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Tournament: Cold War II
Welcome to the sequel to 2018’s Cold War tournament. Has it really been two years? Let’s get started.
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Eham (971 D)
09 Jan 20 UTC
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Variants to Port to webDip
I won Zultar's (webDip co-owner) New Year's prize, which is getting to pick three variants, of which they'll pick one (if possible) to port over. I don't play many variants, so I'm asking the experts:
What are three popular, stable variants that don't have much—if anything, in terms of special rules, (basically nothing that involves messing with the adjudicator, since it is a big, scary, complex bit of code)—that you would want to see included on webDiplomacy.net?
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Macca573 (1301 D)
27 Feb 20 UTC
Around the World Tournament
Come one, come all, to the newest tournament to hit V-dip's pages.

The Around the World Tournament!
Macca573 (1301 D)
27 Feb 20 UTC
This tournament will have players battling it out in maps from all the continents on Earth.

Rounds:
It will be played over 6 rounds with 6 different maps.

1. Africa (Africa)
2. Mate Against Mate (Australia)
3. Sengoku (Asia)
4. South American Supremacy (South Amercia)
5. USA (Europe)
6. Who Controls Amercia (North America)

Scoring:
It will be scored using Carnage-Fibonacci, which awards points as following:
Solo: 5400

Draw: 1st 2100
2nd 1300
3rd 800
4th 500
5th 300
6th 200
7th 100
8th 100

Players are ranked by SC count, then year of elimination (later is better).

Exact Game Specifications:
2 day phases
1 excused delay/person/game
Full Press
Anon
Visible Draw votes

I'll take as many participants as I can get. Reply here or DM me to join. If you need any clarification, please don't be afraid to ask questions.

Best of luck!
ubercacher16 (1752 D)
27 Feb 20 UTC
How many games will be played at once?
Macca573 (1301 D)
27 Feb 20 UTC
For the most part, 2. But you may end up with 3 for short period of time.
Macca573 (1301 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
periods*
bsiper (1327 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
I'd like to join!
Macca573 (1301 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
You're on the list!
JacobL582 (1655 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
Sounds fun, sure!
Sky_Hopper (814 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
Canton might be a better choice for Asia, but... you never know.
BobMcBob (1291 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
Canton isn't eight-player, and it isn't particularly well-balanced either.
Macca573 (1301 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
It needed to be 8-player becuase there is only one Australia map.
Macca573 (1301 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
because*
umbletheheep (1000 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
I'll promote this in the Briefing (www.diplomacybriefing.com) - How many players do you need and when is the cut-off
ScubaSteve (1337 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
I'm in.
I'm up for it if there's still space, all cool if not.
Macca573 (1301 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
You're both in.

The number of players I need is any multiple of eight. The cutoff? I'm not sure. When I get enough players? Max a couple of weeks (I hope).
Sounds good to me, I'll keep an eye on this thread to keep up to date.
BobMcBob (1291 D)
01 Mar 20 UTC
Yeah, why not. I'll sign up. You beat me to making a tournament, but we both know I let you. I was ready first :)
Macca573 (1301 D)
01 Mar 20 UTC
You're on the list!
umbletheheep (1000 D)
02 Mar 20 UTC
Ok, it was in the last issue and I'll continue to keep it in: https://us20.campaign-archive.com/?u=7f96aa626e18757f1f87cd69e&id=f99c47cbd8
Is the plan to play 1 game at a time, all games simultaneously or something else?
Swede03 (910 D)
03 Mar 20 UTC
I would like to join
Macca573 (1301 D)
04 Mar 20 UTC
You're in!

