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Postby Canswede » 19 May 2019, 03:03

Hello fellow gamers.

I'm Martin, 43yo and in Ontario/Canada. I'm just returning to the Diplomacy scene after about 20 years. In the past I have played FTF, and just today joined and started my first Online game

///Martin
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Re: Hello

Postby AKFD » 19 May 2019, 04:36

Hello!

Welcome to the website!
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Re: Hello

Postby Strategus » 19 May 2019, 10:36

Welcome, and good luck!
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Re: Hello

Postby The SHIV » 19 May 2019, 15:53

Now get yourself an avatar.

Oh yes, and welcome!

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Re: Hello

Postby Canswede » 24 May 2019, 02:34

@ SHIV

As soon as I find a suitable one under 40kb, lol
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Re: Hello

Postby AKFD » 24 May 2019, 08:16

Canswede wrote:@ SHIV

As soon as I find a suitable one under 40kb, lol


there's a thread on resizing images for dps

hold on, lemme find it
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Re: Hello

Postby AKFD » 24 May 2019, 08:17

AKFD wrote:
Canswede wrote:@ SHIV

As soon as I find a suitable one under 40kb, lol


there's a thread on resizing images for dps

hold on, lemme find it


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=58258

There ya go!
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Re: Hello

Postby The SHIV » 26 Jun 2019, 15:51

How bout a can of Spam? Canna Swede......LOL

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Re: Hello

Postby TheCraw » 27 Jun 2019, 21:23

Hello and Welcome "Canswede"

The best place to familiarize yourself with how to play Diplomacy via the website is the Rules/New Players section. I recommend reading through all the tabs, even if you know all about playing the board game, the website can be different, especially the variants.

Many of the most helpful bits of information for a new player are in the PlayDip Academy sub-forum. Where many of the links to rules, guidelines, mentored games and such can be found.

A vitally important page to look at is the House Rules Page Playing Diplomacy on the internet carries with it all sorts of pitfalls and ways for players to accidentally (or NOT accidentally) end up doing something that is not allowed.
(Like using more than one account, or teaming up with a friend to clean up in games.)

The best way to then get comfortable is to join a NON-ranked game. (Abominable failure is the best teacher!) We also have started having games involving 6 new players, and one "Seasoned Mentor" to help teach new players the proper methods of inserting sharp implements into each-other's backs. Details of this are here.

Once you have your sea-legs so to speak, look for games posted in the Games Forum, especially password games, it limits the players to those who are serious.

You might also look into signing up for a Premium Account. You may then engage in more than three games simultaneously, and participate in the numerous variations (Winter 1900, Build Anywhere, Fleet-in-Rome, Age Of Empires, Ancient Mediterranean, Milan-Italy, Chaos, Anonymous, Gunboat, Public Press Only, Fog-Of-War, et al). You would also enjoy the advantages of being able to participate in “Live Games”, Premium discussion boards and the “Premium Lounge” (wherein cookies and milk are thoughtfully provided) and the benefits of being provided with detailed statistics about one’s style of play.

All this, for the paltry sum of $25 a year. Y'can't beat that with a stick.

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Re: Hello

Postby AKFD » 28 Jun 2019, 03:01

Wow, such an amazing into Craw!
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