An American Brit

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An American Brit

Postby AdmrlScuttlebut » 10 Jun 2019, 18:31

Hello All,
I am new to this site with some ftf game experience (long time ago). With the ability to join a mentored game it appears that I can get up to speed so I can at least post legal moves. Ha Ha! I am waiting for an old AH copy of Dip that I got for 6 bucks on eBay so I can get quainted with the game mechanics again. Looking forward to meeting some of you in a game soon!
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Re: An American Brit

Postby Jerry II » 10 Jun 2019, 18:56

Nice!! Hope to meet you on the field!!
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Re: An American Brit

Postby Don Juan of Austria » 10 Jun 2019, 19:23

Welcome! If you'd like to get an overview of the Diplomacy rules, we have them Here! :)
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Re: An American Brit

Postby TheCraw » 27 Jun 2019, 21:54

Hello and Welcome "AdmrlScuttlebut"

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.

Sincerely,
The Craw!

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Re: An American Brit

Postby sinnybee » 28 Jun 2019, 08:54

Craw didn't size down to 90x90 pixels :o
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Re: An American Brit

Postby TheCraw » 28 Jun 2019, 19:31

sinnybee wrote:Craw didn't size down to 90x90 pixels :o
:P

Well, it requires me putting it on my image-hosting page, and I end up "purging" that account folder every few months.....

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