Diplomacy 1: Learner Game

Diplomacy is a strategic board game. Its main distinction from most board wargames is negotiation: Players spend much of their time forming (and betraying) alliances with other players. Set in Europe just before the beginning of World War I , Diplomacy is played by seven players, each controlling the armed forces of a major European power.
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Diplomacy 1: Learner Game

Post by Grimbold » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:41 am

I will use this first game as a learner game. Please look up the game rules in the appropriate thread. In subsequent games, nations will be distributed randomly.

Takers (correct me if I'm wrong):
-MadVlat: Turkey
-Vardaen: Austria-Hungry ;)
-Amaris: ?? (If Brennor does not play, we will leave out Italy, so I will need Brennor to pick and then you will get Italy. If he does not play you will need to find another nation.) Is that ok?
-Melvyst: France

Still open:
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-England
-Russia
-Germany
-Italy

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Post by Amaris » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:50 pm

Brennor:
Si prega di giocare e poi io li invitiamo a visitare il mio bel paese e godere di una insalata caprese, ravioli e vino.
Please play and then I will invite you to visit my beautiful country and enjoy a caprese salad, ravioli and some wine.
Prego!
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Post by MadVlat » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:05 pm

Will we be sending our moves via PM to you? I only ask because if we submit them to the thread others may read then post, which kind of defeats the purpose of the game.
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Post by Grimbold » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:22 pm

Yes. your orders will come to me by pm (like the werewolf kills/ sage scans) and I will post the results here. I have decided to try and have only one thread per game, i.e. for diplomatic banter, insults (in character of course) and chat. I will also post the results there.

Some playing tips: Form alliances (by pm) but do not hesitate (evil grin) to attack your "allies" when they are weakest... it is a game of alliance and betrayal...

(I read that often the GM forbids players who know eachother in real life - for this first game I will allow this (V and Amaris), but in the next games, I will give you France and Russia, as they are not so close together...)

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Post by Vardaen » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:16 pm

I know Madvlat, Brennor, Amaris, Biton, DoomulusPrime, etc, etc... Real Life. So that can be tricky :)

I have to read the game, but I would rather be Russia, and not Hungary -- I can't let MadVlat start off dictating who I play. Is the Unicorn Clan an option? :)
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Post by MadVlat » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:17 pm

Not dictating, just having fun. That is what its all about...
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Post by Vardaen » Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:03 am

Now you will die! I declare Anti-Diplomacy on MadVlat!
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Post by MadVlat » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:04 am

Awesome, comrade. We will adopt the Romanov women into the harems of our worst soldiers. Soon only the cresent moon shall hang above the city of Moscow. Wartime ranting, rant, rant, rant... :lol:
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Post by Kilroy » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:13 am

Go ahead and give me Germany.. I might as well be the start of the 4th reich. I mean, SOMEONE has to be the bad guy!!
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Re: Diplomacy 1: Learner Game

Post by 3rd-I » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:41 am

I guess I'll go for the patriotic option then

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