Winter 1998 Adjustment Issue
About The Diplomatic Pouch
Behind schedule after a missed issue -- this one's a short one
so that we can get the issue out.
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A Turkish Delight: Turkey in the Modern Variant
Vince brings us the next installment in his series of Modern articles, this time
enlightening us on the subject of openings and strategy for Turkey.
Still More Thoughts on No-Press Opening Strategy
Brandon brings us another chapter in his series on opening strategy for
no-press diplomacy games.
Observations of a Renewbie
Reminiscent of the zine's Incoming! series of articles from a newbie, this is
a slightly different perspective from somebody who is not new to the hobby, but
returning to it after a hiatus. (Yes, it puzzles us too, but we're a welcoming
bunch so we're happy to have him back).
The Editor and the Readership:
Once again, we spill open our mailbag for all to see.
The New Zealand Diplomacy Champs
A short summary of the only (as far as Brandon knows) FTF Diplomacy Tournament
held in New Zealand since 1990 or 1991, along with a pointer to detailed results
and stories from the tournament.
Paul D. Windsor:
Read This Or Else!
Pretty intimidating, huh? This article discusses how to effectively change the
tone of voice (so to speak, in the case of PBEM games) in order to make sure you
Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Diplomat
Holmes has, once more, a conundrum to mystify those with senses less acute than
his own. Also, the solutions to two puzzles from previous issues!
Mark B. ("Murky"):
Like a Rubber Ball - Bouncing in Diplomacy
Mark provides us with a nice summary of the strategic value of bouncing in
Diplomacy. For all the value that is placed on not wasting tempo (and properly
so), sometimes its still a heck of a lot better not to go anywhere.
The Exchange Variant
Bruce Duewer provides us with a player's guide and rules for his new Economic
Exchange Variant, a variant that combines ideas from the Payola and Bourse variants.
White, Broadcast Press
Tim Miller continues his series on various press settings, this time tackling
white broadcast press.
Bet you didn't know that Christmas almost didn't happen last year. Luckily,
we at The Pouch were here to help save the day. Can you duplicate the feat?
Solution to the Cryptic Postcard Puzzle
The solution to another puzzle from an earlier issue. You can finally find out
who was spying on whom.
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