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steephie22 (182 D (S))
04 Oct 15 UTC
Steam Paradox Sale! + Any interest in an EU4 or CK2 multiplayer game?
What it says on the tin, really.
Let me know if you'd like to play EU4 multiplayer. Just gauging interest right now.
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TheGambla (10 D X)
01 Oct 15 UTC
Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=168050 Join our game pls we need people
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
01 Oct 15 UTC
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Extra! Extra! webDip Gunboat Highlights Episode 2!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXyq0A-aGzY

The second installment in which we get expert players to give analysis on a recent (gameID=167972) live game! Now with better audio! This week's video features Chaqa and CSteinhardt!
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seth24c (5859 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
Live game sitter
something has come up and I don't have the time left to complete the two live games I am in, if you want to play a live game without messing up your own stats then pm me for details ;)
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shield (3929 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
live gunboat 77 unjoinable?
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principians (881 D)
01 Oct 15 UTC
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umpqua
45th mass shooting in america in 2015
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shield (3929 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
12h game of modern dip
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Deinodon (379 D (B))
03 Oct 15 UTC
1,408 balanced reduced latin squares.
Once a half a year or so ago on here, I mentioned this paper http://condor.depaul.edu/mash/Diplomacy.pdf and how I'd really like to get my hand on some of those squares. Well, Tim McMurry sent me 1,408 reduced latin squares to be used in balanced diplomacy tournaments.
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Dannyux (282 D)
02 Oct 15 UTC
How long does it take a 5 min game ?
How long does it take a 5 min game ?
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Doug7878 (772 D (G))
02 Oct 15 UTC
Classic Gunboat Anon WTA 120D 92%RR
Classic Gunboat - Anon, WTA, 120 D, 92% RR, Hidden draw votes
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jmo1121109 (3817 D Mod)
02 Oct 15 UTC
Excel Question
If anyone has a surface pro 3 could you run the following code in Excel's VBA immediate window: ? application.operatingsystem
and let me know what you get?
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
02 Oct 15 UTC
Nuclear Armageddon
The UK Labour Party's new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is being attacked by some people because he said he would not use nuclear weapons, if he was Prime Minister in future.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
01 Oct 15 UTC
Equality vs Equity
"A state of equality still leaves the most marginalized groups as they are: oppressed." Discuss
(From: https://medium.com/@elierlick/why-equality-is-toxic-to-the-transgender-movement-f176634bbd3f )
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damian (675 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
Anyone up for a game or two?
WTA, full press, 36hour, 99%+ RR only.
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ConorK (107 D)
29 Sep 15 UTC
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The Art of Correspondence in the Game of Diplomacy
Hi folks, I just wanted to alert the webdip community to my new book. I've finally completed a two-year study of what makes for effective negotiations (and what doesn't work so well). http://www.amazon.com/Art-Correspondence-Game-Diplomacy-ebook/dp/B015XAJFM0/ Thanks, Conor
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wjessop (100 D X)
20 Sep 15 UTC
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Mafia XII: X-Men Apocalypse
See inside for details.
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Durga (3648 D)
01 Oct 15 UTC
Share your sweet tunes
What do you beautiful webdippers like to listen to when you're getting ready for the stab? I'm looking for new music, please share good things :)
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MrcsAurelius (3051 D (B))
17 Sep 15 UTC
Top 100 GR game. Full press. Anon. WTA.
Hi all, I want to try and play one more game before I take a break again. Some games I played the past months have been great, others a bit disappointing. Overall I still think GR is the best indicator for a noNMR high level of press game, as it was three years ago before I returned to the site. So for my last game before my break I'd like to try and set up a top 100 GR game. Is there anyone out there willing to spar?
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TheGambla (10 D X)
01 Oct 15 UTC
My Game
Join my game pls i need people http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=168050
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TheMinisterOfWar (509 D)
16 Sep 15 UTC
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Off to work to play Diplomacy
Today I'm in the fantastic position that I'm off to work to play Diplomacy. Or at least, GM it. A local bank is setting up a game for 300 (!) employees, in a trajectory to kickstart discussions about trust and audacity in company culture. I'm really interested: have others ever used Diplomacy in a professional setting? Maybe we're on to something.
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kahudd2000 (157 D)
16 Sep 15 UTC
We play Dip in my speech comm class.

