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Diplomacy 6 (Fall 1901 - awaiting retreat order)
« on: September 04, 2018, 09:51:47 am »

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Hello all,

I had quite some fun playing forum Diplomacy some time ago here and thought I would maybe host a game of that. So for now I want to see if there is enough interest for that.

Signup list:
1. LaLight - Russia
2. Jack Rudd - Germany
3. Jimmmmm - England
4. ghostofmars - Turkey
5. Glooble - France
6. UmbrageofSnow - Austria
7. A Drowned Kernel - Italy

Diplomacy can accommodate up to 7 players, and I would like to get the full numbers in if at all possible. I am vaguely planning to run the 1900 variant, as that is what we did last time and I think it enhances interaction. Best read ghost's original post:

Shameless quote from BGG:
The balance of power between the seven Great Nations of Europe teeters precariously at the dawn of the 20th Century. Take control of Austria-Hungary, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, or Turkey and lead your chosen nation to victory. You will have to balance your expansion with carefully crafted alliances, knowing when to seize the advantage through a perfectly-timed stab while avoiding being stabbed yourself.

To push players out of there comfort zone with the known stalemate lines and openings, we will play the 1900 variant designed to be more interactive than the original game. There are only small rule changes compared to the original version, so I think it is possible for new players to jump in.

Resources for the variant:
a high resolution map
Changes to the original version and their motivations
Gamers' Guide to this variant (extensive!) Discusses the motivation for the changes in a bit more detail and some ideas about the strategy in this variant.

Resources for the original game:
Diplomacy Official Rulebook
Quick Teaching Guide
jDip, a great tool for testing move ideas and making sure they're legal. You can download the variant map for jDip here

Feel free to use this thread for preliminary discussion. Possible topics:

- what is Diplomacy?
- how good or bad is the 1900 variant?
- should there be deadlines, and how long should they be?
etc.
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 09:54:37 am »

I've found a yet awesome tutorial:

It is simple (as of part 4) and quite interesting. Also the guy's accent is absolutely magical
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 09:54:56 am »

oh and /in
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 10:01:07 am »

The links featured in ghost's original post (with rules for the variant) don't seem to work any longer, so here's another link instead:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1277927/rules-1900-diplomacy-variant
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 10:08:17 am »

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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 10:13:06 am »

Tentative /in
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion (4 spots left)
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2018, 07:43:18 am »

Noone else interested?
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion (4 spots left)
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2018, 02:31:01 pm »

Noone else interested?

Sorry, Diplomacy's just worn me down too much after my first few games. But it is great fun for at least the first time, and I encourage anybody who's never played to give it a go.
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion (4 spots left)
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2018, 04:07:05 pm »

Noone else interested?

As much as I love the game, Mafia is about the extent of the commitment that I can make at this time - but I hope to see this get filled and played out.
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion (4 spots left)
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2018, 03:21:06 pm »

I'm hypothetically interested, I love Diplomacy, but I also don't quite want to commit yet.

Also might be able to drag Uncleeurope into this if I get myself together enough to want to play.
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion (4 spots left)
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 06:42:15 am »

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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion (3 spots left)
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 03:39:22 pm »

I better /out for now as I might have limited access for the next ten days or so. I might re-/in after that.
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion (3 spots left)
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2018, 11:54:31 pm »

I'm tempted, but my experiences with Diplomacy have basically been "Wow, I am really bad at Diplomacy".

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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion (3 spots left)
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2019, 10:53:22 pm »

Sure, include me.  Once chairs and Galz cave, we got a game on our hands.
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2019, 11:27:29 pm »

I'm /in if it's happening.
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion (3 spots left)
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2019, 04:20:42 pm »

I'm /in. I've never played forum Diplomacy but I've played it at a table four or five times.
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2019, 11:06:36 pm »

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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2019, 02:46:20 pm »

I love Diplomacy, I've been worried about having enough time, but at this point I think I can
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion (1 spot left)
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2019, 12:50:26 am »

Only one more!

Since it's been a while, it would probably be good if the people signed up from a few months ago could reconfirm.
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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion (1 spot left)
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2019, 01:19:45 am »

Reconf/inrm

Also I remember watching tutorial videos, but I am to warn you, I did not play and will be dumb for the first some turns
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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2019, 02:57:50 pm »

That's ok.  Just do everything I say and our alliance will be awesome.
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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2019, 03:04:03 pm »

No, you should trust me, LaLight, shraeye doesn't have your best interests at heart like I do.
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« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2019, 03:06:54 pm »

still in
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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2019, 08:05:55 pm »

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Re: Diplomacy 6: Signups and discussion (1 spot left)
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2019, 02:38:35 am »

Okay, we heard from everyone. I'll get this set up.

Any opinions on deadlines? Last game had 4-5 days roughly. I think I'll make the first one somewhat longer so people can get to know each other.

Also, if anyone wants to spectate, please let me know and I can set that up.
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