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From: http://webdiplomacy.net/gamecreate.php "Per rulebook" means no discussion during builds and retreats as per the original Diplomacy rulebook. In this mode, saved retreats and builds are automatically readied for the next turn.
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.
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...
Damn! Bozo has either solo'd or been part of the draw in every one of the completed Second Sengokus thus far! I think he is basically unbeatable unless someone does in the second half what he did in the first while keeping him out of it.
Oh, and Bozo, you're welcome. :-) I threw them both to you. Hahaha! I feel pretty good about my performance being in the final three in the two solo'd games (stuck between bozo and another aggressor who didn't know when to stop the solo) and part of a third draw.
Sigh, I wish I could be as perfect as Mapu... He doesn't know I am secretly trying to convince bozo to take me in as his apprentice, to teach me the dark side of the force! Lighten up! I assume you have never made bad choices in any games you've played? As others have commented, these are un-ranked games, maybe a time to try different tactics, different approaches, test theories, learn. I've lost games because an ally mis-ordered or worse, missed turns. But I don't call them out on it. Because its a game. Blame me for your own inability to solo if you want. I've got broad shoulders, I can take it.
Oh, and yes, later games have shown I learned from the first two... I've learned to pick up on subtle things more... That's why I joined the tourney, to get better. I know I have room for improvement. Can I get a group hug? I'm just feeling so abused! ;-)
I didn't call you out. I never mentioned your name nor linked to the games. I just pointed out how he got where he was. As far as my soloing, I was never a threat to solo, nor were you. But should I e lucky enough to be in an end nation in the position you were in, I will have the common sense to back off and not try the squeeze play. A one off game, fine, but twice in a tournament. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.
Nonetheless, I intentionally didn't mention you sir because it could have been anyne who forced me to give it to bozo. It's just amazing he was the lucky recipient both times. He is one talented cat. :-)
I was in no way referring to you Mr Truth. It was Mapu in the comment above yours... But yes, those two games were going simultaneously, so it wasn't really doing the same expecting different results, it was more having my a@@ handed to me in two games at once, showing me the error of my ways in both games. I definitely mellowed out after that. And I'm not saying I didn't screw up. I admitted it then, and I do now. I guess I was the only one to make mistakes in the tournament...
I'm taking Dr. Recommended's approach and trying to *not* eliminate nations on my way. After all, 3 nations of 2 SCs in gunboat are easier to conquer three one nation of 6 SCs. Add in the fog preventing all three from seeing the oncoming storm or even what each other sees) and it becomes much easier. I've got several FoW draws and a solo (full press even gameID=24505) under my belt so I know I can do it. And in FoW, full press is even tougher to solo because people start talking when France and Germany both see your Turkish units on their rather expansive borders.
I think it's more that the board naturally splits into 3/2/3, with Oda having a slight advantage over Asakura so it shows up as the winner of that duel quite often, compared to the right trio that split glory between them, and the left trio that results in 2 survivors as much as 1.
Oda don't seems necessarily more likely to win from that 3-4 player position (and in fact they're generally in the worst position from there, surrounded on all sides), but they're a lot more likely to make it to that stage than others.
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.
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?
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!
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=29678#gamePanel I'll be without internet connection from February 22nd to 27th due to a job journey abroad, please can you pause this game otherwise i'll be in civil disorder, thanks.
NWO game in progress is seeking a pool of interested replacement players for potential nation takeover in the event of CD. Currently, one nation is needing to be replaced. The game is about 70% complete. We would need some players who love the game of Diplomacy to fill in for a few weeks.Email email@example.com if you're interested in being added to the pool. Thanks!
Some of you may have participated in ODC 2015, the tournament run on webDiplomacy in which players from all sites competed for the title of Online Diplomacy Champion. It was won by webDiplomacy player Octavious.
In episode 11 of the Diplomacy Games podcast Kaner and I discussed longevity aspects and risk management of sites like vDip and webDip to ensure they grow and reduce the chances of going down (either technically speaking or perceptions of IP infringement). We said we'd create a thread for this for others to contribute. What do you reckon?