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outofbounds (1490 D)
02:25 PM UTC
Classic - Fog of War - With a custom start?
Is it possible to create such a game with current options?
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DemonOverlord (910 D)
05 Jan 19 UTC
Online Diplomacy Championships 2019
Hi everyone. I will be running the Online Diplomacy Championships (ODC) this year on http://webDiplomacy.net
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
13 Jan 19 UTC
Dawn of the Enlightenment Game Forming
I see there are separate threads for game recruiting, so here we are.
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ubercacher16 (1214 D)
10 Jan 19 UTC
Imperium Tournament?
Would anyone be interested in starting a Imperium Diplomacy tournament?
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The Ambassador (1624 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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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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BMG (1000 D)
Thu 14 Feb UTC
Confused re: order resolution
Can someone please explain why WDC wasn't taken in #36812?
Thanks!
Ben
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Aircrosby (992 D)
Wed 13 Feb UTC
Hefty Bone
Hey, so some friends and I are attempting to play a game called hefty bone. It is a large game that requires 35 players, however we do not have that amount. We some what understand the rules and would like to inquire if anyone would like to join, or if this is even allowed. The password is bone, join because we enjoy this game.
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Mercy (2091 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.
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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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ingebot (1865 D)
30 Nov 18 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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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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Fluminator (1265 D)
Fri 08 Feb UTC
Is this site dead?
Is this site still relevant? I'm thinking about getting back into diplomacy, but what's the quality of this site right now?
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Alcove (1000 D)
Thu 31 Jan UTC
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Official Start of the Nexus Diplomacy Tournament!
Want to join one of the largest online Diplomacy communities? Want to test your skill against the best online players in the world? Come join us and 350 other players on the Nexus Diplomacy tournament and jump into a game for the beginning of Season II, starting now!
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ubercacher16 (1214 D)
25 Jan 19 UTC
To stab or not to stab?
What do you think about stabbing?
https://strawpoll.com/bw3ddcca
ubercacher16 (1214 D)
25 Jan 19 UTC
No turnout from the Non-stabbers yet it seems.
Skyrock (1149 D)
25 Jan 19 UTC
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"I will stab when it is the best possible course"

Stab smart, stab hard, when it advances your plans sufficiently and when you can hit hard enough to ensure that there will be no retribution.
gjdip (1526 D)
25 Jan 19 UTC
Seems quite logical to me.
drano019 (2287 D)
25 Jan 19 UTC
If people want to play a cooperative game, there's tons of awesome games out there that allow everyone to play "against" the game itself and win as a group. Diplomacy....is not one of those. I agree with Skyrock 100%.
Skyrock (1149 D)
25 Jan 19 UTC
Oh, cooperation is very important in Dippy, especially in the early and mid game. But you need to be ruthless enough to know when an ally has become a liability or prey, or simply an obstacle on the way to 18 centers, and act accordingly.

Learn from the Fat Man in Maltese Falcon:

"Well, Wilmer, I'm sorry indeed to lose you, but I want you to know I couldn't be fonder of you if you were my own son.

Well, if you lose a son, it's possible to get another. There's only one Maltese falcon."
ubercacher16 (1214 D)
25 Jan 19 UTC
I'm interested in hearing from people who say, "I never stab people."

One of the things I love about Diplomacy is the flexibility. You can play to solo. You can play to get as many centers as possible. You can play to draw with good allies. At some point in a game you may begin playing to destroy another power. Really cool aspect of the game.

This is apart from any scouring system. I don't mean to open that can of worms again.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2425 D)
25 Jan 19 UTC
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Everyone should play to win every game. Obviously that's impossible to do. But the game doesn't function right if players don't try to win. Then what happens is players fall into playing with, and partnering with their friends all the time. That presents a problem. I play the game with good friends that I've had for decades and share beers and personal details with, but I'd push them off a cliff in a Dip game for a win. I play the game with people I personally detest, but I'll work side by side with them to stop a solo. If you cannot play the game for what it is, you're doing it all wrong.
ubercacher16 (1214 D)
25 Jan 19 UTC
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I don't fully agree with you, Ruff. I myself play to win. But I find it very intriguing that some people do not. I think it brings a whole other aspect to the game that exists in few other places.

