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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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Cool, thanks for clearing that up Technostar.
Hi folks. Episode 26 of the Diplomacy Games podcast is now live on iTunes, Stitcher and at DiplomacyGames.com

Apologies on the gap between episodes. Kaner and I recorded this 2 weeks ago but I've been having problems with my computer bloating which made it hard to have the necessary space for editing and exporting the files. But its done now so enjoy!

We talk about the Android app Conspiracy (pretty much Diplomacy), variants in development and summer in Australia.

Remember to give it 5 stars in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/diplomacy-games/id1148827717) or Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/diplomacy-games) to get the word about Diplomacy!
Your computer was PMSing?
Hi folks, the second bit of the podcast was recorded in a spot we thought would be quieter.... and it was except the audio is worse! Apologies in advance and you'll really need to bump up the volume. As this is becoming an issue of late we may have to fork out some cash for a couple of mikes.
GOD (1664 D Mod (B))
31 Jan 18 UTC
That it's harder to understand is even better, since than you gotta focus more :D
Thanks!
GOD (1664 D Mod (B))
31 Jan 18 UTC
*then
jason4747 (817 D)
02 Feb 18 UTC
Yes, because translating Australians three-drinks-in is already too easy..... let's add a screaming walloby and distant mics to the mix.
jason4747 (817 D)
02 Feb 18 UTC
*wallaby
Technostar (1393 D (B))
02 Feb 18 UTC
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An update on Divided States:
I have run a few test games on my local server through the first few turns. I decided against convoyable islands because sealanes provide alternate routes, though all the other rules are all in place. There are currently two bugs that I could not work out on my own (Colored neutral centers causing some coloring errors and neutral standing armies rebuilding even when their host territories are occupied). I sent the map to Oli on Sunday to see if he could fix the bugs, though I have not yet heard back from him. I'll take another stab at bug fixing this weekend when I'm less busy.

Despite those two bugs, the map's in the last stages of development and probably needs just a few more hours' work before it is available to play.

Regarding the Panama Canal and Northwest Passage, they are deliberately intended to be hotly contested, particularly the Canal, but tricky to stalemate at the same time. From the one test game that I ran farther than a few years, it seems likely that the Canal will fulfill that role well.
ScubaSteve (1199 D)
02 Feb 18 UTC
This is too good to believe.
Thanks for the update Technostar - fantastic news!

And appreciate your comments jason. We'll just have to ask the wallabies in the background to stop their incessant tick-tick-tick-ticking. As long as kaner and I don't head off to the racetrack for an episode we'll be right https://youtu.be/ATCcHekV3ZY?t=1m17s
Alright Amby, PM me. Where do I send my donation? Bohemian Rhapsody, I can’t wait!
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
09 Mar 18 UTC
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Yay! New episode uploaded.

Better yet its 100% Divided States and includes an interview with its creator Technostar. Double Yay!

The internet will slowly start sending it out to subscribers on iTunes, Stitcher etc. Find it there or DiplomacyGames.com.

And based on Doc's suggestion we now have a Patreon page so if you are inclined you can donate to the show to:

a) Improve the audio equipment (less background noise) or
b) Buy drinks (more drunk Aussies)

And of course you can still keep doing c) get it all for free.

Visit https://www.patreon.com/DiplomacyGames to contribute to the show. But in the meantime, enjoy! (and relish Amby lamenting his poor start to his Divided States game)
BobRoss (1752 D)
09 Mar 18 UTC
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Enjoyable podcasts, great job guys! Was also quite nice to get a bit more background on the Divided States variant through the interview with Techno.

There might be time constraints on your part, but I would actually be quite excited about perhaps having podcasts on the United States of Insanity game specifically. There's simply so much going on there ;-)

Technostar (1393 D (B))
09 Mar 18 UTC
Thank you once again for having me on the podcast! It was a great experience for me, although it was nerve-wracking as a first time interview.

It's also interesting to see how the games I'm in have evolved since then - for instance, I'm getting absolutely hammered in United States of Insanity!

