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butterhead (1014 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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Rhaga (1000 D)
12:01 PM UTC
Question about NMR and Civil Disorder
I don't really understand how the NMR and Civil Disorder mechanics work here on vdip. We're playing a casual unrated game with a group, but one of the players wants out for personal reasons.
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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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Fake Al (1724 D)
Thu 03 Jun UTC
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Listing pronouns
One of the pitfalls of online Diplomacy I fall into is that I often don't know the genders of my fellow players and get the pronouns wrong. As far as I'm aware, the site doesn't yet have a feature for us to list the pronouns we use. Maybe we could all start listing the pronouns we use in our profile quotes to cut down on the confusion and ambiguity? I went ahead and put mine there.
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NickArrow (1000 D)
Sat 04 PM UTC
Escalation Variant
I was wondering if anybody knows if it is possible to play the escalation variant on here? Ideally, Escalation can be played with less than seven players, or possibly more than seven players. But I am not seeing any sort of option to play Escalation, does anybody know if that is possible?
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SimonPeterWatson (1059 D)
Tue 01 Jun UTC
Standardized Diplo-Language?
I was wondering if anyone has ever come up with a standard language of diplomacy commands so as to maintain anonymity while playing an anon game among friends. If you're playing with friends, you can tell who is who by how they write. Thanks for any comments or ideas.
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kaner406 (1703 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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AJManso4 (1729 D)
21 May 21 UTC
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Anyone play EU4?
Wondering if some people would like to do some multiplayer games sometime of EU4 or other paradox games in a discord server im in
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Mikey99 (2106 D)
22 May 21 UTC
Random Idea for variant
I guess this would be tricky to code, but how is this idea for vDip?

During a build phase and where a power has available build capacity, any unit sitting in a supply centre may be boosted by a power of 1, ie, doubled. This unit will require twice the normal ongoing supply maintenance.
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DaveSpermbank (1036 D)
23 May 21 UTC
Replacement player
Life has gotten busy and I do not have the time to play anymore. Can I have a country switch replacement for Tlemcen in gameID=47238?
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butterhead (1014 D)
09 Apr 21 UTC
Divided States Team Game
Hey guys! Back in the day, we used to do a lot of team games on here(chaos map, classic, etc). Im curious if people would be interested in doing a team game of the divided states map... Yes, I know, 50 people is a LOT to get for a team game. Here is how it would work.
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butterhead (1014 D)
09 Apr 21 UTC

- Teams would be randomly assigned via a random generator I will use. Then they would be re balanced if needed(like if 1 team completely surrounded a single player, or other obvious complications).
- Last team standing wins. even if only one member of that team is alive, they still win.
- Teaming up with other teams is allowed, but draws are ONLY allowed in the event of a stalemate(except between 1 team once they are the last team standing). This means that 2 teams could potentially partner up all the way to the last 2 teams standing, but they cannot draw unless it is a stalemate. there should also be no intentional stalemates(a.k.a 2 teams purposely stalemating as they go so that they can say "oh we have to draw" to get around this rule).
- There will be 11 teams of 4, and 2 teams of 3(this numbers disadvantage will of course be taken into consideration with the re balancing of teams)
- Win condition will be set to all centers that way nobody accidentally solos
- Questions/concerns/suggestions are welcome.
Suggestion: You make teams that you believe are balanced beforehand as opposed to random generation in the first place.

It could work with generation and then rebalancing but equally you might as well just start in a good place, although I can see how the random element could be fun. That being said, randomness has never been something Diplomacy involves.

Its just a suggestion, and I've never played this map (I'm going to play as Connecticut in one coming up) but I think it would workout. Depending on how this upcoming game goes, I might be interested to join a team game
It sounds like a solid concept
butterhead (1014 D)
09 Apr 21 UTC
You do bring up a good point. In the past we did random assignments, but with 50 different states it might make more sense to just kind of sort out the teams by hand to be balanced. Ill look into that.
That being said, I can imagine it might take a while to find truly balanced teams! But it is for 50 people so it might be worth it
JacobL582 (2204 D)
09 Apr 21 UTC
Sounds fun, you can count me in!
drano019 (2561 D Mod)
09 Apr 21 UTC
Hey butterhead! We're doing something similar with Europa Renovatio right now actually!

One question: teams are known to all, or secret?
butterhead (1014 D)
09 Apr 21 UTC
known to all!
mouse (2019 D)
09 Apr 21 UTC
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From playing in the ER team game - I definitely agree that you need to pre-seed the teams rather than do it entirely randomly.

