Winter 1996 Adjustment Issue
About The Diplomatic Pouch
- This issue of The Pouch starts out, as is tradition, with a rambling
discourse by your blithering idiot of a publisher.
The Big Dipper:
The Asia Variant
The reigning world champion analyzes the judges' "Asia" variant,
giving you his opinions on the map, the playability of the powers,
and even some suggestions for a new Asia.
A User's Guide to Payola Diplomacy (first in a series)
Like so many people, "Tarzan" has fallen in love with Payola Diplomacy, and
he has, in fact, forecast some of the planned enhancements to the game.
In reading his planned article series, which introduces the game from the
ground up and which will takes it into its future, the Payola player is
sure to pick up some useful tips.
In Search of the American Continent
Roland, one of the best face-to-face players in the world, regales us
with his account of the recent World Diplomacy Convention, which had
the happy effect of proving to him, once and for all, that we Americans
An Annotated No-Press Game
Nearly the first question out of the mouth of most people entering the
hobby is whether there is such a thing as what Doug Massey provides here.
The answer has been no until now, but here is Doug's first-hand account
of a game he played, with in-depth discussions of events and his feelings
at each and every phase!
The Publisher and the Readership:
Letters! Get your letters here! Correspondence with The Pouch proved
fairly wide-ranging this time, with topics covering everything from how
great your publisher's Pouch is to how well he played at World DipCon.
(Any guess as to who puts this article together?)
The Diplomacy Emotion Survey
How do you feel when you play a game of Diplomacy? Ever wondered if this
makes you a certain type of player? If other players are
suppressing certain emotions to aid in their play? Larry sets out to
answer these and other questions. Help him out by filling out the
Bridging the Gaps Between Diplomacy Communities
Still on his mission to foster communication between the different Diplomacy
player communities, Simon gives us a piece of his mind, leaving him with
precious little left for himself.
The Diplomacy Academy
Dan's continuing article series now takes us to the Chaos (34 player!)
game "fools." Anyone who has ever wondered about the dynamics of a Chaos
game but who has never seen fit to find out first hand is sure to find
what they need here!
The Fourth Reich? Germany in the Modern
Vince's continuing series on the powers in his Modern Diplomacy variant
moves on to Berlin for an in-depth discussion of German openings and
Clinton Wolf, who has now been appointed (without his knowledge) to the
new post of Dip Pouch Poet Laureate, joins the ranks with this
light-hearted admonition against that danger of dangers, the juggernaut.
The Black Side of the Snow
Larry, ever the driving force behind the face-to-face hobby, provides all
the unusable excuses you could ask for concerning why you cannot attend
the next World Diplomacy Convention.
Regittko, Dreier, and Schwarz:
Tips From the Masters
This team effort first appeared as a broadcast in a game run by Bruce
Regittko, and includes valuable assistance for the Internet judge
player from a trio of experienced players.
Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
Culled from recent rec.games.diplomacy postings, here can be
found a collection of true game stories from a host of your past and future
allies and enemies.
The Pouch in 1997
Simon, who consistently keeps the Pouch running smoothly, outlines the
second annual facelift given to your favorite site. Read this to find
out how your own input (through our readership survey) shaped the recent
remodeling of The Pouch, and get a preview of some of the other things
that are in store for the near future.
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