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brainbomb (415 D)
17 Jan 17 UTC
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Selena Gomez vs. a Hot platter of Hush puppies and Fried Catfish
Is there an afterlife? Or is there reall just a giant reality tv orb that floats above Ariana Grande's feet.
30 replies
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Merirosvo (302 D)
13 Jan 17 UTC
(+1)
Scoring System Proposal
I don't know if this has been suggested but:
1. If there is a winner they get the whole pot
2. If there is a draw, it's always a seven* way draw regardless of elimination.
*Or however many
39 replies
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jmo1121109 (2537 D Mod)
16 Jan 17 UTC
(+1)
Congratulations Zultar
On winning the first 1 vs 1 game ever made (paused till now) on this site (gameID=187512).
29 replies
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leon1122 (193 D)
15 Jan 17 UTC
Rule Question
Can you support an enemy unit to attack your own unit?
11 replies
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WyattS14 (0 D)
15 Jan 17 UTC
Med Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=189125 This game is with 2 other friends of mine, and we couldn't get a full group together. We are in no way metagaming. The password is lollol
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WyattS14 (0 D)
15 Jan 17 UTC
Posting password games in forum?
Was wondering if I could post a game's password I'm playing with two other friends in the forum? Two others couldn't join last minute
2 replies
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Matticus13 (1159 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
(+1)
Best way to learn code
I want to learn how to code, but am having trouble deciding where to start. Their are many free resources, online classes, boot camps, etc. I would prefer to teach myself, but lack the knowledge to know what language I should be learning first and so on. Any tips from the experienced code writers here on WebDip?
47 replies
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taos (281 D)
15 Jan 17 UTC
what happens when to fleets convoy the same army to the same point?
?
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snowy801 (616 D)
15 Jan 17 UTC
Stalemate Gaming
Is there a rule against holding a stalemate indefinitely even though the situation is clear? I think he's hoping the rest of us give up and leave, which if it isn't against the rules yet then it should be.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=189100
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CAPT Brad (2054 D (B))
01 Jan 17 UTC
The Captain Will See You Now
I am starting my first long term gameID=187773 PM me for the password. It is one day turns and requires an eighty for reliability.
17 replies
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zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
12 Jan 17 UTC
(+5)
Removing Known World and Keeping World
See inside.
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CommanderByron (654 D (S))
04 Jan 17 UTC
PPSC discussion thread:
I don't particularly care for PPSC. But saw that another thread was having this discussion as a sidebar and thought it fair to start a discussion thread. There is reasonable support for PPSC and regardless of the majority opinion the minority's should be heard.
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Jamiet99uk (60 D)
13 Jan 17 UTC
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Abolish Sum-Of-Squares scoring
Ok, so I understand some people don't like PPSC and don't want it back. I disagree. BUT let's talk about SOS instead. It's a terrible scoring system and is directly contrary to the rulebook.
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CptMike (2286 D)
14 Jan 17 UTC
New varant porposal -> µVariant
I was wondering if the following Variant was not "easy" to develop and it brings a crazy number of exciting possibilities...
13 replies
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Sandman99 (100 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
Where my Libertarians at?
Just wondering if I have any fellow Libertarians on this god-forsaken website
28 replies
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VashtaNeurotic (1162 D)
13 Jan 17 UTC
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New Scoring System Proposal
I don’t know if this has been suggested but:
1. In draws have everyone alive share the pot equally (As they should because SoS is garbage)
2. In a solo, the soloist gains a portion of the pot equal to 18* divided by the number of centers controlled by the soloist or survivors (but not neutral centers or those of resigned powers) and the survivors split the remainder proportionally based on their center count.
*Or however many
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Chaqa (3134 D (B))
13 Jan 17 UTC
Known World Realistic Speed
gameID=188977

7 days/phase to imitate how long it used to take messengers to move around. Let's do this thing. Rulebook press just to speed it up a little, and because why not
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LeonWalras (665 D)
09 Jan 17 UTC
ADVERTISE YOUR 1v1 GAMES HERE!
Is that the kind of thing that you think you might be into?
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David E. Cohen (100 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
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From the Creator of Known World 901
I guess I need to look in on this site more often!
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Rabid Acid Badger (50 D X)
13 Jan 17 UTC
Really want to test new map
Excites about this new map
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=188972 password 901109
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leon1122 (193 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
Trump News Conference Discussion Thread
https://youtu.be/SUyAk0bYps0
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Randomizer (151 D)
07 Jan 17 UTC
Trump wants US to pay to Build the Wall
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/border-wall-house-republicans-donald-trump-taxpayers/?iid=ob_article_footer_expansion

Trump wants US to pay for his wall and then try to bill Mexico for it.
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DammmmDaniel (104 D)
11 Jan 17 UTC
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Obama's Farewell Speech
I am a Diehard Republican believe it or not WepDip. But Obama's speech tonight has helped me realize many things tonight......

