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Condescension (10 D X)
20 Jan 17 UTC
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In less than 24 hours, a lunatic will be in control of the nuclear football.
We're fucked.
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The Ambassador (149 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
Latest podcast of Diplomacy Games
New podcast episode of DiplomacyGames.com is now live on the website, iTunes & Stitcher. Kaner and I trade barbs over our 1v1 performance, we go down the rabbit hole about the direction of the various Dip sites and have a bit of fun discussing the Africa variant over at VDip. Enjoy!
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ssorenn (204 D (G))
23 Jan 17 UTC
Thomas Sowell
The worst president ever

https://youtu.be/0UpiNiaak18
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TrPrado (456 D Mod)
24 Jan 17 UTC
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Most Important Thread of the Year
The Oscars
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WyattS14 (100 D)
14 Jan 17 UTC
Phantasmagoria?
I'm a little confused as to how you would use the word phantasmagorical/phantasmagoria/etc. I understand the words meaning, but would it be used as a negative connotation or positive connotation?
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Ezio (1741 D)
24 Jan 17 UTC
Most Elegant Stab
I am trying to find some examples of pretty looking stabs. I know people take pride in them, so what do you think is the best stab you've ever done on the site?
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
24 Jan 17 UTC
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=148254#gamePanel

Started as Lepanto, then Italy and I gracefully stabbed Russia, and I immediately stabbed Italy. Sadly didn't get a good feel to stab the others there.
JamesYanik (548 D)
24 Jan 17 UTC
gameID=149671

in Spring of '96 i stabbed Russia AND Italy and got 7 builds
peterwiggin (15014 D Mod (S))
24 Jan 17 UTC
gameID=186257

Spring 1905, France has no armies anywhere in France, so I thought I'd help him out by moving two in. For some reason, he didn't want to talk to me after that.
uclabb (589 D)
24 Jan 17 UTC
gameID=81978

I'm not sure that I have any great 1 turn stabs, but I think this game I did a good job of slowly climbing back from being mercifully saved to being the junior member of an alliance, to the senior member, to the solo. Probably the big reveal was Spring 1908.
captainmeme (841 D Mod)
24 Jan 17 UTC
Not mine, but these games have to be shown.

gameID=148522
gameID=164615

These games are both fantastic examples of the 'Alliance Play' playstyle, but taken to the very highest level. Alliance Play is familiar to most of us as two players saying 'Hey, let's two way draw', and then stomping the rest of the board and either two-way drawing or one of them stabs the other for the solo. It's annoying when it happens against you, because it will always feel like you were defeated because one, or both, of them was not playing for the win.

These games demonstrate that strategy reimagined completely. Two players saying, "I know we're both going for the solo victory, but I need your help to cross the stalemate line. We'll arrange our positions, our supply center gains, everything, so that neither of us can stab as we both aim for a two way draw - but if you slip up and give me the chance I'm looking for, I'll take the win."

The Austrian stabs on Russia in both of these games represent a moment of weakness, of letting the guard down, from the Russian player, and the Austrian spotting that moment of weakness and going for the solo victory. Perhaps it's not so much the stabs that make them fascinating as the strategy in general, but the stabs were certainly a major part of the game and were expertly executed in both cases.
MadMarx (35554 D (G))
24 Jan 17 UTC
aka if you let me win one I'll let you win one and both our GRs will skyrocket

#alternativefact
MadMarx (35554 D (G))
24 Jan 17 UTC
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=12071

In the pregame, the Italian misrepresented his intentions regarding Piedmont. The Italian and I spent the next several years discussing the situation. In Autumn 1904 I inexplicably walked into Venice free-and-clear, ending the discussion once and for all, but this was really more of a four year long "stab" that was completely above the table, and it's not like the Italian was a n00b. #alternativefacts

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=13701

Autumn 1904. No amount of playful exaggerating/lying adds much to this one.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=17552

