[quote=“rec.games.diplomacy”]Diplomacy is a board game of strategy and intrigue for seven players, where random chance plays no role. Luck remains crucial (can I outguess my opponent?), but the game uses no dice, no cards, and no drawing of lots beyond the distribution of who is to play what power. From there on, it is you versus the other players, with tactics, strategy, cunning, negotiation and persuasion your primary tools for winning the game.
In Diplomacy, each player controls one of the seven major powers at the start of the twentieth century: Austria-Hungary, England, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, or Turkey. No one player has sufficient power to win alone, and yet cooperation is rife with risk, since nothing a player says during negotiations is binding. By negotiating alliances and treaties with the other players, each player seeks control over Europe, balancing trust and suspicion, loyalty and ruthless backstabs.[/quote]
Anyone who’s interested in playing can contact me via email (miltownkid at hotmail.com, put Diplomacy in the subject), a PM or by posting in this thread. We could play at the normal game club hours (3 or 4 til whenever) and location or setup another time and place.
If you don’t know how to play don’t worry. I don’t either. This will be my first time playing.
I was thinking Fred Smith could be Germany or France. Wouldn’t that be great .