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JEccles (425 D)
22 Nov 17 UTC
Classic Game
I have a rulebook press game up for people to join. If you're interested, see the game below:

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=211198
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reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Nov 17 UTC
A back to diplomacy game
I am just returning to diplomacy, and am looking for 6 people to join me.
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brainbomb (474 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
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Cookie Monster Solutions
Instead of regulations, (YAWN), lets have unrestricted gun laws and limitless purchasing. The only rule is the retail employees *must* dress like cookie monster to make gun stores more kid friendly. Offer gun buyers a plate of CoOKiEs.
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brainbomb (474 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Mansplaining and manscaping
I heard people use the term mansplaining recently. It was negatively stigmatized but what does it even mean? Also I head people saying something about manscaping and I wondered if that was a type of yard work. Any input is appreciated.
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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
21 Nov 17 UTC
Gunboat for Hall of Famers
There’s a game starting for webdip Hall of Famers. PM me for password.
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sevenbrokenbricks (100 D)
21 Nov 17 UTC
Spring 1901 NMR
What provisions are there in general for dealing with players who NMR on the first turn? Should we simply agree on a draw and try and rebuild the game with new players? Is there a way to bring in replacements?
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SkiingCougar (953 D)
18 Nov 17 UTC
You mention anything to do with politics, you lose
Whenever a thread turns to politics it always ends nasty, let's have a nice friendly thread :)
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Thaneofwhiterun (1516 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
New York is the best.
Now that I've gotten everybody's attention, would anybody be interested in playing a game of American Empire where everybody plays as the region that they are from? I think that might be kinda fun and could be a way to release some of this clearly geographical tension that is brewing in the forums.
I'd have to claim NY
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WyattS14 (0 D)
20 Nov 17 UTC
Medium Pot Gunboat Classic
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=211039

40 bet (280 pot) gunboat game 1 day phases :) good luck
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Dreadnought1974 (100 D)
19 Nov 17 UTC
Live now
Live now starting now, 5 min
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wpfieps (440 D)
19 Nov 17 UTC
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Perspirational Males
Here is a thread to post perspiration stories about men who have profoundly impacted your nasal cavities.
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Fast Classic games
Hey! New here..
Anybody up for classic games to play with fast turns? 10 min/turn.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=210955
Up to the challenge?
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brainbomb (474 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Rhyme Time IV
Across the bloody plain arose seven soldiers, seven sonnets, seven rhymers riding a comet. Winter Rhyme Time IV has arrived, the press will be public and the goal is survive, win, or draw if you must, just dont stop rhyming or your castles become dust.
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
11 Nov 17 UTC
Sweden-Italy, 1-0 !!
I was watching the World Cup Qualifiers Game in a pub yesterday evening. And we nailed it! :) 3:07 into this video you find the goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj55HHnBG_Y
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KansasBoyd (25 D X)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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Cookie Cutter Solutions
Several here have proposed generic cookie cutter style gun solutions for the United States
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Fluminator (496 D)
18 Nov 17 UTC
Haha. Canada blew off America in the 60s
http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/cia-wanted-to-punish-canada-in-1962-for-flouting-cuban-trade-embargo-jfk-files-reveal/amp
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JamesYanik (548 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Prediction Thread
Trump gets back from his tour in Asia soon, and he'll likely have a response to Roy Moore. Vote on the likely response here:
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mmcconkie (113 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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Resources to Improve Players
I signed up for the mentorship program. As I get ready to work with a mentor, what resources do you all like to improve as diplomacy players? I'm looking for websites, blogs, podcasts, videos, etc. Thanks!
mmcconkie (113 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
I've listened to this guy before: https://www.youtube.com/user/Triumvir412
Are there other resources that you like to use?
I like Diplomacy World (http://www.diplomacyworld.net/) and The Diplomatic Pouch (http://www.diplomatic-pouch.org/). Both sites have archives of old articles a lot of which date back to the old play-by-mail days of the hobby. The interactive online opening library is especially good at The Diplomatic Pouch (http://www.diplomatic-pouch.org/Online/Openings/). You can both look up openings and select them from a drop down menu and see what the site has to say about an opening you're thinking about.
Nikola Maric Eto (23619 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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http://www.diplomacy-archive.com/home.htm

great articles.
A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Yep. Read those, and brush up on your stalemate lines
Here's a few resources I've found over the years that have been helpful for learning myself, or teaching others:

