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The Ambassador (1678 D (B) (B))
20 Mar 17 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...
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Mitomon (920 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
Diplomacy: Is Germany Too Weak?
I noticed that Germany is considerably weaker in Diplomacy than it's historical counterpart. In game, Germany can very easily be knocked out by England and France. However, historically Germany was able to fight competently on three separate fronts. Does anybody feel that Germany is a little misrepresented in game?
More importantly, are there any variants that address this?
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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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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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Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
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Strider (1113 D)
Mon 07 PM UTC
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Anzac Day remembrance
Waking for this Anzac Days dawn service reminds me why we should not forget WWI. With threats of agression again escalating has nothing been learnt!
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Mitomon (920 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
What is your favorite board game?
I heard you guys like to play Risk.
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kaner406 (1388 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 (1824 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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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.
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The Ambassador (1678 D (B) (B))
Wed 19 Apr UTC
Feedback for 1v1 Cold War on WWIV map
Hi folks, some of you may have heard me talk on the podcast about bringing the WWIV map to a Cold War circa 1984 1v1 variant. Interested in your thoughts about whether I use the standard WWIV map, the v6.2 version (is there any actual difference in the map itself?) or whether the sealane version would be better. Thoughts?
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The Problem Thread
This thread is if you have a problem you post and then everyone will try to help you with your problem.
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Happy Rome Day
since today (April 21) is Rome's 2770th birthday, I thought it would be nice to fill this thread with stories of the glory of Rome:
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Captainmeme (1591 D Mod (B))
Sat 08 AM UTC
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Reminder: ALWAYS check the settings of games you join!
Hi all,
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The Muting Thread
This is the thread that everyone mutes.
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Captainmeme (1591 D Mod (B))
01 Apr 17 UTC
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON VDIPLOMACY'S FUTURE
Please see within for details on the vDiplomacy Referendum.
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GOD (1694 D Mod (B))
28 Jan 16 UTC
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Can't stop the Trump
Does anyone here has a clue as to why Donald Trump is boycotting the latest republican debate? Seems to have only downsides and risks without a real gain to me. Enlighten me please.
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Anon (?? D)
Sun 09 Apr UTC
KING OF GUNBOAT
gameID=30786 2 day phases 100pt bet WTA Anon gunboat
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Matticus13 (1241 D)
Sat 15 Apr UTC
Seeking replacement for Shift Right variant game
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=30376#gamePanel

Looking for a replacement for Italy (me). The current position is pretty stable. I'm looking to eliminate all of my press games due to time constraints.
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Greetings Thread
Um....................... Hello? Is anyone there?
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The Ambassador (1678 D (B) (B))
08 Mar 17 UTC
Live video feed podcast?
Hi folks - Kaner and I are getting together this time next week for another boozy Dip chat.
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The Ambassador (1678 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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Captainmeme (1591 D Mod (B))
Tue 11 Apr UTC
The Original Diplomacy Variant
As many of you know, the Calhamer estate is being liquidated and the very first self-published Diplomacy board sold for just over $5000 last week. Well, something else interesting from the same sale - a bunch of prototype maps, these likely being from several years before the game was published.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262922746919
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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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David E. Cohen (0 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
Calhamer Estate Sale
See below.
David E. Cohen (0 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
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I got an email from Douglas Kent of Diplomacy World fame, so I thought I’d spread the word on various forums. Mr. Calhamer’s estate is being liquidated. Among the items being sold on ebay is a first edition of Diplomacy, marked 1 of 500. In other words, Alan Calhamer’s PERSONAL copy, which also just so happens to be the FIRST COPY of Diplomacy published. EVER.

I am not particularly into collecting things, but for this I may make an exception. If I had to explain it to a non-Dipper, I’d say this was the equivalent, for an American, of being able to purchase Thomas Jefferson’s personal copy of the Declaration of Independence, signed by all of the Founding Fathers.
kaner406 (1388 D (B) (B))
29 Mar 17 UTC
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That would be like getting your hands on the holy grail... if only I were in Illinois...

https://www.estatesales.net/IL/La-Grange-Park/60526/1469769
Matticus13 (1241 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/262911348603
Matticus13 (1241 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
^ Here it is
But several items are for sale via eBay and this, if you ask me, has to be a prime item for the collecting and discerning Diplomacy player. I know it will end way out of my range, but I'm tempted to throw 350 or 400 on it just to see if I can get it.
zurn (904 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
Pretty cool. Always loved the original contour map look.
Murcanic (1441 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
That would be amazing to own! damn no Canadian shipping... and being a broke college student...
You can ship it here and I'll forward it on to you.
DawnRinger (746 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
Wow. It's already up to $300. That would be a cool piece of Diplomacy history to have.
Murcanic (1441 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
@YCHTT I'm sorry we are on a diplomacy site... I can smell your stabbing knife from here xP jk jk but ya no I'd love to but the self funded college life isn't cheap :(
That's OK. It might have taken a decade or two to make it there. :-D
Murcanic (1441 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
^ good plot xP though with some mail services I wouldn't be surprised either... would have been a Schrodinger's cat to me xD both not and is on its way...
baky123 (1138 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
Schrodingder's eBay purchase more like
Captainmeme (1591 D Mod (B))
29 Mar 17 UTC
So, interesting story...

