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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
05 Aug 15 UTC
ESPN Fantasy Football Signups
For those that will play only ESPN league, post interest here. List your preferred draft day (I prefer late preseason Saturday or Sunday around 1 p.m. Central Time

1. Tru Ninja (Sat Aug 29th or Sun Aug 30th)
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Thucydides (864 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
GRE scores
What's a good score? Share your score too, if you feel comfortable. I just took the test this morning
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alulahello (0 D X)
12 Aug 15 UTC
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halloween costumes 2015
I know, 3 months early blahblah. But I'm bored and I want to talk about Halloween.
Some people are into crazy Costumes and go all out to make them. Brainstrom ideas for costumes and how to make/obtain them. What are you thinking of going as?
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goldfinger0303 (3155 D Mod)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Opposite Gender Friends leads to Lower Academic Performance
Interesting paper I'm reading right now. Not completely done with it, but its methodology seems sound.

http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/app.20140030
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ssorenn (0 D X)
12 Aug 15 UTC
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this is interesting--watch the video
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/08/10/everyone-fails-to-ride-this-bike-you-would-too-this-is-what-it-tells-us-about-the-brain/
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P13ANATOR (100 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
Hi I am new, quick question
I am starting a game with some friends, can you play with less than 7 people? If so, is anything different compared to a full game? Thanks :-)
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ND (879 D)
20 Jul 15 UTC
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MX: All Star Game
See inside for details
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
11 Aug 15 UTC
Cheers everyone :p
ND (879 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Agreed, great job and thanks to CaptainMeme and Vashta and Chaqa for helping to fill in for a few days there. Awesome moderation effort I think :)
ND (879 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Also CaptainMeme and I believe that HR should receive the MVP for winning against all odds so thus award him the MVP for the game :) cheers!
Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
11 Aug 15 UTC
Seems that everyone in the God QT thought I shouldn't have claimed. So I'll explain why I did:

I was pretty certain wjessop was scum. I was therefore feeling pretty strongly that I was a likely NK-target, and that y2k was the other one who might die. I also figured that if I claimed and took myself off the table as a lynch target, it'd throw wjessop. I didn't expect him to kill Yoyo, but by demanding it, I put him in a tough position - because if he NK'd (which, yes, was optimal), after I demanded Yoyo's head, I think I could've convinced town to lynch Yoyo first instead of me, and that would've made wjessop autoscum as both y2k and Warden were essentially clear after ghug's lynch. So I felt that I was getting a draw at minimum there; because I felt that I could manipulate wjessop into making the kill. I was hoping he would kill Warden, as he was the more obvious town (though killing Yoyo would've been even better, but I doubted he'd do that). It worked out as I expected it to.

As was said further down in the game; play the players, not the game. I knew what I was doing there.
krellin (80 D X)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Krellin is psychic - wjessop was scum. HA!!
Durga (3659 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
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Krellin if I give you my mailing address will you please sign and send me an autograph?
Maniac (344 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
Agree HR is MVP, whilst not everyone agrees with his final tactics just being in the mix at game end is an achievement in itself for 3rd party. Vash being cop and no kill on d1 when two bounties were on block must've hurt and he recovered well.

Congrats to Capt and ND for GMing an interesting game. My only suggestion is for any 3rd party to be awarded win if he is still alive at the end. This will set up a scenerio where players have to choose who wins and could lead to some horse trading and broken promises which could be good.
Maniac (344 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
One more left field suggestion. How about d1 ties are decided by number of Mafia on each candidate. So if 2 Mafia are on candidate A and only 1 on candidate B, candidate A gets lynched. This could lead to frantic vote swapping as town might want a tie to narrow down numbers of Mafia on train.
@Maniac: Nope, bad idea. It tells the town where to look for mafia.
Did it in the God QT, but Congrats HR. You did deserve the win.
guak (3381 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
@HR: claiming was wrong because there was a very obvious mafia move and that was the no kill. There was also no reason at all to believe your claim that you had no shot as you can hold your shot. Still, I agree with the play the players and if you believed that wjessop would screw up the game after the claim then kudos to you. I am still shocked that wjessop chose to ignore WD's clear winning strategy. Particularly when y2k was so solidly considering wj as town.

