November 11, 2013

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. We also are being reproduced in Eternal Sunshine.

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There is interest in a NEW regular Diplomacy game and a Breaking Away game. Sign up, let's see if we can get seven for Dip and six for Breaking Away! I think the Breaking Away game is filled and we will get it started in the next issue.
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.
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((For upcoming cons around the world:, but note that some of the Americans have stopped posting the tournaments there. Shame, shame, shame... The Diplomacy World deadline is coming up on January 1, 2014, please think about writing some articles for us, especially if you went to Tempest or Carnage, TempleCon is coming up second weekend in February, more shortly.))

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. is the Facebook page for the event.
And you can sign up for the Tournament at: 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. Yes, in C-Diplo, you can easily throw games, and in this format you can do it. I wonder why people like to drop the levels of the game in this way. It fascinates me. But in the finals of this tournament, it shouldn't happen, should it?
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. There is about to be a huge uptick in games starting as September approaches in a few days. My game is waiting for more players to start, won't you come join me???
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.

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. Spencer Sawyer, Doug Kent and Brad Wilson are in, anyone else?
BREAKING AWAY: Also, a new Breaking Away game is open. Currently Andy York, Rick Desper, David Burgess, and Brendan Whyte are on board. Doug Kent might be willing to play to fill it out. I'm going to dig up six people to do this next time, be one of them! 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
Fall 1908
AUSTRIA (Burgess): f aeg-BUL(SC), a RUM S a vie-gal, a vie-GAL, a BUD S a rum,
f ION S ITALIAN a alb-gre, a SER S f aeg-bul(sc).
ENGLAND (James): f nwg-BAR, a LON h, a yor-DEN, a swe-FIN, f NTH C a yor-den,
f TYH S FRENCH f wes-tun, f nwy-SWE, a KIE S f bal-ber, f NAP S f tyh, f bal-BER.
FRANCE (Williams): a BUR S a mun, a pie-VEN, f wes-TUN, a MUN s ENGLISH f bal-ber,
f gol-WES, a tyo-TRI.
ITALY (Crow): a alb-GRE.
RUSSIA (Gardner): a STP h, a UKR S a sev, a SEV S a ukr, a WAR h,
a ber s a sil-mun (d r:pru,otb), f SMY S f gre-aeg, a SIL-mun, f gre-AEG, f GOB S a stp.

Supply Center Chart
AUSTRIA (Burgess): VIE,BUD,ser,rum,bul (has 6, rem 1)
ENGLAND (James): EDI,LVP,LON,nwy,bel,swe,hol, (has 10, bld 2)
FRANCE (Williams): PAR,BRE,spa,por,mun,MAR,tri, (has 6, bld 3)
ITALY (Crow): gre (has 1, even)
RUSSIA (Gardner): WAR,STP,SEV,MOS,con,ank,smy (has 8 or 9, rem 1(r:otb) or 2))
Neutral: none (Total=34)

E-Mail Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: David Burgess, burgesscd of or dburgess of
ENGLAND: Drew James, kjames01 of or karelanddrew of
FRANCE: Don Williams, wllmsfmly of or dwilliams of ($5)
GERMANY: Marc Ellinger, mellinger of
ITALY: John Crow, johnny.crow of
RUSSIA: Heath Gardner (aka Heath Davis-Gardner), heath.gardner of
TURKEY: Fred Wiedemeyer, wiedem of or wiedem of

Game Notes:
1) As soon as I selected Heath Gardner to play Russia, he went in the hospital for major stuff and has been in and out ever since. We think he's back with all bones on the mend, and we're up and running again in the game too. Any interest in joining the new game? Or maybe the new Breaking Away game? But then, maybe we're NOT going to keep going...
2) The five way DIAS was rejected.

(AUSTRIA to OLD RUSSIA) - Sorry to see you leave. Hope all is well with the family!
(RUSSIA to WORLD): I will vote yes to any draw. Standing policy.
I'd love to conquer Venice in the Summer when it's hot.
I'd love to conquer Venice in the Winter when it's not.
But soon after this springtime, in fact, when now it's Fall,
I'm rolling into Venice with no contest at all!
Oh better far to live and die
Under this tri-color flag I fly!
Than play a sanctimonious part
With a scoundrel's soul and a Dipper's heart!
So I'll be true to the song I sing and live and die a Froggy King!
For I am the Froggy King!
And it is, it is, a glorious thing, to be the Froggy King!
In dreams I've seen the glory of the capture of Trieste
Troops trampling through the mountains as they march from the northwest
Shocked face of the Austrian as we call the place "New Brest"
The fleur-de-lis flies on!
(WINTHORP to VALENTINE) - Looking good Billy Ray.
(VALENTINE to WINTHORP) - Feeling good Louis.
(LE DUC to THE ARCHDUKE): Sorry, mon sieur, but I simply couldn't see passing up the riches of Trieste for a tantalizing but ephemeral feel good alliance between us after all this time. As you have stated, the Union Jack flies alongside the French tri-color, not the brave double eagle of the Hapsburg banner, which even now flutters across the battlefield on the foe's side of the line.

SPIRALS OF PARANOIA: 2005A, Regular Diplomacy

G.M.: Jim Burgess
Date Started: April 2005
Date Completed: July 2013
Notes: Two players in this game fell ill and had illness replacements. We dedicate the ending of this game to Terry Tallman and Buddy Tretick, and hope they both feel much better soon. I just sent Terry a get-well card, if anyone wants more details on his situation ask me or Eric Ozog.
The Players:
AUSTRIA: Paul Rauterberg (elim F08)
ENGLAND: Fred Wiedemeyer (elim F08)
FRANCE: Buddy Tretick (ill W08); Jim Tretick (draw W10)
GERMANY: Terry Tallman (ill F02); Eric Ozog (draw W10)
ITALY: Marvin Baker (res W01); Jeff O'Donnell (res F06) Doug Kent (elim F10)
RUSSIA: Matt Sundstrom (draw W10)
TURKEY: John Biehl (drop W08); Vince Lutterbie (elim F09)

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
AUSTRIA:  4  6  7  7  5  3  2  0 - -
ENGLAND:  4  5  4  1  1  1  1  0 - -
FRANCE:  5  5  4 *6  6  7  7  8  9  9
GERMANY:  6  6  8  9  9  9 10 12 *14 14
ITALY:  4  4  4  3  2  3  4  4  3  0
RUSSIA:  6  5  4  4  5  5 *6  7  8 11
TURKEY:  3  3  3  4  6  6  4  3  0 -
Neutral:  2
* = Plays one short

E-Mail Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Paul Rauterberg, paul.rauterberg of
ENGLAND: Fred Wiedemeyer, 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, terryt of
GERMANY: Temporary Standby is Eric Ozog, ElfEric of
ITALY: Doug Kent, dougray30 of
RUSSIA: Matt Sundstrom, mattandzoe of
TURKEY: Vince Lutterbie, melvin4852 of

LAST WORD: Come to TempleCon, February 7-9, 2014 here in Providence, RI!!!

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On 25 Nov 2013, 06:23.