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backscratcher (459 D)
26 Sep 15 UTC
Next SOW?
When is the next SOW?
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sirdallas (1202 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Diplomacy Lord of the Rings
Are there any plans for someone to release a webdiplomacy map
that is modeled after the LOTR or Game of Thrones map?
It would be sweeet.
Who do we message to create it??
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A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
It's "The Skagerrak" not just "Skagerrak"
TIL.
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fourofswords (531 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
just joined up! I have questions!
I just joined. Looks good, but I have a few questions I haven't found answers to yet. One, I started a new game, cool. But how do I know which nation I am playing?
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
15 Sep 15 UTC
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JUN 2015 GRC Game 3 EOG
gameID=163866
3WD between RFE
My understanding is that a majority or totality of the participants are willing or planned for it to be a Total Disclosure game as well.
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Fluminator (496 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Stephenie Meyer rewrote Twilight with a twist!
She rewrote the books with every character being gender swapped.
Now you can re-enjoy the classic in a new perspective with old female vampires and werewolves and a young teenage guy. What a brilliant idea and good use of your time! Meyers truly does keep on giving gifts to humankind.
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Baskineli (100 D (B))
06 Oct 15 UTC
Dealing with emotions following a good stab
Whenever someone stabs me in the game, I have a lot of negative emotions about it, to the point that I would choke this person, if I had the chance.

How do you deal with such emotions? How do you deal with stabs?
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Deinodon (305 D (B))
05 Oct 15 UTC
Diplo app?
Is there one? I access this through chrome on my iPhone. Is there a better way?
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diplomat61 (273 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Roll up, roll up for Classic and AM games
24 hour, PPSC, anon, high RR, 25 D
Classic: gameID=168219
Ancient: gameID=168220
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Espi (338 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
First Tournament (Tempest in a Teapot)
So the Tempest in a Teapot tournament is happening this weekend. I believe that Valis and TheCaptain will be there, will anyone else be joining us? This will be my first Diplomacy Tournament (and first real F2F experience) so I am excited and horrified at the same time. Any tips for me are appreciated.

I look forward to meeting all who attend!
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Nescio (1069 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
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And another one ...
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34450841
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Middelfart (1196 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
Bugs in live games - countdown don't show real time
Hey guys

Lately I've experienced a bug, and I wonder if I'm the only one. When in a live game, everytime it's another phase, the time have already gone almost a minute, and sometimes, the timer can say I have 15-20 seconds left to do a move, but the game have already moved on to the next phase. Am I the only one experiencing this?
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denis (864 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
Back for a game. WTA 48 Hours
Coming back to the site for a game or two. Set up a game, WTA, 48 hour phases. gameID=168163
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diplomat61 (273 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
Players wanted: Ancient med
Anon, Full press, 24 hour turns, PPSC, 25 D
gameID=168220
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diplomat61 (273 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
Players wanted: classic game
Anon, Full press, 24 hour turns, PPSC, 25 D
gameID=168240
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Ogion (4375 D)
18 Sep 15 UTC
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A serious downside to gunboat
When you are playing with a total fucking idiot you can't rant at them.
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
05 Oct 15 UTC
Hunt admits Tory plan to lower living standards of workers
http://www.scriptonitedaily.com/2015/10/05/jeremy-hunt-sums-up-the-tory-agenda-for-britain-in-a-single-sentence/
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Deinodon (305 D (B))
05 Oct 15 UTC
Game for ages 12 and less.
I've got an eleven year old nephew and a 12 year old ex-student that would like to play a game with others their age.
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diplomat61 (273 D)
04 Oct 15 UTC
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EOG: Dark days lie ahead / Haiku press
gameID=167265
Anon, PPSC, public press only, in haiku
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tvrocks (388 D)
25 Sep 15 UTC
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please lock this thread.
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Ogion (4375 D)
04 Oct 15 UTC
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CD Debts to deal with CDs
So, another idea: Those who CD reimburse the other players for (double?) their initial bets, payable only out of winnings.
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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
04 Oct 15 UTC
So..........
Just gonna leave this here: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/world/asia/afghanistan-bombing-hospital-doctors-without-borders-kunduz.html?_r=0
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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 (840 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 (5032 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 (2929 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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Fluminator (496 D)
02 Oct 15 UTC
I'm from Canada.
I know a bunch of families that own guns and even more who have gun liscences.
pangloss (315 D)
02 Oct 15 UTC
Canadian here. I don't think I know anyone in possession of a gun, but both my parents went to university.

I suspect there are a number of gun owners in rural areas of Canada (i.e. the great unwashed). These would be primarily for hunting and keeping coyotes off the farm. For the most part, I would expect them to be shotguns and thus particularly difficult to use in a mass shooting.
Fluminator (496 D)
02 Oct 15 UTC
Almost everyone I know with guns went to university, there's not much of a relation there.
I live in Alberta/Saskatchewan area which is quite different from the east though.
Octavious (1717 D)
02 Oct 15 UTC
Depends on which east, I guess. All my lot live in Newfie, which I dare say is a little different to other parts of Canada.
semck83 (229 D (B))
02 Oct 15 UTC
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@jamie,

"If gun ownership is not the cause of gun violence, then what *is* the cause? What drives American gun owners to kill, where their cousins in other nations manage to exercise restraint?"

I don't think there's a single answer. Most American gun violence happens in the inner city, much of it black people killing other black people. Our inner cities are far more toxic than those in most other countries, and the reasons are extremely complicated. Obviously, our history of slavery and foot-dragging on civil rights for a century is a big component; one can then dig into more detail on the specific steps along the way that transformed those behaviors into urban disaster. (See also: US incarceration rate and that of the world, compared).

