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Frozen Dog (1751 D)
Fri 17 Jan UTC
Grief for a sad loss
So annoyed at myself for missing a third turn, but man, this new NMR system is tough.

Lost a 73 supply faction today. :'(
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kaner406 (1341 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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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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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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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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The Ambassador (1619 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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Sky_Hopper (541 D)
Fri 01 AM UTC
Petition to change a power's name
I propose changing the name of the power named Alborian in Mars to "Alboria" - it just seems more consistent with the others.
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Macca573 (1140 D)
Thu 23 Jan UTC
Game Limits?
I'm trying to join this game, and it's telling me I can't join because of "game limits".
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Macca573 (1140 D)
25 Nov 19 UTC
Balance in Economy
There is a variant called Classic - Economic
https://vdiplomacy.net/variants.php?variantID=53
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Flame (1052 D (B))
10 Oct 19 UTC
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14th Century Mongolian Empire NEW TEST
Some bugs are already fixed but we need more testitng. Please join just to move units and discuss the errors.

http://lab.webdiplomacy.ru/board.php?gameID=118
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Flame (1052 D (B))
24 Apr 19 UTC
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Lepanto6X
This variant was installed several years ago. But I didn't remember who developed it. variant got several bugs. Who will fix it and give us a final release of a map? ;-)
http://lab.webdiplomacy.ru/variants.php?variantID=97
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tobi1 (1956 D Mod (S) (B))
05 Jan 20 UTC
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Changes to the Reliability System
The Reliability System has been updated now to address the issues introduced with the missed turn schema some months ago.
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Flame (1052 D (B))
Mon 20 Jan UTC
Lepanto 6X variant
Hi! We are about to continue variant development after 3-years delay!
https://lab.webdiplomacy.ru/board.php?gameID=3

Who wants to join?
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Seinwave (1000 D)
Fri 17 Jan UTC
Territory is a supply center on the smallmap, isn't on the big map.
Am I going crazy? I'm looking at the Africa variant at https://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=83. As far as I can tell, on the smallmap, the Uganda territory is marked as a supply center, while it isn't on the bigmap.
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Flame (1052 D (B))
Fri 17 Jan UTC
Territory graph
Here we got a "Territory graph module" which can be seen after the game finished.

The problem is that I can understand how to make it work with variants where we got additional powers (neutrals, upc, etc). With variants in which all powers are playable all is good. Please help... cause it's our common work to do WD better!
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alifeee (1072 D)
Wed 15 Jan UTC
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Not able to choose SoS scoring
When I create a game, I can only choose from WTA and PPSC. Here (https://vdiplomacy.com/points.php#DSS) it says that SoS scoring is available and PPSC was discontinued. This doesn't seem the case. How can I choose SoS for my game?
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BBQSauce123321 (2187 D)
06 Jan 20 UTC
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War in 2020
I would like to point out that there is a variant called War in 2020 that has existed since at least 2011. That is all
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kaner406 (1341 D Mod (B) (B))
31 Dec 19 UTC
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Happy 2020!
10 solid years at vDip! Love you all (dirty rotten backstabbers).
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Tom Wzx (973 D)
Sat 11 Jan UTC
South America 5 player version
Does anyone know if there are any good stalemate lines on this map
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Eham (971 D)
Thu 09 Jan UTC
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Variants to Port to webDip
I won Zultar's (webDip co-owner) New Year's prize, which is getting to pick three variants, of which they'll pick one (if possible) to port over. I don't play many variants, so I'm asking the experts:
What are three popular, stable variants that don't have much—if anything, in terms of special rules, (basically nothing that involves messing with the adjudicator, since it is a big, scary, complex bit of code)—that you would want to see included on webDiplomacy.net?
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blackadder32 (1000 D)
07 Jan 20 UTC
Looking for a 1600 game
Hello, I’m new here and have been out of pbem Diplomacy for awhile but I would love to get in on the next game of the 1600 variant here. Is there a way I can sign up for a game starting in the future? How does it work around here?

