January 31, 2005

Produced by Jim Burgess, 664 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908-4327 USA, (401)351-0287
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Well, for a variety of reasons, we're late again.... a little bit of work, a little bit of fun, and a little bit of being a new grandfather (she's a beautiful little girl baby named Emily....), but hopefully back on track. Also, the new issue of Diplomacy World is out since we last got together (check it out at or on the Zines page at the Pouch (back up one level from TAP). And please vote in the 2004 Diplomacy Hobby Awards The ballot was announced in Diplomacy World about a month ago, and now the deadline is popping right up on February 26th, I already have over 40 ballots in, add yours to the pile!!! I want to get the results out in the next Diplomacy World and have them announced at DipCon - DipAtSea, though I won't be going. If you're seeing this in the postal version, the ballot is included, if on the web, you'll find the ballot at:
Also, Tim Snyder is finishing up the new issue of the Zine Register and so that should be out shortly. Finally, Tom Howell has returned from his six month hiatus and so I can get a Boardman Number for my new game!!! And his szine should be out shortly. I have a couple of other letters, including one from Doug Kent, that I'm going to have to hold until next time, as we really must get this puppy out the door tonight!!!

The postal sub price is still $1.50 per issue in the US and Canada, with double that for other rooreign subbers(or $3.00 per issue sent airmail). Players in current games and standbys will continue to get the issues for free, and future game starts (except for Nuclear Yuppie Evil Empire Diplomacy, which is free) cost $20.00 ($15.00 for a life of the game subscription and $5 for the NMR Insurance. Or you can play in subszines for free and just jack up the issue page count. See the revised game start announcements below!
Check out the connections in the Diplomatic Pouch with all of the information you need to play Diplomacy on the Internet at:
I also have taken over the Postal portion of the Pouch: http:/
and TAP on the web is there at:
where the szine resides in html format. Presently, issues from #190 to the current issue are there, and I will be updating the back issues gradually someday. Also, check out Stephen Agar's more extensive efforts at: and
Peter Sullivan's subszine remains "in stasis", although all the back issues can be accessed via :
Peter was saying that he would be unlikely to be starting any new games in the Octopus until "at least the start of 2002." He is now hereby declared to be in official indeterminate stasis and that date is now a "whenever". In the meantime, Rip Gooch and Dave Partridge are picking up the choo-choo game slack in TAP. Contact Rip at xyropedes of or Dave at rebhuhn of for more info.
The TAP mailing list has moved! It now is even BETTER protected than it was. I even have a bit of trouble posting to it. To post to this list, send your email to: tap of But this is completely moderated, it won't go out to the list unless I approve it. In general, I intend to keep traffic down to just the szine, as we've been doing.
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I'm about to start putting some Golden Agers in here to hunt for, starting with someone who SHOULD be relatively easy to find, since he's been "around" in recent years, and then working up to some REAL, REAL hard people to find culminating in the 300th issue person whom I already have in mind. So, let's really find John, I'll be shocked if you can't do it, and it's worth fifty bucks!!!
Feel free to spend the time looking for some of the backlog. Let's get Sylvain, Steve, Ed, Tom, Bill, Gregory, and ESPECIALLY Kevin found too!!! This is a regular continuing feature of the szine and I will be introducing a new "search for" every five issues. Moreover, you can win a $25 prize for finding some previous target who went unfound in the original $50 period. That means that if Steve Heinowski or Ed Henry or Tom Hurst or Bill Quinn or Gregory Stewart or Kevin Tighe or Sylvain LaRose is "found" from now on it is worth $25.
Winners will receive credit for Dip hobby activities that I will pay out as requested by the winner. Subscribe to szines here or abroad, run your own contests, publish a szine, finance a web page, GO TO A DIPLOMACY CONVENTION or whatever. Spend it all right away or use me as a bank to cover hobby activities for years. What must you do to win? Get me a letter to the editor for TAP from the person we're searching for.
This is very important, just finding them doesn't do it. They have to write me a letter. The final judge as to the winner of any contest will be the target himself and I reserve the right to investigate the winning entry. When you find someone I'm looking for, you should ask him to send me a letter for print that includes a verification of who "found" him.

