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Maiorianus (1000 D)
14 Apr 18 UTC
Playing with fewer players
Hi all!

I know this is probably a noob question, but I need to resolve this issue: is it possible to start a game with fewer players than those normally expected? I tried it once with the Rinascimento variant, but the game didn't launch just because there weren't 12 players.
Thank you in advance!
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
02 Apr 18 UTC
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Machiavelli Variant
Hail diplomats,

'Machiavelli', a legendary variant of Diplomacy, will soon be made available here on vDip using Andrew Jameson's adaptation.
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drano019 (2179 D)
05 Apr 18 UTC
Variant Design Help
See below.
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
05 Apr 18 UTC
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New convoy-code.
Thanks to tobi1 we have a new and improved convoy-code.
This was really a problem for all "big" variants.
Very cool you could solve this problem. I did take a look at your code, but I'm absolutely clueless... :-)
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Sky_Hopper (765 D)
06 Apr 18 UTC
Gunboat specs
If the "Gunboat", "Public Press", or "Per Rulebook" rules are employed, shouldn't the game be automatically "Anon" as well? If it weren't, then players could just PM each other, defeating the purpose.
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gopher27 (1226 D Mod)
06 Apr 18 UTC
Question about social norms for players
In a large game, a reliable player asked the mods to extend the game for Easter. The request was general and largely in the name of other player: "Hey guys, it's Easter, and in a big game, some people will probably be traveling to see family." The extension was granted, and requests like that are likely to be accepted.
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Sky_Hopper (765 D)
06 Apr 18 UTC
Port this?
Here's a variant we might want to try (with a few tweaks, of course):
Map: https://apolyton.net/filedata/fetch?id=8931879
Thread: https://apolyton.net/forum/miscellaneous/archives/stories-diplomacy-archive/114155-stefu-s-very-own-north-american-diplomacy-1870-map
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JOIN: Imperial Diplomacy II - 3 more Players!
JOIN: Imperial Diplomacy II - 3 more Players!
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
10 Feb 18 UTC
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RSS feed for Notifications (discussion)
Hi everyone.
Don't miss PMs or game-notifications with your personal RSS-feed.
In your settings-page you can create a unique link that updates with your "Notices"-tab on your homescreen.

Feel free to post ideas for improvements or suggestions.
What's your favorite RSS-client for your platform of choice?
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Sky_Hopper (765 D)
02 Apr 18 UTC
Testing a possible new variant
I've made a simple Diplomacy variant, but I haven't tested it. Would this be the place to (perhaps) gain some testers?
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sarmstro (942 D)
03 Apr 18 UTC
Noob question
Hi, long time dipper, first time vdipper. Is it possible to enter orders using an android phone, or do I have to wait to get in front of a PC? The orders field just says "loading order" and nothing else happens.

Apologies for the stupid question, and hello!
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Battalion (1910 D)
29 Mar 18 UTC
Bot wars
I've been wondering how well you could write a script to play gunboat diplomacy. Probably not very well (at least to begin with!), but it would be fun to try. I don't really have the time to do this properly right now, but I'm interested to know if it has been done before, or whether anyone would be keen to try at some point in the future.
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
26 Mar 18 UTC
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[Upcoming] Renaissance: 1453
Hail diplomats! I wanted to share a very small project I have been working on. Soon we will have the chance to play 'Renaissance: 1453'!
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The Real Wheat (0 D)
29 Mar 18 UTC
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Issue with South American Supremacy Map
Hey, I'm getting ready to start a game with some friends using the South American Supremacy map. It appears the map is starting with a fleet in Bogata, which is a landlocked territory. the variant homepage lists Bogata as starting with an army. Is there is a good way to correct this? Thanks!
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The Ambassador (1675 D (B) (B))
22 Mar 18 UTC
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Forum search idea
Cam the awesome guys that know techie stuff add some functionality to the forum so you can search?
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jason4747 (817 D)
21 Mar 18 UTC
What happened to the U.S. of Insanity?
Draw?
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Woodruff (1000 D)
22 Mar 18 UTC
Map Markings
I apologize if this is a repeat question or if it's found somewhere obvious, but I'm brand new to vDiplomacy and I can't seem to find what the difference is between the two types of what I believe are SC markings on the Bye Bye Federalism map.

