Paul Camina | 6 Dec 21:22 2009

C-Diplo

I'm travelling to Paris for the French tournament this Xmas.  Anyone out
there got advice on how to prosper (or survive) while playing C-Diplo (7
year game, 1st-3rd count best).

Paul C.

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stretch_1011 | 6 Dec 21:29 2009

Re: C-Diplo

Paul,

--- In RTNow@..., "Paul Camina" <pcamina <at> ...> wrote:
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> I'm travelling to Paris for the French tournament this Xmas.  Anyone out
> there got advice on how to prosper (or survive) while playing C-Diplo (7
> year game, 1st-3rd count best).
>  

Just do as Albert would do, and you will be fine. :o)

> 
> Paul C.
> 

Honestly, I have no idea. Sounds like starting with naturally defensive powers would be a huge boost.
Sounds like you want to be in a strong RT or EF alliance and roll the board quickly.

Hopefully someone will give you better feedback.

Jason

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David Norman | 6 Dec 21:57 2009
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Re: Re: C-Diplo

Paul, Jason,

> > I'm travelling to Paris for the French tournament this Xmas. Anyone out
> > there got advice on how to prosper (or survive) while playing C-Diplo (7
> > year game, 1st-3rd count best).
>
>Honestly, I have no idea. Sounds like starting with naturally defensive 
>powers would be a huge boost. Sounds like you want to be in a strong RT or 
>EF alliance and roll the board quickly.
>
>Hopefully someone will give you better feedback.

It's actually the complete opposite of that - possibly because Paul didn't 
give enough details of the system. At the end of the game:

1st place: 38 points
2nd place: 14 points
3rd place:  7 points
Shared places share the points.

1 point per centre
1 point for playing.

So 6 in a 6-5-5-5-5-5-3 (45 pts) is better than a 17-17 (44 pts), and much 
better than a 16 in a 17-16-1 (31 pts).

It is very much a positional and tactical game. Alliances will change from 
turn to turn, and people will only work with you if it's in their interests 
that turn. Never do anything for someone in return for something else - 
they won't return the favour unless it is in their interests to do so. Only 
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Paul Camina | 6 Dec 22:05 2009

RE: Re: C-Diplo

Ok.  I'll attack France !!!

Paul

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Paul,

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Camina" <pcamina <at> ...> wrote:
>
> I'm travelling to Paris for the French tournament this Xmas. Anyone out
> there got advice on how to prosper (or survive) while playing C-Diplo (7
> year game, 1st-3rd count best).
> 

Just do as Albert would do, and you will be fine. :o)

> 
> Paul C.
> 
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Paul Camina | 6 Dec 22:12 2009

Re: Re: C-Diplo

Thanks a lot David, I couldn't find much about C-Diplo strategy on the
internet.  It sounds like "dot-whore" game - perfect for me !!

It seems best to always make sure you're #2 or #3, like a lot of multiplayer
boardgames.   What should I be looking for in the diplomacy period and how
does the scoring system affect the statistics of the game from the point of
view of powers, openings etc ?

Paul

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Timothy Yocum | 6 Dec 22:14 2009
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I on beyond despise....loathe doesn't sum up the word for my feelings about C-Diplo.

And to think I'm considering going to Paris and WDC next year in Holland?

Thanks for the rmeinder about C-Diplo.  Maybe I'll revise my plans.  I refuse to play uder that system, EVER.

It's not Dip.

  --Tim

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  Thanks a lot David, I couldn't find much about C-Diplo strategy on the
  internet. It sounds like "dot-whore" game - perfect for me !!

  It seems best to always make sure you're #2 or #3, like a lot of multiplayer
  boardgames. What should I be looking for in the diplomacy period and how
  does the scoring system affect the statistics of the game from the point of
  view of powers, openings etc ?

  Paul

  973-444-6754

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Paul Camina | 6 Dec 22:17 2009

RE: Re: C-Diplo

"Never do anything for someone in return for something else - 
they won't return the favour unless it is in their interests to do so. Only 
do things that are to your advantage."

Do you mean don't expect anything on future turns?   What if it's a "you
support me and I'll support you this turn" scenario - one doesn't want to be
labelled a cad in the early game, just for one little dot.

Paul

Paul

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Paul, Jason,

> > I'm travelling to Paris for the French tournament this Xmas. Anyone out
> > there got advice on how to prosper (or survive) while playing C-Diplo (7
> > year game, 1st-3rd count best).
>
>Honestly, I have no idea. Sounds like starting with naturally defensive 
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Paul Camina | 6 Dec 22:18 2009

RE: Re: C-Diplo

Tim - thanks for the note - what do you hate about it ?

Paul

Paul

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I on beyond despise....loathe doesn't sum up the word for my feelings about
C-Diplo.

And to think I'm considering going to Paris and WDC next year in Holland?

Thanks for the rmeinder about C-Diplo. Maybe I'll revise my plans. I refuse
to play uder that system, EVER.

It's not Dip.

--Tim

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Paul Camina | 6 Dec 22:34 2009

c-diplo

D & J:  Would playing against 6 Alberts and stopping at '07 be good practice
for C-diplo or do the newer Alberts make more long-term plans ?

Paul C

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Jason van Hal | 6 Dec 22:47 2009

Re: c-diplo

It's likely better than nothing. But Albert has no idea the game is  
ending in year 7. He just wouldn't act in the last years as you would  
in your Cdiplo games. He bases his victory condition on 18SCs.

You may have a better game disabling alliances using the '-n'  
parameter, and having Albert treat every power as an enemy.

At least that way he is not having alliances limit it's potential  
growth. In reality It is a combination.

Best Regards,
Jason van Hal

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> D & J: Would playing against 6 Alberts and stopping at '07 be good  
> practice
> for C-diplo or do the newer Alberts make more long-term plans ?
>
>
> Paul C
>
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