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A forum for the disscussion of the Play by Mail games from Agema Publications


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    Post by Nexus06 Fri Dec 22, 2023 10:05 am

    Dreaded Lords, Holders of Mandate, Shadows of Gods, Imperial Majesties, or simple Generals and Ministers.

    Have a merry merry Christmas, blessed by love and warmth.

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    Post by Stuart Bailey Fri Dec 22, 2023 11:10 am

    Nexus06 wrote:Dreaded Lords, Holders of Mandate, Shadows of Gods, Imperial Majesties, or simple Generals and Ministers.

    Have a merry merry Christmas, blessed by love and warmth.

    Luca

    Happy Christmas to Lucca, Richard and all players (even the French in G7 and the individual(s) who torched by new port in Scrabble).

    And a happy new year.

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    Post by Hapsburg Fri Dec 22, 2023 10:35 pm

    Merry Christmas Luca, Stuart, to all players and Richard; particularly the naughty (you know who you are  Merry Christmas 2023 1f609), and nice in game 10. Treated myself to the Diplomacy board game for Christmas as I have never played it; has anyone?

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    Post by Stuart Bailey Fri Dec 22, 2023 11:58 pm

    Hapsburg wrote:Merry Christmas Luca, Stuart, to all players and Richard; particularly the naughty (you know who you are  Merry Christmas 2023 1f609), and nice in game 10. Treated myself to the Diplomacy board game for Christmas as I have never played it; has anyone?

    Assume you are talking about the original version of the game based on 1914 map of Europe?

    Due to length of time and need for private talks between players plus the general bad feeling broken agreements generate my view is that Diplomacy is a game best played by post/e.mail and under a false name. Though some mad people like to play at house parties with written turns every 15 mins or half an hour which can add drinking to mix.

    Do not play with wives, girlfriends or anyone who is going who is going to object a lot to being lied too and generally backstabbed. Probably safer to not lie and backstab any of your "allies" esp if they are your lift or you intend to sleep with them that night and just take the loss.

    As for best moves/tactics in diplomacy - this game is probably 2nd only to Chess openings in the amount written. Though very good players say you should play the person rather than the game.

    Only thing I really noticed was that Austria seems to either do very well or very badly.

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    Post by jamesbond007 Sat Dec 23, 2023 11:15 am

    Happy Christmas and a prosperous New year to all players and Richard.
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    Post by Marshal Bombast Sat Dec 23, 2023 11:27 am

    Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, in real life and games Smile
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    Post by Nexus06 Sat Dec 23, 2023 8:20 pm

    Hapsburg wrote:Merry Christmas Luca, Stuart, to all players and Richard; particularly the naughty (you know who you are  Merry Christmas 2023 1f609), and nice in game 10. Treated myself to the Diplomacy board game for Christmas as I have never played it; has anyone?

    I did, marvelous game!
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    Post by Hapsburg Sun Dec 24, 2023 4:56 pm

    Hi Stuart, Luca. Thanks, yes the 1914 original version. Just started reading the rulebook, a lot to take in! I will start with a game with my son and see how I get on.

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