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The Abyssinian Prince

Published by Jim Burgess

As I have been doing for the last couple of years, I ran another successful Diplomacy tournament at TempleCon February, 2014 in Providence, RI. The report on this year's TempleCon is in TAP #345 below. Plan now to come to TempleCon 2015, as it will be held AFTER Super Bowl Weekend again, if that has been keeping you away in the past. Contact me for more information.

The Diplomacy A-Z has a long and storied history. Begun by Mark Berch, updated and revised in the early 90's by Mark Nelson, Harold Reynolds, and Jim Burgess, and now put on the Web in a gloriously colorful new version by Harold Reynolds, no postal Diplomacy person should be without this link. Check out the Diplomacy A-Z right now!!! Mark, Harold and I (with some assistance from Bruce Linsey) have recently updated a number of entries.

Below are a selection of the most recent issues of my postal/E-Mail/internet Diplomacy gaming szine THE ABYSSINIAN PRINCE, named after Rasselas, the great Johnsonian Abyssinian Prince. Diplomacy World is fully revived!!! See some old issues, as well as Doug Kent's new szine ETERNAL SUNSHINE which we are back to being a subszine of. If you want to contribute to the NEXT issue of DIPLOMACY WORLD, talk to me now at Jim Burgess!!!

The Hobby Awards ARE still in moribund status. The results for the 2004 Diplomacy Hobby Awards that are the last ones that were awarded are here!!! What do people think, should I revive them in 2014? The Ballot was in PDF Adobe format that year. There was some difficulty accessing the Mark Berch Rod Walker Award nominated article, click on the link to read it. The 2003 Hobby Awards Ballot and the detailed announcement of the 2002 awards with web links are available.

The 2004 Don Miller Award for Meritorious Service went to Christian Shelton for the DipBounced website.

The 2004 Rod Walker Award for Literature goes to Manus Hand for "Solution to the Curious Case of the False Start".

The 2004 John Koning Award for Player Performance went to Yann Clouet who won the 2004 World DipCon.

The 2004 Fred Hyatt Award for GM Performance goes to Cal White especially for his GM work on DipBOUNCED.

A 2004 Kathy Byrne Caruso Award for Lifetime Achievement went posthumously to Don Turnbull for founding the UK Postal Hobby.

A 2004 Kathy Byrne Caruso Award for Lifetime Achievement went to Buz Eddy for his work on the North American Diplomacy Federation.

See the full Hobby Awards ballots from 2001 with web links for winners and for the runners-up in an HTML version or an Adobe Acrobat version. Send comments to Jim Burgess!!!

The most recent version of the House Rules was published in #343: House Rules.

You can connect to David Partridge's subszine, Tinamou, as it also appears below with some of the issues in which it appeared in the postal version. And Michael Lowrey had a subszine, Houdini Blues, but only extreme back issues are accessible here. Beginning with Issue #4, Deny Everything, the subszine by Don Williams, is here in Adobe pdf format, now in html format as well but unfortunately defunct and Don himself of course sadly has passed away. Fortunately, though, Octopus' Garden is back, I need to add that here.

Jim Meinel's 1992 Encyclopedia of Postal Diplomacy Zines is now available on the Web in Adobe pdf format too. Comments may be made to Jim Meinel directly, although he does not intend to update it at the present time.

PDF of TAP #349 - No maps
#349 - June 20, 2014
PDF of TAP #348 - Including the maps
#348 - May 23, 2014
PDF of TAP #347 - Including the maps
#347 - April 20, 2014
PDF of TAP #346 - Including the maps
#346 - March 17, 2014
PDF of TAP #345 - Including the maps
#345 - February 17, 2014
PDF of TAP #344 - Including the maps
#344 - January 20, 2014
PDF of TAP #343 - Including the maps
#343 - December 28, 2013
PDF of TAP #342 - Including the maps
#342 - November 24, 2013
PDF of TAP #341 - Including the maps
#341 - November 11, 2013
PDF of TAP #340 - Including the maps
#340 - August 26, 2013
PDF of TAP #339 - Including the maps
#339 - July 27, 2013
PDF of TAP #338 - Including the maps
#338 - June 26, 2013
PDF of TAP #337 - Including the maps
#337 - May 22, 2013
PDF of TAP #336 - Including the maps
#336 - April 30, 2013
PDF of TAP #335 - Including the maps
#335 - July 30, 2012
PDF of TAP #334 - Including the maps
#334 - July 7, 2012
PDF of TAP #333 - Including the maps
#333 - May 28, 2012
PDF of TAP #332 - Including the maps
#332 - April 23, 2012
PDF of TAP #331 - Including the maps
#331 - April 8, 2012
PDF of TAP #330 - Including the maps
#330 - February 26, 2012
PDF of TAP #329 - Including the maps
#329 - January 28, 2012
PDF of TAP #328 - Including the maps
#328 - January 15, 2012
#327 - April 22, 2011
PDF of TAP #326 - All Subszines and maps, large file
#326 - March 25, 2011
Map of Phil Reynolds game  
Maps of Spirals of Paranoia and Flip Flop games  
Eternal Sunshine #51   
PDF of TAP #325 - All Subszines and maps, large file
#325 - February 21, 2011
Maps of Phil Reynolds and Spirals of Paranoia games  
Maps of Flip Flop and Secrets games  
Eternal Sunshine #50   
Octopus' Garden #70   
Eternal Sunshine #49   
Eternal Sunshine #48   
Eternal Sunshine #47   
Eternal Sunshine #46   
Eternal Sunshine #45   
PDF of TAP #324 - All Subszines and maps, large file
#324 - August 25, 2010
Maps of Phil Reynolds and Spirals of Paranoia games  
Maps of Flip Flop and Secrets games  
Octopus' Garden #66   
Eternal Sunshine #44   
PDF of TAP #323 - All Subszines (except just most recent ES) and maps, large file
#323 - August 5, 2010
Eternal Sunshine #43   
Eternal Sunshine #42   
Eternal Sunshine #41   
Eternal Sunshine #40   
Eternal Sunshine #39   
Octopus' Garden #65   
PDF of TAP #322 - All Subszines and maps, large file
#322 - February 20, 2010
Eternal Sunshine #38   
By the WAY #23   
PDF of TAP #321 - All Subszines and maps, large file
#321 - January 30, 2010
Eternal Sunshine #37   
By the WAY #22   
Octopus' Garden #64   
#320 - December 31, 2009
Eternal Sunshine #36   
Eternal Sunshine #35   
Eternal Sunshine #34   
Eternal Sunshine #33   
Eternal Sunshine #32   
Eternal Sunshine #31   
Eternal Sunshine #30   
Eternal Sunshine #29   
Eternal Sunshine #28   
Eternal Sunshine #27   
Eternal Sunshine #26   
Cover of #319 - May 10, 2009
#319 - May 10, 2009
By the WAY #21   
Octopus' Garden #63   
Eternal Sunshine #25   
Eternal Sunshine #24   
Cover of #318 - December 19, 2008
#318 - December 19, 2008
By the WAY #20   
Eternal Sunshine #23   
Eternal Sunshine #22   
Cover of #317 - November 16, 2008
#317 - November 16, 2008
By the WAY #19   
Eternal Sunshine #21   
Eternal Sunshine #20   
Eternal Sunshine #19   
Cover of #316 - October 19, 2008
#316 Part I - September 4, 2008
#316 Part II - October 19, 2008
By the WAY #18   
Eternal Sunshine #18   
Eternal Sunshine #17   
Eternal Sunshine #16   
Tinamou #70 pdf   
#315 - March 26, 2008
By the WAY #17   
Eternal Sunshine #15   
Eternal Sunshine #14   
#314 - February 20, 2008
Tinamou #69 pdf   
By the WAY #16   
Eternal Sunshine #13   
#313 - January 20, 2008
By the WAY #15   
Eternal Sunshine #12   
Eternal Sunshine #11   
Eternal Sunshine #10   
Eternal Sunshine #9   
Eternal Sunshine #8   
Eternal Sunshine #7   
Tinamou #68 pdf   
#312 - June 27, 2007
By the WAY #14   
Eternal Sunshine #6   
Tinamou #67 pdf   
#311 - June 1, 2007
By the WAY #13   
Eternal Sunshine #5   
Eternal Sunshine #4   
Eternal Sunshine #3   
Tinamou #66 pdf   
#310 - April 1, 2007
By the WAY #12   
Eternal Sunshine #2   
#309 - February 19, 2007
By the WAY #11   
Tinamou #65 pdf   
#308 - December 15, 2006
By the WAY #10   
Tinamou #64 pdf   
#307 - November 10, 2006
By the WAY #9   
#306 - October 18, 2006
By the WAY #8   
#305 - September 11, 2006
