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Game On: Diplomacy! Russia Declared Winner; Vodka For Everybody.

thorgotthorgot there is special providencein the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
edited November 2007 in Social Entropy++
Borfase wrote: »
Seeing Orikaehshasdighstahtae's thread about Dystopia has inspired me. It has brought back wistful memories of playing games of Diplomacy in the lobby of my dorm with a group of people and a pile of pizza. Good times were had.


This is Diplomacy:

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It is played on a map like this:

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There are many variations of the map, but that is the standard one.

The game is very simple: 7 people representing various European countries in the 1400's (I think? Anyone know for sure) vie for world domination. Unlike Risk, however, this game requires an immense amount of strategy and finesses rather than pure luck. The core of the game is taking over countries that have supply centers; more supply centers means more armies you can build up.

Fighting is very simple. You have to have more armies bordering a country than the other guy. For example, say you have 1 army in France, and your opponent has an army in Spain. If you try try to attack Spain, your armies will "bounce" and nothing will happen. Now if you take 2 armies bordering Spain and attack it, you can successfully take over Spain. That simple.

Where it gets interesting is in the ordering/negotiating phase. Between each turn of the game, the players all give their units specific orders, such as "Army number one moves into Germany." During this phase, you are free to talk to other countries as much as you'd like and try to get their support to take over other countries. This is where the finesse comes in. Now, when making negotiations, you have to be careful. Players are free to back out of agreements they make with others, making backstabbing and treachery a normal and oh so fun part of the game.

People who are playing:

Demonic Toaster of DOOM
ArrBeeBee
Thaox
Borfase
MisterLongbaugh
Lord Cecil Eaglelaser
Ethan Smith

We are having move orders be due every other day, starting Friday, March 2nd at 11:59 PM. If there are ever retreat and/or build orders due, you will have a day to send them.

All the intrigue is going behind the scenes, using gmail accounts. But you should be able to guess who is in league with who based on who supports who, etc.

Map (not updated: check latest posts for the newest)
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Results for Spring, 1901 (Movement)
General Notices:
No retreating units; retreat phase skipped.
Order resolution completed on 03-Mar-2007 at 13:58:35 EST
Order Results:
Austria:
Austria: A bud -> ser
Austria: F tri Holds
Austria: A vie -> gal
Bounced with war (1 against 1).
England:
England: F edi -> nth
England: A lvp -> wal
England: F lon -> eng
France:
France: F bre -> mao
France: A mar Holds
France: A par -> gas
Germany:
Germany: A ber -> kie
Germany: F kie -> den
Germany: A mun -> bur
Italy:
Italy: F nap -> ion
Italy: A rom -> ven
Italy: A ven -> tyr
Russia:
Russia: A mos -> ukr
Russia: F sev -> bla
Bounced with ank (1 against 1).
Russia: F stp/sc -> fin
Russia: A war -> gal
Bounced with vie (1 against 1).
Turkey:
Turkey: F ank -> bla
Bounced with sev (1 against 1).
Turkey: A con -> bul
Turkey: A smy -> arm

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    BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    Hm. Interesting.

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    DJDMDJDM Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    What? Risk you say? I'm black!

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    this is not risk

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    BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    This is Diplomacy, you uncultured fuck.

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    It's 8, moves are due in 4 hours, I have very few orders in, and one of the people was under the misconception that build orders take place every turn.

    Build orders take place after the fall turn.

    Thank you.

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    ToastlyToastly Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Meaning, that on monday night we'll have to give you build orders?

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Exactly. Build orders are due tomorrow night at midnight.

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I mean, I guess I would post the moves, but only four people sent them, so it isn't really worth it.

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    ThaoxThaox Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    But it's not a very fun or fair game if some of the people just don't move.

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    BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    thorgot wrote: »
    But it's not a very fun or fair game if some of the people just don't move.

    I sent in my moves.

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Borfase wrote: »
    thorgot wrote: »
    But it's not a very fun or fair game if some of the people just don't move.

    I sent in my moves.

    Yes, you did.

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    ToastlyToastly Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Hey! If everyone who did send in their moves posts, we can figure out who the retards are!

    I sent mine in.

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    BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    thorgot wrote: »
    Borfase wrote: »
    thorgot wrote: »
    But it's not a very fun or fair game if some of the people just don't move.

    I sent in my moves.

    Yes, you did.

    Maybe not have orders due on the weekend? I know I was gone all weekend and didn't have time to even think about my moves until I got back home at like 8. Perhaps this is the case for others.

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    Aroused BullAroused Bull Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    thorgot wrote: »
    Exactly. Build orders are due tomorrow night at midnight.

    So spring and autumn turns last 48 hours, and winter turns last 24?

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    ArrBeeBee wrote: »
    thorgot wrote: »
    Exactly. Build orders are due tomorrow night at midnight.

    So spring and autumn turns last 48 hours, and winter turns last 24?

    That was the idea, but some people didn't send in orders. Do we
    (r)eplace (w)ait or (a)bort?

