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brainbomb (325 D)
01 Jul 17 UTC
Is the voter fraud investigation a distraction?
Is it Republican Data mining? Beating a dead horse? Or all of the above. It feels like its designed to help Republicans gain shitloads of unsolicited free information about voters. Why else would they need such data? Why not trust the states - many of which are Red states to uphold fair elections.
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Valis2501 (2617 D (G))
29 Jun 17 UTC
Claiming To Represent Flynn, GOPer Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-operative-sought-clinton-emails-from-hackers-implied-a-connection-to-flynn-1498770851
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
09 Jun 17 UTC
300 Point Game
Anybody down to play a 5 min phase anonymous gunboat? I'll need to give final approval for all participants, but if you'd like to express interest, do so in this thread. I'm thinking 07/01/2017 at 5pm EST.
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leon1122 (170 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
CNN Exposed In Undercover Sting - Producer Admits Russia Story Fake News
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-27/cnn-exposed-undercover-sting-producer-admits-russia-story-fake-news-pushed-ratings
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Dorian (239 D)
01 Jul 17 UTC
Non-random picks
Is it possible to have non-random picks for custom games and tournament play?
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Deeply_Dippy (458 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
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RIP Jim-Bob Burgess
Yesterday, Doug Kent of Diplomacy World announced the passing of Jim Burgess - one of the Hobby's most consistent and valued publishers.
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mfontecilla (301 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
New Player Registering Error
Hi guys, hope you're doing well. A friend of mine is having issues opening an account, however the validation keeps saying "Mailer error: SMTP Error: Could not authenticate." Does anyone knows how to solve this?
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SuperMario0727 (204 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
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Diplomacy Strategy: Sphere Theory
First and foremost, this "theory" is based on articles written by other members of the Diplomacy community. This thread is simply an elaboration of those ideas.

This "theory" attempts to craft a general strategy for the game that can be used as a guideline for players.
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cb6000 (100 D (S))
29 Jun 17 UTC
New fleets only game
Game where players build only fleets. Rule change results in non standard openings. gameID=201181. Pw = boats4
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
30 Jun 17 UTC
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Status, wealth, racism, and maybe some socialism.
So at the moment US republicans are trying to make sure access to healthcare is dependent on wealth. But discrimination based on status goes a long way back...
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The_Meep (100 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
New player - submitting support orders
Hi. Could someone please explain the syntax for submitting a support order? It shows up as: Army at X support move to Y from Z.
So, X is the supporting army. But is Y the Army that is being supported or the territory that they are attacking?
Thanks!
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brainbomb (325 D)
30 Jun 17 UTC
Have you ever been to Hell?
Some people have near death experiences and claim they see white light and hear heavenly music. Some have even claimed to have been to heaven and come back. But has anyone ever been to Hell? Like they go into a coma or have a near death moment and learn theyre going to hell?
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Randomizer (310 D)
21 Jun 17 UTC
EU court says coincidence is good enough
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/21/health/vaccines-illness-european-court-bn/index.html
Court ruling that scientific proof isn't needed to blame a drug for illness. Just get enough cases to establish cause and effect.
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CommanderByron (858 D (S))
28 Jun 17 UTC
NORTH CENTRAL PA F2F Inquiry
My restaurant is looking to host a game night; I do not have a date or time but are there 7+ people in the area or willing to travel to Williamsport PA; if such an event were planned?
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Scrub (203 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
Live game
I've always wanted to try a live game and today I actually have a free day. Please join gameID=201182 and post more live games to join
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WildcatSir19 (347 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Known World
How do you start a game of the variant Known World?
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
27 Jun 17 UTC
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US image - steep decline
But I guess you don't care... ;(
http://www.pewglobal.org/2017/06/26/u-s-image-suffers-as-publics-around-world-question-trumps-leadership/
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Yoyoyozo (182 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Largest pot game ever?
In September I'm going to start a game titled "Wrath of the Titans."
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Contest to decide if Dipbro Brainbomb is real
World games, anonymous and names, Classic Anon and names, Classic, HDV & RP...all only five points to enter....passwords, crack them if you can ( they're very simple )
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Hippopankake (80 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Need person
I need 1 more person for a modern game there is no password modern-8 is the games name
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Hamilton Brian (726 D (B))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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GB 3 Game Tournament
Being in the middle of a pretty long, drawn-out game, I feel the need to flex some tactical muscle. I'd like to propose a 3 game, semi-anon, 24 hour phase, WTA series. Preference is for a high reliability (<80%) and moderate to high GR. 25 to 50 point buy-in. Once we get the 7, games will be created and PW messaged out.

1) Hamilton Brian RR 98%, general GR position of 177
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wel_120984 (124 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Question about dislodgement and support
Hi guys!

I've been playing Diplomacy for one year but now I'm re-reading the rulebook and I've bumped into one question.
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Maru (100 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Authentication is broken
Authentication is broken, people can't make new accounts.
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Jamiet99uk (430 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
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Magic Money Trees
The UK's totally bankrupt Prime Minister, Theresa May, told nurses they couldn't have a pay rise because "there isn't a magic money tree".

