"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt

Welcome to Tinamou #45, 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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Perdu (Railway Rivals)

Perdix (Railway Rivals)

Fat Bottomed Girls (Breaking Away)

Perdu Map and game history

Perdix Map and game history

Ozone (Industrial Waste)

Game Openings

Plutocrats (Outpost)

Carrier Pigeon (Postal Diplomacy)

Zero Sum

First, a big welcome to Zero Sum II, Tinamouís first subzine. The family tree is growing! Zero Sum II is a subzine of Tinamou which is a subzine of The Abyssinian Prince, which is itself a subzine of Stealth West!

Game Openings:

Gunboat with press: 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: Thatís it, the one and only original

Signed up: Fred Wiedermeyer, Hank Alme

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.

Game Opening: Signed up: Richard Weiss, Andy York,

Railway Rivals: Be the first to try out Brendan Whyteís new Queensland map.

Signed up: Brendan Whyte, Rip Gooch

Outpost:

Sign up for the next game to start when the current one finishes.

Snowball fighting: Current game is over. 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 some games in progress.

Signed up: Tom Howell

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.

Signed up: Brendan Whyte, Robert Dowrey

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

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, July 7.

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Carrier Pigeon, Standard Diplomacy,

Postal negotiations only -- Spring 1901

And we are off. The players in this game have pledged to use only postal communications. In the spirit of allowing as long as possible to negotiate, the GM will accept orders by email. A couple of notes for those of you who havenít played here before. If thereís a discrepancy between the map and printed moves, besides letting me know that I screwed up, remember that the printed moves take precedence. The final position of a unit will be in BOLD. Failed moves will be underlined. Retreating units will be in italics. Press is encouraged, I donít mind typing it in at all.

We have a bit of a traffic jam on the Autobahn as there are some problems clearing customs at the French border. Viennese generals sup in the opera houses while the Russians occupy Galacia and the Turks occupy Armenia while the quarrel over fishing rights in the Black Sea goes on.

 

Country

Player

Centers

Moves

Austria

Alexander Woo
2322 Shattuck Ave. #308
Berkeley, CA 94704

tri, vie, bud

tri - ALB, bud - SER, VIE hold

England
*COA*

Robert Dowrey
76 Potter Avenue
Orchard Park, NY 14127

lon, lvp, edi

lon - NTH, edi - NWG, lvp - YOR

France

Ethan Thomas
13 Acushnet Road

Mattapoisett, MA 02739

par, bre, mar

PAR - bur, mar - SPA, bre - MAO

Germany

Hank Alme
506 Paige Loop
Los Alamos, NM 87544

ber, kie, mun

kie - DEN, MUN - bur, BER - mun

Italy

John Power
18 Tilton Court
Baltimore, MD 21236

ven, rom, nap

VEN hold, rom - APU, nap - ION

Russia

Chris Lockheardt
54 Butler Ave
Maynard, MA 01754

stp, mos, war, sev

stp - GOB, mos - UKR, war - GAL, SEV - bla

Turkey

Fred Wiedemeyer
Box 92010, Meadowbrook R.P.O.
Edmonton, AB T6T 1N1 CANADA

ank, con, smy

con - BUL, ANK - bla, smy - ARM

Press:

La Gazzetta di Roma: A somewhat confused King of Italy surrendered the country yesterday when he read the headline, "Beatles Invade".

Italy-All: The silence is deafening!

Italy-England: Sorry I haven't written. I will correct that ASAP.

(AUSTRIAN PLAYER to ALL):
1) I have decided to play as "Smiley". The written signature for that is a smiley face.
2) Geez - the GM is making fun of us for playing by post already!
3) I am sure that I will write more letters in the first two years of this game than I have written previously in my life.

GM Ė Austria: No, the bit about Vienna in the intro, thatís making fun of you J .

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Breaking Away: Fat Bottomed Girls

The pack fragments and the pelaton is no more. The largest card awarded this time besides the 16 Abigail scores for her massive breakaway is only a 5!

FRONT MEN TAKE UP THE REAR: Ian says get to the back and they get to the back! Hey, Barone, where are those bongo drums coming from?? Get back here!!

GM Ė Front Men: Barone went to try and get some points, well, at least one point anyway. Someone on the team has to do it!

BOOB to GLACIERS: Where did the ice and snow come from? Send those Canadians back to Canada! What do you think this is, Snowball Fighting?

