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need help understanding the rules of Diplomacy.

Postby benilzha3 » 12 Sep 2020, 11:26

A friend got it for me for my birthday, and while it seems fun I can't wrap my head around the rules. can someone do an ELI5 for this?

I'm also not sure if this is where to post this, but I'm not sure where else to go.
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Re: need help understanding the rules of Diplomacy.

Postby Solar Flare » 12 Sep 2020, 12:04

Seven-player games can be a bit complex. If you want to play a vey casual two-player game to get used to the mechanics, I would be more than happy to coach you...
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Re: need help understanding the rules of Diplomacy.

Postby sroca » 13 Sep 2020, 03:24

Most of the game is simple math. One unit has to support another unit since each unit only has "one power" so to speak. Support can be cut by attacking a supporting army. Imaging it with real armies helps. Can't support one army when your being attacked by another. There's some more complex stuff but most of those deal with convoys. The orders solver on the main site can be really helpful. Use it to try out some moves and if anything is confusing you can post the results here or in a PM and I can explain.
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Re: need help understanding the rules of Diplomacy.

Postby Figital » 15 Oct 2020, 16:22

I note that this question was posted with exactly the same wording by a user with a different account name (zintapritie2).

Are these accounts linked?
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Re: need help understanding the rules of Diplomacy.

Postby WHSeward » 15 Oct 2020, 21:57

It's probably a forum spammer doing some probing. The damage has been done forum-wise. Nothing happening on the game side.
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