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grumbledook (423 D)
06 Jan 10 UTC
Chaos game on GoonDip!
http://goondip.com/board.php?gameID=290
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SEcki (1091 D)
08 Jan 10 UTC
live game
Hi, there's a live game at gameID=18491
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Panthers (490 D)
08 Jan 10 UTC
Hard and Fast anyone?
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=18491
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Le_Roi (855 D)
05 Jan 10 UTC
Guess Random Facts About People!
Let's see how well this works. First person asks a question about themselves, other people try to guess. Correct person is notified somehow, and asks a question in turn. I'll start with...
I just consumed a fruit. What is this fruit?
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Panthers (490 D)
08 Jan 10 UTC
Live Game Nation!!!
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=18501


DO IT!
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Pete U (317 D)
08 Jan 10 UTC
Shameless plug for a new game
In memory of my wife's grandfather..
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=18494
3 day turns, 29 D to play, PPSC
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Dunecat (5879 D)
07 Jan 10 UTC
Join me in this world-wide map variant.
gameID=18446; 50-hour phases, PPSC, 101 point bet, five days to join. I didn't know we could make these games.
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wizard (0 D)
08 Jan 10 UTC
possible meta gaming
i'm playing as Germany in gameID=18134 and received the following from England: "sounds like a plan... wizard. who is this?" as if he expected to know me outside of webdip. To me this indicates that the user expects to know AT LEAST one other player in the game, which obviously puts me at a huge disadvantage. please take the appropriate steps to rectify this.
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Thucydides (869 D (B))
08 Jan 10 UTC
What the heck is a crimson tide.
Texas fight. I go to UT. That game was bull. Discuss
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moses (100 D)
08 Jan 10 UTC
LIVE GAME! LIVE GAME!
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=18487
please do it
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DocVanHellsing (207 D)
08 Jan 10 UTC
off timezone livegame
for the not-sleepers and people living in a timezone where its not middle of the night ^^
8 D, WTA, 10 minutes per turn
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=18483
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podium (811 D)
08 Jan 10 UTC
live game
we had six players for live game 44.If we can get those players back plus one we can start it up quickly any one get set game.
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DocVanHellsing (207 D)
08 Jan 10 UTC
early morning live game....
11 D, WTA and 10 minutes turn lenght...
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=18470

feel free to join
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notoriousmjf (0 D X)
08 Jan 10 UTC
LIVE GAME JOIN NOW
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V+ (3732 D)
07 Jan 10 UTC
Adjudication question
Given the following set of orders, when the French F GoL gets displaced, can it retreat to Spa (sc)? It seems like it should be able to, but I want to be sure.
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Infinitum (100 D)
08 Jan 10 UTC
Some Random Live Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=18451

Would like some commentary. Russia did not submit orders first turn, so I got the better hand of the Juggernaut. Took Tunis before Eng can set-up the traditional stalemate. Also Rus tricked Eng a bit. Stabbed Rus for a solo.
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Skies (110 D)
06 Jan 10 UTC
World Juniors Final (hockey)
Anyone else watching the final between Canada and the US? It's going into overtime now!
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denis (622 D)
07 Jan 10 UTC
Who is interested in Team Asia?
Team Asia anyone? Just wondering...
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the.dibster (100 D)
07 Jan 10 UTC
Mac, PC, or Linux (or... Chrome, etc.)
Just curious, how many of you own macs, PCs, run linux? Which is your favorite?
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Rubetok (811 D)
03 Jan 10 UTC
care to answer?
Which is more fun boardgame: Diplomacy or War ? Why ?
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KaizerBoenke (100 D)
07 Jan 10 UTC
fast live game
hi folks looking for three more for a fast start.....
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thewonderllama (100 D)
07 Jan 10 UTC
Any Chicagoan/Midwesterners up for making a World Cup team?
I see there is already a Midwestern team, so I thought perhaps there could be a Chicago-only or perhaps a major-cities-of-the-midwest one? :) Darwyn, I'm looking at you here.
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Infinitum (100 D)
07 Jan 10 UTC
Join Live Diplomacy
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=18445
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jimgov (241 D (B))
04 Jan 10 UTC
Forming a Southeast US World Cup team
Anyone want to join? I don't care about your GR or any such nonsense. Just that you've played for years and know what you are doing. Sign up here.
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kestasjk (133 D Mod (P))
07 Jan 10 UTC
Game #18437, a distinctive number for a distinctive game
Join gameID=18437 to help me test out the first variant running via the official variant code

