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Smokey Gem (184 D)
30 Jul 17 UTC
Game of Thrones Characters sit down to play webdip..
Who would win if the following characters sat down to play diplomacy.
Tyrion, Tywin, The Spider, Little Finger, Sansa, Pycelle, Danerys. ??
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michael_b (192 D)
01 Aug 17 UTC
Russia Strategy: Modern Variant
I have played Russia in 2 different 'Modern' games and was the first eliminated in both. How do YOU see a viable way play Russia? Care to share?
michael_b (192 D)
01 Aug 17 UTC
As it says in the description, I cannot seem to make Russia the steamrolling machine it is in the Classic variant. The creator really punishes the Russian by leaving a lone fleet in Rostov and adding MANY neighbors. I Usually get bounced out of Georgia, Sweden AND Norway. Ukraine is ALWAYS keen on an alliance but very early stabs me successfully with either Poland, Germany or Turkey's help.
Bladerunners (1361 D)
01 Aug 17 UTC
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yup - russia is the only nation not guaranteed a build in modern variant - only way to get is through negotiation.... agree the creator of this variant made it very tough to play
Smokey Gem (184 D)
01 Aug 17 UTC
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I have not seen a mo dip game where Russia, Tyrkey and UKR and Pol managed to work to gther.

UKR Russia is also a very difficult partnership to hold together.

You have to get POL or TURK onboard to kill UKR or atleast keep him occupied until you can take UKr out.

Alliances with Egypt or TURK often work well. or with poland in the early years..

UKR /RUS alliances do not often succeed.
MajorMitchell (1133 D)
02 Aug 17 UTC
I rarely play this variant, but did have Russia in a game and as I recall, had a game long alliance with Poland that went well. It's as much about the players as it is about countries, imho.
Tom Bombadil (4028 D (G))
02 Aug 17 UTC
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I've only played one game of Modern - and really it was only half a game as I subbed in for PE, but I think its really flexible in terms of alliances. Because you can build anywhere, not just your home centers, you can make some seemingly inorganic alliances work.

For example, PE as RUS attacked Ukraine early in this game: gameID=185867.
When I subbed in, Ukraine had already lost 3 of his 4 home centers but was actively helping RUS and remaining useful.

By the end he was included in the draw as a strong alliance was formed, even with UKR basically losing all his home centers right off the bat.

Overall, RUS does look tough because of having many fronts, and the possibility of getting held to no builds. But to me when you are in that situation, the key is to be the driving force behind a plan. If you are passive in your scheming, you will get the short end of the stick, and the short end of the stick looks really bad as RUS.
MajorMitchell (1133 D)
02 Aug 17 UTC
I recall having Russia in a classic game & I had a great alliance with a chap with Germany, but then he stabbed for a solo..most disappointing
Smokey Gem (184 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
I prefer this variant ..due to the build anywhere and the number of players. try to get into games with higher % of realibilty as NMrs CD's very quickly favour the neigbouring players.
michael_b (192 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
Wow @Tom_Bombadil, that first year for Russia is every Russian's dream! :)
Tom Bombadil (4028 D (G))
03 Aug 17 UTC
Indeed. None of that was my doing however, so I can't comment on how he managed that.
michael_b (192 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
Very interesting opening too. I plan on trying that.

Gorky-> Volga
Rostov S Gorky -> Volga

Usually I would just bounce georgia till ukraine ate me
Zach0805 (100 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
gameID=200339 I reccently took over a Spain and watched Capt Brad Solo in Russia.
gameID=201065 Heres my latest Russian gambit I only really succeded because Egypt was so nice. My fault here was not attacking Ukraine
michael_b (192 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
Interesting stuff. Seems like most of these gambits require a generous England and Germany who let you take Scandinavia...
Smokey Gem (184 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
gameID=178866

some drawn games re russia.


