Welcome to the Variants Page

This page contains information about the variants which are available on USTR. For each variant you will find :

There are also a large number of jpeg, gif and postscript maps available for many variants, including some of those listed here, at The Diplomatic Pouch Maps Page.

Index


Small Variants

Paraguay

Paraguay is a 3-player variant, set during the "War of the Triple Alliance" in South America, from 1864 to 1869.

Number of Players3
Number of Centres12
AuthorPatrick Wamsley
First versionFebruary 2000
Current versionMarch 2000

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2 Paraguay2 Current Download Download Download Download
1 Paraguay1 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Hundred

In a Standard game of Diplomacy, the game starts with 7 powers, and so to reach the final three with a reasonable number of units is a significant achievement. Because of this, a lot of people will then take the draw, rather than trying to take it one step further, and risking throwing all their hard work away by giving someone else the solo. And so the Hundred variant was invented. In this variant, there only are three powers, so to accept a three way draw is no achievement at all. Instead, the players are encouraged to try and make that final step, and go for the win.

Number of Players3
Number of Centres17
AuthorAndy Schwarz
Variant Homepage Goto
First version1996
Current version1997

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
3.1 H31 Current
3 Hundred3 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Civil War

The Civil War variant is another small three player variant, this time set during the American Civil War. The variant is not too well balenced, and has a couple of oddities, the main one of which is the fact that the Indians can only build Pacific Fleets, and the other two power can only build Atlantic Fleets.

Number of Players3
Number of Centres21
AuthorWilliam C. Stein
First version1997

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
2 Civil_War2 Current Download Download Download Download
1 Civil_War1 Current Download Download Download Download


Sail Ho!

The Sail Ho Variant is designed to bring the seas more into play, and so increase the need for fleets and convoying. After sixteen months of play, it has achieved a significant following, both for normal and real-time play, and now has its own tournament, homepage, mailing list, and a couple of sub-variants.

OriginalCrowded
Number of Players46
Number of Centres1618
AuthorTarzanLynn Mercer
Variant Homepage Goto
Mailing List sailho@3sheep.com
To subscribe, send "subscribe sailho" to majordomo@3sheep.com
DipChief Maps http://www.oxford.net/~ravgames/dipmaps/dipmaps.htm
First version19971998
Current version19981998

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
2 Sailho2 Current Download Download Download Download
Crowded Sailho2_Crowded Current Download Download Download Download
1 Sail_Ho Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


South America

The South America variant is a four player variant set in Modern South America.

Number of Players4
Number of Centres23
AuthorErlend Janbu
DipChief Maps http://www.oxford.net/~ravgames/dipmaps/dipmaps.htm
First versionSept 2000
Current versionAugust 2001

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
5.1 South_America51 Current Download Download Download Download
3.2 South_America32 Obsolete Download Download Download Download
3.1 South_America31 Obsolete Download Download Download Download
3 South_America3 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Iberian

The Iberian Variant is another variant by Macario Reyes. It is set in 13th Century Spain. Following the unification of two of the major powers in Spain, there are now just three great powers within Spain, plus Portugal on the West Coast. Can you unify the country even further ?

Number of Players5
Number of Centres27
AuthorMacario Reyes
First versionMay 1999
Current versionMarch 2000

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
2 Iberian2 Current Download Download Download Download
1 Iberian1 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Caucasia

A variant based between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea

Number of Players5
Number of Centres23
AuthorChristian Dreyer
First versionMay 2001
Current versionMay 2001

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Caucasia1 Current Download Download Download Download


Duo

The Duo Variant is a two player variant, plus a neutral power. It is available on the DEAC Judge only.

Number of Players2
Number of Centres28
AuthorFrank Hegermann
First versionAugust 1998
Current versionAugust 2001
JudgeDEAC

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
Duo Duo Current Download Download Download Download


Caribbean

This variant is set in the Caribbean in the 18th Century.