I disagree that playing to win is the only correct way to play. It may be "wrong" not to play for the win, but I think it adds an interesting dimension. A game may not function "right" if some players don't play to win, but it can still be enjoyable for all parties. Because that is really the point of playing a game, having fun, not winning. I'll concede that winning is fun, but sometimes to win is simply not a priority, and a player who does not play to win is not wrong for doing it.

I will also concede that games where everyone has the same objective, and that objective is to win, are more enjoyable for me personally....most of the time.
David E. Cohen (1000 D)
25 Jan 19 UTC
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What an odd question. Its like asking "Are you in favor of agreeing to bounce in province X". The answer is completely dependent on the ingame situation.
ubercacher16 (1214 D)
25 Jan 19 UTC
The question was asked in response to people in games who claim they never stab people. They detached the question from the game situation first.

Also, would you not ask a question much like your Ad Absurdum example when discussing opening strategies for certain powers? For example, "Are you in favor of agreeing to bounce in Galicia(Black Sea, Burgundy, etc)?" Is that completely dependent on the game situation? Are there not openings demonstrably better for certain powers? Are there not actions demonstrably better for everyone? And yes there are always going to be situations that do not fit with a specific question, everything has exceptions. But is my question really that odd? Is it really completely dependent on the game situation? I think not.
Captainmeme (1400 D Mod (B))
26 Jan 19 UTC
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There's not an answer that exactly points to my view on this? I chose when it's in my best interests to do so because I guess that's the closest.

I'll almost always stab if I can see a solo opportunity that isn't too risky (risky as in would open me up to someone else soloing easily through a throw). I don't stab to thin the draw anywhere near as often, especially if it's someone I've enjoyed playing with.
ubercacher16 (1214 D)
26 Jan 19 UTC
@Captainmeme.

I think that answer does fit your preference. You don't think stabbing to thin the draw or when someone else can solo is in your best interests. Some would say that thinning the draw is in their best interest, you don't. So that answer fits your preference.
It is completely dependent on the game situation for me. I think that answers the other question too. LOL
JECE (1466 D)
27 Jan 19 UTC
What did you eat for breakfast?
Strider (1536 D)
27 Jan 19 UTC
Could I say l don't stab if kept my fingers crossed at all times. Or is that against the spirit of the question?
ubercacher16 (1214 D)
27 Jan 19 UTC
I would say that's against the spirit of the question.
For breakfast? Raw meat. ;)
JECE (1466 D)
28 Jan 19 UTC
Maybe this weekend you did, but isn't it entirely dependent on the game situation?
Horatius (1005 D)
Sun 03 Feb UTC
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I feel like there’s a tendency on this site and webdip lately to play for a draw, and I think that’s the wrong approach. A draw should be forced, not freely given. The only situation in which I willingly draw is when an NMR or other circumstance affects the game and I don’t feel good going for the solo, or if I’m the weaker power and doing it out of self-interest
JECE (1466 D)
Sun 03 Feb UTC
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I blame WTA scoring. People are too scared to play for the win with WTA scoring.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2425 D)
Sun 03 Feb UTC
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"I blame WTA scoring. People are too scared to play for the win with WTA scoring."

