Forum
A place to discuss topics/games with other webDiplomacy players.
FirstPreviousNextLast
The Ambassador (1589 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
(+4)
New podcast for online Dip games
Hi everyone

Kaner and I have started a podcast about playing Diplomacy online....
68 replies
Open
gman314 (1016 D)
12 Mar 11 UTC
(+15)
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.
5785 replies
Open
Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
206 replies
Open
Matticus13 (1198 D)
Wed 06 AM UTC
36 hour GB, Classic map
Classic/Gunboat/36 hour/Anon/Bet: 25. One or two games. List your preference and add your name to sign up. RR +90 preferred. I will create the game(s) and PM password when full. FITE ME ;)
19 replies
Open
butterhead (961 D)
21 May 12 UTC
(+9)
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.
1897 replies
Open
kaner406 (1388 D (B) (B))
24 Sep 16 UTC
(+2)
I've been Boursed!!! 2016
Hi all, when Amby and I were recording our recent podcast (diplomacygames.com) the topic of Bourse came up, and I got really excited and thought that I would try to get another game of this variant running...
132 replies
Open
Devonian (1824 D)
29 Jun 15 UTC
(+9)
1v1 Tournament Rules, Rankings, and Challenges
Official Rules for 1v1 Ladder Tournament
1137 replies
Open
The Ambassador (1589 D (B) (B))
Mon 20 Mar UTC
Fixing the Pirates variant
With the new Lab up and running, as discussed in the DiplomacyGames podcast I'm keen to iron out the bugs in Pirates that people hate...
14 replies
Open
Oztra (1000 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
WebDip members on here
Hi Guys,
just wondering how many people that are from webdip come over here and do stuffs
21 replies
Open
Anon (?? D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
Looking for a replacement player
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=30436
Fall of year 1, still solid position to play France here.
0 replies
Open
Decima Legio (2009 D)
19 Oct 16 UTC
V-dip players Map
http://goo.gl/maps/EPgiV
90 replies
Open
didigoose (1690 D)
Mon 13 Mar UTC
Hof Points Question
I have 2 questions related to the Hof point calculation

19 replies
Open
The Ambassador (1589 D (B) (B))
Wed 08 Mar UTC
Live video feed podcast?
Hi folks - Kaner and I are getting together this time next week for another boozy Dip chat.
20 replies
Open
nopunin10did (1000 D)
Tue 14 Mar UTC
Where is the draw button?
I'm in a "friends" game of Imperial (http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=28912), and I can't for the life of me find any button to either propose a draw or vote on one.
2 replies
Open
DogsRule11 (939 D)
Sun 12 Mar UTC
Anyone up to hone their skills in Imperial II?
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=30374
13 replies
Open
Anon (?? D)
Tue 14 Mar UTC
Live Game
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=30495
1 reply
Open
Decima Legio (2009 D)
22 Dec 16 UTC
Shift Right variant
Anybody interested to try out the shift right / shift left variant?
Decima Legio (2009 D)
22 Dec 16 UTC
(+1)
http://www.dipwiki.com/index.php?title=ShiftRight

Basically, it is about a classic standard game where the initial positions are switched among the players. Everyone starts the game far away his home supply centers
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Captainmeme (1634 D Mod (B))
22 Dec 16 UTC
I'd definitely be down for another. We have tried this before: gameID=10851

The one change made for that one was that Austria was given two armies to try to enable him to retake his home centers more easily. Unfortunately the Austrian player NMR'd constantly so it didn't end up helping much.
Looks interesting i'm in
Unstupid (811 D)
22 Feb 17 UTC
Sure. What kind of phases/buy in are we talking about
Decima Legio (2009 D)
22 Feb 17 UTC
I barely forgot about this!
I was thinking 2 or 3 days/phase... And I don't care about the bet, I am a wealthy man :-)
Unstupid (811 D)
25 Feb 17 UTC
I would like 3 days/phase.
ScubaSteve (1052 D)
27 Feb 17 UTC
Sounds like a complete mess. Count me in.
Matticus13 (1198 D)
27 Feb 17 UTC
I would join. 3 day phases sound good; 2 is fine as well.
Decima Legio (2009 D)
28 Feb 17 UTC
It looks like we need the 7th player only, provided that Cpt and Xxx confirm their initial interest.
I definitely would not want Germany or Turkey in this game. Everyone else need only conquer their neighbor to build, but those two have to go through Austrian territory to get back their home SCs.
Decima Legio (2009 D)
03 Mar 17 UTC
YCHHT, I would not say so:
"
Initial Setup
The starting positions for Shift-Right Diplomacy are as follows, where A -> B means "A's units start in country B":
Germany -> Turkey
Turkey -> Germany
England -> Italy
Italy -> Russia
Russia -> France
France -> Austria
Austria -> England
"
At a first glance, I may say also Austria's path to home is a mess.
Moreover, the traffic dynamics will be mixed up, so what seems to be the shorthest path may not turn out to be the easiest path.

