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”