THE ABYSSINIAN PRINCE #326

March 25, 2011


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


E-MAIL/WEB ONLY ISSUE! PDF will be available on the website incorporating all subszines.


Web Page Address: http://www.diplom.org/DipPouch/Postal/Zines/TAP/index.html


I printed these last time. And I tried to copy Mark Wightman's rules for running 23 Tunes, but the record keeping turned into a real mess. When in doubt, get Dougie to do it, so Doug Kent is running 23 Tunes and I'm playing. Here are the rules for 23 TUNES. You send Doug three tunes for the first turn, and then two tunes in each of the last ten turns for a total of 23. If you missed the first turn, you can still catch up by sending Doug five tunes this issue, and guess on submitters to this issue of Eternal Sunshine. Actually, you can send all 23 tunes at once if you want to, but then youíll need to remember to guess everyone else's each month. Doug also is submitting his own tunes. After we're done, Doug would like to exchange CD's/Tapes for as many of the tunes players as possible, but this is not required. Doug will be sending the winner his 23 Tune list.
The winner is determined by having you guess each issue who submitted what list (Doug lists the submitters for you). For each list you get right, you get a point, you also can win bonus points from Doug for really cool tune selections. That's it, not complicated. I share with Doug the hope that by starting this up, he'll get more to join. So, put simply... you send in the name and artist of songs you really like or have special meaning to you. DON'T SEND THEM TO ME, send them to Doug Kent at dougray30 of yahoo.com.
Doug already has printed 3 of them the first turn, and will print 2 for each turn after that (you can submit that way, or send in all 23 at once, or anything in between). Each issue Doug lists the songs for that turn, without revealing who submitted which song. Doug also prints a list of who submitted songs (again, without telling you which songs they sent in). Your mission is to match the people with the songs. Simple. I would note that he says "list" but there is no easy way to get someone's whole list, even when they have themes (as I do in my list, for example). And Doug will be offering other prizes as well, to be determined later. If you miss a turn, make it up by sending enough songs to catch up with the other players (and the overdue songs will simply be revealed immediately).


Some of you are still not on the E-Mail list for this szine, I keep trying to sign you up, please accept the offer! I am going ahead and finishing all the games here, and then we'll see what happens.
We will theoretically have four subszines going forward, from Dave Partridge, Doug Kent, Andy York, and Peter Sullivan. But Dave Partridge is even farther behind than me on finishing Tinamou, Andy York is working on By the WAY, but Peter is back active! Doug of course puts us all to shame otherwise. This issue only has an Octopus' Garden from Peter with a game start. Dave and Andy are working on getting back in the swing.
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. 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.
I have now tried to sign up all the players, some multiple times, but please check. THIS IS A PROBLEM, sign up now if you're playing so you get proper notification!!! General information about the mailing list is at: http://www.diplom.org/mailman/listinfo/tap
You can sign up from there, or send E-Mails to: Tap-request of diplom.org; 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 diplom.org 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.


THE ABYSSINIAN PRINCE LETTERS SECTION
((I want to go back to encouraging more letters again, right now I'm going to focus on just pumping issues out, but I hope to start writing more again too as the year progresses. Mike Barno is my loyal music correspondent! All I have this issue are my baseball predictions and discussion.))


