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Old Jan 12th 2009, 10:02 AM
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We are presently hosting an online game of Diplomacy (using php) on our server here. If anyone is interested, we could also easily host online RISK.

We could also have a new subforum set up for discussions about these games. Anyone interested?
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Old Jan 12th 2009, 11:15 AM
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Sure .
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Old Jan 12th 2009, 12:04 PM
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I'd probably be up for playing Risk or Castle Risk. Although, I don't have a ton of time these days, so it would probably have to be something like you take a turn once per day or something for me to play.
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Old Jan 12th 2009, 01:07 PM
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I like the idea of having strategy games connected to the forum, and of a subforum for discussing them.

However, I also have trouble putting together large chunks of time. The problem with RISK is that everyone (or, at least anyone who is attacking or being attacked in a given turn) has to be present for the game to work. If there were a way around that, I'd be up for it.

BTW, what's "Castle Risk"?
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Old Jan 12th 2009, 01:43 PM
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Yes, RISK seems like it needs to played in 'real-time' even online.

Diplomacy seems very well suited to playing 'on-line' at everyone's leisure.

And yes, I second the querry... what is Castle Risk?
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Old Jan 12th 2009, 03:47 PM
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Castle Risk is like regular Risk, except that the whole game takes place in Europe, and there are more cards and whatnot. You also have to defend a special piece - the castle. It's probably been close to 15 years since I played, but I remember it being fun:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Risk
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Old Jan 12th 2009, 05:05 PM
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Castle Risk is like regular Risk, except that the whole game takes place in Europe, and there are more cards and whatnot. You also have to defend a special piece - the castle. It's probably been close to 15 years since I played, but I remember it being fun:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Risk
That does sound like a neat game.
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Old Jan 12th 2009, 05:45 PM
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I believe there is an online version of risk! called ATTACK! or something like that. It may only be on facebook. I never signed up for it, but I think my brothers did.
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Old Jan 13th 2009, 12:04 PM
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It probably wouldn't be terribly hard to write a minimal interface for such a thing standalone, and not as a facebook plugin.

In fact, it's been a while since I've played, but would there be any reason that the defender would need to be "online" to defend? Couldn't the app just roll the dice for whoever is attacked?
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Old Jan 13th 2009, 12:17 PM
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It probably wouldn't be terribly hard to write a minimal interface for such a thing standalone, and not as a facebook plugin.

In fact, it's been a while since I've played, but would there be any reason that the defender would need to be "online" to defend? Couldn't the app just roll the dice for whoever is attacked?
I guess you could just have the app always roll as many dice for the defender as possible (I'm not sure what the advantages are of rolling one dice instead of two). Can the defender play cards?
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