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Re: The WDC PlayDip Collective

Postby Frenchie07001 » 08 Oct 2018, 16:42

Ha yeah....sorry I missed the picture and only got to introduce myself to Big Gun.

I had the honor of being one of Conq's first victims.
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Re: The WDC PlayDip Collective

Postby Conq » 08 Oct 2018, 17:55

Frenchie07001 wrote:Ha yeah....sorry I missed the picture and only got to introduce myself to Big Gun.

I had the honor of being one of Conq's first victims.

To be fair -- you stabbed me first!!!

I enjoyed playing with you Pierre. If we could have cracked France a bit faster, would have been a completely different game.
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Re: The WDC PlayDip Collective

Postby Frenchie07001 » 08 Oct 2018, 18:45

Fair point. Lol

I enjoyed playing with you as well, definitely would have been a different outcome without France sticking around

Congrats on your success
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Re: The WDC PlayDip Collective

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 08 Oct 2018, 19:08

Final standings from Chris Martin. Playdippers underlined.

Final Standings
Ranking Name Round1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Final Score
1 Andrew Goff 74.103 19.141 42.606 0 51.579 206.171
2 Doug Moore 74.854 67.523 0 100 1.053 267.773
3 Adam Sigal 54.167 27.35 57.647 0 37.895 194.765
4 Jordan Connors 47.74 0 18.824 100 0 183.220
5 Daniel Lester 16.667 31.347 60.094 0 40.066 148.174
6 Brad Blitstein 43.436 52.93 33.803 0 0 143.187
7 Ruben Sanchez 55.792 0 63.226 0 9.474 141.340
8 Doc Binder 29.358 36.161 24.747 0 46.183 136.449
9 Adam Silverman 0 29.348 68.81 0 34.722 132.880
10 Bill Hackenbracht 21.769 28.271 0 58.683 0 119.594
11 Mike Hall 0 42.908 42.017 0 21.769 106.693
12 Dan Pollock 27.551 46.886 22.535 0 8.993 105.965
13 Peter McNamara 63.682 29.348 8.081 0 0 101.110
14 Nicolas Sahuguet 45.57 5.926 0 1.626 43.525 96.647
15 Grant Steel 3.98 35.461 0 32.258 20.94 92.639
16 Edi Birsan 14.327 0 16.071 26.016 34.014 90.429
17 Tanya Gill 0 0 18.824 40.066 27.35 86.240
18 Eric Grinnell 32.68 53.333 0 0 0 86.013
19 Steve Cooley 30.1 14.063 0 0 41.156 85.318
20 Andrew Katcher 25.962 0 54.749 0 1.361 82.071
21 Kevin O'Kelly 0 0 33.799 27.119 20.253 81.171
22 Chris Brand 1.17 17.754 0 33.113 26.821 78.857
23 Clem Jayne 8.013 0 28.571 0 38.291 74.875
24 Jorge Zhang 1.13 0 18.182 26.016 28.125 73.453
25 Travis McTighe 0 0 0 32.258 38.291 70.549
26 Joseph Wheeler 0 23.188 26.891 19.162 0 69.241
27 Matthew Shields 0 37.306 0 27.74 0 65.045
28 Edwin Turnage 32.68 28.571 0 0 0 61.251
29 Mike McMillie 11.538 12.5 18.182 0 15.385 57.605
30 Tom Kobrin 0 20.94 0 0 35.971 56.911
31 Sven Vasseur 0 0 4.706 49.315 0.347 54.368
32 Patrick Oathout 28.249 18 0.446 0 6.957 53.652
33 Nathan Barnes 0 31.347 15.806 0 6.107 53.260
