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The Ambassador (149 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
Latest podcast episode: interview with Captainmeme
Hi webDippers

In the latest podcast episode of DiplomacyGames we interview Captainmeme, talk about how to create a Dip variant and introduce a new segment: Pet Peeves, which I'll post separately on.
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jengamaster (2107 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Biggest game of all time?
Would it be appropriate/allowable to have commentary on the biggest game of all time? I ask because it is an anon gunboat game. But it seems like the type of game people could learn from like school of war.
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jengamaster (2107 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Three build Turkey or Four Build Russia in 01
Have you ever seen this rare beast in a game that was not marred by NMR? If so, how did it come to pass? And how well did that country do in the long run?
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peterwiggin (15014 D Mod (S))
06 Sep 17 UTC
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Mod team personnel announcement
Socrates Dissatisfied has decided to step down from the moderator team. Please join me in thanking him for his service.

Szpoti has agreed to join the mod team. Please join me in thanking him for his dedication to the site and willingness to volunteer.
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captainmeme (841 D Mod)
06 Sep 17 UTC
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Diplomacy PSA
https://gfycat.com/ShimmeringUnsteadyHamadryas
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Oztra (30 D X)
03 Sep 17 UTC
San Francisco reccomendations
I'll be going to the US western seaboard in the next few weeks and am looking to do a fair amount of sightseeing while there. Anyone have recommendations for can't miss sights/experiences? (let the sarcasm...and hopefully 1 or 2 useful suggestions...abound)
legit tho
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Shenguin (268 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
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Ghost Ratings and CD Takeovers
Do the Ghost Ratings include games where the player takes over a CD? If a player regularly takes over CDs in a more or less hopeless position does it effectively screw up the player's ghost rating?

And, finally, why do I keep taking over hopeless CDs and should I seek professional help?
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spacecadet (329 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
the odd man out - strategy question
so i got a strategy question for everyone:
the way i see it, 80% of games take the same route:
there is one odd man out which is attacked by the 2 others.
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
04 Sep 17 UTC
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September GR Published
https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist

All +1's are welcome as usual :)
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trip (562 D (B))
27 Aug 17 UTC
France vs Austria
A set of friendlies if anyone is interested. 85% RR to go.
gameID=205274
gameID=205277
gameID=205276
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Smokey Gem (194 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
Voice to Text Sftware.
Hi all I need to do lots of notes and driving for my work.
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Mintyboy4 (100 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
Is it against the rules to tell somebody you've voted draw in hidden draw votes?
As written in the title.
Been a while since I've actively played the site. Few things have changed.
Just wanted to make sure.
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Thucydides (869 D (B))
30 Aug 17 UTC
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Are you people still on this fucken web site
Yes I'm still alive. My family in Houston evacuated. Everything is fine. Climate change is real. I'm still an anarchist. Suck it.
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slypups (1889 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
Looking for substitute for Pairs game
Interesting concept game here - players are paired on the Modern Diplomacy II map. Unfortunately, we're about to lose one player (game currently paused) and might lose another, although we hope he's able to return. So looking for one more - more details follow...
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slypups (1889 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
For that "insensitive" post I my part I got this from KB:
"So there's a guy out there dealing with serious real life issues and someone is posting about who wins a fucking game? Incredible."
and
"It's a natural disaster where thousands are homeless and dozens have died.

I'm disgusted to the core that the outcome of the game has even been mentioned after it has been discovered that one of the participants is impacted in any way at all.

I expect everyone to not have the slightest care about the outcome of a game even on a game site and game board and to recognize the severity and importance of the realist of real life.

If this is the depth of scumbaggery needed to compete in this game, I am way out of my league.

I wish to be removed from the game immediately."
And its escalated to what you now see here.
slypups (1889 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
And this forum post was about subbing you out KB, not Hauta.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
04 Sep 17 UTC
and this was going to be a friendly game. i was even nice to ogion and yoak
Durga (1898 D Mod)
04 Sep 17 UTC
I live for this kind of drama.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
04 Sep 17 UTC
Slypups is either flat out lying or employing revisionist history.

Russia was the first one to sensibly propose the draw right after Hauta requested the pause.

