Welcome to Tinamou #42, produced by Dave Partridge, 15 Woodland Drive, Brookline NH, 03033 (email: rebhuhn@rocketmail.com ). Tinamou now appears on the web in conjunction with TAP. The web page has everything youíll find here including maps. Go to Jimís index page http://www.diplom.org/DipPouch/Postal/Zines/TAP and check it out, your comments and suggestions are welcome!

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Fat Bottomed Girls (Breaking Away)

A Cold Day In ... (Snowball Fighting)

Perdix Map

Perdu Map

Ozone (Industrial Waste)

A Cold Day In ... Map

Game Openings

Lost in Space (Outpost) Turn 13

Simple Fantasy Football

GAMES:

Iíve had a Diplomacy opening sitting there needing 2 players for quite some time. Anyone still play this game? And I only need one to start Eric Brosiusís Discovery variant of Railway Rivals. Seems this sub-szine is going away from Diplomacy as thatís where the interest is. Any non-diplomacy game youíd like me to try, please let me know. Outpost is a lot of fun and the players seem to be enjoying Industrial Waste. Other possibilities are Golden Strider and Sopwith, both of which Iím playing in other szines. Iíll run them to give those GMs a chance to play if anyone is interested. Details in the openings section.

Deadlines:

Tinamou appears in every other TAP. The game deadlines are always the Monday before the appropriate TAP deadline, which is always a Saturday. Assuming that TAP remains on schedule, the next deadline will be Monday, January 6, 2003.

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Breaking Away: Fat Bottomed Girls

Still a nice tight grouping as the pellaton stays together. Look for that to change soon though!

Rickís cards total a whopping 75 points! A full 25 points more than his closet rival, the Black Bottomed Girls, and 51 points more than low team on the totem pole, The Front Men. Getting ready for some sprinting this next turn as there are six riders whose smallest card is in the double digits.

Mark Cutler to Elaine: I'm THE best guitarist of them all, watch me pick!!! I don't do sponges!

BOOB to GM: Does a guitar count as a sharp shiny object? And stay away from Ian.... he's a walking danger zone.

BOOB to Newman: Nah, nah, your team can't catch my team!! You're a bunch of klutzes.

BOOB to Tom: Just for fun, I chose PRECISELY the same cards you started the last TAP game with..... didn't seem to help....

GM to BOOB: No, it didnít. Letís see, your current cards total 96, a net gain of 5. Tomís total 160, a gain of 69. Factor in how far behind the leaders you are and we have 96 Ė 6 = 90 and 160 Ė 13 = 147. Seems there must be more than cards to this *grin*.

Tjinder Singh to Bob Marley: Hey, wo, let's get down.... sing Brimful of Asha with me!

Ian Curtis to Homegrown Evil: You're all Republicans, I think you'd just think we were the GREAT Evil if you knew. I don't think you're even allowed to look at Jon's album covers. Go watch my movie 24 Hour Party and get back to me!

HOMEGROWN EVIL: We march in lockstep. We all think correctly (ask the Christian Coalition) so we ride to the same square.

GM Ė HE: And score a very respectable 48 card points doing it, but I think the strategy might fall down soon!

Kingdoms - Jerry: It's like the Olympics. We all carry the flag.

Dans - B(O)[O](O)B: Don't worry; there's no shortage of Bab(b)le!

Square

Riders

Card

11

barone, bo dacious

3

10

camilla, cutler

5

9

babylon, singh

7

8

langford, greece, dagmar

9

7

cheney, bertha, persia, ashcroft, elaine, babette, bobbette, kramer, rove, rome, rumsfeld

12

6

abigail, barbarella

23

5

george

25

4

jerry

26

 

Black Bottomed Girls (Brendan Whyte)

A

3

Black Pudding Bertha

11

5

10

12

B

3

Big bad Bobbette

11

10

12

 

C

8

Bo Dacious Derek

9

12

3

 

D

4

Barbarella Eden

10

16

23

 

Homegrown Evil (Mike Barno)

A

3

Dick Cheney

15

11

12

 

B

3

John Ashcroft

14

7

12

 

C

3

Karl Rove

10

6

12

 

D

3

Donald Rumsfeld

7

5

12

 

Thin Bottomed Girls (Tom Howell)

