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Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
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Let me try to sort those issues. As for who got what PMs, that's on me. It's thoroughly confusing keeping straight who is in which, who has had to drop out or changed their minds, etc. It's my own damn fault and I'm not at all surprised I've sent wrong PMs to wrong people. I'm working on that.

The other issue should not be an issue, as it's written in this thread and in the PMs sent with links. When you join the games, you will be randomly joined with nations. DO NOT ENTER MOVES. Captainmeme will shuffle us all into place so that we can guarantee each playing as each nation once. You will be notified in the Global chat of each game when you may enter orders and begin playing.

Thanks again for your patience, I'm trying to get all this pointed in the right direction while dealing with some RL stuff - complicated by a dumping of snow up to my waist - I'm tall. I did not budget for all this shoveling and roof-clearing time.
Another issue I see raised a few posts back is the number of games at a time. 4 for now, with the balance to follow. Feel free to post here or let me know via PM when you are ready to start the others as well. Some players don't mind all games at once, some wish to limit that a bit. Please revisit the early posts of this thread for all that info.
Captainmeme (1559 D Mod (B))
Sun 08 Jan UTC
Fog of War games are all good to go :)
Thanks very much Captain.
Samj (1613 D)
Mon 09 Jan UTC
Let's get this party started!!!
Decima Legio (2106 D)
Tue 10 Jan UTC
I feel like I'm overly committed in Diplomacy at the moment.
If someone shows up and wants my chair in the rated Sengoku games (8x8) I would gladly leave my spot.
The first 4 games have to start yet.

This is the current players list.

Dr
EC
kaner
Decima
tantrumizer
Samj
GOD
Eki83

Else, I will play. I'm not going to ruin the party anyway.
I think I've got a replacement for you DL, I'll see about removing you without penalty and putting in a new player. Stay tuned.
Shah (1891 D)
Wed 11 Jan UTC
I would be happy to participate if other players are stretched.
Decima Legio (2106 D)
Wed 11 Jan UTC
Good to hear that, Shah.
Dr.Rec, let me know how you want to handle the substitution.
Shah, thank you but I've already got someone taking the spot. However, there will be more of these coming up and I'd love to have you playing in them!
Leif_Syverson (1640 D Mod)
Thu 12 Jan UTC
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On that note Doc, are the lists for participants by series, or will you be accepting sign ups for every series?

If so I would like to participate in every series, so consider me perpetually on all lists for these tourneys.
Sorry for the lack of response, Leif, this slipped through the cracks. Glad to have you fully on board, you'll be on each list. I hope this will be ongoing and evolving over time, so there should be plenty of games!
I would like to start looking at when we can start the balance of games for each tournament. I don't have time over the next couple of days to PM everyone, but if you read this please let me know if you are -- or are not -- willing and able to start the remaining games. I'll take the info that comes in and then PM the players I don't hear from.

It's been fun so far, yes? Sengoku is a beautiful mess.
El Cremoso (1494 D)
Wed 09 PM UTC
Sengoku is truly a beautiful mess. Very interesting map.
tantrumizer (1806 D)
Wed 09 PM UTC
I'm OK to start the rest of the Sengoku games at any time.
Samj (1613 D)
Wed 09 PM UTC
This is a very humbling experience... hehe I'm at my best when I can talk my way out of a situation... But if you still someone for everyone to beat up on, I'm up for it.
I'd like to wait until one of the unrated Sengoku ends (or maybe two) before starting the next set of three games.

I'm still very much fighting in all 4 (plus the first 4 rated FoW games) and adding 3 more is a bit much.
All noted, thanks for your responses.
mouse (1422 D)
Wed 11 PM UTC
Sengoku is a beautiful mess, definitely. Can't work out if the seeming obviousness of how the rotation was applied is an upside or a downside, though.
Yes, but the unrated, at least, is incredible fun.
David E. Cohen (0 D)
Thu 02 AM UTC
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Sengoku is a "beautiful mess"?!?! LOL Benjamin Hester, the designer, will probably be very amused to hear about that. I am currently having a conversation with him about a variant I am designing. The long, narroe nature of the Japanese islands does present a significant challenge toa variant designer,

P.S. About a thousand years ago, I won what I think was the first public playtest of Sengoku, in the old Cat23 group. It was a very significantly different map. The Power I played isn't even in the variant anymore.
I think the reference was specifically to the 4 (8?) running games right now in the tournament(s). They are playing out very interestingly. But relay to Mr. Hester my appreciation for this variant. It is really cool.
mouse (1422 D)
12:01 PM UTC
Was referring to the interconnected webs of the 4 games in the rated tourney, specifically, but I think it's liable to end up a glorious mess in any gunboat attempt. Very cramped but still heaps of adjacent centres.

Random aside, I use 'Hester' as a tag for quite a few other games / sites, so seeing it appended with 'Mr.' there was somewhat disconcerting 'til I worked out who you were actually referring to :p
David E. Cohen (0 D)
01:42 AM UTC
Will do, YouCan'tHandleTheTruth.

Heh, mouse. He calls himself "B." in Dip conversations. When someone calls me "Mr. Cohen", I look around for my father. :^)


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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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kaner406 (1389 D (B) (B))
24 Sep 16 UTC
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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...
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Devonian (1819 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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fasces349 (1052 D)
26 Dec 10 UTC
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Advertise live games here
Like in webdiplo, this thread will be used to help people find live games
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drano019 (2056 D)
Thu 05 Jan UTC
Return to Vdip
Hi All!

