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bbanks2504 (0 D X)
11 Feb 15 UTC
Join our game and make our dreams come true!
Hi everyone,
A small group of us want to get a World War game going. Join us (http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=155069)!
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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
05 Feb 15 UTC
Vaccination Law
http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2015/02/california-aims-limit-vaccine-exemptions

California is considering stricter vaccination requirements, but evidently they are also considering the continuation of a religious exemption, which renders this law useless..
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
11 Feb 15 UTC
(+1)
Excellent article: what is 'othering'
http://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/im-not-your-token/
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Jamiet99uk (761 D)
02 Feb 15 UTC
(+1)
God: Utterly evil, capricious and monstrous
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/feb/01/stephen-fry-god-evil-maniac-irish-tv

Discuss.
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Zach0805 (100 D)
04 Feb 15 UTC
(+4)
Chris Kyle Day
Last Monday was Chris Kyle Day in Texas. Obama hasn't said a word about his death last year but orders flags flown at half mast for Whitney Houston who died of Cocaine. I went on whitehouse.gov and looked up Chris Kyle. Here's what I got; http://search.whitehouse.gov/search?affiliate=wh&form_id=usasearch_box&query=Chris+Kyle
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A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
10 Feb 15 UTC
(+13)
You can now mark messages as unread
You're welcome.
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grking (100 D)
11 Feb 15 UTC
Learning a Language
Read below
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yassem (2533 D)
09 Feb 15 UTC
How about using WebSocket instead of HTTP?
I am wondering about the cons of using WebSocket...
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King Atom (100 D)
10 Feb 15 UTC
Any Poli Sci geeks around?
Hi, it's been a while. The political science department at my school can be dead sometimes and I've been looking to bounce some ideas around. I don't know why, but I remembered this site and thought there might be a few of you around with some interest for discussion. I know that for the most part, the discussion on this site is news/opinion based, but I don't know what kind of theory backgrounds some of you might have...
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Maniac (189 D (B))
09 Feb 15 UTC
The Final Chapter
Previous thread has been locked, for those interested it can be found here:
http://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?viewthread=1206845#1206845

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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
10 Feb 15 UTC
Motley Crue
Final tour with Alice Cooper hits Chicago on August 8... who's in?
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Pete U (293 D)
09 Feb 15 UTC
Who wants a game?
So, I've got no games going on. Who wants to play? - 48 hours turns, WTA, anon (for preference). Bet size up for negotiation
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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
10 Feb 15 UTC
Outsourcing
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/16/169528579/outsourced-employee-sends-own-job-to-china-surfs-web

Old article, but this is possibly the greatest idea ever.
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Nievski (105 D)
10 Feb 15 UTC
Italiani che giocano su webDiplomacy
Per tutti gli italiani: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=155020
Parola d'ingresso italia
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Sh@dow (3512 D)
10 Feb 15 UTC
Premier League Bet Size
Can we all agree to increase the bet size by consensus in accordance with the rules??
100-200 D?? Or more if you'll want?
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Chaqa (4231 D (B))
10 Feb 15 UTC
Spider-Man to enter MCU
http://marvel.com/news/movies/24062/sony_pictures_entertainment_brings_marvel_studios_into_the_amazing_world_of_spider-man

This is awesome.
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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
14 Jan 15 UTC
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Mafia V - The Invasion of vDiplomacy
Look! I found it! M5! Guys, I found it! WOOOO!!
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gwenifyre (100 D)
06 Feb 15 UTC
Gunboat Newbie Question
So, is gunboat here just everyone for themselves? Or are there ways you use to form allies?
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
07 Feb 15 UTC
It's time for Temple!
I'll be heading out to TempleCon in a few minutes to make it to the 9am game. Check back here for updates!
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
07 Feb 15 UTC
(+2)
Remember not to live post your game if Valis is in it :)
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
07 Feb 15 UTC
In line for a ticket!
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
07 Feb 15 UTC
Hanging out with Jim drinking some seltzer while people arrive.
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
07 Feb 15 UTC
Got 1 full board so far
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
07 Feb 15 UTC
Yo Valis! Get down here!
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
07 Feb 15 UTC
Looks like we'll be having 3 boards. Starting soon!
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
07 Feb 15 UTC
Almost there!
steephie22 (182 D (S))
07 Feb 15 UTC
Did you bring our bussiness cards?
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
07 Feb 15 UTC
Turkey! To valis' Italy!
Octavious (1712 D)
07 Feb 15 UTC
I have only played two face to face games of diplomacy in my life. Neither came to a natural conclusion. I feel deprived :(
ssorenn (0 D X)
07 Feb 15 UTC
Good luck
Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
07 Feb 15 UTC
Hey!
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
07 Feb 15 UTC
Games over!

