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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!
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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?
I'm trying to play a game with friends where the default phase-length is one day, but for the quicker phases like when one has to submit "retreating and disbanding" orders we would be able to all submit our orders and then just advance to the next phase and have another entire day to do our diplomacy and movement/hold/support/convoy orders.
There is a phase which means in that period of time you have to make your move.

If everyone readies up before the end of the phase it moves on to the next phase (which means you don't have to wait for the rest of the phase since everyone is ready)
In the game you already created looks like a 1 day phase. So you and your friends have one day's time to make moves. If everyone presses ready before the end of the phase the phase moves on.
drano019 (2431 D Mod)
Thu 14 May UTC
What do you mean by "phase length after swap" and "time until phase swap"? Those are not options in the game creation menu.

The only options are: Phase length (which is how long every turn will be), and Time to Fill game (which is how long you have before the game starts to fill it up). Unless your menu looks different than mine?

To answer the general question though: vDip does not support different phase lengths. So you cannot have a 24 hour movement phase, and a 1 hour retreat/build phase.

However, if everyone "readies" their order, you can manually speed the game up that way.
If you select "custom" for Phase Length in the Create Game menu it makes the new selection for a field titled "Time Until Phase Swap", then if you select anything other than "no phase swap" and second additional field appears that's called "phase length after swap".

I cant find anywhere that states what those two things mean though, so I don't necessarily wanna mess around with them.
Wait, so how long of a phase do you want
I was just wanting a 1 day time period between move orders. So, essentially just 24 hours for each spring/fall season, not 24 hours for each of the individual order sets that make up each season. I figured we'd get our move orders in by like 9pm, then everyone could see the result, then while we're on the site put in our retreat/disband orders and any new building orders, then have another 24 hours until the next set of move orders.

I at least wanted to make sure there was an option to shorten the phase if everyone got their orders in before the 24 hour period was up.
I've never played on this website so I just don't know what functionality there is once we actually get into the game, or how much things can be altered once they've begun
You can select a 1 day phase, you don't have to create a custom phase of 24 hours.

If everyone presses ready even before the phase is over the game moves on to the next phase.

So if everyone presses ready the phase moves on no matter what
solid, thanks


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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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