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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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kaner406 (1375 D Mod (B) (B))
Mon 07 AM UTC
Face to Face play in what seems like forever...
So I've finally convinced my gaming group to have a go at Diplomacy, and i have to say I'm looking forward to doing this thing again after what seems like forever. Only problem is they are all newbies to the game. Any advice from folks as to how to introduce Diplomacy to gamers (who haven't played Dip) before?
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Sky_Hopper (768 D)
Thu 06 Dec UTC
Better country randomization
We need a better country randomization script than just assigning people countries by the order they join. I've started 2 variants of Classic (FoW and Octopus) and I've gotten England both times.
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Devonian (1871 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 (1375 D Mod (B) (B))
08 Sep 18 UTC
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Variant Development Thread
This thread is made for the express purpose of cutting down of multiple threads that deal with new variants, ideas, concepts etc...
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Sky_Hopper (768 D)
Thu 29 Nov UTC
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Returned
Well, here I am.
It's been a long break, and I feel it's time to return, now that the frenzy that made vDiplomacy terrible (I'm sure you remember it) has ended.
Here we go, as I try to regain those vPoints...
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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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bamzolino (1000 D)
Thu 06 Dec UTC
Adjucation bug. Can it be fixed?
This move seems to be adjucated wrong. Support shouldn’t be cut from where it is going into if I understand the rules correctly. Armenia supported move from Rumani to Sevastopol, but it was cut even though Sevastopol is the target.
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=36686
I don’t know how to post pictures, but the link should allow others to see the game. I would like to know if this can be fixed as it wildly changes the game.
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ingebot (1793 D)
04 Oct 18 UTC
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Workaround to "forced" ready
In rulebook press, part of the idea is that for retreat and builds it forces you to ready up. However, simply by then pressing "not ready", the order changes to "saved". Is it possible to promote the original idea of this press type by making the state of "not ready" equal to "no orders received"?
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ingebot (1793 D)
Fri 30 Nov UTC
Age of Pericles
In the "Age of Pericles" variant, the map clearly shows that Euboeius Sinus and Thermas Sinus border each other (top right). However, the movement between them is apparently not possible; this is confirmed by looking at the map info. However, given that the map shows them as clearly in contact, isn't this a mistake?
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OrdinalSean (959 D)
Sat 01 Dec UTC
CountrySwitch gameID=36173 Song-Empire
Diplo is beginning to depress me. As such I'm open to anyone taking over from me. I'm Song-Empire, 23 SCs, currently fourth place. I'll PM details to anyone who replies saying they want to join.
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
11 Nov 18 UTC
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Armistice
100 years today.
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Pudge (964 D)
Mon 26 Nov UTC
Games
I would like to have groups of friends to play games more often here, I hope that if someone wants to participate more actively tell me
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AIShandling (973 D)
21 Nov 18 UTC
Own Varients
Is it possible on this site, or anywhere online, to upload your own variant to play?
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Pudge (964 D)
Sat 24 Nov UTC
Fast Game
hey, good a Saturday for all, anyway want play a fast game today? pls say me! regards!
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Anon (?? D)
Sat 24 Nov UTC
Fast Game
If wants to play a fast game today go a https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=36608
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Just need some Clarification
So I have a fleet ready to attack New Zealand and there's an enemy one ready to do the same. If I use a supported attack from some other troops to attack the enemy fleet (assuming it has no unit supporting it holding) while moving in to New Zealand with my other fleet what happens?
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PTTG (845 D)
16 Nov 18 UTC
Mistakenly dropped from a game?
Re; gameID=36387. My country was put into CD and I was dropped despite playing as normal and checking in every day.
I don't care about getting back in the game, but I would like to fix my reliability score.
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jmodugno (1024 D)
12 Nov 18 UTC
Can someone explain this move?
Why did Rumania support to budapest from Galicia fail?
https://vdiplomacy.com/map.php?gameID=36477&turn=6&mapType=large
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ScubaSteve (1199 D)
08 Nov 18 UTC
Health Problems
I have a couple of games going. One super interesting and one less so. Would anyone be willing to take over?
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Yoshimon (812 D)
11 Nov 18 UTC
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Replacement
I’m going through some mental health issues right now, and would appreciate if someone would be willing to take over 3 games that I’m currently in
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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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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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The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
03 Nov 18 UTC
Kaner temporarily offline
Hi everyone - in case you're waiting on Kaner for any games etc, his internet connection at home has died and his ISP are being difficult. Not smart when his ISP contract ends in a week. So he's going to switch providers in a week and will unfortunately have to "go dark" from vDip for that period of time. But he will be back.
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Mercy (2068 D)
31 Oct 18 UTC
Newspaper Game
A while ago, some players in threadID=80668 discussed playing another Newspaper game. Meanwhile, more than 7 players have shown their interest to participate in it, but no consensus on the specific settings of the game has been reached yet. I have created this thread to set up the next Newspaper game and discuss its settings.
Mercy (2068 D)
31 Oct 18 UTC
GENERAL RULES
The Newspaper game will be an anonymous Public Press game and will be played on the map Classic - GreyPress (variantID=50). We will make an agreement that players will only send grey press, and all the press will be in the form of newspaper articles. This will result in all players having to rely on newspaper letters from anonymous, unverifiable sources for all of their information. See threadID=62070 and gameID=24273 for an example of the last Newspaper game played.

