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Monfils (0 D X)
14 Aug 17 UTC
Any help with this Gunboat that I would really like to pick up traction.
I will follow you around the forum and support your comments for a week
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
13 Aug 17 UTC
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Nazi march in America?
Someone with the Twitter handle @JuliusGoat just dropped one of the best Twitter threads in history, about the white supremacist/Nazi march in Charlottesville.

https://twitter.com/juliusgoat/status/896326301832925184
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ttf236 (0 D X)
14 Aug 17 UTC
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Maltir (100 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Why couldn't I move?
Hey I was playing Italy in this game. I tried to have my fleet convoy my army in Tuscany to Smyrna. Neither were being attacked or blocked, but I was unable to make this move. Why? Here's the link to the map: http://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=203295&turn=9&mapType=large
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Fluminator (511 D)
09 Aug 17 UTC
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Unpopular opinion thread
I saw this posted on another forum and it ended up being a great thread.

Post an unpopular opinion you have, and only comment if you (dis)agree under others - no arguing.
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MajorMitchell (1004 D)
13 Aug 17 UTC
Trump visits West Virginia and promises to "fix" the drug problems there.
Can Trump deliver on this promise ?
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Arch-Duke (100 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
WWI year-by-year re-enactment game
Would anyone be interested in this? To be clear, I mean instead of playing, we figure out a blow-by-blow of WWI and then re-enact it phase by phase.
Arch-Duke (100 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
I guess the point would be to get a feel for the strategic ebb and flow of the war. It'd be a kind of performance, more than a game, with players acting out the part of the nation they were assigned.

The inspiration came from watching 'The Great War' on youtube, which covers the events of the war, week-by-week, as they happened 100 years ago (great channel by the way, highly recommended. Here's their latest episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jGS4VoCrDU).

The biggest obstacle will be the notable absence of colonial forces and US forces, but I supposed these could just be explained as contributing factors to British and French victories as displayed on the board. The biggest task would be figuring out how to represent the events of the war as Diplomacy builds and moves.
ubercacher16 (443 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
Seems interesting, but why not do it on vdip where there are variants for that.
Arch-Duke (100 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
Sorry, can you explain what the story is with vdip? I'm new here. That site has a bunch of variants (couldn't find a WWI variant, though), and has a similar design, look and feel, and uses the same FAQ as this one (which refers to itself as webDiplomacy).
Arch-Duke (100 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
Oh found the subsection of the FAQ dealing with vdip, cheers. Seems really strange that there's not a WWI variant, though: http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants.php
Probably because vanilla dip is supposed to be just that...
ubercacher16 (443 D)
04 Aug 17 UTC
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I actually miss read the name of the thread and thought you said WWII. For WWI the classic map would do, but they do have a variant called USA (http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=56)
which includes the USA in the original map, I think that would be interesting.
PatCleburne (368 D)
04 Aug 17 UTC
Easier to do with a 1900 map --
michael_b (192 D)
04 Aug 17 UTC
I am very interested count me in. We need o do some research first dont we. Should we have a google doc to lay out the moves?
dargorygel (320 D Mod (G))
04 Aug 17 UTC
This sounds like an interesting (if not over-filled with the thrill and excitement of that 'stab moment' in a dip game) idea. I would be interested in taking part.
ubercacher16 (443 D)
04 Aug 17 UTC
I will certainly be watching this.
Arch-Duke (100 D)
04 Aug 17 UTC
Good to see there's interest. Still very surprised there's not a WWI-specific variant map.

I'd disagree that vanilla dip is WWI - apart from the fact that it excludes America and the British colonies, there's also the omission of the entire Middle Eastern theatre. Vanilla dip is more of a classic pre-WWI general European war that everyone thought WWI was going to be.

Anyhow, I suppose that's the first question: do we play classic here, or use the USA variant at vDip (http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=56)?

