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ssorenn (0 D X)
18 Aug 15 UTC
Looking for more friends and enemies.
Come get some game on 25hour/30-100pt/wta/FP/Anon
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PrincessJellyfish (186 D)
19 Aug 15 UTC
Need one more player
Hello! We need one more player in The House of Black and White. Please join, if you're interested! http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=166112
Password: history
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redhouse1938 (429 D)
18 Aug 15 UTC
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"What the Black Lives Matter campaign gets wrong" - the Economist gets it right
Is it my impression, or has it taken too long for the mainstream media to expose the Black Lives Matter movement in America for the nonsense that it is?

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2015/08/race-and-criminal-justice
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NerfedFalcon (100 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
New player looking for advice
As someone who's never played Diplomacy before, I don't really want to join a game that's already in progress, being unable to gauge its position. At the same time, if I start a game that I want to say is 'for noobs' then a bunch of people will join it and destroy everyone else. There also aren't any starting-up games which will accept me as a brand-new player. Which approach is better for getting started: picking up games in progress, or starting my own games?
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keyser42soze (151 D)
17 Aug 15 UTC
Hoping for a love child from webDiplomacy and Backstabbr
I just started playing online for the first time since the Diplomacy Judge days, and have a couple games here and a couple games at Backstabbr. I love the features here, but the UI for Backstabbr is far nicer (in the sense that it's easier to tell what's happening on the board). Any chance the developers here would work on a cleaner UI inspired by Backstabbr? Do others agree that the webDiplomacy UI could be improved?
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
16 Aug 15 UTC
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World of Warships
I'll be playing World of Warships for a while. If anyone's interested in joining me, feel free to add me.

If you don't know, WoWS is a very fun Free-to-Play game: http://worldofwarships.com/
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kahudd2000 (157 D)
18 Aug 15 UTC
Where it went wrong
I thought I remember a proposed series called "Where it went wrong" or something like that.

Did no one have a game they wanted dissected? Because I wouldn't mind submitting some of my gunboat play to criticism.
3 replies
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A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
19 Aug 15 UTC
Live game this Friday?
see inside!
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Hamilton Brian (739 D (B))
19 Aug 15 UTC
Sources of Tension
An exploration of those positionings that test an alliance. Feel free to add your thoughts, views, observations, etc. If you shit though, clean up after yourself.
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Ogion (3974 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
Welcome back party!
Friends,

I've been away for the last six months, and I thought I'd throw myself a little welcome back bash.
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ckroberts (3548 D)
05 Aug 15 UTC
The Mountain Game 4 rules discussion/sign up thread
The Mountain Game 4 will commence soon.
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ckroberts (3548 D)
05 Aug 15 UTC
The current list for the Mountain Game 4:

1. basvanopheusden
2. Jamiet99uk
3. Steingrim
4. trip
5. aborinius
6. abgemacht
7. phil_a_s

The waitlist is:
krellin
Jeff Kuta
ckroberts*

(* participated in previous Mountain game and thus cannot join next game)

Before we do that, there has been a bit of complaining about the rules, and I want to make sure we're clear. Previously we had discussed the game being not Lusthog, and only the top two players in a draw (by SC count, then RR, then GR) or the solo winner go on to the next game. Some folks were unhappy with that; I am particularly interested to know if the current line up thinks it okay.
phil_a_s (0 D X)
05 Aug 15 UTC
I am in favor, should make for a more interesting game. Too many draws already, after all.
ssorenn (0 D X)
05 Aug 15 UTC
Ck, please put me back on wait list
Valis2501 (2898 D (G))
05 Aug 15 UTC
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@ckr maybe it's best you explicitly lay out what the full current rules are.
ckroberts (3548 D)
05 Aug 15 UTC
OK, good thinking, Valis.

The unchanged part: This is a 7 player, one game, never-ending series, 7 players in an anonymous, full press, 25 hour, low bet game. The winner or in the event of a draw [unknown] number of players will continue on to the next mountain game.

