August 20, 2016

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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New Kendo Nagasaki game starts this issue, but YOU can still join, hop in!!!
This issue continues the szine/subszine inversion. As most of you know, this thing began as a "subszine" to Terry Tallman's North Sealth, West George in NSWG #16, then became its own szine with a host of subszines. Since Terry's passing, we lose our thirty year fervent hope that someday NSWG would have been resurrected and I could go back and swear my fealty to the Toadfather. The subszines remaining will appear as sub-subszines to our flipflopped home in Doug Kent's Eternal Sunshine. I'm set on continuing my GMing, and I'm starting to write a bit, hope there might be more, especially when I feel better. Feel free to communicate with me about how you want to help or what you want to play, or if anyone else wants TAP subszine status.
For production, in addition to the HTML's of each separate product on the web page, I 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'm having trouble with the upload interfaces, part of the site move consequences. I'll get it fixed as soon as I can. I need to stay within the security of the site (which is very important!!!!) while getting access to change the web site's index and files for the szine. It shouldn't be that hard, but my first, second, and third attempts didn't work.
The website address is still: I had a glitch in the webpage update process, but I hope it will be fixed soon.
There are currently 77 members of the official TAP subscriber list, which is starting to come back up. is the current list website. YOU need to make sure you're on this list. I'm trying to add some of the newer subscribers who aren't there. It's really easy, just click on that link or copy and paste it into your browser. If you have questions or problems, PLEASE ask. There you can check your subscribing options and whether you're registered. Register if you want to get TAP E-Mailed regularly. Some people have had trouble with the attachments, so I have switched to sending the link in the announcements, I see that does help. Please let me know about other issues, but it puts priority on getting link up again. Apologies for the recent confusions.

((For upcoming cons around the world:, success, we have badgered all the Con directors to post their Cons, so it is reasonably up to date now. And there remains lots of interest in the FTF community, and linking E-Mail/Web players to FTF. Also, the Facebook page for European Tournament Diplomacy,, Diplomacy in Europe, has been really active and the place to be in the hobby these days. If you're on Facebook, hook up there! The Nor'Easter sequence of four tournaments has TWO more coming in the sequence.
I am going to be at the BOSTON Massacre tournament (I hope) coming up in September, on the 24th and 25th. As of right now, I only plan to play the two games on Saturday, but that could change. Our Boston Backbiters website for this is: The Paypal pre-registration link there works perfectly, I did it myself, join me today. This will be at the Cambridge Marriott in Kendall Square near MIT. This brings the memory back to earlier Massacres (at least I think they were called Massacres) that were actually held at MIT. We did these commando style, just taking over open classrooms, ultimately we decided that was too risky, so this one is on the up-and-up. Randy Lawrence-Hurt has gone the extra mile to set up this tournament, so PLEASE come and support us and have fun!!!
Last but not least, after Carnage ( at the beginning of November, which you also shoudl attend, I'm leading TotalCon again, which has MOVED! TotalCon will be February 24-26, 2017 at Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA. For those following closely, this is basically where the Boston tournament was last year, before Randy and Alan Levin moved it to Cambridge.
TotalCon is New England's largest general gaming convention and is one of the places that we as a hobby reach out and make the Diplomacy tournament circuit known to other gamers. We picked up quite a host of brand new players last year, and expect to do more of that this year. Thanks to the entire TotalCon staff for their hospitality and helpfulness.))

((If anyone from TAP or ES has ideas for more things to talk about here let me know. I do have four or five ideas lined up here already that I just have to write. I have been nudged... comments from any of you also are welcome.))

More are welcome!!!

Standby lists: Brad Wilson, Jack McHugh, Drew James, Paul Rauterberg, Doug Kent, Paul Kenny, and Hugh Polley stand by for regular Diplomacy. Just let me know if you want on or off these lists.

