DixieCon, We Have A Problem… Or Do We?

I have agonised over whether to write about DixieCon or whether to move quietly on. Chalk it down to experience. Swallow it up. Give me adversity and I’ll easily rustle up several pairs of lederhosen from the curtains whilst singing The Hills Are Alive. I’m a social turnip. I’ll speak to anyone. But when theContinue reading “DixieCon, We Have A Problem… Or Do We?”

Diplomacy, The Brain… and Gandhi

Some of you will know…. I am one of those weird, geeky Diplomacy Players. This is my second time writing about it, the first being a wanton foray into the world of Diplomatic women. Diplomacy, The Brain… and Gandhi was originally written for the May 2022 edition of ‘Notes on a Napkin.’ A magazine (orContinue reading “Diplomacy, The Brain… and Gandhi”

The True Object Of All Human Life Is Play

Originally posted on Lauren Lloyd :
Diplomacy is a 67-year old game about taking over Europe. It’s a truly classic board game. Highly influential, intensely beloved, widely acclaimed. The beating heart of Diplomacy is in the alliances and agreements 7 players make in-between submitting orders. It is a game conducted not on the board, but in…