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Jamie_T (895 D)
Wed 04 Oct UTC
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MAFIA 1 - GAME THREAD
This is the game thread for vDip Mafia, Episode 1

Please DO NOT post in this thread if you are not playing in the Mafia game.
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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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Flame (0 D)
Thu 05 Oct UTC
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Classic 1898 Variant adaptation
I do the adaptation for 1898 variant. Who knows the author of the variant to mention him in the description. Or it's Hasbro itself?

http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=43
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Tactics
In year one when you just meeting everyone, maybe there anonymous but for sure you don't know any of them. How do you know who to trust?
They can be lying through their teeth and text doesn't show tone of voice or eye contact so you have no idea. If you believe them they may stab you. If you don't you venture into a DMZ and piss them off. Ask around to others and you get rumors or nothing. This game seems so much better suited to face to face.
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RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
Fri 05 PM UTC
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Replacement Player(s) Needed
I need replacement players game sitters for several games:
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Dr. Recommended (1180 D Mod (B))
24 Dec 16 UTC
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Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
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Devonian (1868 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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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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Enriador (1374 D)
Tue 17 Oct UTC
Classic Mini-Tourney - Is there interest?
I thought about making a mini-tourney - comprising a single game - using a similar scheme to most Face-to-Face scoring systems.

Basically it'll be a Classic game, running until Fall 1907 and a PPSC structure. The bet would be 100 points - for a ultimate pot worth 700 points.
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BobRoss (1653 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
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Variant Tournaments Results & Ranking
As the Variant Tournament thread was getting clogged i thought it'd be a good idea to separate the organisational and ranking part.
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Grahamso1 (981 D)
Fri 13 Oct UTC
Unable to enter certain orders. How to contact GM
Can someone help. I am playing one of the odder variants. New for me. I’ve read the variant page repeatedly and seems I ought to be able to enter a certain order. But it’s not available as an option. (Maybe I’m missing something. Or maybe a bug). Emailed the mods. But how do I contact GameMaster min a gunboat game?
Thanks
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Enriador (1374 D)
Mon 09 Oct UTC
Napoleonic Variant, and the lack of neutral centers
I had the honor to play 'Napoleonic' back in the lab (an awful game as Spain by the way). I had a question back then which I ask here and now:

Why there are no neutral supply centers?
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The Ambassador (1596 D (B) (B))
Mon 09 Oct UTC
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I love vDip
Enjoying this new golden age of variant development.

Hat tip to Oli and those building variants and supporting their development in the background.
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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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FafevPlinskv (918 D)
Tue 10 Oct UTC
Taking over
Need help with a gunboat game, good position but sadly don't have time for it for a moment. PM for more details
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The Ambassador (1596 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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The Ambassador (1596 D (B) (B))
Sun 08 Oct UTC
Napoleonic
Hey, where are the neutrals?

;-)
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DemonOverlord (939 D)
Sat 07 Oct UTC
Vdip colour scheme
Hi, I think vdip would be more successful with a different colour scheme. Also less painful to look at.
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Jamie_T (895 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
vDiplomacy Forum Mafia
Would anyone be interested in playing forum based Mafia / Werewolf here, on the vDip forum?
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Enriador (1374 D)
Wed 04 Oct UTC
Reliability system
I looked over Google but couldn't find any topic explaining the reliability system - can anyone hand out an example, and explain how noobs are handled? Thanks a lot in advance!
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nopunin10did (1011 D)
30 May 17 UTC
1900 for vDip: Progress Report (ongoing)
As mentioned in another thread, I've been working on the code and assets necessary to port Baron M. Powell's variant 1900 to vDip and/or webDip.

In order to keep myself accountable in some fashion to actually complete this task, and not just talk about it, I've created a small project plan where I can mark my progress.
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nopunin10did (1011 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
Win Conditions less than majority
Some of you with a bit more experience at vDip can clue me in here.

