Diplomacy Hall of Fame Home Page
I have been running the Hall of Fame
since 1992. There isn't much information here, but hopefully one day I will
get around to expanding it.
The Future of the Hall of Fame
The most recent Hall of Fame was released in October 1998. This is basically
the September 1996 version, with some 100 or so games September 1996 with some
250 games added. Another 2000 or so games were not added. It is unlikely
that there will ever be another version, at least from me in this form.
How to get the Hall of Fame
The October 1998 Hall of Fame (Issue 21) is available from my
The complete Hall of Fame
The complete Hall of Fame is approximately 2.6 MB uncompressed. It is available
in two formats. COMPRESSed (*.Z) and ZIPped (*.zip). If you are
using DOS, then you can download a copy of
The COMPRESSed version of the complete Hall of Fame is available
and the ZIPped version is available
The abridged Hall of Fame
The abridged version contains only entries where points were received.
It is approximately 0.5 MB and is available only as COMPRESSed.
The abridged Hall of Fame is available
The Top 100 Players and List of Games
A table of the top 100 players of all time
and a list of all games included in the Hall of Fame (broken down by
variant), is available
file is approximately 160 kB and is in ASCII text. Also available
is list of the
top 100 players of 1995.
I have always intended that the Hall of Fame be primarily a database
of all E-mail Diplomacy games. This data is available for anyone to
use in what manner they want. This data is made available in a package
of three files. A database of the games, a database of all the player
entries (this is the big one), and a
explaining the data structure. The data package is available
is in ZIP format and is approximately 840 kB ZIPped and 4.9 MB unZIPped.
Other Hall of Fame Sites
There are two other sites that archive Hall of Fame material.
Kevin Roust's FTP archive contains back issues of the Hall of
Fame from Issue 10 to Issue 20. The
Berlin FTP archive contains back issues of the Hall of Fame
from Issue 1 to Issue 19.
How Points Are Awarded
Points are based on the formula Points = (N-W)/W where N = # of players
(7 in standard, 10 in youngstown) and W is # of winners (1) or people
who shared in the draw. Ie, in a standard game, 6.00 points for a win,
2.50 for a two-way draw, 1.33 for a three-way draw. Chaos games
are deemed to have 20 players and Hundred games are deemed to have 2.33 players.
If a player plays only a portion of a game
he receives an appropriate portions of the points based on who was controlling
the power at the end of the year.
Hall of Fame Point Eligibility
One of the most frequent questions I get is Is my game eligibile for
HoF points? A detailed explanation of when games don't get points
in provided in this
file was first written years ago.
Other Diplomacy Resources:
Last updated on 25 October 1998 (minor revision 26 April 2005) by
Nicholas Fitzpatrick .