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    i'm going to sleep.

    those orders had better be in tomorrow

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    ThaoxThaox Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm sure you already sent them several e-mails asking for orders, so, maybe just do a warning this time and have all their units hold. If it happens again then replace them with a player who can keep up with the brutal speed of the game (sarcasm).

    Do you guys think this sounds fair?

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    Aroused BullAroused Bull Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Thaox wrote: »
    I'm sure you already sent them several e-mails asking for orders, so, maybe just do a warning this time and have all their units hold. If it happens again then replace them with a player who can keep up with the brutal speed of the game (sarcasm).

    Do you guys think this sounds fair?

    Having all their units hold would be as good as a death blow, depending on the circumstances.

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    Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Um yeah... if anybody drops out, and you guys need a replacement... I'm staring at my Diplomacy box right now and would love to fill in if needed.

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    Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    7 MINUTES UNTIL END OF TURN

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    BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    7 MINUTES UNTIL END OF TURN

    what?

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    Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    The last turn was completed at 1:39, 2 days ago.

    Ergo, 7 minutes until the end of the turn.

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    BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    ...what?

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Ethan, orders are always due at midnight.

    I just didn't post the map when I was supposed to.

    I'm still missing 2 people's orders. If they haven't even checked in by this evening, we'll be replacing them.

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    alright screw it. who wants to replace these two people?

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    Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I do.

    <_<

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    ThaoxThaox Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Qs23 wanted to play. Send him PM!

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Alright. I got Qs23, but Cecil PMed me at the same time, making me feel terrible whichever way I went. I let Cecil off the hook this time, as well as the others who were late, but in the future:

    You get 24 individual hours of lateness starting now. If you are late an hour, you have 23 hours, etc. If you're late more than a day for the rest of the game, I'll get Qs, who will happily take over for anybody.

    Now for the update:

    Current Map:
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    Results for Fall, 1901 (Movement)
    General Notices:
    No retreating units; retreat phase skipped.
    Order resolution completed on 06-Mar-2007 at 00:57:07 EST
    Order Results:
    Austria:
    Supply centers were gained. Units that may be built: 1.
    Austria: A ser -> gre (Bounced with ion (1 against 1).)
    Austria: F tri Holds
    Austria: A vie Supports F tri
    England:
    Supply centers were gained. Units that may be built: 1.
    England: F eng Convoys A wal -> pic
    England: F nth -> nwy
    England: A wal -> pic (Bounced with bur (1 against 1).)
    France:
    Supply centers were gained. Units that may be built: 1.
    France: A gas -> spa
    France: A mar Holds
    France: F mao Supports A gas -> spa
    Germany:
    Supply centers were gained. Units that may be built: 1.
    Germany: A bur -> pic (Bounced with wal (1 against 1).)
    Germany: F den -> ska
    Germany: A kie -> hol
    Italy:
    Italy: F ion -> gre (Bounced with ser (1 against 1).)
    Italy: A tyr -> tri (Bounced with tri (2 against 2).)
    Italy: A ven Supports A tyr -> tri
    Russia:
    Supply centers were gained. Units that may be built: 2.
    Russia: F fin -> swe
    Russia: F sev -> bla (Bounced with ank (1 against 1).)
    Russia: A ukr -> rum
    Russia: A war -> gal
    Turkey:
    Supply centers were gained. Units that may be built: 1.
    Turkey: F ank -> bla (Bounced with sev (1 against 1).)
    Turkey: A arm Holds
    Turkey: A bul Holds
    For the build move due in 23 hours (midnight Tuesday night), the following need to build units in their home territories:
    Austria: 1
    England: 1
    France: 1
    Germany: 1
    Russia: 2
    Turkey: 1

    Remember, you can only build fleet units on a coast. If it has more than one coast, you must specify which you want to build on.

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Turkey didn't send his build in on time (again with the lateness), so I just chose one of his possibilities at random. And it told me army con. This will happen every time somebody misses a build order: I will randomly pick out of the possible build orders.

    Results for Fall, 1901 (Adjustment)
    General Notices:
    Order resolution completed on 06-Mar-2007 at 22:26:48 EST
    Order Results:
    Austria:
    Austria: Builds A bud
    England:
    England: Builds F edi
    France:
    France: Builds A par
    Germany:
    Germany: Builds A mun
    Italy:
    Russia:

    Russia: Builds A mos
    Russia: Builds F stp/sc (SOUTH COAST)
    Turkey:
    Turkey: Builds A con

    Current Map:
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    Orders are due Friday, just before midnight. Send in orders, please.

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I just got back from Sparta and boy is my shield arm tired!