How does vDip currently adjudicate when more than one player meets the SC requirement for victory simultaneously? More details below.
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GOD (1701 D Mod (B))
23 Sep 17 UTC
Balkans 1860 variant
Is it just me, or is Italy way too overpowered?
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peterlund (1106 D)
30 Sep 17 UTC
I have reported 2 Issues for vdiplomacy to kestasjk/webDiplomacy
Bug 1: "Turn limited vDip games should end after possible retreats" (Issue 261)

Bug/Questions 2; "How does vDip decide who the winner is?" (Issue 262)
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brainbomb (681 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
Variance
Varients my style Skippin paddy wagon rattle dash colum mile Flyin off the handle and I dial Clone pile vna for my DNA Rabid as a rattler in a CNA gettin paid like the Destin Pa Handle this festive kudza On a fish. Get you lil bliss Gimme smooch. Im a wish.
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Flame (0 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Habelya variant bug?
In Habelya-variant: Fleet from Bay of Holgii can support move S.Holgii (Sc) from Holgian Sea.
Is it bug or normal situation?
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Anyone else have hobbies outside of Diplomacy or gaming in general?
I am into model railroading as well as fine scale modeling (military), and balsa & tissue aircraft building. What are you all into?
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Jamie_T (895 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
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I also have a model railway, and a drink habit.
Jamie_T (895 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
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Oh and I play in a band.
Jamie_T (895 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
I used to spend time arguing with neo-Nazis on the internet. But I'm banned from webDip now.
BenjaminHester (1027 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
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pretty sure people already advised it wasn't a good idea to keep bringing your political views up.
Jamie_T (895 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
I didn't.
Mr. Finkelmuiyer (1141 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
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My hobbies include reading, distance running, preparing for college, and not getting into online political arguments. I also play in the local municipal band in the summer.
Dr. Recommended (1180 D Mod (B))
27 Sep 17 UTC
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Really enjoying this thread, +1 YCHTT. Jamie T, Mr. Fink, tell me about the music you play. What do you sing, nopunin10did?
baky123 (1139 D)
27 Sep 17 UTC
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My hobbies are mainly reading and video games, though during the summer I am a (very) amateur blacksmith. Also I enjoy plastic modelling and tabletop war games. When I get time, that is.
baky123 - move to Austin so I have one more wargamer to play with :-) can never get the heavier ones on to the table with my regular gaming crowd, lucky to have 1775: Rebellion or Quartermaster General see the light of day. A&A, Britannia, etc. are usually out of the question with them.
Leif_Syverson (1450 D Mod)
27 Sep 17 UTC
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Strategy board games (likewise prefer the euro side of the genre but don't mind some of the ameritrash)
Wargames (A World at War, Squad Leader, likewise have trouble finding people who want to play a game over the course of several months, would love to play Britannia some day)
Computer games (almost exclusively Civ 5 when I get a chance, but I have been known in the past to frequent middle earth in Lord of the Rings Online). The other online game I am active in is a space strategy game known as warring factions.

On the active side I like swimming, hiking, cycling, and racket sports, particularly table tennis. I used to love basketball, but my body can't take the pounding anymore or keep up with all these young guys.

I enjoy reading (mostly in audio formats these days), particularly in the 1700-1800 historical military fiction genre and the fantasy genre (Wheel of Time, Sword of Shannara, and of course everything Tolkien ever wrote. Last I checked I am only two volumes short of owning everything he ever penned that is available.) The Ender's game series which I loved has opened an interest in science fiction, but I find I like less of that genre than I thought I would because Ender's game seems to be rather unique.

To round out the list I do my own yard work and rob the gym of membership fees, I tinker with robots and electronics (I have a CNC milling machine and am working to build a 3D printer, and am working out designs for a custom built quad copter), I play bass guitar and piano, and am just getting started with photography.

None of these hobbies gets very much attention lately though with work as busy as it is. And with so many, I find myself sequencing through them. Diplomacy's 5-10 minutes a day seems to have been the right mix to stick with it for years.
nopunin10did (1011 D)
27 Sep 17 UTC
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@Dr. Recommended
I'm a baritone in a local civic chorale, and we're the "house choir" for the state symphony. We do choral pieces and masterworks that range from baroque to contemporary, singing in English, Latin, French, German, Russian, and sometimes even Hebrew.
Hey, Leif! I'm 18th/19th century military fiction audiophile as well! I've been listening to the Ramage, Kydd, Hornblower, and Sharpe series, rotating through so I don't get burned out on one character. I intersperse them with classics like the d'Artagnan romances, Dickens, and usually one or two horror (or hard scifi with horrorish themes) classics at Halloween. It'll be time to read a new classic when I finish this Kydd novel.

