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trip (241 D (B))
05 Nov 11 UTC
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Chew on this...
Tettleton's Chew, utilize this thread by posting new topics of discussion here and only here.
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Lando Calrissian (0 D (S))
04 Nov 11 UTC
One thousand
gameID=71433
PM me for password.
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
13 Oct 11 UTC
George Will is priceless
George Will is rarely matched as a political commentator. His column on the Occupy Wall Street bunch is unforgettable.
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
12 Oct 11 UTC
Positive Rights Foolishness
Many foolish individuals in these forums post positive rights ideology.
What a worthless, destructive point of view.
Look at what it has done to Europe since the end of WWII.
God help us save American from this lunacy.
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
03 Nov 11 UTC
Slavoj Zizek on Charlie Rose
One of the best philosophers around. If you didn't catch the Charlie Rose episode with Slavoj then treat yourself,
http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11966#
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Tiamat (0 D X)
04 Nov 11 UTC
Fresh Meat
Hey everybody. I just came across this site when looking for diplomacy tactics...I have to say it might definitely be worth my time. Since I'm a new guy at this site, how do I start playing a game with other people?
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fulhamish (3907 D)
06 Nov 11 UTC
Darmstadtium (Ds), roentgenium (Rg) and copernicium (Cn)
I see that we have three new elements to add to the Periodic Table.
I just wonder is it really appropriate to call these fleetingly present nuclear bodies elemental?
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SpeakerToAliens (147 D (S))
05 Nov 11 UTC
Clear Air Turbulence
gameID=71500. No in-game messaging, Anonymous players, Winner-takes-all, 30 D buy-in.
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Marti the Bruce (209 D)
06 Nov 11 UTC
Sydney FC
I know most here are not Australian, nor football supporters, but the Sky Blues had a most fantastic and heroic victory tonight over Gold Coast United. 3-2 at the death. Karol Kisel scores a penalty at 90+3mins! Brilliant!
Discuss.....lol
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Draugnar (25 D X)
01 Nov 11 UTC
ACORN's at it again...
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/26/exclusive-acorn-playing-behind-scenes-role-in-occupy-movement/?intcmp=obinsite

Doesn't surprise me one bit...
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AverageWhiteBoy (119 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
Seven best fictional characters to play Diplomacy together
Who knows, maybe this'll become a tournament or something.
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The Hanged Man (2943 D (G))
04 Nov 11 UTC
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Petyr Baelish (Germany): controls middle of the board, appears friendly to everyone, tells no one of his true plans, everyone thinks they will end up with Munich

Varys (Russia): hacks other players' computers to read their press, influences the north and the south, knows about secret passagway through Switzerland, claims to be playing for a seven-way draw

Tyrion (France): other players do not take him seriously, spends too much time in Iberia trying to figure out where whores go, tries to make a secret alliance with Martell which fails due to English inaction, puts up a brilliant defense of his home centers, but is outplayed by Germany

Cersei Lannister (Austria): horrible diplomacy, lashes out with hedgehog, first to be eliminated

Walder Frey (Italy): swing power that can influence the eastern and western triangles, holds a mean grudge about broken promises

Doran Martell (England): enters hold orders for all units every turn for years, while making secret deal for first action in 1909

Daenerys Targaryen (Turkey): never builds fleets, offers use of her dragon in exchange for supply centers
I didn't think of assigning them countries. And y'all have given me a few ideas, so I changed my lineup.