Number of Players4
Number of Centres29
AuthorSteph Mabie
First versionMay 2002
Current versionMay 2002

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
3 Caribbean3 Current Download Download Download Download
2 Caribbean2 Current Download Download Download Download
1 Caribbean1 Obsolete Download Download Download Download


Reagan

Reagan Diplomacy is intended to re-create the great diplomatic struggle of the 1980s in the Caribbean and Central America between the United States and allies of the Soviet Union (Cuba, Nicaragua). The idea of the Caribbean as a diplomatic theatre was inspired by Stephen Mabie, designer of the Caribbean Diplomacy variant, set in the 1700s.

Number of Players5
Number of Centres32
AuthorJim Cheaney
First versionOctober 2002
Current versionOctober 2002

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Reagan1 Current Download Download Download Download


Classical

The Classical Variant is based around the Meditteranean in the third Century B.C. This is about the time when the Greek Empire started to crumble, and the Roman Empire started to form. But what if the two empires had been around together ? Who would win out ?

The variant has gone through a significant amount of playtesting before being finalised, and at one time had a significant core of players who played a significant number of games between them. However, with the Authors' reduction of available Diploming time, it is played much less nowadays.

Number of Players5
Number of Centres35
AuthorAndy Schwarz and Vincent Mous
Variant HomepageGoto
First version1997
Current version1997

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Classical Current Download Download Download Download
F Classicf Obsolete Obsolete
E Classice Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete
D Classicd Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete
C Classicc Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Dixie

Dixie Diplomacy is an alternative history variant set in 1901, 38 years after Gen. Robert E. Lee followed the advice of his chief advisor, Gen. James Longstreet, and ordered his troops to make a second attack on Little Round Top at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863 (instead of ordering Pickett's Charge up Cemetery Ridge, as happened in reality). The second attack on Little Round Top would have crushed the Union Army of the Potomac between two Confederate pincers, ending the American Civil War in the East, and ensuring Confederate independence.

Now, 38 years later, the Confederacy has fallen apart. The Confederate Constitution was based on the U.S. Articles of Confederation, the short-lived recipe for disunity that served as the U.S. constitution from 1776 to 1787.

Number of Players6
Number of Centres35
AuthorJim Cheaney
First versionNov 2004
Current versionNov 2004

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Dixie1 Current Download Download Download Download


Maharajah's Diplomacy

The variant is set in the Indian subcontinent and the surrounding regions, and is meant to simulate the situation that existed in the year 1501, just before the period of domination by the Mughal Empire and the start of European colonization.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres35
AuthorDavid E. Cohen
First versionOctober 2002
Current versionOctober 2002

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Maharajah1 Current Download Download Download Download


1776

The 1776 variant is set in the Eastern United States during the War of Independance. Its design is intended to provide both historical accuracy, and a balenced variant, although to some extent, each has to be slightly flexible, in order to allow the other.

Number of Players5
Number of Centres25
AuthorMarc Garlett
Variant HomepageGoto
First version1998
Current versionJune 1999

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
C 1776c Current Download Download Download Download
B 1776b Obsolete Download Download Download Download
A 1776a Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Balkan

The Balkan Variant is a smaller version of Crowded. Set in the Balkans, it starts with 7 three centre powers, and no neutral centres.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres21
AuthorMartin Behal
Variant Homepage http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a9505594/balkan.htm
DipChief Maps http://www.oxford.net/~ravgames/dipmaps/dipmaps.htm
First version1997
Current version1998

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
4 Balkan4 Current Download Download Download Download
1 Balkan1 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Medium Variants


Japan

This variant takes place in feudal Japan beginning in 1570. Each player plays one of six Dynasties who are trying to take over Japan.

Number of Players6
Number of Centres28
AuthorMichael Czajkowski
First versionAugust 2000
Current versionAugust 2000

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Japan1 Current Download Download Download Download


Sfrj

This is a variant based on the former Yugoslavia.

