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by mhsmith0
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Spring 2020 1v1 Champions League
Replies: 38
Views: 1068

Re: Spring 2020 1v1 Champions League

We have officially hit 32! All players who signed up are in, which will lead to a bit of an elo disparity in some of the groups but as MM said, it's a solid opportunity to learn and/or surprise everyone. I'll be doing general setup now (including group draws) and sending out PMs later tonight. awes...
by mhsmith0
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Backstabbed by at least 2, maybe 3 countries. Any chance at pulling this back?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Backstabbed by at least 2, maybe 3 countries. Any chance at pulling this back?

There’s always a chance. Always.
BUT, it’s difficult, and probably requires either an alliance collapse or an external helper. But it’s a game of negotiations; there are stories of people who recover from being down to one center and solo! Don’t give up hope!
by mhsmith0
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 24
Views: 505

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

Good luck to everyone in the first set!

And I will NOT be volunteering for the second set, but I MIGHT be interested in hosting a discord spec server for that event if such a thing is allowed (if not then lolnevermind :P )
by mhsmith0
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Spring 2020 1v1 Champions League
Replies: 38
Views: 1068

Re: Spring 2020 1v1 Champions League

I'm guessing that meme will post signup lists on the challonge site "every so often"
by mhsmith0
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Spring 2020 1v1 Champions League
Replies: 38
Views: 1068

Re: Spring 2020 1v1 Champions League

fwiw, if we end up having a solid amount of interest, I'm not opposed to creating a "Pot E" and just making the pools into 5-members instead of 4-members.
by mhsmith0
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 24
Views: 505

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

Sort of looking forward to the giant explosion of color at the top of my screen once this gets going tbh

For anyone who wants to spec, games are
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=275382
through
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=275402
by mhsmith0
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 24
Views: 505

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

One other question: does it make sense to try and get a mod to arrange it so all get each country 3x or is it better to just let it all rand?
by mhsmith0
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 24
Views: 505

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

Also it might be cool to set it up as a "Tournament" somehow, tho i have no clue how the mechanics of that actually work.

(also, since it's filling fairly quickly, maybe there's some appetite for a "round 2" among a different group of 7 as well?)
by mhsmith0
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 24
Views: 505

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

This is an absolutely terrible idea that everyone involved with will regret to the end of time

/in
:P

Sign up sheet:
1. Valis2501
2. RoganJosh
3. brainbomb
4. Chaqa
5. CaptainMeme
6. mhsmith0
7.
by mhsmith0
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Servility Gets You Stabbed
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Servility Gets You Stabbed

So I sort of expect #s 4 and 5 to be some combination of - your ALLY is doing too well, and even if you're not explicitly dropping your guard to him, even a relatively minor stab can put him in strong position for a solo - your alliance stopped gaining progress / stalled out / is about to stall out,...
by mhsmith0
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The lies about the new forum
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: The lies about the new forum

I've been told that we're allowed to purchase points at the rate of 10,000 points per $1. Please confirm and provide the appropriate link for purchases if so.
by mhsmith0
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Most exciting games ever!
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Re: Most exciting games ever!

Let's see, off the cuff... A couple of those FvA's or GvI's where I ALMOST beat CptMike http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=232299 http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=233928 (this one I had a nearly won position and screwed it up :( :( :( ) The time I solo'd a pretty good gunboat board as ...
by mhsmith0
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Starting positions
Replies: 25
Views: 2092

Re: Starting positions

full 1900 style might be sort of interesting in that there's an EXTREME high trust opening set available to A/I/R Italy Ven-Pie, Rom-TYS, Nap-ION (and then pick which one takes Tunis and which one attacks France or Turkey) Austria Tri-Tyr, Boh-Vie, and I guess Bud-Ser? Russia War-Sil, STPNC-Nor, Mos...
by mhsmith0
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Starting positions
Replies: 25
Views: 2092

Re: Starting positions

Interesting theory wrt Austria but I'm not entirely sure I agree? There's the ability to go 100% after Germany via Tri-Tyr and Vie-Boh... but only at the cost of being extrmely vulnerable to essentially all of Italy/Russia/Turkey There's the ability to send Boh to Tyr, but standard Lepanto opening c...
by mhsmith0
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Starting positions
Replies: 25
Views: 2092

Re: Starting positions

I think it unbalances things a good amount, mainly because the value of being able to make certain moves is lower or higher for certain powers, PLUS those options will benefit or detriment other powers differentially England - probably builds F LVP to start with. LVP-NAO-MAO becomes normal, which hu...
by mhsmith0
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Fall 2019 Champions League
Replies: 54
Views: 4429

Re: Fall 2019 Champions League

I'd be down for my regular ass-kicking delivered by xorxes, RJ, and/or CptMike :P
by mhsmith0
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 1v1 Puzzles
Replies: 72
Views: 3663

Re: 1v1 Puzzles

PPPS You can probably torture the analogy to death even further by allowing for A Sev to get into Moscow and French armies to get into Norway and Finland. This then (I think?) creates three different French "emperor" type strategies 1) Convoy Finland to Prussia directly with support from Berlin, and...
by mhsmith0
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 1v1 Puzzles
Replies: 72
Views: 3663

Re: 1v1 Puzzles

more on that concept (lol forum time limits on editing posts): Austria has two distinct "assassin" move sets, and France two distinct "emperor" move sets. But ultimately, either Austria hits a French "emperor" with his "assassin", or France (eventually) wins. Also in this concept of it, you can cons...
by mhsmith0
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 1v1 Puzzles
Replies: 72
Views: 3663

Re: 1v1 Puzzles

PS to put it in more theoretical mathematical terms, I'd GUESS there's some kind of Nash Equilibrium whereby both France and Austria are optimized, but any such equilibrium can be expressed in terms of Austrian win equity = some fixed x/N, whereby N is the # of turns available for France to take Ber...