Being 'on a team' with someone halfway across the map doesn't help either of you and just results in a position where you get to midgame and it's no longer a 'team' game just a 'you can't hit draw lol' game since every team only has 1-2 people alive.
CYFI (1884 D)
09 Apr 21 UTC
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I personally would want to be on a team with 4 neighbors just for that reason. It is more intresting
butterhead (1014 D)
10 Apr 21 UTC
@Mouse and CYFI- That is definitely something I am going to look at. the advantages and disadvantages of putting entire teams right next to each other, versus spread out some. for example-
Close together= better cooperation, but if someone ends up in the corner, they become basically useless to the team.
Spread out= harder to cooperate and less "team" work, but harder to become boxed in.
butterhead (1014 D)
10 Apr 21 UTC
1. butterhead
2. JacobL582
3.Baron???
4.Drano???
5.Mouse???
6. CYFI???
CYFI (1884 D)
10 Apr 21 UTC
I am down, I would be willing to play on a smaller map too if we do not get 50 people
ubercacher16 (1674 D)
10 Apr 21 UTC
I'm in.
Sounds interesting, and like CYFI said, I'd be interested for a smaller map since it's pretty hard to get a divided states game rolling
Saint John (1047 D)
10 Apr 21 UTC
I'm in!
Halt (2123 D)
10 Apr 21 UTC
This sounds interesting, count me in
Now that my other 50 States game is cancelled, I would join. I think once a few more people are willing to play, you could post the game link here
butterhead (1014 D)
10 Apr 21 UTC
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1. butterhead
2. JacobL582
3.Baron
4.Drano???
5.Mouse???
6. CYFI
7. Uber
8. Halt
9.Brian???
10. St. John
erikip107 (2149 D)
11 Apr 21 UTC
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Count me in!

it could be fun (though possibly unfeasible) to have teams based on color. It wouldn't be perfectly balanced, but it would be fun to see an endgame that is completely red/pink, or completely blue, etc.
1. butterhead
2. JacobL582
3.Baron
4.Drano???
5.Mouse???
6. CYFI
7. Uber
8. Halt
9.Brian???
10. St. John
11. Amby
erikip107 (2149 D)
12 Apr 21 UTC
wait ya forgot me

1. butterhead
2. JacobL582
3.Baron
4.Drano???
5.Mouse???
6. CYFI
7. Uber
8. Halt
9.Brian???
10. St. John
11. Amby
12. erikip107
Macca573 (1224 D)
12 Apr 21 UTC
Sounds good. Count me in!

1. butterhead
2. JacobL582
3.Baron
4.Drano???
5.Mouse???
6. CYFI
7. Uber
8. Halt
9.Brian???
10. St. John
11. Amby
12. erikip107
13. Macca573
ezpickins (1646 D)
12 Apr 21 UTC
I'm a fan of pre-selected teams, maybe not completely neighbors, but maybe guarantee at least one regional neighbor per player. Teams of three could all be close together but not as close as a pair would be?

Sounds good. Count me in!

1. butterhead
2. JacobL582
3.Baron
4.Drano???
5.Mouse???
6. CYFI
7. Uber
8. Halt
9.Brian???
10. St. John
11. Amby
12. erikip107
13. Macca573
14. ezpickins
Cool- we're filling up!
butterhead (1014 D)
12 Apr 21 UTC
I'm trying to figure a way of making balanced teams, I will post them here once I figure them out so that everyone can take a look and tell me what they think balance wise.
kevdog8 (2038 D)
12 Apr 21 UTC
1. butterhead
2. JacobL582
3.Baron
4.Drano???
5.Mouse???
6. CYFI
7. Uber
8. Halt
9.Brian???
10. St. John
11. Amby
12. erikip107
13. Macca573
14. ezpickins
15. kevdog8
drano019 (2561 D Mod)
12 Apr 21 UTC
Take me off the question mark. I'm in!

1. butterhead
2. JacobL582
3.Baron
4.Drano
5.Mouse???
6. CYFI
7. Uber
8. Halt
9.Brian???
10. St. John
11. Amby
12. erikip107
13. Macca573
14. ezpickins
15. kevdog8
Lightsong (1100 D)
12 Apr 21 UTC
1. butterhead
2. JacobL582
3.Baron
4.Drano
5.Mouse???
6. CYFI
7. Uber
8. Halt
9.Brian???
10. St. John
11. Amby
12. erikip107
13. Macca573
14. ezpickins
15. kevdog8
16. Lightsong
Brianthethompson (1218 D)
12 Apr 21 UTC
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No need for the question mark, I'm in. I just need to finish a few more phases (I'm in 7 rn) and then I'll be able to join.

