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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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abadu (980 D)
Sat 08 Jul UTC
Live game nights?
More in the response:
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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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Decima Legio (2133 D)
Tue 18 Jul UTC
Replacement needed
Details below
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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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BobRoss (937 D)
Mon 17 Jul UTC
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vpoints plummeted?
I just noticed my vpoints dropped from 1570 to 963 out of the blue? Is a new ranking system in place at vdip?
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Devonian (1843 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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kaner406 (1397 D Mod (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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Argentinean Empire (955 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
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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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Anon (?? D)
Mon 17 Jul UTC
Take over the third Reich!!!
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=31530
World War II with Germany in a really great position...
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The Ambassador (1676 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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lazynomad (1094 D)
Sat 15 Jul UTC
Wings: Air Force rules variant for Diplomacy
This diplomacy variant introduces rules for using air force units (wings).
lazynomad (1094 D)
Sat 15 Jul UTC
While adding a unit that can reach anywhere on the map reduces the pressure to engage in negotiation, having a wing that could be helpful to any player, anywhere on the map, opens up strategic possibilities and breathes new life into the game we love.

Airbases: Wings are built during the build phase on any vacant home SC. That SC will be the airbase where it will start and end every mission each turn. A wing may move its airbase to any other vacant home SC where units didn't bounce in the same turn (eg. a wing in sevastopol moves to vacant st. petersburg: sev-stp). If an airbase is attacked, any air missions from that base are grounded that turn and the wing remains there. If attacked by a greater force, the wing is destroyed. A wing in its airbase may hold and be supported in holding by adjacent ground units and other wings. Unlike other units, a wing may not support a unit in an adjacent space. A wing requires being able to take off and occupy other airspaces to provide support (see air support). If a wing is supported to hold in its airbase by another unit but the wing does something other than hold that turn, that support is ineffective.

Air Assaults: A wing may attack any space on the map. When it attacks a target it occupies the airspace over that target during that turn before returning to base (eg. a wing from berlin attacks london: ber-lon). The attack may be supported by other armies and fleets in adjacent spaces to the target (eg. a fleet in the english channel supports the attack: eng s ber-lon). If the attack is successful, the wing doesn't occupy the space but returns to its airbase, leaving the the vanquished forces to retreat or be destroyed and the conquered space vacant. As many wings may attack the same space as you want - an exception to the diplomacy rule of only one unit occupying a space at once (eg. a wing in munich supports an air attack by a wing in berlin on moscow: ber-mos, mun s ber-mos). Equal forces bounce back to their airbases and a larger force of wings destroys a smaller force.

Air Support: A wing supports a unit to hold by occupying the airspace over that unit during that turn before returning to base (eg. a wing in berlin supporting piedmont to hold: ber s pie hold). More than one wing may provide air support in the same space (eg. wings from berlin and munich support piedmont to hold: ber s pie hold, mun s pie hold, pie hold. This would hold against an attack by a ground force of 3 units).
A wing supports a ground attack by occupying the airspace of the space being attacked before returning to base (eg. a wing in berlin supports an army attacking vienna from budapest: ber s bud-vie).
If the airspace being supported, whether supporting to hold or attack, is attacked by another wing, air support of all supporting wings in that space is cut. If the air-supporting wing(s) is attacked by a larger force of wings while providing air support, it is (they are) destroyed.

Airlifts: A wing can pick up an army from any space and drop it off in any vacant land space on the map where no units bounced this turn. This is similar to convoying. Airlifts can be disrupted by attacking the originating airbase or the dropoff space, leaving the army and airlifting wing remaining where they are. If a greater force of wings attacks the dropoff space, the airlifting wing and the unit airlifted are destroyed. Airlifts may be supported by other wings (eg. a wing in munich supports an airlift by a wing in berlin of an army from portugal to moscow: using 'a' for airlift, ber a por-mos, mun s por-mos, por-mos).

Optional: Delay introduction of wings, allowing them to be built only after a year or two if players feel these units are too powerful to be introduced immediately.

These rules are designed to be relatively simple and balance the power of these new air units by reducing available space for a player to build, successful wing attacks not occupying the spaces attacked, air support being cut easily by other wings, wing missions being disruptible with air defences by attacking airbases and target spaces, and greater forces of wings destroying weaker forces.