The British representative is the editor of Mission From God, John Harrington. John may be contacted at 1 Churchbury Close, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 3UW, UK.
E-Mail: fiendish of, John.Harrington of
Please include the full name and address of the foreign publisher with your order, if possible, as well as the szine title. Make your check in US dollars out to me personally or in GBP to John if you're doing things from that end. I will conduct business for Canadians as well, if I can, but prefer to deal in US dollars with them if possible, or Canadian dollars cash. To subscribe to American szines, the system works in reverse.
We have added a European continental representative, most of this traffic likely will occur between Ronald Camstra (in the Netherlands) and John Harrington, but if anyone here in the US wants to get money into Euros, we'll try to help you out. Ronald Camstra can be contacted at siedler of and his home address is: Wielingenplein 48, 3522 PE Utrecht, the Netherlands. But in Holland it is most common not to send checks but to transfer money by bank. Dutch people can pay directly to Postbankaccount 4652247 of Ronald Camstra in Utrecht. Since he can see the name and address of the sender in his bankreceipt, people only have to mention the name of the zine and the editorial address along with their bank order. Ronald is obviously a huge Settlers of Catan fan. If you're interested in playing that game internationally by mail, I think Ronald can help you out.
We also have reopened a branch office of the International Subscription Exchange in Australia!! Brendan Whyte, the publisher of the excellent szine Damn the Consequences will be doing the honors, taking over in some sense from John Cain, who was the Australian rep for many years. You can contact Brendan to sub to Australian szines from the US or to sub to US szines from Australia, converting Australian dollars into American ones. We are now maneuvering deals to Europe from the other reps as well. You can find Brendan Whyte at bwhyte of (note that this is a new E-Mail address for Brendan) or by mail to send checks at: Map Collection, ERC Library, University of Melbourne, Vic 3010, AUSTRALIA. That's a relatively new address adjustment.

WorldMasters 2002 Email Diplomacy Tournament Semi-Finals have been completed, see below! Congratulations to ALL the semi-final winners, these games were all VERY intensely fought.
See for full details. Since I didn't get sufficient interest to get a team in for 04, I am back on the WorldMasters Tournament Management Committee again, I guess. See:
for details on that, I've not seen much hype yet on the starting games, but I'll update this next time.

DIPDOM NEWS SECTION (with letters)
Obscure and not-so-obscure ramblings on the state of the hobby and its publications, custodians, events, and individuals with no guarantee of relevance from the fertile keyboard of Jim-Bob, the E-Mail Dip world, and the rest of the postal hobby. My comments are in italics and ((double quotation marks)) like this. Bold face is used to set off each individual speaker. I should also make a note that I do edit for syntax and spelling on occasion.
The game Diplomacy is a copyrighted product owned by Hasbro and all reproductions or other use of that material in this szine is intended to be personal use and not infringe on those rights in any way. All reproductions are done at a heavy financial loss to the editor and thus are without the remotest possibility of commercial intent, except to promote THE game, the Game of Diplomacy, which you all should purchase from Hasbro or other duly licensed distributors.
Stephen Agar has matched the Hasbro rule lists and more with some of the even older rulebooks. Check these out if you like:
Nice of them to make BOTH of these available. And all seven different US rulebooks for Diplomacy can now be found here courtesy of Stephen Agar (relatively new address for this):

Check out current and back issues of Diplomacy World -
We are back on solid track, Tim Haffey has agreed to be the Production Editor that I needed. We always need more articles, Issue #92 is out NOW!!! See my fun interview with Niclas Perez and lots of other neat stuff!!! If you think you should have been on that list and weren't, let me or Dave Partridge know. Help us out, write an article for a future issue!

Upcoming Diplomacy World Issue Deadlines:
Deadline Spring 2005, Issue #93: March 1, 2004
Editorial Board for Diplomacy World:
Tim Haffey, 810 53rd Ave., Oakland, CA 94601 USA; trhaffey of - Lead-Editor, Demo Game GM, and Publisher
Jim Burgess, 664 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908-4327, USA; burgess of - Co-Editor
Stephen Agar, 4 Cedars Gardens, Brighton, UNITED KINGDOM BN1 6YD; stephen of - Webmaster and Non-US Postal
Rick Desper, 5440 Marinelli Road, #204, Rockville, MD 20852, USA; rick_desper of - Demo Games
Dave Partridge, 15 Woodland Drive, Brookline, NH 03033, USA; rebhuhn of - US Postal

Tim Snyder (tsnyder of opii point mccombs point utexas point edu) is starting up Zine Register again. He thinks this next issue will be #30, I think that might be right. Write to Tim at 12001 Dessau Road, #825, Austin, TX 78754, so he can finish by the end of the year. I always salute someone picking up a languishing project. It will be good to see how many szines he counts out there, I'm not sure how many really are left, I am trading with less than half a dozen in the US that are regularly producing issues, plus Northern Flame in Canada.

Tell me anything you like about the recent past in music. List a top two, a top ten, or a top 100, I don't care, just tell me something!! We're beginning to gear up for a "best of 2004" section.