That's actually the entire point of the game. You're supposed to be scared to try, but you have to try. Points are the problem, but it's PPSC that fucks it up.
ubercacher16 (1214 D)
Sun 03 Feb UTC
What's so absolutely terrible about playing a game for the fun of it?
Mercy (2091 D)
Sun 03 Feb UTC
If their idea of fun is different from your idea of fun, and they are playing with you.
ubercacher16 (1214 D)
Sun 03 Feb UTC
That's a fair point.
Chumbles (1109 D)
Sun 03 Feb UTC
I'm with you Captain, and I also have no problem with people who play the game for fun. Mercy, mon brave, brilliant a player as you are, I don't have to adhere to your view. David E. Cohen I find myself entirely agreeing with you (without the LOL)... a first!
RUFFHAUS 8 (2425 D)
Mon 04 Feb UTC
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We're all playing the game for fun, people. How arrogant is is to suggest that only your way of fun is the right way. And yet in the comment I read above I see this projection of that very arrogance upon those playing the game by the spirit and intent of it's design. I suppose if you want to play soccer and say that goals from outside the penalty area count as two points, and goals scored by a goalkeeper count for three points instead of one, some people would call that fun... And maybe that is fun, but it's no longer soccer.
Chumbles (1109 D)
Mon 04 Feb UTC
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Mystified... after all that's what this site is all about.
David E. Cohen (1000 D)
Tue 05 Feb UTC
Well, Chumbles, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. ;)


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Enriador (1507 D (B))
22 Jan 19 UTC
Discord Tournament - Season II Sign-ups Open!
Hello vDippers! A second season of the Discord Diplomacy Tournament is upon us. Season I had 92 players who played 44 games, ending with a victory to @iosers's Germany.
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RoxArt (1779 D)
24 Jan 19 UTC
anyone up for a live game?
yey?
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kaner406 (1298 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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nesthocker97 (1057 D)
20 Jan 19 UTC
Why can't I join that game?
I noticed that I can't join some games, although I my stats would allow that.
Those ganes are currently Anon and For the brotherhood.
Why is that
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Anon (?? D)
15 Jan 19 UTC
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Issue in Imperium Dip
In Imperium, F Orientes cannot move to Alexandria. This is causing a problem in my game here: gameID=36964. I am playing Hunni.
I requested a phase extend to try to contact the mods, but it seems they are not responding.
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Carlo (1000 D)
19 Jan 19 UTC
Sorry, simpel question about a simple move :-)
Can you move with a fleet from Clyde to Liverpool in the map Europe 1939?
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ubercacher16 (1214 D)
11 Jan 19 UTC
New World Order Game
A dozen more spots needed for NWO game.

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netotz (1168 D)
11 Jan 19 UTC
Make maps
How were the maps from the "Variants" section made? I mean if their authors used some kind of software, like an application to do a customized map, or if the map was programmed right from the start or something.
Where do I get that application? Or what do I need to learn in order to make a custom map? I'm a programmer so I'm acquainted about the languages and that stuff, and I read something about Javascript and SVG/Canvas. Can somebody explain me that?
Thanks!
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aaronmx2 (1257 D)
10 Jan 19 UTC
Greek Dip Build Problem
Is the 6p Greek map broken?
I have 7 units and 9 SCs, two of which are open for builds, but I'm only getting build options for one of them.

I'm only getting options for one build though. It's like it doesn't recognize Corinth as an open center
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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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tobi1 (1765 D Mod (S) (B))
04 Jan 19 UTC
Interactive Map - Update
A large update is live. New features inside:
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jason4747 (865 D)
03 Jan 19 UTC
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Diplomacy World Issue 144 is out for January 2019
http://www.diplomacyworld.net/pdf/dw144.pdf

Free to you!
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Chumbles (1109 D)
25 Dec 18 UTC
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Merry Christmas
Enjoy your Christmas festivities and may all good things be yours, now and in 2019
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kaner406 (1298 D Mod (B) (B))
10 Dec 18 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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nopunin10did (1041 D)
14 Dec 18 UTC
Congratulations to CaptainMeme & Amby!
Just wanted to let you know that the 2018 Tournament Through Time, hosted on the PlayDiplomacy forums, has ended. Amby and CaptainMeme were both a part of the Baratheon Dynasty, a team that won 3rd place.
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