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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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nopunin10did (1010 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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Devonian (1311 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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Argentinean Empire (877 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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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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Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
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Jamie_T (955 D)
Wed 05 PM UTC
Hello!
I have been banned from webDiplomacy because Zultar wants it to be a safe space for neo-Nazis and other white supremacists.

You nice people will have to put up with me instead (until I get banned here, I guess).
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kaner406 (1274 D Mod (B) (B))
24 Sep 16 UTC
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I've been Boursed!!! 2016
Hi all, when Amby and I were recording our recent podcast (diplomacygames.com) the topic of Bourse came up, and I got really excited and thought that I would try to get another game of this variant running...
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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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00matthew2000 (2586 D)
Wed 16 Aug UTC
New Rinascimento Game
The password for this game is "a" (lowercase). Players are greatly desired, but be advised, several players in this game know each other in real life. We will keep communication strictly within the game as per site rules.
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michael_b (997 D)
Sat 12 Aug UTC
Question: Adding Variant(s)
Please see reply.
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Captainmeme (1046 D Mod (B))
Thu 10 Aug UTC
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To Everyone in Furnace of Affliction
I'm really sorry, as I was trying to fix the Indonesia Build bug the game sent everyone into CD and cancelled itself. This was because I forgot about another bug - if you enter all holds, it counts as an NMR even if saved, so when I tried to advance the game 2 phases it assumed everyone had NMR'd twice (even though I'd set hold orders for everyone).
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Vauban (1006 D)
Sat 12 Aug UTC
HOW TO for variants
For anyone who wants to share their variant creating skills
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BenjaminHester (1000 D)
Fri 11 Aug UTC
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obsolete Sengoku variant
Hi all, designer of Sengoku here. I would love to get the latest version of Sengoku in use on this system, as it is much more balanced. Found here: http://dipwiki.com/index.php?title=Sengoku
Even if the DP system, can't be used, the version at http://nairenvorbeck.angelfire.com/ is still better than the one in use currently. Poor Mori needs a fair chance :-) Anyone willing/able to help me get these implemented?
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kaner406 (1274 D Mod (B) (B))
Sat 12 Aug UTC
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Update regarding vPoints/Rankings
See below:
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CCR (1493 D)
Thu 10 Aug UTC
Furnace of Affliction
=^|
"Due to inactivity the game was abandoned and removed."
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nopunin10did (1010 D)
Wed 09 Aug UTC
Cross-site advertisement: The Tournament Through Time
Just thought I'd put in a plug for the 2018 tournament that I'm running online over at the PlayDiplomacy forums. I know there are lots of variant players over here on vDip, so you might find one or more of these interesting. (Link will be in the response.)
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Cav (1000 D)
Sun 06 Aug UTC
Joint Victory?
Is it possible to declare a joint victory in the game?
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BobRoss (1675 D)
10 Jul 17 UTC
Common Courtesy?
Over the past few weeks i've noticed that there is an awfully lot of NMR's and CDs happening. Many of these take place in a later stage of the game with no extended phase in place.