JIM-BOB'S BASEBALL PICKS FOR 2011 (why not be bold!)
AL EAST: Boston, Tampa Bay, Baltimore, New York, Toronto; Yes, the Yankees may not really fall that far, but I'll be rooting for Baltimore that they do. You all are following how us Boston fans are already putting the Red Sox in the World Series. That is premature by a country mile, but ya gotta love the depth of this team. Even if Papelbon stinks up the joint (which is more than a bit possible) there are MANY people behind him. The backup outfielders in Pawtucket (Reddick, Kalish, and Nava) all saw lots of action last year. There a host of intriguing emergency starters, including Andrew Miller, who shows signs of career resurrection after being rushed too soon earlier in his career. Jed Lowrie will be the best 1st, 2nd, 3rd, SS backup in baseball. And when you have Jason Varitek as your backup catcher, you're doing fine. You know you're in trouble when you're not even talking about the "big guys". Tampa Bay still perhaps has the best starting pitching in the division, so they still will contend, but after everyone beats themselves up, no 100 wins for the Red Sox and no wild card out of this division. I like the Buck Showalter magic, the Orioles will be the surprise of the American League before finishing in the middle. Vlady Guerrero may have a bit left, and J.J. Hardy is very underrated at short. The only question will be can Guthrie and Matusz hold up through the whole season leading the pitching. Answer, no, sorry. Toronto is going to fall to the REAL bottom. And the Yankees, well, yes, I'm underpicking them, I don't care.
AL CENTRAL: Minnesota, Chicago (WC), Detroit, Kansas City, Cleveland; Minnesota CAN'T suffer that many key injuries again, and I like where Carl Pavano has finally found his home. Joe Nathan is the key one where he has to recover from the elbow surgery for them to do well. Chicago is goin' for it, so they get my wild card pick. Adam Dunn is really not that good, but MAYBE this horrible fielder will finally find his place at DH? Watch out for Jesse Crain, I think he was a great bullpen pickup. I didn't like the Tigers team before the turmoil, Zumaya is out yet again, and you don't count on Brad Penny to save you. Nuff said. I like the Royals finding SOME young talent to get by Cleveland.
AL WEST: Angels, Seattle, Texas, Oakland; I don't really like any of these teams, I was tempted to pick Seattle again, since I am a HUGE Eric Wedge fan, he's going to improve them. But I can't quite do that. Texas is going to fade back this year as the Beltre/Young thing won't end well and Lee is gone. Brandon Webb replacing him? Nah. I picked the Angels but don't like the pick much. I am a big Morales fan, I hope he fully comes back from his injury, and Scioscia is a great manager. But Vernon Wells was not a helpful signing. Seattle will ride Ichiro and Felix to challenge and almost make it. Oakland needs Andrew Bailey not to be injured, but I think they won't get their wish. And Trevor Cahill will hit the sophomore slump.
PLAYOFFS: Red Sox beat White Sox, Twins beat Angels; Red Sox to World Series.
NL EAST: Atlanta, Philadelphia (WC), Florida, Washington, New York; The Mets really are a laughingstock, I do like Jason Bay as a person, but that and many of their other signings have been spectacularly misconceived. Washington even can beat them, as I hear they have a great CF platoon going (Ankiel and Hairston), well, you know, maybe! They also have Cutter Dykstra, the son of you know who!! I think Philly will fall, they probably won't, but I think they will. Florida has Hanley Ramirez which is enough to be in the middle. But I really like the way that Atlanta has built this team, Derek Lowe and Tim Hudson are my favorite two under the radar starters in baseball. Dan Uggla was a great pickup. They do need to figure out who will be the closer though.
NL CENTRAL: Cincinnati, Chicago, Milwaukee, Houston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh; St. Louis will generate lots of stories and not many wins. I like the Houston young team and how Bill Hall will help them. Cincinnati has great pitching and will win going away from the rest of these teams that will have little consistency. Pittsburgh is sad, but they will keep the Cardinals out of the cellar. Matt Garza will be good for the Cubs, but not good enough, and I just don't like Milwaukee. Greinke won't come back from the injury as soon as they think.
NL WEST: San Francisco, Colorado, Los Angeles, Arizona, San Diego; Too bad for San Diego they couldn't keep their run going. I love the Giants, Barry Bonds will be found not guilty, and I don't care what anyone says about it. Brandon Belt could win Rookie of the Year for the Giants, I love him!! I don't have strong feelings about the middle of this division. I love Juan Uribe, but he won't save the Dodgers, Kevin Towers moves over to run the Diamondbacks, but there still is nothing there, and Colorado will be plagued by injuries again.
PLAYOFFS: Philadelphia beats Cincinnati, Atlanta beats San Francisco; Philadelphia STILL goes to the World Series, where....
WORLD SERIES: The Red Sox mow down the Phillies and the Philly fans cry. One of Cliff Lee or Roy Halladay wins the NL Cy Young, but neither of them beats the Red Sox.
If the Giants repeat, I'll tear my hair out, I couldn't pick the two to play each other.... I'll print any comments from anyone else next time. This time, last minute here, I just got a set of comments from Rick:


