Diplomacy is designed to encourage betrayal, there’s no getting away from that. The game is meant to be played by people who communicate; who can forge alliances; who can maintain those alliances long enough to get close to the winning line and then, when that line’s in sight, who are prepared to stab their allyContinue reading “The Grantland Discussions: A Storm of Daggers”
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The Grantland Discussions: A Feast for Carebears
By now, unless you’re just jumping into my blog here, you’ll know that Carebearism is not my favourite part of Diplomacy. For me, it has no place at the table, real or otherwise. For others, it’s the way the game should be played. Let’s start by defining what Carebearism actually is. There are, perhaps, threeContinue reading “The Grantland Discussions: A Feast for Carebears”
How close should online Diplomacy be to the Face-to-Face game?
There’s an interesting momentum on Playdiplomacy at the moment for a tournament that takes tournaments back to, as they call it, the “original rules.“ This got me thinking about the question above (I’m sure I don’t need to ask it again!) What are the original rules for tournaments or even online tournaments? Webplay (playing DipContinue reading “How close should online Diplomacy be to the Face-to-Face game?”
What is online Diplomacy’s place?
The Diplomacy Hobby has a varied set of formats. There are two general formats: face-to-face and remote Diplomacy. With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, though, was the appearance of a third format, virtual FTF play. Face-to-face Diplomacy is the way the game was designed to be played. Well, one ‘sub-format’ (for want of aContinue reading “What is online Diplomacy’s place?”