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Vauban (1006 D)
Sun 06 Aug UTC
In-game messaging with multiple players without Global Chat
Hi everyone,
I was wondering if there is a way to send messages to multiple players without using the Global Chat. It would very practical for players that are in a 2+ people alliances as they don't need to rewrite everything again for each ally. Is there such a thing yet? If not, I hope a developper passes by and makes a note of this. Thanks!
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abadu (1269 D)
08 Jul 17 UTC
Live game nights?
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abadu (1269 D)
20 Jul 17 UTC
I'll set it up in any case in 90 minutes (this time I'll remember), maybe we'll also get some spontaneous players.
BobRoss (1675 D)
20 Jul 17 UTC
90 minutes? thought this was happening the 23rd of July?
abadu (1269 D)
20 Jul 17 UTC
Yup, I'll set it up to start 3 days after creation ;)
BobRoss (1675 D)
20 Jul 17 UTC
Ahh I see, excellent ;-)
Anon (?? D)
20 Jul 17 UTC
Here's the game link http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=31676z
abadu (1269 D)
20 Jul 17 UTC
Hmm, I thought adding a letter after the link shows the post with my own name. 'Twas me.
Mercy (1029 D)
20 Jul 17 UTC
I disagree with the game being PPSC.
abadu (1269 D)
20 Jul 17 UTC
Okay, I have no problem with changing that.
BobRoss (1675 D)
22 Jul 17 UTC
Will all phases be 5 minutes tomorrow? I've never played a 7-person live game and can imagine it's going to be quite tough to fit in negotiations (especially in the beginning) with several players in 5 minutes..
BobRoss (1675 D)
22 Jul 17 UTC
Have read a bit through earlier comments in this thread and i assume the answer to be 'yes' ;-) thus, nvm.
abadu (1269 D)
23 Jul 17 UTC
Looks like this wasn't met with quite the enthusiasm I was hoping for. Well, maybe at some later time then.
BobRoss (1675 D)
23 Jul 17 UTC
I'm sorry to hear it didn't go through. How many players did you have in the end? Due to unforeseen circumstances i wasn't able to make it myself, unfortunately.
abadu (1269 D)
23 Jul 17 UTC
Peaked at three players :P
BobRoss (1675 D)
23 Jul 17 UTC
Ayy, that's a bummer..
tantrumizer (1761 D)
23 Jul 17 UTC
I'd be interested in a live Gunboat game, perhaps with one of the smaller variants, like 4-player Atlanic Colonies or 5-player Chromatic. 12:00 GMT on a Sunday is a smidgin late for me, but could be done.
abadu (1269 D)
24 Jul 17 UTC
Okay, I'll keep that in mind :) I don't mind playing gunboat either, at least there wouldn't be any panic with the negotiations.
Part of it could be the short phase length for full press. The board game gives a lot more than 5 minutes for negotiations, and you need it here as well.
Mercy (1029 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
You need less time than in the board game because you can fill in orders more easily, you do not need to move to other rooms to be able to communicate with other players in private, and during communication you always have the map in front of you.
It is true, though, that 5 min/phase can feel a bit rushed. However this not the case for 10 min/phase.
Agreed. 10 minute phases would be a good compromise.
tantrumizer (1761 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
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Since this is a site with lots of variants, I reckon the best bet would be to get the numbers first (perhaps in this forum 30 minutes before starting), then pick a variant to fit. For example, 3 players = Treaty of Verdun, 4 players = Atlantic Colonies, 5 players = Ancient Med etc...

I also agree that 10 minutes would be best for full press, 5 minutes for Gunboat.
abadu (1269 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
Yeah, I was also thinking about the game length. Say you have Classic and 10 minutes phases. Gives you a maximum of 50 min / year and with 10+ years you can have a game that lasts over 8 hours. I realize it's not likely that there'll always be a retreat phase but even if every year gets done in an average of 30 mins, that'll be 5 hours for 10 years.

That being said, I have played f2f games that have lasted for 12 hours and longer so I don't have a problem
abadu (1269 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
(that got cut off) ... I don't have a problem with long games as long as I can find a time that fits, but it's probably harder to gather people for longer games.

But yeah, maybe we should try smaller variants first since they also tend to end in fewer turns.
tantrumizer (1761 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
That is true about the lengths. That would be too long for most people, but you're right about the smaller variants generally being quicker.
You can also have a "gentlemens' agreement" to ready up retreats and builds with no discussion, just like the board game and to pause at a certain time to be resumed at a later date and time.
abadu (1269 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
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Hmm, also just figured out that if there's some level of interest for variant live games, a good idea would be to use an external polling service (like Doodle for instance) to pick the best date (and maybe also vote for a variant etc.) since this forum isn't really suitable for that.
yoak (1030 D)
Sun 06 Aug UTC
Builds and retreats are often for drink refills and potty breaks. :-)
That's why I play on a tablet and have a mini fridge in my den.


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The Ambassador (1283 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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Vauban (1006 D)
30 Jul 17 UTC
3 missing players for Dutch Revolt game
Hello everyone! We have started a "Dutch Revolt" yesterday, and we would need 3 more players to join in. Here is the URL:
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=31738#gamePanel
Thanks!
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Spartan22 (996 D (B))
27 Jul 17 UTC
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2 Year Hiatus... But I'm back!
Whether you remember me or not...
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zurn (1175 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
Public messages hidden from non-players
I noticed public messages in games are hidden from non-players, even for finished games. Does anyone know if this was a deliberate decision on vDip? On webDip these are visible to non-players, which is interesting for looking at the player dynamic or end of game commentary.
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hellenic_riot (1000 D)
02 May 17 UTC
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Banned From Web Diplomacy?
Hello new friends! I was banned from Web Diplomacy.

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Anon (?? D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
WWIV Game
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=31690
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ubercacher16 (1057 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
WWIV Game
See below.
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Anon (?? D)
23 Jul 17 UTC
replacement on mars needed – all chances still intact!
this game just really started: gameID=31572
one of the players left after a successful first turn, so anyone who takes over will have all chances and options still available – including 3 builds to place right away.
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fasces349 (1058 D)
26 Dec 10 UTC
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Advertise live games here
Like in webdiplo, this thread will be used to help people find live games
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