Number of Players6
Number of Centres31
AuthorMilos Eric
First versionJune 1999
Current versionAugust 2001

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
3.2 Sfrj32 Current Download Download Download Download
3.1 Sfrj3.1 Obsolete Download Download Download Download
3 Sfrj3 Obsolete Download Download Download Download
2 Sfrj2 Obsolete Download Download Download Download
1 Sfrj1 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Confederate

Confederate Diplomacy is an alternative history variant set in 1901, 38 years after Gen. Robert E. Lee followed the advice of his chief advisor, Gen. James Longstreet, and ordered his troops to make a second attack on Little Round Top at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863 (instead of ordering Pickett's Charge up Cemetery Ridge, as happened in reality). The second attack on Little Round Top would have crushed the Union Army of the Potomac between two Confederate pincers, ending the American Civil War in the East, and ensuring Confederate independence.

Number of Players6
Number of Centres36
AuthorJim Cheaney
First versionJanuary 2003
Current versionJanuary 2003

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Confederate1 Current Download Download Download Download


African

The African Variant is well tested in the Postal Hobby, and is now available on the Judge. Of the six powers who compete for Africa, one of them may be weak, but the other five are very well balenced. Also, the variant is far harder than Standard to stalemate in the final stages of the game, as the map can be circumnavigated by sea, and so it is far less likely that a power will become unable to get fleets into the necessary provinces to make progress.

Number of Players6
Number of Centres36
AuthorPhil Reynolds
First version1997
Current version1997

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
2 African2 Current Download Download Download Download


Brasil

This is a variant set in Brasil.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres32
AuthorCristiano Corte Restitutti
First versionJanuary 2003
Current versionJanuary 2003

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
2 Brasil2 Current Download Download Download Download
1 Brasil1 Obsolete Download Download Download Download


Versailles

Versailles is a a variant set in Europe between the wars by Martin Kennedy. The game has major and minor (1sc) powers. It is intended that the game be played duplex - one major and one minor power for each player.

For Version 3, there are two versions - the Standard and the Advanced version. In the Standard Version, the major and minor powers are already paired up. In the Advanced version, the judge's duplex code is used to allow the players to use preference lists to select their major and minor powers.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres43
AuthorMartin Kennedy
First versionFebruary 1999
Current versionFebruary 2000

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
3 Advanced Versailles3_Adv Current Download Download Download Download
3 Standard Versailles3_Std Current Download Download Download Download
2 Versailles2 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Shift Around

Shift Around is an attempt to create a more balenced Shift Variant. The standard versions, Shift Left and Shift Right both seriously disadvantage England. In this one, the powers start as follows :

This PowerStarts in
AustriaFrance
EnglandRussia
FranceAustria
GermanyTurkey
ItalyEngland
RussiaItaly
TurkeyGermany
Number of Players7
Number of Centres34
Author
First versionNovember 1998
Current versionNovember 1998

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper
1 Shift_Around Current Download


Renaissance

This variant is set in Renaissance Europe and played on the standard Diplomacy map. The only differences are that Switzerland is passable and is a neutral supply center, and the powers start in different places to Standard Dip. It tends to be a more brutal, bloody game than vanilla dip, as the power's get into conflit right from the outset. Makes for a very interesting opening few turns. Otherwise, it plays just like regular diplomacy.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres35
AuthorEarle Ratcliffe and Michael Cuffaro
First versionAugust 2001
Current versionAugust 2002

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper
2 Renaissance1 Current Download
1 Renaissance1 Obsolete Download


North America in 1865

A variant based on North America after the British left, with many sides trying to gain the upper hand, including the various colonies of Europeans and the different native tribes.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres35
AuthorCraig Urquhart
First versionJune 2000
Current versionJune 2000
Webpagehttp://www.interlog.com/~gilgames/diplomac/nora1865.htm

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
A North_America_In_1865_A Current Download Download Download Download


