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jmodugno (1048 D)
Mon 04 PM UTC
Can someone explain this move?
Why did Rumania support to budapest from Galicia fail?
https://vdiplomacy.com/map.php?gameID=36477&turn=6&mapType=large
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ScubaSteve (1199 D)
Thu 08 Nov UTC
Health Problems
I have a couple of games going. One super interesting and one less so. Would anyone be willing to take over?
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Yoshimon (819 D)
Sun 04 PM UTC
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Replacement
I’m going through some mental health issues right now, and would appreciate if someone would be willing to take over 3 games that I’m currently in
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
Sun 12 PM UTC
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Armistice
100 years today.
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The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
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New podcast for online Dip games
Hi everyone

Kaner and I have started a podcast about playing Diplomacy online....
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WWII Tournament
I would like to start a tournament. I've seen the Known World and 1v1 tournaments, and those are great fun. So why not apply it to World War II? I'm still working out the details, but I'll post some details.
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gman314 (1016 D)
12 Mar 11 UTC
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Winning
Oli won.
On Imperial Civilization's off-topic thread (link inside), there was a brief stint of Second to Last Person to Post Wins. Now that the thread is closed, Oli won.
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The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
Sat 03 Nov UTC
Kaner temporarily offline
Hi everyone - in case you're waiting on Kaner for any games etc, his internet connection at home has died and his ISP are being difficult. Not smart when his ISP contract ends in a week. So he's going to switch providers in a week and will unfortunately have to "go dark" from vDip for that period of time. But he will be back.
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kaner406 (1375 D Mod (B) (B))
08 Sep 18 UTC
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Variant Development Thread
This thread is made for the express purpose of cutting down of multiple threads that deal with new variants, ideas, concepts etc...
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butterhead (975 D)
21 May 12 UTC
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Advertise your NON-live games here!
In an effort to compromise the pro-ads versus anti-ads for games: Post here for your non-live games to cut down on the number of ads but still advertise games. Post game link, WTA or PPSC, and the bet. Note: this doesn't count for special rules games.
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Mercy (2068 D)
Wed 31 Oct UTC
Newspaper Game
A while ago, some players in threadID=80668 discussed playing another Newspaper game. Meanwhile, more than 7 players have shown their interest to participate in it, but no consensus on the specific settings of the game has been reached yet. I have created this thread to set up the next Newspaper game and discuss its settings.
Mercy (2068 D)
Wed 31 Oct UTC
GENERAL RULES
The Newspaper game will be an anonymous Public Press game and will be played on the map Classic - GreyPress (variantID=50). We will make an agreement that players will only send grey press, and all the press will be in the form of newspaper articles. This will result in all players having to rely on newspaper letters from anonymous, unverifiable sources for all of their information. See threadID=62070 and gameID=24273 for an example of the last Newspaper game played.

FOG OF WAR SUGGESTION
It has been suggested by @kaner406 to add Fog of War to the game. Unfortunately, no variant with both Fog of War and GreyPress exists. In order to add the Fog of War element, we would have to create two games: one gunboat Classic - Fog of War and one public press Classic- GreyPress game. The GreyPress game would be unrated and paused immediately, and be used for communication only. The Fog of War game would be used for moves only.

SIGNING IN
If you want to participate in the game, please let know any preferences for settings like scoring system, phase lengths, and whether or not you like kaner's suggestion about the addition of the Fog of War element, and add yourself to the list. The reason I haven't added everyone from the old thread is because I would end up with more than seven people.

1. Mercy (No preference regarding Fog of War, WTA, phases > 1 day)
ingebot (1702 D)
Wed 31 Oct UTC
2. Ingebot (Prefer Fog of War, WTA, phases > 1.5 day)
kevdog8 (1286 D)
Wed 31 Oct UTC
3. kevdog8 (Prefer Fog of War, WTA, phases > 1 day)
BBQSauce123321 (1461 D)
Wed 31 Oct UTC
BBQSauce123321 (Prefer Fog of War, PPSC, phases > 1.5 day)
bsiper (1030 D)
Wed 31 Oct UTC
5. bsiper (that fog of war idea is great, unrated, phases > 1.5 day)
ubercacher16 (1347 D)
Wed 31 Oct UTC
6. ubercacher16 (prefer Fog of War, Unrated before WTA, HDV, phases > 2 days[will not play 1 day])
G-Man (2227 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
7. G-Man (would play either, but though a hassle, Newspaper Fog would be so great, I'd prefer that -- let's be the 1st!; WTA; 3-day phases since the spotlight is on communication and the deciphering of it)
Temasek22 (975 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
Sub: Temasek22 (Slightly prefer fog, WTA/Unrated, >1.5 day)
Mercy (2068 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
So we have:

1. Mercy
2. Ingebot
3. kevdog8
4. BBQSauce123321
5. bsiper
6. ubercacher16
7. G-Man
8. Temasek22

It seems like the preferred settings would be: Fog of War, WTA, Hidden draw votes, 3 day/phase. I saw one person in favor of Hidden draw votes and no one against it. Personally I'd like Hidden draw votes too, since it fits with the general theme of having uncertainty about everything. Also, no one gave an upper bound to the phase length, hence why I would go with the 3 day/phase that G-Man preferred.

