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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 (2840 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 (2840 D (G))
10 Apr 15 UTC
EOG for 7 pls
Valis2501 (2840 D (G))
10 Apr 15 UTC
EOG for 2nd Germany:
I think Turkey didn't realize I wasn't the old Germany being an asshole, I was a new Germany lulzing about and sandbagging my GR because Turkey took down his draw when I entered. Vdip says when someone takes over a CD in global chat, webDip only has the notice on the homepage. Oh well.

This is the 2nd or 3rd time I've tried taking over a 1or2 SC live CD hoping to catch people by surprise and terrorist/annoying them into letting me draw. It has a 0% success rate. In addition, I tried to join when Germany still had both Berlin and Denmark, but when I joined it magically went through orders and automatic disband, so I was stuck with only Denmark. From there I just trolled about with North Sea and tried to give the survivors a chance at Berin/Munich by striking Kiel. They didn't take it.

4/10, you're all shit, totally would do it again-IGN
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
10 Apr 15 UTC
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You guys kicked that admin's ass.
jmo1121109 (3812 D Mod)
10 Apr 15 UTC
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Wow, that admin opened terribly for Austria.
Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
10 Apr 15 UTC
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If Goldie hadn't been Austria (hence me watching) I'd have taken over Russia there
Hey everybody. I was Italy. I was just trying to preserve a stalemate line. I have a lot of thoughts about that game. I'll type them up after bit.
I thought Austria's opening was horrendous, btw.
Silent Knight (82 D X)
10 Apr 15 UTC
I put far too much trust in France.
klokskap (550 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
Such a troll. Can't complain though, I love trolls
So, first impressions - my god was this game bad. (Drew Austria in both live game attempts today. Such bad luck)

First off - I'm sick and tired of the rule that in gunboat Italy must do the Balkan gambit. Its absolutely stupid. Second - if you're gambit fails (as Italy's did here) then you ***absolutely*** must cut it off immediately. That you moved to Venice and then proceeded to keep attacking me was just boneheaded. A competent Turkey would have killed you in 1904 because of that.

Which brings me to Turkey. Why on earth would you not take Greece when I handed it to you on an open platter? I could have easily bounced you out of Serbia in the fall. I changed my orders last second to go for Gal. But the point stands - if Austria is handing you an A/T on such an open platter and Italy is completely out of position WHY NOT TAKE IT. With Italy and Russia's moves, you could've soloed by 1906-7 had you gone straight against Italy out of the gate. The army build in 1902 - huge mistake. You were playing far too cautious, almost as if you were imagining that you had dynamite in your hands when it was a plate of brownies. Second huge mistake - not taking Ionian in 1903. Again, golden platter that you turned down. Watching you this game was actually painful, since you had a solo handed to you in 1901 and you did everything in your power not to take it. Italy should've been dead had there been a halfway decent France and Turkey.

Other comments - poor play by Germany and Russia to CD when things weren't going there way. Poor play by England to completely abandon his homeland to France. Honestly England, had you fought France, things would've turned out differently (also, Y U no accept my support to Berlin?)

Let's see, that brings me to....1903. Oh dear. France, some of the tactics were suboptimal there. You seem a decent player, but could use some work. I would've dived in on Italy in spring 1904.

1904 brings up a lot of questions I had though. Turkey - why on earth would you ever even **consider** giving Italy Budapest? I handed it to you. This is where you should see that France is going to solo and you damn well race him to it. Not pussy out and lay back. Also, Italy I got into Munich, yes? Why dislodge me when you had no way of keeping Mun? Your two support holds and I stay in Munich and France doesn't solo. You take Munich and France takes the damn thing the next turn. Just poor, poor play.

The end of the game was just sloppy. As PW said in our mod chat (yes, you had quite the audience. They love to watch me get killed in gunboats) "That's not a line. That's some units near a line." I mean, Turkey what were you doing around Italy's home SC's! You were actively hindering a line from being formed. Italy, Germany was clearly going to cut Kiel's support on his last turn, so why didn't you cut Munich so Turkey could gain Berlin? Turkey, why didn't you ever have your draw vote up? The game should've been over a long time ago, but due to some of France's sloppy play ya'll managed to last a bit longer.
Valis2501 (2840 D (G))
11 Apr 15 UTC
The admin went full Hedgehog.

You never go full Hedgehog.
Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
11 Apr 15 UTC
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All I'm seeing is a lot of excuses there, goldie. I can't believe you'd even think of hedgehogging and then going for Ukraine there!
goldfinger0303 (3152 D Mod)
11 Apr 15 UTC
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I hate you so much right now...
klokskap (550 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
To be fair about the (admittedly) confusing 1903, I'm playing drunk off my ass on IPA, on the couch on my phone while my girlfriend watches DVR'd Grey's Anatomy. I've been scolded twice for my lackluster emotional connection with the new doctor. Anyways, England...wtf?? You handed me this game, took it right out of Turkey or Italy's palm.
ghug (5068 D (B))
11 Apr 15 UTC
I aid the Hedgehog was bad. I said Ukraine was bad. But you listened to the dumbass who openly professes that he can't play Austria.
Silent Knight (82 D X)
11 Apr 15 UTC
I decided from the start to leave ENG open and move north to take Scandinavia, hoping France would send his fleet south while moving in on the BEL/HOL -- so that we could work together against Germany. Despite clear German aggression into the French homeland, I felt like the good faith I showed France was completely betrayed.

