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ubercacher16 (453 D)
13 Nov 17 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 (432 D (G))
13 Nov 17 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))
10 Nov 17 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 (675 D Mod)
10 Nov 17 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 (112 D)
10 Nov 17 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 (456 D)
12 Nov 17 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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Durga (791 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
3 more unranked gunboat games
Help me get better at gunboat again
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Fluminator (511 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
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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 (100 D)
07 Nov 17 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 (456 D)
10 Nov 17 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 (3672 D (G))
09 Nov 17 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 (3672 D (G))
09 Nov 17 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 (102 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Español
Hola amigos, podemos formar un grupo con nuestra lengua materna, para competir
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yavuzovic (299 D)
10 Nov 17 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 (668 D Mod)
11 Nov 17 UTC
spring 1901
Which single move do you think has the most drastic impact on the game in 1901?
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dargorygel (320 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 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 (277 D)
11 Nov 17 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 (564 D Mod (S))
11 Nov 17 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)
07 Nov 17 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)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Alabama GOP
Please go away.

-Sincerely, Everyone
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Smokey Gem (210 D)
09 Nov 17 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 (564 D Mod (S))
08 Nov 17 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 (9891 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 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.
swordsman3003 (9891 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 UTC
(1) Make Portugal not a supply center (like Finland). This would weaken France's power, and France is too strong relative to the other powers. This would also reduce the ability of England, France, and Italy to get solo wins. This would make Germany initially stronger than England and France and encourage more E-F teamups. This would discourage Italy from attacking early France as the payoff is smaller.

(2) Add a territory called "Siberia" by cutting Moscow in 2. "Siberia" border Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Sevastopol. This makes St. Petersburg defensible from the south and makes breakthroughs to the north or south more possible.

(3) Make Apulia Italy's home center instead of Venice. This puts at least 1 space between Italy and Austria's home centers, which is true of all other power relationships.

(4) Give Austria 3 starting armies.
ishirkmywork (1141 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
the interesting thing about portugal is that at least half of the time England or France is clinging to it as their last supply center for many many turns. it is a fairly unique center in that regard. i think this scenario would also cause an early France/Italy clash much more likely.
swordsman3003 (9891 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 UTC
Yeah I forgot to state that point initially: I hate that Portugal is a unique supply center in that it is only bordered by 2 other spaces - so it is extremely difficult to dig someone out of it. Not only that, but because it sits on the stalemate line, it gives England and France an unmatched advantage over other powers in sneaking into a draw by clinging to life in Portugal. It causes weird, bad gameplay (in my opinion) when England or France suicides the rest of their centers to sneak into Portugal, hoping for that exact scenario.

On another note, without Portugal as a supply center, France will need Warsaw, Moscow, or an Italian home center in order to solo win (in addition to Tunis and the other usual centers France takes). So not only is France's early game reduced (France cannot get the usual 2 free builds that no other power besides Germany can usually get), but also France's endgame is made much more difficult. I think this would be an improvement because France solo wins far more easily than the other powers (not necessarily more OFTEN, because the players self-balance by fearing France - but it is easier to accomplish in my opinion).
Ezio (668 D Mod)
10 Nov 17 UTC
3) is a solid idea, but weakens Italy's Western and Northern influence too much. I prefer the idea of creating a new territory that borders Tyrolia, Piedmont, VEN, and TUS that is Italy's new Supply center.
1) is too radical of a change. France is strong, but it is not so strong as to deserve losing essentially a free supply center, which this does.

4 seems fine.
2 is Crazy as it enables someone to hold StP from the South. It completely changes the stalemate line, and frankly I think gives too much power to the Southern nations.
swordsman3003 (9891 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 UTC
Regarding (2) - I should say that it greatly increases the ability to hold StP from the south, but it is still possible to take it by overwhelming force. If Livonia were poked by Baltic Sea, then a supported attack using Gulf of Bothnia, Finland, Norway, and Barents sea would still work.

I think the western nations are generally stronger than the southern ones because southern centers like Tunis, Warsaw, and Moscow are much easier to take and hold from the north than northern centers like St. Petersburg, Munich, Berlin and Marseilles from the south.
WyattS14 (100 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
What did poor Italy ever do to you? :'(
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Merge Piedmont and Tuscany. That puts Italy and France into more immediate conflict.
Ogion (4804 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
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Give me 18 centers to start, regardless of which power I play
Claesar (399 D Mod)
10 Nov 17 UTC
I don't advocate for any of these, but I must admit that I suicide into Portugal.
CommanderByron (564 D Mod (S))
10 Nov 17 UTC
I think the classic map in all of it's strangeness is perfect in that the game is naturally balanced by skill and diplomacy.

Now are there some interesting variants... hell yea.

I would love to see a passable neutral switzerland, italy with a F in rome, Turkey with all navies and many more.
SkiingCougar (681 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
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If we're talking about changing the classic game slightly, how about chaos?
Mercy (1067 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
If Portugal becomes not a supply center, shouldn't the winning condition change to 17 SC's? That would not make it harder for France to win, but it would make it easier for the other powers.


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damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
48 Hour Full Press. GR 250+
Does anyone want to play a game?
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brainbomb (456 D)
08 Nov 17 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 (31 D)
07 Nov 17 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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damo666 (161 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
Players Ranks
How are these determined? Compare these two: a) Played 25 Defeated 7 (28%) Won 2 (8%) Drawn 11 (44%) Survived 5 (20%) Rank EXPERIENCED b) Played 21 Defeated 6 (29%) Won 4 (19%) Drawn 4 (19%) Survived 7 (33%) Rank POLITICAL PUPPET. Just wondering.....
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HBbuc (113 D)
30 Oct 17 UTC
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Hypothetical scenario
Hypothetical scenario: Get rid of Gender pronouns and call everyone and everyone and everything "it" and other variations of that.

Your thoughts?
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Thaneofwhiterun (1266 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Where did everybody go?
I feel so lonely, I can't even start up a 1v1 game...
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