Spring 1995 Movement Issue
About The Diplomatic Pouch
- Publication, subscription, and contribution information, and details on
this and the next issue.
Running Newbie E-Mail Games
- The Master of Mastering Mastered games for those yet to master the
masterpiece which is Diplomacy discusses his craft.
The Diplomacy Academy
- The consummate diplomat's regular feature on strategy and tactics takes off
with his insightful look at two supposedly diametrically opposed methods
of play, and how each can produce a similar result.
Incoming! Observations From a Newbie
- Stephen entered the Diplomacy hobby about the same time this 'zine
was birthed. He's decided to let us follow his progress in his regular
The Big Dipper
- Pitt's regular appearances will concern themselves with in-depth
discussions on the various locales on the board. His topic this first
issue is that favorite of all resort sites, The Black Sea.
An Interview With Ken Lowe
- Nick Fitzpatrick, whose own contributions to the hobby stagger the mind,
interviews the Calhamer of the PBEM game, judge creator Ken Lowe.
- My chance to ramble on, and your chance to yell back at me for doing so.
Yes, my friends, this is the letters column.
- Jamie Dreier starts his "Master Class" series by explaining one of the
facts about the game which prove most puzzling to newcomers -- the lack of
any opening theory.
Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Diplomat
- John opens this regular puzzle column with a true gem brought to and
tackled by the master detective.
Missing Man Diplomacy
- Why play a lesser game just because you're short-handed? With the Missing
Man rules, you don't need seven players to make for an interesting game.
Diplomacy Openings by Computer
- Danny Loeb discusses techniques used for the selection of opening
moves by a computer playing engine.
The Diplomacy Survival Guide
- Vince checks in with his top ten tips for the newly infected. Maybe you
won't win as often as you'd like, but using Vince's techniques, you might
at least survive a bit longer. Mind you, Vince makes no guarantees,
Agar and Nelson:
Problems in Fantasy Variant Creation
- Mark Nelson, your variant columnist, kicks off his regular appearances with
this compendium of useful information for the aspiring creator of
Diplomacy variants based on fantasy novels.
Challenges in Multiplayer Gaming by Computers
- Danny Loeb updates us on the effort to program a computer to outplay us.
His article discusses the theoretical basis of multiplayer gaming by
computer, and then delves into some of the details of the Bordeaux
diplomat, your future mortal enemy.
Nelson and Agar:
Elric of Melnibone: Young Kingdoms Variants
- Mark continues his stream of contributions on the world of variants
with descriptions and discussions of the variants inspired by the Elric
Through The Looking Glass
- Mark Nelson's regular summary of the recent discussion on the Diplomacy
Dedicated to the Game
- Simon Szykman delves into the dedication point system used in judge play,
offering information, analysis, and suggestions for the future.
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