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Condescension (343 D)
20 Aug 17 UTC
Stakes Diplomacy Game
Would anyone be interested in a cash stakes diplomacy game? The notion is that we'd all wire some amount of money to a trusted party, who would pay it out according to DSS at the end of the game.
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JamesYanik (208 D)
20 Aug 17 UTC
Premier League 2017/18
Predictions and thoughts so far
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Gezirah (107 D)
20 Aug 17 UTC
How do I find my game ID
This interface is a little confusing and outdated. Can anyone tell me how to even locate my private game's ID?
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Enriador (100 D)
18 Aug 17 UTC
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What is this forum about?
Hello guys,

So, I have been browsing the forum a little, but it seems to be more like a Reddit forum where one can throw up anything they want to rather than
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Ogion (5124 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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It is not OK to punch ISIS and Al qaeda members
If ISIS and Al Qaeda wanted to hold a march calling for death to America and a fundamentalist caliphate to take over the US then any who attack them or inhibit their right to free speech are evil violent people

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DealMerchant (790 D)
19 Aug 17 UTC
What do you all think about Faustian stories?
Diplomacy is a great playground for turning on friends for personal advantage, and I'm pretty sure everybody might compromise their held virtues for a little harmless gain in most places of their lives. Do you all think Faustian narratives are on point the more we all trod into the great 21st century, or is the devil obsolete and unversed in the digital age?
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MrcsAurelius (3051 D (B))
17 Jul 17 UTC
Better be feared than loved, if you cannot be both
Setting up what hopefully will be a nice classic game. Would like to keep it GR 100ish, to ensure quality and reliability.
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teh_duke (758 D)
19 Aug 17 UTC
technical issues
anyone else having technical issues with the site at the moment? i cant put in orders and more often than not the site wouldnt even load or refresh
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michael_b (192 D)
19 Aug 17 UTC
"New Game" page needs correction.
When creating a game and selecting the pre-phase length, the description says up to 5 days but the dropdown gives only up to 2.5 days.
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zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
16 Aug 17 UTC
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Forum rule reminders
See inside.
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VashtaNeurotic (944 D)
18 Aug 17 UTC
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Bannon is Out
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/18/politics/steve-bannon-white-house/index.html
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Lord Bolton (75 D)
09 Aug 17 UTC
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Leaving the grey arrow
Is there any bigger asshole than the guy who's doomed to defeat and puts in his moves with a grey arrow so that everyone has to wait a day or more each phase? Of course everyone goes out of town sometimes or is unable to get to the site for some reason, but someone who does it faithfully every turn should be banned. It's the behavior of a crybaby.
Tom Bombadil (1540 D (G))
09 Aug 17 UTC
You're never doomed to defeat until you have 0 centers.
captainmeme (462 D Mod)
09 Aug 17 UTC
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It can be annoying, especially if they're doing it out of spite, but having everyone ready up is the exception, not the rule. If you join a game with 1 day phases, you should generally expect the phases to last 1 day.
Jamiet99uk (50 D X)
09 Aug 17 UTC
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There are much bigger assholes than that. You haven't met me, or Valis.
ishirkmywork (1076 D)
09 Aug 17 UTC
^
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
09 Aug 17 UTC
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It's the equivalent of holding up in a fortified position and waiting out the siege of your attacker, purely strategic. Were those who died at the Alamo assholes for not leaving the missionary and dying sooner?
Tugster (1044 D)
09 Aug 17 UTC
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If you really want a game to be fast, then create a game with fast deadlines. There is never an obligation to 'ready up', never. And there are hundreds of reasons to not ready up, waiting for a message, real life, travel, etc., etc. If it bothers you, then always join fast games.
Deeply_Dippy (406 D)
10 Aug 17 UTC
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Saving orders is the only way to ensure that you don't miss a deadline (IMO).

Moaning about the strategic use of saved orders sounds like the actions if a cry baby (again IMO).
Smokey Gem (155 D)
10 Aug 17 UTC
Ahhh so if you grey your orders they go in as your orders if the deadline hits and you haven't fully readied up....I never knew that...it explians some of the spectacular failures I have had trying to take advantage of non ready orders..

Use a faster game phase dead Roose or Ramsay..

unless you are Sansa Bolton of Course the only surviving Bolton
Jeff Kuta (2081 D)
10 Aug 17 UTC
No shit. I thought the Starks were snowflakes, not flayed men
orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Aug 17 UTC
People in desperate situations may need more time to convince enemies to seitch sides...

