Molti di noi l'hanno già ricevuto e letto , per altri potrebbe essere un opportunità
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So I would like to update you on major Diplomacy events for 2015. If the Australians and Americans had told me about their major events then they would have been included here also. Hence this is Euro-focussed.
Check Facebook would be my advice; it’s easy enough to find. And that means we are down to just three points to cover ;
1. Diplomacy Player Rankings
Did you know these even existed? There are several ranking systems, but only one which includes every (face-to-face) game since the dawn of time. If you have ever played face-to-face Diplomacy then you will find yourself somewhere ..http://www.world-diplomacy-database.com/php/ranking/ranking_class.php?id_ranking=2
My respect for Lei’s system is *not* because of my own ranking, but simply that any guy who becomes World Champion three times (i.e., Cyrille Sevin) requires appropriate recognition. Lei’s ranking system does just that. If his system shows another guy in first (who has never won WDC, but came 2nd every year at WDC for the last ten years) then I get that too. Lei Saarlainen has sweated loads on this system, and it deserves that the whole World see and smell the fruits of his work.
2. The Diplomacy World Championships: May 2015 in MILAN, Italy
This is the BIG ONE. And the only event in Europe that Canadian Chris Brand will attend. Why? He wants his best shot at becoming World Champion. Is that a bad thing? Of course not. I totally get it. If you are to attend just one event in Europe in 2015 then this is the one. The trophies will surely cover your manhood, the parties will be spectacular and our Italian hosts are now (without doubt) serious players in the Diplomacy World. Over the last few years Italy has become the European hub of Diplomacy. Yes the players are newer, but they have a drive, enthusiasm, professionalism and friendship of the like I have never seen before. This is an event not to be missed. Either hook up on Facebook here : (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1500292310187264/
) or email me if you need more details.
3. The Diplomacy European Championships: July 2015 in Leicester, England (Manorcon)
Manorcon hosted the first and two additional World Championships. It knows it’s stuff and will host EDC 2015 proudly. Manorcon is a games convention these days, so there is far more going on than just Diplomacy, in the setting of Leicester University. So food and drink will be available. Leicester is also the home of my Indian-in-laws, who I hope will join us for the welcoming “curry dinner” on the Friday evening, as it will be my birthday. So the party will continue until late.
But that aside, Manorcon is home to the 7-a-side Diplomacy team tournament; the best Diplomacy team tournament the world has ever known. In 2015 it will be revived. There will be an estimated 9 or 10 teams, so the event will once again happen.
Golden oldies are coming back, to teach those young whipper-snappers (like Cyrille) just how Diplomacy really is and should be played.
I tried to be fair for all three events/point; four lines for each. And I will go to both WDC in Milan and of course Manorcon for my birthday party. Btw, keep the booze low before the 6pm meal on the Friday at Manorcon … those signing up to the group curry will get a free beer anyways. As for my girlie in-laws, it will be an honour to introduce them to you, and you to them. Diplomacy has been constant in my life for 38 years now, but there is a part of me that says … “please don’t dress like geeks”
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