Mentor Game 20-July 2015 GAME STARTED

If you are new to the site, and especially if you are new to the game, this might be a good way to start some games. Mentors will help with the mechanics of the game.

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Mentor Game 20-July 2015 GAME STARTED

Postby asudevil » 14 Jul 2015, 01:56

Mentor games are for beginners to play together and learn the basics of Diplomacy and how the website interface works with an experienced player available to answer questions. Any player that thinks they might benefit from a teaching game is welcome:

Looking to play your first game?
Have played before, but it was some time ago and feel rusty?
New to PlayDip and want to get used to the interface?
Been on site for awhile and would like some pointers?

All are welcome. I ask only that you commit to seeing the game through to completion, because leaving a game partway through disrupts the experience for all of the remaining players. Should unforeseen life circumstances mean you need to quit, please let me know so that I can line up a replacement. If you are interested in playing, either reply in this thread or use the site PM system to contact asudevil. This game is slated to begin on July 13, but we will start before then if we get a full roster. If you sign up this week but do not get a spot, you will be given priority in next week's mentor game.

Note that this will be a somewhat slower game than typical for the site, with 2-day deadlines for major movement turns and 1-day deadlines for minor retreat and build turns. The moderately longish deadlines are deliberate, so that everyone has an opportunity to learn as they go. I'll be giving you lots of material to read through if you're so inclined, so you won't lack for stuff to do! But if you're looking for a fast-paced game, this game probably won't be your speed. You can also expect the game to go on for about 2 months if you do well, so be prepared for that.

Information on our current mentor game below:

105264. I didn't MEAN to stab you in the back
2/1/1 deadlines
Everything else standard

PLAYERS:
TooBrokeForWarhammer
illusean1988
Crusoe46
caelreth
nerdOfCaO
imthedoctor
Britannialbion

PLAYERS for game 2 ... 105657...24 hour priority starting 7/25 3pm PST
ComradeVader007
Tenrec
thopper21
sjjbuckeye
am110
Grapo
Diploking

Priority Players: for game 2...but they didn't sign up.
alex4864
EllandSea
UNAG TCHUNG R1...contacted me after it was full
Eric61992

New Signups (next week's priority list):
supraking777
jmcnutt77
areaman41

Standby Veteran Players:
dwiltseredu
ferdy0
Gavrilo Princip
Ceasars Geezers
fidelis
I Love Italy
nanooktheeskimo
Antigonos
kwc
gooderian
jakofipa
revkev12
xavier77
Lukan
glacialice
Kra
Pb10gon
BigSpoon19
Cardlinger
smstelzel
Senlac
rd45

Priority Players are users that were on the New Signups list for last week's game and did not have a chance to play. They (along with the enough players from this week's New Signups list to fill the board) will get a 2-day priority window to join this game before the password is be sent out to all New Signups.

Veteran players fill open spots from surrenders in our games. If you are a vet and interested in helping the teaching effort, please let us know and we will add you to the veteran standby list. Mentors do not play in their own game. They are included on the list to keep the rotation current. If their name comes up in a game they are mentoring, they will be skipped.
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Re: Mentor Game 20-July 2015

Postby Radical Pumpkin » 14 Jul 2015, 05:46

Got a last minute reply to my thread by PM from TooBrokeForWarhammer, who would like to be on the list for this game.
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Re: Mentor Game 20-July 2015

Postby WHSeward » 16 Jul 2015, 17:11

smstelzel rotated on the Vet list. He has taken a spot in GoB's game.
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Re: Mentor Game 20-July 2015

Postby tswift » 18 Jul 2015, 23:39

Hey, I just joined, never played Diplomacy before, but I finally gave up on wrangling six players to try it. Is this for July 20 per the title, or July 14 per the description?
Is it too late?
Can I play? Huh? Can I?
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Re: Mentor Game 20-July 2015

Postby asudevil » 19 Jul 2015, 00:53

imthedoctor wrote:Hey, I just joined, never played Diplomacy before, but I finally gave up on wrangling six players to try it. Is this for July 20 per the title, or July 14 per the description?
Is it too late?
Can I play? Huh? Can I?


20th...forgot to change the other when I cut/pasted
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Re: Mentor Game 20-July 2015

Postby V » 19 Jul 2015, 00:54

Hi Asudevil,

I got Premium at last (thanks to PlayDip helping me out). I can volunteer for the Vet list for surrender standby in Mentor games. After 45 years, do I qualify as a Vet?

Cheers Senlac
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Re: Mentor Game 20-July 2015

Postby asudevil » 19 Jul 2015, 00:55

Senlac wrote:Hi Asudevil,

I got Premium at last (thanks to PlayDip helping me out). I can volunteer for the Vet list for surrender standby in Mentor games. After 45 years, do I qualify as a Vet?

Cheers Senlac


Thanks boss...Ill throw you on the list.
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Re: Mentor Game 20-July 2015

Postby WHSeward » 19 Jul 2015, 23:16

Added Tenrec to the new sign ups.
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Re: Mentor Game 20-July 2015

Postby Crusoe46 » 19 Jul 2015, 23:37

Well, thanks for the invitation. I played a lot of Dip a long time ago, so I'm not sure if I should take a place in a mentor game.
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Re: Mentor Game 20-July 2015

Postby asudevil » 19 Jul 2015, 23:39

Crusoe46 wrote:Well, thanks for the invitation. I played a lot of Dip a long time ago, so I'm not sure if I should take a place in a mentor game.


Ill put you down. I only blasted out cause Im having a hard time getting this week's filled. So you can always join in and help 6 others get started up
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