Plus you signed up fot a game with a certain phase lenght.
trip (171 D (B))
10 Aug 17 UTC
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As long as the person is entering orders Im ok with not finalizing, although it is annoying when a person only saves retreat and build orders in gunboats, particularly when they're NMRing move phases.
2ndWhiteLine (3612 D (B))
10 Aug 17 UTC
^^ Generally, this is a pretty good way to get a game thrown.
CAPT Brad (1839 D (B))
10 Aug 17 UTC
Champagne problems. ^
Oh and finally something i can agree with jamiet and give him a +1. He is an asshole
MichiganMan (5293 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
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Trip is right, as is the OP -- at leas to some extent. I think the problem is the whole "butt hurt" mindset it displays. Or, that last dying "fuck you!" to the game. The problem is, the game is about kicking the shit out of each other, and slow-playing the process is hacking -- especially when its a simple retreat/destroy order.

my $.02
michael_b (192 D)
13 Aug 17 UTC
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Forced disbands should be automatic. As should forced retreats (1 option)
Bladerunners (1176 D)
13 Aug 17 UTC
i agree on that
Bladerunners (1176 D)
13 Aug 17 UTC
i also think players should have to pass a prescreening before being allowed to play :-)

question 1: do you realize this is NOT a pure war game ... and you have to communicate with others
Arrows?
Isn't it a "tick"?
orathaic (1009 D (B))
16 Aug 17 UTC
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@Michael B, there are no forced retreats, you always have a choice of retreat or disband.

So only forced disbands...

And the counter arguement is you don't want to confuse players by having things happen automatically sometimes.

Having more options would be nice though, like 24/25 hour phases during weekdays, with automatic breaks for the weekend. Or pre-set pauses for the holidays.

You could have games where everyone agrees to pause during the week and play 30 minute phases during the weekend (or for 6 hours two days per week).

There are many variations i can think of, including skype-based games. But expecting players to ready up when you don't like waiting around... Just play more or faster games. Get used to it. Offer that person on their last gasp a decent deal and use them to help you win... Many many options other than whinging on the forums about it.
michael_b (192 D)
16 Aug 17 UTC
@Orathis, You're right my bad
SuperSteve (814 D)
18 Aug 17 UTC
I agree with OP if there is no path to victory. If there is nothing but a forced disband or a forced retreat in Autumn to a non-SC... just ready up. Anything else is childish.
Ogion (5124 D)
18 Aug 17 UTC
I don't think that's what he was talking about. He's talking about when you're losing badly.

I've soloed from two centers and no home centers, and I'm sure folks have soloed from one around here. so, yeah, you're not defeated until you're at 0


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DemonOverlord (559 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Daily Trump News Thread
Instead of having 17 threads each time he does something new, let's have this one so anyone that doesn't want to deal with Trump can just mute it! (ps is it possible to self mute?)
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ND (680 D)
18 Aug 17 UTC
George Washington
Should statues of George Washington be taken down? This is being debated in Chicago.
https://youtu.be/1t96yjrZRrk
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Ogion (5124 D)
13 Aug 17 UTC
Is everyone scared
To even bring up the neo Nazi terrorist attack in Charlottesville today, and the fact that the President made the weakest denunciation of terrorism ever, )except perhaps for his non response to the attacks in Quebec and Minnesota)
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
17 Aug 17 UTC
Anarchists in the US
"if we possess any sort of freedom today in this society, it is the result of all the times people defied and overthrew governments, not because of the times they were obedient. If not for disobedience, we would still be living under the rule of kings."

from this: https://itsgoingdown.org/statues-fall-uproot-pedestals-promise-direct-action/
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CommanderByron (694 D (S))
17 Aug 17 UTC
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Completely unrelated to nazis thread.
*sigh*
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
16 Aug 17 UTC
Alt-left?
Interesting article describing the use of this term:
https://newrepublic.com/article/144361/liberals-helped-create-trumps-new-bogeyman-alt-left
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groza528 (518 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
Dislodgement question
I'm normally pretty good with rules questions myself but this one has me going back and forth.
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DemonOverlord (559 D)
16 Aug 17 UTC
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On punching nazis
I've decided to appease the centrists. Instead of punching nazis, we'll murder them by drone with no due process.
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Jeff Kuta (2081 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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Is it ever ok to paunch Nazis?
Especially Nazi cats?
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MyxIsMe (586 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
Diplomacy Question
Not clear on how this works out in the game mechanics:

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Monfils (0 D X)
17 Aug 17 UTC
Diplomacy memes!
Give me some because I'm waiting on my games and I'm bored and I want webdiplo in a potent form
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JamesYanik (208 D)
16 Aug 17 UTC
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My Cat is a Nazi
https://puu.sh/xbB8I/c82481f2e9.png

please do not punch my cat
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trip (171 D (B))
16 Aug 17 UTC
Need a sub
gameID=201565

Please let me know if you're willing and I'll send you password. Thx.
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Jamiet99uk (50 D X)
16 Aug 17 UTC
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It's okay to punch Nazis
I purport that it is perfectly ok to beat up the following types of people:

- Nazis - Neo-Nazis - KKK members - David Duke - White Supremacists -
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CommanderByron (694 D (S))
12 Aug 17 UTC
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IRL work Horror Stories
No matter the field of profession, we all have work horror stories. The days when everything fell through the cracks or the work load was just too much. Tell about it. Only rule is try to avoid names and such.
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CommanderByron (694 D (S))
16 Aug 17 UTC
Feature Idea: Badges
See Inside
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Tom Bombadil (1540 D (G))
16 Aug 17 UTC
Gen Con
Anyone going to Gen Con this weekend? I'm going for the first time just for the day Saturday - anyone with tips on what to see let me know.
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michael_b (192 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Feature Idea: Friend 'List'
I'm not one to cause pressure for the coding team who are focused on the new Forum, but has this feature been suggested before? See Reply.
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