FOG OF WAR SUGGESTION
It has been suggested by @kaner406 to add Fog of War to the game. Unfortunately, no variant with both Fog of War and GreyPress exists. In order to add the Fog of War element, we would have to create two games: one gunboat Classic - Fog of War and one public press Classic- GreyPress game. The GreyPress game would be unrated and paused immediately, and be used for communication only. The Fog of War game would be used for moves only.

SIGNING IN
If you want to participate in the game, please let know any preferences for settings like scoring system, phase lengths, and whether or not you like kaner's suggestion about the addition of the Fog of War element, and add yourself to the list. The reason I haven't added everyone from the old thread is because I would end up with more than seven people.

1. Mercy (No preference regarding Fog of War, WTA, phases > 1 day)
ingebot (1793 D)
31 Oct 18 UTC
2. Ingebot (Prefer Fog of War, WTA, phases > 1.5 day)
kevdog8 (1276 D)
31 Oct 18 UTC
3. kevdog8 (Prefer Fog of War, WTA, phases > 1 day)
BBQSauce123321 (Prefer Fog of War, PPSC, phases > 1.5 day)
bsiper (1030 D)
31 Oct 18 UTC
5. bsiper (that fog of war idea is great, unrated, phases > 1.5 day)
ubercacher16 (1347 D)
31 Oct 18 UTC
6. ubercacher16 (prefer Fog of War, Unrated before WTA, HDV, phases > 2 days[will not play 1 day])
G-Man (2227 D)
01 Nov 18 UTC
7. G-Man (would play either, but though a hassle, Newspaper Fog would be so great, I'd prefer that -- let's be the 1st!; WTA; 3-day phases since the spotlight is on communication and the deciphering of it)
Temasek22 (960 D)
01 Nov 18 UTC
Sub: Temasek22 (Slightly prefer fog, WTA/Unrated, >1.5 day)
Mercy (2068 D)
01 Nov 18 UTC
So we have:

1. Mercy
2. Ingebot
3. kevdog8
4. BBQSauce123321
5. bsiper
6. ubercacher16
7. G-Man
8. Temasek22

It seems like the preferred settings would be: Fog of War, WTA, Hidden draw votes, 3 day/phase. I saw one person in favor of Hidden draw votes and no one against it. Personally I'd like Hidden draw votes too, since it fits with the general theme of having uncertainty about everything. Also, no one gave an upper bound to the phase length, hence why I would go with the 3 day/phase that G-Man preferred.

Temasek, I am not sure if it is fair to let you be a sub just because you saw this thread at a later point in time. I know that there were two other people - Caerus and kaner406 - in the other thread who said they wanted to play this game, too, and if they sign in, I think it would be certainly unfair to let them just be subs. I am not sure what we should do though with the excess of signups, any ideas? If Caerus and kaner sign up, we would have 10 people.

Also, what bet sizes would people prefer? I see that most people could afford quite a large bet.
kevdog8 (1276 D)
01 Nov 18 UTC
Perhaps Temasek22 could organize a second game if there are already 3 interested? And personally I would probably prefer a smaller bet size because of all the unknown components of this game. It's really a trial run, so I don't want too much at stake.
Mercy (2068 D)
01 Nov 18 UTC
Out of interest, do bsiper, BBQSauce123321 and you know each other IRL? You three played quite some private games together.
We do, but we always make sure to uphold the integrity of the game if we happen to play each other
Mercy (2068 D)
01 Nov 18 UTC
Don't you think it will be easy for you to identify the others based on press and playstyle?
No different than for you and your experience with a lot of other veterans of the game
But if you do have worries about this, I'm willing to not play. In anon games though, I have never tried to ID players based upon play style, though because I feel that breaks the meta (And honestly, makes it more fun if you don't)
bsiper (1030 D)
01 Nov 18 UTC
Likewise to the point above, if there are concerns, I don't want to play and make people worried about meta. I have faith that a Newspaper game will be different in tone anyway due to the writing style, but that's ok
ubercacher16 (1347 D)
01 Nov 18 UTC
If no one can agree on bet size, how about unrated? I have no preference on the bet size itself, but maybe unrated would be better considering it is a trial run.
G-Man (2227 D)
01 Nov 18 UTC
Open to bet size, but I don’t think the game is so far out of normal bounds that it should be untated. Let’s have a little skin in the game!
G-Man (2227 D)
01 Nov 18 UTC
And thanks for facilitating this Mercy.
Caerus (1599 D)
01 Nov 18 UTC
Oh no.... The list is so full! This is great and terrible. Well. I hope it goes well. I am looking forward to the results and I will wait patiently for the next game!
ingebot (1793 D)
02 Nov 18 UTC
Actually, I forgot the draw vote preference. I would like draw votes to be visisble
ingebot (1793 D)
02 Nov 18 UTC
Perhaps anyone else interested could also express it here and we can see if we can get a second game going? Maybe if it doesn't get to 14 people, we can have people play in both games?
Titus (1396 D)
02 Nov 18 UTC
Sub: Titus (prefer Fog, WTA; 3-day phases)
bsiper (1030 D)
02 Nov 18 UTC
I'll move over to the potential second game @Caerus
kevdog8 (1276 D)
02 Nov 18 UTC
Game rosters:
Game 1:
Mercy
ingebot
kevdog8
BBQSauce123321
ubercacher16
G-Man
Temasek22