As for the Bourse, I am still very eager to get one going on WW4 Sealanes, although a smaller map is fine if we can't get enough players.
Dr. Recommended (1570 D Mod (B))
09 Mar 18 UTC
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Pretty sure we'll have to do Divided States Bourse now, no? It'd only take 12 years, no big deal.
jason4747 (817 D)
12 Mar 18 UTC
Dr. Recommended,

I do actually have a Bourseian idea related to the Diplomacy Games Podcast.

The idea is you would bid a certain amount of dollars per month to Amby's "Petron (tequila?) Fund" or Patreon Fund, requesting the song you want.

I, in turn, try to outbid you each month so that there will be NO SINGING by the dynamic duo -- doing all of us on vDip, and the Universe a huge favor.

Winner gets his choice. Amby and Kaner keep all the money for drinks or decent mics. Everybody wins!
jason4747 (817 D)
12 Mar 18 UTC
To be fair, I cannot sing at all. I applaud those that can. ;-)
Dr. Recommended (1570 D Mod (B))
12 Mar 18 UTC
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I cannot afford the amounts I'd be otherwise willing to pay!
Oh dear, I can see Mrs Kaner & Mrs Amby being not too pleased after an overly boozy singing/no singing show!
Episode 28 is now live and aptly titled "Drinking, Diplomacy and Shit Cake."

As Dr Recommended hasn't donated there is no singing this episode. That said a big shout out to Jason4747 who is our first Patreon supporter, getting behind the show to improve the audio quality.... or it is getting us more drunk?

I did have a play with the audio settings for this. I managed to boost the sound levels but it sounded a little tinny. That said we haven't got proper mikes yet.

So grab it from iTunes, Sticher & DiplomacyGames.com. We spend a fair amount of time talking the new Bourse game, test games at the Lab & Conspiracy. Plus I give Kaner a history lesson or two, have my best wine ever and we talk about shit cake.
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
07 Apr 18 UTC
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2+ hours of games, variants and slurring is now live in the latest podcast episode. Kaner & I discuss our games, the massive volume of variants coming from "The Machine" Enriador, my thoughts on future variants and lots lots more.

As always grab it at DiplomacyGames.com, iTunes, Stitcher or whatever you use for podcasts.
Enriador (1491 D (B))
07 Apr 18 UTC
@Amby

I really enjoyed the episode (as always). Just to adress a couple of things you and Kaner talked about 'Renaissance: 1453':

1) There is no 'Russia' in 1453, despite using the same color. That purple power is called "Poland-Lithuania", who did rule over Diplomacy's Warsaw and Sevastopol, as well as having St. Petersburg (the republic of Novgorod) as a client-State.

2) You were very correct about some breaks in the convention of only home centers getting the names of cities. I followed Cuffaro's and Ratcliffe's original design choices most of the way, the exception being Sevastopol (which didn't even exist in 1453). On retrospect I could have changed those too.

3) Constantinople (and the entire Byzantine Empire) was captured in 1453 itself. Ironic, I know.
Hi folks - new episode is live where Kaner & I interview Kestas, the creator of the original code used here at vDip, webDip and the original version of PlayDip.

We also talk Bourse and go off on the odd tangent or two. Grab it at iTunes, Stitcher or DiplomacyGames.com
Enriador (1491 D (B))
12 May 18 UTC
Yay! Tuning it in right now.
kaner406 (1375 D Mod (B) (B))
13 May 18 UTC
cool - I really enjoyed recording this interview :)
A very boozy episode 31 is now live folks. Sure it was recorded 5 weeks ago and all the games discussed are out of date. But still a bit of fun. Usual spots: iTunes, Stitcher and DiplomacyGames.com
Ok so Kaner has got too much real life shit to go to have a beer or two (or a lot more) in the pub. You gotta respect that discipline folks. BUT, we still have an episode for you with no. 32 now live: an interview with my nemesis, Dr Recommended.

As always listen at iTunes, Stitcher or DiplomacyGames.com
Dr. Recommended (1570 D Mod (B))
27 Jun 18 UTC
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Bump. I can self-promote, right? Thanks again for having me on, it was a pleasure talking with you guys.

Kaner & I constantly bicker and throw mud at each other's face in episode 33. Is Kaner just being more belligerent this time due to being pretty tipsy before recording? You be the judge! Download from iTunes, Stitcher & DiplomacyGames.com

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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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