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Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?


Current game state [Spring 1910]


Game over - four way draw

[We're using the Milan variant, not the original map. The changes are minor, but make Italy a bit stronger than in the vanilla game. It needs it.]

Each player plays one of the major European powers. Each is evenly matched. Each turn, players submit a set of orders for their units secretly, and those orders are resolved simultaneously. There's no random element here: the only way for an army or fleet to come out on top against another is for it to have help. If you want to beat up on your neighbour, you better get your other neighbour to help.

Each game year is divided into four seasons: Spring, summer, fall, winter. Spring and fall are main phases, where you'll order your units to move. Summer and winter are adjustment phases, where we clean up after the main phases. At the end of each year, we also have to adjust the number of units - each supply centre (the provinces with black dots) can support one unit, so players will build/disband units accordingly.

The win the game, a player must individually control a majority of supply centres. The game can also end in a draw if the remaining players unanimously agree to it. Players with no supply centres in winter get eliminated.

If you don't know how to play, this is a good place to start. You'll want to learn the different types of orders (Move, support, convoy, hold), how supporting works, and the general format to submit orders and how they'll be resolved

Here's the official rulebook, which goes into much more detail and where you can learn about the Kiel canal.

You probably don't need to learn about the Kiel canal, but it won't hurt!

[I won't be a jerk about orders being Properly Formatted as long as your intention is clear, of course]

Turns will last 48 hours ish, with retreat/build phases being 24 hours ish. Orders will be PMed to me directly. You may submit multiple sets of orders, only the most recent will be taken into consideration. [Make sure to submit orders for all units each time though, no partial order sets]

Usual toxx/bet/no editing posts/don't be a jerk rules apply. Full out of thread communication is allowed. No copy-pasting chat logs, that's boring. No spectator posts commenting on the game/player strategy.



Player list:
1. jon joe Pander | France
2. mr.capps Chic Trombone | Germany
3. Tremendous Taste | Italy
4. Somberbrero | Turkey
5. bowmore | Russia
6. Mills | England
7. Hal Incandenza | Austria

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Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?


Spring 1901 | Orders / Map
Fall 1901 | Orders / Map
Winter 1901 | Builds / Map
Spring 1902 | Orders / Map
Fall 1902 | Orders / Map
Winter 1902 | Builds / Map
Spring 1903 | Orders / Map
Fall 1903 | Orders / Map
Winter 1903 | Builds / Map
Spring 1904 | Orders / Map
Fall 1904 | Orders / Map
Winter 1904 | Builds / Map
Spring 1905 | Orders / Map
Fall 1905 | Orders / Map
Winter 1905 | Builds / Map
Spring 1906 | Orders / Map
Fall 1906 | Orders / Map
Winter 1906Builds / Map
Spring 1907 | Orders / Map
Fall 1907 | Orders / Map
Winter 1907 | Builds / Map
Spring 1908 | Orders / Map
Fall 1908 | Orders / Map
Winter 1908 | Builds / Map
Spring 1909 | Orders / Map
Fall 1909 | Orders / Map
Winter 1910 | Builds / Map

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MMM Whatchya Say
Aug 10, 2011

This doesn't taste like anything you've licked before


Hello

Mills
Jun 13, 2003



The gently caress <>

Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits


I am assuming that a lot of us haven't played before, I found a guide for new players while I was scoping out weird tricks to win friends and influence people.

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

check it out
a post


I don't have a preference.

I will be able to play but I won't be the most active diplomat in the beginning, I will be in Chicago.

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

I'll put in my preferences soon, woo Diplomacy

Hello friends

Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits


Bowmore do you want to be friends?

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Somberbrero posted:

Bowmore do you want to be friends?
Of course!

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Preferences from most to least wanted:


Russia
France
Germany
England
Austria
Italy
Turkey

Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits


bowmore posted:

Of course!

Just kidding I betrayed you

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

That's a bit early, you need to betray me just at the right moment when it actually hurts.

Quidthulhu
Dec 17, 2003

Stand down, men! It's only smooching!


I am here and am choosing all of the world. It is mine right now, I win.

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Quidnose posted:

I am here and am choosing all of the world. It is mine right now, I win.
You are confusing Diplomacy with Dictatorship

Hal Incandenza
Feb 12, 2004

Game's over, and fuck you Jimson. It's not my fault that you guys couldn't get your shit together by deadline. No one gets access to docs because I don't fucking care anymore, I hope you all enjoyed ruining my game, and there won't be another.