Manager: Edith

A

5

Abigail

15

9

20

23

B

3

Babette

13

8

12

 

C

7

Camilla

10

12

5

 

D

6

Dagmar

8

16

9

 

The Four Kingdoms of Daniel Chapter Seven (Eric Brosius)

A

6

Babylon

15

6

12

7

B

3

Persia

15

6

12

 

C

6

Greece

12

16

9

 

D

6

Rome

9

20

12

 

The Front Men (Jim Burgess)

Manager: Ian Curtis

A

2

Jon Langford

14

8

4

9

B

6

Richard Barone

11

9

3

 

C

3

Mark Cutler

9

4

5

 

D

3

Tjinder Singh

7

6

7

 

 

The Team About Nothing (Rick Desper)

Manager: Frank Costanza

A

1

Jerry Seinfeld

15

11

12

26

B

3

Elaine Benes

14

7

12

 

C

5

Cosmo Kramer

13

16

12

 

D

4

George Costanza

11

20

25

 

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Game Openings:

A few more players have joined the lists, but we are still short of a new diplomacy game. Come on now, prove that this hobby isnít dying!!

Gunboat: Either with or without press, players preference. One signed up so far.

Perestroika Diplomacy: Add an economic twist to the classic game. Centers generate revenue, armies and fleets must be maintained, and treasuries can be sacked! Rules are available on request.

Signed up: Art Schleinkofer, Phil Reynolds, Harold Reynolds

Standard Diplomacy: Nothing new, nothing novel. The only twist to this game is that I strongly encourage players without email to join up. The long deadlines make it easier to get those negotiations in. That is not to say that I do not want people with email joining, but please do not do so unless you are prepared to negotiate fully with those people who donít have email and rely on the Postal Service.

Signed up: Phil Reynolds, Chris Lockheardt, Bob Dowrey, Hank Alme, John Powers

Just the results please: Donít really know what to call this one as I just came up with it. Perhaps itís been tried before. The twist for this variant is that each season only the ending unit positions are published, not the orders. Youíll know who went where, but not who helped whom, or want may have been tried unsuccessfully.

Signed up: Phil Reynolds

Industrial Waste: A new game for 3-4 players. Manager your factory and build your products, but beware, increased production means more waste, and if you arenít careful youíll find that working in a sludge pit affects your productivity and the bottom line. The first game is underway, Iíll take signups for a second if anyone is interested.

Railway Rivals: Iím going to open a second game running Eric Brosiusís Transcontinental USA map with his variant rules (cities appear on the map as the game progresses rather than being predetermined). The map is available on the web site. Anyone who wants to play and needs a paper copy let me know.

Game Start!: Eric Brosius, Conrad von Metzke, Mike Barno, Brendan Whyte, Rip Gooch.

Also available, Brendan Whyteís new Queensland map. Be one of the first to try it out! See it soon on the web site.

Signed up: Brendan Whyte

Outpost: Iíll start taking names now for another game to start when the current one ends or is on its last legs.

Signed up: Eric Brosius

Snowball fighting: Current game is winding down. Anyone interested in another go?

Golden Strider: It is to running what Breaking Away is to bike riding. See Tomís szine Off The Shelf at http://www.olympus.net/personal/thowell/o-t-s/index.html for rules and some games in progress.

Sopwith: Be a World War I Ace (or perhaps a pile of smoking rubble). It all depends on what kind of pilot you are. See Philís ishkibibble at www.diplom.org/DipPouch/Postal/Zines/ishkibibble for a game in progress.

Readerís Choice: Iím open to anything, just send me the rules and if I think I can run it, Iíll offer it.

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Perdu -- Game Start

Since we have Perdix, it only seemed fitting to have this game be named Perdu, since we are playing Ericís Transcontinental US variant and weíve lost all our cities! Out players are: Eric Brosius, Conrad von Metzke, Mike Barno, Brendan Whyte and Rip Gooch. The map can be found on the web site at www.diplom.org/DipPouch/Postal/Zines/TAP/Tinamou/rr/tcusa.htm .

I will be sending out the rules via email again soon. Those who would like a hard copy of the map please let me know and Iíll mail you one. What I need for the first round are your team names and color preference and east coast starting hex. Remember that this starting hex will be a city. You are free to provide names for your cities if you wish. I will assign city names based on geographic location for any that arenít named. As with Perdix, I will run this game at a pace set by the players, but no slower than one round per Tinamou issue.

