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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 (87 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?
Bladerunners (1361 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
yes - just a little ;-) this game in alternate universe of course
Unstupid (661 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
This weakened Germany allows for more variance in alliance structures
sandyshu47 (512 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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Yeah diplomacy is meant to give each country a chance at winning along with a number of options for allies and not restrict us to what actually went down in ww1. But if we were to set the sc counts to a more realistic starting point based on what happened in ww1 then they would roughly be: germany with 5, austria with 2, russia with 3, italy with 2, turkey with 2, england with 3 (2 in the uk and 1 in the middle east next to turkey), and france with 3. Now you might have to tweak those numbers a little bit based on gameplay (the war ended in an armistice with the eventual total victory by the allies pretty far off in the distance so the gameplay should be very even, especially in the west where germany twice came very close to landing a decisive blow against england and france) but other then a few minor changes I think that those numbers would lead to a pretty realistic ww1 diplomacy game.
Germany is most likely to have 5 ground armies after 01.
It shouldnt be stronger than that.
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
@sandyshu47
There's actually a variant of Diplomacy called 1900, which attempts to make Diplomacy as historically accurate as possible. Some of the changes are a little bit off, but most of them are alright. For example, Germany starts off with four units—three armies, and one fleet.
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
@Nikola Maric Eto
I wouldn't say "ground armies," but, yes, Germany usually does have five units by 1902. I don't think this does too much justice, however. I'd be nice if Germany was strong enough to fend off England and France competently at the same time. That's the kind of strength I'm looking for. (This would exist in a variant, of course.)
Germany is most likely to have 5 ground armies after 01. I would say that. :)
LeonWalras (376 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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The ability to competently fend off two players at once also happens to be the name of the game.
David E. Cohen (100 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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Diplomacy does not do a good job in the historical accuracy department. Germany does not have five armies. England does not have five fleets. There are many war games which do a better job. But that is not a problem, since Diplomacy is not meant to be historically accurate.

What Diplomacy does do, in a way that is not equaled by any other game, is evoke the feeling Great Power interaction on a grand-strategy level. It does this using what are, at the heart of the game, elegantly simple mechanics. That is Mr. Calhamer's gift to us all.
mitomon (185 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
is the 1900 variant active anywhere?
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@mitomon
I'm not sure. The closest I have gotten to playing such an experience was in a WW1 reenactment game on webDiplomacy. You might be able to find something like it on vDiplomacy.
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@LeonWalras
Last time I checked, the name of the game was "Diplomacy"—unless you're talking about a variant or something . . .

Anyways, talking is nice and all—but for the sake of imitating history, it'd be pretty nice if Germany could fight his way past England and France.
mitomon (185 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@SuperMario0727
I already checked all vDip variants. I may have to join you on this quest for historical accuracy.
mitomon (185 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
I'm X-posting this to the experts at vDip.
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@mitomon
I do not mind accommodating you on this quest of ours. But . . . What is the "quest"?
mitomon (185 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Our mission is to either find or create a historically accurate and playable diplomacy map.
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@mitomon
One already exists. It's the map for the 1900 variant. (Are you actually serious about this?)
mitomon (185 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Does it have germany start off strong enough to fend off francr and england? Sure, I am a fan of history.
mitomon (185 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=72

Found the actual variant
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@mitomon
Germany is strong in that version, enough to resemble its historical counterpart. I'll do my best to explain. Germany's provinces are: Alsace-Lorraince, Berlin, Cologne, Kiel, Munich, Prussia, and Silesia. Of those provinces, four are home supply centres—Berlin, Cologne, Kiel, and Munich—giving Germany four starting units. All home supply centres have armies except Kiel, which has a fleet.

Bordering Germany are many neutral supply centres, giving Germany an opportunity to grow rapidly. I'll post a link to a picture of the map.

Here's the link: http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/1/1900.gif
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@mitomon
We posted at the same time. Interesting . . .
sandyshu47 (512 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Lol, except the variant that mitomon found is for europe 1939 so its for the wrong world war. I like the map though, I think I might have played it on vDip before.
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@sandyshun47
Lol. It is the wrong map. I posted a link to the right one in a previous comment on this thread. It'd be nice to see this variant, and others, posted on vDiplomacy.
sandyshu47 (512 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Oh yeah I checked it out. It seems interesting, they mught have gone a little crazy with the neutral scs but I think it could work.
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@sandyshu47
I do agree somewhat. For example, Switzerland should not be a supply center. And there should be fewer provinces on the board. It's a little bit too crowded.
mitomon (185 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@supermario haha yeah we did. I posted the closest playable one I could find on vdip. I had to skip a few decades forward in time...
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@mitomon
The variant you posted looks like a WW2 variant. It has a similar map, though, just different Great Powers. Did you see the map that I posted? That is the one that I am talking about. You can look it up online.
mitomon (185 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Yeah, but it isnt playable, its just a gif
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@mitomon
I guess that's where your "quest" comes in. Ha-ha!
mitomon (185 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
:P May I remind you it is "our" quest.

"I do not mind accommodating you on this quest of ours."~SuperMario0727, April 16, 2017
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@mitomon
Typical journalism--quoting only part of what's said. I believe you failed to quote the remainder of what I said, which was, "What is the 'quest'?" Implying a sense of humor.
sandyshu47 (512 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
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NO... No humor for you... finding historically accurate dip variants is serious business...
SuperMario0727 (214 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@sandyshu47
I presume that you will help us--and by "us," I really mitomon--search for this treasure? And by "treasure," I really mean a bunch of pictures of Diplomacy maps. After all, it is "serious" business, as you say.


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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.
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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 ..
Get your English language certificate now We also sell Real and Novelty Passports,id cards,Visas,Drivers License SKYPEADDRESS.....in.forsdocuments85

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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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