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4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
It has been quite a while since I've participated in a good and proper debate with great effort on both sides. In fact, I think the last time I had a great full length debate that was a real challenge was my debate with donald.keller over global warming.

http://www.debate.org...

Nowadays I feel as if I have entered a debate drought. Perhaps someone would care to sate my thirst?

Topic suggestions/challenges would be much appreciated.

Here are some topics I would be interested in debating:

Political/Social/Economic

American citizens have the right to own and bear non-automatic firearms. (pro)

Wealth disparity in America ought to be reduced. (Pro)

The use sale and manufacturing of DMT ought to be legalized in more areas of the United States (Pro)

United States supreme court justices ought to have term limits (Con)

The Electoral college ought to be abolished (Pro)

The Ricardo-Barro effect is real (Pro or Con)

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of China (Pro)

I could do the same resolution as above except with Brazil

The US government should significantly increase spending into developing transportation infrastructure (Pro)

Trickle-down economics is a failed system of economics (pro)

Prostitution ought to be legalized in more areas of the United States (pro)

The use, sale, and manufacturing of marijuana ought to be legalized in more areas of the United States (Pro)

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)


Historical Topics

The Versailles treaty was just (Con)

Heinz Guderian was a superior general to Eisenhower (Pro)

Geeky/Troll Topics

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Hitler Probably didn't die in 1945. (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

The Yellow/Green Corner monopolies are the best monopolies for winning the game monopoly. (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

Feel free to throw in suggestions or to take me up on a challenge.

I might post more topics if I think of a good challenge.
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Megalobrainiac
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4/8/2014 11:55:10 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:
American citizens have the right to own and bear non-automatic firearms. (pro)

I think you meant to say "American citizens should have the right to own and bear non-automatic firearms." because your current resolution is undebatable for Con.
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4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.
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4/8/2014 12:31:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 11:55:10 AM, Megalobrainiac wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:
American citizens have the right to own and bear non-automatic firearms. (pro)

I think you meant to say "American citizens should have the right to own and bear non-automatic firearms." because your current resolution is undebatable for Con.

Aye that.
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4/8/2014 12:32:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.

I would be down for this as well. I assume you are going to debate in favor of cultural protection regarding reincarnation? Just a wild guess...
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4/8/2014 12:32:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 12:32:12 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.

I would be down for this as well. I assume you are going to debate in favor of cultural protection regarding reincarnation? Just a wild guess...

Nope :P
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4/8/2014 12:35:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 12:32:12 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.

I would be down for this as well. I assume you are going to debate in favor of cultural protection regarding reincarnation? Just a wild guess...

What do you mean reincarnation?!
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4/8/2014 12:36:04 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 12:32:40 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:32:12 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.

I would be down for this as well. I assume you are going to debate in favor of cultural protection regarding reincarnation? Just a wild guess...

Nope :P

Well how about we get this topic set-up then? I would be willing to begin next week.
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4/8/2014 12:37:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 12:36:04 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:32:40 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:32:12 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.

I would be down for this as well. I assume you are going to debate in favor of cultural protection regarding reincarnation? Just a wild guess...

Nope :P

Well how about we get this topic set-up then? I would be willing to begin next week.

Send me 'dat challenge. Split BOP?
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4/8/2014 12:44:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 12:37:34 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:36:04 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:32:40 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:32:12 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.

I would be down for this as well. I assume you are going to debate in favor of cultural protection regarding reincarnation? Just a wild guess...

Nope :P

Well how about we get this topic set-up then? I would be willing to begin next week.

Send me 'dat challenge. Split BOP?

Aye. No need to specify how exactly either goal will be achieved either.
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Zaradi
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4/8/2014 12:46:38 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 12:44:10 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:37:34 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:36:04 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:32:40 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:32:12 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.

I would be down for this as well. I assume you are going to debate in favor of cultural protection regarding reincarnation? Just a wild guess...

Nope :P

Well how about we get this topic set-up then? I would be willing to begin next week.

Send me 'dat challenge. Split BOP?

Aye. No need to specify how exactly either goal will be achieved either.

Can/Will you be arguing that you can do both?
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4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...
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4/8/2014 1:12:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...

If you think capturing Australia is a superior strategy than South American, I kind of want to play you for money in risk.
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4/8/2014 1:18:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 1:12:55 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...

If you think capturing Australia is a superior strategy than South American, I kind of want to play you for money in risk.

I normally win my risk games, but then again, my opponents aren't normally any good.
Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


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4/8/2014 1:27:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 12:46:38 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:44:10 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:37:34 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:36:04 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:32:40 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:32:12 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.

I would be down for this as well. I assume you are going to debate in favor of cultural protection regarding reincarnation? Just a wild guess...

Nope :P

Well how about we get this topic set-up then? I would be willing to begin next week.

Send me 'dat challenge. Split BOP?

