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ARNESEN (215 D)
Wed 09 PM UTC
What does Bhm. Sea stand for in the modern map version?
In the modern map, there's a territory named Bhm. Sea. What does that stand for? I always assumed Bohemian Sea though that doesn't exist (and the sea isn't close to Bohemia). Perhaps it is Bornholm Sea (after the Danish island in the Baltic in that area)?
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MadMarx (31659 D (G))
08 Sep 17 UTC
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MadMarx Casual Anonymous Classic France vs Austria Tournament
Details within
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Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
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Winter 1v1 Champions League
The Champions League returns! See inside for details.
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Jeff Kuta (2081 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I am interested. If I don’t make the cut, I’d offer my services to run a 1v1 shadow cup which features up to 32 players who did not qualify for the main tournament.
Lando Calrissian (39 D (S))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I'd play if the ratings fall enough (54th). I'm in for what you suggest @Jeff Kuta if not.
Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
(Given the amount of PM's I sent, I'm not replying to any at the moment so that I don't miss any more that come in, but thanks for signing up to all who PM'd me!)

Current Signup List:

genghiz #9 + DEFENDING CHAMPION
xorxes #1
svkris #3
cspieker #4
CptMike #5
SplitDiplomat #6
snowy801 #7
Djantani #8
swordsman3003 #13
bozotheclown #14
captainmeme #16
guak #20
CCR #23
MadMarx #24
Bob Al Hubob #25
Ezio #29
goldfinger0303 #30
Roadhog #35
Lando Calrissian #54
Jeff Kuta #58
michaelf77 #67
rdrivera2005 #81
yavuzovic #1816
Yoyoyozo (8480 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I’m interested
rriffle97 (155 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Sounds good. I'm in
For the next tournament, you could make qualifications, for example: 24 of the best ranked players go into competition directly and the rest play for the remainding 8 spots. Like in Champions league.
MadMarx (31659 D (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I’m fine with top 24 automatically qualifying! :-P
peterwiggin (14708 D (S))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I'll play if it gets down to 88.
Jeff Kuta (2081 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Well, you could have an open application to the tournament, but then cut it off at a certain point and have a play-in round.

To use Nikola's numbers, if 40 people applied, 24 automatically qualify and the next 16 are seeded top-half/bottom-half and paired off.

If more than 64 applied, then perhaps auto qualify 16, then have the next 32 play in down to 16 more, then non-qualifiers and everyone else goes into shadow tournament/"Europa League" equivalent.
Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I considered a Europa League style second tier. Last time there wasn't really a lot of signups who just missed out, but if a huge amount sign up and miss the cut this time then next time I may run a B-tier tournament simultaneously.

I don't really want to go with Qualifiers because the whole point of this tournament is for it to take a short period of time; as opposed to the lengthy open tournaments we already have, and which everyone is of course free to play in.
Jeff Kuta (2081 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Qualifiers can be a quick and dirty business. Just set up pairings and if a tie-breaker is needed, use sum of squares of supply centers as Austria, then ghost rating.
Fluminator (496 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
rdrivera, I'm 85. Let's do a quick game so one of us gets bumped up.
rdrivera2005 (2065 D (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Flum, we can play, but I guess it's November GR that's being used.
Tom Bombadil (1535 D (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I fee like its been a while since the last one ended. Doesn't the time between serve as an adequate period to try to bump your GR to qualify?
yavuzovic (150 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I have no chance. Why did I join. Wait, I will gain golden experiences.
yoak (1195 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I narrowly miss qualifying with the rank of #601 on heads up ELO. But if some quirk leads to needing a sub or to fill an extra position, I'm in.

By the way... for those of you who love heads up games and also play on vdip, there is a perpetual 1v1 ladder tournament over there with rules that make it a lot of fun. Defenders higher in the ladder pick the board, and both reciprocal games are played. If a tie happens, the challenger picks the board and a pair of games is repeated. With the variety of boards available there, it is a lot of fun with a lot of variety. The challenge / board selection approach is a very nice way of handling unbalanced boards. As defender, you can pick a less balanced board making it more certain that you'll retain your spot after the first pairing in the game, but the rematch component means that doing this turns over second choice to your challenger. That's a pretty big incentive to not pick unbalanced boards and to pick boards that you think you can do better on than 1-1 because there are a lot of boards available. I happen to love, and thus to have become an unintentional specialist in, the Empire1v1 board (American map as here, with two civil war powers.) I'm a big favorite on that board against many players with generally higher skills just through lots of time on the board, so people I challenge have that incentive to try to actually beat me on the board that they pick when I challenge them, etc.