Warren Goesle (Tue, 4 Jan 2005 08:40:21 -0600)
WITH comments by Dave Partridge (DP) and Rick Desper (RD)
Happy Freakin' New Year!
((DP: To you as well.))
((RD: And to all.))
This just in: the Yankees just signed Randy Johnson. ((Like the Mets with Pedro, they signed an old pitcher for a lot of money who may not play up to that money for the length of the contract. I wish them luck, they'll need it. You need to listen to Mark Lew and Billy Beane.... the key here is that the Yankees CAN spend the money, and they DO, and it buys them a CERTAIN level of success, but NOT the whole enchilada.))
Ah, another chance to complain about the Haves and Have-Nots. I think that my plan for last year makes sense: the Red Sox and Yankees should just start in April playing a Best-of-25 against each other and call it a season. No need for the Devil Rays, Royals, Tigers, etc. to print tickets, let alone get their uniforms dirty. It appears that the "luxury tax" plan in MLB has failed in a way no one foresaw: it ensured that only a couple of teams would be able to pay it. There's still no way the playing field becomes level until a salary cap happens. I realize that those of you on the East Coast don't care that only East Coast teams can buy players, but the purist in me kinda rebels against this.
((DP: Says who? I think a salary cap is a good idea and should be implemented soonest, along with a ticket price cap and a concession price cap!))
((Jim-Bob dittos that....))
((RD: Or at least a souvenir cap price cap. :) ))
((Jim-Bob nixes that, he would prefer to outlaw baseball caps except on the Baseball field, or at bonafide Baseball events like at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown (that's the only place us fans should be allowed to wear baseball caps..... wanting to start the capanazi movement!))
This just in: the Red Sox just got an option on every starter in this year's College World Series.
((Earth to Goz, Earth to Goz, there still is a North American draft in major league baseball, and signing free agents loses you these draft choices.... so no whey hosea on that just out. Now, if you wanted to complain about the Red Sox, Mets and Anaheim cornering the market on Dominican Republic players, you would have a case, and something needs to be done about that, especially enforcing the age restrictions, but you're going to go on and complain about something else....))
The Anaheim Angels have become the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. If smaller market teams want to compete, will we see the "Missouri Cardinals of St. Louis sponsored by Budweiser"? Would the Kansas City Royals complain about that one, or get paid not to?
((Nice try, but this one WILL be struck down in the courts before it's done. They should keep going after BETTER Latin players, that's more important, see Mark Lew elsewhere in this issue.))
This just in: George Steinbrenner just bought the rights to the Little League World Series players.
((Again, for US not relevant, and for the others let him have them. Those Little League World Series players tend to peak too soon and there aren't really all that many of them starring in MLB. Little League is another thing that has its own hype problems.))
I saw the latest TAP on-line the other day, and one of your throw-in lines mixed in with my conversation with Rick Desper puzzled me: Kurt Busch did NOT have the NASCAR title sewn up until he completed the last lap of the last race, so I can't see where you think he "locked it up early". He won by 8 points, or less than 2 positions over 36 races.
((So sue me.... this new system made enough of a dent on me so I knew who won, but it seemed to me like he had it wrapped up pretty early. I clearly was wrong, but really don't care enough to figure it out....))
Although NASCAR implemented a playoff system last year, their regular season actually counts for something (and their All-Star races don't). You also see large battles among drivers to get in the top 20. What other sport has that? Goz prediction for 2005: Jeff Gordon wins his 5th title. Bear in mind my prediction for 2004 had Ryan Newman winning it, and he finished 7th. I do a lot better picking MLB. Of course, it's much easier to do that too...
((DP: The NFL? There was an awful lot still up in the air for the last weekend. And tell me who had their money on Pittsburgh and San Diego this year?))
((RD: By the end of the season I did. (See Tinamou simple fantasy football league.) ))
This just in: John Henry just sent a scout to the Andromeda Galaxy with a personal message from Schilling. ((No problem, by the time he gets back, our sun will have blown up to a red giant and we'll all be living on Titan, looks balmy there, don't it?))
Who are these upstart Mets anyway? First they land Martinez, now it looks like they'll get Beltran. They may undo the balance of power in the City of New York. Look for the Mets to contend for the Wild Card this year. ((I think that's right, but they NEED to shoot their wad this year since it will be downhill for most of these guys (except Beltran) from here.))
This just in: George Steinbrenner just bought the Dominican Republic. ((Wrong guy, George hasn't learned where the Dominican Republic IS yet.)) Have a good one!
Goz, Warren.Goesle of, I started with nothing, and I still have most of it.

David Partridge (Tue, 4 Jan 2005 07:02:02 -0800 (PST))
I've lost most of mine.
Dave, rebhuhn of

Rick Desper (Tue, 4 Jan 2005 07:32:48 -0800 (PST))
I've collected new types of nothing.
Rick, rick_desper of
((And I'm a nowhere man in the pointless forest.))

