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coldsoup (164 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
The grammar game!
See below for the rules. The game is designed for your inner troll.
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Riphen (198 D)
18 Apr 12 UTC
NFL schedules were released!! YAY!!
My Texans got four prime time games. And Five if you count Thanksgiving.
Cant Wait!!
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DiploMerlin (245 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
Explain this to me
Here's a game I'm in...
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=85116

Can someone explain to me how Carthage has 2 SCs?
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Sargmacher (0 D X)
17 Mar 12 UTC
PW Gunboat 5 Point Challenges
Would anyone like to join me for some passworded 5 D gunboat games? I'd like to get as many people involved as possible for some fun gunboat games not orientated on points but that are still good quality. Add your name to the list if you're interested please. All games will be anonymous and 25 hour phase length, thank you.
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Geofram (245 D (B))
02 Apr 12 UTC
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**OFFICIAL - Spring Gunboat Groups**
The first two game assignments are up: tinyurl.com/springGT
Watch your email in the next 24 hours for game invites!
Also, the Summer 2011 GT has a new url: tinyurl.com/summerGT
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fuzzyhartle1 (100 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
People on this site are dumb
See my message
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BALLS DEEP (0 D)
15 Apr 12 UTC
Diplomacy Party
I posted a thread a month ago or so about having a party to teach my friends to play diplomacy. Here's what I did and how it went.
BALLS DEEP (0 D)
15 Apr 12 UTC
It takes a bit of doing to get 7 people to your house all at the same time without anyone bailing. I had another interested party show up as an alternate, in case someone bailed. I decided that, given my pre-existing experience, I would MC and answer questions and explain strategic options to players. After they've played a couple games, I will join the fray myself. Before we got started, I sent out emails to folks with their country designation (which I chose for them), links to strategy guides, and some insight on various options you have relative to the other countries, as well as posted the edi birsan vids. most of the people read the emails and/or watched the videos, which helped. I still went over the rules and questions before we got started.

I set the board up on a high table behind our couch, which is in the middle of what we'll call the great room that is our living room and kitchen. about 24x16. There are two rooms off of this one where people could confer, as well as our porch (which was good for the smokers). We had tons of food and beer and liquor. I decided on a 30 minute first turn, and then 15 minute turns thereafter, except for builds and retreats, where you have 5 minutes. To make everyone's lives easier, I wrote up a handy guide with examples for how to write out every type of order. I even made myself a little shorthand system that somewhat mirrors webdip with arrows for 'move', pluses for supports, and a circled 'c' for convoys. The result is that people wrote their orders properly, and aside from some issues about confusing borders (a denmark-> berlin). players would write down their moves, hand them to me, and then i adjudicated moves using realpolitik.

this next bit i thought was pretty clever: i would take a screencap of the results, rename the resulting image file, and drop it on to my webhost. I would point the wii's browser at that image file, and display the current game map on our flat screen tv! people could also look at it on their smartphones. this was useful to talk about the game in places other than at the board. it was also helpful in updating the board. updating the screen was the big dramatic reveal of who got what. that worked out great.

We got started around 7:30 and played until 1am. We had some delays at the end of some turns because a couple anxious players were stressing their moves. But in that time, we got to 1905 adjustments.

Much of a face to face game is about the people's respective personalities and relationships. England(f) is married to Austria(m), and Russia(f) and Italy(m) had just started dating two weeks prior. Turkey(m) once slept with Russia's sister, and France(m) is the closest thing I've met to a real live Paladin. Germany(m), Austria and Russia and I are in a band together, and France used to be, but left for grad school to be replaced by Austria.

Russia forsook her builds to go straight for germany and turkey, while I/A worked a key lepanto. E/F tore into germany. Turkey barely stayed alive, with his home centers, but surrounded by austria and italy, who were just about go at each other's throats. Austria had gutted russia (who had just gone out at 1905), but italy still owned serbia and bulgaria. Italy stabbed first, but we didn't see the result, due to it being 1:30 am and we were all very drunk and tired. France had just started to push into the med after Germany fell (also right around the same time as russia), while england continued to pressure north and east, eventually against austria.

areas to improve before next game:
i need a better looking adjudicator. realpolitik looks like crap. also, i am not sure about its rule system because i saw some moves fail that shouldn't have (a unit moving from berlin to silesia, with no bounce, and he wasn't dislodged or anything, failed.). I just went in and edited the map to do what I think it should have and moved on. I am considering having people make accounts on webdip, and they play a live gunboat game, using the site as the framework for adjudication and whatnot. I could just point the wii at the gameboard and hit refresh. i am concerned that logging in, entering orders and logging out, at a single machine (for some players don't have smartphones) would be cumbersome.
i need to use a timer on my phone to keep track of turns, not the microwave. i was often out of earshot of the timer and turns frequently dripped over their limit a little bit.
i need to know how to demonstrate moves on the physical game board. how do you arrange and move the pieces to show supports or convoys or whatever? my board has these cardboard pieces that are bullshit, so i can't turn them on their side or whatever.

overall, it went really well, and everyone's eager to play again.
BALLS DEEP (0 D)
16 Apr 12 UTC
bump - interested in people's thoughts on running live F2F games and teaching new people to play and such
stranger (492 D)
16 Apr 12 UTC
I can´t imagine my friends would like that game, but maybe I should give it a try showing them. :)
Tru Ninja (734 D (S))
16 Apr 12 UTC
Wow, the dynamic of the players was pretty heavy. Have any shown additional interest? Point 'em to the site!
2ndWhiteLine (5949 D Mod (B))
16 Apr 12 UTC
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Player dynamics on WebDip are similarly heavy, just not as apparent. Thucydides is married to Eden. Krellin and TC just started dating two weeks prior. Putin once slept with Krellin's sister, and abgemacht is the closest thing I've meet to a real live paladin. FortKnox, King Atom, Krellin, TC, and I are in a band together, and MadMarx used to be, but he was replaced by Eden.
stranger (492 D)
16 Apr 12 UTC
hahaha
BALLS DEEP (0 D)
16 Apr 12 UTC
Some of them are interested in playing online. the dynamics are totally different in person, because you have a better idea of who has a dominant personality and who does not.
goldfinger0303 (657 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
I would never play with my friends F2F.....okay well, I might try, but here's how its going to go.

