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by captainmeme
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: The Longest Game Ever - A Commentary
Replies: 27
Views: 6436

Re: The Longest Game Ever - A Commentary

Aaaand Part 5!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXdxy5ffFbU

We're officially halfway :D
by captainmeme
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The DBNI
Replies: 8
Views: 2357

Re: The DBNI

DBN released a teaser trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfZkb_IhryA

Grand final is today! Game starts in about 20 minutes but the coverage will start at 7.30pm EST here.

I'm just hoping I don't crash and burn too early :D
by captainmeme
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Old are Diplomacy Players
Replies: 70
Views: 7108

Re: How Old are Diplomacy Players

25 here! Started playing at 15 as well.
by captainmeme
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The DBNI
Replies: 8
Views: 2357

Re: The DBNI

Aye, it's a weird one. I used to hate how tournament scoring affected how people play, but as my own view on the game has developed I've come to accept it a bit more and learn how to play it (as you could see from that game!) One of the mistakes I made when I started out playing Diplomacy was assumi...
by captainmeme
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The DBNI
Replies: 8
Views: 2357

Re: The DBNI

I qualified for the final with a solo in Round 2!

2 more rounds coming up this weekend first though - I'm looking forward to watching these since I'm not playing in these ones.
by captainmeme
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The DBNI
Replies: 8
Views: 2357

The DBNI

The Diplomacy Broadcast Network Invitational begins this weekend! This virtual Face to Face tournament pitches the top 28 players in the world (by DBNI ranking) against one another, awarding the title of DBN Diplomat of the Year to whoever comes out on top. The DBN will be providing live commentary ...
by captainmeme
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: If you could change one thing...
Replies: 18
Views: 3498

Re: If you could change one thing...

David E. Cohen wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:25 am
Like I said, it would take more than one change to "fix" the Standard map. There are a lot of issues.
Well, this is a great thread to be specific about what changes you're talking about!
by captainmeme
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: If you could change one thing...
Replies: 18
Views: 3498

Re: If you could change one thing...

I would try to fix the problem with Turkey. ... How about splitting Bulgaria in two? The main challenge there is that only one can be a supply centre.. So we'd have Bulgaria (supply centre), bordering Rumania, Serbia, Constantinople, Black Sea and Macedonia. We add Macedonia (no sc), bordering Serb...
by captainmeme
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: If you could change one thing...
Replies: 18
Views: 3498

Re: If you could change one thing...

Neutral army in Spain could be an interesting one.
by captainmeme
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: The Longest Game Ever - A Commentary
Replies: 27
Views: 6436

The Longest Game Ever - A Commentary

Ezio and I finally got around to covering the 2012 WebDiplomacy World Cup Final - the longest game of Diplomacy ever played! It's going to be a series because, well, it's long :D So I'll keep posting updates in this thread.

Part 1 is here.
by captainmeme
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Gunboat Diplomacy Stalemate Lines
Replies: 20
Views: 4398

Re: Gunboat Diplomacy Stalemate Lines

Here's one for Africa, for example:

https://i.imgur.com/VIZDqGi.png
by captainmeme
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Gunboat Diplomacy Stalemate Lines
Replies: 20
Views: 4398

Re: Gunboat Diplomacy Stalemate Lines

There are tons! It's not seen much in classic, but a telltale sign of stalemate lines in a variant are many small provinces bordering one large one. In World Dip IX, the sea provinces are exactly that - there's a stalemate line around basically every continent, because most sea provinces have betwee...
by captainmeme
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: colored units
Replies: 6
Views: 2572

Re: colored units

This is absolutely something the site should change, but I think they're looking to do a lot of improvements at once (with regard to making the map bigger and more readable) rather than one change at a time. This means it might still be a way off.
by captainmeme
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ankara Crescent
Replies: 38
Views: 5675

Re: Ankara Crescent

Ack. FlyingBoat's move was literally the only counter to Overlay Sevastopol there and everything had to fall perfectly in place for it.

Hijack Stefano's F Moscow
Retreat Caspian Sea
by captainmeme
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ankara Crescent
Replies: 38
Views: 5675

Re: Ankara Crescent

Overlay Sevastopol

I'm pretty sure this counter was popularised like a month after the 2000 SO rules came out. Surprised you hadn't heard of it!

2000 SO rules have pretty cool endgames though, agreed on that. Almost worth the ludicrously unbalanced earlygame.
by captainmeme
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Face to Face Diplomacy
Topic: Virtual World Diplomacy Classic (vWDC) Dec 18-20, 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 4252

Re: Virtual World Diplomacy Classic (vWDC) Dec 18-20, 2020

Also missing the Diplomacy Games Podcast guys!

19 Ken Gordon 100.00 130.00 136.00 366.00
79 Gavin Atkinson 0.00 60.00 60.00