But this week there was £1.5 billion of magic money to give to some extreme-right Northern Irish homophobes with strong connections to terrorism.
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Wiza Mastermind (0 D X)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Unhelpful Allies
Quick question, does anyone get annoyed by allies who send you messages saying really obvious things about what other countries did last turn or where you could easily get a SC. Basically all the information that is super clear that everyone could figure out but they decide to tell you anyways. Am I the only one who feels this way?
Hamilton Brian (726 D (B))
25 Jun 17 UTC
At least they're talking to you. It's something to build on.
TheBritishGent (185 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Sometimes I will point out an open SC because I want my ally to go there, or will point out something obvious because it ties into a strategy.

In terms of unhelpful allies, I have two in one game who said they would do certain actions, then never submitted orders. They just dropped out of the game. I believe the second one was still ingame, but they sent a confirmation three hours before the end of the turn but still didn't submit orders. like what the hell were you doing?
Nevertheless it resulted in me getting destroyed pretty quickly.
swordsman3003 (13772 D (G))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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When I think of unhelpful allies, I think of players who are so bad at guessing what moves they should make that they're start dying even though I am helping them.
For example, England allies me and I am Germany and somehow France is in English Channel, Belgium, and Irish Sea.

I usually betray this type of ally.
teacon7 (301 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Tbh, I'd much rather have (and do) what you describe than have little to no press.
teacon7 (301 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Sorry if it was me, I guess. O_o
Claesar (4694 D Mod)
25 Jun 17 UTC
It's just a conversation starter. I appreciate thatkind of press.
Hamilton Brian (726 D (B))
25 Jun 17 UTC
You would be surprised at how many higher level games people get into and forget this simple fact. As a neighbour, it really sucks. How can you plan and move ahead when you have a ventriloquist dummy with no ventriloquist sitting next to you.

That's a pretty bad metaphor.
flash2015 (1447 D (G))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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It is part of the deception. They write novels planning out your most obvious moves...to distract you from the things you should be finding out from them.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
No. Unreliable and or disloyal allies annoy me far more.
slypups (1889 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
I prefer obvious press to no press or lying press. At least its a starting point.
diplomat61 (278 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
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I try to message all players every turn to keep comms open. The content is not Shakespeare.
Mercy (2085 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
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The fact that you call them 'allies' proves that their tactic works!
brainbomb (325 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
I suppose being straightforward is better than being totally full of shit right?
ishirkmywork (1391 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
I've found that having an idiot as a neighboring ally is a great boost to my own solo chances. I'd rather have an incompetent ad an ally then a crafty bugger. The game is on my terms then.
Note to idiots: I make a great ally, team up with me and we will steamroll them!
eturnage (500 D (B))
26 Jun 17 UTC
Sometimes what seems obvious to a good player, isn't obvious to a new player. Therefore, I usually apologize for writing to an ally about something obvious in the same message. I don't want to offend people like you who become irritated because they assume I think they're not good enough to see the obvious move. Does it help reduce the annoyance when the person apologizes for pointing out something obvious? The reason I do this is because I have discovered that not everyone opens up the orders. The orders sometimes contain a lot of interesting information about moves that you don't necessarily see in the map graphic.
diplomat61 (278 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
Good point eturnage. Being nice to a newbie can be rewarding.
TheBritishGent (185 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
I generally go off the assumption that everyone involved in the game has some capability for strategy. It's a basic instinct we all have, to plan and make decisions, even though they may not always be the best decision. It is also something that has to be built off of experience more then straight teaching, since strategy (while there are several helpful books out there to read) isn't an exact science like chemistry.

I will make suggestions to help out an ally or influence them, but contrary to @ishirkmywork I prefer a competent ally. I have had allies that are either incompetent (not only do they make bad decisions, but they ignore my suggestions and comms) or disrespectful, and I have no time for either.
TheBritishGent (185 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
@MajorMitchell I also feel the same way, especially with unreliables.
Bladerunners (1361 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
no such thing as an 'unhelpful ally' ... ;-)
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
This thread attracts players interested in this great game we share, I've started two fun world games, one is anonymous, one is not, both only five points to enter, if you're interested, PM me for the passwords
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Oh, games 201160 & 201162


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brainbomb (325 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Braimbomb in vegas
So I just won 2.50$ after spending 23.00$. Ohhhh yea baby VEGAS
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brainbomb (325 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
GATORS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPS
Hell yes. Florida just won the CWS for the first time in school history.
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bakay_ilya (100 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
hey
Let's play blitz the game ,missing 1 man
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AngrySeas (346 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Home Game
Is there a way to run a game from one computer? In a face to face game, players would submit their orders to the moderator who logs them into the program for resolution, afterwards updating the public board. Does anyone know how to make this work?
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
Limited Libertarian Location
Thread for Libertarians to be selfish and greedy without the chiding from those on the left and right. It's our ball and we're taking it home!
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