After a nearly 2.5 year hiatus from playing here, I thought it might be a good time to stop back over and take a peek at what's going on. I've missed some of the variants here, and am hoping to be able to gather up a solid group of players to play a few games (not all at once necessarily) and give me that variant "fix" I've been missing. Anyone interested in some top notch play?
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butterhead (961 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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dachi (1154 D)
Fri 13 Jan UTC
Fall of the American Empire
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=20

Is there a reason I can't host this variant? I've played in before on this server, and I'd really like to try it again, but I can't find it in the drop down menu for hosting new games.
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e (1000 D)
Thu 05 Jan UTC
High School and College Diplomacy Clubs
Hello everyone! Are you in a high school or college Diplomacy Club? I'm trying to compile a list of schools that currently have Diplomacy Clubs, so it would be great if you could post here if you know of any or are part of one! School name, location, and a contact email would be great. Thanks!
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DiplomatofHonour (1000 D)
Sat 14 Jan UTC
Machiavelli
Peace be with you
The Machiavelli variant of diplomacy is very interesting. I would suggest you add it to your list of variants in this website.
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DiplomatofHonour (1000 D)
Fri 13 Jan UTC
Machiavelli
Peace be with you
The Machiavelli variant of diplomacy is very interesting. I would suggest you add it to your list of variants in this website.
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Ikaneko (946 D)
22 Dec 16 UTC
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Arctic warfare variant. What do you think?
I'm making a new variant, Arctic Warfare, featuring Scandinavia, Canada and Russia scrambling to control the Arctic. This is very early WIP, but here it is nevertheless.

http://imgur.com/T1NZWUs
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Anon (?? D)
Sat 07 Jan UTC
New Game - PRINCE OF GUNBOAT
gameID=29599 125 bet WTA Classic Anon Gunboat 2 day phases

No riff raff.
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The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (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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Mikey99 (2183 D)
Tue 10 Jan UTC
Cannot join new game because "having trouble keeping up with the ones I'm in"
oops... just posted this in a current thread, sorry - lol - Does anyone kindly have a view. I'm in four games, with a couple about to close and I decided to join a new one... only to be told that I can't. I have a reliability rating of over 99%. What other factor may be affecting this please?
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Mikey99 (2183 D)
Thu 05 Jan UTC
Cannot join new game because "having trouble keeping up with the ones I'm in"
oops... just posted this in a current thread, sorry - lol - Does anyone kindly have a view. I'm in four games, with a couple about to close and I decided to join a new one... only to be told that I can't. I have a reliability rating of over 99%. What other factor may be affecting this please?
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SLOTerp (0 D)
Wed 04 Jan UTC
NWO goes MAD
The current NWO game being run at Redscape incorporated new experimental rules for the nukes: MAD (nuclear strikes can trigger automatic nuclear response). Spring 2005 sees 9 nukes trigger 3 nukes which begat another 3 nukes. Yikes!
http://www.redscape.com/viewforum.php?f=151
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Anon (?? D)
Wed 04 Jan UTC
Please join the game!
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=29548

We need quite a few people, so join up, please!
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mariscal (1578 D)
31 Dec 16 UTC
variants
is there a dip-variant as game of thrones / ringwars similar or not to the respective boardgames? maybe under another name, sorry my ignorance. if not, what tools, or site do you recommend me, to try to make a map? thxs all, happy new year
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The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
15 Aug 16 UTC
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Thoughts on improving vDip
As mentioned in another thread, I thought I'd summarise here my thoughts on the idea of vDip "dying". Please feel free to add your perspectives on avoiding this to the mix.
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Captainmeme (1559 D Mod (B))
30 Dec 16 UTC
FvA Double Elim Tournament on WebDip
Since webDip *finally* got those variants ported across, I'm running a 1v1 tournament over there.

Info here if anyone is interested: http://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?viewthread=1431032
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Known World Tournament
Awhile back, kaner proposed a Known World gunboat tournament in which 15 participants would play 15 games, one with each nation. I searched back for the thread, then just decided to start a new one. I want to see if there would be sufficient interest in this to try to get it off the ground.
238 replies
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Decima Legio (2106 D)
22 Dec 16 UTC
Shift Right variant
Anybody interested to try out the shift right / shift left variant?
4 replies
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mace (1314 D)
21 Nov 16 UTC
search for live 1 on 1
hey anybody interested in an live 1 on 1?
if so please send me a private message.

looking forward to some nice challenges
2 replies
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Diplomacy Simulator
Hi! I'm new here and I don't know if it was already discussed, but it would be nice to have some sort of simulator to test out moves. Sometimes the rules aren't that easy to apply and it's hard to understand what would happen in a very tricky and unique situation...
6 replies
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Flame (0 D)
20 Dec 16 UTC
4th & 5th diplomacy rules revisions difference
Please remember me what is the differences between 4th & 5th rules revisions?
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LovelyPinkEgg (1295 D)
18 Dec 16 UTC
Europe I600 tournament
Hello, I would like to start a tournament at map Europe 1600.
Games will be anonymous and it will be message all. Or would you like to Public Press or Gunboat?
My capacity of points is low, so eveeygame will be for 2 Dpoints.
Who join?
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zurn (947 D)
17 Dec 16 UTC
diplom.org down?
diplom.org used to be the centre of the online Diplomacy community. Even long past its prime it held tons of interesting resources, variant files, articles, etc. For the last few weeks I haven't had any luck loading the site. Does anybody have any idea what's up?

Luckily, most of it is backed up by the Wayback Machine, hopefully that never disappears: https://web.archive.org/web/20161020130534/http://www.diplom.org/
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Some of the variants don't tell you much...
Classic Cataclysm, for instance. It has a home page in Russian and our variant page says nothing. Some one want to enlighten?
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yoak (1223 D)
08 Dec 16 UTC
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Error when clicking on top-level "Games"
Error triggered: Not-paused game process-time values incorrectly set..

This was probably caused by a software bug. The details of this error have been successfully logged and will be attended to by a developer.
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