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kaner406 (1430 D Mod (B) (B))
Sat 08 Sep UTC
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Variant Development Thread
This thread is made for the express purpose of cutting down of multiple threads that deal with new variants, ideas, concepts etc...
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YouCan'tHandleTheTruth (1203 D)
Thu 06 Sep UTC
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This is likely to be my last forum post.
I'm sure the mods are pissed and I don't give a fuck. I could use a break anyhow. So silence or banhammer away.
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What's the point in muting a nation in non-anon if the mods will let the player PM you?
A player PMed me after I muted his nation and the mods said it's not against the rules. It would seem to me to violate the intent of the press rules if not the letter. I have since muted the player for the rest of the game but that was not my desire.
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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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Amby is on leave. I'm sitting several of his games right now.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
Wed 05 Sep UTC
Yeah, but when he returns Amby needs to suck it up buttercup or get off the pot.
Retillion (2221 D (B))
Wed 05 Sep UTC
Amby is indeed on leave but he has found a sitter for his 2 Known World games of this tournament.
My point is Amby won't be joint 13 thru 15 as he isn't online to do so.
Joining stupid phone
RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
Wed 05 Sep UTC
He won't join them when he returns either. We have multiple replacements volunteers willing to play now. I'm in for 10 more days. If we cannot start up *all* of the remaining five games by then, I am out. The rest of you can deal with Amby's obtuseness for another 2.5 years.
11 & 12 just self canceled.
The Ambassador (1534 D (B) (B))
Sat 15 Sep UTC
So they going to be starting up anytime soon?
The Ambassador (1534 D (B) (B))
Sat 15 Sep UTC
@RUFF - I don't take it well when we all agreed to the terms of the tourney, especially when essentially I was brow beaten to joining, and only did so on the precondition of two games at a time.

In 2 months time I'll be away for 7 weeks and will need a sitter then. In the spirit of a conciliatory resolution to the tourney, I'm fine with my sitter(s) playing more games if they would like to do so. But personally between now and then, that's not the case.
The Desert Fox (1549 D)
Sat 15 Sep UTC
I believe it’s time to end this attempt at finishing this tourney. The never ending discussion on how many games to play at one time aside, we can’t even get to 15 dedicated players. It’s never going to be perfect for all so let’s stop now before the next disagreement is over phase length. Put a post out for a new KW tourny with game # minimums and see if there’s enough interest....
The Desert Fox (1549 D)
Sat 15 Sep UTC
Oh and “thank you’s” to all, especially those who’ve been here from the start. It’s been interesting watching how the countries have been played so far. I know I’ve tried to change things up abit at times, and I’ve seen a few tactics and strategies I would try the next time I play Known World.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
Sat 04 PM UTC
Amby. We all agreed to the terms, and then you exploited them. Furthermore, it's been your precondition that unraveled the ability to finish the event. So take it well or do not take it well. The suggestion to move to playing more (than two) games concurrently was an attempt to finish the event.

I don't take it well that you pleaded for this condition citing an inability to handle more game at the same time, and then ran out and joining multiple other tournament like events. I don't take it well that you've been caught playing out positions with less than five supply centers, but refusing to start a new game up until your otherwise stagnant position finishes up.

If you were brow beaten into joining up, it was because people enjoyed your participation and presumed competition. The two game condition was a major concession everyone made for you, and you took advantage of us all to drag these damn games on into the next decade. Your pending seven ween absence wouldn't even be an issue here now if you'd had an ounce of respect for the rest of us over the past two years.


In any event we have less than 50% of the original players. The one active game is being schedule manipulated by at least one losing player trying to stall the solo away. I said I would stay in this event until mid September. That's today. If the remaining 5 games do not start today, I am withdrawing, and will seek to assemble 15 players who sincerely want to play an event like this. Have no fear. No one will brow beat you again.
It’s time to move on, I think. At any rate, I am no longer able to participate or assist in setting up anything else. Having difficulty maintaining even a minimal attention to my last games playing out.
@RUFF - we clearly have different recollection of events and I don't think either of us at this stage are going to change each other's minds on things. That said I agree that the number of players committing to the tourney has been a concern - regardless of the variety of reasons behind that. Personally I'd be disappointed to see the tourney end, as I'd like to play at least one country well, instead of my usual results so far of dying all the time.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
Sun 12 PM UTC
It's not a matter of differing recollections. I'm well aware of your refusal to play more than two games. You made a huge stink about it, and refused to budge. The issue, as predicted, has needlessly prolonged the duration of the event to the point where it cannot be completed, while you steadfastly refused to cooperate by revising the very terms that contributed to ruining this. What is the point of completing the tournament with less than half of the original players, and several players recycled more than once? Everyone is disappointing to see it end Yet unlike you, some were willing to compromise to keep it going.
bozo (2309 D)
Mon 08 PM UTC
Game 7:

