Diplomilation A game of diplomacy and annihilation Version 1.0 Inspired by the quirky game that was started in this thread, I've come up with another game which will hopefully offer some interesting diplomacy gameplay for those who participate. When the game begins, I will start it in another thread, in a more appropriate forum like the MP or off-topic forum. I'll post the link to it in this thread. I am not sure how this game will go, but hopefully it will be fairly entertaining, and afterwards some rule adjustments might be made to improve it. If anyone can see a major flaw in the rules straight away, let me know and perhaps suggest an alternative/additional rule to help. In this thread First Post: Rules etc. Second Post: Sample vote post Third Post: Sample "End of round Results" post Fourth Post: First game signup (I will edit as people join). Rules The short version The game is meant to provide a bit of fun with access to these forums being the only thing you need. You could play from work if you're bored (I know that's you! ) Basically each round you must pick 2 players to "attack" and 1 player to "assist". Usually 1 player each round will be annihilated because they did not play as diplomatically as the other players. It's a bit of roleplaying fun. You can try to exterminate another leader based on the civ you are representing etc. If you take yourself way too seriously then perhaps this won't be the game for you. It doesn't need to be taken seriously so you needn't worry that you'll have something to lose by signing up. Post #2 and #3 below are meant to show what it will look like as people make posts, playing the game. The long version Spoiler : Your name can be different to your forum username, but please keep it sensible. The game takes place in rounds. In every round each player must make a single vote post, with 2 "attacks" and 1 "assist". There is no particular order in which you must take your turn. You cannot give an attack or assist vote to yourself. You cannot give one player both an attack and assist vote in the same round. At the end of each round, the player with the highest number of attacks against them minus the number of assists for them, is eliminated. In the case of a tie between 2 or more players, the player with the fewest number of assists is eliminated. If a tie still results, the players still tieing are all eliminated. When a player is eliminated in a round, they have the option to get revenge in the next round; They are allowed to submit anywhere up to 2 attack votes and up to 1 assist vote in the round following their elimination. (You do not have to post exactly 2 attack votes and 1 assist vote like the surviving players.) After that round, the player can no longer post. The last vote for the eliminated player is the last opportunity for that player to make a message to all other players! To keep the game moving in the case of someone disappearing from the game without mention, we will play with the rule that if after a vote, no other vote is made for 2 days, then the players who have not yet voted are automatically eliminated and the next round starts afresh immediately. Players eliminated in this way are still allowed to make the final revenge vote - they will be added to the "Eliminated last round and still to vote" list (see post #2 in this thread) , and possibly waited on a second time (again with the 2 day wait). If you require a time extension, give notice and it will be allowed. Players should keep their vote posts to the standard format presented in post #2 of this thread. Usually when voting, it will be easiest to simply quote the previous voter, remove the quote bits, and then edit the names and numbers, including the numbers in the standings (this is important because it will make the job easier for the next voter). Once the last player has voted for the round, anyone can post the "end of round results" post (see post #3 below). This signifies the beginning of the next round. When there are 4 (or fewer) players remaining in the game, a few rules change. Firstly, when voting, you now have the choice of making either 0, 1 or 2 attack votes, and 0 or 1 assist vote. This is just like how the revenge votes worked. When there are only two players left alive, the player/s eliminated in the previous round can only make 1 attack vote, so he/they will effectively pick the person who wins the game! In the unlikely event there is still a tie, victory will go to the player who had the highest number of attacks against him in the entire game. In each post, there is the option to include a message to the other players in the game. Outside of your vote post, you should not make any posts with messages relating to the game situation. In other words, your vote post is the only opportunity you have to communicate to other players, so use it wisely! If you need to enquire about rules, you can do it in this thread. No editing of vote posts! If you make an error in your vote post, you should make a separate post to clarify the error, hopefully before the next voter comes along. The first game has commenced!