"But TBR, there's already two (takes a look), THREE other DipNESes!!" That may be true. But this Diplomacy has a twist! Since I have discovered how to mod jDip, we can have a game where people pick their own customized nations and starting locations as in other cradle NESes! I don't know what such an endeavor will do to the balance of the game, but who cares! You can't evolve unless you chance mutation. Anyway, let's get to it! References: Overview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomacy_(board_game) Official Manual: http://www.diplomacy-archive.com/resources/rulebooks/2000AH4th.pdf More stuff: http://www.diplomacy-archive.com/home.htm jDip Application: http://jdip.sourceforge.net/ New Unit: Wing There are some variants that have Wing units in addition to the Armies and Fleets, and so will this one. Pros: Can cross both land and sea tiles. Cons: Cannot capture Supply Centers. Next Orders Due: Sunday 7:00PM EST -- Current Turn: (Game Over) Spoiler Spring 2010 Map : -- The Players: Results: *1.Dover (17) *2.UBP (9) *3.Carthage (8) 4.MjM 5.human-slaughter 6.Lord_Iggy 7.j_eps 7.1337Ascendancy Nation Name/Player: Finnish Empire/MjMELIMINATED! Color: Green Home Centers: fin, swe, stp Description: The Finnish Empire has recently counqered St. Petersburg, which launches them onto the world stage as a major power. Name: Spanish Empire/j_eps ELIMINATED! Nation Name/Player: 1337Ascendancy/LightFang ALSO ELIMINTED! Nation Name/Player: United Baltic Provinces A.K.A UBP/ Foozicaba Color: Red Home Centers: ser, gre, rum Description: tired of ruling themselves, Greece, Serbia, and Bulgaria combined together inorder to have a Council of Three. They named the new nation, UBP. Nation Name/Player: Carthage/Niklas Color: Yellow Home Centers: naf, tun, nap Description: Seafarers from conception, the Carthaginians are the self-designated masters of the western Mediterranean. Having won the battle over Rome all those centuries ago, they are now ready to take on the greater world. Nation Name/Player: Dover/Splime Color: Dark Blue Home Centers(Unit): bel, hol, lon Description: The people near Dover have joined together to protect the channel. Name: Northern Italian Empire/Human-SlaughterToo ELIMINATED! Color: Orange Home Centers: ven, tus, tyr Name: Vikings/Lord_IggyALSO ELIMINaTED! Color: Lavender Home Centers: nwy, den, cly -- ****Sign-Ups Closed!**** Here's the form that people use to sign up. If you want to keep the home SC's and such stuff secret until the game starts you can PM them to me. Descriptions are optional, but I figured I'd give you the opportunity to intervene before I gave your people some ridiculous backstory. Nation Name/Player: Color: Home Centers(Unit): 1. 2. 3. Description: (example) Nation Name/Player: Fezland/TheBladeRoden Color: Dark Red Home Centers(Unit): 1. naf (F) 2. tun (W) 3. spa (A) Description: The loyal followers of Mustafa from Austin Powers. Often seen sporting gray sportcoats, sunglasses, and, of course, a red fez hat. A Note on Naming: Spaces aren't fully supported (unless you like pitch black unreadable units) so you'll have to use something like GreenArmy or whatever. Notes on Starting Centers: Home SC's have to be within 2 spaces to another one. (e.g. (stp, mos, arm) will work, but not (stp, mos, ank)) The locations of the SC's have been randomized by myself to make for some fresh strategy. The usual rules about the 18 SC victory still apply. They'll be given out on a first come, first serve basis. So following is a list a list of available Centers left for newbies to pick from. Um, I think that's it Alright! Let's hope there's still people left to sign up, or I'll just wait until one of the other risk-type diplo-type games ends! And then we'll get this started!