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by tr1285
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Cutting support against self
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

Re: Cutting support against self

The dislodged unit can't support the move, so the armies would bounce in Bulgaria.
by tr1285
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve
Replies: 131
Views: 12328

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

Just a suggestion here. It might be useful to keep some notes (even a journal) throughout the game so that by the time we get to the end we actually remember what we were thinking earlier. At least I'll need to do that.
by tr1285
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Gunboat Stats
Replies: 21
Views: 2730

Re: Gunboat Stats

Great stats! A few things I found, though I'm not sure if all of these numbers are statistically significant? In PPSC games (all prior to 2017), Turkey was the best power (.23 avg share) In 2017-2018, France and Turkey were about tied for the best (.19) with Germany 3rd (.16) In the last 2 years, Fr...
by tr1285
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 150
Views: 46447

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

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by tr1285
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: You've Never Used Turkey's Best Opening
Replies: 10
Views: 2435

Re: You've Never Used Turkey's Best Opening

Thank you for this article. I've been close to posting a question about Turkey's diplomatic options. It seems to me too often his three neighbors are just trying to knock him out early.
by tr1285
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation
Replies: 43
Views: 3621

Re: Variant rules game for players who like co-operation

I just found this thread recently. I wonder how did the game go? Is there any interest in trying a similar one? I'm thinking of some variation to the previous one: 1. Play on a 10-player map (Modern Europe or America) with 5 teams 2. Each player knows who their teammate is but the teams are otherwis...
by tr1285
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bots don't seem to ever want to stop a solo and get a draw
Replies: 13
Views: 3288

Re: Bots don't seem to ever want to stop a solo and get a draw

Any plans to retrain the bots with the latest game data? There has to be a lot of bot games where players soloed against them that could help them up their game a notch.
by tr1285
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 10625

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

I also had some criticism of the original article. It might be related to RJ's but probably coming from a different angle. Maybe I don't really understand how you could separate utility points that motivate in-game goals and skill points that guage relative ability of players in Diplomacy. Assuming ...
by tr1285
Sat May 09, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Shared wins?
Replies: 29
Views: 4780

Re: Shared wins?

RoganJosh wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 9:52 am
Now, that is clear a loss for the junior partner. Quite an embarrassing loss as well - he didn't even realize he was loosing! It's like a soccer team deliberately scoring own goals.
On the other hand, that is impressive diplomacy play for the senior partner to talk him into that.
by tr1285
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 1v1 Puzzles
Replies: 86
Views: 11909

Re: 1v1 Puzzles

Would it be correct to interpret the solution for puzzle 3, "probability 1" as you are looking for some strategy by France that should allow him to win eventually? So Austria would have to continually guess right to perpetuity to stop it?
by tr1285
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 62
Views: 12745

Re: Two Tier Scoring

I mainly just think there should be a more moderate scoring system between the two extremes we have today. On the one side DSS gives the same points to all draw participants. Number of centers completely doesn't matter. On the other extreme, SoS rewards large powers and penalizes small powers. In ma...
by tr1285
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 62
Views: 12745

Re: Two Tier Scoring

Puscherbilbo's idea should be fairly easy for the masses to grasp and not too different from what I was proposing. But I think SoS can be at times hard to predict (without a calculator) how centers changing hands are going to affect the score, so PPSC would be better. In my opinion an 11-center powe...
by tr1285
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 62
Views: 12745

Re: Two Tier Scoring

I think I would like this system as an improvement over the current options. One thing I'm not sure about is if you should disincentivize whittling down the draw so much as to allow the top player the same score regardless of draw size. After crunching some numbers I think my own preferred system mi...
by tr1285
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 157
Views: 23431

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

I got removed from the list. 1. Chaqa 2.Tobieee911 3. Roadhog 4. qrzy 5. chluke 6. hhgttg42 7. Teacon7 8. KalelChase 9. Doug7878 10. Nikola Maric Eto 11. teccles 12. Ssorenn 13. Dargorygel 14. Prince William 15. yavuzovic 16. Peregrine Falcon 17. Yigg 18. TrPrado 19. Temasek22 20. damo666 21. e.m.c^...
by tr1285
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 157
Views: 23431

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

1. Chaqa 2.Tobieee911 3. Roadhog 4. qrzy 5. chluke 6. hhgttg42 7. Teacon7 8. KalelChase 9. Doug7878 10. Nikola Maric Eto 11. teccles 12. Ssorenn 13. Dargorygel 14. Prince William 15. yavuzovic 16. Peregrine Falcon 17. Yigg 18. TrPrado 19. Temasek22 20. damo666 21. e.m.c^42 22. ND 23. CommanderByron ...
by tr1285
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: New YouTube Content
Replies: 9
Views: 4058

Re: New YouTube Content

Thanks for your contribution to online Diplomacy training. Although at first I was disappointed to find out it was mainly for beginners because I don't consider myself quite a beginner any more, I found a few lessons in it for me. I found your use of convoys in the early game interesting. I think I ...
by tr1285
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 274
Views: 62466

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

This was an early pre-upgraded Bot game also with Turkey opening against Russia.

https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=247371
by tr1285
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Coalition II: The Shifting Alliances
Replies: 275
Views: 37808

Re: Coalition II: The Shifting Alliances

My opinion is unless we finish the last few phases there is no real winner. Not sure how many of us want to continue though. But if Temasek can't do it, and Jamie wants to GM the rest, I'll keep playing.
by tr1285
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Coalition II: The Shifting Alliances
Replies: 275
Views: 37808

Re: Coalition II: The Shifting Alliances

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