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The Ambassador (1980 D (B))
Sun 11 AM UTC
One bourbon, one scotch and one beer
Thoughts on the topic?
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butterhead (1147 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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The Ambassador (1980 D (B))
22 Apr 22 UTC
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Ankara Crescent
London to Bulgaria
Edinburgh to Naples
Liverpool to Ionian
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frostwind (1395 D)
06 Sep 22 UTC
Temporary Replacement in Unranked 50 States
tl;dr will be touching grass and hauling ass, someone plox manage a dozen+ center power in my absence for up to 10 days. willing to negotiate if my replacement wants to keep the power or some other compensation.
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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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David Hood (976 D)
Mon 19 Sep UTC
September 2022 Deadline News is out!
Latest episode of Deadline News was just released by the Diplomacy Broadcast Network. This one includes a panel discussion about endgame strategy, an interview with longtime Dip hobbyist Brad Wilson about both Diplomacy and his sports journalism career, and headlines from around the world of Diplomacy.
https://youtu.be/Ttw4IWaodaA
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Anon (?? D)
Thu 15 Sep UTC
Europa Renovatio New Game Available - All Welcome
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=53553#gamePanel

A new Europa game is here, for all who missed the previous most recent one. Join if you dare... O_O
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Fake Al (1747 D)
25 Aug 22 UTC
Best map variants ever made
Which maps variants are best designed in your opinion. Not necessarily your favorites. I’m thinking those that give fun and interesting gameplay for all players, but you can use your own criteria.
Arado (1272 D)
25 Aug 22 UTC
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Cold War 1v1
Bonatogether (1292 D)
25 Aug 22 UTC
A World at War - 1937 by michaelb
erikip107 (2347 D)
25 Aug 22 UTC
I've not played much of A World at War - 1937, but I think it might become one of my favorites if it gained sealanes. It's a little stalemate-y for my liking, in the 1 maybe 2 takeovers I've had.

Colonial 1885 is one of my personal favorites as well; I love it when powers are not contiguous and as a result have to interact with more players out of the gates. Though being build-at-home and being riddled with very easy stalemates makes it nearly impossible for some countries like China from actually winning the game. And RIP Turkey lol.

I think Europa Renevatio is very nice and well designed: big, sealanes, and not many perfect stalemates. And has Venice and Genoa for non-contiguous powers!

Divided States would also be a top-tier, but it's too easy to stalemate large chunks of board for my liking.
David E. Cohen (1000 D)
25 Aug 22 UTC
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Mine. LOL
CYFI (1974 D)
26 Aug 22 UTC
I like Duo, I just think it is an interesting map because it is perfectly symmetrical yet so many different strategies can emerge. It poses the touch question of, "I could take this SC in the first year, but should I as it will hinder next year's moves?"
ubercacher16 (1866 D)
26 Aug 22 UTC
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Alacavre, it's good and balanced and the best one.
drano019 (2686 D Mod)
26 Aug 22 UTC
NWO Dip - PBEM for the win!

Alacavre is also a fantastic one! Nice call out by Uber!

Colonial 1885 needs either a wrap around map or sea lanes and build anywhere and it'd be even better. As erikip mentioned, it's super stalematey and very difficult to win for powers like china that have a hard time getting units past some of the stalemates due to restricted building. But still a fun map to play.

I've also got a soft spot for Rinascimento and Imperial II. The unbalanced starts are a personal favorite.
Enriador (1507 D)
26 Aug 22 UTC
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Canton and 843: Treaty of Verdun are definitively among my favorites. Pirates gain major points for creativity, never saw a variant that had roaming hurricanes in it.
Qapoleon (1000 D)
27 Aug 22 UTC
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1862 - by SuperstitionDawn: modular maps that span the globe. Has a really cool mechanic of controlled territory. Well balanced.

Sengoku Jidai - Ben Hester: Build anywhere gets a lot of down-nosing. Works really well on this one. Very fun

World Diplomacy - TheHillsHaveAviators - really popular on discord

I have a channel on The Embassy that asks for people's top lists, you might be interested: https://discord.gg/JkTDVSwY85
The Ambassador (1980 D (B))
28 Aug 22 UTC
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Thanks Enriador ;)
Spice Island & Europa Renovatio
Qapoleon (1000 D)
29 Aug 22 UTC
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There's a lot of data on games here. Would be neat to sort variants by the standard deviation of the 'performance' values.
G-Man (2435 D)
30 Aug 22 UTC
MODERN DIPLOMACY II is brimming with tension and has great playability.

GREEK DIPLOMACY just works.

A few of the larger 20+ player variants come close, but I feel they all suffer from lack of play testing and game creators who have burned out on the variant before they can create the ultimate iteration.
Thanks, Lei. :)
kaner406 (2156 D Mod (B))
02 Sep 22 UTC
Europa Renovatio - my current favourite
Greek Diplomacy - yup, hard to argue with the unique starting rules
Known World 901 - loved this one to bits
Rinascimento - love it despite the imbalances
USA - because it's not a war without the USA
World War IV (I prefer the sealanes version)
Zeus 5 - doesn't get enough love
mouse (2095 D)
03 Sep 22 UTC
imo any variant can be improved by playing it 'Public Press Only'.

But it especially takes Europa Renovatio and Divided States from high tier to S-rank.
Retillion (2304 D (B))
03 Sep 22 UTC
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By far : Known World 901.
Captainmeme (1400 D Mod (B))
05 Sep 22 UTC
Another vote for KW901 here
fourofswords (1144 D)
06 Sep 22 UTC
The best variant ever made is Bronze Age Diplomacy. 9 players, large map, balanced. I play it every time the opportunity arises. I also like the 1648 Hapsburg Germany variant. Very challenging.
David E. Cohen (1000 D)
Sat 10 Sep UTC
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Thank you, kaner406, Retillion and Captainmeme.
Quarantino (1000 D)
Sat 17 Sep UTC
It is 1900 for me. A fine rework of the original concept, in my opinion.