Rick Desper (Sun, 27 Mar 2011 17:49:44 -0700 (PDT))
AL East: Red Sox. Depends a lot on the starting pitching. Which was disappointing last year.
Central: Tigers. Pitching?
West: Angels. Sort of a default pick.
Wildcard: Yankees. If they need somebody, they'll get him in mid-season.
NL East: Phillies. Duh.
Central: Cardinals. Pujols.
West: Giants. Defending champs.
Wildcard: Braves. A more reliable choice than the Rockies. Reds also possible.
ALCS: Sox over Tigers; NLCS: Phillies over Giants; WS: Phillies over Sox; I know it's boring to pick the Phillies and their overstocked rotation. They probably won't win. But they're still the best team to pick.
Rick
THE ABYSSINIAN PRINCE GAMES SECTION
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, Jeff O'Donnell, 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.


GAME OPENING INFORMATION
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
THE DUE DATE FOR FALL 1905 IS APRIL 9TH, 2011
Summer 1905
AUSTRIA (Burgess): has f ADR, a BUD, a PIE, a VIE, a TUS, f TYH, a CON, a TRI, f ION.
ENGLAND (James): has f ENG, f NAO, a BEL, f MID, f NWY.
FRANCE (Williams): R a mun-BOH; has f NAF, a GAS, f POR, a BUR, a BOH.
GERMANY (Ellinger): has a MUN, a RUH, a BER, f HEL, a FIN.
ITALY (Crow): has f TUN, a GAL, a MAR.
RUSSIA (Barno): has a SIL, a MOS, f ANK, a LVN, f AEG, a SEV, f GOB.


Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: David Burgess, 101 Laurel Lane, Queensbury, NY 12804
(518) 761-6687, burgesscd of roadrunner.com or dburgess of glensfallshosp.org
ENGLAND: Drew James, 3644 Whispering Woods Terrace, Baldwinsville, NY 13027
(315) 652-1956, kjames01 of twcny.rr.com
FRANCE: Don Williams, 27505 Artine Drive, Saugus, CA 91350, (661) 297-3947,
wllmsfmly of earthlink.net or dwilliams of fontana.org ($5)
GERMANY: Marc Ellinger, 751 Turnberry Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109
mellinger of blitzbardgett.com
ITALY: John Crow, 946 S. Medalist Circle Plano, TX 75023-2851,
(214) 532-1418, johnny.crow of hotmail.com
RUSSIA: Mike Barno, 717 Dawson Hill Road B, Spencer, NY 14883, (607) 481-4526
mpbarno of gmail.com
TURKEY: Fred Wiedemeyer, Box 92010-Meadowbrook RPO, Edmonton, ALBERTA
CANADA T6T 1N1, (780) 465-6432, wiedem of telus.net or wiedem of shaw.ca


Game Notes:
1) I have Red Kings 12 in hand and printed here. Get writing, Johnny for Lucky 13 and beyond!!


