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bache (927 D)
Mon 01 PM UTC
any 1-1 game variant?
(except Coldwar Classic E-T,G-R)
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Mitomon (1990 D)
Mon 04 AM UTC
Colombia Solo'd in Gobble Earth?
When did this happen, how do I find the game, and was this a real game or a set up?
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erikip107 (2543 D)
Thu 18 Apr UTC
Vdip Local Meta
Hey guys! I'm curious what you guys think of the local meta here on Vdip, especially compared to other places (i.e. live-person tournaments, webdip, personal friend groups, other & etc.). I've never played anywhere outside of Vdip, having learned the game here and never expanding elsewhere, and I'm curious!
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David Hood (976 D)
Sun 02 AM UTC
April 2024 Deadline News Is Out
April 2024 edition of Deadline just released on DBN. Includes interview with recent tournament winner Steve Hogue, a feature on a new virtual Backstabbr league with TD Tyler Francis, and headlines from around the world of Diplomacy: https://youtu.be/gnVAOhxU8_c?si=SGTmeXM5e8xtMj8p
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MagicalSand (1694 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
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The Sandquest
So I've seen some players here go on some grand "quests" I'll say to play every variant on the site. I've decided I want to join the club and do so aswell, but I want to do so with some sort of cool "twist". Trying to solo every variant is a little impractical, and I'm not certain about something super simple like making them all gunboats. So anyone got some ideas?
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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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Mitomon’s Gobble Earth Team Game!
Here we will start taking names for whoever wants to play Mitomon’s version of Gobble Earth Teams. The game will be anonymous and have random country assignments. These are the teams:
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kaner406 (2103 D Mod (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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How to Upload a Variant?
How do I create a variant and upload it to vDip? Do I ask a mod?
Here’s the variant: https://ibb.co/QfLqSFM
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Fake Al (1747 D)
21 Mar 24 UTC
What do you NOT like about Diplomacy?
Are there some things you wish were a little different about Classic Diplomacy or do you think it's a perfect game?
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Inherent Balance
I was thinking about my past games today, and I noticed a pattern: when I played or fought against a (mostly) sea power that started in the corner, that power tended to have the advantage because of their spawn place and unit composition on the map. Does anyone else feel like this is the case, or do you think that these types of powers are balanced?
For reference, I was thinking of Italy--Balkans 1860, Srivijaya--Known World 901, Madagascar--Africa, and Japan--Youngstown WWII.
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Potential New Variant
Hello everyone! I have a variant idea that I designed!
https://ibb.co/pvRnrqf
The image is here!
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AJManso4 (2318 D)
15 Mar 24 UTC
Help finding a vdiplomacy variant name
What was the name of the East Asian map, that I believe was being playtested(?), where the countries were: China, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam(?), Indonesia, and Brunei?

Can’t remember what it was called and I can’t find it on my matches played for some reason
South China Sea
https://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=148
AJManso4 (2318 D)
16 Mar 24 UTC
Thanks ^^
Taiwan is not a country.It is a part of China!
ubercacher16 (2196 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
Yes, Taiwan is part of the Republic of China which also is the rightful government of the entirety of the former Qing Empire.
Taiwan is a part of China.Now it is a part of PRC,and the ROC is the history from 1912-1949.
NZBZ (898 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
Taiwan is part of PRC. We can get it back and treat it like HK whenever we'd like to.
ubercacher16 (2196 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
I'd like to see you try.
NZBZ (898 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
「説的話 你從來都不想聽
卻又滔滔不絕出征反擊
不明白 到底辱了你哪裡
總覺得世界與你爲敵」
Namewee is right.
Taiwanese are such people.
They thinks everyone is their enemy including people from mainland china.
NZBZ (898 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
K.
NZBZ (898 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
保管好海峽對面的小島,別讓共軍靠近喔~
哎呀不好意思,我提醒的有點晚了
你不會森七七吧
Peppapig (1163 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
https://baike.baidu.com/pic/%E8%81%94%E5%90%88%E5%9B%BD%E5%A4%A7%E4%BC%9A%E7%AC%AC2758%E5%8F%B7%E5%86%B3%E8%AE%AE/7951698/0/8326cffc1e178a82a3deab53f103738da877e867?fr=lemma&fromModule=lemma_content-image
Peppapig (1163 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
任何人都不要低估中国人民捍卫国家主权和领土完整的坚强决心、坚定意志、强大能力!
Peppapig (1163 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
我们坚持以最大诚意、尽最大努力争取和平统一的前景,但决不承诺放弃使用武力,保留采取一切必要措施的选项,这针对的是外部势力干涉和极少数‘台独’分裂分子及其分裂活动,绝非针对广大台湾同胞。
ubercacher16 (2196 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
Pop off
NZBZ (898 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
作為中國人,台灣人的龍根可真是能屈能伸呢
拿著大陸的水電,買著美國的軍火,學著日本的文化,壓著自己的原住民。
國軍之於台灣就如同日本人之於南京一般,因此會有原住民稱自己喝著黃河水長大
黃河水哪來的?還不是總裁的功勞。「黃河之水天上來,飛入尋常百姓家。」
MagicalSand (1694 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
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Imagine being one of these dudes, and getting stuck playing Taiwan on that map.
hakureimarisa (1525 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
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Come on, we come to this site to play games instead of performing political correctness. We all know that the Chinese navy is stronger than all other countries in the variant combined, but this can only ruin the game. For the same reason, and since we have to admit that making Taiwan Chinese will make China way too overpowered in the game, we don't do it. The famous "Cold War" variant isn't counting even Alaska as part of NATO, so is that separatism too? It's just not about politics at all from the very start, and this is not even place for talking about these things. If you fail to simply enjoy the game you should go to somewhere you can find yourself more comfortable in.

