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Marlen (20 D X)
10 Apr 15 UTC
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South America Variant
I have no friends. So between my mom and dad and two siblings we play the 5-player South America map. I searched "Diplomacy South America Strategy" and only get Risk results. I am always the first to lose and my parents laugh every time and tell me to make myself useful and do the dishes while they enjoy a game with their real children. Any help?
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Porthmeus (104 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
Effects of Voting for a draw
What affect does voting for a draw have on the amount bet or value of the pot in a game?
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jmspool (100 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
Diplomacy mentioned in controversial Buzzfeed gaming post
Yes, you read that right. Buzzfeed somehow made a post about gaming controversial.

This is the post: http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/monopoly-sucks
You'll see that Diplomacy gets high marks.
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yassem (2533 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
Just next killing of a black man by white cop
And though all the arguments have already been spoken I am just honestly amazed that we don't a thread about it yet.
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Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
11 Apr 15 UTC
Putin wrong again of course
http://i.imgur.com/87Pcu6V.gifv
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yassem (2533 D)
06 Apr 15 UTC
Rolling stones
Am I wrong here?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy vs Prequels
time to see which ones of you I hate
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Mapu (362 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
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Important Webdip Survey
I'm doing a non-sanctioned survey of how many people visit the site over a weekend. Please +1 this post so I can get an accurate count. I will then share my findings with the site admins to make improvements. Thanks!
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Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
10 Apr 15 UTC
EOG for 7 pls
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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
21 Mar 15 UTC
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MAFIA VII: Let’s Have JJ Abrams Direct It (The Winter of Websteros)
See inside for details.
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
06 Apr 15 UTC
Mandatory Voting: Dicsuss
Is mandatory voting, as seen in Australia, good for a democratic society or counter-intuitive to the base beliefs of democracy? Discuss.
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MaximillianTheFirst (0 D X)
05 Apr 15 UTC
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Westeros Diplomacy
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/829950/game-thrones-diplomacy-variant

I can't be the only ASOIAF fan who wants this.
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MadMarx (36299 D (G))
28 Mar 15 UTC
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R.I.P. MadMarx
(March 27, 2008 – March 27, 2015)

Eulogy / “End of webDiplomacy” within
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JamesYanik (548 D)
07 Apr 15 UTC
Social Classes
Are social classes good? And I don't this turning to political discussion, I just want to know whether a concentration of wealth in a select few is good for society as a whole. Have we simply never seen social classes in an unabused system?
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taipan (100 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
Surrendering and deleting finished games from the list of games
I am now playing here for about a month and have not been able to find out : (1) how to surrender from a game and (2) how to delete finished games from the list of games I am playing. Can someone help me please ? It must be very easy I suppose ! ;-) LOL
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Mapu (362 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
Google Translate Game
I'm getting a Google Translate game going on vdip -- please check it out and join. Could be fun.
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thdfrance (100 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
Masters Weekend
Hoffman's 5 under after the first round, Schwartzel made the first eagle, what else does the weekend have in store?
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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
08 Apr 15 UTC
Tsarnaev Guilty
The verdict comes in quickly and justice is done. May he rot.

http://tinyurl.com/qf8s26p
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yassem (2533 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
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"Getting Myself McFired"
So I just read this.
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/getting-myself-mcfired
What an act of great bravery exposing the rotten core of capitalism, right?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
09 Apr 15 UTC
Right to be Forgotten vs Freedom of Speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD37vwUD8Us
Discuss.
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jbalcorn (429 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
NSA Surveillance
How to get Americans to care that their government is engaging in illegal spying. www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEVlyP4_11M
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Lanium (105 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
JamesYanik: banned
Meta/No reply. Good riddance?
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TheMinisterOfWar (509 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
The Dutch are the pinnacle of evolution
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/04/did-natural-selection-make-dutch-tallest-people-planet

Science, so it's true.
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Ges (292 D)
03 Apr 15 UTC
Thoughts on Modern Diplomacy II?
Hello, I'm returning to WebDipWorld after an absence of several years. I am interested to know what the community thinks of this Modern Dip II variant. Is it enjoyable? Fairly balanced? (I don't expect perfection from a variant . . . )

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
JamesYanik (548 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
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France and Germany are quick powerhouses, and the western front is more intense than ever. Russia is divided again, and we see Ukraine and Turkey appear as rivals of the Black Sea. Spain and Egypt have spectacular defensive positions, and Poland, though small, can turn the game on its head. Britain finally stands to its true glory as master of the seas, while Italy's conquests make it prime for coastal warfare.

The classic map extended, with an added bonus of build-anywhere, Modern II is a spectacular variant. No other Variant is as crowded, nor as intense.
KingCyrus (511 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
I love Modern 2. It is the best variant in my opinion.
DeathLlama8 (514 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
Germany is OP in my opinion.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
Germany is only as powerful as France, England and Poland let it be.
I always thought France would be very weak. Egypt is overpowered because the designers decided to abstract Iran out (as they explain in the design notes). Italy also enjoys fast growth potential because of the lack of a player in the Balkans.

