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I've been inspired by recent Journals in which various games were hosted and reported on.

So without further ado...

I'm looking for seven people to play diplomacy over the next few weeks (months?). I'll keep track of the positions and keep a map online, and also use my journal to post white and grey press. I won't take part in the game as a player, but I will post a journal entry with my thoughts and commentary each turn.

Turn deadlines will be every 2 days, with one day for builds/disbands/retreats. Country selection will be random after all seven players are signed up.

To make things interesting, entry stake will be 3 Geekgold per player. Prizes will be 1GG for each player that you survive longer than (i.e. a single winner would get 6GG, second place would get 5GG, but two surviving players in coalition would get 5 each).

Players eliminated in the same turn are deemed not to have survived longer than each other. This might mean that some GG gets left over. I'll divide it up equally between any surviving players at game end.
 
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Tim Thorp
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Whoops!
I thought this would be a rant on the manners (and lack thereof) of some of the recent journal postings! laugh

Oh well... shake
 
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Heh, not today.

Oh, but as an added incentive, I'll stake the 3GG for the first three players who sign up.
 
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Seth Ben-Ezra
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I'm torn. I'd love to do it, but I've never played Dip before. Read the rules, but never played....

Should I have admitted this?

Seth Ben-Ezra
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What the hey
I'm in. Been a long time since I've played Dip, but it might be fun...
 
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Count me in
I am in if you need players.. i have no Geek Gold

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I'm torn. I'd love to do it, but I've never played Dip before. Read the rules, but never played....

Should I have admitted this?

Seth Ben-Ezra
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Well, playing in a public setting is probably a good idea, because you'll get plenty of advice.

However, now the sharks have got a whiff of blood

If you want in, you, Brad and Michael would get your stake covered by me. Let me know if you're in.

And www.diplom.org has some great references for each country and the game in general.
 
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Seth Ben-Ezra
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Okay, I'm in. I'll be the helpless newbie that everyone can abuse.

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Ok. 3 down, 4 to go!
 
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Diplomacy--I'm In
Just dug out my old copy in the garage cabinet and blew off the dust and set it up on my dining room table. I'm in!! Been quite a while since I played...picked this copy up on e-bay over a year ago....my original is long gone like many of my originals other than Risk and Magic Realm, Battle Masters and Axis and Allies.

Keep me posted, as I will be a player for this one. Thank you for setting something like this up. My kind of fun. I'm assuming this will be a long term commitment and I'm ready....
 
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I'll keep track of the positions and keep a map online, and also use my journal to post white and grey press.


Is all press public? Or do you allow private messages between players? If so, what's the medium (e.g., Geek email)? If not, I suppose that's enforced by the honor system, eh? (Normally not a problem for gamers, but Dip tends to warp players' ethics a little....)

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Turn deadlines will be every 2 days, with one day for builds/disbands/retreats.


Week days only, or 7 days/week?

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To make things interesting, entry stake will be 3 Geekgold per player. Prizes will be 1GG for each player that you survive longer than


Hmmmm. Sounds like you're going to take 21 gold in but give only 15 out. Maybe I should run a game too!

I'm not sure I want to play - I'm GG poor and have a rather low rate of income. Maybe I'll be a commentator. Do you allow public commentary? Some players don't like kibitzers....
 
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I'll join, let me know how to pay you the GG properly so that I'm in.

I will be relying on your online board, as my copy of Diplomacy went to the thrift store some years ago. But I still remember quite well how to play.
 
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Sure, why not.
Haven't played for a couple of years, but would like to play.
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Sounds like you're going to take 21 gold in but give only 15 out.


Sorry, I miscounted. Never mind.... laugh
 
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What a way to start the new year!
I'm in, especially if you need a player for Austria or Italy, or as a backup. Keep me posted.
 
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Game Starting
We've got seven players. I've randomly assigned countries as follows:

1. GreatWolf - Germany
2. Windopaene - Italy
3. malloc - Russia
4. nishikawa-collector - England
5. kimapesan - France
6. simonh - Turkey
7. Natus - Austria

First moves will be due in 3 days at 7pm EST (the 1st. This should give people plenty of time for diploming, and recovering from hangovers to get the moves in.

Rules for press. Communication is allowed via geek email privately between players. Additionally, white press can be posted in my geek journal (I'll make one entry per game turn). Grey (anonymous) press can be sent to me, and I'll post it. Since we're playing with an audience, I encourage you to make frequent (once every turn or two) press. I'll also make comments after each set of moves.

I make a new journal entry in a minute or two with a map. If you're player number 4-7, send me 3GG at some point for prize money.
 
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This sounds like a great idea. I suggest compiling regular Session Reports (one per turn, perhaps?).
 
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My luck always late to the table.

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Diplomacy? -- Machiavelli
"Diplomacy" is not my cup of tea, but if you ever want to do the same thing with "Machiavelli", Count Me In!!!
 
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If there's still room to join, I'd be happy to play! Diplomacy is my all-time favorite game (I have it rated as a "10", as you can see). I'd love to take part - so let me know!
 
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Second Game
I have no objections to running a second game if there are enough interested people.
 
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Good luck everyone lets keep this game fun.
 
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