Temasek, I am not sure if it is fair to let you be a sub just because you saw this thread at a later point in time. I know that there were two other people - Caerus and kaner406 - in the other thread who said they wanted to play this game, too, and if they sign in, I think it would be certainly unfair to let them just be subs. I am not sure what we should do though with the excess of signups, any ideas? If Caerus and kaner sign up, we would have 10 people.

Also, what bet sizes would people prefer? I see that most people could afford quite a large bet.
kevdog8 (1286 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
Perhaps Temasek22 could organize a second game if there are already 3 interested? And personally I would probably prefer a smaller bet size because of all the unknown components of this game. It's really a trial run, so I don't want too much at stake.
Mercy (2068 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
Out of interest, do bsiper, BBQSauce123321 and you know each other IRL? You three played quite some private games together.
BBQSauce123321 (1461 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
We do, but we always make sure to uphold the integrity of the game if we happen to play each other
Mercy (2068 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
Don't you think it will be easy for you to identify the others based on press and playstyle?
BBQSauce123321 (1461 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
No different than for you and your experience with a lot of other veterans of the game
BBQSauce123321 (1461 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
But if you do have worries about this, I'm willing to not play. In anon games though, I have never tried to ID players based upon play style, though because I feel that breaks the meta (And honestly, makes it more fun if you don't)
bsiper (1030 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
Likewise to the point above, if there are concerns, I don't want to play and make people worried about meta. I have faith that a Newspaper game will be different in tone anyway due to the writing style, but that's ok
ubercacher16 (1347 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
If no one can agree on bet size, how about unrated? I have no preference on the bet size itself, but maybe unrated would be better considering it is a trial run.
G-Man (2227 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
Open to bet size, but I don’t think the game is so far out of normal bounds that it should be untated. Let’s have a little skin in the game!
G-Man (2227 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
And thanks for facilitating this Mercy.
Caerus (1599 D)
Thu 01 Nov UTC
Oh no.... The list is so full! This is great and terrible. Well. I hope it goes well. I am looking forward to the results and I will wait patiently for the next game!
ingebot (1702 D)
Fri 02 Nov UTC
Actually, I forgot the draw vote preference. I would like draw votes to be visisble
ingebot (1702 D)
Fri 02 Nov UTC
Perhaps anyone else interested could also express it here and we can see if we can get a second game going? Maybe if it doesn't get to 14 people, we can have people play in both games?
Titus (1396 D)
Fri 02 Nov UTC
Sub: Titus (prefer Fog, WTA; 3-day phases)
bsiper (1030 D)
Fri 02 Nov UTC
I'll move over to the potential second game @Caerus
kevdog8 (1286 D)
Fri 02 Nov UTC
Game rosters:
Game 1:
Mercy
ingebot
kevdog8
BBQSauce123321
ubercacher16
G-Man
Temasek22

Game 2:
bsiper
Titus
Caerus
Anon (?? D)
Fri 02 Nov UTC
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Thank you, bsiper. That is very generous of you. Also, after reading your posts, I have no worries (anymore) of possible meta between you, kevdog and BBQSauce.

Kevdog8, that sounds about right. However, for the first game, I'd like to swap Temasek with Caerus, if he wants to play, for two reasons. The first reason is that Caerus' RR is way higher than that of Temasek, and secondly, Caerus expressed interest in this game before Temasek did so in the other thread this game mode was first discussed in.

That would come down to a first game between the following seven players:
- Mercy
- ingebot
- kevdog8
- BBQSauce123321
- ubercacher16
- G-Man
- Caerus

In fact, I have just created the games.
Press game: gameID=36414
Board game: gameID=36415

The settings are: WTA, 50 bet, Hidden draw votes, 3 day/phases.
I saw one person object to HDV and two persons in favor, that is why it is HDV.
Also, as soon as anyone forgets to enter orders, that person will be sent into Civil Disorder but the phase will be extended, allowing that person to come back and enter orders. That should prevent any NMRs from occurring.

The password will be sent to every participant.

If you have any objections, please let them know.


NOTEWORTHY RULES

Once gameID=36414 starts, please pause the game immediately. All of your press in this game should start with 'grey:', without the quotation marks. This will make your press anonymous. All of your press should in principle be as if written by a newspaper. See gameID=24273 for some examples.
bsiper (1030 D)
Sat 03 Nov UTC
For everyone who is spectating, I suggest only spectating the press game for some fun
FafevPlinskv (1119 D)
Sat 03 Nov UTC
@Anon Fine with that :). Will spectate with interest
FafevPlinskv (1119 D)
Sat 03 Nov UTC
Oops @bsiper
kevdog8 (1286 D)
Sat 03 Nov UTC
The game is underway- don't forget to cast your pause votes in the Press game @Caerus @Mercy @ubercacher16 @G-Man @BBQSauce123321 @ingebot
kaner406 (1375 D Mod (B) (B))
Tue 06 Nov UTC
Dammit! Next one around then hope you guys are having fun!
Five words for next time.

