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by swordsman3003
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Central Triple & the German perspective
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Central Triple & the German perspective

Hey everybody, here's an interesting episode of the Diplomacy Dojo. The framing here is someone asking for advice on how to play Germany in upcoming matches, and we ended up going quite in depth about Central Triple in particular (but also other alliance options). Diplomacy Dojo Episode 18 The blog ...
by swordsman3003
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Sum of Squares Episode Transcript
Replies: 0
Views: 118

The Sum of Squares Episode Transcript

Hey all. I got another episode of my podcast transcribed for those who prefer just written content. Thanks to everyone who sponsors the blog; that paid for the transcription! The Sum-of-Squares Episode My Google analytics tells me a lot of folks do follow the links I share here, so that's why I keep...
by swordsman3003
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: vWDC Masterclass: Outguessing Opponents
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: vWDC Masterclass: Outguessing Opponents

I really appreciate the positive feedback, and your comparison to another activity. I often find myself educating others on general skills or general game concepts that are necessary to get really good at Diplomacy, but aren’t Diplomacy-specific skills.
by swordsman3003
Sat Oct 30, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: vWDC Masterclass: Outguessing Opponents
Replies: 2
Views: 759

vWDC Masterclass: Outguessing Opponents

Yours truly hosted this Masterclass, on what is probably my favorite topic in all of GAMING, not just Diplomacy (although it is as relevant as it gets). I poured a lot of effort into this one, and the actual class is pretty long and thorough—truly a master class on the topic. vWDC Masterclass: Outgu...
by swordsman3003
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DUNE 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: DUNE 2021

I'm going to see it a second time! and it got everyone talking to me about Dune which is cool
by swordsman3003
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Yet Another Gunboat Journal
Replies: 0
Views: 944

Yet Another Gunboat Journal

Not by me, but by all the players! This is a rare project as far as Gunboat Diplomacy goes. This particular set of journals is an easy read, and there's insightful commentary from the GM.

TopGunBoat Journal

Also, I wasn't aware of that alternate Diplomacy site until not too long ago.
by swordsman3003
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Is the Diplomacy Map Unbalanced?
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Is the Diplomacy Map Unbalanced?

Yes, according to Dave Ainsworth! A repeat guest contributor to BrotherBored, you won't be disappointed with his analysis.

Guest Post: Is the Diplomacy Map Unbalanced?

This piece is mostly about how unbalanced the map is, and what can be done about it.
by swordsman3003
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies

I fixed and re-uploaded the audio! This really is one of the better podcasts I’ve recorded, give it a listen if you’re at all into this sort of thing.
by swordsman3003
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies

Oh thanks for messaging, I just figured out last night that there's a problem with the audio (it sounds quiet, and compressed). I checked the raw recording and it was great, so I did something wrong in the editing process. I didn't want to subject anybody to the poor-quality one while I corrected th...
by swordsman3003
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies

Audio content you really don't want to miss. I usually just record and publish the vWDC MasterClass, but this time I was the presenter. If you have any interest in becoming a great Diplomat, this is a skill you want to perfect!

vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies with BrotherBored
by swordsman3003
Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies

I got a really positive response on this article from experienced players; thanks VI!
by swordsman3003
Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies

When playing a close alliance, it is important—critical, even—to convey to everyone else that you are NOT playing a close alliance; if you make the fact of your alliance too obvious, the other players will unite against you. A great way to stop players from uniting against your close alliance is to ...
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Make Friends, then Choose Enemies

It's possible to simultaneously pursue multiple alliances—in fact, I strongly advise it. Check out this new piece!
Solo Win Tip #7: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies

I worked on this one for a long time, and it's pretty thorough. Hope you learn something!
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Crossing the Stalemate Line
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Re: Crossing the Stalemate Line

And here’s the follow-up! The email I responded to in the previous episode was so dense with ideas I ended up editing my response into two episodes. Diplomacy Dojo Episode 17: A Distorted Mirror This is a pretty cool episode about the balancing of Diplomacy (from a game design perspective, not the b...
by swordsman3003
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Crossing the Stalemate Line
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Crossing the Stalemate Line

In this episode of the Diplomacy Dojo, I explain the concept of "the stalemate line," why it matters, and two bread-and-butter strategies for getting through it. Enjoy! Diplomacy Dojo Episode 16: Crossing the Stalemate Line P.S., you can find this Podcast on most podcatchers and my YouTube channel; ...
by swordsman3003
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Diplomacy Dojo Transcripts
Replies: 1
Views: 927

Diplomacy Dojo Transcripts

Hey everybody. I recently moved for work, and that (combined with the work itself) has kept me quite busy lately. BUT, I’m always working on some new content! BrotherBored has received enough donations and other sponsorship to pay for transcription services (for the Podcast). I’m publishing them as ...
by swordsman3003
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Psychology of Diplomacy
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Psychology of Diplomacy

Alright, I had the strange errors corrected. It should be really readable now! I'm planning to do this for all the audio content, so let me know if you think its worth the effort.
by swordsman3003
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Psychology of Diplomacy
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Psychology of Diplomacy

Hahaha, shoot. Supposedly this was done by a person, but I'll see what the issue is. Thanks for pointing this out.
by swordsman3003
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Psychology of Diplomacy
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Psychology of Diplomacy

I finally got an older episode’s transcript up, let me know what you think!
by swordsman3003
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Psychology of Diplomacy
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Psychology of Diplomacy

Hey everyone, he’s a really cool conversation that made its way into the Diplomacy Dojo podcast. I don’t normally post about the podcast because it’s not written content and I figure folks can just subscribe to it if they’re interested, but this particular episode I think was just so neat. Diplomacy...