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Dr. Recommended (1204 D Mod (B))
24 Dec 16 UTC
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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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GOD (1714 D Mod (B))
Sat 10 AM UTC
Balkans 1860 variant
Is it just me, or is Italy way too overpowered?
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Devonian (1860 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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butterhead (975 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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Jamie_T (937 D)
Sun 10 Sep UTC
vDiplomacy Forum Mafia
Would anyone be interested in playing forum based Mafia / Werewolf here, on the vDip forum?
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Major Problems (1161 D)
Sat 11 PM UTC
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Live game anyone?
If anyone likes live games (gunboat, anon) let's see if we can get one going. Only an hour to sign up!
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Argentinean Empire (955 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
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Word Association Thread
Hello! I saw a thread like this on WebDip. We start with a word, and you then post the one word that pops into your mind after you read that word. The first word is FIRST.
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nopunin10did (1011 D)
Tue 19 Sep UTC
Win Conditions less than majority
Some of you with a bit more experience at vDip can clue me in here.

How does vDip currently adjudicate when more than one player meets the SC requirement for victory simultaneously? More details below.
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Technostar (1119 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
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"Divided States" - New variant in progress
"Divided States" is a variant where every US state is a country. I am looking for advice about it. See reply for details.
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fasces349 (1058 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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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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BenjaminHester (1035 D)
Thu 14 Sep UTC
While I'm going through the long slog of rebuilding Sengoku...
...any interest in a vDip implementation of my most recent, and arguably best balanced variant that rolled off the assembly line before my last long Dip sabbatical?

http://dipwiki.com/index.php?title=Balkans1860
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BenjaminHester (1035 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
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obsolete Sengoku variant
Hi all, designer of Sengoku here. I would love to get the latest version of Sengoku in use on this system, as it is much more balanced. Found here: http://dipwiki.com/index.php?title=Sengoku
Even if the DP system, can't be used, the version at http://nairenvorbeck.angelfire.com/ is still better than the one in use currently. Poor Mori needs a fair chance :-) Anyone willing/able to help me get these implemented?
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NManock18 (1000 D)
Mon 18 Sep UTC
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Variants
Are there any tips on software to use for designing a variant? Thanks!
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faded box (1108 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
live
anyone up for a live 1v1? u can choose map if u dont like one i got posted
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Vauban (1004 D)
Sun 17 Sep UTC
Colour for Neutral Province
Check below
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nopunin10did (1011 D)
30 May 17 UTC
1900 for vDip: Progress Report (ongoing)
As mentioned in another thread, I've been working on the code and assets necessary to port Baron M. Powell's variant 1900 to vDip and/or webDip.

In order to keep myself accountable in some fashion to actually complete this task, and not just talk about it, I've created a small project plan where I can mark my progress.
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Cometk (1000 D)
Fri 15 Sep UTC
Replacing Inactive Member
how does my group go about replacing an inactive member?
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President Eden (1627 D)
Wed 13 Sep UTC
Is England* vs Turkey truly balanced?
The stats spread on England* vs Turkey is innocuous enough. England* wins 55% of games which do not end in a draw, Turkey wins 45%. England is favored, but not to the extent that Turkey can't win; the game is not balanced, but it also isn't drastically skewed either way.

However, I have recently encountered an opening from England that I'm struggling to counter as Turkey.
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michael_b (971 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Question: Adding Variant(s)
Please see reply.
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ubercacher16 (1076 D)
26 Aug 17 UTC
There are lots of home SC's that are adjacent, are you worried about that?
michael_b (971 D)
26 Aug 17 UTC
Yes! thanks for mentioning that. I also realized that. I think I might change that a little. But the main thing that it forces players to do is to communicate.
ubercacher16 (1076 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
Yes, it does. I guess that is a plus, unless you get players who just don't communicate.
michael_b (971 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
yeah. gunboat lol!
michael_b (971 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
I have playtested and finalised my variant:

goo.gl/sSCsgf

Would someone be willing to help me implement it? I am willing to do as much of the work as I can but I haven't done it before.
Tristan (905 D (B))
03 Sep 17 UTC
I think variants are uploaded here: http://lab.diplomail.ru/
then come across to this site, but I'm not entirely sure how the system works since I'm not an admin
michael_b (971 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Made an account and posted in the forum there. Seems to have a similar interface to here and I cant upload anything.
michael_b (971 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
https://imgur.com/a/pMVnN

I tried to make USA and canada less "adjacent"
Vauban (1004 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
I tried to sign up on this website multiple times but each time I never get the confirmation email
ubercacher16 (1076 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
The finished product looks pretty awesome.
ubercacher16 (1076 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Well not quite finished but still.
Technostar (1119 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Nice work! It looks like it will be a lot of fun to play, and I'll be eager to get a game of it started once it's added to the map pool.

Just a few aesthetic things:
Perhaps you could color in some more of that neutral territory to make it closer to the look of 1937. Places like Juneau, British Colombia, NC Canada, most of Australia, large parts of Africa, and the Caucuses can be colored in without affecting gameplay.

Also, the SC for Texas is in Louisiana, Madrid is on the coast instead of in the center of Spain, and Qatar's is in the UAE.

Gameplay wise, the map looks excellent.
Great job, coming along well. I do feel though that Germany isn't as strong as it should be based on history. Could you set the game 1 year later (1938) after Austria has been absorbed in the Anchluss?
michael_b (971 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
@Vauban - It appeared in my spam, try that.

@ubercatcher - Thanks! I think I close to being done. But it needds to look less messy. Ill see if I can redo the whole thing on a canvas 3x the size to fit in the text.

