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Just need some Clarification
So I have a fleet ready to attack New Zealand and there's an enemy one ready to do the same. If I use a supported attack from some other troops to attack the enemy fleet (assuming it has no unit supporting it holding) while moving in to New Zealand with my other fleet what happens?
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
Sun 11 Nov UTC
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Armistice
100 years today.
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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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PTTG (851 D)
Fri 01 AM UTC
Mistakenly dropped from a game?
Re; gameID=36387. My country was put into CD and I was dropped despite playing as normal and checking in every day.
I don't care about getting back in the game, but I would like to fix my reliability score.
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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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jmodugno (1048 D)
Mon 12 Nov UTC
Can someone explain this move?
Why did Rumania support to budapest from Galicia fail?
https://vdiplomacy.com/map.php?gameID=36477&turn=6&mapType=large
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ScubaSteve (1199 D)
Thu 08 Nov UTC
Health Problems
I have a couple of games going. One super interesting and one less so. Would anyone be willing to take over?
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Yoshimon (812 D)
Sun 11 Nov UTC
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Replacement
I’m going through some mental health issues right now, and would appreciate if someone would be willing to take over 3 games that I’m currently in
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The Ambassador (1676 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 (1676 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
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The face-to-face players have a well established podcast but no-one has cared about the online space. As vDip players we'll obviously be focusing a lot on the site here, but will from time to time get into webDip and other sites.

Find out more at:
You can get it from http://www.diplomacygames.com

Or if you can find "Diplomacy Games" on iTunes, Overtune and Stitcher.

Its technically up on Google Play according to Google but I can't find it! I've emailed them but haven't heard back yet.

We've already recorded a 2nd episode and will pump them out as often as we can.

Let us know your feedback by posting on this forum thread or PMing us. Plus, feel free to make suggestions on what you'd like to hear or see included.

Have fun!
Captainmeme (1400 D Mod (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
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Wagadu, du, du, push an Axum, invade Srivi...
DanShot360 (1085 D)
02 Sep 16 UTC
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Will give it a listen. Thanks guys.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
02 Sep 16 UTC
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Sounds fun...Will try to check it out
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
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lol, glad you liked the 80's throwback Cap'n!
kaner406 (1375 D Mod (B) (B))
03 Sep 16 UTC
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Now you all know what I sound like, not to mention what I sound like as I progressively get more drunk :)
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
11 Sep 16 UTC
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Hi folks, the second episode of Diplomacy Games - a podcast about playing Diplomacy online - is now live at DiplomacyGames.com, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and where all good podcasts are pumped out.

This time Kaner and I turn Classic on its head with a deep dive into the Fog of War version of Classic. How does game play radically change when all you can see are territories immediately adjacent to your units and SCs. Plus we talk Mods and upcoming developments in the variant space thanks to the good oil from captainmeme!
tobi1 (1927 D Mod (S) (B))
11 Sep 16 UTC
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Especially curious about the infos you give around mods and variant development I finally have taken the time to listen to your podcast.
Very much appreciated. I like your format, the time went by in a flash. :-)
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
14 Sep 16 UTC
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Big thanks to Jonnikhan and Leif for their perspectives on the Known World 901 game featured in episode 1 of the podcast!
G-Man (2227 D)
15 Sep 16 UTC
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Great stuff guys! I left and extensive comment on the site mostly pertaining to the game covered in the 1st podcast, but to some of the 2nd podcast as well. However, I keep getting a "Page Not Found" error message when I try to post. So, I've left it with Amby on a PM for posting over there.

Very much enjoyed these. The highlights for me were covering Amby's position in Vae Victus!, thoughts on Fog of War, the liveliness of the 2nd podcast, and of course being both a wine and beer lover myself, what you guys were drinking!

Keep up the great work!!
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
15 Sep 16 UTC
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Thanks G-Man :-)

As mentioned in my PM I'll have a look at the site later this afternoon and see if I can fix the point you raised.

Hope you enjoy episode 3 when it comes out in about a week.
jrrtolkiennerd (1598 D)
16 Sep 16 UTC
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nice. As a fan of podcasts I'll give it a listen
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
23 Sep 16 UTC
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In episode 3 Kaner and I look at the Italian Renaissance variant Rinascimento. What's great about it, what's bad about it, and how based on recent Forum talk it can be improved. Then its onto a game inside a game (how very enigmatic), with the variant Bourse.

