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oscarjd74 (100 D)
27 Feb 14 UTC
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Backseat Driver Diplomacy thread
gameID=136645

DO NOT POST IN HERE UNLESS YOU ARE ONE OF THE BACKSEAT DRIVERS IN THE BACKSEAT DRIVER GAME.
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
Variant?
New variant idea with alot of changes to Classic. would add to the naval combat substantially and would intentionally reduce ground forces at the start of the game changing possibly the direction the countries attacked at turn 0
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
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Challenge
I am looking for experienced players to play against so I can learn more and better myself? I realize i am relatively new but I think I have a valid argument for why I should be given the chance. Looking for a classic, PPSC, ANON no messaging game.
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
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I have been playing since April have finished 9 games, am playing 5 and have 100% reliability.
I wish to play a 1 day phases game on classic diplomacy , PPSC, ANON, with no messaging.
dyager_nh (644 D)
22 Jun 14 UTC
Your first mistake is PPSC. You will find more people with experience playing WTA
peterwiggin (14841 D Mod (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
You should come over to the press, WTA, side of things :P
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
Oh okay, I haven't played winner takes all. I normally play press, but i saw in the forums a lot of people playing ANON with no messaging so i guessed that was the norm.
peterwiggin (14841 D Mod (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
*most* experienced players here prefer either WTA, anon, full-press or WTA, anon, gunboat (no press). I'll play either, but I'm pretty decent at one and terrible at the other.
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
I prefer the press because i think i wouldn't like the inability to negotiate.
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
do people play ANON because people might gang up on a good player just because he/she is known as good?
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
also while I have your ear. Next to your name it says donator, besides the obvious what does that mean? (how? what? and why?)
peterwiggin (14841 D Mod (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
You donate to the site, and at some point soon after you get a badge (bronze, silver, or gold) depending on how much you contributed. I have no idea what the cutoffs are for each level.

People play anon because they don't want their past histories to be part of the game. That can mean anything from people ganging up on good players, people ganging up on bad players, people ganging up on players who are known to stab a lot, carrying animosity or trust over from past games, or looking through a player's history to see how they tend to move in certain situations.
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
ah I see. How many games at one time do most people play? Is there any benefit to playing large buy-in games besides the chance to win a larger pot
yebellz (729 D (G))
23 Jun 14 UTC
Pot size is just a rough thresholding mechanism to limit who can play in a game based on the assumption that those who have accumulated more points might have more desirable qualities as player.

Frankly, using a password and recruiting on the forum for quality players is much more reliable, but requires more work.

Also, some people just like building up an imaginary number next to their name.
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
You might also be interested in the School of War series, which pairs new players with experienced players ("Teaching Assistants", or TAs). Players share their press with their TA, and discuss strategy.

Then, some even more experienced players ("Professors") write commentary on the game without access to any press- just by looking at the board.

It's a great series - I've learnt a lot by playing in one and following another. There's one in progress now - have a look at the thread here: http://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?threadID=1141098

Once that game is over, there will probably be another one a month or two later (assuming there's enough interest).
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
You'll find the number of games people play depends on what their schedule is like. Some prefer just to focus on one game, some play a few, and some play a lot. Personally, I try not to get too far above 2-3 games at once.

If you're up for trying WTA, I'd be in. I like WTA as you can't motivate someone by pointing out that they'll still have a few centres left at the end of the game - you need to work towards a draw together. I find it more tactical knowing that the whole board has an incentive to try to stop solos. I prefer 48 hour phases, though - so I might not be the player you're looking for.
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
23 Jun 14 UTC
Oh okay. Cool all of that information was good, I think I'll go look at the school of war thread. Is there a specific player who runs the school of war? Also i will make a 48 hour phase anon, WTA full press. I'll post that it's made on this thread and anyone interested can PM me for the password. Does that sound good? Thankyou all for the information, I'm learning a lot.
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
23 Jun 14 UTC
Made the 48 hour ANON, WTA, full press on classic. PM me for the password
Tyran (938 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
I'll join your game
tvrocks (388 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
you should try doing both a gunboat (no press) and a full press game. you might like gunboats.


