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Would anyone be interested in playing an online game of diplomacy? Diplomacy.com is really great and I haven't played a game in a year or so. I know this game isn't for everyone since it takes a large time investment and getting taken out causes people to get angry. There is a reason Dice Tower ranked this as the second game to never play with an angry gamer. If there is interest I could create a private game with a password.

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I love Diplomacy, but don't expect to ever actually play against anyone but a computer again.

 

Very curious now what game Dice Tower ranked _above_ this to not play with an angry gamer.


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How do you play diplomacy against a computer? It is a very social game. Is it similar to gunboat diplomacy where you can only put in moves and can not make contact with other players?

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I believe it was a gmae called lifeboats that was voted 1. I've never played it.

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I would absolutely love to play an online diplomacy game with a turn length of, say, 24hrs. I have used playdiplomacy.com in the past, but would be open to using any site with a good UI.


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Having played only one game, I'm currently rather meh on Diplomacy, but if you need someone to fill a seat I'd be happy to be proved wrong :D


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Yes Please, would love to play a game of diplomacy.

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So far looks like we have the following people interested:

Paul

Phantaskippy

Bluehaired meerkat (perhaps)

If we can get seven that would be great!

Would you like random country choice or first come first served?

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Odin wrote:

I believe it was a gmae called lifeboats that was voted 1. I've never played it.

I have a crappy home-made version of Lifeboats. It's pretty brutal, and fun. 


Just assume I'm always doing that.

Damn it, Ronway!

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I can work with any country. Random is cool with me!

Also, I definitely agree on the desirability of getting to 7. Fewer players is way less fun :(


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I haven't played Diplomacy for about 12 years, but I might be interested. 


Just assume I'm always doing that.

Damn it, Ronway!

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If you find people and need a seventh ...

 

... I'm still not playing that *%&* game.


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Aww, someone played Austria Hungary first game?

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My second ever game was austria-hungary, actually wasn't bad. Second time I played as Austria, Juggernaught popped up and I was history. Still looks like we have five (including meerkat). If we get one more, it sounds like Arenson9 would like to play! wink I may just create the game and whoever is interested can join.

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phantaskippy wrote:

Aww, someone played Austria Hungary first game?

Is this in reference to me? I played Diplomacy many times growing up -- on the order of a few dozen, back in the days before there were Internet judges. Later, I got a copy of Diplomacy on my home computer and played against computer-only opponents hundreds of times. Diplomacy against computer-only opponents is very, very different than playing against other people, so I don't count this as playing Diplomacy, per se, but it did give me a much more extensive knowledge of the board and of a few tactics.

 

I love Diplomacy. I just care more about my relationships with people and my time. Diplomacy is to long of a game for me to spend that much time with strnagers and too relationship-stressing to play with friends.


Hi. My name's Andy. Feel free to call me Andy, since, ya know, that's my name. (he/him/his)

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If not now, when? If I am for myself alone, what am I? -- Hillel