Pop over to DiplomacyGames.com or subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher. Don't forget if you like the show give us a rating or review from there too. It really helps.
Decima Legio (1987 D)
24 Sep 16 UTC
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You two are insane, Aussies.
This said, I love what you're doing... perhaps cause I am insane as well.

I wish I could drink a beer with you while talking about variants and stuff...unfortunately I'm on the other side of the planet.

I've acutually only heard your 3rd episode. I am from Florence, the cradle of Renaissance, so I'm naturally inclined to the topic.
It's been really entertaining to me how you strive for pronunciating Italian words... and invariably fail :-)

I'll list them in order of growing entertainment:
Benevento
my nick itself: Decima
Ferrara
Genova (you must be misunderstanding with Geneva, the city in Switzerland)
the word "Rinascimento" itself
Emmanuele Ravaioli, userID=114
Appennini mountains, LOL!!

I really do appreciate your efforts, though!

Ambassador, how comes you do drink a Barbera d'Alba wine in episode II and you do not drink an Italian wine when you happen to discuss about Italy in episode III?

Kaner, you do not have to think to the role of the Papal States as Pope Francis I.
You have to take on the role of Alexander VI
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Alexander_VI
...different people for different ages and circumstances...

Nice idea Kaner and Amby, I think it's perfect to listen to while driving back home after a hard day at work.
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
24 Sep 16 UTC
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Thanks Decima - love Florence. Been there twice. Still it never improved my Italian pronunciations as you noticed! Glad it was at least entertaining for you.

Now that you've heard the 3rd, go back for the first two for when you're driving next week :-)

Aaah, the wine choice. Well being Australian with lots of great wines here I tend to favour them (they're as a result cheaper too!) But of course I could not pick a Barbera d'Alba as the only Italian wines at the bar for episode 3 & 4 were a Ruffino Chianti and a Meleto Toscano Rose. So I went Australian for the wines in both of those episodes.

Yes, a Borgia pope would be a good character to play. Very much agree!

Keep tuning in my friend :-D
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
07 Oct 16 UTC
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Hi folks, well its that time again - Episode 4 of the DiplomacyGames.com podcast!

Visit the website or search and subscribe on iTunes,Stitcher or Google Play for Kaner and my take on the variant World War IV and the highly entertaining Google Translate Diplomacy.
G-Man (2227 D)
07 Oct 16 UTC
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Looking forward to it!

I still can not post what is the main body of my comment for episode 2 (after the 1st paragraph that you posted Ambassador). Is this something that will be fixed?
Mapu (2145 D (B))
08 Oct 16 UTC
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I never would have guessed that the Ambassador has such a potty mouth!
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
08 Oct 16 UTC
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Fuck yeah!
kaner406 (1375 D Mod (B) (B))
08 Oct 16 UTC
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hey... we're Australians...
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
08 Oct 16 UTC
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Hi G-Man - your post about episode 1 is now live. Sorry but had to do a techie workaround to get it up.
G-Man (2227 D)
09 Oct 16 UTC
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Cool. Hitting the next two podcasts over the weekend. More techie stuff, I know, but it would be great if you guys could get these featured here at vDip too.
Decima Legio (1987 D)
21 Oct 16 UTC
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I'm listening to your 2nd episode... and suddenly I think it's time to organize another Exploration fog of war game!
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
22 Oct 16 UTC
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Thanks Decima, glad you enjoyed the podcast.
ScubaSteve (1199 D)
23 Oct 16 UTC
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Weird to think of any of us as real people. Sad to admit, it takes away a bit of the sweet bloodlust that I feel coursing through my veins when I play. Oh well.

Listening to the podcast made me crave a WWIV game (sea lanes or otherwise) especially if it were to be discussed.

Thanks for taking the time, guys. Very interesting.
Dr. Recommended (1570 D Mod (B))
23 Oct 16 UTC
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Keep 'em coming! I'd love to hear even just a 30-second segment each episode of you guys reading from a list of player names, just for pronunciation gold. I really enjoyed hearing from other players like Leif, goldfinger, and JECE. I know it adds logistical complications, but hearing many perspectives is very interesting to me.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2501 D)
23 Oct 16 UTC
Great stuff. Loved you guys talking about Tomahaha rage quitting as well as your backhanded compliments leaning my way. Fantastic discussion on the game/variants. I hope that you guys keep them coming.
Thanks ScubaSteve, Doc and Ruffhaus. Really appreciate your comments.
To help get the message out about Diplomacy, and to demonstrate the community we have here, what are people's thoughts on reposting Forum comments relevant to the episode as comments on the Diplomacy Games website?