Can someone help me?
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March Madness discussion
Let's have a discussion/argument about this year's tournament.
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Pretz (971 D)
20 Mar 18 UTC
Option to play a variant with fewer than the max number of players?
Hello all,

I and two of my friends love playing 3 player diplo games together. Having gone through the different 3 player maps, I'm wondering if there is a way to play on some of the larger variants, but with just 3 people? For instance, I'd love it if we could play a 3 player game on Fall of the American Empire IV.
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
15 Mar 18 UTC
Which variant would you like seeing on vDiplomacy?
Is there a variant that you really want to play, but isn't available here yet?

I have done work on half a dozen variants and I would like to pick something else. What's your favorite?
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G-Man (2227 D)
17 Mar 18 UTC
Policy For Site Unavailability/Glitch
What do you mods think about having some kind of policy posted to address when the site goes down or is not functional in the future? You have chosen to cancel the 1st game of Divided States over this, but the last time I was involved in a game that had this happen, the last phase was replayed. So currently, the response isn't consistent.
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WWII Tournament REPLACEMENT NEEDED
^^^

Go to the WWII Tournament thread for details. First come, first served.
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JECE (1184 D)
04 Mar 18 UTC
Join Team Iberia in the 2018 webDiplomacy World Cup
Iberia came 3rd in 2010, 2nd in 2012 and was absent from the 2016 edition. We're late to the party, but hopefully we can pull together quickly enough to register our team before sign-ups close. Are you ready?
The tournament is getting organized now:
http://webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=298
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
03 Mar 18 UTC
[Poll] Balkan Gambit
If you are playing Austria and doing a Balkan Gambit, what orders do you give to Army Vienna?

https://strawpoll.com/redwyz6b
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Grahamso1 (1507 D)
01 Mar 18 UTC
“Resigning” from a game
I would never want to do this but what does it mean when I see a player “resigned” from a game
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tobi1 (1845 D Mod (S) (B))
03 Feb 18 UTC
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Improvement suggestions?
I am looking to give some love to my main coding contributions to vdip, namely the interactive map and the TSR in Colonial Diplomacy. Do you have any wishes, improvement suggestions, issues or bug reports with these implementations?
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Enriador (1491 D (B))
25 Feb 18 UTC
[Classic] Tuscan Opening
Hello guys! I wrote an article on webDiplomacy.net Forum about a "Tuscan Opening" that I will transcribe here for those who aren't members of webDip. I hope you enjoy it!
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
13 Feb 18 UTC
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New mega-variant: Divided states....
Here comes our largest variant ever: Divided States.
A variant for 50 players!! With 693 territories (270 land, 236 coast, and 187 sea territories).
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
13 Feb 18 UTC
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For such a large variant I think it's necessary to remind everyone how we handle errors here.

1.) Always report all problems in the modforum. Missing links, wrong links or everything else.
2.) We might need to pause the game in question, but usually we are fast fixing bugs.
3.) If you see a missing link: We will fix the link and reset the phase-timer, so you do have enough time to enter your order.
4.) If you see a wrong link for you too choose: Don't use this link and report it. We will remove the link, no harm done. If you use the link: See 5.)
5.) If you see someone else make a faulty-move we will remove the wrong link and reprocess the turn with all wrong orders set to "hold". But we can only reprocess the last turn. If you report an older problem, we can't reprocess the turn.
gameID=33780
United States of Insanity
Let's do this!!
kaner406 (1416 D Mod (B) (B))
13 Feb 18 UTC
https://media2.giphy.com/media/PbTBkJB3ZBP0I/giphy.gif
teacon7 (1645 D)
13 Feb 18 UTC
do we have any idea how long a game like this might take to finish? Also: the pot is going to be YUGE
Technostar (1393 D (B))
13 Feb 18 UTC
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@All
Due to the use of sealanes, I am especially concerned about the possibility of a missing adjacency. As Oli said, report any bugs immediately to the mod forum.

@Oli
Thank you a lot for guiding me through the process of setting up this behemoth! I couldn’t have done it without your help.

@Dr. Rec
I’ll join that game in around a week or less. Right now, I’m a mere 6D away from what I’d need to join.

@Teacon
My best guess, judging by how long WW4 games usually take, is around 20-25 in game years.
abadu (1259 D)
13 Feb 18 UTC
So with two phases each year and retreats/builds maybe making up for a third phase (being optimistic here) that would make it 2 * 3 * 25 = 150 days at least, so probably half a year at minimum for the last survivors?

Anyway, this is so awesome! Is this really a new record for the biggest variant ever officially played? Glad to be part of a history-making match then :)
Technostar (1393 D (B))
13 Feb 18 UTC
This variant is tied with New World Order for the largest number of players, but since NWO is mostly based on the WW4 map, Divided-States probably has more total territories.
ScubaSteve (1199 D)
13 Feb 18 UTC
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I've joined, of course, but I don't understand why this isn't going to be anonymous. Regardless, I'm excited.
BobRoss (1752 D)
13 Feb 18 UTC
I wasn't planning to return for any new games any time soon, but it's impossible to let this opportunity pass. Amazing job, Technostar and Oli!
Steve, it was an oversight on my part. I intended anonymous but didn’t realize I’d missed it until people were joining. My bad. That being said, I’ve never created a large game that didn’t have people complaining about one parameter or another. Along with runnin tournaments, it’s one of the damned-if-I-do-damned-if-I-don’t aspects of Diolomacy.
GOD (1664 D Mod (B))
13 Feb 18 UTC
Woooohoooooooo!!

Really looking forward to this :D
G-Man (2227 D)
13 Feb 18 UTC
Yip yip yip yip!
BobRoss (1752 D)
13 Feb 18 UTC
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So who's down for a 50x50 Divided States tournament?

Oh can you imagine the logistic hell that would be.
I’m in!
Mapu (2145 D (B))
14 Feb 18 UTC
Someone has me blocked from joining. I apologize sincerely to whomever it is. I deeply regret my actions, whatever they were. I hold no grudges with anyone and treat every game independently, so if I did or said anything to offend, it was just within the game and was nothing personal. Please unblock.
Mapu (2145 D (B))
14 Feb 18 UTC
I am in. Thank you.
ubercacher16 (1271 D)
14 Feb 18 UTC
I'm in for the tournament too!
ScubaSteve (1199 D)
14 Feb 18 UTC
I'm so excited I tried to donate (an embarrassingly small amount of) money. I can't figure out how. Why make it so difficult? Can someone point me in the right direction?
Anon (?? D)
14 Feb 18 UTC
Given the immediate response and excitement (and since a 50x50 tournament will have to be orchestrated and managed by someone else), I’ve created a second game: gameID=33790

This one is anonymous, and choose-your-state, by request. I’ll make a gunboat now, see if we can’t catch lightning in a bottle.
Oops, apologies. I see there’s others already created. Join away!
The Ambassador (1675 D (B) (B))
14 Feb 18 UTC
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@BobRoss - can you imagine a 50 game Divided States tournament? Statistically I reckon 5% of the players would be dead by the end!
BobRoss (1752 D)
14 Feb 18 UTC
Amby, isn't that sort of the ultimate CD for the Diplomacy Nut? haha.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
14 Feb 18 UTC
@SubaSteve: sorry, there is no way you can donate here. Server cost is on me, and it's not that much. I like getting postcards from all over the world, so this is an option. :-)
ubercacher16 (1271 D)
14 Feb 18 UTC
@Amby, only 5%?
CoXBoT (1303 D)
14 Feb 18 UTC
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Tremendous variant. Believe me, folks. It will be fantastic.


