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abgemacht (779 D (G))
16 Dec 11 UTC
A Message from the Mods
1) Please join me in congratulating FK on his promotion to Admin
2) I have drafted a set of guidelines containing every possible scenario I could think of. It is being reviewed by the rest of the mod team now. Although Mods will still have autonomy, it will serve as an official reference for us, so we can do a better job at making consistent decisions.
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orathaic (1004 D (B))
19 Dec 11 UTC
Predict the future of Nationalism.
It may be useful to look at the history of Nationalism...
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/405644/nationalism

I suppose it is also useful to note how nations educate their young about nationalism...
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Niakan (50 D)
09 Dec 11 UTC
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Face-to-face Diplomacy in NYC
The website told me to write a four-line summary because my post was too big :oops: I'm organizing a Face-to-Face game in New York City, with the hopes to eventually create a "proper" F2F community! Pitch follows.
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youradhere (1345 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
Simply a Replacement for Simply Diplomacy
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=74369#gamePanel

England is in good position, two builds coming. I would strongly recommend joining.
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noiseunit (804 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
How do you define metagaming?
I am curious to know a clear and definite description of metagaming and at what point does playing with friends become a violation.
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Baskineli (117 D (B))
19 Dec 11 UTC
Hosting a game at my home
I want to host a game at my home with my friends, showing webdiplomacy map on TV screen and using it as move validator. Is there a way to enter orders for all of my friends, using only one user? Some sort of 'game super-user'?
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Maniac (580 D (B))
17 Dec 11 UTC
Maniac Invitational for GR 200-300 Players
Any of these players or others with GR 200-300 fancy a game?
The Czech, Diplomat33, mr.crispy, Spell of Wheels, Countess Tillian, JECE, Yellowjacket, Ursa, WhiteSammy and dD_ShockTrooper

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Jamiet99uk (67 D (B))
19 Dec 11 UTC
Interrobang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interrobang

Let's discuss‽
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abgemacht (779 D (G))
17 Dec 11 UTC
Rail Baron
Anyone else play this game?
Playing with a bunch of people now; probably the best non-war board game I've played.
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Pepijn (191 D (B))
08 Dec 11 UTC
EOG - SoW Summer 2011 Game 2
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Draugnar (25 D X)
17 Dec 11 UTC
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Ron Paul is officially an idiot...
I just watched him tell Jay Leno he is against seatbelt laws. His argument that people have a right to do with their own body is all fine and good, but seatlbelts keep the driver behind the wheel and in better copntrol of their car, therbye protecting the lives of others. He has just proven he is an idiot that can't be put in power.
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MadMarx (25458 D (G))
13 Dec 11 UTC
MadMarx ABI-VII EoG's
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=70171
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johnnyw (100 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
Fast game?
want a fun game look up fast paced game for fun
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dep5greg (644 D)
18 Dec 11 UTC
Best Alliance in the Game?
What is the best alliance in the game? France-England? A western triple? Juggernaut? Austria-Russia-Turkey? what is the best one?
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Baskineli (117 D (B))
18 Dec 11 UTC
Railroad Tycoon
I remember this awesome game, and the amount of time I've "burnt" on it. Is there a more modern version of it, or something close to it?
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stratagos (3269 D (S))
25 Nov 11 UTC
School of War Winter 2011
Since the original thread is several hundred posts long, consider this the kickoff for SoW Winter 2011
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Leif_Syverson (257 D)
08 Dec 11 UTC
Quick note on what TA's are expected to do:
First off, you are not supposed to direct the student on how to move each turn. The job of a TA is to teach the diplomacy, tactics, and strategy aspects of the game as you understand them best. Offer suggestions, tips, identify play styles, options in various situations, and in general coach. The student should make the final decisions and choose his/her path to follow while you offer guidance, suggestions, and constructive critiques of their choices. Most of all you are going to be answering questions from the student. You can do this through PM or through email, whichever method you or your student prefers. Each TA has their own style.

All that is asked of TA's is that you don't just tell your student what to do each turn, and that you commit to being available to provide coaching as needed for the student and to answer any questions the student may have.

Anyone have anything to add to this short note on TA'ing?


I agree it is best to wait till January to start..

I also recommend we get PM confirmation from all students and TA's prior to game start to avoid no-shows, and TA's and students should know who they are paired with and should contact each other as soon as possible after game start (since TA's are tied to country and students are randomly assigned countries).
Pete U (327 D)
08 Dec 11 UTC
I think you've pretty much nailed it Leif. I think it works well when you act as a sounding board for ideas, especially once the tactical considerations get complex - a second pair of eyes may spot the flaw in an otherwise devasting attack, or a solid defence.

