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A place to discuss topics/games with other webDiplomacy players.
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JEccles (425 D)
22 Nov 17 UTC
Classic Game
I have a rulebook press game up for people to join. If you're interested, see the game below:

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=211198
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reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Nov 17 UTC
A back to diplomacy game
I am just returning to diplomacy, and am looking for 6 people to join me.
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brainbomb (474 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
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Cookie Monster Solutions
Instead of regulations, (YAWN), lets have unrestricted gun laws and limitless purchasing. The only rule is the retail employees *must* dress like cookie monster to make gun stores more kid friendly. Offer gun buyers a plate of CoOKiEs.
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brainbomb (474 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Mansplaining and manscaping
I heard people use the term mansplaining recently. It was negatively stigmatized but what does it even mean? Also I head people saying something about manscaping and I wondered if that was a type of yard work. Any input is appreciated.
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Yoyoyozo (182 D)
21 Nov 17 UTC
Gunboat for Hall of Famers
There’s a game starting for webdip Hall of Famers. PM me for password.
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sevenbrokenbricks (100 D)
21 Nov 17 UTC
Spring 1901 NMR
What provisions are there in general for dealing with players who NMR on the first turn? Should we simply agree on a draw and try and rebuild the game with new players? Is there a way to bring in replacements?
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SkiingCougar (953 D)
18 Nov 17 UTC
You mention anything to do with politics, you lose
Whenever a thread turns to politics it always ends nasty, let's have a nice friendly thread :)
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Thaneofwhiterun (1516 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
New York is the best.
Now that I've gotten everybody's attention, would anybody be interested in playing a game of American Empire where everybody plays as the region that they are from? I think that might be kinda fun and could be a way to release some of this clearly geographical tension that is brewing in the forums.
I'd have to claim NY
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WyattS14 (0 D (B))
20 Nov 17 UTC
Medium Pot Gunboat Classic
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=211039

40 bet (280 pot) gunboat game 1 day phases :) good luck
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Dreadnought1974 (100 D)
19 Nov 17 UTC
Live now
Live now starting now, 5 min
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wpfieps (440 D)
19 Nov 17 UTC
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Perspirational Males
Here is a thread to post perspiration stories about men who have profoundly impacted your nasal cavities.
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Fast Classic games
Hey! New here..
Anybody up for classic games to play with fast turns? 10 min/turn.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=210955
Up to the challenge?
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brainbomb (474 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Rhyme Time IV
Across the bloody plain arose seven soldiers, seven sonnets, seven rhymers riding a comet. Winter Rhyme Time IV has arrived, the press will be public and the goal is survive, win, or draw if you must, just dont stop rhyming or your castles become dust.
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
11 Nov 17 UTC
Sweden-Italy, 1-0 !!
I was watching the World Cup Qualifiers Game in a pub yesterday evening. And we nailed it! :) 3:07 into this video you find the goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj55HHnBG_Y
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KansasBoyd (25 D X)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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Cookie Cutter Solutions
Several here have proposed generic cookie cutter style gun solutions for the United States
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Fluminator (496 D)
18 Nov 17 UTC
Haha. Canada blew off America in the 60s
http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/cia-wanted-to-punish-canada-in-1962-for-flouting-cuban-trade-embargo-jfk-files-reveal/amp
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JamesYanik (548 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Prediction Thread
Trump gets back from his tour in Asia soon, and he'll likely have a response to Roy Moore. Vote on the likely response here:
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mmcconkie (113 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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Resources to Improve Players
I signed up for the mentorship program. As I get ready to work with a mentor, what resources do you all like to improve as diplomacy players? I'm looking for websites, blogs, podcasts, videos, etc. Thanks!
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brainbomb (474 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Cards Against Humanity Heroes
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cards-against-humanity-buys-a-piece-of-the-us-border/
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Smokey Gem (189 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
The best way to mange your press and play when you are definatley going to lose.
What is the best way . Roll ovr , influence the winner. spitefull delay ??
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
14 Nov 17 UTC
Trump blunders around Asia, returns home to more scandal
Trump blunders around Asia offending allies. Meanwhile Jeff Sessions "cannot remember" what went on at important meetings when "giving evidence". Further evidence of the inadequacy of gun controls in the USA with her another tragic shooting at a School.
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Smokey Gem (189 D)
13 Nov 17 UTC
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The rest of the World Apreciation Thread.
MAKE ROTW Greater Again .
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Matthewew (157 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
How do I talk to players?
Am I just missing something. How do I talk to the other players in my game?
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JECE (1322 D)
11 Nov 17 UTC
Who wants to play 1600?
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=32997
PPSC with perfectly divisible pot if we don't draw.
Rulebook press, rulebook civil disorder and hidden draw votes
42-hour phases, so that you won't CD if you check the game once a day
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Thaneofwhiterun (1516 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Strangest/ Least probable alliances?
What do y'all think are the least likely alliances between countries in the long term?
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JoJoReference (35 D X)
14 Nov 17 UTC
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Advanced theory
Who would win in a fight, Alex Jones with a katana, or Obama with a hatchet & shield? No prep time or outside help allowed
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slypups (1889 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Replacement player needed for public, non-anon World Diplomacy game
Game: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=207427
India has disappeared and we need a replacement player. His position is still pretty good, so lots of potential there. If you are game, we'll try contacting a mod to swap you in so that there isn't another NMR.
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ARNESEN (365 D)
15 Nov 17 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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ubercacher16 (259 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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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
14 Nov 17 UTC
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Ogion... The Communists were fundamentally opposed to the institution of the church (or temples, in the Chinese case) BECAUSE they were anti-theist. It was literally militant atheism, and it takes some extraordinary revisionism to pretend otherwise.
KingCyrus (512 D)
14 Nov 17 UTC
Ogion, I think you have me confused with someone else...

