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jason4747 (100 D)
15 Oct 17 UTC
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31,500 points - the Biggest Gunboat Game of All Time
If you're not spectating this, you should. It's picking up stram.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205586#gamePanel
I have been watching this one for a few days. Pretty amazing the level of skill involved. In Spring 1908 all the countries were more or less intact.
joshuavoskamp (480 D)
15 Oct 17 UTC
what's stram? (lol i imagine you meant steam?)
jason4747 (100 D)
15 Oct 17 UTC
"steam" Sorry, thank you Joshua
jmo1121109 (3817 D Mod)
15 Oct 17 UTC
A fair warning, while this thread is probably okay as is (not an official mod team opinion), any commentary on the play would stem into breaking site rules as it is a press limited game.

And yes, I absolutely just added this to my spectate list, good recommendation.
Red-Lion (382 D)
15 Oct 17 UTC
I've been following it, too. Would love to be able to hear the conversations behind the scenes.

Other than that, can't comment with the game in progress.
ghug (5046 D (B))
15 Oct 17 UTC
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There are no conversations behind the scenes.
jmo1121109 (3817 D Mod)
15 Oct 17 UTC
Lol, you can't have conversations in gunboats, that is why I posted my warning. If it was a game without press restrictions it would be perfectly fine (though considered bad manners) to post about it on the forum.
YanksFan47 (185 D)
15 Oct 17 UTC
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My bet is on Brazil winning. It's rigged and Brazil always wins.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
15 Oct 17 UTC
the whole thing is a sham. its rigged for uzbekistan to take uganda in the fifth
Red-Lion (382 D)
16 Oct 17 UTC
I thought gunboat was when the players ripped their shirts off and flexed their bi- .... already forgot that was the case in the other thread. NEVERMIND THEN.
jason4747 (100 D)
16 Oct 17 UTC
jmo and other moderators, in my opinion this game is the equivalent of a grandmaster's chess game - it is the best against the best (at least point wise). It's the one rare time us regular people can watch 4,500 per player/31,500 total point level play.

I would love (in just this one case), for us average Joe's to chat about it in the Forum, while it's going on. Its a learning moment for us amateurs as taught ny ghe grandmasters. That sort of thing actually happens in grandmaster chess tournaments and sometimes the break midgame for the night. The pros could review the days comments, but that's like having your kids guess at your taxes. (Sounds almost logical, right)

A condition for this would that only people below, say 500 points, could comment. Those would be us that are 100% sure are NOT in the game.

Anybody above 501 (like you, ghug, or CAPT Brad) who comments would cause the thread to be immediately locked. This would also be an interesting psychology test -- to see if the pros can stand back silently while we hackers do analysis and throw popcorn at each other.

I leave the fate of this idea it up the moderators, and frankly the prolific CAPT Brad.... for how long could he hold off without comment?
zultar (4170 D Mod (P))
16 Oct 17 UTC
I'm going to chime in really quick here and say no to any comment regarding this gunboat game. Unless it was agreed before hand, there should not be any discussion of ongoing gunboat games (regardless of the number of points). Any comments may interfere with gunboat games and that should not ever happen, particularly with a game of this caliber. As such, please do not make any comments regarding the content of the game.

Thank you for understanding.
President Eden (2427 D)
16 Oct 17 UTC
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My advice if you want to comment and learn from the game would be to take notes on interesting moments and moves in a word processing file somewhere (Notepad, MS Word, etc) and hold them until the postgame. That way you aren't wasting the teachable moments and you aren't compromising the game. I know it's not the same as getting to ask in real time, but it's the best solution that doesn't affect the game.
I will refrain from commenting about the aforementioned game, but will say that this one: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=206204 is of interest as well.
ghug (5046 D (B))
16 Oct 17 UTC
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I have 0 points can I comment now?
Peregrine Falcon (1890 D (S))
16 Oct 17 UTC
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While we don't allow anyone commenting on active gunboat games, we will be pestering the players to post end of game analyses once the game is completed. EoGs offer their internal decision making process and explain their choices throughout the game. If you watch the game now, you'll be able to participate in that discussion at the end, but not until then.
jason4747 (100 D)
16 Oct 17 UTC
Fair enough, thanks all.