Spaces still available!
Macca573 (1301 D)
05 Mar 20 UTC
Spaces still available, join fast!
Temasek22 (970 D)
06 Mar 20 UTC
Count me in then! :)
Macca573 (1301 D)
06 Mar 20 UTC
You're on the list!
Just out of interest, who's on the current list?
Iamnobody (1000 D)
06 Mar 20 UTC
I would like to join.
Macca573 (1301 D)
06 Mar 20 UTC
Here's the current list:

Bsiper
JacobL582
ubercacher16
ScubaSteve
TheWorldCouldBeSoDifferent
BobMcBob
Swede03
Temasek22
Iamnobody
Josafina (1482 D)
07 Mar 20 UTC
Full press I'm assuming?
Macca573 (1301 D)
07 Mar 20 UTC
It's on the details post, but yes.
Macca573 (1301 D)
07 Mar 20 UTC
Ok all, the games will begin soon!

I will start them up on Monday afternoon (AUS time), and then PM you with the join code and game you're in.

Applications are still open, and will remain as such until the games start. If you were on the list, but couldn't make it into the games due to numbers (needs a multiple of 8), I will tell you.

I bid you all the best of luck!
Sounds good to me, I'm looking forward to it starting.
Macca573 (1301 D)
09 Mar 20 UTC
The game is up now and post of you should have received the code (I know there was a spelling error in that message, it doesn't matter). Some of you haven't yet, it is coming, I just need to sort a few things out first.

Good luck!
Macca573 (1301 D)
11 Mar 20 UTC
We begin our world tour with the continent of Africa.

It is the second largest and second-most populous, after Asia. Full of culture and diverse ranges of people, and now, War!

You can watch the game unfold here:
https://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=41445

Best of luck to all competitors,

Let the games begin!
JacobL582 (1655 D)
11 Mar 20 UTC
So I noticed you had 9 people on the list above, but started a game. Who didn’t make the cut - Iamnobody?
Macca573 (1301 D)
11 Mar 20 UTC
My good friend BobMcBob said that he would be a reserve.
BenjaTiddy (998 D)
11 Mar 20 UTC
If there is still a spot open, I'd love to join
Piplup (807 D)
11 Mar 20 UTC
I'd like to join
Macca573 (1301 D)
11 Mar 20 UTC
If you can find 5 more applicants in a couple of days, yes.
Macca573 (1301 D)
12 Mar 20 UTC
People are also DMing me, so you can keep applying. I'll tell you weather the second game goes ahead or not, when it happens.
Elipticon (874 D)
12 Mar 20 UTC
If it's still possible, I'd like to join.
Macca573 (1301 D)
12 Mar 20 UTC
Ok, but you will need 4 more by Saturday night for this second game to go ahead.
Macca573 (1301 D)
18 Mar 20 UTC
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As our tour continues, we move east, to the continent (and country) of Australia.

It's the smallest of the continents, but is the largest island in the world (it's where I live too). Some people consider the continent to also include New Zealand, Indonesia, and some pacific islands, but that's up to you. It's a lot less diverse than Africa, especially if you consider it only the island. Once home to home to hundreds of indigenous tribes, this map puts us right before the federation, when tensions are heating.

The game can be viewed here:
gameID=41594

Bets of luck!
Macca573 (1301 D)
18 Mar 20 UTC
Best* of luck
Bump


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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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Fake Al (1502 D)
15 Mar 20 UTC
Tiglath-Pileser Development
Just to keep things organized, I'll keep my questions in my own thread, which are focused on my first try at creating a variant, one set in the Iron Age middle east.

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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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ubercacher16 (1752 D)
Mon 09 PM UTC
10,000
I just completed my 10,000th phase on vDip. Just thought that is cool and wanted to share it with everyone.
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kaner406 (1280 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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kaner406 (1280 D Mod (B) (B))
11 Mar 20 UTC
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A massive congrats for the first Divided States win!
gameID=34103
Congratulations Amby! For winning as New York! 2 years well spent ey?
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The Ambassador (2343 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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Sky_Hopper (814 D)
Wed 01 Apr UTC
Appears to be allowed, although it really shouldn't be
Apparently, if you take over a country in CD in one game, then CD yourself, you can later take over a different CD'd country in the same game. Perhaps this should be disallowed? I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts.
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Anon (?? D)
Mon 30 Mar UTC
Classic game (gameID=42112) including some friends
Two friends and I want to play a game and we're looking for others to make it up to the full contingent. gameID=42112

