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butterhead (975 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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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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WWII Tournament
I would like to start a tournament. I've seen the Known World and 1v1 tournaments, and those are great fun. So why not apply it to World War II? I'm still working out the details, but I'll post some details.
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Argentinean Empire (1068 D)
17 Jan 18 UTC
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Cold War Tournament
I am looking to start a rated Cold War tournament consisting of group and knockout stages. Groups of 4 will face each other twice, once as each country. The top two (or three, pending interest) from each group will move on to the knockout stage, with each matchup lasting two games. Users will play as each country once. If tied 1-1, an additional two games are played until a winner is determined.
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nopunin10did (987 D)
30 May 17 UTC
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1900 for vDip: Progress Report (ongoing)
As mentioned in another thread, I've been working on the code and assets necessary to port Baron M. Powell's variant 1900 to vDip and/or webDip.

In order to keep myself accountable in some fashion to actually complete this task, and not just talk about it, I've created a small project plan where I can mark my progress.
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Safari (1549 D (B))
05 Jan 18 UTC
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Austrian Succession: New and Improved
After four years, War of Austrian Succession is nearing completion! Please come help test it so that I can perfect the balance.
It would be very helpful if we could have no NMRs for the first few phases. http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=64
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
24 Jan 18 UTC
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New Variant: Dawn of the Enlightenment
It is on a temporary homepage, http://davidecohen.wixsite.com/diplomiscellany, since I am having a bit of trouble editing my main website. Please take a look. I would love to get comments, suggestions and criticism.
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
Tue 13 Feb UTC
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New mega-variant: Divided states....
Here comes our largest variant ever: Divided States.
A variant for 50 players!! With 693 territories (270 land, 236 coast, and 187 sea territories).
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
Tue 13 Feb UTC
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For such a large variant I think it's necessary to remind everyone how we handle errors here.

1.) Always report all problems in the modforum. Missing links, wrong links or everything else.
2.) We might need to pause the game in question, but usually we are fast fixing bugs.
3.) If you see a missing link: We will fix the link and reset the phase-timer, so you do have enough time to enter your order.
4.) If you see a wrong link for you too choose: Don't use this link and report it. We will remove the link, no harm done. If you use the link: See 5.)
5.) If you see someone else make a faulty-move we will remove the wrong link and reprocess the turn with all wrong orders set to "hold". But we can only reprocess the last turn. If you report an older problem, we can't reprocess the turn.
gameID=33780
United States of Insanity
Let's do this!!
kaner406 (1479 D Mod (B) (B))
Tue 13 Feb UTC
https://media2.giphy.com/media/PbTBkJB3ZBP0I/giphy.gif
teacon7 (1570 D)
Tue 13 Feb UTC
do we have any idea how long a game like this might take to finish? Also: the pot is going to be YUGE
Technostar (1082 D)
Tue 13 Feb UTC
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@All
Due to the use of sealanes, I am especially concerned about the possibility of a missing adjacency. As Oli said, report any bugs immediately to the mod forum.

@Oli
Thank you a lot for guiding me through the process of setting up this behemoth! I couldn’t have done it without your help.

@Dr. Rec
I’ll join that game in around a week or less. Right now, I’m a mere 6D away from what I’d need to join.

@Teacon
My best guess, judging by how long WW4 games usually take, is around 20-25 in game years.
abadu (1252 D)
Tue 13 Feb UTC
So with two phases each year and retreats/builds maybe making up for a third phase (being optimistic here) that would make it 2 * 3 * 25 = 150 days at least, so probably half a year at minimum for the last survivors?

Anyway, this is so awesome! Is this really a new record for the biggest variant ever officially played? Glad to be part of a history-making match then :)
Technostar (1082 D)
Tue 13 Feb UTC
This variant is tied with New World Order for the largest number of players, but since NWO is mostly based on the WW4 map, Divided-States probably has more total territories.
ScubaSteve (1527 D)
Tue 13 Feb UTC
I've joined, of course, but I don't understand why this isn't going to be anonymous. Regardless, I'm excited.
BobRoss (1678 D)
Tue 13 Feb UTC
I wasn't planning to return for any new games any time soon, but it's impossible to let this opportunity pass. Amazing job, Technostar and Oli!
Steve, it was an oversight on my part. I intended anonymous but didn’t realize I’d missed it until people were joining. My bad. That being said, I’ve never created a large game that didn’t have people complaining about one parameter or another. Along with runnin tournaments, it’s one of the damned-if-I-do-damned-if-I-don’t aspects of Diolomacy.
GOD (1685 D Mod (B))
Tue 13 Feb UTC
Woooohoooooooo!!

Really looking forward to this :D
G-Man (2418 D)
Tue 13 Feb UTC
Yip yip yip yip!
BobRoss (1678 D)
Tue 13 Feb UTC
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So who's down for a 50x50 Divided States tournament?

