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Roadhog (347 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 (469 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 (1646 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 (100 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 (1790 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 (85 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.
Deeply_Dippy (402 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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And to you @TRM
brainbomb (469 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
Jesus is back yo
zorclex (0 D X)
16 Apr 17 UTC
Happy Easter
LeonWalras (358 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
Adevărat a înviat!
Jamiet99uk (20 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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Ah, Christianity. The belief that a cosmic Jewish zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a woman made out of a man's rib was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magic tree.

Happy Easter! Hooray for Zombie Jesus and his chocolate eggs.
brainbomb (469 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
The proper term, ser Jamie is "Lich"
Jamiet99uk (20 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
Okay a Jewish lich.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
17 Apr 17 UTC
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ah atheism! the warping of the mind to believe that humanity can remain civilized through its own willpower
LeonWalras (358 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
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In b4 we start bashing agnostics too. Damn fence-sitters.
speudebradeos (205 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
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Truly He is risen!
sandyshu47 (512 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
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"Good, good... let the hate flow through you..." -Jesus Christ Easter 2017
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
17 Apr 17 UTC
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If atheism is true, it is far from being good news. Learning that we’re alone in the universe, that no one hears or answers our prayers, that humanity is entirely the product of random events, that we have no more intrinsic dignity than non-human and even non-animate clumps of matter, that we face certain annihilation in death, that our sufferings are ultimately pointless, that our lives and loves do not at all matter in a larger sense, that those who commit horrific evils and elude human punishment get away with their crimes scot free — all of this (and much more) is utterly tragic.
sandyshu47 (512 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Welcome to the dark world of atheism... I hope you packed your brown pants cause the constant thought of death being the ultimate end will scare you shitless. Other then that, have fun!
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Theism is as reasonable of a position to take as atheism.

I’m not sure if God exists, but the religious tradition has brought us science, so it can’t be all bad.

I’m not sure what God is, but theists might know. And if they do, maybe they should worship God.

Nobody believes in “sky fairies” we should stop using that insult.
sandyshu47 (512 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Of course it is, anyone that truly believes that there aren't things out there that are bigger then us that we cannot truly explain are just close minded pessimists.
Durga (1790 D Mod)
17 Apr 17 UTC
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Eh.. Just because something else is out there potentially, why would you worship it? And why would whatever is out there have necessarily created us?

You can understand the potential of other life and easily be an atheist.
sandyshu47 (512 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
I would say as an agnostic with beliefs similar to the one stated by DO that what you are describing would be classified as an agnostic since that is in essence being open to the fact that there are unexplained things out there. Whereas the atheists I've met all shut down any talk that there might be something bigger then us out there and claim science will explain everything (although I do believe that science will eventually explain 99.99% of everything in the universe but there will always be the unexplained that is just out of our reach and I think that its that optimism that separates agnostics from true atheists).
mitomon (185 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
You guys have just got to give quantum physics some time. By the time we have that sorted out, Heaven will be located by science as another dimension in our universe.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
17 Apr 17 UTC
When you can explain the why of the existence of the universe with science I will let go my understanding of the Creator. I am patient but do not believe it will be accomplished in my lifetime
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
17 Apr 17 UTC
And quantum physics just means that in can be counted or quantified. I taught physics.
goldfinger0303 (2209 D Mod)
17 Apr 17 UTC
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It would be nice if people didn't shit on Christianity (or religion, for that matter) on its biggest holiday in a thread created by a guy who just wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter.
Durga (1790 D Mod)
17 Apr 17 UTC
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Guys stop, you're making Goldie cry. How dare you poke fun at and stereotype his religion.
peterlund (1315 D (G))
17 Apr 17 UTC
The way damian entered the game as a replacement and managed to cleansed Moscow's scummy reputation by very active participation was very impressing indeed well worth the MVP award. Cleansing his name using the gun shoot was very risky but effective.

Snowy played very well too, being town read so long so long and is my runner up.

The way Ezio handled his fake Laptop claim was really nice. And a bit lucky that the scum team were all going to his watcher target EoN1. In hindsight, it was not so smart of the scum team to choose the same target.
ND (884 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
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Happy Easter everyone!
Durga (1790 D Mod)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Peter <3
Deeply_Dippy (402 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
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As a liberal evangelical, I have great respect for Agnostics, Atheists and followers of other religions, even if I don't agree with them.

What I won't do is insult them or ridicule their faith.

