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Devonian (870 D)
20 Aug 15 UTC
There are openings in the vdip 1v1 ladder tournament
See rules and signup instructions here:

http://www.vdiplomacy.com/forum.php?threadID=60990&page-thread=1#threadPager
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
23 Aug 15 UTC
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webDip F2F Tournament LIVE BLOG
I'm not in a game so FUCK IT WE'LL DO IT LIVE!
gameID=166469
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A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
25 Aug 15 UTC
Site updates and thanks
See inside!
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ghug (5068 D (B))
03 Aug 15 UTC
August Ghostratings
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist

Enjoy!
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Severe Cigar Deficiency~ Cuba Needed
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
28 Jul 15 UTC
I'm designing a board game and wondering about the production side..
I can't produce everything myself of course, but I do want to have as much control as possible and make it 'my' enterprise rather than giving the design to someone who takes care of everything while I'm getting a part of the profit.
I do need some professional stuff to really get it off the ground, though. No clue how to go about this. Approach the nearest board game store and get information there?
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Atheos (0 D X)
24 Aug 15 UTC
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A game: WHO DO WE BLAME FOR THE SERVER CRASH?
Naturally, I blame the Chinese.
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goldfinger0303 (3145 D Mod)
16 Aug 15 UTC
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The Masters 2015
See inside.
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jmspool (100 D)
24 Aug 15 UTC
"...more than..." not "...over..."
"The last process time was over 12 minutes ago (at 01:59 PM); the server is not processing games until the cause is found and games are given extra time."
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pjmansfield99 (127 D)
24 Aug 15 UTC
PJ Mini Gunboat Tourney
As above below.
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Hannibal76 (246 D (B))
24 Aug 15 UTC
I wanna change my name
Title says it all. It's not possible though, is it?
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Taft (100 D)
24 Aug 15 UTC
Looking for Players for an Anonymous Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=166500

Jump in, the water's fine!
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YanksFan47 (185 D)
16 Aug 15 UTC
Philosophical Books
I am getting more and more interested into philosophy and things of that nature. Does anybody have any good recommendations for a good read about philosophy or anything related to it?
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California needed
Long hair and surfing skills not required-

gameID=166336
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Valis2501 (3247 D (G))
22 Aug 15 UTC
2nd Official webDip F2F Tournament hosted by the Boroughs - Live Blog
As above, below

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Randomizer (104 D)
19 Aug 15 UTC
US Spy Agencies Fall Behind Israeli Animal Spies
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/19/fact-checking-hamass-claim-that-it-captured-an-israeli-spy-dolphin/?utm_content=buffercadd0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Israel used drones more effectively than the US for years so why not an animal spy gap.
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wpfieps (442 D)
22 Aug 15 UTC
Why do people draw so early?
I'm curious to learn y'all's opinion about putting up a draw vote very early on in a game. I especially see this in WTA gunboats, but I've also seen it elsewhere a lot too, where 1902/1903 - 5 or 6 of the players are already voting draw, before the game has even had a chance to develop. (okay admittedly I did the same thing in the last gunboat I played, but that's just 'cuz I drew Italy and I hate Italy).
wpfieps (442 D)
22 Aug 15 UTC
I completely see and agree with the logic using draws to resolve stalemates, as well as voting several years ahead of what would otherwise be a solo-finish, just to avoid the solo. But I don't understand all the 'draw' votes so early in a game -- yet I'm seeing it from so many other players that I'm thinking that there's a strategic reason I'm missing?
Randomizer (104 D)
22 Aug 15 UTC
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Most gunboat games with early draws are because there was an early CD or a player never showed up. Draws instead of Cancel punish the CD player. That way everyone can start over with the extra points and not have an unbalanced game where only a few could take advantage of CD.
cleel1122 (100 D)
22 Aug 15 UTC
Exactly. In the one we just had France being gone kind of messed things up. I would have waited until Austria was finished, but it wasn't a big deal either way.
phil_a_s (0 D X)
22 Aug 15 UTC
This actually brings me to an issue I have, which is that way too many people seem to be putting up Draw instead of Cancel. Cancel is quite clearly what you should use, since that game isn't a 6-player Draw, it is a game canceled due to lack of participation. The presence of a lot of Draws that should be Cancels distorts statistics terribly.

