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Smokey Gem (209 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 (569 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 (9995 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.
swordsman3003 (9995 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 UTC
(1) Make Portugal not a supply center (like Finland). This would weaken France's power, and France is too strong relative to the other powers. This would also reduce the ability of England, France, and Italy to get solo wins. This would make Germany initially stronger than England and France and encourage more E-F teamups. This would discourage Italy from attacking early France as the payoff is smaller.

(2) Add a territory called "Siberia" by cutting Moscow in 2. "Siberia" border Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Sevastopol. This makes St. Petersburg defensible from the south and makes breakthroughs to the north or south more possible.

(3) Make Apulia Italy's home center instead of Venice. This puts at least 1 space between Italy and Austria's home centers, which is true of all other power relationships.

(4) Give Austria 3 starting armies.
ishirkmywork (1321 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
the interesting thing about portugal is that at least half of the time England or France is clinging to it as their last supply center for many many turns. it is a fairly unique center in that regard. i think this scenario would also cause an early France/Italy clash much more likely.
swordsman3003 (9995 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 UTC
Yeah I forgot to state that point initially: I hate that Portugal is a unique supply center in that it is only bordered by 2 other spaces - so it is extremely difficult to dig someone out of it. Not only that, but because it sits on the stalemate line, it gives England and France an unmatched advantage over other powers in sneaking into a draw by clinging to life in Portugal. It causes weird, bad gameplay (in my opinion) when England or France suicides the rest of their centers to sneak into Portugal, hoping for that exact scenario.

On another note, without Portugal as a supply center, France will need Warsaw, Moscow, or an Italian home center in order to solo win (in addition to Tunis and the other usual centers France takes). So not only is France's early game reduced (France cannot get the usual 2 free builds that no other power besides Germany can usually get), but also France's endgame is made much more difficult. I think this would be an improvement because France solo wins far more easily than the other powers (not necessarily more OFTEN, because the players self-balance by fearing France - but it is easier to accomplish in my opinion).
Ezio (708 D Mod)
10 Nov 17 UTC
3) is a solid idea, but weakens Italy's Western and Northern influence too much. I prefer the idea of creating a new territory that borders Tyrolia, Piedmont, VEN, and TUS that is Italy's new Supply center.
1) is too radical of a change. France is strong, but it is not so strong as to deserve losing essentially a free supply center, which this does.

4 seems fine.
2 is Crazy as it enables someone to hold StP from the South. It completely changes the stalemate line, and frankly I think gives too much power to the Southern nations.
swordsman3003 (9995 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 UTC
Regarding (2) - I should say that it greatly increases the ability to hold StP from the south, but it is still possible to take it by overwhelming force. If Livonia were poked by Baltic Sea, then a supported attack using Gulf of Bothnia, Finland, Norway, and Barents sea would still work.

I think the western nations are generally stronger than the southern ones because southern centers like Tunis, Warsaw, and Moscow are much easier to take and hold from the north than northern centers like St. Petersburg, Munich, Berlin and Marseilles from the south.
WyattS14 (100 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
What did poor Italy ever do to you? :'(
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Merge Piedmont and Tuscany. That puts Italy and France into more immediate conflict.
Ogion (3982 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
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Give me 18 centers to start, regardless of which power I play
Claesar (11 D Mod)
10 Nov 17 UTC
I don't advocate for any of these, but I must admit that I suicide into Portugal.
CommanderByron (569 D Mod (S))
10 Nov 17 UTC
I think the classic map in all of it's strangeness is perfect in that the game is naturally balanced by skill and diplomacy.

Now are there some interesting variants... hell yea.

I would love to see a passable neutral switzerland, italy with a F in rome, Turkey with all navies and many more.
SkiingCougar (948 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
(+1)
If we're talking about changing the classic game slightly, how about chaos?
Mercy (1562 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
If Portugal becomes not a supply center, shouldn't the winning condition change to 17 SC's? That would not make it harder for France to win, but it would make it easier for the other powers.


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damian (675 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
48 Hour Full Press. GR 250+
Does anyone want to play a game?
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brainbomb (474 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 (100 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.
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LeonWalras (288 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 (55 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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daveliney (449 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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Remove the no orders/saved/ready icons
There are 10 minutes to go and still !! is shown next to a country. It's probably going to NMR. This allows countries around it to make moves that they normally wouldn't confident that the sensible supports and moves to SCs won't take place. Which unbalances the game.

