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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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slypups (2083 D)
Wed 05 Feb UTC
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People who take the full turn every time in gunboat games
Even for retreats or builds. Just had to vent. That is all. Please, add your ire to the flame.
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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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umbletheheep (1000 D)
18 Oct 19 UTC
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New Weekly Diplomacy Newsletter
Hey guys. I've started a weekly diplomacy email. The goal is to keep everyone updated on the current events going on across the community both online and the local scene. I'll also be including weekly strategy articles. You can see the past issues and subscribe here https://bit.ly/2mvDOTX

I hope you'll sign up, but I also wanted to hear what are some things you'd like to see. Be sure to keep me updated also with new variants so I can announce them. Thanks!
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Macca573 (1140 D)
Tue 04 Feb UTC
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"V" Diplomacy?
It just occurred to me why it's called V diplomacy.
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alifeee (1071 D)
Thu 12 PM UTC
Who wins if two players get the same winning SCs?
See: this game
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=41100

Both Colombia and Argentina got to 18SCs (the winning number on this map) on the same turn. Colombia was marked as winning. How is this determined?
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Macca573 (1140 D)
Thu 02 AM UTC
Adjacency Championship
I'm interested in finding what territory has the most adjacencies in all of Vdip. Why? For fun.
If you find a new winner, please type in the Variant's name, the territory name, and it's terr-ID (this makes it easier to find).
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kaner406 (1341 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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Macca573 (1140 D)
Tue 11 Feb UTC
No Variants page?
I can't get on to the variants page.
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Battalion (1868 D)
Sun 09 Feb UTC
Becoming a new developer on vDip
I'm interested in trying my hand at developing a variant and have some questions...
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Piplup (920 D)
Mon 10 Feb UTC
Divided States Win might occur!
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=34103#gamePanel
In Ununited States of America New York might, and would be foolish not to try for a win
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HelloMyNameIsBob (844 D)
Sat 08 Feb UTC
Anarchy in the UK
How come the neutrals in Anarchy in the UK are green?
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HelloMyNameIsBob (844 D)
Fri 07 Feb UTC
Variants page
Whenever I want to look at the variants, it takes a long time to load the variants page. Does anybody else have this problem?
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Flame (1052 D (B))
Thu 06 Feb UTC
ChessPolitik Variant
How do you like it? I found a variant which is very interesting...
https://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=413&t=59113
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Swede03 (948 D)
Wed 05 Feb UTC
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Webdip is down
Is this happening to you guys too? Also, I would like to know how to get back in or else get some sort of emergency pause. I've been trying periodically all morning and its not working
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Sky_Hopper (539 D)
Wed 05 Feb UTC
Accidentally muted a thread
I accidentally muted a thread. Does anyone know how to unmute a thread?
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Elipticon (910 D)
Wed 29 Jan UTC
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Congratulations to Agnaar
Agnaar recently won the game Kill Lithuania and also Scotland (gameID=39135) and this nearly doubled their score, and also putting Agnaar in first place.

Congrats!
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Frozen Dog (1753 D)
17 Jan 20 UTC
Grief for a sad loss
So annoyed at myself for missing a third turn, but man, this new NMR system is tough.

Lost a 73 supply faction today. :'(
Anon (?? D)
17 Jan 20 UTC
gameID=38804 papacy o7
Sky_Hopper (539 D)
17 Jan 20 UTC
Wow, that really sucks.
Frozen Dog (1753 D)
17 Jan 20 UTC
Si :'(
mouse (1914 D)
23 Jan 20 UTC
Well, now that the game is over, I (Tunis) would like to thank you for your efforts in keeping me alive - not only stabbing Naples when they were running over me, but also joining in against Aragon rather than taking their side against me later on. Much appreciated, and I am sorry that you didn't make it to the end to join in the draw.
I'm the one who picked up the baton. I'm sorry for this bad luck! You certainly played very well ...
Curiosity: what do you mean by "Si"?
ubercacher16 (1794 D)
23 Jan 20 UTC
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"Si" is Spanish for "yes". I imagine that is what he is saying.
Frozen Dog (1753 D)
24 Jan 20 UTC
Wow, you guys drew right after I was replaced!

Who was the hold-out? Sweden?
Frozen Dog (1753 D)
24 Jan 20 UTC
Anyway I just had a bad work week and apparently my third NMR kicked me. I honestly didn't even realize I had missed previous orders. Sadly I checked the site an hour too late. :P

For anyone interested in my thoughts, I decided my enemy was Genoa right away and I really valued my alliance with Naples. *Unfortunately* Naples, an easy 10 centre stab was really tough to turn down.