I listen on the daily commute to and from work and cardiac rehab.

Last year was 1984 (you gotta admit that the dystopian future of Orwell is a horror :) ). The previous year was Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus and Dracula. always unabridged. I'll probably do Edgar Alan Poe this year. I have a complete set of his stories and novels and it's been a while since I listened or read Fall of the House of Usher or Cask of Amontillado.

Christmas sees my only abridged novel as I always listen to Patrick Stewart's reading of A Christmas Carol. But that takes about 2 hours, so two days commute, then I switch to Christmas music I like (not the crap at the mall that has already started).

I also enjoy the mysteries of Brother Cadfael and occasionally drop in a Sherlock Holmes novel or volume of stories (the standard 5 volumes).

If you want some fun gaming that doesn't involve having to gather a crew, Dan Versen Games (and others) make some great war games for solo play. His games are reminiscent of the war games from AH like Panzer Blitz.
Jamie_T (895 D)
27 Sep 17 UTC
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@Dr Recommended: I play the bass in what I'd describe as a New York punk rock band. Its just for fun, covers mostly. Stuff like The Stooges, the Dictators, the Flaming Groovies, Talking Heads, Television.
Four guys in a band are hanging out. Three are musicians with their groupies. The fourth is the bass player.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=765092

https://www.talkbass.com/threads/bass-player-jokes.745190/

http://proguitarshop.com/andyscorner/top-10-bassist-jokes
bluecthulhu (1804 D)
27 Sep 17 UTC
Following the trends in cryptocurrency is my newest time sucker but I also like painting sci-fi miniatures (Horus Heresy) as well as oil painting canvases
Leif_Syverson (1450 D Mod)
28 Sep 17 UTC
@YCHTT definitely a fan of the Sharpe and Hornblower series, I'll have to look into Kydd and Ramage. My 18th-19th century military fiction interest is recent so I am still discovering much. Lately I've been working through the Aubrey/Maturin series, but I denifintely work in some breaks in that one. I would like to do more classics, but I have a harder time getting into those on my commute. The latest classics I've done were Les Miserables and a couple Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy classics, the Brothers Karamozov and Anna Karenina. Definitely preferred Dostoyevsky on my commutes over Tolstoy, and I preferred both Russians, or rather their translations, to Hugo.

I only ever played Panzer Blitz once (or rather halfway through once) but I own it and several other AH games that I would love to find an opponent and enough consecutive hours to play them all. I will definitely check out Dan Versen Games. (You mention others, feel free to shoot me a PM or post here).
Oh, and the Aubrey/Maturin novels are excellent too. Two of them were the basis for Master and Commander: Far Side of the World. "Read" them all in audiobook form and collecting the hardcovers for the real book library.
If you are on facebook...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/soloboardgamers/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/348532516023/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/298935643609045/

These will get you to lots of Solitaire games. And there is always BoardgameGeek.com
And get the Alexandre Dumas d'Artagnan romances (translated of course, unless you know French). They start with The Three Musketeers.
Maucat (1945 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
I'm an old chess player, an old bordgame player (old AH/SPI/GDW/VG/ADG games, I loved A3R, WIF, ASL, 1830, Europa serie, TSS, CW, WS&IM, GOA, NLB, SPQR, Adv Civ, Titan, Imperium Romanum II), I like 70's and 80's rock music (especially Progressive rock), I like SF movies and books, I've hundreds of history books, I like Soccer and F1 races.
Unstupid (805 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Competition Maths and Music (Look up Olympiad maths)


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Argentinean Empire (955 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
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Word Association Thread
Hello! I saw a thread like this on WebDip. We start with a word, and you then post the one word that pops into your mind after you read that word. The first word is FIRST.
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Major Problems (1188 D)
23 Sep 17 UTC
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Live game anyone?
If anyone likes live games (gunboat, anon) let's see if we can get one going. Only an hour to sign up!
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Technostar (1293 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
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"Divided States" - New variant in progress
"Divided States" is a variant where every US state is a country. I am looking for advice about it. See reply for details.
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