Proposition Joe (The Wire): Russia, because he's big, he's vulnerable, and he's repping the Eastside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvgr3rX01Ok

Sir Humphrey Appleby (Yes, Minister) England. If you're trying to stab him, it's because he wants you to try to stab him so that you'll be vulnerable to the stab he's got planned for you. Also, he can blame you for wanting to stab him, so HE didn't REALLY stab ANYONE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC3NcE_rdoU

Stringer Bell (The Wire) Germany. If you're friends with him, there's no doubt about who's in charge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqNqyXLY4Rg

Saul Goodman (Breaking Bad) Skip ahead to the thirty-minute mark to see how Austria stays alive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAzYs00pxgE

Clay Davis (The Wire) Turkey. SCs go in, they don't come out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4zNHCBwzlA

Colin Sullivan (The Departed) France. Someone's on you, you've got to hang in there and wait for someone to attack him. That's the value of being cool with everyone in advance. But when you're out of the spot, you've got to survive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgy9gWk0huQ

Vito Corleone (The Godfather) Italy. This is how you end a war.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtYjdEwa8GA
Draugnar (25 D X)
04 Nov 11 UTC
No dibs guys, you call it in the global press as soon as you have your country assignment...

But since it seems there is some interest, I will buidl a list of who all wants to play...

Me (Draug)
ulytau
HBK

anyone else?
Depends on how many points... I'm kind of overextended right now.
pjmansfield99 (100 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
Suprised gman went with those Discworld characters, surely Lord Vetinari has got to be the No.1 choice. What about Jedd Bartlett (West Wing)? I reckon Tyrion Lannister's been undersold though, he'll be back.
mapleleaf (100 D X)
04 Nov 11 UTC
The Lady Madeline of Usher.
Lewis Medlock.
Atticus Finch.
Don Vito Corleone.
Kilgore Trout.
Tom Joad.
Prospero.
semck83 (229 D (B))
04 Nov 11 UTC
Humphrey Appleby, awesome choice.
Oops, and here's the rest of that Colin Sullivan video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lak0__k8icw
gman314 (100 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
@pjmansfield: Lord Vetinari's awesome, but I just like the idea of Rincewind or Granny Weatherwax playing Diplomacy.
AverageWhiteBoy (119 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
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@semck83

Episode Five: The Writing on the Wall

Sir Humphrey: Minister, Britain has had the same foreign policy objective for at least the last five hundred years: to create a disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Germans and Italians. Divide and rule, you see. Why should we change now, when it's worked so well?
Hacker: That's all ancient history, surely?
Sir Humphrey: Yes, and current policy. We had to break the whole thing [the EEC] up, so we had to get inside. We tried to break it up from the outside, but that wouldn't work. Now that we're inside we can make a complete pig's breakfast of the whole thing: set the Germans against the French, the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch. The Foreign Office is terribly pleased; it's just like old times.
Hacker: But surely we're all committed to the European ideal?
Sir Humphrey: [chuckles] Really, Minister.
Hacker: If not, why are we pushing for an increase in the membership?
Sir Humphrey: Well, for the same reason. It's just like the United Nations, in fact; the more members it has, the more arguments it can stir up, the more futile and impotent it becomes.
Hacker: What appalling cynicism.
Sir Humphrey: Yes... We call it diplomacy, Minister.

[The Foreign Secretary explains the Napoleon prize.]
Martin: Yes, it's a NATO award given once every five years: gold medal, big ceremony in Brussels, £100 000. The PM's the front runner this time. It's for the statesman who's made the biggest contribution to European unity.
Sir Humphrey: Since Napoleon, that is, if you don't count Hitler.
urallLESBlANS (1221 D (B))
04 Nov 11 UTC
Varys (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Achilles (Shadow of Ender)
Ender Wiggen (Ender's Game)
The Joker (The Dark Knight)
Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
Jacob (Lost) even without powers he's damn good
Number Six (Battlestar Galactica) nothing wrong with a few sexual favors

Allowing for supernatural powers and a face to face match of course I would substitute these for the above except Joker and Hanibal who are too insane to be affected by powers:
Sauron (LOTR)
Darth Sidious (Star Wars)
Kelsier (Mistborn)
R. Daniel Olivaw (Foundation series)
The Fuhrer (Full Metal Alchemist)
urallLESBlANS (1221 D (B))
04 Nov 11 UTC
*Achilles (Ender's Shadow)
pjmansfield99 (100 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
Ahhhh Kelsier & R Daneel, good choices!

