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by David E. Cohen
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Question about support
Replies: 7
Views: 46

Re: Question about support

thanks for the 2 answers so far. they seem contradictory. let me clarify the situation: My Unit A is moving. My unit B is ordered to support that unit. I did not designate that Unit B is supporting a Hold. Unit B is definitely not ordered to support Unit A's move/attack. Unit B is merely ordered to...
by David E. Cohen
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Drawing is the new winning?
Replies: 31
Views: 506

Re: Drawing is the new winning?

Restitution wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:27 am
Maximizing your score is the highest objective in the game.
Ehhhh... no.

Diplomacy tounaments have scoring. Many, but not all Diplomacy communities have scoring. Diplomacy has no scoring.
by David E. Cohen
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Drawing is the new winning?
Replies: 31
Views: 506

Re: Drawing is the new winning?

Recently, I have returned to the site to scratch the old Diplomacy itch. I have played in a few lower cost games and am stunned with the general concensus that playing to a "draw" is viewed as a win. Back in my day a Draw was the equivelent of "not losing". What makes this belief even more insane t...
by David E. Cohen
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0

At 9 plaers now plus a couple of maybes. Come play a variant that, in the designer's humble opinion, is a damn masterpiece! I am pretty sure it doesn't even have any stalemate lines.
by David E. Cohen
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring
Replies: 64
Views: 3268

Re: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring

The vast majority of times, that tactical coin flip really isn't a coin flip in the larger context. One choice or the other often leaves you at lest a little better positioned for future operations or a little less threatening to or in a better position to help an ally or a potential ally.
by David E. Cohen
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring
Replies: 64
Views: 3268

Re: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring

swordsman3003 wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:19 pm
Tibarius wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:34 pm
5. Luck PLAYS a major role in Diplomacy.
I think this statement is just plain wrong...
Ding!
by David E. Cohen
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: If you are an eastern power, what alliance in the West is best for you?
Replies: 14
Views: 728

Re: If you are an eastern power, what alliance in the West is best for you?

Because much of the time, an E/G will head east as well as west. Occasionally, an E/G will head east first, if they dupe France into thinking there is a Western Triple, with the intent to stab once France is knee deep in an Italian war and out of position to defend itself.
by David E. Cohen
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring
Replies: 64
Views: 3268

Re: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring

Nice to see a mention of my friend Thaddeus. He hates draws just like me :-D I gave him a shout-out in the Soloist Manifesto.
by David E. Cohen
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring
Replies: 64
Views: 3268

Re: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring

jmo1121109, I will see your Czech* and raise you Teddy Roosevelt: "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;...
by David E. Cohen
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring
Replies: 64
Views: 3268

Re: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring

I have said it before, but I will flap my figurative lips again. The only rating system I want to see is one for reliability. Other than that, I wouldn't mind a ranking system based upon wins. Win a game, advance a rank. Win a game where the full roster has already each won a game, advance another r...
by David E. Cohen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring
Replies: 64
Views: 3268

Re: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring

An interesting, cogent and well reasoned article. I heartily disagree with your conclusions. :smirk: :-D
by David E. Cohen
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Slightly Strange Rule Question
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Slightly Strange Rule Question

Yup.
by David E. Cohen
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Slightly Strange Rule Question
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Slightly Strange Rule Question

Just be aware that two units can switch places if one or both are convoyed.
by David E. Cohen
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0

We need more players to fill out the roster. I need to crush you, to see you driven before me, and to hear the lamentations of your women.
by David E. Cohen
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0

Up to 8 players. Need 7 more. Contact me at zendip18AToptonlineDOTnet if interested.
by David E. Cohen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0

We now have 6 players and a GM, so we need 9 more players. Step up folks. The variant has been simplified, but I think it still presents an unusual play experience, with the potential for a very fluid game tactically speaking, as well as interaction with a lot of players due to the sprawling nature ...
by David E. Cohen
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0

We have 3 or 4 players and a possible GM for Dawn of the Enlightenment. Contact me directly if you are interested in playing or maybe GMing.
by David E. Cohen
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0

Dawn of the Enlightenment is set, at least for now. The latest changes are fairly minor, eliminating the Sea of Chile, adjusting the borders or Guarania, and then some cosmetic changes along with making the rules a little clearer. The current map can be found on the variant webpage: http://davidecoh...
by David E. Cohen
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Question re. Game Start
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Question re. Game Start

Austria is great. Go big or go home!