Two years of mild progress and then "Everyone kill goldfinger, don't listen to what he says"
It happens in Risk, it happens in Catan...pretty much any game that involves choosing one side over another.
zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
17 Apr 12 UTC
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Your friends probably team up to take you out because you make them call you goldfinger.
Thanks for the report! I like the trick with the TV.
TheWizard (5464 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
http://diplomacycast.com/ --> they talk about hosting FtF in some of their episodes (and listening to them is fun anyways)
http://www.thenadf.org/ --> homepage of the north american hobby, with all the FtF tournaments listed.
JimTheGrey --> PM this guy to get infos about FtF organizers in your area.
My favourite bit was the use of the microwave as the turn timer, that made me laugh. Also, next time you have a party, all your problems are solved if you host it in the G+ hangout.
iMurk789 (100 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
The worst part about playing FTF with friends over and over is your reputation is always with you.
Why is that any different than playing over and over on this site, other than that your pool of friends is larger? If you continue to play, eventually you will run into some of the same people.
Ienpw_III (460 D)
18 Apr 12 UTC
This site allows anonymous games. That helps some.
iMurk789 (100 D)
18 Apr 12 UTC
My pool of friends is smaller, the ones that play diplomacy that is. Same group every time, maybe one or two different people.


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King Atom (100 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
The Official CCDC Thread
Current Members:
◘ King Atom
• fuzzyhartle1
Many more to come...
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Putin33 (176 D)
10 Apr 12 UTC
NHL Playoff Predictions
Discuss
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rokakoma (18688 D)
18 Apr 12 UTC
Gunboat - Please Keep It Classy-50
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
17 Apr 12 UTC
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threads/replies broken
Seriously fix please - How am I supposed to find and reminisce over the awesome shit I said in the past when my last reply was apparently Jan. 6th?
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S.E. Peterson (100 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
Stab Them, Stab Them All, Stab Them All To Hell EOG
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=86512

Ugh.
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King Atom (100 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
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I'm Starting A Club
That we can hit baby seals with.
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DJEcc24 (246 D)
16 Apr 12 UTC
Racism. Worse in Europe?
An argument we discussed in Euro History today. Is the United States less racist than Europe these days?
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diplomat554 (478 D)
15 Apr 12 UTC
Return to Full Press
Hi forum, I haven't played a full press game in a long time, and I want to get back to real diplomacy now. I'm thinking 48 hours, low bet, non-anon, WTA. Anyone interested?
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King Atom (100 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
You Know Who's Cool?
Rick Santorum is cool.

Discuss.
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fuzzyhartle1 (100 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
I took a crap.
I took a crap anyone want to debate about religion becuase I took a crap or debate if I am biased becuase im the one in the bathroom?
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President Eden (2452 D Mod)
14 Apr 12 UTC
So I got EUIII this morning.
What is this I don't even. It's entirely too legit for me to comprehend in this tired stupor, but I decided to try it anyway, so I picked the Huron. The Iroquois finally fall, only twenty years and 50 rebellions later...
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Thucydides (1012 D (B))
17 Apr 12 UTC
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I wish Webdip notified me when
someone on my 'enemies list' +1s one of my posts. What about yall.
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Nemesis17 (100 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
we only need one more person
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Bob Genghiskhan (818 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
Why does Germany go to Sweden in Fall '01 so often?
I can understand moving to Denmark in spring to keep the threat alive as diplomatic leverage, but by moving to Sweden right away, Germany angers Russia. Germany's usually going to be able to take Sweden away when he chooses anyway if Russia doesn't open strong to Scandinavia, so why are people so eager to make an enemy right off the bat?
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Vaftrudner (2533 D)
15 Apr 12 UTC
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Vaftrudner's statistics
Hello all!

kestas has been kind enough to give me a dump of the database with all personal details removed, but all game data is intact. This means that I can produce statistics of any kind, and you can request what you'd like to see here. Ask me for anything, and I'll see if I can make it happen!
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dubmdell (556 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
Planning ahead: Sitter May 14 to June 2
I will need a sitter for about three weeks in May. If you are not currently in a game with me, please post or PM that you can sit for these three weeks.
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Draugnar (25 D X)
17 Apr 12 UTC
So beer turns men into Conservatives...
This study (http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/beer-men-smarter-study-article-1.1059752) shows beer makes men smarter.

Therefore Conservatives are smarter.
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rokakoma (18688 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
WTA-GB-102 EOG
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redhouse1938 (975 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
Mediterranean Axis Alliance
Has anyone ever tried Austria / Italy / Turkey? What would be some of the key opening moves?
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CSteinhardt (6264 D (B))
17 Apr 12 UTC
Tactics Help for New Players
This is a thread designed as tactical help for newer players. If for some reason this is a bad idea, feel free to close the thread.
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YadHoGrojaUL (330 D)
16 Apr 12 UTC
Most pointless opening unit moves by country...
Here's my thoughts...
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cspieker (8194 D)
17 Apr 12 UTC
EOG: gameID=86460
Stupid Turkey
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Sandgoose (0 D X)
16 Apr 12 UTC
Israel and Iran
CNN article:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/15/world/meast/iran-nuclear/

Let's have some good discussion.
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