Algeria

The Algeria variant is a variation on the Standard map. Instead of starting with an army in Venice, Italy has a fleet in Tunis, and North Africa is now called Algeria, and is a neutral SC. This should strengthen both Austria and Italy, and give Italy more options in the opening years.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres35
AuthorAvi Pfeffer
First versionMay 1999
Current versionMay 1999

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Algeria1 Current Download Download Download Download


Wraparound

The Wraparound variant is a simple variation on Standard Diplomacy. Rather than unbeing able to move off an edge, the opposite edges of the board are joined together. This gives several of the powers a lot more flexibility, allowing them to choose whether to attack their traditional enemies, or wraparound the board to find new ones.

Wraparound 2 is the same as the original Wraparound variant, except that instead of StP being next to Syria, Barents is next to NAO. This should make quite a difference to play, as it allows the Eastern Powers to wrap fleets around off the Eastern Edge and into the Atlantic. It will also allow Russia to hold StP slightly more easily, which should help make it a bit stronger than in the original Wraparound.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres37
AuthorDavid Norman
Original AuthorJames Millington and Robert Schone
First version1997

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2 Wraparound2 Current Download


Panther

The Panther variant is based on Standard. However, in addition to their normal starting units, all powers except Russia have an extra unit. In some cases this is close to home, while some start completely separated - e.g. France and Germany, who have an extra fleet each, in Tunis and North Africa. In order to balence the variant, there are a number of extra provinces and supply centres.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres39
AuthorHeath Gardner
First version1998

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1 Panther1 Current Download Download Download Download


War In North America

The War in North America Variant is set in the 1860s in Colonial North America. It has some interesting features, such as the huge Ocean spaces on each side of the land, and the long route around Cape Horn to connect the two oceans, which takes a full year to navigate, and still leaves the fleet out to sea at the end.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres36
AuthorWill Nesbitt
First versionApril 2001
Current versionApril 2001

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
5 War_In_North_America_5 Current Download Download Download Download


Zeus

Zeus IV is the classic World War II variant.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres38
AuthorChris Northcott
First versionMay 2004
Current versionMay 2004

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
Zeus IV Zeus_IV Current Download Download Download Download


V8

The V8 variant is based on the Standard variant. However, an eighth power is added in Scandinavia, and extra centres are added in various places around the map to balence the game for the new power.

Number of Players8
Number of Centres38
AuthorClay Snyder
First versionFebruary 2000
Current versionFebruary 2000

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
A V8A Current Download Download Download Download


South East Asia

The South East Asia Variant provides a variety of geographies in one variant. Three of the powers start in the solid landmass of South East Asia, three start in the islands of Indonesia and The Phillipines, and one starts on the North Coast of Australia.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres33
AuthorAndrew Reddaway
First version1997
Current version1998

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
3 South_East_Asia_3 Current Download
3 South_East_Asia_3 Current Less Pretty Map Download Download Download
1 South_East_Asia1 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Nessie

The Nessie variant is played on a map of Scotland. In the middle is Loch Ness, which is protected by the famous Loch Ness Monster, and around it are the seven rival clans fighting for supremicy.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres34
AuthorTobias Bende and Marcus Andersson
First version1998

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Nessie1 Current Download Download Download Download


Canton

Canton is a seven-player Diplomacy variant set in Asia at the beginning of the 20th century. The seven "Great Powers" are British India, China, French Indochina, Dutch East Indies, Japan, Russia, and Turkey.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres36
AuthorPaul Webb
Variant HomepageGoto
First versionDecember 2002
Current versionDecember 2004

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
8 Canton8 Current Download Download Download Download
7 Canton7 Current Download Download Download Download
6 Canton6 Current Download Download Download Download
5 Canton5 Current Download Download Download Download
4 Canton4 Obsolete Download Download Download Download
2 Canton2 Obsolete Download Download Download Download
1 Canton1 Obsolete Download Download Download Download


Pern

Pern 1 is a new variant by David Proudfoot. It is based on the Dragonriders of Pern series of books written by Anne McCaffrey. The variant contains 7 powers and 34 centres, and so is of a similar size to Standard.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres34
AuthorDavid Proudfoot
First versionMarch 1999
Current versionMarch 1999

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Pern1 Current Download Download Download Download


Arab

Arab 1 is a variant set in the Middle East in 1990. With Iraq placed right in the middle, will everybody invade, or will they go for there own personal gains ?