Fun times. Maybe next year I'll qualify for this one. It seems fantastic and I've been boning FxA, so my ELO should rise over the next year.

josemurc (27332 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
Interested :)
Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Thu 09 Nov UTC
Up to 30 signups now!

genghiz #9 + DEFENDING CHAMPION
xorxes #1
svkris #3
cspieker #4
CptMike #5
SplitDiplomat #6
snowy801 #7
Djantani #8
SpaceDip #12
swordsman3003 #13
bozotheclown #14
captainmeme #16
guak #20
ryanrogers #21
CCR #23
MadMarx #24
Bob Al Hubob #25
Ezio #29
goldfinger0303 #30
Roadhog #35
josemurc #39
Yoyoyozo #41
Lando Calrissian #54
Jeff Kuta #58
michaelf77 #67
rdrivera2005 #81
Fluminator #85
peterwiggin #88
rrifle97 #547
yavuzovic #1816
thuan0812 (121 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
I'm interested. Let me in.
LordDoctor (60 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
I'd like to play if it reaches down to me.
quarryman (4083 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
I'm in. I wanna be destroyed again :)
MadMarx (31659 D (G))
Fri 10 Nov UTC
So, we have enough to play, that’s nice
yavuzovic (150 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
I hope you will turn us by PM. I can't follow the thread.
ghug (4202 D (B))
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Eh, I'll play
leon1122 (175 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
I've played exactly one 1v1 game, and it was on the GvI map too, but I'll join if there's space.
Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Current signup list:

genghiz #9 + DEFENDING CHAMPION
xorxes #1
svkris #3
cspieker #4
CptMike #5
SplitDiplomat #6
snowy801 #7
Djantani #8
SpaceDip #12
swordsman3003 #13
bozotheclown #14
quarryman #15
captainmeme #16
guak #20
ryanrogers #21
CCR #23
MadMarx #24
Bob Al Hubob #25
Ezio #29
goldfinger0303 #30
ghug #33
Roadhog #35
josemurc #39
Yoyoyozo #41
Lando Calrissian #54
thuan0812 #56
Jeff Kuta #58
michaelf77 #67
rdrivera2005 #81
Fluminator #85
peterwiggin #88
leon1122 #521

Substitutions:
rrifle97 #547
LordDoctor #754
yavuzovic #1816

Anyone who misses the cut for highest 32 will be put down as a sub (still sorted by Elo). The first tournie had exactly 1 sub, and they did actually advance from their group.
breaca (413 D (S))
Sat 11 Nov UTC
put me in
rannjohnson (1274 D)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
I'd like in
Ayreon (2937 D)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
I'm interested
Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Sat 11 Nov UTC
genghiz #9 + DEFENDING CHAMPION
xorxes #1
svkris #3
cspieker #4
CptMike #5
SplitDiplomat #6
snowy801 #7
Djantani #8
SpaceDip #12
swordsman3003 #13
bozotheclown #14
quarryman #15
captainmeme #16
guak #20
ryanrogers #21
CCR #23
MadMarx #24
Bob Al Hubob #25
breaca #26
Ezio #29
goldfinger0303 #30
ghug #33
Roadhog #35
josemurc #39
Yoyoyozo #41
Lando Calrissian #54
thuan0812 #56
Jeff Kuta #58
michaelf77 #67
rdrivera2005 #81
Fluminator #85
peterwiggin #88


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Ayreon #140
rannjohnson #188
leon1122 #521
rrifle97 #547
LordDoctor #754
yavuzovic #1816

