A Basic DBS system

After including a post on the Calhamer Point scoring system, perhaps I don’t need to worry about posting about a basic Draw-Based Scoring system, as there’s no more basic a DBS system than the Calhamer Point. However, I think the pure Calhamer Point system is too simplistic, no matter how it is used. It’s notContinue reading “A Basic DBS system”

Calhamer Point scoring system

If you want a way to score Diplomacy, what better place to go than the man himself, the Great and Good ABC, Allan Calhamer, the game’s creator. After all, any system Calhamer produced would be sympathetic to the his design for the game. So this is why I’m going to examine perhaps the simplest ofContinue reading “Calhamer Point scoring system”

Tribute Scoring system

If you want a different type of scoring system, the Tribute Scoring system is a good option. It was designed to score a League series of games, rather than a tournament, but there’s no reason why it couldn’t be used in a tournament. As a reminder, a League series is a series of games thatContinue reading “Tribute Scoring system”

Hurst Tournament Scoring system

This scoring system is one on its own! It’s a SCS system, and supply centres are the only thing considered. Controversially, it doesn’t consider solos at all and this is, for me, a problem. When I’ve considered using it I’ve modified it to recognise solos. What is the HTS system? Well, first, it’s a tournamentContinue reading “Hurst Tournament Scoring system”

DC(C) Scoring system

I’ve already discussed this system in this blog. It’s one of my systems for scoring Diplomacy games for tournaments. Here, then, I’m going to stick to a brief(-ish, you know me) discussion of the system in line with what I’ve discussed elsewhere. How does it work? It is basically a DBS system, although it shouldContinue reading “DC(C) Scoring system”

What makes a successful system for scoring Diplomacy?

This post was inspired by a post on the Diplomacy Reddit. The post was entitled Binary Scoring System. As I was thinking about a comment on the system itself, I thought I may as well write a blog post about it. And then I realised it would make for a decent example on system forContinue reading “What makes a successful system for scoring Diplomacy?”

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?”

Notes on a Napkin

Yeah, so, I don’t have enough going on. I’ve decided to look to publish a Dipzine. I’ve called it Notes on a Napkin and it will be published at the link with the title. I’ve had a number of offers for articles, and I hope they all come through (because if they don’t I’m goingContinue reading “Notes on a Napkin”

England’s Opening Moves: Splits Openings and the Western Opening

I’m putting the Splits openings and the Western Opening in the same post because, although some will disagree, there is really only one version of the Western Opening that makes any kind of sense (and that’s pushing it!) The Splits openings These openings are strange. I wouldn’t say I’d never use them but there isContinue reading “England’s Opening Moves: Splits Openings and the Western Opening”

England’s Opening Moves: Southern Openings

Having looked at England’s Northern openings, let’s have a look at the Southern openings that could be an option. There are three useful Southern openings, although two of them don’t seem to be much different from each other and possibly aren’t quite as useful as the third! Each opening is named after a local riverContinue reading “England’s Opening Moves: Southern Openings”