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semck83 (229 D (B))
17 Jul 15 UTC
Therapeutic Superstition
Please discuss your thoughts on the following article.

http://www.firstthings.com/article/2012/11/therapeutic-superstition
2 replies
Open
ghug (5031 D (B))
04 Jul 15 UTC
July GR
Somebody needs to knock VI down a peg.

http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist
15 replies
Open
MarquisMark (326 D (G))
15 Jul 15 UTC
Iran Nuclear Accord
Can't believe there's not a thread on this yet.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/15/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-deal-is-reached-after-long-negotiations.html?ref=world
31 replies
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
16 Jul 15 UTC
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Variant idea!
Every Spring, only fleets can move. Every Fall, only armies can move. Convoys are allowed in Fall, even if the fleets involved already moved in Spring.

Copyright: Steephie22
32 replies
Open
terry32smith (0 D X)
17 Jul 15 UTC
Live euro diplo 5 min turn, game starts in 15 minutes. Please join!
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=164664

1 reply
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Middelfart (1196 D)
15 Jul 15 UTC
(+1)
Why do we have to wait on someone who can't retreat but only destrouy his unit?
The subject says it all. Just wondering if there is an explanation for it?
9 replies
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NoirSuede (100 D)
16 Jul 15 UTC
Light Speed Diplomacy
I'm hosting a live match right now and there's still 9 slots remaining, so if anyone's interested go here and join up :
gameID=164627
1 reply
Open
JamesYanik (548 D)
16 Jul 15 UTC
Replacements Needed
Austria AND England have CDed, so this shitty live game needs to be spruced up. Come on people, help me out here.
gameID=164625
12 replies
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
15 Jul 15 UTC
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What makes someone "good" at gunboat?
Is it a specific set of skills? Good strategy? Communicating? What makes someone like SplitDiplomat better at gunboat than MadMarx?
27 replies
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Chumbles (904 D (S))
15 Jul 15 UTC
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New Horizon - Congrats to NASA
A brilliant achievement - the first lowres pic is up. http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/14/the-big-picture-best-pluto-image/
5 replies
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basvanopheusden (2169 D)
14 Jul 15 UTC
Favorite openings for each country
I'm curious what all y'all like to play on the first move, and if there are any patterns in your preferences for each country. Post your favorite Spring 1901 move here!
64 replies
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
13 Jul 15 UTC
New Maunder Minimum?
www.sciencealert.com/a-mini-ice-age-is-coming-in-the-next-15-years
NB: solar predictions are even harder than climate predictions...
27 replies
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
06 Jul 15 UTC
Replacement Germany Wanted
See inside
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
05 Jul 15 UTC
Colorado IUD Experiment
See inside.
112 replies
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JamesYanik (548 D)
14 Jul 15 UTC
Diplomacy Simulators
The Classic Diplomacy maps have several simulators (Sandbox/Practice Modes) outside this site, such as Backstabbr or SourceForge. The other 4 variants on this site have no simulators that I could find, so does anyone know where some are? AncMed, Modern2, Empire4, World9
12 replies
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SandgooseXXI (113 D)
12 Jul 15 UTC
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Big news gents
I know I don't come on here often, but when I do, it's to tell you all I am going to have a baby boy. :D
33 replies
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ssorenn (0 D X)
11 Jul 15 UTC
Gunboat from Italy
I here and have internet but don't have time for press.

So, I want to play the abomination of the game, gunboat
27 replies
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BaldOldGuy (74 D X)
14 Jul 15 UTC
Does a player who left the game share in a draw?
I searched the rules and I didn't see anything. It says 'surviving' players. So if a player left, but still has SCs and units, is he a survivor?
4 replies
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Valis2501 (2914 D (G))
12 Jul 15 UTC
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I made a thing
I made cheese at home today. Here is a picture of my cheese and some store bought bread and berries. Rejoice.
http://imgur.com/p09rcFa
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Valis2501 (2914 D (G))
04 Jul 15 UTC
Recruitment for Gunboat SOW - Summer 2015
Hello everyone!

