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WyattS14 (100 D)
20 Jan 17 UTC
Does math Exist, or is it really JUST an idea?
I found
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CAPT Brad (2624 D (B))
19 Dec 16 UTC
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Why I Love The Live Gunboat Games
I have the PC game of Diplomacy and played it to victory pretty much everytime; the few losses from the beginning as i was learning.
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Chumbles (959 D (S))
22 Jan 17 UTC
Only one needed: gunboat, ancmed
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=189485
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Valis2501 (2098 D (G))
19 Jan 17 UTC
F2F Tournament in MA, USA
As above, below
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Peregrine Falcon (1531 D (B))
21 Jan 17 UTC
Friends Game
I'm looking for three more people to join me and three friends for a game. We'll keep the meta gaming to a minimum. Post here or message me if you're interested.
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King Of Avalon (10 D X)
20 Jan 17 UTC
Hello i am new
How do i play i need help
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oliveskin (100 D X)
20 Jan 17 UTC
Canceling CDs in live games
Thoughts to follow (my phone isn't letting me both type everything and post as well lol)
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Halls of Mandos (644 D)
19 Jan 17 UTC
Another clarifying thread...
A unit can cut support if it itself is only tapped as well, but it does NOT cut support if it is dislodged by two completely different units, right?
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indigo93 (100 D)
19 Jan 17 UTC
Issue with Denmark Capture
Game id 189248

I am Germany and had has a unit in Denmark at multiple points this game, yet the map color has not changed and I gave not
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pastoralan (100 D)
18 Jan 17 UTC
Convoy confusion
Can a fleet convoy an army and also provide support to another unit?

Paraphrase: have I been playing this game wrong for the last 20 years?
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fourofswords (453 D)
15 Jan 17 UTC
new world 901
Why isn't New World 901 on the list of games that can be created?
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slypups (1620 D)
14 Jan 17 UTC
Worst possible 1v1 matchup
What would be the most unbalanced 1v1 matchup possible on the Classic board? I could see England v Russia being awful for England, especially with Russia enjoying 4 builds/turn.
VashtaNeurotic (639 D)
14 Jan 17 UTC
Russia vs Pretty much any other country
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
14 Jan 17 UTC
England vs Austria would be worse. Austria's advantage of having builds in the centre of the map would be very unbalancing.
slypups (1620 D)
14 Jan 17 UTC
Austria might do ok against Russia with ability to defend the center, but Russia would definitely have multiple advantages with fleet builds on both the north and south and the extra home SC.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
14 Jan 17 UTC
One of the other variants i developed was russia+turkey (the juggernaut) vs germany+france (frankland) and the central positions mean frankland have a huge advantage - greater than the initial +1 unit/sc that the juggernaut enjoys.

Also Turkey vs England is horribly unbalanced. Because england can only pick up two centers in 1901 (either convoying the army or grabbing with two fleets and not being able to convoy in spring 1902) - so E* vs T is the verions on vdip. Where england starts with a fleet in EC.

Apparently that gives England too much of an advantage.

France vs Russia might be playable.
Ezio (708 D Mod)
14 Jan 17 UTC
In the vdip version, England starts with fleets in EC, North Sea, and army LON.
Ezio (708 D Mod)
14 Jan 17 UTC
France vs Russia is nowhere near playable. By the end of the first year, Russia will either have 8 units to France's 6, or 7 units to France's 5. This is literally guaranteed. Russia is then guaranteed to get 4 builds the following year, while applying pressure to Germany and the North.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
14 Jan 17 UTC
Thanks Ezio, apparently i did more with england... To allow england the option of convoys in 1901...
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
16 Jan 17 UTC
orathaic, it seems that E* v T is now balanced a bit toward England, if the statistics are to be believed. England has 710 (56.9%) solos vs 538 for Turkey (43.1%). I am curious how lopsided they were with straight up E v T.

It seems to me England has positional advantages being closer to the critical SCs of St Pete and Munich than Turkey.

I kind of wish that E* v T was here on webDip. Statistically, it appears the most balanced of the three.
Ezio (708 D Mod)
16 Jan 17 UTC
Statistically it is, but it's also the most boring of the three. It takes years before there is any meaningful contact between the two nations.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
16 Jan 17 UTC
I bet a modified Russia (R*) might be playable. Just eliminate the starting army in Warsaw, but consider it to be a home SC. The first turn they could only build 3 units and the couldn't capture Munich.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
16 Jan 17 UTC
@Ezio: Only if you consider strategic build-ups boring. :) It's a resource game followed by frenzied fighting, not frenzied fighting with few resources.
JECE (1322 D)
16 Jan 17 UTC
Ireland vs. Switzerland
Switzerland vs. Siberia
Ireland vs. Siberia

All are impasible, so . . .
I know that this is a forum thread on the worst 1v1 board matchups, but I think that the most even 1v1 game match up (if it were created) would be France vs. Turkey on the Classic Diplomacy Board. Both countries have a strong water fleet advantage, but have limited main land access in the beginning 1900 year. This would be a cool one that I would want to try playing.
Ezio (708 D Mod)
16 Jan 17 UTC
I'm pretty certain France would just dominate in that mode. France can push past the stalemate line into Italy and through Germany far more easily than Turkey can. If France sends fleets into the MED, he will get control of TUN and never lose that control. There will be fighting over the Balkans, and that will be evenly matched, but that's on Turkey's side of the stalemate line. Unless France gets completely outmatched in the fighting, I don't see how he can lose.
Devonian (870 D)
16 Jan 17 UTC
You can test it on vdip. But I would agree with ezio. France vs Austria is fairly balanced and turkey is much farther away from Germany where a lot of the fighting occurs.
Those are some fair points Ezio. I will keep that in mind Devonian. How do people access vdip? Could I find it if I searched vdip on the Google Search Engine?
Devonian (870 D)
16 Jan 17 UTC
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/
Classic - Pick your countries or ClassicVS is the variant that lets you pick the countries to play.
Devonian (870 D)
16 Jan 17 UTC
I have found Germany vs Austria is a good match-up.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
17 Jan 17 UTC
Russia*, would you prefer to see russia start with f-Stp, f-Sev, a-Mos (as someone above or a-War, f-Sev, a-Mos?