It's not bad. I think Ancient Med is more balanced.
JamesYanik (548 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
It is somewhat unbalanced, but France isn't that weak. Brittany being a territory and Bordeaux a SC makes England less inclined to fight him. Spain can be easily seduced with a one way war on the mediterranean, while Italy and Germany are not the most difficult opponents.
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
04 Apr 15 UTC
gameID=155714

really fun game, was disappointed to have started spain, I know that that usually entails slow growth until england, egypt, or france decides to snuff you out. I never expected to go that far. great fun all n all
Ges (292 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
Thanks! Sounds like it is worth a whirl.
Ges (292 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
The "build in any open SC" sounds crazy. I'm looking forward to seeing that in action. Egypt builds in Iberia! The crowd goes wild!
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
Two things about "build in any open SC":
1) Sometimes it is worth vacating SCs near the front line (or bouncing yourself to defend an open SC) so you can build reinforcements there; and
2) Convoys are less valuable because you can just build armies across the seas.
captainmeme (1584 D Mod)
04 Apr 15 UTC
http://vdiplomacy.com/stats.php?variantID=19

vDip stats for the variant.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
Interesting stats, too bad they have a 1:3 ratio WTA:PPSC.
Ges (292 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
Country Solos Draws Survivals Eliminated SCs Ø Performance*
*Performance = (15 x Solos + 5 x Draws + 1 x Survivals) / Games
Britain 5 54 25 97 6.24 2.04
Egypt 6 52 30 93 6.61 2.1
France 2 33 22 124 3.99 1.2
Germany 8 61 19 93 8.36 2.45
Italy 7 43 26 105 5.57 1.91
Poland 9 50 21 101 6.46 2.24
Russia 9 42 12 118 5.64 1.97
Spain 3 56 31 91 5.44 1.97
Turkey 9 66 16 90 8.87 2.66
Ukraine 8 49 13 111 6.75 2.09
Ges (292 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
It is neat that Ukraine and Poland have such high solo rates despite starting with 3 SCs and near some nasty opponents. France may have too many neighbors -- perhaps a design overreaction to the "Iberian reserve" in classic Dip?
I recently won a game with Poland here. Unfortunately the main cause was continuous mid game nmrs from my rivals. It was ppsc so there wasn't much point in drawing.
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
04 Apr 15 UTC
my new favorite is Spain. Playing England sucks.
Ukraine looks un-fun too
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
04 Apr 15 UTC
Ukraine sucks because Russia and Poland usually brutalize you. You can make it if you can get them fighting and take full control of the balkans and black sea.
DeathLlama8 (514 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
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I nearly won as Germany and would have if Spain didn't throw the solo to Ukraine because I took all of his centers. I stabbed five nations within five years which turns out is a bad strategy for getting people to like you.
yassem (2533 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
I for one thing absolutely hate the two new variants. Don't get me wrong, the gameplay is awesome, but:
1. There is no place on earth by the name of Silecia
2. Why is Heartland blue, not brown like Germany?
3. The bigger version of maps are quite visibly different
What kind of monster implemented those variants? Joseph Stalin?!
yassem (2533 D)
04 Apr 15 UTC
Oh, and one more thing - I don't like the gunboat version of Modern (never played American Empire). Some countries just cannot survive without diplomacy or luck.
Tasnica (3366 D)
06 Apr 15 UTC
Yeah, the bigger version of the Modern Diplomacy map is definitely off. Just take a look at the Milan / Austria / Croatia / Venice area!
KingCyrus (511 D)
06 Apr 15 UTC
Yassem:
Complains about Silecia in Modern
Says nothing about Silesia in Classic
yassem (2533 D)
06 Apr 15 UTC
What's wrong with Silesia in Classic? The shape? Well, I got used to diplomacy having really bad shapes and inaccurate naming, but "Silecia" is just a typo that should have been fixed ages ago.
yassem (2533 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
I honestly am still waiting to hear what's wrong with Silesia (except for being one of the most fucked up places in real world, but what's wrong in Classic?)
JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
yassem the bigger maps may look a bit different but the orders are 100% the same

and silesia was a province of the German empire

and it is an obnoxious territory for both Germany and Russia in classic but they need to suck it up because yes, some territories can hurt you

in modern it is no more unfair than alsace/ruhr/podolia/ANY OTHER TERRITORY
JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
and who cares that heartland is blue not brown? that is PETTY

and Ukraine is not a bad country if you're a good DIPLOMAT
yassem (2533 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
Yeah, but sucks, just as Poland does, in gunboat.
And Heartland being brown is not petty, it's order!


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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
01 Apr 15 UTC
The waitress breasts
As above, below.
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goldfinger0303 (3157 D Mod)
06 Apr 15 UTC
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Game 3 of The Leagues is up
Links are all here https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/The-php-League/leagues-winter-2015

PW's are all teams Duke has beaten in March Madness. No spaces. Sorry I'm not as creative as the Star Wars themed one.
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
08 Apr 15 UTC
Lost Day
At 4:53 and 42 seconds today (if you use American date and a 24 hour clock) the time and date will officially be 4-8-15-16-23-42.
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EmmaGoldman (1001 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
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new game
Classic Game 25; needs 3 more players, its a p-p-s.c., 50 bet, and it will be fun!
7 replies
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chluke (10280 D (G))
05 Apr 15 UTC
Building in occupied center that is simultaneously disband
Can you build in a home territory occupied by another country's unit IF simultaneously during that build phase the occupying unit disbands?
9 replies
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Crazy Anglican (720 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
In-Game Mute button
If you mute everyone in a gunboat game. Will they ever know you did it?
4 replies
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