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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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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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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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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....
The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
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The face-to-face players have a well established podcast but no-one has cared about the online space. As vDip players we'll obviously be focusing a lot on the site here, but will from time to time get into webDip and other sites.

Find out more at:
You can get it from http://www.diplomacygames.com

Or if you can find "Diplomacy Games" on iTunes, Overtune and Stitcher.

Its technically up on Google Play according to Google but I can't find it! I've emailed them but haven't heard back yet.

We've already recorded a 2nd episode and will pump them out as often as we can.

Let us know your feedback by posting on this forum thread or PMing us. Plus, feel free to make suggestions on what you'd like to hear or see included.

Have fun!
Captainmeme (1559 D Mod (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
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Wagadu, du, du, push an Axum, invade Srivi...
DanShot360 (1218 D)
02 Sep 16 UTC
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Will give it a listen. Thanks guys.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2502 D)
02 Sep 16 UTC
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Sounds fun...Will try to check it out
The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
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lol, glad you liked the 80's throwback Cap'n!
kaner406 (1389 D (B) (B))
03 Sep 16 UTC
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Now you all know what I sound like, not to mention what I sound like as I progressively get more drunk :)
The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
11 Sep 16 UTC
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Hi folks, the second episode of Diplomacy Games - a podcast about playing Diplomacy online - is now live at DiplomacyGames.com, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and where all good podcasts are pumped out.

This time Kaner and I turn Classic on its head with a deep dive into the Fog of War version of Classic. How does game play radically change when all you can see are territories immediately adjacent to your units and SCs. Plus we talk Mods and upcoming developments in the variant space thanks to the good oil from captainmeme!
tobi1 (1496 D Mod (B))
11 Sep 16 UTC
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Especially curious about the infos you give around mods and variant development I finally have taken the time to listen to your podcast.
Very much appreciated. I like your format, the time went by in a flash. :-)
The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
14 Sep 16 UTC
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Big thanks to Jonnikhan and Leif for their perspectives on the Known World 901 game featured in episode 1 of the podcast!
G-Man (2100 D)
15 Sep 16 UTC
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Great stuff guys! I left and extensive comment on the site mostly pertaining to the game covered in the 1st podcast, but to some of the 2nd podcast as well. However, I keep getting a "Page Not Found" error message when I try to post. So, I've left it with Amby on a PM for posting over there.

Very much enjoyed these. The highlights for me were covering Amby's position in Vae Victus!, thoughts on Fog of War, the liveliness of the 2nd podcast, and of course being both a wine and beer lover myself, what you guys were drinking!

Keep up the great work!!
The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
15 Sep 16 UTC
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Thanks G-Man :-)

As mentioned in my PM I'll have a look at the site later this afternoon and see if I can fix the point you raised.

Hope you enjoy episode 3 when it comes out in about a week.
jrrtolkiennerd (1614 D)
16 Sep 16 UTC
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nice. As a fan of podcasts I'll give it a listen
The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
23 Sep 16 UTC
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In episode 3 Kaner and I look at the Italian Renaissance variant Rinascimento. What's great about it, what's bad about it, and how based on recent Forum talk it can be improved. Then its onto a game inside a game (how very enigmatic), with the variant Bourse.

Pop over to DiplomacyGames.com or subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher. Don't forget if you like the show give us a rating or review from there too. It really helps.
Decima Legio (2106 D)
24 Sep 16 UTC
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You two are insane, Aussies.
This said, I love what you're doing... perhaps cause I am insane as well.

I wish I could drink a beer with you while talking about variants and stuff...unfortunately I'm on the other side of the planet.

I've acutually only heard your 3rd episode. I am from Florence, the cradle of Renaissance, so I'm naturally inclined to the topic.
It's been really entertaining to me how you strive for pronunciating Italian words... and invariably fail :-)

I'll list them in order of growing entertainment:
Benevento
my nick itself: Decima
Ferrara
Genova (you must be misunderstanding with Geneva, the city in Switzerland)
the word "Rinascimento" itself
Emmanuele Ravaioli, userID=114
Appennini mountains, LOL!!

I really do appreciate your efforts, though!

Ambassador, how comes you do drink a Barbera d'Alba wine in episode II and you do not drink an Italian wine when you happen to discuss about Italy in episode III?

Kaner, you do not have to think to the role of the Papal States as Pope Francis I.
You have to take on the role of Alexander VI
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Alexander_VI
...different people for different ages and circumstances...

Nice idea Kaner and Amby, I think it's perfect to listen to while driving back home after a hard day at work.
The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
24 Sep 16 UTC
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Thanks Decima - love Florence. Been there twice. Still it never improved my Italian pronunciations as you noticed! Glad it was at least entertaining for you.

Now that you've heard the 3rd, go back for the first two for when you're driving next week :-)

Aaah, the wine choice. Well being Australian with lots of great wines here I tend to favour them (they're as a result cheaper too!) But of course I could not pick a Barbera d'Alba as the only Italian wines at the bar for episode 3 & 4 were a Ruffino Chianti and a Meleto Toscano Rose. So I went Australian for the wines in both of those episodes.

Yes, a Borgia pope would be a good character to play. Very much agree!

Keep tuning in my friend :-D
The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
07 Oct 16 UTC
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Hi folks, well its that time again - Episode 4 of the DiplomacyGames.com podcast!

Visit the website or search and subscribe on iTunes,Stitcher or Google Play for Kaner and my take on the variant World War IV and the highly entertaining Google Translate Diplomacy.
G-Man (2100 D)
07 Oct 16 UTC
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Looking forward to it!

