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Spring 2021 Movement Issue

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The Editor: About The Diplomatic Pouch
Playing and writing don't necessarily go hand in hand. There's a time for one, and a time for the other. This time we did the other.
Chris Aanstoos: Mastery in Diplomacy
A psychologist's perspective on the Game. I know what you're thinking: "He's just reading your mind." Well, I just read yours, so what?
Mario Huys: Virtual World Diplomacy Classic 2020 Recap
Recapitulating the Top Board of the most populous virtual Face-to-Face tournament of 2020. Read, then watch it through the eyes of the players.
Jorge Zhang: The Yser Front Opening
Openings that require coordination between multiple players can be fun to theorize about, but when it comes down to actually using them, you see a lot of hesitation. Here's a spectacular example, named after one of the few Entente successes in the opening stages of the Great War.
Mario Huys: Last Man Standing — Operation Marseilles
Napoleon and Baldwin of Flanders have one thing in common: They're were both crowned emperors of states they were not born into. Also, they get their life stories retold on a Diplomacy board.
Oliver Lugg: The Game of Knife
Turning the Game of Life into the Game of Knife. This is a must-see intro video, even if you already know all the rules, because it touches upon so many other aspects of life without ever once taking itself serious.
The Editors of The Diplomatic Briefing: The Champion's Corner
In case you missed one, here's an overview of all the 2020 tournament winners interviewed by The Briefing.
Mario Huys: Bouncing Back in Style
The DBN or the Briefing aren't the only ones to crown last season's champions. The Pouch's own Editor for once puts himself in the spotlight. Because he can.
Chris Martin: The Video Academy: Negotiating from a Position of Weakness
You're not a loser. You're not getting eliminated. Not now. "Hey, dude, give me your dots." Not me, bro. I know words...
David E. Cohen: Join the Academy of Creative Destruction Today
Clubs are like vampires: They need new blood to survive and thrive.

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