Tunis, I felt that you seemed reliable and your support offers helped a lot. I also feared Aragon getting too powerful so I decided to rescue you. :)

QQ & GH well done checking my eastern advance! As soon as that happened I voted draw and was surprised that it didn't happen immediately. I don't care too much about losing all of the points but it's a shame not to get to see all of the end-game comments!
KingOfSwords (1210 D)
24 Jan 20 UTC
Here you go, Frozen Dog. For your reading pleasure, all the EOGs. - Saxony

Great-Horde: GG everyone. It was nice being able to work with you Qara-Qoyunlu. And talk about Switzerland really staying neutral!
Wed 01 PM You: Good game! I came in as a replacement player, taking over a solid-looking position, and when the game already seemed to be winding down. Usually, I avoid "no messaging" games, but I figured it might be an advantage for a replacement player. I played a very conservative game - after helping to crush Bohemia, I just did holds and support holds, hoping for a draw, and wouldn't have fought anybody unless they attacked me first. In this game, it all worked out well for me. (I don't think that would always be the case.) Anyway, I'm glad we all agreed on the draw.
Wed 01 PM Brandenburg: I completely forgot this game existed. GG!
Wed 02 PM Tunis: Poor Frozen Dog, losing out on playing the Papacy to that finish...

gg otherwise; I am still surprised I made it this far; multiple instances of "how the hell do I survive this stab?"
Wed 03 PM Sweden: GG all - definitely impressive that Switzerland survived this one. Shocked that Papacy bowed out so close to the finish after playing so well.

I had some hope of a solo run, but that took a serious hit when my Saxon ally played friendly with England instead of continuing to push at him. That slowed me down considerably since it removed an angle of attack on England, and by the time I took the English island, Papacy and Tunis had advanced too far for me to have any hope, so I switched to a defensive draw mode and successfully signaled this intention to England (at least he seemed to pick up on it). Also challenging was when my early ally in Teutonic Order (ubercacher16) was besieged by another ally. I did enjoy my steady assault to take out Scotland.

Fun map, but definitely hard to solo.
Wed 04 PM Scotland: Ah, yeah I took over for Scotland not realizing I had no allies lol. gg!
Wed 04 PM Switzerland: GG all. I just stayed still and hoped nobody noticed I was still there.
Wed 04 PM Aragon: GG. I was impressed by England’s ability to survive and fight their way back. And well done by Tunis countering my attack! I was on a role, but hubris and karma made sure I got a reality check. And a very unfortunate NMR, sorry for that.
Wed 05 PM Bavaria: Well shitty game for me, I tried for a while as best I could, I can tell you that Bavaria in the middle is thought. Had the same experience as Switzerland in another game
Wed 07 PM Bohemia: GG all
Wed 08 PM Teutonic-Order: GG.

I was not happy about my exit, but I was glad that Sweden at least got some of my territory instead of letting Saxony have all of it. I would have liked him to help me out against Saxony, but alas no.
Wed 08 PM Teutonic-Order: GG.

I was not happy about my exit, but I was glad that Sweden at least got some of my territory instead of letting Saxony have all of it. I would have liked him to help me out against Saxony, but alas no.
Wed 08 PM Sweden: Sorry there Teutonic-Order. You were my ally, but I was working with Saxony as well, and I didn't feel I could choose sides without ruining my opportunities against mutual foes elsewhere.
Wed 08 PM Qara-Qoyunlu: Good game everyone! Great Horde, it was a pleasure working with you against the Papal State. Tunis, I'm glad we mostly ignored each other/ worked independently toward stopping the Pope. I was always tempted to take Crete. Had I done so, what would you have done?
Wed 11 PM England: Oh I survived, I didn't expect that.

Early game went very nicely and I conquered almost whole France. Offensive against Saxony wasn't a success and Switzerland had built nice little fortress. Aragon also seemed very strong and my expansion phase was over. Then my loyal ally Scotland started to NRMing and Sweden took very fast big amount of supplies. I tried to take something but it was too late and new Scotland was hostile against me.