NUMBERS AND CUSTODIANS COURTESY OF JIM-BOB: Wasn't that silly Custodian business tied up with the Hobby Small Fry Protection League? That was a creation of Pete Gaughan, who also happens to be a champion of Snowball Fighting. He is, after all, THE master! Sure, let's have Breaking Away numbers.....

Tom to GM & Mike: This number custodian thing is cracked up to more than it is.

BOOB to EDITH AND BABETTE: I hope your note last time meant that you DID NOT play large to take the last point and left it to Richard Barone! You may say my strategy is poor, but I have a plan.... a plan, my kingdom for a plan.

Pelaton to Dans: Play them cards! We smell some points coming on for you.

Edith to GM: Not me. Abigail, maybe. Did ol' GEORGE run out of gas his turn? If he did, it's his own fault.

George -> field: eat dust, suckers! (scooter coughs and dies)

ARRGH!

Edith to GM: Nobody surprised me. Yes, I figured on Barbarella, and the place I figured her for was the one she grabbed. This turn I figure two of the twelve riders who could cross the first sprint line actually will. The question is, "Which two?"

GM to Edith: Kramer Rome and Persia Barone I believe.

Tom to GM & Canada: I second that motion. Can I help pay for the plane ticket?

ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHCROFT to MISTER DESPER: Now YOU are on the List, sir. Please come with us right now; don't touch that computer, we'll take care of it. What niche of porn images are in your browser cache, sir? (Diplomat B&D?) Do you know which terrorist threats to national security use that niche to communicate via steganographificationized picture files? Do you know any of these people, sir? Do you know anyone from these countries, sir? Yann Clouet? Oh yes, we know about him. Charismatic, sly agent provocateur, currently on a propaganda assignment for our enemy France. And you know him? Come along with us, sir. Now.

Mike to Tom: Don't forget, von Neumann wasn't only big in game theory, he also made important contributions to computing theory. So I've been basing my orders on a different text than you're using: chaos theory!

YANN: "Political asylium available in exchange of informations and contract for weapon trade. Baguette and beret provided. Even freedom (at least freedom fries)."

GM: And howís that for some cross gaming, cross border press? You know, I think I like this renaming thing. The French stood up for freedom of thought and refused to be bullied (doesnít matter if you agree with them, but they undeniably had the right to their own position) so weíre calling them "freedom" now. Do you think the idea will catch on? Anyway, thatís it for press in this game, Iím heading out to the garden to trim my rose moron.

Black Bottomed Girls (Brendan Whyte) 5 points

A

10

Black Pudding Bertha

7

5

3

5

B

10

Big bad Bobbette

7

3

5  

C

5

Bo Dacious Derek

3

3

4  

D

3

Barbarella Eden

10

3

3  

Homegrown Evil (Mike Barno) 0 points

A

12

Dick Cheney

15

6

5  

B

7

John Ashcroft

12

10

3  

C

11

Karl Rove

12

16

3  

D

7

Donald Rumsfeld

7

15

4  

Thin Bottomed Girls (Tom Howell) 6 points

Manager: Edith

A

23

Abigail

3

9

4

16

B

13

Babette

8

16

5  

C

12

Camilla

16

10

4  

D

13

Dagmar

10

16

3  

The Four Kingdoms of Daniel Chapter Seven (Eric Brosius) 5 points

A

18

Babylon

15

16

12

5

B

22

Persia

15

10

4  

C

12

Greece

6

16

5  

D

12

Rome

5

20

3  

The Front Men (Jim Burgess) 1 points

Manager: Ian Curtis

A

8

Jon Langford

14

20

23

3

B

19

Richard Barone

10

9

4  

C

5

Mark Cutler

19

16

5  

D

7

Tjinder Singh

18

13

3  

The Team About Nothing (Rick Desper) 22 points

Manager: Frank Costanza

A

3

Jerry Seinfeld

15

11

3

3

B

14

Elaine Benes

9

19

5  

C

5

Cosmo Kramer

12

3

3  

D

3

George Costanza

4

20

4  

 

Square

Riders

Card

64

abigail

16

63

   

...

.............................................................. ...

49

   

48

barbarella

3

47

persia (2)

4

46

   

45

jerry

3

44

barone (1), george

4

43

   

42

   

41

kramer (4), rome (3)

3

 

----First Sprint FINISH ---

 

40

cheney, bertha, babylon, elaine, babette, bobbette, greece

5

39

   

38

dagmar

3

37

camilla, bo dacious

4

36

   

35

   

34

rove

3

33

   

32

ashcroft

3

31

rumsfeld

4

30

   

29

langford, singh

3

28

cutler

5

 

 

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Railway Rival Games

For those who are interested, the maps can be seen on the web. They donít 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).

