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A highly strategic war-game which focuses on negotiations between players. Many opportunities to form, manipulate, and break secret alliances.

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Diplomacy - dislodged unit still disrupts another?

The scenario: Turkish army in Moscow move to St Petersburg Turkish army in Livonia support Moscow to St Petersburg English army in St Petersburg hold English army in Prussia move to Livonia ...
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How does playing for "survivor" work in a Diplomacy tournament?

I've never seen the following happen in an informal game, but tournaments appear to be different. There, a player that is "hopelessly" lost may make a deal with another player to hand over ...
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In Diplomacy, can a fleet in a coastal province be used to convoy?

The situation I had in mind was that in Spring, 1901 Italy orders army, Venice to Albania. The Austrian Fleet Trieste does a convoy, since the fleet in the Trieste coastal region is adjacent to both ...
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In Diplomacy, is it possible for an army to be convoyed by two countries if both write the appropriate orders?

There are numerous possibilities, but this one comes to mind. Italy and Austria are allies in a "Lepanto" opening (against Turkey). In the spring of 1901, Italy moves a fleet, Naples to the ...
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What happens when two units attack each other with equal support?

We have the following orders: England: F Nor - Swe. A Den S F Nor - Swe. Russia: F Swe - Nor. F St. P (NC) S F Swe - Nor. Both have an equal strength. How does this resolve?
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Diplomacy rule application

The Diplomacy rules state that In some rare cases, orders are written so that an Army could arrive at its destination either by land or convoy. When this happens, the following qualifiers apply: ...
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Diplomacy question involving a convoy

An army is being convoyed, with a force of 2, into a coastal region where there is an opposing fleet. The opposing fleet(moving) is attempting to dislodge the convoy, with a force of 2. The convoying ...
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Diplomacy - failed attack

Right now I'm the game master and we discuss the following scenario: Greece is empty all troops move at the same time Austrian fleet: Ionian Sea - Greece Osmanian fleet: Aegean Sea - Greece Italian ...
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Bouncing and moving in Diplomacy

Specifically, if an invading fleet wanted to move from Naples to Rome, but the move was blocked by another fleet trying to move into Rome from the Tyrrhenian Sea, could a third player with a fleet in ...
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Conspiracy (Diplomacy Android app) possible bug or rules misunderstanding?

I am using the app Conspiracy for Android to play Diplomacy with my friends. I would like to know whether there is a bug or I am misunderstanding rules. Spring 1901 Germany F kie-hol A ber-kie ...
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In Diplomacy, how does a time limit per round affect overall gameplay?

I want to introduce a group of people to the game Diplomacy. To make it manageable, I want to impose a 10 minute time limit per round (7 player game). I heard this type of limits are sometimes used in ...
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Diplomacy: double attack on a region

Diplomacy question about resolving a difficult order set: French Fleet in Tyrrhenian Sea move to Ionian Sea French Fleet in Tunis support Tyrrhenian Sea moving to Ionian Sea Ottoman Fleet in Aegan ...
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I’m in a diplomatic fix!

I’m England and as you can see I’m in quite a conundrum, I missed an earlier build period so was unable to supplement my forces and be in a better position. Me and France are allies however Germany ...
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Diplomacy - Movement question

Lets say we have F Bar-StP F Nwy S F Bar-StP F StP-Nwy Does the support from Norway get cut from the fleet in St. Petersburg? And as such stopping the movement of the Fleet in the Barents sea from ...
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What are the rules regarding mutual support?

What are the rules for when you are allowed to support a supporting unit? For example, if France has units in Belgium and Holland, are they both allowed to mutually support each other, increasing ...
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Attack/defense diplomacy [duplicate]

So England has attacked Denmark with a fleet in the Skagaric support from Helgoland Bigbt and the North Sea. Russia has attacked the Skagaric from the Baltic Sea and with support from Sweden and the ...
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If unit A attacks unit B (which was attacking unit C) does the attack on B by A stop the attack on C by B? [duplicate]

Let's say an English fleet has orders to attack Denmark from Skagarac, with plenty of support to take it. However, a Russian fleet attacks the English fleet from the Baltic Sea, with plenty of support ...
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What happens if two forces of unequal strength attacks the same province?

I'm the gamemaster for a diplomacy game played between a couple of friends, and we encountered a situation where we didn't really agree. I've looked through the rules and searched the internet, but I ...
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Diplomacy 'Trojan Blind' hints

I am starting a diplomacy game with the "TROJAN" rule. Does anyone have any hints on how to adapt strategy from a game with more typical rules? TROJAN (BLIND modifier) A TROJAN game is a BLIND ...
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Play diplomacy offline

I am with a group of friends and we want to play Diplomacy. However we don't have the map, or a printer. So I was thinking that maybe there is some app or website in which there is the map and we ...
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Diplomacy: No units but 1 Non-Home Supply Center

Hello Diplomacy enthusiasts. I was recently playing an online game of Diplomacy with my friends and unfortunately drew Italy. All was going well until I was overrun by Turkey who made quick work out ...
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What options are available to make Diplomacy accessible to a blind player?

I'd like to include a player who is blind in a game of Diplomacy, and am wondering about options to make the game more accessible. One possible complication is that this is a classroom simulation ...
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Diplomacy Attacking a Territory as they move

If I convince Turkey, to move Army Bul to Gre, would I be able to send Army Ser to Bul and take the area? Full image
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Can a Diplomacy player pick and choose which unit to support?

This question brought back memories of a situation that occurred to me about 40 years ago. (I haven't played much Diplomacy since then.) I was playing France, worried about England and Germany, and ...
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Diplomacy Support Question?

