Diplomacy As Αn Inspiration's Source

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Diplomacy As Αn Inspiration's Source

#1 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:12 pm

Wandering around the forum here, topics and some role-playing games alike, and by the press, I have encountered in some diplomacy games, I came to the conclusion that e have quite some good pens among us. Some with interesting vivid prose, some with a good sense of humour, some funny and some engaging, even some vitriolic.
That made me wonder if the game had inspired these pens to write something inspired by the game. A story evolving around players playing the game (once I read one story going down the path of Agatha Cristie's Ten Little Indians) or a story concerning the in-game stories, a diplomacy conspiracy?
I am curious? Have any of our brilliant writers in here done something like that?
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#2 Post by Octavious » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:38 pm

All I can say is you enter the webDip fan fiction thread at your own risk

http://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?viewt ... 45#1206845

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#3 Post by Octavious » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:51 pm

Although, now that I think about, there's nothing there quite as risky as that particular Agatha Cristie story.

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#4 Post by JECE » Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:52 pm

I'm regularly reminded of my CRABS treaty (for Common Regulatory Aegean Body of Safety, of course) from the Group C public press game in the 2010 World Cup. One day it'll surely inspire me to write an epic romance novel about venereal diseases.

Picture the forthcoming novel as a cross between the Covenant of the League of Nations and the "Medical Love Song" by Monty Python, with the German monologue on page 59 as the climax:
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameI ... 59#results

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#5 Post by MajorMitchell » Mon May 03, 2021 9:21 am

A mix of The Prince, The Tempest, Dante's Inferno, Dad's Army & A Clockwork Orange with Orwellian twists where protagonists never meet face to face ... That's a dangerous pitch to make to a publisher's agent, the Blighter might say yes & if you accept the cheque & cash it.. well you're across the Rubicon on your way to glorious Triumph or bound for the River Jordan or Styx but haven't realised it.

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#6 Post by JECE » Tue May 04, 2021 8:54 pm

I'm still waiting for sponsorship deals on my novel. Funny, I thought that they would start pouring in.

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