I'd love to do another game of Spy Diplomacy, but it requires commitment that seems in short supply these days, but let me know if you want me to reprint the rules.
REGULAR DIPLOMACY: Two games continue. Is there something else we want to start? I have some ideas on how to do "By Popular Demand" differently...
BREAKING AWAY: Keeps going with some people dashing for the second sprint line.
KENDO NAGASAKI: New game starts, send in your guesses!!!

THE TERRY TALLMAN MEMORIAL: 2016A, Regular Diplomacy
Fall 1902
AUSTRIA (Black): a ser-BUD, f ALB-ion, f gre-AEG, a vie-BOH, a bul-CON.
ENGLAND (Cohen): f wal-IRI, f LON S f nth, f NTH C a nwy-den, a nwy-den (d r:fin,otb).
FRANCE (Begbie): f ENG-bel, f mar-SPA(SC), f PIC S f eng-bel, a gas-MAR, a spa-GAS.
GERMANY (Polley): f DEN-nth, a MUN S AUSTRIAN a vie-tyo (nso), f BEL s FRENCH f pic-eng (nso),
a hol-KIE, a RUH S f bel.
ITALY (Ellinger): f tyh-GOL, f wes-MID, a PIE S a tyo, a TYO S AUSTRIAN a vie-boh.
RUSSIA (Zarr): f bar-NWY, a STP S f bar-nwy, f SWE S f bar-nwy, a SEV-arm, a UKR S f rum, f RUM h.
TURKEY (Wiedemeyer): f EAS-ion, f con-BLA, a SMY-arm.

Supply Center Chart
AUSTRIA (Black): TRI,VIE,BUD,ser,gre,con (has 5, bld 1)
ENGLAND (Cohen): LVP,LON,EDI (has 3 or 4, even(r:otb) or rem 1)
FRANCE (Begbie): PAR,BRE,MAR,spa,por (has 5, even)
GERMANY (Polley): KIE,MUN,BER,hol,bel,den (has 5, bld 1)
ITALY (Ellinger): ROM,NAP,VEN,tun (has 4, even)
RUSSIA (Zarr): WAR,STP,MOS,SEV,swe,rum,nwy (has 6, bld 1)
TURKEY (Wiedemeyer): SMY,ANK,bul (has 3, even)
Neutral: none (Total=34)

E-Mail Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Thaddeus Black, of
ENGLAND: David Cohen, zendip18 of
FRANCE: Gavin Begbie, gavinbegbie of
GERMANY: Hugh Polley, hapolley of
ITALY: Marc Ellinger, mellinger of
RUSSIA: Harold Zarr, skip1955 of
TURKEY: Fred Wiedemeyer, wiedem of

Game Notes:
1) Please note Gavin Begbie has changed his E-Mail address, please use his gmail one above.

(CON to MOS): with friends like you, I don't need enemies.

THE DON WILLIAMS 57 MEMORIAL: 2014A, Regular Diplomacy
Fall 1906
AUSTRIA (Ozog): f ADR S a tyo-ven, a tyo-VEN, f NAF-wes, a gas-mar (d r:bur,otb), a ser-TRI,
a smy-CON, a MUN s FRENCH a mar-bur (nso), f TUN-tyh.
FRANCE (Ellinger): f SPA(SC) S f nao-mid, f WES-naf, f ENG C a lon-bre, a PAR A a mar-gas, f nao-MID,
a mar-GAS, a lon-BRE.
GERMANY (Abbott): f PIC S a bel, a LVP h, a BEL S f pic.
ITALY (Wilson): f tyh-GOL, f NAP-tyh, f aeg-ION, a GRE h, a ven-PIE.
RUSSIA (Rauterberg): f nwy-NWG, f EDI S f nwg-cly, f nth-YOR, f den-NTH, a HOL S a kie-ruh,
f nwg-CLY, f HEL S f den-nth, f con-BUL(SC), a kie-RUH, a RUM S f con-bul(sc).

