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    Diplomacy

    Diplomacy is an Avalon Hill classic wargame.

    Anyone here played it? If we can get 7 chesschatters interested maybe we can run a correspondence Diplomacy game.

    You can read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomacy_(board_game)
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    Couple of problems:

    1) The link has no reference material.
    2) I've seen very little evidence of diplomacy on this board. Perhaps Watto?
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    No this is silly, the whole premise is silly and very badly written. I'm the senior officer here and I've not had a funny line yet so I'm stopping it.

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    My God! The bastardry! Love it. Will sit this one out due to time constraints. Can observers keep track of progress? How do they do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    My God! The bastardry! Love it. Will sit this one out due to time constraints. Can observers keep track of progress? How do they do that?
    The easiest way to do it is for one person to fill the role of arbiter. The seven players PM their orders to the arbiter before the published deadline and then the arbiter publishes the order and the results thereof. Repeat until one player has 18 Supply Centres or all remaining players agree to a draw. If there isn't an experienced player who can act as arbiter then perhaps I can do it, or better still we have a proxy arbiter who receives the orders and after the deadline lapses then sends them to an experienced player (potentially me) and that player then resolves the orders and publishs results. The point is once the orders are known the order resolution process is deterministic.
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    OK, is the process/ progress viewable on a virtual board or similar? Or are results kept in one's own counsel/ scraps of paper etc.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    OK, is the process/ progress viewable on a virtual board or similar? Or are results kept in one's own counsel/ scraps of paper etc.?
    We should be able to arrange something.
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    Your thread is the first I have heard of this intruiging game. If I've heard of it before, it hasn't registered to any effective degree.

    Sounds like fun. Sounds like swindling is a large part of the game - a bit like the 'Survivor' or 'Weakest Link' negotiation concepts. Then the skull-duggery and chickens roosting and knives in back really starts once the number of players dwindle!
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    Diplomacy

    I only played this game once, back when I was about 14 years old. The other players were experienced wargamers from Bundaberg and Rockhampton wargames club.

    I was Germany (black pieces I think).

    You can guess what happened next....... I was horribly mauled.

    I have never played again.

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    Best of luck in organising the game.

    It will be interesting to follow and hear the stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeL
    I only played this game once, back when I was about 14 years old. The other players were experienced wargamers from Bundaberg and Rockhampton wargames club.

    I was Germany (black pieces I think).

    You can guess what happened next....... I was horribly mauled.

    I have never played again.
    Could have been worse, you could have been Austria-Hungary!

    The game is reasonably well balanced given its patent asymmetry. Any side can win but some are easier to play than others. That was a long time ago so you could give it another go.
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    old games

    We first played this game at the Melbourne Chess Club in the '80s Bill Jordan and Jim Saros were unbeatable in the first place! Later on when I became an expert and nearly conquered the world Bill introduced his version of Dungeons and Dragons so I stuck to monopoly!
    You youngsters when you learn how to play properly I 'll join in to give you a lesson or two!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Could have been worse, you could have been Austria-Hungary!

    The game is reasonably well balanced given its patent asymmetry. Any side can win but some are easier to play than others. That was a long time ago so you could give it another go.
    Thanks for the invite but I will politely decline Rincewind.

    Best of luck in oganising your game.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by heaviestknight
    You youngsters when you learn how to play properly I 'll join in to give you a lesson or two!
    *LOL*

    You channeling me, mate? You do it with a bit more chutzpah! Not to mention credibilty
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    Is it much like "Axis and Allies"? I have played that a few times.

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