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Diplomacy, anyone?
« on: October 04, 2004, 02:39:54 PM »
I have been wanting to play a game of Diplomacy for some time now, and I'm seeing if there's sufficient interest to run one online.

I know this isn't a forum-based RPG, but the format of online Diplomacy would be fairly similar, so I thought I 'd post it here.

I think running the game online would work very well considering the game's format.  Interplayer discussion could take place through email, chat, or TWG private messages.  The drawn-out format of online forum games works fine here, as Diplomacy takes a long time to play.  I have tentatively created a Yahoo group dedicated to the game, where the (constantly changing) game board could be posted aong with player resources, announcements, deadlines, etc.

We could run it by giving a week for diplomacy between turns, after which orders would be submitted to me (the moderator) and results posted within a day or two.  And so forth until someone wins.  The time required to play wouldn't be all that great, and would mostly depend on how much you wanted to participate diplomatically.

For those of you unfamiliar with the game who might be interested, there's a TWG review for it here: http://www.timewastersguide.com/view.php?id=648

To sum it up briefly, it's a conquer the world style boardgame with a heavy emphasis on player interaction.  Very fun.

We'd need 5 players at least, although 7 is ideal.  No more than 7, though.  If enough are interested I'd be willing just to moderate.  Otherwise I'd play as well as moderate.  (With the transparency I'd build into it, there wouldn't be a conflict of interest.)

So...anyone interested?  

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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2004, 02:51:37 PM »
I've done this by email before, and gotten righteously trampled. I'll play if I don't have to be Turkey. Otherwise I surrender to the country furthest away and bow out. :D

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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2004, 11:28:14 PM »
I'd definitely be interested.  I've never played before, but definitely interested.
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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2004, 11:22:59 AM »
We need at least two more...

By way of promotion:
  • this would be less time-consuming than your average forum-based RPG
  • I promise I'll see it through
  • the diplomacy aspect allows you to role play it if you want...be the fascist dictator, the leftist guerilla, the pre-emptive Republican, the coalition-building Democrat, or whatever your heart so desires

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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2004, 11:26:25 AM »
If enough people play, and i can backstab Mr Ehlers, then count me in.
If you're ever in an argument and Entropy winds up looking staid and temperate in comparison, it might be time to cut your losses and start a new thread about something else :)

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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2004, 11:29:26 AM »
You can't backstab someone who doesn't trust you in the first place, you scum-sucking commie.

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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2004, 11:34:41 AM »
You are merely falling into my ingenius plan already, you fascist.
If you're ever in an argument and Entropy winds up looking staid and temperate in comparison, it might be time to cut your losses and start a new thread about something else :)

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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2004, 11:40:04 AM »
see, for a ploy like that to work, you have to be smart enough to pull it off.

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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2004, 08:09:50 PM »
Or smart enough to hide my true genius.
If you're ever in an argument and Entropy winds up looking staid and temperate in comparison, it might be time to cut your losses and start a new thread about something else :)

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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2004, 08:15:33 PM »
SE, you have no idea about just how many intricate conspiracies there are out there to destroy you. Your tyranny will come to an end!
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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2004, 09:37:13 PM »
I'd be interested, but someone might have to baby me through for a while, I've never played.
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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2004, 09:47:44 PM »
oh, I have a pretty solid idea of how many there are, 42. I just have a better idea of how many of them are a) intelligent or b) possessed of a remote chance of success.

Bring it, nancy boys.

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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2004, 09:23:34 AM »
uhm.. the nations are European powers, ca. 19th century.

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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2004, 11:32:24 AM »
So far the following have expressed interest:

SaintEhlers
OutKast
Entropy
Gorgon
Jam

If we count myself that's six.  For anyone new to the game, in my opinion it's newcomer-friendly.  Ill get the Yahoo site together over the next day or so, and with any luck another one or two people will join in.

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Re: Diplomacy, anyone?
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2004, 03:37:38 PM »
Sorry - I didn;t get to it last night after work.  But I will today, and then we'll see about getting everyone on board.