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by Matticus13
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Turkey gunboat opening options
Replies: 18
Views: 1918

Re: Turkey gunboat opening options

See, the way I look at it is the exact opposite. The risk with this opening is that Russia can completely crush you and grab a highly secure base of centers if you don't guard yourself and Russia capitalizes. Ceding the Black Sea (without some backhanded threat like moving to Armenia) is already hi...
by Matticus13
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Turkey gunboat opening options
Replies: 18
Views: 1918

Re: Turkey gunboat opening options

I dislike the self bounce, but I tend to be nonconservative by nature. With a slow roller like Turkey, I'd rather hold Bulgaria and A Ank->Con. If Russia is a problem after opening F Ank->Con, you are likely out of it anyway... Better to go for it IMO. See, the way I look at it is the exact opposit...
by Matticus13
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Turkey gunboat opening options
Replies: 18
Views: 1918

Re: Turkey gunboat opening options

I dislike the self bounce, but I tend to be nonconservative by nature. With a slow roller like Turkey, I'd rather hold Bulgaria and A Ank->Con. If Russia is a problem after opening F Ank->Con, you are likely out of it anyway... Better to go for it IMO.
by Matticus13
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy in an "Altered State of Mind"
Replies: 15
Views: 1305

Re: Diplomacy in an "Altered State of Mind"

TrPrado wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:05 am
Why on earth would you let your friend climb into a warm oven?
Have you ever lived in Kansas? It was 85° F yesterday; today it was 45° with wind gusts of 50+. Why wouldn't he want to climb in an oven?
by Matticus13
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Testing to See if I Can +1 Own Post
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Testing to See if I Can +1 Own Post

How many of.you just tried to give yourself a +1 after reading this thread?
by Matticus13
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Testing to See if I Can +1 Own Post
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Testing to See if I Can +1 Own Post

Nope.
by Matticus13
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Testing to See if I Can +1 Own Post
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Testing to See if I Can +1 Own Post

Don't want to artificially inflate a statement/opinion on a different thread. Thanks.
by Matticus13
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Colonial Diplomacy: The OG variant
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Colonial Diplomacy: The OG variant

https://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=12 As a fan of Diplomacy, board games, and history, I believe Colonial Diplomacy deserves to be on the WebDip server. While many of the mechanics are the same, the unbalanced nature.of the empires makes for quite a unique experience. While, I stand by my...
by Matticus13
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Birds and Diplomacy
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: The Birds and Diplomacy

Magnetic24 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:21 am
and a great portion of my friends, along with my sister and myself, play together in a private game.
I would kill for this! Also, nachos...
by Matticus13
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Birds and Diplomacy
Replies: 7
Views: 839

The Birds and Diplomacy

So, I have this friend. He has 3 children; 2 boys and a girl. They are all still a bit young to fully comprehend the strategy and mechanics of Diplomacy. Still, I would say they all have potential, but especially daughter. Would be underestimated often (cute, smallish, female, etc), but knows how to...
by Matticus13
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Do people want Chaos?
Replies: 67
Views: 8959

Re: Do people want Chaos?

I've only played once, and it was a stabby blast! Made the draw and it felt nearly as good as a solo. I would give this a +2
by Matticus13
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Auburn got robbed
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Auburn got robbed

The refs were paid off by CBS. Saved themselves the embarrassment of Charles Barkley's "tears of joy" during the entire broadcast of the National Championship game...
by Matticus13
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy in an "Altered State of Mind"
Replies: 15
Views: 1305

Re: Diplomacy in an "Altered State of Mind"

Maybe not what you're asking, but I got pretty tipsy in one of the games at WDC 2017. The pro was that I was probably way more socialable and risky so I ended up topping the board. The con was that I misordered like a solid 5 times Typical Canadian... +1 for you, sir. I plan on being 100% drunk for...
by Matticus13
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy in an "Altered State of Mind"
Replies: 15
Views: 1305

Re: Diplomacy in an "Altered State of Mind"

Durga wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:11 am
Maybe not what you're asking, but I got pretty tipsy in one of the games at WDC 2017.

The pro was that I was probably way more socialable and risky so I ended up topping the board.

The con was that I misordered like a solid 5 times
Typical Canadian... +1 for you, sir.
by Matticus13
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy in an "Altered State of Mind"
Replies: 15
Views: 1305

Diplomacy in an "Altered State of Mind"

Ever partake? Asking for a friend.
by Matticus13
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: WebDip Weekly Phase League
Replies: 4
Views: 461

WebDip Weekly Phase League

Basically, I would like to form a group of players who would enjoy playing Diplomacy on weekly phases. Press games (for me) are difficult to fit into my hectic schedule. The games I've tried to form/join do not usually reach the required number of players before expiring. A list of likely players to...
by Matticus13
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Does this English opening have a name?
Replies: 20
Views: 3346

Re: Does this English opening have a name?

here's a game in which i, as england, opened with this. it didn't go too well but i bounced back. https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=233771#gamePanel This game would have been PERFECT for War->Sil (if Russia could have arranged a DMZ at Gal [offer support into Rum in F01 if Austria orders Vi...
by Matticus13
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Drawing is the new winning?
Replies: 41
Views: 4290

Re: Drawing is the new winning?

Drawing instead of stabbing for a solo could perhaps help repair the reputation of a known stabber. The stabber is attempting to prove they can be a trusted ally. Building goodwill is a useful tool in a non-anon setting. Build the mound high enough so when you push them off... From a competitive sta...
by Matticus13
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Italian Pie
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Italian Pie

Typing out load here, so thank you in advance for your input. Italy is the least likely of the 7 Powers to come out on top, statistically speaking. Austria can either be your best friend, or immediate death. Turkey usually a threat down the line if Austria has crumbled. But, for me, France is a the ...