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by bartogian
Wed Jul 06, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: play.webdiplomacy.net
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: play.webdiplomacy.net

I appear to have found a bug. The URL for the game is https://play.webdiplomacy.net/beta/?gameID=420538 and I have builds but cannot use them due to having no vacant home centres and the game is not progressing. Some other remarks I have: It would be very useful to have a way to see the orders each ...
by bartogian
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Development
Topic: New Board UI testing
Replies: 61
Views: 2568

Re: New Board UI testing

Longtime map wondering: Why recolor territories (e.g. Syr gets shaded green after being occupied by Ita) at all? It's not a feature of the tabletop game, and it seem like it could be visually prejudicial against powers that occupy the larger territories on the map (poor Rus). Also, if this change a...
by bartogian
Sun May 15, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Face to Face Diplomacy
Topic: 2021 Face-to-Face Diplomacy Calendar
Replies: 12
Views: 8489

Re: 2021 Face-to-Face Diplomacy Calendar

Is there a 2022 calendar? https://www.diplomacybriefing.com/diplomacytournaments is the most complete list currently online. It's not fully up to date (Weasel Moot has announced 24-25 September as dates) and I'm not sure all the smaller events listed there are actually going on. There is one wrong ...
by bartogian
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: A France vs Austria sandbox
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: A France vs Austria sandbox

I hadn't spotted that you'd rigged it so nobody else had the right to build, which is quite elegant.
by bartogian
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: A France vs Austria sandbox
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: A France vs Austria sandbox

How did it take 12 years to set up the FvA position?

Doing it in four is not hard: https://www.backstabbr.com/sandbox/5108085713797120

I wonder if it can be done in three. My intuition leans towards yes.
by bartogian
Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2022 Virtual Diplomacy League
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: Announcing the 2022 Virtual Diplomacy League

Anyway, hope to see some more webdippers trying their hand at the VDL next weekend. What kgray didn't mention is that usually players sign up for one or sometimes two games in a weekend. If you sign up by a certain date (usually approx. Thursday), you're guaranteed a game by Zach (the guy in charge)...
by bartogian
Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2022 Virtual Diplomacy League
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: Announcing the 2022 Virtual Diplomacy League

You may have misread it, but for all practical purposes the tour of Britain is an American event.
by bartogian
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ashes 2021/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 3214

Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

England isn't the only place where first class cricket is pushed towards the end of summers. Australia is currently in the midst of a two-month period of exclusively hit and giggle cricket at the domestic level.
by bartogian
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Psychology of Diplomacy
Replies: 5
Views: 3578

Re: Psychology of Diplomacy

This looks like it was transcribed by a computer program:

"if I get a replacement senator like Belgium or Berus or Paris"
by bartogian
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Bot openings
Replies: 13
Views: 4417

Re: Bot openings

Is anyone else disturbed by the poor addition in the English tables?

(also some of those German and Austrian openings are insane)
by bartogian
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Virtual Diplomacy League
Replies: 4
Views: 5569

Re: Virtual Diplomacy League

Game times correction:
1. 0730 GMT
2. 1500 GMT
3. 2100 GMT

The stream Durga is talking about will be broadcast on the DBN youtube channel, starting from midnight GMT.
by bartogian
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: diplomacy online history
Replies: 2
Views: 3468

Re: diplomacy online history

The Ken Lowe judge started in 1987, so yes for something from the 1980s.
by bartogian
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Scoring systems - proportional to supply centres
Replies: 9
Views: 5703

Re: Scoring systems - proportional to supply centres

The simple system you propose is better than squares, and fairly similar to KISS (http://daanz.org/sc-kis.htm). KISS has not been used much, but Cricket, which is similar again, has been used successfully. I do not understand the popularity of squares. The first place it appeared to my knowledge was...
by bartogian
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Theory/strategy books?
Replies: 4
Views: 5203

Re: Theory/strategy books?

Diplomatic Pouch has some good stuff. diplomacy-archive.com is good too. It also contains the only full-length strategy book I know of: The Game of Diplomacy, by Richard Sharp. In terms of books, there's also Conor Kostick's "The Art of Correspondence in the Game of Diplomacy". This is geared towar...
by bartogian
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bug or I misunterstood the rules?
Replies: 3
Views: 6144

Re: Bug or I misunterstood the rules?

There's a newer rulebook available online (easy to search and find) that is the 5th edition from 2008. In keeping with a tradition of bloat, it is an even larger pdf file.
by bartogian
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How does this resolve?
Replies: 3
Views: 4208

Re: How does this resolve?

Italian SMY-CON succeeds and dislodges CON. (2v1)
Russian ANK-SMY succeeds too.
(assuming no other pieces are relevant)
by bartogian
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Auto Move Where Player Has No Choice
Replies: 17
Views: 8139

Re: Auto Move Where Player Has No Choice

The confusing thing here (and what might be considered a bug) is that if you go to archived orders it repeats Springs orders as orders for Fall, even though Fall never actually happened. The way we handle ending a game gets kinda weird for... reasons Yes this was really confusing to me. I looked at...
by bartogian
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Auto Move Where Player Has No Choice
Replies: 17
Views: 8139

Re: Auto Move Where Player Has No Choice

@Squigs44, of course supply centres are not supposed to be updated until after retreats. In the game that qrzy linked to, the fall retreats have been adjudicated and the supply centre charts have not been updated to account for Austria's capture of TUN.
by bartogian
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Auto Move Where Player Has No Choice
Replies: 17
Views: 8139

Re: Auto Move Where Player Has No Choice

That is one weird edge case. I had no idea that webdiplomacy didn't update the supply centre chart after adjudicating the fall retreats phase. I would call it a bug.
by bartogian
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Auto Move Where Player Has No Choice
Replies: 17
Views: 8139

Re: Auto Move Where Player Has No Choice

qrzy's post doesn't make sense to me. We are talking about the builds phase where a player has already been eliminated, so they cannot participate in any draw. I was just caught out by this today and received a warning in a live game that I missed my adjustment after elimination. Sorry to the player...