You posted about "Christian groups... tend to be populated by righteous assholes." at 0929 EST today. Before that, I had responded once to bo, at 2316 EST last night, and once to ora, at 0847 EST today. At no time before this had I ever mentioned any group of anyone behaving as assholes. After you posted that, *I* responded to *you.*

@Prado, CA, thanks for having my back ;)
orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 Nov 17 UTC
@"Of course, aorathaic, some of us interpret statements as an attack because they are in fact attacks and we are under constant threat."

Yes, that is fair, there is interesting evidence from genocide watch about the steps where groups become no-persons in the eyes of those planning to commit genocide.

I wonder where Atheists would fall in the US.

@'being derided as inhuman or ammoral' - definitely a warning sign in genocide watch's view.

@KC
'What do you mean by "right?" I am Christian and I don't believe this. Furthermore, most of the Christians I know do not believe this (though some definitely do).'

That you must accept Jesus Christ as your lord and saviour in order to get into heaven.

@'@Orathaic: Do you think all atheists are "arrogant"?'

No, i didn't make that claim, i was being specific to atheists who join atheist organisations...

But given the above, it makes sense that some would seek protection from an organisation where they feel under constant threat.

The atheist i know of are not all atheists.

@'I mean, communist regimes' persecution is the first thing to come to mind, but I really don't want to get into "body counts" as HR said.'

Just as we're talking about groups of atheists coming together to meet. Communists do have something they share, a common belief in Communism. It is entirely possible to be a theistic communist in principle.

But i think we need a better way of categorizing people. Those who strongly belief in something (nationalism, communism, or a religion, etc.) are a separate from the group of people without a creed to follow and sacrifice themselves for.

People might die trying to promote their beliefs, but people without such strong convictions will never do so.

Whether that is high-jacking a plane and flying it into a building, or throwing a grenade at the open topped car of a visiting archduke... There is a clear difference in behaviour between those who have a strong enough belief that they go out and act on it, and those who do not.

I would argue that Communists are not a sub-set of atheists in this sense. They have a specific political ideology which supersedes any lack of belief. The group of atheists are mostly people who just happen to lack a belief in god/gods. As i mentioned, having little to no reason for getting together and meeting up - unless persistent persecution gives them a shared experience and they can meet up to support one-an-other...

I think your characterizing Communists, and Soviet Communists specifically, in this way as 'atheists' is only useful to further demonise atheists in your own country who have specifically NOT suppressed Christians.

It is also a mis-categorization, like me deciding to categorise all pagan, muslims, hindus, satanists and christians under one umbrella 'theists' group (which they quiet clearly are) - this is correct but not useful. Unless i wanted to tell you how bad theists are, because Nazi's Germany murdered a bunch of people, and Hitler was definitely either a Christian, or interested in revived German Paganism...

Just because something is true, doesn't mean it is a useful perspective to hold.

Now if your goal is to demonise atheists, to question their humanity, to eventually be able to justify a purging of all atheists... then sure. You're doing a fine job there. Otherwise...
Ogion (4375 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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@KingCyrus, my apologies, you're entirely 100% correct. It was Orathaic who came out with that lovely bit of bigotry. My apologies.
KingCyrus (512 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
@ ora

"That you must accept Jesus Christ as your lord and saviour in order to get into heaven."

This is not what I believe. I rather like the imagery used by CS Lewis in his book, The Last Battle to describe this:

“… there came to meet me a great Lion... Then I fell at his feet and thought, Surely this is the hour of death… But the Glorious One bent down his golden head and touched my forehead with his tongue and said, Son, thou art welcome. But I said, Alas, Lord, I am no son of Thine but the servant of Tash. He answered, Child, all the service thou hast done to Tash, I account as service done to me… Not because he and I are one, but because we are opposites, I take to me the services which thou hast done to him, for I and he are of such different kinds that no service which is vile can be done to me, and none which is not vile can be done to him. Therefore if any man swear by Tash and keep his oath for the oath's sake, it is by me that he has truly sworn, though he know it not, and it is I who reward him. And if any man do a cruelty in my name, then, though he says the name Aslan, it is Tash whom he serves and by Tash his deed is accepted.”
KingCyrus (512 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Not a problem Ogion, I've been called worse ;)
Crazy Anglican (250 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
+1 Ogion
orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 Nov 17 UTC
@Ogion, yes, i believe i made that claim about atheist groups. And have since acknowledged that they may also form to protect themselves from
discrimination.

But i don't believe we have any evidence of that. Is anyone here part of an atheist group? (Like Atheist Ireland, which i sometimes see talking about religious discrimination in Ireland, and what the law says).


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flash2015 (1447 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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