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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
25 replies
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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
5 replies
Open
redhouse1938 (429 D)
18 Aug 15 UTC
(+2)
"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
27 replies
Open
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?
11 replies
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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
(+1)
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/
83 replies
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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
Open
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
19 Aug 15 UTC
Live game this Friday?
see inside!
8 replies
Open
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.
5 replies
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Ogion (4009 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.
30 replies
Open
ckroberts (3548 D)
05 Aug 15 UTC
The Mountain Game 4 rules discussion/sign up thread
The Mountain Game 4 will commence soon.
56 replies
Open
Rodgersd09 (100 D)
17 Aug 15 UTC
"A good games" was cancelled - Do any players know why?
Damn - I was enjoying it as well!
3 replies
Open
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
(+3)
Mafia
I'm getting sick of muting Mafia threads. Can someone launch a separate site for them or something?
44 replies
Open
ssorenn (0 D X)
14 Aug 15 UTC
(+1)
Changes to site policy--
With this gunboat tourney going on, I think there should be a change to a site policy. ----see inside---
106 replies
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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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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
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ANNOUNCING THE 2015 GUNBOAT TOURNAMENT

FORMAT
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The 2015 Gunboat Tournament will be slightly different than in years past. This year's tournament will consist of only two stages. The first round will be a group stage with a hard cap of 42 players. Within each 7 player group, 7 games will be played, with each player getting to play each power once.

The top scorer from each group along with one wild card spot to the highest scoring second place finisher will advance to the final round.

The 5 entrants with the highest gunboat GR and last year's champion, Maettu, will be assigned each to a different group. Remaining players will be distributed via snake draft based on most recent gunboat GR.

QUALIFICATION
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This tournament will have a hard cap of 42 players. Spots will be allocated based on the following criteria in order of significance:

1. Past winners are automatically qualified.
2. Anyone in the top 25 current gunboat GR qualifies.
3. Anyone with an RR of 98+
4. Anyone with an RR of 95+

Our current floor for RR is 95. However, should we need to fill the remainder of the bracket, spots will be allocated based on interested players with highest remaining RR.

Each game will have a buy-in of 5 D. There is no other buy-in required from players. Thus, in order to participate in the first round of the tournament, players must have 35 D available. These points will not be refunded.

SCORING
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Scoring is quite straightforward. In the group stage, points will be awarded as follows:
- 13 D for a solo
- 12/n for a draw, n representing the number of players in the draw
- No points for survives or defeats

Final round will prioritize solos.
- 1 point for a solo victory
- No points for draws, survives, or defeats

Tiebreakers in the group stage will be as follows:
1. Number of solos
2. Number of draws
3. Number of survives
4. Total number of centers after completion of 7 games in group stage.

Tiebreakers in the finals:
1. Total number of centers after completion of final round.
2. Number of draws
3. Number of survives

PRIZES
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4000 D to the winner of the tournament
1500 to second place
500 to third place
100 for each solo victory in any round

Total guaranteed prizes will be 6000 D and will be entirely site-sponsored. Any points won as a result of draws or solos are not included in this total.

GAME FORMATS
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All games will be winner-take-all (WTA), anonymous, no in-game messaging, hidden draw vote, and 36 hour phases.

No pause or cancel votes are allowed. Any requests for pauses should be pre-arranged with the TDs. Players may be granted an emergency pause at the discretion of the TDs but are encouraged to find account sitters should the needed pause be lengthy.

Due to the abuse of the WFO feature in past tournaments, both press and no-press, this feature will NOT be turned on for this tournament. If you miss a deadline, you will NMR. The TDs and the mod team will not be responsible for tracking you down to turn in orders; nor will they force pause games except for extraordinary circumstances (such as a server issue).

Allow me to repeat: THERE WILL BE NO WFO OPTION THIS YEAR.

Also note again that HDV will be enabled for this tournament.

TD AND MOD RESPONSIBILITIES
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Valis2501 and I are co-directing this tournament. Any issues, problems, disputes, bugs, or pause requests should be emailed to webdipmod@gmail.com (try and include "gunboat tournament" in the subject) or PMed to Valis, since he's online quite often.