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ubercacher16 (238 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
Self Interest
Beyond a shadow of a doubt every human being is driven only and fully by their own self interest.
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flash2015 (416 D (G))
Mon 13 Nov UTC
When Is The New Forum Going Live?
I had a quick look at the forum a while ago. It looked good to me. Any idea when it may go live? On a completely unrelated note - any chance we may turn SSL on for the site?
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Identification Methods
For a story I'm writing, I need an adult who has lost his memory to not be easily identifiable. How do I make this feasible?
For instance, I expect the Dutch government to have the fingerprints of Dutch citizens. Do legal immigrants or people with a refugee status have their fingerprints taken as well? Would illegal immigrants or tourists from countries that don't take fingerprints make for a solid storyline? Are there other options?
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damian (351 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
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Daily Qur'an Thread
In which we discuss passages from the Qur'an each day.
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mmcconkie (60 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Known World 901 - Playable?
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm fairly new around here. I'm looking through the variant maps, and I see one that looks like a lot of fun, the Known World 901 map. On the Variants page, it lists it as active, but when I go to create a new game I don't see it as an option to select.
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brainbomb (62 D)
Sun 12 Nov UTC
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An open discussion about elaborate ways to restore reliability rating
I was thinking how there are members on this site who ruined their Reliability early and can never restore it to the 90th %tile. What if we did a series of experiments on these people. Hook them up to machines. Or perhaps put them in a room full of rats and see if they survive. The goal being we develop a way that someone could go from a 13% RR to a mighty 78%
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DemonOverlord (554 D)
Thu 02 Nov UTC
3 more unranked gunboat games
Help me get better at gunboat again
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Fluminator (496 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
(+3)
America appreciation thread.
I love the United States. I wish I lived there. Let's talk about how nice of a place it is.
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Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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I achieved a thing
I got my final results for my Master's degree that I've been doing part-time for the past two years* today.
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brainbomb (62 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Democrats are in deep trouble!
LOL! They keep talking about Russia and indictments and the latest wave of wins in virginia. But what about the civil war? What about Jimmy Carter?
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Valis2501 (3591 D (G))
Thu 09 Nov UTC
SJ Whipping F2F Diplomacy 2018!
It's finally here everyone, the day you've been waiting for! SJ Whipping 2018 is back for another year!
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Valis2501 (3591 D (G))
Thu 09 Nov UTC
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Cascadia Open F2F Diplomacy 2018!
Vancouver baby!
https://www.meetup.com/Pacific-Northwest-Diplomacy/events/242801707/
https://www.facebook.com/events/887382088062452/
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Matalienados (55 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
Español
Hola amigos, podemos formar un grupo con nuestra lengua materna, para competir
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yavuzovic (150 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Why did I cut chatting
I was writing post to Daily Qur'an Thread...
Did you remember my thread about mice in the dormitory?
A mouse run to another bed from under my bed.
Shit, I can't sleep more!
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Ezio (1432 D Mod)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
spring 1901
Which single move do you think has the most drastic impact on the game in 1901?
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dargorygel (355 D Mod (G))
Fri 10 Nov UTC
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Big News (for me) on a slow Forum Friday Morning
Friday mornings seem an inactive time on webDiplomacy. So I can announce that my daughter is in labor. Hooray! (which also means I am officially old. Boo!!)
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Crazy Anglican (261 D)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
Happy Armistice Day
Happy Veterans Day in the USA!

99 years ago today this horrific war we like to recreate in bloodless speech ended :-)
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CommanderByron (654 D (S))
Sat 11 Nov UTC
#MeToo
There’s enough vile people on here I think this conversation would be fun to watch.
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LeonWalras (665 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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We need extensive background checks
before people are allowed to shitpost on the forum.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Alabama GOP
Please go away.

-Sincerely, Everyone
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Smokey Gem (168 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
Is it possible that human kind will ever live in peace. ?
We all want it that incredible vast majority. o why do we do what we do . How can we be so benovolent and violent at thesame time?
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CommanderByron (654 D (S))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Curiosity: Coloreds
Why are the countries colored differently than the original board? anyone with insight, not complaining just curious.
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swordsman3003 (9797 D (G))
Fri 10 Nov UTC
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hypothetical changes to classic map
Ideas I have had that I thought might improve balancing. Not saying that I would advocate for all of these; they're just ideas I think about sometimes.
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damian (351 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
48 Hour Full Press. GR 250+
Does anyone want to play a game?
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brainbomb (62 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
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After how many times Jurassic Park has failed why is there still investors?
How many times has this place failed or expeditions to it have failed? Seems like the liability lawsuits alone wouldve ensured that park wouldnt have ever been remade.
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Randomizer (151 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
It's easier to get a gun, than ….
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/16/health/getting-gun-ease-trnd/index.html

In the wake of the last two mass shootings, I didn't know that I would have a harder time buying a puppy than a gun. There are even more restrictions to join Diplomacy.
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LeonWalras (665 D)
30 Oct 17 UTC
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Daily MARX
In celebration of recent forum breakthroughs, I thought we'd bring back the daily Marx thread. Post your Marx quotes here.
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