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kaner406 (2240 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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The Ambassador (1919 D (B))
12 Sep 23 UTC
Big hitters game
Interested in organising a game for folks interested in playing other big hitters. Not sure what the cut off should be, but would be good to get a mass of quality players interested and then we'll land on a general consensus if some aren't as big hitters as others.
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Pander Beers (1162 D)
Wed 07 Feb UTC
can't create moderator games?
I have 25 non-live, 3+ player games completed, but when I go to create a new game, I cannot select YES to the moderator option. Any idea?
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drano019 (2851 D Mod)
11 Jan 24 UTC
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Drano's Centennial Celebration!
See below.
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gchar (974 D)
24 Jan 24 UTC
[Speed Europa variant] moving from Burgundy to Ruhr should not be possible
Hello,

As noticed by Tyran (user ID 2518) in the game "Wolf Pack v3" (game ID 58137) armies may move from Burgundy to Ruhr and vice versa (see the Map info tab of the variant's page) while the map doesn't say that. Maps on the external variant homepage also, so I suppose it is an error in the code, not the map.
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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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bache (915 D)
Fri 09 Feb UTC
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Happy Spring Festival!
New year coming!
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Erevant (983 D)
07 Jan 24 UTC
Notification before NMR
Is there a way to set up notifications so I don't NMR? Either an email or text message so I don't forget that turns are about to be processed.
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Marky Maypo (1347 D)
Wed 07 Feb UTC
Unrated Games
Dumb question? What's the point of unrated games? Are they meant for new players to learn the system?
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butterhead (1272 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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erikip107 (2605 D)
10 Jan 24 UTC
ER Team Game Revival
Hey Folks! I was recently thinking about the Europa Renevatio Team game we did a couple years ago and I think we can do it again, better this time. Among the improvements, it may be ideal to determine the teams ahead of time and make them public so we can try to come up with a "balanced" set of 9 teams of 4. Would anyone else (err... 35 others?) want to give it a shot?
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bache (915 D)
01 Feb 24 UTC
3 or 4 players games!
3or4 players games!
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x3n (1588 D)
25 Jan 24 UTC
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[Speed Europa variant] Check Barrents Sea adjacency
In my current game (ID=58131), it says the Barents Sea can move to Serbia (rather than Siberia)

It also lists Norway as an option, though the spaces are not adjacent on the map.
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David Hood (976 D)
20 Jan 24 UTC
January 2024 Deadline News from DBN
Newest Deadline show just released on DBN. This month we have an interview with North American Diplomacy Federation President Zachary Moore, a panel on what is Hot or Not in the hobby, and headlines from around the World of Diplomacy. https://youtu.be/UMbW_NWWmfo?si=cMiv9HGwzfN4mWFT
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Zybque (1000 D)
27 Dec 23 UTC
A new Cold War tournament (Nexus CW6)
Hey everybody. It was about time someone organised another cross platform Cold War tournament.

The tournament will be played wherever the players agree to play. Which means vDip will be hosting games. I have made a rule set on discord: https://discord.gg/kKnAuHN6kM - if you do not like discord I will communicate via e-mail. I will post updates here.
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Wildmanwok (1107 D)
02 Jan 24 UTC
Great new variant - Bronze Age Diplomacy
IMHO a really great new variant with many options, constantly fluctuating balances of power, both fleets and armies with power, sensible offboard movement that makes stalemates hard.

This is a good one I think
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GOD (1850 D Mod (B))
01 Jan 24 UTC
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Happy new year dear vdippers
Thanks for being such a nice community to be part of <3
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The Ambassador (1919 D (B))
24 Dec 23 UTC
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Merry Christmas vDippers!
Where ever you are around this big world of ours, you have a home here. Merry Christmas to you all!
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AleChoel (993 D)
19 Dec 23 UTC
Public messaging only games.
What do you all think of those games? I believe there should be more of them! It's a really messy but fun experience.
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The Ambassador (1919 D (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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Looking to unload some good positions.
Hello all!

