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Roadhog (352 D (G))
18 Apr 17 UTC
We're almost there! Just two more...
Come and play a Modern Diplo game:

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196222
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brainbomb (474 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
What makes someone terrible at playing diplomacy
I was wondering if personality traits can make it harder for someone to ever get good at this game. I consider myself pretty average if not mediocre at diplomacy for a number of reasons.
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husse (100 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
quick game
yooo who is down for a quick live game
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
17 Apr 17 UTC
Freaky Friday
If you could trade lives with someone on this site for a day, who would it be and why? (Jeez, I hope no one has asked this before!)
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bdublicious (82 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
Single route convoy chain order choices -- resolution & disruption
Hi All: questions about the order resolution & disruption in convoy chains:
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Durga (1903 D Mod)
18 Apr 17 UTC
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Safe space thread
This thread is for JamesYanik, Capt Brad, and TrPrado to say whatever they want about whoever they want and let out all their angsty feelings so they stop spamming the rest of the forum.
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Smokey Gem (194 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
When do Ethics Breakdown
Are individuals more etically aware of their actions than a village, or a city or a state or a country at what point does the ethics break down..
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TheRealMaestro (190 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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Christ is risen!
I wish a happy Easter to the entire webDiplomacy community.
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SuperMario0727 (214 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Diplomacy: German Openings
What are some common German openings in Diplomacy? And which opening do you recommend for Germany?
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brainbomb (474 D)
15 Apr 17 UTC
Indulgences
What would happen if science could prove even theoretically that an afterlife exists that is based on morality? Also if this happens would it be considered spam to offer indulgences on webdip.
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SuperMario0727 (214 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
Diplomacy: Is Germany Too Weak?
I noticed that Germany is considerably weaker in Diplomacy than it's historical counterpart. In game, Germany can very easily be knocked out by England and France. However, historically Germany was able to fight competently on three separate fronts. Does anybody feel that Germany is a little misrepresented in game?
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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Discord Help?
According to discord I am spicy? Because of my hotness I have been told that I need to "Chill". This is unfair to attractive people. I am being discriminated based off of my sexiness which should not be allowed. How do I try to get out of this "Chill Zone" without giving up my beauty? Please send help.
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
16 Apr 17 UTC
Coup in North Korea
I was trying to think why Trump would engage in such brinksmanship with North Korea. Sure, it could be just more inexperience, etc, but then I was thinking that maybe the goal is to scare the generals there so much that someone bumps off the Great Leader. Then I started thinking, that's probably why he rubbed out his half-brother recently.
Mercy (1691 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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clickbait
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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"Rubbed out" is a very unfortunate phrasing.
JamesYanik (548 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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there have already been quite a few overthrow attempts, haven't there? pretty sure Sony released a documentary with James Franco about something like that.
Ogion (4388 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
And the folks who try get strapped to anti aircraft guns.
Hauta (1618 D (S))
16 Apr 17 UTC
I don't think there have been too many coup attempts because the purges are so frequent that there is a lot of paranoia among the generals. They don't want to risk talking/confiding to an informant. But if a hot war seems likely and the Chinese are fleeing the country (or at least stopping flights and turning back coal shipments), someone might try to get the job done.
I honestly don't think its a bluff. I think Trump actually intends to conduct military strikes to disable and disrupt their missile program.

Because it doesn't really matter if they have nukes if they don't have a delivery system. Kinda scared for South Korea though.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
16 Apr 17 UTC
Let's look at this logically. Brinksmanship in this case has 3 outcomes.
A) War with North Korea.
B) Coup in North Korea followed by War
C)Coup in North Korea followed by peace.

The thing is even if a coup happens it is far more likely that to legitimize their authority the individual or group would start a war with South Korea.
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
16 Apr 17 UTC
The nuclear test failed. North Korea doesn't want to follow a military failure up with a fight that would emphasize that failure.
Hauta (1618 D (S))
16 Apr 17 UTC
D) Coup, followed by civil war in North Korea as probably only a small handful of generals participated in the coup (to keep it a secret). Unless there is near unanimity at the top, there will be 2 factions: coup plotters and loyalists.
Octavious (1722 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
@ goldie

The North Koreans have several delivery systems. They can use nukes as defensive mines, like those proposed in operation Blue Peacock back in the 50s. They can load a nuke into an aircraft and drop it. They can load a nuke into a boat or sub and detonate it when it reaches a port or naval task force.

As things stand I'd say that the aircraft method, unless the North Koreans have some far better planes than I've seen evidence of, will be ineffective. I would be surprised if nuclear mines haven't been deployed in several strategic locations, however.

The delivery by sea option is intriguing. The North Koreans apparently have submarines good enough at avoiding detection to successfully sink South Korean military ships before they can retaliate. I suspect a Yank fleet could detect and sink them, but are Korean ports sufficiently defended?

The North Koreans could also just put one in a fishing boat and sail it towards an enemy port, disguised as defectors trying to escape the country. There is evidence that suggests that this could be a lot easier to pull off than you might expect.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/30/asia/japan-ghost-ship-north-korea/
Smokey Gem (194 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
China can't afford to sit on its hands and let the US do what it wants ..

Remember China is invested heavily in the Sth China sea ,,

China has successfully manipultaed world trade markets to be vulnerable to Chinese influence..

China are allowing the US enough rope using Nth Korea as bait to catch a big Trump fishy...PS they already have more credability than Russia on the world stage..

China will use economic attack to cripple the US ..Ie UN sactioned trade embargos would hurt the US more than China..

Traditional allies like Australia would be caught squarely in the middle ..