Perdu (1902TC) Transcontinental USA Round 2

www.diplom.org/DipPouch/Postal/Zines/TAP/Tinamou/rr/perdu.htm

Brendan's builds along the coast give him the inside track on the races. Eric joins in for a couple and the dice favor him this time, although Brendan makes solid gains on each race as well. COB continues his run for the west coast. TURN drives up to the north to cut COB off, but there should be room for both in the passes. HUBRIS links up some cities for the races, which should pay off well for him this round, and starts his own run west. Happy with the payoffs, ARAB and SPIKE both continue building their east coast routes.

Rolls used for round 2: 3, 3, 5

Player

Seg 1

Seg 2

Seg3

Score

Rip Gooch
TURN

(E83) - E82 - - C81

(C81) - - - C78

(C78) - - - - - X25)

28

Brendan Whyte
ARAB

(Utopia) - F94 -- GAINESVILLE

(Richmond) --- T46

(T46) ----- Winchester

18 +20 +13 +17 +6 +6 +1 = 81

Mike Barno
HUBRIS

(Q46) - - CLEVELAND - N45

(R43) - - R41; (N45) - N46

(N46)- N47 - - - - OSWEGO

27 +4 +6 +6 = 43

Eric Brosius
SPIKE

(R45) - - P44 Ė Cleveland

(Dinwiddie) - - - Y46

(Y46) - - A95 - B95 [1 - COB] - C95 - D95 [1 - ARAB]

31 +13 +13 -2 = 55

Conrad Von Metzke
COB

(X36) --- X35

(X35) - - X33 - W33

(W33) - - - - - W28

20 +1 = 21

TURN is Transcontinental Urbanising Rail Network     ARAB is American Railway Agglomeration of Baghdad
HUBRIS is Have U Been Railroading In Snow?    SPIKE is Special Purpose Industrial Kartage Enterprise    COB is Cambria or Bust

Press:

(HUBRIS): This isn't my long-term strategy. I intended to go straight west as quickly as possible, detouring only for cities. But the Transcontinental rules say an unentered race gets reoffered once right away and then dropped if not entered. So I want to score the (probably unopposed) Baltimore-to-Oswego race while I can.

(CLEVELAND): As HUBRIS builds railroad corridors into Ohio, the HUBRIS Board of Directors would like to offer a salute to the USA's largest Chief Justice, famed Ohioan William Howard Taft. Anyone know whether he was also our largest President?

ARAB - GM: What crappy build rolls.

GM - ARAB: The dice gods take pity on your plea this round.

City No.

Hex

Name

Created

1-2

E95

Al Quodo díUtopia

Start

3

B96

East Cambria

Start

4-5

Q49

Baltimore

Start

6

P50

Wilmington, DE

R0

7

S46

Winchester, VA

R0

8

T47

Richmond, VA

R0

9

Z47

Charlotte, NC

R0

10

J49

Oswego, NY

R0

11

V47*

Dinwiddie, VA

R1

12

H95

Gainesville, FL

R1

13

O45

Cleveland, OH

R1

14

V49

Portsmouth, VA

R1

15

E55

Bingham, ME

R2

16

H39

Mackinaw City, MI

R2

17

W43

Big Stone Gap, VA

R2

18

A96

Columbia, SC

R2

Results for races from round 2

     1) Richmond (8) - Al Quodo d' Utopia (2)
      ARAB (11) = 20

     3) Baltimore (4) - Charlotte (9)
      ARAB (9) = 10 -3 [SPIKE] +6 = 13
      SPIKE (9) = 20 -6 [ARAB] +3 = 17

     4) Wilmington (6) - East Cambria (3)
      ARAB (13) = 10 -2 [HUBRIS] -3 [SPIKE] +8 = 13
      SPIKE (13) = 20 -2 [HUBRIS] -8 [ARAB] +3 = 13

Races for Round 2

     2) Winchester (7) - Al Quodo d' Utopia (1) (held over from round 2)
     5) Baltimore (5) - Oswego (10) (held over from round 2)
     6) Gainesville (12) - Oswego (10)
     7) Dinwiddie (11) - Baltimore (4)
     8) Cleveland (13) - Richmond (8)
     9) Charlotte (9) - Al Quodo d'Utopia (2)
     10) Wilmington (6) - Baltimore (5)

Rolls for Round 3: 6, 6, 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Perdix (1881CD) Chad -- Round 6

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Things are getting really busy down in the south. HANG recoups some of the payments he made to UDR earlier and the neutrals get hooked up.