I've got some very good positions in a Europa Renovatio and a Colonial 1885 that I'd like to unload. Excellent opportunity for some shiny V points with no risk. PM me for details....
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Wildmanwok (1107 D)
17 Dec 23 UTC
Dislodging your own unit
I have 2 scenarios I'd like to run past the boffins in regards to dislodging your own unit.
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nopunin10did (1041 D)
04 Dec 23 UTC
The 2024 Tournament Through Time
Registration is now open for a one-of-a-kind Diplomacy tournament: The 2024 Tournament Through Time!
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David Hood (976 D)
17 Nov 23 UTC
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November 2023 Deadline News is out!
Latest episode of Deadline just released - feature story on the Virtual Diplomacy Championship: https://youtu.be/0EMCaogUPGE?si=PJsXohLrz5pGX1VP
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Marcus the Conqueror (1082 D)
16 Nov 23 UTC
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Replacement(s) needed
Going through an unexpectedly busy period at the moment and can't really pay full attention to all of my games. I don't want to keep spamming extend or pause requests so I was hoping someone could take a couple of gunboat games off my hands. Only solid positions, including one board top. DM if interested!
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ingebot (2014 D)
03 Nov 23 UTC
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Extreme edge case in 1900 of double convoy cutting (Gibraltar)
I reviewed the rules of https://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=1900, and I suddenly came up with an extreme, but totally plausible edge case:
ingebot (2014 D)
03 Nov 23 UTC
Let's say France has a fleet in Mid Atlantic, a fleet in North coast of Spain, a fleet in West Med and an army in Brest. Meanwhile, Britain has an army in Morocco, a fleet in English chaneel, a fleet in North Atlantic, and a fleet in Gibraltar.

French fleet in Spain support holds Mid Altantic, which convoys an army to Gilbatar supported by West Med. Meanwhile, Britain's Gilbaltar fleet convoys the army from Morcco to Spain, and use the fleets in North Atlantic supported by English Channel to attack Mid Atlantic.

Question: Did Britain's army from Morocco successfully "bump" Spain, meaning Mid Atlantic is dislodged, meaning France's convoy to Gibraltar failed to happen, or did France successfully dislodge the Gibraltar fleet, meaning it can't convoy the army from Morocco to "bump" Spain?
ingebot (2014 D)
03 Nov 23 UTC
If both Britain and France didn't try the convoy, but instead made the attacking move directly with their fleet, BOTH MOVES WOULD SUCCEED (ie, French fleet is now in Gibraltar and British fleet in Mid Atlantic after Gibraltar successfully bumped Spain). However, if they both convoy, it is impossible for both to succeed, but also impossible for both to fail.
I have not eyeballed the map and plotted things out, but my head is starting to hurt, so there may well be a convoy paradox here.
Chuttbugger (2719 D)
03 Nov 23 UTC
The primary issue here is that standard diplomacy doesn’t have convoyable canal territories, like Gibraltar in 1900.

Here is a somewhat similar situation that I’ve come up with in standard diplomacy - there is a distinct difference, but it may give insight into what happens in your scenario:

Italy has a fleet in Western Med and an army in North Africa. France has fleets in Mid Atlantic and the south coast of Spain. Italy attempts to convoy from North Africa to Spain, through Western Med. France moves to Western Med from Mid Atlantic, supported by Spain. Does the convoy reach Spain and cut its support? Or does the supported move to Western Med take precedence and break up the convoy?

I believe that Italian convoy should fail, as the support from Spain dislodges the convoying fleet in Western Med “before” the army reaches Spain (though of course orders process simultaneously in theory). That would also lead me to believe that in your scenario, the Gibraltar fleet is dislodged and the French convoy is successful.

Of course, the key difference between the scenarios is that in 1900, both moving pieces are convoys, and the English convoy is attempting to cut a support hold rather than a support move. In standard diplomacy, the result would be similar to the idea that since a unit cannot cut the support of an attack upon itself, a convoyed army cannot cut the support of an attack upon its convoying fleet. Whereas it’s much more reasonable to believe that a convoyed army could cut a support hold on a convoying fleet whose convoyed army would otherwise dislodge its own convoying fleet. I think you’d have to play test this scenario to be certain either way.
Enriador (1507 D)
04 Nov 23 UTC
It is the basest form of convoy paradox. vDip would adjudicate it by making it a standoff with everybody stuck in place.
Quarantino (1394 D)
04 Nov 23 UTC
Let's sort it out on the real thing! Last chance:
Paths of Glory
https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=57690
G-Man (2424 D)
05 Nov 23 UTC
Since GIB is unsupported and WMED’s support is not cut, doesn’t the French move dislodge GIB since the British convoy can never go through to cut SPA’s support over a dislodged fleet? I.e., nothing ever dislodges the French fleets making the French convoy. But if there’s support on GIB, then there would be a convoy paradox?


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Billster82 (1098 D)
02 Nov 23 UTC
Cheater in game “I did in fact shit gold”
Hi guys,

A country has taken the accounts of two other powers in our game and is now controlling three countries. How can we report this player “Akim” for Multiaccounting?
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wilburlilac (812 D)
30 Oct 23 UTC
unexcused turns in nonjoined games
i have unexcused missed turns in https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=57414 and https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=57569 despite never having been in either of those games.
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