And a mere six hours after the pause was requested, slypups who now claims he was willing to wait out a long pause, stated that he'd pause until a sub is found.

Those are the facts.

But I am unreasonable in my opinion that the agenda is to keep the game moving no matter what.
ishirkmywork (1349 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
Hey Brad you and me were pretty civil with each other, I think!
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
04 Sep 17 UTC
Thank you everyone for finally done no the right thing.

Sorry many of you got caught in the middle of having one or two people made to do what is right.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
04 Sep 17 UTC
oh yeah shirk, i was on my best behavior so thanks for noticing
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
04 Sep 17 UTC
might makes right; you might be right. or mind over matter. if you don't mind,it don't matter.
slypups (1889 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
I had a good time playing that game with you guys, didn't see CAPT_Brad have issues with anyone.
Bladerunners (1361 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
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"look at me - I'm KB - i got a draw instead of being history": ..... ok, will stick to my day job ;-)
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
05 Sep 17 UTC
"Look at me - I'm BR - I run my mouth without having the slightest idea what I'm even talking about".
Bladerunners (1361 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
not bad, not bad -- try a little more rhyming
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
As a player in this game, I want to put my two cents into this thread.

I think that KansasBoyd does actually have a point here. It is true that Hauta NMR'd and the other players did not know the reason for it. But Hauta came on as soon as possible afterward and explained that real life around Hurricane Harvey had become his priority. Completely understandable.

I think that some players wanted to take advantage of Hauta's NMR and keep the game going. I suggested that we rewind the game state, and didn't get much response. Anyone who wanted to push on in spite of the tragedy which had befallen one of our players wasn't really doing the honorable thing, but rather the greedy thing.

Yes, we were playing a special rules variant. Yes, we had 2 months invested in the game already. Yes, it was just getting to the "good part" as the end game was unfolding.

All those are reasons that we should have stepped back and made things right instead of pushing on as if nothing really had happened.

I think this is my first game with KansasBoyd. IMO, the lashing he has received here on the public forum is not justified. The pile-on is unfair and unwarranted.

Yeah, he's been a bit over the top with some comments, but honestly, I think his heart is in the right place. Everyone should reflect on why they have gotten so aggressive. It really is *your* problem.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
05 Sep 17 UTC
i miss hauta, we were working well together
yoak (1348 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
Jeff, I didn't know that it was possible to rewind the game and didn't see your comment before, but I would have liked that option even better than just waiting. Waiting and rewinding. NMRs almost always substantially alter the game and though seeing people's intent and rewinding would also impact it, I would say less so than allowing it to stand. That would have been another good option.

I disagree that KB is getting more than is called for. I, for instance, stressed early on (in the game public) that it sounded as though we mostly agreed, and in fact shared the same first choice - waiting. That he differently valued the choices would have caused no hu-hu. It hasn't with those others of us who had slightly different preferences. But he then proceeded to ascribe, without any evidence, the most petty of motives to people who disagreed with him and insulted us well beyond the scope of the disagreement. No one else here has behaved in that fashion. slypups is still intending (as of the last message sent to me about the next game) to include KB if he should want to play, and I stated in my longer message above that I'd welcome him. So even given his rudeness, the people who have addressed it seem mostly to be taking, as I do, his venom to be at the elevation of a desire to win in a game above real-life problems for Hauta. I agree that such a position would be unlpeasant, but disagree that there is any evidence of it here. So I think he's mistaken and quick to anger and to be obnoxious, which isn't desirable, but I at least am trying to react with as much understanding as possible. I think it is a simple mistake.

I admit to having less and less patience for the mistake ongoing as everyone explains themselves and he throws my words, such as about kindness and respect, in my face as clumsy weapons, but you have a point to some extent that there is a pile-on, and those do tend to encourage defensive behavior.

KB, since you got an outcome that you could live with, and really the one you ultimately pushed us to, do you think you might give us the benefit of the doubt on our intentions and attempt to proceed as friends?
yoak (1348 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
And Brad, you're always nice to me! Sometimes without even meaning to. ;-)
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
05 Sep 17 UTC
Thank you Jeff.