Germany and I agreed to two way draw early on, and at the eleventh hour I pulled out my knife and buried it in his back... But just to let him know that I could, I backed out of the required SCs to honor the two way draw, cause that's the kind of guy I am. #alternativefact
Ezio (1741 D)
24 Jan 17 UTC
The 1905 win was amazing.
peterwiggin (15014 D Mod (S))
24 Jan 17 UTC
Now I want to try that opening where AI attack Germany in 1902. Gotta find something to do with those extra Italian armies.
VillageIdiot (6555 D)
24 Jan 17 UTC
I guess i like this one: http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=138968

It was interesting because going into 1914 Russia was at 14 SC's and looking on track to be a serious solo risk. France and i had been butting heads for a long time but through a LOT of diplomacy managed to set aside all issues and start the tough grind to push Russia back together.

Over the next 4 years Russia would start taking loses, but all the while i invested heavily in sympathizing over his mistakes while subtly feeding into his demoralization he was feeling towards the game and his hatred towards France. In one giant coup i managed to get a seriously bummed and bitter Russia to 'lend' me two of his centers in payment/investment for a strong stab against France. His hope was it would earn him France as an ally after i stabbed him but unfortunately for him the momentum was too strong and Russia/France weren't able to resolve mistrust fast enough to work together and that was it.
Kakarroto (100 D)
24 Jan 17 UTC
"The 1905 win was amazing."

You mean the CD of Germany and NMR of France that made that win possible? Or the leaving of Turkey due to rl?


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0k0k0 (4072 D)
24 Jan 17 UTC
Why can't I create a Known World Game?
The option does not appear in the list of variants.
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sirKristof (15 D X)
23 Jan 17 UTC
901?
I've been unable to find or create any new 901 variant games for a while now. It's still listed as active though! Anyone else have this issue?
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WyattS14 (100 D)
23 Jan 17 UTC
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US Election and Aftermath
I did this with my Asia Pacific thread. Let's see if a reasonable discussion on the possible outcome of this election could be. (Articles and counterpoints are more than welcome)
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captainmeme (841 D Mod)
23 Jan 17 UTC
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diplomacy.avi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVvAl7G4xLI
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brainbomb (474 D)
15 Jan 17 UTC
Why God probably isnt real
I decided to open my imagination
I prayed about something recently. I asked God to give me signs. God gave me all the wrong signs. Therefore I submit this as Exhibit A, God is eother an asshole or doesnt exist. Discuss
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Jamiet99uk (141 D)
23 Jan 17 UTC
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"Alternative Facts"
Or, you know, what we used to just called "lies".
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Ezio (1741 D)
16 Jan 17 UTC
aaron rodgers is a god
I told everyone
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
23 Jan 17 UTC
Let's Keep It Real
Conservatives- Resistant to change, confident in the status quo.
Liberals- Supportive of change, dissatisfied with the status quo.
If we stopped attacking each other for a few minutes these traits could be complimentary.
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Condescension (10 D X)
23 Jan 17 UTC
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Conservatives are socially awkward
I think I just figured it out. Conservatives are just fucking socially awkward. That's the only reason you could possibly not figure out that privilege is a thing.
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evanej (100 D)
20 Jan 17 UTC
How are you welcoming in Trump?
It is time!
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JamesYanik (548 D)
23 Jan 17 UTC
NEW WORLD RECORD
after only 4 hours, #alternativefacts is already being overused, just beating out the previous record held by #fakenews.

we fully expect to endure this for the next few days, until it to dies, or develops into something else (such as #bullshitnews)
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brainbomb (474 D)
21 Jan 17 UTC
I dont believe in the alphabet or languages
I think God did not actually create the alphabet. People did. People also made the tower of babel. Im agaist taxes being used to teach people the alphabet. God didnt create it, so its not important
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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 (40 D X)
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 (2057 D (G))
19 Jan 17 UTC
F2F Tournament in MA, USA
As above, below
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Peregrine Falcon (2196 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 (510 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 (1889 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.
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