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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
29 May 14 UTC
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Is there no SoW going on right now?
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
03 Jun 14 UTC
Ethics of Diplomacy
So in general, I suppose most people here would say you can, and, possibly, should do anything within the rules to increase their chance at winning.

How about, for example, pretending to be terminal, though? Is that still fine?
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
04 Jun 14 UTC
Damn Libtards.
http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/g1lev1/an-outbreak-of-liberal-idiocy?xrs=synd_facebook_060314_tds_0
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tvrocks (388 D)
04 Jun 14 UTC
Minor rule question
What happens if all countries in a game cd at the same time?
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krellin (80 D X)
04 Jun 14 UTC
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Forum Cheese
Let's play cheese!
Rules: Play to win. You can only play for one flavor. You can not move two turns in a row.
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Best Of?
I've been getting into the game a lot more recently and was wondering if there was any sort of listing of great or best games of Diplomacy. Games with great strategy, alliances, backstabs, drama, that kind of stuff.

In lue of that post your favorite or best games here. I'm up for reading some good stories.
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Yonni (301 D (S))
03 Jun 14 UTC
Laptop Advice
I'm deciding between two laptops and am hoping to illicit advice from the forum.
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
03 Jun 14 UTC
Drinking healthy
I'm quite a balanced eater, so it's not exactly vital, but apart from water, it seems like almost every drink is unhealthy for your body or teeth in some way. Of course, I could just make sure I vary enough, and I do, but I still think it's good to know what's actually healthy rather than "not that bad".

I absolutely don't have to worry about too much calories, btw. I'm talking about the other stuff.
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Crazy Anglican (715 D)
03 Jun 14 UTC
Yeah Tru Ninja,

I think it was the combination of massive muscles and the tight body armor. Worried about pinching and binding.
Draugnar (0 D X)
03 Jun 14 UTC
Stormtrooper/Clonetrooper (one and the same, just a matter of who commands them) vs. Cobra/Joe Commandos (neither one could hit shit except inanimate objects). Discuss.
jmo1121109 (3812 D Mod)
03 Jun 14 UTC
Except in the opening scene of A New Hope when the stormies mow down the rebel soldiers on the ship from a tactically inferior position. After that they couldn't hit anything for the rest of the movies.
Draugnar (0 D X)
03 Jun 14 UTC
The narrow hallways of a blockade runner don't require accuracy, just a continuous barrage of fire. Plus, as we saw in Jedi, Vader can redirect blaster fire and was probably guiding their aim through willpower where as on the death star, he wasn't around until the escape and that was planned by him and Tarkin so they could find the rebel base. Hell, the stormtroopers may well have been under orders to *not* just mow them down. Considering that was the only time we saw stormtroopers in combat in A New Hope outside of the capture of the ambassadorial ship, it is likely they actually were very skilled and under orders to let the Falcon's crew and passengers escape.
Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
03 Jun 14 UTC
The stormtroopers were supposed to be elites. Seems their accuracy against heroes indicates they can only hit droids. Even Jabba's men shot Luke in the hand (albeit the cyborg hand).

While we can assume the clones were the same as the stormtroopers, there's no evidence to this. In fact, I might argue that this isn't true. 25 years passed from Ep 3 to a New Hope. The original clones would have been beyond fighting age. In addition, we see that the stormtroopers were different sizes and not uniform as the clones were.
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
03 Jun 14 UTC
Wow, you are all geeks.

I'd taunt, but I kinda love it too, even though it's not my thing.
Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
03 Jun 14 UTC
ROFL, I was thinking that when I posted it
Crazy Anglican (715 D)
03 Jun 14 UTC
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Yeah, you'd have thought they'd check to if the guy could shoot before they made all those clone's of him.


Palpatine: "Now let me get this straight, you cloned the WORST SHOT in the entire Republic?"
Randomizer (0 D)
03 Jun 14 UTC
"Palpatine: 'Now let me get this straight, you cloned the WORST SHOT in the entire Republic?'"

