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by cdngooner
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Thank you again Goldie for your work with this tournament. It has been great fun (other than watching the paint dry in those last two GB games).
by cdngooner
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

3 of our 4 members are pretty much on the Great Lakes too. Maybe that's the source of our success. Just drinking the effluent from your Diplomacy incubators.
And the fourth member of Eastern Canada (me) lives on the Gulf of St Lawrence, so the effluent passes down through here eventually too.
by cdngooner
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Thanks for that Goldfinger. I appreciate these summaries of yours. Keeps the flow going and gives context to the results.
by cdngooner
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

I don't blame Goldmember for the original rules. The frustration is with the players in the games.
by cdngooner
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

this also allows people to have life get in the way without consequences. Sure. Yet somehow the Full Press and Public Press players managed to end their games a month ago without anyone's real life falling apart. Also, I'm not sure why anyone is in a hurry. You call a desire to finish a tournament ...
by cdngooner
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

These games started January 12.
by cdngooner
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

IMO there is no reason for gunboat games to take 36 hours per phase. There is no press to send or receive. Its pure gamesmanship by a team or teams who want the other group to finish first so they can know what result they need in their game. This has to be addressed by the TD.
by cdngooner
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Any sign of this tournament ever making it to its second phase?
by cdngooner
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1330
Views: 27920

Re: Guess the Word

Medusazoa. That is the subphylum that all jellyfish belong to.
by cdngooner
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1330
Views: 27920

Re: Guess the Word

Minting.
by cdngooner
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

It's better for the teams in one group if the games in the other group finishes first. The World Cup (the real FIFA one) solved this by having all of the final round games start at the same time, and proceed at the same pace, so no one could get an advantage by delay. The difficulty with Diplomacy ...
by cdngooner
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

PS: That's not a criticism of the organizers. I love the tournament. Just hate how the gunboat players are playing it at the moment. Move or Draw, just do something.
by cdngooner
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

We now enter the fourth month since games began in this tournament.
by cdngooner
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Poll] Natural Enemies and Allies for each nation
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: [Poll] Natural Enemies and Allies for each nation

Some people voted England to be France's natural ally and enemy simultaneously..
Same with Russia and Turkey.
by cdngooner
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Do Dip Players Do in Real Life?
Replies: 57
Views: 3319

Re: What Do Dip Players Do in Real Life?

Lawyer.
by cdngooner
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Old are Diplomacy Players
Replies: 71
Views: 4363

How Old are Diplomacy Players

I ask because I suspect that I am the oldest in most of my games (I am 56). Tabletop Diplomacy was big in my university years (the 80s and 90s). Has the game been passed down to younger players, or is it still a Generation X type of game?

How old are you?
by cdngooner
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

I would expect gunboat games to go much longer than press games in terms of in game years.
Perhaps. But they still shouldn't take ACTUAL years!
by cdngooner
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Suggestion for the final round: make the Gunboat games 18 or 24 hour phase. The momentum of this awesome tournament is kind of bogging down at the moment due to how much longer the GB games are taking than the FP and PP games which have been finished for some time. There is no need for GB games to h...
by cdngooner
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The DBNI
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: The DBNI

Interesting to see how tournament scoring rules play such a dynamic on the game (how you got the solo because only one other player cared about the result, and his only options were table top himself, or bust). I'm playing in my first Diplomacy tournament as we speak (World Cup) and have noticed how...
by cdngooner
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 324
Views: 42273

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Interesting to see if we might have a solo in Group A FP2!