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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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JonasGarrigueMasaryk (1000 D)
Mon 04 PM UTC
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I made a big map viewer (to switch between turns easily)
I wanted a way to switch between turns while viewing the big map, so I put together this simple viewer app quickly: https://vdiplo-bigmap.netlify.app/ Hint: you can use the arrow keys to switch between turns.

I am currently playing my first game ever, so this may not make a lot of sense to the more experienced among you (which is all of you). Let me know if you find this helpful or not.
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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 (2027 D (B) (B))
05 Aug 20 UTC
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Declaration of War game
Anyone interested in a Declaration of War game? It's meant to simulate a time of gentlemanly war...
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The Ambassador (2027 D (B) (B))
05 Aug 20 UTC
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Rules are you can't attack anyone/support anyone unless you announce it in public press the turn before.

eg in Spring 1901 Venice can't walk into Trieste if the Austrian fleet goes to Albania. Instead Italy would need to declare war on Austria in spring, but not move Venice until Fall 1901.

Now this obviously makes the game harder, but being a savvy Diplomat, I'm sure you can work the board!

Doesn't worry me if its normal press or public press.Obviously with the need to publicly declare war/an alliance gunboat isn't an option, unless that is the spirit a public press game is to be played. As its a hairy concept I'm fine too if we make it unrated.

So what would constitute breaking the rules if you didn't declare war?

I'm guessing you move into another player's SC or a territory their unit is in. Two players bouncing in a neutral territory or vacant sea territory does not constitute breaking the rules.

Open to whether it is allowed or not allowed to bounce/move into a notionally player held non-SC territory ie Wales, Clyde, Yorkshire, Finland, Livonia, Ukraine,Ruhr, Silesia, Prussia, Picardy, Burgundy, Gascony, Piedmont, Tuscany, Apulia, Armenia and Syria.

Who's interested? Ideally aiming for 7 in a Classic map, but if we get more/less happy to do another map.
We may also need some rules around declaring war and alliances. eg Turkey and Austria announce they have agreed to an alliance. If later on Italy declares War on Austria, I'm assuming the Turkish/Austrian alliance means Turkey would then automatically be at war with Italy.

I'm thinking peace would also need to be declared publicly between players.
Macca573 (1141 D)
05 Aug 20 UTC
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Would you need more complicated alliances? Such as, Austria and Turkey have an alliance such that if Russia delcares war on either, they both join the fight. This would be such to avoid Austria being allied with Italy, then Turkey attacking Italy, and mess unfolding.

I.e. Conditional alliances?
Yeah perhaps. It’s meant to simulate what things were really like during ww1. Not the skullduggery we all normally do!
Bonatogether (1199 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
I would be interested in a game like that, but I have a question. This question is probably too technical, but I'm inclined to ask it anyways: If England concludes an alliance with Germany and Russia, but G and R do not have an alliance: 1) If G and R go to war, what happens? and 2) in the event of France declares war on G, E is at war with F, but is R as well?
Player5 (2198 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
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I'd be down for a game like this, but some we need to iron out some clearly defined rules.

As for consequences for someone breaking it, just moderate the game and CD them if they don't follow. Though, if you make it password protected and post the password here, I don't think anyone here who is aware will purposefully disobey
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
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I am absolutely in. I'm good with whatever y'all think is a good set of rules. I do think that moving in to non-sc territories that are colored another power's color constitutes an attack. Of course one power could simply give permission for said move, also in global press.
@uber - great suggestion, I agree

@player5 - if we get enough folks I'm happy to sit out and GM/moderate it if we need to boot someone for not following the rules
@Bonatogether - great point. Yes, we need to nut that one out.

Anyone think of any other likely areas of contention?

AKeeFaTheHun (1111 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
Count me in - sounds interesting..
Macca573 (1141 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
I'm definitely interested, especially in conditional alliances. It just sounds cool.
Swede03 (1178 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
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I want to play. What are the conditions for declaring war though? Maybe it must be at least 12 hours before the turn before you can attack? That way both sides have a turn to prepare?
CCR (1784 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
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*Key Lepanto foiled*
ScubaSteve (1342 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
I'm in.
abadu (1175 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
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Ruling question: After declaring war on someone, do you have to attack them? Can war declarations be used as a bluffing strategy or to prove your "good" intentions to some other country etc.?
CCR (1784 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
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Amby, non-SC included!
Mun-Bur? Mar-Pie? War-Gal/Sil? Hostile acts!
Bonatogether (1199 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
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I agree with non-SC included with the exception of explicitly allowed movements.
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
In the case of the key lepanto, movement into SC spaces could also be allowed by the owner.
ezpickins (1795 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
I'm in
CCR (1784 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
@uber, the point is T thinking I is actually attacking A, not being allowed into tri and then to ser. *Foiled*
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
Ah, right. *Foiled*
Bonatogether (1199 D)
06 Aug 20 UTC
It seems we have more people than will allow for a classic game.
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
07 Aug 20 UTC
Maybe pick the first seven who signed up? Or another balanced variant?
Or have two games if we have 14!
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
07 Aug 20 UTC
That works too
Player5 (2198 D)
07 Aug 20 UTC
Even if we have less than fourteen we can still run two games, I'm certain enough of us wouldn't mind being in both games.
Player5 (2198 D)
07 Aug 20 UTC
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@abadu I would be inclined to say you do have to actually attack them as that would get closer to historical declarations of war (Its not like countries ever commonly declare a formal declaration of war on another country and then don't follow through on it (I could be wrong though)). But it would be easier rule-wise to allow fake declarations as then you could argue what counts as a "legitimate attack"
ingebot (2202 D)
07 Aug 20 UTC
Count me in!
I'd like to join too! Also, I agree with @Player5
Swede03 (1178 D)
07 Aug 20 UTC
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I agree with player 5. I'm curious if there will be a limit to how often declarations of war can be made? Or could I make war on everyone in the first turn? Maybe one peace/war each turn?
ubercacher16 (1945 D)
07 Aug 20 UTC
We should make a list of players who are interested and people can add their names.

