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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.
drano019 (2851 D Mod)
11 Jan 24 UTC
Hi everyone! Well, somehow I'm closing in on 14 years (in a few months) since the migration from OliDip to vDip! And with that, I'm also getting close to my 100 game mark. I'm currently playing in games 96 and 97, and want to make the last 3 some great ones! So I'm soliciting ideas from the community, preferably Special Rule Games, to make 98, 99, and 100 extra fun. Here's what I"m looking at:
98 is already likely a renewed Europa Renovatio Team game.
99 - ????
100 - For the centennial, I'm thinking of trying to redo an old special rule game that I can't remember exactly the specifics of, so was hoping someone else might remember too. It was based on a card game where the Rebels had to kill the King, the King and his knights had to defeat the Rebels, but there was also a (or multiple) traitors amongst the knights as well that had to be defeated. The only player that was known to everyone was who the king was. Rebels (I think) knew who the other rebels were. But Knights and Traitor(s) were unknown.
Victory Conditions: King/Knights - defeat rebels/traitor(s), Rebels - Kill the king with at least 1 rebel left alive, Traitor(s) - Kill the king (and rebels?). 

The twist is we would play on the ER map or Divided States! And I'd be king :)

So, is anyone interested, and does anyone have thoughts for #99?
Mitomon (1866 D)
11 Jan 24 UTC
I can play in #100. As for #99, how about a game of WWIV or WWIV Sealanes but we come up with regional alliances/teams. Unlike #98, these would, by definition, be bordering each other, so it would almost be like having different players play a single country. This would be more fun if the map *wasn't* build anywhere, but meh
erikip107 (2605 D)
12 Jan 24 UTC
I'd be happy to play whatever!
drano019 (2851 D Mod)
12 Jan 24 UTC
@Mitomon - Not a bad idea, I'm always a fan of team games!

I was thinking of possibly redoing the "Capture your Capital" game from awhile ago too.

Does anyone remember the exact rules for the game I'm describing for #100?
Battalion (2386 D)
12 Jan 24 UTC
I'm keen, especially for #100
drano019 (2851 D Mod)
12 Jan 24 UTC
Great, welcome aboard Battalion and erikip! A good start!
MiraiNikkiSan (1829 D)
15 Jan 24 UTC
I'd be happy to join for 100 if I'm welcome!
drano019 (2851 D Mod)
15 Jan 24 UTC
Hooray!

So far for #100:

1) Drano
2) erikip107
3) Battalion
4) Mitomon
5) MiraiNikkiSan

Only need like 30 more :)
GOD (1850 D Mod (B))
18 Jan 24 UTC
I would be down for no. 99 if it is some smaller variant with 10-ish factions :)
ingebot (2014 D)
19 Jan 24 UTC
I'd be happy to join anything, as long as the map is interesting!
GOD (1850 D Mod (B))
19 Jan 24 UTC
enter Migraine
flipster14191 (1446 D)
19 Jan 24 UTC
I am always up for a good time!
drano019 (2851 D Mod)
19 Jan 24 UTC
For #100

1) Drano
2) erikip107
3) Battalion
4) Mitomon
5) MiraiNikkiSan
6) Ingebot
7) flipster14191
8) GOD (if we bug him enough maybe)
If Mitomon's suggestion for 99 pans out, I'd be down.
Leif_Syverson (1462 D Mod)
23 Jan 24 UTC
Sign me up for 98-100! (Ok, I’ll go sign myself up for #98..)
drano019 (2851 D Mod)
26 Jan 24 UTC
1) Drano
2) erikip107
3) Battalion
4) Mitomon
5) MiraiNikkiSan
6) Ingebot
7) flipster14191
8) GOD (if we bug him enough maybe)
9) Leif_Syverson
Samj (1834 D)
26 Jan 24 UTC
I'm up for it, this would get me to 200 games.
Orange (2244 D)
02 Feb 24 UTC
Oop didn't notice this, would be fun
drano019 (2851 D Mod)
02 Feb 24 UTC
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1) Drano
2) erikip107
3) Battalion
4) Mitomon
5) MiraiNikkiSan
6) Ingebot
7) flipster14191
8) GOD (if we bug him enough maybe)
9) Leif_Syverson
10) Samj
11) Orange

Whoohoo! Past 10! Almost to 1/3 if we do Europa Renovation for #100. Could be a good map with the whole "king" theme!
halfasleep (1363 D)
03 Feb 24 UTC
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I'll join so Flipster isn't the only new player (no but actually both this and planned 98 seem like fun spins on ER)
1) Drano
2) erikip107
3) Battalion
4) Mitomon
5) MiraiNikkiSan
6) Ingebot
7) flipster14191
8) GOD (if we bug him enough maybe)
9) Leif_Syverson
10) Samj
11) Orange
12)halfasleep
13)JustAGuyNamedWill