@Gman, I do like the idea of Granny sitting down to play, I reckon she'd win. What about DEATH?
semck83 (229 D (B))
04 Nov 11 UTC
Death, pj, is sadly not fictitious.
pjmansfield99 (100 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
Fair point....
Sargmacher (0 D X)
05 Nov 11 UTC
Charles Xavier (X Men)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)
Miss Marple
Ellen Ripley (Alien)
Maximus (Gladiator)
Hector (Iliad)
Iago (Othello)
Sargmacher (0 D X)
05 Nov 11 UTC
Iago would thrive on a game like Diplomacy.
Rommeltastic (883 D (B))
05 Nov 11 UTC
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Italy! Italy! Austria slept with Turkey! Kill them!
Draugnar (25 D X)
05 Nov 11 UTC
Iago vs. Hamlet vs. Beneficial all played by Kenneth Branagh. That would be a good start for an all Branagh game.
Draugnar (25 D X)
05 Nov 11 UTC
Benedick - stupid smartphone.
Mafialligator (239 D)
05 Nov 11 UTC
A non joking list now, full of incredibly nerdy people from nerdy pop culture things.

Gul Dukat, DS9 - A ruthless, manipulative, crazy bastard. Diplomacy is perfect for him.

Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter - Seriously, ruthlessly manipulative, willing to sacrifice anything or anyone in pursuit of his grand plan, and can almost always tell when you're lying.

River Tam, Firefly - She can kill you with her brain.

Milo Minderbinder, Catch-22 - He'd convince you to help him invade your country, because it's all part of the syndicate and everyone has a share.

Marge Gunderson, Fargo - Perhaps not in the same league as everyone else here, but her folksy Minnesota nice act would trick everyone into thinking she's a naive, trusting idiot. Except she's not.

Princess Azula, Avatar: The Last Airbender - Ruthlessly manipulative, a compulsive liar and sociopath, and you can never tell when she's lying.

Octavian, Rome - The most successful manipulator and schemer on a show absolutely full of them. He'd give even the supernatural people on this list a run for their money. His status as fictional is debatable as he's a fictional representation of a real person. But the show Rome was so far removed from real history that I think he counts.
Tolstoy (2027 D)
05 Nov 11 UTC
Daniel Plainview (There Will Be Blood)
Management (Carnivale)
Lucas Buck (American Gothic)
Michael or Vito would be good, but I think Vincent Mancini (illegitimate son of Santino in Godfather 3 (played by Andy Garcia)) would be more entertaining
Benjamin Linus (Lost)
Randall Flagg (The Stand)
Keyser Soze (The Usual Suspects)

Needless to say, there may need to be a house rule against mind-reading or other paranormal tactics, which would severely unbalance the game in favor of some players at the expense of others.
Ocelot yes, Mantis no.
nudge (284 D)
05 Nov 11 UTC
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A Spaghetti Western Theme

The Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood - Dollars Trilogy)
The Man in Black (Lee Van Cleef - Dollars Trilogy)
Tuco (Eli Wallach - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly)
Harmonica (Charles Bronson - Once Upon A Time In The West)
Frank (Henry Fonda - Once Upon A Time In The West)
Cheyenne (Jason Robards - Once Upon A Time In The West)
Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman - Unforgiven)
Stagger (2661 D (B))
06 Nov 11 UTC
Bugs Bunny
The Brain (Pinky & the Brain)
Cat (Kid vs. Cat)
7-Zark-7 (Battle of the Planets)
Stewie (Family Guy)
Snoopy (Peanuts)
Mumm-Ra (Thunder Cats)
The Czech (31339 D (S))
06 Nov 11 UTC
Joe Isuzu (from the TV commercials)
Darth Vader
Spok
River Song (Melody Pond)
Davros (Also a Dr Who personality)
The Knights Who say Ni
James Moriarty
urallLESBlANS (1221 D (B))
06 Nov 11 UTC
Of course!! Stewie and Bugs Bunny would be great for this.


