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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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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.
Octavious (1481 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Blunders? How so? Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines were falling over themselves to sing his praises.
shigzeo (1034 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
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This is news today: Trump this or that. Be outraged. If you're not, you ain't woke.
Randomizer (151 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
After getting good reviews on his Asian talks, Trump went and defended his puppet master Putin. The only thing harder to swallow than Trump's firm belief that Putin didn't influence the election is ministers defending Roy Moore's picking up underage girls because of the age difference between Jesus's parents. At least they were married and not committing statutory rape.
MajorMitchell (986 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
Well Jesus has a tricky parentage...maternal side is fairly straightforward.. The Madonna/Mary ( not the American songstress ) Joseph is a nominal / "adoptive" father and whilst he might have been slightly older than Mary, that age difference pales into insignificance compared to the age difference between Mary & God/the Holy Spirit.
It is a relatively modern phenomenon, this notion that young women should not be directed to marry by their fathers until they are at least eighteen, or thereabouts. If some Ministers (of religion, not State ) are a bit old fashioned that's not entirely unexpected given that Churches are rather traditional types of organisations.
MajorMitchell (986 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
Gee Octavious, an egotistical, pompous, boorish Westerner ( but wealthy & politically powerful ) visits Asia, makes crass, patronising jokes that only he thinks are amusing....and the locals... Do they confront him & slap him down a peg or two ? .....

Or do they smile politely, assure him that he is a "most honoured guest" etc massage his overblown ego etc, focus on their interests during negotiations, get the business done as expeditiously as possible and enthusiastically farewell him at the airport ????

Which response from Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese fits best "culturally" Octavious ???
Blunt truth and controversy, or an urbane "maintaining of face", smooth dissembling and polite manipulation & enthusiastic farewell ?
I'll bet the Vietnamese were quietly reassuring themselves with an internal " we won the war GI Joe" line while they smiled and shook hands through to waving goodbye.
I'll bet those least able to control outward displays of true emotional response to Trump's blundering displays were the professional US diplomats from the State Dept
MajorMitchell (986 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
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So Octavious our Oracle, might I suggest that being outwardly "sung praises" by Chinese, Koreans, Japanese is not axiomatic proof that Trump is genuinely much loved and admired by those effusive hosts.
Octavious (1481 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
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See, what you've done there, Major, is take your own opinions of Trump and assume that everyone of reasonable intelligence in the world must share them. When the evidence doesn't seem to back that up you've applied a popular Asian stereotype to explain away the contradictions.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Wed 15 Nov UTC
Samantha Bee on guns: https://youtu.be/iBuKbe40uWM

Ban those found guilty of domestic abuse from owning guns, you will see a dramatic reduction in mass shootings (Note: not just banning them from buying new guns, need to confiscate their current guns aswell).
KansasBoyd (207 D)
Wed 10 PM UTC
Many states already have those restrictions in place.

There are roughly 900 homicides a year involving guns by a intimate partner.

There are over 10,000 deaths a year from drunk driving.

So if you are really serious about saving lives, wouldn't you then ban anyone suspected, charged or convicted of a DUI for buying a new car and confiscating their current cars as well?
MajorMitchell (986 D)
Thu 02 PM UTC
It might appear easy to dismiss the cultural heritage of a nation whose people were writing on silk when most Europeans were illiterate savages in comparison. Diplomacy skills have spread, but imho it's a mistake to underestimate the abilities of the original masters of it's dark arts.
Many of my oafish countrymen have learnt painful lessons from their experiences. Fortunately we now have significant numbers of people from Asia as part of our nation and they are helping us "lift our game".
Smokey Gem (168 D)
Fri 11 AM UTC
You gotta love the Silly Shirt collection though..

YES MM aside from the Mongols who fucked up everyone they encountered China has one of the longest strongest cultures around..if you think its all party politics and peasants you have really missed the last couple of thousand years.Not a quick evolution of social structure but sure and steady like a tortoise.
shigzeo (1034 D)
Fri 01 PM UTC
Silk: yep, the majority of people in Asia or anywhere not Europe were writing on silk. But Europeans were illiterate. How many is that in Asia that could write? Hell, Mai did away with half the writing system because people couldn’t write or read.

That Europeans were illiterate compared to other cultures is a myth. Literacy is a pretty damn new thing whereas it was previously part of the aristocracy and spilled out from there not far.


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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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