It's what started me on this site. Watching my students have fun with it made want to get back in the game.
Now leaning towards a land-only version of Migraine Dip:
http://www.dipwiki.com/index.php?title=Migraine

Thoughts welcome!
diplomat61 (243 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
Agree that Classic dip is too much for your purpose. I think a "real" map is easier to relate to.
thorfi (1023 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
Ugh. Migraine's map lives up to its name. Staring at it definitely threatens to give me a migraine, and I'm not prone to them. I'm not sure it's any better than just using the Standard map with Cataclysm rules.

"Balanced by symmetry" doesn't necessarily make for a less confusing or better game. Quite the opposite.
thorfi (1023 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
Germany 1648?

http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=36

But actually, I think I recommend Ancient Med, maybe, or hunting down or simply designing another 5 player variant map. One of the big reasons Standard/Classic is so damn hard is that it has seven players. Five players is probably not as difficult to handle for a group of almost entirely newbies. You also have significantly more chance of games actually finishing.
I agree that I prefer a real map - though 1648 looks very confusing! What I like about MIgraine is also that you can as player box yourself up a bit, and not talk to everybody. I think the *need* to talk to everyone at the table can be overwhelming, and it helps for people to get used to the game to initially be in a 'triangle' of relationships.
captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
17 Sep 15 UTC
1648 is quite complicated - it has two unit types, a normal one and one that can move two provinces in a phase but can't capture certain SCs, it has neutral units, and all players start with too many units so they have to disband after the first build phase unless they capture enough SCs that phase. I don't think it's what TM is looking for.
captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
17 Sep 15 UTC
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That said, I also think part of the appeal of Dip for a new power is that you're fighting a real war in a real place. Going abstract, especially symmetrical, makes it a lot less interesting for them, IMO.
captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
17 Sep 15 UTC
*new player
Agree...

Napoleontic Dip?
thorfi (1023 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
Yeah, 1648 does look like a pretty confusing map, now I look at it more, even if you did drop the knight units from the game. :-/ Drawing with "realistic" wiggly borders really doesn't help, either.
Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
17 Sep 15 UTC
Do 150 France vs Austria's
diplomat61 (243 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
Napoleonic sounds good although some player will complain about not having fleets.
thorfi (1023 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
Which Napoleonic dip variant? There appear to be several...

I really do recommend Ancient Med as a smaller variant that's still a real(ish) war in a real place type of thing.
@thorfi: the discussion yesterday was to abolish fleets as simplifying matter. I figured Napoleontic probably doesn't have fleets. I could find descriptions of two Nap variants, but no maps. Anybody have a link?
diplomat61 (243 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
Could create maps in Powerpoint
thorfi (1023 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/n/napoleonic.htm

is the only one with a map I can find, and (a) it has a whole bunch of variant rules; (b) it's just the classic map with even more centres added.
diplomat61 (243 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
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Seven Years' War.

More powers, each with smaller forces. Include England by allowing movement to/from Northern France and maybe Hol/Bel.

Powers could be usual suspects, except Germany, plus
- German states
- Prussia
- Spain & Portugal
- Sweden
Victorious (768 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
TMOW, i would like to copy the offer of Diplomat61. If you need anyone, i might be available.
(and considering the Dutch Open Championship , i saw it through the facebookpage)
diplomat61 (243 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
7 year Dip could look like this: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/68879/Misc/7%20year%20dip.pdf
Nescio (1069 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
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Your customer is a Dutch bank, right? I'm not sure a 'historic' Diplomacy variant is a good idea, you might want to consider creating a special variant based upon something those bank employees are more familiar with.

For instance, take a map of the Netherlands (e.g.: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/Coropgebieden_plain.png or perhaps a blank version of: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/2015-P08-Zuid-Holland-o.png ), assign supply centres to roughly half the areas, and make sure approximately half of the centres are neutral.
If it's a really local bank, you could also take a map of the municipality it's located in, and turn the neighbourhoods into territories.
I'd recommend 4-6 persons per board.

