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(from the Introduction to the 3rd Edition:)

The Gamer's Guide to Diplomacy is devoted to the presentation of authoritative articles on the strategy, variation, history and hobby of Diplomacy, gaming's premier multi-player challenge.

The 64 page Gamers Guide to Diplomacy is a guide to playing the game of Diplomacy including strategy when dealing with different countries on the map. The guide contains, among other items:
-The Art of Diplomacy
-European Tour
-Stages
-The Power and the Glory
-Spice of Life
-Abstraction II
-Clubs and Tournaments
-Diplomatic postal Past
-Diplomacy On-Line
-I'm Glad You Asked
-Leviathan
The invention of Diplomacy

Book measures: 8.5x11x.18

3rd Edition Table of Contents

  • The Introduction: An Introduction to the Game by Lewis Pulsipher
  • European Tour: Opening Strategies for the Great Powers by Fassio, Holley, Hood, et. al [Contains * Extensive Strategies]
  • Stages: Thoughts on the MidGame and EndGame by David Hood
  • The Power and the Glory: Triple Alliances in DIPLOMACY by Mark L. Berch
  • Spices of Life: The Story of DIPLOMACY Variants by Fred C. Davis, Jr.
  • Abstraction II: A DIPLOMACY Variant by Fred C. Davis, Jr.
  • Clubs & Tournaments: Face-to-Face DIPLOMACY by Burrard W. Eddy
  • Diplomatic Postal Past: A Brief and Informal History by Jim Meinel
  • Diplomacy On-Line: Playing the Electronic Game by Peter T. Szymonik
  • I'm Glad You Asked... Questions Novices Have Always Wanted Answers to... by Steve Langley
  • Leviathan: A GM's View of Game 1988HW
  • The Invention of Diplomacy: A Brief Background on the Design by Allan B. Calhamer


2nd Edition

The 36 page Gamers Guide to Diplomacy is a guide to playing the game of Diplomacy including strategy when dealing with different countries on the map. The guide contains, among other items:
-Introduction and Development of Diplomacy
-Elements of the Game
-Playing the Game (The Strategy and Tactics of Diplomacy)
-A sample game
-Postal Diplomacy
-Diplomacy Variants
-Clubs and Tournaments
-Questions and answers

Book measures: 8.5 x 11 x 0.18


1st Edition Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Elements of the Game: 8 tips on playing style, including Communication, Stalemates and Cheating!
  • Playing the Game: The Strategy and Tactics of DIPLOMACY (includes guides to the 7 powers and stages of the game)
  • A Sample Game
  • Postal DIPLOMACY
  • Diplomacy Variants - including the inventors original (1958) design
  • Clubs and Tournaments
  • Questions and Answers


The 1st and 2nd Editions were authored by Rod Walker, 3rd Edition by Rex A. Martin.

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