Number of Players8
Number of Centres37
AuthorRoland Isaksson
First versionJanuary 1999
Current versionJanuary 1999

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Arab1 Current Download Download Download Download


World War and Magic

This varient is based on the bestselling series by Harry Turtledove, set in a world war 2 type world, but where guns are magical fire weapons, planes are dragons, and trains are leylines. The map wraps around west<-->east. It represents the entire southern hemisphere of the planet that the series takes place in.

Number of Players8
Number of Centres42
AuthorMike Smith
First versionJune 2002
Current versionJune 2002

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 World_War_And_Magic1 Current Download Download Download Download


Middle Ages

The Middle Ages Variant is set on a European Map, which also covers the edge of North Africa. It is set in the late 12th Century, and like Standard, it has seven powers, although like the map, the powers are significantly different to the Standard Variant.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres46
AuthorMikael Akerlund
First version1998
Current version1998

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
2 Middle_Ages2 Current Download Download Download Download
1 Middle_Ages1 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Future

The Future Variant is a 7 player variant on a map of the world. The world is now run by superpowers and super-alliances, who vie for world domination.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres55
AuthorThomas Mittelbach, Louie Schonburg and Valentin Frantsits
First versionAugust 1999
Current versionAugust 1999

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Future1 Current Download Download Download Download


Heptarchy

The Heptarchy Variant is set in Britain in the Mid 7th Century. The main powers in England, as well as a Scotish, a Welsh and an Irish power fight for dominance. The edge of the map contains only seven spaces, which makes for some interesting tactics with fleets.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres37
AuthorGeoff Bache
Variant HomepageGoto
DipPouch Article Goto
First version1997
Current version1998

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
4 Heptarchy4 Current Download Download Download Download
3 Heptarchy3 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete
1 Heptarchy Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Bretwalda

Bretwalda is a follow-on from the Heptarchy Variant. Set 30 years earlier, it has two extra powers - a Gaelic power which starts in Northern Ireland and Western Scotland, and a new power in South-East England. The full version includes boats, which allow armies to move over coastal water, and a limited number of locations where fleets can be built. The judge implementation is currently intended for press in hand-adjudicated games, although boat units may be added to the judge at some point in the future.

Number of Players9
Number of Centres50
AuthorGeoff Bache
First version1998

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 Bretwalda Hand-Adjudicated Games Only Download Download Download Download


Hellas

The Hellas Variant is set in Ancient Greece. The map covers the area on the Standard map made up of Gre, Alb, Ser, Bul, Con and Smy and the surrounding seas. However, each province covers a much smaller area, so that it is actually a similar sized variant to Standard.

Number of Players8
Number of Centres38
AuthorThomas Mittelbach
First version1998
Current versionFebruary 1999

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
2 Hellas2 Current Download Download Download Download
1 Hellas1 Obsolete Download Download Download Download


Medieval

This variant is set in Europe in the Early 15th Century.

Number of Players8
Number of Centres39
AuthorGytis Karciauskas
DipChief Maps http://www.oxford.net/~ravgames/dipmaps/dipmaps.htm
First versionOctober 1999
Current versionOctober 1999

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
2 Medieval2 Current Download Download Download Download
1 Medieval1 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Variant covers the Southern part of the Standard Map and North Africa. The idea of the variant was to create a variant for 8 players. However, due to the map being too long and thin, it is too easy for north-south stalemate lines to be formed, and the powers which start in the middle of the map must immediately fight their way to one end if they are to stand a chance in the midgame. This variant is probably going nowhere.

