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Deinodon (305 D (B))
03 Oct 15 UTC
1,408 balanced reduced latin squares.
Once a half a year or so ago on here, I mentioned this paper http://condor.depaul.edu/mash/Diplomacy.pdf and how I'd really like to get my hand on some of those squares. Well, Tim McMurry sent me 1,408 reduced latin squares to be used in balanced diplomacy tournaments.
Deinodon (305 D (B))
03 Oct 15 UTC
I can't tell you how excited I am. I was literally laughing out loud when I received the email. This was of course after I tried making some on my own. Super frustrating.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
03 Oct 15 UTC
Can't be bothered to read the whole thing at the moment and I'm sure I'm not the only one, so care to explain what's so exciting? Any fun we can have from it?
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
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I didn't quite understand a a lot of the jargon, what I get from it is that with these squares, you can create a tournament that allows each player to play each of the seven countries while making sure that each player shares a border with another player around the same number of times as any other player, making the tournament more balanced.
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
I think it would be a great idea to implement these into tournament. It prevents the boring outcome of bordering with the same players over and over again. It allows for
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
disregard those last 3 words, my brain is completely fried right now Dx
steephie22 (182 D (S))
03 Oct 15 UTC
What's the point of 1408 as opposed to 1 latin squares?
Yaleunc (11052 D (B))
03 Oct 15 UTC
The point is that is how many permutations there are for a 7 player 7 game tournament where all players border all opponents exactly 4 or 5 times across the 7 games. This is interesting and useful for tournament finals.

Deinodon - You should ask the author if he knows of any similar papers (or ideally matrix solutions) focusing on opening round balance. I.e. A 43 player diplomacy tournament where each player plays each opponent exactly once, since a 7 game round yields 7*6 opponents (42 opponents for player X so 43 total players if you want to play each unique opponent exactly once).


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Dannyux (282 D)
02 Oct 15 UTC
How long does it take a 5 min game ?
How long does it take a 5 min game ?
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Doug7878 (626 D (G))
02 Oct 15 UTC
Classic Gunboat Anon WTA 120D 92%RR
Classic Gunboat - Anon, WTA, 120 D, 92% RR, Hidden draw votes
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jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
02 Oct 15 UTC
Excel Question
If anyone has a surface pro 3 could you run the following code in Excel's VBA immediate window: ? application.operatingsystem
and let me know what you get?
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Jamiet99uk (25 D)
02 Oct 15 UTC
Nuclear Armageddon
The UK Labour Party's new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is being attacked by some people because he said he would not use nuclear weapons, if he was Prime Minister in future.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
01 Oct 15 UTC
Equality vs Equity
"A state of equality still leaves the most marginalized groups as they are: oppressed." Discuss
(From: https://medium.com/@elierlick/why-equality-is-toxic-to-the-transgender-movement-f176634bbd3f )
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damian (675 D)
17 Sep 15 UTC
Anyone up for a game or two?
WTA, full press, 36hour, 99%+ RR only.
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ConorK (107 D)
29 Sep 15 UTC
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The Art of Correspondence in the Game of Diplomacy
Hi folks, I just wanted to alert the webdip community to my new book. I've finally completed a two-year study of what makes for effective negotiations (and what doesn't work so well). http://www.amazon.com/Art-Correspondence-Game-Diplomacy-ebook/dp/B015XAJFM0/ Thanks, Conor
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wjessop (100 D X)
20 Sep 15 UTC
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Mafia XII: X-Men Apocalypse
See inside for details.
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Durga (2658 D)
01 Oct 15 UTC
Share your sweet tunes
What do you beautiful webdippers like to listen to when you're getting ready for the stab? I'm looking for new music, please share good things :)
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MrcsAurelius (3051 D (B))
17 Sep 15 UTC
Top 100 GR game. Full press. Anon. WTA.
Hi all, I want to try and play one more game before I take a break again. Some games I played the past months have been great, others a bit disappointing. Overall I still think GR is the best indicator for a noNMR high level of press game, as it was three years ago before I returned to the site. So for my last game before my break I'd like to try and set up a top 100 GR game. Is there anyone out there willing to spar?
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TheGambla (10 D X)
01 Oct 15 UTC
My Game
Join my game pls i need people http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=168050
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TheMinisterOfWar (509 D)
16 Sep 15 UTC
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Off to work to play Diplomacy
Today I'm in the fantastic position that I'm off to work to play Diplomacy. Or at least, GM it. A local bank is setting up a game for 300 (!) employees, in a trajectory to kickstart discussions about trust and audacity in company culture. I'm really interested: have others ever used Diplomacy in a professional setting? Maybe we're on to something.
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backscratcher (459 D)
30 Sep 15 UTC
Help with strategy for Amer. Empire?
Could someone who has good experience with Fall of the American Empire please PM me? I have a question.
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peterwiggin (15247 D Mod (S))
29 Sep 15 UTC
The Art of Correspondence in the Game of Diplomacy
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Correspondence-Game-Diplomacy-ebook/dp/B015XAJFM0/