By the WAY #7   
Tinamou #63 pdf   
#304 - August 10, 2006
By the WAY #6   
#303 - July 13, 2006
By the WAY #5   
Tinamou #62 pdf   
#302 - June 15, 2006
By the WAY #4   
Tinamou #61 pdf   
#301 - March 14, 2006
Ozog/von Metzke Pictures Cover of #301
By the WAY #3   
#300 - February 14, 2006
Beyerlein Pictures Cover of #300 (Ozog picture incorrect, who is it?)
By the WAY #2   
Tinamou #60 pdf   
#299 - December 30, 2005
By the WAY #1   
#298 - December 6, 2005
#297 - November 18, 2005
Tinamou #59 pdf   
#296 - October 18, 2005
#295 - September 11, 2005
Tinamou #58 pdf   
#294 - August 21, 2005
#293 - July 17, 2005
Tinamou #57 pdf   Tinamou #57 html
#292 - June 7, 2005
#291 - May 13, 2005
Tinamou #56 pdf   
#290 - April 18, 2005
#289 - March 3, 2005
Tinamou #55 pdf   Tinamou #55 html
#288 - January 31, 2005
Tinamou #54 pdf   Tinamou #54 html
#287 - December 28, 2004
#286 - November 11, 2004
Tinamou #53 pdf   Tinamou #53 html
#285 - October 22, 2004
#284 - September 25, 2004
Tinamou #52 pdf   Tinamou #52 html
#283 - August 24, 2004
#282 - July 24, 2004
Tinamou #51 pdf   Tinamou #51 html
#281 - June 24, 2004
#280 - May 20, 2004
Tinamou #50
#279 - February 24, 2004
Tinamou #49
#278 - January 31, 2004
#277 - December 31, 2003
Tinamou #48
#276 - November 30, 2003
#275 - October 25, 2003
Tinamou #47
#274 - September 11, 2003
#273 - August 6, 2003
Tinamou #46
#272 - July 5, 2003
#271 - June 3, 2003
Tinamou #45
#270 - May 15, 2003
#269 - April 24, 2003
Tinamou #44
#268 - April 1, 2003
#267 - March 8, 2003
Tinamou #43
#266 - January 1, 2003
Tinamou #42
#265 - November 11, 2002
Tinamou #41
Houdini Blues #16
Houdini Blues #15
#264 - September 21, 2002
Cover of Issue #264
#263 - August 27, 2002
Tinamou #40
Deny Everything #14
Houdini Blues #14
#262 - August 9, 2002
#261 - July 18, 2002
Deny Everything #13
Tinamou #39
Houdini Blues #13
#260 - June 27, 2002
Hellsmouth Restart
#259 - June 9, 2002
Houdini Blues #12
Deny Everything #12
Tinamou #38
#258 - May 15, 2002
Houdini Blues #11
#257 - April 15, 2002
Deny Everything #11
Houdini Blues #10
Tinamou #37
Air-Sea Demo I
#256.5 - March 31, 2002
#256 - March 20, 2002
Deny Everything #10
#255 - February 28, 2002
Houdini Blues #9
Tinamou #36
#254 - February 7, 2002
Deny Everything #08
#253 - January 15, 2002
Houdini Blues #8
Tinamou #35
Deny Everything #06
Deny Everything #07
#252.5 - November 27, 2001
#252 - November 11, 2001
Houdini Blues #7
#251 - October 8, 2001
Tinamou #34
Houdini Blues #6
#250 - September 18, 2001
#249 - August 13, 2001
Deny Everything #04
Tinamou #33
Houdini Blues #5
Deny Everything #05
#248 - July 16, 2001
Houdini Blues #4
#247 - June 18, 2001
Tinamou #32
#246 - May 26, 2001
Houdini Blues #3
#245 - May 3, 2001
Tinamou #31
#244 - April 8, 2001
Houdini Blues #2
#243 - March 11, 2001
Tinamou #30
Houdini Blues #1
#242 - February 13, 2001
#241 - January 18, 2001
#240 - December 27, 2000
Tinamou #29
#239 - November 10, 2000
#238 - October 20, 2000
Tinamou #28
#237 - September 23, 2000
#236 - August 25, 2000
Tinamou #27
#235 - July 21, 2000
#234 - June 28, 2000
#233 - May 22, 2000
#232 - May 5, 2000
DPS #15
Tinamou #25
#231 - April 12, 2000
DPS #14
#230 - March 18, 2000
Tinamou #24
#229 - February 22, 2000
DPS #13
#228 - January 31, 2000
Tinamou #23
#227 - January 1, 2000
DPS #12
#226 - November 22, 1999
Tinamou #22
DPS #11
#225 - October 30, 1999
DPS #10
#224 - September 21, 1999
#223 - September 4, 1999
DPS #9
#222 - August 4, 1999
#221 - July 13, 1999
DPS #8
#220 - June 24, 1999
#219 - June 4, 1999
DPS #7
#218 - May 12, 1999
#217 - April 19, 1999
#216 - April 1, 1999
DPS #6
#215 - March 7, 1999
#214 - February 11, 1999
DPS #5
#213 - January 20, 1999
DPS #4
#212 - December 20, 1998
#211 - November 24, 1998
DPS #3
#210 - November 4, 1998
DPS #2
#209 - October 7, 1998
#208.5 - September 22, 1998
#208 - September 16, 1998
DPS #1
#207 - August 26, 1998
#206 - August 4, 1998
#205 - July 13, 1998
#204 - June 3, 1998
#203 - May 11, 1998
#202 - April 21, 1998
#201 - March 30, 1998
#200 - March 6, 1998
"Toadbert" Cover of #200
#199 - January 1, 1998
#198 - November 29, 1997
#197 - November 10, 1997
#196 - October 16, 1997
#195 - September 26, 1997
#194 - August 29, 1997
#193 - August 8, 1997
#192 - July 15, 1997
#191 - June 24, 1997
#190 - June 1, 1997

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