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Enriador (1374 D)
Sun 19 Nov UTC
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It's time to talk about Scoring
Hello all!

Let's talk about scoring? More specifically, about whether the dreaded Points Per Supply Center (PPSC) scoring should remain an option?
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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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GOD (1786 D Mod (B))
23 Sep 17 UTC
Balkans 1860 variant
Is it just me, or is Italy way too overpowered?
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JECE (1192 D)
Sat 18 Nov 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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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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Major Problems (1138 D)
Thu 02 AM UTC
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1 v 1 games on variant maps
I am not a coder (sic) so I was wondering how hard is/was it to code 1 v 1 games? Is it reasonable to think that variant maps (Modern, Ancient Med, etc) could be set up to create 1 v 1 games? The idea of having a larger group of countries to play against each other is intriguing. I just don't know if it possible, or doable.
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Grahamso1 (981 D)
Wed 10 PM UTC
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How old school are you?
I am not very tech savvy so forgive me. I think I started dip on some RSS pages using Netscape at work in maybe 1996(?) does that make sense? All email based through Judges. What were they called? USDJ or something. I remember FROG but they all spoke French. Haha. I used to stand outside my office in the snow smoking a cig with a hand drawn map with about 100 crossing out for each phase using coloured pens. Ah web based interactive maps?!?! Luxury!!!
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Jamie_T (895 D)
Mon 20 Nov UTC
Notices
The notices on my front page are all jumbled up in a random order. PMs from weeks ago are at the top, and some of my game messages from the past day or two are lower down. Is anyone else noticing this?
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Enriador (1374 D)
09 Oct 17 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 (1634 D (B) (B))
20 Mar 17 UTC
Fixing the Pirates variant
With the new Lab up and running, as discussed in the DiplomacyGames podcast I'm keen to iron out the bugs in Pirates that people hate...
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BenjaminHester (1015 D)
Tue 05 PM 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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jason4747 (919 D)
Mon 20 Nov UTC
"Biggest Game of All Time Completed"- worth a look
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205586
By the nice people at WebDip.
Pot: 31,500  - Spring, 1918, Finished - Germany dominates at 17
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BenjaminHester (1015 D)
11 Aug 17 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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Devonian (1872 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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The Real Wheat (0 D)
Thu 16 Nov UTC
New Maps
I'm super new to the site and I was curious how new maps were made and/or submitted. I noticed a lot of the maps look a bit old and it got me thinking about what it would take to create a higher resolution version of a game map. Are there certain file formats a map must be in or is this all a responsibility for site admins only? Thanks!
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Major Problems (1138 D)
Fri 17 Nov UTC
Imperium Diplomacy
Under the variants, I noticed one called Imperium Diplomacy, but was not able to create a game using this variant. Is it a discontinued variant, or under a different name? It looks like an interesting one, especially the beginning turns.
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nopunin10did (1011 D)
30 May 17 UTC
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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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DemonOverlord (910 D)
07 Oct 17 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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The Ambassador (1634 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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rebecca02 (1000 D X)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
locks of hair
Beautiful.
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BobRoss (1760 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.
BobRoss (1760 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
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Variant Tournament Combined Standings
[Counting complete tournaments to date]

Sengoku 1, FoW 1 & FoW 2
30 games, 20 solos
18 players

Champions:
2 – bozo
1 – BobRoss
1 (shared champion) – tantrumizer & El Cremoso

Solos:
4 – bozo
3 – BobRoss
2 – YCHTT, Tantrumizer, d-ice
1 – Leif, El Cremoso, mouse, Dr. Rec, Samj, RUFF, Mapu

Total points:
17.6 – bozo
11.5 – tantrumizer
10.5 – mouse
10.5 – BobRoss
8.6 – YCHTT
8.44 – Dr. Rec
8.27 – RUFFHAUS
8 – El Cremoso
7.1 – Samj
7 – d-ice
5.67 – kaner
5.67 – Eki83
4.5 – Leif
4 – Mapu
2.67 – trip
0 – Strider
0 – dargorygel

Points per game:
1.173 – bozo
1.034 – RUFFHAUS
1.000 – El Cremoso
1.000 – tantrumizer
0.709 – Eki83
0.709 – kaner
0.700 – mouse
0.500 – Mapu
0.367 – Dr. Recommended
0.340 – YCHTT
0.334 – trip
0.309 – Samj
0.300 – Leif

