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PlayDiplomacy for F2F map

Postby Paristonda » 17 Dec 2016, 18:30

Hello all,

Have recently started playing online diplomacy on this site, and am an occasional player of face to face. Apologies in advance if this is posted in the wrong sub forum!

I've started a play-by-whatsapp version of diplomacy with some friends and need a good map/adjudicator like jDip to process orders. I was wondering if this site interface can be used? It's by far the most easy to understand (the other players are all new to it). Jdip seems to bug on my computer and it doesn't do country shading (which is helpful for newer players I find) - so just want to see what alternatives there are (good visual aspects a must)

Thanks!
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Re: PlayDiplomacy for F2F map

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Re: PlayDiplomacy for F2F map

Postby Don Juan of Austria » 18 Dec 2016, 06:34

Wow! Play by WhatsApp sounds fun. :)
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Re: PlayDiplomacy for F2F map

Postby General Mason » 19 Apr 2017, 17:20

Don Juan of Austria wrote:Wow! Play by WhatsApp sounds fun. :)


How did the game go? Was WhatsApp an effective medium?
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Re: PlayDiplomacy for F2F map

Postby Don Juan of Austria » 19 Apr 2017, 18:51

General Mason wrote:
Don Juan of Austria wrote:Wow! Play by WhatsApp sounds fun. :)


How did the game go? Was WhatsApp an effective medium?


I'm not sure how Paristonda uses WhatsApp exactly, but me and my friends sometimes just set up the physical board and then pull out our phones and message each other. It has some nice bonuses:
1. Like online Dip, you don't know for sure who is writing who.
2. You can forward messages easily. ;)
3. WhatsApp groups are SO easy to start! (Like, make a group called the "EU", and then add the other 6 players to it for a public press feature ;) [public press, other than word of mouth that is]
4. Saves paper=saves cleaning up a mess...(certain people I know in RL might insist on burning messages...)

So yeah, I really like using WhatsApp. It helps though, if everyone has a phone, and you're all connected to WiFi, rather than Data.
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