The two of us are responsible for creating and starting games in a timely fashion, tracking scores and standings, mediating any issues, and handling any pause requests or replacements.

The mod team, other than 2ndWhiteLine, will have the same responsibilities as usual and will mediate on an as-needed basis. However, should you need an emergency pause and Valis or 2WL is not available, there is no guarantee that a mod will see your request in time.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPANTS
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It is the responsibility of every participant to read this entire post and track this thread for pertinent updates.

Regardless of the number of rounds, this is still a large time commitment for every player. By signing up for this tournament, you are acknowledging this commitment and agreeing to play out each round until the games end or you are defeated. If continuing play becomes impossible, it is your responsibility to contact the TDs or mods.

The TDs and mod team are enforcing a zero tolerance policy for metagaming in this tournament. If you are found to be metagaming in to any degree, you will automatically be removed from the tournament and subject to a heavy point deduction at the discretion of the investigating moderator.

SUBSTITUTE POLICY
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Should a player need to leave the tournament, every effort must be made by that player to arrange a replacement. A pre-arranged replacement agrees to full ownership of all present and future tournament games and no adjustments will be made to GR.

If a player enters civil disorder and cannot be reached or refuses to participate, a replacement will be arranged by the TDs. In this event, the offending player will be removed from all games and replaced. Should the replacement player be eliminated from the game, the original player WILL BE SUBSTITUTED BACK INTO THE GAME so that the replacement is not subject to a GR penalty.

PLAYER CONCERNS
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Any concerns should be emailed to webdipmod@gmail.com (with the subject line "gunboat tournament") or PMed to Valis2501.

No discussion of ongoing games will be allowed in the forum. Offenders will be subject to the webDiplomacy forum moderation policy - 48 hours silence for a first offense and escalating for subsequent offenses. Repeat offenses by tournament participants will lead to removal from the tournament and face a point dock for violation of press rules.

Scoring updates will be allowed at the discretion of the TDs.

SIGNUPS
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Please add your name in order of current GR in the next forum post. Include your current RR as well.

Post or PM any questions or comments.
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
August 2015 gunboat Ghost Ratings can be found here:

https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist/ghost-ratings-by-categoryv
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
There's an extra "v" at the end of that URL. Sorry about that.
Yaleunc (11052 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
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Here is the link without the v:
https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist/ghost-ratings-by-category
Yaleunc (11052 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
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Interested but wasn't listed in the August GR, what should I do?
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12 Aug 15 UTC
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
seth, use the most recent one you can find. Same goes for anyone else who isn't on August.
ssorenn (0 D X)
12 Aug 15 UTC
1. Yaleunc 5 100
2. y2kjbk 10 99
3. Hamilton Brian (unranked Aug GR, 871 June GR) 100
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Fairfax (1915 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
So, the countries are not going to be shuffled, is that correct?

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4. Chumbles 122 100
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Hamilton Brian (739 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
I wonder if the cut/paste of the numbers is going to screw things up; by rights I should be number 42...at least in the current 5 spot. Dispense with the list, just add the number on yourself?
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
Each player will play each country once in both rounds.