So far we've got the following interested players:

Arch-Duke
michael_b
dargorygel

I think michael_b has the right idea; once we've got a map settled, and players, we should collectively plan out the progress of the war in a shared google spreadsheet to try and represent as much as we can within the constraints of the game. I think also that the public shared chatbox should be IC. Not exactly scripted, but key announcements could be planned (e.g. Americans denouncing the Zimmerman telegram in the spring of 1917). We can add a column for it in the shared doc.
michael_b (192 D)
04 Aug 17 UTC
No offense but I find that variant sort of ugly with the square usa. Cmon lets put some effort. It also doesnt have a middle eastern front..
Arch-Duke (100 D)
04 Aug 17 UTC
Yeah I agree. Also, everything between Syria and the pacific as one square called 'asia'? Just had a look at some of the finished games on that map, and you have stuff like the Ottomans conquering San Francisco. Our game is planned, but still, the map offends my sensibilities a bit. Also, Canada as a neutral territory? Would have been better to just exclude them like the rest of the British colonies.

I also vote we just do it here, and mention American and Commonwealth involvement in the chatbox, represented as French and British victories on the board. Similarly, developments in Mesopotamia can be mentioned in the chatbox.
michael_b (192 D)
05 Aug 17 UTC
^ seems like the only way.
Oztra (111 D)
05 Aug 17 UTC
seems interesting
i would be interested in doing that
as long as profit for allies
michael_b (192 D)
05 Aug 17 UTC
GUYSSSSS FINALLY FOUND ONE:
http://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=96
Oztra (111 D)
05 Aug 17 UTC
yeah but that's the whole world
does we really want whole world planned
that would take long thyme
Arch-Duke (100 D)
05 Aug 17 UTC
What do you mean "profit for allies" Oztra?

Cool that you found a Global WWI map, but I'm not sure it's definitely the way to go - that map has 14 players, including countries like Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and others. Definitely a great map for a WWI scenario game (e.g. what if Mexico allied with Germany in WWI), but maybe more than we need for just a re-enactment.
michael_b (192 D)
05 Aug 17 UTC
VDIP Variants and problems:

variantID=59
only needs 10 people
has many unnecessary powers
no usa

variantID=96
needs 14 people
has many unnecessary powers
has usa

variantID=56
only needs 8 people
usa image sloppy
unrealistic asian front and no middle east

variantID=81
just way to big

variantID=34
no usa

Arch-Duke (100 D)
05 Aug 17 UTC
So far my favourite option is playing classic, here, and annotating events that model can't represent in the chatbox. So it'd basically be a re-enactment of the European theatre of the war, sans a separate colour for late-war American support.
TiconderogaHB (100 D)
10 Aug 17 UTC
I'd be down for participating. If we are playing this as a reenactment or 'performance' then one thing to be figured out would be getting Germany up to strength to fight a two front war, and arming and mobilizing neutrals as they entered the war.

For the classic map we could have Russia taking Rumania and Serbia to represent their armies and Turkey taking representing Bulgaria's armies. Britain could take Portugal when they enter the war. Germany could take Sweden since Sweden was largely sympathetic to Germany and maybe Holland as well to give them 5 units.

Alternatively theres a couple maps on vdip not yet mentioned that may work better.

variantID=67 Abstraction III
7 players
all powers have 4 starting units (russia 5) not just the ones that had that strength
North Africa but no usa

variantID=14 Classic Crowded
needs 11 players
Germany could start with 4 centers maybe 5 from Sweden
Armed Neutrality from neutrals, neutrals could add public press
No usa or africa
Arch-Duke (100 D)
13 Aug 17 UTC
Ok wow, that Abstraction III one is perfect with how it includes Mesopotamia.


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peterwiggin (14764 D (S))
12 Aug 17 UTC
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Mod team personnel changes
bo_sox48 is now an administrator. Please join me in thanking him for his past and future service to the site.

Sadly, ghug is leaving the moderator team. Please join me in thanking him for the work he's done as a moderator.
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captainmeme (849 D Mod)
09 Aug 17 UTC
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Ankara Crescent
It's been far too long since we played this variant. Anyone for a game?
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SkiingCougar (805 D)
13 Aug 17 UTC
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Live Game Anyone?
There's two live games going up soon, anyone want to join?
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MichiganMan (5283 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Games Gone to Shit
I've not played in a while because I there were too many CD/NMR's. I come back, and once a game gets started it's AGAIN ruined by TWO players just up and quitting one year into the game.

