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MKECharlie (1926 D (G))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Fencing: What is your favorite weapon, and why?
Also, if you're American, did you vote in the recent USFA election? Do you think it'll have any affect on the tournament selection process in the New Jersey division?
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JEccles (425 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
New Classic Game
Just started this up. 50 point buy in, anon, 1 day phases.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=180213
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c0dyz (100 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
Farewell
Farewell kind folk. Summer approaches and my school friends and I will depart from the merry making until next year.
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principians (881 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
There are muslim creationists too
An I found very funny that they deny the big bang too https://www.scienceislam.com/pdf/Big_Bang.pdf
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
Sanders voters disenfranchied in California
Anyone in the US know how accurate this report is?

http://www.gregpalast.com/california-stolen-sanders-right-nowspecial-bulletin-greg-palast/
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rm63 (100 D)
06 Jun 16 UTC
New World War I team game - played as 2 teams. Starting soon!
I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I'm not sure if it's been done before. Apologies if it's already been done. I've created a game called "WWI team game" and the idea is that we will recreate world war one by playing the game as 2 teams; the triple alliance consisting of Austria, Germany and turkey and the triple entente consisting of England, France and Russia.
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brainbomb (474 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
College World Series
Starts June 18th. Definetely as far as atmosphere it is among the finest sports events in the country every year. And its right here in Omaha.
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ssorenn (3227 D (G))
09 Jun 16 UTC
3 game gunboat tourney
post here or PM me if interested
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SLOTerp (100 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
NWO: Mushroom clouds forecasted in coming year.
The NWO game at Redscape is about to get a bit radioactive. If you haven't seen or played this massive variant, take a look. The GM and a few players put out some high quality press as well.
http://www.redscape.com/viewforum.php?f=141
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Musoeun (133 D)
10 Jun 16 UTC
(Poll) How Many Draws Equal a Solo
I'm working on a project (may submit it to a zine, may just be for my own amusement) and I'm trying to find out what various Diplomacy communities view as the relationship in accomplishment between draws and solo victories.
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Hamilton Brian (732 D (B))
09 Jun 16 UTC
Revisiting the Key Lepanto that works
I want to see a game where it actually worked.
Hamilton Brian (732 D (B))
09 Jun 16 UTC
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Does anyone have a game where the KL worked? I have heard it talked about but I have never seen it past 1902, and I am skeptical. Where's the evidence? Where's the games?
Eleven (501 D)
09 Jun 16 UTC
I remember a game on PlayDip where it worked out, but it's just a list of orders as opposed to the nifty map history.

http://www.playdiplomacy.com/game_play_details.php?game_id=71111
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
09 Jun 16 UTC
Ask uclabb
Floodgates (2086 D)
09 Jun 16 UTC
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=158084

This game began with it but Russia and Turkey worked together to shut it down from the start.
Octavious (1717 D)
09 Jun 16 UTC
How do you define "actually worked"? Only one person can ever solo, so every alliance ever made has failed for at least half of the people in it.
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
09 Jun 16 UTC
Since the Key is an opening, I guess if the alliance ends in a strong Italy and strong Austria when midgame starts it counts as successful.
captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
09 Jun 16 UTC
That ODC Key would've been much more successful if Italy had supported me to Greece in 01 rather than convoying to Tunis. I asked him to do that but he instead decided that he needed the extra army build (which did practically nothing) without telling me, which completely screwed up my strategy to build in Vie and push out into Galicia.
Vecna (957 D)
09 Jun 16 UTC
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The problem with many attempts at a key lepanto is that you do not actually end up in Serbia in the fall of 1901. However there are certain variations where its quite possible for it to be succesfull (and by succesfull I mean killing off turkey, whatever happens after that is not to blame on the opening strategy but rather on the players).

Consider the following:
-Opening with rome - venice to fool the turk. Approach him afterwards and ask him if he'll support your fleet into greece to bounce the austrian. Will require a lot of trust on the part of the Austrian though, might require some stellar diplomacy. If it works out though you'll end up with the italian army in serbia and your army in venice can walk upwards into tyrolia in the fall.
-Instead of taking tunis, sail straight into the aegean in the fall. A lot of italians doing the key will go for a half-assed attempt. If youre in the aegean, taking bulgaria from the turk is pretty much guaranteed in the next spring.
-Allways involve the russian. Especially an italian promise of a wintergreen should be very appealing to russia, regardless of whether you actually want to proceed with that or gang up on russia afterwards with Austria.

In my opinion, if you do not accomplish at least 2 out of 3 of the above during negotiations, the normal lepanto is the boring but safer option - especially for austria. As the Italian a key lepanto is hardly ever a bad thing for you id say.
Bob the Lord (292 D)
09 Jun 16 UTC
I've tried many many Lepantos on this site, but none have worked, either Austria doesn't help at one point, or they instead start helping Tukey,
spyman (424 D (G))
09 Jun 16 UTC
I have had one successful Key Lepanto, many years ago. It only worked because Russia was completely taken by surprise. He had never seen it before. Austria did well out of it too, but he lost the end game.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=13809
zsspanther (235 D)
09 Jun 16 UTC
As Italy this attempted Key worked great for me. Not so much for Austria.

