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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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UK in crisis
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/emergency-biscuits-flown-into-uk-due-to-national-shortage-a6927561.html
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Bob Genghiskhan (1258 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
What's the point of hidden draw votes in a gunboat?
I don't really see any, but perhaps I'm blinkered.
6 replies
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MohawkFox (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Join in for another round of classic diplomacy!
Hosted by MohawkFox, we play another round of good old Diplomacy.
Join here: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=176027
0 replies
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Maniac (189 D (B))
13 Mar 16 UTC
U.K. Games expo
Is anyone going!

http://www.thenec.co.uk/whatson/uk-games-expo
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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
12 Mar 16 UTC
I Demand a Refund
I paid for a car wash after I got gas at Shell this evening but their wash was out of service. I asked for a refund and was told that it wasn't their fault that the wash was closed and that I should come back some other time when it's open and use the code then.

I'm curious to see what other stupid things you all should but can't get a refund for because of jackass cashiers.
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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
13 Mar 16 UTC
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It's Valis's Birthday
The guy who stole the crown for most annoying person on webDip (before having it swiftly taken again by brainbomb) is turning 74 years old today.
17 replies
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Patburu (0 D X)
12 Mar 16 UTC
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GL 5-min EOG
I'm just posting my notes beginning in 1903. 4 way draw. We could have eliminated Italy, but we had other obligations that caused us to hit draw


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Yoyoyozo (177 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
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Congrats on your well deserved solo!
Please use this thread to congratulate people that decide to solo a game because of a CD that gives them the solo.
13 replies
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brainbomb (325 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Why Freya is a better Deity than Yaweh
Freya actually helps harvests and stuff
11 replies
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
12 Mar 16 UTC
Great example I/T
gameID=173452

I am not just showing this because I won, I am showing this because here we have an example of a I/T agreed upon in 1901 that worked out well for both parties (up until the eventual and nessecary stab and solo)
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brainbomb (325 D)
07 Mar 16 UTC
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Seat belt laws are an infringement upon my personal liberty
I am against seat belt laws. I own my car therefore it is my own sovereign state. No form of authority has any right to question what I do in my car.
136 replies
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Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
12 Jan 16 UTC
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The 2016 Local Tournament - Round 1
The full ruleset is available here: https://tinyurl.com/webDip2016local-rules
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Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
12 Jan 16 UTC
Board 1: gameID=172543
Board 2: gameID=172544
Board 3: gameID=172545
Board 4: gameID=172546
Board 5: gameID=172547
Board 6: gameID=172548
Board 7: gameID=172549
Board 8: gameID=172550
Board 9: gameID=172551
Board 10: gameID=172552

Invites are out.

Please join within 7 days. There is some extra time to give wiggle room if an Alternate needs to be called in to replace someone, but please join your games promptly.

Once all the games have started with their final member list I'll post who's on what board.

Always looking for some more alternates, if you're willing, let me know!

Most importantly, have fun!

Previous threads:
Signups: threadID=1325258
Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
12 Jan 16 UTC



A note about scoring:

Carnage Scoring is the default scoring for many of the largest North America Diplomacy conventions. It was specifically designed to fix many of the problems inherent in systems such as Sum Of Squares or Draw-based (what webDiplomacy uses for points). Most importantly, and I can't stress this enough, it is WINNER TAKES ALL. webDip points and GR share this feature. If you're playing to win, and/or you win, it's the exact same.

The difference comes during a draw. In Carnage, the players are ranked 1 through 7 by centers and then given points based on their ranking.

Each game is worth 28,034 pts. If you solo, you get them all.
If the game ends in a draw, then the players are ranked by center count, through order of elimination, as necessary. If you top the board, you get 7,000 pts. Second highest center count gets 6,000 pts. Down to 1,000 pts for the lowest center count or the first person eliminated.

In addition, each player gets 1 pts per supply center at the end of the game. These points essentially act as a tiebreaker. So, if you top with 10 centers, that's worth 7,010 pts. Finally, if two players share a rank, they split the points for those two positions. If two guys top the board with 10 centers each, they each score 6,510 pts.

