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Should I play diplomacy?

PostPosted: 09 May 2021, 09:48
by PristoMiky
After listening to the recent 'This American Life' podcast I really want to play diplomacy, however I don't know if I'll ever be able to find time for it. I always hear people say Game Of Thrones is like Diplomacy in half the time, and it sounds brilliant, but I was wondering, do you REALLY get the diplomacy experience in GoT or any other game, or are they just a bit similar?

Re: Should I play diplomacy?

PostPosted: 09 May 2021, 10:27
by DylanOwen
PristoMiky wrote:After listening to the recent 'This American Life' podcast I really want to play diplomacy, however I don't know if I'll ever be able to find time for it. I always hear people say Game Of Thrones is like Diplomacy in half the time, and it sounds brilliant, bappvalley tutuapp tweakbox
ut I was wondering, do you REALLY get the diplomacy experience in GoT or any other game, or are they just a bit similar?


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Re: Should I play diplomacy?

PostPosted: 09 May 2021, 14:21
by Custer
If you have to ask then the answer is no.

:twisted:

Custer

Re: Should I play diplomacy?

PostPosted: 09 May 2021, 19:05
by David E. Cohen
Custer, that's a nice paraphrasing of Louis Armstrong. :)

Re: Should I play diplomacy?

PostPosted: 09 May 2021, 22:50
by Custer
LOL......what is the Academy all about?

Custer

Re: Should I play diplomacy?

PostPosted: 11 May 2021, 04:02
by David E. Cohen
Custer wrote:LOL......what is the Academy all about?

Custer


The Academy of Creative Destruction is over 30 years old (it began as a friendly "back room" of the old Cat23 forum). Games are old-school, play by email and human-adjudicated, although GMs are welcome to use software to assist them. We have had both FTF and online world champions as ACD members and the overall level of play is very good. The stronger your level of play the better, but what is much more important to us your reliability and dedication to the game. Some more specifics:

Almost all games are full press and not anonymous.

No scoring or rating systems. Members acquire reputations (see point 1), but each game stands on its own.

Deadlines are usually on the longer side, typically in the 3-7 day range for movement turns and somewhat shorter for retreats and adjustments.

We are serious about reliability and dedication. Multiple failures to submit orders or an abandonment, without cause, and the offending player will be booted from the ACD.

Many games are interesting variants, including playtests of new variants.

PM me if you are interested.

Re: Should I play diplomacy?

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2021, 23:48
by senorita21
Diplomacy is emotionally draining.

Also, the skills needed to become proficient at it take time to acquire.

There is no denying that winning is emotionally rewarding.