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President Eden (2803 D)
05 Nov 11 UTC
Hey guys, let's be nicer to newer gunboaters.
I've been going through and updating my stats on my profile page so I can show my record in full, partial and no press (and update messages/game), and so I got to see how well I played in gunboat to start. Guess what I found?
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
02 Nov 11 UTC
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The Failure of European Socialism
We are living in historic times. Right before our eyes the failed model of European socialism is collapsing. The only question is what will exist in its ruins? The senseless youth violence in England, and the self-pitying protests of you Frenchmen do not bode well for the continents decaying culture.
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dubjamaica (100 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
free booze
gameID=71510 join if you want free booze
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Diplomat33 (232 D (B))
04 Nov 11 UTC
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Google Easter Egg- Do a barrel roll
What fun. I love easter eggs. Type in do a barrel roll n google and it will. Also Z or R twice works as a tribute to starfox.
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
11 Oct 11 UTC
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The Importance of Enrtrepreneurship
This is something that socialists, marxists, and statists do not comprehend, the importance of entrepreneurship to economic growth.
In fact entrepreneurship is the only advantage the United States has on the rest of the world.
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GinoKay (158 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
11-SC Argentina replacement needed
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martinck1 (4464 D (S))
03 Nov 11 UTC
The 47% Game
See below
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yujufrazer (100 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
Help
http://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=71205&turn=5&mapType=large

K here is our map. my question is, if i move my boat from the english channel to the northsea with support from norwegian sea. but he moves his boat from north sea to BEL, with support from Hol, would my move stop his move or at least cut support?
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
02 Nov 11 UTC
Herman Cain & Bill Clinton
How can a decade old accusation of sexual harassment against Herman Cain even be an issue in American politics after all the liberals dismissed Bill Clinton's adultery with a member of the staff in the White House as being completely irrelevant to his job as president.
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
10 Oct 11 UTC
How the World Really Works II
Since so many don't understand how the world around them works this thread is crucial.
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
02 Oct 11 UTC
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Lower Taxes=More Revenue
The 28% tax on long-term capital gains brought in only $36.9 billion a year from 1987 to 1997, according to the Treasury Department, while the 15% tax brought in $96.8 billion a year from 2004 to 2007.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904194604576583151431651920.html
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DonXavier (1366 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
1 more for 200 point buy in
Ancient Med
1 more player
200 point buy in
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=71261
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Tru Ninja (555 D (S))
03 Nov 11 UTC
Let's Assume
You're France in S01 and Italy moves to Piedmont while Marseilles moved to Spain and Paris to Picardy along with Brest-MAO. Barring any real diplomacy that has gone on, are you more likely to return to Marseilles in the fall assuming Italy will attack it, or list a hold order assuming a bluff?
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Sargmacher (0 D X)
04 Nov 11 UTC
One More Needed 800 D
One More Needed: gameID=71225
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indianajones (1482 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
Diplomacy points
Can you run out of Diplomacy points? If so, then can you create an other account?
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Lando Calrissian (0 D (S))
03 Nov 11 UTC
Gunboat means....
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Ges (272 D)
03 Nov 11 UTC
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Anonymous WTA Gunboat, WorldDip, 24hr, 10 Dip buy-in
gameID=71217
7 players needed, 3 days left
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Jacob (2598 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
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How to Get People to do What YOU Want
Diplomats fall into different categories or archetypes. Some are bossy and curmudgeonly. Some are vague and try to stay neutral toward everybody. Some are pushovers (the best allies of course!). And some are true diplomats. There is a lot to say on this topic and I hope to get a lot of participation in this thread, but I'd like to start with a couple pointers that have served me well:
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SantaClausowitz (325 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
Veteren World Diplomacy
They say it can't be done, I beg to differ
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