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Decima Legio (2133 D)
25 Oct 16 UTC
The Exploration game, episode III
One year ago we’ve tested this special rule game based on the Fog of War format.
I have to say that it’s been a fun game with original dynamics.
Details below
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Bourse development and discussion thread.
This summer, I plan to develop Phase I of four phases in a Bourse gaming system to expand the gaming experience without over taxing the game director. This thread is to discuss the phases and how the various features should be implemented.
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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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Strider (1096 D)
24 Apr 17 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 (980 D)
17 Apr 17 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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Mitomon (980 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
What is your favorite board game?
I heard you guys like to play Risk.
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The Ambassador (1689 D (B) (B))
19 Apr 17 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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The Muting Thread
This is the thread that everyone mutes.
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Captainmeme (1547 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 (1671 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 (1295 D)
15 Apr 17 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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The Ambassador (1689 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 (1547 D Mod (B))
11 Apr 17 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
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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 (1338 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 (992 D)
31 Mar 17 UTC
Hallo
Hallo
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didigoose (1646 D)
13 Mar 17 UTC
Hof Points Question
I have 2 questions related to the Hof point calculation

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zurn (878 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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Oztra (937 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
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WebDip members on here
Hi Guys,
just wondering how many people that are from webdip come over here and do stuffs
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Matticus13 (1295 D)
22 Mar 17 UTC
36 hour GB, Classic map
Classic/Gunboat/36 hour/Anon/Bet: 25. One or two games. List your preference and add your name to sign up. RR +90 preferred. I will create the game(s) and PM password when full. FITE ME ;)
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Anon (?? D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
Looking for a replacement player
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=30436
Fall of year 1, still solid position to play France here.
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Decima Legio (2133 D)
19 Oct 16 UTC
V-dip players Map
http://goo.gl/maps/EPgiV
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nopunin10did (1011 D)
14 Mar 17 UTC
Where is the draw button?
I'm in a "friends" game of Imperial (http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=28912), and I can't for the life of me find any button to either propose a draw or vote on one.
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DogsRule11 (1189 D)
12 Mar 17 UTC
Anyone up to hone their skills in Imperial II?
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=30374
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Anon (?? D)
14 Mar 17 UTC
Live Game
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=30495
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Decima Legio (2133 D)
22 Dec 16 UTC
Shift Right variant
Anybody interested to try out the shift right / shift left variant?
Decima Legio (2133 D)
22 Dec 16 UTC
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http://www.dipwiki.com/index.php?title=ShiftRight

Basically, it is about a classic standard game where the initial positions are switched among the players. Everyone starts the game far away his home supply centers
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Captainmeme (1547 D Mod (B))
22 Dec 16 UTC
I'd definitely be down for another. We have tried this before: gameID=10851

The one change made for that one was that Austria was given two armies to try to enable him to retake his home centers more easily. Unfortunately the Austrian player NMR'd constantly so it didn't end up helping much.
Looks interesting i'm in
Unstupid (816 D)
22 Feb 17 UTC
Sure. What kind of phases/buy in are we talking about
Decima Legio (2133 D)
22 Feb 17 UTC
I barely forgot about this!
I was thinking 2 or 3 days/phase... And I don't care about the bet, I am a wealthy man :-)
Unstupid (816 D)
25 Feb 17 UTC
I would like 3 days/phase.
ScubaSteve (1307 D)
27 Feb 17 UTC
Sounds like a complete mess. Count me in.
Matticus13 (1295 D)
27 Feb 17 UTC
I would join. 3 day phases sound good; 2 is fine as well.
Decima Legio (2133 D)
28 Feb 17 UTC
It looks like we need the 7th player only, provided that Cpt and Xxx confirm their initial interest.
I definitely would not want Germany or Turkey in this game. Everyone else need only conquer their neighbor to build, but those two have to go through Austrian territory to get back their home SCs.
Decima Legio (2133 D)
03 Mar 17 UTC
YCHHT, I would not say so:
"
Initial Setup
The starting positions for Shift-Right Diplomacy are as follows, where A -> B means "A's units start in country B":
Germany -> Turkey
Turkey -> Germany
England -> Italy
Italy -> Russia
Russia -> France
France -> Austria
Austria -> England
"
At a first glance, I may say also Austria's path to home is a mess.
Moreover, the traffic dynamics will be mixed up, so what seems to be the shorthest path may not turn out to be the easiest path.

