About The Diplomatic Pouch
Manus Hand, Publisher
Welcome to The Pouch!
What you now behold is, as I'm sure you know, the premiere issue of
The Diplomatic Pouch. Other than the information tucked safely
away in the ever-up-to-date About The Pouch
article (check it out!),
there's not much to say here about this first
issue, except to offer my heartfelt appreciation to all those who
helped me get this effort off the ground. Their names dot these pages,
and I hope they will continue to do so in all future issues.
Let's see, though; what else can I tell you about this issue in particular.
The Unfulfilled Charter
The Diplomatic Pouch was established under a charter to become
the magazine for the Diplomacy hobby. The premiere issue, however,
is light on some of the more important aspects of the hobby; to wit,
postal play and face-to-face (tournament) play. Contributors
for this first issue were culled mainly from the play-by-email hobby. This
is an appeal for contributors from the other worlds of the Game. The
Diplomatic Pouch needs you.
The Publisher is sad to report that the monetary cost of producing this
magazine, manifested in the diskspace charge of his Internet provider, is
something he didn't expect. The magazine is freely distributed and always
will be, but all readers wishing to contribute to the maintenance and growth
of the disk quota, thus hopefully keeping all issues perpetually
available, are strongly encouraged to make their largesse, however small,
known to a grateful Publisher via e-mail, who will provide a postal address
to receive such contributions. The Publisher will be eternally grateful. In
fact, all monetary contributors to the maintenance of the magazine will be
listed as benefactors in this column of every future issue. Buy immortality;
send me money.
Enjoy The Pouch!