Diplomacy at MidCon 3/4 November 2018

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Diplomacy at MidCon 3/4 November 2018

Postby Big Gun » 11 Oct 2018, 19:24

Greetings everyone!

Some of us are planning to play Diplomacy at MidCon, which is a Games Convention hosted at the Hallmark Hotel in Derby, UK (2nd - 4th November).

http://www.midcon.org.uk/

There will be two rounds:

Saturday: 11am - open end (followed by curry and beer)
Sunday: 10am - maximum 4pm

PlayDippers planning to go so far are:

1. dib
2. Strategus
3. Big Gun
4. Pootleflump
5. Phlegmatic
6. Caladrius
7. Jack007
8. The Tibetan Blackbird (?)

There will probably be a few players from the London Diplomacy Club there too. Last year there was some additional interest amongst the other board gamers at MidCon, so we could try to get two boards together on each day.

Besides standard Diplomacy I will be bringing two variant boards: Versailles and Heptarchy, if anyone is interested in trying out a different map.

If you're interested please PM me or add your name to this thread.

We don't get many opportunities to play Diplomacy here F2F in the UK, so why not join us for two days of fun and action?
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Re: Diplomacy at MidCon 3/4 November 2018

Postby Jack007 » 12 Oct 2018, 20:02

Just a question. How can you play Versailles FtF, without revealing your minor power?

(Not that I'd have any Versailles experience so far. )
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Re: Diplomacy at MidCon 3/4 November 2018

Postby Strategus » 12 Oct 2018, 21:45

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Re: Diplomacy at MidCon 3/4 November 2018

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 12 Oct 2018, 21:48

Jack007 wrote:Just a question. How can you play Versailles FtF, without revealing your minor power?

(Not that I'd have any Versailles experience so far. )


The secrecy of the pairings is not required to play Versailles. It’s a nice bonus when played anonymously.
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Re: Diplomacy at MidCon 3/4 November 2018

Postby Jack007 » 12 Oct 2018, 22:12

Aha. Thanks for clarification. So you wouldn't communicate as minor power, but just keep secret your possession as long as possible, if I understand right. Learning new things every day.

As for MidCon I am really attracted. Sadly, with my lifestyle, I cannot say to come or not to, until 2 days before the event, or so. If there is any opportunity opening, I will. (Hm.. maybe not the best English phrasing? :? )
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Re: Diplomacy at MidCon 3/4 November 2018

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 12 Oct 2018, 22:15

Jack007 wrote:Aha. Thanks for clarification. So you wouldn't communicate as minor power, but just keep secret your possession as long as possible, if I understand right. Learning new things every day.

As for MidCon I am really attracted. Sadly, with my lifestyle, I cannot say to come or not to, until 2 days before the event, or so. If there is any opportunity opening, I will. (Hm.. maybe not the best English phrasing? :? )


No, I mean the pairings can be known, just as if you were playing a non-anonymous game on the site.
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Re: Diplomacy at MidCon 3/4 November 2018

Postby Phlegmatic » 12 Oct 2018, 23:36

I'd be very interested in going if you still have room!

I only live about 90 minutes away, I'm loving PlayDip and I've not played F2F for over 20 years, so it'd be a crying shame to miss it!
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Re: Diplomacy at MidCon 3/4 November 2018

Postby Big Gun » 13 Oct 2018, 11:13

Phlegmatic - you are very welcome to join us. Whereabouts in Cheshire are you? I live in Telford.

Great to have you on board!
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Re: Diplomacy at MidCon 3/4 November 2018

Postby Phlegmatic » 13 Oct 2018, 13:02

Thanks Big Gun! I'm near Macclesfield, not a huge leap away from you.

As an aside I have a couple of friends who might be persuaded to join F2F events a couple of times a year (given enough notice and bribes of food and drink) so do consider me if the opportunity arises :D
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Re: Diplomacy at MidCon 3/4 November 2018

Postby Big Gun » 13 Oct 2018, 17:46

Phlegmatic wrote:Thanks Big Gun! I'm near Macclesfield, not a huge leap away from you.

As an aside I have a couple of friends who might be persuaded to join F2F events a couple of times a year (given enough notice and bribes of food and drink) so do consider me if the opportunity arises :D


Sounds great. Why not bring them along to MidCon?

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