150/(38^2+37^2+33^2+1^2)=0.038432

mouse: (38^2)0.038432 = 55.50
The Desert Fox: (37^2)0.038432 = 52.61
RUFFHAUS 8: (33^2)0.038432 = 41.85
Hirnsaege: (1^2)0.038432 = 0.04
bozo (2309 D)
Mon 08 PM UTC
Game 8:

Eki83: 150
bozo (2309 D)
Mon 08 PM UTC
Game 9:

150/(48^2+34^2+19^2+8^2)=0.038610

Dr. Recommended: (48^2)0.038610 = 88.96
ScubaSteve: (34^2)0.038610 = 44.63
mouse: (19^2)0.038610 = 13.94
bozo: (8^2)0.038610 = 2.47
bozo (2309 D)
Mon 08 PM UTC
Game 10:

150/(45^2+44^2+20^2)=0.034396

RUFFHAUS 8: (45^2)0.034396 = 69.65
CoXBoT: (44^2)0.034396 = 66.59
The Desert Fox: (20^2)0.034396 = 13.976
bozo (2309 D)
Mon 08 PM UTC
Total through game 10:

Eki83: 371.38
RUFFHAUS 8: 204.01
ScubaSteve: 194.63
The Desert Fox: 159.57
Dr. Recommended: 134.22
bozo: 127.09
mouse: 81.38
Hirnsaege: 80.19
CoXBoT: 66.59
Utom: 56.63
kaner406: 24.28
The Ambassador: 0.04
Based on those results bozo I am officially crap at KW
bozo (2309 D)
Mon 09 PM UTC
21 players have played at least one game, so you are ahead of 9 players.
Leif_Syverson (1473 D Mod)
Mon 09 PM UTC
I am officially crap at KW gunboat..

I have played all games so far and struck out every time.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
Tue 01 AM UTC
Thanks for doing the scoring, bozo. Congratulations, Eki.
bozo (2309 D)
Tue 03 AM UTC
I am willing to finish the tournament with as many current players that would like to continue. I believe we can get replacements for anyone who does not.
Under the circumstances with the drop out rate, differing opinions on the 2 game max limit and inability to recruit other players - while my preference is to play on and bomb out in all 15 countries - if there is a consensus to draw a line and declare Eki the winner, I am 100% supportive of this.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
07:24 PM UTC
I am willing to play in a new KW901 tournament, but I see no value in continuing this one, and I’m not willing to approach it at only two games at a time. That decision directly contributed to the high drop out rate. The other factor was the deliberate abuse of the retreat/adjustment phase for the purposes of stalling/sabotaging the games. Furthermore it would take the same amount of time to finish the last fives games two at a time as it would to play 15 new games, five at a time.

Anyone interested in playing a serious KW901 event, please PM me, and I will add you to the list.
If this tourney is still a thing I would love to be added to the list of future participants.


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Kaiser Heide (1000 D)
Sat 04 PM UTC
Looking for a group.
Looking for a group of people that play pretty consistently if y’all want to add another to your group lmk. I’m interested.
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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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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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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 (1534 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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The Ambassador (1534 D (B) (B))
16 Aug 18 UTC
Obscure group of vDip folks who love History podcasts
Ok I was just starting to pull together the files for the latest Diplomacy Games episode and was chilling to the theme song from the podcast History on Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOr0na6mKJQ ...
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Major Problems (1070 D)
Fri 07 Sep UTC
finding replacement for game 34637
Due to outside circumstances, I find I am not able to continue to fully participate in the Embassy Cable game (Gobble Earth variant). The game is currently on an extend phase for another day, so if anyone is willing to take over for Mexico (solid position) please let me know so we can have the mods put you into the game. Thanks!
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
Wed 05 Sep UTC
[New Variant] East Indies
Hello again diplomats,