Game 2:
bsiper
Titus
Caerus
Anon (?? D)
02 Nov 18 UTC
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Thank you, bsiper. That is very generous of you. Also, after reading your posts, I have no worries (anymore) of possible meta between you, kevdog and BBQSauce.

Kevdog8, that sounds about right. However, for the first game, I'd like to swap Temasek with Caerus, if he wants to play, for two reasons. The first reason is that Caerus' RR is way higher than that of Temasek, and secondly, Caerus expressed interest in this game before Temasek did so in the other thread this game mode was first discussed in.

That would come down to a first game between the following seven players:
- Mercy
- ingebot
- kevdog8
- BBQSauce123321
- ubercacher16
- G-Man
- Caerus

In fact, I have just created the games.
Press game: gameID=36414
Board game: gameID=36415

The settings are: WTA, 50 bet, Hidden draw votes, 3 day/phases.
I saw one person object to HDV and two persons in favor, that is why it is HDV.
Also, as soon as anyone forgets to enter orders, that person will be sent into Civil Disorder but the phase will be extended, allowing that person to come back and enter orders. That should prevent any NMRs from occurring.

The password will be sent to every participant.

If you have any objections, please let them know.


NOTEWORTHY RULES

Once gameID=36414 starts, please pause the game immediately. All of your press in this game should start with 'grey:', without the quotation marks. This will make your press anonymous. All of your press should in principle be as if written by a newspaper. See gameID=24273 for some examples.
bsiper (1030 D)
03 Nov 18 UTC
For everyone who is spectating, I suggest only spectating the press game for some fun
FafevPlinskv (1119 D)
03 Nov 18 UTC
@Anon Fine with that :). Will spectate with interest
FafevPlinskv (1119 D)
03 Nov 18 UTC
Oops @bsiper
kevdog8 (1276 D)
03 Nov 18 UTC
The game is underway- don't forget to cast your pause votes in the Press game @Caerus @Mercy @ubercacher16 @G-Man @BBQSauce123321 @ingebot
kaner406 (1375 D Mod (B) (B))
06 Nov 18 UTC
Dammit! Next one around then hope you guys are having fun!
Five words for next time.

Phones can be WiFi hotspots.
Damn. Wrong thread.


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nopunin10did (1041 D)
26 Oct 18 UTC
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Recruiting for Dissolution (Play by Slack/Discord/Email)
Next year, starting in Jan or Feb 2019, I will GM a game of Dissolution, a 10-player Diplomacy variant* of my own creation. Dissolution is set in the 1990's, just after the breakup of the Soviet Union. This game is not a vDiplomacy site game; it will be played with most communication handled via IM (either Slack or Discord), with some email too.

More details below.
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The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
31 Oct 18 UTC
Diplomacy World needs a hand!
The quarterly mag needs a few good Dippers. Find out more at https://mailchi.mp/c18279ad9e1d/diplomacy-world-staff-vacancies and give a hand for the hobby!
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BBQSauce123321 (1422 D)
11 Oct 18 UTC
Grey Fog of War
So I have just discovered variants for both Grey Press and Fog of War. I have no idea how to code so can't make this happen, but if someone was able to combine these two variants, it would make for a very very interesting game, especially in Public Press
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The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
26 Mar 18 UTC
vDip Google Map...
Where is it again? I tried finding it referenced in old forum threads but as search is non-existent, lucked out.
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Chumbles (1019 D)
07 Oct 18 UTC
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Smelly stand-ins/replacements
We have a situation, a 'metagaming' tactic which thoroughly distorts gunboat games' outcomes. Replacement players don't have to have the same RRas the game originally required. Thus we can get a replacement whose sole purpose is to recover their own RR by suiciding - moving their own units out of their centres in so another player can move in entirely uncontested.
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