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Which font do you use to make texts in diplomacy variants?
I'm trying to create a variant in Photoshop, but I don't know which font to use to write the names of the places; it gets foggy when it is very small. Does anyone know what kind of font I use?
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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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Lagaroth (1000 D)
Fri 05 AM UTC
How to do a proper convoy
Is this how to convoy? https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=43159
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GOD (1545 D Mod (B))
Sun 24 May UTC
TELECONFERENCE GAME SUNDAY
A friends of mine and I want to play a live game next Sunday, but with voice negotiations through discord. We've tried that once already and it works really well, pretty close to ftf.
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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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Argentinean Empire (1470 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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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 (1051 D)
Tue 10 PM UTC
Absolute War
Hello all

We are trying to start a Gobble Earth game and we need a lot of people. You are welcome to join.
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HelloMyNameIsBob (762 D)
Tue 12 May UTC
North America Minor Powers
So far it seems pretty balanced but I may need to run another test to make sure.

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HelloMyNameIsBob (762 D)
Mon 25 May UTC
New Concept: Squadrons
This is just an idea I had: What if there were squadrons (a group of planes) in vDip?
They would be able to go on both land and sea territories, but of course there's a catch, or they would be OP.
The catch: They would not be able to capture territories.
Any thoughts?
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d.a.barchipelago (866 D)
Tue 01 PM UTC
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Suggestion: Close chat option
On large variants, having lots of chats open makes the mobile interface quite cumbersome. It'd be nice if we could close chats, or if chats with dead people closed automatically.
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bsiper (1356 D)
07 May 20 UTC
Variant Dev Thread: New York
Hello, does anyone want to join the first playtest of the New York variant?
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=43373
Comment here if you want in, and I'll PM the password!
Hominidae (880 D)
07 May 20 UTC
I would be intereested.
Swede03 (1049 D)
07 May 20 UTC
Sure, I'll play
Sure thats a cool variant.
umbletheheep (1000 D)
07 May 20 UTC
Looks cool. Some day someone should do a Five Boroughs variant.
bsiper (1356 D)
07 May 20 UTC
Don't tempt me!
Sky_Hopper (632 D)
07 May 20 UTC
Huh, interesting, I'll take a look at it.
the_majesty (1066 D)
07 May 20 UTC
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@umbletheheep bsiper's map actually inspired me to start making an NYC variant!
umbletheheep (1000 D)
07 May 20 UTC
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Cool! Love the creativity.
Piplup (647 D)
08 May 20 UTC
I'd like in!
kevdog8 (2022 D)
08 May 20 UTC
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As an NYC resident, would love to see that map.
bsiper (1356 D)
08 May 20 UTC
Well if we get 8, we can spin up a second playtest of it! Here's the list of people so far:

Swede03
Piplup
bsiper
Macca573 (1249 D)
08 May 20 UTC
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I'm down!

Swede03
Piplup
bsiper
Macca573
Fake Al (1752 D)
08 May 20 UTC
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Hey, bsiper. Could you change the text and progress bar colors for each player? I want to follow the test but can't tell who's who.
Swede03 (1049 D)
08 May 20 UTC
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One thing I noticed about the variant, right off the bat, is the starting date. You may want to pick something instead of 0
bsiper (1356 D)
08 May 20 UTC
I've changed the progress bar and country colors, but it seems like the first game didnt pick up those changes directly.

Also, how do I change the start date? I cant find any option in devtools
bsiper (1356 D)
08 May 20 UTC
It updated just now, @Fake Al, feel free to spectate!
Fake Al (1752 D)
08 May 20 UTC
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You can make some changes, but I think they only get implemented after the turn gets processed.

