Mentor Game 08-Jun-2015: Game Started

If you are new to the site, and especially if you are new to the game, this might be a good way to start some games. Mentors will help with the mechanics of the game.

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Mentor Game 08-Jun-2015: Game Started

Postby Radical Pumpkin » 01 Jun 2015, 04:19

Mentor games are for beginners to play together and learn the basics of Diplomacy and how the website interface works with an experienced player available to answer questions. Any player that thinks they might benefit from a teaching game is welcome:

  • Looking to play your first game?
  • Have played before, but it was some time ago and feel rusty?
  • New to PlayDip and want to get used to the interface?
  • Been on site for awhile and would like some pointers?

All are welcome. If you are interested in playing, either reply in this thread or use the site PM system to contact Radical Pumpkin. This game is slated to begin on June 8, but we will start before then if we get a full roster. If you sign up this week but do not get a spot, you will be given priority in next week's mentor game.

Note that this will be a somewhat slower game than typical for the site, with 2-day deadlines for major movement turns and 1-day deadlines for minor retreat and build turns. The longish deadlines are deliberate, so that everyone has an opportunity to learn as they go. I'll be giving you lots of material to read through if you're so inclined, so you won't lack for stuff to do! But if you're looking for a fast-paced game, this game probably won't be your speed. You can also expect the game to go on for about 2 months if you do well, so be prepared for that.

Information on our current mentor game below:

Game No.: 103479
Game Name: The Art of the Knife VII
Deadlines: 2/1/1 (movement/retreats/builds, in days)
Other game settings: Draws Include All Survivors, Open Ballot, First turn NMR protection, Random country assignment
Status: Game Started

Participants:
usurpateur
Hunstad
Makavelli
mrfishfish
Ravioli85
Xbr0ated
sikon327

Priority Players:
kayeels
Jacob Stephen
Madame Vadima

New Signups (next week's priority list):
cubby208
Belmont19
Vintage Rose
Pasq
dtrainUSA
Orangen
Ona2Master
theshoe
Nightmoss
Jaffa5

Standby Veteran Players:
cleacy
Numberwang1
Kra
dwiltseredu
jonisilk
ferdy0
NelsonJ514
Alcester
Pb10gon
Gavrilo Princip
rd45
Ceasars Geezers
BigSpoon19
smstelzel
fidelis
I Love Italy
nomiskp
nanooktheeskimo
Antigonos
kwc
mambam14
jakofipa
revkev12
xavier77
Lukan
glacialice
obgynkenobi

Priority Players are users that were on the New Signups list for last week's game and did not have a chance to play. They (along with the enough players from this week's New Signups list to fill the board) will get a 2-day priority window to join this game before the password is be sent out to all New Signups.

Veteran players fill open spots from surrenders in our games. If you are a vet and interested in helping the teaching effort, please let us know and we will add you to the veteran standby list. Mentors do not play in their own game. They are included on the list to keep the rotation current. If their name comes up in a game they are mentoring, they will be skipped.
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Re: Mentor Game 08-Jun-2015: Recruiting Players

Postby Xbr0ated » 01 Jun 2015, 12:38

Hi

I would be interested in playing in a mentor game. Please sign me up!
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Re: Mentor Game 08-Jun-2015: Recruiting Players

Postby Radical Pumpkin » 01 Jun 2015, 14:56

Xbr0ated wrote:Hi

I would be interested in playing in a mentor game. Please sign me up!


You're on the list!
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Re: Mentor Game 08-Jun-2015: Recruiting Players

Postby Radical Pumpkin » 02 Jun 2015, 04:59

Invitation sent out to everyone on the priority list. Any interested players are still very welcome to sign up. You'll probably get a spot in this game, and if not, you'll be on the priority list for next week's game.
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Re: Mentor Game 08-Jun-2015: Recruiting Players

Postby Ravioli85 » 03 Jun 2015, 13:12

count me in too, please!
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Re: Mentor Game 08-Jun-2015: Recruiting Players

Postby Radical Pumpkin » 03 Jun 2015, 15:05

Ravioli85 wrote:count me in too, please!


You're on the list now.
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Re: Mentor Game 08-Jun-2015: Recruiting Players

Postby cubby208 » 03 Jun 2015, 19:41

Im very new to Diplomacy. I would love to join this mentor game if possible
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Re: Mentor Game 08-Jun-2015: Recruiting Players

Postby Radical Pumpkin » 04 Jun 2015, 00:48

cubby208 wrote:Im very new to Diplomacy. I would love to join this mentor game if possible


New is no problem at all. I've added you to the list, and I'll be sending out the password to all signups later tonight.
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Re: Mentor Game 08-Jun-2015: Recruiting Players

Postby sikon327 » 04 Jun 2015, 00:57

I'd be interested in a mentor game. I'm new, but have done some research into the game, and have started a couple games already, but I feel a mentor game would be a good way to learn. I hope it's not a problem if I started playing before getting mentored : P
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Re: Mentor Game 08-Jun-2015: Recruiting Players

Postby cubby208 » 04 Jun 2015, 01:27

Just so I don't miss anything. Will all game notifications and P.M's come to my email?
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