I hope you like these rules. Let me know how they work out for you.

lazynomad
ubercacher16 (1007 D)
Sat 15 Jul UTC
Very interesting.
ubercacher16 (1007 D)
Sat 15 Jul UTC
No other units can occupy the "air base" SC?
lazynomad (1094 D)
Sat 15 Jul UTC
Not while it is occupied by its wing. Any number of wings might try to move into the airspace above to attack or support it in a turn, however.
ubercacher16 (1007 D)
Sat 15 Jul UTC
Ok. And no other unit can occupy the base.
lazynomad (1094 D)
Sat 15 Jul UTC
Air power comes at a cost :)
ubercacher16 (1007 D)
Sat 15 Jul UTC
It sure does.
Airlifts should include airdrops into hostile territory (ala paratroopers) much like a convoy. Think Omaha Beach recreation. Fleet convoys in an army while wing drops an army behind enemy lines on top of a unit that was supporting the attack. But the cost there would be that if the attack fails, the dropped army is destroyed. No "retreat back to start" option like a convoy has on a failed assault.
And I assume a wing can never capture an SC. It would still require dropping an army there or something to hold the SC. Otherwise, neutral SCs would be gobbled up like candy and it would be chaos as everyone would build nothing but wings.
lazynomad (1094 D)
Sun 16 Jul UTC
If they filled up all their home SCs with wings, they would have nowhere to build.
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
Sun 16 Jul UTC
As this was cross posted in webDip too, I'll post this here too:

I assume you guys are aware of how wings are used in the Dissolution variant over at PlayDip: http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=804&t=54793

Worth reviewing.
@lazynomad - but if they could attack and take an SC with a wing, they wouldn't need to. One wing attacks with the others providing support. That SC would fall.

Defensively, they could provide support hold from anywhere threatened by non-wing units from any SC.

The big problem with this is any SC left open is vulnerable to a wing attack and to use armies and fleets effectively, you must be open to move them off SCs. So you must restrict wings from taking SCs.

I also think the airdrop is bad. In the Spring, your wings all air drop your armies around an SC behind the lines and in the Fall, those armies take it.

No, I think wings would have to be purely support: self, defense, or offense, but never able to convoy or attack or the game becomes to imbalanced without some additional AA type of defense.


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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 (1397 D Mod (B) (B))
Tue 11 Jul UTC
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Damn I'm a sucker for punishment - yup commedy cube
Yes, I'm back on the team. <Gulp>
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drano019 (2025 D)
06 Jun 17 UTC
Question for Mods
Are you guys still checking the "Mods" tab? Just curious if those queries are still being responded to.
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BobRoss (937 D)
Mon 10 Jul UTC
Common Courtesy?
Over the past few weeks i've noticed that there is an awfully lot of NMR's and CDs happening. Many of these take place in a later stage of the game with no extended phase in place.


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Namejeff (996 D)
Fri 07 Jul UTC
Advertisement
I am advertising a fog game called fog 9
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Flame (0 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
Napoleonic variaant. RELEASED!
Napoleonic variant from FireHawk is fixed and avaliable for playing here:
http://server.diplomail.ru/variants.php?variantID=101
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Anon (?? D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
New game: Prince of Gunboat
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Technostar (1014 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
Replacements needed for games.
Due to unforeseen circumstances this summer, I am in need of a replacement in 3 of the games I am playing. They are all anonymous Gunboat/Public Press games and are decent positions. PM me if interested and I will leave relevant information in my notes.
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hellenic_riot (1000 D)
02 May 17 UTC
Banned From Web Diplomacy?
Hello new friends! I was banned from Web Diplomacy.

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BobRoss (937 D)
18 Jun 17 UTC
Rank Titles?
Hello!

I am curious about the system of rank titles that is in place at vdip.
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Freido28 (977 D)
19 Jun 17 UTC
Noob question...
What does IAMap mean in the variant types?
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gopher27 (1208 D)
13 May 17 UTC
Quote Association Thread
Hello! I saw a thread like this scrawled on the wall of a Guatemalan insane asylum deep in the jungle primeval. We start with a quote, and you then post the one quote that pops into your mind after you read that quote. The first word is FIRST.

“The key to Springfield has always been Elm Street. The Greeks knew it. The Carthaginians knew it. Now you know it.”
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ScubaSteve (1086 D)
08 Jun 17 UTC
WWII conference room decoration suggestions
I am going to decorate my conference room with a WWII theme. I have a couple of recruiting/propaganda posters and am thinking of putting a big map of the war or a number of individual maps of various theaters basically in their respective areas on a wall. Any suggestions or recommendations on what to buy and where to buy it?
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Anon (?? D)
09 Jun 17 UTC
AAA Cercasi italiano
Hi all, I am looking for 2 Italian speaking players for an anonymous greypress classic map. The bet is very low (5) . Anybody? Contact me in private, and I'll share the password!

http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=31296
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Damian (1023 D Mod)
10 Jun 17 UTC
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Site Rules
Greeting vDippers.
It has come to my attention that quite a few players are unaware of the site rules. If you're a new player, or a vet and you haven't read over the site rules I'd urge you to do so. http://vdiplomacy.net/rules.php#Rules
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michael_b (997 D)
07 Jun 17 UTC
Big Game
Hello Everyone, I just started a 35 player game and need it to fill up before it expires. It is non-anon also.

Please Join:
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=31295
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New game looking for players
Small six player game.
Anarchy in the UK
With respect for Manchester
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cy4 (958 D)
01 Jun 17 UTC
African Jeff
Okay so we are playing the Africa map and we need 2 more players to join ASAP so we can get started. I have friends in the game already, just so you know but we won't be biased. The password is "jeff".
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