In any case, there's only one way to discover that: it's giving it a try. Do you want to be the 7th player?
Decima Legio (2009 D)
03 Mar 17 UTC
Odyssey

gameID=30376

sending PW to the players who showed recent interest:
Unstupid
ScubaSteve
Matticus13
drano019 (1937 D)
03 Mar 17 UTC
Purely based on distances, Austria gets screwed for sure. From London, it takes a minimum of 6 turns to reach a home SC, and that's assuming you can convoy to BEL/HOL and pierce right through the heart of Germany to do it. Otherwise it's a minimum of 7 turns by fleet through the Med. And you have Germany/Turkey walking right through your homeland at the same time.

For the others we have:

France: minimum 3 turns (VIE - MAR)
Germany/Turkey: minimum 5 turns (MUN - CON)
Russia: minimum 4 turns (MAR or PAR - WAR)
Italy: minimum 4 turns (WAR - VEN)
England: minimum 5 turns (either via sea or convoy through NTH)

So not only does Austria have the longest path, but they also have two powers clashing right where they need to go (Germany/Turkey) and also another power probably blocking their shortest path (Russia moving through Germany to get back home from France). I feel for the person who pulls Austria.

JMB22 (1591 D)
03 Mar 17 UTC
I just saw this on the new games list. It sounds a little ridiculous, so I'd be interested in giving it a go!
vallk (904 D)
03 Mar 17 UTC
I'd love to give it a shot
Looking closer, it's not so much a shift right seeing as every nation has to go thru another to get to their home SCs.
Decima Legio (2009 D)
05 Mar 17 UTC
gameID=30376
The 7th player is missing: apparently Xxx is not able to join another game at the moment, due to Vdip internal RR restrictions.
Xxx, can you confirm that?
In this case I'll send the PW to other interested players
Captainmeme (1634 D Mod (B))
05 Mar 17 UTC
(+1)
We (the mods) decided a while ago that the NMR restrictions on number of games are too harsh, so if anyone is game restricted they can contact us in the modforum ("mods link at the top right of the screen) and we'll change that for you.
OK, so Russia has 4 units but only three positions to occupy in France while Italy only has three units but needs to conquer 4 Russian SCs or Russia can build there the moment he takes another SC. Something not right with that scenario.
Decima Legio (2009 D)
Wed 08 Mar UTC
Game on!!

Do not worry YCHTT, it has been done before, gameID=10851 , and we will follow that example for the preliminary part of the game. It will take 7 years to move from Classic to the initial positions:
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=10851&viewArchive=Maps
I'm too lazy to invent a shorter set of orders, so I suggest that we move this way.
The real game will start in Spring 1908.

http://www.dipwiki.com/index.php?title=ShiftRight
The only change to the link I posted, as Cap said, is that the Austrian player will get off the ground from England with 2 armies, not with 2 fleets.
I agree with Cap that this change makes sense for the Austrian player.

Regarding what you said about Russia and Italy, we will take care of it before the initial position are met, in winter 1904 exactly.
Captainmeme (1634 D Mod (B))
Wed 08 Mar UTC
Just found the old thread: threadID=35522

Along with this quote:

Decima Legio (2009 D)
17 Dec 2012
I'd love to play the second round of the shift variant some day

It took 4 years, but that second round is finally happening :D
Captainmeme (1634 D Mod (B))
Wed 08 Mar UTC
Oh, also - that first game also had England starting with F Rom instead of A Rom, because otherwise imo it is too easy to stop them getting home (MAO can be blocked by one fleet). I don't know whether you want to keep that rule change or not.
Decima Legio (2009 D)
Wed 08 Mar UTC
:-)
Never say never!