Then you have the mass shooters. This is a relatively small blip on the overall homicide rate; we're talking about it because it garners far more news attention, for reasons having to do with what makes exciting news. (Good luck ever seeing the latest gang shooting in Chicago on the national news). Nevertheless, it's still fair to point out that the US is in the upper level of countries when ranked by mass killing deaths per capita. (See http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jun/22/barack-obama/barack-obama-correct-mass-killings-dont-happen-oth/ ). I think that this particular killing actually acutely highlighted one of the real reasons for this: all the notoriety and attention accorded to the killers, which is extremely appealing to people who feel they are life's losers and will never be heard. So I think it's a kind of cycle that has erupted recently (notice that it has trended sharply upward relatively lately, despite gun culture being an extremely old aspect of American culture).
Fluminator (496 D)
02 Oct 15 UTC
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"Most American gun violence happens in the inner city, much of it black people killing other black people."

Also, a lot of it is white cops shooting black people too.
semck83 (229 D (B))
02 Oct 15 UTC
"Also, a lot of it is white cops shooting black people too."

A vastly smaller amount, but that is another problem, yes.
EvW (100 D)
02 Oct 15 UTC
"all the notoriety and attention accorded to the killers, which is extremely appealing to people who feel they are life's losers and will never be heard."

If someone did the same in Europe, they would get the same attention. Yet it rarely happens here. I don't think the ease by which Americans can legally acquire weapons can be understated in such discussions. Yes, there's other problems, and of course it's always the bad apples committing the heinous crimes. But I think it's safe to say those people would be less inclined to act upon those urges were it not so easy to get their hands on guns. Most of the shooters aren't people who would otherwise be labelled as "criminals". Those are disturbed people who can get that coverage because it's so easy for them to do so. If someone in a western european country feels bad and decides their life isn't worth anything anymore, they wouldn't shoot up a school. Simply because it's not easy to find guns for them.
semck83 (229 D (B))
03 Oct 15 UTC
EvW,

As the link I shared showed, it *does* happen in several western European countries at a higher rate than in the US (though their populations are small, so one has to be careful with sample size). I'm sure gun availability makes this easier, but my point is that that's hardly sufficient. The cycle happens to have started here. It hasn't most places in Europe, thank God. Let us hope that it does not.
EvW (100 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
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Which stat are you referring to? As I see the US homicide rate is way higher than that of the european nations cited. The only (european) country exceeding usa's mass shooting fatality rate is Switzerland by a small margin and Norway, which I believe to be boosted by Breivik. As the article stated:
"We’ll note that all of these countries had one or two particularly big attacks and have relatively small populations, which have pushed up their per-capita rates. In Norway, that single attack in 2011 left 67 dead by gunfire (plus additional bomb casualties). Finland had two attacks, one that killed eight and one that killed 10. And Switzerland had one incident that killed 14."
The choices of those countries is also peculiar. As far as I know there have not been any mass shootings In Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg (small as it is), Scotland, Italy, Spain, Sweden etc...
semck83 (229 D (B))
03 Oct 15 UTC
That's what I said, EvW.
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
@ Octavious: Why do you think, since Dunblane, the UK has not had a major "mass shooting" incident of the kind that happens in the USA many times each year?
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
@ Octavious: "There is no shortage of guns in Britain."

For balance, I should say that I know exactly two people who own a gun they are allowed to keep on their own property. Both are farmers, with valid shotgun licences. It should be noted that legally owning a pistol is (rightly) almost impossible in the UK, and that the concept of normal members of the public owning guns for "self defence" is virtually unknown in the UK - in case Octavious had given a different impression.
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQQK9UIWsAAQHRT.png
Octavious (1717 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
@ Jamie

You don't consider that business in Cumbria a few years back to be a mass shooting incident? You don't count those few tragic events where a parent shot their family before shooting themselves? How strict a definition are we sticking to here? In terms of people being shot in a college, no, but I'd argue the setting of the crime is the least important detail.

Members of the public owning guns for self defense is known in the UK, but almost exclusively within inner city gang culture. Legal gun ownership is very much about owning a tool to do a job, or take part in sport.
diplomat61 (273 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
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Isn't it time that Congress made mental illness illegal?
semck83 (229 D (B))
03 Oct 15 UTC
Here's an interesting post.

http://crimeresearch.org/2015/06/comparing-death-rates-from-mass-public-shootings-in-the-us-and-europe/
Octavious (1717 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
For those interested in legally owning handguns in the UK, choice is rather limited. However my local firearms shop offers these possibilities.


Available very soon a very limited supply of Taurus LBR’s, only in .38/.357.

These will be on a first come first severed basis so please don't wait to long to reserve yours.

As you all know these revolvers are not being made any more so if you do want one this could well be your last chance!

GSG 1911 .22 Long Barrelled Pistols should also be with us shortly, limited numbers so get your name down quick.

Price for the gun will be £495 and spare mags will be £25 each.
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
"These will be on a first come, first severed basis"
It's a trap. Is this how the UK deal with all prospective gun owners? No wonder no one owns a gun there.
Octavious (1717 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
Lol! No, no trap. They are perfectly legal. The long barrel combined with a balance rod stuck out the back makes the pistol ever so slightly longer, end to end, than 60cms. This makes it look a tad silly, but it gets it around those pesky gun laws.
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awgs0burFTk&feature=share
pangloss (315 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC03hmS1Brk


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shield (2929 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
12h game of modern dip
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Deinodon (305 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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