Small change, big difference. If a clipper is dislodged in the Pirates variant it can only retreat to an adjacent territory. It does no longer move two places when retreating. This is meant to simulate the clipper being defeated and being damaged it can't sail as far in the retreat phase.

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Technostar (1293 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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fasces349 (1060 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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BenjaminHester (1027 D)
14 Sep 17 UTC
While I'm going through the long slog of rebuilding Sengoku...
...any interest in a vDip implementation of my most recent, and arguably best balanced variant that rolled off the assembly line before my last long Dip sabbatical?

http://dipwiki.com/index.php?title=Balkans1860
ubercacher16 (1239 D)
14 Sep 17 UTC
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I couldn't really help but I would definitely be behind getting it on here.
Thanks ubercacher - players definitely needed too. I know some are not a fan of five player variants (as the new Sengoku is shaping up to be) so I wanted to give them something a little more familiar as well. Balkans1860 is almost a pure map transplant of Standard, seven players, and almost zero special territories/variant rules.
Oli (988 D Mod (P))
14 Sep 17 UTC
Nice. Are the realpolitik-files on http://nairenvorbeck.angelfire.com/ the current version or are there newer files needed?
those are current! thanks
Oli (988 D Mod (P))
14 Sep 17 UTC
Variant already working on my dev-machine....
nice! really appreciate it, Balkans1860 is one of my favorites
Oli (988 D Mod (P))
14 Sep 17 UTC
What icons should I use? And do you prefer some special colors for the countries? You can check the different variant on the site to get some ideas.
Balkans1860 is fine using standard icons I think, close enough to the WW1 era. Any high contrast colors should be fine, I think this is more or less what I had (sticking to Standard where relevant):

Italy - Green
Austria-Hungary - Red
Ottomans - Yellow
Serbia - White
Greece - Blue
Romania - Orange
Bulgaria - Teal/Cyan

There used to be some thematic icons that someone made for Sengoku (I still see them in some records of old games on diplomaticcorp.com) but for the life of me, I have no idea where those went. I like the ones y'all have in use for Sengoku on here now though.
Oli (988 D Mod (P))
17 Sep 17 UTC
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Variant is ready to play.
I've used the original webdip-color-palette for 7 players. If you want some changes just send me a line.
michael_b (971 D)
17 Sep 17 UTC
Letss try it out!
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=32290
THANKS OLI!!!
Enriador (1374 D)
17 Sep 17 UTC
The map looks great, I will certainly give it a good look! Those war tanks in 1860 though :P
Anon (?? D)
17 Sep 17 UTC
thanks for the kind words Enriador. I just created a second game of Balkans1860, that first one filled up fast!

http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=32295
G-Man (2397 D)
17 Sep 17 UTC
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Thanks guys. This looks like a great variant Ben, will shoot it up the list for my Cloak & Dagger series (which includes a number of expert vDipers).
Thanks G-Man! Please post the game link when you do, would love to spectate
G-Man (2397 D)
18 Sep 17 UTC
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Will do. Expect current game to conclude around the end of October, so look for the link around that time. I'll post in a thread and PM you.
Anon (?? D)
18 Sep 17 UTC
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http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=32325

Ben, looking to get another Balkans 1860 game going for you. This one is fast paced, no press, and unrated for a focus on some quick tactical analysis, and comparison to your expectations.
Awesome, thanks! There have been quite a few PBEM games elsewhere (e.g. dc288 on diplomaticcorp.com) most of which (encouragingly) had very different outcomes. Looks like there will be three running on here, interested to see what early alliances the players choose to form.
Strider (1162 D)
18 Sep 17 UTC
Many thanks for the new game here.
Been looking at your new varient and think the start up unit type needs to be on the varient page. This info is quite important when thinking of strategies, and choosing your country if that's an option.
Hi Strider - I'll ask Oli about that, but in the meantime the link on the variant page has that info, both on the map graphic and in text:

http://dipwiki.com/index.php?title=Balkans1860
Strider (1162 D)
18 Sep 17 UTC
I did go and see that many thanks.


