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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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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 ...
And it got me thinking if there are any other history podcast nerds out there interested in doing a muti-part "tourney" for lack of a better word based existing vDip games and something like History on Fire, Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, History of Rome/Revolutions, History of England etc.

Anyone interested? Or have I just been drinking too much red wine this evening?
Strider (1544 D)
16 Aug 18 UTC
Maybe to much red wine. Have you see horrible histories... Or better yet drunken histories? Both have a good take for light hearted somewhat factual romp through history. Or do you want to invent the wheel focused more on battles that map to variants?
The Ambassador (1676 D (B) (B))
16 Aug 18 UTC
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Strider <shakes head> you can never have too much wine. I was thinking along the line of games that draw parallels with episodes/series in the above podcasts that I'm a sucker for and enjoy.

I'm familiar with Horrible Histories (from when my son was younger) & Drunken History, but was ideally looking for kindred spirits in the history podcast realm of vDip.
GOD (1664 D Mod (B))
16 Aug 18 UTC
+1 for "you can never have too much wine", amen!

interested in listening to one, or creating one, or whats the deal?
@GOD - are you talking about a game based on what I suggested (Dip game... not drinking game) or history podcasts?
Leif_Syverson (1513 D Mod)
16 Aug 18 UTC
I am very much a history history podcast nerd.

So.. what are your game parameters?
Leif_Syverson (1513 D Mod)
16 Aug 18 UTC
That was supposed to be history/history podcast* nerd..
jason4747 (817 D)
17 Aug 18 UTC
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I'm in. I love history, especially the part about the Germans bombing Pearl Harbor, when Lord Admiral Nelson defeated Napoleon at Waterfalgar Square, and when the Australians attacked them Hapsburgs.
jason4747 (817 D)
17 Aug 18 UTC
That, my Dip friends is history, American style. That, or like Amby's wine, it's the bourbon talking.
I though that was Trumpstory.
vixol (1295 D)
17 Aug 18 UTC
I'm addicted to Dan Carlins podcast Hardcore History. Also there is a Swedish speaking podcast called Historiepodden but since they speak Swedish I guess the follow here is quite small.
kaner406 (1375 D Mod (B) (B))
17 Aug 18 UTC
I once had conversational Norwegian, but use it or loose it. And I lost it.
Isn't it good Norwegian wood?
Hi guys - its more a case if we can find a few of us who, take for example, all listen to Hardcore History, then playing a series of games based on historical wars covered in the show (provided maps are available)
I don't do podcasts but I do love history and listen to audio books both fictional and factual around military and political history from Rome to early 20th century.
kaner406 (1375 D Mod (B) (B))
18 Aug 18 UTC
@YCHTT - Bernard Cornwell is one of favourite authors.
I love Richard Sharpe. He is a great character. Although my favorite series are mostly centered around the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, following Sharpe through India and Spain has provided many hours of both listening and reading pleasure.
@Kaner - Bernard Cornwell is the guy that wrote fiction based on medieval Britain right?
kaner406 (1375 D Mod (B) (B))
18 Aug 18 UTC
And the hundred year war, and the Sharpe novels that YCHTT mentioned. Also a whole heap of other eras.
Yep. His Warlord series portraying a much more realistic Arthur (as warlord and protector to baby Mordred who was his father's son and his half brother) is a very good read as well.
Where would be a good spot to stat with Bernard Cornwell? Ideally I want to read chronologically from a time period to time period perspective. I'm guessing start at the Arthurian works like The Winter King?
The series are unrelated so you might do better to pick a time/subject that interests you. I'm actually reading them in parallel along Dumas' d'Artagnan romances (Three Musketeers is the first of a series), Worall's Charles Edgemont, Stockwin's Thomas Kydd, Russell's Charles Hayden, Pope's Ramage, Kent's Richard Bolitho, Peter's Brother Cadfael (some great 12th century political intrigue between Empress Maud and King Stephen behind the scenes of these murder mysteries), and Forester's Horatio Hornblower. I've already read or listened to all of O'Brian's Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin. I also intersperse a variety of classics like Poe, Dickens, Conan-Doyle, Hugo, Shelley, Stoker, H.G. Wells, Asimov, Clarke, etc. I'm presently reading Cervante's Don Quixote. Toss in the occasional modern mystery or scifi and I have a lifetime worth of reading yet to do.

Wh
When I finish one, I think about what I want to listen to on my commute or read before bed and pick an appropriate novel. I'm reading a Hornblower not available in audio and listening to the unabridged 70 hour Don Quixote.
jason4747 (817 D)
18 Aug 18 UTC
I listened to that unabridged "Don Quixote recording. I found myself unexpectedly laughing at 500 year old jokes. Still funny. Really good book.
Poor Sancho Panza really does get the worst of it.
jason4747 (817 D)
15 Sep 18 UTC
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Amby, thank you so much for bringing up the Hardcore History podcast. Inwent and got it. It is fantastic. I am almost through all 5 parts of Armageddon. In hour 2 of podcast #5 he even talks about the game of Diplomacy. Pretty funny. Great details on key parts of the War to End All Wars and it's continuing 100 year impact on us, nations , and society.
Thanks Jason. And thanks too to YCHTT on his reading recommendations. I've gone all the way back to Roman Britain and have started reading Rosemary Sutcliff's The Eagle of the Ninth. Strangely enough I think I read it as a young teenager 30 years ago!


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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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