34 Christopher Helwig 7.911 0 10.504 2.903 27.826 49.145
35 Zachary Moore 32.68 0 0 0 15.652 48.332
36 Siobhan Nolen 0 2.103 17.254 6.78 21.304 47.440
37 John Avina 0.327 0 12.626 34.322 0 47.275
38 Mark Zoffel 29.358 15.385 0 0 0 44.742
39 Brian Lovelace 0 0 0 32.258 11.921 44.179
40 Alex Ronke 34.014 0 0 5.479 0 39.493
41 Michael Topczewski 1.307 0 1.681 19.919 15.385 38.291
42 Graham Woodring 38.291 0 0 0 0 38.291
43 David Miller 4.678 31.641 0 0 0 36.319
44 Craig Mayr 16.514 0 19.286 0 0 35.799
45 Jonathan Frank 0 0 0 27.119 8.681 35.799
46 Robert Rousse 16.514 13.333 0 0 2.848 32.695
47 Zak Hammond 9.231 15.385 8.065 0 0 32.680
48 Jason Mastbaum 0.321 11.161 15.126 0 5.755 32.363
49 Brian Lee 0 32 0 0 0 32.000
50 David Hood 7.911 12.766 11.161 0 0 31.838
51 Jim Yerkey 0 31.641 0 0 0 31.641
52 Bernard Andrioli 0 18.148 11.667 0 0.34 30.155
53 Rachael Storey 4.128 0 0 26.016 0 30.145
54 Noam Brown 0.316 0 0 0 27.826 28.143
55 Nicholas DeLateur 0 0 0 0 28.125 28.125
56 Ravi Betzig 0 12.5 0 0 13.74 26.240
57 Günther Bedson 4.128 0 5.869 14.671 1.361 26.028
58 Alex Maslow 0 0.362 0.352 0.342 24.427 25.484
59 John Barringer 0 4.018 0 0.424 20.94 25.382
60 Douglas Rintoul 2.239 0 1.29 0 21.192 24.721
61 Tommy Anderson 0 3.191 0 21.192 0 24.384
62 Victor Degliame 22.881 0 0 0 0 22.881
63 John Jamieson 4.103 12.5 0 5.298 0 21.901
64 Don Woodring 0 0 21.875 0 0 21.875
64 Dave Maletsky 0 0 21.875 0 0 21.875
66 Alex Amann 0.292 20.94 0 0 0 21.233
67 Christian Pedone 0 0 18.182 0 0 18.182
68 Vanessa Smith 0 0 11.613 0 5.755 17.368
69 Emily Turnage 0 0 17.254 0 0 17.254
70 Heather Jamieson 0 0 0 16.781 0 16.781
71 Brian Ecton 12.564 4.018 0 0 0 16.582
72 Manus Hand 0 16.071 0 0 0 16.071
73 Timothy Jaxon 0 0.183 6.983 7.485 0 14.651
74 Jim O'Kelley 4.678 9.259 0 0 0.435 14.372
75 Dan Wang 0 12.5 0 0.407 0 12.907
76 Robert LaCerais 0 5.674 4.469 0 0 10.143
77 Noah Hess 0 0 0 0.331 9.542 9.873
78 Jeff Ladd 0 0 3.782 0 0.316 4.098
79 David Burgess 0 3.516 0.235 0.323 0 4.073
80 Paul Hess 0 0 0 3.814 0 3.814
81 Tim Richardson 0 2.103 0 0 0 2.103
82 Hudson Defoe 0.772 0 0 0 0 0.772
83 Ben Kellman 0 0 0 0.424 0 0.424
84 Spencer Dant 0 0 0 0.342 0 0.342
85 Pat Kelly 0.327 0 0 0 0 0.327
86 Jamie Woodbury 0 0 0.238 0 0 0.238
87 Ty Ferguson 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
87 Brian O`Connell 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
87 David Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
87 Pierre Khawaja 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
87 Douglas Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
87 Rob Cienki 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
87 Fred Olowin 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
87 Mitch McConeghey 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
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Re: The WDC PlayDip Collective

