Diplomacy National World Cup
- För närvarande har 3 svenskar, 1 dansk och en finländare registrerat
sig, men inga norrmän - än! Vi skulle kanske kunna få ihop ett
skandinaviskt lag med lite hjälp från er. Så kom igen nu då!
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Request of international tournament promotion
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 00:05:25 +0200
From: Jérémie LEFRANCOIS <jeremie.lefrancois@...>
Please follow up this information to appropriat eplaces and/or people so
that there are as good as possible teams for all Scandinavia countries.
Do ask me if more information needed.
Come and join the Diplomacy National World Cup Tournament
The tournament will start September 2007, first game to finish by May
2008, second game from September 2008 to May 2009.
This is a regular (with negotiations) Diplomacy tournament played by
emails / internal mailbox communication system with turns every 7-10 days.
In most sports, the highest form of competitive play is the
International, the Test Match, the World Cup, in which national teams
compete to see which nation is the best in the world at their chosen
sport. These events are often epic encounters which stir the best, and
sometimes the worst emotions.
In Diplomacy there are tournaments, both face to face, and via the
Internet in which players from many nations compete. There have been
tournaments in which players are geographically chosen. However, there
is no truly national team competition akin to a World Cup. There is no
tournament in which, for example, France, England, America, Brazil,
Sweden, Australia and Italy compete against each other for the honour of
being called the best nation in the world.
The World Cup of soccer, rugby or cricket is played in the real world,
but at great expense. The chief advantage of the Internet is that events
can be staged at little or no expense, and can potentially involve large
numbers of competitors from across the globe. Since Diplomacy is a game,
some would argue a sport, which can easily be played over the Internet,
it seems strange that no World Cup of Diplomacy has ever been attempted
At the end of 2005 a discussion started on DipWorld as to whether such
a tournament was a good idea. Opinion was somewhat divided and the idea
failed to catch on. This discussion was staged on a few other forums as
well, with the general opinion seeming to be that such an idea was
worthy but difficult, even foolhardy to achieve.
Consequently the discussion was taken to a separate forum at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DiplomacyWorldCup. This forum met to
discuss and amend the World Cup Charter which was published on
www.embassysa.co.za/worldcup/worldcup.php. For the better half of 2006
there was a heated debate on the many issues raised by this Charter such
as how on earth to select a Team America, or how nationality might be
determined, what scoring system would be best, and what interface would
best suit a competition of this nature.
The Charter called for the election of a World Cup Council (WCC) to
select a bid from any host, which would determine all these issues.
Towards the end of 2006 a WCC was elected, more or less democratically,
and a call for bids went out.
The chosen bid was from French hosts Stabberfou
(http://www.stabbeurfou.org/). The bid is exciting for many reasons, not
least because it is a new interface which attempts to be multilingual,
and because it involves innovative uses of the Internet to host an event
of this scale, which potentially could bring together the best players
in the world to contest the greatest show on earth.
This tournament will not only prove an exciting addition to the
Diplomacy calendar, but also see the launch internationally of a very
exciting new interface.
==============TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION PROCEDURE=========================
1) Go on the site :
2) Register on the site :
VERY IMPORTANT => Make sure you select Diplomacy_National_World_Cup as
tournament so that the organizers may spot you!
RELEVANT => Fill in "additional information" field text to help team
3) Register to the list
(to stay informed of the recruitment progress)
4) To *read* the latest news from the DNWC preparation :
(pink window, upper right hand side)
5) To see the list of people registered on the site for the DNWC event :
(a) The tournament is staged over two rounds.
(b) The team incorporating the best results on the second round will
receive the team trophy.
(c) The committee (ultimate recourse in the event of litigation) will
be staffed by people not involved in any of the teams .
** Parameters of the tournament:
OFFICIAL MAP = Hasbro international
LAST DIPLOMATIC YEAR PLAYED = No game will go beyond the diplomatic
year 9 in round 1 and round 2.
SCORING SYSTEM = The scoring obeys the system "C-Diplo Namur with
whole and worsened calculation", namely:
· For an outright victory (i.e. 18 centres or more):
O 73 points for the winner,
O -15 point for the others,
· For a different ending:
O 1 point of participation for each player,
O 1 point for each owned centre,
O 38 points for the first player (or to divide between the tied
O 14 points for the second player (or to divide between the tied
O 7 points for the third player (or to divide between the tied third
O After this calculation, survival bonuses ("Namur") are allotted.
1 center : 4 pts; 2 ; 7; 3 : 9; 4 : 11; >=5 : 13
CALCULATION OF NUMBER OF TOLERATED NMR (No Move Received) BEFORE CD
(Civil Disorder) =
One will use the number of NMR averaged of the team and the player
instead of the number of NMR of the player himself, established the
following way:Nanp = ((5 * nnp) + nnt)/12
· nanp = number of averaged NMR of the player;
· nnp = number of NMR of the player;
· nnt = a number of NMR of the team
RESTRICTIONS ON CROSS-GAMING = No negotiations on a game by players
external to this game
TIE BREAKERS FOR TEAM TITLE = In the event of equality between teams,
one decides according to following criteria's:
1. Biggest number of victories (excluding shared victories),
2. Biggest number of survivals,
3. Smallest sum of centres on all game (the team wins which has the
less in order to award points of position and survival)
4. If there is still several ties, the victory is shared between the teams.
*** Round advancement ans assignment
(a) Round one will have at least 14 boards; round two will have exactly
(b) The 7 best teams from round one will advance to round two.
(c) Countries are also assigned by teams themselves on both rounds
(d) No two players at same board on different rounds (if possible)
=============PROCESS OF TEAM CREATION==========================
Since this is a national based event, the team creation will be
performed at the tournament level, as explained here after.
(a) Volunteers for participation to the Diplomacy World Cup tournament
will first register individually.
A volunteer is encouraged to express several nationalities according to :
· place of birth,
· place of residency,
· nationality of parent.
All information useful to determine nation lists in which the player may
be affected must be provided, as well as :
· (name, family name, e-mail address),
· language(s) spoken,
· place of residence.
The organizer will group the participants into lists according to
(b) When the deadline for registration approaches:
o Lists may be disjoined by organizer:
That may be according to language, for instance:
· Spanish list may be split into Catalan and Castilian
· Belgium list may be split into French and Flemish speaking
That may be according to regions, for instance:
· British list may be split into Welsh, Scottish,
Northern-Irish and English teams.
That may be according to time zones, for instance :
· American and Canadian lists may be split into PST (west
coast), CST, MST, EST (east coast).
o Lists may be merged by organizer :
That may be according to region (two lists of countries from the same
continent), for instance:
· Argentinean and Brazilian lists may merge.
That may be according to language (two lists of countries with the same
one), for instance:
· Portuguese and Brazilian lists may merge.
(c) When the deadline is reached, players within a same list will elect
That will preferably be the best ranked player in national face to face
Then the captain will designate :
o the seven official players,
o the substitute players,
o the lieutenant (assistant captain),
o the representative of the team to the committee.
The captain may not bring in the team more than two players from outside
the original list.
Lastly, the captain will organize the diplomacy countries allocation and
register the whole team.
nå kan jeg endelig annonsere NM i Diplomacy 2007! Turneringen blir fra 23.
til 25. november i Bydelshuset St. Hanshaugen. Bortsett fra at vi i år har
flyttet vekk fra Arcon, foregår turneringen i kjent og kjær stil.
Meld deg på på denne siden: http://diplomacy.meetup.com/29/