Is the game full? I can't remember how many players there are since it's been a while since I played.

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Hal Incandenza posted:

Is the game full? I can't remember how many players there are since it's been a while since I played.
Yeah, 7 players for 7 cuntries

Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?


Yeah, it's seven players only .

JJ and Taste haven't confirmed their sign-up from early December yet though, so~

Lemniscate Blue
Apr 21, 2006

Here we go again.

Fun Shoe

Not applying to play but I wanted to say the past few forums Diplomacy games have been an absolute blast to follow and I hope this one carries on the tradition. Good luck, folks!

Jon Joe
Oct 19, 2011

magical teen bomb squad



Grimey Drawer

~Totally Towny~
France
Italy
Germany
Austria
Russia
Turkey
England
~Suspiciously Scummy~

Jon Joe
Oct 19, 2011

magical teen bomb squad



Grimey Drawer

You should open a Pop Contest style viewer's doc and confessional booth.

MMM Whatchya Say
Aug 10, 2011

This doesn't taste like anything you've licked before


Expert Strategy tip btw: Don't listen to Jon Joe.

Jon Joe
Oct 19, 2011

magical teen bomb squad



Grimey Drawer

MildManeredManikin posted:

Expert Strategy tip btw: Don't listen to Jon Joe.

It's true, I'm no good dirty rotten snake who will stab you in the back the first chance I get, even if it is detrimental for myself to do so.

Jon Joe
Oct 19, 2011

magical teen bomb squad



Grimey Drawer

MildManeredManikin posted:

Expert Strategy tip btw: Don't listen to Jon Joe.

Alternatively, if this is a reference to CoC, your problem was taking steal weapons instead of something that would have pushed you over to the 12 culture + mood mark.

MMM Whatchya Say
Aug 10, 2011

This doesn't taste like anything you've licked before


jon joe posted:

Alternatively, if this is a reference to CoC, your problem was taking steal weapons instead of something that would have pushed you over to the 12 culture + mood mark.

That's true but I think I would have still tied the guy

Jon Joe
Oct 19, 2011

magical teen bomb squad



Grimey Drawer

MildManeredManikin posted:

That's true but I think I would have still tied the guy

He would have had to have take an suboptimal (for him) advance to do so.

MMM Whatchya Say
Aug 10, 2011

This doesn't taste like anything you've licked before


I would have had to take a suboptimal advance to do so! It's ok though, I've still got some tricks

Jonathan Fisk
Sep 6, 2010


POSTING
Champion
of
Something Awful




can there be teams i want to run a country with hal

Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?


no

Jonathan Fisk
Sep 6, 2010


POSTING
Champion
of
Something Awful





there's historical precedent!

Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?


that's nice.


multi person teams isn't something i want to deal with though

Hal Incandenza
Feb 12, 2004

Game's over, and fuck you Jimson. It's not my fault that you guys couldn't get your shit together by deadline. No one gets access to docs because I don't fucking care anymore, I hope you all enjoyed ruining my game, and there won't be another.


Tremendous Taste posted:



can there be teams i want to run a country with hal

Awwww you are the best!

I'll get into the next game

MMM Whatchya Say
Aug 10, 2011

This doesn't taste like anything you've licked before


I'll give my seat to Hal. I should be using my time for other things anyway.

Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?


Hal Incandenza posted:

Awwww you are the best!

I'll get into the next game

No you're playing in this one. Send me your country preferences!

Hal Incandenza
Feb 12, 2004

Game's over, and fuck you Jimson. It's not my fault that you guys couldn't get your shit together by deadline. No one gets access to docs because I don't fucking care anymore, I hope you all enjoyed ruining my game, and there won't be another.


MildManeredManikin posted:

I'll give my seat to Hal. I should be using my time for other things anyway.

You are a peach!


Pinterest Mom posted:

No you're playing in this one. Send me your country preferences!

sent

oldskool
Aug 9, 2010




Lipstick Apathy

Having run diplomacy...hope you love screenshotting!

Milan Variant is one of the best modifications to the base diplomacy game, IMO. Completely changes the game for the four central powers, which will radiate out to the outer three in due time.

Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits


Turns out the rules for this are remarkably similar to the Game of Thrones board game, and I once lost a forums game of that so badly that I abandoned it and didn't post for months in shame, so I feel like I got this.

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

When are we getting our civvvvvs?

Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?


Noon eastern tomorrow.

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Cool, thanks Pmom.

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Jon Joe
Oct 19, 2011

magical teen bomb squad



Grimey Drawer

I hope I get China.

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