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Decima Legio (1987 D)
14 Mar 15 UTC
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Negotiation? What's that?
It’s been more than one year since I played my last full-press game.
Well… I want to start another one in order to check if all those gunboats made me forget how to play diplomacy.
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Unmuddler (876 D)
12 Apr 15 UTC
Confused
I played as the trolls (Light Green, upper-left corner of the map). Why didn't my fleet bounce the Pirates from the High Seas (Autumn, 1)?

Am I misunderstanding something?
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The Ambassador (1652 D (B) (B))
27 Feb 15 UTC
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Extreme Personalities: 2015 edition
You know the drill, scroll down...
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Menkara (1065 D)
02 Apr 15 UTC
"Draw" games?
How to end a game in a multi-player draw? Is it possible on this site? If so, where is it documented. Is there a way to grant "proxy" to another player for any period of time? Where would that be documented? Is that enough questions for one post?
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Decima Legio (1987 D)
28 Mar 15 UTC
Webdiplomacy.it
What happened??
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ghug (1012 D)
23 Mar 15 UTC
Online Diplomacy Championship
A lot of you are active on webDip too, so apologies for making you read this twice, but we're trying to get a tournament with players from all around the internet started, and I'd love for any of you that aren't on/don't check webDip (and all of you who are as well) to join. More inside.
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gopher27 (1226 D Mod)
01 Apr 15 UTC
Hey, Butterhead
So Texas is seemingly looking hard only at Shaka Smart. Gregg Marshall from Wichita State is seemingly not being looked at in the same way. For all of the hoopla over the Final Four run, do you have any insight as to why Shaka Smart has never won a conference title in either the Colonial or a gutted Atlantic 10?
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EFTBSTHGK1337 (943 D X)
27 Mar 15 UTC
I live!
Thanks to Mr Oli!
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Maucat (1866 D)
27 Mar 15 UTC
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Maps of IMperial Diplomacy II disappear
The site is unable to charge the maps of Imperial Diplomacy II so it's impossible see anything of what happened in those games.
Can someone resolve the problem?
Thanks.
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EFTBSTHGK1337 (943 D X)
27 Mar 15 UTC
Classic
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=22748
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Anon (?? D)
18 Mar 15 UTC
World War IV - Five players needed!
gameID=22270
World War IV Public Press PPSC
Five players needed to replace players who have left - game hasn't started yet.
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Al Swearengen (1000 D)
07 Mar 15 UTC
Radio Free Webdiplomacy
Thank you for tuning in, Friends.
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Tyran (817 D)
17 Mar 15 UTC
Welcome me back with a good game.
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22648
Been a long time since I played on vdip. I have a game under my belt recently but I'm hoping I can get a good one together to welcome me back.
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Mapu (2086 D (B))
11 Mar 15 UTC
Fellow WWIV experts and other Dip Players
You should do well at this. I got 16 out of 18 and would have gotten about 3 out of 18 if I'd never played Diplomacy.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/the-hardest-name-that-country-quiz-youll-take-today#.arM1nb0z5e
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Anon (?? D)
05 Mar 15 UTC
Play Me - I Need to Avoid Working
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=22486
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nschaumann (951 D)
05 Mar 15 UTC
Help!
How do I create a private game?
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Anon (?? D)
04 Mar 15 UTC
Fog game
Hey guys. Looking for people to join my new fog of war game. Just wanting to see how to variant plays out, casual game.

http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22466
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Teams Torunament (2v2 or 2v2v2)
This would require special adjudication in the end game, I guess, but the idea sounds interesting. Anyone else interested. Please don't come in spouting how it isn't real diplomacy. Some of us don't care. We just want to have fun playing a game that uses the fundamental rules set of Diplomacy.
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Fivest (816 D)
01 Mar 15 UTC
Close account
Please, i need to close this account, can you handle with that? Thanks
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Nescio (1162 D)
11 Feb 15 UTC
Corrected Diplomacy 1900 variant
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54160351/Diplomacy/Diplomacy1900.pdf

