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by The Belgian Bulldog
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament
Replies: 245
Views: 53827

Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

Nice job Chesney: congrats!
by The Belgian Bulldog
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: January Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

Re: January Ghost Ratings Published

Almost halfway through the month again! ;-)
by The Belgian Bulldog
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)
Replies: 15
Views: 3463

Re: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)

Here is my retrospective on last year's road to the ODC finals. (Now that I re-read what I've written, it is actually a retrospective on starting to play on webDip, I fear...) Registration for ODC 2019 [/b][/u] It was shortly after New Year 2019 when Durga announced to be running the Online Diplomac...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)
Replies: 15
Views: 3463

Re: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)

Not your fault, Swordsman, but I notice (and I note here for posterity) that the Round 1 records do not currently reflect my one solo, which put me at 100 points and in qualification for the Semifinals. As it stands it looks like I snuck into the Finals without qualifying for the Semifinals. There ...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 393
Views: 53637

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

That is some invaluable advice right there, for which I am already eternally grateful. I think it is also important to highlight here that this advice is coming from the winner of the last ODC back in 2015, so that it should not be taken lightly. In fact, how to apply these more abstract rules to a ...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 393
Views: 53637

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

What is this 'real life' my companions are referring to. I know nothing of that kind, so I guess the point is moot for me. In the absence thereof, I'll gladly cooperate if everyone agrees. If you want to reserve space for my press, I guess one page will do fine. On the bets, isn't diplomacy a game b...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 393
Views: 53637

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

I'd be interested in the SoS score for each country, if you have records that can produce it easily. Good idea, here are the average SoS per country: R1 1. France : 20.37 2. Austria : 18.39 3. Russia : 15.80 4. Turkey : 14.92 5. Germany : 13.27 6. England : 9.66 7. Italy : 7.60 Unsurprisingly this ...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 393
Views: 53637

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Prior to the final, shall we throw some ODC stats in? Number of solos R1 : 12 out of 37 games 1. Austria : 4 2. Turkey, Russia and France : 2 5. Germany and Italy : 1 7. England : 0 R1 : 1 out of 8 games 1. Turkey : 1 2. Others : 0 Number of defeats (died) per country R1 1. Italy : 20/37 2. Austria ...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Ranking
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Re: Ranking

Which brings us to the question as to when they will be updated and published for Jan 2020? ;-)
by The Belgian Bulldog
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 393
Views: 53637

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Ladies and gentlemen, It was once famously written : "Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It's awful." For a while, R2 of ODC 2019 seemed to be heading in that direction. A round and tournament which would last forever, after having started in February 2019. Diplomatically waiting for Godot....
by The Belgian Bulldog
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: December Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 6
Views: 3329

Re: December Ghost Ratings Published

Any news on the first 2020 Ghost Ratings (or actually last 2019 Ghost Ratings)? I know the holidays are a busy period with plenty of other things to do. I am just curious :-)
by The Belgian Bulldog
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Books on playing Diplomacy
Replies: 8
Views: 2410

Re: Books on playing Diplomacy

I'd say three channels are really useful: 1. the dilomacy archive , including Richard Sharp's 'The game of diplomacy'. 2. the strategy section of this forum, discussing various topics and including breakdown of games such as in the School of War. 3. BrotherBored's blog (aka swordsman3003 on webdip),...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Being annoying gets you stabbed
Replies: 8
Views: 3132

Re: Being annoying gets you stabbed

Fully agreed that annoyance is definitely one of the primary reasons to get you stabbed (or avoids to repair things later on). I will never stab just for the sole fact that someone annoys me, like you also imply. But when I need to stab, for example to make further progress, I will almost always att...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament
Replies: 245
Views: 53827

Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

ssorenn wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:21 am
This will be fun to watch
Why not participate, ssorenn?
by The Belgian Bulldog
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Turkey is Overrated
Replies: 38
Views: 11213

Re: Turkey is Overrated

One of the flaws you raise is also that Turkey has a slow start. That is true but the upside is that it can also be defended probably best after France. And the actual magic about Turkey is that, once it picks up speed and particularly in midgame, it often becomes a powerhouse without much effort, a...
by The Belgian Bulldog
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: F2F-style live game Full Press (CET evening)
Replies: 15
Views: 1905

Re: F2F-style live game Full Press (CET evening)

One last person still needed and then it's a full live-game!
by The Belgian Bulldog
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament
Replies: 245
Views: 53827

Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

I second Yigg, Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in 48hrs preference.
by The Belgian Bulldog
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: New full press
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: New full press

No I can't take on any further obligations until January 2020 unfortunately. And I know why we cancelled it, just saying that it would have been fine if he had just returned. Still, what is done is done.
by The Belgian Bulldog
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: New full press
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: New full press

We shouldn't have cancelled that other one so quickly :-)
by The Belgian Bulldog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 393
Views: 53637

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

If it helps, the game IDs for the second set of round 2 games are: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=245128 http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=245129 http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=245130 http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=245131 Good luck with the WDC to those participa...