I'm looking for TA's and Students for a Gunboat SOW. See inside.
64 replies
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Replacement needed; In good position
gameID=164109 Turkey needed, already taken BS and two supply centers.
4 replies
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TheMarauder (1270 D)
13 Jul 15 UTC
Quick rules question
I'm a little unsure about how coasts affect support orders. Consider the following scenario: England has a fleet in Norway and a fleet in the Gulf of Bothnia. Even though the fleet in Gulf of Bothnia cannot move to StP's north coast, can it support Norway's move to StP's north coast?
3 replies
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
09 Jul 15 UTC
Reasons for space exploration...
science.howstuffworks.com/10-reasons-space-exploration-matters.htm

Discuss.
71 replies
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Tolstoy (1958 D)
09 Jul 15 UTC
Cops frequently lie in the course of their work to coerce 'confessions'...
And then we are expected to accept their testimony in court to vote guilty to convict someone and send them to prison. When should a career where lying is an integral part of the job disqualify someone's court testimony?

http://truthvoice.com/2015/07/san-diego-defense-attorney-explains-10-ways-cops-are-allowed-to-lie/
29 replies
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Frost_Faze (102 D)
13 Jul 15 UTC
Second post, need Turkish and Austrian players.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=163311

This game is progressed, but Austria and Turkey have dropped out, and I really hate when people go CD. So if you are up to a challenge, feel free to join.
0 replies
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Frost_Faze (102 D)
13 Jul 15 UTC
Need two players, Russia and Turkey.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=164334#gamePanel

This game has just been started only one year has gone by, but both the Russian and the Turkish player have gone CD. So, anyone wants to join, just check it out.
0 replies
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A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
03 Jul 15 UTC
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What is the point of an alliance in Diplomacy?
Discuss.
43 replies
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
08 Jul 15 UTC
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Broken promises
For people like Octavious who think that David Cameron and George Osbourne are the good-hearted saviours of the people, rather than, as I would suggest, a bunch of vicious, evil, self-serving bastards, here is something you should look at.
19 replies
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Sevyas (869 D)
06 Jul 15 UTC
fp wta game with EOG for educational purposes
more inside
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A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
02 Jul 15 UTC
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"Where did I go wrong" Episode Two
See inside:
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
02 Jul 15 UTC
Welcome back to "Where did I go wrong", the forum series where players anonymously submit games where they feel they could have done better, and get advice from the forum.

Games can be submitted via PM or to the moderators at webdipmod@gmail.com. You're welcome to ask specific questions, or just submit games where you feel you could have done better.

We have two more episodes ready to go - games will be published in the order they were submitted.

Without further ado, here's Episode Two's game:

http://imgur.com/a/KZsZN#0

This game was submitted by the Turkish player. They asked:

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I was Turkey. Had a strong A/T going, however Austria complained I wasn't giving him enough space 1904+ or so. Spring 1907 his moves BUD-RUM triggering cross stabs where I come out on top in centers but still lose the game.

Questions:
-What would have been the best way to make him feel more safe and that he didn't need to defensively stab me?
-What would be the generalizable advice for a T in an A/T, or any corner power allied with a central power, to give them enough room to feel comfortable?
-And finally, how does one do that *and* still be able to stab them for the win?

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Note that this game ended in an English solo - so I will add to these questions with - What could Turkey have done differently to prevent the solo?
retardedarcher (323 D)
02 Jul 15 UTC
Autumn 1905, that Budapest army is there for only one reason: to creat ean opportunity to stab in the future. I would've stalemated my other fronts and immediately prepared to attack Austria.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
02 Jul 15 UTC
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There is no such thing as a strong A/T.
ckroberts (3548 D)
02 Jul 15 UTC
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I am excited this series is continuing.

It would be good to see the press for this one, but, did Austria and Turkey have rude words? Both continued to fight much longer than seems reasonable, given that it was a WTA. When England built two armies in 1908, what did Austria think could happen? That seems like the obvious chance for Turkey to make up, which makes me think that a permanent break had already happened.

In any event, once it started to look like it was going to be a race between England and Turkey to grab Austrian centers, giving up any leverage over MAO seems dangerous, especially if it appears that Austria is going to throw centers to England. Can anyone explain why the move from Spain to GoL in Autumn 1909? What did that cover? Austria had no fleet, and Piedmont didn't seem to be in danger. If England managed to get Turkey to agree to DMZ Iberia, well, bravo.
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
02 Jul 15 UTC
Aside: We've been thinking about doing a "critique my press" series, or even a press writing competition.

Maybe we could run another full disclosure game, too.
jbalcorn (429 D)
02 Jul 15 UTC
Gotta say - getting Italy to support the convoy to Spain and then taking him out the very next turn. Would love to see the press that made THAT happen.
My advice would be that right after Russia was defeated you should have struck against Austria. I'm not sure about exact orders but in 1906 you had a prime opportunity to take Rome from Austria and move your army out of Con into Bul or maybe even convoy to Albania. Chances are you could win that battle while Germany and France fight England, securing you at least a spot in a draw and a possible solo.
Also, as Turkey, you can never go two way with Austria, so one has to stab the other, be the first one to have the right positioning and execution to do so, and you have a good chance to win the game.
I love this idea for a series. I want to submit all of my games!