The changing part: How many people, in the event of a draw, continue on to the next game. It was originally three, under Lusthog rules; now I think we're down to two without Lusthog requirements.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
07 Aug 15 UTC
I'll join the waitlist.
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
Please bump me back to the wait list for this game. Don't have time for a FP right now. Hopefully I can catch Game 5
Steingrim (404 D)
07 Aug 15 UTC
Same for me, sorry.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
07 Aug 15 UTC
Sounds like I might be able to catch game 4!
ckroberts (3548 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Sorry for the delay, but here I go adding names.


1. basvanopheusden
2. Jamiet99uk
3. krellin
4. trip
5. aborinius
6. Jeff Kuta
7. phil_a_s

The waitlist is:
abgemacht
Steingrim
steephie22
ssorenn*
ckroberts*

(* participated in previous Mountain game and thus cannot join next game)


If anyone on the current list can't make it, steephie, you're next! Anyone else who wants on the wait list for game 5, just add yourself.
I like the part where only two players advance. I've never played Lusthog, but I don't think we need it. The last game was aggressive enough, I'd say. It did end in a draw, but that's because you, Stack and jamiet defended well, not because I didn't try :)

The part that I didn't like too much, is to do tie-breakers based on RR and GR. Instead, I would propose to break ties based on the country that's playing. Something like Italy>Turkey>England>Austria>Germany>France>Russia. We can ask ATC, goldfinger or Tru Ninja or whoever has done the most recent statistical analysis which countries have the best chance to get to solo or top two in a draw in all classic full press WTA games on the site, and base the order on that. The advantage is that, before the countries are drawn, every player has the exact same chances.
ckroberts (3548 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Ooh, that's a fancy idea, although I worry about lategame incentives.
ssorenn (0 D X)
11 Aug 15 UTC
the RR or GR are not fair to decide outcome---SC count...make them fight it out if the second place, if the position is a stalemate and two are tied for second, only one moves on(the leader)----its should be harder not easier to stay on mountain
@ckroberts: everyone will know the country order, so everyone's incentive is clear. For example, when the game is heading towards a draw like Russia (16) - England (9) - France (8) -Italy (1), France knows taking Italy's center won't give him a spot on the mountain, but grabbing one off England will. But Italy, England and Turkey all know that too.
@ssorenn: I like that suggestion too. As long as we have a system where everyone has the same chances (before countries are drawn) and the order is clear for all players.
ckroberts (3548 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
Jeff and trip cannot play, and arborinius has not visited the site in a while. That means we've got open spots! I'm looking for two more players. ssorenn and I cannot play because we just lost the last Mountain.

1. basvanopheusden
2. Jamiet99uk
3. krellin
4. steephie22
5. phil_a_s
6.
7.

The waitlist is:
trip
abgemacht
Steingrim
Jeff Kuta
aborinius (?)
ssorenn*
ckroberts*
apathetec (513 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
seems like an interesting concept. I'll take a go.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
15 Aug 15 UTC
I like the line-up so far.

I mean, perhaps it would look better without me on it, but hey.
Glen_Alexander (387 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
This sounds like a fun twist! Would it be possible for me to join?
steephie22 (182 D (S))
15 Aug 15 UTC
Yes, and I think we have 7!
ckroberts (3548 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
1. basvanopheusden
2. Jamiet99uk
3. krellin
4. steephie22
5. phil_a_s
6. apathetec
7. Glen_Alexander

The information is on the way.
ckroberts (3548 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
Could one of the participants please post the link to this thread in the global discussion?
Jamiet99uk (443 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
(once it starts)
steephie22 (182 D (S))
15 Aug 15 UTC
And perhaps a summary of the rules because it got a bit confusing.
Yes, let's avoid the confusion last time and post the rules here and make sure everyone agrees.