Phones can be WiFi hotspots.
Damn. Wrong thread.


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nopunin10did (1041 D)
Fri 26 Oct UTC
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Recruiting for Dissolution (Play by Slack/Discord/Email)
Next year, starting in Jan or Feb 2019, I will GM a game of Dissolution, a 10-player Diplomacy variant* of my own creation. Dissolution is set in the 1990's, just after the breakup of the Soviet Union. This game is not a vDiplomacy site game; it will be played with most communication handled via IM (either Slack or Discord), with some email too.

More details below.
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The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
Wed 31 Oct UTC
Diplomacy World needs a hand!
The quarterly mag needs a few good Dippers. Find out more at https://mailchi.mp/c18279ad9e1d/diplomacy-world-staff-vacancies and give a hand for the hobby!
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BBQSauce123321 (1461 D)
11 Oct 18 UTC
Grey Fog of War
So I have just discovered variants for both Grey Press and Fog of War. I have no idea how to code so can't make this happen, but if someone was able to combine these two variants, it would make for a very very interesting game, especially in Public Press
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The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
26 Mar 18 UTC
vDip Google Map...
Where is it again? I tried finding it referenced in old forum threads but as search is non-existent, lucked out.
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Chumbles (1059 D)
07 Oct 18 UTC
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Smelly stand-ins/replacements
We have a situation, a 'metagaming' tactic which thoroughly distorts gunboat games' outcomes. Replacement players don't have to have the same RRas the game originally required. Thus we can get a replacement whose sole purpose is to recover their own RR by suiciding - moving their own units out of their centres in so another player can move in entirely uncontested.
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ingebot (1702 D)
04 Oct 18 UTC
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Workaround to "forced" ready
In rulebook press, part of the idea is that for retreat and builds it forces you to ready up. However, simply by then pressing "not ready", the order changes to "saved". Is it possible to promote the original idea of this press type by making the state of "not ready" equal to "no orders received"?
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Bismark (985 D)
05 Oct 18 UTC
Can't build in a free SC?
I'm playing World War II and I've got 2 SC's free for example, but I can only build in one of them, I think it might have something to do with units bounced on the other SC in Autumn? Is this some rule somewhere that I've missed or an error?
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Devonian (1871 D)
29 Jun 15 UTC
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1v1 Tournament Rules, Rankings, and Challenges
Official Rules for 1v1 Ladder Tournament
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ingebot (1702 D)
30 Sep 18 UTC
Hidden orders?
I'm recently back from a year and a half hiatus, and have noticed for a while that for anonymous games it no longer shows who has saved their orders, readied, or not entered orders yet. I can understand why this was done (I've exploited the old system extensively), just curious at to when this change was made, whether there was any discussion on the potential change, and why I haven't seen any information on the change in the rules/feature sections?
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ingebot (1702 D)
28 Sep 18 UTC
IA map issue with English Channel
In the variant World War II, I never seem to be able to move to the English Channel using the IA interface, when I press the space it simply says something about the North Sea being not adjacent to the original position of the unit. It's never came up with any other location. Is this a common issue, or is it just me (I'll message the mods either way, just to get a sense of what might be going on here)?
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This is likely to be my last forum post.
I'm sure the mods are pissed and I don't give a fuck. I could use a break anyhow. So silence or banhammer away.
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What's the point in muting a nation in non-anon if the mods will let the player PM you?
A player PMed me after I muted his nation and the mods said it's not against the rules. It would seem to me to violate the intent of the press rules if not the letter. I have since muted the player for the rest of the game but that was not my desire.
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Known World Tournament
Awhile back, kaner proposed a Known World gunboat tournament in which 15 participants would play 15 games, one with each nation. I searched back for the thread, then just decided to start a new one. I want to see if there would be sufficient interest in this to try to get it off the ground.
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Kaiser Heide (1013 D)
15 Sep 18 UTC
Looking for a group.
Looking for a group of people that play pretty consistently if y’all want to add another to your group lmk. I’m interested.
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The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
16 Aug 18 UTC
Obscure group of vDip folks who love History podcasts
Ok I was just starting to pull together the files for the latest Diplomacy Games episode and was chilling to the theme song from the podcast History on Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOr0na6mKJQ ...
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Major Problems (1169 D)
07 Sep 18 UTC
finding replacement for game 34637
Due to outside circumstances, I find I am not able to continue to fully participate in the Embassy Cable game (Gobble Earth variant). The game is currently on an extend phase for another day, so if anyone is willing to take over for Mexico (solid position) please let me know so we can have the mods put you into the game. Thanks!
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
05 Sep 18 UTC
[New Variant] East Indies
Hello again diplomats,

New variant coming up on vDip, taking place in a quite familiar setting for some of us.
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Mercy (2068 D)
08 Sep 18 UTC
Variant Creation Guide
I have written a guide on variant creation:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17oFVvGE8w2HQU-5IeNecFxl4x7VZ0OM2ApjqXY9gi6A/edit?usp=sharing
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
04 Sep 18 UTC
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Diplomacy Tournament
Come check a new tournament! Played on Conspiracy/Backstabbr.
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