Both Atheism and Agnosticism are as much statements of faith - respectively being in the absence of any deity and the impossibility of proving one way or another - as following Islam, Hinduism or any other religion.
ghug (5046 D (B))
17 Apr 17 UTC
Anyone making the argument that humans can't be moral or civilized without religion is revealing more about their own nature than they are about atheists or agnostics.

Anyone who complains (or +1s complaints) about shitting on a specific belief system while ignoring the harsh criticisms of others in the same thread is a hypocrite.

Happy belated Easter to those who celebrate it.
Zmaj (215 D (B))
17 Apr 17 UTC
@ghug, they're having an Easter sale: http://bit.ly/2ohwDtY
ishirkmywork (1349 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
The worst part about Christian holidays is that they refuse to align themselves with solstices equinoxes and other natural events. Random middle of spring holiday? Check! How about four days after the winter solstice for now reason? Sure! Our religion is bigger than the natural universe and our own biology I guarantee it!
Zmaj (215 D (B))
17 Apr 17 UTC
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Random bitching about Christianity? Check!
mitomon (185 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@capt brad, you taught quantum physics?
ishirkmywork (1349 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
@Zmaj if we don't keep the war alive in small ways they will totally subjugate the earth.
Zmaj (215 D (B))
17 Apr 17 UTC
The war? I got news for you: it ended in the 19th century. The Church lost. OK, add another half a century for the US. The Yanks were always a little backward in that respect.
ishirkmywork (1349 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
I include the excesses of capitalism, environmental degradation and the apocalyptic death cult commonly referred to as evangelicalism when referencing Christianity. The war is alive and well although we secularists are mostly fighting guerrilla style these days.
ishirkmywork (1349 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
I'll shut up now. Feeling a little ornery since I had to spend Easter with my in laws.
Ogion (4179 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Well deeply dippy, you are among a small minority of theists who take your view. For most, we aren't even human
mitomon (185 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
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I don't know where you live, but where I live my atheist friends and I just mess with each other about our beliefs. Like if I sneeze and dont get a bless you I'll playfully mutter "darn atheists". I get similar stuff if we talk about the Earth. "I read this article about the moon being formed 2 billion years after the Earth but you dont believe the universe is that old do you?"
Zmaj (215 D (B))
17 Apr 17 UTC
Those are some cool friends, mitomon. The way it's supposed to be.

As for Ogion, I suspect he lives in a fantasy medieval world where his stale views must seem heroic and revolutionary.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
17 Apr 17 UTC
@"mitomon
You guys have just got to give quantum physics some time. By the time we have that sorted out, Heaven will be located by science as another dimension in our universe."

That is the worst understanding of quantum mechanics, or the widest definition of heaven, that i've ever heard.

Depending on what you mean.

Most materialists don't believe in a soul, and neurosciennce doesn't require invocation of quantum theory to explain what we understand about the brain. Dualism is an intellectual dead end; and the supernatural has offered no explainatory power over the past 100 years.

Quantum mechanics is mysterious and fascinating, but only mathematics offers any insight into what it says about the Universe.
Crazy Anglican (127 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
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Happy Easter.
WyattS14 (100 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
@Crazy Angelican, II actually laughed at this.. ^
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
18 Apr 17 UTC
@mitomon capt brad, you taught quantum physics

i was teaching my students about the Higgs boson years before it was proved to exist.

The Higgs boson is an elementary particle in the Standard Model of particle physics. It is the quantum excitation of the Higgs field, a fundamental field of crucial importance to particle physics theory first suspected to exist in the 1960s
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
18 Apr 17 UTC
On 8 October 2013 the Nobel prize in physics (link is external) was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
18 Apr 17 UTC
@Zmaj
As for Ogion, I suspect he lives in a fantasy medieval world where his stale views must seem heroic and revolutionary.

Ha Ha! that's a good one... a fantasy medieval world
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
18 Apr 17 UTC
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Quantum mechanics is neither here nor there or it is here, there and everywhere!

The Beatles are quantum scientists
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
18 Apr 17 UTC
@ishirkmywork
Christian holidays is that they refuse to align themselves with solstices equinoxes and other natural events.

Here is one. Western Easter is determined by these criteria: Start with the vernal equinox, determine the next full moon and then the following Sunday. That is Western Easter. And now you know why the Catholic Church encouraged the sciences. Recall it was Pope Gregory that urged his astronomers to determine the exact length of day and year and then had the Western calendar changed to up date the year with the vernal equinox.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
18 Apr 17 UTC
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the concept of the leap year was an invention of the Catholic Church


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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 (469 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 (1646 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 (20802 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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Alien attack in Missouri!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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stranger (610 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 (20 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 (1646 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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