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mapleleaf (1155 D)
24 Oct 14 UTC
I pointed out an Islamophobic thread to zultar.
The thread was locked, then that Islamophobic lackey of americans banned me. Tuan is a bigot. I pity his offspring.
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KICEMEN17 (1021 D)
23 Oct 14 UTC
Halloween Stories
In recognition of this fun holiday, I figured some of us should share some Halloween tales. Have at it. Personal experience (paranormal experience, party story, you as a youngin' trick-or-treating with your lads) scary story, any Halloween literature, differences between Halloween country-country, family tradition, etcetera. Have fun with it- Looking forward to seeing some neat responses.

Happy Halloween Everyone!!
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Let's try again...
Several old WebDippers and a couple.folks from here started what was turning into a good game only to have an unreliable player who shall remain nameless (just check my recent draws to find out who) went and CDed. Let's try it again. The Varian is a fun one and we just need a replacement for...
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bruckner85 (990 D)
13 Oct 14 UTC
WWII Italiana
Mi rivolgo a tutti gli utenti italiani di questo sito!!!
E' in attesa di partire una partita WWII, pot 20 per giocatori italiani. Scrivete se interessati a me e io provvederò a fornirvi la password!
Mancano solo due giocatori, accorrete!!!
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Anon (?? D)
26 Sep 14 UTC
Championship Belt, up for grabs...
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KingCyrus (1698 D)
16 Oct 14 UTC
Is Webdip down again?
Well, is it?
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Synapse (814 D (B))
10 Oct 14 UTC
Can we get this Middle East test game going?
6 players needed for testing the Middle East variant on the lab.

URL is: http://lab.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=222
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cypeg (2619 D)
12 Oct 14 UTC
Autumn and Empire EOG/AAR
A game that lasted forty game years, from 2101 till 2140.
World War IV - WTA - EoG: 100 SCs - Game won by cypeg

We all invested and devoted significant time, sweat, emotions, thoughts. Thank you everyone for playing this exciting and thrilling game. I believe most would love to hear an after action report by all those players who contributed to the changing dynamics of this game.
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Anon (?? D)
13 Oct 14 UTC
Fog of War (New)
Classic Fog gameID=20969 starts when full.
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Windir (1570 D)
12 Oct 14 UTC
What is the victory condition for the Dark Ages variant?
The "special territories" section of the variant specifies that 19 centers are required for victory as a simple majority (18.5 rounds to 19), while the variant parameters states that 20 are needed. I saw a game drawn with one player owning 19, so this leads me to think that the latter is correct. Is this some kind of error, or did the creator decide on making it 20 instead while forgetting to change the special rules/information?
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Leopard (1045 D)
05 Oct 14 UTC
I hate the moderator.

He banned two of my accounts on WebDiplomacy.
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interesting dilema regarding whether something is metagaming or not...
More within...
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tru ninja (0 D)
09 Oct 14 UTC
2014 Webdiplomacy Tournament
Last call for entrants. It will be a fantastic and expectantly CD-free tournament. I will message players about board to maintain anonymity in 2 days.
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tru ninja (0 D)
05 Oct 14 UTC
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2014 Webdiplomacy Tournament on Webdip
For anyone interested in a REAL tournament, we on webdiplomacy.net are putting together a 3-round tournament. There's a $10 buy-in. WTA, 36 hour phases, anonymous, classic map with full press. Prizes include plaques for top 3 places and best country awards. Games are filling until October 11th. Games start October 12th.
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goldfinger0303 (1617 D)
08 Oct 14 UTC
Heya you
Coma joina our game, "Tu quoque, Brute, fili mi!"

