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somebody909 (1024 D)
Thu 03 AM UTC
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Shhh Secret Variants
This is a story about finding the variant with the fewest games played and it lead to a deep dive into the secret variants that aren't on the variants table...
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kaner406 (2243 D Mod (B))
Wed 09 AM UTC
Anyone interested?
See below
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The Ambassador (2011 D (B))
Wed 08 PM UTC
Happy Australia Day!
For all the Aussies here, have a good one! (or commemorate accordingly if you call the day something else)
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Lord Saviour (1350 D)
03 Oct 22 UTC
We need something to resurrect the forums. Any ideas?
Cars, politics, sports or even Jesus if it comes to it. We need to talk about something. It hurts to see the Winning thread dying. Maybe it is time to replace it with something completely new...
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butterhead (1147 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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gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
13 Dec 22 UTC
Thing I learned today
Just a space for people to either share with others some interesting fact they learned today or else publicly expose how embarrassingly ignorant they are.
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han-shahanshah (967 D)
Sun 22 Jan UTC
Advertising: a public press ER game
gameID=54632, 30 spots left!
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Anon (?? D)
Mon 16 Jan UTC
Classic - With a custom start, No messaging, Anon, PPSC
https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=54674

Three spots left!
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David Hood (976 D)
Thu 19 Jan UTC
January 2023 Deadline News from DBN
Latest episode of Deadline News from DBN was just released - featuring an interview with new NADF President Zachary Moore, a panel discussion about what is hot or not in the Diplomacy hobby, and headlines from around the World of Diplomacy. Panelists include Floridaman (Douglas Rintoul), Christopher Ward, and Tommy "Tombstone" Anderson.
https://youtu.be/2U46kBR4fBk
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Qapoleon (1000 D)
19 Nov 22 UTC
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Variant Cataloging
I've been trying to keep track of variants made. Recently Stephen Agar came back on the scene and I am helping him amass variants over the past 20 years or so of his inactivity. I've made a google spreadsheet that contains the ones he's cataloged on his various websites and added a bunch that I knew of. I've also made a form to submit variants to be cataloged.
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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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gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
29 Nov 22 UTC
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To my German friends on here...
...wasting time on the internet today...and came upon a Uniper announcement about gas-to-oil switching at a power station and saw reference the German Federal Government's policy around "Ersatzkraftwerkebereithaltungsgesetz".
gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
29 Nov 22 UTC
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Can't quite figure out what classic electronic dance music has to do with energy policy, but then I guess it is central to all aspects of German culture at this point.

References:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woqxe1e3xoI
https://www.uniper.energy/news/unipers-irsching-3-power-plant-temporarily-returns-to-the-market-next-year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84YCcDY4coU
GOD (1727 D Mod (B))
30 Nov 22 UTC
Great to see appreciation for one of the most important electronic music bands.

The word means "replacement power plant readiness act", we just like sticking words together for some reason.
gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
30 Nov 22 UTC
Do you have a word for your national love of sticking words together?

If one invents all of the foundational components of something, how then would one be "one of" the most important practitioners of that thing?

I do know enough German to understandably read the word....it just seemed so ridiculously German that it made me smirk.
gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
30 Nov 22 UTC
How difficult would it be to make "Urdeutschewortverbindendeliebe" a word?
gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
30 Nov 22 UTC
People told me that the Germans did not know how to tell (or take) jokes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VH4c0-p-CY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy2VqDi4sFg

Those people lied to me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG62zay3kck

(for those who do not speak German well enough to follow)

1. There’s a girl in a small town named Barbara.

2. She is known for her rhubarb cake.

3. So they call her “Rhubarb Barbara.”

4. To sell her cake, she opens a bar.

5. Among her regular customers were three barbarians.

6. They have beards.

7. When they wanted to get their beards trimmed, they went to the barber.

8. He goes to their bar to eat some cake and then wants to drink a special beer.

9. This special beer is sold at a specific bar.

10. The bartender's name is Barbie.
gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
02 Dec 22 UTC
Sorry about the footsie ball.
GOD (1727 D Mod (B))
02 Dec 22 UTC
Happens, not many people were excited anyway
gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
04 Dec 22 UTC
"There are only two things I can't stand in this world: People who are intolerant of other people's cultures, and the Dutch."--Nigel Powers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufg-6zimdlw
gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
10 Dec 22 UTC
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Greek political parties expel elected members for mere accusations of public corruption? Who knew? I mean what politician doesn't keep a few hundred thousand Euros in cash around the house?

