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Diplomacy Zines

Diplomacy is a strategic board game created by Allan B. Calhamer in 1954 and released commercially in 1959. Its main distinctions from most board wargames are its negotiation phases (players spend much of their time forming and betraying alliances with other players and forming beneficial strategies) and the absence of dice and other game elements that produce random effects. Set in Europe before the beginning of World War I, Diplomacy is played by two to seven players, each controlling the armed forces of a major European power (or, with fewer players, multiple powers). Each player aims to move his or her few starting units and defeat those of others to win possession of a majority of strategic cities and provinces marked as "supply centers" on the map; these supply centers allow players who control them to produce more units.

Diplomacy was the first commercially published game to be played by mail (PBM); only chess, which is in the public domain, saw significant postal (long distance) play earlier. Diplomacy was also the first commercially published game to generate an active hobby with amateur fanzines; only science-fiction, fantasy and comics fandom saw fanzines earlier. Competitive face-to-face Diplomacy tournaments have been held since the 1970s. Play of Diplomacy by e-mail (PBEM) has been widespread since the late 1980s.

Diplomacy has been published in the United States by Games Research, Avalon Hill, and Hasbro; the name is currently a registered trademark of Hasbro's Avalon Hill division. Diplomacy has also been licensed to various companies for publication in other countries. Diplomacy is also played on the Internet, adjudicated by a computer or a human gamemaster.