Press:
(RED KINGS 12 (Dark Press Ė- not for attribution)):
Never pay retell
So me and the dame had the Chinaman. I was hoping an hour later I wouldn't be regretting it.
There's something to be said for being a loner. When I was by myself I wasn't towing a buxom blond, or a muted teenage ninja monk. I could walk softly and carry a big shtick. I only had to keep up with my own clichéd and hackneyed lines. Now I had to develop different characterizations; write in different voices... what the hell, I was a flatfoot not a poetaster.
And the plot? Quite frankly, Iíve never worried about the plot before. I just sorta show up every chapter and let the words fall where they may. If they hit the page and break, I scrabble around in the syllables looking for clues. It's not a glorious way to make a story, but hey this is the Hobby, there's a million stories out there.
This one, Red Kings, had been going nowhere fast for some time, okay, about twelve chapters. The clues had been few and far between and as much as my natural inclination would be to go home and mull it over, to stew with a brew as it were, my place had been recently redecorated with gun holes and broken timber. I was pretty sure Burgess was going to require a larger deposit. Lucky thing I didn't have a dog.
"Letís get out of Variant-town." The place made me uncomfortable, I was ready to get back to the Hobby proper where I could understand the rules of the game. We had to stop at the corner to let a pelaton from a Breaking Away game go by, and when they passed we caught site of a silver diner, The Diplomatic Paunch on the other side. That was all it took for the blonde to say,
"I'm famished."
"I could eat," said Virgule, the monk.
We were going in just as a duck and a Dormouse were leaving. The Hobby, there's a million stories out there. "Ya'll have a nice day boys," the waitress was calling after them out the door. She saw us and redirected her smile. "Well, howdy ya'll. Welcome to the Paunch. C'mon and cool yer heels over here." Her nametag said she was Doris and she was all Georgia peach charm and oiled veteran waitress efficiency. She ushered us into a booth and splayed out the menus in one seemingly flawless motion. "Ya'll want a cuppa joe?"
The diner was all chrome and naugahyde, it looked like it seen better days but was well kept up. There were black and white photographs of different celebrities on the walls. There was a young Frank in front of a melon sized microphone, there was one of Mazzer that was more black than black and white, and one of a boxer... big guy with an autograph scrawled across the bottom, the Wichita Woemonger. About then Doris came back with the coffee.
"Ya'll decide?"
"I'll just have da' scrabble eggs," said the blonde.
"You want some toast, honey?"
"Wit wry."
"I will have the italic sausage on a pun," said the monk, in muted tones.
"And you darlin'?"
"Hmmm. Hungrier than I thought," I muttered. "I'll have the Western Umlaut."
"Three eggs or indented, hon?"
"Three."
"Hey, Bob," Doris called to the kitchen, "give me a 12, a 5, and a 38."
While we gnoshed things were happening in the Hobby.


SPIRALS OF PARANOIA: 2005A, Regular Diplomacy
THE NEW DUE DATE FOR WINTER 1909 IS APRIL 9TH, 2011
Pre-Winter 1908
FRANCE (Tretick): bld 1; has a POR, f SPA(SC), a GAS, f GOL, f MID, a MAR, f IRI.
GERMANY (Ozog for Tallman): bld 2; a MUN, a PIE, a BUD, a VIE,
a TYO, a NAP, f SKA, a ROM, a BEL, f NAO.
ITALY (Kent): bld 1; has a APU, a SER, a GRE.
RUSSIA (Sundstrom): bld 2; has f RUM, a UKR, a CON, a SYR, a ARM.
TURKEY (Biehl): rem 1; has a ANK, f SMY, f BLA, f TYH.


Supply Center Chart
AUSTRIA (Rauterberg): none (out)
ENGLAND (Wiedemeyer): none (out)
FRANCE (Tretick): PAR,BRE,MAR,spa,lvp,edi,lon, (has 7. bld 1)
por
GERMANY (Ozog/Tallman): KIE,BER,MUN,hol,den,bel,swe, (has 10, bld 2)
nwy,vie,rom,bud,nap
ITALY (Kent): VEN,tri,ser,gre (has 3, bld 1)
RUSSIA (Sundstrom): WAR,STP,SEV,MOS,rum,bul,con (has 5, bld 2)
TURKEY (Biehl): ANK,SMY,tun (has 4, rem 1)
Neutral: none (Total=34)


Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Paul Rauterberg, 3116 W. American Dr., Greenfield, WI 53221,
(414) 281-2339 (E-Mail) paul.rauterberg of att.net
ENGLAND: Fred Wiedemeyer, Box 92010-Meadowbrook RPO, Edmonton, ALBERTA CANADA T6T 1N1,
(780) 465-6432, wiedem of telus.net or wiedem of shaw.ca
FRANCE: Buddy Tretick, 5023 Sewell's Pointe Way, Fredericksburg, VA 22407,
cell (540) 226-5571 (E-Mail) berniebuddy33 of aol.com
GERMANY: Terry Tallman, PO Box 782, Clinton, WA 98236, (360) 331-5698 ($2)
terryt of whidbey.net
GERMANY: Temporary Standby is Eric Ozog, PO Box 1138, Granite Falls, WA 98252-1138,
(360) 691-4264, ElfEric of Juno.com
ITALY: Doug Kent, 911 Irene Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149
dougray30 of yahoo.com
RUSSIA: Matt Sundstrom, 1760 Robincrest Lane South, Glenview, IL 60025, (847) 729-1882,
Matt.Sundstrom of bbdoch.com or mattandzoe of earthlink.net
TURKEY: John Biehl, #8 - 11530 84th Avenue, Delta, BRITISH COLUMBIA, V4C 2M1 CANADA,
None, disconnected (cell) ($7); jerbil of shaw.ca