I usually put up Cancel, then everyone else puts up both Draw and Cancel, except for a player or two who put up only Draw, perhaps out of greed, not sure, and I end up forced to Draw, unless I want to play a game with a CD, which I am fundamentally opposed to.
Tantrum (4185 D (B))
23 Aug 15 UTC
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This was discussed by a few players in a recent game I finished. Majority opinion was a draw is preferred because it penalises and exposes the player who ruined the game. I think this preference is understandable and I would usually vote both but prefer the draw.
JamesYanik (548 D)
23 Aug 15 UTC
i wish you could cancel a game after it's drawn (still vote system). it would be interesting
Tantrum (4185 D (B))
23 Aug 15 UTC
Perhaps there is an option that makes the CDer lose out but doesn't distort the stats?
JamesYanik (548 D)
23 Aug 15 UTC
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maybe cancels should distribute the points back to the remaining players, that seems fair
ghug (5068 D (B))
23 Aug 15 UTC
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CDs are logged for RR purposes whether the game is drawn or cancelled. Points don't really matter all that much.
wpfieps (442 D)
23 Aug 15 UTC
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Or how about a feature request (programming change) where the definition of "cancel" is modified to essentially become the same as "draw" (in the sense that the CDer is penalized by losesing points the same was as a draw does); but the new "cancel" is different from "draw" in the statistics, not recorded as a silly 6-way draw ?
JamesYanik (548 D)
23 Aug 15 UTC
but then what if someone is eliminated i know i know... maybe if it is specifically resigned then you dont get your bet back
JamesYanik (548 D)
23 Aug 15 UTC
why not RECORD cancels... seriously, it won't count for finished games, but it would be separate.
peaceinourtime (948 D (B))
23 Aug 15 UTC
Also, IIRC, a cancelled anonymous game does not allow you to see who the players were. It is simply wiped and doesn't appear in your list of games played.
Owerbart (484 D)
23 Aug 15 UTC
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I also have the doubt. But then again, i wonder why people like playing gunboats at all
Valis2501 (3247 D (G))
23 Aug 15 UTC
Like most important things in life, a lot of it comes down to "kestas did what he wanted, and with the time and resources he had".
Valis2501 (3247 D (G))
23 Aug 15 UTC
IMHO
VirtualBob (242 D)
23 Aug 15 UTC
I think the more important aspect of the "penalty" is revealing the name of the culprit - as thug said, points are really not that big a deal.
Jamiet99uk (795 D)
23 Aug 15 UTC
Ghug's point is important - if a game is cancelled due to an early CD, then the player who CD'ed still suffers in terms of their Reliability Rating. In such situations I generally prefer to cancel.


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A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
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Do YOU want to help develop webdip?
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redhouse1938 (429 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
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America and Americans are often criticized on this Forum
Time for a small celebration, two American heroes saved a lot of people, among whom many of my compatriots, today:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34023361
God bless America!
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Atheos (0 D X)
21 Aug 15 UTC
I AM MOVING TO GODDAM FLORIDA!!!
WOO HOO!!!!!

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2632390400001/4436753880001/
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
27 Jun 15 UTC
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The 2nd Official webDip F2F Tournament hosted by the Boroughs in Marlborough, MA!
August 22-23 with a special webDip gathering Aug 21!
Tournament Info: https://sites.google.com/site/boroughsdiplomacy/home
Original webDip F2F: http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/boston-face-to-face
To register you MUST email TheBoroughsDiplomacy@gmail.com
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
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@webDiplomacy
The webDip F2F is only one day away! If you don't already, be sure to follow @webDiplomacy to follow along live with the games!
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DeathLlama8 (524 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
One More Spot in a Game!
FP NonAnon 48H 5 D! PM for password!

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=166085
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backscratcher (459 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
Seattle Face to Face?
Are there enough players in and around Seattle to get together for a good face to face session?
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Kallen (1169 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
If you would like to see Jon Stewart host a presidential debate in 2016,
here u go

http://time.com/4005480/jon-stewart-presidential-debate-petition/
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bo_sox48 (4926 D Mod (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
Bed Mandate
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-09-24/congress-fuels-private-jails-detaining-34-000-immigrants

This rule is a perfect representation of the kind of xenophobia that plagues many communities in this country and a our insistence that simply putting someone behind bars is a solution to our problems.
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Zach0805 (100 D)
20 Aug 15 UTC
Dickhead
The most dickhead thing you've seen someone do
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CD Take-over
When you take over a country in civil disorder, can you put in orders for the current phase? Or do you have to wait for the current phase to end before actually taking over?

i.e. country CDs right away, I take it over in Spring 1902. Can I enter orders for the spring?
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TerraCottaGamer (100 D)
20 Aug 15 UTC
Help the noob
I am in my first game and need a clarification. The setting was for 1 day/phase. The first phase is coming to a close. Is that just the diplomacy phase and then I will have another day to get my orders in - or - do orders have to be in at the end of the first phase.

Sorry for the noob question but I have searched the site and could not find the answer.
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kahudd2000 (157 D)
18 Aug 15 UTC
Daoism and the Gita -- in the weeds
Starting this thread as to not hijack (any further) the philosophy book thread.
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