Here are 3 examples of scoring:
[Power: SC, pts]
Russia: 18; 28,034
Turkey: 3; 0
France: 6; 0
Germany: 4; 0
England: 3; 0
Italy: 0(2nd); 0
Austria: 0(1st); 0

[Power: SC, pts]
Russia: 14; 7014
Turkey: 7; 6007
France: 6; 5006
Germany: 4; 4004
England: 3; 3003
Italy: 0(2nd); 2000
Austria: 0(1st); 1000

[Power: SC, pts]
England: 8; 6508
Russia: 8; 6508
France: 7; 5007
Turkey: 6; 4006
Italy: 4; 3004
Austria: 1; 2001
Germany: 0; 1000

To recap: The scoring has a pure WINNER TAKES ALL part. It then rewards you for what rank you are, with the exact amount of SC only mattering for tie breakers. The over-arching idea is that there is little to no reason to just keep bashing on someone who's already down while naturally rewarding being in the lead and being a higher SC count than others. It should not result in any unnatural play, certainly not more than any other scoring system out there. With only three rounds that means a solo automatically beats any combination of non-soloing scores (maximal non-solo score for a single round is obviously 7017 pts, even if you got that all three rounds you would still be far behind a single solo).
Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
12 Jan 16 UTC
Point of clarification:
Best Power awards are based on single-round points, not number of centers.
Board Top with 10 centers as Austria beats 2nd Rank with 11 centers as Austria (7010 D and 6011 D respectively)
Deinodon (379 D (B))
12 Jan 16 UTC
Some of these players have some pretty low reliability ratings.
Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
12 Jan 16 UTC
Let's give them a chance =)
Deinodon (379 D (B))
12 Jan 16 UTC
You got it!
steephie22 (182 D (S))
12 Jan 16 UTC
So I haven't played on webdip for a while and I'm wondering: does the game start in 9 days or as soon as 7 players joined? Just so I know whether I'm wasting my time refreshing all the time.
Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
12 Jan 16 UTC
The game starts as soon as all 7 players join.
Zybodia (355 D)
13 Jan 16 UTC
I wish I would have realised that. I was looking forward to having a free weekend.
Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
14 Jan 16 UTC
4 games fired!
Reminders have been sent out to stragglers!
Someone banned today replaced with an Alternate!
steephie22 (182 D (S))
14 Jan 16 UTC
Question which may have been mentioned somewhere but if so I forgot:
Say one player is defeated after Fall Retreats while the other one is defeated after Fall Builds the same year. If there's a draw, are they considered to be defeated at the same time so do they split their points or is the guy in Fall Builds considered to be defeated later so he gets 1000 D more than the guy in Fall Retreats?
Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
14 Jan 16 UTC
Center counts are only decided during the Builds phase.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
14 Jan 16 UTC
I thought not, in relation to the famous bug where someone gets 18 centers during moves phase but someone can retreat to one of his centers so he's back to 17, but the game ends the moment he hits 18 nonetheless.

For the purpose of this tournament, that's clear though.
Durga (3609 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
How long are we going to wait for people who clearly don't check webdip often enough to engage in this tournament properly?
steephie22 (182 D (S))
15 Jan 16 UTC
In their defence, I sometimes don't check webdip for a long time because if I'm not in any game. The forum isn't always a place I have to frequent 20 times a day.

If you're talking about a game that has already started, I'll shut up.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
15 Jan 16 UTC
To be fair though, I would not do that if I signed up to a tournament.
Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
15 Jan 16 UTC
I've been at work for 24 hours so haven't been home where I keep my Master Spreadsheet with such things. The deadline I set was a week. They have to check the site every day when playing, not necessarily before and after.