In the US, one can be convicted by Congress as a Florida federal judge of taking bribes to influence the outcome of trials and then be elected to serve in Congress as a member of the majority party that convicted you...the way the democratic gods intended. Although, I have to admit that my personal favorite was the Congressman found with $90,000 hidden in his freezer who was then re-elected by his constituents so that he could stand trial as their Congressman. Admittedly, trying to compete with Louisiana in such things is often a fool's errand.
Model (1031 D)
07 Jan 23 UTC
gopher27:
"There are only two things I can't stand in this world: People who are intolerant of other people's cultures, and the Dutch."--Nigel Powers

"If there are two things I hate, it's racists and Negroes in the neighborhood." (Unknown)

gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
07 Jan 23 UTC
@Model...well, the Argentines seem to have heard me.

https://www.espn.com/soccer/match/_/gameId/633844


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Lord Saviour (1350 D)
27 Dec 22 UTC
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Who is your favourite LOTR character and why?
For LOTR fans.
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kestasjk (0 D)
13 Oct 22 UTC
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webDip merge
Hey all, kestasjk from webDiplomacy.net here.

I have a feeling this is going to get shot down straight away but that's totally fine; just want to lay out a long-term proposal for merging the code bases and see whether it's worth thinking about or if I'm barking up the wrong tree.
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JECE (1534 D)
12 Dec 22 UTC
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New Diplomacy tactic?
"North Korean cyber spies deploy new tactic: tricking foreign experts into writing research for them"
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/north-korean-cyber-spies-deploy-new-tactic-tricking-foreign-experts-into-writing-2022-12-12/
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David Hood (976 D)
09 Dec 22 UTC
December 2022 Deadline News is out!
Deadline Episode for December just released on the Diplomacy Broadcast Network - this month we interview NADF President Siobhan Nolen, talk to Meta team member Noam Brown about their Cicero bot (which plays Diplomacy well enough to have won Blitzcon !), and report on all the other headlines from around the World of Diplomacy.
https://youtu.be/gUTBJRbZvTM
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Minihugo (864 D)
20 Nov 22 UTC
Post a variant?
Hey guys! Im wondering is I can suggest a variant to be added to the site? and if so how?
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Tulkas (2043 D)
02 Dec 22 UTC
African gunboat without Canaries
Join this African variant: Game ID:54319
If you join this game, please, accept this rule:
Canary Islands territory is IMPASSABLE.
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Fake Al (1747 D)
25 Aug 22 UTC
Best map variants ever made
Which maps variants are best designed in your opinion. Not necessarily your favorites. I’m thinking those that give fun and interesting gameplay for all players, but you can use your own criteria.
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Paddy (1144 D)
28 Nov 22 UTC
Phase Swap?
In the "Create a New Game" tab, when you select the "custom phase length" option, a new drop-down menu appears: "Time Until Phase Swap." It has options ranging from "No phase switch" to 6 hours. I can't find any documentation on what this does. Does anyone know? Does it make retreats and builds shorter than movement turns? Any help would be appreciated!
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kaner406 (2243 D Mod (B))
24 Nov 22 UTC
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Artificial Intelligence for Diplomacy has arrived
Check out the author list as well...

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.ade9097
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The Ambassador (2011 D (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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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
17 Nov 22 UTC
vDip Discord Server?
Why isn't there one? It seems like every other large or small forum or group has its own Discord server.
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David Hood (976 D)
18 Nov 22 UTC
November 2022 Deadline News is out!
Latest edition of Deadline News is out, from the Diplomacy Broadcast Network. Lots of hobbyist interviews from World Dipcon, a discussion with Ed Sullivan about his experiences arguing a case at the US Supreme Court, and headlines from around the World of Diplomacy.
https://youtu.be/GwbEfZLmGoY
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The Ambassador (2011 D (B))
22 Apr 22 UTC
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Ankara Crescent
London to Bulgaria
Edinburgh to Naples
Liverpool to Ionian
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gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
21 Oct 22 UTC
Provocative Question
If Xi Jinping had been recruited as a long term, deep cover agent by the CIA (perhaps during his visit to Iowa) a la Günter Guillaume, Anthony Blunt or Eleanor Iselin, what would the CIA have him doing differently to sabotage China as a potential competitor of the USA?
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The Ambassador (2011 D (B))
25 Sep 22 UTC
One bourbon, one scotch and one beer
Thoughts on the topic?
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Flame (1092 D)
05 Nov 22 UTC
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Forum avatars
We have got a new feature on webdiplomacy.ru.
Avatars for users. Please check it out here:
https://webdiplomacy.ru/forum.php
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kaner406 (2243 D Mod (B))
19 Apr 22 UTC
Bourse 2022
Bourse 2022 sign up thread...
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