United States Diplomacy-new variant to try out

10-player variant set in North America with 50 USA supply centres. Created & brought to site by tarheel86. GM: tarheel86. WINNER: shavemybaby (Florida).

United States Diplomacy-new variant to try out

Postby tarheel86 » 04 Jan 2011, 03:01

Hi all, and Happy New Year!

First of all, this is the first forum-based game I've invented (I haven't even played one yet), so please bear with me. If anyone more experienced than myself would like to help set up / manage the game, you'd be more than welcome to do so.

Anyway, this game is set in the modern-day United States. The 50 states are all supply centers, and there are also non-supply center provinces in Canada and Mexico, as well as sea provinces. A rough map I've made is below (note that I've compressed it to save bandwidth):

USDiplomacyMap.jpg

Some notes on the map:
1. Nunavut extends all the way to the top of the map. It acts like Denmark in the original game, in that fleets can pass through it but may not convoy armies across it (therefore an army may not be convoyed from the west coast to the east coast in one turn).
2. The Great Lakes and Gulf of California are there for purely aesthetic reasons; they have no effect on the game and no units can ever occupy them.

Each player will start with a SINGLE supply center. First to 26 wins.

So, the essentials (not set in stone yet, still open to suggestions):
Number of Players: 10
State selection: First come, first served (you even get to choose your color)
Orders: 48 hours
Retreats: 24 hours
Builds: 24 hours
Standard negotiation/communication rules
Game Start: Winter 2000 (build)
Build Anywhere
Draw proposals must include all survivors

Well, I think that's everything. Let me know if I've overlooked something, or if you can think of any improvements that can be made.
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Re: United States Diplomacy-new variant to try out

Postby kogarfire22 » 04 Jan 2011, 03:19

So.. Alaska gets his own personal Canadian Shield? :?
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Re: United States Diplomacy-new variant to try out

Postby gislason » 04 Jan 2011, 03:28

I'll play, my choice for state would be Texas, if that is possible.
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Re: United States Diplomacy-new variant to try out

Postby aaronc70 » 04 Jan 2011, 03:33

I would love to play!
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Re: United States Diplomacy-new variant to try out

Postby DexKal » 04 Jan 2011, 03:53

So.. Alaska gets his own personal Canadian Shield?


Well yes.....however they would also have the disadvantage of not having any neutral supply centers nearby to quickly build up strength.

I do have a question though. Are Colorado/Arizona considered as adjacent? The same goes for Utah/New Mexico?
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Re: United States Diplomacy-new variant to try out

Postby Spekulatius » 04 Jan 2011, 04:05

PM me when this gets started. I'd like to be orange and Minnesota please :)
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Re: United States Diplomacy-new variant to try out

Postby Zebb » 04 Jan 2011, 04:39

Are Wisconsin and Michigan adjacent? And Michigan and Ontario? And how about the Four Corners (AZ, NM, CO, UT)?
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Re: United States Diplomacy-new variant to try out

Postby shavemybaby » 04 Jan 2011, 04:41

I'll play. florida and green.

Also, this would be very interesting with 50 players (probably impossible on the site) and more than one space for most states, to get some maneuvering in. With almost every relevant space a center, we could see a lot of stalemate.
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Re: United States Diplomacy-new variant to try out

Postby Santiago Matamoros » 04 Jan 2011, 04:48

gislason wrote:I'll play, my choice for state would be Texas, if that is possible.


Touch the Star, son, and I'll knock you across the Rio.

The water seems pretty much a standstill. Shouldn't there be some real room for maneuvering there? You'll probably need twice as many territories.

Land should be interesting. I pity any poor fool that starts in Alaska or Hawaii.
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Re: United States Diplomacy-new variant to try out

Postby Zebb » 04 Jan 2011, 04:54

shavemybaby wrote:I'll play. florida and green.

Also, this would be very interesting with 50 players (probably impossible on the site) and more than one space for most states, to get some maneuvering in. With almost every relevant space a center, we could see a lot of stalemate.


I wonder how good a map the 435 house of representatives districts would make.
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