Variant Articles

General

ARDA and Miller Numbers by Fred C. Davis

Variant Design

A Call To Arms Against Crap Variants by Stephen Agar
Changing the Diplomacy Map by Fred C. Davis and Don Miller
Designing Maps for Diplomacy Variants by Stephen Agar
Diplomacy - Default by Design? by Richard Egan
The Problem With Fantasy Variants by Stephen Agar
Variations On A Theme by Andrew Poole
Weak Sisters Diplomacy by Richard Egan

Variant Themes

Conan the Barbarian by Mark Nelson

 

Articles on Specific Variants

Ancient Mediterranean

Openings in the Ancient Mediterranean by Don Hessong
The Strategies of the Ancient Mediterranean by Don Hessong

Asian Diplomacy

The Big Dipper looks at the Asia Variant (Pitt Crandlemire)  

Babylon 5 Diplomacy

Babylon 5 Strategy & Tactics by by Theo Kermanidis

Colonia

Why I Love Colonia VII by Gene Prosnitz

Colonial Diplomacy

CDD Lab Notes by Tom Pasko
Colonial Diplomacy - A Review by Shaun Derrick
Colonial Diplomacy - Part 1 The British by Shaun Derrick
Colonial Diplomacy - Part 2 The Chinese by Shaun Derrick
Colonial Diplomacy - Part 3 The Dutch by Shaun Derrick
Colonial Diplomacy - Part 4 The French by Shaun Derrick
Colonial Diplomacy - Part 5 The Japanese by Shaun Derrick
Colonial Diplomacy - Part 6 The French by Shaun Derrick
Colonial Diplomacy - Part 7 The Turks by Shaun Derrick
Playing France in Colonial Diplomacy (Jim Burgess)  
Strategies for Colonial Diplomacy (Greg Dingle)  
Japan - The Land of Opportunity (Mike Oliveri)  
Opening Strategy for Turkey in Colonial Diplomacy (Mike Oliveri)  
Is it Thanksgiving again? Turkish Strategy for Colonial Diplomacy by Thomas Pasko
In The Colonial Stew: An Analysis of the Hot Spots in Colonial Diplomacy (Unknown)  
The Sun Never Sets: A Strategic Analysis of Colonial Diplomacy (Unknown)  
General Approach To The Game  
Bears, Bulls And Any Other Bugger. Keep Them Out Of China's Shop ("Hippie")  
French Indo-China. Another Vietnam? - Not With A Little Cochin ("Hippie")  
Between a Rock and A Hard Place: How to Work as the Turk ("Hippie")  
The Rising Sun. Is Japan's Star On The Up? ("Hippie")  
Fair Shares? Going Dutch In The Dutch East Indies ("Hippie")  
Will The Sun Ever Set On The British Empire? ("Hippie")  
Get a Little Train-in' For Russia ("Hippie")  
Western Stalemate Lines ("Hippie")  
Central Stalemate Lines ("Hippie")  
Eastern Stalemate Lines ("Hippie")  
Suez Stalemate Lines ("Hippie")  

Deluge

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Denis Jones

Heptarchy

Heptarchy: Britain at War by Geoff Bache
Heptarchy and Bretwalda Twin Variants Based on Ancient Britain by Geoff Bache

Hundred

Hundred: A Three Player Variant by Andy Schwarz

Intimate Diplomacy

An Intimate Affair by Pete Swanson (Intimate Diplomacy)
Intimate Diplomacy - Thoughts on Strategy and Tactics by Stephen Agar

Machiavelli

Machiavelli: A Primer for Diplomacy Players (Chris Hassler)  
Machiavelli -- The State of the Art of the State (Bruce Duewer)  
Machiavelli -- What Every Young Tyrant Should Know (Bruce Duewer)

Middle Earth IX and X

Design Notes by Mark Nelson

Modern Diplomacy

Modern English (Britain) (Vincent Mous-Harboesgaard)  
Alexandria Rises Again (Egypt) (Vincent Mous-Harboesgaard and Rick Desper)  
The Fifth Republic (France) (Vincent Mous-Harboesgaard)  
The Fourth Reich (Germany) (Vincent Mous-Harboesgaard)  
Forza Italia (Italy) (Vincent Mous-Harboesgaard)  
Five Down, Five to Go (New Openings) (Vincent Mous-Harboesgaard)  
The Pole Position (Poland) (Vincent Mous-Harboesgaard)  
From Russia with Love (Russia) (Vincent Mous-Harboesgaard)  
The Spanish Armada (Spain) (Vincent Mous-Harboesgaard)  
Turkish Delight (Spain) (Vincent Mous-Harboesgaard)  
Theo Kermanidis: Super-Alliances in Modern Diplomacy  
 

No-Press / Gunboat Diplomacy

Communication in No-Press Diplomacy (Simon Szykman)  
Cassia Annotates a No-Press Game (Paul Windsor) Part 1 and Part 2  
Some Thoughts on No-Press Opening Theory (M. J. Yatchman)  
Other Thoughts On No-Press Opening Strategy (Brandon Clarke)  
Further Thoughts On No-Press Opening Strategy (Brandon Clarke)  
Still More Thoughts On No-Press Opening Strategy (Brandon Clarke)  

Payola Diplomacy

A User's Guide to the Payola Variant: The Basics ("Tarzan")  
A User's Guide to the Payola Variant: Advanced Bribery ("Tarzan")  
Thoughts on Play (Manus Hand)  
The Big Dipper looks at Payola (Pitt Crandlemire)  
Overheard at the Ministry of Finance (Frank Mayer)  
Tricks of the Trade ("Stimpson J. Cat")  

Seismic Diplomacy

Rules: Seismic Diplomacy
17eme Seismic Diplomacy Game Report
 

Shift Variants

The Big Dipper Looks at the Shift Variants by Pitt Crandlemire

Zeus IV

A Brief History of Zeus IV and V by Fred C. Davis (Zeus IV)
Networking Zeus IV by Paul Barker (Zeus IV)


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