    Results for Spring, 1902 (Movement)
    General Notices:
    No retreating units; retreat phase skipped.
    Order resolution completed on 09-Mar-2007 at 02:39:35 EST
    Order Results:
    Austria:
    No order for unit at Trieste. Hold order assigned.
    Austria: A bud Supports A ser
    Support cut by Move from Rumania.
    Austria: A ser Supports F tri
    Austria: F tri Holds
    Austria: A vie Supports A bud
    Support cut by Move from Galicia.
    England:
    England: F edi -> nth
    England: F eng Holds
    England: F nwy Supports F edi -> nth
    England: A wal -> lon
    France:
    No order for unit at Paris. Hold order assigned.
    France: A mar -> bur
    Bounced with mun (1 against 1).
    France: F mao -> por
    France: A par Holds
    France: A spa -> gas
    Germany:
    No order for unit at Skagerrak. Hold order assigned.
    Germany: A bur -> pic
    Germany: A hol -> kie
    Germany: A mun -> bur
    Bounced with mar (1 against 1).
    Germany: F ska Holds
    Italy:
    Italy: F ion -> tun
    Italy: A tyr -> tri
    Bounced with tri (2 against 2).
    Italy: A ven Supports A tyr -> tri
    Russia:
    No order for unit at Moscow. Hold order assigned.
    Russia: A gal -> vie
    Bounced with vie (1 against 1).
    Russia: A mos Holds
    Russia: A rum -> bud
    Bounced with bud (1 against 1).
    Russia: F sev -> bla
    Bounced with ank (1 against 1).
    Russia: F stp/sc -> bot
    Russia: F swe Supports F nwy -> ska
    Support failed. Supported unit's order does not match support given.

    Turkey:
    No order for unit at Bulgaria. Hold order assigned.
    Turkey: F ank -> bla
    Bounced with sev (1 against 1).
    Turkey: A arm -> sev
    Failed because Russia: F sev -> bla failed.
    Turkey: A bul Holds
    Turkey: A con -> bul
    Bounced with bul (1 against 1).

    Current Map:
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    Orders are due Sunday, just before midnight. Send in orders, please.
    Thank you for being punctual this time. Only 300 Spartans stood between me and posting this update in time.

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    Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    ONLY?

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    BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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    BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    So...How bout those moves?

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Somebody didn't submit. They are always late. I am angry. They will just use the moves they used last time. Update in a few minutes, you'll have until tomorrow (Tuesday) at midnight to submit your retreat and build and disband orders.

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Results for Fall, 1902 (Movement)
    General Notices:
    No retreating units; retreat phase skipped.
    Order resolution completed on 12-Mar-2007 at 13:01:39 EDT
    Order Results:
    Austria:
    Austria: A bud -> ser
    Austria: A ser -> gre
    Austria: F tri -> ven
    Bounced with ven (1 against 1).
    Austria: A vie -> bud
    Bounced with gal (1 against 2).
    England:
    Supply centers were gained. Units that may be built: 1.
    England: F eng Supports A lon -> bel
    England: A lon -> bel
    Convoy path taken: lon→nth→bel.
    England: F nth Convoys A lon -> bel
    England: F nwy Supports F swe -> ska
    Support failed. Supported unit's order does not match support given.
    France:
    Supply centers were gained. Units that may be built: 1.
    France: A gas -> bre
    France: A mar -> bur
    Bounced with mun (1 against 1).
    France: A par Supports A gas -> bre
    Support cut by Move from Picardy.
    France: F por Holds
    Germany:
    No order for unit at Skagerrak. Hold order assigned.
    Germany: A kie -> den
    Bounced with swe (1 against 1).
    Germany: A mun -> bur
    Bounced with mar (1 against 1).
    Germany: A pic -> par
    Bounced with par (1 against 1).
    Germany: F ska Holds
    Italy:
    Supply centers were gained. Units that may be built: 1.
    Italy: F tun Holds
    Italy: A tyr -> vie
    Failed because Austria: A vie -> bud failed.
    Italy: A ven -> tri
    Bounced with tri (1 against 1).
    Russia:
    Supply centers were gained. Units that may be built: 1.
    Russia: A gal -> bud
    Russia: F bot -> bal
    Russia: A mos -> sev
    Bounced with arm (1 against 1).
    Russia: A rum Supports A gal -> bud
    Russia: F sev -> bla
    Bounced with ank (1 against 1).
    Russia: F swe -> den
    Bounced with kie (1 against 1).
    Turkey:
    No order for unit at Bulgaria. Hold order assigned.
    Turkey: F ank -> bla
    Bounced with sev (1 against 1).
    Turkey: A arm -> sev
    Bounced with mos (1 against 1).
    Turkey: A bul Holds
    Turkey: A con -> bul
    Bounced with bul (1 against 1).

    Current Map:
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    People who can build 1 unit:
    • England
    • France (has no place to put it, so don't bother sending a build order.)
    • Italy
    • Russia

    Build orders are due Tuesday, just before midnight.

    The next move will be due Thursday before midnight. All the supply centers but Denmark are taken, so gaining a unit will involve hurting somebody.

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    BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    Now it's getting interesting.

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    thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
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    England built London, Russia Warsaw, Italy Rome, all armies.

    Move is due Thursday at midnight. Somebody has taken over for Cecil as one of the nations.

    Cecil is a bad person.

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    BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    I don't know about you guys, but I haven't been nearly as busy as I had originally thought, so I can do a move every 24 hours. Anyone else interested?

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    ToastlyToastly Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    ehhh,

    I prefer not to do so yet, I'm about to hit two weeks of lots of crap, but after that I'd be up for it (about march 26th or so is when I become free)

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