Rolls: 5, 5, 5

Player

Seg 1

Seg 2

Seg3

Score

Justus Jansen
SBB

(Pala) - - - C46; (L47) - - J48
[1-SPICEBLOW]

(N39) - - - - - I37
[1-TRAIN]

(I43) - Bongor; P38 - Q39
[1-HANG]; (I37) - H36
[1-HANG, 1-TRAIN];
(Z8) - - B57

52 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 +1 +1 +1 = 49

Hank Alme
UDR

(E71) --- FEDA; N44 - - N46
[1-SPICEBLOW]

(N46) - Doba
[2-SPICEBLOW] - - M49 - Gore - K50 [6-HANG]

(A72) - - - - W20 - W19

60 +6 -1 -2 -6 = 57

Mike Barno
SPICEBLOW

(U24) - - - - - Z26 [1-SBB]

(Z26) - - Arada - C78 - - C80

(O27) - Salal;

(C80) - Abeche - - - F82

83 -1 +1 +1 +2 +1 = 87

Eric Brosius
HANG

(N'Djamena) --- F37 - E37;
(J46) - Mondou

(Doba) - - M49 - Gore;
(W44) - Kyabe; (D83) - E84

(Kyabe) --- W46;(E84) - F84; (Oum Hadjer) - X31

42 +1 +1 +6 +1 = 51

Conrad Von Metzke
TRAIN

(L45) - - J46 [1-SPICEBLOW,
[1-HANG]; U19 - V18 [1-SBB];
U19 - U18 - V17 [1-SBB]

V17 - - - - -A65

(A65) - - Ounianga Kabir;
Z15 - - Z13 [1-SBB];
S29 - T29

31 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 +1 +1 = 28

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)

Press:

Races for round 7 (enter any 4)

1. Bol (14) - Faya Largeau (25)
2. Feda (26) - Ati (32)
3. Oum Hadjer (33) - Am Timan (41)
4. Maro (43) - Doba (52)
5. Gore (53) - Ouri (64)
6. Zouar (63) - Niger (x6)
7. CAR (x3) - N'Djamena (13)

Build up to 15 points of track

 

Ozone (Industrial Waste) Turn 8.1

Eric takes Set #2. Richard takes Set #5 (second choice was 3). Andy asks for 1 (with 2 and 3 as backups). Harold tries for set #5, then 2 and settles for 3 (set 1 was his final choice).

Harold

Eric

Richard

Andy

Order

Order

Innovation

Growth

Waste Disposal

Innovation

Waste Disposal

Raw Materials

Growth

Raw Materials

Advisor

Order

 

Order

Order

 

 

 

Player

Play

Order

Money

Loans

Raw Mater-ial Supply

Growth

Co-Work-ers

(Build-ing)

Rational-ization

(Build-ing)

Raw Mater-ials

(Build-ing)

Waste Reduc-tion

Waste Dis-posal

Saved Card

V

P

S

Richard Weiss

2

$17M

$20M

13

16

5

5/1

2/10

4/3

6

Order

18

Andy York

3

$8M

$20M

5

17

3

3/6

5/1

1/15

6

 

23

Harold Reynolds

4

$15M

$10M

16

18

4

4/3

4/3

4/3

6

 

 

24

Eric Brosius

1

$27M

0

0

15

3

3/6

5/1

1/15

2

Order

50

 

Plutocrats (Outpost) Turn 2

Couldnít entice any new players, so we are off with the same 5 as last game. Apparently fearful that their interstellar dotcoms might quickly go bust, most of the companies are currently unnamed.

The Outposts

 

Company

Player

Factories

Upgrades

VPs

1

.Plundercorp

Chris Hassler

Or, Or, Wa, Wa

DL

5

2

 

Kevin Wilson

Or, Or, Wa, Wa

 

4

3

 

Eric Brosius

Or, Or, Wa, Wa

 

4

4

 

Michael Lowrey

Or, Or, Wa, Wa, Wa

 

3

5

Bartertown

Andy York

Or, Or, Wa, Wa, Wa

 

3

Upgrades

Just arrived: Data Library

Upgrade

Available

Remaining

Minimum Bid

Data Library

1

1/2

15

Heavy Equipment

0

3/4

30

Warehouse

2

1/2

25

Nodule

2

1/2

25

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Zero Sum II

Number 3

Editor: Richard Weiss

Contact Information: 916.743.2114 Cell

916.485.4899 Home/Answer Machine

Diplomat@higherquality.com

A Sub-sub-subzine to Stealth West with due genuflections to the Toad Father.

