September 25, 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.

Web Page Address:

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 was going to be at the BOSTON Massacre tournament just held in September, on the 24th and 25th. Our Boston Backbiters website for results is: It was held 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 hope everyone who went had fun!!! I heard a rumor that the farthest traveler might have taken the title.
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.
Also, in breaking news, Carnage is going to be North American DipCon in 2017.))

((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. Especially with Doug Kent bowing out, is there some other Variant in which there is interest? Please ask!!!
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... Let's see if there is interest in a new regular game. Signups please?
BREAKING AWAY: Keeps going with some people now over the second sprint line.
KENDO NAGASAKI: New game starts, send in your guesses!!!

THE TERRY TALLMAN MEMORIAL: 2016A, Regular Diplomacy
Autumn and Winter 1902
AUSTRIA (Black): bld a vie; has a VIE, a BUD, f ALB, f AEG, a BOH, a CON.
ENGLAND (Cohen): R a nwy-FIN; rem a fin; has f IRI, f LON, f NTH.
FRANCE (Begbie): has f ENG, f SPA(SC), f PIC, a MAR, a GAS.
GERMANY (Polley): bld a ber; has a BER, f DEN, a MUN, f BEL, a KIE, a RUH.
ITALY (Ellinger): has f GOL, f MID, a PIE, a TYO.
RUSSIA (Zarr): bld a war; has a WAR, f NWY, a STP, f SWE, a SEV, a UKR, f RUM.
TURKEY (Wiedemeyer): has f EAS, f BLA, a SMY.

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
Aurumn and Winter 1906
AUSTRIA (Ozog): R a gas-BUR; bld a bud; has a BUD, f ADR, a VEN, f NAF, a BUR, a TRI,
a CON, a MUN, f TUN.
FRANCE (Ellinger): rem f wes; has f SPA(SC), f ENG, a PAR, f MID, a GAS, a BRE.
GERMANY (Abbott): rem f pic; has a LVP, a BEL.
ITALY (Wilson): rem a gre, f ion; has f GOL, f NAP, a PIE.
RUSSIA (Rauterberg): bld a stp, f sev, a war, a mos; has a STP, f SEV, a WAR, a MOS, f NWG, f EDI,
f YOR, f NTH, a HOL, f CLY, f HEL, f BUL(SC), a RUH, a RUM.

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) The Russian concession is vetoed and reproposed, along with a DIAS draw, please vote with your Spring orders, failure to vote vetoes the proposals.

None spotted...

