May 28, 2012

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

E-MAIL/WEB ONLY ISSUE! PDF will be available on the website. Join the tidal wave of Dippers going to World DipCon in Chicago in August, we can overwhelm Shark Chum with 330 warm bodies!

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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 being a bit more systematic about that right now. I am going ahead and finishing all the games here, and then we'll see what happens.
This issue continues the szine/subszine inversion. As most of you know, this thing began as a ßubszine" to Terry Tallman's North Sealth, West George, then became its own szine with a host of subszines. The subszines remaining will appear as sub-subszines to our new flipflopped home in Doug Kent's Eternal Sunshine. Doug will keep us on schedule so we will charge forward and finish the remaining games that I have in here. After that, we'll see how it goes and what I do next. I'd like to keep writing and doing some game GMing. You all should see first what I actually do.
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 subszine (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.
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((Let's keep talking about FTF tournament diplomacy! World DipCon is fast approaching in August, I'm putting on a real hard full-court press on getting every single one of you reading this to come. Why not? E-Mail me with your excuse and I'll shred it. The convention is in beautiful downtown Chicago and has five rounds beginning first thing Friday morning, August 10th and ending on August 12th. Find more information at: or contact Jim O'Kelley (aka Shark Chum) and come meet me and maybe you'll see my "Alice" T-Shirt coming out of the closet... let's especially get some of the old crowd to come join us, there remains a rumor that Pete Gaughan might show up. I have my hotel room and flights.))
((For these and other upcoming cons around the world:

((Umm, do I have any letters, I think I do, but can't locate them, got to get this out the door, I think. Very light on reading this month, hope you all had a great Memorial Day!))
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, 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?
DIPLOMACY: First off, another regular Diplomacy game is open. Doug Kent and Brad Wilson are in, anyone else?
BREAKING AWAY: Also, a new Breaking Away game is open. Currently Andy York is on board. This is the game I really like running and want to start another one. It's easy, very low maintenance.

THE PHIL REYNOLDS MEMORIAL: 2006B, Regular Diplomacy
Autumn and Winter 1906
AUSTRIA (Burgess): R f tyh-ROM; rem f tus; has f NAP, a GAL, a PIE, a VIE, a VEN,
f ROM, a SER, a TYO.
ENGLAND (James): bld a lon; has a LON, f NTH, f WES, f NWY, a HOL, f TYH, f SWE.
FRANCE (Williams): bld a par; has a PAR, f NAF, a BUR, f GOL, a MUN.
GERMANY (Ellinger): R a mun-KIE; rem a sil, f den; has a KIE, a BER, a FIN.
ITALY (Crow): has f TUN, a MAR.
RUSSIA (Barno): bld a sev; has a SEV, a WAR, a BOH, a STP, f BUL(EC),
a LVN, f ION, a RUM, f GOB.

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 or karelanddrew 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
ITALY: John Crow, 946 S. Medalist Circle Plano, TX 75023-2851,
(214) 532-1418, johnny.crow of
RUSSIA: Mike Barno, 1071 Warren Road Apt 8 Ithaca, NY 14850, (607) 481-4526
mpbarno of
TURKEY: Fred Wiedemeyer, Box 92010-Meadowbrook RPO, Edmonton, ALBERTA
CANADA T6T 1N1, (780) 465-6432, wiedem of or wiedem of

Game Notes:
1) A bit quiet since we're only building/removing/retreating, but I expect a return to the action next season. We're waiting expectantly for the next installment of Red Kings, and whether the alliance structure really has gone topsy-turvy.

(BOOB to ALL): None? That just seems WRONG!

SPIRALS OF PARANOIA: 2005A, Regular Diplomacy
Winter 1909
FRANCE (Jim Tretick for Buddy Tretick): bld f bre; has f BRE, f NTH, a SPA, f WES, a BUR, f TYH,
f TUN, a MAR, f ENG.
GERMANY (Ozog for Tallman): bld f ber, PLAYS ONE SHORT; has f BER, a MUN, f KIE, a TYO,
a PIE, a SER, a BUD, a TRI, a ROM, f SKA, a VEN, a BEL, f NWG.
ITALY (Kent): rem a bul; has a NAP, f ADR, a GRE.
RUSSIA (Sundstrom): bld f stp(nc); has f STP(NC), f BLA, a UKR, f CON, a RUM, a ANK,
a SMY, a ARM.

Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Paul Rauterberg, 10703 W. Grange Ave Apt. 47, Hales Corners, WI 53130,
(414) 281-2339 (E-Mail) paul.rauterberg 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
FRANCE: Temporary Standby is Jim Tretick, jtretick 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, 911 Irene Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149
dougray30 of
RUSSIA: Matt Sundstrom, 1760 Robincrest Lane South, Glenview, IL 60025, (847) 729-1882,
Matt.Sundstrom of or mattandzoe of
TURKEY: Vince Lutterbie, 1021 Stonehaven Ave Marshall, MO 65340-2837,
(660) 886-7354, melvin4852 of

Game Notes:
1) The FGR draw proposal was rejected again and the proposals for an Italian concession also was rejected. The FGR is reproposed.
2) We now have two medical replacements, as Buddy's son Jim (who some of us played with many years ago as James Alan) will be playing for Buddy as Eric is playing for Terry.

FLIP FLOP: 2003G, Regular Diplomacy
Spring 1914
ENGLAND (Kent): a lon-NWY, a den-PRU, f nao-MID, f mid-WES, f STP(NC) h, a LVN S a den-pru,
a BER S FRENCH a mun, f NTH C a lon-nwy, f GOB S a lvn, f BAL C a den-pru.
FRANCE (McHugh): a pic-BEL, f NAF s f mid-wes, f MAR s f spa(sc), a MUN h,
a BUR S a mun, f SPA(SC) S f mid-wes, a GAS S f mar.
TURKEY (Levinson): a con-BUL, a rum-GAL, a SEV S a mos, a bul-RUM, f TUN-naf,
a MOS s a war
(otm), a TUS-mar, f TYH S f gol, a WAR-pru, f wes-tun (d ann),
a TYO S a sil-mun, f ION-tyh, f GOL C a tus-mar, a BOH S a sil-mun, f PIE S a tus-mar,
a SIL-mun, a VIE h.

Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Brad Wilson, 713 Tasker St. #1, Philadelphia, PA 19148-1237
bwdolphin146 of
ENGLAND: Doug Kent, 911 Irene Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149
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)

Game Notes:
1) The EFT draw that is proposed now, which happens to be DIAS, is rejected. We play on. The EFT as well as an FG draw is proposed. Note that FG includes a player currently eliminated and leaves Doug and Al out. Under my house rules, the proposal IS still allowed and CAN be voted on. It can even pass, though like all draw proposals needs to be unanimous. Please vote with your next set of orders.
2) You guys can move on to Fall instead of Summer if you want for the June 22 deadline. Your choice.


CAST NO SHADOWS: Breaking Away, Designer's Rules
Rules at:

LAST WORD: A real short last word this time, COME TO WORLD DIPCON!!!!

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