December 31, 2009

Jim Burgess, 664 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908-4327 USA, (401)351-0287, jfburgess of


Web Page Address:

OK, here's the problem in simple terms. I am a few issues (three in fact) behind on mailing out the postal versions of this szine. I have no idea what the actual cost of mailing these issues out would be, but it is well over $1000. I am not holding very much sub money. So I was paralyzed about what to do. What I have decided to do is very freeing. I am going to move entirely to the web/E-Mail and leave Andy Lischett and the handful of other purely postal publishers with one less comrade.
While I could wax poetic about all this, I want this to be "Damn it, Jim, he's dead!" and move on. What you have below is all the unit positions from #319 and a deadline of January 23rd for #321. This slimmed down postal issue will cost me almost nothing in relative terms (though still more than five issues of Andy Lischett's Cheesecake probably cost him). I don't have any subszines in here.
Doug Kent will still officially be a TAP subszine, he of course comes out like Turbophreak clockwork and makes me look like a bum.
Andy York will start up his subszine again too, he's going to revise the last issue he produced for me, that you all never saw, for the January 23rd deadline.
Dave Partridge I've not heard from yet, so expect an update about Tinamou in #321 as well.
For production, in addition to the HTML's of each separate product on the web page, I will also have a PDF that you can print of the entire szine (including my famous handdrawn maps!). You can just print the maps if you like, but remember maps are for pikers anyway, you don't need no steenkin' maps, keep them up in your head where they belong.
What do you do if you REALLY want postal issues of this thing? Well, first off, you will have to pay in advance much nearer to cost, like $5 per issue. I don't think there are very many people I owe money, but if you think I owe you money, just ask and I will pay. ONE GROUP that is definitely owed money is the players with NMR insurance. NMR insurance still continues, I will still call you for it, and when your game ends, I will refund the money.
Once I get the albatross of the failed mailed szines off my back, this can run much faster and better. I think I will mostly encourage jfburgess of for an E-Mail address, though burgess of still also works. Let's get back on track and play, or not, let me know if you want out and I'll find standbies. Volunteers for that are welcome.
Lastly, come play at TempleCon, February 5-7, 2010 that I am hosting right here in Providence, RI, see I've got a crash room that is yours for whatever you want to pay, even nothing if you like. I'm getting pre-regs together before January 15, so get yours in NOW, E-Mail me and you can pay at the con.
As a result, ALL players must be signed up on the E-Mail notification list for the szine, see below. Some of you have been complaining about this, but it is up to you to get on this list, it's easy, ask for help if you have trouble. THIS IS A PROBLEM, sign up now if you're playing!!! General information about the mailing list is at:
You can sign up from there, or send E-Mails to: Tap-request of; with the word `help' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes), and you will get back a message with instructions. You must know your password to change your options (including changing the password, itself) or to unsubscribe. Normally, Mailman will remind you of your mailing list passwords once every month, although you can disable this if you prefer. This reminder will also include instructions on how to unsubscribe or change your account options. There is also a button on your options page that will email your current password to you.

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, Paul Kenny, and Jeff O'Donnell stand by for regular Diplomacy. Let me know if you want on or off these lists, especially OFF given the new policies.

I'm going to start the game opening list over. Under the new regime, who wants to play? First off, another regular Diplomacy game is open. Doug Kent, Fred Wiedemeyer, Brad Wilson, and Shaun Thompson were interested, but they have to let me know they're still interested (with reserved slots if they do).

THE PHIL REYNOLDS MEMORIAL: 2006B, Regular Diplomacy
Winter 1903
AUSTRIA (Burgess): bld a vie; has a VIE, a GAL, a TRI, f GRE, a CON, a SER, f EAS.
ENGLAND (James): R f mid-IRI; has f ENG, f NAO, a BEL, f IRI, f NWY.
FRANCE (Williams): has f MID, a BRE, f POR, a PIC, a MUN.
GERMANY (Ellinger): R a mun-RUH; bld a kie; has a KIE, a RUH,
a BER, f HOL, a SWE.
ITALY (Crow): has a TYO, f WES, a SIL, a MAR, f NAF.
RUSSIA (Barno): rem a ukr; has f BLA, a LVN, f RUM, a SEV, f STP(SC).
TURKEY (Wiedemeyer): has a ARM, a SMY.

Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: David Burgess, 101 Laurel Lane, Queensbury, NY 12804
(518) 761-6687, burgesscd of or dburgess of
ENGLAND: Drew James, 3644 Whispering Woods Terrace, Baldwinsville, NY 13027
(315) 652-1956, kjames01 of
FRANCE: Don Williams, 27505 Artine Drive, Saugus, CA 91350, (661) 297-3947,
wllmsfmly of or dwilliams of ($5)
GERMANY: Marc Ellinger, 751 Turnberry Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109
mellinger of or ellingermc of
ITALY: John Crow, 946 S. Medalist Circle Plano, TX 75023-2851,
(214) 532-1418, johnny.crow of
RUSSIA: Mike Barno, 634 Dawson Hill Road, Spencer, NY 14883, (607) 589-4906
mpbarno of ((BUT NOTE currently not able to access this))
TURKEY: Fred Wiedemeyer, Box 92010-Meadowbrook RPO, Edmonton, ALBERTA
CANADA T6T 1N1, (780) 465-6432, wiedem of or wiedem of