If the icons were removed then it is less obvious that an NMR is about to happen. Is there a reason for the icons that I'm missing?
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fdfggg123 (0 D X)
09 Nov 17 UTC
JANUARY Furniture
JANUARY Furniture is specialized in manufacturing quality custom furniture for the hotel, resort, department and hospitality industry etc.http://www.jyhotelfurniture.com/
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JEccles (425 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
CD vs NMR
I'm looking at my CD's and NMR's, and I noticed that in one game that I had a Civil Disorder, it gave me 12 NMR's, another CD 3 NMR's, and then the rest of my CD's I have 0 NMR's. Can anyone explain how this works and why there's such a huge discrepancy on this? And is this also a "double jeopardy" against my Reliability Rating to count NMR's and CD's from the same game? This part has always confused me. Thanks!
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Condescension (10 D X)
08 Nov 17 UTC
School of War Drama Thread
Since the drama in the official thread has been Shut Down, please post all drama related xontent here.
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Tanteno (49 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
World diplomacy - color pallet
So I've been playing a lot of world diplomacy lately and I've notices something that has been bothering me.

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MKECharlie (1926 D (G))
04 Nov 17 UTC
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Procrastination
I was selected to speak at a Meetup and a tech conference, both next week. The best part of getting chosen is how much stuff I'm getting done in order to avoid working on my speeches!
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LeonWalras (288 D)
19 Oct 17 UTC
New Zealand has a new Prime Minister
Labour did a full coalition deal with our weird centrist version of UKIP, so that'll be interesting. Greens to make up the numbers with confidence and supply in exchange for policy concessions and ministers outside of cabinet. I for one am cautiously optimistic about the coalition of chaos.
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ssorenn (2545 D (G))
31 Oct 17 UTC
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Terror attack in NY
Another Islamic militant, drove a truck into bike lane in lower manhattan kills at least 6 with dozens more injured. Hmm, all you snowflakes want more of these fucks in our boarders. Sad. My heart and condolences to those hurt.
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MoscowFleet (136 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
MLB Playoffs
Who ya got?? I really like this Houston team, but Cleveland has been on some sort of roll. Dark horse to win it all for me is Arizona. Looking forward to tonight’s game!
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brainbomb (474 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Trumpy Bear
https://youtu.be/i9qv8RSreIM
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Hellenic Riot (1574 D (G))
06 Nov 17 UTC
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November Ghost Ratings Published
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist

As ever, +1's are always welcome! :)
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Peregrine Falcon (1531 D (B))
04 Nov 17 UTC
Conspiracy Theories
Which do you subscribe to? The moon landing? The Illuminati? The US liberal media? Trump and Russia? GMOs? Climate change? 9/11? The Holocaust? The war against Islam? Aliens? Planet X? Vaccines? Chemtrails? Flat earth? Obama's birthplace? Deep state? Fluoridation?
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Durga (710 D)
01 Nov 17 UTC
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Thinking about how to improve webdip
See below
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MajorMitchell (984 D)
03 Nov 17 UTC
Refugees.. Does Uganda treat refugees better than many wealthy Nations ?
More refugees from South Sudan entered Uganda in the last 12 months than entered Europe. Uganda allows them to enter, to work, gives many a small plot of land to farm. To appease locals in regional areas where refugees settle the Government allocates 30% of aid to local communities. My own Nation, Australia, a relatively wealthy nation treats some refugees well, but others with harsh treatment, incarceration in detention camps.
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
04 Nov 17 UTC
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Carnage Con
Well it only took 8 hours, but placed second as Turkey in Game 1 Board 1
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2ndWhiteLine (2370 D (B))
14 Aug 17 UTC
New ex-mod game
PM for info. Non-anon public press. Former mods preferred.
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captainmeme (849 D Mod)
17 Oct 17 UTC
1v1 Showdown - The Grand Final
110 Players. 500 Games. 2 Finalists.

After 10 months, it’s time to decide the Showdown’s victor.
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TrPrado (367 D Mod)
05 Nov 17 UTC
Paradise Papers
I wonder what places will actually be affected by the revelations.
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leon1122 (211 D)
05 Nov 17 UTC
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Sad! Young girl taken to court for racial abuse after accusing Arab man of sex abuse.
http://archive.fo/GoHqE
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WyattS14 (100 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
Thinking about how to improve myself
I'm thinking maybe start a workout routine?
Maybe read some philosophy? Any recommendations?
I could skip the workout routine.. Maybe I'll just start eating healthier
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