Northeast corner around British Islands is real nightmare if you need to defend against stronger enemy. I had good amount of fleets but I still didn't find any stalemate line or even good defensive position.
Thu 04 AM Papacy: Congratulations to my predecessor! I have done nothing but reap the benefits of his excellent game. It is my first approach to this map and I wanted to experience its dynamics as a replacement. I didn't think I'd find such an opportunity.
Thu 04 AM Tunis: QQ - I was honestly looking for an opportunity to move out of Crete and indicate you were fine to take it, but there was never any space (I think GCY was free maybe once, but didn't want to move there because it would be very easy to misinterpret). So, once we'd established cooperation (or at least, mutual avoidance), I'd've been fine with you taking it.

Papacy - your predecessor was basically responsible for my remaining alive; twice they hit people who stabbed me and didn't take advantage of my weak positioning while responding to the stabs...
Technostar (1559 D (B))
24 Jan 20 UTC
At the very least, we now have the option to regain excuses over time. I haven't been playing for a while because my reliability dropped after going to college, but hopefully, this change will make future large-variant games less prone to critical NMRs such as this.
kaner406 (1341 D Mod (B) (B))
26 Jan 20 UTC
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@FrozenDog - mutter grumble, treacherous papacy, mutter grumble, two-faced Pope grumble grumble mutter mutter.

;)
mouse (1914 D)
26 Jan 20 UTC
bah, treacherous Naples more like!

:p
Mercy (2068 D (B))
27 Jan 20 UTC
@Frozen Dog: You can see all the EoG comments on the Message tab, which you can find at the bottom of the game page: https://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=38804&viewArchive=Messages
kaner406 (1341 D Mod (B) (B))
27 Jan 20 UTC
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@mouse - it would have been a glorious African conquest, if not for Italian treachery.
Frozen Dog (1753 D)
27 Jan 20 UTC
Ah thanks Mercy.

You have to admit Kaner that the stab was pretty epic in its comprehensiveness. It was the most tense I felt all game. :P
kaner406 (1341 D Mod (B) (B))
28 Jan 20 UTC
Yes it was very well executed!
Sky_Hopper (539 D)
Mon 03 Feb UTC
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This isn't the first time this has happened. Poland lost this game very painfully:
https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=39169#gamePanel


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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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The Ambassador (1619 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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Sky_Hopper (539 D)
24 Jan 20 UTC
Petition to change a power's name
I propose changing the name of the power named Alborian in Mars to "Alboria" - it just seems more consistent with the others.
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Macca573 (1140 D)
23 Jan 20 UTC
Game Limits?
I'm trying to join this game, and it's telling me I can't join because of "game limits".
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Macca573 (1140 D)
25 Nov 19 UTC
Balance in Economy
There is a variant called Classic - Economic
https://vdiplomacy.net/variants.php?variantID=53
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Flame (1052 D (B))
10 Oct 19 UTC
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14th Century Mongolian Empire NEW TEST
Some bugs are already fixed but we need more testitng. Please join just to move units and discuss the errors.

http://lab.webdiplomacy.ru/board.php?gameID=118
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Flame (1052 D (B))
24 Apr 19 UTC
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Lepanto6X
This variant was installed several years ago. But I didn't remember who developed it. variant got several bugs. Who will fix it and give us a final release of a map? ;-)
http://lab.webdiplomacy.ru/variants.php?variantID=97
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tobi1 (1956 D Mod (S) (B))
05 Jan 20 UTC
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Changes to the Reliability System
The Reliability System has been updated now to address the issues introduced with the missed turn schema some months ago.
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Flame (1052 D (B))
20 Jan 20 UTC
Lepanto 6X variant
Hi! We are about to continue variant development after 3-years delay!
https://lab.webdiplomacy.ru/board.php?gameID=3

Who wants to join?
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Seinwave (993 D)
17 Jan 20 UTC
Territory is a supply center on the smallmap, isn't on the big map.
Am I going crazy? I'm looking at the Africa variant at https://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=83. As far as I can tell, on the smallmap, the Uganda territory is marked as a supply center, while it isn't on the bigmap.
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Flame (1052 D (B))
17 Jan 20 UTC
Territory graph
Here we got a "Territory graph module" which can be seen after the game finished.

The problem is that I can understand how to make it work with variants where we got additional powers (neutrals, upc, etc). With variants in which all powers are playable all is good. Please help... cause it's our common work to do WD better!
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alifeee (1071 D)
15 Jan 20 UTC
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Not able to choose SoS scoring
When I create a game, I can only choose from WTA and PPSC. Here (https://vdiplomacy.com/points.php#DSS) it says that SoS scoring is available and PPSC was discontinued. This doesn't seem the case. How can I choose SoS for my game?
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