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by DougJoe
Sun Jun 09, 2024 4:46 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Good Ol' Fashioned Press Game
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Good Ol' Fashioned Press Game

burner wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 11:37 pm
For those who like great press games at a snail's pace:

https://webdiplomacy.net/beta/?gameID=1039228
I like slower games, haven't played press with humans since the ghost Rating challenge last fall, let's do it.
by DougJoe
Fri May 10, 2024 8:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lord of the Rings vs Harry Potter
Replies: 28
Views: 804

Re: Lord of the Rings vs Harry Potter

Esquire Bertissimmo wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 11:30 pm
the whole horcrux thing unduly felt stretched out, etc.
Upon review, I'm actually somewhat surprised there wasn't one destroyed per book, although they're so hard to get rid of that maybe that wasn't a feasible option from the narrative's perspective.
by DougJoe
Mon May 06, 2024 6:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Death Star vs 4 Borg Cubes
Replies: 21
Views: 592

Re: Death Star vs 4 Borg Cubes

Hm. The fairy tale with magic in space universe or the technobabble that can create and/or solve any problem as the plot demands universe? Tough call.

(...and, yes, I like both, in case it sounds like I don't.)
by DougJoe
Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ready your orders
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Ready your orders

I’m sure I’m not the only one, but why don’t people just ready their orders? I find it incredibly frustrating especially after a game is extended due to a missed turn. I only play games with one excused extension, but there are still multiple extensions. I also don’t understand why so many people p...
by DougJoe
Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wurst starting country
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: Wurst starting country

Man, now I wanna grill some brats. Gorgeous weather here today.
by DougJoe
Mon Apr 15, 2024 2:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Worst starting country
Replies: 45
Views: 3780

Re: Worst starting country

Nice nickname, I am now "Dip & War". Turkey is hard to kill, but they start the game stuck in a corner and must either kill Austria or Russia to get out of said corner. This requires allies because there are literally not enough provinces to attack from because you are cramped in a corner, while al...
by DougJoe
Mon Apr 15, 2024 2:50 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: 2024 Gunboat GR Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: 2024 Gunboat GR Challenge

Wow. Well put DougJoe. Really cool to hear your insights to the game. I won't write quite as much but will review the game from my point of view as well. Thanks. It's not my best work but sometimes I find that keeping the journal helps the thought process during the game. Not 100% sure it did here,...
by DougJoe
Sun Apr 14, 2024 9:17 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: 2024 Gunboat GR Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: 2024 Gunboat GR Challenge

Here's my notes from the game, sorry for wall o' text. I actually started this somewhere in 1904, I think, and the first few years are backfill, but after that, it's all live. Some high-level thoughts: Italy did a nice job getting into Por/Spa/Mar for the stalemate line and the draw. I was hoping E/...
by DougJoe
Sun Apr 14, 2024 7:37 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: 2024 Gunboat GR Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: 2024 Gunboat GR Challenge

It's finally over, a 4 way draw between E/G/I/T.
by DougJoe
Tue Apr 09, 2024 1:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: North American Eclipse 2024
Replies: 16
Views: 918

Re: North American Eclipse 2024

I drove south/east about 150 minutes to get to 100%. It was pretty cool.

<Shao Kahn>Totality!</Shao Kahn>
by DougJoe
Sat Apr 06, 2024 5:32 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Team Chess: Game 2
Replies: 220
Views: 8371

Re: Team Chess: Game 2

Pengwinja wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2024 2:41 pm
*me sobbing in the corner for having the lowest elo*
No worries, I can blunder with the best of 'em
by DougJoe
Sat Apr 06, 2024 4:02 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Team Chess: Game 2
Replies: 220
Views: 8371

Re: Team Chess: Game 2

Chess.com = DouglasHudson.

Sweet, Watts, and Peng, you all should have a challenge now. I picked the 7 day/move time control but I usually move faster than that - I like having the time buffer in case RL gets in the way.
by DougJoe
Thu Apr 04, 2024 1:52 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Game Frozen / Not Processing
Replies: 38
Views: 1681

Re: Game Frozen / Not Processing

dargorygel wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2024 12:28 pm
the owner has been plugging away at it. He thought he had solved it, but it happened again. I hope it will resolved today. Again, so very sorry.
The mods do yeoman's work here and it is all appreciated!
by DougJoe
Thu Apr 04, 2024 1:13 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Issues

MugBergerFries wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2024 12:04 am
Are the issues still happening for people? My two bot games are stuck after turn 1, but I'm also brand new, so I'm not sure if it's user error
I also have a bot game that is still stuck.
by DougJoe
Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wendy's
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Wendy's

Haven't had Wendy's, BK, or McD's in a long time. Last time I had McD's I was disappointed. There's no I-n-O where I live, although there's at least one Freddy's. People around here really seem to like Culver's (which might be a little bit of novelty talking as it's new around here). I haven't tried...
by DougJoe
Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WebDip Forum Changes
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: WebDip Forum Changes

dargorygel wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2024 7:16 pm
d) All constantinoples will be renounced as brawlers.
I was hoping that they would be Istanbuls, but I guess that's nobody's business but the Turks'.
by DougJoe
Wed Mar 27, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sandbox Games
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: Sandbox Games

How do I switch from one country to another in a sandbox game (i.e. to vote draw)? Currently in my sandbox (SB_Stalemate lines) Russia's on 17, and no matter how many ways I try, I can't switch to another country (say France) to also vote draw. Why do you need to draw a sandbox? Is there a reason d...
by DougJoe
Mon Mar 25, 2024 3:55 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Unconventional yet effective/high IQ openings
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

Re: Unconventional yet effective/high IQ openings

If you're looking at unconvential openings which aren't strictly inferior to the more 'traditional' ones, it's probably best to look at French openings, because France can do whatever and get away with it. An example of a moveset that is relatively unpopular, but played by Andrew Goff, who won thre...
by DougJoe
Thu Mar 21, 2024 3:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Curated brass ensemble arrangement for you
Replies: 22
Views: 1764

Re: Curated brass ensemble arrangement for you

https://youtu.be/0WOvxKdIKXw?si=0tRti774DE_jzMeb Pengwinja. I’m not sure I could convince my brass band to play a hot cross buns arrangement for a web forum within a site for an online format or a board game… but I couldn’t get you asking out of my head so I recorded a soulful blues organ arrangeme...
by DougJoe
Wed Mar 20, 2024 8:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Curated brass ensemble arrangement for you
Replies: 22
Views: 1764

Re: Curated brass ensemble arrangement for you

dargorygel wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2024 8:05 pm
Beethoven, Mozart, et. al. are all DEcomposing.
There's a song about that!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLPQRTdkzrU