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Tournament: Cold War II
Welcome to the sequel to 2018’s Cold War tournament. Has it really been two years? Let’s get started.
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Anon (?? D)
Mon 08 AM UTC
Classic game (gameID=42112) including some friends
Two friends and I want to play a game and we're looking for others to make it up to the full contingent. gameID=42112

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kaner406 (1314 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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The Ambassador (2343 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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adamkelly2.0 (961 D)
Mon 04 PM UTC
create your own varient
is it possible to create your own variant?
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diplopoet (909 D)
Sat 11 PM UTC
Players know each other outside the game?
Anything going on here?
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Purple141 (1000 D)
Sun 02 PM UTC
instructions for entering orders
We have many players in our game who are familiar with Diplomacy but new to vDiplomacy or web-based Diplomacy in general. Is there a guide somewhere for how to enter orders on vDiplomacy and how to check that they have been understood by the adjudicator?
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tsvi14 (1000 D)
Sat 08 PM UTC
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OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCING Diadokhi II play-testing!
I am officially announcing Diadokhi II for playtesting! More in comments
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Fake Al (1489 D)
Sun 15 Mar UTC
Tiglath-Pileser Development
Just to keep things organized, I'll keep my questions in my own thread, which are focused on my first try at creating a variant, one set in the Iron Age middle east.

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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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Aelfred Smith (1000 D)
Fri 27 Mar UTC
Problem 2
Hello

There seems to be a problem in the game which I am in https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=41780 .
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Aelfred Smith (1000 D)
Fri 27 Mar UTC
Problem
Hello

There seems to be a problem in the game which I am in https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=41780 .
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Elipticon (890 D)
Sat 21 Mar UTC
Problems with variant
Whenever I try to open the variant "13th Century Mongol Empire," I get the message "error triggered: require_once(variants/MongolianEmpire/install.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory." Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Macca573 (1301 D)
27 Feb 20 UTC
Around the World Tournament
Come one, come all, to the newest tournament to hit V-dip's pages.

The Around the World Tournament!
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Player5 (1606 D)
Sat 14 Mar UTC
Variant development questions (Pits of Horror)
Hello! I'm trying to develop a new variant and would like some help debugging some things. If anyone wants to help I would be very happy!!

I have uploaded a map.png, and a mapNames.png but I still can't see anything in the "Map" interface (some error gets thrown)?
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alifeee (1229 D)
Sat 14 Mar UTC
Variant development questions (Scottish_Clan_Wars)
Hi, I've looked at Spain in the classic map, and there are three territories: Spain, Spain (NC), and Spain (SC). The first has only land-links and the latter two have only sea/boat-links. I've recreated this in my map, but I don't think it's formatting the same as Spain in the classic map. How do I make a North/South coast divide?
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kaner406 (1314 D Mod (B) (B))
11 Mar 20 UTC
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A massive congrats for the first Divided States win!
gameID=34103
Congratulations Amby! For winning as New York! 2 years well spent ey?
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nopunin10did (1041 D)
11 Mar 20 UTC
Saga of the Nine (r2) Recruiting (Discord game)
Last year, we held the first playtest of new variant "Saga of the Nine" on Discord, using the PlayDip forums as a permanent hosting site. "Saga of the Nine" is an alt-history alt-geography variant for nine players based loosely on Norse mythology.

My co-designer, Aeschines, is running round two, and we're recruiting for it now. Details to follow in this thread.
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Swede03 (933 D)
10 Mar 20 UTC
Africa map bug
I am in several games on the Africa map, and though Ethiopia appears orange on the map, their chat messages and name are red. Could someone look into this?
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Dale_Fuego (969 D)
10 Mar 20 UTC
Variant page
When will it work again?
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Pomerschen (1079 D)
08 Mar 20 UTC
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Graph Feature
Is the graph feature new? The feature I'm talking about is to the right of the archived orders, maps, and messages. It's a cool feature to show the divisions of centers.
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13th Century Mongolian Empire
This is just Eurasia flipped onto the side
GOD (1565 D Mod (B))
07 Mar 20 UTC
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What is your point?
Enriador (1507 D (B))
07 Mar 20 UTC
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It's not just "Eurasia flipped onto the side". It's a very unique variant with a bunch of new mechanics (such as trade routes and the Silk Road) and a particular geopolitical setup unseen anywhere else in the Diplomacy spectrum.

The west-east projection instead of the usual north-south one is for easier of understanding, I guess. There were also plenty of medieval maps that had unusual directions (the east or the south on the top being quite common especially among Arab mapmakers).
East was often on the top of map for early European cartographers as well. It put Jerusalem at the top of the map (in a place of honor) if the map just covered Europe and the Near East, which was often the case. This gave rise to one of the meanings of the word 'orient' in English.
KingOfSwords (1212 D)
07 Mar 20 UTC
My understanding is that the Chinese interpreted the compass as pointing south, as opposed to Europeans who interpreted it as pointing north, and so Chinese maps were often drawn with south at the top.
Temasek22 (950 D)
08 Mar 20 UTC
Compass in Chinese is 指南针 which literally means pointing-south needle, so I suppose you're right.
The Ambassador (2343 D (B) (B))
08 Mar 20 UTC
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PLUS the map was originally designed in 2014 when vDip didn't support wide maps, so the variant creator (Kaner) went vertical. Learn more in the latest podcast episode talking about his variant at DiplomacyGames.com or search for Diplomacy Games on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play etc
Macca573 (1301 D)
08 Mar 20 UTC
Nice plug!
Flame (1052 D (B))
08 Mar 20 UTC
Can somebody code a plugin to rotate the map on a gamepage?
Macca573 (1301 D)
08 Mar 20 UTC
Won't that make all the text sideways?
hi


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The variable "fixStart" is needed to create a game, but was not entered.
im getting this error when starting a game. any idea how to fix?
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Shootersb33 (1035 D)
04 Mar 20 UTC
Variant page not loading
Anyone else having this issue just loads a blank page when trying to look at variants.
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umbletheheep (1000 D)
18 Oct 19 UTC
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New Weekly Diplomacy Newsletter
Hey guys. I've started a weekly diplomacy email. The goal is to keep everyone updated on the current events going on across the community both online and the local scene. I'll also be including weekly strategy articles. You can see the past issues and subscribe here https://bit.ly/2mvDOTX

I hope you'll sign up, but I also wanted to hear what are some things you'd like to see. Be sure to keep me updated also with new variants so I can announce them. Thanks!
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diplopoet (909 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
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NEW WORLD WAR 2 TEAM GAME!
Game to be played as 2 teams of 3.
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13th Century Mongol Empire
Why are support holds orange?
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Macca573 (1301 D)
02 Mar 20 UTC
More Fog of War?
I've made a similar post before, but I have a very specific idea/request now.
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Macca573 (1301 D)
13 Feb 20 UTC
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Adjacency Championship
I'm interested in finding what territory has the most adjacencies in all of Vdip. Why? For fun.
If you find a new winner, please type in the Variant's name, the territory name, and it's terr-ID (this makes it easier to find).
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