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Fall 1999 Movement Issue

Your Publisher: About The Diplomatic Pouch
Everything from Pouch T-shirts to plans for the next issue are covered in this issue's "About" column. Well, okay, not everything, but a few things, at least. Check it out.

Bruce Duewer: Machiavelli -- The State of the Art of the State
Bruce begins a series of articles on the Machiavelli variant by discussing the fine points of the rules, especially as implemented on the Ken Lowe Internet judges.

Graeme Ackland: Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Diplomat
The long-awaited solution for the Case of the Absent Professor chronicles how Holmes knew all he needed to know about the Watson-Codlington-Moriarty draw.

David Cohen: The Way of the Warrior
David examines the lessons taught in The Book of the Five Rings, a work by a fifteenth century samurai who would have made a good Diplomacy player.

Joe Carl: Crystal Ball Diplomacy
Joe describes the Crystal Ball variant, in which players have to predict where their units will end up before they can issue orders to them. And just because I invented CBD, you shouldn't leap to the conclusion that I asked Joe to write this article about it.

Eric Pederson: Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Diplomat
The great detective returns, this time with a very serious case. Murder, foul murder, at the Diplomacy table!

David Hertzman: The Unrelenting Eye
David continues his series discussing game theory and its application to Diplomacy. In this second installment, he focuses on power, and how coalitions affect an individual player.

Simon Szykman: Updated Results of the "Risk-Taking" Experiment
Simon presents the updated analysis of the results of experiment he discussed in the previous issue of the Zine.

Paul Windsor: Caissa Finishes Annotating a No-Press Game
Paul concludes the analysis he began last issue of a no-press game. See how the Caissic principles played out.

The Editor and the Readership: Pouch Deposits
You know, it's getting more and more difficult for me to come up with original tag-lines to type here describing the Pouch Deposits column.

John Quarto-vonTivadar: Diplomo, Ergo Sum
(Descartes had it wrong.) John takes us to two recent conventions, Dragonflight and the no-longer-AvalonCon. He compares and contrasts the two, offering some opinions worthy of your attention.

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