In any case, there's only one way to discover that: it's giving it a try. Do you want to be the 7th player?
Decima Legio (2133 D)
03 Mar 17 UTC
Odyssey

gameID=30376

sending PW to the players who showed recent interest:
Unstupid
ScubaSteve
Matticus13
drano019 (2014 D)
03 Mar 17 UTC
Purely based on distances, Austria gets screwed for sure. From London, it takes a minimum of 6 turns to reach a home SC, and that's assuming you can convoy to BEL/HOL and pierce right through the heart of Germany to do it. Otherwise it's a minimum of 7 turns by fleet through the Med. And you have Germany/Turkey walking right through your homeland at the same time.

For the others we have:

France: minimum 3 turns (VIE - MAR)
Germany/Turkey: minimum 5 turns (MUN - CON)
Russia: minimum 4 turns (MAR or PAR - WAR)
Italy: minimum 4 turns (WAR - VEN)
England: minimum 5 turns (either via sea or convoy through NTH)

So not only does Austria have the longest path, but they also have two powers clashing right where they need to go (Germany/Turkey) and also another power probably blocking their shortest path (Russia moving through Germany to get back home from France). I feel for the person who pulls Austria.

JMB22 (1577 D)
03 Mar 17 UTC
I just saw this on the new games list. It sounds a little ridiculous, so I'd be interested in giving it a go!
vallk (923 D)
03 Mar 17 UTC
I'd love to give it a shot
Looking closer, it's not so much a shift right seeing as every nation has to go thru another to get to their home SCs.
Decima Legio (2133 D)
05 Mar 17 UTC
gameID=30376
The 7th player is missing: apparently Xxx is not able to join another game at the moment, due to Vdip internal RR restrictions.
Xxx, can you confirm that?
In this case I'll send the PW to other interested players
Captainmeme (1547 D Mod (B))
05 Mar 17 UTC
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We (the mods) decided a while ago that the NMR restrictions on number of games are too harsh, so if anyone is game restricted they can contact us in the modforum ("mods link at the top right of the screen) and we'll change that for you.
OK, so Russia has 4 units but only three positions to occupy in France while Italy only has three units but needs to conquer 4 Russian SCs or Russia can build there the moment he takes another SC. Something not right with that scenario.
Decima Legio (2133 D)
08 Mar 17 UTC
Game on!!

Do not worry YCHTT, it has been done before, gameID=10851 , and we will follow that example for the preliminary part of the game. It will take 7 years to move from Classic to the initial positions:
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=10851&viewArchive=Maps
I'm too lazy to invent a shorter set of orders, so I suggest that we move this way.
The real game will start in Spring 1908.

http://www.dipwiki.com/index.php?title=ShiftRight
The only change to the link I posted, as Cap said, is that the Austrian player will get off the ground from England with 2 armies, not with 2 fleets.
I agree with Cap that this change makes sense for the Austrian player.

Regarding what you said about Russia and Italy, we will take care of it before the initial position are met, in winter 1904 exactly.
Captainmeme (1547 D Mod (B))
08 Mar 17 UTC
Just found the old thread: threadID=35522

Along with this quote:

Decima Legio (2009 D)
17 Dec 2012
I'd love to play the second round of the shift variant some day

It took 4 years, but that second round is finally happening :D
Captainmeme (1547 D Mod (B))
08 Mar 17 UTC
Oh, also - that first game also had England starting with F Rom instead of A Rom, because otherwise imo it is too easy to stop them getting home (MAO can be blocked by one fleet). I don't know whether you want to keep that rule change or not.
Decima Legio (2133 D)
08 Mar 17 UTC
:-)
Never say never!

And good point about England. I'm fine to keep that Fleet in Rome 1908 starting position.
It would be a shame to allow the Royal Navy the use of a single fleet!
Strider (1096 D)
09 Mar 17 UTC
I be up for this... whats the numbees now?
Decima Legio (2133 D)
09 Mar 17 UTC
Unfortunately you're late, Strider, the game started yesterday.
I'll take care to contact you in case I'll need a replacement, ok?
Decima Legio (2133 D)
13 Mar 17 UTC
Let's begin with the long walk!

gameID=30376
Isn't this map beautiful?
Well, you know what they say... There will be blood.
Captainmeme (1547 D Mod (B))
13 Mar 17 UTC
Indeed. Soon the entire map will be stained red.
Well, we all know that blue bloods are the most faithful.


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