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The DP Council

The Diplomatic Pouch has undergone some major changes over its history. Originally developed as a Web magazine published five times a year and maintained by one person alone, by its fifth issue it had grown into something quite different: The Pouch is now the web site for and about Diplomacy. As The Pouch has grown, so has the number of people needed to maintain the site.

We are the DP Council, the caretakers of The Diplomatic Pouch:

Manus Hand (
Our fearless leader, founder of all things Pouch-related, and all-powerful overseer thereof. Thanks to the efforts of everyone listed below, he now concentrates on drinking beer.
Mario Huys (
Editor of The Zine, sporadic cleaner of the other sections. He also runs the DPjudge section of The Pouch.
David Kovar (
Investor. Pays for the domain name and the new host site.
David Norman (
AI prodigy. Developed the DAIDE project with the goal of creating a strong bot to play Diplomacy.
Brian Lovelace (
Assistant editor of The Zine.
Peter Spikings (
Site owner and IT wizard. Originally only intended to host the UKDP DPjudge as an alternative to the (now defunct) USDP DPjudge.
Former and Honorary Council Members:
Simon Szykman
Matt Self
Ted Miller
Jamie McQuinn
Doug Massey
Edward Hawthorne
Tim Haffey
Eric Goodman
Hans de Graaff
John Coffin
Andy Bouffard
Ry4an Brase
Thaddeus Black
Stephen Beaulieu
Tim Richardson
Scott Webster
Randy Lawrence
Millis Miller
Edi Birsan
Dorian Love
Nathan Barnes
Matt Chirchill Shields
Rick Leeds
Charles Roburn
Alain Tésio
Chris Babcock
Jim Burgess
Kevin Burt
Larry Peery

Most Council members contribute regularly to The Zine and share responsibilities for making sure the entire site is well-managed and attractive. Many heads are much better than one, but we can still use help.

We're constantly looking for qualified and dedicated individuals to help out. If you are interested in helping us, contact the Councillor nearest you.

We hope that you enjoy The Diplomatic Pouch. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

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