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by swordsman3003
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Eden's Diplomacy Dossier Series on BrotherBored
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Eden's Diplomacy Dossier Series on BrotherBored

I don't think I can overstate how high-quality these articles articles are. Yes, Eden and I seem to come from the same strategic school of thought. But I'm not talking about the substance of the advice per se, but rather about the quality writing. This is really good stuff you shouldn't miss out on!
by swordsman3003
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Gunboat Diplomacy Openings for England
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Gunboat Diplomacy Openings for England

Hahaha, that may have come across as creepier than I intended.
by swordsman3003
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Gunboat Diplomacy Openings for England
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Gunboat Diplomacy Openings for England

I get asked about this all the time. I finally reduced my thoughts to a writing so that I can direct people to an article (rather than explain myself for the umpteenth time). Gunboat Diplomacy Openings for England This isn't an exhaustive analysis of all possible openings, but my analysis of the ope...
by swordsman3003
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: 2 way gunboat draw- anyone seen one?
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: 2 way gunboat draw- anyone seen one?

Observe my reaching a 2-way draw, as Austria, with Germany:
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=212705

I would consider that match a fairly high-level game, as far as that goes.

Interesting story, the German player was someone I had mentored!
by swordsman3003
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 42
Views: 2380

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

The Diplomacy Dojo discusses scoring!

(Figured it was better to continue this thread than start a new one)
by swordsman3003
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Gunboat Diplomacy Stalemate Lines
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Gunboat Diplomacy Stalemate Lines

New guest post on the BrotherBored site, and I think this one is a masterpiece. Truly. Do not miss this post. Everyone who plays gunboat should read this. Guest Post: Gunboat Diplomacy Stalemate Lines And hey while we're at it, the third episode of my Diplomacy Dojo podcast is out, which is also abo...
by swordsman3003
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Diplomacy War Diary
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Diplomacy War Diary

Alright, I have my full 12 episode series published now. Check it out! Also, if you were bothered by audio mixing before, please be aware that I re-mixed the audio and re-uploaded the videos. Also also, if I am missing any links to the other players' content referencing this match, someone please ma...
by swordsman3003
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 42
Views: 2380

All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

Here's an interesting new article by BunnyGo!

It's amazing how just the one topic of scoring generates as much talk as any of the actual game concepts.
by swordsman3003
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 394
Views: 55797

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

I represented webDip. Home field home team!! I would like to learn more about DBN invitational. My AAR will be fairly limited. I'm working on a discussion of my unusual opening moves. And maybe I can write about how I did manage to come back a bit from 2 centers. That's something! Very fun match, ve...
by swordsman3003
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 38
Views: 4422

Re: Winning as Russia in Gunboat

Hm. Betraying the trust of the one player who isn't betraying you is not so great a move no matter the power you have. :razz:
by swordsman3003
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Diplomacy War Diary
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Diplomacy War Diary

I figure I might as well post here and not create multiple threads: This is a video journal I made of a match played against 6 other Diplomacy content producers. I recorded everything in real time, just like how I wrote my journals in the past. This is an absolute monster of Diplomacy content, give...
by swordsman3003
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Diplomacy Dojo Ep. 1
Replies: 0
Views: 1040

Diplomacy Dojo Ep. 1

So for the last 6 months to so, every Saturday, I have been getting on my Discord server and discussing Diplomacy with anybody who shows up for about an hour. We call this the Diplomacy Dojo. More than a couple of fans encouraged me to record these talks and make it into a podcast. So, I eventually ...
by swordsman3003
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How to STOP Thinking About Diplomacy
Replies: 0
Views: 1023

How to STOP Thinking About Diplomacy

Hey there friends, Your Bored Brother is here to share a new video. I listened to feedback, and I also bought some video editing software with the money my Patrons sent me (thank you Patrons!). I think this video is much more compelling than my first two effort! I hope you enjoy it. How to STOP Thin...
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 226
Views: 10183

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

@Yonni I am willing to play when "Media Wars" finishes. I am keeping another journal for that match (this time, a vlog!), so it is about twice as much effort (for me) as a normal press game. (Plus, the ODC finals is still ongoing.) When "Media Wars" ends, I'll play with you. It's hard to estimate wh...
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Get Strong Without Getting Scary
Replies: 0
Views: 2066

Get Strong Without Getting Scary

A fan of my blog sent me a question: Hey I’m new to online diplomacy myself and recently discovered your blog during quarantine. I feel it’s already helped my game a lot. My question regards going for the solo victory. In a couple games recently I’ve run into the situation where I take the early lea...
by swordsman3003
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 226
Views: 10183

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Damn if I weren't in the middle of the "Media Wars" match on on Backstabbr I would be so into this right now...this seems like an awesome idea Yonni.
by swordsman3003
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Help me get better at gunboat
Replies: 71
Views: 5099

Re: Help me get better at gunboat

I’ll play.
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Video: How to WIN at Gunboat
Replies: 0
Views: 1909

Video: How to WIN at Gunboat

Hey all. My second effort at video content.

Brotherbored’s Solo Win Guide in video form

I followed as much feedback as I could from my first video. I welcome advice on how to do better. I’m always aiming to improve!
by swordsman3003
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 3 Ways to Deceive People without Lying
Replies: 1
Views: 1840

3 Ways to Deceive People without Lying

A new article today: 3 Ways to Deceive People without Lying Please tell all your friends about it! A couple of things I want to note: 1. This topic was submitted by a Patreon Patron! 2. This is my first time illustrating my writing with my own photos (rather that internet memes or screenshots). I ha...
by swordsman3003
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How to Fix Russia's Gunboat Metagame
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

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!!