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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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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
Tue 06 PM UTC
Comments Wanted for new Variant: Unconstitutional
I am looking for comments and criticism for Unconstitutional, a variant in development.
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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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Caustic (869 D)
Sun 13 Sep UTC
Bitcoins and Gambling
Anyone into free?
Anyone Into Gambling?
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The Ambassador (2027 D (B) (B))
11 Apr 20 UTC
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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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kaner406 (1673 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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The Ambassador (2027 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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The Ambassador (2027 D (B) (B))
05 Aug 20 UTC
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Declaration of War game
Anyone interested in a Declaration of War game? It's meant to simulate a time of gentlemanly war...
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Argentinean Empire (1643 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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drano019 (2443 D Mod)
17 Aug 20 UTC
Europa Renovatio - Team Game Interest
See below.
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CCR (1801 D)
26 Aug 20 UTC
Just impersonate a role and play it.
Bonatogether (1110 D)
28 Aug 20 UTC
I think we just need to go and make the game, cause this thread is not going to last long enough for the whole thing to fill up.
Macca573 (1141 D)
28 Aug 20 UTC
Ok so, this is the game:
Non-anon
Teams randomly decided by a third party
Teams decided on nations (i.e. team 5: Lithuania, Portugal, Scotland, Ottomans)
You will be given your team and not others teams.
2-day phases
Unrated
Macca573 (1141 D)
28 Aug 20 UTC
This is the current player list:
1. drano019
2. Bonatogether
3. ezpickins
4. Siegmar Bruggen
5. Macca573
6. Mr. Finkelmuiyer
7. ubercacher16
8. berberstrijder
9. erikip107
10. Temasek22
11. CoffeeAndKeyboards
12. mouse
13. CBro27
14. bsiper
15. CCR
16. Mark12345
17. gopher27
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ubercacher16 (1945 D)
28 Aug 20 UTC
So, if a team loses all but one player and that player manages to beat every other team, would they have to conquer every SC on the board to win the game for their team?
Bonatogether (1110 D)
28 Aug 20 UTC
I am pretty confident that is the case.
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
28 Aug 20 UTC
So then we will have to make the solo condition really high so nobody "accidentally" solos
Macca573 (1141 D)
28 Aug 20 UTC
No. As stated in the rules at the beginning:
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No draws allowed until 1 team remains, or complete stalemates. Teams are free to work together, but knowing that draws are basically not allowed prevents 2 teams from just picking to do an 8 player draw possibly.
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If one player solo's, their team wins.
Looking forward to this! This is gonna be fun!
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
28 Aug 20 UTC
But that changes things Macca. Perhaps one team could focus on helping one of their players solo, instead of controlling the whole map. Theoretically that would be easier, especially with some clever diplomacy on the part of those team members "trying to stop the solo." So maybe that rule should be changed?
drano019 (2443 D Mod)
28 Aug 20 UTC
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Macca -

Can you explain how "no draws allowed until 1 team remains, or complete stalemates" translates to "someone can solo with a majority of SCs"?

My intention was: "No draws allowed until 1 team remains" = eliminate all other teams, OR "or complete stalemates" = there is a complete stalemate on the board between ALL remaining teams. Note that it's not 3 teams teamed up to stalemate a 4th team, because those 3 teams aren't in a stalemate. Hence, no draw allowed. Clever diplomacy would be needed to break the logjam in these situations.

So essentially, it boils down to 1 team has to wipe the board of everyone else.
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
28 Aug 20 UTC
This will take decades, it will be legendary.
drano019 (2443 D Mod)
28 Aug 20 UTC
hahaha! Probably, but that's why it's unranked incase people need to drop out with replacements, etc.
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
28 Aug 20 UTC
Most of us will probably be dead.
Mercy (2160 D (B))
28 Aug 20 UTC
@Macca I don't think it is a good idea to assign names or numbers to teams. It is easier to lie that your team members are 'Portugal, Scotland and Ottomans' than to lie that your team members are 'Portugal, Scotland and Ottomans' and that you form 'team 5' with them.
Looks like fun. I'll join. Would appreciate a full explanation of how everything's gonna work before the game starts though.
drano019 (2443 D Mod)
28 Aug 20 UTC
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Mercy -

There's no intent to have team names/numbers. Whoever does the randomization will simply PM people with this message:

"Your team is A (their power), B, C, and D. Good luck!"

To expand on Macca's list, the general rules are as follows:

- Non-anon, 2-day phases, unrated
- 9 teams of 4 players each
- Teams randomly decided by a third party, will be PMed individually after the game starts
- Game will be paused upon start in order to give the 3rd party time to send all the PMs
- You will be given your team and not the others
- No draws until 1 team controls the map, or there is a complete stalemate between all teams left (note, if 3 teams have 1 player left and are stalemating a team of 2 that's left, this is NOT a stalemate between all teams, as the 3 teams of 1 player could still attack each other. In reality, this complete stalemate between all teams will be nearly impossible to have unless its 2 equal sized teams duking it out.)

