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by THC
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Planning a League Event
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Planning a League Event

I've been thinking about running a League event later in the year - starting September, if things pan out. The idea is to have 7 rounds of games between Sept 2022 and March 2023, each round starting each month. The idea would be that players could play in one game each round, with a minimum of 3 rou...
by THC
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Online Diplomacy Championship - GAMESTARTS
Replies: 0
Views: 749

Online Diplomacy Championship - GAMESTARTS

I've sent the first batch of Gamestarts for Round 1 out today. The second batch will come out tomorrow. CHECK YOUR PMs ON PLAYDIP!!! 2 batches because I needed 2 more players to get up to 9 boards - came through today. If you're interested in being a Replacement or Stand-by, take a look at this Play...
by THC
Sat Mar 26, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship

OK, well, there are about 2/3 of the people who signed-up to the ODC who have confirmed participation. So if you're one of the people who hasn't, you need to do so! The deadline to confirm by is now 31 March. Go to the Forum, open your PMs and respond to the PM I've sent. If you don't confirm, you'r...
by THC
Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship

I've now sent out confirmation PMs on Playdip to everyone who is signed-up for ODC IV and started the list of confirmed entrants . Still taking sign-ups - and we've just hit 9 boards. If you sign-up this week , you're automatically assumed to be confirming your participation. The deadline to sign-up...
by THC
Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Rulebook Press
Replies: 24
Views: 2144

Re: Rulebook Press

Remembering that, during the Diplomacy phase in FTF Dip, you have to submit your orders is made more difficult by experienced players tying you down in lengthy conversations so that you run out of time. While this is probably true in most face-to-face games, I think that it is actually against the ...
by THC
Tue Mar 15, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Rulebook Press
Replies: 24
Views: 2144

Re: Rulebook Press

In ftf, one must think very quickly, negotiate quickly, and there is a lot more honest play and honest mistakes. The deceitful have less time to work their magic on newbies. ftf is TONS more fun. Short deadlines and rulebook press make online diplomacy a tiny bit more like ftf. I like rulebook pres...
by THC
Tue Mar 15, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship

We're currently on 61 entrants - 2 away from 9 boards...um, obviously. I just like to prove I can do the maths. So head on over to Playdip, register is you need to - it's free and the tournament is free to enter - and then go to the Forum and sign-up . If the link doesn't work the sub-forum I've lon...
by THC
Sat Mar 12, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship

Yonni wrote:
Sat Mar 12, 2022 1:36 pm
Wasn't trying to shame this one at all!
Didn't think you were, Yonni. I meant thanks for putting these stats together - I made use of them :-D
The Online Diplomacy Championship
by THC
Sat Mar 12, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship

We've got onto a potential 9th board for ODC IV now - not too shabby! A bit lower than the last two (thanks, Yonni) but still a couple of weeks to go for sign-ups - so get in there!
by THC
Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: For those of you who speak French
Replies: 2
Views: 939

For those of you who speak French

And, I guess, for those of you who think you do... Le championnat du monde francophone du jeu Diplomatie en face-à-face virtuel aura lieu du 18 au 20 mars ! Aucune obligation de jouer toutes les rondes et vous pouvez vous inscrire en cours de tournoi. Pour + d'infos ou inscriptions, rendez-vous sur ...
by THC
Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Rulebook Press
Replies: 24
Views: 2144

Re: Rulebook Press

JECE wrote:
Tue Mar 08, 2022 2:02 am
THC wrote:
Sun Mar 06, 2022 5:35 pm
faster games - in this medium - mean poorer games
I agree 100%. :evil: If you haven't played a 3 ½ year game, you've never played a good game of on-line Diplomacy. :eyeroll:
Whut? To Spring 1904? :-D
by THC
Mon Mar 07, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship

Yep, a number of Diplominati involved, too! Forming-up nicely. Thanks for the support!

Um, I already said some of that :eyeroll:
by THC
Sun Mar 06, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2022 Virtual Diplomacy League
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Announcing the 2022 Virtual Diplomacy League

Misread it, sorry: The Tour of Britain games both start at 3pm, not the 03:00 UTC time also applied to these links. Somebody had a brain fart :lol:
by THC
Sun Mar 06, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2022 Virtual Diplomacy League
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Announcing the 2022 Virtual Diplomacy League

Hmm. Just visited the Discord server and had a look around. The March VDL games are listed, as well as the March and May games in the Tour of Britain. It's the latter I found... surprising. According to the server, the Tour of Britain games both start at 3am UTC. Does this make the Tour of Britain a...
by THC
Sun Mar 06, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Rulebook Press
Replies: 24
Views: 2144

Re: Rulebook Press

I don't see why Rulebook Press couldn't be part of the online experience if that's what players wanted to play. It really doesn't move Online play that much closer to FTF or vFTF, frankly. I don't think it would make games shorter, though. Short deadlines do that; long deadlines are long deadlines w...
by THC
Sun Mar 06, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: NOTES ON A NAPKIN - Call for Articles
Replies: 0
Views: 868

NOTES ON A NAPKIN - Call for Articles

You know, time flies. I've spent some time on playing (yes, actually playing - I can hardly believe it), time on the POC/ODC IV (wait... you're not signed-up yet? Do it!), writing a bit for my blog (but not a lot) and some time in writing my new book on Diplomacy (working title "The Pink Book of Dip...
by THC
Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship

The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship - ODC IV - is here! Are you? Playdiplomacy is hosting ODC IV and we're at 50 entrants so far. Are you on the list? If not, why not? Join the Dipluminati and show them what you're made of! Sign-up to get involved with the Playdiplomacy Classic Open tournament.
by THC
Sat Feb 26, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship
Replies: 33
Views: 2734

Re: The 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship

Really good to see webDip peeps joining this tournament - thanks! As I'm writing this we're at 37 entrants but looking for more. It's not too late! Thanks to the Captain for putting this out here - I'll be posting in lots of places of the coming weeks so book early! Oh I also meant to say, there's a...
by THC
Sun Jan 30, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Issue #1 of NOTES ON A NAPKIN out now
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: Issue #1 of NOTES ON A NAPKIN out now

Thanks for the feedback.

I should have fixed the link now, JECE.

So issue #2 is in production. I'm hoping to get some stuff from webDip players :)
by THC
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Issue #1 of NOTES ON A NAPKIN out now
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Issue #1 of NOTES ON A NAPKIN out now

The new Dipzine I've been working on has now been published. Late, I know, but couldn't be helped this time. NOTES ON A NAPKIN #1 Issue #2 will be published in May 2022; the deadline for contributions is 30 April . After #2 I'll be back to the quarterly publishing schedule. I've extended this deadli...