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A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Anon gunboat
A member (not splitdiplomat) has asked that we anonymously advertise this new gunboat: gameID=168341
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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?
happyplayer (130 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
I don't think you do until the start of the game in which case you will be randomly given one.
diplomat61 (283 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Correct
happyplayer (130 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
@fourofswords I'm trying to start a game with new players to the site, your more then welcome to join if you like. I won't create it until I have all the players.
diplomat61 (283 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
You can create the game now with a password, that will enable you to vet potential players before sending them the password (via private message).

Enjoy your game.
happyplayer (130 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
I don't think you do until the start of the game in which case you will be randomly given one.
Espi (338 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Good luck.
happyplayer (130 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Silly phone keeps reposting.

@diplomat thanks for the tip.
happyplayer (130 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Silly phone keeps reposting.

@diplomat thanks for the tip.
happyplayer (130 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
And I just did it again haha.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Welcome!
Don't play PPSC. ;)
happyplayer (130 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Haha why is that?
diplomat61 (283 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Please ignore Jeff, he is greedy.

IMHO PPSC is a good scoring system, especially for new players, because it gives those who play well enough to at least survive a share of the points. I think this reduces the chances of newish players going NMR because they have no hope of winning.
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
07 Oct 15 UTC
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All it does is teach bad habit and bad philosophy. You get plenty of points for drawing. Purposely losing shouldn't be awarded points which is what PPSC does.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
WTA is the way the original game was intended to be played.

Newbies get points refreshed, so go all in!
Steel yourself for battle, and Play To Win!

/my new cheer
//better than Vanilla Townie, 100% Guaranteed!! (tm)
///right?
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
07 Oct 15 UTC
Winner Takes All with Draws Include All Survivors Equally is literally from the Rulebook.
happyplayer (130 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
I can see we have a diversity in opinions. Personally either is acceptable to me. I'll probably stick with PPSC for the first few games and then move on to some WTA games.
diplomat61 (283 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
(+1)
*sigh* Valis is greedy too.

The original game was intended to be played face to face but Jeff & Valis are both happy to play online. As yet, neither has countered my point about WTA encouraging players going CD (that is consecutive NMR's)*.

*Can we get an analysis of players going CD in PPSC vs WTA? That would help settle this ongoing argument.
IshmaelGuantanamoIV (100 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
(+1)
That is a sound choice, but play every game as if it is a WTA. Play as if an opponent's solo is the worst possible option.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
(+1)
Realize that most games end in draws anyway. Winning outright is very hard in WTA.

It's easier to "win" in PPSC because of cheap "strong second" alliances where two people roll the table but only one actually gets the victory. Bad philosophy which spawns bad habits. PPSC is an abomination and will adversely affect your WTA gameplay.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
WTA discourages players who are sufficiently willful to stick around and fight for a draw.

PPSC encourages players to leave--once they see the Top Two alliance, they realize it is hopeless to win. Fighting over scraps is for dogs.
WTA does not cause players to CD anymore than PPSC does, because draws are the same for each. Any player with even 1SC at the end participates in the draw with an equal share of the pot.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
WTA *encourages....
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
One thing we all probably agree on, only play the Classic or Ancient Mediterranean maps until you are familiar with the game online. It takes time to monitor your games and sometimes new players have to adjust to being as diligent as necessary.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
And those two maps are smallest so games end more quickly in general.
diplomat61 (283 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
+1 Ishmael, it is how I play PPSC also.

+1ish Jeff, I get offered 3 way draws when there is still a lot to play for. In my view a draw is only an acceptable result when two sides are facing off across a stalemate line (or unless I am doing badly and someone who is doing better is stupid enough to make the offer).
diplomat61 (283 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
+1ish (again) Jeff on maps. I would go a step a further and recommend Classic only. To me AM is a bit artificial with five players in a circle; that creates certain tensions which boil down to "do I ally with the guy only left or my right?".
diplomat61 (283 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
I think you can make reasonable arguments for & against whether WTA or PPSC leads to more CD's, which is why I would love to see hard stats.
happyplayer (130 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
I would imagine AM would make a fun 5min phase game.
diplomat61 (283 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Because AM geographically is quite balanced between all five players it tends to emphasise good diplomatic skills (Diplomacy is full of contrasts like these).

You can have fun with both maps as a 5min gunboat game (i.e. no messaging between players). It is a good way for learning the positions on the board without worrying much about diplomacy.
happyplayer (130 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Very true. Looking foward to trying it out.
BaldOldGuy (74 D X)
07 Oct 15 UTC
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I'm an old fart. Playing for over 40 years.

PPSC really sucks. It is not the way the game was designed. In the rules, the object is to win, or draw with an equal split. I'm new here and don't know how PPSC was introduced. Would be interested in a history lesson.

I find players here are too quick to draw. Most of the time draws are suggested when the game is just getting interesting.

I always play to win. I draw when faced with a stalemate line, or I deem my position inferior.
diplomat61 (283 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
+1 BOG on the readiness to draw (but therein lies an opportunity: the young whippersnappers don't see the stab coming ... happy days)


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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
15 Sep 15 UTC
(+1)
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 (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
(+1)
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 (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
(+14)
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
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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
(+1)
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 (3722 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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