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Bringing a group of friends

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2020, 21:19
by Nicens Moocow
I have a group of friends that I've played FTF Diplomacy with in the past, and I'd like for us to convene games online. Can I set up a game and then bring in players by invitation?

Re: Bringing a group of friends

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2020, 21:23
by Strategus
You can set up a "friends" game, with a password, and tell your friends the password.

Re: Bringing a group of friends

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2020, 23:03
by Malarky
I would imagine that you can set up any game you want, Friends, No Rank or Rank.

Friends games are designed for this. If someone gets surrendered they can rejoin. Once you set a password it stays in place. It doesn't matter what you do in those games.

If you create a No Rank or Rank game and a player gets surrendered then they can't get back into the game. A password only works at the start of the game so if one of the players drop from the game anyone on the site can replace them.

It's this last bit that is the problem. If a player is replaced by someone else, that someone has to be treated fairly. If she isn't, that's metagaming and against site rules.

That's the big difference. In a Friends game you can metagame, communicate off site, etc and it's fine; that's what they were designed for. In either Rank or No Rank game the sites rules about fair play are enforced.

So if your friends are competitive and fair in how they play, then any game is fine. If you need to play as a closed group, Friends games are pefect.

Re: Bringing a group of friends

PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 01:36
by Nicens Moocow
Thanks. You can tell I haven't gotten very far with this. I'll note that the glossary doesn't include an entry for "friends game," though I did see references to it.

Re: Bringing a group of friends

PostPosted: 26 Mar 2020, 02:41
by Nanook
I'd recommend starting out with a friends game to see how you like the interface and so you don't have to worry about things like not communicating out of game or metagaming or anything like that. Happy to help you set one up or walk you through the process if needed!

Re: Bringing a group of friends

PostPosted: 26 Mar 2020, 22:41
by Malarky
See? Playdip mods/admin are brilliant.