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trip (696 D (B))
19 Jun 14 UTC
Lusthog Gunboat
Lusthog = no voting to draw until a stalemate line has been established and held.
Anyone interested in a game or two?
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the southern lord (0 D X)
22 Jun 14 UTC
Strange orders
Hi,

Has anyone else noticed that the orders you've put in the past week, are often not what happens?
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tvrocks (388 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
need replacement
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bicycleforlife (112 D)
22 Jun 14 UTC
A Fool's Quest
Please consider joining this game if you have NOT been recently diagnosed with lock jaw. If however you LOVE Diplomacy...have a seat at the table. I will join you as soon as I am done in the kitchen sharpening the knives...
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mapleleaf (0 D X)
21 Jun 14 UTC
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So, I was approaching this line-up at a convenience store or at least I thought I was...
...I guess the problem was I didn't know if I was going to the front or the back of the line because the clerk/owner was turned around on a stool...
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bo_sox48 (5023 D Mod (G))
22 Jun 14 UTC
North Korea (again)
http://uproxx.com/webculture/2014/06/north-korea-is-furious-at-seth-rogen-and-james-franco-for-plotting-to-kill-kim-jong-un/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+uproxx%2Ffeatures+%28Uproxx%29
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
19 Jun 14 UTC
So a girl isn't sure about 'breaking up' with a guy and I help her figure it out..
I think I've done it pretty much by the book, but I can't ignore the fact that there's quite a bias: I really like her, and I don't like him. So breaking up happens to be in my favour.
What I wonder is: does this make it wrong? At least consciously, the only thing I care about is helping her do the right thing, and there's definitely something 'cold' between them that wouldn't be there if they love eachother.. I'm pretty sure it would end at some point anyway..
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
13 Jun 14 UTC
The Favorite Author Tournament: The Elite 8
Into Round 4, the Elite 8, and the contestants? George Orwell, who IS More Equal than Others! Charles Dickens, who has Great Expectations after taking out Homer! Virginia Woolf, in a League and Room of Her Own as the last female author standing! Victor Hugo, Master of Notre Dame! Poe, who's looking to be eliminated nevermore! Dumas, out-dueling all comers! Isaac Asimov, laying the Foundation for victory! And Tolkien, beating Vergil to become the One Fantasy Writer to Rule them All!
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
21 Jun 14 UTC
gameID=143689
Classic, Anon, Live
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
21 Jun 14 UTC
gameID=143686 , 30 minute phases
gameID=143686 , 30minute phases, classic diplomacy.
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bo_sox48 (5023 D Mod (G))
21 Jun 14 UTC
Reliability Threshold
Is anyone thinking about creating an option for a minimum threshold to join a new game based on reliability rating?
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Fluminator (491 D)
20 Jun 14 UTC
Classic Chaos
This site needs the "Classic Chaos" variant from Vdiplomacy. I would play it at Vdip but it's next to impossible to start a chaos game there.
Good idea no?
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Chaqa (4046 D (B))
20 Jun 14 UTC
SRG idea: no builds
So I want to get people to try out a novel idea I had: a game where you can never build, except to get back to your starting # of units.

Who's in?
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Mapu (362 D)
19 Jun 14 UTC
Bump
Bumping this thread.
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Frank (234 D)
18 Jun 14 UTC
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Grantland article on Diplomacy
Definitely worth a read
http://grantland.com/features/diplomacy-the-board-game-of-the-alpha-nerds/
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
20 Jun 14 UTC
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I need your help.
See inside.
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
19 Jun 14 UTC
How can we shine a light into the 'dark net'
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27885502

Let's catch those paedos and kick their ass, we can put a man on the moon but cannot find a few dirty child molesters ...... priorities have gotta change
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
20 Jun 14 UTC
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Sorry
Hey everyone. Last weekend I was unexpectedly rushed back into hopsital due to complications after my surgery. I've just got home today.
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denis (864 D)
19 Jun 14 UTC
A Live Game with Enough Time for Serious Diplomacy
Is anyone interested? details inside (no I am not advertising a live game, but thinking of setting a particular one up)
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Yonni (201 D (S))
20 Jun 14 UTC
Very minor bug
Very minor issue that probably doesn't affect many people. If you sign in to a banned account (I created an account in error near the beginning, forgetting that I already had one), there's no 'log out' button. I needed to clear the cookies in order to sign in with my real one. Not a big issue but figured it was worth mentioning.
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ol_hickory (515 D)
20 Jun 14 UTC
Five Minute Public Press Game
ID: 143645
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denis (864 D)
19 Jun 14 UTC
Replacement for Gunboat
gameID=143081Turkey was banned can we find a replacement
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
19 Jun 14 UTC
Looking for a replacement player in the SoW game.
PM me if you're interested. Please do not post interest here since it's an anonymous game. Any player that is interested will do, but I place preference on those that have completed games and have not had a track record of CDs.
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denis (864 D)
20 Jun 14 UTC
Replacement for Turkey
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=143624 live gunboat
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denis (864 D)
20 Jun 14 UTC
Replacement for Germany
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=143619 Live game
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bengo1023 (100 D)
19 Jun 14 UTC
advertise live games!
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The Fox (100 D)
19 Jun 14 UTC
36hr anon WTA
gameID=143580

It'll be an awesome BlocParty
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