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Lagaroth (1022 D)
Fri 05 AM UTC
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How to do a proper convoy
Is this how to convoy? https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=43159
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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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Player5 (1680 D)
14 Mar 20 UTC
Variant development questions (Pits of Horror)
Hello! I'm trying to develop a new variant and would like some help debugging some things. If anyone wants to help I would be very happy!!

I have uploaded a map.png, and a mapNames.png but I still can't see anything in the "Map" interface (some error gets thrown)?
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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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The Ambassador (2233 D (B) (B))
11 Apr 20 UTC
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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alifeee (1234 D)
27 Apr 20 UTC
Speaking of vPoints, what determines gV in the calculation of how many you get?
I assume expected result (Re) is using your game history, but again, not sure how?
drano019 (2431 D Mod)
27 Apr 20 UTC
I'd be happy with Modern Dip II. Very disappointed Agnaar won't be joining us unless it's gunboat. Slypups too I wish would join us. Who's left that is "in"?

- The Ambassador
- Mercy
- Eki
- Drano
- kevdog8
- Shah
- Bob Al Hubob
- The Desert Fox
- G-Man
- tassa

Is that right? If so, we should be able to get going fairly quickly if everyone else is still in?


Going off what Mercy said - It's strange to me that a few hundred point difference in starting points makes such a vast difference in ending. I feel like the rating system falls apart on such large maps. I do'nt think many people will argue that a brand new player (1000 points) that manages to solo on Divided States in a WTA deserves to be the top rated player on the site. And yet, it's highly likely that they *would* be either the top rated player, or in the top 3-4. Agnaar gained almost 1500 points, and he was at 1600-ish points when he soloed on Europa Renovatio (a smaller map). Someone at 1000 points would probably gain 2000+ points from a Divided States solo, but how many people would really argue that one game = the best on the site? And yet, we've seen it a few times where one game propels someone to the top basically all on it's own.
Mercy (2068 D (B))
27 Apr 20 UTC
I am in.

Drano, it's even worse than you think. Someone at 1000 points may gain 2200+ points from winning a Divided States game and would end up with more points than Agnaar ever had. Someone at 2000 points may gain less than 1000 points from winning a Divided States game and may not surpass Agnaar. If the variant is large enough, a lower prior rating will mean a higher posterior rating if you win.

An Anon lover and a non-Anon lover have left the game so I am not sure how we should do anonymity now. The votes were

- The Ambassador
- Mercy | Anon
- Eki | Not Anon
- Drano | Not Anon
- kevdog8 | Anon
- Shah
- Bob Al Hubob
- The Desert Fox | Not Anon
- G-Man | Anon
- tassa
KingOfSwords (1402 D)
27 Apr 20 UTC
Did Agnaar actually say he wouldn't play in the game after all? I didn't notice such a post.
Agnaar (2918 D)
27 Apr 20 UTC
I have 50 games here, all in gunboat mode so I don t deserve to be part of the elite in a full press mode (and it s just too much time consuming for me) but if you want to watch me playing or even better fighting on the same field, i just joined a "divided states", public press, with plenty of room left : gameID=42752.
G-Man (2237 D)
27 Apr 20 UTC
I'd be happy with Modern II or getting the next interested highest ranked players to plug the gaps in Fantasy World.
tassa (2277 D)
27 Apr 20 UTC
as for 10player maps modern2, or youngstown seem fine.
Noticed pretty much everyone has pulled out of the original Fantasy World game, but there didn't seem to be a post saying to do so?

So..... pull out of it?
Anon (?? D)
30 Apr 20 UTC
I don't think more people will give their preferences, so have just created the game. I went with majority vote with everything. There is an equal number of players in favor of playing anonymously as playing nonanonymously, and I was hoping someone else would cast a vote so that I would not have made this decision, but alas! I have created the game and it is anonymous. You can hate me now. :P

Link: gameID=43154

Password will be sent to all participants.
CCR (1762 D)
30 Apr 20 UTC
What does mean a star beside a game name, like the one we see in gameID=43154 ?
I saw it before in another game, and thought it meant high level player average... Later, there was a few player replacements and the game lost the star status. Then I wondered how does vdip qualifies a game for a star...

I believe it comes from WebDip code and thus it has something to do with Dpoints (not Vpoints).

Would someone provide an exact definition
Macca573 (1221 D)
30 Apr 20 UTC
It's when the pot is huge, one of the biggest on the site.
KingOfSwords (1402 D)
01 May 20 UTC
If you hover the mouse over the star, it brings up a message, very similar to what Macca said.
ingebot (2320 D)
06 May 20 UTC
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Argh, when I saw this thread I was waiting for one of my other games I'm about to solo to complete for me to qualify... Are there any more big hitter games around?
ezpickins (1846 D)
12 May 20 UTC
This game looks great. I'm very excited to see how the 1st year allies change into 3rd/4th year foes.
Battalion (2002 D)
Thu 21 May UTC
@ingebot - me too :p

We could start round 2 up if there's interest?
JacobL582 (1934 D)
Fri 22 May UTC
I'm churning along as well, got a couple large-map wins that should be finishing up soon that'll hopefully put me above the line to qualify for round 2!
The Ambassador (2233 D (B) (B))
Sat 23 May UTC
Can round 1 players also play in round 2?
JacobL582 (1934 D)
Sat 23 May UTC
If you don’t lose 234 points ;)
The Ambassador (2233 D (B) (B))
Sat 23 May UTC
Cool, you need pretty much the same in reverse to play XD
ingebot (2320 D)
Sat 23 May UTC
Maybe the two of you could play each other until both even out to around 2000?
KingOfSwords (1402 D)
Sat 23 May UTC
Good luck getting your next game going! Organizing the first one sure looked to me like quite the exercise in cat herding. ;-)
Battalion (2002 D)
Sat 23 May UTC
I'm going to stick my neck out and suggest a game to see if we can get one going.