Postby idea2go » 09 Oct 2018, 02:26

Aurelia1 wrote:Oh, so his dad was there. Makes sense.

Is he the 12 year old DQ mentioned?

Everything I can find about kids at Diplomacy tournaments involve their parents being into the game as well. There’s nothing about a kid with no connections to the game going to play by themself.


Noah’s the better half of this father son dip play :lol:

He acquitted himself well, but most importantly the entire WDC community was very welcoming about treating him seriously during play, and mentoring him with tips and advice after each game. Thanks all!

In terms of how he got into it, he had an early interest in war games at home, and then later got big into Magic the Gathering card game hobby which involved hours and hours of long interaction as equal with an almost completely adult crowd. It dawned on me to put those two things together and dust off my diplomacy hobby untouched from the early 90’s and he took to the game like a fish to water ... playing a few rounds with the also very welcoming PTKS house games group and then diving straight into WDC this weekend. He’s now lobbying hard for some of the travel tournaments and considering his ever increasing negotiating skills he might get his way about it!
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Re: The WDC PlayDip Collective

Postby Aurelin » 09 Oct 2018, 04:05

idea2go wrote:
Aurelia1 wrote:Oh, so his dad was there. Makes sense.

Is he the 12 year old DQ mentioned?

Everything I can find about kids at Diplomacy tournaments involve their parents being into the game as well. There’s nothing about a kid with no connections to the game going to play by themself.


Noah’s the better half of this father son dip play :lol:

He acquitted himself well, but most importantly the entire WDC community was very welcoming about treating him seriously during play, and mentoring him with tips and advice after each game. Thanks all!

In terms of how he got into it, he had an early interest in war games at home, and then later got big into Magic the Gathering card game hobby which involved hours and hours of long interaction as equal with an almost completely adult crowd. It dawned on me to put those two things together and dust off my diplomacy hobby untouched from the early 90’s and he took to the game like a fish to water ... playing a few rounds with the also very welcoming PTKS house games group and then diving straight into WDC this weekend. He’s now lobbying hard for some of the travel tournaments and considering his ever increasing negotiating skills he might get his way about it!


Aw, that sounds really sweet. I'm jealous. :D
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Re: The WDC PlayDip Collective

Postby Aurelin » 09 Oct 2018, 04:09

Fatmo wrote:Pootle, on behalf of everyone at WDC and all of us who were following along, I’d like to thank you for basically being Mission Control and getting all these updates and pictures to us more or less live and being a good hype-woman. You’ll make it to a tournament when you can!

Aurelia1 wrote:Oh, so his dad was there. Makes sense.

Is he the 12 year old DQ mentioned?

Everything I can find about kids at Diplomacy tournaments involve their parents being into the game as well. There’s nothing about a kid with no connections to the game going to play by themself.


I mean, this kind of makes sense logistically. First of all, for kids that young, it’s hard to imagine randomly stumbling into awareness of this game and actually getting into it without their parents or some adult they know showing it to them.

But some kids do stumble into the game. However, it’s far easier to play online than to get to a tournament, even more so if you have to travel to it. Not that many kids are going to travel to something like this without their parents or a similar adult figure.

We’ve had lots of kids find the game and play here. I think we actually had a nine year old that played at least a couple of games.

I myself was introduced to the game at about 12, but it was by an adult I knew tangentially and that didn’t live near me. I never forgot about the game, but there really wasn’t any way for me to play a full game. I didn’t really know about face to face tournament or house game stuff or PBEM, and playdip wasnt a thing. My parents bought me the board game but I never got enough people for a real game, and it wasn’t really their kind of thing, though my dad indulged me a few times and tried to play with me. Took about another 10 or 11 years to find this site.

Even after I was here, there wasn’t really the effort to bridge or combine the f2f and online communities like we have now. For a while, I was trying to find info about how/where to play face to face, but info was hard to find. It always felt like the f2f community just talked among themselves and I had no idea how to find more information.

So yea, doesn’t at all surprise me that you can’t find info about kids getting into the tournament scene. But now that people have spent the last few years trying to bring the various dip communities together, it’s more likely than ever before that a younger person might stumble into the game and get into it online. Maybe they hear/see that there’s a tournament in their home city and can basically just ask their parents for a ride.


That makes sense.

Who's the nine year old?
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Re: The WDC PlayDip Collective

Postby Aurelin » 09 Oct 2018, 04:14

nanooktheeskimo wrote:There’s on FtFer, Jorge Zhang, from Chicago, that’s played since he was like...14, I think, and as far as I know neither of his parents are players. Siobhan Nolen has been playing since about then too, I think. So it’s possible. Probably more common for kids that play to be playing because their parents introduced them, and certainly for kids that travel to events to be traveling with their parents (for obvious reasons).


Oh yeah, I heard about Siobhan. Her dad played though.

So how the heck did Jorge convince his parents to let him take a plane and go play a game with a bunch of adults?
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Re: The WDC PlayDip Collective

Postby Nanook » 09 Oct 2018, 04:42

Aurelia1 wrote:
nanooktheeskimo wrote:There’s on FtFer, Jorge Zhang, from Chicago, that’s played since he was like...14, I think, and as far as I know neither of his parents are players. Siobhan Nolen has been playing since about then too, I think. So it’s possible. Probably more common for kids that play to be playing because their parents introduced them, and certainly for kids that travel to events to be traveling with their parents (for obvious reasons).


Oh yeah, I heard about Siobhan. Her dad played though.

So how the heck did Jorge convince his parents to let him take a plane and go play a game with a bunch of adults?

He’s good at negotiating.
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Re: The WDC PlayDip Collective

Postby asudevil » 09 Oct 2018, 05:21

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