Fall 2000 Movement Issue
About The Diplomatic Pouch
- Guest editor Ry4an Brase apologizes profusely for the tardiness of this issue.
Eye of the Storm: A Study of the Centrifuge in the Game 'chaos2'
- Clinton brings us his promised follow-up article that describes the successful use of the centrifuge, an opening he first pitched in the Spring 1999 Retreat issue.
- Brandon continues in his misguided attempt to make his competition into better players.
Machiavelli: The Power of the Purse
- In part five of his series on Machiavelli, Bruce addresses when and how to spend on a bribe.
Diplomacy Boardgame Trivia
- Simon's research on the topic of the Diplomacy boardgame has led to
a compilation of an extensive collection of information about the various
editions of the game. Come try your hand at a set of trivia questions
he has put together.
Martin on Diplomacy: Play to Win
- Chris uses a quiz and more than his fair share of exclamation marks to help you steer towards the win.
Winning With Italy
- Steve Ray pitches the notion that Italy isn't the short straw after all.
Three Variants Reviewed
- Simon reviews the latest in Diplomacy-related commercial offerings --
three new variants published by Stupendous Games: Ard-Ri, Classical Diplomacy
Tournament Tie Breakers
- Bob, fresh off his wedding to Manus's sister, presents a YARS friendly system for breaking ties in DIAS tournaments.
The Six Traits of the Advanced Diplomacy Player
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People it isn't (Thank God!), but Joshua has collected a list of attributes which are undeniably handy to possess when playing our favorite game.
What is a Newbie?
- When is a newbie not a newbie? How do you graduate to intermediate? These questions answered, plus more.
Editor and the Readership: Pouch Deposits
- Mail from our readers -- and sent using 100% recycled electrons too.
The Sweden Situation
- Andrew Goff tells Germany why Russia should get Sweden and Russia how to convince Germany to leave well enough alone.
The Lotus Blossom
- The variant's creator offers a look at opening strategies for the Chosokabe Clan in the Sengoku variant.
The Rocky Lepanto
- Brendan explains why he thinks the Italian should go through Munich to get to France, and early at that.
Reflections From Downunder
- Edi Birsan's review of his
trip to Sydney, Australia for the 2000 New South Wales Diplomacy Championship.
Announcing the 2000 WorldMaster's Tournament
- The Worldmasters email tournament is back, and this time it's using the DPJudge. Read all about it in Ray's press release.
WDC X: A Report From the Hammered Position
- Tim Miller got pummeled at World DipCon in August, and it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Here Tim explains how his email prowess left him not fully prepared for the beast that is Face to Face play.
User's Guide to the JDPR
- David helps to tame the monster that is the JDPR rating system. Now you can know not just that Jorge Llambias will trounce you, but to what extent.
David Norman and Brandon Clarke:
Why We See Things the Way We Do
- A brief history of how the Face to Face Diplomacy hobbies
on three continents came to be so different, and how to see your hobby the way
the others do.
David Norman and Brandon Clarke:
Location of WDC in 2003 and Beyond
- For the first time in many years, WDC XII in 2002 will not continue the
pattern of alternating between Europe and North America. This article
discusses where WDC should rejoin this alternating pattern when it returns
to the Northern hemisphere.
Blue Water Lepanto Revisited
- Derek looks at using the Blue Water Lepanto as Austria and with Italy's knowledge.
The Cult of Cubisology
- Brandon regales us with tales of drinking and Diplomacy at one of his recent tournament wins.
Tournament Practices: Contrasts in Extremes
- Edi delineates the differences between tournaments around the world and in the process provides a nice guide which shows what to expect at any tournament to which you might be headed.
So, You Think You're a Diplomat?
- Joe points out some extraordinary acts of Diplomacy from the past, and presents you with a challenge or two.
Winning with France in Colonial
- Benjamin tries to make the impossible into something merely improbable.
A History of World DipCon
Larry is back with his as-always unique Peerispective on the Diplomacy hobby.
- Edi looks into how team tournaments are currently run and what additional tricks we could play with them.
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