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by THC
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First time playing a griefer in this game.
Replies: 53
Views: 2065

Re: First time playing a griefer in this game.

There was no negotiation. There was an unreasonable demand for me to hand him the game. And then punishment when I failed to give it to him. Exactly. Negotiation is when one side opens, and the other comes back with a counter. I don't know, obviously, but you've not said what your counter was. I'm ...
by THC
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Can we have a "Concede" option i9n bot games please.
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: Can we have a "Concede" option i9n bot games please.

Actually, having a way to concede a game isn't that bad an idea in any game. If all survivors agree to draw the game, it ends. Not a concession to a single player, I know - they're all getting something out of the game. Still, if you like, they're conceding that the game isn't going to be won (I'm s...
by THC
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First time playing a griefer in this game.
Replies: 53
Views: 2065

Re: First time playing a griefer in this game.

There is nothing personal here. I am not angry. I am not emotional about it. I am just calling a spade a spade. My initial post was one of honest surprise. I'd played a quite a number of games, and not once have I had a player act in a way I can easily identify as griefing. Why do some of you seem ...
by THC
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First time playing a griefer in this game.
Replies: 53
Views: 2065

Re: First time playing a griefer in this game.

Damn. This is ridiculous. "You're griefing me." It gets to something when someone can't separate the game from life.

Where's the nearest "Guess Who?" convention?
by THC
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First time playing a griefer in this game.
Replies: 53
Views: 2065

Re: First time playing a griefer in this game.

Well, I dunno, it takes all sorts, I guess. Certainly, if you're going to play well, Diplomacy isn't about "being an ass", as anyone with an adequate level of skill will say. Still, it is what it is, I guess. There are asses playing the game, and we're all an ass to someone. At least he's not a Care...
by THC
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A New Dipzine?
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Re: A New Dipzine?

The publishing site for Notes on a Napkin is now up and running.
by THC
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A New Dipzine?
Replies: 1
Views: 637

A New Dipzine?

This is something I've been thinking about for a while and I'm not pushing on with it. I've tried this before but lost momentum, mainly because I was the only person writing for the zine. This time, if I can get material from other contributors, I can keep it up. Frankly, with my blog and my writing...
by THC
Sun May 03, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: PERFIDIOUS#3
Replies: 1
Views: 4138

PERFIDIOUS#3

Here's the latest issue of PERFIDIOUS , my Dip zine. If you're interested in subscribing or writing for the zine... Email me (theembassy.dip@gmail.com) to: - subscribe : Write "Subscribe" in the subject of the email. - write to the zine : Write "Letter" in the subject of the email. - advertise a Dip...
by THC
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Idea for a New Variant: Every Country Gets a Player
Replies: 13
Views: 3367

Re: Idea for a New Variant: Every Country Gets a Player

I've had the same issue.
by THC
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How do you convoy over long distances.
Replies: 3
Views: 3875

Re: How do you convoy over long distances.

The way to master this is to convoy from St Petersburg to Syria.
by THC
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 1146
Views: 88611

Re: The Counting Game

249

I've had my two weeks of self-isolation and I have to go back to work tomorrow :eyeroll:
by THC
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: New website with Dip strategy
Replies: 3
Views: 5043

Re: New website with Dip strategy

Hi Laszlo. Looks good :)

One error: Playdip isn't an American website. It's either Belgian or Maltese, depending on how you reckon it. European, at least.

And just an update: droiddippy is now know as Diplicity.
by THC
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: PERFIDIOUS #2
Replies: 1
Views: 3360

PERFIDIOUS #2

The new issue of my Dip zine PERFIDIOUS is out now . If you haven't already, read PERF #1 . Email me to: - subscribe : Write "Subscribe" in the subject of the email. - write to the zine : Write "Letter" in the subject of the email. - advertise a Dip event : Write "Event" in the subject of the email....
by THC
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Newbie question: unit colours on map
Replies: 4
Views: 3304

Re: Newbie question: unit colours on map

Yep, I meant supporting a move. Like I say, though, you get used to it.
by THC
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Newbie question: unit colours on map
Replies: 4
Views: 3304

Re: Newbie question: unit colours on map

Hi sebt, I stuggle with the map here a little, too. But that's because it isn't what I'm used to, I guess. The units are identified by colours but by a tab 'behind' the unit. You'll see this when a unit moves off a home space. So if you can't easily see what colour the unit is, the chances are it be...
by THC
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ethics of Diplomacy
Replies: 3
Views: 2871

The Ethics of Diplomacy

A new series of posts on The Embassy blog: The Ethics of Diplomacy.
by THC
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: PBEM Schizodiplomacy Game: Interested?
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: PBEM Schizodiplomacy Game: Interested?

I am interested. Great. Keep watching. My reliability rating is super low. Would I still be able to join the game and play? I'm tempted to say: "You tell me," but I won't. I'm not interested, really, in what your reliability is on the site, just whether you're going to be able to put orders in regu...
by THC
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: PBEM Schizodiplomacy Game: Interested?
Replies: 2
Views: 569

PBEM Schizodiplomacy Game: Interested?

I'm looking to run a PBEM (Play by Email) game of Schizodiplomacy. If you're interested, post below. I'll also answer any questions below. Rules for Schizodiplomacy I'm basing this game on Schizodiplomacy II but I'm also modifying the game. Here are the basic rules: 0. Unless stated below, rules are...
by THC
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Saga of the Nine (r2) Now Recruiting
Replies: 4
Views: 2688

Re: Saga of the Nine (r2) Now Recruiting

Look at that. Cooperation between webDip and Playdip to advance Diplomacy play. None of this petty moaning about one or the other. Great.
by THC
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy
Replies: 14
Views: 6789

Re: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy

There are some assumptions being made here among the excellent advice. The main assumption is that a player can be swayed by persuasion, manipulation, pleas, or whatever. Richard Sharp named this kind of player an Armoured Duck. She's a player who keeps going with her chosen path no matter what. It ...