I still have to update the 'Points per game' section as i am suddenly called to other obligations. Yet, if anyone wants to update that themselves, please do so. Might be easiest if Doc does so as he probably has the best overview of all the games that each player has partaken in ;-)

Also sorry if I have made any mistakes (i believe I haven't). I copied Doc's overview that he posted in the other thread and added the results of FoW 2.
BobRoss (1760 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
Also, if it is preferred to keep all of this in one thread after all, consider this forum thread non-existent ;-) My preference would go out to having the organisational part and ranking separate as there are currently so many tournaments underway and set-up that it's difficult to keep track of tournaments in the making if there are dozens of post about finished tournaments.
BobRoss (1760 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
*already noticed i accidentally forgot scuba in the list, my apologies!
tantrumizer (1794 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
Good effort thanks!
tantrumizer (1794 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
Shouldn't there be 4 tournaments involved if bozo has won 2? Two sengokus I think.
BobRoss (1760 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
Hmm.. you're right. There is a discrepancy between played games/tournaments and total solos/victories.

It is probably another Sengoku tournament indeed. I guess Doc forgot to add it to the initial overview so perhaps he should have a look at the overview above and correct where necessary ;-) @Doc, most definitely no pressure but would be appreciated if you edit it when you have the time ;-)
BobRoss (1760 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
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I made several corrections and updated the Points per game as well. I believe it is all correct now..

Variant Tournament Combined Standings
[Counting complete tournaments to date]

Tournaments: 4 (Sengoku 1 & 2, FoW 1 & 2).
30 games, 20 solos
18 players

Champions:
2 – bozo
1 – BobRoss
1 (shared champion) – tantrumizer & El Cremoso

Solos:
4 – bozo
3 – BobRoss
2 – YCHTT, Tantrumizer, d-ice
1 – Leif, El Cremoso, mouse, Dr. Rec, Samj, RUFF, Mapu

Total points:
17.6 – bozo
11.5 – tantrumizer
10.5 – mouse
10.5 – BobRoss
8.6 – YCHTT
8.44 – Dr. Rec
8.27 – RUFFHAUS
8 – El Cremoso
7.1 – Samj
7 – d-ice
5.67 – kaner
5.67 – Eki83
4.5 – Leif
4 – Mapu
2.67 – trip
0 – ScubaSteve
0 – Strider
0 – dargorygel

Points per game:
1.5 – BobRoss
1.173 – bozo
1.034 – RUFFHAUS
1.000 – El Cremoso
1.000 – d-ice
0.767 – tantrumizer
0.709 – Eki83
0.709 – kaner
0.700 – mouse
0.500 – Mapu
0.391 – YCHTT
0.334 – trip
0.300 – Leif
0.281 – Dr. Recommended
0.237 – Samj
0 – ScubaSteve
0 – Strider
0 – dargorygel
BobRoss (1760 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
I solely forgot to ad the .00 and .000 for me and Scuba, Strider and Dargorygel respectively. Yet, that's a matter of aesthetics ;-)
Thanks Bobber! Do you sleep?
BobRoss (1760 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
Sleep? Haven't heard that name in months..
BobRoss (1760 D)
19 Oct 17 UTC
Bump!

The Ancient Med tournament results could be added to the overall ranking.
Yes, Ancient Med tournaments should both be added.
Somebody beat me to it please - like you beat me in the tournament ;)
Update on my list but it's a long list right now...
BobRoss (1760 D)
19 Oct 17 UTC
I might be able to update the list as I did with the FoW tournament. Yet, the manual update is quite mistake-prone (especially when it comes to the 'Points per game' section). Thus it takes quite a lot of time to update everything if I have to look up all tournament games through players in each respective tournament.