Thanks for any help.
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MagicalSand (1225 D)
29 Dec 19 UTC
How do points work?
I am confused on points. I know that there is 2 types. The points that allow you to play x amount of games. And the points that show how good of a player you are. How does the whole bet thing work?
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Chumbles (1147 D)
24 Dec 19 UTC
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Happy Xmas
Best wishes for the new year and a happy holiday to all; I believe Amby will shortly be arising as Santa follows the course of the new day
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erikip107 (1120 D)
19 Dec 19 UTC
Rating question
Hi! New to forums and fairly new to this game, I was wondering how the rating system works. I understand generally that we gain points for draws and solos, and lose them for defeats and survivals, but how is it determined how much we gain or lose?
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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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MagicalSand (1225 D)
26 Nov 19 UTC
Lose less points when you replace a player?
Should we really lose as many points when let's say. You replace a player who is in a decent position. Only to upon entering the game automatically start in a terrible position. And then lose 20 points in a game you had 0 chance of surviving in. Should you really lose those 20 points? What If you lost less points when replacing a player to make it less damaging when you start in terrible positions. What you guys think?
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ingebot (1816 D)
01 Dec 19 UTC
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The IST province in modern Europe
It appears that there are two IST provinces (Istria and Istanbul). For Istria, that doesn't look like Italy's modern borders, especially as it removes Slovenia's existing coast in today's world.
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ingebot (1816 D)
03 Dec 19 UTC
My games
What happened to "my games" on the homepage?
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Lei Saarlainen (999 D)
03 Dec 19 UTC
transform option in europa renovatio
i want to know if this rule implemented and if yes how to do it ?
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Macca573 (1140 D)
23 Nov 19 UTC
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Improving Fog Of War
Fog of war applies to a few maps, classic, 1998, and such; but it seems like a simple add in. How hard would it be to get FoW as a setting rather than variant property? I would think there are many maps and games I would like to try with it, but it's only on a few things. There are also some variants like Rat Wars, that can only be done in FoW. Just wondering if this was a possibility?
Hector (1138 D)
24 Nov 19 UTC
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I support this suggestion. I find Fog of War quite interesting. It encourages you to communicate with as many players as possible, because that's quite often the only way to get any information about what is happening in some areas of the map. Diplomacy becomes absolutely crucial, even if you're winning. Plus, it's great fun trying to decide if they're lying to you or not....
BobMcBob (1332 D)
25 Nov 19 UTC
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I, despite never having spoken to this Macca guy before and not knowing him in real life, also support this suggestion. I do believe that, if it is not too hard to implement, it would be a great addition to the site and could add some fresh variety to some older variants.

And who wouldn't want to play FoW 1v1s? It's already been brought up in that thread. I'm in favour of still keeping classic FoW on the site though, purely for statistics reasons.
Macca573 (1140 D)
25 Nov 19 UTC
Ahh, interesting point you mention there Bob, also I person I have never met. I hadn't thought of what this would do to statistics. Unlike the other settings, this one can drastically change the nature of the game.
Hmmm....
I still want it though.
tobi1 (1956 D Mod (S) (B))
25 Nov 19 UTC
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It is unfortunately not possible to make FoW a general setting for all variants without significant effort. A FoW variant requires the server to know how to color sea territories and most variants do not provide this information. The pool of our variants is just too large to quickly add this information to all those variants.
tobi1 (1956 D Mod (S) (B))
25 Nov 19 UTC
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It would be a cool and is a long-requested feature though ...
Macca573 (1140 D)
25 Nov 19 UTC
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So to do it, someone would need to color the sea territories the way land is in the map files?

I think if a bunch of us work at it, we can get it done pretty soon. I can't claim to know all of the variant stuff, there could be more, but if this is a much requested feature I'm sure there would be loads who want to help.
BobMcBob (1332 D)
26 Nov 19 UTC
I could totally play my part by updating a few variants in Microsoft paint :) I actually would though, that's where I draw up all my PNGs.
BBQSauce123321 (2187 D)
26 Nov 19 UTC
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Could it be done so there's a running list of variants that have FoW when you click it as an option? Like, the drop down list for variants would only show the variants that could have the FoW setting applied to them. That way not every map needs to be done at first
Chumbles (1147 D)
26 Nov 19 UTC
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Historically, the Ancient variants, especially the Ancient Med, would really benefit - Punic Wars is already FoW as the default ... no modern comms then!
ubercacher16 (1751 D)
26 Nov 19 UTC
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Perhaps we could also provide the option for some variants(1066 and the aforementioned Punic Wars) to be NOT FoW? Maybe this is not of very large demand, but I've always wondered what it would be like to play those maps without FoW.


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