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Perdix -- Round 3

For those who are interested, the map can be seen on the web. It doesnít reproduce well here unfortunately as there is a lot of detail and it really needs color to differentiate the different rail lines. Towns in uppercase denote the first player to connect the town (6 point bonus). Please note that I am offering more RR games, see the listing above under Game Openings.

UDR once again pulls an end-run and sneaks into town ahead of the competition. This time the parallel lines offset however so there are no big charges. HANG moves into SPICEBLOWís territory in the south-west corner and slides into Pala. SBB, UDR and TRAIN all expand their northern lines and SBB moves into the middle as well.

Rolls: 4, 5, 6

Player

Seg 1

Seg 2

Seg3

Score

Justus Jansen
SBB

(V18) - FAYA LARGEAU; (Z13) - A63 - - OUNIANGA KEBIR

(V27) - - - - V31 - U32

(U32) - - Ati - - - S36 - R36

40 +12 =52

Hank Alme
UDR

Am Timan --- - A92

B72 - - - E71 ; A92 - A93 - Z43

Z43 - - - KYABE - V44 - U45 - T45 [1 Ė SPICEBLOW]

56 +6 Ė1 +1=62

Mike Barno
SPICEBLOW

(O46)--Q45-R45; (K46)-K47.

(R45)---SARH; (K47)-MOUNDOU Ė J48

(Sarh)---T45--V44-Kyabe [1 Ė UDR]

50 +12 +1 Ė1 +1 =63

Eric Brosius
HANG

(W38) - - - - W42.

(M42) - - - - - - H44 [ 1 Ė SPICEBLOW]

(H44) - G45 - PALA; (V35) - X34 - Oum Hadjer.

30 +6 Ė1 =35

Conrad Von Metzke
TRAIN

(R20) - - - U19; (Q27) - SALAL

(M17) - - - - - M12

(M12) - - ZOUAR - N9 --- N8

26 +12 =38

SBB is Schweizer Bundesbahnen (Red) HANG is Highly Automated Narrow Gauge (Blue)

UDR is Useless Desert Rails, Ltd. (Green) TRAIN is This Rail Association is Nameless (Orange)

SPICEBLOW is Saharan Partnership Internationally Concealing Evidence for Bereaved Loaded Online Widows (Purple)

The rolls for round 4 are: 3, 4, 4

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Ozone (Industrial Waste) Turn 2, Part 2

Some different strategies shaping up as Eric downsizes and stays small while everyone else grows and goes green by reducing waste.

Andy

Harold

Eric

Richard

Innovation

Waste Disposal

Innovation

Advisor

Order

Advisor

Raw Materials

Waste Reduction

Advisor

Order

Bribery

Order

 

2.2.a Andy plays his Innovation and Advisor cards, spending $10M to move his Waste Reduction peg two spaces to the right (3/6).
         Harold plays his Order, using 5 RM and selling for $14M. He generates 5 waste.
         Eric plays his Innovation and spends $5M to move his Rationalization peg one space to the right (4/3).
         Richard discards his Order Card

2.2.b Andy plays his Order card, using 5RM and selling for $14M. He generates 3 waste.
         Harold plays Waste Disposal, moving his cylinder left 3 spaces to the 2 hole.
         Eric now plays Hiring/Firing to lay off his extra worker
         Richard plays Waste Removal, moving his waste marker one to the left and all other players markers one to the right.

2.2.c Andy passes
         Harold plays Waste Disposal, moving his cylinder left 3 spaces to the 0 hole.
         Eric discards his Bribery card
         Richard passes

2.2.d End of turn costs:
         Andy: pays $5M in end of turn costs.
         Harold pays $5M in end of turn costs.
         Eric pays $4M in end of turn costs.
         Richard pays $5M in end of turn costs.