Would you by any chance have any sort of document where you have organised all of this stuff Doc? If there's some sort of Excel/Word sheet, that would make the job already much easier ;-)
BobRoss (1760 D)
29 Oct 17 UTC
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1st Balkans 1860 7x7 Tournament Results:

Game 1: Autumn 1868
Game 2: 3-way Draw (Finkel, Tantrumizer, BobRoss)
Game 3: Autumn 1868
Game 4: Spring 1869
Game 5: Autumn 1868
Game 6: Autumn 1868
Game 7: Autumn 1868

Current Standings:

1. Tantrumizer, Mr.FinkelMuiyer, Bob Ross [1.33]
2. RUFF, YCHTT, Ubercacher16, Technostar [0]
BobRoss (1760 D)
31 Oct 17 UTC
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1st Balkans 1860 7x7 Tournament Results (Updated)

Game 1: Unfinished
Game 2: 3-way Draw (Finkel, Tantrumizer, BobRoss) [1.33]
Game 3: Unfinished
Game 4: Unfinished
Game 5: Unfinished
Game 6: Unfinished
Game 7: 4-way Draw (Techno, Finkel, YCHTT, BobRoss) [0.75]

Current Standings:

1. Mr. FinkelMuiyer, BobRoss [2.08]
2. Tantrumizer [1.33]
3. YCHTT, Technostar [0.75]
3. RUFF, Ubercacher [0]
BobRoss (1760 D)
31 Oct 17 UTC
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After 3 finished games, Finkel takes the lead in the tournament. 4 more games to go!

1st Balkans 1860 7x7 Tournament Results (Updated)

Game 1: Unfinished
Game 2: 3-way Draw (Finkel, Tantrumizer, BobRoss) [1.33]
Game 3: Unfinished
Game 4: 4-way Draw (Finkel, YCHTT, Tantrumizer, RUFF) [0.75]
Game 5: Unfinished
Game 6: Unfinished
Game 7: 4-way Draw (Techno, Finkel, YCHTT, BobRoss) [0.75]

Current Standings:

1. Mr. FinkelMuiyer [2.83]
2. BobRoss, Tantrumizer [2.08]
3. YCHTT [1.5]
4. RUFF, Technostar [0.75]
5. Ubercacher16 [0]
BobRoss (1760 D)
01 Nov 17 UTC
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[Dutch Revolt 5x5] Tournament Results

Game 1: 3-way Draw (Doc, Mouse, Chumbles) [0.67]
Game 2: 3-way Draw (Doc, Mouse, Leif) [0.67]
Game 3: Unfinished
Game 4: Unfinished
Game 5: Unfinished


Current Standings:

1. Dr. Recommended, Mouse [1.34]
2. Chumbles, Leif Syverson [0.67]
3. BobRoss [0]
Dr. Recommended (1177 D Mod (B))
01 Nov 17 UTC
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Thanks so much BR for updating this. I just now saw your question a few posts above, and unfortunately no I don't have any spreadsheet. Maybe during winter break I'll put one together.
BobRoss (1760 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
Not a problem at all :-)

I do have a question/remark though: On the one hand I think it's great to have the total scores/ranking of different tournaments in one overview. On the other hand, due to the different types of variants being played in tournaments (ranging from 5 to 15 players), the Points per Games section will never be fairly representative for example. Only a 2-way draw or Solo amounts to a score higher than 1 average point per game in a 5-way.

I don't know if there's a good solution to this, apart from seperating all tournament results and box them based on either specific variant or number of player in a variant. Yet, that would mean we're going to have a shitload of ranking overviews and I am already spamming this thread haha.
Switch up the scoring to a fixed "points per game" scoring and basically divide the points by the number in the draw. 3 points per game is divisible by 2, 3, 4, and 5 with just a two decimal places at 1.5, 1, .75, and .6 respectively. As we aren't likely to see many 6 or more way draws, that should be sufficient, but you could always set it at 4.2 points per game to go out to an 8 way draw at 3 decimal places. Solo could just get 1 extra point per game over the 2 way (the way it works now) to keep a single solo from dominating a smaller tournament.
We should still see about the same outcome as before on the existing tournaments this way. It likely would *not* effect first place, but could affect that one co-winner we have and might change some of the 2-N place standings swapping one person or another her or there.
LovelyPinkEgg (1463 D)
03 Nov 17 UTC
Hi again! I'm sorry for this message it's a little bit spam. I'm very interested in joining this all time going tournament. How can I join?
Is someone interested in playing Napoleonic, 1600, or (I know you already played a tournament on this map) Fog of War? Any other ideas? Maybe Dark Ages?
Thanks,
PinkEgg
Hey PinkEgg,