But for real, this looks fun as heck. Any other libertarians on here wishing this actually happens?
ishirkmywork (1212 D)
14 Feb 18 UTC
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oh Jesus libertarians. smh.
yes anarchy is so awesome.
CoXBoT (1303 D)
14 Feb 18 UTC
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Really just giving the power back to states. How the framers set up the republic. I digress....
GOD (1664 D Mod (B))
14 Feb 18 UTC
I'd have a proposition to make, being in the first game now: how about writing each state's name in some kind of background shade over the state on the map?
Being a non-US player, I do know some of the states, but not all of them and have to Google all the time, which is especially annoying on my phone...orientating by colours will only get you so far too, it's so many states... :D

Or am I alone with that?
Conversely, has anyone been to all 50 states? I've been to 40 of them...
Retillion (2221 D (B))
14 Feb 18 UTC
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I have been to each of the 48 continental states.
G-Man (2227 D)
14 Feb 18 UTC
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Piggybacking on GOD, I'd love to have a list of the full names of all the territories (by state, province, and ocean region).
GOD (1664 D Mod (B))
14 Feb 18 UTC
http://vdiplomacy.com/edit.php?variantID=105
G-Man (2227 D)
14 Feb 18 UTC
Ah yes, but it would still be more helpful to have the territory names listed on their won page, and by state, province, and ocean region -- perhaps linked off the variant description page.
Technostar (1393 D (B))
14 Feb 18 UTC
@BobRoss
A 50x50 tournament would be absolutely absurd, let's do it! Just be sure to block off the next few years of your schedule before joining.
In all seriousness, I'd be rather surprised if 50 games of this map have been finished before I graduate college. WWIV only recently passed that mark, and it's only 70% the size of this.

@GOD
A background name for the states would be tricky to implement, especially with my still-limited web programming knowledge. For right now, I'd say the best thing you can do is use Google Maps or a separate image for reference. Though if you need to find somebody's chat, note that the state chats are listed in a snakelike pattern across the US. The top states listed are all along the east coast, while those towards the end of the list are all along the west coast.

@Dr. Rec
While I have not yet had a chance to do that, I am hoping to go on a cross-country road trip one summer when I'm in my 20s.

@G-Man
I'll see if I can get a detailed reference sheet made up, though I cannot do so right away because I've been rather busy recently.

RagingIke297 (991 D)
15 Feb 18 UTC
Not sure how difficult this would be to implement, but what about if there was another button added next to the big map button that was just a map of the US with state names on it, or maybe the big map should be an image that is half big map, half map of states with names
Retillion (2221 D (B))
15 Feb 18 UTC
How long does it take to study the location of those 50 states ? Is that so difficult ?
BobRoss (1752 D)
15 Feb 18 UTC
I have been looking for New-Amsterdam for hours now, with no luck #wheremycoloniesgone
I mean, really, you don't need to have every state memorized, just the ones immediately around you. You should figure it out in not to long, once you've bandied the names around for a while.
Technostar (1393 D (B))
15 Feb 18 UTC
If you wish to learn the states, I would HIGHLY recommend this song - it's how I first learned the US states:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E2CNZIlVIg
Anon (?? D)
15 Feb 18 UTC
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=33789

Gunboat game.
teacon7 (1645 D)
15 Feb 18 UTC
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Does a game have to be rated in order to count towards the variant's statistics?
ScubaSteve (1199 D)
15 Feb 18 UTC
I would bet that 95% of Americans couldn't correctly identify all the states on a map. I think I could but there might be a couple around New England that I wasn't sure about. I wouldn't sweat it. Playing this variant is probably the only way to learn it.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
15 Feb 18 UTC
Maybe so kind of overview like we have for variant-page of the Fantasy-world variant (http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=44) would help.
Retillion (2221 D (B))
18 Feb 18 UTC
I cannot display the preview map in the Divided States game "United States of Insanity"
gameID=33780


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Anon (?? D)
15 Feb 18 UTC
Western World 901 Bug?
I am in a gunboat and when I try to see the past orders it tells me there is a bug.

http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=33658
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Argentinean Empire (1243 D)
23 Jan 18 UTC
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Prove your historical knowledge!
Since some discrepancies arose from the Winning thread, (what else is new?) here we go. We start with a question, and the person that correctly answers it posts a question of their own, and it continues.
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