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Mikey99 (2106 D)
13 May 21 UTC
VP
Kinda curious on VP... I understand that the gains are lesser as one gets higher, but how does one player (for example) get to over 2000 with under 12 total games and only 1 win? I know its not that consequential in the grand scheme of things. but as I get to a moderately respectable total, the vp gains from a win or draw seem trivial and disproportionate to lost vp when losing. How does VP calculations actually work?
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Anon (?? D)
18 May 21 UTC
A Modern Europe Game --> Need players! :D
The massive map of europe with 20 countries. only 7/20 filled up

https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=48301
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umbletheheep (1023 D)
18 May 21 UTC
Diplomacy Board Game Giveaway
The Briefing is giving away a free Diplomacy board game. Here's how to win it: https://www.diplomacybriefing.com/giveaway
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pcrowther (1313 D)
15 May 21 UTC
Trying to post in mod forum
I’m trying to post in the mod forum but it doesn’t look like it’s saving/posting the thread. Am I doing something wrong?
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David Hood (976 D)
14 May 21 UTC
May 2021 Deadline News is Out!
Enjoy the Dixiecon news, the panel discussion with Jordan Connors (Conq), Katie Gray and Jason Mastbaum, and headlines from around the world of Diplomacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZUQ19Shp0I

David Hood
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Giving SCs up in order to prevent a solo win.
What’s the opinion of everyone when it comes to giving up ones SCs to a non-leader in order to help prevent a solo win? Good strategy or cheating?
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BigOtto (971 D)
06 May 21 UTC
Sitter Needed
Unexpected stuff happened IRL. Can anyone please sit for me in two of my games?
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leelee.lewie (1073 D)
02 May 21 UTC
Dropping out due to life getting too busy/complicated
Hi all, I am not sure how but I have seen it before. How do I drop out of all my games if I just do not have the time for it anymore? I would hate to ruin the ongoing games my fellow players are in and would like to have a way to drop out without a penalty. Would be greatly appreciated!! :)
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Caustic (1114 D)
27 Apr 21 UTC
Cant find a forum post
I can't find the variant development post in forum. Iv looked at every page twice. Idk what my deal is. Can someone past the URL to it or tell me what page its on? Please and thank you
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butterhead (1014 D)
27 Apr 21 UTC
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Appreciation
Thank you mods for just being super awesome and taking great care of this site. We appreciate everything you do, and think you guys are all around awesome.

Thank you, that is all
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Caustic (1114 D)
27 Apr 21 UTC
Cant find a forum post
I can't find the variant development post in forum. Iv looked at every page twice. Idk what my deal is. Can someone past the URL to it or tell me what page its on? Please and thank you

On a side note. A search bar to search threw forum would be nice to have
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Tabrith (948 D X)
27 Apr 21 UTC
Suppressive Mods
Cant even air grievances without getting shut down. These mods are unbelievable snow flakes unable to handle even the smallest issue. Pathetic.
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Tabrith (948 D X)
27 Apr 21 UTC
Worthless Mods
Mod Team are a bunch of useless, lying, sub-humans, if you have an issue then just give up and forget about having it be dealt with properly.
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Chaqa (1586 D)
23 Apr 21 UTC
Dark Mode???
y no dark mode
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Question on retreats
Hello all, I haven't found a satisfying answer on it on this page. So to clarify it ones and for all: If two units bounce into one territory, does this prevent a third unit to retreat into it in the upcoming retreat phase?

Thanks for the answer! I hope this thread helps others too.
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Interactive map bug
is it just me or does t.he interactive map only work on mobile devices now? I've tried to on my desktop, laptop and phone and it only seems to work on the phone.
Thanks
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David Hood (976 D)
23 Apr 21 UTC
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April 2021 Deadline News is out, from the Diplomacy Broadcast Network
This month's edition includes interviews, a panel discussion on ethics in Diplomacy, and headlines from around the world of Diplomacy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv6eYt-bMhI
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ubercacher16 (1674 D)
21 Apr 21 UTC
New Tournament?
Message below:
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JECE (1472 D)
15 Apr 21 UTC
Is the ModForum still being used? I'm in no hurry, but I posted this over two weeks ago:
Subject: Can't create new game with custom phase length

I'm trying to create a game with 42-hour phases, but keep getting this error: "The phase value is too large or small; it must be between 5 minutes and 10 days."
I was able to do this a few years ago without any problem: gameID=32997
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