I still can not post what is the main body of my comment for episode 2 (after the 1st paragraph that you posted Ambassador). Is this something that will be fixed?
Mapu (2339 D (B))
08 Oct 16 UTC
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I never would have guessed that the Ambassador has such a potty mouth!
The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
08 Oct 16 UTC
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Fuck yeah!
kaner406 (1389 D (B) (B))
08 Oct 16 UTC
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hey... we're Australians...
The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
08 Oct 16 UTC
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Hi G-Man - your post about episode 1 is now live. Sorry but had to do a techie workaround to get it up.
G-Man (2100 D)
09 Oct 16 UTC
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Cool. Hitting the next two podcasts over the weekend. More techie stuff, I know, but it would be great if you guys could get these featured here at vDip too.
Decima Legio (2106 D)
21 Oct 16 UTC
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I'm listening to your 2nd episode... and suddenly I think it's time to organize another Exploration fog of war game!
The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
22 Oct 16 UTC
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Thanks Decima, glad you enjoyed the podcast.
ScubaSteve (1082 D)
23 Oct 16 UTC
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Weird to think of any of us as real people. Sad to admit, it takes away a bit of the sweet bloodlust that I feel coursing through my veins when I play. Oh well.

Listening to the podcast made me crave a WWIV game (sea lanes or otherwise) especially if it were to be discussed.

Thanks for taking the time, guys. Very interesting.
Dr. Recommended (1595 D Mod (B))
23 Oct 16 UTC
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Keep 'em coming! I'd love to hear even just a 30-second segment each episode of you guys reading from a list of player names, just for pronunciation gold. I really enjoyed hearing from other players like Leif, goldfinger, and JECE. I know it adds logistical complications, but hearing many perspectives is very interesting to me.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2502 D)
23 Oct 16 UTC
Great stuff. Loved you guys talking about Tomahaha rage quitting as well as your backhanded compliments leaning my way. Fantastic discussion on the game/variants. I hope that you guys keep them coming.
Thanks ScubaSteve, Doc and Ruffhaus. Really appreciate your comments.
To help get the message out about Diplomacy, and to demonstrate the community we have here, what are people's thoughts on reposting Forum comments relevant to the episode as comments on the Diplomacy Games website?

As an example, I checked with some of the guys in the 2012 game and they're happy to have their webDip forum posts on the podcast reposted. Just about to move them across now.
No problem here.
Episode 6 of the podcast is now live with Kaner and I covering off Modern Diplomacy and the whacky WW1 fighter pilot variant Sopwith. Check it out at http://diplomacygames.com, iTunes or Stitcher.
Thanks guys!
Decima Legio (2106 D)
04 Nov 16 UTC
Awesome, go ahead!
Who wants another podcast episode?

Kaner and I recorded this bumper edition just 2 days ago. We cover off the 1066 variant, discuss games, introduce a new segment thanks to Dr Recommended, talk about Known World and 1 vs 1 games coming soon to webDip, provide an update from captainmeme on the development server and finish up discussing the idea of a variant based on the US Presidential election. Oh, and there are many, many tangents in this one as Kaner and I get more drunk along the way!

Visit http://diplomacygames.com, iTunes, Stitcher or wherever good podcasts are.
kaner406 (1389 D (B) (B))
17 Nov 16 UTC
Lol, And I actually did fall asleep on the train home... :p
Bo Lemons!! lololol

Forget player names, now I'd just love to hear you read a sentence in French.
Now I want to change my username to Bo Lemons.
Decima Legio (2106 D)
22 Nov 16 UTC
Nice job, as usual.

Ok Aussies, I want to help your Italian pronunciation:
https://www.howtopronounce.com/italian/decima/
https://www.howtopronounce.com/italian/legio/
(The 3rd pronunciation makes more sense than the others)

Kaner, were you having multiple orgasms while Amby was telling about his numerous travels in Italy? :-)
kaner406 (1389 D (B) (B))
23 Nov 16 UTC
sounds like dechma legjoe...

Nope didn't have multiple orgasms. Just travel envy.
Decima Legio (2106 D)
23 Nov 16 UTC
Eheheh
Desima Leghio is what you've been saying to my ears!
I love the whacky computer generated different ways of saying Decima Legio's name. Maybe Kaner and I should try those!?
David E. Cohen (0 D)
03 Dec 16 UTC
Hello Kaner and Ambassador. I have been very busy irl and only just caught your first podcast. Thank you for all of the kind words about KW901. I will definitely try to follow up and listen to your other podcasts.

P.S. Kaner, I will be working some more on Dawn of the Enlightenment. I haven't forgotten about it.
Hey folks, episode 8 of the DiplomacyGames.com podcast is now live! Have a few moments of schadenfreude (taking pleasure from others' pain) as Kaner and I lament our recent eliminations and my poor gameplay on the Bourse. Plus we review the variant "USA" & I throw probably way too many f-bombs at Kaner.

Find it on the website, iTunes, Stitcher and where all good podcasts are found.

And thanks David for your recent kind words!
Episode 9 - the Dip Christmas edition - is now live at DiplomacyGames.com, iTunes and Stitcher. This time we discuss game etiquette, Christmas and the variants Atlantic Colonies and Mate Against Mate. Warning: the show notes aren't totally finished but Mrs Amby needs me to help with Christmas chores in our household... enjoy!
Thanks guys, I look forward to listening.
The Ambassador (1641 D (B) (B))
Thu 12 Jan UTC
Hi folks! Episode 10 of the podcast is now live on iTunes, Stitcher and DiplomacyGames.com

Despite many technical glitches we interview Devonian, vDip's 1 vs 1 tourney champ, and get his take on these types of games. Kaner and I also start a discussion on 1v1 (we'll continue in Ep 11) and give our usual updates on the Bourse game.


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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.
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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?
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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
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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...
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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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