After I left high school, I didn't play again until I found out about the electronic Judges in the early 1990's while doing my MSc in Atmospheric Physics at the University of Toronto. I played in several games, and even joined in the U of T's Diplomacy Club.
At some point in the mid-1990's, I got to know Mark Nelson and found myself involved in the project to get the Diplomacy A-Z updated and on-line for the burgeoning electronic Diplomacy community. I still maintain the HTML version of the Diplomacy A-Z, Version 6.0, which went online November 3, 2002 (and hasn't changed much since, due to a lack of interest from the community).
I don't play Diplomacy much now. I participated in a very long-running game in Northern Flame as Germany, where I teamed with Austria to form the Teutonic Plague and we did very well. I subbed for India in a Youngstown demo game called Reasonland (2013Cxm03) in Diplomacy World. I managed to acquit myself well in what was ultimately a losing cause.
On February 24, 2008 I added Downfall XIII rules and maps to my site. I took it upon myself to make a better map than was available, and I also prettied-up the rules page.
|Limericks and Haiku||28 Limericks and 10 haiku.|
|Parodies||Parodies of The Raven and Twas the Night Before Christmas.|
|My Own Styles||A sonnet, an "A is for Apple" type, and one of my own.|
|Diplomacy by the Letters||One poem for each Power.|
|Comparing Diplomacy to Soccer||Not poetry, but certainly belongs with the other creative content.|
Information on variants is in the Diplomatic Pouch.
Feel a need to play online? Try DipBounced. Please don't join any games without making the commitment to play through!
The Diplomacy Archive has a wealth of articles and other stuff about "The Hobby". Some of the people involved have been playing for a long time...
The Abyssinian Prince is one of the longest-running "szines", and issues starting from #190 are on the web at the above link. Game deadlines are every three weeks, and the szine comes out about every 3-4 weeks. Well worth the read!
Eternal Sunshine, Doug Kent's zine, which has actually absorbed TAP as a subzine due to Jim Burgess' busy schedule and on-again, off-again cancer treatments. We wish Jim well!
Diplomacy World, as venerable an institution as any in the Hobby.
|Ten amusing anagrams courtesy of the Anagram Genius server|
|"The Abyssinian Prince"||"The Game of Diplomacy"|
Brainy, nice thespians;
Piranha by insistence;
An inane, bitchy pisser;
The spicy, insane brain;
Cheap tennis is brainy;
Ribs cheapen insanity;
Binary sin cheapens it;
Brainy pest in his acne;
Cheesy brains in paint;
Sanity cheeps in brain.
|Employ magic of death;
Emphatic, modal fogey;
Fetch maimed apology;
I'm a gloomy, adept chef;
Defame a gloomy pitch;
Helped to foamy magic;
I'm the mad poof legacy;
O My God! I'm a felt peach;
Flame cheap moody git;
Fool mighty mad peace.
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