Mission Statement: Enjoyment of the Game Industrial Waste, by Jurgen Strohm and distributed by Rio Grande Games

Current Game(s): Love Canal

White press and gray press are allowed. Any press or letters submitted electronically will be cut and pasted. Feel free to submit.

The rules and format of the game are at Chris Hasslerís SOB website. I will be following the general format and house rules of Tinamou unless otherwise noted.

Editorial press and ramblings:

Hopefully each and all had a grrreat Motherís Day. I treated myself the day before to going to San Francisco to see the person who I think puts on the best live blues performance by a woman Ė Susan Tedeschi. Despite the show being at 5:30, outdoors, and in the sunlight without many people dancing, I had a great time and thought she again lived up to my labeling of her. Motherhood has been good to her.

Time moves on story. Susan Tedeschi is married to Derek Trucks, who has his own blues band, is the lead guitar player for the Allman Brothers, and is the son of Butch Trucks, drummer for the Allmans. Sean Lennon, Jacob Dylan, James Taylorís son, Derek Trucks Ė who will be the first of the third generation of rock and rollers?

The man responsible for the most babies in the world Ė the current Pope (always the right answer). The man responsible for the most deaths in the world, at over 12,000,000 (per some leftists and journalists) and counting Ė Henry Kissinger. The new chief administrator to Iraq who so quickly ousted the old military regime (strange how that all happened, eh?) Ė Paul Bremer. Connected to Dr. K by having been employed/COO of Kissinger and Associates for many years. Ugh. The smell of napalm is so good in the morning. Makes for a pollution scene worthy of:

The Game Ė Love Canal

Turn 1.1

All hands are on deck and trying to grab Set #2. However, DUMBASS, gets his hands on it first. Chemicals ĎR Us quickly slides his hand off Haroldís and pretends he really meant to go for Set #5. And nabs set #5.

GRREAT CEO Tony Tiger feeling the pile of hands on #2 has his paw fall unto the set next door, and when the bell rings his paws are still on set #3. So be it. Tony gets Set #3. While DeOxyRoxy, being late to the table after washing his hands, reaches for Set #2 and then smiles smugly as his second choice is still available. Yes, he/she/they get Set #4.

Players/Company Names/CEOs/Colors:

DUMBASS Harold Reynolds

As for the game, I select Set #2.

PRESS:

Hey, I resent being labeled a "polluter". DUMBASS Corp is not a polluter, it is dedicated to the enhancement of the environment with manufactured materials. Humph.

Chemicals ĎR US Chris Hassler

For my first turn, I would like card set 2. If not, I'll take card set 5. Obtains: Set #5.

GRREAT Dave Partridge

CEO: Tony Tiger

Guess 2nd was the popular place to want to start, huh?

I'll go for Set 2, Set 3, Set 5

Obtains: Set #3

DeOxyRoxy Eric Brosius

My preferences are as follows:

Set 2

Set 4

Set 5

Set 3

Obtains: Set #4

Love Canal (Industrial Waste) Turn 1 Segment 1

 

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

Set 5

 

Innovation

Growth

Waste Disposal

Waste Disposal

 

Order

Order

Raw Materials

Raw Materials

 

Raw Materials

Hiring/Firing

Order

Innovations

 

Harold

Dave

Eric

Chris

Discarded Cards During Deal

Accident

Innovation

Innovation

Waste Reduction

Because of the Accident card coming up, all cards not held over will be reshuffled.

ORDERS DUE

Each of you need to indicate what order you will play your cards in. One cannot pass one round and then re-enter the play. One can discard a card on a round. One can hold up to one card over to next turn.

Please include the conditional orders necessary as to how much you want to bid for any given set of raw materials, whether you are bidding a fixed price or want to raise the previous bid by some amount up to a limit, etc. I reserve the right to enact your orders as I interpret them, believe I am good at interpretation, but all-around it is better that you make your orders explicitly clear. I will cut-and-paste all orders into the zine.

After each submits orders for card play, I will disseminate the results and the first segment of round two will be next with new sets of cards to choose from.