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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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kaner406 (1673 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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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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Argentinean Empire (1643 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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umbletheheep (1011 D)
Sun 01 AM UTC
The Briefing's Anniversary Issue
Hey everyone. This last issue - https://mailchi.mp/acc5851825e2/anniversary-edition was our 52nd edition. That's 52 Diplomacy strategy articles, tournament updates, and other hobby news.

I know many of you here on vDip subscribe to the Diplomacy Briefing - https://www.diplomacybriefing.com. Thanks for your support. Here's hoping for another year.
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
Tue 15 Sep UTC
Comments Wanted for new Variant: Unconstitutional
I am looking for comments and criticism for Unconstitutional, a variant in development.
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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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Caustic (855 D)
Sun 13 Sep UTC
Bitcoins and Gambling
Anyone into free?
Anyone Into Gambling?
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The Ambassador (2027 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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The Ambassador (2027 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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The Ambassador (2027 D (B) (B))
05 Aug 20 UTC
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Declaration of War game
Anyone interested in a Declaration of War game? It's meant to simulate a time of gentlemanly war...
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drano019 (2443 D Mod)
17 Aug 20 UTC
Europa Renovatio - Team Game Interest
See below.
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micahbales (989 D)
Mon 07 Sep UTC
Stalemate lines in Sengoku: Nagashino (V6)
Are there stalemate lines in this variant? What are they? I could not find any article on this.
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ghostronin (1190 D)
Sat 05 Sep UTC
Pirates Variant - Privateer vs Authorizing Nation Help
See thread.
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CBro27 (1039 D)
Fri 04 Sep UTC
Sea Lanes Proposal/Discussion
See thread.
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jason4747 (1201 D)
Fri 04 Sep UTC
Request for Replacement
Europa Renovatio variant, 1 day 12 h deadlines, decent but not great position, fantastic allies, lots of drama, and good Diplomacy fun. Game is currently on a 3 day delay, next orders due Monday at 3pm, so lots of time to jump in and chat. Please PM if interested.
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idk how to design maps
pls help lmao. I want a map put into Badfrog's "Conspiracy" app and they get their maps here but i don't know how to do anything apart from draw and colour the map in paint.net
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Fake Al (1719 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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the_majesty (1375 D)
26 Aug 20 UTC
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Another Public Press Divided States game
Hey folks! After the thrilling Draw conclusion of State Your Business, I've started up another Public Press Divided States game, this time with the win condition of 50 SCs. The last one was a lot, and presumably this one will be too!

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Macca573 (1141 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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CorvidKN (995 D)
25 Aug 20 UTC
Need sub
Can't play, need sub. PM me if interested. Okay position. Europa Renovatio. 24hr turns.

Name is CorvidKN
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Ancapistan (1000 D)
23 Aug 20 UTC
I don't see the option to play against ai.
When I went to create a new game, there does not seem to be any option to play against ai. Did I miss something? Where do I find the option to play against ai when creating a new game?
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salisbury (1106 D)
10 Aug 20 UTC
Average age on this server?
Hello all, I was just curious if people had a sense of the general demographics of vDip?
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Test Cases
Does anyone know of a tool where I could enter unit locations and some orders to see how it plays out? I have a situation I'm in and I'm not sure what the result will be for certain orders. Thanks!
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Flame (1133 D (B))
13 Aug 20 UTC
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Map Germany vs Russia
Maybe we should start the game with 3 russian units instead of 4.
F Stp is to be abolished...
Yes I agree the map is quite unbalanced.
Player5 (2195 D)
13 Aug 20 UTC
Funny that it is unbalanced to favor Russia, but Frankland vs Juggernaut is unbalanced to favor Frankland... Would be nice if there was a balanced medium!
YES I noticed this too - my guess is Frankland has easier access to the seas and also their home centers are closer to the frontline.
GOD (1586 D Mod (B))
13 Aug 20 UTC
I really like the idea of having Russia and Germany fight 3 v 3 SCs. Yet how about instead of one nation having naval superiority South (Russia) and one North (Germany), having both only north and with nothing south (aka keep St. Pet, dismantle Sev).
Might bring in a new dynamic.
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
14 Aug 20 UTC
I think Frankland has an advantage because they can get to Italy much faster and establish that position really quick. Juggernaut can't really hold the area in the north across the stalemate line. This results in a situation in which Frankland can always hold a position across the stalemate, while Juggernaut can't.
Player5 (2195 D)
14 Aug 20 UTC
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@GOD - the problem with both getting north superiority, is that Germany can just try an bottleneck Russia, and then gain Naval superiority everywhere eventually? Though I haven't thought this out fully yet.
@ubercacher16 - That makes a lot of sense the common stalemate lines definitely favor Frankland. Also Turkey really can't efficiently get their units out so even though they have more of them it takes them longer to get to key points where Frankland already has them. If Sevastopol and Ankara were armies while Constantinople and Smyrna were fleets I think the Juggernaut would be much better off, possibly even favored.
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
14 Aug 20 UTC
Agreed Player5. Changing the unit distribution would be better for balancing purposes.
i think Frankland has an advantage because they can stalemate the Austrian/Italian region and take England and Ibera for themselves. It usually ends within 3 years for me.