gameID=20885
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mfarb (1338 D)
06 Oct 14 UTC
wwiv tie
What happens if two countries reach the victory condition on the same year?
tiger (1653 D)
06 Oct 14 UTC
Whoever had more centers the previous year wins.
mfarb (1338 D)
06 Oct 14 UTC
and if it the same number the previous year, then it would go to the year before that one?
tiger (1653 D)
06 Oct 14 UTC
Yes. And if somehow the 2 or more players have the same number of SCs every year the winner is randomly selected.
kaner406 (1416 D Mod (B) (B))
07 Oct 14 UTC
Guaroz and I thought we would test out the random selection: gameID=14892
mfarb (1338 D)
07 Oct 14 UTC
right on I appreciate your time!
Synapse (814 D (B))
07 Oct 14 UTC
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I'd like to protest against this. If you reach the winning conditions together, who reached the more SCs the previous year is irrelevant. A win's a win. Surely the points should be equally split?

Example: A has 15 SC for 10 years and then gets 3 SC, B goes from 3 SC to 18SC in a single turn - the game is effectively saying A deserves a win, when clearly B has done more to deserve one.
kaner406 (1416 D Mod (B) (B))
07 Oct 14 UTC
So are you saying that the player who has the least amount of SCs the previous turn should be the winner?
Synapse (814 D (B))
07 Oct 14 UTC
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No, I'm obviously not saying that, read above. "Surely the points should be equally split?"

If you're playing WTA, there is no prize for second place, we all agree. Why is there a prize for penultimate turn SCs? It seems to go against the spirit of WTA.
kaner406 (1416 D Mod (B) (B))
07 Oct 14 UTC
Well I'm not sure about the coding problems that this would entail, something for someone with a better understanding of php than me.

Being able to draw 2 (or three) of the remaining players if they reach the target SCs at the same time would be a good addition if you ask me, with practical ramifications for team based SRGs.
Synapse (814 D (B))
07 Oct 14 UTC
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I suppose this is less of an issue with PPSC, where you can argue that the 2nd winner should get less SC's because they weren't ahead the previous year, but in terms of WTA I think it's important.
cypeg (2619 D)
07 Oct 14 UTC
Mfarb, If you take one more sc on that same year you win the game.
I won a solo by reaching 51 scs and my opponent got 50 on the same year.

cypeg (2619 D)
07 Oct 14 UTC
In the previous year I was at 48 while my opponent at 49.
Synapse (814 D (B))
07 Oct 14 UTC
Mfarb is asking if two players got 50 SC, and the year before both got 49. Does it go two years back? Three years back?

Either way I think this needs to be re-examined.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
07 Oct 14 UTC
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The main reason that this is an issue is because the victory conditions departed from the 50%+1 protocol. However, in cases where this occurs, the best (and most often implemented) method of handling it is to play on another year, until one nation has enough centers to win, but more than any other player. For example 101 supply centers trumps 100 centers. Looking at who got to 49 first or who had more SC the year before is completely irrelevant. Also I would like to point out that the 50 SC threshold is absurdly low, and that by extending the victory conditions to 80 or 100, you avoid this scenario is a very high percentage of games.
mfarb (1338 D)
07 Oct 14 UTC
my question was less about the points and more about who the "winner" actually is. Kaners example game would suggest it is chosen at random. Others bring up a good point though.
zurn (1178 D)
07 Oct 14 UTC
A quite popular variant, 1900, plays on until one player has more centres. Several other variants do this as well. If someone were to write up the code for something like this, it would get some decent re-use. That, and it's a better solution anyways. "Previous turn" centres sounds bad, and random sounds horrible. Just play on.

I agree 50 centres in a 244 centre game is way too low. The various groups of players are essentially playing independent games, since many players will end up unable to affect the eventual winner. You also miss out on some interesting alliance shifts. This is especially unsatisfying for WTA play. But I assume this variant gets used mostly in the weird PPSC mode? What a strange animal is the PPSC mode...

G-Man (2227 D)
07 Oct 14 UTC
+1 for a better system to replace 'previous year.'
zurn - on one hand you're right, but on the other.....inputting orders for 100 units is absurd. Capping it at 50 makes it a whole lot more manageable.