 

Player

Play

Order

Money

Loans

Raw Material Supply

Growth

Co-Workers

(Building)

Rational-ization

(Building)

Raw Materials

(Building)

Waste Reduction

Waste Disposal

Saved Card

Richard Weiss

4

$15M

0

0

15

5

5/1

5/1

4/3

3

Advisor

Andy York

1

$15M

0

0

14

5

5/1

5/1

3/6

6

 

Harold Reynolds

2

$17M

$10M

10

14

5

5/1

5/1

5/1

0

Advisor

Eric Brosius

3

$15M

0

0

14

4

4/3

5/1

5/1

3

Raw

Materials

Turn 3.1

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

Set 5

Growth

Waste Disposal

Innovation

Raw Materials

Order

Waste Disposal

Growth

Order

Order

Innovation

Raw Materials

Waste Removal

Growth

Growth

Hiring/Firing

 

Discard Pile

Order | Order | Order | Order | Raw Materials | Innovation | Innovation | Waste Disposal | Waste Disposal

Advisor | Hiring/Firing | Hiring/Firing | Waste Removal | Waste Removal | Bribery | Bribery

Card Set Preferences:
Harold:   Set 3
Eric:       Set 3, Set 5
Richard: Set 4, Set 1, Set 5
Andy:     Set 4, Set 3, Set 2, Set 1

Press:
Eric-Fellow Polluters: Now this game is starting to get interesting! Each of us is in a different position. What set of cards is best? That depends on what the other players are going to do!

Turn 3.2

Harold

Eric

Richard

Andy

Innovation

Order

Raw Materials

Waste Disposal

Order

Innovation

Order

Growth

Growth

Hiring/Firing

Growth

Waste Removal

Advisor

Raw Materials

Advisor

 

 

3.2.a Harold plays growth and moves his factory to the 15 column
         Eric offers up his Raw Materials for bid. Richard bids $8M, Andy bids $9M, Harold and Eric pass, so Andy wins them.
         Richard plays his Advisor and Raw Materials for a double set. Andy bids $2M. Harold passes. Eric raises it to $9M and
         Richard buys the set for $10M.
         Andy plays Waste Disposal and moves his token three to the left to the 3 hole

3.2.b Harold plays his Innovation and Advisor cards paying $10M and moving Waste Reduction and Raw Materials each one hole to
         the right to 4/3.
         Eric plays his Innovation card and pays $5M to move his Rationalization one hole to the right to 3/6.
         Richard plays his Growth card and moves his factory to the 16 column.
         Andy plays Waste Removal, moving his token one to the left to 2 and everyone else's tokens one to the right.

3.2.c Harold plays his Order card, using 4 of his 10 Raw Materials. He receives $15M and generates 4 waste.
         Eric "Bane of the Unions" Brosius plays his Hiring/Firing card to lay off another worker, bringing his co-workers down to 3.
         Richard plays his Order card, using 5 of his 10 Raw Materials. He receives $16M and generates 4 waste.
         Andy plays Growth moving his factory to the 15 column.
        

3.2.d End turn costs:
         Harold pays $5M in end of turn costs.
         Eric pays $3M in end of turn costs.
         Richard pays $5M in end of turn costs.
         Andy pays $5M in end of turn costs.

Player

Play

Order

Money

Loans

Raw Material Supply

Growth

Co-Workers

(Building)

Rational-ization

(Building)

Raw Materials

(Building)

Waste Reduction

Waste Disposal

Saved Card

Richard Weiss

3

$16M

0

5

16

5

5/1

5/1

4/3

8

 

Andy York

4

$1M

0

5

15

5

5/1

5/1

3/6

2

 

Harold Reynolds

1

$27M

$10M

6

15

5

5/1

4/3

4/3

5

 

Eric Brosius

2

$21M

0

0

14

3

3/6

5/1

5/1

4

Order

Turn 4.1

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

Set 5

Growth

Waste Disposal

Innovation

Raw Materials

Order

Raw Materials

Growth

Order

Waste Disposal

Growth

Innovation

Raw Materials

Waste Disposal

Innovation

Hiring/Firing

 

Discard Pile

Order

Order

Order

Order

Order

Order

Raw_Materials

Raw_Materials

Raw_Materials

Raw_Materials

Growth

Growth

Growth

Growth

Innovation

Innovation

Innovation

Innovation

Waste_Disposal

Waste_Disposal

Waste_Disposal

Waste_Disposal

Advisor

Advisor

Advisor

Advisor

Hiring/Firing

Hiring/Firing

Hiring/Firing

Waste_Removal

Waste_Removal

Waste_Removal

Bribery

Bribery

 

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Simple Fantasy Football

Rick continues to hold onto his lead, but the STL trade hasnít helped. Phil is making a strong surge here at the end, but unfortunately for him, both Vick has looked rather ordinary the last two games. With two weeks to go, he could still pull it out though, which Dave and Steve vie for last place.