THE DIPLOMACY GAME: Breaking Away, Designer's Rules
Turn 8
88 (replenish with a 3) Raphael (6 points)
87 (replenish with a 4) Smirky
86 (no replenishment) Empty
85 (no replenishment) Empty
84 (replenish with a 3) Charlie (5 points)
83 (replenish with a 4) Leonardo (8 points)
82 (replenish with a 5) Hope and Glory (1 point), Donatello (4 points), Rousseau
81 (replenish with a 8) Alexis de Tocqueville (3 points), Jefferson (2 points)
-S-P-R-I-N-T- -F-I-N-I-S-H- -L-I-N-E-
80 (replenish with a 10) Heart of Oak
79 (replenish with a 11) White Cliffs, Lafayette, Terrorised
78 (replenish with a 14) Jerusalem, Angst
77 (replenish with a 16) Constipated
76 (replenish with a 17) Baker, Anastasia, Alpha
75 (no replenishment) Empty
74 (replenish with a 3) Christian Doppler
73 (replenish with a 4) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daniel Swarovski
72 (no replenishment) Empty
71 (replenish with a 3) Nicholas II, Alexandra
70 (no replenishment) Empty
69 (replenish with a 3) Michelangelo
68 (no replenishment) Empty
67 (no replenishment) Empty
66 (no replenishment) Empty
65 (no replenishment) Empty
64 (no replenishment) Empty
63 (no replenishment) Empty
62 (no replenishment) Empty
61 (no replenishment) Empty
60 (no replenishment) Empty
59 (no replenishment) Empty
58 (no replenishment) Empty
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 (replenish with a 3) Billy Wilder
47 (no replenishment) Empty
46 (no replenishment) Empty
45 (no replenishment) Empty
44 (no replenishment) Empty
43 (replenish with a 3) Delta
42 (no replenishment) Empty
41 (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, 7, 7, 4 (6)
B: Billy Wilder 3, 3, 3 (3)
C: Christian Doppler 22, 10, 3 (8)
D: Daniel Swarovski 3, 7, 4 (6)
Total Replenishments: 21 + 28 + 55 + 23 + 36 + 53 + 27 + 14 = 257
ENGLISH TEAM (Jim Reader): jim_reader of (12 points)
A: Jerusalem 10, 3, 3, 14 (16)
B: Hope and Glory 3, 7, 5 (24)
C: White Cliffs 7, 3, 11 (18)
D: Heart of Oak 3, 21, 10 (20)
Total Replenishments: 16 + 91 + 29 + 30 + 27 + 16 + 79 + 35 = 323
FRENCH TEAM (Hank Alme): almehj of (5 points)
A: Marquis de Lafayette (Captain): 4, 10, 13, 11 (18)
B: Alexis de Tocqueville: 5, 12, 8 (22)
C: Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 3, 9, 5 (24)
D: Thomas Jefferson: 9, 15, 8 (22)
Total Replenishments: 22 + 62 = 29 + 38 + 26 + 49 + 86 + 32 = 344
GERMAN TEAM (Marc Ellinger): mellinger of (8 points)
A: Player Alpha 6, 6, 9, 17 (11)
B: Player Baker 5, 3, 17 (13)
C: Player Charlie 5, 3, 3 (16)
D: Player Delta 3, 3, 3 (3)
Total Replenishments: 17 + 50 + 26 + 32 + 31 + 45 + 30 + 40 = 271
ITALIAN TEAM (Rick Desper): rick_desper of (43 points)
Team Name: Artists in a Half-Shell?
Coach: Master Splinter
Team Leader A: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci 5, 3, 3, 4 (8)
Team Mechanic B: Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi 8, 7, 5 (15)
Team Navigator C: Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino 8, 3, 3 (20)
Team Sprint Specialist D: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni 20, 12, 3 (5)
Referred to by common appellations in the report: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
Total Replenishments: 17 + 96 + 12 + 22 + 67 + 61 + 25 + 15 = 315
RUSSIAN TEAM (Andy York): wandrew88 of (0 points)
Team Royal
A: Anastasia 4, 20, 17 (13)
B: Nicholas II 20, 3, 3 (3)
C: Alexandra 15, 3, 3 (3)
D: Alexei 3, 3, 3 (3)
Total Replenishments: 14 + 30 + 32 + 40 + 43 + 29 + 22 + 26 = 236
TURKISH TEAM (Brendan Whyte): BWHYTE of (10 points)
The Turkeys
A: Angst of Ankara 10,13,14 (16)
B: Constipated of Constantinople 12,13,16 (14)
C: Smirky of Smyrna 19,6,4 (6)
D: Terrorised of Syria 4,7,11 (18)
Total Replenishments: 16 + 49 + 38 + 57 + 53 + 53 = 45 = 311

None this time...

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. All the rest of the second sprint lines have been claimed this turn. For the ties, I would remind you that the first call is on A/B/C/D riders, and then the size of the card you play this turn for rider class ties.

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, 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.

Brendan Whyte: Tom Howell:
Huey Long in Baton Rouge, LA No Guess This Time

Hank Alme: Marc Ellinger:
Eleanor Roosevelt in Los Angeles, CA Herbert Hoover in Santiago, Chile

Rick Desper: Doug Kent:
Simon Bolivar in La Paz, Bolivia Rommel in La Paz, Bolivia

Andy York: Peter Sullivan:
Kenesaw Mountain Landis in Sao Paulo, Brazil Dwight D. Eisenhower in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jim Reader: Mark Firth:
Donald Trump in the White House Lyndon B. Johnson in Salonika, Greece

HINT to the Person with the Closest Geographic Guess: We knew each other and interacted with each other in our professional lives, but there was a famous meeting I once helped to orchestrate that you were not invited to.

LAST WORD: So, getting out of the rehab hospital is taking a bit longer than anticipated. I've decided to put this issue out tonight, even though it doesn't have maps. I'll send a map later for the Diplomacy players, sometime before the October deadline. I am feeling better and getting better, which is what all this rehab is supposed to do. I appreciate all the good thoughts and feelings I've been getting from everyone. Things are really looking up and I hope that continues.

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On 25 Sep 2016, 23:02.