Want to improve your own play, or take a player under your wing and help them improve theirs? Try the new webDiplomacy Mentorship program, found here.

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A place to discuss topics/games with other webDiplomacy players.
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brainbomb (62 D)
06:48 AM UTC
Inspirational Females
Here is a thread to post inspirational stories about women who have positively impacted your life.
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Thaneofwhiterun (1055 D)
Thu 05 PM 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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brainbomb (62 D)
Thu 03 PM 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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SkiingCougar (501 D)
Sat 12 PM 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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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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DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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webDiplomacy Mentor-Apprentice Program
See below
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DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Here is the webDiplomacy mentor-apprentice program you have all been waiting for!
Any questions can be directed to our email at webdipmentors@gmail.com

To sign up as an apprentice follow this link (anyone can sign up for this):
https://goo.gl/forms/tHxJMZQ7mKgjAtEO2

To sign up as a mentor follow this link (to be a mentor your regular GR *ranking* should be over 200, categories are irrelevant):
https://goo.gl/forms/XdMDvxfxdQQQJjDI3

Here is a quick guide to being a mentor in case you are confused about the whole idea:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dSq6zlizecb90F3OKSqyFUWGI32Or87ZNmkFmhCVz-c/edit?usp=sharing

Quick things to note:

This mentor program is NOT School of War, and you have NO obligation to help out your apprentice with every single move of every single game they have. That is a high burden and we wouldn’t ask anyone to do that. If you want to do it, then by all means go for it. But if they ask you to write down their moves for them you should decline. Obviously if they ask you about a moveset they came up with you should give feedback.

For apprentices, this is providing you with someone for you to ask technical and strategical questions to. If you are not getting responses or for some legitimate reason want another mentor, please email us.

Also, if you are over top 200 GR ranking and feel you are horrible at press or gunboat and want a mentor for that please feel free to sign up. The objective of this program is to just make better diplomacy players overall.

If you feel you are qualified to mentor despite your GR (maybe because you’re pro f2f or on another website) please sign up and send us an accompanying email

In the end it is under my discretion to decide if you are allowed to participate in this or not.

Lastly, everyone please thank CommanderByron for helping with *a lot* of the set up here. I’d probably be too lazy to do it without him :)
ishirkmywork (877 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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+1
CommanderByron (654 D (S))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Thanks DO, it’s been a pleasure working with you, I’m excited to continue and excited to help make this a reality.

I also want to give DO more credit than she’ll give herself. This whole program is her idea and this conversation wouldn’t even be happening without her.
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Also note, that if you ever wish to raise the number of apprentices you're willing to take please let us know via email or pm. Thanks <3
abgemacht (840 D (G))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Looks great! Awesome work!
Peregrine Falcon (1280 D Mod (B))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
(+1)
This is an awesome initiative. Great work DO and CB!
Yoyoyozo (8480 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Great work demon! I'll be sure to sign up as a mentor for gunboat.
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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you can +1 me for thanks ;)
chluke (15728 D (G))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
Appreciate your efforts to strengthen the webDip playing community DO and CB.

One question of clarification, please: is it not against the rules for players to seek or receive advice, or communicate about ongoing no-press (gunboat) games?

I read the guide link above, and the implication seems to be that receiving advice during ongoing games is encouraged.
chluke (15728 D (G))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
It may also be worth noting that outside mentor advice during ongoing press games may externally strengthen the play of lower rated players and thus skew GR ratings, inflating lower rankings and deflating higher ranked players.

Not that this is necessarily bad, it should just be recognized as a likely side affect of allowing and encouraging advice during ongoing ranked games.
ghug (4202 D (B))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
I think generally you just need to confirm that they're not in the game themself or discussing it with anyone who is.
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Chluke: you can't publicly talk about gunboat games or talk about the games to someone in them but I am fairly sure there is no rule about asking advice on them privately.
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Yeah, mentors aren't supposed to write moves for the players - as I stated.
Yoyoyozo (8480 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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The rules forbid discussing ongoing gunboat games on the forum. This is partially in conjunction with the rules that forbid breaking press settings. Since there is no global chat in gunboat, there’s shouldn’t be one on the forum.