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Flame (1133 D (B))
Mon 11 AM UTC
Cancel not Draw!
I wish in wDip engine there was not a possibility to vote draw when all the starting powers are alive. Cause multiple games are played by rookies and they do several seasons and press "vote Draw". In this case we have misunderstanding in variant statistics - tons of draws with no combat at all. If all powers left on the board -> it's not a draw! Game should be cancelled!!!
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The Ambassador (2027 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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kaner406 (1805 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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David Hood (977 D)
Sat 17 Oct UTC
Oct 2020 edition of Deadline News from the Diplomacy Broadcast Network
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjB5mUx3h2Y
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Fake Al (1737 D)
15 Mar 20 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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DaveSpermbank (887 D)
Sun 04 Oct UTC
Minimize/hide chats with players
Hello. In a big game I may have 15-20 people i communicate with. Could the vdip people add a feature where you can hide or minimize some chats?
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Rusty1428 (862 D)
Sat 10 Oct UTC
Why does NMRing stop you rejoining games
I can understand why there’s a temporary ban on joining new games and making games but banning you from rejoining the game you were kicked from seems like it causes even more disruption to the game in question.

Disclaimer: I’m a bit salty about missing the deadline for a game by a few minutes because I misremembered when the timer would tick over
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Fake Al (1737 D)
11 Apr 20 UTC
Bronze Age Diplomacy Development
New variant being developed in collaboration with a player from Discord. Set in 1350 BC.
https://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=142
Will probably be looking to run a test soon.
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Macca573 (1141 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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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
Sun 04 Oct UTC
Revising Mandate of Heaven
Its all Kaner and Amby's fault.
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
30 Sep 20 UTC
Playtesters (and possibly a GM) Needed for Unconstitutional, a New Variant
See following.
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micahbales (989 D)
07 Sep 20 UTC
Stalemate lines in Sengoku: Nagashino (V6)
Are there stalemate lines in this variant? What are they? I could not find any article on this.
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Jrodan (1655 D)
27 Sep 20 UTC
Europa Renovatio - Early Game Replacement
Hey All, looking for a replacement in an ER game that's just getting started. Currently in the Builds phase after the first year, playing as Portugal. Please DM if intereted
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
15 Sep 20 UTC
Comments Wanted for new Variant: Unconstitutional
I am looking for comments and criticism for Unconstitutional, a variant in development.
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David Hood (977 D)
23 Sep 20 UTC
Sept 2020 edition of Deadline News from the Diplomacy Broadcast Network
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Sgo2TXUHNs&t=192s
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Argentinean Empire (1643 D)
29 Mar 20 UTC
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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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umbletheheep (1011 D)
20 Sep 20 UTC
The Briefing's Anniversary Issue
Hey everyone. This last issue - https://mailchi.mp/acc5851825e2/anniversary-edition was our 52nd edition. That's 52 Diplomacy strategy articles, tournament updates, and other hobby news.

I know many of you here on vDip subscribe to the Diplomacy Briefing - https://www.diplomacybriefing.com. Thanks for your support. Here's hoping for another year.
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Caustic (923 D)
13 Sep 20 UTC
Bitcoins and Gambling
Anyone into free?
Anyone Into Gambling?
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The Ambassador (2027 D (B) (B))
11 Apr 20 UTC
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Big Hitters vDip game
I'm interested in creating a new game for players with 2000+ vDip points. Password protected.

If you meet this criteria let me know here that you're interested. Once we know how many players, we can decide which variant etc.
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drano019 (2457 D Mod)
17 Aug 20 UTC
Europa Renovatio - Team Game Interest
See below.
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ghostronin (1190 D)
05 Sep 20 UTC
Pirates Variant - Privateer vs Authorizing Nation Help
See thread.
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CBro27 (1344 D)
04 Sep 20 UTC
Sea Lanes Proposal/Discussion
See thread.
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jason4747 (1139 D)
04 Sep 20 UTC
Request for Replacement
Europa Renovatio variant, 1 day 12 h deadlines, decent but not great position, fantastic allies, lots of drama, and good Diplomacy fun. Game is currently on a 3 day delay, next orders due Monday at 3pm, so lots of time to jump in and chat. Please PM if interested.
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idk how to design maps
pls help lmao. I want a map put into Badfrog's "Conspiracy" app and they get their maps here but i don't know how to do anything apart from draw and colour the map in paint.net
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the_majesty (1375 D)
26 Aug 20 UTC
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Another Public Press Divided States game
Hey folks! After the thrilling Draw conclusion of State Your Business, I've started up another Public Press Divided States game, this time with the win condition of 50 SCs. The last one was a lot, and presumably this one will be too!

?gameID=45509
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