There may well be bugs, but we'll iron those out as we go
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BusDespres (100 D)
07 Jan 10 UTC
LIVE GAME - 1 more person! 6 min. until start!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=18441
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Babak (26982 D (B))
05 Jan 10 UTC
An invitation to an exclusive game
As a member of the exclusive Dip-vets group ACD (Academy of Creative Destruction), i'd invite you to check their website and read my thread and invitation contained below (http://olegrumpy.net/ACD/ACD_main.html)
Babak (26982 D (B))
05 Jan 10 UTC
As most of you are well aware, the game of Diplomacy pre-dates webdiplomacy.net by many decades... and even the game's online life began well before many of those in this community were born. One of the pillars of the pre-php online dipping world was Cat23 (quick history here: http://olegrumpy.net/ACD/ACD_history.html) and its prestigious offshoot, "The Academy"

The Academy's roots lie in the phenomenon that haunts today's webdip games almost to the degree that it haunted the earliest postal dip games - the dreaded NMR and CD. you see, in the early 90s as the PBEM (play by email) version of the game exploded in popularity along with the Cat23 community, there was a deep desire on the part of many veteran players to find not only like-minded lovers of the game, but also competent, fun, and committed players who would stand by their nation to the last dot while being both a joy and a challange to play with.

So the Academy was formed as a bastion for the best players among the 1000s that, at the time, thrived in the Cat23 orbit. To this day, membership in this elite institution is by invitation only, and each nominee for membership must be seconded by two current members before being put to a vote by the entire group for admission, and criteria for inclusion include not only the demonstrated commitment to finish games, but also exemplary skills in the diplomatic, tactical, and strategic arts that make one a expert Dip player.

I share this with you all mainly for two overlapping reasons.

First - because I am inviting my fellow ACD'ers to join this site and to play this beautiful game on a what is, to them, a new platform. In order to show them a rockin' good time, i'd like to invite them into games with some of our top players, mainly as a way of introducing them not only to the mechanics of the game here, but also the 'culture' of webdiplomacy.

Second - because I believe there are many on this site who heartily deserve the distinction of being invited into this elite group (I for one, wear my ACD badge with honor, and I know there are others here who the Academy would be proud to call its own), and I hope some of these games might serve as opportunities for current ACD members to get to know webdip's best and brightest and thus decide to second their respective nominations when the time comes.


There are a few ulterior motives I have for attempting to engineer this cross pollination: 1) I think this attempt can serve as a bridge between the PBEM world and the phpdip world 2) I fear (with some reason) that some of the PBEM folks are heading towards playdiplomacy instead of here without our active outreach - and we would benefit from their experience and inclusion here 3) ACD activity has slowed in the past few years and I'd like to help revive it with ACD-only games played on this platform and 4) I always enjoy introducing old friends to new friends =)


also - it should be said that though in the past, most ACD-only games were played via the PBEM platform, the password protections and upcoming variants allow for this site to host ACD games as well as any GM would in the past.



so with all that said - the main reason I'm posting this is to inform this community of ACD's existence (and to ferret out any former Cat23 players already hear or current ACD members lurking in our midst). But also to recruit some of you top players who would be interested in being included in any games with some of the ACD folks that decide to join this site.
Babak (26982 D (B))
05 Jan 10 UTC
i may have been a bit unclear... in short:

I'm inviting some top ppl to play on this site, and I've promised them solid competition... who among our top-ranking players would be willing to risk their GR against these vets appearing in the garb of 'newbs'?