Oh can you imagine the logistic hell that would be.
I’m in!
Mapu (2312 D (B))
Wed 14 Feb UTC
Someone has me blocked from joining. I apologize sincerely to whomever it is. I deeply regret my actions, whatever they were. I hold no grudges with anyone and treat every game independently, so if I did or said anything to offend, it was just within the game and was nothing personal. Please unblock.
Mapu (2312 D (B))
Wed 14 Feb UTC
I am in. Thank you.
ubercacher16 (1461 D)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
I'm in for the tournament too!
ScubaSteve (1527 D)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
I'm so excited I tried to donate (an embarrassingly small amount of) money. I can't figure out how. Why make it so difficult? Can someone point me in the right direction?
Anon (?? D)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
Given the immediate response and excitement (and since a 50x50 tournament will have to be orchestrated and managed by someone else), I’ve created a second game: gameID=33790

This one is anonymous, and choose-your-state, by request. I’ll make a gunboat now, see if we can’t catch lightning in a bottle.
Oops, apologies. I see there’s others already created. Join away!
The Ambassador (1652 D (B) (B))
Wed 14 Feb UTC
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@BobRoss - can you imagine a 50 game Divided States tournament? Statistically I reckon 5% of the players would be dead by the end!
BobRoss (1678 D)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
Amby, isn't that sort of the ultimate CD for the Diplomacy Nut? haha.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
Wed 14 Feb UTC
@SubaSteve: sorry, there is no way you can donate here. Server cost is on me, and it's not that much. I like getting postcards from all over the world, so this is an option. :-)
ubercacher16 (1461 D)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
@Amby, only 5%?
CoXBoT (1222 D)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
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Tremendous variant. Believe me, folks. It will be fantastic.


But for real, this looks fun as heck. Any other libertarians on here wishing this actually happens?
ishirkmywork (1240 D)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
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oh Jesus libertarians. smh.
yes anarchy is so awesome.
CoXBoT (1222 D)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
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Really just giving the power back to states. How the framers set up the republic. I digress....
GOD (1685 D Mod (B))
Wed 14 Feb UTC
I'd have a proposition to make, being in the first game now: how about writing each state's name in some kind of background shade over the state on the map?
Being a non-US player, I do know some of the states, but not all of them and have to Google all the time, which is especially annoying on my phone...orientating by colours will only get you so far too, it's so many states... :D

Or am I alone with that?
Conversely, has anyone been to all 50 states? I've been to 40 of them...
Retillion (2221 D (B))
Wed 14 Feb UTC
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I have been to each of the 48 continental states.
G-Man (2418 D)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
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Piggybacking on GOD, I'd love to have a list of the full names of all the territories (by state, province, and ocean region).
GOD (1685 D Mod (B))
Wed 14 Feb UTC
http://vdiplomacy.com/edit.php?variantID=105
G-Man (2418 D)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
Ah yes, but it would still be more helpful to have the territory names listed on their won page, and by state, province, and ocean region -- perhaps linked off the variant description page.
Technostar (1082 D)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
@BobRoss
A 50x50 tournament would be absolutely absurd, let's do it! Just be sure to block off the next few years of your schedule before joining.
In all seriousness, I'd be rather surprised if 50 games of this map have been finished before I graduate college. WWIV only recently passed that mark, and it's only 70% the size of this.

@GOD
A background name for the states would be tricky to implement, especially with my still-limited web programming knowledge. For right now, I'd say the best thing you can do is use Google Maps or a separate image for reference. Though if you need to find somebody's chat, note that the state chats are listed in a snakelike pattern across the US. The top states listed are all along the east coast, while those towards the end of the list are all along the west coast.

@Dr. Rec
While I have not yet had a chance to do that, I am hoping to go on a cross-country road trip one summer when I'm in my 20s.

@G-Man
I'll see if I can get a detailed reference sheet made up, though I cannot do so right away because I've been rather busy recently.

RagingIke297 (1000 D)
Thu 15 Feb UTC
Not sure how difficult this would be to implement, but what about if there was another button added next to the big map button that was just a map of the US with state names on it, or maybe the big map should be an image that is half big map, half map of states with names
Retillion (2221 D (B))
Thu 15 Feb UTC
How long does it take to study the location of those 50 states ? Is that so difficult ?
BobRoss (1678 D)
Thu 15 Feb UTC
I have been looking for New-Amsterdam for hours now, with no luck #wheremycoloniesgone
I mean, really, you don't need to have every state memorized, just the ones immediately around you. You should figure it out in not to long, once you've bandied the names around for a while.
Technostar (1082 D)
Thu 15 Feb UTC
If you wish to learn the states, I would HIGHLY recommend this song - it's how I first learned the US states:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E2CNZIlVIg
Anon (?? D)
Thu 15 Feb UTC
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=33789