And good point about England. I'm fine to keep that Fleet in Rome 1908 starting position.
It would be a shame to allow the Royal Navy the use of a single fleet!
Strider (1113 D)
Thu 09 Mar UTC
I be up for this... whats the numbees now?
Decima Legio (2009 D)
Thu 09 Mar UTC
Unfortunately you're late, Strider, the game started yesterday.
I'll take care to contact you in case I'll need a replacement, ok?
Decima Legio (2009 D)
Mon 13 Mar UTC
Let's begin with the long walk!

gameID=30376
Isn't this map beautiful?
Well, you know what they say... There will be blood.
Captainmeme (1634 D Mod (B))
Mon 13 Mar UTC
Indeed. Soon the entire map will be stained red.
Well, we all know that blue bloods are the most faithful.


30 replies
LovelyPinkEgg (1299 D)
Fri 10 Mar UTC
Diplomacy Supreme
Oh, because the game crushed and all of us were defeated, only Turkey not, I suppose he won. Am I right?
25 replies
Open
jingliu015 (1000 D X)
Mon 13 Mar UTC
FIFA Globe Cup being held
In 2016 FIFA main <a href="https://www.fifa18coins.co.uk">Buy FIFA 18 Coins</a> made it clear that there was to be undoubtedly about the 2016 FIFA Globe Cup being held in South Africa: "Plan A... ". Stadium construction delays, striking workers, security fears, transport problems and the possibility of power outages are running rampant. <a href="https://www.fifa18coins.co.uk">https://www.fifa18coins.co.uk</a>

0 replies
Open
jingliu015 (1000 D X)
Mon 13 Mar UTC
FIFA Globe Cup being held
In 2016 FIFA main Sepp Blatter [url=https://www.fifa18coins.co.uk]Cheap FIFA 18 Coins[/url] made it clear that there was to be undoubtedly about the 2016 FIFA
Striking workers, security fears, transport problems and the possibility of power outages are running rampant. [url=https://www.fifa18coins.co.uk]https://www.fifa18coins.co.uk[/url]

0 replies
Open
Anon (?? D)
Mon 13 Mar UTC
New Fun Game For Fun People
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=30468 Password is a, non-fun people are not allowed
2 replies
Open
Anon (?? D)
Sat 11 Mar UTC
Looking for replacement player for brand new game
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=30378
No moves made yet.
0 replies
Open
Mapu (2339 D (B))
09 Feb 17 UTC
Diplomacy Historians
When Diplomacy first came out, was the classic board exactly as it is now (pretty much perfect) or did it evolve to where it is today?
6 replies
Open
taylor4 (1028 D)
Wed 08 Mar UTC
Compromised Log ons
You get any sudden, new box msgs "connection not secure" MODS: hola !
2 replies
Open
Kenpai (996 D)
03 Mar 17 UTC
Cheaters
I have encountered a hacked account named HQDeevejot who is able to break games by exploiting a glitch, BEWARE
2 replies
Open
Decima Legio (2009 D)
25 Oct 16 UTC
The Exploration game, episode III
One year ago we’ve tested this special rule game based on the Fog of War format.
I have to say that it’s been a fun game with original dynamics.
Details below
89 replies
Open
Anon (?? D)
20 Feb 17 UTC
New WWIV game- come and play!
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=30278
30 replies
Open
Mitomon (961 D)
22 Feb 17 UTC
Introduction
Hello everyone! I'm new to this site so I'd like to get to know you guys. You guys can call me Mitomon, mitomon, Mito or mito. I like chocolate ice cream and taking over the world. What about you guys?
16 replies
Open
Nuclear Surok (1081 D)
27 Feb 17 UTC
(+1)
"Papers,Please" variant idea
I just thought,wouldnt the papers,please variant be a nice addition to vdip?The map should be something like this- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=190964694&insideModal=1
Every country borders at least two others,but there are no neutrals.The SC names are already in(tho nirsk should just be a province).I have no idea how to program or balance stuff,so,can this even be done without copyright problems?And can this be an actual variant someday?
26 replies
Open
The Ambassador (1589 D (B) (B))
31 Jan 17 UTC
New podcast segment: Dip Dilemmas
In a semi recent podcast episode Kaner and I floated the idea of a Diplomacy Dilemmas segment where players either post via a forum thread or PM us a tricky problem/issue they're having in a game for our "sage" guidance. We'll be recording next week, so send your dilemmas through!
10 replies
Open
FirstPreviousNextLast
Back to top