One thing to discuss - Can teams take territory from each other. I'm personally all for it, as trading SCs is a valid tactical maneuver, and could enhance Diplomatic aspects of the game as well.
drano019 (2443 D Mod)
28 Aug 20 UTC
This is the current player list:
1. drano019
2. Bonatogether
3. ezpickins
4. Siegmar Bruggen
5. Macca573
6. Mr. Finkelmuiyer
7. ubercacher16
8. berberstrijder
9. erikip107
10. Temasek22
11. CoffeeAndKeyboards
12. mouse
13. CBro27
14. bsiper
15. CCR
16. Mark12345
17. gopher27
18. JakeWalrusWhale
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drano019 (2443 D Mod)
28 Aug 20 UTC
I suppose another topic for consideration:

How many excused missed turns and delayed phases?
Bonatogether (1110 D)
28 Aug 20 UTC
I support always extending and 1 excused turn.
Macca573 (1141 D)
28 Aug 20 UTC
Ahh Drano, I misunderstood. Your ruling I do agree is much better.

I also support 1 excused turn, and I definitely support it being extend always, even if that means no regaining.
Actually thinking about it... I'm probably too busy to keep up with a game of this scale. I might join in if you guys are having trouble getting the last few people. Sorry!
Bonatogether (1110 D)
Tue 08 Sep UTC
I suppose this thread is dead?
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
Tue 08 Sep UTC
Call this a bump.
I think this could be a pretty fun game, if we get enough folks to join.


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micahbales (989 D)
Mon 07 Sep UTC
Stalemate lines in Sengoku: Nagashino (V6)
Are there stalemate lines in this variant? What are they? I could not find any article on this.
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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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ghostronin (1190 D)
Sat 05 Sep UTC
Pirates Variant - Privateer vs Authorizing Nation Help
See thread.
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CBro27 (1039 D)
Fri 04 Sep UTC
Sea Lanes Proposal/Discussion
See thread.
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jason4747 (1201 D)
Fri 04 Sep UTC
Request for Replacement
Europa Renovatio variant, 1 day 12 h deadlines, decent but not great position, fantastic allies, lots of drama, and good Diplomacy fun. Game is currently on a 3 day delay, next orders due Monday at 3pm, so lots of time to jump in and chat. Please PM if interested.
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idk how to design maps
pls help lmao. I want a map put into Badfrog's "Conspiracy" app and they get their maps here but i don't know how to do anything apart from draw and colour the map in paint.net
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Fake Al (1719 D)
15 Mar 20 UTC
Tiglath-Pileser Development
Just to keep things organized, I'll keep my questions in my own thread, which are focused on my first try at creating a variant, one set in the Iron Age middle east.

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the_majesty (1375 D)
26 Aug 20 UTC
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Another Public Press Divided States game
Hey folks! After the thrilling Draw conclusion of State Your Business, I've started up another Public Press Divided States game, this time with the win condition of 50 SCs. The last one was a lot, and presumably this one will be too!

?gameID=45509
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Macca573 (1141 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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CorvidKN (995 D)
25 Aug 20 UTC
Need sub
Can't play, need sub. PM me if interested. Okay position. Europa Renovatio. 24hr turns.

Name is CorvidKN
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Ancapistan (1000 D)
23 Aug 20 UTC
I don't see the option to play against ai.
When I went to create a new game, there does not seem to be any option to play against ai. Did I miss something? Where do I find the option to play against ai when creating a new game?
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salisbury (1040 D)
10 Aug 20 UTC
Average age on this server?
Hello all, I was just curious if people had a sense of the general demographics of vDip?
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Test Cases
Does anyone know of a tool where I could enter unit locations and some orders to see how it plays out? I have a situation I'm in and I'm not sure what the result will be for certain orders. Thanks!
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Flame (1133 D (B))
13 Aug 20 UTC
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Map Germany vs Russia
Maybe we should start the game with 3 russian units instead of 4.
F Stp is to be abolished...
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Bonatogether (1110 D)
21 Aug 20 UTC
Replacement needed by Sunday
I'm in an anon Pirates game (so I can't link it here) and I have to be out of town from Sunday to Tuesday. It's early in the game and I would feel bad extending so early, so if anyone could PM me, I can switch it over to you temporarily. Thanks!
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umbletheheep (1011 D)
22 Aug 20 UTC
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Cold War Strategy Resources
The Briefing is has stepped in to satisfy the much needed drought of Cold War articles. Go to https://www.diplomacybriefing.com/cold-war-resources for articles on openings and midgame strategy along with an interview with bsiper and myself.
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Anon (?? D)
22 Aug 20 UTC
Need replacement
Some things have come up which renders me unable to play. As such, I require a replacement for this game- gameID=44844 . It's a decent position. DM me for more info.
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Caustic (869 D)
20 Aug 20 UTC
I want a donation badge
Wasn't there a way to make a donate to vdip? I believe long ago I seen donation badge icons next to ppls name's. I want one. How do i donate?
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Need a country switch
Due to my upcoming schedule (busy), I won’t be able to consistently enter orders, and I don’t want to CD out of this game. If anyone wants a very solid position in a Modern Europe map, PM me. (It’s anon so I won’t link it here)
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Anon (?? D)
15 Aug 20 UTC
Looking to be replaced in a game
Due to limited time, i need to leave this game, so i need someone to replace me.
https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=44844, i'm lithuania.
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