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Lazy Bones (653 D)
13 Oct 17 UTC
Rules query from a new player.
Is Out of Game communication okay in normal diplomacy? If not, what if all members agree that Out of Game communication is okay because the whole group knows each other in real life?
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Verming (214 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
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What other online turn based games might I enjoy...
....based on my liking for Diplomacy. Iam looking to expand my range. Nothing massively complex, "live" or requiring Gauntlets of Dexterity, just interesting, challenging turn based games which may run over an extended period. Any suggestions? Cheers all Verming
Claesar (2604 D Mod)
11 Oct 17 UTC
I like the Game of Thrones boardgame if you can't find that 7th player for Diplomacy. It's not as good and has more rules you need to wrap your head around, but it's still a fun game.
I'm not sure if there's a way to play Scythe online.
Axis&Allies is an interesting game of conquest as well.
A_Tin_Can (2254 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
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I recommend Diplomacy.
dargorygel (533 D Mod (G))
11 Oct 17 UTC
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Sounds like you would like "Diplomacy."
captainmeme (846 D Mod)
11 Oct 17 UTC
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The problem with things like the GoT boardgame is that they aren't really games you can play over an extended period. The amount of actions you need to do in a turn means that it needs to be played live, or one in-game turn can last weeks.

Diplomacy is great for online play because it's a simultaneous turn game. People use that word to describe things like GoT, but GoT is half and half - the deployment and reveal phases are simultaneous, but the action phase is very much sequential.

There actually aren't all that many simultaneous turn games out there that I know of - one that might be worth taking a look at is Frozen Synapse; it's not free but it's incredibly well designed and works in the same way as Dip (you only need to put in orders once every day or two days or whatever you choose).
captainmeme (846 D Mod)
11 Oct 17 UTC
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Of course, there's always Diplomacy variants :D If you get bored of the few they have here, there are an absolute ton of them over on vDiplomacy.
Claesar (2604 D Mod)
11 Oct 17 UTC
That is definitely a downside of GoT. Bidding on the influence tracks easily takes more than a week..
Claesar (2604 D Mod)
11 Oct 17 UTC
I used to play a game online called Medieval Diplomacy. Not sure if that still exists, but it was essentially a mix between (Medieval) Risk and Diplomacy.
Hellenic Riot (1569 D (G))
11 Oct 17 UTC
There's always Risk, if you want a dumbed down version of Diplomacy.
Tom Bombadil (3854 D (G))
11 Oct 17 UTC
I think alot of turn based games struggle online because they lose flow and you forget what each player is angling in terms of strategy. Games like 7 Wonders, and Puerto Rico I find really difficult to play in non "live" settings.

A couple of turn based games I think work well over on boardgamearena are Carcassone (because its easy to pick up and you don't really have to keep track of how other players are playing) and Tokaido.
I tried out an app called Subterfuge which is quite similar to Diplomacy a while back. It was a pretty good game. I haven't played much since it requires much more activity than Dip, but I've been meaning to play another game at some point.
Dejan0707 (1504 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
I would recomend dominions 4. Turn based game played online by sendind turns to the server. Real gem of a game that has strong component of diplomacy inside.
SuperSteve (894 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
I'm intrigued by Subterfuge. Are there in game purchases that will ruin the experience for me? Do people stop playing when they are not winning?
Old school turn based game - Metal Knights - I first started playing through a dial up modem - still play a game here and there. There enough active players to have a game going most of the time.
eturnage (601 D (B))
12 Oct 17 UTC
VGA Planets 4 is pretty good. A bit time consuming. http://planets4.hood-net.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Race_Guide
Smokey Gem (52 D)
12 Oct 17 UTC
SHOGUN ...we litterally wore out the board and the online conversion is cool to.

TOTAL WAR ; Series is awesome..I esp like the orig medieval Total war.


LOL The SIMS ...or virtual life..
StevenC. (1047 D (B))
13 Oct 17 UTC
Try Axis and Allies. Really fun.


