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by swordsman3003
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Play gunboat with me?
Replies: 11
Views: 715

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: 3223

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: 3387

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: 3819

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: 3337

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: 8
Views: 2044

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: 8
Views: 2044

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: 8
Views: 2044

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: 20379

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: 3557

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: 3490

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: 8520

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: 8520

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...
by swordsman3003
Sat May 30, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 38
Views: 8520

Re: Winning as Russia in Gunboat

Okay I finished the second part. I hope you all enjoy!

A Winning Strategy for Russia in Gunboat Diplomacy, Part 2
by swordsman3003
Wed May 27, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: The Juggernaut Bogeyman?
Replies: 14
Views: 4010

Re: The Juggernaut Bogeyman?

I don't think R/T is even the most powerful Russian+Neighbor alliance. I think A/R is stronger.

In the scheme of all possible 2-power alliances I'm not sure I'd even put Juggernaut in my top 5.
by swordsman3003
Fri May 22, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 38
Views: 8520

Re: Winning as Russia in Gunboat

I think it is extremely rare that both countries thrive in a gunboat game. Maybe you have a very different experience as this is just what I have observed. What’s confusing here is not your point that Austria and Turkey rarely both do very well in a gunboat game. That is 100% a fact for (in my opin...
by swordsman3003
Wed May 20, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 38
Views: 8520

Winning as Russia in Gunboat

My friends, I've published a new article today. It is part 1 of a two-part series. In these articles, I discuss how I was able to get a solo win as Russia in a high level gunboat match. This is maybe 30% my musings on Russian strategy in gunboat, and 70% After Action Report. Not as thorough as my jo...
by swordsman3003
Sun May 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: 5 Influential Diplomacy Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 3828

5 Influential Diplomacy Tips

This week I've written a shorter, more basic kind of article. I think newer players would find these tips helpful!

https://brotherbored.com/5-influential-diplomacy-tips/
by swordsman3003
Sat May 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Diplomacy Fatigue
Replies: 9
Views: 4558

Diplomacy Fatigue

In my new piece, I answer a write-in question about how I deal with feelings of fatigue that come from playing Diplomacy for long stretches of time. What would make me want to take a break from Diplomacy? Things like that. This is a personal topic, not a strategy article. I consider this to be "Dipl...
by swordsman3003
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Backstabbed for Loose Lips
Replies: 8
Views: 4778

Re: Backstabbed for Loose Lips

If you are sharing your moves with your rivals, and you want to be stabbed less often, you can reduce the amount you are being stabbed by reducing the amount that you are sharing. There are strategic reasons for sharing (as I explained in my article), but you should have that reasoning in mind when ...