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Kickin' off the new forum - You Know You're Addicted When...

PostPosted: 22 Nov 2008, 12:39
by Master Radishes
You know you're addicted to (Play)Diplomacy when...


You mark the passing days in phase deadlines and the in-game clock.

You try to get your wife to agree to switch your anniversary to Halloween or Christmas, because those are the days your games don't process deadlines.

You've played in at least one game titled "World War 3" (or some variation thereof.)

In fact, half your games have had "World War" in the title in some format.

Not only do you know who Allan B. Calhamer is, but you know where he lives too.

He has a restraining order on you.

You've ignored it to make sure he got your last dozen letters explaining what a genius he is.

Your real life friends have staged an intervention on your behalf to deal with your addiction.

Several Playdiplomacy users are in attendance as well.

When your wife asked you, while shopping for milk, if you should get the jug or not, security had to be called to stop you from rounding up everyone in the store into an alliance to stop the threat.

You're still trying to persuade your wife to have seven kids, so that they'll always have a full board.

You wonder why there is no World Tour of Diplomacy, like there is for Poker.

You intend to start one up yourself.

All the major sports networks have already blocked your phone number and email, so you'll stop bugging them about a TV deal for it.

You're gathering their HQ addresses as we speak.

You plan your vacation for wherever there's a Dip tournament going on.

You take gross pleasure carving up the turkey on Thanksgiving/Christmas.

When you were planning your trip to Belgium last summer, you spent more money on phone calls to England and Germany to ask for support in than you did on your plane ticket.

Your knowledge of European geography often conflicts with that of your coworkers'. (No one knows where Galicia or Livonia are, yet they insist Ireland is a real place.)

When a friend tells you about his upcoming trip to Spain, you ask whether he's going to the north coast or the south coast.

You have a very large knife collection.

You sharpen each one. Every day. Twice.



Alright, I'm done. (For now.)

Your turn - any other signs of addiction to add to the list? :)

Re: Kickin' off the new forum - You Know You're Addicted When...

PostPosted: 22 Nov 2008, 19:14
by Minneapolitan
You know you're addicted to (Play)Diplomacy when...

You have over a thousand Forum posts.

Re: Kickin' off the new forum - You Know You're Addicted When...

PostPosted: 22 Nov 2008, 19:38
by Spitfire
When your wife has a clause in your marriage that your wireless internet access is cut off after 11pm...

When you are online more then 12 hours a day, stopping for meals and sleep.

When playdiplomacy.com is your homepage in both your desktop, laptop and phone!

When you get confused seeing a Sealion at the zoo!

When you wish you could meet up with all your fellow players and create a WSOD

When you type the word "diplomat" with a capital D, signifying a proper noun...

Re: Kickin' off the new forum - You Know You're Addicted When...

PostPosted: 22 Nov 2008, 20:04
by sroca
When Radishes becomes more than just a plant and Spitfire more than just a plane. (etc.)

When you consider diplomicizing an actual word.

When you hear the word "dip" you automatically claim a country.

When the Yellow Menace, the Purple Plague, and the Red Terror (and so on) all hold their own significance.

When you know that Liverpool was different from all the rest at one point in time.

Re: Kickin' off the new forum - You Know You're Addicted When...

PostPosted: 22 Nov 2008, 22:09
by Diplomat
Hey! Diplomat is a proper noun ;)

How about... when you know the signs of being addicted to diplomacy, yet you log on anyway to tell others about them. :D

Re: Kickin' off the new forum - You Know You're Addicted When...

PostPosted: 22 Nov 2008, 22:24
by The Leader
When someone asks you what's south of Ukraine, and north of Bulgaria, you immediately know it's Rumania.

You ask where the fleets are in Risk.

You've had, or plan to have an Invitational over the internet.

You tend to abbreviate European countries.

The tournament was on your calendar.

You cancel doctor's appointments to play speed games.

You fill in orders during school.

Re: Kickin' off the new forum - You Know You're Addicted When...

PostPosted: 23 Nov 2008, 03:25
by Minneapolitan
...When you decide to build a boat in your garage, but choose the dead of winter to do it!

Re: Kickin' off the new forum - You Know You're Addicted When...

PostPosted: 23 Nov 2008, 03:56
by CowInAPie
Minneapolitan wrote:...When you decide to build a boat in your garage, but choose the dead of winter to do it!


I get it!

Re: Kickin' off the new forum - You Know You're Addicted When...

PostPosted: 23 Nov 2008, 04:06
by Master Radishes
Minneapolitan wrote:...When you decide to build a boat in your garage, but choose the dead of winter to do it!

Better a boat than a tank. ;)

sroca wrote:When you consider diplomicizing an actual word.

I do.

sroca wrote:When you know that Liverpool was different from all the rest at one point in time.

That also will soon fall under "You Know You're An Old Member on Playdiplomacy When..."

The Leader wrote:You tend to abbreviate European countries.

No wonder people get so worried when I say I'm going to Rum for my vacation...

Re: Kickin' off the new forum - You Know You're Addicted When...

PostPosted: 23 Nov 2008, 11:20
by CJ 92
CowInAPie wrote:
Minneapolitan wrote:...When you decide to build a boat in your garage, but choose the dead of winter to do it!


I get it!

Love the Pokemon reference! OK,
You go to the nearest mountain just to see if you can find Avalanche
You pay premium but not income tax
You know everything about Star Wars even though you've never seen it
You've seeen 15 anime images that you weren't looking for even though you can't even pronounce anime
You know who Bismarck was but von Blucher still dosen't ring a bell
You played as Austria and took over Silesia to get revenge on Frederick the Great
You know who "Sounds familiar!" refers to
You have an unhealthy obsession with Keira Knighteley even though you haven't seen any of her films(except for Star Wars Episode I; she played the Queen's bodyguard)
You finally realise that Master Radishes is subliminal messaging (mAsteR radIshes)
When on another Forum you get suspicious of all the usergroups (so many,gasp!)
You listen to 50's music to get an idea of what Calhamer went through to make the game
You start a rap group called Diploma C
You go to Limerick to observe the proper way to stab