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by swordsman3003
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How to Fix Russia's Gunboat Metagame
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: How to Fix Russia's Gunboat Metagame

I heard that in the Nexus gunboat tournament, Russia got obliterated (utterly obliterated) and France and Germany were far stronger than the other powers. Maybe the whole meta for everyone could improve, not just webDip!!
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Using "Nonviolent Communication" in Press
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Using "Nonviolent Communication" in Press

This might surprise you: I was specifically asked by a fan to add the paid tutoring benefit so that they could pay me for coaching. As you may know, I’ve been coaching many players 3-5 hours per week for several years now...no charge, haha. I haven’t stopped. In all honesty, that Patreon money is tr...
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Play gunboat with me?
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: Play gunboat with me?

I’ll play. Let’s try to make this a good group.
by swordsman3003
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Using "Nonviolent Communication" in Press
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Using "Nonviolent Communication" in Press

I started holding a monthly drawing through my Patreon. The Patrons submit essay topics, and then I write an essay based on the winning topic! This month, a student in my Diplomacy Dojo requested that I write about a book recommendation. This post is about communication, not tactics. 6 Ways "Nonviol...
by swordsman3003
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: AAR from Nexus 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 364

AAR from Nexus 2020

Guest post by a fellow webdipper and one of my disciples. A Tale of Two Nations, Part 1 I was in this match too. We both got 1-center draws. I’ll make a follow up post soon. Hopefully this will fulfill two fan requests: 1) What happens when BrotherBored doesn’t have a great game? 2) A relatable pers...
by swordsman3003
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How to Fix Russia's Gunboat Metagame
Replies: 5
Views: 445

How to Fix Russia's Gunboat Metagame

A new guest post on the BrotherBored blog! An interesting exploration of the dynamic between England and Russia in Gunboat Diplomacy.

How to Fix Russia's Gunboat Metagame
or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Not Fixate on Norway
by swordsman3003
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Perverse Fantasy of Heroic Killing
Replies: 5
Views: 453

The Perverse Fantasy of Heroic Killing

Last night nobody was around to play games with me (sad!), so instead I wrote another essay about serial killers and American action movies. This is not exactly a gruesome essay, but it is serious discussion of murder—real and fictional—in America. You have been warned. The Perverse Fantasy of Heroi...
by swordsman3003
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Discord Bot for Notifications
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: Discord Bot for Notifications

Okay I got the bot going today without doing anything different. I'm not sure what changed.

Now I have the problem that it's giving like a notification every 10 minutes for the same game, it's going nuts!! haha
by swordsman3003
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Discord Bot for Notifications
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: Discord Bot for Notifications

Man maybe I'm running into the limits of my tech skills, but like what do you mean by "using" d.help? I tried sending "d.help" as a message to the bot after getting the bot to appear on my server, but nothing happens.
by swordsman3003
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Discord Bot for Notifications
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: Discord Bot for Notifications

Hey I am trying to get this to work on my Discord server, but I'm unfamiliar with how Bots work. I have the bot on my server. How do I subscribe it to a match?
by swordsman3003
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Advanced Maneuvers
Replies: 10
Views: 4850

Advanced Maneuvers

A guest post by VillageIdiot! Discover the hidden treasures of Advanced Diplomacy Maneuvers...
by swordsman3003
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Podcast with Swordsman/Brother Bored
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Podcast with Swordsman/Brother Bored

@Squigs44, I appreciate the enthusiasm but the qualification of "diplomacy" leaves me wondering...do we even have much...competition....?
by swordsman3003
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are people with internal monologues crazy and insane?
Replies: 15
Views: 625

Re: Are people with internal monologues crazy and insane?

I learn a lot from conversations with myself. In fact, I might say I learn as much from that as anything I've learned from someone else. Try it. Self-reflection is a good habit. The ability to converse with yourself is HUGE in being able to understand and predict cryptic players (try impersonating t...
by swordsman3003
Sun May 31, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 21
Views: 1556

Re: Winning as Russia in Gunboat

@AnimalCS Probably >50% of my gunboat training with this student has been about how to form a psychological profile of a given player based on their moves. Once you have an accurate profile, you can often predict nearly all of a player's moves. That's why I keep track of whether I'm guessing a playe...
by swordsman3003
Sun May 31, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 21
Views: 1556

Re: Winning as Russia in Gunboat

Please bear in mind that this conversation has been edited down for focus and readability. However, the included statements are copy-pasted from the conversation I had with my student (other than the square bracketed clarifying addition). BrotherBored: "I don’t have my draw vote up Italy always mov...
by swordsman3003
Sat May 30, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 21
Views: 1556

Re: Winning as Russia in Gunboat

Okay I finished the second part. I hope you all enjoy!

A Winning Strategy for Russia in Gunboat Diplomacy, Part 2
by swordsman3003
Wed May 27, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Juggernaut Bogeyman?
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: The Juggernaut Bogeyman?

I don't think R/T is even the most powerful Russian+Neighbor alliance. I think A/R is stronger.

In the scheme of all possible 2-power alliances I'm not sure I'd even put Juggernaut in my top 5.
by swordsman3003
Fri May 22, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 21
Views: 1556

Re: Winning as Russia in Gunboat

I think it is extremely rare that both countries thrive in a gunboat game. Maybe you have a very different experience as this is just what I have observed. What’s confusing here is not your point that Austria and Turkey rarely both do very well in a gunboat game. That is 100% a fact for (in my opin...
by swordsman3003
Wed May 20, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 21
Views: 1556

Winning as Russia in Gunboat

My friends, I've published a new article today. It is part 1 of a two-part series. In these articles, I discuss how I was able to get a solo win as Russia in a high level gunboat match. This is maybe 30% my musings on Russian strategy in gunboat, and 70% After Action Report. Not as thorough as my jo...