Mentor Game 17 Oct - 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 17 Oct - Game Started

Postby JonS » 13 Oct 2016, 22:04

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. I ask only that you commit to seeing the game through to completion, because leaving a game partway through disrupts the experience for all of the remaining players. (The duration of Diplomacy games can vary substantially, but you can figure on the game continuing for about 2 months if you do well.) Should unforeseen life circumstances mean you need to quit, please let me know so that I can line up a replacement rather than abandoning the game without notice.

If you are interested in playing, either reply in this thread or use the site PM system to contact me. This game is slated to begin on October 17, but we will start whenever 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.

Information on our current mentor game below:

Status: Game is full.

Game No.: 122546
Game Name: Mentor Game 17-Oct-16
Deadlines: 2/1/1 (movement/retreats/builds, in days)

Your mentor will be: JonS

Participants:
bamboozle
greggybear
sultansean
viaken
Charlesy
slashandburn777
GWMiles

New Signups (next week's priority list):
ianjgow
MI_Nakane

Standby Veteran Players:
dangerboy
cesspitt
JU10
Bromley86
prgm
drintoul
Durkeety
AngelEyesGBU
bindlestiff
otagotasolo
Lionlaw
tullys
springbutt46
Bravo Papa Alpha
GhostEcho
Gwalchmai
TiberiusG58
JonS
Cardlinger (available starting Oct 27)
condude1
revkev12
Foibleson
xavier77
Pb10gon (available starting mid Nov)
Antigonos (available starting Nov 1)
joe92 (available starting early Nov)
nanooktheeskimo (available starting Nov 1)
kwc
gnaah
Gavrilo Princip (available starting mid Nov)
ferdy0 (not currently available)
jakofipa (not currently available)
locksmithvic (not currently available)
Kra (not currently available)
Wobbly (not currently available)
Senlac (not currently available)
Frenchie07001

The Priority List consists of last week's New Signups who did not have a chance to play in that game. 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.
Last edited by JonS on 27 Oct 2016, 19:11, edited 15 times in total.
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Re: Mentor Game 17 Oct - Taking Signups Now! (3 of 7)

Postby JonS » 14 Oct 2016, 15:54

The priority list has had the password for a day, so this game is now wide open. First come, first served! Get to know the game and/or the website in a hosted game led by yours truly. Sign up now to get a spot.
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Re: Mentor Game 17 Oct - Taking Signups Now! (3 of 7)

Postby viaken » 14 Oct 2016, 20:00

I'd like to give this a try, if there's time.
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Re: Mentor Game 17 Oct - Taking Signups Now! (3 of 7)

Postby sultansean » 14 Oct 2016, 22:37

I'm also interested. Can I just join the game?
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Re: Mentor Game 17 Oct - Taking Signups Now! (3 of 7)

Postby slashandburn777 » 15 Oct 2016, 08:49

I'm currently in a mentor game near the end and have played 4 games total now. If I still qualify I'd like to join but I understand if you'd prefer to give it to someone else.
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Re: Mentor Game 17 Oct - Taking Signups Now! (3 of 7)

Postby JonS » 17 Oct 2016, 15:59

Have added all three of you to the list and will send out information to sign up shortly. Thanks for your interest!

Still taking signups from others!
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Re: Mentor Game 17 Oct - Taking Signups Now! (5 of 7)

Postby Charlesy » 17 Oct 2016, 21:42

I'd like to join.

Is it now too late?
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Re: Mentor Game 17 Oct - Taking Signups Now! (6 of 7)

Postby JonS » 17 Oct 2016, 22:03

Charlesy wrote:I'd like to join.

Is it now too late?

Not too late, but getting close! Just sent you the password to join.

For everyone else - we have six players in the game with the password out to a few more. The last spot is first come first served, so if you want to play let me know and maybe you can snatch the last spot in this week's game.

Even if we don't get you into today's game, please keep responding on this thread and we will put you on the Priority List to reserve a spot in next week's game.

Thanks!
Jon
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Re: Mentor Game 17 Oct - Full, in confirmation

Postby GWMiles » 18 Oct 2016, 17:28

Hi, I was pointed to this game and site by a friend. I have never played before but really want to learn. Looking forward to the next mentor game :)
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Re: Mentor Game 17 Oct - Full, in confirmation

Postby JonS » 18 Oct 2016, 22:14

GWMiles wrote:Hi, I was pointed to this game and site by a friend. I have never played before but really want to learn. Looking forward to the next mentor game :)

Have added you to the priority list for the next mentor game! Thanks for your interest.
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