By the way, do people mind if steephie and I conduct our diplomacy in Dutch? I've,never played with a fellow Dutchman on the site.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
16 Aug 15 UTC
I can't imagine they mind, in private conversations. I might accidentally speak English with you, though :-)
It can be a bit unusual to talk about bouncing, juggernauts, western triples and so on in Dutch..
steephie22 (182 D (S))
16 Aug 15 UTC
Wait a minute, there's an issue:
It's anonymous.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
16 Aug 15 UTC
I guess we could just try talking to people in Dutch.. :-)
It's probably obvious from time zones and when you're online.

(Imagines Steephiesending press at 4am everyday just to mess with me :p )
steephie22 (182 D (S))
16 Aug 15 UTC
Is everyone else American though?

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Rodgersd09 (100 D)
17 Aug 15 UTC
"A good games" was cancelled - Do any players know why?
Damn - I was enjoying it as well!
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Constitutional Rights for Embryonic Americans?
In the GOP debate last Thursday, unsurprisingly, abortion was a point of discussion amongst candidates. Obviously they were all pro-life to some extent or another, but Mike Huckabee went so far as to say that abortion was already illegal, because unborn children have the rights to equal protection under the law and due process. Right from conception, they have constitutional rights, he argues.

Regardless of your position on abortion, is this a valid argument?
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
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Mafia
I'm getting sick of muting Mafia threads. Can someone launch a separate site for them or something?
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ssorenn (0 D X)
14 Aug 15 UTC
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Changes to site policy--
With this gunboat tourney going on, I think there should be a change to a site policy. ----see inside---
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 Aug 15 UTC
sex slavery in IS
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/sex-slavery-adopted-and-codified-by-islamic-state-1.2317309
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
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2015 Gunboat Tournament
See inside.
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DeathLlama8 (524 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
What do people use to adjudicate F2F games without a board?
Fairly self-explanatory, really. Backstabbr doesn't really work for me.
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Eadan (454 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
We need someone to step in as Egypt
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=164461#votebar
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King Mischief (108 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
world take over-4
come join world take over-4. I'm some what new to the game so, it could be easy $$$.
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Stubie (1817 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
Cutting Convoys
Is it possible to stop a supported convoy (where the fleet convoying is supported) with a supported attack of equal support, thus not dislodging the convoying fleet?
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Lebosfc17 (20 D X)
14 Aug 15 UTC
To The Mods
Does anybody remember DC35?
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Fluminator (496 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
I need help with a research paper!
It's due tomorrow night and I have to do a 12-15 page paper on how the internet of things and the third industrial revolution will affect society and more importantly the work force and employment.

I'm up to around 10 pages and I have no idea what to write for the last 2.
And no, increasing the font size of each period isn't allowed.
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4-8-15-16-23-42 (352 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
Question- Help
See below.
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general (100 D)
13 Aug 15 UTC
Quick live game
Join my quick live game: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=165983.

Haven't played in years and want to get back into it :)
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
13 Aug 15 UTC
Messed up, two 13 year olds tired as adults
m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7979942?cps=gravity_5540_1138476008340655834

So teenagers brains are different from adult brains; that is a reason why we don't let them drink or drive... The frontal lobe which controls will-power and executive function ( ie decision making ) continues developing until about 25.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
Risk taking
http://youtu.be/vBX-KulgJ1o
Great video, but the first thing i think of is relationships, (and given that i was recently dumped, this is no surprise) Naturally you could also apply this to diplomacy; but the probabilities get a little messed up, and in Dip not taking a bet means taking a different course, which may also be risky.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Snowden Interview
Recent interview with German tv, apparently not shown in the US and not available on youtube?? m.liveleak.com/view?i=f93_1390833151

He makes some interesting points...
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fulhamish (4134 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
Climate change - another feedback loop
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150805140254.htm

Time to recalibrate those models..........................again
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
13 Aug 15 UTC
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The death of the republic
http://diprepublic.net/?reqp=1&reqr=

Oh no. How sad.
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