A great tool for learning stalemate lines is the following, but it's also vital to be able to recognize and build lines yourself. (Wayback machine link since the actual site keeps going down) https://web.archive.org/web/20160510020009/http://diplom.org/Online/StalematesAtoY/visual.htm

Reading the full rulebook is a good idea if you haven't already.
http://www.wizards.com/avalonhill/rules/diplomacy_rulebook.pdf

Knowing where to read the Diplomacy Adjudicator Test Cases (DATC) is important if you have questions about how webDip adjudicates tricky scenarios or convoy paradoxes.
http://web.inter.nl.net/users/L.B.Kruijswijk/

A good document from which to learn basic tactics is this one: (Also Wayback Machine, as before)
https://web.archive.org/web/20160320155508/http://diplom.org/Zine/W1995A/Tactics/

Reading commentary and lectures from past Schools of War can be really helpful, as can be following the current one.
tinyurl.com/webDipSoW
Current SoW: threadID=1515786
Current Study Group: threadID=1516035

There was once a "Full Disclosure" game played by high-end players, where the press was formatted and published afterwards. It's useful to see how good players communicate.
tinyurl.com/webDipFullDisclosure1

This is a decent read on basic opening strategy:
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Diplomacy/Opening_Principles
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
18 Nov 17 UTC
Bumpity bump


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brainbomb (474 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Cards Against Humanity Heroes
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cards-against-humanity-buys-a-piece-of-the-us-border/
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Smokey Gem (189 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
The best way to mange your press and play when you are definatley going to lose.
What is the best way . Roll ovr , influence the winner. spitefull delay ??
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
14 Nov 17 UTC
Trump blunders around Asia, returns home to more scandal
Trump blunders around Asia offending allies. Meanwhile Jeff Sessions "cannot remember" what went on at important meetings when "giving evidence". Further evidence of the inadequacy of gun controls in the USA with her another tragic shooting at a School.
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Smokey Gem (189 D)
13 Nov 17 UTC
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The rest of the World Apreciation Thread.
MAKE ROTW Greater Again .
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Matthewew (157 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
How do I talk to players?
Am I just missing something. How do I talk to the other players in my game?
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JECE (1322 D)
11 Nov 17 UTC
Who wants to play 1600?
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=32997
PPSC with perfectly divisible pot if we don't draw.
Rulebook press, rulebook civil disorder and hidden draw votes
42-hour phases, so that you won't CD if you check the game once a day
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Thaneofwhiterun (1516 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Strangest/ Least probable alliances?
What do y'all think are the least likely alliances between countries in the long term?
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JoJoReference (35 D X)
14 Nov 17 UTC
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Advanced theory
Who would win in a fight, Alex Jones with a katana, or Obama with a hatchet & shield? No prep time or outside help allowed
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slypups (1889 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Replacement player needed for public, non-anon World Diplomacy game
Game: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=207427
India has disappeared and we need a replacement player. His position is still pretty good, so lots of potential there. If you are game, we'll try contacting a mod to swap you in so that there isn't another NMR.
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ARNESEN (365 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
What does Bhm. Sea stand for in the modern map version?
In the modern map, there's a territory named Bhm. Sea. What does that stand for? I always assumed Bohemian Sea though that doesn't exist (and the sea isn't close to Bohemia). Perhaps it is Bornholm Sea (after the Danish island in the Baltic in that area)?
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ubercacher16 (259 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.
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flash2015 (1447 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?
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