Classic
Full press
WTA
Anon
1 day/phase
100 D

First 6 others to sign up (including those in game 1) play, only requirement is you're >2000v. I'll set up and send out passwords once we've got the number.
Battalion (2002 D)
12:09 PM UTC
Well, that clearly failed. Let's try the old way ;)

Who would be interested in a generic game? What would your stipulations be?

I'm generally easy.


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GOD (1545 D Mod (B))
Sun 24 May UTC
TELECONFERENCE GAME SUNDAY
A friends of mine and I want to play a live game next Sunday, but with voice negotiations through discord. We've tried that once already and it works really well, pretty close to ftf.
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Argentinean Empire (1595 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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Samuel, o Louco (925 D)
Fri 10 PM UTC
Which font do you use to make texts in diplomacy variants?
I'm trying to create a variant in Photoshop, but I don't know which font to use to write the names of the places; it gets foggy when it is very small. Does anyone know what kind of font I use?
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The Ambassador (2233 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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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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Aelfred Smith (1051 D)
Tue 26 May UTC
Absolute War
Hello all

We are trying to start a Gobble Earth game and we need a lot of people. You are welcome to join.
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North America Minor Powers
So far it seems pretty balanced but I may need to run another test to make sure.

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HelloMyNameIsBob (762 D)
Mon 25 May UTC
New Concept: Squadrons
This is just an idea I had: What if there were squadrons (a group of planes) in vDip?
They would be able to go on both land and sea territories, but of course there's a catch, or they would be OP.
The catch: They would not be able to capture territories.
Any thoughts?
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d.a.barchipelago (866 D)
Tue 26 May UTC
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Suggestion: Close chat option
On large variants, having lots of chats open makes the mobile interface quite cumbersome. It'd be nice if we could close chats, or if chats with dead people closed automatically.
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bsiper (1324 D)
07 May 20 UTC
Variant Dev Thread: New York
Hello, does anyone want to join the first playtest of the New York variant?
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=43373
Comment here if you want in, and I'll PM the password!
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Aelfred Smith (1051 D)
Mon 25 May UTC
Absolute War
Hello all
We are trying to start a Gobble Earth game and we need a lot of people. You are welcome to join.
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=43798
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Maluco Rasta (851 D)
Sun 24 May UTC
Choose Your Evil Empire
Good day.
I am playing this game and it happened to me to move a fleet and it took the order wrong and went elsewhere.
It may have been a mistake, but now, the next turn, she won't even let me give her an order. It doesn't show me like a fleet of mine in the game.
How do you do with these things?
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Mercy (2068 D (B))
30 Apr 20 UTC
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Suggestion: new rating system
I propose a new rating system that will fix many of the problems people experience with vRating.
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Macca573 (1221 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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Samuel, o Louco (925 D)
Tue 19 May UTC
Thinking of creating a Divided States variant, but in Brazil
I really like the Divided States variant. And I think it would be really cool in a Brazilian version too, and I'm thinking about creating it. But would that be considered a copy or something?
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Metramax23 (1000 D)
Thu 21 May UTC
Join Please!!!- Sticks and Stones
We have 4 open spots guys please join!!!
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Tener (1000 D)
Tue 19 May UTC
Private Messaging
Hi all. I am a newbie to vDiplomacy though I have played WebDiplomacy. How does private messaging work in vDiplomacy? I don't see the same account settings for messaging that I am used to. Thanks for helping me.
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Lukas Podolski (1436 D)
Sat 16 May UTC
Middle Earth variant
I recall we used to have one here, albeit quite unbalanced? Will we have anything like this in the near future?
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HelloMyNameIsBob (762 D)
Thu 14 May UTC
vDiplomacy
Why is it called "v"Diplomacy
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CBro27 (975 D)
Sat 16 May UTC
Reporting potential cheating to Moderators
How do I report potential cheating in a gunboat game? GameID is 42792
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TheBubonicTague (1000 D)
Thu 14 May UTC
Question About Custom Phase Lengths and Swaps
If I choose a custom phase length of 24 hours, then select "10 minutes" for time until phase swap, then "1 day" for phase length after swap, could someone describe what that would look like in-game?
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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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TheBubonicTague (1000 D)
Thu 14 May UTC
New to Site: Playing Games With Fewer Players
So, I'm new to the site and am trying to play with a group of friends as a way to stay in contact with each other. There are 6 of us. All of us are new to Diplomacy, and figured it'd be best to play on the Classic map first, but noticed it's for 7 players. Is there a way to pick the Classic map variant but only play with 6 people instead of 7? I can't seem to find anything talking about that. Thanks!
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kaner406 (1709 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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Interactive map in variant testing
The interactive map in the variant I am testing does not work very well.
(Sometimes it does not show the movement arrows)
(When I try moving from Newfoundland to Quebec in interactive orderface it thinks I am trying to move to Quebec north coast
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