1. Yaleunc 5 100
2. Fairfax 6 99
3. y2kjbk 10 99
4. Chumbles 122 100
5. ssorenn 141 91
6. Hamilton Brian (unranked Aug GR, 871 June GR) 100
OB_Gyn_Kenobi (888 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
1. Yaleunc 5 100
2. y2kjbk 10 99
3. Hamilton Brian (unranked Aug GR, 871 June GR) 100
4. Chumbles 122 100
5. ssorenn 141 91
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
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HB - you should be fifth on that list, you're right. ssorenn doesn't meet RR but I anticipate he'll end up making the cut once we get a full roster. No guarantees though.
seth24c (5859 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
1. Yaleunc 5 100
2. y2kjbk 10 99
3. Hamilton Brian (unranked Aug GR, 871 June GR) 100
4. Chumbles 122 100
5. ssorenn 141 91
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1. Yaleunc 5 100
2. Fairfax 6 99
3. y2kjbk 10 99
4. Chumbles 122 100
5. OB_Gyn_Kenobi 183 100
6. Hamilton Brian (unranked Aug GR, 871 June GR) 100
7. ssorenn 141 91
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1. Yaleunc 5 100
2. y2kjbk 10 99
3. Hamilton Brian (unranked Aug GR, 871 June GR) 100
4. Chumbles 122 100
5. ssorenn 141 91
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
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1. Yaleunc 5 100
2. Fairfax 6 99
3. y2kjbk 10 99
4. Chumbles 122 100
5. OB_Gyn_Kenobi 183 100
6. kahudd 365 100
7. Hamilton Brian (unranked Aug GR, 871 June GR) 100
8. ssorenn 141 91
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Zmaj (215 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
1. Yaleunc 5 100
2. Fairfax 6 99
3. y2kjbk 10 99
4. Chumbles 122 100
5. OB_Gyn_Kenobi 183 100
6. kahudd 365 100
7. Hamilton Brian (unranked Aug GR, 871 June GR) 100
8. ssorenn 141 91
9. Zmaj 19 97
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC

1. Yaleunc 5 100
2. seth24c (5th in April 2015 GR) 98
3. Fairfax 6 99
4. y2kjbk 10 99
5. Chumbles 122 100
6. OB_Gyn_Kenobi 183 100
7. kahudd 365 100
8. Hamilton Brian (unranked Aug GR, 871 June GR) 100
9. ssorenn 141 91
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
1. Yaleunc 5 100
2. seth24c (5th in April 2015 GR) 98
3. Fairfax 6 99
4. y2kjbk 10 99
5. Zmaj 19 97
6. Chumbles 122 100
7. OB_Gyn_Kenobi 183 100
8. kahudd 365 100
9. Hamilton Brian (unranked Aug GR, 871 June GR) 100
10. ssorenn 141 91
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What is the estimated start date for Round 1?
Steingrim (404 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
1. Yaleunc 5 100
2. seth24c (5th in April 2015 GR) 98
3. Fairfax 6 99
4. y2kjbk 10 99
5. Zmaj 19 97
6. Chumbles 122 100
7. OB_Gyn_Kenobi 183 100
8. kahudd 365 100
9. Hamilton Brian (unranked Aug GR, 871 June GR) 100
10. ssorenn 141 91
11.Steingrim 288 99
Nescio (1069 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
Out of curiosity, why is the 36-hour phase length chosen for this, and other (e.g. ODC) tournaments?
Ogion (4009 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
Ogion NR (85 in March 2015) 99
Ogion (4009 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
Reading is my friend. I presume that "August GR" means August and us lazy schmucks who haven't played and are now unranked go to the bottom? I've reordered the list by August ranking, then by most recent ranking for us NonRanked folks. Hope this is ok.

Really glad to be back and see this coming up!

1. Yaleunc 5 100
2. Fairfax 6 99
3. y2kjbk 10 99
4. Zmaj 19 97
5. Chumbles 122 100
6. OB_Gyn_Kenobi 183 100
7. kahudd 365 100
8. ssorenn 141 91
9.Steingrim 288 99
10. seth24c (5th in April 2015 GR) 98
11. Ogion NR (85 in March) 99
12. Hamilton Brian (unranked Aug GR, 871 June GR) 100
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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.
15 replies
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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
1 reply
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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 $$$.
3 replies
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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?
10 replies
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Lebosfc17 (20 D X)
14 Aug 15 UTC
To The Mods
Does anybody remember DC35?
17 replies
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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.
41 replies
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4-8-15-16-23-42 (352 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
Question- Help
See below.
16 replies
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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.
32 replies
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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.
14 replies
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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...
49 replies
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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
30 replies
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
13 Aug 15 UTC
(+4)
The death of the republic
http://diprepublic.net/?reqp=1&reqr=

Oh no. How sad.
9 replies
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