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Spring 2017 Movement Issue

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The Editor: About The Diplomatic Pouch
Where the state of the world gets compared to a fence in a graveyard.
Mario Huys: Last Man Standing — Roll Call
With LMS becoming a regular fixture it would do well to provide a guide for new readers not familiar with the rules for the puzzle and others seeking to clarify some of its jargon.
Rick Leeds: The Embassy — How To Play Diplomacy
To get the most out of your favorite hobby you might need to get back to the basics. What's the definition of fun?
Larry Peery: Man vs. Machine: Redux
Chance favors the prepared mind, but once in a while it's quite ok to be absent-minded, or even absent at your own celebration party. From Sweden, with Leif.
Manus Hand: World DipCon VII (reprint)
Larry made us believe that unseemly decisions may result in epic victories, but Manus shows us how uninformed decisions usually lead to less than stellar results in this reprint of his travails during the same convention.
Markus Zijlstra: The Ghug Gambit
A puzzle in video format. Teaching us why keeping your orders a secret is an absolute must, even if you appear unstoppable.
Toby Harris: Turkey for Experts
The last in the series, but the old World Champ goes out with a splash. If the number of pages are an indication, then Turkey must rank second in his preference list, preceded only by Italy. With lots of guest appearances again.
Larry Peery: The Handshake Felt Round Diplomacy
The current youth has probably forgotten how to do a proper handshake. And that's a shame. A firm handgrip has more diplomatic meaning than simply batting air.
Torsten Bille: The Elimination of the Convoy Paradox Comment
In reaction to comments on FB Torsten explores some deeper and darker waters.
Mario Huys: Last Man Standing — Operation Liverpool
With Ankara we're done touring the capitals of Europe in the company of army Liverpool, so what's up next? Visit his home town, of course. Strawberry Fields and all that clatter.
Mario Huys: Last Man Standing — Countdowns
The feat that Sherlock Holmes pulled off in the last issue, a Last Man Standing with all centers captured, is not limited to a particular power. Six problems were given to you last time, we'll throw in a seventh for good measure.
Larry Peery: Book Reviews for Diplomats and Diplomates at Home
Larry not only gives us books to read, he also tells us of places to go and people to meet. If only we could get past the security guard detail…
Various friends: The Ewok Who Played Diplomacy
A tribute to a most accomplished man, Jim-Bob Burgess.

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