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Chaqa (3134 D (B))
06 Jan 17 UTC
Going Away Game for the World Map
I wasn't a huge fan of it, but we should do a going away game for the World Map, similar to the Inaugural Known World 901 game we're running. Same deal, we get a mod to make the game the last one before they officially shut it off.
53 replies
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slypups (1393 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
Bug in attempted Known World move
This game: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=187862
Attempted Daju to Makuran with Al-Qatta'i support. Somehow, the support is showing as cut, even though no unit attacked Al-Qatta'i. Also, the orders page is showing an error. Please help.
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The Diplomancer (0 D X)
12 Jan 17 UTC
Is it just me, or is it dumb that you can retreat into other people's territory?
I know it's the rules of the game and all, but I feel like it would make more sense if you could only retreat into your own territory or neutral territory.
OB_Gyn_Kenobi (100 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
Define "your own territory" and "neutral territory" in your assertion.
VashtaNeurotic (1162 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
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It's just you
Zybodia (355 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
It would be dumb if you could retreat into a territory another player is occupying, but fortunately that is not possible.
Well he has a point. In real wars, armies don't retreat behind enemy lines. They retreat back to their own lines.
bo_sox48 (4326 D Mod (G))
12 Jan 17 UTC
I always figured that that's what disbands are - a massive retreat, behind one's own lines, back into the build centers where they can reassemble.
WyattS14 (0 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
Sure, it's frustrating, but that doesn't make it "dumb." I could say the ability for another country to move into MY SC's is dumb because I can't win if they do that, it's equivalent to your saying retreats into SC's are dumb. I'm not bashing you, all I'm saying is that I think if you were on the opposite side, the side that was retreating into enemy territory, you'd find it much less frustrating or "dumb"
Claesar (63 D Mod)
12 Jan 17 UTC
I agree that you should not be able to retreat into an enemy-controlled SC. Everything else is fair game, as far as I'm concerned. This part of the game has always annoyed me.
TrPrado (372 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
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I would call it line building. No real life military would strategically have a gap in their line that enemy can breach as such, so in Diplomacy it's another layer of strategy. Form a line that can't be breached under any circumstance.
Lethologica (203 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
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Picture an army that landed in Apulia, behind enemy lines. Italy swings divisions down from Venice and Rome to mop up the flanking force. Why shouldn't the flanking force be allowed to retreat down the unguarded peninsula to Naples just because they haven't already taken it?

"Well he has a point. In real wars, armies don't retreat behind enemy lines. They retreat back to their own lines."

Which you can't do in Diplomacy. Say you're France with a line of armies from Picardy to Marseilles and an advance squad in Ruhr. If Germany pushes those forces out, in real life they would retreat across the border to rejoin their frog friends. In Dip, they can't do that. Indeed, they can only retreat in that direction if they have *less* backup. That doesn't make any real-life sense.

The retreat rule's suspension of disbelief is quite tame by comparison.
Deeply_Dippy (406 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
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But of course, Diplomacy is not a war-game simulation, it's a political simulation. The board (and by consequence, the units) only exist to provide a context for the actual diplomacy.

In that situation, the original question becomes redundant. It doesn't matter that it's 'dumb' - and it is, a bit. That's just not the real point of the game.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
12 Jan 17 UTC
'Retreats' at a strateguc level are not the same as at the tactical level.

Your army is manouvering into unoccupied territory (not enemy held territory)
slypups (1393 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
It's just another rule in the game. The semblance and accuracy when compared to real war and diplomacy is unimportant. Sure it's silly in chess that a "pawn" can take down a king or that the queen is much more powerful than the king in movement capability given the patriarchal background behind the game, but that's the game.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
12 Jan 17 UTC
The queen is just being married off to other kingdoms, and trying to murder their king... Completely historical! :p


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slypups (1393 D)
04 Jan 17 UTC
So Long World Diplomacy IX
As some of you may have heard, the flawed World Dip IX map is going away. I made a game if you're interested in taking a final swing at this sucker: http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=188080
36 replies
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breaca (408 D (S))
12 Jan 17 UTC
Which is more balanced 1-1?
How are the two 1-1s shaping up in terms of balance? The consensus on AvF seems to be that Austria usually wins. What about IvG? Do we have any stats to suggest which is a more balanced match?
2 replies
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ssorenn (2400 D (G))
12 Jan 17 UTC
Press between two countries
Is there a way to pull past press between two countries without going through everyone's.
0 replies
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Chaqa (3134 D (B))
11 Jan 17 UTC
Concede button for 1v1
We need a concede button on the 1v1 games.
33 replies
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