Assuming your mentor isn’t in the game with you, it’s fine to talk to someone for advice about a gunboat game, privately.
CommanderByron (654 D (S))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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We still recommend that both apprentices and mentors put forth the due diligence to ensure compliance with all site rules.
bo_sox48 (4301 D Mod (G))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
This is cool, well done. You both get a +1 from me. Thanks for taking the time to set this up.
AttiWoolf (97 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Sweet! Thanks so much CB and PF!!
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Awkward.
CommanderByron (654 D (S))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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*cough* I think you meant DO and CB... *cough* ;)
VashtaNeurotic (1152 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Huge thanks to HR for his hard work on this matter!
dargorygel (355 D Mod (G))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Thanks DemonOverlord... this is great. Sign up, people!
Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Anytime Vash
TrPrado (372 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
If I ever signed up for games I might actually sign up for this. Good program.
ghug (4202 D (B))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Watch HR get 15 +1s.
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Tr you can sign up anyway if you'd like.
TrPrado (372 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
Sadly, I’m far too mediocre at this game to mentor.
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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I meant as an apprentice.
bo_sox48 (4301 D Mod (G))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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zinger
LeonWalras (665 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
no pat
ghug (4202 D (B))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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I'll tutor you, Prado.

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Peregrine Falcon (1280 D Mod (B))
18 Oct 17 UTC
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School of War - Fall 2017
Fall 2017 School of War Lecture and Discussion Thread. This semester will be taught by Professors ckroberts, eturnage, and Djantani.
gameID=208533
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Yoyoyozo (8480 D)
04:46 AM UTC
"Biggest Game of All Time" EOG
This thread is reserved for discussion of the gunboat game "Biggest Game of All Time" in which the some of the best gunboat players on the site slogged it out to see who would reign victorious
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brainbomb (62 D)
Wed 15 Nov 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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brainbomb (62 D)
Wed 08 Nov 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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Tom Bombadil (1535 D (G))
Wed 01 Nov UTC
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Mafia XXXII:Mountainous Cannibals and Friends
This thread is for Mafia XXXII Participants only
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Peregrine Falcon (1280 D Mod (B))
20 Oct 17 UTC
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Study Group - Fall 2017
Fall 2017 Study Group Lecture and Discussion Thread. This semester will be taught by Professors Tom Bombadil and StackelbergFollower.
gameID=208608
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peterlund (1320 D (G))
Sat 11 Nov 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 (207 D)
Wed 10 PM 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)
Sat 08 AM 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)
Wed 15 Nov 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 (60 D)
Wed 15 Nov 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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CAPT Brad (1904 D (B))
23 Oct 17 UTC
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Oklahoma for Native Americans!
Oklahoma was cursed ever since it was stolen from the Native Americans. All the 'white' and 'brown' and 'black' and 'asian' folks (and any other non-native folks) should pack up and leave to texas or some place else and give it back. What say you?
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Smokey Gem (168 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
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Championship Belt Game Series.
France v Austria .
Winner holds the Championship belt.Game id must be posted.
Only the winner creates next game.
How long can you hold the belt.
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Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Fri 12 PM UTC
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The best thing about HeroQuest
Is this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx8sl2uC46A
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brainbomb (62 D)
Wed 08 PM 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 (168 D)
Thu 11 PM 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 (986 D)
Tue 14 Nov 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 (168 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
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The rest of the World Apreciation Thread.
MAKE ROTW Greater Again .
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Matthewew (93 D)
Thu 03 PM 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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reedeer1 (90 D)
Mon 13 Nov 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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JECE (1072 D)
Sat 11 Nov 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 (1055 D)
Wed 15 Nov 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 (65 D)
Tue 14 Nov 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 (1380 D)
Wed 15 Nov 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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