Game should had played out as no kill, HR lynch (there is no way in a 3 1 1 scenario you can talk your way out, everybody wants to win, not draw and the chances of a townie mislynch in that situation were 75%, and that would had meant draw or loss for town, while a BH kill gives a guaranteed 50-50 chance of winning to the town), wjessop NK WD, and final day would had been y2k Yoyo and wjessop. Everything points towards a Yoyo death in that situation. That is why nobody liked the claim at night. Day claiming under certain circumstances would had been necessary, but you chose to claim too early for sure and should had lost/draw because of it. it was only because a crazy set of circumstances and a technicality that it somehow worked out. Your odds at winning/drawing without the claim were far stronger.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
11 Aug 15 UTC
i think town might have won if i got lynched D1 :/
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
11 Aug 15 UTC
granted the game would have been wildly different without my tunneling
Chaqa (4160 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
No one ever listened to me. I had them all...
ghug (5031 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
Chaqa (and this is true of a lot of people too), you need to get better at convincing. Having good reads doesn't do you all that much good if one mafia sweet-talker can get the town to lynch you.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
11 Aug 15 UTC
how do you fix being too convincing for stuff that's wrong? just work on not being wrong?
Yoyoyozo (177 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Opening your eyes and seeing the situation for what it is.

Just people open to what people have to say. Saying things like "I made an analysis so I am 99.9% right, and there's nothing you can say to convince me otherwise" is utterly terrible play. Please be a little openminded next time and don't tunnel. Tunnelling help sometimes, but not during the late game.
Yoyoyozo (177 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Just be*
Yoyoyozo (177 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
And for future reference, dropping the hammer is actually the worst idea ever for town.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
11 Aug 15 UTC
"don't tunnel", that's exactly what i tried to not do with tvrocks
ghug (5031 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
@y2k, being wrong is just what happens. Embrace it and move on. And whatever you do, don't argue the way you did against me once you figured it out. You should have had me much faster than you did once you knew.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
11 Aug 15 UTC
please clarify
ghug (5031 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
The stuff about you being disingenuous and not responding to points was all true. If you had approached me like you approached, say, thd, I think you could have gotten me lynched quicker.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
11 Aug 15 UTC
how did i approach thd? i made my case against him and he just caved. you fought back.
ghug (5031 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
I guess that's true. You're capable of continuing that fight though, and we were around way more than anyone else, so it wouldn't have hurt the town to just argue back and forth a lot. Instead you brought up things that were small and inconsequential and basically dropped every point I rebutted. My being lynched had more to do with you convincing Warden that you were town than that I was mafia.
guak (3381 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
@y2k: when you know someone is mafia you can always stop arguing directly and instead talk to others to convince them that someone is scum. You win nothing by arguing with the likes of ghug/wjessop in a 1v1 scenario.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
11 Aug 15 UTC
i was just getting incredibly exhausted having spent so much of the game defending myself. your incessant questions just kept me tired, as i expected you thought was happening and rolled with it. there's a reason i waited until late in D6 to get loud about the my thoughts for the lynch, in particular not lynching wjessop, because i just couldn't keep it up for the entire phase, i was drained.
ghug (5031 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
@guak, I disagree. I think both are important. Scumminess often becomes apparent through direct interaction.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
11 Aug 15 UTC
being exhausted also leads directly to tunneling and getting lazy with reconsidering views
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
11 Aug 15 UTC
guak i was trying to do that, i started to not focus on ghug but on the thoughts others were sharing, and i was getting a lot of "well i think you're likely scum" and was having trouble getting anywhere good that way

