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Old 09-20-2018, 07:25 AM
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New Diplomacy Game! Recruitment and side talk thread

Thanks to Panther Modern I now have a new reason not to work. I'm hooked on Diplomacy. The game Panther started is winding down now, with a victory for Russia. It was a good game, and mostly civil.

I've started a new game: Doplomacy II. Same setup as before -- two day turns, anonymous players. You can join here: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=228870. The password is SDMB.

Have fun!
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:59 AM
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Took me a minute to get the "Doplomacy" joke....alas.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:11 AM
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I've just joined - this will be my first game...
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:13 AM
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On second thoughts - I'm going on holiday in a few weeks and won't be online. I have therefore unjoined.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:28 PM
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It appears that the site does reveal who played in game at its conclusion, so while it's fine to rely on anonymity to lure the unsuspecting into unwise pacts, don't say anything to another player that you don't want to eventually make it back here.

We'll see you in Dope-lomacy III, Fiendish.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:32 PM
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It appears that the site does reveal who played in game at its conclusion, so while it's fine to rely on anonymity to lure the unsuspecting into unwise pacts, don't say anything to another player that you don't want to eventually make it back here.

We'll see you in Dope-lomacy III, Fiendish.


It's Diplomacy. If you're not assuming that 75% of what is being said is a lie, you're doing it wrong.

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Old 09-20-2018, 01:46 PM
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It's Diplomacy. If you're not assuming that 75% of what is being said is a lie, you're doing it wrong.

Well, lies and betrayal aren't the problem, but I believe that someone told England to violate himself in our last game, perhaps not realizing that they would be unmasked in the postgame.
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:15 PM
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Yeah, I didn't realize our identities would be revealed. I wasn't too much of an ass, but I may be a little more thoughtful this time.

We have four players signed up. Three more and it's a go!
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We have about a day left to get three more players. Come on, Dopers!
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Four players = the winner and three survivors of the previous game?

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Nah, I'm in, too.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:58 AM
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I've taken the liberty of sending a PM directly to some of the Dopers that expressed interest in the old thread, in hopes that we'll fill up the remaining slots.
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:53 AM
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Thanks for the PM. Unfortunately, I'm travelling a ton in 4th quarter and I'm afraid even a two day check in may be difficult for me. What are the odd of this game only lasting a month?
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:35 AM
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Well, the first game lasted about 5 weeks. Kinda depends on how quick folks are with the "Ready" button, especially on retreat and build phases.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:40 AM
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Well, i may randomly disappear at the end of the game but that seems close enough it may work. I'll jump in.
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Great! There's a mechanism on the website by which one player may replace another, but hopefully it won't come to that. Maybe you'll draw Austria or Germany and be eliminated early.
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I won't be playing, but thanks for the invite. I just don't have the spare brainpower for Diplomacy right now.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:07 AM
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I won't be playing, but thanks for the invite. I just don't have the spare brainpower for Diplomacy right now.
Oh, come on. I don't have the brainpower for it in the best circumstances, and yet here I am.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:08 AM
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Thirteen hours before this game expires. Just need two more players! We can do it!
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We're up to six players, with just under nine hours to go. Who will be the last one into the fray?
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:04 PM
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I was thinking about taking a break, but since you need one more......
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:50 PM
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Woo-hoo!

Omniscient, you won last time, so don't act all "aw shucks" now.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:29 PM
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Pure luck....just you watch.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:35 PM
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The game is afoot!
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:36 PM
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Just in case it wasn't clear from my previous post, the game has already started. A couple of players have apparently gone MIA. At least, no one I've talked to (which is everyone) has professed to have heard from them. There's less than 24 hours until the phase ends. Let's get the stabbing going on!
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Just in case it wasn't clear from my previous post, the game has already started. A couple of players have apparently gone MIA. At least, no one I've talked to (which is everyone) has professed to have heard from them. There's less than 24 hours until the phase ends. Let's get the stabbing going on!
I was just coming in to say this. Everyone who signed up, please check in and place your orders before this time tomorrow. It's no fun crushing you if you're not there to suffer through it!
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:19 PM
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Looks like we have a couple players who haven’t checked i to the game yet. Suggest jumping on in the next 12 hours to try and get planning for Spring 01.
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Wow, didnít refresh before posting. Great minds, eh?
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:49 PM
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So I looks like Germany might be MIA to start he game. I figure this post may get them up and moving with less than an hour until the first turn closes.
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Hail, hail the gang's all here! This is shaping up to be an interesting game.
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Disappointed to have missed out on this. Will be following. Any players going to be doing any pontificating here?
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I don't think there will be a lot of pontificating here as it's an anonymous game. We don't know who our friends were from last time! If you sign up on the site, you can "Spectate" a game, which means you'll get notifications when the game has moved forward.
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Hey gang, if you're in the game, and you're ready with your orders, please remember to hit the "Ready" button so the game can progress. How can I crush my enemies when the game is stalled at "All countries have entered orders"??
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:44 PM
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The desire for orders to be processed quickly differs greatly depending on whether you're doing the crushing or being crushed.
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Just another friendly reminder to please click "Ready" if you're happy with your orders.

I need my fix, dammit!

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So, anyone up for a Gunboat game?
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So, anyone up for a Gunboat game?
I might be if I knew what it was
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So, anyone up for a Gunboat game?

I'm up for that, so long as it costs no more than 10 points to join. I seem to have signed up for a lot of other games!
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Gunboat means you can't talk to the other players. No more pesky negotiations. I'm in. Maybe we can play one of the variants?
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Sure. Sounds like fun.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:19 AM
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Most of the variations need more players, and we seem to have problems recruiting more. The Ancient Med only needs 5 players, and doesn't seem to have the problem of one country being totally screwed right from the start like Italy does in the regular game.

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/variants.php#AncMed
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Most of the variations need more players, and we seem to have problems recruiting more. The Ancient Med only needs 5 players, and doesn't seem to have the problem of one country being totally screwed right from the start like Italy does in the regular game.

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/variants.php#AncMed
That looks like a fun map. Is global chat open in gunboat games?
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That looks like a fun map. Is global chat open in gunboat games?

No, there's no chat at all. I think there's an option for using only the global chat, though, which isn't strictly "Gunboat Diplomacy". We could try that if people are so inclined.
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I'm up for anything. I'm just not going to start the game since I goofed it up last time.
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Okay, I've created an Ancient Med game. Join code is "Dopers". 10 points to join, public messaging only, so not strictly Gunboat. We need 4 more players!

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=231289
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:53 PM
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Only need two more players. If you're interested in playing, please sign up!
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We're up to four players. Just one more to go! C'mon, you know you want to conquer the ancient world. Everybody wants to rule the world.
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