New variant coming up on vDip, taking place in a quite familiar setting for some of us.
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Mercy (2043 D)
Sat 08 Sep UTC
Variant Creation Guide
I have written a guide on variant creation:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17oFVvGE8w2HQU-5IeNecFxl4x7VZ0OM2ApjqXY9gi6A/edit?usp=sharing
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
Tue 04 Sep UTC
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Diplomacy Tournament
Come check a new tournament! Played on Conspiracy/Backstabbr.
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rannjohnson (1760 D)
24 Aug 18 UTC
Unique convoy situation question
I never thought this was possible until someone suggested it, but I have yet to try it. Say you have an army in Spain, a fleet in Marseilles, and a fleet in Gulf of Lyon. The fleet in Marseilles moves to Spain and the army in Spain moves to Marseilles via convoy of Gulf of Lyon. I know in normal Diplomacy rules that two units can't switch locations like that, but does the convoy change the route the army takes at all to allow this?
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Al Wulf (933 D)
Sat 01 Sep UTC
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Diplomacy 2.0
Needing help for redevelopment
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MyDip (980 D)
Sat 01 Sep UTC
Replacement
I need a replacement for a full press game for some real-life reasons. Note: The game is not a classic game.

Please PM me if interested.
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ubercacher16 (1309 D)
28 Aug 18 UTC
Replacement(s)
I have decided to take an indefinite hiatus from Diplomacy for IRL reasons.

I need a permanent replacement for four gunboat games three full press games and two public press games. PM if interested.
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Mercy (2043 D)
19 Aug 18 UTC
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[New Variant] World Diplomacy X
I am in the process of creating my first variant: World Diplomacy 10 (https://vdiplomacy.net/variants.php?variantID=129).
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
20 Jul 18 UTC
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[New Variant] Edwardian 3rd Edition
An updated version of 'Edwardian' is coming to vDiplomacy! Check it out: https://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=130
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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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The Ambassador (1534 D (B) (B))
27 Aug 18 UTC
Amby needs a sitter
Hi folks - I'll be away from Saturday in zero cell phone service land and need a sitter to cover me for approx 5-6 days. PM me if you're interested. I have 4 active games and waiting for 2 KW901 tourney games to start.
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mfontecilla (1036 D)
23 Aug 18 UTC
"An invalid aniti-script code was given, please try again"?
A friend of mine is trying to create an account and he is receiving "An invalid anti-script code was given, please try again" text, how do we fix it?
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Anon (?? D)
21 Aug 18 UTC
Pick up a game as the world leader
Someone really should pick up Pennsylvania in this one: https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=33789 He's only the world leader on the map - talk about picking up a nice CD position.
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tassa (1697 D)
18 Aug 18 UTC
Interactive Map - Memory-easting Monster
Is it possible that the interactive map doesn't handle big maps well once you have a certain amount of units?
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tobi1 (1782 D Mod (S) (B))
18 Aug 18 UTC
Sitter needed
I am traveling from August 20th to 30th and it turned out that my initially planned sitter takes part in one game, as well. Now I need your help to manage that game.
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d-ice (2016 D)
17 Aug 18 UTC
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FoW padlocks
FoW variant has padlocks on all powers that have orders to give. This gives other players information about who has a retreat/build etc. I propose that these are removed so that this information isn’t revealed.
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Anon (?? D)
17 Aug 18 UTC
Quick Rules Question
In Classic, I am confident if an army in Portugal Attacks Spain while an Army in Spain attacks Portugal, both will fail. Would this rule still apply if the it were instead a fleet on the northern coast attacking Portugal and a fleet in Portugal moving to the southern coast?

Random Game link for Anon: gameID=35642
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Docsy (1000 D)
13 Aug 18 UTC
Our game bugged out, and mods are looking at it. What do we do and what will happen?
So basically, We were playing World War IV 6.2. It was the first time we got our community of players, both on a subreddit and a discord, to play a big 36 player game. Didn't start 100% the best the first year, some players didn't get the rules and ended up starting with 2 units instead of 3.
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Strider (1648 D)
09 Aug 18 UTC
Civil Disorders listed at bottom of game
I have a game that is telling me the country, it's size and who is CDing. Why is that a thing now? It's gunboat, fog of war and anonymous!
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