That said, when I saw the army build in BRE I should have trusted my gut and moved London to Wales, but I felt I had committed to trusting France. Clearly, I put too much faith in hoping France would work with me on Germany.

Oh well :)
Silent Knight (82 D X)
11 Apr 15 UTC
I wouldn't say that I handed you the game though, klopskap: you gained gross advantage through Germany and Russia abandoning the game.
klokskap (550 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
This is true. Either way, thank you all for the fake internet points!
Well that was a painful game.

@gold - wow. You might say I was inept because I didn't remit my attack. I made peace with Turkey. It worked out. The only ineptitude was in your play which is why I slew you.

@Valis - I never even thought you were trying to exert substantive influence over the board. I was too busy laughing at the fact someone took Germany over which I thought was brilliant. You deserved a share for the balls-iness alone.

@pandas - I'm not sure you knew where the stalemate line was.
Maher - First, why would you continue at me when your initial bit failed AND Turkey was in Serbia. Had you made peace, I had Serbia guaranteed back.

Second - why would you ever, EVER risk letting Turkey into Ionian like you did to take Trieste? Absolutely stupid. Any good Turkey would look at the support hold you gave, go "lol, yeah right" and then plow through you.

Third - Why would you take Mun from me when you had no means to hold it? That quite literally gave France the game, as there was nobody else to shore up the stalemate line.

And to be clear - it didn't work out for you. France soloed. You lost. And if France hadn't soloed, Turkey would've soloed. In no world do you win from your play, or even a draw. You call my play inept, I say I crippled Russia from the get-go, and had things in the north been slightly different, Russia would've been on the brink of elimination by 1903. Knocking out the Jugg before it even starts is not inept.
Also, Valis could've saved the game for you guys, but you didn't let him, Maher
Valis2501 (2840 D (G))
11 Apr 15 UTC
My sacrifice was in vain =(
jmo1121109 (3812 D Mod)
11 Apr 15 UTC
So the end game play was terrible. Everyone involved messed up in some way or another in the final 3 years missing opportunities that could have impacted the game either way. If you need me to point out the spots let me know.
Valis2501 (2840 D (G))
11 Apr 15 UTC
Hence the middle part of,

"4/10, you're all shit, totally would do it again-IGN"
Any good Austria would've made sure Turkey didn't get two builds in the first year. "You could've taken Serbia back?" So what? He could've had Greece?

Your weak play led me to the conclusion that he was a long-term player and that you were dog food. I figured I had a better chance of making points by being friendly to the person I read as a long-term player and maybe getting a share of a draw than I would've in stopping my (profitable) attack on you.

I took Munich because I was faced with the following choice: (1) Leave you there for some nebulous benefit that someday you might be part of a stalemate line - to be honest after the beginning of the game I thought you were a n00b and more likely to wander off towards Belgium than be helpful, or (2) Take it, get a build and actually be a participant in the center of the board.

I'm still trying to grasp the notion that in a gunboat game where you made a spectacle of yourself with your bad play that somehow we were supposed to telepathically realize you sitting on 1 center in Munich was indispensable to the future of Europe.

You got pwned, and deservedly so.
Valis2501 (2840 D (G))
11 Apr 15 UTC
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http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/3554370/hold-me-back-bro-o.gif
My "bad play" was holding back T/R from advancing via land had you not stabbed me in the rear. Yeah, I didn't prevent Turkey from getting two SC's because you opened with a Balkan Gambit!! You think I'm going to reward you, say "Good job, Italy. Thanks for trying to fuck me. Here, how about I help stop Turkey which is only in your interests for me to do so?" No! Of course not. What I did do is prevent Russia from getting more builds and allow Turkey to instead, which is precisely what any Austria should do when Italy does something as dumb as stab in S1901.

I was trying to tell Turkey I wanted an A/T. Turkey didn't take my plan. So I was going to readjust, retake Serbia and hold a line against him, had you just let me be.

I'm not trying to say I played well. There were moves I could've done better. I just want to snap you out of the thinking that killing me off was a good idea. For example, in your Munich situation, a build is *zero help* to you if you just build another army. What did that extra army do before the destroy that wasn't already possible to be done had I been alive? Had you built a fleet and destroyed an army, then you might have an argument, but you didn't
Yeah - the army was a bad move.


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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!
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
01 Apr 15 UTC
The waitress breasts
As above, below.
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goldfinger0303 (3152 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!
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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 (840 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
In-Game Mute button
If you mute everyone in a gunboat game. Will they ever know you did it?
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