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Tom Bombadil (4196 D (G))
02 Oct 17 UTC
New Standard Game
Semi-anon.
48hr phases, WTA, HDV, 143pt bet
Post inside if you are interested
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Two great car races in Australia
Today the "Touring cars" have the Bathurst 1000 km race, and the 3000km Solar Challenge race from Darwin to Adelaide starts. Good luck to the University of Michigan team & all teams.
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TooCoolSunday (207 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
who's in charge HELP
How do I find out who is modding/controlling a game, in order to send them a message?
Thanks
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ghug (5046 D (B))
11 Oct 17 UTC
Feature Request
I dislike bananas. I would like a feature to show when my opponents last ate a banana, as well as where that banana fell on the green-brown scale (I find green bananas less objectionable. Banana-based deserts and smoothies are unimportant, but this feature should also account for artificial banana flavors in things such as candy. I will generally leave implementation details such as how to display the color scale up to the developer, as I understand how important they are. Thanks!
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brainbomb (474 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
The benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
So there are many ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Tempest In A Teapot 2017
Starts in 27 hours. I'm here in Silver Springs, MD. Scoring is Sum of Squares with one game each on Fri, Sat, Sun.
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
06 Oct 17 UTC
Old topic new tought. Gun Control in US.
Her is a thought from my young daughter.
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brainbomb (474 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Are you tired of being tired?
When you wake up in the morning and your get up and go just isnt there
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SkiingCougar (953 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
Pause voting
See Inside
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Gavin Fitzgerald (100 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
How to create a private 4-player game?
Hi, I'm brand new to the site and wanted to create a private 4 player game with 3 other friends with the countries assigned as in the rulebook under "Alternate Way to Play" (ie, England, Austria/France, Germany/Turkey, Italy/Russia). Is this possible in wbDiplomacy?
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
10 Oct 17 UTC
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Happy Leif Erikson Day
In the midst of all this neverending political strife and hostility, I have just one thing to say:

HINGA DINGA DURGEN
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Oct 17 UTC
Which century is this again?
@"The U.S. on Sept. 29 voted against a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution that condemns the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts."

http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/10/02/u-s-opposes-un-resolution-death-penalty-sex-relations/
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brainbomb (474 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
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Trump Tweets from Golf Course that Puerto Rico is asking for too much help
Brilliant
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
06 Oct 17 UTC
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October GR Published
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist
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leon1122 (175 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Build the Wall!
The House Committee on Homeland Security has passed a bill today that gives $10 billion of funding to build a wall on the Mexican border, $5 billion of funding to secure ports of entry, and $35 million of reimbursements to States that use their national guard to enforce border security.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-committee-approves-10-billion-to-fund-border-wall/article/2636551
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BrosPros (100 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Is the "World Diplomacy IX" variant any good?
I wanna start a world diplomacy ix game is it any good? I've seen many games of it and I wanna know.
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The Ambassador (159 D)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Napoleonic... how awesome
http://www.vdiplomacy.net/variants.php?variantID=101
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Randomizer (0 D)
06 Oct 17 UTC
The Aliens are coming!
https://www.yahoo.com/news/time-traveling-drunk-man-says-155541478.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_06

Douglas Adams speculated that inebriation helped to protect the body during matter conversion.
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brainbomb (474 D)
06 Oct 17 UTC
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Mawd Team Announcement
A raging lunatic has agreed to join the mawd team. Please join me in thanking him for volunteering to help us keep the site sanity free and wish him well as he sacrifices any semblance of a social life in the name of making webDip great again.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Oct 17 UTC
Vegas...
Note: https://www.theroot.com/this-is-only-the-deadliest-shooting-in-u-s-history-bec-1819112938
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Randomizer (0 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
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Republican Family Values
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/04/politics/tim-murphy-abortion/index.html

It doesn't apply to them in private. Abortions for their wives and mistresses. Extra marital affairs and Newt Gingrich wanting oral sex so he can truthfully say he didn't sleep with her.
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jason4747 (100 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Baseball and steroids and math
KansasBoyd, better to take our baseball discussion out of the Hurricane/Climate Change as we are juuuust slightly off topic
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MangoDude (100 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Known World 901
Why is this variant in the variants list if it is not an option when creating a game. It should either be removed from the variants list or be added as an option when creating a game.
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StevenC. (1047 D (B))
02 Oct 17 UTC
Supporting Spain's North Coast
Can an army in Marseille support hold a fleet in Spain's North Coast?
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brainbomb (474 D)
02 Sep 17 UTC
Super Bowl Prediction Thread
So here we go. We pick who plays in the superbowl and the score.
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Ogion (4375 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
New Catalonia thread
With apologies, starting a new CATALONIA ONLY thread. Discuss!
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Ogion (4375 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
Forum only gunboat thread
I have had a request to launch the forum only gunboat

