on WWIV map
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?
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The Problem Thread
This thread is if you have a problem you post and then everyone will try to help you with your problem.
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Happy Rome Day
since today (April 21) is Rome's 2770th birthday, I thought it would be nice to fill this thread with stories of the glory of Rome:
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Captainmeme (1591 D Mod (B))
Sat 22 Apr UTC
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Reminder: ALWAYS check the settings of games you join!
Hi all,
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The Muting Thread
This is the thread that everyone mutes.
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Captainmeme (1591 D Mod (B))
01 Apr 17 UTC
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON VDIPLOMACY'S FUTURE
Please see within for details on the vDiplomacy Referendum.
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GOD (1694 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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Anon (?? D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
KING OF GUNBOAT
gameID=30786 2 day phases 100pt bet WTA Anon gunboat
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Matticus13 (1241 D)
Sat 15 Apr UTC
Seeking replacement for Shift Right variant game
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=30376#gamePanel

Looking for a replacement for Italy (me). The current position is pretty stable. I'm looking to eliminate all of my press games due to time constraints.
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Greetings Thread
Um....................... Hello? Is anyone there?
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The Ambassador (1678 D (B) (B))
08 Mar 17 UTC
Live video feed podcast?
Hi folks - Kaner and I are getting together this time next week for another boozy Dip chat.
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Captainmeme (1591 D Mod (B))
Tue 11 Apr UTC
The Original Diplomacy Variant
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.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262922746919
zurn (884 D)
Tue 11 Apr UTC
Hadn't realized he'd made a Greece variant. Looks different than the other Greece variants I've seen. Really interesting to see works in progress.
Captainmeme (1591 D Mod (B))
Tue 11 Apr UTC
Although the things that are attracting the most attention among the Dip community are the original maps for the Classic board (you can see it at various stages of development here), the thing that caught my eye was the final map.

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/LgQAAOSwol5Y4wyB/s-l1600.jpg

Bear in mind this is probably from at least a year before Diplomacy was published, which means it would definitely bear the title of first ever Variant, except that I don't believe it's ever actually been made or played outside of this prototype - I've seen one similar variant, but it still has very large differences from this map. The prototype doesn't even show power distribution - only supply center ownership.

Given the time this is from, it's not unimaginable that this map was made as an alternative to the Europe one, perhaps for a different number of players. Whatever the case, it brings up some interesting questions for variant enthusiasts, so I'll pose a few of them here:

Do you think this map would play well with the provinces/SCs?
What, and where, do you think the powers should be?
Captainmeme (1591 D Mod (B))
Tue 11 Apr UTC
Haha, ninja'd by 4 minutes. I really should write posts up in advance :)
zurn (884 D)
Tue 11 Apr UTC
The province:SC ratio is a little low, 1.85 (85/46), kind of a tight map. I'd probably remove several SCs in the clump near Athens.
zurn (884 D)
Tue 11 Apr UTC
Maybe aim for 35-38 SCs?
kaner406 (1368 D (B) (B))
Tue 11 Apr UTC
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I think I'd aim to get an army into Thasos in the Strymonic Gulf. That way you'd be guaranteed a survive!
zurn (884 D)
Tue 11 Apr UTC
lol, good eye
Captainmeme (1591 D Mod (B))
Tue 11 Apr UTC
Oh wow, a one center stalemate line. That's a pretty massive oversight :D
What in the hell was Mr. C. working at the post office for? He should have had a high paying job somewhere. The man was a genius and he worked at the post office...

Ah well, Einstein worked at the patent office in Bern, but even that wasn't for 30+ years. He was there only until he found a teaching position at a university.
Lukas Podolski (1538 D)
Tue 11 Apr UTC
Rather expensive though isn't it?
The Ambassador (1678 D (B) (B))
Tue 11 Apr UTC
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Gotta download these pics so we can bring them alive one day to VDip :-)
David E. Cohen (0 D)
Tue 11 Apr UTC
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Yes, this prototype (not a variant!) is very dense. Probably one of the reasons Mr. Calhamer made the changes he did. Increased density, independent of other things, leads to an inceased likelihood of stalemate line formation and diplomatic/tactical inflexibility.
Mitomon (920 D)
Tue 11 Apr UTC
Hey you're on this site too!
G-Man (2100 D)
Tue 11 Apr UTC
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Very interesting. Regarding Thasos on the Greece prototype, judging from this version, I'm sure it's just a rough idea of where he was thinking he'd like some centers and that he would refine as he developed the powers. I have a very early stage but abandoned Ancient Greece variant I was working on, and was trying to put 10 powers in roughly the same area. I had Sparta, Athenae, Knossos, Rhodos, Miletus, Troia, Byzantium, Pella, Larissa, and Ambracia. Basically five powers encircling southern Greece, and five powers encircling northern Greece, but many of the territories are similar to the ones here, so it looks somewhat similar. Thanks for sharing.
David E. Cohen (0 D)
Wed 12 Apr UTC
Hello Mitomon. I lurk on a significant number of sites.
Mitomon (920 D)
Wed 12 Apr UTC
What other sites?
David E. Cohen (0 D)
Wed 12 Apr UTC
Well, if you REALLY care, LOL, the number has gone down in recent years, as several once prominent groups have become moribund, but in addition to VDiplomacy and WebDiplomacy, there is Play Diplomacy Online and Diplomatic Corp. I also occasionally look in on and comment in non-English language groups, though the only other language I can barely get by in is German. Google translate is very helpful for everything else. My "home group" is the Academy of Creative Destruction, which is an invitation-only forum which had its genesis as a couple of elite subgroups (elite as in very reliable and skilled players only) of the now defunct Cat23 forum, which was once one of the largest, if not the largest, internet diplomacy forum. The ACD is primarily an email-based group, rather than web-based, and games are almost all hand-adjudicated, though some GMs do use software aids.
Mitomon (920 D)
Wed 12 Apr UTC
Wow. I am in the presence of royalty.
David E. Cohen (0 D)
Thu 13 Apr UTC
Kneel, and kiss my ring.


Pfthfthfth.
Mitomon (920 D)
Thu 13 Apr UTC
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:P I shall do no kneeling, i have more vdip points than you.
The Ambassador (1678 D (B) (B))
Thu 13 Apr UTC
FYI, Kaner and I discuss the Calhamer estate auction on the latest podcast episode of DiplomacyGames at http://diplomacygames.com/diplomacy-games-podcast-episode-15-shownotes-playdiplomacy-part-2-interview-with-super_dipsy-morg-and-the-calhamer-estate-auction/ or iTunes and Stitcher at the 5 mins 50 sec mark.


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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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David E. Cohen (0 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
Calhamer Estate Sale
See below.
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kaner406 (1368 D (B) (B))
03 Apr 17 UTC
Sitter needed!!
For 7 days, ongoing bourse game. 1 SC power, 3 day phases, no bourse orders needed, only a hotbod to look after the unit on the board. PM me or reply on this thread. Thanks!
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MerlijnvL (994 D)
31 Mar 17 UTC
Hallo
Hallo
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didigoose (1690 D)
13 Mar 17 UTC
Hof Points Question
I have 2 questions related to the Hof point calculation

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zurn (884 D)
28 Mar 17 UTC
Minor map issues
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.
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