Number of Players8
Number of Centres39
AuthorDavid Norman
First version1997

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1 Mediterranean1 Current Download Download Download Download


Federation

Set at the start of the 20th Century, the various colonies in Australia and New Zealand decide that rather than forming Australia, they all go their own way and create their own small country. The eight powers represent the six mainland Australian states, Tasmania and New Zealand.

Number of Players8
Number of Centres47
AuthorT. Kermanidis
Variant Homepage Goto
First versionMarch 2000
Current versionOctober 2002

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
4 Federation4 Current Download Download Download Download
3 Federation3 Obsolete Download Download Download Download
2 Federation2 Obsolete Download Download Download Download
1 Federation1 Obsolete Download Download Download Download


1720

1720 is a 9 player variant by Nick Danfort. It is set in Europe, nearly 200 years earlier than Standard Diplomacy.

Number of Players9
Number of Centres36
AuthorNick Danfort
First version1997

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 1720 Current Download Download Download Download


1929

1929 is a new variant by Martin Kennedy. It is set in Europe between the wars. The game has six major powers, and six minor (1sc) powers. It is intended that the game be played duplex - one major and one minor power for each player. If playing a Duplex game of this variant, please be sure to set a preference list that includes all the major powers first, and then optionally all the minor powers. If you do not set a preference list, or if you mix the minor powers in with the major powers, then you may well end up playing two minor powers !

Number of Players6
Number of Centres42
AuthorMartin Kennedy
First version1998

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A 1929A Current Download Download Download Download


Large Variants

Abstraction

The Abstraction II variant is said by many players to be the best Diplomacy Variant ever. The map covers the same area as Standard, and also has seven powers. However, the provinces tend to each cover a smaller geographical area, and so there are many more provinces on the map than in Standard. It is also the variant for which the much-copied A/F rules were originally designed. Unfortunately, the judge implementation currently only contains the new map, as the various rule changes have not been coded.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres46
AuthorFred C. Davis Jr.
First version1997

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
2 Abstraction2 Current Download Download Download Download


Blitzkrieg

The Blitzkrieg Diplomacy variant is intended to recapture the moments of fightings in Europe and North Africa in the 1940's. The name to the variant was given after Germany's revolutionary kind of warfare which characterized World War 2.

Number of Players8
Number of Centres52
AuthorStefan Mrdja
First versionMay 2002
Current versionMay 2002

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
2 Blitzkrieg2 Current Download Download Download Download
1 Blitzkrieg1 Obsolete Download Download Download Download


Indians of the Great Lakes

This variant is set around the Great Lakes, with 9 Indian Tribes vying for suppremicy.

Number of Players9
Number of Centres51
AuthorChristopher Carde
Variant Homepagehttp://www.angelfire.com/mo2/GreatLakes/index.html
DipChief Maps http://www.oxford.net/~ravgames/dipmaps/dipmaps.htm
First versionOctober 1999
Current versionDecember 1999

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
2 Indians_of_the_Great_Lakes2 Current Download Download Download Download
1 Indians_of_the_Great_Lakes1 Current Download Download Download Download


Crusades 1200

This variant is intended for Royale play. There are 9 players controlling 18 powers, plus a 19th power - The Papacy - who is controlled by The Pope.

Number of Players9
Number of Centres46
AuthorTommy Larsson
First versionAugust 2001
Current versionAugust 2001

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1.2c Crusades_1200_12c Current Download Download Download Download


Europe 1600

Europe_1600 is a new European variant by Tommy Larsson, set in the early 17th Century. While the variant covers a similar area of the world to Standard, there are significantly more provinces and supply centres, and two extra powers.