Game Notes:
1) The FGR draw proposal is reproposed. Since, as you all know, failure to submit a vote leads to rejecting any draw vote with orders required for Spring, we're more likely to get everyone.
2) Hi all, as most of you know, Buddy's been having a tough time medically, but he really wants to stay in the game, so I'd like to try to help him. If you need to call Buddy about the game, mid-afternoon seems to be the best time.
3) Lastly, and most importantly, John Biehl has his cell phone disconnected and I had his old E-Mail address. I've corrected that and tried to contact him. But I need to hold the game for that.


Press:


FLIP FLOP: 2003G, Regular Diplomacy
THE DUE DATE FOR AUTUMN AND WINTER 1912 IS APRIL 9, 2011
THE DUE DATE FOR SPRING 1913 IS APRIL 30, 2011
Fall 1912
AUSTRIA (Wilson): a gal h (d r:boh,sil,otb), a WAR h, a vie h (d r:boh,otb).
ENGLAND (Kent): f nwg-NAO, f iri-MID, f NWY s f swe, a DEN h, a BER h,
f ENG S f iri-mid, f SWE S f kie-bal, f kie-BAL.
FRANCE (McHugh): f mid-naf (d r:por,bre,otb), f NAF-tun, f MAR-gol, a MUN-tyo,
a BUR-mar
, f SPA(SC) S f mar-gol, a GAS S f spa(sc).
GERMANY (Sundstrom): f bal-GOB, a STP-nwy.
TURKEY (Levinson): f aeg-ION, a MOS-war, a VEN S a tyo, f TYH S f gol, a UKR S a rum-gal,
f WES-tun, a TYO s a tri-ven, f adr-APU, f GOL s f tus-pie, a tri-VIE, f tus-PIE,
a rum-GAL, a BUD S a tri-vie.


Supply Center Chart
AUSTRIA (Wilson): war (has 1 or 2 or 3, rem to 1)
ENGLAND (Kent): EDI,LVP,LON,por?,den,kie, (has 8, even(r:por) or bld 1)
nwy,swe,ber
FRANCE (McHugh): PAR,MAR,BRE,spa,bel,hol,mun (has 6 or 7, bld 1 or 2(r:por))
GERMANY (Sundstrom): stp (has 2, rem 1)
TURKEY (Levinson): ANK,SMY,CON,bul,sev,ser,gre, (has 13, bld 3)
tun,rom,rum,nap,ven,tri,mos,bud,vie
Neutral: none (Total=34)


Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Brad Wilson, 713 Tasker St. #1, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1237
bwdolphin146 of yahoo.com
ENGLAND: Doug Kent, 911 Irene Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149
dougray30 of yahoo.com
FRANCE: Jack McHugh, 810 School Lane, Folcroft, PA 19032, (856) 456-5984,
jwmchughjr of gmail.com
GERMANY: Matt Sundstrom, 1760 Robincrest Lane South, Glenview, IL 60025, (847) 729-1882,
Matt.Sundstrom of bbdoch.com or mattandzoe of earthlink.net
ITALY: Don Williams, 27505 Artine Drive, Saugus, CA 91350, (661) 297-3947,
wllmsfmly of earthlink.net or dwilliams of fontana.org
RUSSIA: Sean O'Donnell, 1044 Wellfleet Drive, Grafton, OH 44044, (440) 926-0230,
sean_o_donnell of hotmail.com
TURKEY: Alexandre Levinson, Beeklaan 504, 2562BP Den Haag THE NETHERLANDS, don't need phone,
al of tolkin.nl ($5)


Game Notes:
1) We have a host of draw proposals: FET, FATE, and FAE. Please vote with your winter orders, if you fail to vote, the game goes on. Note that France can retreat to Portugal which belongs to England.
Press:
(ENGLAND - TURKEY): You can't win, so just give up.