In the Diplomacy board game, can player A issue a support order for a player B unit? Let's say player B has a hold order for his unit. Can player A use that unit for support in an attack? Basically, ...
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Where can I play diplomacy online? [closed]

I'm wanting to start an in-office game of diplomacy - the requirements are: Can restrict game to one turn per day. If people don't make a move (they are a way), some default action is taken. Moves ...
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Over-success when holding in Diplomacy

What happens if an army is holding and has more support than an army attacking it? It didn't say in the copy of the rules on Wikipedia.
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Diplomacy solo practice site

Are there any sites online that will allow me to practice a) submitting orders accurately. b) allow me to run through attack scenarios online, to see how they end up going?
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Diplomacy: What happens when two units attack each other with unequal support?

In a game of diplomacy I am playing, a Turkish army in Moscow is attacking Warsaw with support from Ukraine, Galicia, and Silesia. A Russian Army in Warsaw is attacking Moscow with support from ...
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What happens if you submit orders for another player?

In Diplomacy you submit written orders for your units each turn on a slip of paper. Once everyone has submitted orders, all orders are revealed. The culture of Diplomacy allows various sorts of ...
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All armies and fleets destroyed - Still in Game?

Quick Diplomacy question. If a country has had all armies and fleets destroyed but still have a home supply centre that hasn't been taken are they still in the game ? I believe yes but not sure. ...
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Clarification on Support in Diplomacy

The relevant moves are as follows. England: Denmark -> Kiel Sweden Support Denmark Hold North Sea Support Denmark Hold Germany: Berlin -> Kiel Skagerrack -> Denmark Blatic Sea Support ...
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Where can I find wooden pieces (or alternates) for Diplomacy?

I'd like to play Diplomacy, and have the old Avalon Hill version of the game which, unfortunately, comes with plastic pieces (stars and anchors). It also lacks indicators of who controls which supply ...
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As Italy, when is it profitable to attack France?

Some experience playing Italy has shown me that attacking France can be quite difficult. If France has a unit in Marseilles, the only way to break through is to bring a fleet to the Gulf of Lyon, ...
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Is there any "simultaneous-turn" based game where all players play till the end of the game? [closed]

I use to play diplomacy with my work mates, the good thing of this game is that we can play with long turns (36 hours) so anyone can play whenever they can, and the turn is resolved when the time ...
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Is there a Diplomacy variant that does not contain stalemate lines?

The standard Diplomacy game can often end up locked in a stalemate, with one player pushing for 18 territories, and two or more defenders trying to stop them. There are already many articles about ...
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Can people win at Diplomacy using a "Qin strategy?"

The Qin was one of seven (yes, seven) "warring states" in China several hundred years B.C. During its rise to power, it often followed a policy of "ally with the three far states against the three ...
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Abstract "move holding" service for simultaneous-move board games

Background I am looking to play a variant of Diplomacy over email or other messaging system. The specifics of Diplomacy and of the variant are not important, suffice it to say that the root trouble ...
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How is 6-player Diplomacy (no Italy) different from 7-player?

The most common way to play 6-player Diplomacy seems to be by having Italy's units hold every round and disband instead of retreating. How will this affect the balance and feel from the 7-player game? ...
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When should Italy NOT take over Tunisia on its second turn in Diplomacy?

Tunis is the only supply center that Italy is guaranteed to have by the first fall of the game, but are there any playable openings or situations where Italy should delay getting this guaranteed build?...
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Preventing early elimination from ruining someone's first game of Diplomacy?

I'm planning a game of Diplomacy with my friends for this weekend. The problem is, none of us have ever played before, so I'm trying to fill the gaps in my understanding so that our inexperience doesn'...
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How are the maps provided with Diplomacy supposed to be used?

(I'm planning a game of Diplomacy with my friends for this weekend. The problem is, none of us have ever played before, so I'm trying to fill the gaps in my understanding so that our inexperience ...
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"Diplomacy" rule clarification, unit under attack

Referring to the original game. If a unit is under attack from Province X, can it still interfere with the actions of a unit on Province Y? For example: English fleet unit on "English Channel" ...
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In Diplomacy, is it good strategy to have a primary alliance with a country on the opposite of the board?

The countries I'm thinking about are England and Turkey (northwest and southeast). This type of alliance seems unlikely to develop "naturally" in the real world, since they're nowhere near each other,...
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In Diplomacy, will I be "cornered" as Turkey if I don't use the "juggernaut" opening?

Turkey is fairly easy to play in an alliance with Russia (the "juggernaut"). The two of them partition the Balkans and Austria-Hungary, possibly with the help of Italy. Then they go their separate ...
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How can I get better at lying?

In games that allow you to 'backstab' other players (such as Diplomacy and Cosmic Encounter), it is often very important to make other players think you are going to do one thing while really planning ...
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Does the Diplowinn variant play similarly to the original Diplomacy?

The Diplomacy Variant Bank contains a huge number of variants on Diplomacy, ranging from completely different maps and powers, to minor tweaks of the rules. I was searching for a variant that would ...
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Programme to help with face to face diplomacy

Can anyone suggest a programme or website that will allow playing diplomacy with all players on one computer. Ideally this should not involve logging in and out, or having a window open per player. ...
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Are "Diagonal" Attacks More Deadly in Diplomacy?

As France, for instance, it's fairly easy to defend against an extended "frontal" attack in the north by England and Germany, by covering the connected zones, Burgundy, Picardy, and Brest. Fortunately ...
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Have I Been Misplaying France in Diplomacy?

France is considered one of the "better" countries to play in Diplomacy. That's true insofar as it a "corner" and not a "center" country like Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. In descending order, ...
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