Aye. No need to specify how exactly either goal will be achieved either.

Can/Will you be arguing that you can do both?

The wording of the resolution does allow for the con to put both on equal priority, yes. Will I make this argument? I am not sure at this moment but it isn't unlikely.
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4/8/2014 1:28:04 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 1:27:11 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:46:38 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:44:10 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:37:34 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:36:04 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:32:40 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:32:12 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.

I would be down for this as well. I assume you are going to debate in favor of cultural protection regarding reincarnation? Just a wild guess...

Nope :P

Well how about we get this topic set-up then? I would be willing to begin next week.

Send me 'dat challenge. Split BOP?

Aye. No need to specify how exactly either goal will be achieved either.

Can/Will you be arguing that you can do both?

The wording of the resolution does allow for the con to put both on equal priority, yes. Will I make this argument? I am not sure at this moment but it isn't unlikely.

Even though that argument is abusive as hell, ok.
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4/8/2014 1:28:18 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...

I would absolutely debate that with you. I'l send the challenge hopefully by next week.
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4/8/2014 1:30:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 1:28:18 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...

I would absolutely debate that with you. I'l send the challenge hopefully by next week.

Sweet. I look forward to showing how weak and puny Anakin truly is... ;)
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4/8/2014 1:31:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 1:18:10 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:12:55 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...

If you think capturing Australia is a superior strategy than South American, I kind of want to play you for money in risk.

I normally win my risk games, but then again, my opponents aren't normally any good.

Oh how I wish we could play a game of risk. It has been a long time since I have faced a worthy opponent.

Against run of the mill players, I'll take the Australia strategy. But when playing against players who are familiar with this strategy, I will always take south america.
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4/8/2014 1:33:02 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 1:31:22 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:18:10 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:12:55 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...

If you think capturing Australia is a superior strategy than South American, I kind of want to play you for money in risk.

I normally win my risk games, but then again, my opponents aren't normally any good.

Oh how I wish we could play a game of risk. It has been a long time since I have faced a worthy opponent.

Against run of the mill players, I'll take the Australia strategy. But when playing against players who are familiar with this strategy, I will always take south america.

I don't know...maybe I'm just an Aussie at heart, but Australia is always my go-to.
Live Long and Prosper

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4/8/2014 1:33:23 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 1:30:45 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:28:18 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...

I would absolutely debate that with you. I'l send the challenge hopefully by next week.

Sweet. I look forward to showing how weak and puny Anakin truly is... ;)

Bahahaha we shall see!
I think this debate will likely come down to demonstrated ability vs. potential.
I assume the BoP will rest on myself?
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4/8/2014 1:34:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 1:33:23 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:30:45 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:28:18 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...

I would absolutely debate that with you. I'l send the challenge hopefully by next week.

Sweet. I look forward to showing how weak and puny Anakin truly is... ;)

Bahahaha we shall see!
I think this debate will likely come down to demonstrated ability vs. potential.
I assume the BoP will rest on myself?

Yes, padawan Tyler. The BOP shall be yours.
Live Long and Prosper

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4/8/2014 1:38:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 1:33:02 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:31:22 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:18:10 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:12:55 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...

If you think capturing Australia is a superior strategy than South American, I kind of want to play you for money in risk.

I normally win my risk games, but then again, my opponents aren't normally any good.

Oh how I wish we could play a game of risk. It has been a long time since I have faced a worthy opponent.

Against run of the mill players, I'll take the Australia strategy. But when playing against players who are familiar with this strategy, I will always take south america.

I don't know...maybe I'm just an Aussie at heart, but Australia is always my go-to.

The largest flaw with the Australian tactic is that expansion is made very difficult. The only region nearby to expand into is Asia, which is obviously almost never a viable capture. From South America, the player has Africa as a somewhat easy capture, and even North America if they're feeling particularly ambitious. Furthermore, because the Australia tactic is so popular among more experienced players, Australia and southeastern Asia usually become hotbeds of conflict.
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4/8/2014 1:42:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 1:38:43 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:33:02 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:31:22 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:18:10 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:12:55 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...

If you think capturing Australia is a superior strategy than South American, I kind of want to play you for money in risk.

I normally win my risk games, but then again, my opponents aren't normally any good.

Oh how I wish we could play a game of risk. It has been a long time since I have faced a worthy opponent.

Against run of the mill players, I'll take the Australia strategy. But when playing against players who are familiar with this strategy, I will always take south america.

I don't know...maybe I'm just an Aussie at heart, but Australia is always my go-to.

The largest flaw with the Australian tactic is that expansion is made very difficult. The only region nearby to expand into is Asia, which is obviously almost never a viable capture. From South America, the player has Africa as a somewhat easy capture, and even North America if they're feeling particularly ambitious. Furthermore, because the Australia tactic is so popular among more experienced players, Australia and southeastern Asia usually become hotbeds of conflict.

