THE ABYSSINIAN PRINCE #337

May 22, 2013


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.


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


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's incessant nagging is not keeping us on schedule, but will make it 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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THE ABYSSINIAN PRINCE LETTERS SECTION
((Let's keep talking about FTF tournament diplomacy! World DipCon is fast approaching in August 23-25 in Paris. See the WDC 2013 Facebook site or www.worlddipcon.com. At this point, I don't think I'm going to be able to go, but YOU all should. And I might still yet change my mind. This is going to be a pretty tremendous turnout, led by the inimitable Toby Harris...))
((For these and other upcoming cons around the world: http://diplom.org/Face/cons/index.php))


Nothing this time...


DIPLOMACY WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT IS ONGOING - YOU CAN STILL JOIN!
This is the latest incarnation of this team based tournament. I am helping to lead the Nor'Easter team for people in the Northeast part of the United States. https://www.facebook.com/groups/123795024327261/ is the Facebook page for the event.
And you can sign up for the Tournament at: http://aqmn.asciiking.com/. Other US regional teams are the ones in the Pacific, Dixie, and Chicago. Its unique aspect, that is proving to be a bit distorting but in interesting ways, is its "solo only" feature. You advance from the preliminaries to the finals only by soloing, and then need solos in the finals against the other soloists. Though this started in January, it probably will be going on for at least two years, and there is PLENTY of time to jump in. As usual, for those who know me well, I screwed up my first game and allowed a solo to someone from team US. I still don't have a solo in over three decades, but maybe I can do it in my next game.
So, really, come join, it is being operated on a web-assisted Judge platform that is really pretty easy to use. Ask me if you have any questions.
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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. Since I'm not postal mailing the szine any more, I've dropped back to just reporting the disguised E-Mail addresses. As someone notes, if you need some more contact information, go back to past issues or ask me.
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.


GAME OPENING INFORMATION
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
THE DUE DATE FOR WINTER 1907 IS JUNE 15TH, 2013
THE DUE DATE FOR SPRING 1908 IS JULY 20TH, 2013
Fall 1907
AUSTRIA (Burgess): f ion-AEG, a GAL-rum, a VEN h, a VIE S a boh-gal, a tri-BUD,
f nap-ION, a SER S a gal-rum, a BOH-gal.
ENGLAND (James): a DEN S a hol-kie, f nth-BEL, f TYH S f rom, f NWY S f swe, a hol-KIE,
f ROM S f tyh, f SWE S f nwy.
FRANCE (Williams): a gas-MAR, f mid-WES, a BUR-mun, f GOL S a gas-mar, a mun-TYO.
GERMANY (Ellinger): a kie s a ber-mun (d r:ruh,otb), a ber-mun (d ann).
ITALY (Crow): f TUN S ENGLISH f tyh, a PIE-mar.
RUSSIA (Barno): a SEV S a rum, a WAR-gal, a sil-BER, a fin-STP, f con-SMY,
a PRU S a sil-ber, f GRE h, a RUM h, f GOB h.


Supply Center Chart
AUSTRIA (Burgess): TRI,VIE,BUD,ser,nap,ven (has 8, rem 2)
ENGLAND (James): EDI,LVP,LON,nwy,bel,swe,hol, (has 7, bld 3)
den,kie,rom
FRANCE (Williams): PAR,BRE,spa,por,mun,MAR (has 5, bld 1)
GERMANY (Ellinger): none (out)
ITALY (Crow): tun (has 2, rem 1)
RUSSIA (Barno): WAR,STP,SEV,MOS,rum,con,ank, (has 9, bld 1(PLAYS ONE SHORT))
gre,bul,ber,smy
Neutral: none (Total=34)


E-Mail Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: David Burgess, burgesscd of roadrunner.com or dburgess of glensfallshosp.org
ENGLAND: Drew James, kjames01 of twcny.rr.com or karelanddrew of gmail.com
FRANCE: Don Williams, wllmsfmly of earthlink.net or dwilliams of fontana.org ($5)
GERMANY: Marc Ellinger, mellinger of blitzbardgett.com
ITALY: John Crow, johnny.crow of hotmail.com
RUSSIA: Mike Barno, mpbarno of gmail.com
TURKEY: Fred Wiedemeyer, wiedem of telus.net or wiedem of shaw.ca


Game Notes:
1) Here we go, back in business. Thanks to Marc for playing out the German position.


Press:
(ENGLAND to WORLD): I can't remember who stated this war, why it started, or even who my enemies are anymore. That said, I'm out to be on the winning side!
(BOOB to ENGLAND): Sorry you had to wait so long, you win the prize this turn for the most builds...
(FRANCE to ITALY): I do this with an almost heavy heart. I say "heavy" because this was not the way we envisioned this would go... what?... seven?... eight?... ten?... a score?... four score and seven?... years ago when we started. I say ďalmostĒ because, unlike us, you may be done with this misery before you succumb to old age, and so I must confess I feel as though Iím doing you a favor.
(BOOB to DON): It has "only" been seven...
(DON to MIKE): Working on it... heís been away or something.
(FRANCE to WORLD): Do you realize that, if this game were counted in dog years, it'd now be over the age of fifty...? Another way of looking at it... I was seven years from retirement age when this started and now Iím seven months beyond it... Hell, Jim, letís get on with it before your grandkids start at Brown...
(BOOB to FRANCE): I'm game for that... let's see who else will draw the time comparisons?
(JAMES to JIM-BOB): Since this game started I've changed where I work and have had four different jobs there. My oldest son has graduated from both high school and college. My youngest son has "graduated" from Middle School, Jr. High, High school, and completed his freshman year of college. I've celebrated both my 20th and 25th wedding anniversaries. This game has been going on longer than WWII! But hey, if you think it still has life, then I'm on board to see it through. However, if you could hold off 1908 for another 5 years I'll be retired and could put more thought into the game...