US agression Nth Korea paranoia ..= China as the moderator with enough influence politically in Nth Korea to organise an effective Coup..and enough economic power to disadvantage the US,,especailly with an Isolationist president who is trying to be iosloationist by inneffective brigmans ship with a Nth Korea nut bag ??

Well played China well played..

Im brushing up on my madarine and cantonese.

Shenguin (268 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
I'm not sure it's as important as it looks. The same brinkmanship was practised at this time of year by Obama as well, except with a bit less ignorant rhetoric and less reporting in the press. CommanderByron, the outcome you didn't identify, which is the most likely (but by no means assured) outcome in my opinion, is a continuation of the status quo.
Octavious (1722 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
The flaw in the status quo argument is that the continued nuclear development means there really isn't one. Like a cliff being eroded by the sea, the only certainty is that if you do nothing eventually shits going to come down. The Presidential policy thus far has revolved around the notion that if we're lucky it won't happen on his watch and it'll become someone else's problem, and if we're really lucky a dream solution will present itself. That cannot continue indefinitely.
Hauta (1618 D (S))
17 Apr 17 UTC
Sean Spicer won't say if US sabotaged NK missile test:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sean-spicer-wont-say-if-us-sabotaged-north-koreas-missile-test/article/2620431

But China could have done it too. Apparently, they supply parts to the missile program:

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/04/13/salvaged-parts-show-chinese-firms-supplied-key-components-for-north-koreas-rocket-program.html

Wouldn't it be smart if China, seeking to tamp down tensions, had a programmatic kill switch, much the same way the Russians do on the nuclear reactors they built for Iran?
Octavious (1722 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Erm, no?

If I was nervous about my neighbour going crazy and shooting up the place, selling him a gun with a remote control off switch and hoping he doesn't figure out how to remove it ain't smart. Quite the opposite, in fact. The smart play, unsurprisingly enough, is not selling him a gun.


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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
15 Apr 17 UTC
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How can I become a better person?
I have recently been told that I am misogynistic, homophobic, an idiot, an asshole, and a retarded autistic twat. Do you fellows at WebDiplomacy observe these traits about me? How can I become the best me possible? What tips and advice can you offer? How can I become a better human? This is a serious thread and I want to become a better person.
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TheBritishGent (185 D)
15 Apr 17 UTC
Tips for Washington D.C.
Next week I am flying to Washington D.C. but I don't have much experience with the city. If any of you have been there and know some tips or odd quirks about the city, please post em' here.
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Nikola Maric Eto (23499 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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Alien attack in Missouri!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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stranger (603 D)
15 Apr 17 UTC
"rolling dices"?
I just won a 1v1 against CptMike, however he was getting really angry at me, saying he does not want me to join any more games that he has created, accusing me of "rolling dices". What happened according to me is that I lured him into trying for Munich in Autumn 01, then bouncing him out of there and basically leaving him with only one build.
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Benjamin Franklin (717 D (G))
15 Apr 17 UTC
Can chicago fleet build go south down the Mississippi?
I cant seem to get clarity on this from the variant descriptions. Info appreciated.
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jorgev2m (0 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Sinai to Petra Ancient Mediterranean
Hi guys, if u moved a fleet from Jerusalem to Sinai, can u move in the next turn from Sinai to Petra? Or u have to go from Sinai to Thebes, Thebes to the Red Sea and then Thebes Petra?
Thanks for ur help!
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Clownie (295 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Forging Alliances
I've noticed some of my behavioural patterns change as I've become more experienced with Diplomacy. More below.
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Lion of Naples (100 D X)
15 Apr 17 UTC
Cheating in live games
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196087

Does anyone else think it's strange that Germany and Russia perfectly coordinated moves in a live game that was anonymous without any chat whatsoever? Also, I find it strange how Russia makes no moves in the end and allows Germany to completely take him over. I think we have a multi scandal on our hands people!
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chacho (100 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
Legitimacy of the website
Hey all,

Was just wondering how legitimate this website is? I played Diplomacy back in the day, but never online. Wanted to know how rampant cheating or botting is. Seems like a lot of players play in multiple games together. Is it just a small community or are this an uncommon thing? Anyways, having fun so far! Reminds me of the good-ol-days. Thanks for the dialogue.
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ferfloreslopez (0 D X)
14 Apr 17 UTC
TELTS/TOEFL etc ..
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Benjamin Franklin (717 D (G))
14 Apr 17 UTC
Need 4 more for a family game - please join!
me and my 2 sons want to play each other - need 4 more for a classic game.
Please join - Password= 123
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196080
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Jamiet99uk (141 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
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I'm back.
Great shall be the rejoicing amongst my friends and followers, and even greater shall be the wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst my foes and detractors.
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mitomon (185 D)
12 Apr 17 UTC
Double Game Interest Gauging Post
See Below.
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Thaneofwhiterun (1521 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Game Reboot?
I'm taking part in a WW1 reenactment game (gameID=195453) and we'd like to restart it. Is there any way for us to restart the current game? Otherwise would it be possible to have a new game with us all in the same country as the first game? The new game is here (gameID=196051)
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
13 Apr 17 UTC
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I am still here
I didn't get in a fight with anyone. No hard feelings. Please don't shoo me away.
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WyattS14 (100 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Late Night Classic
One hour before it starts. I hope we can get a nice quick boat game going tonight! (7 minute phases)
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196026
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JamesYanik (548 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
Trump Likes Bombs. A lot.
We just dropped a MOAB in Afghanistan... The largest non nuclear ordinance we have. This is in response to a green beret dying from small arms fire.

Trump likes his toys
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