The other (new) experience I had last time was talking to Cachimbo on FB. That allowed a whole new depth to our conversations. I know not everyone is going to go for that though
Leif_Syverson (257 D)
14 Dec 11 UTC
bump.. just so we don't lose this over the next few weeks till january..
Chickenhawk (103 D)
15 Dec 11 UTC
Could I join the waitlist/2nd game as a student? I'm fairly experienced (I've played on this site and vdip on and off for the past couple of years) but nevertheless have quite a bit to learn.
Friendly Sword (329 D)
15 Dec 11 UTC
I would love to be a TA if you are in need of more.

I am a huge fan helping novices become forces to be feared. ^^
Leif_Syverson (257 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
bump again to keep this around.

Chickenhawk and Friendly Sword, we'll get you guys added to the list. Things won't start up till after the new year likely though so check back then.
Eldred (696 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
I'd like to apply as a student.
steephie22 (91 D (S))
17 Dec 11 UTC
Me too. As student, how do I get to know I'm in?
Just reaffirming my student request. IIRC I was in the 2nd game.

As with most other things, the more I learn, the more I realize I don't know :)
redsox2831 (993 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
I would also like to apply as a student.
steephie22 (91 D (S))
17 Dec 11 UTC
Bump
How can you get into this? I would like to learn more about strategy of the game and other aspects..
steephie22 (91 D (S))
18 Dec 11 UTC
Hello people?
76trombones2 (100 D)
18 Dec 11 UTC
Hi!
76trombones2 (100 D)
18 Dec 11 UTC
Welcome to the wonderful world of WebDiplomacy!
steephie22 (91 D (S))
18 Dec 11 UTC
We really need a -1 button...


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Ernst_Brenner (624 D)
18 Dec 11 UTC
Misorders?
Anyone else experiencing odd misorders in more than one game?
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redhouse1938 (975 D)
16 Dec 11 UTC
H. Kissinger's Associates
Invitation follows.
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obiwanobiwan (250 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
Everyone's Holiday Reading? (Suggestions?)
Well, it's the Holidays--sorry, it's "CHRISTMAS TIME," for all those "War on Christmas" folks--and I know we have a lot of avid readers on the site...and I just finished the two novels I had left over from my semester's worth of free reading ("The Brothers Karamazov," which was decent but 200 pages too long, and "Tess of the D'urbervilles," which was good, if not a tad anti-climactic) and I was wondering--what's everyone reading? Suggestions?
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Sebass (114 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
POST LIVE GAMES HERE
A list of new games, closer to the top of the forum
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taos (470 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
jugernaut
can someone please exlpain jugernaut
i cant really understand how it works and why it is such a strong aliance
the times i tried to do it didnt really work
the rest of the players unite against it and i cant see the advatage
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SpeakerToAliens (147 D (S))
17 Dec 11 UTC
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Craziest man in the world!
I just had to share this. It's awesome.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFQc7VRJowk&sns=fb
His comment "Well, I came extremely close on that one!" is somewhat of an understatement.
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Sebass (114 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
LIVE GAMES HERE
Need more people for an Anc. Med Gunboat
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Jacob (2598 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
Want to try the Ancient Med variant
I haven't played it so I set up a game here: gameID=74927

WTA anon 2-day phases 200 pt buy-in
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Sebass (114 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
POST LIVE GAMES HERE
gameID=75013.
Advertise any live games you are hosting here.
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
17 Dec 11 UTC
Innovation fostered by Freedom
The Mobile Cigar Lounge.
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Lando Calrissian (252 D (S))
15 Dec 11 UTC
Moderators
I noticed that you silenced Draugnar for 24 hours for making a cheating accusation in the forum. Is that standard practice?
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G1 (100 D)
16 Dec 11 UTC
DCL, where are you?
Hey, does anyone know what's become of the DCL?
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Jacob (2598 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
Using Gameid= or threadid= in your profile message?
It doesn't seem to work... Am I doing something wrong?
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Babak (26982 D (B))
22 Nov 11 UTC
Top-100 GR "World Map" Challange Game
I have not played a GOOD world game in a long time. I wonder if it is possible to have 17 out of the top 100 GR players join such a game. It would be quite a feat. This can be anon or non-anon and it should be 36 or 48 hours. WTA only. Indicate your interest inside (please post only if your Oct GR rating is 1 to 100)
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