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nopunin10did (987 D)
Mon 12 AM UTC
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Replace PPSC with something rank-based?
I've put together a length proposal over on PlayDip to provide a rank-based scoring system for draws that's similar to the Carnage system used in several North American Dip tournaments today.

https://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=57975#p951166
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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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Devonian (1871 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 Ambassador (1626 D (B) (B))
Sun 10 AM UTC
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Padlock City
What's the deal with all the padlocks that have appeared throughout my games when viewed on the vDip homepage?
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Notifications by email?
Is there a way I can get email notifications for my campaigns? I haven't gotten any at all, and because of that I've lost several games.
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kaner406 (1559 D Mod (B) (B))
10 Mar 18 UTC
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Bourse 2018
See below:
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The Ambassador (1626 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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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 (987 D)
Tue 12 Jun UTC
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At long last: 1900
With some help from Tobias & Oliver, my implementation of Baron VonPowell's "1900" is finally live.

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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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Anon (?? D)
Sat 16 Jun UTC
Would anyone like to join a Known World game?
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=35213
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Frozen Dog (1000 D)
Thu 14 Jun UTC
Playtest of variant
Hi! I am trying to organize a playtest of a variant I created with some unique rules that made it not possible to implement on vdiplomacy (yet!). I have called it 'Feudal Diplomacy'. [See below for details!]
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ubercacher16 (1271 D)
Tue 12 Jun UTC
Possible Change
See first post
ubercacher16 (1271 D)
Tue 12 Jun UTC
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Would it be easy to make it possible for everyone(not just mods) to extend the joining phase for games? Or simply make it possible to put a joining period of more then 10 days? This might make it easier for large games to get started.
Mercy (2043 D)
Tue 12 Jun UTC
Yes! Especially making it possible to put a joining period of more than 10 days would be very helpful to the players and, I think, not difficult to implement and would make the job of mods easier.
Chumbles (1146 D)
Tue 12 Jun UTC
20 days is my vote! 12+player games can be difficult to start and disillusioning for not only the game proposer, but also the hopeful joiners
ubercacher16 (1271 D)
Tue 12 Jun UTC
Not to mention 50+ player games, they might need more like 30 or even 60 days.
Greenflame (1000 D)
Tue 12 Jun UTC
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I like that idea - it doesn't make sense for a game to have a joining period equal to turn length, especially for games with more than 7 people.
d-ice (1892 D)
Tue 12 Jun UTC
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A game is already cancelled when there are no players signed up for it, so why do we need to force a deadline at all? I say make it optional!
Caerus (1488 D)
Tue 12 Jun UTC
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I think still having a deadline is a good idea, since, If your RR is good enough, you can bee in an unlimited number of games. I could see myself putting my name in the hat for a Haven game one week, and a gobble earth game in another week, and a Chaos Game on the third, leaving them there for months, holding out hope that one of them would eventually start.

Imagine my terror if, by some happenstance, all three games actually got off the ground at the same time. Suddenly, without realizing the corner I had backed myself into, I am in three massive games that I have no chance of maintaining.

I guess, without deadlines, I'd just have to adjust my buy-in habits to only join the massive games when they're just about full, rather than throwing my hat in at the very beginning to show my support. I would just fear that the "New game" section of the site would become a languishing wasteland of 6 month old Chaoctopi and WWIV games waiting to start.

TL;DR: I think longer deadlines is good, but no deadline is bad.
Sky_Hopper (936 D)
Tue 12 Jun UTC
Keep in mind that the longest-deadline games are always at the bottom, so a game that had an infinite deadline would be buried behind even the Known World 15x15 games (which have been sitting there forever!)
Caerus (1488 D)
Wed 13 Jun UTC
Oh! I didn't realize.
JECE (1184 D)
Thu 14 Jun UTC
The order can be customized under Search, but I guess that most users won't go through the effort.


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Sky_Hopper (936 D)
Tue 12 Jun UTC
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Game Showcase
Here, feel free to share any links to games that are notable to you!
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CCR (1717 D)
Wed 13 Jun UTC
Zero games variants
I thought I'd create a few games of the newest variants, and looked for those still not played, without opened games, or no new ones yet.
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Mittag (1582 D)
Sat 09 Jun UTC
Sandboxes?
Does anyone know any good adjudicator, online of for Mac, that I could use for playing around with positions?
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Caerus (1488 D)
Mon 04 Jun UTC
Clock Watching - Sniping the NMRs
I am unaware of the actual term, but is it considered bad form here on vDip to change your orders in anticipation of an opponent's upcoming NMR?
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Ghastly (986 D)
Thu 07 Jun UTC
Would appreciate a replacement for 1800 variant Prussia
I have no motivation to keep playing turns, so I figure I could give my only game to someone who does. Sorry for making a new thread, I couldn't find the game-sitters thread.
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Enriador (1396 D (B))
Sun 03 Jun UTC
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[New Variant] Scramble
Play as an European colonial power during the Scramble for Africa! Based on @Tristan's 'Africa' variant.

Soon on vDip: http://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=124
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Skyrock (1157 D)
Sun 03 Jun UTC
Thoughts on fixing the Classic - Economic variant
See main post below.
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nopunin10did (987 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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Sky_Hopper (936 D)
01 Jun 18 UTC
[Variant] Nautical
The Classic map, but with bigger sea territories!

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Enriador (1396 D (B))
28 May 18 UTC
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Taking over Civil Disorders should be free of charge
Reasoning: the player who takes over a Civil Disorder is not just putting themself in a precarious position (as they must evaluate everybody's styles and strategies) but they are also saving the game's balance and fun.

In order to reward/incentive people to take more CDs, I believe that making it free of charge (rather than current 50% discount) would be for the best. Thoughts?
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The Ambassador (1626 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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d-ice (1892 D)
16 May 18 UTC
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Variants as maps, rules and tweaks
I’d like to propose a variant system that could lead to a significant increase in flexibility of testing out new variants.
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Imp. Dipl.: urgent replacement for Prussia required
For following game as Prussia:
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=34905#gamePanel
Post your user ID/send it
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Enriador (1396 D (B))
25 Apr 18 UTC
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New Variant: Crusades 1201
Hail diplomats,

New 11-players variant coming up, set in the High Middle Ages.
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00matthew2000 (2531 D)
29 May 18 UTC
New Imperial Diplomacy Game, Players Wanted
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=35028
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
24 Jan 18 UTC
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New Variant: Dawn of the Enlightenment
It is on a temporary homepage, http://davidecohen.wixsite.com/diplomiscellany, 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.
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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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