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Argentinean Empire (1069 D)
17 Jan 18 UTC
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.
112 replies
jason4747 (804 D)
Wed 04 PM UTC
What happened to the U.S. of Insanity?
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The Ambassador (1669 D (B) (B))
08:29 AM UTC
Forum search idea
Cam the awesome guys that know techie stuff add some functionality to the forum so you can search?
5 replies
Devonian (1871 D)
29 Jun 15 UTC
1v1 Tournament Rules, Rankings, and Challenges
Official Rules for 1v1 Ladder Tournament
1498 replies
kaner406 (1479 D Mod (B) (B))
Sat 10 Mar UTC
Bourse 2018
See below:
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gman314 (1016 D)
12 Mar 11 UTC
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.
6410 replies
Woodruff (1000 D)
Thu 12 AM UTC
Map Markings
I apologize if this is a repeat question or if it's found somewhere obvious, but I'm brand new to vDiplomacy and I can't seem to find what the difference is between the two types of what I believe are SC markings on the Bye Bye Federalism map.

Can someone help me?
2 replies
butterhead (975 D)
21 May 12 UTC
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.
2297 replies
March Madness discussion
Let's have a discussion/argument about this year's tournament.
12 replies
The Ambassador (1669 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
New podcast for online Dip games
Hi everyone

Kaner and I have started a podcast about playing Diplomacy online....
171 replies
Pretz (987 D)
Tue 03 AM UTC
Option to play a variant with fewer than the max number of players?
Hello all,

I and two of my friends love playing 3 player diplo games together. Having gone through the different 3 player maps, I'm wondering if there is a way to play on some of the larger variants, but with just 3 people? For instance, I'd love it if we could play a 3 player game on Fall of the American Empire IV.
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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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Enriador (1318 D)
Thu 15 Mar UTC
Which variant would you like seeing on vDiplomacy?
Is there a variant that you really want to play, but isn't available here yet?

I have done work on half a dozen variants and I would like to pick something else. What's your favorite?
30 replies
G-Man (2418 D)
Sat 17 Mar UTC
Policy For Site Unavailability/Glitch
What do you mods think about having some kind of policy posted to address when the site goes down or is not functional in the future? You have chosen to cancel the 1st game of Divided States over this, but the last time I was involved in a game that had this happen, the last phase was replayed. So currently, the response isn't consistent.
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Go to the WWII Tournament thread for details. First come, first served.
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Dr. Recommended (1657 D Mod (B))
24 Dec 16 UTC
Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
676 replies
The Ambassador (1669 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?
135 replies
Enriador (1318 D)
Mon 05 Mar UTC
Soon on vDiplomacy: Canton Diplomacy
After trying three excruciatingly long games of Colonial Diplomacy and seeing its annoying lack of balance by myself, I decided to revive Paul Webb's 'Canton Diplomacy' from the depths of the internet. With Oli's help and blessing we'll be playing it quite soon!
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Anon (?? D)
Thu 08 Mar UTC
New Variant: 1913
1913 is a revision of the Classic map, having both balance and historical accuracy at its heart.

The first game is live!
Enriador (1318 D)
Thu 08 Mar UTC
Other games you might prefer:

Full press:

Skyrock (1090 D)
Thu 08 Mar UTC
I've signed up for the full press game.

I still have some concerns about Italy (as detailed over at Reddit), but otherwise some of the changes are intriguing. Play will reveal how it holds up away from the drawing board, and if and what adjustments are needed.

Smaller bet size (5).
a_mercurial_git (923 D)
Thu 08 Mar UTC
If the balance is off, it'd probably reveal itself to be so rather quickly. On a slight procedural note, it would have been nice to have a visual indicator on-the-board that Egypt and NAO are linked, as folks will probably forget otherwise.
Enriador (1318 D)
Thu 08 Mar UTC

I am very curious to see how the variant will go. It has elements from several great variants (Swabia is from Abstraction III, Africa from 1900, Milan from Milan (duh) yet do they marry well? Let's see!

At the very least it does not seem horribly unbalanced like Colonial or Rinascimento.


Hmm, you're right. Can you think of a visual indicator that is not a giant sign "TO EGY/NAT"? I would like to avoid that if possible...
zurn (1178 D)
Fri 09 Mar UTC
How about a small sign? Just needs to be 'NAO' with a small arrow.

I'd put a two-way arrow between Spain and Morocco as well.
Enriador (1318 D)
Fri 09 Mar UTC
Sounds simple enough! I will see to that. Thanks for the idea @zurn!
Halt (1374 D)
Fri 09 Mar UTC
I'm kind of curious about the balance issues as well. It seems like the Western powers benefit a lot from this - whereas Eastern Powers are far more vulnerable now.

Turkey now has an additional front to deal with (UK) and falls much quicker if ganged up on. Italy can be shut down with zero builds whereas he was assured of at least 1 in Classic (Both Tripoli and Switzerland are contestable spaces, Tunis in Classic is not). Russia and Austria benefit indirectly in that their neighbors are far weaker (by virtue of making it quite legit for F/I and E/T to fight early), but that might mean R/A are now capable of taking on Germany early on as a strat?
Enriador (1318 D)
Fri 09 Mar UTC

You can get a small taste of the dynamics in 1913 by checking PlayDiplomacy's results of 1900 and vDiplomacy's own Abstraction III's finished, as 1913 heavily borrows from both variants. I will try to give my best predictions on what can happen.