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Valis2501 (2914 D (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
MAFIA XI: Confirmations
I know some people may not realize sign up thread is also confirmation thread so let's make that ultra clear:
Starts 8/11/15, 6 PM EDT
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guak (3381 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
When retards play gunboat
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JamesYanik (548 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Fly Free My Baby :'(
I just sold my first computer, it was really old but i'll never forget its beauty. I never can think of things to bring on trips, but my computer was my best possession. It was like a Mac -1... you know, pre-internet
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bo_sox48 (5027 D Mod (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Ferguson
Apparently the anniversary of Mike Brown's death turned into a reenactment. Anyone know anything?
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
2015 Gunboat Tournament Ideas
See inside.
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trip (696 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Cheap Gunboats
3 games, 10 point, 36hr, WTA, HDV, Anon
First come, first served...
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ghug (5031 D (B))
29 Jul 15 UTC
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Pacific Northwest FTF
I've only ever played FTF with people who don't really care about the game and want to be done after a year, and I always feel a twinge of jealousy when I sew those people having fun playing in real life on that crappy coast across the country. This is just a post to see who might be interested in getting something set up on this side of the country. I'm in the Seattle area.
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Hlud (115 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Monday Evening Live-2
I'm trying to join Monday Evening Live-2 starting in half an hour, as it only shows 6 current players, but only gives me the option to spectate. Why is this? My RR is 100%
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TrPrado (461 D Mod)
05 Aug 15 UTC
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Conundrum
So the people who make the schedules at my school are kinda dumb. I signed up for both AP Micro/Macroeconomics and AP European History. Only one class of each is being offered. And they happen to be the same hour. So I need to drop one and pick up some other course. I really don't know, so what (preferably AP) course would you suggest for me to take instead of AP Micro/Macroeconomics (because there's no chance I'll drop Euro)?
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Valis2501 (2914 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
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DIPCON @ Philadelphia Massacre - Live
I'm risking life and limb to bring you guys the latest news all weekend and all tournament long.
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Check_mate (100 D)
03 May 15 UTC
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Not "Who am I?", but WHERE am I?
Have some time to kill. Ask yes/no questions to guess WHERE I am. If you guess right you go next. If you guess wrong you're out for the rest of the round.
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Valis2501 (2914 D (G))
07 Jul 15 UTC
MAFIA XI: Sign-ups
MAFIA XI: Sign-ups
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ssorenn (0 D X)
04 Aug 15 UTC
The dreams of solo--
Friends and enemies are welcome. 36 hour wta anon 50pt. Who wants action?
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Check_mate (100 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Cheating accusations
Without mentioning names or game ID's, can I please clarify something.

Making cheating accusations via in-game global press is not allowed, right? The correct procedure being to email the mods who will investigate?
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A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
New Italian strategy article
The army in Venice should go to Piedmont.

(with apologies to Chris Martin)
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MrcsAurelius (3051 D (B))
23 Jul 15 UTC
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Setting up a game
Hi, I have been absent for three years. Its startin' to itch, as Diplomacy remains my favorite board game! Want to play a game with a friend of mine who also hasn't played for a long while.
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
I'm still alive
Sorry about that.
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Octavious (1720 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
Clause IV
The people's flag is deepest red, or at least it could be. Comrade Corbyn has been suggesting he could bring back clause IV into the Labour Party constitution. I'm interesting in what it sounds like to an international audience.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
My Cat's name is Shadow!!! EOG
This is the difficulty of playing a stalemate line, and I done goofed.
gameID=165777
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JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
I got a cat
she is shadow
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CL8At_SUwAAl-74.jpg
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CMurder (749 D)
07 Aug 15 UTC
Getting Germany every single game
Hi everybody, I'd like to ask if anyone has experience with an account getting a certain country every single game. One of my friends who I've played in several games against has drawn Germany out of the pot every single time. We're onto the fifth time out of 5 games he's gotten Germany.

I'd put it up to chance but we've reached 5 sigma and are on our way to 6. Thoughts?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
THE PREMIER LEAGUE IS BACK!!!
Join a Modern Live game as we watch Spurs and United fight it out, followed by the Premier League Season!!!
gameID=165741
Come on soccer nerds, you'll be on your labtop checking stats so just join it and stop pretending.
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OutsideSmoker27 (204 D)
04 Aug 15 UTC
Stop the solo or tighten up the draw?
Which is more important, in your opinion?
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