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Spring 1996 Movement Issue

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Your Publisher: About The Diplomatic Pouch
The usual information about goings-on in the Pouch world. Go ahead; read it.
Jamie Dreier: Master Class
Jamie gives his Master Class (which includes you) its first homework assignment -- play a position against the average Diplomacy player!
Vincent Mous: Modern English
Vince adds to the introduction to the Modern Diplomacy variant by discussing some openings and strategies for Britain. Keep up with the times and read what he has to say.
Stephen Beaulieu: The Pouch and WDC VI
Get info on how you can participate in July's World DipCon VI even from your own home, and how you can help make it happen.
Stephen Lepley: Incoming! Further Reflections of a Newbie
Follow Stephen's career as a diplomat as he enters his second year both as a player and as a chronicler for The Pouch.
Dan Percival, et al.: ...It Came From Outer Space!
Dan presents the rules to an excellent variant which introduces spacefaring alien powers in its successful attempt to create an even more balanced game from the beloved standard.
Danny Loeb: The Diplomacy Programming Project
Danny took a break from the computer to attend World DipCon V in Paris. Read his fascinating account of the new variant he discovered there.
Manus Hand Why Diplomacy is So Great
A treatise, surely destined for classic status, which contains some broad reflections on The Game.
Blast From the Past: The Endgame
Mark Nelson reviews a recent discussion on the endgame. If you're the solo winner, it's sure to be your favorite part of most any game.
Dan Shoham The Diplomacy Academy
This time, Dan comes from outer space with an instructive look back at another of his game experiences.
Szykman and Hand Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Diplomat
The great detective's return to The Pouch is prompted by the ever-crafty Sultan of Suwat. Block out a chunk of time and match wits with Holmes. And this time, he's not revealing his solution so quickly.
Stephen Beaulieu Under Control
Stephen's second installment in his series on how to be a good GameMaster concerns itself with the dangers of overcommittment.
The Publisher and the Readership: Pouch Deposits
Extracts from the insertions which were made into The Pouch since last issue by readers like you.
Pitt Crandlemire: The Big Dipper
Pitt tackles the Payola variant. And I swear I didn't pay him. Or even suggest it!
Manus Hand North Sea to Picardy
An in-depth exploration of this rarely attempted Diplomacy move.

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