The Game of Diplomacy (One position left)

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I have done this on other forums, so maybe it will work here too.

One’s first look at a Diplomacy set often leaves one thinking of games such as Risk or (worse yet) Axis and Allies. Fortunately the likeness ends with appearance. Diplomacy is a game about social interaction, not a game about carefully moving hundreds of pieces across an impossibly crowded map.

Diplomacy’s similarities with chess are many. Both games have no luck at all. Both games emphasize thinking ahead as a primary skill, and both games can be enjoyed at all skill levels.

The human aspects of Diplomacy are much like those of poker. Poker and Diplomacy are both games that reward skillful bluffing, deceit, and out right lying. Some players find Diplomacy difficult at first because they are uncomfortable with lying to their friends. To those people I offer this (unoriginal) analogy: It’s wrong to hit people, but within the rules of boxing it is okay to hit people. Similarly, it’s wrong to lie to people, but within the rules of Diplomacy it’s okay to lie to people.


This is a link to a copy of the rules:
http://www.angelfire.com/games3/DCOC/images/DCOC_Begin_Diplomacy.pdf

I can answer any other questions people may have. Anyone interested?

 
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I’ll join.

 
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Seems cool, this gamed signed up though?

 
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Yep. Just did. We need 5 more players for a full game.

 
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Cool, then im defiantly in.

 
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I’m in.

 
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Cool. Only four more. If you would like, write which countries you would be willing to play.
The choices are Turkey, Russia, France, England, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy.

 
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How about France?

 
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England for me please.

 
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Deutschland for me, please.

 
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Cool. We only need to more claims to begin the game.
Also just as a clarification, all negotiations can take place through either whispers or be posted here and orders should be whispered to me.

 
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I’ll take Italy.

 
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I’ll join as Russia

 
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Alright im gonna spend the next few minutes reading through the rules…

 
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Come on guys. We only need one more player to begin.

 
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So one more to start?

 
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I’ll take turkey.

 
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Originally posted by Helkaine:

So one more to start?

Yes. We need seven players.

Originally posted by zedd236:

I’ll take turkey.

Cool. That leaves one more since I was already counting you.

 
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Can I get my alt on here just to take up that last slot?

 
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Originally posted by zedd236:

Can I get my alt on here just to take up that last slot?

What’s an alt?

 
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Hold that thought.

 
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This is an alt.

 
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Originally posted by 632ddez:

This is an alt.

Ah. The problem with that is it takes away some of the diplomacy as you would be negotiating with two countries ruled by one person.
(eg. if you wanted to work with Turkey to invade Russia, but both were controlled by you)

 
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Come on guys. we only need one more.

 
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ill sign. 2 years late, darn arent i.