All the good shots joined the Rebellion because you wouldn't raise the minimum wage.
pangloss (363 D)
03 Jun 14 UTC
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I'm unclear on how this became a discussion on Star Wars, but my answer to the OP is thus: drink water and milk if you'd like to survive; beer and wine if you want to live. ;)
Randomizer (0 D)
03 Jun 14 UTC
Every person that drinks water eventually dies. Alcoholic drinks will at least sterilize your digestive system.
jmo1121109 (3812 D Mod)
04 Jun 14 UTC
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Geeking out here, but we do know it wasn't intentional Draug, they wrote a book based on the Death Star escape from the perspective of several of the stormtroopers. It's a good read if you're into novels.

@Tru, again in the novels, and even in Attack of the Clones, they mention that clones age twice as fast as a normal human, that's never reversed, so they aren't just beyond fighting age, they are dead. The clone facilities were destroyed and Stormtroopers are all recruits by the timeline of IV

@pangloss and Randomizer, please keep this thread on the Star Wars topic, thanks.
Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
04 Jun 14 UTC
+5 jmo. I've read only a few of the novels but I play a Star Wars rpg similar to DnD but Star Wars. In fact, our group is going to meet within a few weeks.
Draugnar (0 D X)
04 Jun 14 UTC
@Tru - do you MMO? Ever play SW: The Old Republic?
jmo1121109 (3812 D Mod)
04 Jun 14 UTC
If you're interested

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Star-Wars-Michael-Reaves/dp/034547743X/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1401844893&sr=8-4&keywords=death+star

krellin (80 D X)
04 Jun 14 UTC
All Star Wars novels are no longer valid. The universe has been reset...so saith Disney.
Draugnar (0 D X)
04 Jun 14 UTC
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Well, Splinter of the Mind's Eye was invalidated vy Empire Strikes Back, but it is still the best of the Star Wars novels I have read.
Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
04 Jun 14 UTC
I've wanted to play SWtoR, but MMOs take sooo much time to be good and I don't like to suck at anything I do.

I read some of the novels with the Yuuzham Vonh and I get the impression the new movies are going to go that way, between talk of Chewey showing up for a 5th film with no talk of anything further, JJ Abrams using Lucas' old sketches for a sequel series and the clear cast for the children of Han and Luke.

@jmo, I may pick up a few SW novels again. I really liked the work of RA Salvatore. Met him once. Supposedly arrogant but I didn't get that vibe.
krellin (80 D X)
04 Jun 14 UTC
I heard the "I, Jedi" was supposed to be good. I am extremely limited when it comes to Star Wars novels, thought I have enjoyed quite a few Star Trek book over the years, and found most of those that I have read to be very much "in character" - meaning that when I read about Spock or Picard or whomever I am reading about I can very much picture them.

Is it the same with Star Wars novels?
jmo1121109 (3812 D Mod)
04 Jun 14 UTC
I, Jedi is one of my favorites of the Extended Universe, though if you're looking for somewhere to jump in I'd recommend Heir to the Empire, which is the beginning of a trilogy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heir_to_the_Empire

@Tru, the Yuuzhan Vong books are petty good, though I don't think that is how they will go, I get the feeling Disney is throwing everything out the window and only keeping some of the famous characters. For example I saw a casting release for some younger girl with brownish/red hair who could be either Mara Jade, or more likely Jaina Solo. Considering they said Luke will be taking a mentor role I'm running with the guess that Jacen and Jaina Solo will the in the movie.
jmo1121109 (3812 D Mod)
04 Jun 14 UTC
@Krellin, yes it is, reading is one of my favorite ways to waste time, and I've read my fair share of series. The star wars novels are consistently the most cohesively written set I've come across. The authors all fact check each other and mistakes in the timelines are few and far between so the character development builds novel after novel, as every book follows one story line.
Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
04 Jun 14 UTC
@jmo: that's more to why I'm thinking Yuuzhan Vong. A press release did say that they would put together a story based on Lucas' notes and the Solo kids and Lukes son play front-roles in the Yuuzhan Vong.