Feel free to comment; feedback is appreciated :)
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KingCyrus (1697 D)
27 Feb 15 UTC
Lab Down?
Is the lab down for everyone else too?
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mnmnmnmnmnmn0 (955 D)
23 Feb 15 UTC
WWIV Game
Does anybody want to start a WWIV game?
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orangechicken (1026 D)
23 Feb 15 UTC
I want my 20 phases
What's the definition of a phase, and how do I know how many I've actually completed?
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mfarb (1338 D)
17 Feb 15 UTC
NEW WWIV MAP
do any of these new map concepts interest anyone?
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Valis2501 (985 D)
10 Feb 15 UTC
House Game in Cambridge, MA, US
Starting 1 pm on Sat 2/14.
PM me if interested.

Also looking to get regular weekly/monthly games going so contact me even if you can't make it this Saturday.
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Nescio (1162 D)
13 Feb 15 UTC
"Original Diplomacy"
Is the Original Diplomacy, the first version, Diplomacy (1958) als playable on this site?

http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/o/original.htm
http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/o/original.gif
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
27 Jan 15 UTC
Variants In Development (Spice Islands and East Indies)
This is a followup to a couple of threads back in 2013 (http://www.vdiplomacy.com/forum.php?threadID=47279 and http://www.vdiplomacy.com/forum.php?threadID=47686 )
Due to sizing limitations, the substantive content of this message will appear as a response.

These are revisions to both maps based upon the results of the first playtest of Spice Islands.

The biggest change is the addition of a 7th Power (14th, for East Indies), Tondo, in the Philippine Islands. Changes have been made to the surrounding sea provinces as well. Also changed is the location of one of Majapahit's home Supply Centers, and there is a neutral dot, Negara Daha, inland in Borneo.

As always, I really welcome comments, and if anyone wants to run a playtest of either of these variants, please contact me.

The Spice Islands and East Indies maps can be found at the following links:

http://diplomiscellany.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/eastindiesdiplomacyv2.0.jpg

http://diplomiscellany.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/spiceislandsdiplomacyv2.0.jpg
GOD (1541 D Mod (B))
27 Jan 15 UTC
I would include China in the east indies game
I had discussed that in the earlier thread. The big reason not to do so has to do with scale. China was so much larger and more powerful than all of the other powers in the game. If China hadn't been isolationist in this period, its neighbors would have been VERY nervous.
This strikes me as really unbalanced. There are way too many neutral SC's in the East Indies map down in indonesia, and not even close to enough in India and the Middle East. There are some powers, like the Dai Viet, who are going to get knocked out straight away in each game.
The other map is far more balanced. Brunei might be in a better spot than all of its neighbors, but its one of the only powers that isn't in a corner, so that's fine.
Thanks for the input, goldfinger0303, but if you do a little counting, you will find that the seven western Powers have access to a total of 16 neutrals in the first year, and the seven eastern Powers have access to 15 neutrals in the first year, with a 16th, Negara Daha, available in the second year. Four dots are available to both eastern and western Powers: Aceh, Arakan, Ava and Kandy. I think you may be mistaking the dots of Ternate for neutrals. They are a very pale pink--I think I am going to need to do something about that. It is just too close to "Neutral Dot White". Maybe I'll make Ternate white, and have the neutrals just be the tan of the land provinces.
I think I did mistake those dots for neutrals. Yeah, I would change up the coloring scheme a little bit to make that clearer.
So, looking at it with that in mind, the west and east seem pretty balanced on their own, but travelling from the west to the east seems to be blocked too easily. And again, I think Dai Viet is too sandwiched by neutral China to grow much. If it opens up for play testing I'd gladly sign up
West to east is blocked easily? Why do you think so? And what about movement in the other direction?

