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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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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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Devonian (1875 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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kaner406 (1479 D Mod (B) (B))
Fri 09 AM UTC
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Mod announcement
Please join us in welcoming gopher to our mod-team. We promise not to let him use his newfound powers to win the "winning" thread.
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Flame (1058 D (B))
Tue 09 Jan UTC
Western Known World 901
Please join the testgame
http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=67
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Safari (1549 D (B))
Fri 05 Jan UTC
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Austrian Succession: New and Improved
After four years, War of Austrian Succession is nearing completion! Please come help test it so that I can perfect the balance.
It would be very helpful if we could have no NMRs for the first few phases. http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=64
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Temasek22 (1231 D)
Thu 12 PM UTC
Help
I can’t login for the next few days. Would appreciate if anyone can help step in
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Argentinean Empire (1002 D)
Wed 17 Jan UTC
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Cold War Tournament
I am looking to start a rated Cold War tournament consisting of group and knockout stages. Groups of 4 will face each other twice, once as each country. The top two (or three, pending interest) from each group will move on to the knockout stage, with each matchup lasting two games. Users will play as each country once. If tied 1-1, an additional two games are played until a winner is determined.
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The Ambassador (1639 D (B) (B))
27 Oct 17 UTC
1066 Tournament
As discussed in episode 23 of the Diplomacy Games podcast I'm thinking of putting together a 1066 tournament. Interested takers?
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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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SKIZM (1000 D)
Sun 14 Jan UTC
A noob question about R###
Hey Guys, new to the site (and fairly new to diplomacy).
Next to players names are their diplomacy points, I get all that, but next to that is an R### number, I may be missing it, but I cant see this in the rules. (ie name is NAME(1000/R92). What does this number mean?
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karajandiem (1230 D)
Sun 14 Jan UTC
Ancient Mediterranean
Looking for more players for a chill Ancient Med game! http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=33453
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Technostar (1233 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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Flame (1058 D (B))
Thu 11 Jan UTC
C. Kostick. The Art of Correspondence in the Game of Diplomacy
Stabbeurfou.org informs:
New book about game Diplomacy is avalible on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Art-Correspondence-Game-Diplomacy-ebook/dp/B015XAJFM0/
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Greatdjenkins (1021 D)
22 Dec 17 UTC
New game
if i made a new game with 36 people would anyone be interested, its a ww2 map
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kaner406 (1479 D Mod (B) (B))
Sun 07 Jan UTC
Mod recruitment.
Hello all. We are currently looking for a new moderator to help out around the site.
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Captainmeme (1399 D Mod (B))
Mon 08 Jan UTC
WebDiplomacy 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns - Signups now open!
More info (and signup form) here: http://webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=84
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BenjaminHester (1029 D)
Wed 03 Jan UTC
Global Admin Message for Players of Siege of the Ishiyama Honganji
Bug reported regarding last season results. Please pause.
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Greatdjenkins (1021 D)
Thu 04 Jan UTC
I'm better than everyone
No one can beat me it's like your all tiny, puny ants, and I'm the giant that squashes you haha. Fight me puny crybaby girls. Come at meeeeee!!!!!this me
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Flame (1058 D (B))
26 Nov 17 UTC
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Punic Wars COMING soon!
Punic Wars based on Sail Ho variant.
Coming soon.

http://lab.diplomail.ru/variants.php?variantID=201
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BenjaminHester (1029 D)
21 Nov 17 UTC
Sengoku Nagashino Feedback Thread
Hi Sengoku Nagashino players - please deposit your thoughts here for designer digestion as the first round of games resolves.

