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New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#1 Post by DiegoDproductions » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:39 am

I have read the rulebook over, and have a basic grasp of the rules. I think the best way for me to learn though would be to play so I am here! Kinda lost though not sure what to start with? Are there games that are specifically geared for newbies or am I better off creating a game (looked into that, and wasnt sure what criteria to set :P )

any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#2 Post by BananaFang » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:10 am

I would read the actual rulebook if that isn't the one you are referring to. http://www.wizards.com/avalonhill/rules ... lebook.pdf

There is a "New Games" forum that you can check or post in to try and get a game going.

Also you could play some 1v1s (France vs. Austria or Italy vs. Germany) just to get used to the site interface and to see the rules in action. You can pick up some tactics and learn about the big stalemate line :).

I think there is a mentorship program somewhere too...
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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#3 Post by Rylanzor » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:21 am

I think there is a mentorship program somewhere too...
Correct!

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/contrib/php ... p?f=6&t=40
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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#4 Post by dargorygel » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:08 pm

Welcome!
The above advice is good... read a bit, contact the mentorship program...
And join a game!
We have many games available for joining. I recommend a new game, rather than joining in as a replacement.
But this is a game that is best learned by doing.
:-)
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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#5 Post by dargorygel » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:11 pm

In fact, there is a Full-press game advertised on the forum...
Full press is where everyone can write to anyone all the time.
It's the game being started by tobieeee.
He's alright, in a Dutch sort of way.
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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#6 Post by Rylanzor » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:35 pm

Is there anything wrong with us 'dutchies'? :? :razz:
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#7 Post by dargorygel » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:44 pm

Rylanzor wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:35 pm
Is there anything wrong with us 'dutchies'? :? :razz:
Umm... no... notice that 'dutch' was used to describe the phrase "he's alright." If I had said, "Tobieeeee is a jerk... in a Dutch sort of way," you'd have reason to complain.
:-)
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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#8 Post by DiegoDproductions » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:38 pm

Thanks guys! Really appreciate it!

I actually bought the board game (as I intend to introduce it to a bunch of friends once I have a good handle on how the game works) this was before I knew you could play online!

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#9 Post by David E. Cohen » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:41 pm

Playing is the best way to improve your game, but you can find a lot of good reading material on the interwebz, a fair amount aimed at newbies. Dip has had more written about it than any board game other than chess and go.
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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#10 Post by tobieee911 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:43 am

dargorygel wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:11 pm
In fact, there is a Full-press game advertised on the forum...
Full press is where everyone can write to anyone all the time.
It's the game being started by tobieeee.
He's alright, in a Dutch sort of way.
Tobieee911*, and not 'tobieeee' ;)

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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#11 Post by Octavious » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:18 am

tobieee911 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:43 am
Tobieee911*, and not 'tobieeee'
That is the question
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#12 Post by David E. Cohen » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:35 am

Octavious, you actually made me laugh out loud.

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#13 Post by swordsman3003 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:51 pm

My blog is aimed at beginner/intermediate players, take a look-see:

https://brotherbored.com/diplomacy/

I recommend playing 1v1 at least 5 times before starting a “real” match so that you know how not to mess up your orders.

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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#14 Post by tobieee911 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:27 pm

Octavious wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:18 am
tobieee911 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:43 am
Tobieee911*, and not 'tobieeee'
That is the question
Lol, i don't get it :shock:

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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#15 Post by Percy Williams » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:40 pm

To be and not to be, that is the question, whether tis nobler in the mind...
Does this and Shakespeare ring any bells?

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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#16 Post by SignalsEngineer » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:29 am

Hi

I am a new player. I have completed the mentor request form.
BananaFang wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:10 am
Also you could play some 1v1s (France vs. Austria or Italy vs. Germany) just to get used to the site interface and to see the rules in action. You can pick up some tactics and learn about the big stalemate line :).
From http://webdiplomacy.net/gamecreate.php
It was not clear how I set-up a 1v1 game. Also in the games-listing I could not find and 1v1.

Any pointer/hints on what I am doing wrong and how to set-up a 1v1 ?

Thanks,
Brendan

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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#17 Post by Mercy » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:40 am

You have to select a 1v1 variant type. The two 1v1 variant types are ClassicFvA and ClassicGvI.

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Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

#18 Post by SignalsEngineer » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:30 pm

Mercy wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:40 am
You have to select a 1v1 variant type. The two 1v1 variant types are ClassicFvA and ClassicGvI.
Thanks - now done.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=244528

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