I am strongly leaning toward moving the border of Roi Et westward, so that it is adjacent to Pegu. This will give Dai Viet more of a shot at Lan Xang, which may help to alleviate your concern.
It's funny, I was listening to a podcast the other day about the Spice Islands and instantly thought of a Dip variant. That said, and I'm sorry to say, what's proposed is t what I think would be a historically accurate variant.

Personally I'd prefer to see the colonial powers fighting it out in the region. I visualise a three player variant between England, the Dutch and Portugal. If only there wasn't fifty million other things to do in real life and at least 5 other variants swimming around my head....
Is t = isn't
Going both ways, really. And just due to the lack of spaces. Draw a vertical line around where Assam is, and you'll count 5 spaces it crosses through. That's the second lowest of any point on the map (lowest being 4 on the eastern edge). That means its going to be very easy for small power to indefinitely hold a massive one coming from the other side. I can see it being done with 3-4 units.

Now, I see why its like this - to make the SC's of Arakan, Ava, Aceh and Kandy competitive. So maybe its not a problem worth trying to address, if its a problem at all.
Hello, Ambassador. It is fairly historically accurate (for a Dip variant, anyway--LOL), since it is for the period immediately *before* the Europeans started grabbing anything that wasn't nailed down. If you want a colonial variant, that's a whole different ballgame. To sbe historically accurate, you would need to add the Spanish and French, as well as the English, Dutch and Portuguese. Hmmm. This may be my next project... :^)
Thanks, goldfinger0303, that makes more sense. It is partly a function of geography, but maybe I will take a look at adding a province or two to increase fluidity.
Thanks David E.

I was originally thinking concentrating more on the Spice Islands themselves (just around the Moluccas), which lends itself to a balance 3 way game between Portugal, England and the Dutch who were the main players in the later colonial era in that area. I guess if you expanded it out more broadly to SE Asia Spain makes sense especially if it was in the earlier colonial era in the area. That said Britain wasn't active in that earlier period eg 1500's/early 1600's. Spain would be strong in the Philippines, but by the time the French were exerting their colonial influence in SE Asia the importance of the Spice Islands had well died off. That's my 2 cents.
A few additional changes, in response to comments from various quarters.

On both maps (see below), East China Sea now borders Eastern Ocean. The change was made to increase fluidity.


In East Indies:

Other than the cosmetic move of the legend/rules box from the southwest to the northeast for cosmetic reasons, the following changes have been made:

Sunda has been combined with Javadvipa.

Mentawai Sea has been divided from Southern Sea, and runs from the newly extended Javadvipa to Kandy.

The province of Sutiya has been created from the northern portion of Assam.

The province of Gartok, expanded and renamed Tibet, now extends eastward and borders Sutiya and Shan.

Kashgar has been renamed Taklamakan.

These changes as a group increase the number of provinces in the area of the intersection of the Spice Islands and Maharajah's subvariant maps, and should therefore increase fluidity and make stalemate lines somewhat more difficult to form.

The Spice Islands and East Indies maps can be found at the following links:

East Indies: http://diplomiscellany.tripod.com/id23.html

Spice Islands: http://diplomiscellany.tripod.com/id24.html
Looks good!
Thank you. The one further change that I am considering at the moment (actually a change *back* to the way it is in the Maharajah's subvariant) is to bump the border of Gulf of Aden back to Hadramaut from Yemen.


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Anon (?? D)
14 Feb 15 UTC
One more needed for Pure Gunboat!
gameID=22169

PM me for PW!
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kaner406 (1256 D Mod (B) (B))
27 Jan 15 UTC
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20 Questions - forum game
I'm thinking of an object. You only have 20 questions to guess what that object is. *IMPORTANT* - put the number your question next to the question. The person who guesses correct answer gets to be the next '20 question master'.
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headward7 (981 D)
11 Feb 15 UTC
Non-diplomacy semi-adverts allowed in this forum?
Hi all, is it permitted to shamelessly use this site to recruit player-testers for ulterior non-diplomatic purposes?

If not, please close your eyes before clicking "open" :-)
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