Week 1-4 results

Steve 3

Rick 9

Chris 7

Dave 6

Phil 6

STL

WAS

IND

GB

TB

OAK

NE

TEN

DEN

PIT

CHI

MIA

PHI

SF

NYJ

0-4

1-2

2-1

3-1

3-1

3-0

3-1

1-3

3-1

1-2

2-2

3-1

3-1

2-1

1-3

Sept 17. Chris trades Titans for Saints / Sept 29. Phil trades Jets for Falcons / Oct 4. Steve trades Rams for Chargers

Week 5-8 results

Steve 9

Rick 16

Chris 13

Dave 11

Phil 14

SD

WAS

IND

GB

TB

OAK

NE

NO

DEN

PIT

CHI

MIA

PHI

SF

ATL

2-1

2-2

2-2

3-0

3-1

1-3

0-3

3-1

3-1

3-1

0-3

2-1

2-1

3-1

3-1

Oct 26. Dave trades Bears for Bills / Oct 26. Rick trades Raiders for Rams / Oct 30. Steve trades Redskins for Raiders

Week 9-15 results

Steve 21

Rick 30

Chris 23

Dave 21.5

Phil 28.5

SD

OAK

IND

GB

TB

STL

NE

NO

DEN

PIT

BUF

MIA

PHI

SF

ATL

2-5

5-2

5-2

5-2

5-1

4-3

5-1

3-3

2-4

4-2-1

2-4

4-3

6-1

4-3

4-2-1

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A Cold Day in Ö (Snowball fighting) Turn 9

And the yard gets emptier as Snowman With Balls goes in to thaw them out after being pasted from both sides. With just the two of them left on the field, Shrek and the Hare both go for the big one, scooping up a dirigible and sending it on the way. Neither of them connects however, and the Dalton Brothers and the Aboobable Snowman will be back at the start of the next turn. Snowman With Balls will return for the third segment, but it might be all over by then. Itís a close race with 15 points needed for a win and several contenders only a dirigible or two away.

Duelin'Daltons - If you play in Texas boy, you gotta have a fiddle in the band and a snowball in each hand! Notice the rhyme Mr. Kung Tie Foo Hi Koo!

BOOB to SM: I am ruining everyone's fun by identifying all of the players, aren't I? Harry is of course, in his game fantasy, the Snowman WITH Balls. Rick and Richard already are identified. Who else is playing? Must be Chris or Phil.... I'd guess Chris for the Hare.

SM Ė BOOB: You only ruin the fun if you are right. Are you? Only the SM knows!

BOOB to Shrek: I got my way with the Dalton Brothers BEFORE following him into the kitchen....

GM to BOOB: Now thatís a mental image Iíd rather not have!!

BOOB to Dalton Brothers: Hey, that's no way to regain hit points! No fair that there are TWO of you depantsing me!! Those aren't my boobs!!!

BOOB to HARE: Come'n GIT me!!!

BOOB to YARD: Ain't nobody gonna bring the roof down on Shrek? You know you can do that!

BOOB to BALLLESS: If I have to lose to anyone, I'd rather it be YOU, not the rest of these ninnies!

BOOB to Dalton Brothers: Damn, those ice cubes are cold, how am I supposed to regenerate and win this thing with YOU mucking up the works?? You can't win anyway!

 

Player

Shrek the Ogre

Snowman with Balls

Aboobable Snowman

Dalton Brothers

Snowshoe Hare

Symbol

SO

SB

AS

DB

SH

Start Pos

J12

T10

Kitchen

Kitchen

S5

Seg 1

RR @ SB (90, 8)

+di

Eat cookies and milk

and plot the demise

RR @ SB (95, 57)

Seg 2

+di

-> Kitchen

of their enemies

when they get out

S5 Ė R6 ĖQ7, +sb

Seg 3

DI @ SH (15, 84)

Kitchen

again. Exchange

suspicious glances.

DI @ SO (40, 88)

End pos

J12

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Q7

SB/DI

0/0

1/0

0/0

0/0

1/0

HP

5

1

10

10

10

VP

12

12

13

4

11

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