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WyattS14 (100 D (B))
25 Jan 17 UTC
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So apparently you can't join more than 10 games...
WebDip thinks I have a life. Funny
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ssorenn (0 D X)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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My gunboats are over, time for some new ones
36h,dss, 25pt, gunboats
3 games--please join if you can play all three
Please ready if you can-----
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fourofswords (544 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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Can we get 901 back?
Is it possible to get known world 901 variant back? with or without fixing bugs? It seems enough people like it.
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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 (159 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 (0 D X)
23 Jan 17 UTC
Thomas Sowell
The worst president ever

https://youtu.be/0UpiNiaak18
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TrPrado (461 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 (B))
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?
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0k0k0 (4886 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 (B))
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 (1589 D Mod)
23 Jan 17 UTC
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diplomacy.avi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVvAl7G4xLI
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brainbomb (325 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 (437 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 (863 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 (325 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 (B))
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.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
19 Dec 16 UTC
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After awhile i learned the pattern of the AI and of course after the third move it just makes dumb moves. But here even the most inexperienced player makes better moves and mistakes are unpredictable. Also this has been my classroom for face to face games as i have learned the quirks of the game and its strategic pattern. Lastly, playing with you fellows is just plain fun.
Hauta (1618 D (S))
19 Dec 16 UTC
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I've learned to give CAPT_Brad hell as soon as I can.
swordsman3003 (13318 D (G))
19 Dec 16 UTC
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I think gunboat games in general are a foundation for how to understand the mechanics of the game and the strategic considerations involved with each moves - lessons that may be harder to learn in press games actually.

What I mean is this - in a gunboat game, nobody can sound alarm bells about solo potential, and it is really difficult to coordinate with other players beyond very simple moves. You also have to play in such a way that your lines can't be penetrated by sneaky plays, and you always feel vulnerable to powerful stabs and have to avoid those situations from existing (and conversely, you learn how to spot opportunities for powerful moves).

In press games, I think especially newer players focus so much on building a good relationship with the other players and the dealmaking aspect to the game that they find it easy to overlook the OBJECTIVE situation - the situation that exists on the map, that has nothing to do with how the players are thinking. As a result, they walk into traps.

Gunboat teaches you the "realpolitik" understanding of the game that is supposedly the foundation of the game in general.

I think I have taken lessons learned from Gunboat games about the objective meanings of each tactical and strategic situation into press games in a way that made me a much more savvy player.
Gunboats also taught me about the power of an unexpected move. In press games, you can get a much better sense of what the other players might do, and even perfectly coordinate all your moves sometimes. You can do shit that doesn't exist in gunboat games like multi-player convoys.

But in a gunboat game, you just have to guess what the average player might do, or if you have a read on someone what that particular player might do, and so as a result, making a move that other players would never expect or account for can be really powerful, - moves that would be easy to counter, but only if predicted correctly.

Then, in press games, although it is easier to predict moves in some ways because of the communication, it is also possible to make really crazy moves when you coordinate with an ally - moves that don't even exist in gunboat games. Sometimes, these moves are extremely powerful because other players would never anticipate them (and thus counter them). Playing gunboat games really highlighted for me what kind of moves those might be.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
03 Jan 17 UTC
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anyone up for a gunboat game?
curupira (3459 D)
04 Jan 17 UTC
I have already seen multiple convoy in gunboat games.
It is required that the unit to be convoyed order the move one season before.
curupira (3459 D)
04 Jan 17 UTC
In a way the other player can know the intended move.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
04 Jan 17 UTC
its great when you can get an alliance that works but horrible when the 'stab' comes.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
04 Jan 17 UTC
i may not 'like' you, but i would love to play against or with you in a diplomacy game!
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
04 Jan 17 UTC
Hey, Peregrine Falcon i would love to play in a game with you and your friends!
Peregrine Falcon (2129 D (S))
04 Jan 17 UTC
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Wait... I have friends?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
04 Jan 17 UTC
I don't know if going out on a limb saying we are friends, PF, is justified here. That being said, i am open to the possibility.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
04 Jan 17 UTC
anyone up for a gunboat game?
Nah, I don't think that's really justified, CAPTBrad. We haven't even ever played a game together.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
04 Jan 17 UTC
Well PF, you can change that here: gameID=188072
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
04 Jan 17 UTC
anyone up for a gunboat game?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
05 Jan 17 UTC
anyone up for a gunboat game?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
05 Jan 17 UTC
Gunboat anyone?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
05 Jan 17 UTC
Gunboat anyone?
DammmmDaniel (100 D)
05 Jan 17 UTC
Maybe if we hid He will go away
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
05 Jan 17 UTC
I'm looking for my friends to come over to VIENNA and share some Bon Bon's on the duvet. Any takers?
slypups (1889 D)
06 Jan 17 UTC
Need to build better AI's for gunboat players - it can be done. Not a fan of losing the diplomacy part of Diplomacy myself. And when players behave like idiots and I just want to scream at them I have no recourse in gunboat - you know, when someone is clearly going solo with 1/3 of the SCs, but they're more interested in building up their 1/6 share by trying to take out your 1/6 share - because that always works...never.
WolfpackCorey (1654 D)
06 Jan 17 UTC
Slypups you are very right.

The best games are when it's a press game, you yell at them, and they still don't care.

A lot of highly ranked peeps in this thread!
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
06 Jan 17 UTC
peeps indeed!
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jan 17 UTC
i am looking to start another long term gunboat game if there are any takers
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
09 Jan 17 UTC
So I stop making up games and the gunboats dry up. I think the one one ones have dried up the pool of live players
Ezio (1741 D)
09 Jan 17 UTC
so keep making them!
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
09 Jan 17 UTC
thank you Ezio, i will
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
10 Jan 17 UTC
That last one was fun here is a new one: gameID=188677
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
10 Jan 17 UTC
of course when i make a game for ezio, he complains about it: http://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?threadID=1436966#1436966
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
10 Jan 17 UTC
Sitting in a jurors waiting room to see if I am called to be on one
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
21 Jan 17 UTC
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I have modified my outlook in diplomacy. i now am engaged in many long term games often appearing unexpectedly in them taking over for a departed player.
Playing: 23 Civil disorders taken over: 44
eturnage (500 D (B))
22 Jan 17 UTC
Live gunboat also prepares you for ftf tournaments. You have to calculate your tactics and write your orders quickly. That's a skill that doesn't translate from online to ftf ... UNLESS you play the live gunboats.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
22 Jan 17 UTC
Its funny i am beginning to like the long term games that are non anon better
CptMike (4674 D)
22 Jan 17 UTC
@CAPT Brad: that just means you like challenges and innovative things :-)
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
22 Jan 17 UTC
True that


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Chumbles (984 D (S))
22 Jan 17 UTC
Only one needed: gunboat, ancmed
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=189485
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Valis2501 (2349 D (G))
19 Jan 17 UTC
F2F Tournament in MA, USA
As above, below
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Peregrine Falcon (2129 D (S))
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 (789 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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