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by swordsman3003
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 26379

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Damn if I weren't in the middle of the "Media Wars" match on on Backstabbr I would be so into this right now...this seems like an awesome idea Yonni.
by swordsman3003
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Help me get better at gunboat
Replies: 71
Views: 8338

Re: Help me get better at gunboat

I’ll play.
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Video: How to WIN at Gunboat
Replies: 0
Views: 5995

Video: How to WIN at Gunboat

Hey all. My second effort at video content.

Brotherbored’s Solo Win Guide in video form

I followed as much feedback as I could from my first video. I welcome advice on how to do better. I’m always aiming to improve!
by swordsman3003
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: 3 Ways to Deceive People without Lying
Replies: 1
Views: 4617

3 Ways to Deceive People without Lying

A new article today: 3 Ways to Deceive People without Lying Please tell all your friends about it! A couple of things I want to note: 1. This topic was submitted by a Patreon Patron! 2. This is my first time illustrating my writing with my own photos (rather that internet memes or screenshots). I ha...
by swordsman3003
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How to Fix Russia's Gunboat Metagame
Replies: 5
Views: 4207

Re: How to Fix Russia's Gunboat Metagame

I heard that in the Nexus gunboat tournament, Russia got obliterated (utterly obliterated) and France and Germany were far stronger than the other powers. Maybe the whole meta for everyone could improve, not just webDip!!
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Using "Nonviolent Communication" in Press
Replies: 2
Views: 3611

Re: Using "Nonviolent Communication" in Press

This might surprise you: I was specifically asked by a fan to add the paid tutoring benefit so that they could pay me for coaching. As you may know, I’ve been coaching many players 3-5 hours per week for several years now...no charge, haha. I haven’t stopped. In all honesty, that Patreon money is tr...
by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Play gunboat with me?
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Play gunboat with me?

I’ll play. Let’s try to make this a good group.
by swordsman3003
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Using "Nonviolent Communication" in Press
Replies: 2
Views: 3611

Using "Nonviolent Communication" in Press

I started holding a monthly drawing through my Patreon. The Patrons submit essay topics, and then I write an essay based on the winning topic! This month, a student in my Diplomacy Dojo requested that I write about a book recommendation. This post is about communication, not tactics. 6 Ways "Nonviol...
by swordsman3003
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: AAR from Nexus 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 3758

AAR from Nexus 2020

Guest post by a fellow webdipper and one of my disciples. A Tale of Two Nations, Part 1 I was in this match too. We both got 1-center draws. I’ll make a follow up post soon. Hopefully this will fulfill two fan requests: 1) What happens when BrotherBored doesn’t have a great game? 2) A relatable pers...
by swordsman3003
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How to Fix Russia's Gunboat Metagame
Replies: 5
Views: 4207

How to Fix Russia's Gunboat Metagame

A new guest post on the BrotherBored blog! An interesting exploration of the dynamic between England and Russia in Gunboat Diplomacy.

How to Fix Russia's Gunboat Metagame
or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Not Fixate on Norway
by swordsman3003
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Perverse Fantasy of Heroic Killing
Replies: 5
Views: 3471

The Perverse Fantasy of Heroic Killing

Last night nobody was around to play games with me (sad!), so instead I wrote another essay about serial killers and American action movies. This is not exactly a gruesome essay, but it is serious discussion of murder—real and fictional—in America. You have been warned. The Perverse Fantasy of Heroi...
by swordsman3003
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Discord Bot for Notifications
Replies: 9
Views: 2804

Re: Discord Bot for Notifications

Okay I got the bot going today without doing anything different. I'm not sure what changed.

Now I have the problem that it's giving like a notification every 10 minutes for the same game, it's going nuts!! haha
by swordsman3003
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Discord Bot for Notifications
Replies: 9
Views: 2804

Re: Discord Bot for Notifications

Man maybe I'm running into the limits of my tech skills, but like what do you mean by "using" d.help? I tried sending "d.help" as a message to the bot after getting the bot to appear on my server, but nothing happens.
by swordsman3003
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Discord Bot for Notifications
Replies: 9
Views: 2804

Re: Discord Bot for Notifications

Hey I am trying to get this to work on my Discord server, but I'm unfamiliar with how Bots work. I have the bot on my server. How do I subscribe it to a match?
by swordsman3003
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Advanced Maneuvers
Replies: 10
Views: 20850

Advanced Maneuvers

A guest post by VillageIdiot! Discover the hidden treasures of Advanced Diplomacy Maneuvers...
by swordsman3003
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Podcast with Swordsman/Brother Bored
Replies: 4
Views: 3947

Re: Podcast with Swordsman/Brother Bored

@Squigs44, I appreciate the enthusiasm but the qualification of "diplomacy" leaves me wondering...do we even have much...competition....?
by swordsman3003
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are people with internal monologues crazy and insane?
Replies: 15
Views: 3525

Re: Are people with internal monologues crazy and insane?

I learn a lot from conversations with myself. In fact, I might say I learn as much from that as anything I've learned from someone else. Try it. Self-reflection is a good habit. The ability to converse with yourself is HUGE in being able to understand and predict cryptic players (try impersonating t...
by swordsman3003
Sun May 31, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 38
Views: 9181

Re: Winning as Russia in Gunboat

@AnimalCS Probably >50% of my gunboat training with this student has been about how to form a psychological profile of a given player based on their moves. Once you have an accurate profile, you can often predict nearly all of a player's moves. That's why I keep track of whether I'm guessing a playe...
by swordsman3003
Sun May 31, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 38
Views: 9181

Re: Winning as Russia in Gunboat

Please bear in mind that this conversation has been edited down for focus and readability. However, the included statements are copy-pasted from the conversation I had with my student (other than the square bracketed clarifying addition). BrotherBored: "I don’t have my draw vote up Italy always mov...