England 9
Germany 11
Turkey 8
Italy 6

I started off the game conservatively with a bounce in BS. In Fall i went to BS, knowing Geemany was denying Russia Swe. I wanted to work with Austria but when I asked for support to Rum, we had a misunderstanding and things went south. I decided to fall back and rearrange to move against Austria. Good thing because Austria took Bul with Russian support, Italy moved to Emed and Russia entered Arm. Luxkily
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
07 Feb 15 UTC
Got called into a game will finish later
Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
07 Feb 15 UTC
No comment
Yonni (634 D (S))
08 Feb 15 UTC
Updates!
Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
08 Feb 15 UTC
Game 3 ended with a 7 way draw! I survived with only one center as Germany....in STP. Russia survived with one center...in Budapest(IIRC)! It was an odd game.
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
08 Feb 15 UTC
Just got back from my day at Temple. The event was amazing. There was so much to do besides Diplomacy, not that you'd want to, though, as Jim put on an excellent tournament! Updates to follow.
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
08 Feb 15 UTC
Luckily, England took STP and I had moved to go against Austria, which also served as a defensive position against Italy. I was able to convince both Russia and Italy that they weren't going to get any centers from me and they backed off, allowing me to move against Austria. Russia didn't take the English threat too serious and England ended up getting an army down to Mos (maybe Sev?) which was pretty awesome.

Some other stuff happened and Austria and Russia ended up getting eliminated. I made a pretty good comeback and was trying to take out Italy. He eventually made the very good play of supporting Germany (who was becoming a bit of a solo threat) into some centers. At that point, I decided even if we could eliminate Italy, I wouldn't get any of him, so I agreed to the draw the next time it came around.

Overall a very fun game. Wish I was just a bit quicker to go for Italy and I may have been able to break out.

abgemacht (1076 D (G))
08 Feb 15 UTC
Game two was very interesting.

I was Austria and Valis was Germany.

I wanted to work with Turkey to take out Russia quickly, because he was a very strong player and I thought I could get along well with Turkey. Italy wanted to do a Key Lepanto. I said no because I thought it was too likely he'd screw me over so I was going to play conservatively. He attacks me anyway in the Fall but fails to take any centers while I got SER and GRE. Turkey meanwhile had moved to BS and ARM and took RUM with my support. Things are looking good.

I decided to attack Italy while helping Turkey against Russia. For a while it was going OK, but I was not making good progress against Italy, which was largely my fault for trying to be too clever and misguessing. Turkey ont the other hand, started growing out of control and Russia was unable to defend against me and Turkey in the South and Germany or someone in the North. Turkey had made it to MOS and I was still trying to take VEN when I decided I had to attack Turkey, as much as I didn't want to. I have a fairly successful stab, but Italy came right after me, instead of moving West as he said he would.

I offered Italy a center if he didn't attack me. He agreed and then attacked me. I offered him two centers and told him if he attacked me again I was just going to help Turkey win. He agreed and attacked me again. I went back to Turkey with my tail between my legs and told her I would through everything I had at Italy if she let me live. I then spent several years helping her take centers at my own expense. She briefly got an army to NWY with Germany's help, which was pretty amazing.

At this point, I was becoming concerned, though, because again Turkey was growing very large and no one seemed to believe I would actually through the game. I actually had to support her into MUN and she had to take TUN before anyone was willing to draw. Now, at that point, *she* should have declined the draw, as I don't know if I could have stopped her even if I wanted to. But we did finally draw. With all 7 players on the board and a score that was roughly:

Turkey 11
France 6
England 7
Italy 4
Austria 4
Russia 1
Germany 1

Again, a very fun game, but very odd. Italy and I did not work together once and yet we talked every phase and had a very good relationship.
Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
08 Feb 15 UTC
Last game in 30 min!!
RowYerboat (107 D)
08 Feb 15 UTC
I was introduced to Dip with live games, and they were the most fun I've ever had with the game. Less time to parse out every possible move, so more tactical mishaps, which I think make the game move a bit faster. You also of course have a better idea of who's talking to whom. And no NMRs. Just some occasional hurt feelings :\
RowYerboat (107 D)
08 Feb 15 UTC
And of course by "live" I mean face-to-face.
Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
08 Feb 15 UTC
^ this guy gets it
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
08 Feb 15 UTC
"And no NMRs."

