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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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zurn (947 D)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
It may not look it from my rating, but I think drano can vouch that I'm a veteran Diplomacy player. :) If you guys need a player for this, I've always been curious about this variant. Looks like a bit of a reunion so I understand if certain people get priority.

Actually I've been visiting this site recently because I was wondering if the variant lab ever got back up and running... doesn't look like it though.
kaner406 (1389 D (B) (B))
Fri 06 Jan UTC
Welcome back Drano! Yes ok, you guys are twisting my rubber arm, so I guess a good ol romp through renaissance Italy sounds like a plan, so sign me up.

I'll definately be running another bourse game when the current one finishes, but I have no idea when that will happen, but if you're around still...

Captainmeme is working on getting a functioning lab up and running, hopefully we'll start seeing some variant development again this year. David E. Cohen (creator of KW901) has an awesome new looking variant that I'd love to port over to the site.
bozo (2015 D)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
I also would like to join the Rinascimento game.
zurn (947 D)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
Kaner: that's really good to hear about the variant lab!
Mapu (2339 D (B))
Fri 06 Jan UTC
Sure -- I will do it -- can we do semi-anon? I don't do well in non-anon for some reason.
Jimbozig (1335 D)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
1) Drano019
2) Leif_Syverson
3) YouCan'tHandleTheTruth
4) RUFFHAUS 8
5) Jimbozig
6) The Ambassador
7) SamJ
8) zurn
9) kaner
10) bozo
11) Mapu

Almost there :)
Leif_Syverson (1640 D Mod)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
Mapu, I don't think the usual issues with non-anon games would rear their heads with this quality player list, esp. since the game is unrated. Anon won't hurt my feelings, it would just be less interesting through the game not knowing who everyone is.
Mapu (2339 D (B))
Fri 06 Jan UTC
Fair enough -- either works for me.
drano019 (2056 D)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
Wonderful! I go away for the night, and we're almost there! Anyone have an objection to 3 day phases, with the understanding that retreats/builds will be reading as soon as they can be? If not, I'll start a game and get it rolling while we look for #12.

Regarding anon/non, I prefer non for an unrated game of veterans. One thing I've enjoyed with PBEM is the getting to know the other players aspect of things. I feel vdip (and really all online dip) would really benefit from encouragingore personal communication as well as pure dip communication. If there's concerns about integrity though, we can play anon.
YouCan'tHandleTheTruth (1342 D)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
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I like non. I do think this group has any concerns of met gaming,so let's go non-anon. And 3 day with ready builds/retreats is good by me.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2502 D)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
Agree with the Truth. Allowing three days for dip during moving phases is great when paired with a gentleman's agreement to ready up retreats and builds when you can. This way there's plenty of good discussions and negotiations without the stagnation a waiting three days for one retreat order, and another three days for a couple/few adjustments - phases that are not meant to have a negotiation period anyway.

RUFFHAUS 8 (2502 D)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
I would add that part of my interest in Rinascimento is to study as a group the various dynamics of the imbalance starting positions, and to assess whether or not they truly resent advantages/disadvantages of significance. It seems to me that a full press game would be best to that end.
Decima Legio (2106 D)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
Yes, I am #12.
Can we play a rated PPSC, and encourage "strong survivals" please?
Decima Legio (2106 D)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
Italians like to joke... given the players roster, I'm keen to play whatever is the setting used.

Bentornato Drano!
This site misses Oli, yes, but this site missed players like you as well
drano019 (2056 D)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
And we're off! You should all have received a PM with the gameID and the password. Thanks for joining in my inaugural match back! Let's all have a good time and who knows, maybe this will kick off a little more community building here!
Samj (1613 D)
Fri 06 Jan UTC
Looking forward to learning from all the legends in the game... Be gentle
Considering I'm probably the lowest ranked player in the game, this is gonna be a challenge.
Mapu (2339 D (B))
Fri 06 Jan UTC
You are an outstanding press player and no one should underestimate you.
Lukas Podolski (1566 D)
Sat 07 Jan UTC
I shall spectate =D
Maucat (1937 D)
Sat 07 Jan UTC
I'm ok to play an unrated Rinascimento.
Decima Legio (2106 D)
Sat 07 Jan UTC
I'm travelling this weekend. Do you mind if I join the game 24 hours from now?

Oh, and welcome back to Jimbozig as well, good to see you again!
drano019 (2056 D)
Mon 09 Jan UTC
And we're off! Thanks to everyone for joining! Hopefully we can get a rated game going soon too! Anyone interested?
I'm up for rated provided it is a balanced scenario.
Samj (1613 D)
Tue 10 Jan UTC
I'm up for any game where you have players who normally input their orders on time. Sometimes even AHEAD of time! Oh my!
Decima Legio (2106 D)
Fri 13 Jan UTC
Drano, out of curiosity, since it wasn't specified on the thread:
Are we going to apply "rulebook press" as it is on webdip or are we going to use press in standard vdip mode?
I'm fine with both, but I'd like to know it clearly for you to avoid misunderstandings.

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"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.
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Decima Legio (2106 D)
Fri 13 Jan UTC
*from you*
Can we get that mode moved over here?! And then add in shorter phase lengths for retreats and builds?
drano019 (2056 D)
Fri 13 Jan UTC
Since it'd be great if we could speed up the retreats/builds, I'd prefer it if we went on an honor code of no talking during builds/retreats. Otherwise we'll just end up with people waiting for "one more message" which ends up taking 2 days and then why bother trying to speed things up?
zurn (947 D)
Mon 11 PM UTC
I don't think I've ever played an online game that tried to enforce that rule. Honour code seems like a weak compromise, but if I'll abide by it if we agree to it.

Kinda wish default retreats/builds was more of a thing in online diplomacy. Too much hangs in the balance if you miss a retreat/build. Would be interesting to code that option into web/vdip.
HQDominator (1000 D)
Tue 06 PM UTC
I've missed you


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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.
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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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