But I like that with Indonesia or Siam in my possession, I can locate all of my forces there, and have--usually--an airtight defense. Normally, I try to take India and the ME, and expand into Africa.
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tylergraham95
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4/8/2014 1:46:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 1:42:54 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:38:43 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:33:02 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:31:22 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:18:10 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:12:55 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...

If you think capturing Australia is a superior strategy than South American, I kind of want to play you for money in risk.

I normally win my risk games, but then again, my opponents aren't normally any good.

Oh how I wish we could play a game of risk. It has been a long time since I have faced a worthy opponent.

Against run of the mill players, I'll take the Australia strategy. But when playing against players who are familiar with this strategy, I will always take south america.

I don't know...maybe I'm just an Aussie at heart, but Australia is always my go-to.

The largest flaw with the Australian tactic is that expansion is made very difficult. The only region nearby to expand into is Asia, which is obviously almost never a viable capture. From South America, the player has Africa as a somewhat easy capture, and even North America if they're feeling particularly ambitious. Furthermore, because the Australia tactic is so popular among more experienced players, Australia and southeastern Asia usually become hotbeds of conflict.

But I like that with Indonesia or Siam in my possession, I can locate all of my forces there, and have--usually--an airtight defense. Normally, I try to take India and the ME, and expand into Africa.

South America, though, allows for rapid expansion into Africa without necessarily needing to secure control over Southeast Asia and the ME. I don't know how concerned you are with non-combat moves, but your supply line can easily be cut off between Australia and Africa by a meddling play if you aren't careful.

Ultimately, I think both tactics are very effective. The reason I find the South American tactic to be superior is A) it has more utility and B) it is much less popular, and so others will not likely contest you for control of the necessary territory.
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4/8/2014 5:10:02 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 1:46:29 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:42:54 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:38:43 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:33:02 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:31:22 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:18:10 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 1:12:55 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

While I would not do these in a live debate, I would be willing to do them here on DDO:

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Gandalf would likely defeat Dumbledore in a fight to the death (Pro)

Capturing South America is a superior strategy to capturing Australia in Risk! (Pro)

My preference would be towards the one about Anakin...

If you think capturing Australia is a superior strategy than South American, I kind of want to play you for money in risk.

I normally win my risk games, but then again, my opponents aren't normally any good.

Oh how I wish we could play a game of risk. It has been a long time since I have faced a worthy opponent.

Against run of the mill players, I'll take the Australia strategy. But when playing against players who are familiar with this strategy, I will always take south america.

I don't know...maybe I'm just an Aussie at heart, but Australia is always my go-to.

The largest flaw with the Australian tactic is that expansion is made very difficult. The only region nearby to expand into is Asia, which is obviously almost never a viable capture. From South America, the player has Africa as a somewhat easy capture, and even North America if they're feeling particularly ambitious. Furthermore, because the Australia tactic is so popular among more experienced players, Australia and southeastern Asia usually become hotbeds of conflict.

But I like that with Indonesia or Siam in my possession, I can locate all of my forces there, and have--usually--an airtight defense. Normally, I try to take India and the ME, and expand into Africa.

South America, though, allows for rapid expansion into Africa without necessarily needing to secure control over Southeast Asia and the ME. I don't know how concerned you are with non-combat moves, but your supply line can easily be cut off between Australia and Africa by a meddling play if you aren't careful.

Ultimately, I think both tactics are very effective. The reason I find the South American tactic to be superior is A) it has more utility and B) it is much less popular, and so others will not likely contest you for control of the necessary territory.

I rarely venture into SE Asia unless I feel I can old it. But, I agree generally with your analysis.
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4/11/2014 9:42:27 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:
It has been quite a while since I've participated in a good and proper debate with great effort on both sides. In fact, I think the last time I had a great full length debate that was a real challenge was my debate with donald.keller over global warming.

Anakin Skywalker is likely the most powerful being to have ever existed (in the Star Wars Universe). (pro)

Hitler Probably didn't die in 1945. (pro)

I'll do one of these two.
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4/11/2014 10:51:02 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.

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4/11/2014 11:01:30 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/11/2014 10:51:02 AM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.

"Did you seriously expect me to run stock?" -Zaradi

Wait, from which time I have said that are you quoting me? I've said that like 50,000 times.
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4/11/2014 11:07:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/11/2014 11:01:30 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/11/2014 10:51:02 AM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 4/8/2014 12:30:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/8/2014 11:41:56 AM, tylergraham95 wrote:

Prioritizing Environmental protection over economic development is in the best interest of the people of India (Con)

I'd be down for this ;) I can't promise I'll run conventional arguments, but I'd debate pro with you.

"Did you seriously expect me to run stock?" -Zaradi

Wait, from which time I have said that are you quoting me? I've said that like 50,000 times.

Our LD debate when Thett called you out on your suffering card.
Debate me: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes http://www.debate.org...

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