Join, or not
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205265
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Flame (100 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
Classic 1898 Variant adaptation
I do the adaptation for 1898 variant. Who knows the author of the variant to mention him in the description. Or it's Hasbro itself?
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Devonian (870 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
Do unrated 1v1 games affect ELO ratings?
Unrated games return the points, but does it also not affect the ELO?
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Anneal (316 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
Does Empire4 (Fall of the American Empire) need to be balanced?
Unless most other Diplomacy maps, Empire4 is not very balanced and a few nations have severe disadvantages that make it very difficult for them to win while others are fairly overpowered. I can explain more if someone wants to ask.
ghug (5046 D (B))
03 Oct 17 UTC
Is there a variant on this site that doesn't have this problem?
Anneal (316 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
@ghug I think the vanilla Diplomacy and Ancient Med is balanced, Modern Dip is alright, but in Empire4 BC and Cuba are incredibly weak, the latter even more so.
ubercacher16 (259 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Classic and Ancient Med are both more balanced then Empire4.
ghug (5046 D (B))
04 Oct 17 UTC
I haven't played Modern, but it doesn't look especially balanced. World is clearly not balanced. Unless you have top players or serious skill disparities between players, Classic and Ancient Med also have some powers that do significantly better.
MelodicMethods (100 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
The problem I see is that FotAE is that all of the nations are too big. One nation only has to worry about 2 neighbors at a time, while in classic you could be hindered or attacked more nations in one turn. Each time I play it it seams that after the first two turns I dont even have to talk to anyone because everything is so obvious on who they are wanting to attack. The only question is where exactly they are going to move them.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
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To fix FotAE:

Cuba all fleets
Saskatchewan is SC
Update win condition to 50%+1
Anneal (316 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
@MelodicMethods Cuba has to deal with three neighbors, and if NY is doing well it's possible for NY to move its fleet down into the Bermuda Triangle and harass Cuba as well. Cuba can't sustain an alliance with Peru as Peru's winning SCs run right through Cuba, and while Cuba can negotiate something with Florida and Mexico, both have plenty of potential for a stab while Cuba is unable to do anything. Texas can be a problem as well in a few occasions.

BC does have two neighbors but they have wide sea spaces which Quebec or CA can potentially move into with ease and only one free SC while it has to contest others while most other nations can get two guaranteed builds and a contested SC.

Heartland is surrounded by six nations, but isn't in as much of a disadvantage as Cuba or BC, as it has diplomatic potential and can set up many different alliances.

@Jeff Kuta I agree with all but the first; I think Cuba should start with four SCs. Either it can be Haiti (and DR is removed as a SC), or it can remain DR but the fleet in Kingston is replaced by an army and the army in Holguin by a fleet.
dargorygel (476 D Mod (G))
04 Oct 17 UTC
I have not figured out how to play Cuba successfully... I agree they seem boxed in. I am not saying it couldn't be done, I just haven't seen anyone do it yet.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
With 3 starting fleets, Cuba can take Nicaragua and Dominican Republic uncontested, and can defend against Florida. I think 5 SCs at turn 2 should be sufficient for them to diplomatically handle most immediate threats.
Bladerunners (1361 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
i think game fairly balanced but not an expert on this variant by any means

cuba has lots of neat options .. i haven't played cuba before though

all comes down to dipolomacy... every game i've been in the cuba player doesn't communicate anywhere as much as he/she should
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
That's because Cuba players know they are doomed from the start.. ;)
Bladerunners (1361 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
haha - maybe true
Bladerunners (1361 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
i haven't played bc either - looks to also be a tough country but also not many natural enemies and if peace with cali can do well
CCR (498 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Cut the map removing the SA power, make Cuba a corner; adjust SCs accordingly to not strenghten Mex (corner powers must be controled).
yavuzovic (255 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
it does. @CCR is right
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Is there a process to go about modifying mod maps?
YanksFan47 (190 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
I have played Cuba in a few games recently, and I have found much success. Maybe you just aren't playing right :)
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Games with multiple CDs by neighbors don't really enhance your advocacy for Cuba being strong. ;)
YanksFan47 (190 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
The only CD near me was Peru and that was when he had one SC left, so nothing really disproved.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Florida also CD 3rd or 4th turn.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Well hang on...not CD...but several NMRs. I misspoke, but all it takes is 1 or 2 NMRs to change a game dramatically.
YanksFan47 (190 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Eh. He wasn't really going for me anyway. But fair point.
Bladerunners (1361 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
Eliminating Peru from game would definitely change dynamics!


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