Good luck, and have fun :)
steephie22 (182 D (S))
17 Sep 15 UTC
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First to conquer Groningen is in the money.
captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
17 Sep 15 UTC
Nescio - Something like http://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=32?

I'd also argue that Cataclysm is a pretty familiar map to the Dutch - it's what will come about when they put their plan of reclaiming land from all the seas into action.
Sooo. Things progressed a bit, and I'll be developing a new variant. Probably based on the Dutch map, but not 100% certain yet. It seems like a good time to gather some playetesters though - anybody interested?

Play will be on vDip, assuming that variant creation is straightforward there. Last time I did this was on RealPolitik, so times probably changed :-)

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TheMinisterOfWar (509 D)
18 Sep 15 UTC
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@Nescio: immense thanks for the idea to do the Dutch map. You're right, this resonates the most with people. The other guy I'm working with immediately said "I want to be Utrecht and conquer Amsterdam!" That is a good sign. :-)

Thanks!
diplomat61 (243 D)
18 Sep 15 UTC
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thorfi (1023 D)
21 Sep 15 UTC
How many players, and will you be making it full press? I would sign up for public press-only or no-press. :-) If you make it public press only, the transcript could be an interesting primer read in advance for interested players?
thorfi (1023 D)
21 Sep 15 UTC
^ (But regardless of that do give preference to dutch players, I'd prefer to stay out of it unless you don't have enough.)

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2. diplomat61
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n. thorfi (if you don't have enough players and it's public-press (or no-press)).
We had a second discussion yesterday, and the setup will be a combination of Crowded and Cataclysm. It should be interesting. Tough part is that it'll be 11 powers, each with a team behind it. That'll be some noise.
thorfi (1023 D)
23 Sep 15 UTC
A team? That's gonna be interesting in its own right. :-) You gonna leave it up to teams to decide who submits orders and how?

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backscratcher (459 D)
30 Sep 15 UTC
Help with strategy for Amer. Empire?
Could someone who has good experience with Fall of the American Empire please PM me? I have a question.
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peterwiggin (14831 D Mod (S))
29 Sep 15 UTC
The Art of Correspondence in the Game of Diplomacy
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Correspondence-Game-Diplomacy-ebook/dp/B015XAJFM0/

Somebody should read this and tell us if it's any good.
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ejb0527 (354 D)
30 Sep 15 UTC
Is forum allowed to give game advice?
Please respond
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
29 Sep 15 UTC
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A Perfect Example of Why a Knew Player Shouldn't Start With a RR of 100%
userID=74305 joined this evening and promptly CD'd in both of his games. He should have never been allowed into a game with a RR limit of 80%.
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diplomat61 (243 D)
27 Sep 15 UTC
Ready vs Not Ready
Are players confused by the Ready/Not Ready button?
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
23 Sep 15 UTC
So I have permission to use a 3D printer for my boardgame prototype..
Now I need 3 D models to print and use as units. I need tanks, infantry, helicopters, planes, artillery, battleships, factories, territory markers (flags or more creative) and possibly the resources oil, iron, gold and aluminium depicted somehow..
Could I find files for those somewhere? Thoughts?
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
28 Sep 15 UTC
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webDip Live Gunboat Highlights Game 2
Valis and I went on a D&D bender last weekend, so we didn't advertise very well, but we still want to do this so let's get a game going tonight! 8PM EST. Solo and get interviewed! Express interest below!
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beniliusbob (0 D X)
27 Sep 15 UTC
How does PPSC work?
I thought that in PPSC you always, no matter what, hey points according to the number of SCs you control. But someone in game told me that if you draw, all the points are split among survivors.

Can someone clarify for me?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
28 Sep 15 UTC
Robot workers and an oversupply of labour
just reading some lite economics news. Morgan Stanley did an analysis recently and blame everything on demographics (and the inclusion of Chinese and former Soviet workers into a global workforce)
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diplomat61 (243 D)
28 Sep 15 UTC
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Downloading map files
I would like to download the maps for each turn in the 30-odd games I have played. Downloading each is painful, is there a way to download all those for game?
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