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by teccles
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Advanced Maneuvers
Replies: 10
Views: 20892

Re: Advanced Maneuvers

RoganJosh wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:42 am
Very nice! I don't wanna mention names, but I know one player who recently lost two 1v1 games who might wanna have a look at the 'Beleagured Garrison Exploit.'
Well, now I feel silly. I should not have missed that!
by teccles
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament
Replies: 245
Views: 73515

Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

I fear I am not the most qualified to answer that question, this being both my first solo and my first game as Italy! But I'll have a go anyway. I think Italy is a weak power for making the draw, but a strong power for soloing. It is hard to reach a position of security as Italy - gains in Austria a...
by teccles
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Backstabbed for Loose Lips
Replies: 8
Views: 5062

Re: Backstabbed for Loose Lips

starts thinking... because it's in your rival's best interest to stab you? Trying to guess what could reasonably qualify as an "over-arching" reason, that's the only one i can come up with, but I'm certainly interested in how this will conclude! My guess is similar, but with a greater emphasis on y...
by teccles
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Backstabbed for Loose Lips
Replies: 8
Views: 5062

Re: Backstabbed for Loose Lips

Indeed. I do not think I said that it is never right to share move information! There are several good reasons for doing so. But I do think that Swordsman makes a strong argument that the default should be not to share moves; and in this position I don't think there was a good reason for me to do so...
by teccles
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Backstabbed for Loose Lips
Replies: 8
Views: 5062

Re: Backstabbed for Loose Lips

Thank you for another excellent article; though this particular lesson is one you taught me firsthand. A few words on my perspective on the example stab on me in the article: I had made a series of strategic and diplomatic misjudgements that made me think that this stab wouldn't happen. Particularly...
by teccles
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: 1v1 Puzzles
Replies: 86
Views: 13508

Re: 1v1 Puzzles

Thank you for these puzzles! 6 was really tricky and fun. 7 was easier, but the solution was something I'd never seen before.
by teccles
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: 1v1 Puzzles
Replies: 86
Views: 13508

Re: 1v1 Puzzles

RoganJosh wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:15 pm
The intended solution works no matter if it's spring or autumn. But a shout out to CCR who found an alternative solution which works if it is autumn!
Thanks! I was also looking at a solution that works if it is Autumn... but actually I think it is foiled by a spiteful Russian build!
by teccles
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: 1v1 Puzzles
Replies: 86
Views: 13508

Re: 1v1 Puzzles

Is puzzle 6 in Spring or Autumn?
by teccles
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: "Saved" but not "Ready" orders
Replies: 2
Views: 3687

Re: "Saved" but not "Ready" orders

The system submits them when the time runs out. So you don't need to set your orders to "Ready" if you don't want to (and in many games people won't for most phases).
by teccles
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Spring 2020 1v1 Champions League
Replies: 94
Views: 24949

Re: Spring 2020 1v1 Champions League

Awesome, thanks for organising!

Who is in "the top 32 ranked players in the 12-month dropoff spreadsheet (excluding myself)"? I can read it as either ranks 1-33 excluding our wonderful TD, or ranks 1-32 excluding our wonderful TD. Asking for a friend who turns out to be rank 33.
by teccles
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Making webdip more female friendly
Replies: 11
Views: 2918

Re: Making webdip more female friendly

Yes, it's obviously a joke. Sexist jokes are still sexist, though.
by teccles
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Making webdip more female friendly
Replies: 11
Views: 2918

Re: Making webdip more female friendly

This thread is distasteful and embarrassing. I much prefer websites that don't have threads like this one.
by teccles
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)
Replies: 15
Views: 8614

Re: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)

teccles it is impressive that you started playing diplomacy so recently, yet managed to play at such a high level so quickly. How did you do that? Good question. I'll try to answer it by breaking down the skills of Diplomacy into political, tactical and strategic (as in Brother Bored's treatment ),...
by teccles
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)
Replies: 15
Views: 8614

Re: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)

Here is my route to the finals! Some wheeling, some dealing, a lot of luck, and many lessons learned. ---- R1 G34 I started playing Diplomacy in March 2019, shortly after the ODC tournament started. I was quickly hooked, and subbed into R1 G34 of the ODC. At the time, I had no thought of qualifying;...
by teccles
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 399
Views: 78321

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

This did happen to yours truly in the first round of the tournament. I'm pleased to have a chance to redeem myself, but it will be doubly painful if I become a recurring "what not to do" character in the Swordsman extended universe. For my part, I'm still expecting I'll make an appearance in Top 5 ...
by teccles
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 399
Views: 78321

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Publishing press is an interesting suggestion. For my part, I'm also not up for promising *full* disclosure, simply because you get to know people in a game of Diplomacy, and I might say things about my real life that I wouldn't put on the public internet. However, I think I'd be up for an edited ve...
by teccles
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 399
Views: 78321

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

So... shall we get this party started?
by teccles
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 399
Views: 78321

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Thanks! While we're being stats nerds, I thought I'd revisit my attempt to model the qualification threshold in the semi-finals. Here's my crack at this; it has simulations and stuff! TL;DR - 47.2 I assumed that: The players are assigned randomly to games. Each game has a random result, drawn from t...
by teccles
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 399
Views: 78321

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

(Sorry, share with Brumark an ability to copy numbers to forum posts properly... we can actually expect 1.6 eliminations)
by teccles
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 399
Views: 78321

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

I'd be interested in the SoS score for each country, if you have records that can produce it easily. The finalists have an overall record on webdiplomacy of 59.9% draws, 17.6% solos, and 22.5% eliminations (in full press games). So I'm afraid we can expect only 1.4 players to be eliminated from this...