also - the ACD site only lists ACD games since 2006... somewhere in the google-cache-world of the net is a hundreds upon hundreds long list of games played via Cat23 and the Academy of yesteryear...
Le_Roi (855 D)
05 Jan 10 UTC
I could hardly call myself a top player (or even a prestigious one, for that matter), but would be honored to be included in these games you speak of. Of course, I wouldn't be joining one for a few months.
denis (622 D)
05 Jan 10 UTC
I'm guessing I'm not eligible...
denis (622 D)
05 Jan 10 UTC
But I would love to play and I hve only CDed 3 times due to it being a live game...
I don't remember giving you permission to use my initials as the acronym for your site. I'm sure I should be flattered but still, in poor taste Babak.
MadMarx (31092 D (G))
05 Jan 10 UTC
I would be interested, Babak, though have vowed to not start any new non-Masters games for two weeks, since I will be out of town the weekend of the 16th... but I often change my mind (especially since I'm dying to start a new GhostRatingChallenge game that is anonymous)! Please keep me posted.
TheGhostmaker (565 D)
05 Jan 10 UTC
Babak, why not set up a World Series team from them?

You need 5 players and 2 reserves.
jimgov (241 D (B))
05 Jan 10 UTC
Hey Babak. I used to play Cat23 back in the day. Even took a first round game in the Worldmasters Tournament one year. I just got back into Dip on this site a little while ago. Let me know if I can jump in with you. I understand if my stats on this site are a little, thin. But give me time. They will be right up there in no time.
Jim-Bob (100 D)
05 Jan 10 UTC
Babak, I've popped in here too, if you need some more ACD members to participate in games, otherwise, I may just watch the games you start so as to comment when we discuss who might want to be invited into ACD.
Sendler (825 D)
05 Jan 10 UTC
I will play anyone ;) If its Noobs or Pros.

AND I found the secret spelling error,

(and to ferret out any former Cat23 players already !H E A R! or current ACD members lurking in our midst)

hear is supposed to be here ;)
Babak (26982 D (B))
05 Jan 10 UTC
hehe... thx for the responses... and good to see some former Cat23 folks here... i dont have time at work today to respond, but will get back to this thread very soon... sorry for my delayed response
Crazyter (1335 D (G))
05 Jan 10 UTC
I would love to join if I am allowed. I have never NMR'd or CD'd and never plan to. I first played PBEM but I like this site MUCH better. And Babak, I've been wating to play a game with you anyway....

The only issue I will have, and I think a lot of people will have, is that we are tied up with a lot of League and TGM games for the next few months.
Sendler (825 D)
05 Jan 10 UTC
I used to play at a german pbem site, ludomanic
not much though

but pbem takes ages
akilies (861 D)
05 Jan 10 UTC
i doubt i'm a top player, but i've cd once because of an unexpected event in my family life and i don't NMR. i play till i don't have anything left on the board/map. and i feel as though i am pretty fun to play with, at least as far as i know there aren't to many(if any) people who have blacklisted me :)

I would be honored to play in one of these games.
mdrltc (1571 D (G))
05 Jan 10 UTC
Any idea what are the average age/experience level of players on this site? I ask because of the this ACD thread. I have a lot of experience (well, some) and some age (maybe a lot) but not much experience on this site. So I wonder how I would qualify for a game with more experienced players or do I just have to slog through games and accumulate points?
StevenC. (783 D)
05 Jan 10 UTC
Hmm, I would love to play with ACD vets if I qualify as I would like to test my Diplomacy skills to their maximum.

Alderian (2423 D (S))
05 Jan 10 UTC
mdrltc, the idea of the points is that people that have proven themselves are able to play larger pot games. But there are alternatives as well.

There is the Masters which is a 49 player tournament where everone faces everyone else once for a total of 8 games per person with one starting per month. Lot of good players in there. We're in the middle of this year's Masters but I think Ghost was recruiting for some replacement players so you might be able to get in on some of those games.