Gunboat game.
teacon7 (1570 D)
Thu 15 Feb UTC
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Does a game have to be rated in order to count towards the variant's statistics?
ScubaSteve (1527 D)
Thu 15 Feb UTC
I would bet that 95% of Americans couldn't correctly identify all the states on a map. I think I could but there might be a couple around New England that I wasn't sure about. I wouldn't sweat it. Playing this variant is probably the only way to learn it.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
Thu 15 Feb UTC
Maybe so kind of overview like we have for variant-page of the Fantasy-world variant (http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=44) would help.
Retillion (2221 D (B))
Sun 04 AM UTC
I cannot display the preview map in the Divided States game "United States of Insanity"
gameID=33780


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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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Anon (?? D)
Thu 15 Feb UTC
Western World 901 Bug?
I am in a gunboat and when I try to see the past orders it tells me there is a bug.

http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=33658
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Argentinean Empire (1068 D)
23 Jan 18 UTC
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Prove your historical knowledge!
Since some discrepancies arose from the Winning thread, (what else is new?) here we go. We start with a question, and the person that correctly answers it posts a question of their own, and it continues.
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
Sat 10 Feb UTC
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RSS feed for Notifications (discussion)
Hi everyone.
Don't miss PMs or game-notifications with your personal RSS-feed.
In your settings-page you can create a unique link that updates with your "Notices"-tab on your homescreen.

Feel free to post ideas for improvements or suggestions.
What's your favorite RSS-client for your platform of choice?
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michael_b (957 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Question: Adding Variant(s)
Please see reply.
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Halt (1370 D)
Sat 10 Feb UTC
Can't send press during build phase?
Hi, during one of my games, I seem to not be able to send press during build phase? I have been away from the site for a few years, so is this a new feature/rule I'm unaware of or is there something wrong with the game I'm in?

gameID=33649
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nopunin10did (987 D)
22 Jan 18 UTC
Email notifications?
Does vDiplomacy not have an option to send email notifications upon important game events?

I just recently set up a game, then came back to check on it a couple days later only to find that I'd NMR'd it without even knowing. I couldn't find anything in my email, even in Spam or Trash.
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Enriador (1298 D)
Wed 07 Feb UTC
WTA vs Draw-Disvaluated Scoring
What about adding Draw-Disvaluated Scoring to vDip?

It's a mix of Calhamer Scoring (aka Winner-Takes-All) with Draw-Zero Scoring, and has the fortunate effect of pushing players towards a solo unless a draw is absolutely necessary. Solos work like in WTA, but draws are different.
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Grahamso1 (1593 D)
Mon 05 Feb UTC
PPSC vs SoS
I couldn’t find the answer in Help.
I know PPSC means in a solo the points are allocated based on supply centre count while in a draw it reverts to an equal split of points like DSS/WTA
For SoS over on WebDip, in a draw the points are allocated on a sum of Squares principle. But Help section doesn’t say what happens in a solo. Same method or reverts to winner takes all? I’m assuming SoS whether draw or solo but checking
Thanks
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Technostar (1082 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
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"Divided States" - New variant in progress
"Divided States" is a variant where every US state is a country. I am looking for advice about it. See reply for details.
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tobi1 (1496 D Mod (B))
Sat 03 Feb UTC
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Improvement suggestions?
I am looking to give some love to my main coding contributions to vdip, namely the interactive map and the TSR in Colonial Diplomacy. Do you have any wishes, improvement suggestions, issues or bug reports with these implementations?
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Greatdjenkins (1021 D)
30 Jan 18 UTC
you hippies whats in da hood
come at me bro, when people see u they be like FATYYYYYYYY
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Devonian (1882 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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Just a heads up...
I'm headed to our cabin for a week tomorrow. I'll still get internet on the phone when we head into town for dinner each night, but my communication may be lacking in game on any press games.
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The Ambassador (1652 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....
162 replies
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CCR (1699 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
A Reconquista variant
http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/i/iberian.htm
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GOD (1685 D Mod (B))
27 Jan 18 UTC
Looking for Callifornians
I'm currently travelling through California for a good month and wondered if there's any players out here who'd like to meet or maybe even host me?
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Greatdjenkins (1021 D)
22 Jan 18 UTC
Ambassidor is a crybaby
ambassidor, and argentinaian empire looooooooooove fluttershy and dora, although i think argentianian empire might like boots ( doras pet monkey, hes a boy )
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Brenden (967 D)
25 Jan 18 UTC
call me
hey girl
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Dr. Recommended (1529 D Mod (B))
24 Dec 16 UTC
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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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Flame (1058 D (B))
09 Jan 18 UTC
Western Known World 901
Please join the testgame
http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=67
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kaner406 (1479 D Mod (B) (B))
19 Jan 18 UTC
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Mod announcement
Please join us in welcoming gopher to our mod-team. We promise not to let him use his newfound powers to win the "winning" thread.
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