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Jamie_T (895 D)
Mon 07 PM UTC
Notices
The notices on my front page are all jumbled up in a random order. PMs from weeks ago are at the top, and some of my game messages from the past day or two are lower down. Is anyone else noticing this?
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Enriador (1374 D)
Sun 02 AM UTC
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It's time to talk about Scoring
Hello all!

Let's talk about scoring? More specifically, about whether the dreaded Points Per Supply Center (PPSC) scoring should remain an option?
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JECE (1192 D)
Sat 02 PM UTC
Is there a new mobile website?
It looks great, but could I turn it off? I use a BlackBerry Passport, which has a nice big screen and doesn't need it.
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Enriador (1374 D)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Napoleonic Variant, and the lack of neutral centers
I had the honor to play 'Napoleonic' back in the lab (an awful game as Spain by the way). I had a question back then which I ask here and now:

Why there are no neutral supply centers?
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The Ambassador (1634 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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GOD (1786 D Mod (B))
23 Sep 17 UTC
Balkans 1860 variant
Is it just me, or is Italy way too overpowered?
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Sengoku Nagashino Feedback Thread
Hi Sengoku Nagashino players - please deposit your thoughts here for designer digestion as the first round of games resolves.

Please do not directly comment on the situation/players etc. of any active games. Please limit your comments to the variant design itself, as it appears at gamestart. Once a game has completed, it is fair game for analysis, but not before please.
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jason4747 (919 D)
Mon 12 AM UTC
"Biggest Game of All Time Completed"- worth a look
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205586
By the nice people at WebDip.
Pot: 31,500  - Spring, 1918, Finished - Germany dominates at 17
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BenjaminHester (1015 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
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obsolete Sengoku variant
Hi all, designer of Sengoku here. I would love to get the latest version of Sengoku in use on this system, as it is much more balanced. Found here: http://dipwiki.com/index.php?title=Sengoku
Even if the DP system, can't be used, the version at http://nairenvorbeck.angelfire.com/ is still better than the one in use currently. Poor Mori needs a fair chance :-) Anyone willing/able to help me get these implemented?
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Devonian (1872 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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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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The Real Wheat (0 D)
Thu 16 Nov UTC
New Maps
I'm super new to the site and I was curious how new maps were made and/or submitted. I noticed a lot of the maps look a bit old and it got me thinking about what it would take to create a higher resolution version of a game map. Are there certain file formats a map must be in or is this all a responsibility for site admins only? Thanks!
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Major Problems (1138 D)
Fri 17 Nov UTC
Imperium Diplomacy
Under the variants, I noticed one called Imperium Diplomacy, but was not able to create a game using this variant. Is it a discontinued variant, or under a different name? It looks like an interesting one, especially the beginning turns.
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nopunin10did (1011 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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DemonOverlord (910 D)
07 Oct 17 UTC
Vdip colour scheme
Hi, I think vdip would be more successful with a different colour scheme. Also less painful to look at.
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The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
27 Oct 17 UTC
1066 Tournament
As discussed in episode 23 of the Diplomacy Games podcast I'm thinking of putting together a 1066 tournament. Interested takers?
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I have the points. I’m in.
I'm cool with YCHTT's suggestion of 3 rounds although I my original idea was to for each player to take turns playing England, Normandy and Norwegians so we would iron out any advantage each country would have.

How about:
E=England
NM=Norman
NW=Norwegians

Round one:
1 E, 6 NM, 9 NW
2 E, 5 NM, 8 NW
3 E, 4 NM, 7 NW
Round 2:
1 NM, 6 NW, 9 E
2 NM, 5 NW, 8 E
3 NM, 4 NW, 7 E
Round 3:
1 NW, 6 E, 9 NM
2 NW, 5 E, 8 NM
3 NW, 4 E, 7 NM
Final:
Open to ideas on scoring systems but essentially winners of each group would then progress to finals with the same system:
Winners: group 1 E, group 2 NM, group 3 NW
Winners: group 1 NM, group 2 NW, group 3 E
Winners: group 1 NW group 2 E, group 3 NM
Based on whatever we agree is the scoring system, whoever gets the most points is declared winner, 2nd most points 2nd, 3rd most points 3rd.