Sounds fun, am I allowed to join?
han-shahanshah (1548 D)
04 Feb 24 UTC
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I'd be excited for this as well!
Fake Al (1747 D)
Tue 06 Feb UTC
I'm happy to join.
Taishi Ci (1800 D)
Tue 06 Feb UTC
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drano, I think you are referring to a concept usually associated with the game Bang! (Or in China, with Sanguosha).

The roles are:
Leader (Sheriff, King, etc.)
Supporters (Deputies, Ministers, etc.)
Rebels (Outlaws, etc.)
Traitors/Spies

The Leader's role is known, all other roles are hidden (but revealed upon death). There are three teams:

Leaders/Supporters: All of them win if the Rebels and the Traitor(s) are all eliminated, even if some of the Supporters die during the game as well.
Rebels: All of them win if the Leader ever dies, even if some of the Rebels die during the game as well, unless a Traitor wins.
Traitor(s): A Traitor wins if they are the last person standing and the second-to-last person to die was the Leader. If there are multiple Traitors, they are not on the same team; only one can win.

Game ends when:
If the Leader ever dies, the Rebels win, unless a Traitor won.
Otherwise, the game ends when all Rebels and Traitor(s) are dead, a victory for the Leader/Ministers.
Taishi Ci (1800 D)
Tue 06 Feb UTC
For an 8-player game, the ratio is usually:
1 Leader
2 Ministers
2 Traitors
3 Rebels

Should be able to scale up according to the amount of players involved.
Battalion (2386 D)
Tue 06 Feb UTC
Tough game to play as a Traitor!
Taishi Ci (1800 D)
Tue 06 Feb UTC
Yes, the Traitor is the hardest role; if the Rebels get too much momentum you won't be able to prevent them from killing the Leader, while if the Leader/Supporters manage to kill off all the Rebels they can easily overpower you. But it is an interesting role, and I think it is included to provide a kind of balance between the other two sides.

To be clear, the only roles any player knows for certain are:
The Leader
Their own role
The role of anyone who has died

You're free to claim to be whatever role you like, though.

There's one other aspect about roles, though I don't know how you could incorporate it into Diplomacy without reprogramming the system:
*Anyone who kills a Rebel (even another Rebel) gets a bonus (in the original game, a few free card draws)
*If the Leader kills one of the Supporters, the Leader suffers a penalty (in the original game, they lose all of their equipment cards)
drano019 (2851 D Mod)
Sun 11 Feb UTC
@Taishi

Thank you! That's exactly what I was thinking of! For some reason, I thought the Rebels knew who the other Rebels were, but I probably am misremembering.

So for a potential ER game of 36, that's 28 extra players. Probably something like:

King
16 Rebels
12 Knights
7 Traitors

Or something similar?
Taishi Ci (1800 D)
Tue 13 Feb UTC
The only thing I might add is that the King often has a bit more starting power than the other players, to prevent cases where the rebels get lucky starting positioning and try to just blitz the King down immediately. So for ER, possibly the King should be a slightly larger power like Ottomans; I assume in order to do that you'd have to let everyone else choose their own countries too, and then have a mod randomly assign the starting roles afterwards.
drano019 (2851 D Mod)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
1) Drano
2) erikip107
3) Battalion
4) Mitomon
5) MiraiNikkiSan
6) Ingebot
7) flipster14191
8) GOD (if we bug him enough maybe)
9) Leif_Syverson
10) Samj
11) Orange
12) halfasleep
13) JustAGuyNamedWill
14) han-shahanshah
15) Fake Al

Slow and steady, we're getting there! If recruitment stalls, I'll likely pick a smaller map. This one might end up being #98 if the other ideas don't come to fruition.
I'm not sure if this is what you were thinking of but the Italian card game Bang! sounds very similar
halfasleep (1363 D)
Wed 14 Feb UTC
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Yeah Bang! was what Taishi brought up earlier
1) Drano
2) erikip107
3) Battalion
4) Mitomon
5) MiraiNikkiSan
6) Ingebot
7) flipster14191
8) GOD (if we bug him enough maybe)
9) Leif_Syverson
10) Samj
11) Orange
12) half-asleep
13) han-shahanshah
14) Fake Al

Tapping out. Don’t got the time lol


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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:
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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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