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BenjaminHester (1027 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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NManock18 (1000 D)
18 Sep 17 UTC
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Variants
Are there any tips on software to use for designing a variant? Thanks!
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faded box (1108 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
live
anyone up for a live 1v1? u can choose map if u dont like one i got posted
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Vauban (1068 D)
17 Sep 17 UTC
Colour for Neutral Province
Check below
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Cometk (1000 D)
15 Sep 17 UTC
Replacing Inactive Member
how does my group go about replacing an inactive member?
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President Eden (1600 D)
13 Sep 17 UTC
Is England* vs Turkey truly balanced?
The stats spread on England* vs Turkey is innocuous enough. England* wins 55% of games which do not end in a draw, Turkey wins 45%. England is favored, but not to the extent that Turkey can't win; the game is not balanced, but it also isn't drastically skewed either way.

However, I have recently encountered an opening from England that I'm struggling to counter as Turkey.
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michael_b (971 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Question: Adding Variant(s)
Please see reply.
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Anon (?? D)
12 Sep 17 UTC
Gunboat with me
Hey, if anyone is interested in playing a beginner gunboat with me (I suck at gunboat) holla at me for the password http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=32229
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Anon (?? D)
12 Sep 17 UTC
"...tuesday" game sequel is out...
Pls play this WWII map...
Remember, only on Tuesdays!
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=32223
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michael_b (971 D)
11 Sep 17 UTC
Strong British Position
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=31381
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The Ambassador (1596 D (B) (B))
06 Sep 17 UTC
Online Dip Pet Peeves
We're introducing a new segment to the podcast. Have your say (more below)...
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Jamie_T (895 D)
16 Aug 17 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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TheatreVarus (921 D)
09 Sep 17 UTC
Dueling
Looking for someone to play a few friendly duels on the Cold War map. Just picked the game back up and I want to get some practice in. Anyone interested can DM me.
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kaner406 (1515 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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d-ice (1672 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
Force drawn games
Games with fixed end year are (for ranking purposes) treated like solo victories for the power with the largest SC tally (even when PPSC scoring is used). Is that intentional? Not that I think it matters much to me, but I do find it rather odd, it would seem like the more logical approach would be that they are treated as force drawn, or possibly use affect ranking differently depending on scoring system used.
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kaner406 (1515 D Mod (B) (B))
12 Aug 17 UTC
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Update regarding vPoints/Rankings
See below:
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jason4747 (883 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
“Vietnam: Apocalypse Then” – new variant in development
I am working on a Diplomacy variant and am seeking opinions on the board and design. See below
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The Ambassador (1596 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 17 UTC
Dumb question: where is Imperium?
I felt like playing a map I haven't played in a million years: Imperium Diplomacy (http://www.vdiplomacy.net/variants.php?variantID=13)

More to follow...
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Enriador (1374 D)
26 Aug 17 UTC
Early game vs. End game
Every game of Diplomacy has two distinct phases, which mix a bit in the middle: the early game and the end game, each of them with a very different vibe and atmosphere.
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BenjaminHester (1027 D)
24 Aug 17 UTC
Oli - still out there? (re: Sengoku V6)
just posting here in case my vacation delay caused you to lose the other thread. Several responses there, including the map with names you requested.
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Vauban (1068 D)
23 Aug 17 UTC
New Variant: Corsican revolt
See reply
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Enriador (1374 D)
21 Aug 17 UTC
How are Points Per Supply Center calculated?
Hello guys;

I searched the forum but did not find any information on the formula used at PPSC games. If anyone can come up with an example using the formula as well I would thank you very much.
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ScubaSteve (1194 D)
21 Aug 17 UTC
Bug in game. What action to take?
I am trying to enter a move in a variant but for some reason, the game won't allow it. I sent a message to the mods. Is there anything else I can/should do?
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00matthew2000 (2636 D)
16 Aug 17 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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Captainmeme (1628 D Mod (B))
10 Aug 17 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 (1068 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
HOW TO for variants
For anyone who wants to share their variant creating skills
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CCR (1759 D)
10 Aug 17 UTC
Furnace of Affliction
=^|
"Due to inactivity the game was abandoned and removed."
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