Community Board Game - Diplomacy

Diplomacy is a strategic board game. It's a mix of tactical war game and intrigue with negotiation phases and the absence of dice and other game elements that produce random effects.

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Eärendil the Mariner
Fall 1901, Movements

Sorry, took me a while. Here the given Movement orders:

Austria (no orders have been given) (@UrarakaKire ):
Army Vienna Hold
Army Budapest Hold
Fleet Trieste Hold

England (@Antonis ):
Army Wales to Belgium
Fleet Northsea to Norway
Fleet English Channel Convoy Army Wales

Controll Points: 5 -> Two new units (army or fleet) can be placed.

France (@Moose! ):
Army Burgundy Hold
Army Gascony to Spain
Fleet Mid-Atlantic Ocean to Portugal

Controll Points: 5 -> Two new units (army or fleet) can be placed.

Germany (@Flavius Aetius ):
Army Ruhr to Munich
Fleet Holland Hold
Army Kiel to Denmark

Controll Points: 5 -> Two new units (army or fleet) can be placed.

Italy (@Piney456 ):
Fleet Ionian Sea to Tunis
Army Tuscany Hold
Army Venice Hold

Controll Points: 4 -> One new unit (army or fleet) can be placed.

Russia (@Xardob ):
Fleet Sevastopol to Black Sea (not successful due to Fleet Ankara to Black Sea)
Fleet Gulf of Bothnia to Sweden
Army Ukraine to Romania
Army Warsaw Support Army Ukraine

Controll Points: 5 -> Two new units (army or fleet) can be placed.

Turkey (@BenKenobi ):
Fleet Ankara to Black Sea (not successful due to Fleet Sevastopol to Black Sea)
Army Bulgaria to Greece
Army Constantinople to Bulgaria

Controll Points: 5 -> Two new units (army or fleet) can be placed.

Map with movements:

A Retreat Phase is not necesary. Map after movements:

Rule Note: You can place new units only in your home regions which are empty. Fleets can of course only be placed at shore regions.

Please hand in your placement orders as soon as possible!
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Eärendil the Mariner
Eärendil the Mariner
I think we lost Austria. If you know someone who would like to jump in as Austria at the ongoing game, redirect them here. It's not a lost game yet for them, diplomatic skills should not be underestimated ^^
Flavius Aetius
Flavius Aetius
Hmm, something's wrong with the notification. Although I was mentioned and had no missed messages from previous logins I got no notification by email about this one. Can we get a timetable when to do what exactly, so I won't be missing anything? Do we give the placement orders and new movement orders at the same turn or do we wait with the latter for few more days?
Eärendil the Mariner
Eärendil the Mariner
@Flavius Aetius , you first give the placement orders since movement orders might depend on the new placed units. For the notificiations, I try to ping you all as often as I can, make also sure that you have set your alerts in the notifications for this group as well as at your privacy settings.
For the timetable, I will myself not be able to keep it in the next weeks since I am busy at university. In four weeks I will try to set one up though, to have it better structured.
Eärendil the Mariner
Spring 1901, Movements

Movement orders:

Autria (no orders have been given) (@UrarakaKire ):
Army Vienna Hold
Army Budapest Hold
Fleet Trieste Hold

England (@Antonis ):
Army Liverpool to Wales
Fleet London to English Channel
Fleet Edinburgh to Northsea

France (@Moose! ):
Army Paris to Burgundy
Army Marseilles to Spain
Fleet Brest to Mid-Atlantic Ocean

Germany (@Flavius Aetius ):
Army Munich to Ruhr
Fleet Kiel to Holland
Army Berlin to Kiel

Italy (@Piney456 ):
Fleet Naples to Ionian Sea
Army Rome to Tuscany
Army Venice Hold

Russia (@Xardob ):
Fleet Sevastopol to Black Sea (not successful due to Fleet Ankara to Black Sea)
Fleet St. Petersburg (south cost) to Gulf of Bothnia
Army Moscow to Ukraine
Army Warsaw to Galicia

