This site is dedicated to the Avalon Hill game called "Diplomacy",
and more specifically provides an additional resource for those who play
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"What is Diplomacy?", I hear you all shout. "Can I play?".
Of course you can! The judge system has been designed to allow people from
every corner of the world the chance to take part in playing one of the
greatest gaming sensations on Earth through their computer. If you want
to know more read this introduction
To put it simply, using the judges is the easiest way of finding and
participating in Diplomacy using Email. Following is a list of judges.
If you want to find out which games are currently running or opening on
each judge then email them with LIST in the body of the message.
If you register with a judge or wish to register with a judge you will
need to know some information regarding how to register and how the game
is played by Email. You could Email a judge to get the full information
package (include GET PACKAGE in the subject field) or follow these links.
I have transfered the whole package onto this site to save you the hassle
of Emailing a judge:
||Contains details of various orders that can be carried out through
||Contains details of orders that both players and GMs can carry out.
||Demonstrates how orders for each season should be written.
||Contains details on the deadline system and how to interpret/alter
||Contains rules specific for play by Email.
|House Rules Package
||Contains the rules that must be followed if you wish to play on a judge.
||Describes the different types of press allowed on a judge and how to
Although Diplomacy originally started of as the standard seven European
powers fighting for supremacy, the players of the game were not satisfied
and began producing variants on the game. Most variants used the same rules
as the standard game (with one or two specific tweaks) and the only thing
that was different was the maps. Now you can take control of Asian, African
and American powers or new European powers slogging it out on various maps.
If that doesn't get you interested try some of the variants were the rules
have been changed to allow for famines, bank loans etc, or become the leader
of a band of elves in a Lord of the Rings variant. The choices are endless,
you can even design
your own variant. I'll guarantee you'll never get bored!
For a comprehensive listing got to DipPouch
For every variant there is a map available somewhere on the internet.
Again, for a huge selection of maps go to Dip
Are you having problems keeping up with your game/s? Try downloading
I've dredged the web for a list of the best Diplomacy sites. These are
I=Introduction to diplomacy, (history, game mechanics etc.);
N=Newbie Guide; S=Strategy Articles; V=Variant Information;
M=Maps; Mp=Mapper Software
Highly Recommended Source for
Note: There is a huge list of 'zines primarily for "face to face"
and "postal" gaming available. I have omitted these as I have
attempted to give this site an Email bias, although a few have been included
above due to them having useful contents.
If any of these links are outdated please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if you have any sites that you think should be included on the
list or articles that you would like me put on the site then Email me at
the above address.
* Diplomacy is a trademark of the Avalon Hill Game Company, Baltimore,
Maryland, all rights reserved. Used with permission.
About this site: The Emissary is designed and created by Guy Broster
a relative newcomer to Email diplomacy. The site is constantly under development
and subject to alteration at any time. Thanks to Stephen Agar for inspiring
the Emissary. I hope that it is of use to all you would be world leaders
out there. All comments are very welcome.
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