The only reason I can see it NOT being YV is that they're not going to follow a predictable storyline based on current books.
krellin (80 D X)
04 Jun 14 UTC
jmo - my problem is that for years I rejected reading Movie/Tv take-offs - and now there's like twenty billion books and I don't know where to start.

Plus, I'm not a fan of the endless series...trilogy is about enough for me, and I actually prefer single novels sometimes because I want to read a good story and actually have an author capable of wrapping it up in a satisfying manner so that I can move on to the next world created by someone else, if you know what I mean.

But...I'd be down for getting into Star Wars novels, again, if I knew where to start, as opposed to which novels are just pulp trash poorly written to make a buck.

Also...knowing now that the EU has been disavowed, and that the future movies will break from the existing universe, I'm not sure I want to go there. I'm in a bit of a qundry, actually, because all the Star Wars talk (Ep VII) and all that kid of makes me want to indulge in a little Star Wars...

Sigh....

Actually, I just finished Book I of "The Lost Fleet" novels (of which there are a billion....)....but they're not horrible if you are looking for a little space ship battle action. Not horrible does not mean good, though...just means not horrible, and are quick enough reads that I don't feel like I'm too much wasting my time...kind of like watching a Vincent Price horror movie on a Saturday afternoon...acceptable entertainment, but, you know, it's Vincent Price...

Yeah....I"m bored and babbling now. But there's a fuzzy kitten on my lap washing his face, and he's just so darned cute. So, you know...
Draugnar (0 D X)
04 Jun 14 UTC
Lose the Lost Fleet series and pick up Hammer's Slammers. Military SciFi at its pulp finest. May not be Star Wars, but if you want realistic tactics in a future war, it doesn't get any better. Drake knows his strategy and tactics.
ssorenn (0 D X)
04 Jun 14 UTC
krellin (90 )
09:08 PM
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jmo - my problem is.....................Please elaborate
Shirley (0 D X)
04 Jun 14 UTC
Milk isn't unhealthy! (:
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
04 Jun 14 UTC
If you like Military SciFi, you should really read Elizabeth Moon.
Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
04 Jun 14 UTC
If you're trying to lose weigh, steer clear of milk cuz of the fat content
Draugnar (0 D X)
04 Jun 14 UTC
They have skim milk, but unless you spend double or more for reduced carb, milk is high in sugar.


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krellin (80 D X)
03 Jun 14 UTC
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The Poop Chair
Ahhhhh ha ha ha ha ha!! One of our foster kittens pooped on the leather recliner....my daughter sat in it. Ahhhhhh ha ha ha ha. That was awesome.

Yeah, not what you thought I was posting about, was it. Feel free to share your....er....never mind...
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
04 Jun 14 UTC
Once all 7 have posted, mods can unpause the game
gameID=142807. This is for the game titled "what is it good for"
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
03 Jun 14 UTC
Replacement needed
gameID=142674
The first season has not gone through yet and we have an NMR England. If you're interested, have a mod place you into the game.
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
31 May 14 UTC
Looking for 6 players
To start a new classic WTA full press game. Any Interest?
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Mapu (362 D)
03 Jun 14 UTC
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Draugnar's Points
Is Draug the most inept player of all time? 6 years on the site, 225+ games, and still scrapping around as a puppet. Discuss.
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tvrocks (388 D)
03 Jun 14 UTC
Does this game have to be cancelled?
Hi. I'm currently in this game in which we had 3 people get banned. There haven't been any moves made yet and it is still in spring 1901. So if we were able to fill the positions, 1 of which has been filled already, would we be allowed to continue? Here's a link to the game.
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WardenDresden (239 D (B))
03 Jun 14 UTC
Need a replacement Texas in Full Press Anon WTA, low stakes game.
Texas was banned, and without a replacement it's going to be a very one-sided game.

