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Evmister (206 D)
21 Oct 11 UTC
Diplomacy Currency
What Happens When you run out if currency?
I would like to know so i don't go betting it all
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SuperSteve (435 D)
21 Oct 11 UTC
Live play and multis
Are live gunboats always corrupt and live press games almost always corrupt?

Just wondering... Sometimes I have a couple of hours and want to play. Am I always a sucker?
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Cockney (0 D X)
20 Oct 11 UTC
How many players are in London (uk) area?
just wondering.....
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Draugnar (25 D X)
19 Oct 11 UTC
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XKCD had me rolling on the floor today!
http://xkcd.com/966/
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Diplomat33 (232 D (B))
12 Oct 11 UTC
Teen Diplomacy Tournament!
It's time for the younger players on diplomacy to have their own tournament! Great place to play with Diplomacy players your own age. No offense to the older members of course! If enough people post with intrest I'll set up a tournament.
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Cockney (0 D X)
20 Oct 11 UTC
big game- 3 spots, 45 mins to go
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obiwanobiwan (278 D)
16 Oct 11 UTC
NFL Pick 'Em Week 6
Sorry it's a bit late this week, had a Model UN conference...

So, Week 6's games--Pick 'Em! (And we'll list the updated Wb Dip Pick 'Em Pundit Standings...)
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Agent K (0 D X)
17 Oct 11 UTC
For the Webdip 1%
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stratagos (3269 D (S))
19 Oct 11 UTC
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Dear mods
I want a pony. And I want it now. I've put a lot of effort into my (free) games, therefore you work for me. Therefore, get me a pony, stat.
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obiwanobiwan (278 D)
18 Oct 11 UTC
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Killing Terrorists=Bad Letting Europeans and Jews Die=Good, --jpgredox...WTF!?!
You call the English Imperialist Pigs and ENCOURAGE the IRA to blow up English troops...you knock FDR and The Greatest Generation...

But killing terrorists who were caught planning to bomb the US and fighting Hitler in WWII is just horrible??? ...AND AWARD FOR MOST ASS-BACKWARD MORAL COMPASS GOES TO...
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jmo1121109 (2331 D Mod)
20 Oct 11 UTC
Error
Error triggered: Division by zero.
This was probably caused by a software bug. The details of this error have been successfully logged and will be attended to by a developer.
Got this when I tried to go from page 6 to page 7 of the open games.
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rkane (332 D)
19 Oct 11 UTC
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Diplomacy based on Game of Thrones
As I was sleeping last night I was dreaming about making a Diplomacy map based on the "Game of Thrones" / Song of Fire and Ice series.
rkane (332 D)
19 Oct 11 UTC
I was imagining supply centers such as King's Landing, Harrenhal, the Twins, Riverrun, Casterly Rock, Winterfell, Greywater Watch, etc.

The powers might be Lannisters, Starks, Vale of Arryn, Dorne, Storms End/Dragon Stone, Wildlings???

Has anyone ever seen an attempt to do this?
SacredDigits (120 D)
19 Oct 11 UTC
I've seen an attempt, but I can't seem to find it right now. I believe airborne over on vdip was working on it.
orathaic (1004 D (B))
19 Oct 11 UTC
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there is a very good game of thrones boardgame which uses mechanics like diplomacy...

see: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6472/a-game-of-thrones

i think the 6 player expansion is always very good.
There was a little discussion on this site too, hijacking a thread about a LOTR variant. Nobody wih dev skills expressed interest.
rkane (332 D)
19 Oct 11 UTC
I saw a game version that looked like it was card based, which I'm not too fond of. I'll check out the board game you pointed to. I think a straight up dip version would be cool, but I am not a developer. I'd rather make a physical board and play face to face.
grenv (129 D)
19 Oct 11 UTC
If someone does come up with a version, should include all the Eastern lands as well, with Volantis, Slavers Bay, Qarth, Free cities etc... not to mention the Dothraki. Does anyone know what it actually takes from a programming perspective to get a map onto this site?
ulytau (541 D)
19 Oct 11 UTC
Getting a map on this site is mostly about kestas, he wants to focus on perfecting the core Diplomacy elements which is why the amount of variants is scarce (many variants are unfinished or full of bugs). Getting a map on vdiplomacy is mostly about creating a map (great guide here - http://forum.webdiplomacy.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=432) since Oliver is a very kind kind guy who will help you with the bulk of coding. If your variant doesn't alter the rules too much, even the coding can be done by oneself without prior coding experience via trial-error. It's still useful to ask Oliver to provide useful proofreading though.
I've played the GOT card game, which is not bad. I own the board game, but haven't gotten around to playing it. It's in the queue for the mythical future date when I have an abundance of free time, along with many other worthy titles.

