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I build web apps in either C# or PHP, and I love JavaScript. I used to think all DOM libraries sucked until JQuery came along, and now I don't. I'm a founder at Join the Company building websites, games and all kinds of other things.


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comment Games that have no element of luck.
Interesting point, although I actually think the opposite proof would be needed: is it impossible to derive sufficient knowledge of the opponent's position through tactical sacrifice of your own pieces? If it is impossible, then luck is needed to win. But more simply, I could see your contrarianism and re-raise you and posit that I'm unlucky because I was born bad at Diplomacy, and therefore Diplomacy involves luck.
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comment Games that have no element of luck.
That's where the lower ranked pieces come into play - to probe the opponent's position. Throwing valuable pieces onto unknown forces definitely comes under the heading of "sub-optimal play" and not "bad luck". To be ultra-contrarian, it's possible to say that in Diplomacy a player is often "guessing" whether an opponent will honour an agreement or not.
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