SECRETS: 1999D, Regular Diplomacy
TURKEY WINS WITHOUT HOLDING ANY HOME CENTERS
Fall 1926
FRANCE (Sasseville): f spa(nc) h (d ann), f eas-SMY.
GERMANY (Barno): a bul-CON.
RUSSIA (Osuch): a sev h (d r:mos,arm,otb), a STP h, f DEN h, a WAR h, f NAO h,
a LON h, f WAL h, f IRI h, a arm-ANK, a KIE h, a BEL h, f ENG h, a HOL h, a BER h.
TURKEY (Linsey): a RUM S a ukr-sev, f BLA S a ukr-sev, a ukr-SEV, a GAL h, f ion-TUN,
a ser-BUL, a BUR h, a SIL h, f MID h, a MUN h, f WES h, a BRE h, a TYO S a mun,
f GAS S f por-spa(nc), a MAR h, f por-SPA(NC), a PIC h.


Supply Center Chart
FRANCE (Sasseville): smy (has 1)
GERMANY (Barno): con (has 1)
RUSSIA (Osuch): MOS,STP,nwy,swe,den,ber,WAR, (has 14)
kie,edi,hol,lvp,lon,bel,ank
TURKEY (Linsey): rum,gre,ser,bud, (has 18, WINS)
nap,ven,rom,tri,vie,mun,bre,mar,por,
par,spa,tun,bul,sev
Neutral: none (Total=34)


Addresses of the Participants
ENGLAND: Doug Kent, 911 Irene Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149
dougray30 of yahoo.com
FRANCE: Roland Sasseville, Jr., 38 Bucklin Street, Pawtucket, RI 02861, (401) 481-4280 ($0)
rolands6 of verizon.net
GERMANY: Mike Barno, 717 Dawson Hill Road, Spencer, NY 14883-9712, (607) 481-4526
mpbarno of gmail.com
RUSSIA: Bob Osuch, 19137 Midland Avenue, Mokena, IL 60448, (708) 478-3885
ROsuch4082 of aol.com
TURKEY: Bruce Linsey, PO Box 234, Kinderhook, NY 12106
GonzoHQ of aol.com


Game Notes:
1) You have all seen hobby history happen today, yes you have. We have a pure 18 center victory achieved by Bruce Linsey without holding ANY of his home centers and having EACH of his three home centers owned by a different power. One of the true sayings of Edi Birsan is that a true good solo is a negotiated solo. When you do that and ALSO negotiate an ending like this, that is a true achievement. Salutations and felicitations, Bruce!!!
2) Now, we would like to see some endgame statements if we could, I'll print the full game SC chart next time and then the endgame statements probably in the issue after that. I think Bruce also is going to say that he is retiring from Diplomacy with this game (I hope he doesn't).


CAST NO SHADOWS: Breaking Away, Designer's Rules
Rules at: http://diplom.org/DipPouch/Postal/Zines/TAP/Tinamou/rules/BreakingAway.htm
DUE DATE FOR TURN 15 IS APRIL 9TH, 2011
Turn 14
107 (replenish with a 7) Carrot (Breaking Away!)
106 (no replenishment) Empty
105 (no replenishment) Empty
104 (no replenishment) Empty
103 (no replenishment) Empty
102 (no replenishment) Empty
101 (no replenishment) Empty
100 (replenish with a 3) Granny
99 (no replenishment) Empty
98 (no replenishment) Empty
97 (replenish with a 3) Rincewind, Vidic
96 (no replenishment) Empty
95 (no replenishment) Empty
94 (replenish with a 3) Dragutinovic, Travis
93 (replenish with a 5) Krstajic, Wally, Bowie, Bonham
92 (replenish with a 9) Sanctus, Crockett
91 (replenish with a 11) Kyoto, Drugs, Xavier, Zorro, Agnus, Mideast
90 (replenish with a 17) Gloria, Kyrie, Water
89 (no replenishment) Empty
88 (no replenishment) Empty
87 (no replenishment) Empty
86 (no replenishment) Empty
85 (no replenishment) Empty
84 (no replenishment) Empty
83 (no replenishment) Empty
82 (no replenishment) Empty
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 (replenish with a 3) Gavrancic
74 (no replenishment) Empty
73 (no replenishment) Empty
72 (no replenishment) Empty
71 (no replenishment) Empty
70 (replenish with a 3) Yorick, Death