As an example, I checked with some of the guys in the 2012 game and they're happy to have their webDip forum posts on the podcast reposted. Just about to move them across now.
No problem here.

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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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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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The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
Sat 03 Nov UTC
Kaner temporarily offline
Hi everyone - in case you're waiting on Kaner for any games etc, his internet connection at home has died and his ISP are being difficult. Not smart when his ISP contract ends in a week. So he's going to switch providers in a week and will unfortunately have to "go dark" from vDip for that period of time. But he will be back.
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kaner406 (1375 D Mod (B) (B))
08 Sep 18 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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Mercy (2068 D)
Wed 31 Oct UTC
Newspaper Game
A while ago, some players in threadID=80668 discussed playing another Newspaper game. Meanwhile, more than 7 players have shown their interest to participate in it, but no consensus on the specific settings of the game has been reached yet. I have created this thread to set up the next Newspaper game and discuss its settings.
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nopunin10did (1041 D)
26 Oct 18 UTC
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Recruiting for Dissolution (Play by Slack/Discord/Email)
Next year, starting in Jan or Feb 2019, I will GM a game of Dissolution, a 10-player Diplomacy variant* of my own creation. Dissolution is set in the 1990's, just after the breakup of the Soviet Union. This game is not a vDiplomacy site game; it will be played with most communication handled via IM (either Slack or Discord), with some email too.

More details below.
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The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
Wed 31 Oct UTC
Diplomacy World needs a hand!
The quarterly mag needs a few good Dippers. Find out more at https://mailchi.mp/c18279ad9e1d/diplomacy-world-staff-vacancies and give a hand for the hobby!
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BBQSauce123321 (1461 D)
11 Oct 18 UTC
Grey Fog of War
So I have just discovered variants for both Grey Press and Fog of War. I have no idea how to code so can't make this happen, but if someone was able to combine these two variants, it would make for a very very interesting game, especially in Public Press
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The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
26 Mar 18 UTC
vDip Google Map...
Where is it again? I tried finding it referenced in old forum threads but as search is non-existent, lucked out.
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Chumbles (1065 D)
07 Oct 18 UTC
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Smelly stand-ins/replacements
We have a situation, a 'metagaming' tactic which thoroughly distorts gunboat games' outcomes. Replacement players don't have to have the same RRas the game originally required. Thus we can get a replacement whose sole purpose is to recover their own RR by suiciding - moving their own units out of their centres in so another player can move in entirely uncontested.
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ingebot (1724 D)
04 Oct 18 UTC
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Workaround to "forced" ready
In rulebook press, part of the idea is that for retreat and builds it forces you to ready up. However, simply by then pressing "not ready", the order changes to "saved". Is it possible to promote the original idea of this press type by making the state of "not ready" equal to "no orders received"?
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Bismark (985 D)
05 Oct 18 UTC
Can't build in a free SC?
I'm playing World War II and I've got 2 SC's free for example, but I can only build in one of them, I think it might have something to do with units bounced on the other SC in Autumn? Is this some rule somewhere that I've missed or an error?
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ingebot (1724 D)
30 Sep 18 UTC
Hidden orders?
I'm recently back from a year and a half hiatus, and have noticed for a while that for anonymous games it no longer shows who has saved their orders, readied, or not entered orders yet. I can understand why this was done (I've exploited the old system extensively), just curious at to when this change was made, whether there was any discussion on the potential change, and why I haven't seen any information on the change in the rules/feature sections?
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ingebot (1724 D)
28 Sep 18 UTC
IA map issue with English Channel
In the variant World War II, I never seem to be able to move to the English Channel using the IA interface, when I press the space it simply says something about the North Sea being not adjacent to the original position of the unit. It's never came up with any other location. Is this a common issue, or is it just me (I'll message the mods either way, just to get a sense of what might be going on here)?
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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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Kaiser Heide (1013 D)
15 Sep 18 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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The Ambassador (1676 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 (1169 D)
07 Sep 18 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))
05 Sep 18 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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