Forum
A place to discuss topics/games with other webDiplomacy players.
Page 401 of 411
FirstPreviousNextLast
Fluminator (511 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
19 replies
Open
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:
49 replies
Open
mmcconkie (162 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
(+1)
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!
6 replies
Open
brainbomb (456 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Cards Against Humanity Heroes
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cards-against-humanity-buys-a-piece-of-the-us-border/
37 replies
Open
Smokey Gem (210 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 ??
19 replies
Open
MajorMitchell (1004 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.
Octavious (1541 D)
14 Nov 17 UTC
(+2)
Blunders? How so? Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines were falling over themselves to sing his praises.
shigzeo (1080 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
(+2)
This is news today: Trump this or that. Be outraged. If you're not, you ain't woke.
Randomizer (19 D)
15 Nov 17 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 (1004 D)
15 Nov 17 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 (1004 D)
15 Nov 17 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 (1004 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
(+1)
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 (1541 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
(+3)
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))
15 Nov 17 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 (25 D X)
15 Nov 17 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 (1004 D)
16 Nov 17 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 (210 D)
17 Nov 17 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 (1080 D)
17 Nov 17 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.


12 replies
Smokey Gem (210 D)
13 Nov 17 UTC
(+1)
The rest of the World Apreciation Thread.
MAKE ROTW Greater Again .
30 replies
Open
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?
13 replies
Open
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
6 replies
Open
Thaneofwhiterun (1271 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?
31 replies
Open
JoJoReference (35 D X)
14 Nov 17 UTC
(+1)
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
20 replies
Open
slypups (1590 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.
5 replies
Open
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)?
1 reply
Open
ubercacher16 (443 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.
188 replies
Open
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?
13 replies
Open
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?
24 replies
Open
damian (675 D Mod)
10 Nov 17 UTC
(+10)
Daily Qur'an Thread
In which we discuss passages from the Qur'an each day.
84 replies
Open
mmcconkie (162 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.
12 replies
Open
brainbomb (456 D)
12 Nov 17 UTC
(+1)
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%
12 replies
Open
Durga (781 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
3 more unranked gunboat games
Help me get better at gunboat again
40 replies
Open
Fluminator (511 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
(+3)
America appreciation thread.
I love the United States. I wish I lived there. Let's talk about how nice of a place it is.
88 replies
Open
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
(+8)
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.
39 replies
Open
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?
64 replies
Open
Valis2501 (3684 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!
13 replies
Open
Valis2501 (3684 D (G))
09 Nov 17 UTC
(+1)
Cascadia Open F2F Diplomacy 2018!
Vancouver baby!
https://www.meetup.com/Pacific-Northwest-Diplomacy/events/242801707/
https://www.facebook.com/events/887382088062452/
5 replies
Open
Matalienados (102 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Español
Hola amigos, podemos formar un grupo con nuestra lengua materna, para competir
23 replies
Open
yavuzovic (259 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!
8 replies
Open
Ezio (717 D Mod)
11 Nov 17 UTC
spring 1901
Which single move do you think has the most drastic impact on the game in 1901?
35 replies
Open
dargorygel (320 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 UTC
(+5)
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!!)
17 replies
Open
Crazy Anglican (292 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 :-)
5 replies
Open
Page 401 of 411
FirstPreviousNextLast
Back to top