I was looking at this and noticed that there are several photographs of the rulebook. On one of them, the section 'Playing with less than seven players' is visible.

It's very different to the post-1971 rulebook variants, in which you still play on a full board but people will control multiple powers. In these variants, parts of the board become impassable:

"With six players, eliminate Turkey and Bulgaria. Players may not move to these spaces. Fleets may move directly from the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea. With five, eliminate Russia and Rumania as well. With four, drop Austria-Hungary, Greece, and Serbia. With three, drop Italy and Tunis. Late comers take up the Great Powers in the reverse order in which they were eliminated."

So, these are officially the first Diplomacy variants - ever! Honestly they sound pretty terrible, but it's an interesting piece of Dip history nonetheless.
I'm happy to pay the $6.50 in the photos for the game.
Sorry, $6.95. I can scrape together the extra 45 cents.
Murcanic (1441 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
I'm loving the additional cost to get more board pieces xD
OK, I need to go play some poker now so I have the winnings to buy this. Been on a roll lately, averaging about $400 profit a night.
Matticus13 (1241 D)
29 Mar 17 UTC
It rose nearly $1k overnight, so you better be winning big...
:-( I win that big and I'm buying a new UHD 4K TV.
zurn (904 D)
30 Mar 17 UTC
Getting harder and harder to justify getting a Diplomacy board that looks exactly like the two I already have...
It's up to $1500 or more than 200 times its price in 1959.
OK, so here is a request. I am the high bidder on the Hyper-Space game from the same estate on eBay. I want to use the game to develop a new extended version of it and dedicate it to Mr. Calhammer In Memoriam. So not only is it going to a games collector in general, but it will be used for the purpose of honoring the inventor.

If you really want it, be honest, but please don't snipe me on it because I can't even guarantee that I will be on at the auction's ending time.

Thanks,
YCHTT
zurn (904 D)
01 Apr 17 UTC
I read about this space game in his obituary, didn't even realize it was up for auction (can't find it, so you're safe from me). You should post rules if you get it. :) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9281/hyperspace
I'll do a full recreation (OCR it maybe) if I win it. Just from what I've read, I already understand it pretty well and have ideas for expanding upon it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1959-DIPLOMACY-1ST-EDITION-1-OF-500-From-Estate-of-Inventor-ALLAN-B-CALHAMER/262911348603?autorefresh=true

Holy cow! $5,234 was the final sale price! WOW!
David E. Cohen (0 D)
04 Apr 17 UTC
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It would be nice if the winner came forth to identify him/herself, and maybe show it off a little bit.

Just as a by-the-way, that little Sylvania company newsletter (where Mr. Calhamer worked at the time) which was mentioned as being stuck in the gamebox and was sold with the game has a picture of Mr. Calhamer and others Dipping. That might just be the earliest ever photograph on a game of Diplomacy in progress. Certainly, I have never seen an earlier one.

The cool factor is off the scale!
DawnRinger (746 D)
04 Apr 17 UTC
Did you manage to win the Hyper-Space game, YCHTT?
Matticus13 (1241 D)
04 Apr 17 UTC
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/262912852261

Ended up at $550. Damn that's steep.
Nope. I would have gone $200 and my last bid was the $100.01, but it jumped way up at the end.


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kaner406 (1388 D (B) (B))
03 Apr 17 UTC
Sitter needed!!
For 7 days, ongoing bourse game. 1 SC power, 3 day phases, no bourse orders needed, only a hotbod to look after the unit on the board. PM me or reply on this thread. Thanks!
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MerlijnvL (994 D)
31 Mar 17 UTC
Hallo
Hallo
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didigoose (1690 D)
13 Mar 17 UTC
Hof Points Question
I have 2 questions related to the Hof point calculation

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zurn (904 D)
28 Mar 17 UTC
Minor map issues
Is anybody able to make minor cosmetic map changes to the variants, for readability? There's two small things I've noticed:

* Imperial Diplomacy II: there's a connection between Morocco and W. Med, but the map really doesn't show it.
* First Crusade: The Sardinia supply centre in the large map is placed in an odd, almost invisible spot.
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Oztra (937 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
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WebDip members on here
Hi Guys,
just wondering how many people that are from webdip come over here and do stuffs
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