SPIRALS OF PARANOIA: 2005A, Regular Diplomacy
Winter 1907
AUSTRIA (Rauterberg): R a rom-nap; rem a gre; has a NAP, f GOL.
ENGLAND (Wiedemeyer): has f POR.
FRANCE (Tretick): has a BRE, f SPA(SC), a GAS, f MAR, f ENG, a BUR, f IRI.
GERMANY (Ozog for Tallman): bld a kie; has a KIE, a TYO, a BUD, a VIE, a MUN,
a ROM, f SKA, a TUS, a BEL, f NAO.
ITALY (Kent): bld a ven; has a VEN, a APU, a SER, a ALB.
RUSSIA (Sundstrom): bld waived; PLAYS ONE SHORT; has f SEV, a RUM, a BUL, a ARM, a MOS.
TURKEY (Biehl): rem f naf, f wes; has a ANK, f SMY, f BLA, f TYH.

Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Paul Rauterberg, 3116 W. American Dr., Greenfield, WI 53221,
(414) 281-2339 (E-Mail) trauterberg of
ENGLAND: Fred Wiedemeyer, Box 92010-Meadowbrook RPO, Edmonton, ALBERTA CANADA T6T 1N1,
(780) 465-6432, wiedem of or wiedem of
FRANCE: Buddy Tretick, 5023 Sewell's Pointe Way, Fredericksburg, VA 22407, (540) 898-3386
cell (540) 226-5571 (E-Mail) berniebuddy33 of
GERMANY: Terry Tallman, PO Box 782, Clinton, WA 98236, (360) 331-5698 ($2)
terryt of
GERMANY: Temporary Standby is Eric Ozog, PO Box 1138, Granite Falls, WA 98252-1138,
(360) 691-4264, ElfEric of
ITALY: Doug Kent, 11111 Woodmeadow Pkwy #2327, Dallas, TX 75228
dougray30 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) 816-0460 (cell) ($7); jrb of

FLIP FLOP: 2003G, Regular Diplomacy
Spring 1911
AUSTRIA (Wiedemeyer): NMR, BRAD WILSON CALLED AS STANDBY; a BUD h, a tri h (d r:tyo,otb),
a gal h (d r:war,boh,sil,otb), a MOS h, a VIE h.
ENGLAND (Kent): f lvp-IRI, f edi-NTH, a DEN s f nwy-swe, a KIE S FRENCH a ruh-mun,
f ENG S FRENCH f bre-mid, f nwy-SWE, f nth-HEL.
FRANCE (McHugh): f bre-MID, f MAR S f mid-spa(sc), a ruh-MUN, a BUR S a ruh-mun,
f mid-SPA(SC), a spa-POR.
GERMANY (Sundstrom): f BAL-den, a sil-BER, f stp(sc)-GOB, a lvn-STP.
TURKEY (Levinson): a SEV-mos, a VEN S a alb-tri, f AEG C a bul-pie, a UKR-gal,
f WES-mid, a bul-PIE, f ION C a bul-pie, f GOL C a bul-pie, a alb-TRI, f TYH C a bul-pie,
a RUM S a ukr-gal, a SER S a alb-tri.

Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Fred Wiedemeyer, Box 92010-Meadowbrook RPO, Edmonton, ALBERTA CANADA T6T 1N1,
(780) 465-6432, wiedem of or wiedem of
AUSTRIA: Standby is Brad Wilson, Apt. 3-C, 1115 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
bwdolphin146 of
ENGLAND: Doug Kent, 11111 Woodmeadow Pkwy #2327, Dallas, TX 75228
dougray30 of
FRANCE: Jack McHugh, 810 School Lane, Folcroft, PA 19032, (856) 456-5984,
jwmchughjr of
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, Beeklaan 504, 2562BP Den Haag THE NETHERLANDS, don't need phone,
al of ($5)

SECRETS: 1999D, Regular Diplomacy
Spring 1925
ENGLAND (Kent): f eng-mid (d r:wal,otb).
FRANCE (Sasseville): f mid-GAS, f tun-ION, a PAR S TURKISH a bel-pic.
GERMANY (Barno): a BUL-mos (imp).
RUSSIA (Osuch): f stp(sc)-LVN, a WAR S a ukr, f NAO h, a LON h, f cly-LVP, f IRI S f nth-eng,
a UKR s a war, a KIE S a ber, a ruh-BEL, f nth-ENG, a HOL S a ruh-bel, a BER S a kie.
TURKEY (Linsey): a smy-ARM, f con-BLA, a RUM-ukr, a GAL-ukr, f TYH S f wes, a SER-rum,
a BUR S a mun, a SIL S a mun, f WES S f naf-mid, a MUN S a sil, f GOL S f mar-spa(sc),
a BRE S a bel-pic, a TYO S a mun, f naf-MID, a pie-MAR, f mar-SPA(SC), a bel-PIC.

