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diplopoet (917 D)
11:18 PM UTC
Players know each other outside the game?
Anything going on here?
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tsvi14 (1000 D)
08:45 PM UTC
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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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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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 01 AM 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 12 AM 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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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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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))
Wed 11 Mar 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)
Wed 11 Mar 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)
Tue 10 Mar 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)
Tue 10 Mar 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
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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 (917 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
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NEW WORLD WAR 2 TEAM GAME!
Game to be played as 2 teams of 3.
diplopoet (917 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
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Like many people on this website I’m a big fan of military history. I’ve created a new game called "WW2 Team Game". The idea is to recreate world war 2 as it was fought between the 2 teams of axis and allies. The invite code is "fatboy". Below are the rules. Please read and understand them before signing up.

1) Team 1 will consist of the allies (England, France and Russia). Team 2 will consist of the axis (Germany, Japan and Italy)

2) No draw may occur if it contains both a member of team 1 and team 2. All drawing players must be on the same team. What this essentially means is that all 3 players from one team must be eliminated before the other team can draw.

3) As soon as all 3 players from one of the teams are eliminated then the surviving members of the other team must draw immediately and end the game. They are not allowed to continue fighting in the hope of attaining a solo win.

Anything not covered by those 3 rules is allowed. You are allowed to attack your own team mates (although it’s probably not a good idea) and a solo win is possible.

The allied powers in ww2 were not a hive mind. Even within an alliance each country had its own agenda and goals and there was often distrust between allies. They were more like alliances of convenience rather than a loving brotherhood. This game attempts to re-create that. You are still trying to achieve the best result for your individual country within your team.

Some further points to consider:

1) If one of your team members is eliminated then you still must kill all the members of the other team before you can end in a draw for your team. Since a 2 way draw is impossible on vdiplomacy, what this essentially means is that if one of your team members is eliminated then the only way that you can then win is by a solo victory. This means that there is an extra incentive to protect and support your weaker team mates if they are in trouble.

2) If you are (secretly) hoping to achieve a solo win remember that the game ends in a draw immediately after all 3 members of the other team are dead. This means that you have to arrange for either one or both of your team members to be eliminated BEFORE all 3 members of the enemy team are dead if you are to achieve this goal.

Any questions or comments put in this thread and I will answer them.
Macca573 (1301 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
Mechanically, you can solo even if no-one is eliminated, what's stopping you from doing that?
ubercacher16 (1763 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
Two questions: what map are you using? And will it be full press?
Macca573 (1301 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
The game's already up. gameID=41338
diplopoet (917 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
Nothing is stopping you from solo by yourself. It's much more difficult though than achieving a draw and how many games of vdiplomacy do you see where there is a solo win and NOBODY is eliminated? Is youngstown WW2 map. Normal press. I admit that this is a bit of an experiment and may not work. That's why its an unrated game. I just wanted to give it a try.
diplopoet (917 D)
28 Feb 20 UTC
Global press won't work because then then the other team can hear what you are discussing with your allies about how you are going to co-ordinate your attack.
GOD (1542 D Mod (B))
28 Feb 20 UTC
You can also just set the target SC count to much more than half of the standard amount, or ask the mods to change it since the game has already been set up :)
diplopoet (917 D)
29 Feb 20 UTC
need 2 more
If you're going for authenticity there should be a rule that no Japanese unit can attack a Soviet unit or SC and vice versa.

Japan and the USSR never declared war on each other until the Soviets declared war like a week before the Japanese surrendered.
FYI - both Japan and the USSR attacking a neutral at the same time is cool. Oh and of course the Japanese can't support a German/French attack on the USSR and likewise if Germany/France attacks the USSR it can't be supported by Japan.

I assume fair though for Japan to support hold I/G if its is attacked by Russia and vice versa (USSR support hold F/UK against a Japanese attack)
Typo above, I mean Japan can't support a Italy/German attack on the USSR and likewise if UK/France attacks Japan the USSR can't be support.
<sorry blame the red wine>
diplopoet (917 D)
29 Feb 20 UTC
Thanks for your suggestions ambassador. I wanted to keep the game as simple as possible. Too many rules and things get messy.
diplopoet (917 D)
02 Mar 20 UTC
need just 2 more players
DocSloppy (1137 D)
02 Mar 20 UTC
I don't feel confident enough to join this match, but I'm spectating. I think this'll be quite interesting.
Samj (1445 D)
02 Mar 20 UTC
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Come on in Doc, learn with the rest of us... We'll be gentle, right guys? ;-)
Totally... You never know, you might be lucky enough to be on my team, everybody wants to be on my team!
Flamebere (981 D)
05 Mar 20 UTC
Maybe this could be its own mode as well, like "Historical Mode".


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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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kaner406 (1314 D Mod (B) (B))
29 Feb 20 UTC
Mongolian Empire
Just to nip this in the bud, this should be 100 years later than the start time (1320 start NOT 1230 start) and it should be 14th century on the map.

Other than that - looking forward to seeing how this plays out! :)
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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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Macca573 (1301 D)
25 Feb 20 UTC
Tournaments?
Do we do tournaments here?
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Join!
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=41216
Divided States variant, come join!
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