SPIRALS OF PARANOIA: 2005A, Regular Diplomacy
THE DUE DATE FOR WINTER 1910 IS JUNE 15TH, 2013
THE DUE DATE FOR SPRING 1911 IS JULY 20TH, 2013
Fall 1910
FRANCE (Jim Tretick for Buddy Tretick): f eng-NTH, f nth-NWG, a gas-PAR, f gol-TYH, a BUR h,
f tyh-NAP, f ION s f tyh-nap, a MAR h, f LON S f eng-nth.
GERMANY (Ozog for Tallman): f kie-HEL, a mun-RUH, f HOL S a bel, a tyo-MUN,
a pie-TUS, a SER S RUSSIAN a bul-gre, a TRI S a ser, a VEN S a rom, a ROM S FRENCH f tyh-nap,
f DEN S f kie-hel, a APU S a rom, a BEL h, f EDI-nth.
ITALY (Kent): a nap h (d ann), f ADR s f tun-ion (nsu), a gre s a bul-ser (d r:alb,otb).
RUSSIA (Sundstrom): f NWY-nth, f bla-CON, a UKR S a rum, f AEG-ion, a RUM S a con-bul,
a bul-GRE, a con-BUL, a sev-MOS.


Supply Center Chart
FRANCE (Tretick): PAR,BRE,MAR,spa,lvp,lon, (has 9, even)
por,tun,nap
GERMANY (Ozog/Tallman): KIE,BER,MUN,hol,den,bel,swe, (has 13, bld 1)
vie,rom,bud,ven,tri,ser,edi
ITALY (Kent): none (out)
RUSSIA (Sundstrom): WAR,STP,SEV,MOS,rum,ank,con, (has 8, bld 3)
smy,nwy,gre,bul
Neutral: none (Total=34)


E-Mail Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Paul Rauterberg, paul.rauterberg of att.net
ENGLAND: Fred Wiedemeyer, wiedem of telus.net or wiedem of shaw.ca
FRANCE: Buddy Tretick, 5023 Sewell's Pointe Way, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
FRANCE: Temporary Standby is Jim Tretick, jtretick of gmail.com
GERMANY: Terry Tallman, ($2) terryt of whidbey.net
GERMANY: Temporary Standby is Eric Ozog, ElfEric of Juno.com
ITALY: Doug Kent, dougray30 of yahoo.com
RUSSIA: Matt Sundstrom, Matt.Sundstrom of bbdoch.com or mattandzoe of earthlink.net
TURKEY: Vince Lutterbie, melvin4852 of sbcglobal.net


Game Notes:
1) We still 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.
2) Here we go again, and there is real cooperation still going on! I'll keep this chunking along now. Thanks to Doug for playing this out to conclusion, not only are his strings cut, but his survival has run out.
3) With three survivors left, a DIAS FGR and a GR draw are both proposed. Please vote with your Winter orders, as always no vote is a veto.
Press:
(ITALY Ė- GERMANY): You seem to have forgotten I was a puppet by choice. Now that youíre trying to cut my strings, Iím going to let someone else hold them.
(BERLIN-BELGIUM): Sorry to write you off, but your retreat path may be more useful.
(BOOB to BELGIUM): Doesn't look like you were going anywhere...


FLIP FLOP: 2003G, Regular Diplomacy
TURKEY WON, CONGRATULATIONS AL LEVINSON! FULL SC CHART NEXT TIME


E-Mail Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Brad Wilson, bwdolphin146 of yahoo.com
ENGLAND: Doug Kent, dougray30 of yahoo.com
FRANCE: Jack McHugh, jwmchughjr of gmail.com
GERMANY: Matt Sundstrom, Matt.Sundstrom of bbdoch.com or mattandzoe of earthlink.net
ITALY: Don Williams, wllmsfmly of earthlink.net or dwilliams of fontana.org
RUSSIA: Sean O'Donnell, sean_o_donnell of hotmail.com
TURKEY: Alexandre Levinson, al of tolkin.nl ($5)


Game Notes:
1) I have to go research this back to 2003 to build the SC chart and I want to get this out before Memorial Day just to stun the players in the other two games. I have one Endgame statement from Doug Kent, so let me print that now in hopes in generates some others. But hey that was TEN years ago...


End Game Statement:
DOUG KENT - ENGLAND: I think I entered this game as a standby, but Iím not sure. Sackiepoo Mchugh and I managed to work together, but Brad Wilson was crushed and had no hope of joining the fight. I blame Turkeyís win on Don Williams entirely. If he had done things differently the results would not even resemble these. Sackiepoo and I remain blameless. If you canít see what I mean by going back and looking over the prior seasons, you have no business playing Diplomacy.


LAST WORD: COME TO WORLD DIPCON in PARIS, YOU CAN DO IT!!! Or go to DixieCon in North Carolina this Memorial Day weekend coming up, get out and play some Dip!!! OR, if you can't make it that far, our very own Matt Sundstrom is hosting a game at his place in Glenview. Last I knew, they needed four more players to make it happen. Who's interested? The game will start at 11 a.m. See http://windycityweasels.org/current-games-signup. In other Chicago area Dip news, Weasel Moot VII is coming up in the Chicago suburb of Willowbrook on June 22-23, that's exactly ONE month from now. I hear that big time politician Edi Birsan is going. You can find more details on the Weasels website at: http://windycityweasels.org/wm7. How can you stay home??? And there you are, and for those who thought it wouldn't happen (Cough, Doug; Cough, Don) here we are.



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