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Spring 2013 Retreat Issue

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Welcome to the latest issue of the Pouch. Once again, we're here and on time!
Bruce Duewer: What Every Young Tyrant Should Know
Bruce discusses the geopolitical situation presented in the Machiavelli variant, showing how the countries can be considered in pairs.
Heath Gardner: The View From Switzerland — Zen and the Art of Frustrating Others
Heath looks at the advantages (?!??) of annoying other players while you yourself keep your cool. Don't let them get under your skin; do get under theirs!
Alex Hartl: The NMR/CD
Sadly, NMRs (No Moves Received) and CDs (Civil Disorder) are generally a large part of the online game. As long as they are, Alex has a few suggestions on how to use them to your advantage.
Larry Peery: The Lions That Roared, Thatcher and Churchill
Larry has a look at the career of the late Baroness Thatcher, and speculates on how her political skills can be compared to those that translate to success in Diplomacy.
David Hood: Why I Hate Triple Alliances
In this reprint from Diplomacy World #62, David elaborates on the reasons why he dislikes seeing committed three-way alliances.
Joel Klein: Playing Diplomacy Like Poker
Remember when Paul Windsor advised us on how to apply the lessons of Chess to strategy in Diplomacy? In this short article, Joel suggests a few ways that Diplomacy can be compared to poker…
Richard Young: A Fleet in Paris!
But how can that be? Paris is a landlocked supply center! Well, actually this is about Richard's upcoming new e-zine for the hobby. So it's not as in-Seine as it first sounds! (See what I did there?)

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