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Spring 2020 Movement Issue

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The Editor: About The Diplomatic Pouch
Still one year away, but the WDC in Bangkok is already fully in the spotlight. Some amazing things are happening in the region.
Larry Peery: Xenogogic 2: The Last Column
In this farewell message Larry lets us peek into his own mind as he was preparing to leave this life on his own terms. He loved to organize, he knew the cost of living, and he would not let his doctors (he had a heart condition) or the state (he had rent problems) determine his fate for him.
Umble The Heep: The Infinity Stones of Manipulation
Is Thanos a supervillain or a superhero? I haven't figured it out yet, but he sure has all the characteristics of an infinitely well prepared Diplomacy player.
Edi Birsan: Diplomacy and diplomacy
How Diplomacy formed a politician. An introduction for his constituents (that includes you).
Jorge Zhang: Bill Hackenbracht Wins GUD Con 2020
A tournament on a college campus in Washington DC?! Who knows, the next Henry Kissinger might have been in attendance.
Mario Huys: Last Man Standing — Operation Venice
We found some exquisite locations for the next Sherlock Holmes movie. Masks on. It's Venice, after all.
Chris Martin: The Video Academy: The Next Conversation
One of you betrayed the other, but it's not the time yet to burn all bridges. How do you handle that next conversation?
Jacob Lambach: The Attacking Retreat
Why guess? With a little help from your friends, you might just be able to avoid the coin toss.
Mario Huys: The Man in the Arena
Here's another way of outmaneuvering your opponent. Not by rule technicalities, but by your own positive mindset.
Manus Hand & Mario Huys: Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Diplomat — Solution to "The Chain-Links Case"
The case proves to be a harder nut to crack even for the likes of Holmes. Read on, as he spars with the chairman of one of Britain's most respected institutes, the Royal Society.
Edi Birsan and Chris Martin: Virtual DixieCon 2020
These two Hobby legends are engaging in the new normal: a virtual Face to Face tournament. The takeaway: Play by Phone is gaining traction again.
Mario Huys and Luiz Neto: Dem World
In the last televised debate of the Democratic primaries the candidates were down to seven. The perfect number for a game of Diplomacy.
Jorge Zhang: Diplomacy Resources
An extremely practical reference page for beginning players. Contains goal sheets for every power. Reproduced here (with permission) to retain for posteriority.
The Editor and the Readership: Pouch Deposits
Torsten replies to Lucas' defense of the status quo in regards to his own proposal for a different style of convoy paradox resolutions.

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