I've only played Classic diplomacy, so my design thinking is more oriented toward 7ish powers. It seems to me like a GOT variant would be better without the Eastern lands or the Dothraki as powers (players). Maybe they would be neutral centers on the edge of a Westeros-focused board, like Tunis. And maybe the Night's Watch would be the same. Maybe the time setting is right before Robert's Rebellion, so there are eight powers/players with the Targaryens occupying the Crownlands. Crownlands might start with 4 SCs but be in a tricky starting position like Russia, or 3 SCs but surrounded like Austria. Iron Islands might start with 2 SCs and two fleets, but have uncontested first-year grabs of SCs from the North and the Westerlands if they choose to go all out aggressive. Just brainstorming...

Or maybe you make a whole bunch of players/powers and it looks more like a World diplomacy map...
rkane (332 D)
19 Oct 11 UTC
Yes, I was thinking along the same lines, eastern lands as neutral supply centers, seven powers. Like classic diplomacy it wouldn't need to be tied to the "story line" at all, just set up the territories.
Zarathustra (3656 D)
19 Oct 11 UTC
The Game of Thrones boardgame is really quite good. It is best when combined with the two expansions. My friend owns it and we play as frequently as possible. The hardest part is explaining the rules to new players. The Riverlands expansion is good because it reduces the game to 4 players, which is much easier to get together than 6 for the full game.
I'd like to play that game variant - but I'd want to be the Dothraki, they'd have to have more armies than everyone else put together.

Oh and I hope all you fans out there have read "The Hedge Knight" (AKA "The Tale of Duncan the Tall"). It's a (relatively long) short story set about 300 years before the events in the first book and introduces the first of the crazy/insane/demented Targaryens.
Tru Ninja (555 D (S))
20 Oct 11 UTC
I play-tested A Song of Fire and Ice. According to the game reps, my name should be in the back of the rulebook. Seriously.
Oh, there it is... T. Ninja.
Cynical Naif (142 D)
20 Oct 11 UTC
@Zarathustra -- no expansions necessary for AGOT 2nd edition, which is coming out in November.
urallLESBlANS (1221 D (B))
20 Oct 11 UTC
I think a Westeros only version (with the seven or eight powers, not including the wildings) would be better except where would the neutral centers be. A large world map would be difficult considering half the map is still unknown.
SantaClausowitz (360 D)
20 Oct 11 UTC
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You could think of alot of neutral centers. All those wishy-washy lords in the middle of the map and between the two powers.

Harrenhal, The Twins, Moat Calin, Old town, etc.

I think it would be best if its set before the books while the targaryans were still around so you have 7 factions and forget about the greyjoys.

Martell, Stark, Tully, Arryn, Lannister, Barratheon, Tyrell

I would think the major problem lies in the fleet situation, it would be tough making the play with fleets complex with basically just a ring of water surrounding Westeros
SantaClausowitz (360 D)
20 Oct 11 UTC
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make that 8 with targaryan ;)