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leon1122 (201 D)
12 Oct 17 UTC
California makes murder a misdemeanor.
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/10/10/report-knowingly-exposing-others-to-hiv-will-no-longer-be-felony-in-california.html
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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
12 Oct 17 UTC
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BOSOX PIZZA TOURNAMENT
Hello I am starting a another 1v1 tournament. It will be FvA. Each person plays until they lose. Winner gets to keep continuing. Loser buys bo a pizza. If you win 10 times in a row, bo will send you a slice of pizza
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leon1122 (201 D)
12 Oct 17 UTC
Swedish dentist loses job, sued by government...
for reporting migrant age fraud to Swedish Migration Board

http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/report-adult-migrants-posing-as-kids-lose-your-job/
I apologize in advance for the source, but it's the only English-language website reporting on it. MSM obviously won't pick this story up.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
12 Oct 17 UTC
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One impeachment please
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/918267396493922304

https://puu.sh/xVUOc/1ff0fa91d4.png
in case he deletes it
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
11 Oct 17 UTC
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I forgot that you should never play live gunboats on the site
my bad. They're still riddled with NMRs and CDs and no players or defaults that set an RR. My time away caused me to forget and for that I apologize.
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Condescension (10 D X)
12 Oct 17 UTC
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Why are conservatives so bad at Diplomacy?
Is it the lack of intelligence? Ego over practicality? Naive self-interest? Inability to understand other perspectives? Poor social skills? Or some other factors?
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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
06 Oct 17 UTC
Yoyoyozo's Open Gunboat Series
Hey I want to play some games but don't have the time for press. Therefore, I'm starting a gunboat series.
Sign up below:
36 replies
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
03 Oct 17 UTC
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On-going Tournament Series
I am interested in GMing an ongoing (for fun) tournament series based on the class system of fighting sports. Is anyone interested?
107 replies
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
12 Oct 17 UTC
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Advertise Live Games Here
Please use this thread, and this thread only to advertise for upcoming live games. That way, it's easier to find people for new live games, without flooding the forum with threads.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
STAR WARS TRAILER THREADDDD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CbN8sfihY
YES SOMETHING BESIDES POLITICS
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
09 Oct 17 UTC
How to protest the right way?
Can someone please enlighten me?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-mike-pence-nfl-walkout-publicity-stunt-denies-vice-president-us-kneeling-protests-a7990436.html

Apparently being peaceful isn't ok. But exiting a stadium early as a sign of your rejection of the protest is an acceptable protest.
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RagingIke297 (147 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
Headed to downtown Chicago for a bar game
This will be my first face to face game since I moved from Ohio to Illinois in May, game starts in about 2 hours!
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leon1122 (201 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
Feature Request
In FTF Diplomacy, players can see who other players are talking to. I would like a feature that shows who each country has spoken to during a given phase to reflect this. This feature could be turned on or off.
20 replies
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
11 Oct 17 UTC
Advertise Your Live Games Here
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Smokey Gem (52 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
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Mental Health week.
Hi all it is World Mnetal Health week.
Take some time out to work on your Mnetal health or check in on someone who you might think is not travelling so well.

Im going for a Nature Bath..( Hipster for Bush Walk ) costs $250 in SW West Aus or free if you live in the countyr like me..
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JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Damnit Sweden
https://www.expressen.se/nyheter/hundratals-svenskar-akte-till-kriget-for-att-slass-for-is--sa-lever-atervandarn/

use google chrome to translate... there are some American websites picking up on this too. Sweden giving protection for ISIS fighters as a gist.
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HBbuc (113 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
World Diplomacy Game
Join this World Diplomacy Game! Unrated so there is nothing to lose(or gain)! Just join to have fun!!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=208056
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dargorygel (533 D Mod (G))
09 Oct 17 UTC
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Eleven Letter Word Game
You know the drill... you can only change one letter to make a new word.
30 replies
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Tom Bombadil (3854 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 (978 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.
8 replies
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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
6 replies
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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!
19 replies
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brainbomb (469 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
The benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
So there are many ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar
5 replies
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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.
18 replies
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Smokey Gem (52 D)
06 Oct 17 UTC
Old topic new tought. Gun Control in US.
Her is a thought from my young daughter.
166 replies
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brainbomb (469 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
21 replies
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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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