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=157341&viewArchive=Maps
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
09 Jun 16 UTC
Considering you had a dumb Turkey with four fleets not attacking you, and a NMR England...
zsspanther (235 D)
09 Jun 16 UTC
Turkey loved me because I actually told him about the Key ahead of time. The bounce in Serbia was planned. England NMR was lucky. That's true.
uclabb (589 D)
10 Jun 16 UTC
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This is my number one pet peeve. The "Key Lepanto" where Italy ends 1901 with armies in Serbia and Tunis IS NOT AN EFFECTIVE OPENING. DO NOT DO IT AS AUSTRIA.

The whole point of a Key, like Vecan said, is to get Bulgaria as fast as possible. The whole point of giving Italy an extra build is so he can forego the build in Tunis and go straight to Aegean Sea. There is literally no other reason to do it.

For example, look at the game Floodgates linked (gameID=158084). Compare it to the standard opening with Austria in Serbia and fleet Greece. It is strictly inferior. Ignoring color of units, the only difference is that Greece is unclaimed and the fleet is in Albania instead of Greece. This is *strictly* worse and no surprise- Russia and Turkey easily fought it back. If you are going to make a risky move, it has to gain you tempo. Convoying to Tunis forfeits that tempo. If you are an Italy and Austria offers to "Key Lepanto" in the way where you convoy to Tunis, you should just do that then kill Austria. Like this: gameID=166519 (which is what Valis is referring to- he as Turkey was like "why would I work with you you are clearly trying to Key" and then I was like "I convoyed to Tunis what are you talking about" and then he was like "I don't get it so instead of working with you I'll die instead").

tldr- if you want to run a key, go to Aegean Sea in 1901. Period.
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
10 Jun 16 UTC
The dumb part about Turkey isn't him helping you. It s him building three fleets that do nothing.
eturnage (601 D (B))
10 Jun 16 UTC
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I did a Blue Ocean Lepanto and won as Italy. It was so shocking to me I made a video of it. I could post a link on my blog if you want to see it; although in all honesty, the key to a good Lepanto is well conceived discussions with all players on the Board. I think every game is pretty much a subjective statement on the individual players and how you relate to them in a meaningful and positive way.
eturnage (601 D (B))
10 Jun 16 UTC
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Here's the link to the Board: gameID=177873 or http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=177873


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brainbomb (474 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
Stanford Rapist
Ok can someone who understands law explain to me how this guy got off so easy?
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VirtualBob (242 D)
09 Jun 16 UTC
Ghost Forecast?
Just wondering.
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
10 Jun 16 UTC
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Pet Peeves
It's pouring, the parking lot is flooding, and they just turned on the sprinklers for irrigation.
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
08 Jun 16 UTC
Looking through some old games...
and I noticed that there was some feature called "All survivors win" from a game in 2010, why doesn't that exist anymore, why are there no units, and what are the rules?
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
09 Jun 16 UTC
quality game
gameID=179917

PM for PW
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Gen. Lee (7688 D (B))
27 May 16 UTC
Gen. Lee to host 2016 Confederate Grand Ball
Invitation inside.
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
I know I did this before...
and that this is a forum on a webdiplomacy site that is meant for people to talk about random non-diplomacy based things, but what's everyone's favourite country?
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
08 Jun 16 UTC
Mel Carnahan 2016
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08 Jun 16 UTC
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
05 Jun 16 UTC
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Likes and Liked question
On my profile it says "Likes: 1 / Liked: 29" but I do not know what that means. I did not find anything about it in the help/FAQ pages either. How does it work? How do I like another account?
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Bertson95 (119 D)
03 Jun 16 UTC
Any suggests for a new player?
I've plaied something like 10 games and i'm not sure my way of playing is good.

Any suggests for improving?
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
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Daily Bible Verses
Look, buddy - this is the word of the Lord.

http://the-toast.net/2016/06/06/bible-verses-where-behold-has-been-replaced-with-look-buddy/
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SantaClausowitz (360 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
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Remember that story about the Ukranian pilot that downed MH-17?
Refresher
https://www.rt.com/news/217295-mh17-ukraine-military-plane/
https://www.rt.com/news/216871-ukraine-military-mh17-report/
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/25/mh17-russia-claims-to-have-airfield-witness-who-blames-ukrainian-pilot
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
04 Jun 16 UTC
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Gordon Brown "Lead not leave"
An excellent and important statement for civilisation:
https://youtu.be/gPX9MLALjAE
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
30 May 16 UTC
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The Truth about Matthew Shepard
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/26/the-truth-behind-americas-most-famous-gay-hate-murder-matthew-shepard
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
11 Mar 16 UTC
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The 2016 Local Tournament - Round 2
The full ruleset is available here: https://tinyurl.com/webDip2016local-rules
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
03 Jun 16 UTC
Dumb Questions
How do you get the game ID number ??
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Tolstoy (1958 D)
04 Jun 16 UTC
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The Death of a Real Legend
Muhammad Ali, Greatest Heavyweight Boxer Ever, Civil Rights Activist, Draft Resistor, and America's Most Famous Muslim, dead at 74.
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05 Jun 16 UTC
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