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by Sunstriker
Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies

Sweeeet! I'm excited to give this a read. Thanks for sharing your knowledge! :DD
by Sunstriker
Tue May 11, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Anyone else think England’s more dangerous to Germany than France?
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: Anyone else think England’s more dangerous to Germany than France?

If I had to fight one and for some reason the other wasn't going to get involved, I would rather face England. I've not found England to be as much as an issue as France when they're by themselves. It's the threat of France holding my forces in check that makes England's forces extra threatening to ...
by Sunstriker
Thu May 06, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve
Replies: 132
Views: 15033

Re: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve

True, but you’d think that someone who’s gone out of their way to join a game with an EOG expectation would stick around. You had to go out of your way to find the game via the forum and get the password.

People make me sad :(
by Sunstriker
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Learn to Read Minds
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Re: Learn to Read Minds

Awesomesauce! I'm looking forward to reading up on this!

Reading my opponents is probably one of my weakest skills, so I look forward to brushing up on said skills
by Sunstriker
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve
Replies: 132
Views: 15033

Re: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve

This sounds awesome! Very excited to try slipping in and seeing what comes of this. My own gunboat play is pretty poor, so hopefully this can prove a great chance to learn and maybe help others learn too ^.^

:DDD
by Sunstriker
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Do Dip Players Do in Real Life?
Replies: 56
Views: 6431

Re: What Do Dip Players Do in Real Life?

... Now, I play ... EVE Online. Which alliance are you in? I played EVE back in the old BoB/Goon days. Haven't played in years though. Oh man. Now that's a game I love to watch the going ons and read about, but never actually play. Far too intimidating. Though the BoB/Goon days are my favorite stor...
by Sunstriker
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Old are Diplomacy Players
Replies: 70
Views: 7898

Re: How Old are Diplomacy Players

Late 20s, so millennial. I came across the game from a D&D video....no really. A gentleman by the name Matt Colville used it as a reference and suggested those looking to DM in a "politically sophisticated game" play Diplomacy to introduce how someone who only sees the world in terms of power might ...
by Sunstriker
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Do Dip Players Do in Real Life?
Replies: 56
Views: 6431

Re: What Do Dip Players Do in Real Life?

My day job is a librarian and by night I'm a voice actor, though this means I'm mostly narrating audiobooks. Surrounded by books at work I still do more with books in my free time as I love reading and listening to audiobooks. I'm also a writer...and then I also love playing some good 'ol D&D. Basic...
by Sunstriker
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Favourite country and why?
Replies: 18
Views: 3355

Re: Favourite country and why?

Germany and Austria. I like having my back to the wall, and being both force me to be properly engaged with the other players. I don't dislike playing anyone, but I always feel the most engaged with these 2 powers. Plus - if you can get them going they're in a better position to take a shot at a sol...
by Sunstriker
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 18285

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

I think that's such a wrong statement. The draw is what you must aspire to when it's clear you can't win after the game has been going on for a while. Starting a game with the assumption "I can't possibly win, I'll just try to draw" is not only wrong but also sad. It also means you’re not likely to...
by Sunstriker
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 18285

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

The second one is, and I quote: "Players must enter a game aiming to get the best possible result from the game". And saying that for a person the best possible result could be a draw is just semantics. The best possible result is winning a game. Drawing is second best. Ιf a player is not a strong ...
by Sunstriker
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 18285

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

I will admit to turning down a solo once. I didn’t do it because I swore to an ally that I wouldn’t turn on them or something like that. Rather I was in a game with some new players, and one of them annoyed one of the more experienced players with their moves to the point where the experienced playe...
by Sunstriker
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non-aggression pact
Replies: 13
Views: 3778

Re: Non-aggression pact

Well with the stipulation that "context is king" ... But if I had someone make a non-aggression pact with me and then support hold vs me I would be pretty ticked off. While you are not directly attacking me you are helping an enemy of mine, which is what I would consider a hostile act and I'd consid...
by Sunstriker
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A rant about Reliability Rating
Replies: 45
Views: 7634

Re: A rant about Reliability Rating

I too have a thing called “a life.” In it I work a job, I’m also self employed, I take time with family, I clean the house, I (try to) exercise regularly, I play 4 games of Dungeons and Dragons, I hangout with friends (digitally now), I...ya know live. I also take the time to make sure I don’t miss ...
by Sunstriker
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Perverse Fantasy of Heroic Killing
Replies: 5
Views: 3471

Re: The Perverse Fantasy of Heroic Killing

Well that was a good read. I’ve thought a lot about killing in media and the different sides of the argument I’ve seen, but I’ve rarely thought about it regarding media and the culture as whole. (I’ve mostly thought about this regarding specifics folks and how they’ve talked about things. I guess yo...
by Sunstriker
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How to Austria?
Replies: 11
Views: 4368

Re: How to Austria?

If my experience (and from what I’ve read the experience of others) an Italy that attacks Austria early and without a plan often ends up feeding Turkey and Russia. Basically it’s M.A.D. - Mutually Assured Destruction. Making sure that Italy knows the risks of attacking you [Austria] is part of the A...
by Sunstriker
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 89
Views: 13670

Re: What are you reading?

I’m currently re-reading “The Wheel of Time.” An old fashioned fantasy with a nice helping of “epic” put in.

I have a large stack of books to work through, but besides “Permanent Record” (Edward Snowden’s book) I don’t remember what else I have xD
by Sunstriker
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: New Member - Stupid Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: New Member - Stupid Questions

Can't really answer the 1st question. Question 2: We start at 100 when we come in, since we have yet to miss a turn. Here's a more detailed answer taken from the "What is Reliability" thing they have under our profiles ^.^ "Reliability is how consistently you avoid interrupting games. Any un-excused...
by Sunstriker
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Changing names?
Replies: 19
Views: 7004

Re: Changing names?

Uhhhh....YES! Yes...Uhhh it has long been a family name.

Phew. Nailed it. I don't think they suspect guys
by Sunstriker
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Changing names?
Replies: 19
Views: 7004

Re: Changing names?

Claesar wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:31 pm
In short, you're stuck with this forever.
I suspected this...but still...
NOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo!