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?”
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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”
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”
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?”
Faster. Faster! FASTER!!!
In some ways it’s a little unfair to drop this on Playdiplomacy because it’s a feature on many online sites and apps. But, as I play most of my Diplomacy on Playdip, and for the other reasons I mention below, it is something I associate with Playdip especially. The issue, to make it clear, isContinue reading “Faster. Faster! FASTER!!!”
First Game on Backstabbr
I recently started my first game on Backstabbr. I’ve thought about playing here before but haven’t – frankly, I prefer Playdip or webDip because of the community of the forums on those sites. Oh, well. So I started a game with deadlines I can handle. I think I set them as being 3 days, withContinue reading “First Game on Backstabbr”
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?”
How to handle orders with missing elements
In the rules of Diplomacy it states that orders should be written down. What happens if the written order isn’t exactly correct in format? The rules of Diplomacy have three different versions of inexact orders: Illegal orders – orders which aren’t possible, eg A Lpl-Bel; Ambiguous orders – orders which could have more than oneContinue reading “How to handle orders with missing elements”