Supply Center Chart
AUSTRIA (Ozog): TRI,VIE,BUD,ser,smy,tun, (has 7 or 8, bld 2(r:otb) or 1)
FRANCE (Ellinger): PAR,BRE,MAR,spa,por,lon (has 7, rem 1)
GERMANY (Abbott): bel,lvp (has 3, rem 1)
ITALY (Wilson): ROM,NAP,gre (has 5, rem 2)
RUSSIA (Rauterberg): WAR,STP,MOS,swe,nwy,ank, (has 10, bld 4)
Neutral: none (Total=34)

E-Mail Addresses of the Participants
AUSTRIA: Eric Ozog, elferic of
ENGLAND: Fred Wiedemeyer, wiedem of
FRANCE: Marc Ellinger, mellinger of
GERMANY: Will Abbott, wjja9 of
ITALY: Brad Wilson, fullfathomfive675 of
RUSSIA: Paul Rauterberg, paul.rauterberg of
TURKEY: David Burgess, burgesscd of

Game Notes:
1) A Russian concession is proposed, please vote with your Winter orders, failure to vote vetoes the proposal.

None spotted...

THE DIPLOMACY GAME: Breaking Away, Designer's Rules
Turn 7
81 (replenish with a 6) Smirky (10 points, BREAKING AWAY!)
-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) Leonardo
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) Charlie, Raphael, Nicholas II, Alexandra
67 (replenish with a 7) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donatello, Daniel Swarovski
66 (replenish with a 10) Christian Doppler
65 (replenish with a 11) Alpha
64 (replenish with a 12) Michelangelo
63 (replenish with a 13) Baker, Anastasia, Constipated
62 (replenish with a 16) Jerusalem, Angst
61 (replenish with a 18) White Cliffs, Lafayette, Terrorised
60 (replenish with a 21) Heart of Oak
59 (replenish with a 22) Jefferson, Alexis de Tocqueville
58 (replenish with a 24) Hope and Glory, Rousseau
57 (no replenishment) Empty
56 (no replenishment) Empty
55 (no replenishment) Empty
54 (no replenishment) Empty
53 (no replenishment) Empty
52 (no replenishment) Empty
51 (no replenishment) Empty
50 (no replenishment) Empty
49 (no replenishment) Empty
48 (no replenishment) Empty
47 (no replenishment) Empty
46 (no replenishment) Empty
45 (replenish with a 3) Billy Wilder
44 (no replenishment) Empty
43 (no replenishment) Empty
42 (no replenishment) Empty
41 (no replenishment) Empty
-S-P-R-I-N-T- -F-I-N-I-S-H- -L-I-N-E-
40 (replenish with a 3) Delta
39 (no replenishment) Empty
38 (replenish with a 3) Alexei

