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1 Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:20 pm

After seeing the "forum fights" and knowing the megalomaniacal nature of most members here, I'd like to see if anyone is interested in starting a game of Diplomacy

"What is Diplomacy?" the less informed of you may ask. Allow me to shed light on your ignorance.

"Diplomacy" is a wargame played between seven people, each controlling one of the seven major powers of Europe during the First World War; France, Russia, Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and England.





A first look at the board is reminesceint of RISK, but there are a few key differences in gameplay.


1.) There are no dice.
-Aside from the initial choice of powers, there are no random mechanical elements, only trying to outguess your human opponents.


2.) There are no individual turns
-All movements are done simultaneously, like in real warfare. You would submit the orders for your units [Fleet Ankara move to Black Sea, for instance] and the other players would submit theirs. The next turn all moves are processed, and the units are moved when possible.


3.) Diplomacy and negotiations are a vital par of the game, but an alliance cannot share a true win.
-Here's where the true love of the game shows through. In order to win the game, one player must capture 18 supply centers (the circles on the map], and there are only 34 on the field. For those of you not quick with numbers, 34/2 = 17. There can be only one highlander, to use a manner of speaking. But on the other hand, it's dangerous to go alone! You'll need at least need someone on your side if you want any hope of winning, but you'll have to stab them in the back at some point as well. This particularly devious aspect of the game is what makes it so exciting to play, and will be the true test of your powers of persuasion.

A far better explination of the movement rules than I can give can be found [here], with graphic aids.



So, would anyone be interested in me GMing a game? I'll have some free time on my hands before too long =] All the updates will be handled on the forum, and I'll provide weekly maps and updates.

Here are the people who have signed up so far, and the nations they've chosen.

France - p1x13st1ck
Germany- MicasR
Turkey -
England-
Russia - Nikolai
Italy - PMJ(?) still keeping it open
Austria-



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2 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:42 pm

Twisted Evil I want to be da purple guy, hehehe

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3 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:44 pm

Nikolai wants Russia; Any other takers?

C'mon, PMJ! This is your chance to show Austria's mechanical dominance with the diabolical persona of Conrad Hurtz!

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4 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sat May 01, 2010 12:00 am

Tempting. I love a good war-game, but I can't spare the time Very Happy

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5 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sat May 01, 2010 6:30 pm

jollyjack wrote:Tempting. I love a good war-game, but I can't spare the time Very Happy

I'll put you as Italy then. He doesn't have much to worry about for a while, just watch for the trecherous Archduke trying to take Venice! Very Happy

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6 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sat May 01, 2010 6:39 pm

Hey Triskelli? Which country are you?

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7 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sat May 01, 2010 8:18 pm

I can't pick one, since I'd be the GM; It'll be my job to gather everyone's orders and create the maps. However, if I COULD pick, it'd be Turkey. It's fun being the Vizier!

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8 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sat May 01, 2010 8:20 pm

ATTACK TURKEY THEN!!! (gobble gobble)

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9 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Fri May 07, 2010 4:38 pm

France, oui?

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10 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Fri May 07, 2010 5:44 pm

Ok, so we have two definites, one maybe. We still need 4/5 people to join up!

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11 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sat May 08, 2010 7:50 am

I'll join. Might as well since I don't post anywhere Wink

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12 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sat May 08, 2010 6:46 pm

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13 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sat May 08, 2010 8:33 pm

?

Ok, so we have Russia, France, Italy maybe, so who does Micas want to be?

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14 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sun May 09, 2010 12:42 am

Wait, Russia is chosen. Damn Sad

Well in that case I choose you! Germany!

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15 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sun May 09, 2010 5:39 am

hahahahaha! I see a country named (Abbreviated) "Gas", HAHAHAHA!

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16 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sun May 09, 2010 6:09 am

Sad
I REFUSE to be located an area with Munich as capital!!!

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17 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sun May 09, 2010 6:12 am

Be Austria, then. I hear Vienna is nice!

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18 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sun May 09, 2010 7:51 am

So exactly how does this game work? Who chooses how many places I can attack at once and how many defences I have?

(And can I attack neutral countries Razz)

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19 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sun May 09, 2010 7:53 am

Triskelli wrote:Be Austria, then. I hear Vienna is nice!
No I mean I live in Frankfurt, and on your map that is located in an area that is ruled byMunich for some reason. Hesse does NOT belong to Bavaria!

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20 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sun May 09, 2010 8:26 am

@MicasR, you'll be given a set number of Armies and Fleets that can move one space per turn. Any unit can support the move or support the hold of any other unit as long as the unit can move to the space being held or being moved to. This is basically how alliances work, which can be made or broken with no restrictions... however the "stab" is a tricky thing and should only be tried when you can gain a distinct upper-hand in a single turn.

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21 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sun May 09, 2010 8:45 am

Oh, and @wolfman, this map is supposed to represent Europe at the start of the First World War. That's why nome of the countries that are on the map aren't really around today or aren't fully represented.

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22 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sun May 09, 2010 8:52 am

Ah ok, thanks.

And how will it be represented? Will you update the map as new territories are acquired and armies move?

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23 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sun May 09, 2010 8:55 am

I have a judge program that creates maps that I can turn into various image files. I'll set up a different thread once the game begins for any "public press" or messages you want everyone to hear to be displayed, as well as for posting maps.

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24 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sun May 09, 2010 8:58 am

wolfman-al wrote:Sad
I REFUSE to be located an area with Munich as capital!!!

You have a reasons to brag? Poland was divided by three vultures - Austria, Prussia (or rather II-nd Reich) and Russia.

Eh, history. Respect it and learn from it.

That's why I don't have any reason to play Very Happy.

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25 Re: Diplomacy; Anyone interested? on Sun May 09, 2010 9:03 am

Man, don't you like alternative history Razz

It's always more fun than actual history xD

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