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Anneal (316 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
Does Empire4 (Fall of the American Empire) need to be balanced?
Unless most other Diplomacy maps, Empire4 is not very balanced and a few nations have severe disadvantages that make it very difficult for them to win while others are fairly overpowered. I can explain more if someone wants to ask.
ghug (5046 D (B))
03 Oct 17 UTC
Is there a variant on this site that doesn't have this problem?
Anneal (316 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
@ghug I think the vanilla Diplomacy and Ancient Med is balanced, Modern Dip is alright, but in Empire4 BC and Cuba are incredibly weak, the latter even more so.
ubercacher16 (259 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Classic and Ancient Med are both more balanced then Empire4.
ghug (5046 D (B))
04 Oct 17 UTC
I haven't played Modern, but it doesn't look especially balanced. World is clearly not balanced. Unless you have top players or serious skill disparities between players, Classic and Ancient Med also have some powers that do significantly better.
MelodicMethods (100 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
The problem I see is that FotAE is that all of the nations are too big. One nation only has to worry about 2 neighbors at a time, while in classic you could be hindered or attacked more nations in one turn. Each time I play it it seams that after the first two turns I dont even have to talk to anyone because everything is so obvious on who they are wanting to attack. The only question is where exactly they are going to move them.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
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To fix FotAE:

Cuba all fleets
Saskatchewan is SC
Update win condition to 50%+1
Anneal (316 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
@MelodicMethods Cuba has to deal with three neighbors, and if NY is doing well it's possible for NY to move its fleet down into the Bermuda Triangle and harass Cuba as well. Cuba can't sustain an alliance with Peru as Peru's winning SCs run right through Cuba, and while Cuba can negotiate something with Florida and Mexico, both have plenty of potential for a stab while Cuba is unable to do anything. Texas can be a problem as well in a few occasions.

BC does have two neighbors but they have wide sea spaces which Quebec or CA can potentially move into with ease and only one free SC while it has to contest others while most other nations can get two guaranteed builds and a contested SC.

Heartland is surrounded by six nations, but isn't in as much of a disadvantage as Cuba or BC, as it has diplomatic potential and can set up many different alliances.

@Jeff Kuta I agree with all but the first; I think Cuba should start with four SCs. Either it can be Haiti (and DR is removed as a SC), or it can remain DR but the fleet in Kingston is replaced by an army and the army in Holguin by a fleet.
dargorygel (578 D Mod (G))
04 Oct 17 UTC
I have not figured out how to play Cuba successfully... I agree they seem boxed in. I am not saying it couldn't be done, I just haven't seen anyone do it yet.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
With 3 starting fleets, Cuba can take Nicaragua and Dominican Republic uncontested, and can defend against Florida. I think 5 SCs at turn 2 should be sufficient for them to diplomatically handle most immediate threats.
Bladerunners (1361 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
i think game fairly balanced but not an expert on this variant by any means

cuba has lots of neat options .. i haven't played cuba before though

all comes down to dipolomacy... every game i've been in the cuba player doesn't communicate anywhere as much as he/she should
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
That's because Cuba players know they are doomed from the start.. ;)
Bladerunners (1361 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
haha - maybe true
Bladerunners (1361 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
i haven't played bc either - looks to also be a tough country but also not many natural enemies and if peace with cali can do well
CCR (498 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Cut the map removing the SA power, make Cuba a corner; adjust SCs accordingly to not strenghten Mex (corner powers must be controled).
yavuzovic (235 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
it does. @CCR is right
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Is there a process to go about modifying mod maps?
YanksFan47 (190 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
I have played Cuba in a few games recently, and I have found much success. Maybe you just aren't playing right :)
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Games with multiple CDs by neighbors don't really enhance your advocacy for Cuba being strong. ;)
YanksFan47 (190 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
The only CD near me was Peru and that was when he had one SC left, so nothing really disproved.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Florida also CD 3rd or 4th turn.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Well hang on...not CD...but several NMRs. I misspoke, but all it takes is 1 or 2 NMRs to change a game dramatically.
YanksFan47 (190 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Eh. He wasn't really going for me anyway. But fair point.
Bladerunners (1361 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
Eliminating Peru from game would definitely change dynamics!


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Ogion (4378 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Hurricane Nate to hit Alabama?
oh, look another hurricane!

This one is tropical depression 16, but may pick up to hurricane strength.
Bo, thoughts?
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Condescension (10 D X)
01 Oct 17 UTC
Rival/hatred game variant
I'd like to play a game mode where each player is secretly given a unique rival (so no two players share a rival), and the only players counted at the end of the draw are those who have both survived and eliminated their rival. A solo doesn't need to eliminate their rival and rivals aren't necessarily symmetrical.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Oct 17 UTC
In the 21st century...
Is the government right to use violence against its own citizens?