Addresses of the Participants - Their Teams and Their Cards
AUSTRIAN TEAM (Andy Bate): andydbate of (0 points)
A: Arnold Schwarzenegger 4, 6, 7, 7 (18)
B: Billy Wilder 3, 3, 3 (3)
C: Christian Doppler 8, 22, 10 (15)
D: Daniel Swarovski 6, 3, 7 (17)
Total Replenishments: 21 + 28 + 55 + 23 + 36 + 53 + 27 = 243
ENGLISH TEAM (Jim Reader): jim_reader of (11 points)
A: Jerusalem 10, 3, 3, 16 (5)
B: Hope and Glory 3, 7, 24 (3)
C: White Cliffs 7, 3, 18 (4)
D: Heart of Oak 3, 20, 21 (3)
Total Replenishments: 16 + 91 + 29 + 30 + 27 + 16 + 79 = 288
FRENCH TEAM (Hank Alme): almehj of (0 points)
A: Marquis de Lafayette (Captain): 4, 10, 13, 18 (9)
B: Alexis de Tocqueville: 5, 12, 22 (6)
C: Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 3, 9, 24 (4)
D: Thomas Jefferson: 9, 15, 22 (8)
Total Replenishments: 22 + 62 = 29 + 38 + 26 + 49 + 86 = 312
GERMAN TEAM (Marc Ellinger): mellinger of (3 points)
A: Player Alpha 6, 6, 9, 11 (13)
B: Player Baker 5, 3, 13 (9)
C: Player Charlie 5, 16, 3 (20)
D: Player Delta 3, 3, 3 (3)
Total Replenishments: 17 + 50 + 26 + 32 + 31 + 45 + 30 = 231
ITALIAN TEAM (Rick Desper): rick_desper of (25 points)
Team Name: Artists in a Half-Shell?
Coach: Master Splinter
Team Leader A: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci 8, 5, 3, 3 (15)
Team Mechanic B: Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi 8, 15, 7 (18)
Team Navigator C: Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino 8, 20, 3 (20)
Team Sprint Specialist D: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni 5, 20, 12 (16)
Referred to by common appellations in the report: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
Total Replenishments: 17 + 96 + 12 + 22 + 67 + 61 + 25 = 300
RUSSIAN TEAM (Andy York): wandrew88 of (0 points)
Team Royal
A: Anastasia 4, 20, 13 (15)
B: Nicholas II 20, 3, 3 (8)
C: Alexandra 15, 3, 3 (8)
D: Alexei 3, 3, 3 (3)
Total Replenishments: 14 + 30 + 32 + 40 + 43 + 29 + 22 = 210
TURKISH TEAM (Brendan Whyte): BWHYTE of (10 points)
The Turkeys
A: Angst of Ankara 10,13,16 (6)
B: Constipated of Constantinople 12,14,13 (9)
C: Smirky of Smyrna 19,6,6 (22)
D: Terrorised of Syria 4,7,18 (6)
Total Replenishments: 16 + 49 + 38 + 57 + 53 + 53 = 266

(BRENDAN): Lime disease? That's when you go green and your mouth puckers up, innit?
(BOOB): You riders should beware, Lyme Disease is an occupational hazard riding through my forested course...

Game Notes:
1) The rules are on the TAP website in the Tinamou section. Ask if you have any questions. Rules at:
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 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.
2) Three riders have been dropped from the pack, but I keep them moving along with their "3" for the rest of the game. The second Sprint Line comes up after 80, and the first rider is over the line. We have a HUGE pack and partway back they get replenishment cards that can take them over the line next time as well.

Kendo Nagasaki for me comes from the series in Eternal Sunshine... The full rules for Where in the World is Kendo Nagasaki are in: Send a guess!!!

Brendan Whyte: Tom Howell:
Bernie Sanders, isolated on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean No Guess Received

Hank Alme: Marc Ellinger:
Hank Alme in Ellicott City, MD Christian De Castries in Caracas, Venezuela

Rick Desper: Doug Kent:
Wavy Gravy in West Hartford, CT Robert E. Lee in Lhasa, Tibet

Andy York: Peter Sullivan:
Jim Burgess in Portland, ME Joan Collins in Dallas, TX

HINT to the Person with the Closest Geographic Guess: You have my gender correct, but I did most of the things I'm famed for a decade or two before your active period.

Brendan Whyte: Tom Howell:
Eleanor Roosevelt in Baton Rouge, LA No Guess Received

Hank Alme: Marc Ellinger:
Boris Johnson in Moscow, Russia F.D.R. in Lagos, Nigeria

Rick Desper: Doug Kent:
Eleanor Roosevelt in Belize City, Belize Eisenhower in Gettysburg, PA

Andy York: Peter Sullivan:
Al Capone in Rio, Brazil Dwight D. Eisenhower in Culzean Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland

Jim Reader:
Nelson Mandela in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

HINT to the Person with the Closest Geographic Guess: I had a somewhat more formal leadership position than you.

LAST WORD: So, I want to get this out the door with a VERY quick update. With a good prognosis, my cancer has spread to my spine and I'm going into spinal surgery tomorrow to scoop it out. This explains the symptoms I'm having and they say I should be walking again on Saturday, I hope they're right, wish me luck. I don't have time to get a map in here, so we'll deal. I hope I get back on line in time to get Doug Kent's orders in.

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On 25 Aug 2016, 19:53.