Mentor Game October 30, 2017: 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 October 30, 2017: Game Started!

Postby Radical Pumpkin » 25 Oct 2017, 06:13

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 30-Oct, 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 the next mentor game.

Scheduling note: We've been a bit irregular with our mentor games lately, largely because the current crop of mentors has limited availability and can't keep up with a weekly schedule. After this game, we're going to try to keep to a bi-weekly schedule for a while and see how that goes. The hope is to be consistent even if we're not running games as frequently as we once were.

Information on our current mentor game below:

Status: Game Started!

Game No.: 136361
Game Name: The Art of the Knife XV
Deadlines: 2/1/1 (movement/retreats/builds, in days)

Your mentor will be: Radical Pumpkin

Participants:
Theplayerwithoutaname
CircusMorgue
itscpstewart
kolby171
Si vis pacem
Alex_1997
Crystalline

Priority list:
GenGR
The Surgeon
VodkaIsLife
RobotLucifer
AttiWoolf
GenGr
amino
Yeesh
smashbag
hez
Heavenly Serpent
MrEmoswa
kimock
Mcalde
Goldie25
kwame kwame
wathombe
DivineStryker
Steven1395
runnorth
vlsea
paulgads
Mr_Pity
Si vis pacem
stormbringer
Urukhai

New Signups (Priority list for the next game):
gamora
Squidly66
peanutbutter4103
peterwebb
Purple Brain
samptmagid
Dandrus

Standby Veteran Players:
cesspitt
otagotasolo
Gwalchmai
TiberiusG58
condude1
revkev12
joe92
nanooktheeskimo
Frenchie07001
dangerboy
Lionlaw
zillusion
AngelEyesGBU
prgm
Bromley86
Durkeety
Cardlinger
Gavrilo Princip
balamory
wrk4thjkr
drintoul
xavier77
gnaah
kwc
springbutt46
Pb10gon
tullys
edmgrim
bindlestiff
GhostEcho
Antigonos

The Priority List consists of the previous game'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.
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Re: Mentor Game October 30, 2017: Recruiting Players (5/7)

Postby gamora » 29 Oct 2017, 19:01

Is this still open?
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Re: Mentor Game October 30, 2017: Recruiting Players (5/7)

Postby Radical Pumpkin » 29 Oct 2017, 20:21

gamora wrote:Is this still open?


It is--I'll add you to the list. Check your PM inbox for game info as well.
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Re: Mentor Game October 30, 2017: Recruiting Players (4/7)

Postby Squidly66 » 30 Oct 2017, 07:17

Hi Radical,

I am very interested in your idea to join the game and see how it all works.

I played a lot of Diplomacy but that was 30 years ago.

How often do you need to post orders for your units?

Cheers,

Squidly
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Re: Mentor Game October 30, 2017: Recruiting Players (4/7)

Postby Alex_1997 » 30 Oct 2017, 09:54

New to diplomacy as well as to this site. Looking to introduce the game to some friends of mine.
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Re: Mentor Game October 30, 2017: Recruiting Players (4/7)

Postby Alex_1997 » 30 Oct 2017, 17:09

Can you add me to the list?
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Re: Mentor Game October 30, 2017: Recruiting Players (4/7)

Postby Radical Pumpkin » 30 Oct 2017, 18:03

Squidly66 wrote:Hi Radical,

I am very interested in your idea to join the game and see how it all works.

I played a lot of Diplomacy but that was 30 years ago.

How often do you need to post orders for your units?

Cheers,

Squidly


The game has 2/1/1 deadlines, meaning that you have 2 days to enter orders for major phases and 1 day for retreats and builds.
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Re: Mentor Game October 30, 2017: Recruiting Players (4/7)

Postby Radical Pumpkin » 30 Oct 2017, 18:04

Squidly66 and Alex_1997 added to the list. Check your PM inboxes soon for the game password.
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Re: Mentor Game October 30, 2017: Game Started!

Postby Radical Pumpkin » 31 Oct 2017, 19:32

The game has now started, but if you are interested in a mentor game, you can continue to sign up in this thread until a new thread goes up. You will automatically go on the priority list for the next game.
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Re: Mentor Game October 30, 2017: Game Started!

Postby Purple Brain » 02 Nov 2017, 18:24

Hi Radical,

I've never played before, I'm looking to join a game when you have enough players please!

Thanks ;)
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