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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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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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Argentinean Empire (1621 D)
29 Mar 20 UTC
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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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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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umbletheheep (1011 D)
Fri 06 PM UTC
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Richard Sharp's Game of Diplomacy
The latest issue of the Briefing highlights a review of Richard Sharp's Game of Diplomacy: https://mailchi.mp/3f2f22188a1d/staying-sharp.

Be sure to subscribe to the Briefing for more weekly updates: www.diplomacybriefing.com/
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bsiper (1313 D)
07 May 20 UTC
Variant Dev Thread: New York
Hello, does anyone want to join the first playtest of the New York variant?
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=43373
Comment here if you want in, and I'll PM the password!
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The Ambassador (2237 D (B) (B))
11 Apr 20 UTC
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Big Hitters vDip game
I'm interested in creating a new game for players with 2000+ vDip points. Password protected.

If you meet this criteria let me know here that you're interested. Once we know how many players, we can decide which variant etc.
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alifeee (1234 D)
27 Apr 20 UTC
Speaking of vPoints, what determines gV in the calculation of how many you get?
I assume expected result (Re) is using your game history, but again, not sure how?
drano019 (2477 D Mod)
27 Apr 20 UTC
I'd be happy with Modern Dip II. Very disappointed Agnaar won't be joining us unless it's gunboat. Slypups too I wish would join us. Who's left that is "in"?

- The Ambassador
- Mercy
- Eki
- Drano
- kevdog8
- Shah
- Bob Al Hubob
- The Desert Fox
- G-Man
- tassa

Is that right? If so, we should be able to get going fairly quickly if everyone else is still in?


Going off what Mercy said - It's strange to me that a few hundred point difference in starting points makes such a vast difference in ending. I feel like the rating system falls apart on such large maps. I do'nt think many people will argue that a brand new player (1000 points) that manages to solo on Divided States in a WTA deserves to be the top rated player on the site. And yet, it's highly likely that they *would* be either the top rated player, or in the top 3-4. Agnaar gained almost 1500 points, and he was at 1600-ish points when he soloed on Europa Renovatio (a smaller map). Someone at 1000 points would probably gain 2000+ points from a Divided States solo, but how many people would really argue that one game = the best on the site? And yet, we've seen it a few times where one game propels someone to the top basically all on it's own.
Mercy (2068 D (B))
27 Apr 20 UTC
I am in.

Drano, it's even worse than you think. Someone at 1000 points may gain 2200+ points from winning a Divided States game and would end up with more points than Agnaar ever had. Someone at 2000 points may gain less than 1000 points from winning a Divided States game and may not surpass Agnaar. If the variant is large enough, a lower prior rating will mean a higher posterior rating if you win.

An Anon lover and a non-Anon lover have left the game so I am not sure how we should do anonymity now. The votes were

- The Ambassador
- Mercy | Anon
- Eki | Not Anon
- Drano | Not Anon
- kevdog8 | Anon
- Shah
- Bob Al Hubob
- The Desert Fox | Not Anon
- G-Man | Anon
- tassa
KingOfSwords (1415 D)
27 Apr 20 UTC
Did Agnaar actually say he wouldn't play in the game after all? I didn't notice such a post.
Agnaar (2922 D)
27 Apr 20 UTC
I have 50 games here, all in gunboat mode so I don t deserve to be part of the elite in a full press mode (and it s just too much time consuming for me) but if you want to watch me playing or even better fighting on the same field, i just joined a "divided states", public press, with plenty of room left : gameID=42752.
G-Man (2237 D)
27 Apr 20 UTC
I'd be happy with Modern II or getting the next interested highest ranked players to plug the gaps in Fantasy World.
tassa (2277 D)
27 Apr 20 UTC
as for 10player maps modern2, or youngstown seem fine.
Noticed pretty much everyone has pulled out of the original Fantasy World game, but there didn't seem to be a post saying to do so?

So..... pull out of it?
Anon (?? D)
30 Apr 20 UTC
I don't think more people will give their preferences, so have just created the game. I went with majority vote with everything. There is an equal number of players in favor of playing anonymously as playing nonanonymously, and I was hoping someone else would cast a vote so that I would not have made this decision, but alas! I have created the game and it is anonymous. You can hate me now. :P

Link: gameID=43154

Password will be sent to all participants.
CCR (1769 D)
30 Apr 20 UTC
What does mean a star beside a game name, like the one we see in gameID=43154 ?
I saw it before in another game, and thought it meant high level player average... Later, there was a few player replacements and the game lost the star status. Then I wondered how does vdip qualifies a game for a star...

I believe it comes from WebDip code and thus it has something to do with Dpoints (not Vpoints).

Would someone provide an exact definition
Macca573 (1174 D)
30 Apr 20 UTC
It's when the pot is huge, one of the biggest on the site.
KingOfSwords (1415 D)
01 May 20 UTC
If you hover the mouse over the star, it brings up a message, very similar to what Macca said.
ingebot (2370 D)
06 May 20 UTC
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Argh, when I saw this thread I was waiting for one of my other games I'm about to solo to complete for me to qualify... Are there any more big hitter games around?
ezpickins (1795 D)
12 May 20 UTC
This game looks great. I'm very excited to see how the 1st year allies change into 3rd/4th year foes.
Battalion (2002 D)
21 May 20 UTC
@ingebot - me too :p

We could start round 2 up if there's interest?
JacobL582 (1958 D)
22 May 20 UTC
I'm churning along as well, got a couple large-map wins that should be finishing up soon that'll hopefully put me above the line to qualify for round 2!
Can round 1 players also play in round 2?
JacobL582 (1958 D)
23 May 20 UTC
If you don’t lose 234 points ;)
Cool, you need pretty much the same in reverse to play XD
ingebot (2370 D)
23 May 20 UTC
Maybe the two of you could play each other until both even out to around 2000?
KingOfSwords (1415 D)
23 May 20 UTC
Good luck getting your next game going! Organizing the first one sure looked to me like quite the exercise in cat herding. ;-)
Battalion (2002 D)
23 May 20 UTC
I'm going to stick my neck out and suggest a game to see if we can get one going.

