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by David E. Cohen
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Has Diplomacy Regressed to Just Lying?
Replies: 45
Views: 2921

Re: Has Diplomacy Regressed to Just Lying?

I tell the truth as much as I can, as often as I can. It makes the lies SOOOOOO much more effective!
by David E. Cohen
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Has Diplomacy Regressed to Just Lying?
Replies: 45
Views: 2921

Re: Has Diplomacy Regressed to Just Lying?

Tugster wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:19 am
David, my real name is Doug Burgoyne.
Doug, old buddy! How the hell are you? Always nice to see another Cat23/ACD veteran with his hand still in it!
by David E. Cohen
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Has Diplomacy Regressed to Just Lying?
Replies: 45
Views: 2921

Re: Has Diplomacy Regressed to Just Lying?

I'm sorry but when I played back 70's and 80's, seems the game was played with more honor. You didn't have to lie to win. The game was more like chess and you had to think about moves not simply lie. Has the ability of the average gamer dropped so low, that lying to gain the advantage has become th...
by David E. Cohen
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Bul/Con fleet swap
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Bul/Con fleet swap

Really? The map here has an incorrect coast designation? :eyeroll: :lol:
by David E. Cohen
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Bul/Con fleet swap
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Bul/Con fleet swap

First off, it is Bul(ec), not Bul(nc). To answer your question, no, the moves will not succeed. The only way two units can switch places is if one or both are convoyed.
by David E. Cohen
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should Italy open west more?
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Re: Should Italy open west more?

If the diplomacy (small 'd') is right, why not go east and west simultaneously?
by David E. Cohen
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: 1st Game Played - Reflections and Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1011

Re: 1st Game Played - Reflections and Questions

Welcome to the Hobby, SignalsEngineer! I have been playing since 1980 and I still love the game. If it gets into your blood, it is a glorious addiction. :-) In answer to some of your questions: Unless you are complaining for effect, all is fair in love and war. Only complain if the lie/attack on you...
by David E. Cohen
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 251
Views: 9589

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

The proposition that luck plays no part in Diplomacy is demonstrably true. In fact, I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this forum is too narrow to contain. :wink:
by David E. Cohen
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 251
Views: 9589

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

This has been an interesting discussion. Not the first time it has taken place, nor is it likely to be the last, but interesting nevertheless. No matter which side you agree with, it can be helpful to look at the fame on this level.
by David E. Cohen
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated
Replies: 17
Views: 2264

Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

Octavious, you actually made me laugh out loud.
by David E. Cohen
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated
Replies: 17
Views: 2264

Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

Playing is the best way to improve your game, but you can find a lot of good reading material on the interwebz, a fair amount aimed at newbies. Dip has had more written about it than any board game other than chess and go.
by David E. Cohen
Fri May 24, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0

Roster is full. Playtest is underway. You can observe via email, but the GM will also be publishing adjudications here:

http://webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/ ... f=4&t=1625
by David E. Cohen
Tue May 21, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0

FlaviusAetius, PM me your email address. I will get you on the Observers list. The Observers will have first crack if someone either doesn't confirm participation or NMRs out during the game.
by David E. Cohen
Tue May 21, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0

I think we have a full roster. I will confirm once we are rolling. If you want to observe, let me know and I will get you on the list.
by David E. Cohen
Sat May 18, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0

Still looking to fill out the roster. Contact me if interested.
by David E. Cohen
Sun May 05, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: Dawn of the Enlightenment Version 2.0

Still need 2 players. Please sign up for what in my opinion is a masterpiece of variant design with a very nice roster of players.
by David E. Cohen
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Weak Press
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: Weak Press

There are precious few people anywhere in the world offering to teach Diplomacy. And if I don't call attention to myself, my offer may go unnoticed... Though I was being humorous, I do not mean to denigrate your offer. Getting past false humility is something teachers often need to do to be effecti...
by David E. Cohen
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Weak Press
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: Weak Press

Dip tactics are easy. The number of solo's in the ODC so far implies otherwise. Though I agree with your premise of press being harder then tactics. Let me qualify a little. Tactics are easy for me . With sufficient study and practice they should be easy for most people. Strategy likewise. As with ...
by David E. Cohen
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Weak Press
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: Weak Press

Of the trio of strategy, tactics and communications (small 'd' diplomacy) in Diplomacy, communications is by far the most challenging of the the three and for that reason the most fun. Dip tactics are easy.
by David E. Cohen
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Weak Press
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: Weak Press

swordsman3003 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:49 pm
You can learn a lot from me
Including humility. 🤣😘