Forum
A place to discuss topics/games with other webDiplomacy players.
FirstPreviousNextLast
butterhead (975 D)
21 May 12 UTC
(+9)
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.
2014 replies
Open
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.
16 replies
Open
Devonian (1311 D)
29 Jun 15 UTC
(+9)
1v1 Tournament Rules, Rankings, and Challenges
Official Rules for 1v1 Ladder Tournament
1249 replies
Open
Argentinean Empire (877 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
(+2)
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.
708 replies
Open
gman314 (1016 D)
12 Mar 11 UTC
(+16)
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.
6197 replies
Open
Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
364 replies
Open
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).
17 replies
Open
kaner406 (1274 D Mod (B) (B))
24 Sep 16 UTC
(+3)
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...
168 replies
Open
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.
328 replies
Open
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.
1 reply
Open
michael_b (997 D)
Sat 12 Aug UTC
Question: Adding Variant(s)
Please see reply.
24 replies
Open
Captainmeme (1046 D Mod (B))
Thu 10 Aug UTC
(+1)
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).
34 replies
Open
Vauban (1006 D)
Sat 12 Aug UTC
HOW TO for variants
For anyone who wants to share their variant creating skills
3 replies
Open
BenjaminHester (1000 D)
Fri 11 Aug UTC
(+4)
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?
17 replies
Open
kaner406 (1274 D Mod (B) (B))
Sat 12 Aug UTC
(+1)
Update regarding vPoints/Rankings
See below:
25 replies
Open
CCR (1493 D)
Thu 10 Aug UTC
Furnace of Affliction
=^|
"Due to inactivity the game was abandoned and removed."
5 replies
Open
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.)
1 reply
Open
Cav (1000 D)
Sun 06 Aug UTC
Joint Victory?
Is it possible to declare a joint victory in the game?
ubercacher16 (1057 D)
Sun 06 Aug UTC
Once a number of players in a game have been eliminated then the remaining players can all vote draw and the game will end in a "joint victory" or draw.
ubercacher16 (1057 D)
Sun 06 Aug UTC
It does not matter what number it can be anywhere from all the players to just two.
But it only works once all those not part of the alliance are eliminated. You can't have a 3 way alliance win on a concede vote as there are no official alliances in the game.
ubercacher16 (1057 D)
Sun 06 Aug UTC
And three people can't all have a "win" result.
ezpickins (984 D)
Mon 07 Aug UTC
Sure they can, if you set the win condition to five on the vanilla map and let everyone except russia take two neutral centers, the six other players will have the "win" state. I'm not quite sure how the game would adjudicate, but it goes by most sc's, then most sc's the previous turn.
RUFFHAUS 8 (1000 D)
Mon 07 Aug UTC
No, it is not possible. Diplomacy has one victor. A draw is not a victory.
mouse (1597 D)
Mon 07 Aug UTC
What the good doctor said. You can certainly draw the game amongst all surviving members, but that is by definition not a 'victory' - it's a draw.
What would be interesting is to add a variant or option for invisible alliances. When a player declares or cancels an alliance in the system, only they know the setting. If the game reaches the point where every player left has declared an alliance with every other player left, then it ends in an alliance victory. But the players only know who they say are their allies, not if their allies have returned the honor.
Mercy (1029 D)
Mon 07 Aug UTC
That is in essence no different than the current draw option with hidden draw votes.
ubercacher16 (1057 D)
Mon 07 Aug UTC
The question is what is the difference between "Draw" and "Joint Victory."
Vauban (1006 D)
Mon 07 Aug UTC
Personally, I consider a "Draw" a victory when the players already agreed that the game will finish as such so they may share its benefits as a "Joint-Victory". But that's just me and I know that many people consider the "Draw" as a "failure" in a way.
ubercacher16 (1057 D)
Mon 07 Aug UTC
I don't consider a Draw a failure but sometimes it is kind of stupid if you have a chance to solo.
General Cool (984 D)
Mon 07 Aug UTC
I have a question about draws and this seems like the place to ask. When drawing on a WTA game do the players just lose their bet?
ubercacher16 (1057 D)
Mon 07 Aug UTC
No, the remaining players split the pot.
Vauban (1006 D)
Mon 07 Aug UTC
Which is why I like Draws in these cases :-)
ubercacher16 (1057 D)
Mon 07 Aug UTC
Yeah, it can end a game that would have gone on for a long time.
G-Man (1856 D)
Mon 07 Aug UTC
The object of diplomacy is to 1) solo = win, then 2) draw = better than losing, but not a win, and 3) prevent a solo, which can be done either via draw, or even helping to see a draw through while one takes a loss in the process. In the Diplomacy Rules, there is no such thing as a joint victory.
Nto true, Mercy, as even hidden draw votes reward everyone still "at the table" as it were. Here, the alliance could win if all non-alliance members voted concede.
ubercacher16 (1057 D)
Tue 08 Aug UTC
(+1)
So then it is just like a group concede vote.
mouse (1597 D)
Tue 08 Aug UTC
@ubercacher "The question is what is the difference between "Draw" and "Joint Victory.""

It's fairly simple. Draw exists, 'joint victory' does not. Though, I suppose, inside the heads of those who attempt to insist that it does, they should be identical?
Rancher (955 D)
Tue 08 Aug UTC
Draws happen all the time in face to face when players get tired out after 7 hours;,in on line version here I prefer draws only when the game has been ruined (or when I'm losing and desperate and can convince the others to do it!!)
The difference is a draw involves everyone remaining. A joint victory would not have to. There could be survivors who didn't partake in the winning alliance.
Mercy (1029 D)
Tue 08 Aug UTC
So like ubercacher16 said, then it is just like a group concede vote.
General Cool (984 D)
Tue 08 Aug UTC
@Rancher So true, f2f is a completely different beast it seems like when it comes to both communication and endurance.


24 replies
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.


16 replies
Open
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!
32 replies
Open
abadu (1269 D)
08 Jul 17 UTC
Live game nights?
More in the response:
57 replies
Open
The Ambassador (1283 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
(+5)
New podcast for online Dip games
Hi everyone

Kaner and I have started a podcast about playing Diplomacy online....
109 replies
Open
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!
0 replies
Open
Spartan22 (996 D (B))
27 Jul 17 UTC
(+1)
2 Year Hiatus... But I'm back!
Whether you remember me or not...
16 replies
Open
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.
2 replies
Open
hellenic_riot (1000 D)
02 May 17 UTC
(+1)
Banned From Web Diplomacy?
Hello new friends! I was banned from Web Diplomacy.

48 replies
Open
Anon (?? D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
WWIV Game
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=31690
1 reply
Open
ubercacher16 (1057 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
WWIV Game
See below.
0 replies
Open
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.
0 replies
Open
fasces349 (1058 D)
26 Dec 10 UTC
(+16)
Advertise live games here
Like in webdiplo, this thread will be used to help people find live games
3609 replies
Open
FirstPreviousNextLast
Back to top