Addresses of the Participants - Their Team and Their Cards
TEAM 1 (Rick Desper): rick_desper of yahoo.com (15 points)
Team Name: The Turtle Moves; Captained by Cut-My-Own-Throat Dibbler
A: Rincewind the Wizzard 8 9 6 3 (8)
B: Granny Weatherwax 11 14 3 (15)
C: Captain Carrot 9 12 7 (21)
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+31+16+42+35+16 = 374
TEAM 2 (Tom Howell): off-the-shelf of olympus.net (13 points)
Team Name: Never Ending Worry Source; Manager: Rumour; Team Captain: Ye Olde Manager
A: Water 15 5 12 17 (4)
B: Kyoto 3 7 11 (3)
C: Mideast 10 14 11 (6)
D: Drugs 13 10 11 (4)
Total Replenishments: 12+35+37+44+30+22+16+30+24+23+18+27+43+50 = 411
TEAM 3 ((David Partridge): rebhuhn of rocketmail.com (0 points)
Team Name: Famous Four
A: Krstajic 8 17 4 5 (16)
B: Vidic 6 3 3 (19)
C: Gavrancic 3 3 3 (3)
D: Dragutinovic 7 4 3 (17)
Total Replenishments: 12+35+40+28+13+18+16+28+20+29+14+56+14+14 = 337
TEAM 4 (Brendan Whyte): obiwonfive of hotmail.com (9 points)
Team Name: The Reverse Alphabeticists
A: Zorro 4 3 7 11 (3)
B: Yorick 3 3 3 (3)
C: Xavier 5 7 11 (3)
D: Wally 3 3 5 (3)
Total Replenishments: 12+26+24+28+28+38+17+18+16+19+15+31+20+30 = 322
TEAM 5 (Alexander Woo): aswoo of yahoo.com (24 points)
Team Name: Just Ordinary; Manager: Credo
A: Agnus 7 6 14 11 (6)
B: Sanctus 4 3 9 (10)
C: Kyrie 14 14 17 (5)
D: Gloria 3 14 17 (5)
Total Replenishments: 12+44+22+17+22+42+28+25+27+26+17+24+45 = 351
TEAM 6 (Andy York): wandrew88 of gmail.com (17 points)
Team Name: Alamo
A: Crockett 4 3 10 9 (5)
B: Travis 4 4 3 (2)
C: Bowie 3 5 5 (3)
D: Bonham 3 5 5 (3)
Total Replenishments: 12+12+12+60+20+22+21+19+16+38+17+55+18 = 322


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.
2) I think it remains WAY cool that Death and Yorick are paired at the back of the pack. Ah, we knew them well. Meanwhile, the Dibbler moves his team at Damn the Torpedoes to see if he can muscle his way to victory. It looks close, we can start calculating those finishes now. Ye Olde Manager goes for some REALLY great replenishments, hits them, but may have lost the race. Credo may just have gone in between and also could have come up a bit short. I'll put the Finish Line after 120 on the board next time.


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LAST WORD:
If you want to get any baseball predictions in, you'll have to do it soon (I told our usual correspondents to perhaps skip the least interesting game of the Elite Eight, as WHO cares which of Kentucky or North Carolina get in - as I write Kentucky is ahead). My baseball picks will have to be better than my NCAA brackets. I had this hunch (which I ignored) that UConn would continue their Big East Tournament run. Butler again? Didn't think it. And I barely knew who VCU was. Anyway, I guess I weakly support the idea of Kentucky getting in since then the entire Final Four will be 3 seeds or greater. Plus Calipari is a trip, even if I can't stand him. I was a useless whimp, I picked the number 1's to get to the Final Four except for Kansas, but thought Louisville would beat them, and boy did Ricky-boy tank this one! Looking to the future, remember the name Ed Cooley, the new hometown Providence College basketball coach. I think this might FINALLY be the right choice to make us forget Ricky.



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On 27 Mar 2011, 21:04.