Yoak, I never had an issue with you and provided evidence as to why the people I did have an issue with were pushing for the game to continue, including the quotes from slypups a mere six hours after Hauta informed us of his situation that he intended to pause until a sub was found. It is in the chat archive on the game should you not believe me.

I never doubted YOUR intentions and never questioned YOUR intentions. I believe a majority of the people in the game were willing to wait.

I also believe, without a doubt, that it was the intent of the originator of the game to push the game forward no matter what as referenced in his post a mere six hours after Hauta's posts. That showed zero intent to merely sit back patiently and wait.

Perhaps now that Jeff has also seen things in pretty much the exact same way as I did, you can give me the same benefit of the doubt you are asking of me.

I have no issue with 70% of the people from the game and hope to see you in games in the future.

The rest aren't worth my time.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
05 Sep 17 UTC
Here is slypups first reply regarding the situation....

Sat 03 AM (To: Global, from Spain) - I'll pause until sub is found.

It wasn't till Sunday night that slypups finally said he'd be ok with waiting. But that was after almost a full day of people continuing to campaign for a replacement for Hauta.

I'm not sure how anyone can say there's no evidence that some people's first motive was to push the game forward no matter what.
Unstupid (696 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
Will there be another pairs game?
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
05 Sep 17 UTC
There already is. Don't know if there are any openings left or not, but contact slypups, he is the one putting it together.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
05 Sep 17 UTC
the second game is in progress now


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spacecadet (329 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
suspected cheating
hello everyone!
i suspect cheating in a recent game. id like to contact a mod about it.
rather not give any details and speak to a mod directly.
anyone has any idea how i get in touch with one?
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Obbergruppenfuhrer (110 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
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Talking to other Players
Just wondering what other people think about how to communicate to other players. Some players go over the top and just write way to much, in my opinion. On the other hand there are people, like me, who keep it direct and to the point. Which way is best?
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chluke (8515 D (G))
04 Sep 17 UTC
Biggest Game of All Time
I've been asked to help try to launch the "Biggest Game of All Time" one more time. This time you don't need a password to join, but you do need 4,500 points! Gunboat, 48hrs, Anon, DSS, HDV:
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205586
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jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
29 Aug 17 UTC
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England Recommendations
I'll be working in the UK for the next few months and am looking to do a fair amount of sightseeing while there. Anyone have recommendations for can't miss sights/experiences? (let the sarcasm...and hopefully 1 or 2 useful suggestions...abound)
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Maltir (125 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
Map Question
What is that big black spot between Munic, Piedmont, and Burgundy?
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ubercacher16 (259 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
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Question Thread
Ask your questions! I, and hopefully others, will most likely be able to answer them.
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Hamilton Brian (807 D (B))
31 Aug 17 UTC
Thread for the cancelled game "Seriously this time. Do talk. A lot..."
Here's our chance for the big reveal.
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Post Your Live Games Here
This is the the thread to post all and any live games!! Third time is the charm!!!
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Live game needs 3!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205600
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ubercacher16 (259 D)
01 Sep 17 UTC
Live Med?
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205582
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Player finder for live games
Just hoping to find some players to play live games with
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Aug 17 UTC
Fake News! The Hype is a Ruse!!
this gameID=205041 billed as the biggest pot will never happen!!!
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
31 Aug 17 UTC
What Would JamietUK or Krellin Do or Say?
Enough about WWJD or What Yoda would say. What could the commentary of our recently departed members be?
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ConscriptedCow (113 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
Balance in Modern Variant
I just got back into diplomacy after a two year hiatus and looking back at my old games I've noticed that the modern variant has big differences in skill required to be successful between countries. So I ask, has anyone been successful with Ukraine or Egypt?
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slypups (1889 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
Army builds only game
I've set up http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205374 as a game where the restriction (self-enforced) is that you can only build armies - you are stuck with just whatever fleets you start with.
If you want to join, PW: "armies"
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NManock18 (0 D X)
01 Sep 17 UTC
Question
Can you move from Columbia West Coast to Venezuela by sea, or does Central America obstruct it. In essence, does the Panama Canal exist?
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