Also, China may have to put an end to her civil war like USA, and we can protect the political neutrality like Switzerland when it's needed. I'm new to this site but I've heard about Western Asian variants got bombarded by star and crescent. Yet we're still doing them, to have more fun. We shall play these variants on the beaches.
bache (927 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
别tm搞什么政治中立又类比的,就是说台湾是中国的!不容置疑!
ubercacher16 (2196 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
I love this so much
erikip107 (2543 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
Yes, this is all part of a game...not focused on implying anything "real" other than geography (for most maps). Not geopolitics! There's at least one map where the US is split into multiple individual powers (not the civil war ones) and I'd be shocked if there was intended to be any implication by...Illinois being its own power lol. Not for or against, because it literally doesn't matter in this context. It's a game.

...unless Haven has got some political undertones to it? (jk)
AleChoel (1265 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
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Is there any modern Middle Eastern variant? That wouldn't be controversial!
Fake Al (1747 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
I expected something like this when I created the variant. I mean it's based on modern geopolitics and all about territory claim disputes, so it was bound to ruffle some feathers. I kind of expected people to complain that the Paracel or Spratly islands are rightful land of so-and-so country.

The complaints about Taiwan being a power are funny. Yes, Taiwan is a part of China. But the start date of the variant is 2000. At this time, and today. Taiwan and mainland China operate as separate states (PRC and ROC) with separate governments and separate militaries. They also have de facto control of different parts of the South China Sea islands.

Uhhh solution: rename Taiwan to unidentified island territory
Orange (2243 D)
30 Mar 24 UTC
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Lmao people be wild
And every so often some Turkish person comes along and gets bent out of shape that Istanbul and Izmir are called Constantinople and Smyrna in Standard.


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Too Many Variants!
Here are some variant ideas. feel free to use em if yall like
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erikip107 (2543 D)
10 Jan 24 UTC
ER Team Game Revival
Hey Folks! I was recently thinking about the Europa Renevatio Team game we did a couple years ago and I think we can do it again, better this time. Among the improvements, it may be ideal to determine the teams ahead of time and make them public so we can try to come up with a "balanced" set of 9 teams of 4. Would anyone else (err... 35 others?) want to give it a shot?
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abbafan1978 (999 D)
24 Mar 24 UTC
Anyone want to take over?
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=57747

Illinois
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David Hood (976 D)
23 Mar 24 UTC
Mar 2024 edition of Deadline News from the Diplomacy Broadcast Network
Newest Deadline program just released on DBN, featuring the Tournament through Time, an interview with DBNI winner Peter McNamara, and headlines from around the world of Diplomacy:
https://youtu.be/74gW-gorNW8?si=ei0BfiZPj53hc6nH
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14 Mar 24 UTC
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butterhead (1272 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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The Ambassador (1948 D (B))
12 Sep 23 UTC
Big hitters game
Interested in organising a game for folks interested in playing other big hitters. Not sure what the cut off should be, but would be good to get a mass of quality players interested and then we'll land on a general consensus if some aren't as big hitters as others.
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Kapperson (1000 D)
06 Mar 24 UTC
username change
I started this account so I could join in games set up by my school, but I didn't realize that I needed to model my username after specific formatting, so now I'm stuck with a username that doesn't fit the guidelines of the setup. does anyone know how one could go about changing their username on here?
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Playtest with some old play-by-mail variants
Welcome to Crazy Combo, an attempt to combine 2 old variants: Para-Time Dip and Twilight Zone Dip.
https://discord.com/invite/zFfUDxanSG
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ubercacher16 (2196 D)
06 Mar 24 UTC
High Bet Gunboat
I'm interested in playing some high bet gunboat games. Like 100 plus D points. Is there anyone interested in such games?
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AJManso4 (2318 D)
29 Feb 24 UTC
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Massive world variant game on discord, 1682 iirc
https://discord.gg/pCxFfnGN

Here is the map. They’re trying to fill a fourth match:
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/1201263855062487120/1208887389854892122/Imperial_Diplomacy_-_Version_1.png?ex=65ee259d&is=65dbb09d&hm=41f342eeff473278464101b30bc129465f5da9450ac5087d085421f7adaa354c&
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Pander Beers (1148 D)
07 Feb 24 UTC
can't create moderator games?
I have 25 non-live, 3+ player games completed, but when I go to create a new game, I cannot select YES to the moderator option. Any idea?
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