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ibadibam (349 D)
10 Oct 11 UTC
Need replacements for banned players
A gunboat WorldDip game, Metal Swarm, needs two substitutes for players who were banned. Argentina and Western Canada are vacant. No turns have been missed and the positions are decent. Low buy-in.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=69351
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President Eden (2803 D)
20 Oct 11 UTC
Fuck viruses.
I'm sending this from a school computer in the lab. Just wanted to apologize to everyone for the crapload of games I CDed out of. I'm not going to be able to pick those up for some time because my laptop is f-f-f-f-fucked and I can't get down here consistently enough to play a good game.
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redhouse1938 (886 D)
19 Oct 11 UTC
Can the Frequency Factor in the Arrhenius model
...for chemical kinetics be modeled for liquids? I know how the scientific community is all into calculating the activation energy but how about A?
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abgemacht (682 D (G))
18 Oct 11 UTC
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Mod Policies
So, there has recently been some confusion/criticism about how mods handle cases. Without talking about any specific cases, I'd like to review how we handle different cases and the reasons for it. Hopefully, this can turn into a productive discussion, since this site is community-driven.
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Mack Eye (119 D)
19 Oct 11 UTC
New 10-day phase game
Do you choose evil ways instead of love?...

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=70368
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Cockney (0 D X)
18 Oct 11 UTC
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Gunboat and the
Why the hell can't people press the ready button in gunboat games?????

its not like they are waiting for an answer to a message or anything
its ridiculous. If they want to wait because they cant play in the next phase or something, then they shouldn't have agreed to play in the game in the first place with that phase length
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Thucydides (869 D (B))
16 Oct 11 UTC
Porn from feminist perspective
Here discuss feminism with emphasis on misogyny and the morality of pornography. Give me your views and moral justifications. Thanks.
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fortknox (2059 D)
18 Oct 11 UTC
Major discussion topic...
"who would get Windsor castle if Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip split up?"
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Draugnar (25 D X)
17 Oct 11 UTC
So Mr. V was actually Diplomat33.
More inside.
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orathaic (1004 D (B))
17 Oct 11 UTC
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copyright violations?
So hasbro owns the rights to this game?
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Thucydides (869 D (B))
16 Oct 11 UTC
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Animal Rights
Here discuss animal rights. Specifically with reference to animal testing and vegetarianism. Give me your views, and your moral justifications. Thanks.
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SacredDigits (120 D)
18 Oct 11 UTC
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I guess I successfully predicted the future in the October ghost ratings topic
As of Friday, I was in four games. In the last 24 hours (well, 30 technically, but it's close) I received the following message three times: "You were defeated, and lost your bet; better luck next time!" Bye bye, highest GR spot for me to date. I've never been so soundly defeated so often in so short a time.
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jpgredsox (114 D)
18 Oct 11 UTC
The United States Shouldn't Have Entered WW2
The United States intervention in World War Two cost 418,000 American lives. And, really, what did the United States gain from it? Hitler was gone and Nazi Germany was destroyed, but much of Eastern Europe running from East Germany to Russia was under the (de jure or de facto) rule of Stalin and the Soviet Union. U.S. intervention fostered the spread of communism by destroying its primary opponent, fascism, thus setting up the Cold War for the next fifty years.
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jpgredsox (114 D)
18 Oct 11 UTC
The Octopus
I have always been intrigued by this opening (sev-->black sea,
warsaw-->galicia, moscow-->st pete's, st pete's-->gulf of bothnia) but have never really had the balls to try it out. Does anyone prefer this opening/has anyone won by this opening? Any general thoughts on its merits/detriments are welcomed.
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vontresc (128 D)
18 Oct 11 UTC
Maps
Hi I used to use the email dip judges, and am rather new to the Webdip site. I really like the setup, but I'm not a huge fan of how the maps are drawn. is it possible to generate a "results" map without the arrows for a more uncluttered look?
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redhouse1938 (886 D)
18 Oct 11 UTC
Hoe is het in Nederland?
Hoe is het in Nederland dan? Ik ben alweer een poosje weg daar. Hoe is het weer bij jullie? Zijn jullie ook dat gezeur van die Wilders zat of is ie nog erg populair bij sommigen? Ben benieuwd.
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Cachimbo (1181 D)
18 Oct 11 UTC
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Regarding Diplomat33's case; an open letter.
I'm having a hard time with the idea that he might be allowed to continue playing on this site.
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thinker269 (100 D)
18 Oct 11 UTC
Question from new guy
Public messaging only: does that mean what I think-that we can only communicate on "Global"?

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