There is the League which has several levels, Premier, A, B1 and B2, C1 through C3, and D1 through D4 or 5 I think. There are two of these a year so you could get into the spring one but you would probably start at the D level and have to work your way up. And again, sometimes replacement players are needed for the current season and that could get you up to the C league if you play your cards right.

And of course you can arrange your own games. Create a game with a password, then invite people you know to join, or invite people on the forum and send them the password via a private message if they meet what you are looking for. Or try and get in on some of such games by applying to whoever started it stating your total diplomacy experience.
TheGhostmaker (565 D)
05 Jan 10 UTC
There is also the GFDT tournament which should be coming up shortly once the final is complete.
Alderian (2423 D (S))
05 Jan 10 UTC
And of course there are some other tournaments and such that you could possibly get into as well. Hanging around the forums and posting will open doors.
abgemacht (700 D (G))
05 Jan 10 UTC
I would be honored to play with, what seems to be, an elite set of players. Please let me know if I would be considered for a game.
LanGaidin (1509 D)
05 Jan 10 UTC
I second abemacht. I've never CD'd and have only NMR'd by mistake (and even that very rarely) and it sounds like a fun challenge. My only question is whether they are overly serious in their gaming because my sense of humour has been off-putting to some (where they don't feel I take the game seriously enough). Outside of that, I'd be interested if they felt consideration was due.
damian (47 D Mod)
05 Jan 10 UTC
I'd like to be considered for this game, though I am far from the top player on this site. I do enjoy a good high quality game. I've also never CD'd and have only NMR'd by mistake. I do take my diplomacy fairly seriously and I've never been on to give up.
Babak (26982 D (B))
06 Jan 10 UTC
hey guys - sorry for the hiatus - busy day.

I'm still rounding up players on the ACD email list, so there maybe an all-ACD game and then a mix ACD/webdip game... will update you all by the end of the week.

the mix game which i was envisioning, seems to have plenty of takers here (based on the responses) so for the official ACD mixer, i might have to implement some sort of mechanism (most likely Ghost Rating - or a "pure WTA" GR if such a thing existed - *wink wink*) but i'm also sure that as the ACD players join this site, they'd like to play 'regular' games too, so they can mingle with others in the community...

that is MY vision anyways - we'll see how others react.

also - any former CAT23 members or ACD members here (those that already posted or others who have yet to do so) please do feel free to share your memories of the old PBEM days and what was so positive and/or negative compared to the webdip community... might be interesting to some of the new dippers here... I for one have plenty of fond memories from my PBEM days - GM adjudication with good GMs was like having a GhostMaker in every game, they were also commenting... we also had 'themed' games which were fun, not to mention the numerous variants that were played. The community Chat lists were also great, much like our forum here... of course, many of those same positive qualities have been replicated here, some can not be, and we certainly have yet others that the CAT23 and ACD groups could not even dream of (Ghostrating anyone? or the Leagues here... not to mention 24hr games and livegames)

anyways - take a trip down memory lane, turn on nostalgia corner, and tell us what lives there ;)
Hey Babak, I've signed up here and played a couple of live games already (although I've learnt that 5 minute turns is not for me). I'm ready and willing to join the ACD game or the mixed game.
Cheers
Ian
akilies (861 D)
06 Jan 10 UTC
nice name. haha yeah the live games kind of come at you pretty fast. i stick to the 24 hour phase games. not as frantic :)
5 minutes with full-press is not really possible - may as well be gunboat. But the 10 minute game I played was a fun way to occupy a quiet afternoon.

Looking forward to playing some longer turn games - especially to get a feel for the diplomacy styles of the players here. Babak has had good things to say over at ACD so interested to judge for myself!

