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« on: January 30, 2012, 09:49:37 am »
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I really liked the experience last time round, and I'd really like to give this another go. Anyone else feeling like playing along?

(And to clarify what really should be obvious: I'm not offering to be GM, as I've exactly 3 moves experience with the game Wink)
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 06:02:24 pm »
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Yes.  I've been a GM before, but I don't want to be one now.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 06:05:06 pm »
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How do you play?
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 06:10:30 pm »
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Only if the deadlines are half a week.
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 06:11:26 pm »
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Only if the deadlines are half a week.
Are you implicitly volunteering for GM, here?
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 06:25:58 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 06:33:46 pm »
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Count me in. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 06:53:29 pm »
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I'd like to give it a try, but I've never played before. Is that okay?
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 06:59:21 pm »
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I'd like to give it a try, but I've never played before. Is that okay?

As far as I'm concerned, sure.
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 11:40:42 pm »
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I'd like to give it a try, but I've never played before. Is that okay?

As far as I'm concerned, sure.

Again asking how do you play?
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012, 08:24:39 am »
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I'd like to give it a try, but I've never played before. Is that okay?

As far as I'm concerned, sure.

Again asking how do you play?

Right now, you don't Wink We still have to find someone to play GM. I have PM'ed PiT who said he'd be willing to do so, but that he's afraid he won't manage to fit it into his roster. So preferrably someone else will step forwards to volunteer, or otherwise I''ll have to spam anyone who I think might know the game well enough to play GM.

If you want to get a grasp of the game rules, there are plenty of online rulebooks which will pop up if you google 'Diplomacy rules'. The game board would be posted in the game thread and you'd have to PM your orders every turn to the GM. 

Hope that answers your questions.
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2012, 12:50:54 am »
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Is there a spot left for me?

EDIT: I'd prefer not to arbitrate, but if that's all that's left, I can do that, too.

For those that haven't played before put all your trust in me Diplomacy is pretty intuitive but it usually requires you experiencing a full game or two to truly understand what you're doing.

A few pieces of beginner's advice:

1.  Be 80-90% honest in your communications with people.  If you're flat-out lying all the time, people don't trust you.  If you're a good, faithful ally who sticks by your friends for years on end, they won't expect the knife in the back.

2.  Don't be so eager to claim one particular Supply Center that you forget that the goal is to get 18 of them.  Strategy, not tactics, wins.

3.  Don't draw Italy or Austria.
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Einzige is a poltroon who cowardly turns down duel challenges he should be honor-bound to accept. The Code Duello authorizes you to mock and belittle such a pathetic honorless scoundrel.
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012, 08:49:29 am »
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So far we have:

1. Me
2. Yelnoc
3. Teddy
4. Oakvale
5. PR
6. Mikado
7. Dr. Cynic

but no GM. So that's what we might have to focus on next. Perhaps I should PM both muon and Lewis to see wheter they may be interested, as well?
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2012, 09:21:53 am »
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The GM need not actually fully understand everything, so long as a few of the players do. Programs like realpolitik/realworld can do all the adjudication.
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012, 06:27:31 pm »
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The GM need not actually fully understand everything, so long as a few of the players do. Programs like realpolitik/realworld can do all the adjudication.
I prefer jDip.  Cleaner, easier to read map (albeit slightly inaccurate when it comes to borders).
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012, 07:12:52 pm »
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If there's still a spot open, I'd be interested in playing. Smiley

I've been fascinated with this game before, but would some one mind actually explain how the game works. I know, I've read all the previous posts, but I like to have everything listed out clearly and all together. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2012, 07:13:37 am »
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Not at this juncture in time.

I'll watch, of course.
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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2012, 08:51:06 am »
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If this is similar to th board game- I have played it once before and would love to play if ther'es room
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2012, 11:13:53 am »
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I'll watch, but not play at this time.
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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2012, 12:58:13 pm »
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If this is similar to th board game- I have played it once before and would love to play if ther'es room
This is the board game, only done on a forum Tongue I'd love to play against you. If you've played a while ago you must have some interesting stories. I've spoken to a lot of historic people on e-mail, even got one from Callhamer, and had a little discussion with Edi Birsan, and even a chat with ry4an brase (as his name was at the time)
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« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2012, 01:14:16 pm »
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Since there's so much enthusiasm from newcomers and no one volunteering to adjudicate, if Belgian wants I could do the adjudication and let someone else take my game slot.

Note that I'm fairly busy these days and if I'm adjudicating I'd prefer turns once every 5 days or so rather than a faster pace.
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« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2012, 03:04:29 pm »
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Computer programs can adjudicate for you, and if the deadline is 5 days, I wont be able to play, sorry.
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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2012, 04:17:17 pm »
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If this is similar to th board game- I have played it once before and would love to play if ther'es room
This is the board game, only done on a forum Tongue I'd love to play against you. If you've played a while ago you must have some interesting stories. I've spoken to a lot of historic people on e-mail, even got one from Callhamer, and had a little discussion with Edi Birsan, and even a chat with ry4an brase (as his name was at the time)
I must be thinking of some thing else... I am talking about a board game where each player as pieces and rolls dice to attack others...
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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2012, 04:53:34 pm »
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That's RISK
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« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2012, 04:54:58 pm »
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That's RISK
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Yes that is what I was thinking of...
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