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by cdngooner
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Player active in spite of running out of excused missed turns
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Re: Player active in spite of running out of excused missed turns

FWIW, I agree that it is wrong to allow someone removed from a game for breaking the rules (missing more than the allowed number of moves), to get back in and face effectively no penalty. He may be allowed into OTHER games as long as he is not banned, but should be allowed back into the game in whic...
by cdngooner
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Practise Orders?
Replies: 4
Views: 1652

Re: Practise Orders?

Here's the sandbox I use: http://gamesbyemail.com/Games/Politics/Judge

Click "clear board" and drag units to where you want them, then give them orders.
by cdngooner
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: July Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

Re: July Ghost Ratings Published

Thank you so much for doing this. I appreciated looking for my first entry in the Ghost Ratings.
by cdngooner
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Rules Resolution Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1967

Re: Rules Resolution Question

To me its counterintuitive that what would normally be a bounce in Province A becomes a loss for me there because of a win in Province B.
by cdngooner
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Rules Resolution Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1967

Re: Rules Resolution Question

Thank you for those references. It seems counterintuitive that I (as attacking Turkey) am penalized but losing Black Sea, only because I was successful in taking Sev.
by cdngooner
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Rules Resolution Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1967

Rules Resolution Question

How does this happen? Russia: Diplomacy The army at Warsaw hold. (dislodged) The fleet at Sevastopol move to Black Sea. (fail) (dislodged) The fleet at Rumania move to Black Sea. The fleet at Gulf of Bothnia move to Baltic Sea. The army at Budapest move to Rumania. (fail) How does the Rumania fleet ...
by cdngooner
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: PHP 7.0 - 7.2
Replies: 23
Views: 3409

Re: PHP 7.0 - 7.2

All games were apparently automatically paused. Can they now be automatically unpaused? At least non-live games.
by cdngooner
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A rant about Reliability Rating
Replies: 45
Views: 4861

Re: A rant about Reliability Rating

No one REQUIRES you to check in every day. You CHOOSE to do so when you enter a game with a certain phase length, a certain number of excused missed turns, or a certain Reliability Rating.
by cdngooner
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation
Replies: 43
Views: 1932

Re: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation

I'm happy to switch to the four player variant: I/R, A/F, T/G, E by itself
Thanks Dioptre. I consider the rules set. Looking forward to the game starting.
by cdngooner
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation
Replies: 43
Views: 1932

Re: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation

Whatever the rules are going to be, I think all players have to agree that Dioptre (who started the game) gets the final call, but he should announce the rules publicly, here in the forum, before the game starts. After game starts, players are anonymous and we won't know who Dioptre is. Nor would it...
by cdngooner
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation
Replies: 43
Views: 1932

Re: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation

I tend to agree that the alliances could be better assigned. Russia, for example, starts with an extra unit, but that is counteracted by its having to defend both the south and the west. With Turkey as a guaranteed ally, there is none of this "arranged bounce into BLA" nonsense, and the Juggernaut g...
by cdngooner
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation
Replies: 43
Views: 1932

Re: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation

This game is up to 5 players now.
by cdngooner
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: We hear more and more frequently of "the Australian"
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

Re: We hear more and more frequently of "the Australian"

So is your position, based on your reading of Victorian history, that we today still talk about "The Hun" or "The Kaffir" as a monolithic generalized stereotype in the exact same way as the Victorians did? Or that the Victorians never used such language?
by cdngooner
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: We hear more and more frequently of "the Australian"
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

Re: We hear more and more frequently of "the Australian"

This is typical of Victorian English thought - that foreigners' personality traits could be discerned just by their identification as "the Australian", "the Canadian", "the Hun" or "the Kaffirs." This train of thought could not conceive of these people as having individuality or free will.
by cdngooner
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation
Replies: 43
Views: 1932

Re: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation

Bumping this up, hoping to get 4 more players for this cool-sounding game.
by cdngooner
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation
Replies: 43
Views: 1932

Re: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation

Minister, how are you posting here, but not entering your orders in our game?
by cdngooner
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Double exclamation mark
Replies: 1
Views: 1765

Re: Double exclamation mark

It means that country has not entered any orders yet.
by cdngooner
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation
Replies: 43
Views: 1932

Re: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation

I think this is a cool idea.
by cdngooner
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation
Replies: 43
Views: 1932

Re: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation

Pity the guy that gets Germany.
by cdngooner
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Did I do something wrong?
Replies: 14
Views: 2178

Re: Did I do something wrong?

I don't think you did anything wrong in joining a game for novices when you are more experienced. Your point level is open information and everyone can protect themselves accordingly. You may have run afoul by joining a game with your friend, if your off-game relationship with that person was not di...