This tournament runs on friendship, patience, and casual competition. Let's wait just a little more please, I'm happy you're chomping at the bit DO and sorry to ask a couple more days of you.
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
You have alternates anyway right?
Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
15 Jan 16 UTC
yes, but always looking for more!
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
Ill be an alternate if you need. im on here all the time.
Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
15 Jan 16 UTC
Thanks! <3 expect a game invite in next 24 hours.
Durga (3609 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
Oh it's not start time I'm worried about exactly, but that's fine!
Deinodon (379 D (B))
15 Jan 16 UTC
A tournament powered by friendship, patience and casual competition! Preparing CareBearStare Cannon, initiate fire sequence...
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
I will predicate all alliances on people who identify to me in game that they are bronies
Wusti (1748 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
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who isn't a brony?
Hamilton Brian (701 D (B))
16 Jan 16 UTC
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Valis has his work cut out for him, trying to fill CD/NMR spots so soon.

And yes, I am the webdip geek who is spectating all games.
Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
16 Jan 16 UTC
As outlined before, any games not started by MON will be started ASAP. It looks like I'll just cannibalize on of the games to fill the rest, but it is pending. Thanks for being so engaging HB! Part of the fun is watching other boards, it's exciting, and showcases just how different EVERY game is!
Deinodon (379 D (B))
17 Jan 16 UTC
And every player! I'm saying players are different. Well, I'm different.
Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
18 Jan 16 UTC
Anyone absent will be replaced tonight. Thanks for the patience folks!
Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
19 Jan 16 UTC
Invites for all missing spots sent out to alternates.

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SandgooseXXI (113 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
woah woah woah
First off...who changed my gahd damn WTA...wtf is this sum of squares?! Unranked and you GET POINTS BACK! WHAT THE HECK!!!! WE PLAY FRIENDLIES HERE NOW?!?!?!?!
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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
Classic Map
What was the longest Classic map game ever?
5 replies
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Sago (101 D)
27 Jan 16 UTC
UN II Constitution, Resolutions, Interpretations and proposals 2001.
Welcome to 2001. Here you will find the updated Constitution, Resolutions, Interpretations, and the proposals of 2001 for the pacifist diplomacy game UNII
28 replies
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brainbomb (325 D)
09 Mar 16 UTC
Hillary Clinton now past 1200 Delegates (Halfway point)
With 30 point leads in Ohio and Florida this is over. Bernie will drop out likely sometime next week.
118 replies
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brainbomb (325 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
I filed my taxes
I filed my taxes and will be receiving my huge tax refund of 6.06$ within 21 business days.
7 replies
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Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
07 Mar 16 UTC
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webDiplomacy Moderator Applications
See inside for details
58 replies
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pahla (344 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Be There! fast game
Come on guys, we had to cancel a game a couple of minutes ago so let's play a gunboat game in 15 minutes
0 replies
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brainbomb (325 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Legolas vs Deadpool
did we do this one yet?
14 replies
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Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
15 Feb 16 UTC
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Mafia XVII Game Thread
See inside for details!
5543 replies
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Martial Law declared in UK after riots
http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2016/03/09/martial-law-declared-uk-casserole-pastry-lid-passed-pie/
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c0dyz (100 D)
08 Mar 16 UTC
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yes
http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/66538/how-do-i-draw-a-pair-of-buttocks
4 replies
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
09 Mar 16 UTC
Vegetables
Let's have a discussion.
12 replies
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sirdallas (1202 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
1 MORE NEEDED
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=175618
American Conquest!
3 HOURS LEFT TO JOIN!
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
04 Jan 16 UTC
Advertise vDip Games HERE
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54 replies
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wjessop (100 D X)
09 Mar 16 UTC
PlayStation 4 Discussion
PlayStation 4 Reccomendatins, Discussion, Tips, Games, Apps.
7 replies
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
10 Mar 16 UTC
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Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch)
Has anyone else read this series? If not, you really should if you even remotely enjoy SF. Easily my top 10 series and likely top 5. First book ever to win both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
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sirdallas (1202 D)
09 Mar 16 UTC
2 players needed. American conquest!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=175618
6 hours left to join!
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AlexNesta (239 D)
08 Mar 16 UTC
Please help me set up my first FtF game with friends
Hi mods, I'd like to use the site to play a FtF game with a group of friends. Any advice on how I should proceed? Not getting banned as a multi during/after the game is strongly preferred.
Also, if anyone has any experience playing FtF with all players entering orders on their phones/tablets and/or with players who never played Diplomacy before, please let me know how it went and what I should expect. Thanks!
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