Thank you a ton for your feedback, by the way!

>Turkey now has an additional front to deal with (UK) and falls much quicker if ganged up on.<

It's somewhat desirable; Turkey's expansion potential has exploded in 1913, so weakening that corner position was key. Besides, Egypt had a considerable English garrison there - making it neutral wouldn't be appropriate, historically speaking.

>Italy can be shut down with zero builds whereas he was assured of at least 1 in Classic (Both Tripoli and Switzerland are contestable spaces, Tunis in Classic is not).<

In Classic, Italy *can* take an assured neutral, but the price it pays is absolute stagnation. Italy will either have to bet on assaulting a neighbor or sit on 4 centers for a while.

In 1913, Italy has excellent possibilities of taking not just one but *two neutrals* that, unlike Tunis, actually can serve as springboards of further conquests on Marseilles/Munich and Algeria/Egypt. Germany already can seize BEL, HOL, DEN - how many Kaisers will risk the board's wrath and take a fourth center in Switzerland? Similarly, France is way more exposed now than in Classic, so keeping the peace with Italy and safeguarding the sure build from SPA/POR might me the priority. France's Army Algeria can take Spain or, if England is hostile, even help Italy's F ION into Tripolitania. England can challenge TRP it's true, but they are just as likely to assault Smyrna or return home through North Atlantic Ocean.

> Russia and Austria benefit indirectly in that their neighbors are far weaker (by virtue of making it quite legit for F/I and E/T to fight early), but that might mean R/A are now capable of taking on Germany early on as a strat?<

On the Eastern powers:

Austria is a big winner - which is great given they're still the board's second most exposed power and more likely than anyone to fall victim to a 3-way attack. Austria, Germany and Russia effectively make a "Central Triangle" more active; as in Classic the Great Barren Zone is still there, but the three powers can cooperate against each other much more quickly.

Russia is my biggest worry by a far margin. They are a true central power, and the moves of F EGY-NAT-NRG + F EDI-NRG-BAR is a nighmare. The Tsar will need sharp diplomacy in order to keep his empire stable; Austria has more reasons to move A VIE-GAL, and Germany can easily afford A BER/MUN-SIL. Turkey and Italy still makes for formidable allies, and cooperation with Austria against Germany means both access to extra centers and the elimination of the game's likely early leader.

Turkey got a precious gift: Egypt. They can afford to ally Italy or Austria now much more easily, as they can expand through the EGY-NAT connection. By itself, it opens more diplomatic possibilities - even the English fleet in EGY can be of help, as assistance on AEG can result in England getting a build from GRE and possibly TRP later on.
Enriador (1318 D)
Fri 09 Mar UTC
1913 Public Press:

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JECE (1184 D)
Sun 04 Mar UTC
Join Team Iberia in the 2018 webDiplomacy World Cup
Iberia came 3rd in 2010, 2nd in 2012 and was absent from the 2016 edition. We're late to the party, but hopefully we can pull together quickly enough to register our team before sign-ups close. Are you ready?
The tournament is getting organized now:
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
24 Jan 18 UTC
New Variant: Dawn of the Enlightenment
It is on a temporary homepage,, since I am having a bit of trouble editing my main website. Please take a look. I would love to get comments, suggestions and criticism.
39 replies
Enriador (1318 D)
03 Mar 18 UTC
[Poll] Balkan Gambit
If you are playing Austria and doing a Balkan Gambit, what orders do you give to Army Vienna?
1 reply
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
10 Feb 18 UTC
RSS feed for Notifications (discussion)
Hi everyone.
Don't miss PMs or game-notifications with your personal RSS-feed.
In your settings-page you can create a unique link that updates with your "Notices"-tab on your homescreen.

Feel free to post ideas for improvements or suggestions.
What's your favorite RSS-client for your platform of choice?
17 replies
Grahamso1 (1577 D)
01 Mar 18 UTC
“Resigning” from a game
I would never want to do this but what does it mean when I see a player “resigned” from a game
3 replies
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.
460 replies
tobi1 (1567 D Mod (B))
03 Feb 18 UTC
Improvement suggestions?
I am looking to give some love to my main coding contributions to vdip, namely the interactive map and the TSR in Colonial Diplomacy. Do you have any wishes, improvement suggestions, issues or bug reports with these implementations?
11 replies
Enriador (1318 D)
25 Feb 18 UTC
[Classic] Tuscan Opening
Hello guys! I wrote an article on Forum about a "Tuscan Opening" that I will transcribe here for those who aren't members of webDip. I hope you enjoy it!
1 reply
nopunin10did (987 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.
65 replies
Safari (1510 D (B))
05 Jan 18 UTC
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.
30 replies
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
13 Feb 18 UTC
New mega-variant: Divided states....
Here comes our largest variant ever: Divided States.
A variant for 50 players!! With 693 territories (270 land, 236 coast, and 187 sea territories).
44 replies
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