If I'm over complicating things happy to go to YCHTT's simpler solution. Entirely open to you guys.
Actually, I was thinking the same thing about everyone trying out each nation, so we are on the same page.
Cool, is there a generally recommended scoring system to use? If we can get 9 players I'm happy to be tourney director. Never done that before.
The variant tournaments use (players in draw) / (eliminated players) for draws and (nations in game) / 2 for solos IIRC. So a 3 player game would score: solo = 1.5 points, 2 way draw = .5 points each, and three way draw would be worth nothing.

2 Way draws are definitely a possibility with the majority plus 2 capitals requirement. The smaller player could get two capitals and manage to stalemate the larger one.
mouse (1858 D)
01 Nov 17 UTC
I'd still push 6 rounds (eg for 169: 1E 6NM 9NW, 1E 9NM 6NW, 6E 1NM 9NW, 6E 9NM 1NW, 9E 1NM 6NW, 9E 6NM 1NW) rather than 3, to further balance things (mainly, removing any advantage based on which order the rotation goes), but yeah, initial pools of 3 with the winners of each pool progressing to the final, with the same scoring as the variant tourneys (or just arbitrary 3win/1draw a la football, which is incidentally just 2x what the variant tourney scoring would give.

169, 258, 347 is good seeding.
Battalion (1656 D)
01 Nov 17 UTC
One advantage of the 6-game approach suggested by mouse is that if it is anon then you won't be able to play tactically against the current group leader, and will have to play each game as it comes.
Yeah, 6 games per group per round is definitely in order. I'm with mouse there. Play them concurrently as well. This would result in 24 total games for 9 players (18 in round 1 and 6 in the finals).

I just presented a more unified scoring that would help to normalize all the varaint rankings in the variant thread because the complaint was made that the overalls were skewed by the points per game varying based on the number of players on the board. If they adopt some new more balanced between variant scoring, we should use that and roll this into it.
Should we roll this into the mini tournament thread and include it as one of them simply as a 3x6 or a 9x18+3x6?
fasces349 (1069 D)
Sat 04 Nov UTC
Are sign-ups for this still possible?
The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
Sat 04 Nov UTC
Ok, if we are playing with 9 players (& assuming I take on tourney director role ans don't play) with have ONLY ONE more spot avaiable.

Those who have signed up:
1. GOD
2. ubercacher16
3. Greatdjenkins
4. YouCan'tHandleTheTruth
5. mouse
6. Battalion
7. Mr. Finkelmuiyer
8. fasces349

I'm ok with YCHTT's suggestion on the 6 games per group round option to iron out advantages in position etc. Can we lock that in?

Any suggestions on a good way of me as tourney director to keep track of what's going on/who's playing who? Will I need to be temporarily a mod so I can reallocate players in games, or is that "out of the box" if a game is part of a tournament?
mouse (1858 D)
Sun 05 Nov UTC
I'd say set up a consistent cycle, so people can refer to something that says "you play as x in game y" and then just have the games as select country. If something comes up (eg. people joined wrong slot) that can be sorted before the game starts.

Does have the downside of knowing the mapping in each set of two games where you're the same civ before one of them finishes and you can determine the other one, but eh, so much less admin work that the tradeoff is fine.
tobi1 (1496 D Mod (B))
Sun 05 Nov UTC
I would be happy to to take the 9th spot, if we can agree on min 36 h phases. I might be only able to log in once a day, which could be problematic with 24 h phases and a bad phase deadline.
I prefer 48 hours so that works for me.
mouse (1858 D)
Sun 05 Nov UTC
Yeah, 36h or 48h phases; we *should* be able to have them moving a bit faster with only three people to ready up, but having the slack is nice if you need it.
The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
Mon 06 Nov UTC
Ok, so 48 hour phases with the principle to ready up when you can.

Final 9 then are:
1. GOD
2. ubercacher16
3. Greatdjenkins
4. YouCan'tHandleTheTruth
5. mouse
6. Battalion
7. Mr. Finkelmuiyer
8. fasces349
9. tobi1

Anyone happy to be added to the reserves list, just throw your name in the hat.
GOD (1786 D Mod (B))
Mon 06 Nov UTC
Alrighty
Battalion (1656 D)
Mon 06 Nov UTC
I'm going to have to back out of this I'm afraid - RL has suddenly got a lot more busy! I'm sure (and I hope!) that you'll be able to find someone willing to take my place fairly easily.
The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
Mon 06 Nov UTC
No worries Battalion, these things happen. Recruiting for one more:

1. GOD
2. ubercacher16
3. Greatdjenkins
4. YouCan'tHandleTheTruth
5. mouse
6. Mr. Finkelmuiyer
7. fasces349
8. tobi1
ubercacher16 (1262 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
48h phase please.
The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
If folks are good with 48 hours then we have 9 again. Please indicate if you see any show stoppers:

1. GOD
2. ubercacher16
3. Greatdjenkins
4. YouCan'tHandleTheTruth
5. mouse
6. Mr. Finkelmuiyer
7. fasces349
8. tobi1
9. ubercacher16
BobRoss (1761 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
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Not signing up myself, but I just wanted to point out that Ubercacher16 is listed twice. So i'd assume you still need 1 more player? ;-)
BobRoss (1761 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Unless you're playing in the tournament yourself, Amby. In which case you are one of the 'ubercachers'
The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
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Sorry Bob, painting my numbers is clearly not my thing. Neither is attention to detail. Or Dip gameplay for that matter ;-)

Thanks for pointing that out. Still looking for one more player then:

1. GOD
2. ubercacher16
3. Greatdjenkins
4. YouCan'tHandleTheTruth
5. mouse
6. Mr. Finkelmuiyer
7. fasces349
8. tobi1
The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Apparently I'm shit at proof reading too. My = by
BobRoss (1761 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Hahah, that's alright Amby. We don't call them mistakes, they're just happy little accidents ;-)

Good luck finding the ninth player. Unfortunately 1066 just really isn't my kind of variant as this does sound like a fun type of tournament!
ubercacher16 (1262 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I wouldn't mind playing in two sets! That means double the points for me! ;)
Of course, you wouldn't get into round two unless you were tops in round one so that should cover most, if not all, of the round two points.
GOD (1786 D Mod (B))
Wed 15 Nov UTC
Sooo...any player no. 9? :)
The Ambassador (1634 D (B) (B))
Wed 15 Nov UTC
Bump


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rebecca02 (1000 D X)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
locks of hair
Beautiful.
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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 (1761 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
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Variant Tournaments Results & Ranking
As the Variant Tournament thread was getting clogged i thought it'd be a good idea to separate the organisational and ranking part.
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JECE (1192 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Custom phase bug
This might be better in the Mods section, but I thouht I'd post here first to see if other users have any input.

I'm trying to create a new game with a custom phase length. When I select "Custom" from the drop-down menu, nothing happens. However, when I select "2 days, 2 hours", I've given the option to input a phase length. Hopefully this is an easy fix.
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KingCyrus (1669 D)
01 Nov 17 UTC
WWII Update Errors
Hello, I am currently in a game of WWII and I was just informed that it has been updated, "fixing" problems with dual coasts. This supposedly means that Palestine now has two coasts. However, I have a fleet in the Red Sea and it can no longer move to Palestine! Please fix?
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RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
20 Oct 17 UTC
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Replacement Player(s) Needed
I need replacement players game sitters for several games:
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The Ambassador (1634 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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peterlund (1080 D)
30 Sep 17 UTC
I have reported 2 Issues for vdiplomacy to kestasjk/webDiplomacy
Bug 1: "Turn limited vDip games should end after possible retreats" (Issue 261)

Bug/Questions 2; "How does vDip decide who the winner is?" (Issue 262)
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BenjaminHester (1015 D)
25 Oct 17 UTC
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not quite ready, but... SE Asia 800
going to refine Balkans 1860 and Sengoku: Nagashino as needed before trying to implement this one. Thought I would just give y'all a peek behind the curtain. Thoughts welcome! (it has a few known imbalances to address, but it's close.)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2CiokzfWGBhTlU0QTZZNzNrUEU
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Jamie_T (895 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
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MAFIA 1 - GAME THREAD
This is the game thread for vDip Mafia, Episode 1

Please DO NOT post in this thread if you are not playing in the Mafia game.
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Flame (0 D)
23 Oct 17 UTC
Austrian question once again!
Please help with testing a map "War of Austrian Succession"
http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=51

Fast gunboat.
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Flame (0 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Classic 1898 Variant adaptation
I do the adaptation for 1898 variant. Who knows the author of the variant to mention him in the description. Or it's Hasbro itself?

http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=43
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Tactics
In year one when you just meeting everyone, maybe there anonymous but for sure you don't know any of them. How do you know who to trust?
They can be lying through their teeth and text doesn't show tone of voice or eye contact so you have no idea. If you believe them they may stab you. If you don't you venture into a DMZ and piss them off. Ask around to others and you get rumors or nothing. This game seems so much better suited to face to face.
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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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