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TheMinisterOfWar (509 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
BankDip tomorrow
And I'm so psyched!
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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 (544 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?
principians (881 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
To allow others stabbing you is your first error. I mean, usually you should not lower your guard in the first place. If you are to lower your guard, it's because you've rationally analyzed and convinced yourself that it's not in the interest of your ally to stab you. And if you fail in that analyisis your first reaction should be to blame yourself for that fail.
JamesYanik (548 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
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Destroy them. Hunt them in the forums, hunt them in the public games, and crush them into the earth and sew their bodies with salt so that they will never rise again.
Baskineli (100 D (B))
06 Oct 15 UTC
@Principians, of course that I am the blame. The question is not whom to blame, but how do you deal with the emotions.
Octavious (1707 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
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My emotions at being stabbed tend to vary from amusement to mild relief that an annoyingly complicated situation has just become a lot simpler. Very rarely am I annoyed. Being annoyed just gets in the way of enjoying the fight.
rdrivera2005 (3642 D (G))
06 Oct 15 UTC
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I usually don´t do anything in the moment I see the stab. I use to wait a bit to not get emotional and try to analise why the stab happened and what to do next. This is game and stabs are part of the game, don´t take it personally is the first thing to do and learning from this is the second and most important one I think.
To be honest, I don´t get angry with a good stab, like principians wrote, a good stab is your fault to give your opponent this chance I get more angry with stupid stabs that will hurt both you and the stabber in the long run, but in this case I also blame me for not communicating well enough to show this to the other player.
Gunboats are another thing, but then someone could tell that there is no real "stab" in gunboat games.
diplomat61 (283 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
You could do what one of my opponents did: carry it through to next game. It took me several turns to get to the bottom of why he was accusing me of lying. which I hadn't in that game.
ssorenn (3155 D (G))
06 Oct 15 UTC
It's a game. Get over it
Fluminator (496 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
Why the heck are you playing this game?
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
06 Oct 15 UTC
I've never been stabbed so I don't have any useful advice.
Hapapop (725 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
Sometimes a good tantrum can work to your favor.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
06 Oct 15 UTC
If you want to choke someone for playing a game, I would not recommend playing this game personally..
Jamiet99uk (202 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
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A really good wank.
Evil Minion (467 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
For me it's either "you got me - but I will take you down with me" (or die trying) or "seriously? not only are you a traitor but a bad one as well". Bad stabs tend to irritate me more as they tend to be purely destructive in nature.
Ogion (4378 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
Well, mostly I try to leave myself with enough defense to have a shot at planning a defense. It isn't uncommon that I come out on top after a stab
Evil Minion (467 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
For me it's either "you got me - but I will take you down with me" (or die trying) or "seriously? not only are you a traitor but a bad one as well". Bad stabs tend to irritate me more as they tend to be purely destructive in nature.
Hamilton Brian (717 D (B))
06 Oct 15 UTC
Believe me, when it happens enough times, it becomes REAL easy to shrug off and lament your lack of prowess as a player.
ssorenn (3155 D (G))
06 Oct 15 UTC
(+1)
listen to him^^^
steephie22 (182 D (S))
06 Oct 15 UTC
(+1)
Also if you can be upset by betrayal, you obviously shouldn't get upset, but it seems to me that you've already made the mistake of caring too much about your allies in the first place. If you don't care about them, I can't imagine you get that upset.
goldfinger0303 (3200 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
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I'm more with rdrivera on this one, though I tend to be a bit more hotheaded in my response :)

A good stab and I'll message the player saying "Well done, it was a pleasure. How can I be your minion and make your life easier?" I'm not bothered by it all that much and blame myself.

A bad stab, and I'll get *really* mad. That's when I tend to do the wrong thing and bombard the player with not-so-nice messages about how stupid and short-sighted they are, then go into detail about why their plan will fail. I'll emphasize that this is the *wrong* response to have, and that I don't handle it well.

In short, if I'm gonna be fucked, I want it to be a good fuck. I don't want to be part of some sick human centipede where the person fucking me is getting fucked themselves in the process.
Fluminator (496 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
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Bahahaha
thorfi (1023 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
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Hehe, +1 rdrivera and goldfinger.

But yeah. Take a breath, walk away from the game for a minute, count backwards from five. Then look at the board and pretend it's gunboat, see what you could theoretically salvage from the situation. Then start talking and see if you can make it happen.
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
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I'm with Jamiet on this one. Distract yourself with something else. Then come back to the game with a better, more positive attitude. If it's a good stab, there's nothing you can do be better.
redhouse1938 (586 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
How I deal with it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0mPuyQc
fourofswords (544 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
There are many good responses here to the question. Myself, I remember the principle that the mind and body function well enough without being pushed or forced. in this case this means that without anger and without effort your natural instincts will help you deal with that player better in the future and the next thing you know your knife will be firmly be placed in his or her back.
trip (562 D (B))
07 Oct 15 UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHgyyaTSHpw

I just watch the above a few times and it makes me feel better.
TooCoolSunday (187 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Get a job as a civil servant. You soon get used to being stabbed.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Get a job as a nice roasted chicken. You soon get used to being stabbed.


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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 (283 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
3 replies
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diplomat61 (283 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 (283 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 (4378 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 (202 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 (283 D)
04 Oct 15 UTC
(+1)
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 (4378 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 (3929 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
live gunboat 77 unjoinable?
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principians (881 D)
01 Oct 15 UTC
(+2)
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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