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Anonymous Games
Anonymous Games grant liars a shelter to do there worst, making abusive and absurd offered and generally making me passionately hate this game, which can lead to NMRs . Having to be out there means you have to have honor, and enables revenge. I have seen allies pitch in by hopping from one neutral territory to yhe next in the name of their promises. This site seems to be for the childish.
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Flame (1080 D (B))
09 Jul 18 UTC
First Diplomacy game edition 1959
Who got the photo or scan of the first Diplomacy edition board (500 pieces), 1959? Please share to be used in an article.
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nopunin10did (1041 D)
18 Jun 18 UTC
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Replace PPSC with something rank-based?
I've put together a length proposal over on PlayDip to provide a rank-based scoring system for draws that's similar to the Carnage system used in several North American Dip tournaments today.

https://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=57975#p951166
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
07 Jul 18 UTC
[New Variant] Machiavelli - To the Renaissance
New (official) subvariant of Machiavelli coming up on vDip. Not a single case of adjacent home centers - praise be God!

http://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=115
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
25 Apr 18 UTC
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New Variant: Crusades 1201
Hail diplomats,

New 11-players variant coming up, set in the High Middle Ages.
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gremlin (1000 D)
02 Jul 18 UTC
New Variants
Just curious, what is the process for creating new variants?
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WiJaMa (1307 D)
26 Jun 18 UTC
Looking for game sitters
I'm looking for a game sitter for three games while I'm out from 1 Jul to 22 Jul. PM me for details.

Also, is there supposed to be a thread for these? I can't find it but the help page says there is one.
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ubercacher16 (1271 D)
25 Jun 18 UTC
Strategy - Hold Order
See First Post
ubercacher16 (1271 D)
25 Jun 18 UTC
A wise man once told me that you should always do something with your units even if you don't *need* to.

I have many a time seen players in gunboat games simply order their units to hold. Nothing, just a hold.

My opinion is that if you have a unit which you want to do nothing with and there is another players unit adjacent to that unit you should at least throw a support hold their direction even if it serves absolutely no practical purpose.

The purpose this does serve is basically to "reassure" them that you intend to stay neutral.

You can also attempt a support which actually does something. Support someone somewhere, support to hold a unit that will be attacked, in gunboat all of the these options give the players using them an advantage over those who do not.

Actions speak louder then words. In Diplomacy that is very true. And in Gunboat Diplomacy actions are your only
GOD (1664 D Mod (B))
25 Jun 18 UTC
What if you don't want to Show that you are assuring one neighbour of your presumed peacefulness?
ubercacher16 (1271 D)
25 Jun 18 UTC
You mean making an assurance to another neighbour that you are not intending to be peaceful with the neighbour who's unit you may or may not be supporting?

In that case yes, holding uselessly my actually be useful.
ubercacher16 (1271 D)
25 Jun 18 UTC
may not my
mouse (1885 D)
25 Jun 18 UTC
Yeah, the only time it's worth leaving a unit doing absolutely nothing is to signal "hey, these are stalemate lines, maybe draw now?", mostly for concealed draw games (obviously, only if the unit is not needed to support something as part of said stalemate line).

Otherwise there's always pretty much something it could be doing - even if the random support being offered would not actually accomplish anything should it be accepted.
Mittag (1525 D)
25 Jun 18 UTC
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"Always do something" is a truth. You should always do something with each unit.

Sometimes, "something" is "do a feint move." Sometimes, that feint move is a hold.

Sometimes, "something" is "send a message." Sometimes, that message might be best conveyed by a hold order. For example, Turkey might not want to send a support-hold order to Russia if his intentions is to attack Russia, because it could make other players wary of a juggernaught.

Either way, while the actual order might be a hold, your unit is still doing something. The big mistake is if you order a unit to hold because, you know, whatever, didn't think of it, it's like Friday or something and the sun is shining.
Chumbles (1069 D)
25 Jun 18 UTC
IMHO (ho, ho) The dictum is "Always consider doing something" . All moves should have been thought through ...
Sky_Hopper (765 D)
25 Jun 18 UTC
Well, consider this:
Spring: France has Spain and Marseilles. Britain has Portugal.
France: A Spa-Por, F Mar HOLD
England: F Por-MAO.
Now if France tries to bounce Spa with Mar and Por, England supports to Spa from Por. In this case France should not hold.
Sky_Hopper (765 D)
25 Jun 18 UTC
*should not move*
Chumbles (1069 D)
26 Jun 18 UTC
France: A Por sup F Mar-Spasc... why the hell would you bounce?
Enriador (1491 D (B))
26 Jun 18 UTC
Holding can send a powerful message in the right contexts.

My favorite move is Turkey's A Smyrna H. It basically sends Italy a big red warning regarding a Lepanto's feasibility, and Armenia/Constantinople are both quite close if you need to send it into action.
Mittag (1525 D)
26 Jun 18 UTC
I guess the problem with the "message by holding" is that a lot of people would not interpret it as a message. A support-move order is a clear message, as is a convoy order. A hold order could just mean that you are stupid. Like, how many of the hold orders ubercacher observered, where actually intentional messages that he interpreted only as that player being stupid?