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Quarantino (1000 D)
Fri 16 Sep UTC
1900 New Game Available
Tillers of the Poppy Fields. Someone's gotta do it.
2 days. 20 points. Random country.
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Anon (?? D)
06 Sep 22 UTC
Join the game
Hi, if you want to join this Europa Renovatio game so we can start come do so: https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=53173
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Qapoleon (1000 D)
27 Aug 22 UTC
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Variant Bank - The Embassy
VariantBank.org has extensive records of variants, but there are a lot of broken links. I've been working on a Discord-based variant bank if anybody wants to join.

https://discord.gg/kf9QYAkBDw
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Fake Al (1747 D)
28 Aug 22 UTC
Tragedy of the Commons Rules Variant
I was thinking about what we see with the politics of climate change, how countries play the game of talking about reducing emissions but are hesitant to do so because they're afraid of being put at an economic disadvantage compared to their competitors. Not to get into a discussion of politics, more I thought about how this tragedy of the commons dynamic could be incorporated into a Diplomacy rules variant.
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kitczing (1000 D)
18 Aug 22 UTC
Europa Renovatio- Sea lanes, OZs
Can anyone explain to me how the differing ocean tiles function on map: Europa Renovatio; because the explanation on the Variant page is gibberish to me.
Thanks!
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David Hood (976 D)
20 Aug 22 UTC
August 2022 Deadline News Is Out
The August edition of Deadline is out, on the YouTube channel of the Diplomacy Broadcast Network. This one includes an interview with Markus Zijlstra, aka Captain Meme, about playing Blitz press on Webdip and other topics; a panel discussion on the ins and outs of tournament Diplomacy; and headlines from around the world of Diplomacy.

https://youtu.be/bIVisisK54Q
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Flame (1092 D)
15 Aug 22 UTC
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2 new variants released and installed!
Two new variants are installed and ready to testing and playing (please inform of any bug is detected):
Speed Europa - https://webdiplomacy.ru/variants.php?variantID=253
Cold War Redux - https://webdiplomacy.ru/variants.php?variantID=128
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kaner406 (2156 D Mod (B))
19 Apr 22 UTC
Bourse 2022
Bourse 2022 sign up thread...
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kaner406 (2156 D Mod (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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WineGod (1368 D)
15 May 22 UTC
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So Many Toxic Players??
Is it just me, or has the amount of toxic players on this site recently skyrocketed? Over the course of just a few games, I’ve seen people shoving strange moves in each others faces like a dog that crapped on the carpet, players belittling each other, piss poor attitudes after stabs, etc. - I don’t mean to complain, but I’m also seeing how it is effecting new players and this is generally something I can’t stand. (1/2)
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thecuntsman (924 D)
01 Aug 22 UTC
Feel free to join!
This is a private game, but the join code is letsgetthisbread
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Heronickk (819 D)
28 Jul 22 UTC
more points
how i can get more points? i have only 2 and i will still playing
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Orange (2038 D)
31 Jul 22 UTC
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Crashed games in the new games list
Is there a way to get rid of the crashed games that appear in the new games list? They've been there for like a year and they keep making me think there's more potential games than there actually are.
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Macca573 (1517 D)
18 Apr 22 UTC
Around the World 2
As some of you may remember, I ran the "Around the World" tournament 2 years ago (visible on Tournaments page). I'm looking at perhaps doing it again, depending on interest. What do y'all think?
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Are points important?
Clearly a measure of a players ability can be glanced through points, but what are the pros and cons of rated and unrated games? Unrated games provide a bit more of a laid back attitude and from my experience are more open to draws, but at the same time when points are at stake players are less likely to miss turns and more likely to play to the best of their ability.
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David Hood (976 D)
15 Jul 22 UTC
July 2022 Deadline News Is Out
https://youtu.be/PVRc97BNmBs
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bootmii (716 D)
08 Jul 22 UTC
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Crashed games in the New tab
Let's purge them, shall we?
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AJManso4 (2031 D)
02 Jul 22 UTC
Regarding vpoint gain
In the Modern Europa map in PPSC, which scenario gives more vpoints, and how would it be calculated?

a) Two nations split the map in two, with one getting slightly more SCs than the other for a solo victory in PPSC
b) A 4-5 way draw in PPSC, with my nation having about 25-30% of the map
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Jean_Henri_BERNARD (1490 D)
24 Jun 22 UTC
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Comparison between WW1 maps.
My message is too long so it is in reply. The goal is to compare the two Edwardian, 1900 and classical maps.
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erikip107 (2347 D)
27 Jun 22 UTC
Private game and discussions off-site
This is more directed at the mod team, but here for everyone to see:

I was thinking about making a private game with some friends in public press (unranked); I was wondering if we would be allowed to use communications off-site as to receive notifications, without breaking site rules.
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erikip107 (2347 D)
27 Jun 22 UTC
Private game and discussions off-site
This is more directed at the mod team, but here for everyone to see:

I was thinking about making a private game with some friends in public press (unranked); I was wondering if we would be allowed to use communications off-site as to receive notifications, without breaking site rules.
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Ideas for a new world wide map
So I was looking at a few different variants and was inspired by the Modern Europe and Divided States maps. My idea is a world wide map with the same detail as both of those maps, with sea lanes of course.
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