Addresses of the Participants
ENGLAND: Doug Kent, 11111 Woodmeadow Pkwy #2327, Dallas, TX 75228
dougray30 of
FRANCE: Roland Sasseville, Jr., 38 Bucklin Street, Pawtucket, RI 02861, (401) 481-4280 ($0)
rolands6 of
GERMANY: Mike Barno, 634 Dawson Hill Road, Spencer, NY 14883-9712, (607) 589-4906
mpbarno of ((BUT NOTE currently not able to access this))
RUSSIA: Bob Osuch, 19137 Midland Avenue, Mokena, IL 60448, (708) 478-3885
ROsuch4082 of
TURKEY: Bruce Linsey, PO Box 234, Kinderhook, NY 12106
GonzoHQ of

CAST NO SHADOWS: Breaking Away, Designer's Rules
Rules at:
Turn 9
81 (no replenishment) Empty
-S-P-R-I-N-T- -F-I-N-I-S-H- -L-I-N-E-
80 (no replenishment) Empty
79 (no replenishment) Empty
78 (no replenishment) Empty
77 (no replenishment) Empty
76 (no replenishment) Empty
75 (no replenishment) Empty
74 (no replenishment) Empty
73 (no replenishment) Empty
72 (no replenishment) Empty
71 (no replenishment) Empty
70 (no replenishment) Empty
69 (no replenishment) Empty
68 (replenish with a 3) Zorro
67 (no replenishment) Empty
66 (no replenishment) Empty
65 (no replenishment) Empty
64 (replenish with a 3) Rincewind, Wally
63 (no replenishment) Empty
62 (no replenishment) Empty
61 (no replenishment) Empty
60 (replenish with a 3) Gloria
59 (replenish with a 4) Drugs, Carrot, Travis
58 (replenish with a 7) Agnus, Xavier
57 (replenish with a 9) Granny
56 (no replenishment) Empty
55 (replenish with a 3) Death, Kyoto, Yorick, Bowie
54 (replenish with a 7) Mideast, Kyrie, Dragutinovic
53 (replenish with a 10) Sanctus, Water
52 (no replenishment) Empty
51 (no replenishment) Empty
50 (replenish with a 3) Krstajic, Vidic, Bonham
49 (replenish with a 6) Crockett
48 (replenish with a 7) Gavrancic,

Addresses of the Participants - Their Team and Their Cards
TEAM 1 (Rick Desper): rick_desper of (5 points)
Team Name: The Turtle Moves; Captained by Cut-My-Own-Throat Dibbler
A: Rincewind the Wizzard 16 8 8 3 (14)
B: Granny Weatherwax 11 4 9 (6)
C: Captain Carrot 15 3 4 (11)
D: Death 3 3 3 (3)
(Rincewind with the Luggage, Granny on Her Broom, Carrot of the City Watch, and Death is just DEATH!)
Total Replenishments: 12+58+18+15+33+33+18+28+19 = 234
TEAM 2 (Tom Howell): off-the-shelf of (4 points)
Team Name: Never Ending Worry Source; Manager: Rumour; Team Captain: Ye Olde Manager
A: Water 15 4 10 10 (4)
B: Kyoto 17 3 3 (3)
C: Mideast 17 6 7 (10)
D: Drugs 13 11 4 (11)
Total Replenishments: 12+35+37+44+30+22+16+30+24 = 250
TEAM 3 ((David Partridge): rebhuhn of (0 points)
Team Name: Famous Four
A: Krstajic 15 16 6 3 (6)
B: Vidic 13 7 3 (6)
C: Gavrancic 3 5 7 (3)
D: Dragutinovic 3 11 7 (11)
Total Replenishments: 12+35+40+28+13+18+16+28+20 = 210
TEAM 4 (Brendan Whyte): obiwonfive of (3 points)
Team Name: The Reverse Alphabeticists
A: Zorro 7 6 4 3 (7)
B: Yorick 3 3 3 (3)
C: Xavier 3 5 7 (8)
D: Wally 3 3 3 (7)
Total Replenishments: 12+26+24+28+28+38+17+18+16 = 207
TEAM 5 (Alexander Woo): aswoo of (10 points)
Team Name: Just Ordinary; Manager: Credo
A: Agnus 12 7 5 7 (3)
B: Sanctus 4 11 10 (10)
C: Kyrie 14 6 7 (10)
D: Gloria 16 3 3 (14)
Total Replenishments: 12+44+22+17+22+42+28+25+27 = 239
TEAM 6 (Andy York): wandrew88 of (17 points)
Team Name: Alamo
A: Crockett 15 4 5 6 (3)
B: Travis 4 4 4 (3)
C: Bowie 5 6 3 (4)
D: Bonham 3 10 3 (6)
Total Replenishments: 12+12+12+60+20+22+21+19+16 = 194

Game Notes:
1) The rules are on the TAP website in the Tinamou section. Ask if you have any questions. 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.


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On 30 Dec 2009, 10:09.