Somebody should read this and tell us if it's any good.
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ejb0527 (378 D)
30 Sep 15 UTC
Is forum allowed to give game advice?
Please respond
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
29 Sep 15 UTC
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A Perfect Example of Why a Knew Player Shouldn't Start With a RR of 100%
userID=74305 joined this evening and promptly CD'd in both of his games. He should have never been allowed into a game with a RR limit of 80%.
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diplomat61 (283 D)
27 Sep 15 UTC
Ready vs Not Ready
Are players confused by the Ready/Not Ready button?
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
23 Sep 15 UTC
So I have permission to use a 3D printer for my boardgame prototype..
Now I need 3 D models to print and use as units. I need tanks, infantry, helicopters, planes, artillery, battleships, factories, territory markers (flags or more creative) and possibly the resources oil, iron, gold and aluminium depicted somehow..
Could I find files for those somewhere? Thoughts?
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
28 Sep 15 UTC
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webDip Live Gunboat Highlights Game 2
Valis and I went on a D&D bender last weekend, so we didn't advertise very well, but we still want to do this so let's get a game going tonight! 8PM EST. Solo and get interviewed! Express interest below!
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beniliusbob (0 D X)
27 Sep 15 UTC
How does PPSC work?
I thought that in PPSC you always, no matter what, hey points according to the number of SCs you control. But someone in game told me that if you draw, all the points are split among survivors.

Can someone clarify for me?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
28 Sep 15 UTC
Robot workers and an oversupply of labour
just reading some lite economics news. Morgan Stanley did an analysis recently and blame everything on demographics (and the inclusion of Chinese and former Soviet workers into a global workforce)
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diplomat61 (283 D)
28 Sep 15 UTC
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Downloading map files
I would like to download the maps for each turn in the 30-odd games I have played. Downloading each is painful, is there a way to download all those for game?
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rbeyers (100 D)
28 Sep 15 UTC
rules question
suppose Russia is trying to move to Bulgaria from Rumania (1 army). At the same time Turkey is trying to move to Bulgaria from Con (1 army). At the same time, Austria is trying to move to Bulgaria from Serbia with support from Greece.

will the unit from Serbia make the move?
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
24 Sep 15 UTC
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Come play world of warships with ss and me
^
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backscratcher (459 D)
23 Sep 15 UTC
Any good advice on Italy in Modern?
Whp can give me some good quality advice on how to do well at playing Italy in Modern?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
27 Sep 15 UTC
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ok, time for some contraversy: Is Cereal Soup?
I haven't posted much this last week; So i thought i'd post this rather polarising topic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9ak89FwYeI
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
18 Sep 15 UTC
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Highlighted Live Game(s) this weekend.
Hello Everyone! As above, below.

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TheMinisterOfWar (509 D)
25 Sep 15 UTC
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U Dip Face-To-Face event in Utrecht, Netherlands
This Saturday, 26 sep. Details inside.
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Baskineli (100 D (B))
26 Sep 15 UTC
I guess I'm back
A lot of things have changed...
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