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DesertPunk (1000 D)
Thu 02 Apr UTC
Can phase times be changed mid game?
Is it possible to change the phase times to something like 24hrs to 12hrs once the game has started or do we need to start a new game?
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adamkelly2.0 (961 D)
Mon 30 Mar UTC
create your own varient
is it possible to create your own variant?
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diplopoet (909 D)
Sat 28 Mar UTC
Players know each other outside the game?
Anything going on here?
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Purple141 (1000 D)
Sun 29 Mar UTC
instructions for entering orders
We have many players in our game who are familiar with Diplomacy but new to vDiplomacy or web-based Diplomacy in general. Is there a guide somewhere for how to enter orders on vDiplomacy and how to check that they have been understood by the adjudicator?
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tsvi14 (986 D)
Sat 28 Mar UTC
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OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCING Diadokhi II play-testing!
I am officially announcing Diadokhi II for playtesting! More in comments
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Aelfred Smith (1000 D)
Fri 27 Mar UTC
Problem 2
Hello

There seems to be a problem in the game which I am in https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=41780 .
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Aelfred Smith (1000 D)
Fri 27 Mar UTC
Problem
Hello

There seems to be a problem in the game which I am in https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=41780 .
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Elipticon (874 D)
Sat 21 Mar UTC
Problems with variant
Whenever I try to open the variant "13th Century Mongol Empire," I get the message "error triggered: require_once(variants/MongolianEmpire/install.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory." Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Player5 (1688 D)
14 Mar 20 UTC
Variant development questions (Pits of Horror)
Hello! I'm trying to develop a new variant and would like some help debugging some things. If anyone wants to help I would be very happy!!

I have uploaded a map.png, and a mapNames.png but I still can't see anything in the "Map" interface (some error gets thrown)?
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alifeee (1229 D)
14 Mar 20 UTC
Variant development questions (Scottish_Clan_Wars)
Hi, I've looked at Spain in the classic map, and there are three territories: Spain, Spain (NC), and Spain (SC). The first has only land-links and the latter two have only sea/boat-links. I've recreated this in my map, but I don't think it's formatting the same as Spain in the classic map. How do I make a North/South coast divide?
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nopunin10did (1041 D)
11 Mar 20 UTC
Saga of the Nine (r2) Recruiting (Discord game)
Last year, we held the first playtest of new variant "Saga of the Nine" on Discord, using the PlayDip forums as a permanent hosting site. "Saga of the Nine" is an alt-history alt-geography variant for nine players based loosely on Norse mythology.

My co-designer, Aeschines, is running round two, and we're recruiting for it now. Details to follow in this thread.
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Swede03 (910 D)
10 Mar 20 UTC
Africa map bug
I am in several games on the Africa map, and though Ethiopia appears orange on the map, their chat messages and name are red. Could someone look into this?
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Dale_Fuego (945 D)
10 Mar 20 UTC
Variant page
When will it work again?
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Pomerschen (1073 D)
08 Mar 20 UTC
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Graph Feature
Is the graph feature new? The feature I'm talking about is to the right of the archived orders, maps, and messages. It's a cool feature to show the divisions of centers.
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13th Century Mongolian Empire
This is just Eurasia flipped onto the side
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The variable "fixStart" is needed to create a game, but was not entered.
im getting this error when starting a game. any idea how to fix?
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Shootersb33 (1035 D)
04 Mar 20 UTC
Variant page not loading
Anyone else having this issue just loads a blank page when trying to look at variants.
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umbletheheep (1000 D)
18 Oct 19 UTC
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New Weekly Diplomacy Newsletter
Hey guys. I've started a weekly diplomacy email. The goal is to keep everyone updated on the current events going on across the community both online and the local scene. I'll also be including weekly strategy articles. You can see the past issues and subscribe here https://bit.ly/2mvDOTX

I hope you'll sign up, but I also wanted to hear what are some things you'd like to see. Be sure to keep me updated also with new variants so I can announce them. Thanks!
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