Just putting a callout here for anybody who likes large, 8-player no spoils games on large maps, such as World 2.1, Third Crusade, Conquer Rome, WW2 Europe, etc., and likes to play in a diplomatic way.
I know sometimes these can be daunting to join, since you never know when a reckless cook will join, or you're not sure of the trustworthiness of your fellow players. Well, we have a solution for you.
Our usergroup is interested in recruiting some like minded people to play some diplomatic games with. As it's the same people you're constantly playing with, you get to get a feel for your opponents. You know whether you can trust the guy who just proposed a 5 turn alliance or not. You know the level of skill of your opponents, eliminating many of the concerns and worries about engaging in this type of gameplay.
So, if anybody is interested, post here or shoot me a PM and you can join the illustrious order of diplomats. Show us your diplomatic prowess. Teach us what it really is to use your skills as a cunning linguist to outwit your opponents.
And high rankers, no need to worry about losing too many points. We have a range of ranks, from Sgt. 1st class up to Colonel. We already have 3 different clans represented, SoH, the Pigs, and AoC...and we would love to have more of them represented. It's always fun to have a clan challenge in a diplomatic fashion.
So suit yourself up, wet your tongues, clear your throat, and prepare to conquer the world with nothing but your words.