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Diplomacy Zines
by Bruce Linsey
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Bruce Linsey's long-running Dipzine
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Francis Bido
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Francis Bido's eclectic zine from Belgium.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Miguel Lambotte, Alain Henry, and Luc Dodinval
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Miguel Lambotte, Alain Henry, and Luc Dodinval's Belgian Dipzine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Jack Masters
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Jack Masters' zine which he used to keep the games in Black Frog moving.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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Miller Number Custodian zine for variant starts and finishes.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Thomas Franke
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Thomas Franke's English-language German Dipzine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by John Boardman
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eye 484
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Graustark was the very first true Diplomacy zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Tom Swider
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Tom Swider's variant Dipzine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by David McCrumb
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David McCrumb's Dip and variant zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Paul Bolduc
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Paul Bolduc's long-running zine, full of Dip and many multiplayer games.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Bruce Linsey
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Bruce Linsey's long-running Dipzine
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Paul Bolduc
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eye 397
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Paul Bolduc's long-running zine, full of Dip and many multiplayer games.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Walter Luc Haas
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Walter Luc Haas' huge gaming zine, published out of Switzerland. Included material on Diplomacy, D&D, and many other games.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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A listing of every known Diplomacy zine at the time, with info and reviews.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
texts
eye 388
favorite 0
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Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by John Boardman
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eye 384
favorite 0
comment 0
Graustark was the very first true Diplomacy zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Jack L. Chalker
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Jack L. Chalker's Dipzine, the "N3F Diplomacy Games Magazine".
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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Big Australian zine, full of Diplomacy, other multi-player games, and original artwork and cartoons. Had many guest GMs within the zine proper.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Jim Meinel
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Jim Meinel's invaluable reference work.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by John Boardman
texts
eye 365
favorite 0
comment 0
Graustark was the very first true Diplomacy zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Don Miller
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Don Miller's "news and review supplement" to The Gamesman.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by John Boardman
texts
eye 337
favorite 0
comment 0
Graustark was the very first true Diplomacy zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Dave Carter
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Dave Carter's Canadian Dipzine. Plenty of funny comments, press, hobby news, and other foolishness.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Bruce Linsey
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Bruce Linsey's long-running Dipzine
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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The free zine from the IDA Novice Committee, with various hobby info.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by John Boardman
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Graustark was the very first true Diplomacy zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by John Boardman
texts
eye 325
favorite 0
comment 0
Graustark was the very first true Diplomacy zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Steve Hutton
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Steve Hutton's Canadian Dipzine with active letter columns, Chris Carrier's MegaDiplomat subzine (feud material), the frequent "12 pages of homosexual crap" section, and so much more.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by John Boardman
texts
eye 316
favorite 0
comment 0
Graustark was the very first true Diplomacy zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by John Boardman
texts
eye 313
favorite 0
comment 0
Graustark was the very first true Diplomacy zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
texts
eye 313
favorite 0
comment 0
A listing of every known Diplomacy zine at the time, with info and reviews.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Tom Swider
texts
eye 310
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comment 0
Tom Swider's variant Dipzine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Paul Bolduc
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eye 307
favorite 0
comment 0
Paul Bolduc's long-running zine, full of Dip and many multiplayer games.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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eye 301
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comment 0
Miller Number Custodian zine for variant starts and finishes.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by John Boardman
texts
eye 301
favorite 0
comment 0
Graustark was the very first true Diplomacy zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by John Boardman
texts
eye 299
favorite 0
comment 0
Graustark was the very first true Diplomacy zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Borger Borgersen
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eye 290
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Borger Borgersen's Norwegian Dipzine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Don Miller
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eye 285
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Don Miller's Science Fiction Association zine
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Miguel Lambotte, Alain Henry, and Luc Dodinval
texts
eye 285
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comment 0
Miguel Lambotte, Alain Henry, and Luc Dodinval's Belgian Dipzine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
texts
eye 283
favorite 0
comment 0
Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
texts
eye 283
favorite 0
comment 0
Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
texts
eye 280
favorite 0
comment 0
Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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eye 271
favorite 0
comment 0
Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Stephen Agar
texts
eye 267
favorite 0
comment 0
Stephen Agar's popular, variant-heavy Dipzine
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Don Miller
texts
eye 267
favorite 0
comment 0
Don Miller's "news and review supplement" to The Gamesman.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Jef Bryant and Miguel Lambotte
texts
eye 266
favorite 0
comment 0
Jef Bryant and Miguel Lambotte's zine of variant data, rules, maps, and news
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by John Boardman
texts
eye 265
favorite 0
comment 0
Graustark was the very first true Diplomacy zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Pete Gaughan
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eye 259
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comment 0
Pete Gaughan's popular and long-running Dipzine. It folded once, then was resurrected by an interest-free loan from a generous hobby member.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Stephen Agar
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eye 254
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Stephen Agar's popular, variant-heavy Dipzine
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Don Del Grande
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eye 252
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Don Del Grande's long-running zine. Ran Diplomacy, Trivial Pursuit, 1830, and much more. Third name for the zine, after Life of Monty and A Sharp Mind and a Straight Knife .
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Dave Carter
texts
eye 250
favorite 0
comment 0
Dave Carter's Canadian Dipzine. Plenty of funny comments, press, hobby news, and other foolishness.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
texts
eye 243
favorite 0
comment 0
Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
texts
eye 242
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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A listing of every known Diplomacy zine at the time, with info and reviews.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Steve Nicewarner
texts
eye 238
favorite 0
comment 0
Steve Necewarner's Dip and gaming zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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eye 230
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German-language magazine with game information and many games being run (including Diplomacy)
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Stephen Agar
texts
eye 230
favorite 0
comment 0
Stephen Agar's popular, variant-heavy Dipzine
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
texts
eye 229
favorite 0
comment 0
Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
texts
eye 229
favorite 0
comment 0
Miller Number Custodian zine for variant starts and finishes.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Stephen Agar
texts
eye 228
favorite 0
comment 0
Stephen Agar's popular, variant-heavy Dipzine
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
texts
eye 227
favorite 0
comment 0
Back in 1974, Dr. Walter Buchanan decided that the growing postal Diplomacy hobby needed a "flagship" zine. The purpose of such a publication would be to distribute hobby news, discuss strategy and tactics, introduce new variants, and in general give the hobby member a place to go for everything EXCEPT to play the game itself. Diplomacy World was born! Diplomacy World has gone through many changes. What was once a postal zine, available only by subscription and in printed format, is...
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Don Miller
texts
eye 227
favorite 0
comment 0
Don Miller's "news and review supplement" to The Gamesman.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Mark Nelson
texts
eye 227
favorite 0
comment 0
Mark Nelson's sometimes huge, sometimes games-only zine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
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favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Jef Bryant and Miguel Lambotte
texts
eye 225
favorite 0
comment 0
Jef Bryant and Miguel Lambotte's zine of variant data, rules, maps, and news
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine
Diplomacy Zines
by Borger Borgersen
texts
eye 222
favorite 0
comment 0
Borger Borgersen's Norwegian Dipzine.
Topics: diplomacy, dippy, zine, fanzine, dipzine