Warren Goesle (Tue, 4 Jan 2005 09:38:50 -0600)
I had Pittsburgh at #27 on my list at the start of the year. I had San Diego #31. I'll elaborate to the Tinamou FFL group with my playoff picks, but this is kinda my point for MLB: in the NFL it's not so much that teams *can* come out of nowhere to make the playoffs and get to the Super Bowl, it's that it happens every year.
While there *was* a lot in the air in the NFL for this past weekend, I don't think it compares, as the season is only 16 games vs. 162. With 10 to go in MLB there were still a lot of (rich) teams that could make the playoffs (Cubs, Giants, etc.).
Goz, Warren.Goesle of

Mark D Lew (Mon, 24 Jan 2005 12:15:24 -0800)
Another great quote from Billy Beane.
An interviewer asked him if, when trading players, he takes into account how marketable the player is to the fans in terms of selling more tickets. His answer: "I've always thought the best marketing tool for a team is the wins and losses.  [...]  Let's face it, if you signed Barney the Dinosaur to play left field for you, you'd probably have a good crowd one day, but they might not come back the second."
It's a serious answer, though. The idea is that as an engine for selling tickets, a star player is only a short-term asset, whereas a good W-L record is lasting.
mdl, markdlew of
((You guys haven't heard me say much about college basketball this year, since it pretty much is a lost year in Rhode Island, but something very interesting has been happening with Providence College. First off, they scheduled the second toughest schedule by the RPI after Kansas to this point, and I think they'll have the toughest schedule by year end. At that they are playing .500 ball with their "stay for his senior year and play for a better draft position" star Ryan Gomes. I still remember Gomes playing such a brilliant Big East center position at 6'6" in his freshman year, but he's spent most of the year trying to show the NBA scouts how he's a small forward or shooting guard making about 10% of his threes.... while PC point guard Donnie McGrath was shooting the same until about a week ago until he lit on fire, in his last game against Virginia he tied an NCAA record with 9 of 9 three pointers as Ryan went back inside where he belongs. Gosh, you wish these guys would just play college ball for now, but you know why they don't.))
"So I called up George and he called up Jim, I said let's make a deal.
He said he'd talk to him. Gonna start a church where you can save yourself,
You can make some noise, When you've got no choice...
You told me useful things, what people think of me, I guess I should thank you.
It's true, then I agree... I'm all alone, I've got no choice,
I'm all alone, I've got no choice."
From "Got No Choice" by the incomparable Mark Cutler, from the CD Mark Cutler and Useful Things.
If you want to submit orders, press, or letters by E-Mail, you can find me through the Internet system at "burgess of". If anyone has an interest in having an E-Mail address listed so people can negotiate with you by computer, just let me know. FAX orders to (401) 277-9904 if you let me know in advance to be sure the fax machine is set up.
I am continuing to note cut or failed support orders with a small "s" instead of a capital "S". This will make it easier on the E-Mailed version of the szine to see what happened, since the italics don't show there. The italics DO show on the web page just fine.
Standby lists:
Mike Barno, Dick Martin, Brad Wilson, Jack McHugh, Glenn Petroski, Steve Emmert, Mark Kinney, Vince Lutterbie, Eric Brosius, Paul Rauterberg, Bob Osuch, Doug Kent, Sean O'Donnell, Vern Parker, Heath Gardner, Phil Reynolds, Paul Kenny, and Dan Gorham stand by for regular Diplomacy.
Brad Wilson and Jack McHugh stand by for the Modern Diplomacy game.
Let me know if you want on or off these lists, especially OFF. Standbies get the szine for free and receive my personal thanks.

We've got lots of openings in the subszines, check them out!!! Especially, contact Rip Gooch for Railway Rivals, see Rip's subszine elsewhere in most issues of TAP. Come on, help me out!!! Contact Rip Gooch directly at xyropedes of
We have a new game start below. I am willing to open another new game if there is enough interest!!! Also, is there any interest in another game of Nuclear Yuppie Evil Empire 7x7 Dip? I know it may be getting tired, but I really like it.
I also am starting a game of the variant I designed, Spy Diplomacy. Signups for that are now open. I'll publish the rules shortly or you can look at them at Bruce Edwards and Eric Ozog are signed up. I'll try to remember to punch in the rules in the next issue.
John Harrington is offering to guest GM a game of Office Politics. Any interest in that?? Let me or John know! Jody McCullough and Bruce Edwards are interested, anyone else?
Harold Reynolds is running the game of Colonia (see elsewhere in this issue) and is interested in guest-GMing a game of Aberration. Sean O'Donnell and Brendan Whyte are interested in Aberration. Brendan and Sean BOTH need rules from Harold Reynolds.
Also, I am going to design some postal rules for Devil Take the Hindmost, and Chris Lockheardt is pulling out of that opening too, so I need two more players. Bruce Edwards and Eoghan Barry are signed up. Postal rules from me will be forthcoming shortly, on my never ending to-do list. I will get them in SOON! I'm more likely to get these things started if I see some interest..... it takes four and Eoghan is getting tired of waiting....
Right now, the other thing going is the Modern Diplomacy game with Wings. Bob Holt, Rick Desper, Alexander Woo, Dave Partridge, and Eric Ozog are signed up for that. I will start it when I get a full complement of players, the other Modern game is now done!

SPIRALS OF PARANOIA: 2005??, Regular Diplomacy
Winter 1900
AUSTRIA (Robinson): has a BUD, a VIE, f TRI.
ENGLAND (Wiedemeyer): has a LVP, f LON, f EDI.
FRANCE (Tretick): has a PAR, f BRE, a MAR.
GERMANY (Tallman): has a BER, a MUN, f KIE.
ITALY (Baker): has a VEN, a ROM, f NAP.
RUSSIA (Sundstrom): has f SEV, a WAR, a MOS, f STP(SC).
TURKEY (Biehl): has a CON, f ANK, a SMY.

Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Steve Robinson, 3121 Bel Aire Road, Des Moines, IA 50310-4904,
srobinson of ($5)
ENGLAND: Fred Wiedemeyer, Box 92010-Meadowbrook RPO, Edmonton, ALBERTA CANADA T6T 1N1,
(780) 465-6432, wiedem of
FRANCE: Buddy Tretick, 9607 Conaty Circle, Spotsylvania, VA 22553-1953, cell (540) 226-5571 (E-Mail)
batretick of
GERMANY: Terry Tallman, PO Box 782, Clinton, WA 98236, (360) 710 9613, cell (360) 710-9613 ($2)
terryt of
ITALY: Marvin Baker, 822 W. Garner Rd., Garner, NC 27529 (919) 772-7542,
marvinrb1 of
RUSSIA: Matt Sundstrom, 1760 Robincrest Lane South, Glenview, IL 60025, (847) 729-1882,
Matt.Sundstrom of or mattandzoe of
TURKEY: John Biehl, #8 - 11530 84th Avenue, Delta, BRITISH COLUMBIA, V4C 2M1 CANADA,
(604) 591-1832 ($7); jrb of

Game Notes:
1) Games in TAP generally are names after songs by the band, the Mekons, and this game will not be an exception. I thought it would be fun to name this one "Spirals of Paranoia", I've meant to use that one as a game name for some time. "Spirals of Paranoia" is a song on the country punk record Retreat from Memphis. This song has a spiraling structure that builds up tension as you might expect. I was going to choose the next song on the record, "Missing You All", which is about the most depressing, lonely, isolated Delta Blues song I've ever heard.... brilliant. But we'll go with "Spirals of Paranoia". Not to say I'm trying to create anything, but this IS Diplomacy.
2) I want to do an update on the House Rules, so I'll do that in the next issue. We did have preference lists from everyone, so they were used to do the draw. Tom Howell, may we have a Boardman Number please??


FLIP FLOP: 2003G, Regular Diplomacy
Fall 1903
AUSTRIA (Wiedemeyer): a BUD S a ser-rum, a ALB-gre, a ukr-MOS, a WAR S a ukr-mos,
a SER-rum, f GRE-aeg
ENGLAND (Schmit): a nwy-BEL, f ENG S a nwy-bel, f bar-NWY, f NTH C a nwy-bel,
a STP s TURKISH a sev-mos (nso).
FRANCE (Jeff O'Donnell): f SPA(SC)-mar, a PAR S a mar-bur, f MID-spa(sc),
f bel-hol (d r:pic,otb), a MAR-bur, a bre-GAS.
GERMANY (Sundstrom): a ber-MUN, a kie-BER, a RUH-hol, f den-bal (d r:hel,ska,kie,otb).
ITALY (Williams): f ION S AUSTRIAN f gre-aeg, f tyh-GOL, f WES-spa(sc), a PIE S a bur-mar,
a BUR-mar.
RUSSIA (Sean O'Donnell): f BAL S a swe-den, a SIL-bur (imp), a swe-DEN.
TURKEY (Levinson): f AEG-gre, f BLA S a sev-rum, a SEV-rum, a BUL S f aeg-gre.

Supply Center Chart
AUSTRIA (Wiedemeyer): TRI,VIE,BUD,ser,gre,rum, (has 6, bld 2)
ENGLAND (Schmit): EDI,LVP,LON,nwy,stp,bel (has 5, bld 1)
FRANCE (Jeff O'Donnell): PAR,MAR,BRE,spa,por (has 5 or 6, even(r:otb) or rem 1)
GERMANY (Sundstrom): KIE,BER,MUN,hol (has 3 or 4, bld 1(r:otb) or even)
ITALY (Williams): ROM,VEN,NAP,tun (has 5, rem 1)
RUSSIA (Sean O'Donnell): den (has 3, rem 2)
TURKEY (Levinson): ANK,SMY,CON,bul,sev (has 4, bld 1)
Neutral: swe (Total=34)

Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Fred Wiedemeyer, Box 92010-Meadowbrook RPO, Edmonton, ALBERTA CANADA T6T 1N1,
(780) 465-6432, wiedem of
ENGLAND: Karl Schmit, 1452 Seville Dr. #3, Green Bay, WI 54302-5559, (920) 469-5981,
diplomacy of ($5)
FRANCE: Jeff O'Donnell, 402 Middle Ave., Elyria, OH 44035-5728,
(440) 322-2920 or (440) 225-9203 (cell)
GERMANY: Matt Sundstrom, 1760 Robincrest Lane South, Glenview, IL 60025, (847) 729-1882,
Matt.Sundstrom of or mattandzoe of
ITALY: Don Williams, 27505 Artine Drive, Saugus, CA 91350, (661) 297-3947,
wllmsfmly of or dwilliams of
RUSSIA: Sean O'Donnell, 1044 Wellfleet Drive, Grafton, OH 44044, (440) 926-0230,
sean_o_donnell of
TURKEY: Alexandre Levinson, 1, allee des Marniquets, 78430 Louveciennes FRANCE, don't need phone,
levinson7 of ($5)

Game Notes:
1) Lots of hot action, up above, AND down below....