All you need do is put your name on the list for one being formed or start your own mini tournament and ask someone to be the GM for it. There is no formal structure here beyond playing enough games so that every one is each country once and not choosing a special scenario like Rin where some countries simply have no chance to win and may not have a very good chance to be part of the draw. If you are wanting a 3 player scenario, it's best to play 6 games, not three, as then every combination of the board is played. It's not as feasible with four or more where dozens, hundreds, or worse yet thousands of games are required to get to every combination.
BobRoss (1760 D)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
1st Balkans 1860 7x7 Tournament Results (Updated)

Game 1: Unfinished
Game 2: 3-way Draw (Finkel, Tantrumizer, BobRoss) [1.33]
Game 3: 3-way Draw (Uber, Techno, RUFF) [1.33]
Game 4: 4-way Draw (Finkel, YCHTT, Tantrumizer, RUFF) [0.75]
Game 5: Unfinished
Game 6: Unfinished
Game 7: 4-way Draw (Techno, Finkel, YCHTT, BobRoss) [0.75]

Current Standings:

1. Mr. FinkelMuiyer [2.83]
2. BobRoss, Tantrumizer, RUFF, Technostar [2.08]
3. YCHTT [1.5]
4. Ubercacher16 [1.33]

[Dutch Revolt 5x5] Tournament Results

Game 1: 3-way Draw (Doc, Mouse, Chumbles) [0.67]
Game 2: 3-way Draw (Doc, Mouse, Leif) [0.67]
Game 3: Unfinished
Game 4: Unfinished
Game 5: Unfinished


Current Standings:

1. Dr. Recommended, Mouse [1.34]
2. Chumbles, Leif Syverson [0.67]
3. BobRoss [0]
BobRoss (1760 D)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
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1st Balkans 1860 7x7 Tournament Results (Updated)

Game 1: 4-way Draw (Finkel, RUFF, Techno, BobRoss) [0.75]
Game 2: 3-way Draw (Finkel, Tantrumizer, BobRoss) [1.33]
Game 3: 3-way Draw (Uber, Techno, RUFF) [1.33]
Game 4: 4-way Draw (Finkel, YCHTT, Tantrumizer, RUFF) [0.75]
Game 5: Unfinished
Game 6: Unfinished
Game 7: 4-way Draw (Techno, Finkel, YCHTT, BobRoss) [0.75]

Current Standings:

1. Mr. FinkelMuiyer [3.58]
2. BobRoss, RUFF, Technostar [2.83]
3. Tantrumizer [2.08]
4. YCHTT [1.5]
5. Ubercacher16 [1.33]

[Dutch Revolt 5x5] Tournament Results

Game 1: 3-way Draw (Doc, Mouse, Chumbles) [0.67]
Game 2: 3-way Draw (Doc, Mouse, Leif) [0.67]
Game 3: Unfinished
Game 4: Unfinished
Game 5: Unfinished


Current Standings:

1. Dr. Recommended, Mouse [1.34]
2. Chumbles, Leif Syverson [0.67]
3. BobRoss [0]


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JECE (1192 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Custom phase bug
This might be better in the Mods section, but I thouht I'd post here first to see if other users have any input.

I'm trying to create a new game with a custom phase length. When I select "Custom" from the drop-down menu, nothing happens. However, when I select "2 days, 2 hours", I've given the option to input a phase length. Hopefully this is an easy fix.
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KingCyrus (1669 D)
01 Nov 17 UTC
WWII Update Errors
Hello, I am currently in a game of WWII and I was just informed that it has been updated, "fixing" problems with dual coasts. This supposedly means that Palestine now has two coasts. However, I have a fleet in the Red Sea and it can no longer move to Palestine! Please fix?
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RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
20 Oct 17 UTC
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Replacement Player(s) Needed
I need replacement players game sitters for several games:
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The Ambassador (1634 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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peterlund (1080 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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BenjaminHester (1015 D)
25 Oct 17 UTC
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not quite ready, but... SE Asia 800
going to refine Balkans 1860 and Sengoku: Nagashino as needed before trying to implement this one. Thought I would just give y'all a peek behind the curtain. Thoughts welcome! (it has a few known imbalances to address, but it's close.)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2CiokzfWGBhTlU0QTZZNzNrUEU
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Jamie_T (895 D)
04 Oct 17 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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Flame (0 D)
23 Oct 17 UTC
Austrian question once again!
Please help with testing a map "War of Austrian Succession"
http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=51

Fast gunboat.
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Flame (0 D)
05 Oct 17 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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