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by VillageIdiot
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: 1st Game Played - Reflections and Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: 1st Game Played - Reflections and Questions

Personally, i'd suggest not to bring up the newbie status as it does have potential to invite players to attempt to take advantage of inexperience. I'd just keep it vague. I'm sure it'll be obvious your not a vet but no need to underline just how green you are. Some alliances are easier to work then...
by VillageIdiot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7141

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Perhaps the professors are avoiding addressing this directly, but I am very curious to hear which factors they believe "the rest" of the players should consider when determining whether a coalition is necessary against a "big alliance," or even just one big player. Fantastic question! There’s many ...
by VillageIdiot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7141

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Russia I can only speculate on which of these moves were planned and which were betrayals. Do you think we can learn anything from Trieste retreating to Serbia rather than Albania? Can this still be a smokescreen? Serbia is a fairly understandable move. Albania is unnecessary if it's an ongoing Jug...
by VillageIdiot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: August Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: August Ghost Ratings Published

"DSS/SoS, Classic Map, Full Press, Non-Live" is WAY too wordy. After having owned the top of this category for majority of going on five years, it's time to just rename it as VI Diplomacy.

What do we think?

8-) *struts*
by VillageIdiot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7141

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Some fun stuff enjoy about this round, so let’s dive in!
 England The Portugal to MAO move was super clever and probably what I would have done in that situation. Shame it didn’t work out but getting MAO is still a solid consolation prize. St.Petersburg is also a terrific feather in your cap and rel...
by VillageIdiot
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: JMO's interview in Kaner's Podcast
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: JMO's interview in Kaner's Podcast

Haha, ouch! No wonder we only get WebDip related content once or twice a year.
by VillageIdiot
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7141

Re: School of War Summer 2019

An Idiots Review of Spring 1905 Now that we've had an opportunity to reflect on who we are in the mid-game and where we'd like to go, let's see how it's going. England England i've really got some mixed feelings on. You are probably the boldest person on the board. From my experience this can yield...
by VillageIdiot
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 281
Views: 18639

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Once the dust settles on players bowing out, do we get to know who the final list of semi-finalists will be? Just for the fun of knowing who's in the race. Would also be cool to know the breakdown of where the semi-finalists come from (in terms of site and FTF). I like me some back story intrigue! ...
by VillageIdiot
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 281
Views: 18639

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Once the dust settles on players bowing out, do we get to know who the final list of semi-finalists will be? Just for the fun of knowing who's in the race.

Would also be cool to know the breakdown of where the semi-finalists come from (in terms of site and FTF). I like me some back story intrigue!
by VillageIdiot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7141

Re: School of War Summer 2019

The ramble went long so i didn't get to an actual review this time. A+'s for everybody who's still alive.

Perks of having a substitute teacher. This afternoon we're just going to watch Saving Private Ryan while i nap at my desk.
by VillageIdiot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7141

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Congratulations for those of you still alive, you've made it to the MIDGAME!! You're likable and/or savvy enough to not be the first person out. If you've done things right you should have built yourself some solid relationships all around the board which by now that is helping you to keep one step ...
by VillageIdiot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7141

Re: School of War Summer 2019

You really couldn't ask for a better person to learn some of the subtitles of the game from. Some subtitles that have been used are "The Game of International Intrigue" and "The Award Winning game of Political Intrigue and Military Power in Imperial Europe", as you can see here: https://www.amazon....
by VillageIdiot
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 7141

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Village Idiot: JMO, come on. There’s got to be someone else you can use. What about MadMarx? JMO: Off world. Village Idiot: Okay, um, Ghug? dargorygel: Unavailable. Village Idiot: Durga. JMO: Don’t invoke her name. Village Idiot: JMO, look, I really want to help, I do. But if my wife finds out I’m ...
by VillageIdiot
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 281
Views: 18639

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

There’s always one or two people who end up unable to continue so I wouldn’t fret too much over it yet until the dust settles.
by VillageIdiot
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 281
Views: 18639

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Yay, round one is over!
by VillageIdiot
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 281
Views: 18639

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

The clowns they give licensees to...
by VillageIdiot
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 281
Views: 18639

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

There is less then 1/3rd of names I recognize expected to move on to the semi’s, and there’s a few of the ones I do I haven’t played in quite some time. I’m getting excited about this next round! An official update to the saga! :-) (Many thanks to Claesar and Aurelin for their help in the general pr...
by VillageIdiot
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 281
Views: 18639

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

same person I believe (small world!)
by VillageIdiot
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 281
Views: 18639

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Claesar wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:01 am
Balki Bartokomous wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:53 am
Okay, okay, I’ll say it. This is rude and obnoxious.
What is?
He's referring to the last remaining round 1 game that could have been soloed a week or so ago but is getting dragged out for (insert speculation reasons here) and holding up the semi-finals round.
by VillageIdiot
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Travel Destinations
Replies: 116
Views: 3157

Re: Travel Destinations

Starting to look at possibly Israel/Jordan for next year. Anybody have any travel insights to these two countries? Been to Amman a couple of times on business but sadly no tourist experience there (unless you count the occasion I took a taxi from Damascus as my only chance to see some of the countr...