Turkey (@BenKenobi ):
Fleet Ankara to Black Sea (not successful due to Fleet Sevastopol to Black Sea)
Army Constantinople to Bulgaria
Army Smyrna to Constantinople

Map with movements:

A Retreat Phase is not necesary. Map after movements:
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Eärendil the Mariner
Fall 1901
Current army positions:
Autria (@UrarakaKire ):
Army Vienna
Army Budapest
Fleet Trieste

England (@Antonis ):
Army Wales
Fleet English Channel
Fleet Northsea

France (@Moose! ):
Army Burgundy
Army Spain
Fleet Mid-Atlantic Ocean

Germany (@Flavius Aetius ):
Army Ruhr
Fleet Holland
Army Kiel

Italy (@Piney456 ):
Fleet Ionian Sea
Army Tuscany
Army Hold

Russia (@Xardob ):
Fleet Sevastopol
Fleet Gulf of Bothnia
Army Ukraine
Army Galicia

Turkey (@BenKenobi ):
Fleet Ankara
Army Bulgaria
Army Constantinople

Keep in mind: Supply centers (countries with black dots) only change ownership if they're occupied at the end of Fall; they do not change ownership if a unit moves through them during the Spring, but leaves again in Fall.


Please send via pm your movement orders to the gamemaster, @Eärendil the Mariner . You have again around five days of time, for the exact deadline look here:
Please leave a note if you don't manage it in time to get extra time!
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Eärendil the Mariner
Round 1, Spring 1901

Random faction assignment (I rolled a dice):

@AntonisEngland
@BenKenobiTurkey
@XardobRussia
@Moose!France
@UrarakaKireAustria
@Flavius AetiusGermany
@Piney456Italy

Diplomatic notes are send to each other via pm.

Starting positions:
Austria-
Army in Vienna, Army in Budapest, Fleet in Trieste

England-
Fleet in London, Fleet in Edinburgh, Army in Liverpool

France-
Army in Paris, Army in Marseilles, Fleet in Brest

Germany-
Army in Berlin, Army in Munich, Fleet in Kiel

Italy-
Army in Rome, Army in Venice, Fleet in Naples

Russia-
Army in Moscow, Fleet in Sevastopol, Army in Warsaw, Fleet in St. Petersburg (south cost)

Turkey-
Fleet in Ankara, Army in Constantinople, Army in Smyrna

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Please send via pm your movement orders to the gamemaster, @Eärendil the Mariner . You have time until 04.09.2020, 24:00 UTC, so five days. Please leave a note if you don't manage it in time to get extra time!

Rules and the basic map with the shorttag names are linked here
If you still have questions, either write to me or use the rule discussion board

Happy gaming!
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Eärendil the Mariner
First round of Diplomacy

Sign ups for the first community board game round of Diplomacy has begun. I will serve as your game master. Currently there are four more members in this group present, so feel free to invite more people. Otherwise I will change the settings a bit to the count of players we have.

Sign up here:

Deadline for sign-up: 25th of August
Factions will then get assigned until the 30th of August and the round would start at the 31st of August.

Looking forward to see some of you there :smile:
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BenKenobi
BenKenobi
Singing up.

Will we use backstabbr.com?
BenKenobi
BenKenobi
backstabbr can handle everything through a browser and has a simulator of turns where you can try out all the possibilities. It also allows the game master to play. The only thing it does not do is warn a player about illegal moves.
Eärendil the Mariner
Eärendil the Mariner
@BenKenobi , the problem I see with that is that people have to sign in at a new place. And at the moment it seems like you can appearantly only sign in with a google account. I have none
BenKenobi
BenKenobi
@Eärendil the Mariner Yeah, the sign in sucks, but people can still just create a google acc. Still, it offers huge advantages I think
Antonis
Antonis
I know I'm an idiot some times (debatable, but yeah...) but where do we sign up? :grin:
Eärendil the Mariner
Ok. I have invited now some guys which I saw posting on the older Diplomacy threads and which have been active at the forum recently. Lets see if we get some game organised and then I will add events for the deadlines etc. I will also look into the software to get used to it. Feel also free to invite other potential interested people ^^
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