But I agree with your point. A player could stay on one continent and solo easily.
zurn (1178 D)
08 Oct 14 UTC
Well, I assume anyone signing up for a Diplomacy game with over 200 centres knows what they're getting into... anyone tried a live 5 min game? ;)
Synapse (814 D (B))
08 Oct 14 UTC
In a WTA game where the win threshhold is say, 10 centers, and 3 players get 10 centers in the same turn, the winnings should be split between them. They are winners, and winners take all. Ofc the solution to not splitting WTA winnings is not to set winning conditions that more than one player can attain at the same time.
zurn (1178 D)
08 Oct 14 UTC
Not exactly winner takes *all* then, if they split the winnings. What you've described is a 3 way draw, which if they hadn't agreed to one, would be frustrating. Playing on is a perfectly valid and enjoyable solution I think. The >50% rule isn't written in stone.


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mfarb (1338 D)
21 Sep 14 UTC
WWIV game
hey!
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kaner406 (1416 D Mod (B) (B))
04 Oct 14 UTC
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Where would you go to see... if money or time were no object?
One of them for me would be Cherrapunji in India:
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/root-bridges-cherrapungee
I have heaps of other places I would like to visit, but would like to hear about where people here would like to go as well.
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Jamie_T (895 D)
05 Oct 14 UTC
Interactive map contrast / brightness
Hey, is it just me, or is the interactive map really, really dark for some reason?
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Morandini (1026 D)
01 Oct 14 UTC
fast game
anybody interested in a E v T 5 minutes / turn game?
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Jamie_T (895 D)
01 Oct 14 UTC
I'd like to try Fog of War
Please join me!

gameID=20871
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RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
21 Apr 14 UTC
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VDip Characters in their Game of Thrones Roles
Here's a look at the VDiplomacy community if it was place in George R.R. Martin's Song of Fire and Blood series:


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EFTBSTHGK1337 (943 D)
26 Sep 14 UTC
well...sh*t
I have no free time anymore! God the act and sat are a b*tch to pass. T_T I'm retaking it Saturday...yay. I want to play diplomacy and hangout with my friends so we can post more videos but I can't.
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~ Diplomat ~ (1036 D X)
29 Sep 14 UTC
Apologies Note
I am sorry fellow players. I had two accounts on vDiplomacy. First one being "~:Prestige:~" and another one this.
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KICEMEN17 (1021 D)
22 Sep 14 UTC
Interactive Map Orders- Sealanes
Hey I've been in some WWIV games and I LOVE the interactive map orders. It makes entering a phone 1000 times easier. I notice this option is not available for the Sealanes WWIV map- any chance it will be in the future?
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Jamie_T (895 D)
21 Sep 14 UTC
Greetings
Many of you who also play at Webdiplomacy know me there as "jamiet99uk". I've decided to come and play here as well. Hello!

(Weirdly, some other freak has already registered "jamiet99uk" here, so I can't use that username. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery though, I suppose)
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Aranith (1407 D)
23 Sep 14 UTC
Sitter needed
Hey there,I urgently need a sitter for my place in the anonymous game " lol this is random". I moved this week and wont have Internet for 2 weeks but my tiny iPhone display.
I hope you are able to help me. Just message me!
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zurn (1178 D)
29 Aug 14 UTC
Necromancer: a Lord of the Rings variant
This is a pretty interesting variant, where many of the factions have special powers. Anybody interested in playing? We have two players and a GM, need 6 more.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/irene.rich/Gary/Diplomacy/Necromancer/
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Captainmeme (1400 D Mod (B))
20 Sep 14 UTC
Stepping down as a Moderator
Hi all,
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goldfinger0303 (1617 D)
16 Sep 14 UTC
I want to play a game
There are lots here whom I've enjoyed playing with (and hopefully vice versa). Anyone - old or new - up for a game? I don't have any preferences except WTA and 36 hr phases.
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