Classic
Full press
WTA
Anon
1 day/phase
100 D

First 6 others to sign up (including those in game 1) play, only requirement is you're >2000v. I'll set up and send out passwords once we've got the number.
Battalion (2002 D)
01 Jun 20 UTC
Well, that clearly failed. Let's try the old way ;)

Who would be interested in a generic game? What would your stipulations be?

I'm generally easy.
Wasn’t the second game going to be a gunboat?
Battalion (2002 D)
14 Jun 20 UTC
Only problem for me is that I don't think I'm a Big Hitter when it comes to gunboat :p (I've always thought it would be interesting if stats distinguished press types - I think my stats would differ hugely between full press and gunboat).
But you're 2 points in!
Battalion (2002 D)
14 Jun 20 UTC
Haha, exactly - I'm barely a 'Big Hitter' at all, and if I am in any way then it's because of full press ;)
ingebot (2370 D)
15 Jun 20 UTC
If we're doing gunboat, I think we should go with a variant with lots of neutrals, like Africa (not my favorite variant, but just an example of many neutrals)
Agnaar (2922 D)
15 Jun 20 UTC
Africa is way too unbalanced in gunboat mode: Marocco wins it almost every time.

Agreed with Batalion : gunboat and press are such different games that they should have their own ranking. That s mostly why i didn t participate in the first game : got all my points in gunboat, none in full press.
The Ambassador (2237 D (B) (B))
Thu 02 Jul UTC
Bump. We need another Big Hitters game.

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The Ambassador (2237 D (B) (B))
Sat 27 Jun UTC
Tiger King themed game
Hi folks - started a new game that I'm keen to get people's thoughts on...
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DaveSpermbank (978 D)
Tue 30 Jun UTC
How do I add a new variant?
I have a new idea for a variant, and i would like to submit it. What are the requirements, etc? Thanks!
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Swede03 (1097 D)
Fri 26 Jun UTC
Difference between Fog of War and Classic
I was looking at the stats for Classic Fog of War and comparing them to the stats for classic
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ubercacher16 (1623 D)
22 Jun 20 UTC
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Live Chaos
Join this live chaos game for the funzies.

https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=44095
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umbletheheep (1011 D)
22 Jun 20 UTC
Nexus Gunboat Tournament
Signups end on June 28th. Go to https://discord.gg/P5vyvz8 to join.
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DaveSpermbank (978 D)
21 Jun 20 UTC
How do i access private messages?
It is pretty simple on webdip. how do i get to them on here? thx
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Need some help with understanding the 'extends due to missed turns' mechanism
Hi All!

So, I have a turn I just missed (I'm a bad person). What surprised me is that the turn processed with all of my units having "hold" orders.
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Anon (?? D)
19 Jun 20 UTC
Testing
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=44297

hi
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Fastest way to find a mod
Need to get one urgently.
How?
Thanks.
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umbletheheep (1011 D)
14 Jun 20 UTC
Nexus Cold War Tournament
Looks like the Nexus is going to do a Cold War tournament too (they did one last summer also) in a week or so. So if you want a second chance or just really love Cold War you can go to https://discord.gg/P5vyvz8.
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North America Minor Powers
So far it seems pretty balanced but I may need to run another test to make sure.

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Caustic (1166 D)
12 Jun 20 UTC
Help
Can some tell me all that is needed to create a variety or point me in the right direction?
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The Ambassador (2237 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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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
10 Jun 20 UTC
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New Dip AI Article
If you are interested: https://venturebeat.com/2020/06/10/deepmind-hopes-to-teach-ai-to-cooperate-by-playing-diplomacy/amp/
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WumbologyDude (1000 D)
12 Jun 20 UTC
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Touchy Diplomacy
I'm not sure if I can advertise games on this forum but I started a Touchy diplomacy game called Touchy Diplomacy. I've really wanted to try it out so I would love it if I could get some people to get the game started!
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CalvinWallC (1203 D)
05 Jun 20 UTC
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Black Lives Matter
I saw that WebDip has put a little header on their website in support of Black Lives Matter and the protests in the United States. I thought it was a really good way to use their platform for good and I was wondering if Vdip could do something similar?
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Macca573 (1174 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!
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OrdinalSean (998 D)
12 Jun 20 UTC
What is a "turn"?
I was just wondering what counts as a turn, for example for "extend the first X turns". Is "Spring 1901" a turn, or does it count all phases, or does it count the movement and build phases but not retreat?
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Lukas Podolski (1613 D)
11 Jun 20 UTC
Perfidious Zine
Issue 3 was out in May, does anyone know if Issue 4 is out yet?
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Fake Al (1752 D)
11 Apr 20 UTC
Bronze Age Diplomacy Development
New variant being developed in collaboration with a player from Discord. Set in 1350 BC.
https://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=142
Will probably be looking to run a test soon.
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AJManso4 (1404 D)
03 Jun 20 UTC
Reliability
Is it possible to increase reliability rating? I know i can take over games to get unexcused turns back, but does that increase reliability?
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Player5 (1916 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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Anon (?? D)
06 Jun 20 UTC
Cllasic game - all SC's are contries
please join this game:
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=44026
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