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Anybody Here Played Diplomacy?
« on: December 20, 2007, 06:26:27 PM »
Has anybody here ever played the classic board game, Diplomacy?  I've never played it in person, and don't think I would much care for it, but online it's an absolutely fabulous game.  I was wondering if there would be any interest in playing one here on timewasters?  I'd volunteer to moderate the game in hopes that somebody else would return the favor so I could play at a future date.

For those that haven't played the game, it's quite easy to learn.  There is a great little program you can download that helps you learn the rules.  What usually happens is you do your diplomating for 4-7 days, and then send the moderator your orders.  I resolve the orders and send out a new map.  Then it starts all over.  The game takes very little time (maybe an hour spread out over a week, and it's mostly replying to a few e-mails), and the game itself can last several months.

Anyway, if there is any interest, let me know.
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Re: Anybody Here Played Diplomacy?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 08:32:37 PM »
bwahahahaha
I think I disqualified myself last time we played a TWG game of Diplomacy. Nobody liked it that Ent, JP, and I planned together and actually TRUSTED each other

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Re: Anybody Here Played Diplomacy?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 09:39:17 PM »
That's a legitimate strategy, and one that works better than people think.  :)

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Re: Anybody Here Played Diplomacy?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 12:34:58 AM »
oh, we were very very very deceitful too
Jam even took my capital for long enough for it to actually hurt my production, right when people started thinking we were coordinating. Ent constantly moved hist troops against Jam but never used them effectively.
We sent many emails telling people that we were scared of the other guys position and needed help.

They swallowed every bit of it hook, line, and sinker.

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Re: Anybody Here Played Diplomacy?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 04:54:33 AM »
Sounds like a very fun game.  :)  Was it played here on the board?  You don't have a record of it, do you?
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Re: Anybody Here Played Diplomacy?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 03:20:40 PM »
I probably have most of the emails. I'm not sure if there's a map anywhere still. But yeah, not on the forum, but email. I'll look to see if I have them. I don't delete much because whenever i decide to clean up, it's another two weeks before I start looking for something I deleted in email.

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Re: Anybody Here Played Diplomacy?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007, 07:17:21 PM »
I play dip on another discussion board just like this one.  We put up maps so others can watch. One of the guys decided that he would post all of his moves, in advance, on the board. 

Anyway, nobody believe that he would do it.  But he did.  And then nobody believed that he would keep doing it.  But he did.   They kept waiting for him to post one thing, and finally do something else.  It infuriated his neighbors because they would think, "He's telling me that he's going to invade here, so really he's going to invade there.  And then of course, he would do exactly what he said he'd so.

Ah, the memories.

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Re: Anybody Here Played Diplomacy?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 05:44:16 PM »
I looked it up, and I still have a number of emails, though most of them are planning between me and my allies. I don't think there's a way to easily reconstruct the game based on what I still have.

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Re: Anybody Here Played Diplomacy?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2007, 05:23:32 AM »
No problem. 
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