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ubercacher16 (453 D)
13 Nov 17 UTC
Self Interest
Beyond a shadow of a doubt every human being is driven only and fully by their own self interest.
188 replies
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flash2015 (432 D (G))
13 Nov 17 UTC
When Is The New Forum Going Live?
I had a quick look at the forum a while ago. It looked good to me. Any idea when it may go live? On a completely unrelated note - any chance we may turn SSL on for the site?
13 replies
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
10 Nov 17 UTC
Identification Methods
For a story I'm writing, I need an adult who has lost his memory to not be easily identifiable. How do I make this feasible?
For instance, I expect the Dutch government to have the fingerprints of Dutch citizens. Do legal immigrants or people with a refugee status have their fingerprints taken as well? Would illegal immigrants or tourists from countries that don't take fingerprints make for a solid storyline? Are there other options?
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damian (675 D Mod)
10 Nov 17 UTC
(+10)
Daily Qur'an Thread
In which we discuss passages from the Qur'an each day.
84 replies
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mmcconkie (112 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Known World 901 - Playable?
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm fairly new around here. I'm looking through the variant maps, and I see one that looks like a lot of fun, the Known World 901 map. On the Variants page, it lists it as active, but when I go to create a new game I don't see it as an option to select.
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brainbomb (456 D)
12 Nov 17 UTC
(+1)
An open discussion about elaborate ways to restore reliability rating
I was thinking how there are members on this site who ruined their Reliability early and can never restore it to the 90th %tile. What if we did a series of experiments on these people. Hook them up to machines. Or perhaps put them in a room full of rats and see if they survive. The goal being we develop a way that someone could go from a 13% RR to a mighty 78%
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Durga (791 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
3 more unranked gunboat games
Help me get better at gunboat again
40 replies
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Fluminator (511 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
(+3)
America appreciation thread.
I love the United States. I wish I lived there. Let's talk about how nice of a place it is.
88 replies
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Jamiet99uk (100 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
(+8)
I achieved a thing
I got my final results for my Master's degree that I've been doing part-time for the past two years* today.
39 replies
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brainbomb (456 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Democrats are in deep trouble!
LOL! They keep talking about Russia and indictments and the latest wave of wins in virginia. But what about the civil war? What about Jimmy Carter?
64 replies
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Valis2501 (3672 D (G))
09 Nov 17 UTC
SJ Whipping F2F Diplomacy 2018!
It's finally here everyone, the day you've been waiting for! SJ Whipping 2018 is back for another year!
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Valis2501 (3672 D (G))
09 Nov 17 UTC
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Cascadia Open F2F Diplomacy 2018!
Vancouver baby!
https://www.meetup.com/Pacific-Northwest-Diplomacy/events/242801707/
https://www.facebook.com/events/887382088062452/
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Matalienados (102 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Español
Hola amigos, podemos formar un grupo con nuestra lengua materna, para competir
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yavuzovic (299 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Why did I cut chatting
I was writing post to Daily Qur'an Thread...
Did you remember my thread about mice in the dormitory?
A mouse run to another bed from under my bed.
Shit, I can't sleep more!
8 replies
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Ezio (668 D Mod)
11 Nov 17 UTC
spring 1901
Which single move do you think has the most drastic impact on the game in 1901?
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dargorygel (320 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 UTC
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Big News (for me) on a slow Forum Friday Morning
Friday mornings seem an inactive time on webDiplomacy. So I can announce that my daughter is in labor. Hooray! (which also means I am officially old. Boo!!)
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Crazy Anglican (277 D)
11 Nov 17 UTC
Happy Armistice Day
Happy Veterans Day in the USA!

99 years ago today this horrific war we like to recreate in bloodless speech ended :-)
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CommanderByron (564 D Mod (S))
11 Nov 17 UTC
#MeToo
There’s enough vile people on here I think this conversation would be fun to watch.
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LeonWalras (665 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
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We need extensive background checks
before people are allowed to shitpost on the forum.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Alabama GOP
Please go away.

-Sincerely, Everyone
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Smokey Gem (210 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
Is it possible that human kind will ever live in peace. ?
We all want it that incredible vast majority. o why do we do what we do . How can we be so benovolent and violent at thesame time?
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CommanderByron (564 D Mod (S))
08 Nov 17 UTC
Curiosity: Coloreds
Why are the countries colored differently than the original board? anyone with insight, not complaining just curious.
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swordsman3003 (9896 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 UTC
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hypothetical changes to classic map
Ideas I have had that I thought might improve balancing. Not saying that I would advocate for all of these; they're just ideas I think about sometimes.
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damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
48 Hour Full Press. GR 250+
Does anyone want to play a game?
Valis2501 (3672 D (G))
08 Nov 17 UTC
I'll play if it's HDV; would prefer Rulebook Press over Full Press too but it's not a deal breaker for me.
damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Sorry Valis. I strongly dislike HDV.
JEccles (425 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
What's HDV? (Still some acronyms that get me on here lol)
Claesar (399 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
So this is for GR 250 and higher?
damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Hidden draw votes. (I had to look it up too.)
damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Its for people with a GR of 250 or better. Is what I intended with that statement.
Ezio (668 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
put me in coach
damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
1. Damian
2. Ezio
JEccles (425 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
@damian thanks! Mind if I get in on this one? I'm 98 in GR as of November.
damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Not at all!
1. damian
2. Ezio
3. JEccles
1. damian
2. Ezio
3. JEccles
4. PF
swordsman3003 (9896 D Mod (G))
08 Nov 17 UTC
I'll play. GR #47
damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
1. damian
2. Ezio
3. JEccles
4. PF
5. swordsman3003
I don't know what GR I am, but I'll play
damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Last time I was ranked was way back in June. So I'm not going to complain about anyone not being on the current lists. You were 46 in June, which is good enough for me.
1. damian
2. Ezio
3. JEccles
4. PF
5. swordsman3003
6. goldfinger0303
damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
I'm going to give Claesar an option on the last slot.
If he doesn't want to play, it'll be open.
ChippeRock (1767 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Some high standards there for ghost rating. But I'm 222nd in the latest Ghost Rating. Add me!

