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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #50 on: 30 Apr 2009, 16:46 »

Which is weird because I usually kick ass whenever I play Risk.

(it involves a bit of luck, I know)
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #51 on: 30 Apr 2009, 17:09 »

See that is mistake number one: assuming Risk ideas hold here. They don't. This game is all about support positioning, not big rolling armies of thousands. Also it is about diplomacy and alliances. You can not try and go this game alone based on your 'tactical aptitude', because two of your neighbours will work together against you and then there is nothing you can do.
It is just a different game, but it is totally worth learning if you don't mind putting in a little bit of time and effort to learn it.

Also, if you do not intend to play, the rest of us would appreciate it at this point if you would finalize your orders. The turn advances every 24 hours or whenever everyone has finalized orders. By ignoring the game and not pressing that 'finalize' button, you're holding it up for everyone else. This online version has a nice feature where, after so many turns of not doing anything, you go into 'civil disorder' as Patrick was trying to explain, meaning the computer just stops waiting for you. But, if you log back on, the computer thinks you're going to play again and then we wait the full 24 hour cycle again. So, by ignoring the game and then coming back three days later and still not doing anything you are actually utilizing the optimal strategy for inconveniencing everyone else.

You've pretty much lost this game at this point, but if we do another I encourage you to read the rules and join up (assuming you can commit to checking in orders) because it is a very fun game, which is more satisfying than Risk for me.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #52 on: 30 Apr 2009, 19:38 »

I read the rules, I noticed it was very different from risk. It did not stop me from sucking though.

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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #53 on: 08 May 2009, 16:05 »

So I'm guessing Germany won?

Anyone feel like starting up another game?
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #54 on: 08 May 2009, 19:28 »

I think I will have to jump in on this next time you guys do a game
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #55 on: 08 May 2009, 21:31 »

I am also in for a next game.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #56 on: 09 May 2009, 00:02 »

Someone else make this and I will happily join.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #57 on: 11 May 2009, 13:53 »

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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #58 on: 11 May 2009, 15:12 »

Hellll yes.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #59 on: 11 May 2009, 15:26 »

Am I in?

Oh, I am in.

How about that.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #60 on: 11 May 2009, 18:35 »

DOES EVERYBODY UNDERSTAND THE RULES?
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #61 on: 11 May 2009, 18:37 »

They seem pretty simple.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #62 on: 11 May 2009, 18:39 »

OK.

FOR REFERENCE, SOME PEOPLE TRIED TO MOVE ARMIES 'BY CONVOY' LAST TIME WHEN THEY SHOULDN'T OF. CONVOYING ONLY WORKS IF THE APPROPRIATE FLEETS HAVE BEEN TOLD "CONVOY FROM <HERE> TO <THERE>.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #63 on: 11 May 2009, 18:39 »

I predict Thomas Edison will replace me as the crummiest player.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #64 on: 12 May 2009, 02:47 »

I predict you're right.

In so many ways.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #65 on: 12 May 2009, 14:05 »

ackblom12 (75) as England (): 3 supply centers

Edison (75) as France (): 3 supply centers

Civil Disorder Italy (0) as Italy, in civil disorder: 3 supply centers

jgcrawfo (83) as Germany (): 3 supply centers

Dazed (75) as Austria (): 3 supply centers

Simon Bolivar (25) as Turkey (): 3 supply centers

SirJuggles (75) as Russia (): 4 supply centers


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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #66 on: 12 May 2009, 14:07 »

I'm France?


Does that mean I can surrender now?
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #67 on: 12 May 2009, 14:13 »

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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #68 on: 12 May 2009, 15:46 »

I'm France?


Does that mean I can surrender now?

Wrong war.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #69 on: 12 May 2009, 15:52 »

NO ONE SURRENDERS IN THE CUPCAKE WAR!!!
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #70 on: 12 May 2009, 16:08 »

Game on. The German Torte will reign supreme!

(also if anyone wants to join Italy is still open just click the link)
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #71 on: 12 May 2009, 16:22 »

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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #72 on: 12 May 2009, 16:23 »

Probably 'dicks', 'dick', or some variant thereof. Does the link not work anymore?
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #73 on: 12 May 2009, 16:27 »

And once again, I am Italy.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #74 on: 12 May 2009, 17:23 »

Gahahahaha sucks to be you. Italy and Austria are positioned in possibly two of the worst places to defend or attack from on the map. You are constantly at a two- or three-front war.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #75 on: 12 May 2009, 17:27 »

Germany is also pretty shit, but I think all countries have a roughly equal chance of victory. The game is called diplomacy for a reason.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #76 on: 12 May 2009, 18:15 »

If the game wasn't winnable from every starting position there wouldn't be much point in it. However, some of the countries are more forgiving for beginners. See: France, Russia.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #77 on: 12 May 2009, 18:20 »

I can't decide if England seems better or worse for beginners, but goddamn if this doesn't seem like a game for total bastards and England is definitely that!

