It’s been quite a while

And I’ve missed it, honestly. I like writing this blog, putting my woeful thoughts down on… well, whatever this is… sharing the good stuff that’s out there about Diplomacy. However, I think I have an excuse: organising the Online Diplomacy Championship has been taking up a lot of time. And, just when I thought weContinue reading “It’s been quite a while”

ODC IV – How do I enter?

This is just another post about the Online Diplomacy Championship, this year being hosted by Playdiplomacy. For some background on the ODC, see my previous post. Here, I just want to give some info about how to get involved. First, register on Playdiplomacy.com. Registration is free and playing in the tournament is also free. Yes,Continue reading “ODC IV – How do I enter?”

The Online Diplomacy Championship 2022

Playdiplomacy is hosting the 2022 Online Diplomacy Championship – ODC IV! You can find the basic tournament information on the Playdiplomacy Forum or the Diplomacy Hub. To enter you’ll need to be registered with Playdip but the tournament is free to play (for those of you who don’t want to go Premium). The host tournamentContinue reading “The Online Diplomacy Championship 2022”

Do we need a Short Game rule for Tournaments?

Phew. It’s been a long haul but I’ve finally come to the end of the series on tournament scoring, which started here. As I’ve said before, when I have posted a new post, I tend to post a Tweet. Not always, especially when I’ve completed more than one post a day, but often. This oneContinue reading “Do we need a Short Game rule for Tournaments?”

Mean Comparison Scoring system

Remember the Hurst Tournament Scoring system? No? Go and read about it, then, because the Mean Comparison Scoring system is based on HTS. In this case, however, MCS scoring is a DBS system, whereas HTS is an SCS system. In other words, MCS is based on points awarded by the outcome of the game. WhatContinue reading “Mean Comparison Scoring system”

Diminishing Value DBS system

It’s only recently that I came across a scoring system similar to this one. Not quite the same so I decided to go with it anyway. It’s another of my systems. The basic idea is that this is a DBS system. Your share of the points depends on how many players are in the drawContinue reading “Diminishing Value DBS system”

C-Diplo scoring system

The C-Diplo scoring system was invented in the French Hobby and it is a simplistic system. That’s not to say anything negative about the French Hobby, just in case you were able to imply that it does. Sometimes, simple is good. Sometimes. What is the C-Diplo scoring system? The “C” in the title gives theContinue reading “C-Diplo scoring system”

Detour98F scoring system

When it comes to scoring systems, the Detrour98F is… well, it can’t be one on its own, as I was going to say, because I guess there were Detrour98E, D, etc. Although I could be very wrong. That happened once, I think. I came across the Detour98F scoring system in an online tournament. At theContinue reading “Detour98F scoring system”

The Next Conversation

If his mouth’s open, he’s lying. How many of you, the Diplomacy players out there, feel that about some of the people you play against? In Diplomacy, lying is part of the game. It isn’t unique in that respect; look at how many cooperative games there are that involve people lying as part of theContinue reading “The Next Conversation”

The Diplomacy Hub

I created THE DIPLOMACY HUB a while ago… and then let it float for a bit! There were reasons, some legitimate, some lazy. But, frankly, I mis-handled this. So it’s time to move it forward a little more. If you want to take part in a forum for the game of Diplomacy, that isn’t associatedContinue reading “The Diplomacy Hub”