Introduction So I felt like hosting a forum game, since I still feel bad about The Long March (which is going up sometime, I swear!), so I'll be running a really easy game of Diplomacy. Remember that if you don't know how to do anything in this game, you can always ask the GM, who will be nice enough to answer your questions. Things like proper order format, proper shorthand, and the like will be answered. An Overview http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomacy_(board_game) Rules of Warfare http://www.diplomacy-archive.com/resources/rulebooks/2000AH4th.pdf The Adjudicator http://jdip.sourceforge.net/ Special Notes We are playing the Loeb9 Variant of Diplomacy with Wing Units, which entails the following: Wing Units: Planes may cross both land and sea but may not capture supply centers. 8th Player: Spain. 9th Player: Norway. Icy Seas: The extra space, the Arctic Ocean, has special rules. A unit in the Arctic Ocean may not be given orders in the fall turn. No unit may attempt to move into this space during a fall turn. Difficult Passable Borders: Passages between Cordoba and North Africa and between Naples and Sicily is allowed by armies. This move is made with a force equal to the number of supports (as opposed to the normal one plus the number of supports). Fleets may not make this move; support cannot be given in this fashion. This form of movement is very similar to a convoyed movement and an unsupported unit will have no effect on the destination province when cutting support or banning retreats. Various Map Changes: See for yourself on the map. Orders Order due dates will always be displayed on the front page, first post, unless it gets eaten. If I'm late updating, I won't punish you guys; if you didn't turn orders in, you have until I start updating. If everybody gets orders in before the deadline, I'll update before the deadline and the game will move along faster. Orders will generally be due every three days, but extensions are liberally handed out if asked for in advance. You don't need to follow these recommendations, but they'll make my life, and therefore yours, easier. These are just some things that you can put in your orders. Title: Diplomacy 5 - Country - Time Example: Diplomacy 5 - Austria - Spring 1916 Movements: If you're familiar with the board game, do it like that. If you're not, you can just dictate it. Things like A(Vie)->Gal; A Vie - Gal; A Vie -> Gal are all good. Statement of Intent/War Aims: The only optional part of your orders! Just a brief description of what you're going for and stuff. Makes the game interesting for me, since I can see all the backstabbing and stuff building up. Again, don't do it if you're lazy, but if you're like most people, you like talking about yourself. Plus, you know, seeing your goals on paper makes them that much more achievable. The Cast Austria: Methos England: Backwards Logic France: Firestorm94 Germany: Tasslehoff Italy: Niklas Norway: Stuck in Pi Spain: jeps | Renata as temporary leader Turkey: Izipo Chandrasekhar 9th: Russia: GoodGame Charles Li The Next in Line 1. Chandrasekhar 2. Renata 3. Ekolite 4. Charles Li State of Affairs Spring 1918 (Awaiting Retreat) Events Unfold May 16, 2009 at 20:00 PST (GMT -8) Current Military Situation Spoiler : Political Situation as of Spring 1918 Spoiler : Military Log Update 1: Spring 1914 Movement. Izipo dropped before the game started due to busyness; Chandrasekhar tapped for Turkey. Update 2: Fall 1914 Movement. Ekolite dropped from reserves list due to not knowing how to play the game; GoodGame quit because things were going bad. Charlies Li replaced GoodGame. Update 3: Fall 1914 Adjustment. Update 4: Spring 1915 Movement. Our first retreat! Update 5: Spring 1915 Retreat. Update 6: Fall 1915 Movement. Update 7: Fall 1915 Retreat. Update 8: Fall 1915 Adjustment. Update 9: Spring 1916 Movement. Update 9.5: Spring 1916 Retreat. Update 10: Fall 1916 Movement. Update 11: Fall 1916 Retreat. Update 12: Fall 1916 Adjustment. Charles Li dropped from Russia because things were going bad; not bothering to tap Renata for Russia, since the situation looks pretty hopeless. Update 13: Spring 1917 Movement. jeps is busy; Renata tapped for Spain. Update 14: Spring 1917 Retreat. Update 15: Fall 1917 Movement. Update 16: Fall 1917 Retreat. Update 17: Fall 1917 Adjustment. Russia is officially eliminated. Eight countries remain. Update 18: Spring 1918 Movement.