Now pardon me while i have some tea.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #78 on: 12 May 2009, 18:53 »

I'd actually have to say Germany seems like the best starting position, at least in terms of quick growth. You're pretty much guaranteed one/both of holland/belgium and probably denmark aswell.

Also, with the game requiring at least one or two allies to win its pretty much guaranteed only 1 (at a push 2) people are going to attack you anyway.

The worst to me is England. You have no guaranteed territories to pick up and you have to convoy armies anywhere on mainland Europe.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #79 on: 13 May 2009, 15:51 »

I am now involved in 3 seperate games. You goddamn pushers.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #80 on: 13 May 2009, 17:09 »

I actually don't like Germany that much, you've got to make alliances fast to get anywhere. I'd much rather in a safer spot with a back to a wall.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #81 on: 06 Jun 2009, 10:24 »

I think our present game is just about done now, is anyone interested in another game starting soon? I am a junkie.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #82 on: 06 Jun 2009, 10:41 »

I'll go again I suppose, 3rd times the charm perhaps.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #83 on: 06 Jun 2009, 11:03 »

Everybody knows by now that I'm a dirty bastard? Just checking.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #84 on: 06 Jun 2009, 11:45 »

Game is here, password is dicksdicks.

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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #85 on: 06 Jun 2009, 12:34 »

I'll join once Russia finalizes our old game and you win, I don't have the points to get in right now.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #86 on: 06 Jun 2009, 12:49 »

My bad, I'll make a cheaper one.

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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #87 on: 07 Jun 2009, 11:31 »

Go time in 79 minutes. I'm going to trash the link after the game starts this time because having someone join in turn two was a little unfair to some people's turn one moves last time.
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Re: Diplomacy
« Reply #88 on: 18 Jun 2009, 19:24 »

Is anyone interested in playing a live game of diplomacy this Saturday? We can set the turn phases to be as brief as we like, say, fifteen or twenty minutes, and sit down and play the game as if we were actually playing the game. There is a pause feature so if the games not resolved in an hour or two (or if someone has to go) we could pause it for a later date. What else are you going to be doing on a saturday morning anyways?

ADVANTAGES OF PLAYING DIPLOMACY LIVE ONLINE INSTEAD OF LIVE LIKE ALIVE:
-You don't need to get dressed
-You can do other things meanwhile (I intend to clean my kitchen and room)
-This involves little alteration to what I assume your early Saturdays are like anyways


Reply here and if we've got critical mass I'll set it up Saturday. Or another day if you guys feel like. I am EST/EDT time zone.
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Re: Diplomacy (update: live game Saturday?)
« Reply #89 on: 18 Jun 2009, 19:53 »

I'd need to go to work at about 18:30 GMT so it depends what time you'd be starting and how long it'd last.
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Re: Diplomacy (update: live game Saturday?)
« Reply #90 on: 18 Jun 2009, 20:41 »

I'd probably reckon on starting around 10 or 11 in the morning, trying to push the game through in under two hours. Two hours is a long time for a saturday evening, but not a long time if you are sitting around and scratching your balls on a saturday morning.
Are you on daylight savings there or no? I am -4 right now because of daylight savings. It is 11:41 by my reckoning as I post this message.
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Re: Diplomacy (update: live game Saturday?)
« Reply #91 on: 19 Jun 2009, 01:15 »

I have really been wanting to do this for a while. Perhaps we should all agree on one standard time zone to use for planning though? GMT seems the logical choice. I mean, I'm on US Pacific time and quite frankly all this monkeying with numbers gives me headaches.
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Re: Diplomacy (update: live game Saturday?)
« Reply #92 on: 19 Jun 2009, 06:03 »

I have no idea, I will probably be asleep anyway so nevermind.
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Re: Diplomacy (update: live game Saturday?)
« Reply #93 on: 19 Jun 2009, 07:36 »

It is BST (or GMT +1) here right now, so that would mean starting at 3 or 4pm for middle-of-the-world forumites
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