1. damian
2. Ezio
3. JEccles
4. PF
5. swordsman3003
6. goldfinger0303
7. ChippeRock
Claesar (399 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
I'd love to join!
damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Sorry ChippeRock. I promised I'd save that last slot of Claesar if he wanted it, since he posted earlier.
1. damian
2. Ezio
3. JEccles
4. PF
5. swordsman3003
6. goldfinger0303
7. Claesar

In the event that one of the other players changes their mind before the game start you'll have first dibs on the open slot.
damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
My thoughts on settings.
Non-flexible: Normal Draw Votes, 48 hours, Full Press
Flexible: Anon, SoS scoring, 200 point bet.

Anyone have any preferences on the flexible settings?
swordsman3003 (9896 D Mod (G))
08 Nov 17 UTC
I strongly encourage draw-size scoring. I think the experience is a lot of fun when a near-death player has a lot to fight for.
JEccles (425 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
I strongly encourage Anon.
damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
I think its about 50-50 between DSS and SoS.
With draw size scoring you have the perks of there being a lot to fight for if you're still alive because a draw is huge. On the flip slide there tends to be a lot of tiresome careful maneuvering to cut down the size of the draw at the end which can be pretty dull if you aren't involved in it.

With SoS, the advantage is that there is less incentive to cut players, which leads to some interesting diplomatic consequences. Where its much easier to convince smaller players to work with you and stay alive, since your incentive to cut them is much smaller. On the flip side there is a lot less to play for if you're a small player since you aren't getting an equal share of the draw.

Overall I don't have a strong preference, I played most of my games pre-SoS so I haven't had a chance to really explore the negotiation space that it makes available which is why I suggested it. But I don't feel strongly about it, so if you feel strongly about DSS (and everyone else is happy with that). I'm game to do DSS.
CAPT Brad (2521 D (B))
08 Nov 17 UTC
start a second game damian. i'm sure you will get takers
Durga (791 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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SoS is overall superior tbh
damian (675 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
I lack your impressive talent for managing multiple concurrent games Brad.
I may eventually start another game once this one is well underway if my other active game wraps up.
goldfinger0303 (1424 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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I don't change my play style based on scoring systems, so it really doesn't matter to me
I prefer DSS since I've become a purist, but I would not be totally against SoS. I think a 200 D bet would be great. Whether it's anon or not, I don't really care about, but tend to play anon more.
Ezio (668 D Mod)
09 Nov 17 UTC
I'd strongly prefer to play a non anon game.
Claesar (399 D Mod)
09 Nov 17 UTC
I'd prefer cookies.
Wusti (737 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
And another by GR..
Claesar (399 D Mod)
09 Nov 17 UTC
Wusti, nothing is stopping you from creating your own game(s). In fact, we encourage it!
JEccles (425 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
Do we have a target start date for this game, and an idea of what the rules are looking like?
damian (675 D Mod)
09 Nov 17 UTC
We've got comments from just about everyone. It sounds like DSS, 200 points, Anon, Full-Press, Visible draw votes. 48/hr.

I was going to send out invites once we hammered the details home. So I'll be PMing everyone shortly.
Wusti (737 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Claesar - I have tried to - last one I did was almost in protest against this by asking for +100GR players only with decent RR and it never got subbed.

People on this site only want to play with the cool kids, and once your GR falls past a certain point, you're effectively fucked.
Claesar (399 D Mod)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Do you realise that by adding constraints to your game, you lower the number of potential candidates?
brainbomb (456 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Not true. People lose to me all the time im 840th in GR
Claesar (399 D Mod)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Who are you replying to, bb? I don't see a connection.
damian (675 D Mod)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Humorously, the very last full press game I finished, that wasn't live, was with you Wusti. But there is clearly people interested in a game. Mine is all full up. But within this thread we have brainbomb, yourself, Valis, ChippeRock & Capt Brad.

If everyone is down to play you only need two more to get a game. :)


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brainbomb (456 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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After how many times Jurassic Park has failed why is there still investors?
How many times has this place failed or expeditions to it have failed? Seems like the liability lawsuits alone wouldve ensured that park wouldnt have ever been remade.
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Randomizer (31 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
It's easier to get a gun, than ….
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/16/health/getting-gun-ease-trnd/index.html

In the wake of the last two mass shootings, I didn't know that I would have a harder time buying a puppy than a gun. There are even more restrictions to join Diplomacy.
41 replies
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LeonWalras (665 D)
30 Oct 17 UTC
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Daily MARX
In celebration of recent forum breakthroughs, I thought we'd bring back the daily Marx thread. Post your Marx quotes here.
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damo666 (161 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
Players Ranks
How are these determined? Compare these two: a) Played 25 Defeated 7 (28%) Won 2 (8%) Drawn 11 (44%) Survived 5 (20%) Rank EXPERIENCED b) Played 21 Defeated 6 (29%) Won 4 (19%) Drawn 4 (19%) Survived 7 (33%) Rank POLITICAL PUPPET. Just wondering.....
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HBbuc (113 D)
30 Oct 17 UTC
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Hypothetical scenario
Hypothetical scenario: Get rid of Gender pronouns and call everyone and everyone and everything "it" and other variations of that.

Your thoughts?
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Thaneofwhiterun (1266 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Where did everybody go?
I feel so lonely, I can't even start up a 1v1 game...
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