Lt. Uhura (U) - Captain, I'm getting a message off the subspace compic.
Kirk (K) - Can you make out who and where it originates from?
U - This is confusing, Captain. It originates from the home world of the "Children of Tamari"
K - In our universe, they are more advanced than we are, but the universal translator can't comprehend their language.
U - That's what's confusing, Captain; the message came in thru the translator perfectly clear. They are interested in an alliance.
K - What do you think, Spock?
Mr. Spock (S) - Their initiative is a pleasant surprise but they are too far out to help us right now. On the other hand, they are wiping out the Klingons along with the Vulcan like race and a third still unidentified race.
K - The Vulcan like race is the key. If they align with the "this universe Federation" against us, we are done no matter what assistance we receive from the "Children of Tamari".
S - Agreed!
McCoy (M) - Spock, have you had any luck in trying to change us back to human form? I'm tired of being a "Ferengi".
S - I do have a theory.
M - Thrill me, Spock.
S - (next week's episode)

I CAN'T FIND MY MONEY!: 2001F, Regular Diplomacy
Summer 1909
AUSTRIA (Parker): has f ADR, a TYO, a RUM, a TUS, a VEN, a SEV,
a ALB, a SER, a STP, f GRE.
ENGLAND (Kinney): has a LON, a EDI, f NTH.
FRANCE (Kent): has a MAR, a BUR, a PIC, f ENG, f MID.
GERMANY (Wilson): has f HEL, a BER, f HOL, a BEL, a DEN, a MUN, f NWY, a RUH.
ITALY (Gardner): has a ROM, f ION, a APU.
TURKEY (Miller): has f AEG, a ARM, a SMY, f BUL(SC).

Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Vern Parker, 337 Winter Hill Place, Powell, OH 43065, (614) 402-5139
VernDip of is preferred
ENGLAND: Mark Kinney, 4830 Westport Road, Apt D, Louisville KY 40222
alberich of
FRANCE: Douglas Kent - Unit F, #30694-177, Federal Correctional Institution McKean,
PO Box 8000, Bradford, PA 16701
GERMANY: Kevin Wilson, 18623 Santa Maria Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, 225-751-3857,
ckevinw of
ITALY: Heath Gardner, 1510 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403-1207
metaphorman of
RUSSIA: Rick Desper, 5440 Marinelli Road, #204, Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 977-7691, rick_desper of
TURKEY: Tim Miller, 258 New Mark Esplanade, Rockville, MD 20850,
tim of
GM: Jim-Bob Burgess, 664 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908-4327, +1 401-351-0287
burgess of

Game Notes:
1) Get your orders in!!!


SOMETHING TO BE SCARED OF: 2001D, Regular Diplomacy

Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Doug Kent
ENGLAND: Matt Sundstrom, 1760 Robincrest Lane South, Glenview, IL 60025, (847) 729-1882 ($5)
Matt.Sundstrom of or mattandzoe of
FRANCE: James Alan (Jim) Tretick, 1383 Canterbury Way Potomac, MD 20854, (301) 279-0803 ($4)
jatretick of
GERMANY: Don Williams, 27505 Artine Drive, Saugus, CA 91350, (661) 297-3947 ($3)
wllmsfmly of or dwilliams of
ITALY: Mike Barno, 634 Dawson Hill Road, Spencer, NY 14883
mpbarno of
RUSSIA: Paul Rauterberg, 3116 W. American Dr., Greenfield, WI 53221,
(414) 281-2339 (E-Mail) trauterberg of
TURKEY: Sean O'Donnell, 1044 Wellfleet Drive, Grafton, OH 44044, (440) 926-0230
sean_o_donnell of or seanfodonnell of

Game Notes:

FANTASTIC VOYAGE: 1999K, Regular Diplomacy
Five Way AEGRT Draw Declared!

Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Paul Rauterberg, 3116 W. American Dr., Greenfield, WI 53221, (414) 281-2339 (E-Mail)
trauterberg of
ENGLAND: John Biehl, #8 - 11530 84th Avenue, Delta, BRITISH COLUMBIA, V4C 2M1 CANADA,
(604) 591-1832 ($7); jrb of
FRANCE: Rick Davis, 2420 West Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95407, (707) 544-5201,
redavis914 of
GERMANY: Bob Osuch, 19137 Midland Avenue, Mokena, IL 60448, (708) 478-3885
ROsuch4082 of
ITALY: Terry Tallman, PO Box 782, Clinton, WA 98236, (360) 710 9613, cell (360) 710-9613 ($2)
terryt of
RUSSIA: Buddy Tretick, 9607 Conaty Circle, Spotsylvania, VA 22553, (540) 582-2356 (E-Mail)
batretick of
TURKEY: Vince Lutterbie, 1021 Stonehaven, Marshall, MO 65340-2837, (660) 886-7354
melvin4852 of

Game Notes:

End Game Statements:

SECRETS: 1999D, Regular Diplomacy
Spring 1918
ENGLAND (Brosius): f LON h, a GAS S FRENCH f mar, f NAO S f mid, a KIE S FRENCH a mun,
f MID S FRENCH f spa(sc), f ENG S f mid, f HOL S a kie, f POR S FRENCH f spa(sc).
FRANCE (Sasseville): f MAR S f spa(sc), f SPA(SC) S f mar, a MUN S a bur, a BUR S a mun.
GERMANY (Barno): a ANK h.
RUSSIA (Reynolds): a MOS h, a LVN S a mos, a BER S FRENCH a mun, f BAL S a pru,
a STP S a mos, a PRU S a ber.
TURKEY (Linsey): a smy-ARM, a UKR S a war, a WAR S a sev-mos, f WES S ENGLISH f por-spa(sc)
(nso), a SEV-mos, f GOL S ENGLISH a gas-mar (nso), a SIL S ENGLISH a kie-mun (nso),
a GAL S a sil, f NAF S ENGLISH f mid, f gre-AEG, a TYO S ENGLISH a kie-mun (nso),
f PIE S ENGLISH a gas-mar (nso), a BUL h, a BOH S ENGLISH a kie-mun (nso).

Addresses of the Participants
ENGLAND: Eric Brosius, 53 Bird Street, Needham, MA 02492
eric.brosius of
FRANCE: Roland Sasseville, Jr., 38 Bucklin Street, Pawtucket, RI 02861, (401) 481-4280 ($0)
roland6 of and ICQ: 40565030
GERMANY: Mike Barno, 634 Dawson Hill Road, Spencer, NY 14883
mpbarno of
RUSSIA: Phil Reynolds, 2896 Oak Street, Sarasota, FL 34237, (813) 953-6952
preyno of
TURKEY: Bruce Linsey, PO Box 234, Kinderhook, NY 12106
GonzoHQ of

Game Notes:
1) The FREGT draw is rejected and then reproposed. I had no complaint, so I've granted a request that we go back to where we were on the voting, which was this: (1) Some of you have "perpetual draw votes on this proposal on file", those are still in force; (2) Some of you do not and have been voting every season, for you if you FAIL to vote it counts as a yes vote for this proposal. If we get to a situation where no centers change hands for three game years, then we can go to the next step, which will require everyone to vote every season, no perpetual draw votes. And failure to vote would be a yes. The upcoming Fall 1917 will be two game years by that measure. Even if Turkey is missing TWO of its home centers in Winter 1917, I think we are still going to advance to the next level of voting, which is that perpetual draw votes will no longer be allowed with failure to vote equalling a yes. If any other significant movement or centers change hands then that will be another story, of course. This does NOT mean the game will just be ended by the GM, it just means someone must veto the draw every turn.


FINDING THE COMMUNITY: Breaking Away, Designer's Rules
Turn 11
93 (replenish with a 3) Lisa
92 (no replenishment) Empty
91 (no replenishment) Empty
90 (no replenishment) Empty
89 (no replenishment) Empty
88 (replenish with a 3) Clubs
87 (replenish with a 4) Franklin (4)
86 (no replenishment) Empty
85 (no replenishment) Empty
84 (no replenishment) Empty
83 (replenish with a 3) Edmond (5)
82 (replenish with a 4) Hearts (3)
81 (replenish with a 5) Diamonds (6)
-S-P-R-I-N-T- -F-I-N-I-S-H- -L-I-N-E-
80 (replenish with a 6) Paige
79 (replenish with a 7) Clay
78 (replenish with a 8) Carl Sagan
77 (replenish with a 9) El Vez
76 (no replenishment) Empty
75 (replenish with a 3) James, Spades
74 (replenish with a 4) Sand
73 (no replenishment) Empty
72 (replenish with a 3) Wade, Pebble
71 (replenish with a 5) Frederick, Marge
70 (replenish with a 7) Homer
69 (replenish with a 8) Geri Lee Lewis, Johnny Peso
68 (no replenishment) Empty
67 (replenish with a 3) Bart
66 (replenish with a 4) Zedd
65 (no replenishment) Empty
64 (no replenishment) Empty
63 (no replenishment) Empty
62 (no replenishment) Empty
61 (no replenishment) Empty
60 (replenish with a 3) Silt, Omega