Please do not directly comment on the situation/players etc. of any active games. Please limit your comments to the variant design itself, as it appears at gamestart. Once a game has completed, it is fair game for analysis, but not before please.
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Greatdjenkins (1021 D)
30 Dec 17 UTC
what happened to our game argentinaen empire
whats the deal, i cant find the game anymore.
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BobRoss (1678 D)
Wed 03 Jan UTC
Still looking for replacements (3 games)
Other obligations make it impossible for me to play my games as they ought to be played.
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gopher27 (1226 D Mod)
30 Dec 17 UTC
Deep philosophical question about American culture
So I teach at a major public research university. And I keep noticing that my male students in their early 20s seem with a surprisingly high probability to be intimately familiar with the movie Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. This movie came out when I was in high school. And at the same time, they seem ignorant of In Living Color which is readily available on Youtube. So why DBAMTSCWDYJITH and not, for example, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka?
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CCR (1689 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
A Reconquista variant
http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/i/iberian.htm
CCR (1689 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
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It exists and it seems balanced, though the current map is ugly (a simple map made from Mr. Norman's mapper , the tool that generates a 'map file' - the borders file)

I read somewhere here, there or overthere, someone missed such a variant... so here it is!

http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/i/iberian.htm

It was once installed at the ustr judge, thus someone might have the RP files for this, but since we'd also like to see a new beautiful map, the missing text files are a minor issue... any artist step forward?
BenjaminHester (1029 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
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doesn't look too difficult. I might take a stab at it unless someone else wants to
wonder why they didn't include the rest of the balearic islands and the north african coast in this variant...the Banu Ghaniya were a separate (and hostile dynasty) to the Almohads in the Granada and Sevilla. It would be a good sixth player addition.

Of course, as you asked for a pure map translation, that's what I'll do, but I might make a second version that adds a sixth player and includes north africa if that's all right
CCR (1689 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
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Macario's: *Iberian*. Yours: Reconquista!
BenjaminHester (1029 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
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how's this for Macario's Iberian? I think all my adjacencies are correct now, might want to doublecheck me though. I wanted to do national boundaries for Portugal, Castile, Leon, Aragon, and Al-Andalus, but couldn't get it to look right. Oli's normal shading during implementation should do the trick though.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=107yaAftr3j7kQ1sxRLdbDizlnd5KufzL
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
13 Dec 17 UTC
With RP-files ready (thanks for the link in PM) I should be able to get this working very fast. Pre-Christmas-time is a bit busy, but expect the map soon.
Flame (1058 D (B))
13 Dec 17 UTC
May I have RP-files too?
GOD (1698 D Mod (B))
13 Dec 17 UTC
@Benjamin that Southern monarchy looks pretty overpowered to me, can grab two SCs in the first year for sure or even three, if he's lucky, and then he has no direct neighbours, as opposed to everyone else in the north, which is pretty clustered...
CCR (1689 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
RP files:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sFVspB-8eVYtSbY6dB4PZ_CBOa-Yk5tH
These does not include the rgn file for which RP asks for a BW map I don't have


I thought these files were useful, so you do you do not have to code it from scratch??
CCR (1689 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
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@God: A strong muslim power makes the feling for the Reconquista!
Note that a power having overly good prospects is not a problem - the others must realise this and stop them before they get too far ahead (e.g., Germany in 1900, Ben's Nagashino). Now, a power with overly poor prospects is a problem, because they will always be an easy source of supply centres to their neighbours early on in the game.
there's much on this map that seems a bit unbalanced to me (would never want a seat as Portugal, with zero secure dots and almost certain conflict with Al-Andalus) but I made a pure map translation here, no adjustments to the design. I may tinker with a version of my own later, perhaps including Banu Ganiya and Navarre as playable powers.

As for RP files, that is proving problematic. The source map had no external border to the Iberian peninsula (notice the green touches the blue, no black border in between). While this is aesthetically pleasing (to me) it makes creating the BW and Borders maps for RP a major pain. I will try and see what I can do, but this will take time. If anyone knows of another workaround to create a thin border around the perimeter of Iberia (or make this unnecessary in RP) I'm all ears. Otherwise, this is what cames out in monochrome, and the edge provinces bleed into the surrounding sea zones when using the RP Region Tool to create the .rgn file.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=18VPw88e6r_PUwZVvxMJu_kuH0uBSiP09
never mind. found a way. BW/Border map and matching color map coming shortly. I'll miss the no-border aesthetic, but oh well.
CCR (1689 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
Include Azores between OAN and OAM - the historical liberty already taken including Madeira justifies it.
And maybe make Portugal a normal one fleet power, then?
The extra SC makes the total even, though.