Number of Players9
Number of Centres55
AuthorTommy Larsson
Variant HomepageGoto
First version1998
Current versionAugust 2000

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
28 1600_28 Current Download Download Download Download
27 1600_27 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete
26 1600_26 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete
25 1600_25 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete
24 Europe_1600_24 Current Download Download Download Download


Empire

The Empire variant is a new variant by Vincent Mous, creator of the Modern Variant. It is set in North and Central America, and is based on the break up of the USA and Canada into several powers each. This variant has probably seen more Judge playtesting than any other Judge variant, and is looking like being another big hit. The current version may well become the final released version of the variant.

Number of Players10
Number of Centres58
AuthorVincent Mous
Variant Homepage http://www.dragonfire.net/~Cyberia/empire.htm
DipChief Maps http://www.oxford.net/~ravgames/dipmaps/dipmaps.htm
First version1996
Current version1998

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper
4 Empire4 Current Download
3 Empire3 Obsolete Obsolete
2 Empire2 Obsolete Obsolete
1 Empire Obsolete Obsolete
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Colonial

Colonial is the latest Variant by Avalon Hill. It is now available on all the Judges. Thanks to Drew D. Holzlein for coding it for Mapper.

Judge Variant Name Status Mapper
Colonial Current Download


Huge Variants

Layered

Layered is a simple variant by Ralan Hill. Take a Standard Dip map, and put a second one on top of it. Each player plays a country on both maps, and can move as normal, or from a province on one map to the same province on the other. Opinions on this variant are divided. Those people who liked it really enjoyed it, and those that didn't said it was completely unplayable and made their heads hurt.

Number of Players7
Number of Centres68
AuthorRalan Hill
DipChief Maps http://www.oxford.net/~ravgames/dipmaps/dipmaps.htm
First version1997

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper
1 Layered Current Download


Babylon5

The year is 2260. You are the ambassador of your home world. You are stationed at Babylon 5. Around you are aliens from another world, they too have their ambassadorial representatives stationed there. All does not bode well. Peace is a fading memory. A new dawn approaches. What actions will you take to secure the survival of your race?

Number of Players7
Number of Centres74
AuthorTheo Kermanidis
Variant Homepage Goto
First versionOctober 2002
Current versionOctober 2002

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
A Babylon5a Current Download Download Download Download


Americas

Americas is a new variant by Macario Reyes. It covers the entire North and South American continants, just before the Mexican-American War. The layout of the variant, with a large number of coastal water provinces next to the land, and a small number of huge Ocean provinces, most of which have no contact with land, can make for a lot of very interesting options for a player who can spare a fleet for a couple of years. With over 180 provinces, is the one of the largest variants on the judges.

Number of Players10
Number of Centres58
AuthorMacario Reyes
First version1998
Current versionDecember 1999

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
4 Americas4 Current Download Download Download Download
3 Americas3 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete
2 Americas2 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete
1 Americas1 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete


PostModern Europe

The PostModern Europe Variant is another variant from the Vincent Mous - Author of Modern and Empire, and co-Author of Classical. This time he is co-Authoring with Earl Ratcliffe.

Number of Players13
Number of Centres84
AuthorEarl Ratcliffe & Vincent Mous
First versionMay 2002
Current versionMay 2002

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript
1 PostModern_Europe1 Current Download Download Download Download


World

World Diplomacy was originally created and installed on the judge in just 24 hours, after someone asked why there weren't any World Variants on the judges. Despite this speed, the results are not looking to bad. The initial problems with power inbalence in the original version have been significantly improved in the second version, and will hopefully be even better in version 3. With 17 powers and over 190 provinces, it is the largest variant on the judges.

Number of Players17
Number of Centres86
AuthorDavid Norman
DipChief Maps http://www.execulink.com/~ravgames2/dipmaps/
First version1998
Current version2003

Version Judge Variant Name Status Mapper Mapit (DOS) Mapit (Unix) Postscript Image
3 World3 Current Download Download Download Download Download
2 World2 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete
1 World1 Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete Obsolete

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