never played GvR, but i think GvI is also pretty unbalanced, i think
it might be good in Frankland vs Juggernaut balancing if Kiel build is an army instead and that Juggernaut has a fleet in Smyrna and army in Ankara
Lukas Podolski (1615 D)
14 Aug 20 UTC
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Then maybe just make the map start with a 1900 builds phase?
Mercy (2160 D (B))
14 Aug 20 UTC
@GOD - If you were to do that, I think Germany would have too big of an advantage over Russia due to Germany being able to deny Russia a build in Sweden.
@Lucas Podolski - I think that would be a really interesting adaptation to the Frankland vs Juggernaut map! I agree with @Player5 on the balance of this map as it currently is.
Swede03 (1254 D)
14 Aug 20 UTC
@Mercy whether Germany has a fleet or an army in Kiel, they can deny a build in Sweden
Mercy (2160 D (B))
14 Aug 20 UTC
@Swede I was not discussing that. GOD suggested to let Russia have St. Pete instead of Sev and I argued why that would make Russia a lot weaker.
GOD (1586 D Mod (B))
14 Aug 20 UTC
Well Russia could start with a St Petersburg nc. fleet, opening direct access to Britain and the North Sea.
Has anyone tried I/R vs. G/A? It starts off really intense. I've sandboxed it a little and it seems pretty fair, though slightly better for I/R...
Note: I did it with neutral standing units for all other powers...
I/R? wouldnt that be beneficial for Russia on paper?
Mercy (2160 D (B))
23 Aug 20 UTC
If anyone is willing to playtest with me, I'd like to try out the following 1v1 variants
- Frankland vs Juggernaut with a custom build (shoutout to Lukas Podolski);
- Wintergreen vs Greater Germany (shoutout to christinaFeggy).
I could shoot Oli a message to give me devTools to create these variants. Their creation should be easy. After playtesting we can decide whether they are good variants or not. If we e.g. discover that Frankland vs Juggernaut with a custom build is unbalanced, but a certain distribution of starting units is good, we can go with that starting unit distribution.
i can playtest all games with anyone as many times as they want
I agree, but neutral units in Turkey keep I/R a little weaker while Germany can take the entire North--so long as Austria keeps the East covered for long enough. When I playtested it I found that G/A could destroy Russia (i.e. kick them out of their homeland into Turkey and the Balkans) while I/R could destroy Austria pretty quickly... The main point is for Russia to die before it can build too many northern fleets, after which Germany and Italy fight it out. If this is still unfair maybe Austria could start with A Tri or something (to claim Tyr)
(In case you're wondering why I always play with neutral standing units in all other countries, I sandbox on backstabbr...)


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Bonatogether (1110 D)
21 Aug 20 UTC
Replacement needed by Sunday
I'm in an anon Pirates game (so I can't link it here) and I have to be out of town from Sunday to Tuesday. It's early in the game and I would feel bad extending so early, so if anyone could PM me, I can switch it over to you temporarily. Thanks!
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umbletheheep (1011 D)
22 Aug 20 UTC
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Cold War Strategy Resources
The Briefing is has stepped in to satisfy the much needed drought of Cold War articles. Go to https://www.diplomacybriefing.com/cold-war-resources for articles on openings and midgame strategy along with an interview with bsiper and myself.
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Anon (?? D)
22 Aug 20 UTC
Need replacement
Some things have come up which renders me unable to play. As such, I require a replacement for this game- gameID=44844 . It's a decent position. DM me for more info.
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Caustic (855 D)
20 Aug 20 UTC
I want a donation badge
Wasn't there a way to make a donate to vdip? I believe long ago I seen donation badge icons next to ppls name's. I want one. How do i donate?
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Need a country switch
Due to my upcoming schedule (busy), I won’t be able to consistently enter orders, and I don’t want to CD out of this game. If anyone wants a very solid position in a Modern Europe map, PM me. (It’s anon so I won’t link it here)
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