W.r.t. the BW map for rgn file, well, if I had time I could proceed on pixel by pixel at paint brush...
Note: these three files must be used together in RP to work correctly. Yesterday's version of the map should be discarded.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TUOXqw0jWGti5dwDYMFk8TpdcoXejcLT

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WRAHw4EqDvUyIdkVpyQX9HaSAjEiH6r-

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1z6MaoFSl_gUXlysiy7x4QYJ89dqSljDP
If I do end up making a Reconquista variant down the road, I will probably include the Azores and many other changes. Refining Balkans and Sengoku are my current projects though, and getting SE Asia 900 ready for release.

As for Iberian, I wanted to make a pure map translation without changing the design. If you want to edit Macario's design and make some additions (like Azores) though, no objection at all here. I recommend adding the change to the BW file, then copy/pasting it to the color one (notice the Borders and BW files are identical.) No fancy software needed, everything I did here was a few hours' work in MS Paint only, from a stock map I found on d-maps.com.
CCR (1689 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
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Right! End it all up... ;) We love you.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
13 Dec 17 UTC
We can use the non-sea-border version without any problems here once the files are converted. What color-scheme do you want? vDip colors, or the neutral-territories in green?
JECE (1192 D)
14 Dec 17 UTC
I would keep this map as originally designed. It looks interesting and is pretty simple in design.

If someone were to go about making a new, ambitious variant set in Reconquista Iberia, that would be awesome, but I think it's a different project. Maybe one of the Taifa periods would be more balanced?
whatever colors CCR wants works for me!
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
16 Dec 17 UTC
Is ther an easy way to get the rng-file for the map?
CCR (1689 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
Realpolitik's Region Tool?
I'll try it with Ben's maps by mon/tue.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
16 Dec 17 UTC
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It‘s not really that important. I just need to place all the units by hand. But I can get all other information from the other files.
I need a starting date, a 1-liner explanation and a color scheme (please name a variant of your choosing and tell me what color I should assign to each country). Should I use custom unit icons?
CCR (1689 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
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Spring 1201
(from Iberian.gam)
Al-Andalus Pink / Aragon Yellow / Castilla Red / Leon Orange / Portugal Green
(from Iberian.cnt)
"A Variant map set on the Iberian Peninsula."
(from scratch)
Well, I suggest using the same units of Mr. Hester's Dark Ages, since this is Ben's art too. Let the custom units with royal arms and such for Ben's Reconquista... (hint, hint).
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
31 Dec 17 UTC
I started developing the variant, but time is really problematic.
I have already the smallmap and the borders, but I need the smallmap-Names (and the SCs). And as a 2nd step the largemap with SCs.
Link to smallmap: http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants/Iberian/smallmap.png

Coding is already done. So once I have the maps and Names-overlay I can upload the variant. Any volunteers?
kaner406 (1479 D Mod (B) (B))
31 Dec 17 UTC
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I'll have a squiz at this tomorrow depending on how drunk/hungover I am.

On another note Oli PLEASE don't change the forum!!!
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
31 Dec 17 UTC
I think the forum is really good for such a small website. I have no plans to change this at the moment... Even sub-forums should be doable with the current code if really needed.
Chumbles (1117 D)
01 Jan 18 UTC
Happy New Year! and ditto re forum


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The Ambassador (1639 D (B) (B))
08 Dec 17 UTC
Drunk postings only
This forum thread is for VDip players to post when they are a little bit pissed.
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
01 Jan 18 UTC
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Happy new year
No new year thread here...?
Wish you all a happy new year.
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The Ambassador (1639 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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JECE (1192 D)
18 Nov 17 UTC
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Is there a new mobile website?
It looks great, but could I turn it off? I use a BlackBerry Passport, which has a nice big screen and doesn't need it.
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Chumbles (1117 D)
24 Dec 17 UTC
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Merry Christmas!
Have a brilliant Christmas day - it's already started in Oz!
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