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by swordsman3003
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How often do games draw?
Replies: 76
Views: 9813

Re: How often do games draw?

Taking a completely unscientific, pure-intuition average of all scoring system, all skill levels, gunboat and press, tournament vs. private vs. pickup games... I expect about half of the matches I play in to end in draws, and about half of them to end in solos. Keeping in mind that there are 7 playe...
by swordsman3003
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 150
Views: 53882

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

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by swordsman3003
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12836

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

I think that the quality of play is far higher on webDip than other websites I have dabbled in. I think the main reason is all the metrics we use to track results.
by swordsman3003
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: E/G alliance—how to stab?
Replies: 0
Views: 4731

E/G alliance—how to stab?

I got asked about how England and Germany can stab each other in the Diplomacy Dojo. I don't normally create a forum post here to direct players to episodes of this Podcast (I already publish blog posts >1 per month and this podcast is every 2-3 weeks so I do get nervous about being reprimanded for ...
by swordsman3003
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: You've Never Used Turkey's Best Opening
Replies: 10
Views: 3546

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

I can tell you from a few years' experience that blog posts with outrageous titles get about twice as much readership (and triple the comments) as posts with practical or whimsical titles.
by swordsman3003
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: You've Never Used Turkey's Best Opening
Replies: 10
Views: 3546

You've Never Used Turkey's Best Opening

A provocative title for a thoughtful article! The style is different too: a dialogue between two players!

You've Never Used Turkey's Best Opening {A Diplomacy Dialogue}

I've already heard some really positive feedback about the advice. I also wonder what you might think of the style?
by swordsman3003
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Eden's Diplomacy Dossier Series on BrotherBored
Replies: 8
Views: 4072

Re: Eden's Diplomacy Dossier Series on BrotherBored

I don't think I can overstate how high-quality these articles articles are. Yes, Eden and I seem to come from the same strategic school of thought. But I'm not talking about the substance of the advice per se, but rather about the quality writing. This is really good stuff you shouldn't miss out on!
by swordsman3003
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Gunboat Diplomacy Openings for England
Replies: 3
Views: 3329

Re: Gunboat Diplomacy Openings for England

Hahaha, that may have come across as creepier than I intended.
by swordsman3003
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Gunboat Diplomacy Openings for England
Replies: 3
Views: 3329

Gunboat Diplomacy Openings for England

I get asked about this all the time. I finally reduced my thoughts to a writing so that I can direct people to an article (rather than explain myself for the umpteenth time). Gunboat Diplomacy Openings for England This isn't an exhaustive analysis of all possible openings, but my analysis of the ope...
by swordsman3003
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: 2 way gunboat draw- anyone seen one?
Replies: 10
Views: 3743

Re: 2 way gunboat draw- anyone seen one?

Observe my reaching a 2-way draw, as Austria, with Germany:
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=212705

I would consider that match a fairly high-level game, as far as that goes.

Interesting story, the German player was someone I had mentored!
by swordsman3003
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12836

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

The Diplomacy Dojo discusses scoring!

(Figured it was better to continue this thread than start a new one)
by swordsman3003
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Gunboat Diplomacy Stalemate Lines
Replies: 20
Views: 4864

Gunboat Diplomacy Stalemate Lines

New guest post on the BrotherBored site, and I think this one is a masterpiece. Truly. Do not miss this post. Everyone who plays gunboat should read this. Guest Post: Gunboat Diplomacy Stalemate Lines And hey while we're at it, the third episode of my Diplomacy Dojo podcast is out, which is also abo...
by swordsman3003
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Diplomacy War Diary
Replies: 10
Views: 4456

Re: Diplomacy War Diary

Alright, I have my full 12 episode series published now. Check it out! Also, if you were bothered by audio mixing before, please be aware that I re-mixed the audio and re-uploaded the videos. Also also, if I am missing any links to the other players' content referencing this match, someone please ma...
by swordsman3003
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12836

All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

Here's an interesting new article by BunnyGo!

It's amazing how just the one topic of scoring generates as much talk as any of the actual game concepts.
by swordsman3003
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 399
Views: 78315

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

I represented webDip. Home field home team!! I would like to learn more about DBN invitational. My AAR will be fairly limited. I'm working on a discussion of my unusual opening moves. And maybe I can write about how I did manage to come back a bit from 2 centers. That's something! Very fun match, ve...
by swordsman3003
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 38
Views: 9236

Re: Winning as Russia in Gunboat

Hm. Betraying the trust of the one player who isn't betraying you is not so great a move no matter the power you have. :razz:
by swordsman3003
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Diplomacy War Diary
Replies: 10
Views: 4456

Re: Diplomacy War Diary

I figure I might as well post here and not create multiple threads: This is a video journal I made of a match played against 6 other Diplomacy content producers. I recorded everything in real time, just like how I wrote my journals in the past. This is an absolute monster of Diplomacy content, give...
by swordsman3003
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Diplomacy Dojo Ep. 1
Replies: 0
Views: 5500

Diplomacy Dojo Ep. 1

So for the last 6 months to so, every Saturday, I have been getting on my Discord server and discussing Diplomacy with anybody who shows up for about an hour. We call this the Diplomacy Dojo. More than a couple of fans encouraged me to record these talks and make it into a podcast. So, I eventually ...
by swordsman3003
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How to STOP Thinking About Diplomacy
Replies: 0
Views: 5173

How to STOP Thinking About Diplomacy

Hey there friends, Your Bored Brother is here to share a new video. I listened to feedback, and I also bought some video editing software with the money my Patrons sent me (thank you Patrons!). I think this video is much more compelling than my first two effort! I hope you enjoy it. How to STOP Thin...
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 26471

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

@Yonni I am willing to play when "Media Wars" finishes. I am keeping another journal for that match (this time, a vlog!), so it is about twice as much effort (for me) as a normal press game. (Plus, the ODC finals is still ongoing.) When "Media Wars" ends, I'll play with you. It's hard to estimate wh...