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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CommanderByron (654 D (S))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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ATTENTION: Do not be intimidated, this program is for all. So please if you are on the sidelines watching and are interested fill out the apprenticeship application. This program is willing to accept any member of the community with a genuine interest in learning diplomacy and bettering their play.
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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FWIW, I'm signing myself up as a gunboat apprentice. So seriously, it can be anyone!!
Fluminator (496 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Can any of the mentors teach me how to convince people that draws are for suckers?
TrPrado (372 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
But then we run back into the initial problem of me not going to sign up for any games.
Ezio (1432 D Mod)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
I'm signing up to be a mentor. If you're lucky you might get me!
chluke (15728 D (G))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Thanks all, for the gunboat discussion explanation.

Vashta is my mentor, and he is very consistent with his advice - - "Play better".
VashtaNeurotic (1152 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Hey, it works, chluke. It works.
Peregrine Falcon (1280 D Mod (B))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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I'm signing up to be a mentee. If you're lucky you might get me!
Claesar (104 D Mod)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
Great idea, Demon and CB!

I signed up as a manatee.
TrPrado (372 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
I signed up as a manta ray.
Octavious (1481 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
Many thanks CommanderByron for setting this up, and the mod and admin team for their support! Also huge thanks to all the people, like Ezio and AttiWoolf who have helped move things along by already showing an interest in mentoring and being mentored.

I think that's everyone....

Nah, silly of me. A big shout out to all the chaps of the membership without whom this site wouldn't exist.
Yoyoyozo (8480 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Wow, how could you forget someone so obvious?
Avalon Hill spend countless hours designing this game so that you could play it.
Octavious (1481 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
God, Yoyo, I feel such a fool. Thanks for the save :)
PRINCE WILLIAM (106 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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As a member of the School Of War, I can definitely say that a mentor can help you see things from aspects you wouldn't otherwise consider and help enhance your overall play. It is a great idea and a very generous thing to do for this community.
damo666 (45 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
You may want to consider a maximum GR for apprenticeship. If 200+ qualifies for mentorship then perhaps this should disqualify for apprenticeship? Just a thought. Thanks and have signed up as in dire need of improvement.
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
You can definitely sign up even if you're in SoW right now too
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
No damo, some people over 200 really need the help. Plus I think we've got a lot of top players very willing to help semi-experienced ones.
TrPrado (372 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
“some people over 200 really need the help”

That’s what grandchildren are for.
Tom Bombadil (1535 D (G))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
Agreed. Especially since many top GR players might be great at gunboat but need help in full press, or vice versa.
Djantani (290 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Is there a possibility to do it the other way round? I.e., the experienced player plays an FP game and the apprentice can see everything, including the press for that player . I'd call it 'sitting on the lap' mentoring. I did it once and the chap really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it.

Obviously you need to be willing to open up to someone else and there probably are some logistical issues to overcome but I thought I'd just throw it in.

I find the SOW is a 'sitting on the fence' mentoring and people can quite rightly say - show me how really good you are at making it happen instead of just talking...
Tom Bombadil (1535 D (G))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
I like that idea a lot - I think it would be useful for players to be able to observe a high level game from the inside rather than just spectating - which doesn't really teach you much.

I'd like ghug to be my mentee. I've always dreamed about him sitting in my lap.
ghug (4202 D (B))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
Yes please.
Claesar (104 D Mod)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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@Djantani: You are free to share press in a FP game with anyone. Including other players in that game, and people who are not. You can post it all on social media, if you want.
CommanderByron (654 D (S))
Tue 14 Nov UTC
@all- one of the beauties of this program is the freedom mentors will have in working with students once we get apprentices assigned mentors can feel free to work together by organizing games between students SOW style, or by playing games against each other that their students are spectating. But mentors also have the freedom to act more as a overseer and elder, answering questions and giving advice. There is no pressure to do anything more than being a lifeline for your apprentice. Please feel free to voice ideas, this program will be what we put into it and DO and I are very excited to help any of your ideas if they will better the program and improve the quality of the mentorships.
JEccles (509 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
If we sent in an "application" to be a mentor or apprentice, will we be contacted on the status of our application?

This is a really awesome idea, thanks for putting this together! I love to try and pick the brains of anyone playing, so having an organized system to allow that is even better :)
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Yep, we'll probably get around to them on the weekend or later.
yavuzovic (150 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
I want to improve mine. What should I do?
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
@yavu sign up for being an apprentice, look at my first post.
djnogueira (179 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
Sign me up as apprentice
DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
You have to fill out the form I posted in my first post. I can not do it for you.

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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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