And Russia* against who?
Turkey or France? England maybe? Or England*?
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
17 Jan 17 UTC
For R*, I was mainly thinking about Germany as the opponent, as that's the one you originally created.

As I mentioned in another thread, I think of 1v1 games as races to control 4 critical SCs, most crucial being Munich, so that's how I judge who a good opponent would be. So...

R* (no a-War) vs G or I
R* (no a-Mos) vs F
R* (no F-StP) vs E* or A
R* (no F-Sev) vs T
orathaic (1009 D (B))
17 Jan 17 UTC
Yeah, i was thinking or R* vs T.

But would have half left sev in place and taken stp away - it does force an immediate confrontation in black sea, while warsaw goes off and does its own thing and moscoe has to decide whether to move north or south... (Ukr/stp?)

The other way (no sev) russia is forced to send moscow to sev, without stp able to do much help (other than taking a build) while turkey can move to arm & bla to force russia out of sev - thus pushing warsaw south to defend) and leaving turkey to probsbly claim rum and bul... Not a great place for russia to start 1901.

The more interesting alternative would be the 1898 variant rules (where every country start with one unit in their capital, and gets home centers based on what they claimed by 1901...) But maybe keep the classic home centers... That way... Hmm. I think 1898 could be modded to produce moscow vs constantinople.
Or london vs berlin....

I'll have to think about this.

reedeer1 (100 D)
17 Jan 17 UTC
Russia vs Italy would be pretty good. or Engaland vs France. or Russia vs Germany. or Turkey vs Austria. all pretty good
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
17 Jan 17 UTC
R* (no Sev): In this scenario, I think of Sev as any other SC--the home SC/build is a bonus. If Turkey went all out to capture Sev, then Russia can go War>>Bud, StP>>Swe, Mos>>Nor. Turkey would go BLA > Rum or Bul-n, neither of which is particularly enticing.

I think the positional advantage goes to Russia after 1901. They have solid defense and great expansion opportunities in the north. Turkey is still stuck in the corner.
Bladerunners (1060 D)
18 Jan 17 UTC
France vs Austria a pretty bad match-up. Oh wait, that exists ;-)
slypups (1620 D)
18 Jan 17 UTC
England v France? A race east or at each other - that's kind of an interesting one.
France vs Russia would be pretty interesting. The rivalry is firmly rooted in history.
Claesar (11 D Mod)
18 Jan 17 UTC
@Slypups: England vs France seems rough for England, since he can only grab 1 centre in 1901 whereas France gains 2. I don't see that working out unless England's starting position is modified.
ghug (4049 D Mod (B))
18 Jan 17 UTC
Germany vs. Austria is undoubtedly the best match up. FvR with Russia starting at three centers could be interesting too.
FvR with a neutral Warsaw at the start perhaps? It's basically Napoleon vs Alexander.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
18 Jan 17 UTC
Crimean war would be interesting. French, british, and turkish troops fighting russia.... But maybe not as a 1v1

Austro-Hungary had a big deal to say about that war (being that it was in their backyard...)

E* vs F, i wonder is the setup for england with EC and North Sea, aswell as army london too strong? (I admit i did no play-testing before E* v T was put up on vdip)
Ezio (708 D Mod)
18 Jan 17 UTC
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I think F EC, and army wales would be enough of a change in favor of England.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
19 Jan 17 UTC
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I haven't played E* v T so I don't know how it works. I would imagine that simply changing the start from F-Edi to F-NTH would be sufficient for any opponent, but probably too strong against France. English fleets would overwhelm France before they got established.

What if E* vs F* were this: E* = f-NWS, a-Edi and F* = a-Par, a-Mar ?

This provides 2 builds for each nation and forces them apart during 1901. There is no immediate battle for English Channel, but it comes roaring back in 1902. France buys a little time to get a fleet from Marseilles into the action and build another in Brest 1903. The rest is more complicated.


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Ezio (708 D Mod)
18 Jan 17 UTC
Highest stakes live game
What is the highest stakes live game ever on the site?
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Ezio (708 D Mod)
15 Jan 17 UTC
Ethics
If someone admits they only want to ally with you for meta reasons, are you ethically forced to attack them?
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brainbomb (474 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.
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Merirosvo (302 D)
13 Jan 17 UTC
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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
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jmo1121109 (2482 D Mod)
16 Jan 17 UTC
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Congratulations Zultar
On winning the first 1 vs 1 game ever made (paused till now) on this site (gameID=187512).
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leon1122 (211 D)
15 Jan 17 UTC
Rule Question
Can you support an enemy unit to attack your own unit?
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WyattS14 (100 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 (100 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
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Matticus13 (1159 D)
12 Jan 17 UTC
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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?
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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 (621 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 (2624 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.
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zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
12 Jan 17 UTC
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Removing Known World and Keeping World
See inside.
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CommanderByron (569 D Mod (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 (100 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 (3450 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...
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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
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VashtaNeurotic (639 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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