Addresses of the Participants - Their Team and Their Cards
TEAM 1 (Rick Desper): rick_desper of (39 points)
Team Name: Team Springfield
A: Homer Simpson (8) 7 11 7 7
B: Marge Simpson (7) 8 3 5
C: Bart Simpson (4) 11 4 3
D: Lisa Simpson (3) 4 3 3
Total Replenishments: 22+63+46+13+15+29+21+17+25+17+18 = 286
TEAM 2 (Bruce Edwards): kactusjak of (0 points)
Team Name: Last Again
A: Zedd (8) 3 3 4
B: Omega (3) 4 4 3
C: Paige (10) 3 5 6
D: James (6) 3 6 3
Total Replenishments: 16+37+29+25+12+13+26+24+21+18+16 = 237
TEAM 3 (Tom Howell): off-the-shelf of (0 points)
Team Name: The Soils; Manager: Boulder
A: Clay (16) 15 7 4 7
B: Silt (3) 3 4 3
C: Sand (3) 20 4 4
D: Pebble (4) 21 9 3
Total Replenishments: 17+62+63+25+12+13+12+29+27+21+17 = 298
TEAM 4 (Dennis Menear): dmenear of (9 points)
Team Name: The Firm
A: Edmond (7) 3 3 3 3
B: Franklin (15) 4 3 4
C: Frederick (3) 4 9 5
D: Wade (3) 4 6 3
Total Replenishments: 12+28+32+35+38+25+24+17+29+21+15 = 276
TEAM 5 (David Partridge): rebhuhn of (24 points)
Team Name: It's In The Cards; Manager: The Joker
A: Spades (15) 9 15 3 3
B: Hearts (13) 13 6 4
C: Diamonds (3) 4 3 5
D: Clubs (3) 6 3 3
Total Replenishments: 17+55+51+25+30+24+26+20+34+15+15 = 312
TEAM 6 (Karl Schmit): diplomacy of (3 points)
Team Name: 25 Dollar Quartet
A: Carl Sagan (15) 3 15 4 8
B: El Vez (10) 15 11 9
C: Geri Lee Lewis (3) 9 12 8
D: Johnny Peso (3) 1 12 8
Total Replenishments: 12+37+22+44+16+27+28+27+32+39+33 = 317

Game Notes:
1) The rules are on the TAP website in the Tinamou section. Ask if you have any questions. Press is VERY welcome!!!
2) Up above in parentheses is the card you played to get to where you are in the field. The replenishment card is the last card in your list. Be careful to note that the card you played (the one in parentheses) is not available for you, for next turn. Just for fun, I'm going to keep track of total replenishment, by turn, which is a rough measure of how the teams are doing. Of course, it is lining up to get across the sprint and final lines in the right places that really counts. We can calculate an "efficiency score" later, which will be the ratio of scoring points per replenishment. If I'm predicting how the future of this will come out, a 10% score will be really tremendous for this measure (note that Rick still is way ahead of this pace).

(THE 25 DOLLAR QUARTET): I did have a pretty good replenishment in Breaking Away, but unfortunately only one of my cyclists can make it past the Sprint finish line. To further muddle things, El Vez is so far back that he might not get any points for making it past the Sprint line. So I'll not even try for points this time, and instead hope that Homer or Clay are at marker 70.
(BOOB to THE QUARTET): Hope did not come your way, but El Vez still doesn't have a low card.
(THE 25 DOLLAR QUARTET): El Vez plays his smallest, egad!
(ZEDD > BUTCH): Zedd ain't dead yet... but Omega is Last... Again!!
(BOOB to ZEDD): And why WOULDN'T Omega be last??? In any case, I think Zedd is just as dead.....
(CARL SAGAN to LISA): Marker 78? Why, it's billions and billions of carbon atoms here on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.

FEAR AND WHISKEY: 1998Ers31, Modern Diplomacy

Addresses of the Participants
BRITAIN: Kurt Ozog, 391 Wilmington Drive, Bartlett, IL 60103, (630) 837-2813
ozricozog of
EGYPT: Jeff O'Donnell, 402 Middle Ave., Elyri, OH 44035-5728, (440) 322-2920
or (440) 225-9203 (cell) ($2)
FRANCE: Harry Andruschak ($5) Tapmdfrance of
GERMANY: Paul Rauterberg, 3116 W. American Dr., Greenfield, WI 53221, (414) 281-2339 (E-Mail)
trauterberg of
ITALY: Eric Ozog, PO Box 1138, Granite Falls, WA 98252-1138, (360) 691-4264 ($3)
ElfEric of
POLAND: Roland Sasseville, Jr., 38 Bucklin Street, Pawtucket, RI 02861, (401) 481-4280 ($5)
roland6 of and ICQ: 40565030
RUSSIA: Randy Ellis
SPAIN: Sean O'Donnell, 1044 Wellfleet Drive, Grafton, OH 44044, (440) 926-0230 ($3)
sean_o_donnell of or seanfodonnell of
TURKEY: Kent Pollard, 1541 W. San Jose, Fresno, CA 93711, (209) 225-0957 ($10)
UKRAINE: Dave Partridge, 15 Woodland Drive, Brookline, NH 03033 ($8)
rebhuhn of

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