gameID=141954
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jmo1121109 (3812 D Mod)
02 Jun 14 UTC
Moderator Team Notice to Haverford Students
We (the moderators) have recently noticed that a large number of students from your school district have not read our site rules. Please see inside for more.
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Triskelli (100 D)
03 Jun 14 UTC
Slobbovia Seeking Help
Hey! I've been trying to bring this variant back to life for years now, and I am so very close. I just need someone to give me a hand with touching up the map I managed to find. Please see the development forum if you're interested.

http://forum.webdiplomacy.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=660
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denis (864 D)
02 Jun 14 UTC
Get a LIVE game going
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=142845
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
14 May 14 UTC
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The Favorite Author Tournament: The Round of 32
And here we go, into Round 2, with Shakespeare being out due to his losing again...because he's the master of tragedy, of course! ;) Will there be literary superstars? Yes! Will there be a glut of sci fi and fantasy writers? Yes! Will Thucy continue push a #ThoreauLaozi2016 platform (Change We Can Believe In...except change is just a natural process and you must learn to accept it like the good little Transcendentalist that you are!) YES! ;) 32 authors, 1 goal...whatever that is.
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Crazy Anglican (715 D)
02 Jun 14 UTC
AAAAARRRRRGGGG!!!!!!
Sorry mods,

I forgot I'm not supposed to comment on ongoing games.
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ANimac (360 D)
30 May 14 UTC
Reliability Rating
What is the reliability rating based off? Mine sunk to 59% a while ago and hasn't come back up - despite a lot of reliable playing :)
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
02 Jun 14 UTC
The Last Man in Europe...Or, Rather, China
http://news.yahoo.com/25-years-tiananmen-barely-known-china-youth-064659528.html That's honestly very depressing...It was 1989...but its treatment is not too far from "1984." And THIS is why I have such a hard time sympathizing with those shouting "Wake the Fuck Up," as if disagreement over America's future was the equivalent to being asleep at the wheel. Neither Bush nor Obama were the tyrants the Michael Moores and Glenn Becks call them out to be...THIS is The Party incarnate...
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SandgooseXXI (113 D)
30 May 14 UTC
Where are the regulators
Hi Mods, I have sent an email concerning a game I am in that might need your attention very soon. If you could please check the email that'd be great, enjoy your Friday! In other news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plPyJdXKIY
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
29 May 14 UTC
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Concerning the Frequency of Opening Moves
A while back, I received raw data from Jonathan Jonsson (someone from this site) and I put it together in an XL spreadsheet and have done various statistics related to that data. Below are the frequencies for the various opening moves by country/by move.
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semck83 (229 D (B))
28 May 14 UTC
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A Game Worth Playing
This thread will be won by the last person to post a gramatically correct, single-sentence post that has a strictly larger number of distinct words than any previous post on the thread.
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
31 May 14 UTC
Lil' bit of French
I want to know how to say this in French:
"(I would like to reserve the spot) in the period from 16 July to 6 August."
That might not even be a proper English sentence, but you probably get what I mean. I just need to make clear in which period, and I don't know how.
Monday morning I'm handing in a letter in which I need that sentence, so there's no rush.
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denis (864 D)
01 Jun 14 UTC
One more to start a new WTA game
If anyone of you want to join this game I started, Anonymous, WTA. 2 day phases. 25 buy in. gameID=142674
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GreyNecro (79 D)
01 Jun 14 UTC
Live Game
If anyone wants to join my game Bilbo Bagins it's a live game and I need players (10 point buy in)
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Alderian (2425 D (S))
29 May 14 UTC
I need advice about buying an mp3 player / iPod
I have never owned/operated an mp3 player / iPod, but I'd really like to get one, so I'm looking for advice from those who have been there and done that already.
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Spaceman98 (135 D)
31 May 14 UTC
Builds in non-core supply centers
Is it possible to make it so that, on maps like World War 1 (classical), you can build in non-home supply centers, as you can on the Modern Europe map? If so, how?
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