Welcome to the home page of the BPA AREA Online Diplomacy Tournament. This tournament is starting now. Confirm your three games and have fun. We have 35 players signed up thus far. Feel free to change your password.
To join this tournament, you must be a member of the Board Game Players Association. 1) To join the BPA visit this page: http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/MemberForm.shtml 2) Then e-mail the GM at Eggmode3@gmail.com (Michael Day) hopefully no later than December 10th, 2016.
Each player will be assigned to three games that will run concurrently. The website is: http://www.playdiplomacy.com/. The GM will register you. Do not register yourself. These games will be assigned randomly. Every effort will be made to make sure that you play with different players in these games as different nations. The player with the best record wins.
Time Frame & Victory Conditions
We hope to complete these games within five months. Solo victory (17 centers first) is worth 15 points, a 2-way win (12+ centers each) is worth 9 points, and a 3-way win (9+ centers each) is worth 6 points. In case of a tie total victory centers in all games determines the tie-breaker, and if still a tie whichever games finished faster. To agree to a tie all those 2-3 players most post in the Public Press. Games have started. In the rare case two players reach 17 centers simultaneously it is considered a two way win; unless one player can get to 18 centers.
Please check the website regularly. Games are AREA rated. No inappropriate language. Good sportsmanship / maturity is expected. Moves due every 48 hours (excluding weekends), retreats and builds due every 24 hours. This year I tried No Move Protection as an option. This makes the game reset if a person misses the first move. So if your game resets reconfirm and start again. Some players may have more than one number due to this. I am out of replacement players. If someone no moves twice in a row after already confirming and starting then they are out of that game. It appears Christmas time was not optimal to start this tournament as we have a higher number of drop outs than normal. Live and learn. Next time I plan to start the tournament in March of 2018.