And ghug, nice point. Well done. That is such a Diplomacy move..... :-)
jason4747 (100 D)
16 Oct 17 UTC
EoGs in both games would be great! Probably better than driving through my dribble about the daring deeds of the Diplomacy dynamos.


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SpinDoctor (100 D)
27 Sep 17 UTC
Live Gunboat Game
Anyone interested in a Live Gunboat? It's been a few days since live gunboat games are created but always fail to reach 7 players...
11 replies
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Recent Ban wave by Ezio
Can someone tell me what is going on with Ezio banning half the people in my games???
3 replies
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KingCyrus (516 D)
13 Oct 17 UTC
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Happy Birthday...
To the U.S. Navy!

Fair winds and following seas.
3 replies
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brainbomb (325 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
(+1)
Dead Of Winter - Zombie survival Forum Game
Sign up here
43 replies
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springm4 (45 D X)
15 Oct 17 UTC
New game, players needed
Something New-2
Password: annapurna
4 replies
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JamesYanik (548 D)
15 Oct 17 UTC
Another One
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/hurricane-ophelia-rages-towards-ireland-met-eireann-warns-it-could-be-as-bad-as-debbie-which-killed-15-and-broke-weather-records-36227943.html
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KansasBoyd (25 D X)
10 Oct 17 UTC
California Wildfires
Applying the same logic a couple people used during the hurricanes, we shouldn't feel sorry for those impacted by the wildfires because they are rich and are stupid for choosing to live in areas at great risk for wildfires.
102 replies
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NManock18 (0 D X)
14 Oct 17 UTC
gunboat
Is there a reason why most of the public 7 player games are entitled gunboat?
6 replies
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joshuavoskamp (480 D)
14 Oct 17 UTC
Questionable behaviour in gunboat?
Hi,
I'm wondering what constitutes reasonable grounds for suspected cheating/multi. I'm in a gunboat game where nothing seems to be proceeding logically, but one player in particular seems to have thrown all reason to the wind, apparently with the express intent of screwing me over. At what point does suspicion of cheating become reasonable? What happens if those suspicions are confirmed after the game ends?
8 replies
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NManock18 (0 D X)
15 Oct 17 UTC
NEED ONE MORE PLAYER
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=208024
Password: Murica
2 replies
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captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
01 Oct 17 UTC
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The 1v1 Ryder Cup
Roll up, roll up! Welcome to the Ryder Cup - Diplomacy edition!

In this tournament, a team of players from North America will be pitched against a team from the Rest of the World in a series of France vs Austria games.
64 replies
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TheFlyingJarate (100 D)
14 Oct 17 UTC
A question on WebDip map variants
Hi. A while back, I happened to spectate a game with a map variant I hadn't seen before. It was, if I recall correctly, a map of the world in 1066... or 841. One or the other. So, my question is, how can I start a game with one of these variants, as the one I saw wasn't on the list of different playable maps.
5 replies
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HBbuc (103 D)
12 Oct 17 UTC
Austrian Openings
Whenever I get Austria, I always seem to get destroyed right away, do you guys have any advice on how to play better as Austria?
56 replies
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brainbomb (325 D)
12 Oct 17 UTC
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Why are bleeding heart liberals struggling at diplomacy?
My ghost rating is around 800. I am going to mass apply anecdotally that all liberals are therefore as abysmal as me at this game.
21 replies
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
13 Oct 17 UTC
The number and word four
Are therre many words that have the same number of letters as the meaning of the word IE Four.
7 replies
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NManock18 (0 D X)
13 Oct 17 UTC
Game
Hey, perople should join this hella lit game I'm setting up. It is public: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=208204
0 replies
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Durga (3648 D)
13 Oct 17 UTC
Need replacement
Hey everyone, we need a replacement Germany for this game (4 day phases):
gameID=206645

Please PM me if you're interested in taking over
0 replies
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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?
4 replies
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Verming (173 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
16 replies
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leon1122 (170 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
27 replies
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Yoyoyozo (182 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 (170 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.
2 replies
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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 (2585 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.
7 replies
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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?
13 replies
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Yoyoyozo (182 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 (863 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 (2585 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.
3 replies
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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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