Sum of Squares scoring

The Sum of Squares scoring system is one of the more sophisticated Supply Centre Scoring systems for Diplomacy tournaments. Before I get into examining the SoS system itself, there are a couple of strange ideas to get rid of. The first is that SoS isn’t a Supply Centre Scoring system. I once came across someoneContinue reading “Sum of Squares scoring”

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?”

Squeezing Premium Membership on Playdiplomacy

Playdiplomay has two tiers of membership. You can play for free there, which is great. Alternatively, you can pay for Premium membership or Premium credits. Premium membership and credits give you more options than standard membership, as I guess you’d expect. I’ll come to what they are below. But first… Why Premium membership? For someContinue reading “Squeezing Premium Membership on Playdiplomacy”

Playdiplomacy’s scoring system

My previous post looked at webDiplomacy’s scoring system and I promised, as part of the post, that I’d be looking at both webDiplomacy and Playdiplomacy, specifically the bits that I feel are not as good as they could/should be. So now I’m moving onto Playdip’s system of scoring games. Ratings not scoring Playdiplomacy uses aContinue reading “Playdiplomacy’s scoring system”