I have seen NMR in F2F. It's very sad to watch : (
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
08 Feb 15 UTC
That's why you put your orders in before you leave the table for negotiations :D
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
08 Feb 15 UTC
(I have never actually done that. But someone told me Edi Birsan does)
Yonni (634 D (S))
08 Feb 15 UTC
Can you change your orders after you put them in during FtF?
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
08 Feb 15 UTC
Yeah, you usually can adjust tour orders as much as you'd like before the phase tuns out.
Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
08 Feb 15 UTC
8 players for final board so I volunteered to drop :/

Game still going as of now.
Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
08 Feb 15 UTC
Tournament over. Still got 7th place (of 21 total) while missing the last game, so not terrible at all.
May post eog later.

Big thanks to Jim! And to everyone, really great people with not a single person failing to smile after games were done.

If you weren't there but interested in MA/Boston F2F games both casual and competitive make sure to contact me.
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
09 Feb 15 UTC
Did I win best Austria lol
Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
09 Feb 15 UTC
I'm fairly confident not, but I actually missed the awards ceremony (I was in the room next to the tournament since I dropped last game and they forgot to get me...)
Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
09 Feb 15 UTC
Randy brought home three plaques though...
Randy 1st, Emily 2nd IIRC.
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
09 Feb 15 UTC
Nice. And getting 7th means you can go to Masters, right?
TheWizard (5364 D (S))
09 Feb 15 UTC
Full results?
Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
09 Feb 15 UTC
Yes, I believe I still get an invite to Masters but it shouldn't be a problem anyways cause I plan on simply solo'ing the Boroughs 2015.

I can ask Jim for the full results in some nice format or link. Stand by for that.
Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
09 Feb 15 UTC
Here are Initial TempleCon results. We used a modified Detour system that Jim has used for quite a few years now.

http://puu.sh/fHGTH/a808d93f37.png

Again, thanks to everyone and especially Jim for a wonderful tournament and Dip experience!


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RowYerboat (107 D)
06 Feb 15 UTC
Why aren't forced disbands automatically adjudicated in the retreat stage?
Seems like it would be easy enough to implement.
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Nievski (105 D)
09 Feb 15 UTC
Load other variants?
is possible to load other variants?
can be taken from this site? http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants.php
Some of them seem unbalanced, but is possible to correct to balance
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canduh (25 D X)
09 Feb 15 UTC
World Diplomacy game
2 day turn, 30 point, PPSC
gameID=154966

Roll up!
6 replies
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ckroberts (3548 D)
31 Jan 15 UTC
Technology question
You are a bunch of smart folks here and maybe someone can help me with this question about computer voice-to-text.
46 replies
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Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
09 Feb 15 UTC
Snowpocalypse Part III
Despite how important we think we are, we are unfortunately not considered essential personnel.
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Draffin (172 D)
09 Feb 15 UTC
Replacement player required!
Hi Everyone, we've had a player have to leave our game and are looking for a replacement.
It's the build phase of 1901, you're Russia and you've managed to wrangle three builds! So you're in an awesome position.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=154607#gamePanel
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Crazy Anglican (740 D)
07 Feb 15 UTC
Kevin Olusula
Wow, I am impressed with this guy. Pre-Med from Yale, fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and apparently the originator of Celloboxing. Oh Yeah, and the beatboxer for Pantatonix.

http://vimeo.com/68540760
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Grey Area (0 D)
08 Feb 15 UTC
New gunboat, WTA, 18 hours
All through with this niceness and negotiation stuff (OU)
http://gameID=154925
No need to bring lunch, you won't make it to...
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stefanodangello (559 D)
08 Feb 15 UTC
Replacement needed + forum etiquette question
A replacement is needed in this game: http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=148347

That said, is there a proper way to advertise open positions?
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ThatCrazyGuy (511 D)
07 Feb 15 UTC
Private gunboat
I'm looking for people interested in a private WTA gunboat game for 101 D. I would prefer an American Empire map, but I'm also willing to set up a Modern map. It would have 1 day 12 hour phases.
2 replies
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Octavious (1712 D)
23 Jan 15 UTC
It's all Greek to me.
Her books are balanced, her economy is growing, and the EU is actually perusing economic measures that will help her for once. The road is still hard, but a return to prosperity seems inevitable. Only a crazed left wing lunatic could stop her now!
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