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BlaDipNES - A Fresh Start

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by TheBladeRoden, May 1, 2007.

  1. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden Deity

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    "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

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    Current Turn: (Game Over)

    Spoiler Spring 2010 Map :


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    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

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    ****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!
     
  2. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden Deity

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    Order Guide
    (A)Army
    (F)Fleet
    (W)Wing
    (???)territory
    (-)to
    (s)supports
    (c)convoys
    (b)build
    (r)remove


    Hold Order:
    A vie H

    Move Order:
    A mos - lvn

    Supported Hold:
    F kie H
    A ber S F kie

    Supported Move:
    F sev - rum
    A bud S F sev - rum

    Convoy:
    A lon - bre
    F eng C A lon - bre

    Multiconvoy:
    A lon - spa
    F eng C A lon - spa
    F mao C A lon - spa

    Retreat:
    A mun - ruh

    Build:
    B A mos

    Removal:
    R F mao

    Notes: 1.Support and convoy orders must include the entire move that they are supporting, not just the unit, otherwise it will be a supported hold.

    2.I've recently discovered that you can get away with not labeling the unit type in your orders (bre s par - gas).
    But that also means that extra fluff put right after the verb part of the order will be interpreted as a province, so be careful not to do this (F nap s (Ita) F tys-ion).
     
  3. MjM

    MjM Chieftain

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  4. jeps

    jeps Arcadefire

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    joining with SC's Spa, Gas, Bre. not sure my name.
     
  5. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    Use PNGs, dammit. :<

    Anyway, you can mod jDip?!! Does that mean you can add a map? I would LOVE to play the 20th century version (link later if you can; I don't want to waste my time)

    Hmm...sent.
     
  6. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden Deity

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    It's theoretically possible, if I only knew what the author used to make the .svg files. Can't do everything in notepad.
     
  7. human-slaughter

    human-slaughter brand new year

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    Contemplating, and can we know instead of what is left what has been taken I think it may be easier to choose that way.
     
  8. jeps

    jeps Arcadefire

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    EDIT: MAP UPLOADED! Once you pick SC's, edit this map. I am not going to upkeep it. (available = in white, coloured is taken, black = empty space)

     
  9. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden Deity

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  10. Foozicaba

    Foozicaba Chieftain

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    USA
    Nation Name/Player: United Baltic Provinces A.K.A UBP/ Foozicaba
    Color:Red
    Home Centers(Unit):
    1. A(ser)
    2. F(gre)
    3. A(bul)
    Description: tired of ruling themselves, Greece, Serbia, and Bulgaria combined together inorder to have a Council of Three. They named the new nation, UBP.
     
  11. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    I just realized that I completely forgot my description, so I'll post it when the game starts.
     
  12. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden Deity

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    I shall require you to pick something other than Bul, since someone secretly claimed it. Though it's probably hard to hide who with deductive reasoning.

     
  13. Niklas

    Niklas Fully Functional GOTM Staff

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    Nation Name/Player: Carthage / Niklas
    Home Centers(Unit):
    1. North Africa (F)
    2. Tunisia (F)
    3. Rome (F)
    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.

     
  14. Splime

    Splime Regular Lurker

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    OK, I'll give this a try.

    Nation Name/Player: Dover/Splime
    Color: Dark Blue
    Home Centers(Unit):
    1. Belgium (Navy)
    2. Holland (Army)
    3. London (Navy)
    Description: The people near Dover have joined together to protect the channel.
     
  15. Niklas

    Niklas Fully Functional GOTM Staff

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  16. MjM

    MjM Chieftain

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    Nation Name/Player: Finnish Empire
    Color: Green
    Home Centers(Unit):
    1. fin (F)
    2. swe (F)
    3. stp (A)
    Description: The Finnish Empire has recently counqered St. Petersburg, which launches them onto the world stage as a major power.
     
  17. MjM

    MjM Chieftain

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  18. human-slaughter

    human-slaughter brand new year

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    Northern Italian Empire
    Color: Orange
    Home Centers:
    ven (A)
    tus (F)
    tyr (A)


    I augmented the map since some black spots had SC and some white spots didnt
     
  19. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Rats, I was hoping to make a dutch nation...

    Vikings!

    (f) nwy
    (f) den
    (f) cly

    Is this possible?
     
  20. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden Deity

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