The creator of the game Diplomacy dies

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The creator of the game Diplomacy dies

I grew up playing this game in high school. I was first introduced at a gaming club after school and quickly learned how backstabbing and breaking promises worked.

One of our club members and a "friend" I have known now for almost 30 years told me he would support me if I attacked another player. I committed my troops but he did not send support. When the turn was over he told the other player that I must be crushed because I could not be trusted. I shouted, "You told me to attack him and that you would support me!" To which he replied, "You are a lying Brit and you should have your tongue cut out!"

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digitalbeachbum wrote:To

digitalbeachbum wrote:

To which he replied, "You are a lying Brit and you should have your tongue cut out!"

 

 

That's not very diplomatic

 

 

 


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Cpt_pineapple wrote:

digitalbeachbum wrote:

To which he replied, "You are a lying Brit and you should have your tongue cut out!"

 

 

That's not very diplomatic

 

I think that was the point of the game. Lie, backstab and grab land.

Just like in real life.