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gyroelongated (100 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Unknown Player in Anonymous Private Game
I'm completely new to Diplomacy and this website. I made a private game and explained to my friends how to join my private match. Though only 2 people say they've joined, I have 3 anonymous players other than myself registered. Is it possible one of them joined twice? I know by the time stamps that it was one of the first two players who joined the game, the times are only a minute apart, and I am wondering if the small time frame is just a player joining twice.
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cspieker (18223 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
HTML hack the "move preview"
Is this why I always lose?
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captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
11 Sep 17 UTC
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Mafia 31: Deja Vu
This thread is for participants of Mafia 31 only.
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Deeply_Dippy (388 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
Issue #139 (Fall 2017) of Diplomacy World is now available
Highlights include various tributes to the late Jim-Bob Burgess as well as his last ever article, an interview with Siobhan Nolen.

Get it while it's hot! http://www.diplomacyworld.net/
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HBbuc (113 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
Battle for McDonald's!!
Join the battle for McDonald's across the plains of America, the seas of the Caribbean, and the tundras of Canada!!
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
27 Sep 17 UTC
Australian 1v1 Title match
Are you an aussie living in aussie or overseas ( must be Australian not a tourist). I am looking to establish the best 1v1 player we have.
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Hamilton Brian (717 D (B))
14 Sep 17 UTC
Hamilton Brian Invitational
Dippers! I am looking at setting up semi-anonymous ranked WTA games @20 points each. There will be one each of full press, gunboat, and public press. Ideally the RR% will be at or better than 85%. PM me if you are interested in joining. Once I have the 6 candidates, games will be set up and passwords will be sent.
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Vale Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner dies at age 91. A controversial character, extremely successful businessman, championed some Liberal causes, gay rights, marriage equality, Native American rights, gave many authors a break, eg Alex Haley, but also it has to be said, contributed to the objectification of women and exploited women for financial gain.
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bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
27 Sep 17 UTC
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Mod Team Announcement
Claesar has agreed to join the mod team. Please join me in thanking him for volunteering to help us keep the site cheater free and wish him well as he sacrifices any semblance of a social life in the name of making webDip great again.
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Condescension (10 D X)
26 Sep 17 UTC
German opening strategy
What are your thoughts on German opening strategy? Apart from the west, how do you try to manipulate the eastern sphere?
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lalalandfg99 (102 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
How to actually put the commands for a support move?
Hey guys its been a while for me and I was wondering if someone could go into depth about support moves and holds?
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captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
24 Sep 17 UTC
Top FvA Players - What's your nationality?
See inside...
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
14 Sep 17 UTC
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Official Webdipia Game Thread (Sim 3)
This thread is for players of "Alternative History Simulator 3: A New World"
-All standard forum rules apply
-To join PM CommanderByron and he will give instruction.
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Enriador (100 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
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[Suggestion] Alternate winning conditions
vDiplomacy has a way to set up "alternate winning conditions", e.g. to customize how many turns are played and/or how many SCs need to be conquered before a winner is declared. For example, we can have a game of Classic running for 14 turns (Fall 1907).
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AnawerCZ (108 D)
30 Sep 17 UTC
links in private massages
Is it legal to post links in messages between countries?
5 replies
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YanksFan47 (190 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Secret Hitler Take 2 Sign-Up Thread
Game 1 has been scrapped, and thus we are trying once more. See inside for details.
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Condescension (10 D X)
18 Sep 17 UTC
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Secret Hitler Game 1
Please only post in this thread if you are playing. Players, please learn all the rules of the game. Watch let's plays or something as well. Ask me questions in PMs ONLY.
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Qacper (1122 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
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Polish speaking players
Hi all,
I am trying to set up a game with Polish as a communication language. Is there anyone interested?
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Amaruq (100 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
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FFS WHY?
Why does online Diplomacy give me Germany to start with in every single game I sign up for?
Seriously, does it use region-based IP-checking? Because I'd really like to try out different countries and strategies.
And no, taking over Leavers doesn't count because you always get a losing position way past the point of getting a proper strategy rolled out (that's why the original player threw the game)
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captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
08 Aug 17 UTC
1v1 Showdown - An Update
110 players entered. After 8 months, 11 are still fighting for the title, and of those 11, just 2 remain undefeated.

That number is about to become 1.
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yavuzovic (235 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Spambot. What does it mean?
I saw two players banned for Spambot. What does Spambot mean? I can't remember this from Rules.
4 replies
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Question for the mods (and ex-mods)
What's the strangest / worst excuse you've received in response to a cheating, metagaming, etc. email?
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ubercacher16 (259 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Force draw.
How would I go about asking the mods to force draw a game which has gone on to long?
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Royalty (0 D X)
28 Sep 17 UTC
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HBbuc (113 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
New GUI
I don't know much about updating graphics for websites, how much work do you think it would be to update the GUI of this website. And if it is easy, should they or do people prefer the current graphics?
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leon1122 (175 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Movement Question
Say Country 1 has units A and B and Country 2 has units C and D. What would happen if A supports B to C, and C supports D to B at the same time? Do the moves cancel out, or does B move to C (dislodging it) and D moves to B?
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