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Colonial Diplomacy

Postby jeeb00 » 09 Sep 2014, 22:26

Hi,

I'm just curious to know if there was ever consideration given to having a Colonial Diplomacy map variant available on the website? And if not, could I ask why?

For me personally, it's the only actual map variant I've ever really enjoyed and I believe it's the only other official map released by Avalon Hill.
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Re: Colonial Diplomacy

Postby sinnybee » 09 Sep 2014, 23:28

jeeb00 wrote:Hi,

I'm just curious to know if there was ever consideration given to having a Colonial Diplomacy map variant available on the website? And if not, could I ask why?

For me personally, it's the only actual map variant I've ever really enjoyed and I believe it's the only other official map released by Avalon Hill.

You're in the DVFG section of the forum.
So, for the times that Colonial has been played as a DVFG on this site, look here.

On the topic of being more than a DVFG, Colonial was runner-up in the most recent vote of which map variant to add as a standard game run automatically by the site instead of by a GM (Versailles won that vote).
Colonial is listed as one of 3 map variants that is ready to go next time we have a vote to add another.
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Re: Colonial Diplomacy

Postby glacier777 » 09 Sep 2014, 23:29

Hi Jeeb,

The answer is yes, and two examples:
1. Consideration HAS been given to Colonial Diplomacy becoming a map on our site. A large amount of consideration too. As you know, the site is run by volunteers. When super dipsy (the developer) has enough time, he adds another variant to our site. Thus far, we have gained: Milan, Ancient Med, 1900 and most recently, Versailles. For at least 1900 and Versailles, the sites Premium members were invited to propose variants and then vote for which variant we want. When Versailles won, the vote was tight and Colonial was second! :shock: Next time dipsy is ready, Colonial will be up there for sure, it remains to be seen whether it will win the vote or not...

2. Colonial has been played on the forum many times. In our DVFG section (Diplomacy Variant Forum Games), many site members play all kinds of variants. One site member acts as a GM and the players communicate via PM's. Next time a Colonial game runs, you could sign up.
However, it is unlikely that Colonial will run any time soon, for two reasons:
1. Two games ran in the Winter/Spring just gone. I was in one of them actually.
2. The DVFG section is very quiet of late. Our moderator, Pedros, is also away for the time being.

To conclude, I think you are actually wrong about Colonial. Pretty much everyone who plays it on this site has the same opinion; it is VERY fun to play and extremely exciting. However, the end game gets bogged down by many stalemate lines which ruins it slightly. In addition, balance is very suspect.
I am sure that you can enjoy Classic, 1900, Versailles and many variants in the DVFG section too.

Useful links:
DVFG subforum
Archived Colonial games
New feature voting

Hope that all helps! 8-)
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Re: Colonial Diplomacy

Postby sinnybee » 09 Sep 2014, 23:42

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Re: Colonial Diplomacy

Postby diploguy » 10 Sep 2014, 04:36

I'd vote for the Colonial variant. Like you said it's the only variant that has been published. Though that doesn't necessarily mean it's a good variant. I've only played it twice so it's hard to form an opinion on it. Are the Alliances always forming along the same lines? Are the bottle-necks always in the same area? I also wonder about the balance. I forget the nation assignments but the one that occupies the Thailand/Laos area I do believe has a very tough time making it in this game.
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Re: Colonial Diplomacy

Postby sinnybee » 10 Sep 2014, 06:14

It's an awesome variant.
However, this isn't really the correct forum to discuss it further.
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Re: Colonial Diplomacy

Postby jeeb00 » 10 Sep 2014, 17:27

Thanks for the replies everyone! I suspected it had already been discussed and was curious to find out when and where. Sorry for using the wrong forum, I wasn't sure where to post this.

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Re: Colonial Diplomacy

Postby sinnybee » 10 Sep 2014, 21:55

jeeb00 wrote:Sorry for using the wrong forum

Actually, I was talking to diploguy. It's great to express opinions on / ask questions about Colonial, but they won't be seen in this thread come the next vote.
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Re: Colonial Diplomacy

Postby TheCraw » 13 Sep 2014, 04:01

Very clever, Mr. Smart...
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Re: Colonial Diplomacy

Postby sinnybee » 13 Sep 2014, 07:48

CRAW!
There's a talk like a pirate game where you start in the wrong country. No pressure to play, but I thought I'd mention it since you're like the coolest pirate I know.
And I forget the other thing I was going to tell you...
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