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by swordsman3003
Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Re: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies

When playing a close alliance, it is important—critical, even—to convey to everyone else that you are NOT playing a close alliance; if you make the fact of your alliance too obvious, the other players will unite against you. A great way to stop players from uniting against your close alliance is to ...
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Make Friends, then Choose Enemies

It's possible to simultaneously pursue multiple alliances—in fact, I strongly advise it. Check out this new piece!
Solo Win Tip #7: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies

I worked on this one for a long time, and it's pretty thorough. Hope you learn something!
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Crossing the Stalemate Line
Replies: 1
Views: 2151

Re: Crossing the Stalemate Line

And here’s the follow-up! The email I responded to in the previous episode was so dense with ideas I ended up editing my response into two episodes. Diplomacy Dojo Episode 17: A Distorted Mirror This is a pretty cool episode about the balancing of Diplomacy (from a game design perspective, not the b...
by swordsman3003
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Crossing the Stalemate Line
Replies: 1
Views: 2151

Crossing the Stalemate Line

In this episode of the Diplomacy Dojo, I explain the concept of "the stalemate line," why it matters, and two bread-and-butter strategies for getting through it. Enjoy! Diplomacy Dojo Episode 16: Crossing the Stalemate Line P.S., you can find this Podcast on most podcatchers and my YouTube channel; ...
by swordsman3003
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Diplomacy Dojo Transcripts
Replies: 1
Views: 2173

Diplomacy Dojo Transcripts

Hey everybody. I recently moved for work, and that (combined with the work itself) has kept me quite busy lately. BUT, I’m always working on some new content! BrotherBored has received enough donations and other sponsorship to pay for transcription services (for the Podcast). I’m publishing them as ...
by swordsman3003
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Psychology of Diplomacy
Replies: 5
Views: 3097

Re: Psychology of Diplomacy

Alright, I had the strange errors corrected. It should be really readable now! I'm planning to do this for all the audio content, so let me know if you think its worth the effort.
by swordsman3003
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Psychology of Diplomacy
Replies: 5
Views: 3097

Re: Psychology of Diplomacy

Hahaha, shoot. Supposedly this was done by a person, but I'll see what the issue is. Thanks for pointing this out.
by swordsman3003
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Psychology of Diplomacy
Replies: 5
Views: 3097

Re: Psychology of Diplomacy

I finally got an older episode’s transcript up, let me know what you think!
by swordsman3003
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Psychology of Diplomacy
Replies: 5
Views: 3097

Psychology of Diplomacy

Hey everyone, he’s a really cool conversation that made its way into the Diplomacy Dojo podcast. I don’t normally post about the podcast because it’s not written content and I figure folks can just subscribe to it if they’re interested, but this particular episode I think was just so neat. Diplomacy...
by swordsman3003
Wed May 26, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: New Gunboat Journal
Replies: 0
Views: 4375

New Gunboat Journal

Hey everybody, we published something pretty interesting on the BrotherBored blog, a new gunboat journal by knilgau. I think you will be really entertained by his writing style. BOUNCED Gunboat Journal Back in 2017 I published my "Biggest Game of All Time" journal as a Google Doc linked here on webD...
by swordsman3003
Sun May 09, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Anyone else think England’s more dangerous to Germany than France?
Replies: 8
Views: 3246

Re: Anyone else think England’s more dangerous to Germany than France?

All else equal, France is the worse problem for Germany. But England is not far behind. If the English player is better or more hostile, it doesn't take much for England to be the worse problem. Increasingly often, I try to get Russia as my long-term ally. Part of the reason "destroy France" is so i...
by swordsman3003
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Learn to Read Minds
Replies: 2
Views: 3079

Learn to Read Minds

Can you learn to read other players' minds? Yes, you absolutely can. I'm like the Masked Magician here revealing the tricks of the trade... I don't usually toot my own horn this much, but I genuinely think this is one of the best pieces I've published. This covers a gigantic topic efficiently and ha...
by swordsman3003
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Keeping the Board Divided
Replies: 0
Views: 4909

Keeping the Board Divided

My impression is that many top players are very good at [sowing chaos on the opposite side of the board], but I have no idea how to approach it without appearing to be nosy. It seems that early in the game, very few players on the other side tell you too much about their real intentions. That's the...
by swordsman3003
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 399
Views: 86035

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

I was doing real well for a while, even despite the troubled start XD
what a match!
by swordsman3003
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player
Replies: 5
Views: 4002

Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player

This is a revision of a forum post VillageIdiot wrote a while back. It's been published in the Briefing as well (see the article for a link). However, I think this is just an amazing piece and wanted to enshrine it in a way it would be easy to find for beginners. VI obliged me, so, here we are! Anat...
by swordsman3003
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: The Double Backstab
Replies: 1
Views: 3204

Re: The Double Backstab

by swordsman3003
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: The Double Backstab
Replies: 1
Views: 3204

The Double Backstab

This article was originally published in The Briefing last year, but I bet some of you haven't read it yet! Well, here it is republished as one big article, The Diplomacy Double Backstab . I think most every player is familiar with this concept, but as always I think it always helps to think about t...
by swordsman3003
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Soloing as Italy
Replies: 41
Views: 9375

Re: Soloing as Italy

KIE-HOL is uncommon, but it is a reasonable opening for Germany.
by swordsman3003
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Soloing as Italy
Replies: 41
Views: 9375

Re: Soloing as Italy

Beneficial Insurance wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:22 am
As opposed to say, Turkey, where you only have one option for an opening worth considering, and when you fail, you hang in games for years and years crippled but not put out of your misery.
Are you sure?
by swordsman3003
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: England/France alliance in Gunboat
Replies: 0
Views: 5507

England/France alliance in Gunboat

Alright, I am pretty sure that my blog is popular enough among webDippers to have influenced the anti-France gunboat metagame we all know (and....love?). But check out this new article! A different direction, to say the least. How England Can Ally France in Gunboat Diplomacy—And Win! This one is pit...