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by LeonWalras
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: ChaosBoat
Replies: 0
Views: 136

ChaosBoat

I'm not saying I'm in the chaos gunboat game, but hypothetically if I was, you should join me!

https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=378530
by LeonWalras
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump is the Antichrist
Replies: 6
Views: 1725

Re: Trump is the Antichrist

He's not the Antichrist, he's a very naughty boy.
by LeonWalras
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!
Replies: 214
Views: 108555

Re: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!

Be mindful that the dataset is larger when you include games not played on webDiplomacy. I will not be drawn into a discussion on whether PPSC or PlayDip produces worse players :p Obviously diluting our PPSC games with games from other sites is good, but better yet to purge the games altogether if ...
by LeonWalras
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!
Replies: 214
Views: 108555

Re: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!

Out of curiosity, were PPSC games included in the training dataset? Yes, PPSC was. Of the classic games played on webdip 21,987 were WTA, 32,245 are PPSC, 1,728 are Unranked, and 2,216 are SOS. That's the largest number of games. I imagine bots trained without PPSC games might be more adept at stop...
by LeonWalras
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!
Replies: 214
Views: 108555

Re: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!

Out of curiosity, were PPSC games included in the training dataset?
by LeonWalras
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!
Replies: 214
Views: 108555

Re: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!

Has anybody had a bot game in which Italy attacks Austria early? Just curious as the bots seem to love the Austria Italy alliance so far from what I have seen. Given how popular the opening is on this site, I actually wasn't at all surprised to see Italy attack Austria right off the bat. http://web...
by LeonWalras
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coup d'État in the UK
Replies: 45
Views: 6047

Re: Coup d'État in the UK

Can we just take a moment to appreciate that Floppy Johnson Fails To Get Election is the best tabloid headline since Bezos Exposes Pecker.
by LeonWalras
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Share your talents! (We all deserve a little bit of publicity)
Replies: 45
Views: 7878

Re: Share your talents! (We all deserve a little bit of publicity)

Matticus13 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:13 am
Encyclopedic knowledge of the most useless facts on planet Earth.

Sloths poo only once a week...
The over half of all sloth deaths occur when they need to poo. They used to be some of the best builds in the game before the devs nerfed them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn6sQt_wwBQ
by LeonWalras
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: CHAOS
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: CHAOS

2 excused missed turns! This game will still be going next year...

I strongly recommend only creating chaos games with 0 excused missed turns.
by LeonWalras
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Chaos gunboat
Replies: 18
Views: 2995

Re: Chaos gunboat

Halfway there! Just 17 more players needed.
by LeonWalras
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Excused Missed Turns is inefficient ?
Replies: 54
Views: 15229

Re: Excused Missed Turns is inefficient ?

I don't know how simple it is (it's never simple) to have different defaults for different variants, but a default of 0 excused turns for chaos games would help them along immensely.
by LeonWalras
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Chaos gunboat
Replies: 18
Views: 2995

Re: Chaos gunboat

Another one with no excused turns. Excused turns is where chaos games go to die.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=243746
by LeonWalras
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Exciting C List Celebrity Diplomacy News!
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: Exciting C List Celebrity Diplomacy News!

I usually introduce the uninitiated to Diplomacy by telling them it's Henry Kissinger's favourite board game. This new celebrity endorsement may have a better success rate.
by LeonWalras
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: The King is Dead!
Replies: 42
Views: 5186

Re: The King is Dead!

I've played this a couple of times, and it's usually an easy draw for the knights as long as one of them spawns next to the king, which is likely. Best game I ever saw was when he-who-shall-not-be-named drew knight and tried to mutiny against the king. I'm in if we're playing on the chaos map.
by LeonWalras
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Speech is Outdated
Replies: 13
Views: 2061

Re: Free Speech is Outdated

I vote to tax anyone who uses the term "marketplace of ideas".
by LeonWalras
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!
Replies: 22
Views: 5169

Re: To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!

Kiwis have the largest yolk to white ratio of any birds egg, and the largest egg to body size ratio of any bird. Unfortunately as they are almost extinct, it is highly illegal to use one to make omelette.
by LeonWalras
Thu May 30, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Don’t have time for games
Replies: 20
Views: 9395

Re: Don’t have time for games

As an expert in computers, I think this change as originally envisioned may be harder than anticipated. I can however name at least three people who have too many hours in their days. Should be a simple fix to reallocate those hours.
by LeonWalras
Fri May 24, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy Westoros
Replies: 16
Views: 5477

Re: Diplomacy Westoros

There is a Game of Thrones board game which is effectively Diplomacy with a bunch of extra rules added on top. Very possible to pick up a copy and play it with regular Diplomacy rules. It comes with a couple of map variants so you can play with fewer players too.
by LeonWalras
Sat May 04, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: User Name Explanation
Replies: 80
Views: 5711

Re: User Name Explanation

My first name is Leon and my favourite animal is the Walrus.
by LeonWalras
Fri May 03, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Chaos with Public Messaging!
Replies: 34
Views: 3077

Re: Chaos with Public Messaging!

Just 14 more needed. That's only two classic boards!

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=240723