It looks to me like giving Moscow to Austria in 1904 or 1905 might have averted the stab, or delayed it for a while. That is probably the only thing that could have been done earlier on to secure the alliance, and maybe gain some goodwill from Austria for when it would be needed.

Turkey giving up StP, after the decision to keep Moscow had been made, was also probably a mistake - as Turkey, IMO, you get that far north, you make yourself very hard to remove at all costs. In spring 1907, as Turkey, I don't think I would have played as favourably to England. There was no hurry to eliminate France, so I don't see why there was a need to support England into Brest or let England keep StP.
Valis2501 (2914 D (G))
03 Jul 15 UTC
It there is no such thing as a strong A/T, is there such a thing as a strong I/T? Is Turkey doomed to no friends or purple friends only?
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
03 Jul 15 UTC
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There absolutely is such a thing as a strong A/T.
Valis2501 (2914 D (G))
09 Jul 15 UTC
Bump
thorfi (1023 D)
10 Jul 15 UTC
1904 isn't the trigger point. Go back a year.

Fall 1903: Austria self-bounce over Rum? Army Trieste - Serbia? What's going on here? Looking at Spring 1903 - Army Greece. If you don't have a mutual plan to get that army out of there, it's going to make Austria nervous. Even if you don't actually move it because it's less practical than leaving it there, offering to get it out of there would help.

And why wasn't the Spring 1904 northern orders what was ordered in Spring 1903?

That 1903 effectively cost A/T one full year of tempo in the north.

1905: Moscow vs Rome - if you want a solid alliance, I agree with StackelbergFollower - you could actually have arranged to swap Moscow for Rome, not just give it up for free.

Fall 1905: Double hold in Bud/Tri? That's also worrying. Why is Austria just sitting there, instead of moving units to the front(s)?

Fall 1906: As Austria, Turkish Armies Livonia and Apulia would be making me nervous. They're just sitting there. What are they doing? What's the plan for getting them out of there? Build A Bud, out of sheer worry... and then, well, now I've got it, I might as well use it.

After that it's all just general free-for-all for a few years.

Fall 1909: F Spa-GoL ? Surely F Spa-MAO.

1910: Yeah, Austria is just outright throwing the game to England. Presumably there was no way to persuade them to turn around and sit on the stalemate line by then.
thorfi (1023 D)
10 Jul 15 UTC
ATC: Can we have a "Bulwer-Lytton S1901 public only press contest?" http://bulwer-lytton.com
orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Jul 15 UTC
A/T is a hard alliance to pull off, because Turkey almost always needs austrian centers to win. If you were aiming for a three-way draw them yes, you could easily have held england off; alternatively if your aim was to solo, then the austrian stab was well timed to stop just that.

Actually, no, the Austrian stab was terrible for Austria. Any country which build three units at home in responce to a stab is doing well and going to have unit in place to counter that stab effectively - which you pretty much did. So i think Austria left it a little late to stab you, in fact, given that Austria had little reason to trust england over turkey, and was effectively sandwiched in the middle, he was rather screwed from the point all opposition to england crumbled. You could have propped france/italy up and gone after austria long before it came to putting Austria into tue position of king-maker.
naked (4955 D)
10 Jul 15 UTC
spring 1909: i think it is clear only E can play for a win. at this point, without knowing your talking, T can never ever attack A again. i see still lots of attacks from T versus A. you should every turn tell A that E will win if you dont stand together. give him SEV + SER with a smile and secure your other SC. be totally passive versus A. everytime he looks on the map he should see T doesnt fight me, it is only E who comes for me. if he is at least a reasonable player it will be an easy DRAW. if he is a bad player and you touched a weak spot in conversation with him you have at least a chance to save the game (every round he has to got a message from you). you only fight E, securing MAO/POR/SPA/MAR.
naked (4955 D)
10 Jul 15 UTC
A/T relationship: i think a stab from your side is difficult as you dont have many tanks and your troops are not in a position to simply make one move and crush him. so you should prepare it as good as possible. this means trying to build tank(s) in a way that A doesnt prepares for your stab (difficult !). if you get that great, but you also can try to stab him without building tanks before. in both cases it is clear you will need some time to fight A, so you have to make sure that the whole board situation is favourable for it. this means there is noone who attacks you other than A and there is not a dominant player on the other side of the board who simply collects SC and goes for the solo while you are fighting A. i would say your latest chance for stabing A is spring 1905. E has the best postion in the west, but he is not on a run to crush F + G. if you advice F (why no bounce in PIC at spring 1905 ???) this will be a long hard fight. if you go for F than there is no possibility for you anymore to go for the solo on my opinion.


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