Spring 1996 Retreat Issue
About The Diplomatic Pouch
- What's happened in The Pouch's little world since you last checked?
Anything? You'll never know unless you read....
- David, a welcome new contributor, regales us with the virtues of e-mail
play as a well-organized group effort.
Szykman and Hand:
The World Wide Web of International Intrigue
- This article is a preprint of a paper that Simon and Manus wrote for the
1996 World DipCon Proceedings.
The Publisher and the Readership:
- Another dive into the mailbag to see what pleased, irked, and provoked
discussion in the readers of the last issue.
Vince Mous and Rick Desper:
Alexandria Rises Again
- Vince and Rick continue the discussions devoted to the various powers in
the Modern Diplomacy variant. This time,
Egypt, the jewel of the Nile.
Openings Custodian's Report for 1995
- Mark, in his capacity as the Openings Custodian, tells us how 1995 went.
Can you spot any trends in the way people are opening today?
Incoming! Further Reflections of a Newbie
- Now a year and a half since joining the hobby, Stephen tells us about his
latest exploits, this time into an 1898 game. (How long do you think we
should keep caling him a "newbie"?)
- The latest installment of Larry's Xenogogic is another feast for
the eyes from the self-styled master of "Peeriblah."
- Jamie gives an extension for his latest assignment.
Diplomacy and International Relations Theory
- Can the great game of Diplomacy serve as a proper model of real-world
International Relations? Read David's well-supported arguments that it
"Yours Truly," The Diplomatic Signature
- David's second article in this issue concerns the meaning of the signature
and its effect on the game of Diplomacy.
Szykman and Hand
Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Diplomat
- Ready for Holmes's solution to the mystery presented in the last issue?
Well, you may have to wait a bit longer. None of the Baker Street Regulars
(you) tried your hand at the mystery, so Watson is holding the great
detective's answers back. The doctor did agree to provide more help and
clues for you, though.
I'll Remember You
- As another new member of the Pouch family, Ray provides us with
more arguments that the "club" (or "classic") style of play is
making a comeback.
The Big Dipper
- Pitt resumes his in-depth look at the various locations on the standard
board. His choice this time, though, might surprise you!
Location, Location, Location...Sold!
- A few issues ago, Larry asked his readership to list the most valuable
pieces of real estate on the board. Here he presents the responses he
recieved, as well as his own opinions.
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