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Postby Half Massed » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:45 pm

If the first game is for complete beginners, I'd definitely like to be in on it.
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Postby ThatDude » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:05 pm

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J35J wrote:I can only use the Cafe's PM system.


Same here. If you guys are doing this through some IM service I'll give my spot to someone else.


I'm a PM-only guy as well.
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Postby JTWood » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:21 pm

I have AIM that I am allowed to access at work.

I didn't throw that in earlier.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:54 pm

I'd like to get in on this once I get home and will be able to spend more time on the cpu (Saturday). How long do the games take?
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Postby AcidRock23 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:59 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:I'd like to get in on this once I get home and will be able to spend more time on the cpu (Saturday). How long do the games take?


Games can take a REALLY long time, the whole thing is designed to 'simulate' (sort of...) the diplomatic standoff before WWI and, as I mentioned earlier, the game is very well balanced so, if you are Germany, you can't go after France unless you line up Italy or Great Britain to help you. The moves are written down and revealed so, if Great Britain tells you they'll support your move into Picardy but changes their mind or is suborned by the Turk wanting their help vs. Russia or whatever, you will 'bounce' back to where you started, except France will now know that you've gone after them. Of course, they could also be 'working' Britain as well, to try to get them to help them.

I don't have IM but would be interested if the pace gives a couple of days or so for each diplomacy session before moves are revealed. I could do things at work but it's sort of hit or miss and sometimes I would be unable to do stuff until the evening.
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Postby bleach168 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:04 pm

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teddy ballgame wrote:I'd like to get in on this once I get home and will be able to spend more time on the cpu (Saturday). How long do the games take?


Games can take a REALLY long time, the whole thing is designed to 'simulate' (sort of...) the diplomatic standoff before WWI and, as I mentioned earlier, the game is very well balanced so, if you are Germany, you can't go after France unless you line up Italy or Great Britain to help you. The moves are written down and revealed so, if Great Britain tells you they'll support your move into Picardy but changes their mind or is suborned by the Turk wanting their help vs. Russia or whatever, you will 'bounce' back to where you started, except France will now know that you've gone after them. Of course, they could also be 'working' Britain as well, to try to get them to help them.

I don't have IM but would be interested if the pace gives a couple of days or so for each diplomacy session before moves are revealed. I could do things at work but it's sort of hit or miss and sometimes I would be unable to do stuff until the evening.


Yup, and to add to AcidRocks's answer, a full game of Diplomacy lasts no more than 20 turns usually. So if you figure 2 days per turn in the begining and 1 day per turn for the middle and endgame, then we are looking at 3-4 weeks per game unless you get eliminated early.
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Postby Leber » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:46 pm

I have AIM and have never played this before.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:18 pm

bleach168 wrote:
AcidRock23 wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:I'd like to get in on this once I get home and will be able to spend more time on the cpu (Saturday). How long do the games take?


Games can take a REALLY long time, the whole thing is designed to 'simulate' (sort of...) the diplomatic standoff before WWI and, as I mentioned earlier, the game is very well balanced so, if you are Germany, you can't go after France unless you line up Italy or Great Britain to help you. The moves are written down and revealed so, if Great Britain tells you they'll support your move into Picardy but changes their mind or is suborned by the Turk wanting their help vs. Russia or whatever, you will 'bounce' back to where you started, except France will now know that you've gone after them. Of course, they could also be 'working' Britain as well, to try to get them to help them.

I don't have IM but would be interested if the pace gives a couple of days or so for each diplomacy session before moves are revealed. I could do things at work but it's sort of hit or miss and sometimes I would be unable to do stuff until the evening.


Yup, and to add to AcidRocks's answer, a full game of Diplomacy lasts no more than 20 turns usually. So if you figure 2 days per turn in the begining and 1 day per turn for the middle and endgame, then we are looking at 3-4 weeks per game unless you get eliminated early.


Whoa. Count me out then. I figured this was going to take a couple of days, I can't make a month-long time commitment to this.
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Postby bleach168 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:31 pm

Okay Art.

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Postby Nberan » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:32 pm

I have AIM
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