Babak and I go way back in Cat23 (although we're relative newcomers compared to some of the ACDers) - I just wish I could remember some of those early games ;)
akilies (861 D)
06 Jan 10 UTC
well on here you can relive any game you want to :) especially those amazing wins, or the nail biting survives. :)

there's just about every style of play you could imagine. it amazes me the things that people come up with. though i'm sure you're no new comer to some crazy moves. no matter how you play diplomacy someones always got a bag of tricks

denis (622 D)
06 Jan 10 UTC
It's all about the crowd Ina 5 minute game sometimes great diplomacy can be conducted but you are right 10 minutes is better for a full experience but it takes 5 hours or more and I can't do that all the time
I've found that by the time the turn processes, the next turn is already half up in a 5 minute game, leaving only 2 minutes to negotiate AND complete your orders. Not ideal really.
denis (622 D)
06 Jan 10 UTC
Well you must be on a slow computer... Or I just type faster or something.
Not sure, is it just me or does it sit on "NOW" for a long time before processing.
uclabb (78 D)
06 Jan 10 UTC
It's just you. :)
akilies (861 D)
06 Jan 10 UTC
when it does that try refreshing the page. if not that sometimes logging out then back in helps.
uclabb (78 D)
06 Jan 10 UTC
for me it does it the second it should. you just have to press refresh.
I press refresh constantly - stays on "NOW" for ages. Hmmm, might have to play around with different browsers/settings.
damian (47 D Mod)
06 Jan 10 UTC
I wait exactly 6 seconds then refresh and it works for me. Every time. Odd that.
But to do so, I need an excuse - anyone interested in a live game - gunboat is okay.
damian (47 D Mod)
06 Jan 10 UTC
Well except when I get the bloody server errors. Not that it's a massive problem just annoying at time. I agree with you Venomous S about the 10min phases. Though I've had trouble finding people to play those with.
akilies (861 D)
06 Jan 10 UTC
haha i would go for a live gunboat, but i'm going to bed, at least i hope to in the next 30 min or so
I take it all back - just won a 5 min live game - LOL
Babak (26982 D (B))
06 Jan 10 UTC
hehe Ian... glad you like the live games here - they are pretty regular now.. but indeed the higher caliber games specially the higher level league games and games based on Ghost Ratings are a lot of fun. it'll take you a few short months to get up to that 'level' but i'll get a game started.

by the way - Ghost (the guy who runs the ghost rating) is also doing a worlddip tournament and was asking me about setting up an ACD team - I think that would be a great idea... will email you about that too.

and welcome to the site - glad you are getting a handle on the interface etc
TheGhostmaker (565 D)
06 Jan 10 UTC
"by the way - Ghost (the guy who runs the ghost rating) is also doing a worlddip tournament and was asking me about setting up an ACD team - I think that would be a great idea... will email you about that too."

Hello!
Centurian (3224 D)
06 Jan 10 UTC
Oh no. More GFDT? We are still playing! Has it been like a year straight? More than that? Of course you can always end that game a little quicker, right Ghost? *winks*

How many games were you thinking Babak? Knowing you I assume they will be ppsc?
abgemacht (700 D (G))
06 Jan 10 UTC
Just wanted to keep this near the top for people to see...
Babak (26982 D (B))
07 Jan 10 UTC
haha @ Cent...

thx abge.

i'm still collecting some responses from the ACD listserve... and unfortunately, i dont have as much time during the day in the office to pursue this, so might take a few more days guys. =(

Ian... what do you think?
No prob - I've joined a couple of games anyway.
MadMarx (31092 D (G))
07 Jan 10 UTC
Babak, two of my five games are paused and my games are either 36 or 52 hours phases, so I think I could squeeze in one game if it was at least 36 hour phases and break my vow to not join any new games until the 18th... Think I'll also try to get an anon Ghost-Rating Challenge game as well... But, for the record, I'm very disappointed with myself!


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Kompole (706 D)
07 Jan 10 UTC
Live Game - Global Chat
Live game: anonymous, global chat, WTA. Start in 30 minutes. All welcome!

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=18428
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moses (100 D)
07 Jan 10 UTC
anyone care for a live game?
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=18427
we both know you want to ;)
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Li0n (348 D)
07 Jan 10 UTC
Join this game plz :)
http://www.erepublik.com/en/referrer/li0n
It's really cool game after you have reached level 7 or so as this is the time when some new features will be unlocked :D
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