@Technistar. Texas is bigger so I chose that. I would love it if you could tell me what you mean about coloring in the neutral SCs! :D

@TheAmbassador - I thought about that (austria being German)! But I still wonder if that can cripple Italy.
michael_b (971 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
Also Ambassador, unless everyone attacks her, I can see Germany getting 4 or 5 builds in year 1 effortlessly.
Yeah, I'm just trying to also provide balance to the colonial powers, particularly England, who tend to dominate these style of maps. As Germany lost its colonial possessions after WW1 its in a very limited starting position. I guess I'm also trying to ideally see a map that is more historically accurate with the Germans already ramping up their military in the lead up to WW2, while appeasing powers (England and France) and the Soviets (as Stalin actually trusted Hitler) were slow to the party. Ditto America due to their isolationist policies.

But its your variant, so feel free to do with it what you think is best.
Technostar (1119 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
I was talking about the land territory without supply centers. Though if you wish to also have some neutral centers colored in, you can do what South American Supremacy did and have some centers with a neutral box around them but the rest of the land colored in. This is what I plan to do for my Divided States map.
d-ice (1517 D)
Wed 06 Sep UTC
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Hey hivemind,
I'm not very interested in setting up a web server to test bug fixes, but I don't mind doing the programming. So is there anyone in here who has the test server set up and would like to help out? Or is there another place to do the tests? I'm trying to fix a bug in the Classic Fog of War variant...
Technostar (1119 D)
Sat 09 Sep UTC
Hey Michael, have you had any luck getting your variant on a lab for testing and development?
michael_b (971 D)
Sun 10 Sep UTC
Hello Techno, not yet. I was playing on a Band Tour so I haven't checked in in a while. Hopefully I can get someone on labdip.ru.
michael_b (971 D)
Sun 10 Sep UTC
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First game on A World at War (f2f) ends with a 5 way draw after USSR places draw vote due a a 4-way effort against her. Draw between:
USSR, Nazi Germany, USA, Brazil and Thailand.

https://imgur.com/a/sBnrQ

End Results: (Spring 1964)
Soviet Union - 34 Supply Centers
United States - 32 Supply Centers
Nazi Germany - 28 Supply Centers
Thailand - 19 Supply Centers
Brazil - 13 Supply Centers

Basic Summary:

1937-1940:

Russia gets 8 builds in year one and has the highest SC count for the entire game, even after her peak at (40 SCs) in which her decline almost allowed the USA to overtake her.
New diplomacy player played China and was immediately carved up by USSR+Japan.

Alliances:
Germany+Russia+England
England+Turkey
Brazil+USA+Mexico+Thailand


1940-1950

Japan gets demolished by Russia and Thailand. Thailand was able to expand without obstruction due to the Soviet+German stab on England.
Italy and French remained at war until it got them both killed by Nazi Germany.
Turkey succumbed to the Russian flood.
US convinces Brazil to stab Mexico with him and it goes really well.

Remaining Players:

Russia - 35 SCs
Germany - 24 SCs
USA - 23 SCs
Brazil - 13 SCs
Thailand - 12 SCs
England - 12 SCs
Turkey - 4 SCs
France - 2 SCs
Italy - 1 SCs
Mexico - 1 SCs
michael_b (971 D)
Wed 13 Sep UTC
Hello again everyone, I have made the final adjustments and here is my final product:
https://imgur.com/a/WhKDv

If anyone can help me implement this, it would be truly appreciate. Thanks all.
michael_b (971 D)
Wed 13 Sep UTC
Correction:
https://imgur.com/a/GvNQK
Technostar (1119 D)
Thu 14 Sep UTC
I'd suggest you PM the admin over on lab.diplomail.ru about it. Send him the map files (including the color map that PHP uses to identify provinces), though he may ask for more. I'm not entirely sure myself and I'll be doing the same in a couple of weeks.
Technostar (1119 D)
Thu 14 Sep UTC
The admin is Flame, btw.


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Anon (?? D)
Tue 12 Sep UTC
Gunboat with me
Hey, if anyone is interested in playing a beginner gunboat with me (I suck at gunboat) holla at me for the password http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=32229
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Anon (?? D)
Tue 12 Sep UTC
"...tuesday" game sequel is out...
Pls play this WWII map...
Remember, only on Tuesdays!
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=32223
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michael_b (971 D)
Mon 11 Sep UTC
Strong British Position
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=31381
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The Ambassador (1596 D (B) (B))
Wed 06 Sep UTC
Online Dip Pet Peeves
We're introducing a new segment to the podcast. Have your say (more below)...
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Jamie_T (937 D)
16 Aug 17 UTC
Hello!
I have been banned from webDiplomacy because Zultar wants it to be a safe space for neo-Nazis and other white supremacists.

You nice people will have to put up with me instead (until I get banned here, I guess).
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TheatreVarus (977 D)
Sat 09 Sep UTC
Dueling
Looking for someone to play a few friendly duels on the Cold War map. Just picked the game back up and I want to get some practice in. Anyone interested can DM me.
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kaner406 (1524 D Mod (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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The Ambassador (1596 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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d-ice (1517 D)
Wed 06 Sep UTC
Force drawn games
Games with fixed end year are (for ranking purposes) treated like solo victories for the power with the largest SC tally (even when PPSC scoring is used). Is that intentional? Not that I think it matters much to me, but I do find it rather odd, it would seem like the more logical approach would be that they are treated as force drawn, or possibly use affect ranking differently depending on scoring system used.
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