I believe only Oli has the ability to change the start date. So you should PM him!
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
08 May 20 UTC
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Yes. Starting date is a PHP/javascript function, and for security reasons code-changes can only be done by me.
bsiper (1356 D)
Mon 11 May UTC
One more question: How do I add fleet/army transform?
Fake Al (1752 D)
Mon 11 May UTC
I believe rule changes like fleet/army transform or build anywhere require changing variant.php, so you need to ask Oli to do it.
Macca573 (1249 D)
Mon 11 May UTC
Are we still looking at a second playtest group?
Swede03 (1049 D)
Mon 11 May UTC
I'm still ready for one
bsiper (1356 D)
Mon 11 May UTC
Still looking at one, although I need to make some changes to map connections first to shore up the North Country player
bsiper (1356 D)
Sat 16 May UTC
Quick question, how do I fix an error with the units page? I forgot to change the starting units before I changed the territory names, and now I can no longer access it.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
Sat 16 May UTC
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You can't fix this allone. The dev-tools are more a hack than a real software. I removed the starting-units from your variant, so you can add them back now.
bsiper (1356 D)
Sat 16 May UTC
Thanks Oli, my apologies about that
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
Sat 16 May UTC
No problem here.
As I said. It's all more a hack than "real" software. I usually just code all this directly in the php-files.
bsiper (1356 D)
Sun 24 May UTC
Hi Oli, I've been trying to allow my north/south coast territory to convoy, and it's not letting the land portion convoy. Am I missing a link?
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
Mon 25 May UTC
All territories (Main and Coasts) need to be type=Coast.
Nassau should be coast not land
bsiper (1356 D)
Tue 01 PM UTC
Ah! Thank you!


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Aelfred Smith (1051 D)
Mon 25 May UTC
Absolute War
Hello all
We are trying to start a Gobble Earth game and we need a lot of people. You are welcome to join.
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=43798
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Maluco Rasta (851 D)
Sun 24 May UTC
Choose Your Evil Empire
Good day.
I am playing this game and it happened to me to move a fleet and it took the order wrong and went elsewhere.
It may have been a mistake, but now, the next turn, she won't even let me give her an order. It doesn't show me like a fleet of mine in the game.
How do you do with these things?
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Mercy (2068 D (B))
30 Apr 20 UTC
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Suggestion: new rating system
I propose a new rating system that will fix many of the problems people experience with vRating.
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The Ambassador (2233 D (B) (B))
11 Apr 20 UTC
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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Macca573 (1249 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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Samuel, o Louco (925 D)
Tue 19 May UTC
Thinking of creating a Divided States variant, but in Brazil
I really like the Divided States variant. And I think it would be really cool in a Brazilian version too, and I'm thinking about creating it. But would that be considered a copy or something?
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Metramax23 (1000 D)
Thu 21 May UTC
Join Please!!!- Sticks and Stones
We have 4 open spots guys please join!!!
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Tener (1000 D)
Tue 19 May UTC
Private Messaging
Hi all. I am a newbie to vDiplomacy though I have played WebDiplomacy. How does private messaging work in vDiplomacy? I don't see the same account settings for messaging that I am used to. Thanks for helping me.
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Lukas Podolski (1483 D)
Sat 16 May UTC
Middle Earth variant
I recall we used to have one here, albeit quite unbalanced? Will we have anything like this in the near future?
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HelloMyNameIsBob (762 D)
Thu 14 May UTC
vDiplomacy
Why is it called "v"Diplomacy
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CBro27 (975 D)
Sat 16 May UTC
Reporting potential cheating to Moderators
How do I report potential cheating in a gunboat game? GameID is 42792
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TheBubonicTague (1000 D)
Thu 14 May UTC
Question About Custom Phase Lengths and Swaps
If I choose a custom phase length of 24 hours, then select "10 minutes" for time until phase swap, then "1 day" for phase length after swap, could someone describe what that would look like in-game?
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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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TheBubonicTague (1000 D)
Thu 14 May UTC
New to Site: Playing Games With Fewer Players
So, I'm new to the site and am trying to play with a group of friends as a way to stay in contact with each other. There are 6 of us. All of us are new to Diplomacy, and figured it'd be best to play on the Classic map first, but noticed it's for 7 players. Is there a way to pick the Classic map variant but only play with 6 people instead of 7? I can't seem to find anything talking about that. Thanks!
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kaner406 (1709 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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Player5 (1680 D)
14 Mar 20 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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HelloMyNameIsBob (762 D)
Mon 11 May UTC
Interactive map in variant testing
The interactive map in the variant I am testing does not work very well.
(Sometimes it does not show the movement arrows)
(When I try moving from Newfoundland to Quebec in interactive orderface it thinks I am trying to move to Quebec north coast
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Shaurya (728 D)
Mon 11 May UTC
How do you redeem yourself?
I have 8 unexcused delays and want to play more games as I only have games going wich are very slow paced.
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