There is of course a lot of context here. Anon / non-anon; high stakes / low stakes; etc..
Mercy (2068 D)
27 Jun 18 UTC
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"A hold order could just mean that you are stupid."
Maybe you want the other players to think that you are stupid. ;)
ubercacher16 (1271 D)
27 Jun 18 UTC
That is true Mercy!
Mittag (1525 D)
27 Jun 18 UTC
:)
Sky_Hopper (765 D)
29 Jun 18 UTC
+1 Mercy


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nopunin10did (1041 D)
12 Jun 18 UTC
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At long last: 1900
With some help from Tobias & Oliver, my implementation of Baron VonPowell's "1900" is finally live.

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Looking for someone to take over my country (Not in a bad position)
Currently 13/35 countries remain and my country, Brazil, is in 8th place after some set backs with NMRs. Currently allied with the 2nd place country, Argentina, as a fight between the two of us will ultimately be the doom of our existence. Argentina has said that a substitute will not charge the alliance between our two countries.

Reply if interested in taking over.
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RVG1984 (1136 D)
21 Jun 18 UTC
convert fleet to army
How do I convert a fleet to an army and the other way? I see people do it, but don't see the option on the dropdowns.
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WaitingCynicism (903 D)
20 Jun 18 UTC
Notifications by email?
Is there a way I can get email notifications for my campaigns? I haven't gotten any at all, and because of that I've lost several games.
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The Ambassador (1675 D (B) (B))
17 Jun 18 UTC
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Padlock City
What's the deal with all the padlocks that have appeared throughout my games when viewed on the vDip homepage?
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The Ambassador (1675 D (B) (B))
27 Oct 17 UTC
1066 Tournament
As discussed in episode 23 of the Diplomacy Games podcast I'm thinking of putting together a 1066 tournament. Interested takers?
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Anon (?? D)
16 Jun 18 UTC
Would anyone like to join a Known World game?
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=35213
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Frozen Dog (1081 D)
14 Jun 18 UTC
Playtest of variant
Hi! I am trying to organize a playtest of a variant I created with some unique rules that made it not possible to implement on vdiplomacy (yet!). I have called it 'Feudal Diplomacy'. [See below for details!]
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ubercacher16 (1271 D)
12 Jun 18 UTC
Possible Change
See first post
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Sky_Hopper (765 D)
12 Jun 18 UTC
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Game Showcase
Here, feel free to share any links to games that are notable to you!
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CCR (1666 D)
13 Jun 18 UTC
Zero games variants
I thought I'd create a few games of the newest variants, and looked for those still not played, without opened games, or no new ones yet.
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Mittag (1525 D)
09 Jun 18 UTC
Sandboxes?
Does anyone know any good adjudicator, online of for Mac, that I could use for playing around with positions?
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Caerus (1596 D)
04 Jun 18 UTC
Clock Watching - Sniping the NMRs
I am unaware of the actual term, but is it considered bad form here on vDip to change your orders in anticipation of an opponent's upcoming NMR?
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Ghastly (968 D)
07 Jun 18 UTC
Would appreciate a replacement for 1800 variant Prussia
I have no motivation to keep playing turns, so I figure I could give my only game to someone who does. Sorry for making a new thread, I couldn't find the game-sitters thread.
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
03 Jun 18 UTC
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[New Variant] Scramble
Play as an European colonial power during the Scramble for Africa! Based on @Tristan's 'Africa' variant.

Soon on vDip: http://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=124
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nopunin10did (1041 D)
30 May 17 UTC
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1900 for vDip: Progress Report (ongoing)
As mentioned in another thread, I've been working on the code and assets necessary to port Baron M. Powell's variant 1900 to vDip and/or webDip.

In order to keep myself accountable in some fashion to actually complete this task, and not just talk about it, I've created a small project plan where I can mark my progress.
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Sky_Hopper (765 D)
01 Jun 18 UTC
[Variant] Nautical
The Classic map, but with bigger sea territories!

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Enriador (1491 D (B))
28 May 18 UTC
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Taking over Civil Disorders should be free of charge
Reasoning: the player who takes over a Civil Disorder is not just putting themself in a precarious position (as they must evaluate everybody's styles and strategies) but they are also saving the game's balance and fun.

In order to reward/incentive people to take more CDs, I believe that making it free of charge (rather than current 50% discount) would be for the best. Thoughts?
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d-ice (1963 D)
16 May 18 UTC
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Variants as maps, rules and tweaks
I’d like to propose a variant system that could lead to a significant increase in flexibility of testing out new variants.
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Imp. Dipl.: urgent replacement for Prussia required
For following game as Prussia:
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=34905#gamePanel
Post your user ID/send it
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00matthew2000 (2469 D)
29 May 18 UTC
New Imperial Diplomacy Game, Players Wanted
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=35028
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
24 Jan 18 UTC
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New Variant: Dawn of the Enlightenment
It is on a temporary homepage, http://davidecohen.wixsite.com/diplomiscellany, since I am having a bit of trouble editing my main website. Please take a look. I would love to get comments, suggestions and criticism.
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