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leon1122 (191 D)
08 Aug 17 UTC
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Google Employee Fired for Writing an Internal Memo Warning Against Google's Echo Chamber
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3914586/Googles-Ideological-Echo-Chamber.pdf
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michael_b (192 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Cuban replacement needed.
Hello, please can someone replace Cuba to keep the balance in this game:
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=203827
Thanks a lot.
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Jamiet99uk (100 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
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If this thread gets *eight* comments I'll post it again but double the number.
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Jamiet99uk (100 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
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If this thread gets *16* comments I'll post it again but double the number.
My forum experience is either experiencing a new high, or a new low, at this moment.
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Jamiet99uk (100 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
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If this thread gets *four* comments I'll post it again but double the number.
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Jamiet99uk (100 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
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If this thread gets two comments I'll post it again but double the number.
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dargorygel (320 D Mod (G))
09 Aug 17 UTC
Solar Eclipse Game
In honor of this year's Solar Eclipse's swath through populated areas of the US (and others) someone should start a game which commemorates the event. (Not me, because I believe in a flat earth...)
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marxsankles (100 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
World Diplomacy IX Game 24Hr Turns
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=204271

We've got 12 people so far, game starts in 28 minutes. It would be a shame if we got this many people and the game didn't go on.
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michael_b (192 D)
05 Aug 17 UTC
"Known World" variant absent
I may only be clueless about news here but on the Variant page is the Known World variant but not in the "new game" creator. Anyone know?
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wolfsong5663 (20 D X)
04 Aug 17 UTC
Reporting myself for multi accounting
I created this account when I used up all of my 100 coins to join games and wanted to play more. I did not realise that this was prohibited and in fact, I still cannot find where the rules are located on this web site. I had to google to find the page.
Could the Mod please contact me and ban this account and verify that the two accounts have never been in the same game.
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iimusashii (130 D)
08 Aug 17 UTC
Im always France
Is there some kind of setting that I don't know about, because I always draw France.
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brainbomb (456 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
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Trump bans Transgendered people from.Military Service
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/26/politics/trump-military-transgender/index.html
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Monfils (0 D X)
10 Aug 17 UTC
DAILY Diplomacy player's piss thread
Instead of a thread forming every time someone wants to say something about a certain topic just type in a topic below and see if someone wants say something about it (bumps will not be used as bumps but instead as topics to talk about
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Randomizer (130 D)
10 Aug 17 UTC
Don't forget buying a gun for Back to School
Wal-Mart wants you to be ready for anything going back to school or at least one employee thinks so:
http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/09/news/companies/walmart-guns-back-to-school/index.html
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Farenheit (100 D)
09 Aug 17 UTC
New Mode? Bots?
I think that we should be able to play with bots 1v1. It would be much more fun for some people and it could be free
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NManock18 (0 D X)
10 Aug 17 UTC
HOW TO PLAY THIS
The instructions did not mention this scenario: If you attack a province that someone occupies, but that someone is moving their unit in that select province to a different province that is unoccupied, their move cancels and they have to defend their province which is being attacked right? I know this to be true based on my own experiences, but I wanted to confirm.
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peterwiggin (14764 D (S))
29 Jul 17 UTC
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call for new mods
The mod team is looking for more volunteers. If you are interested in being a moderator, please send an email indicating your interest and describing why you think you would be a good moderator to webdipmod@gmail.com.
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MajorMitchell (1004 D)
08 Aug 17 UTC
See a great Australian car..the new CHIPS movie
The new CHIPS movie with Michael Pena uses a great Australian car..a VF model Holden Commodore, sold in the USA as a Pontiac ( I think).
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VashtaNeurotic (644 D)
17 Jul 17 UTC
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Mafia XXX: Clown Fiesta Game Thread
See inside for more instructions.
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