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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
31 Jul 17 UTC
I think I will go to Idaho 19 to 22 August to see if Krellin wants to play FtF
I also heard the eclipse will pass through there.
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
01 Aug 17 UTC
Comic Fight
See Inside for Marvel v DC
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michael_b (192 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
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Sickest Convoys
Anyone have some evidence of sick convoys in real games? Mine is here:
gameID=199536 in Autumn 2014, Spring 2015 is half as cool.
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michael_b (192 D)
01 Aug 17 UTC
WebDiplo Site Veterans! Show Me What You Got!
Trying to get off a new Fall-American map going with a 2000 Pot! Bet is 200 and PM me for the password. I want to see this filled with the BEST of the BEST!
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
31 Jul 17 UTC
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Mod Team Announcement
See Inside
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fourofswords (544 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
I can't believe I forgot this, but:
Can armies move from Denmark to Sweden and vice versa? Go ahead laugh, I know I should know.
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IAmKohl (115 D)
30 Jul 17 UTC
Why was my support move blocked here?
http://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=201965&turn=11&mapType=large
I'm kind of a noob so this might be a dumb question.
I'm playing as France. The relevant bit is the move the army at Kiel support move to Denmark from Heligoland Bight. This fails because of Germany's move to Kiel from Munich, but Munich can't move there since it's being dislodged. Shouldn't my support move work since the Munich army is being attacked?
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
29 Jul 17 UTC
I think I'll go to London from 6-10 August..
.. and perhaps longer if I can find a cheap place to stay or it's too fun to leave. I know that some of my webdip friends (and other webdippers probably) are from London, so if anyone wants to message me to see if we can meet up, exchange tips or even let me stay at your place for a while, please feel free! I'd love to meet some of you in person.
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
27 Jul 17 UTC
Trump's bizarre speech at Boy Scouts' jamboree
What do you all make of this? Apparently he doesn't drink or I'd suggest he was drunk. Definitely un-presidential.
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michael_b (192 D)
27 Jul 17 UTC
Private WWI Reanactment
please read desc
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Kotoi (100 D)
27 Jul 17 UTC
Need 1 more
Game: local wangs
Pw: wangitup
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GrandMasterDM (140 D)
27 Jul 17 UTC
Quick Question About Rules That I Can't Seem to Find
Hi all—the title says it all. Just wanted to consult somebody with more knowledge about the rules (message written as a reply below):
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
When Life is So Short why do we get Bored...??
I am bored senseless , unmotivated , and have little to no energy.

I am not monitored at work and can do as I please..which is very little.
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Hannibal76 (268 D (B))
29 Jul 17 UTC
Hello and welcome
Haven't played a game in a while. Join so we can have some fun :)
gameID=203534
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MajorMitchell (1133 D)
17 Jul 17 UTC
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Call the Minneapolis Police for help and get shot dead by them
What is going on with Police in the USA ?
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Rapunzeland (100 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
Build and retreat turns
Should 100% be put together they involve next no strategy and are quite frankly boring. I think the reason that this isn't the case as it could be confusing how ever a bit of graphic design would fix that e.g BUILD in bold and underneath that are build options and under that RETREAT in bold and under that are your retreat options

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michael_b (192 D)
19 Jul 17 UTC
Fall America Map anybody?
See Reply Please
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Quothcraft (100 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
Delayed unit build
I delayed the construction of an army, but I havent seen any opportunity to create it. Help?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
27 Jul 17 UTC
Joey Altidore Hired by Elon Musk
How could he refuse after this rocket?

https://twitter.com/MLS/status/890401632835567616
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Badspler (105 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
Question on this movement
I am pretty new to the game. This just occurred in a game I am playing. I can't understand why Vienna couldn't move to Galicia with 2 support.

Here is an image:
http://imgur.com/a/xHN3i
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BlueWombat (100 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
Posting links to pictures of messages?
Is that allowed in the rules? Ie. in an anonymous game, Italy is betrayed by Russia, so posts a link to an image posting site which shows the chat between the two? It seems like it shouldn't be but I can't see where it's prohibited.
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Claesar (4714 D Mod)
25 Jul 17 UTC
Ghost rating question
I read the explanation on the GR website. I get that eliminating players in WTA improves the GR gain.
Do I understand correctly that an effort was made to make the GR score in SoS games based on centre count, but not implemented ultimately? So one should still kill off small powers (at the expense of centres elsewhere) to improve GR gains?
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Dubs Step (100 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
Paused game issues.
Does anyone know how to contact mods to help unpause games? I have one that's been on pause all month (game id: 199383) and one still on pause since 2014 when I was in high school (game id: 128401). Any way to terminate/resume/draw these games?
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Poolio10 (100 D)
24 Jul 17 UTC
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The voting buttons
I'm not entirely the "cancel" button does. It seems to have no propose to me. But one button I do recommend is a "kick" button for inactive players as they severely slow the game down. Of course, be a minimum time or number of turns before it's an option.
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alexintour (1312 D (S))
19 Jul 17 UTC
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Russian hackers are so Russian.
What do you think? Are they really out there hacking even your toaster?
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Crazy Anglican (194 D)
30 Dec 16 UTC
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Word association thread
It has been a while since we did one. Post the first single word that comes to mind when you read the last post in the thread.
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michael_b (192 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
Post nearly full game?
Hello,

1 more player is required for this game. Can't wait to get started.
gameID=202983#
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michael_b (192 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
SumScoring Modern map with 320 Pool Anon
RR 50%!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=203204
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