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Diplomacy Resource Sites
PBEM Web Sites
Variant Web Sites
Diplomacy Software Sites
Regional Web Sites (English)
Regional Web Sites (Non-English)
Postal Diplomacy Sites
Closed-Group or Mini Sites
Diplomatic Pouch (Manus Hand)
If it's in the world of Diplomacy, and you can't find it or a link to it at the
The Diplomatic Pouch is often referred to) then it probably doesn't exist. This site
consists of a webzine published once every 2-3 months with helpful strategy and
general interest articles. It also contains extensive documents aimed at helping the
new player into the Diplomacy hobby, as well as resources for face-to-face, postal,
and e-mail players at all levels. This site is very well designed with footers at the
bottom of each page for easy navigation.
Diplomacy Search Engine
A valuable resource, this search engine just searches established
Diplomacy web sites (such as the Diplomatic Pouch and diplomacy-archive).
Diplomacy: The Premiere Strategy Game
(Rob Lancaster). This is a very well designed site aimed primarily at the new player. There is a very
well written introduction to the game, and an explanation of the basic rules. There
are also strategy overwiews for each of the seven powers which should be very
helpful to a novice, though they are not quite as good as (but less dated than) the
ones in the "Gamer's Guide to Diplomacy," in my opinion. Still this is a site that a
new payer is well advised to check out.
Diplomacy Polder (Daan van der Sanden)
This site is still under heavy construction, but there are some tutorials here designed
to teach new players about the game. They seem a useful supplement to the rulebook, particularly with regards to situations where the rulebook might confuse a
The Diplomacy Lair
There is a good short introduction on how to get started on playing Diplomacy over
the Internet Judge system, but the list of active Judges is quite out of date so you
should get the most recent list from The Diplomatic Pouch. There is also a page
where the author will (on request) post maps of ongoing games. There was only one posted when I
visted. There are also some useful links.
Academy of War
(Lord Achron I)
This site contains strategy for each of the seven great power of Diplomacy. Most
were taken from the now defunct Envoy site but one is original. The articles are
strictly by the book and unlikely to say anything that an experienced player doesn't
know, but are probably worth checking out for newbies.
Vedran's Diplomacy Page
There are a lot of strategy articles on this site, but none (that I could find) that were
original. Nonetheless, if you want a good compendium of strategic articles for each
of the powers, then this site will help you. There is also the moves to an entire
played out game of Diplomacy, with commentary by the winning player at the end.
2000 (Tom Tweedy)
Up to date PBEM web site
with a good community feel.
Maintained by The Dipchief. This site's purpose is setting up Diplomacy games over
ICQ. The author promises a section looking at game strategies, but as of this writing it had not been put up.
The Old Moulmein Pagoda
Probably the number one site on the web dealing with Colonial Diplomacy (the only
Diplomacy variant -- not counting Machiavelli -- published by Avalon Hill). This site
has everything about Colonial from maps to strategies to info on where to buy
Colonial Diplomacy. If you are playing or thinking about playing in a game of
Colonial, you simply must visit this site.
The Ancient Meditterranean
Maintained by Don Hessong. This is the home page of the Ancient Mediterranean
Diplomacy variant, which is
similar to And Scwartz and Vincent Mous' Classical variant, although the powers are
slightly different and the spaces are designed very differently. There are some
thoughts about strategies for the various powers as well as maps of ongoing
games - not to mention links to other ancient history sites. Well designed
There are rules for the Versailles Variant, set in Europe between the wars and for
Factional Diplomacy, which is a variation that can be applied to any game which
allows for political "factions" within a great powers. This site is very well designed
and worth a look for anyone in the hunt for interesting variants. Nice site.
1939 Diplomacy Variant
Maintained by Joao Neto. This site deals with the development and play of the 1939 variant, which is set in
Europe just prior to the start of World War II. It has some special rules, mostly
centered around minor powers, which are controlled by one or more of the great
The PostModern Web Page
This site is devoted to the PostModern variant, itself a variant of Vincent Mous'
extremely popular modern variant. There are actually two variants here, PostModern
Europe and PostModern Africa, with a third, PostModern America, under development. These variants mostly use standard rules with new maps and new
rules for air units.
The Global Diplomacy Homepage
This is the homepage of the 6 player Global Diplomacy Variant (one of several "global" variants). The map looks reasonably well designed, and there are some
interesting additional rules dealing with the use of nuclear weapons. The variant is
set in the very early 22nd century.
E-Mail Games (Doug Greening)
There are many PBEM games hosted by this site, one of which is Global Diplomacy.
It appears that gamestarts are fairly regular, and the rules of the variant are posted
here as well.
Site about the Necromancer variant (not the variant homepage, though).
Samy's DipChief Files
Maintained by Samy Elias. This is another page with maps for Gary Pennington's popular DipChief mapping
program. This site is nice because it has links to pages with information about the
variants, but there is no way to actually preview the maps before downloading them,
which some might find annoying.
Nowegian Diplomacy Association
de Plateaux (Xavier Retaux)
French. Has a summary of the rules of Diplomacy and a few links.
German. Runs a few games and has links to other sites in German.
Suomen Diplomacy Seura (Finnish Diplomacy Society)
Site is in Finnish, but it's a Finnish organization which works to make Diplomacy more popular in Finland. It
organizes the annual FinDipCon, e-mail games for members and so on.
Basically back issues of the zine, but not updated since June 2000.
handful of old issues for download (the most recent being October 1998), the
site appears to have been last updated on 3rd Feb 99.
The Association of Rocky Mountain Area Diplomacy Adversaries is a large group of
players who lie in the Rocky Mountain areas. There web site contains information
about joining, tournament, and other face-to-face hobby related material. This group
has various local chapters (all located in Colorado as of this writing) for gatherings
on the local level. The site itself is very well put together and organized.
Association of Rocky Mountain Area Diplomacy Adversaries. Local site for
Rocky Mountain folk to play Dip.
Yahoo! Clubs: Diplomacy World
Maintained by Larry Sargent. This is a page about the Yahoo club Diplomacy World, which organizes games
played through e-mail. It is a fairly large club, and the resources on this site are
geared towards members of the club. Click
here for more information about the Diplomacy World club.
Diplomacy of the Khanate
This page contains records of completed games including statistics and end of game statements from various participants.
University Diplomacy Society
of Creative Destruction (Doctor Wu)
CAT-23 affiliated closed Dip
group (see Biscayne Bay)
Maintained by Doctor Wu. The home of Dr. Wu, a prominent player on the CAT-23 features mainly his School
of Creative Destruction, an elite, invitation only community of Diplomacy players. This site contains a roster of members of the School of Creative Destruction and
A game of Modern Diplomacy played via this web site.
The Bladed Quill
Maintained by Andy Greenhouse. This page is mostly devoted to games GMed by the author. It has house rules and
press from some of his games. There are also a few links to other Diplomacy sites
on the Web.
IGUAZU The Home of Diplomacy
Maintained by IGUAZU. This site is designed primarily to facilitate the playing of Diplomacy thru e-mail
ajudicated by the site owner. It features a brief introduction to the rules and a
message board that seems to be used solely for administrative announcements about the games. The site itself is well designed and aesthetically pleasing, though
there are some spelling and grammar errors (the site is hosted from Holland).
Maintained by Mikko Saari. This site hosts the Melankolia no press Diplomacy tournament. The author also
runs CAT-23 and Finnish Diplomacy Society games, for which he posts maps and player lists on the site. There are a few links to relevant points of interest.
Diplomacy Clan Destine
This site is the homepage of Clan Destine, one of the Diplomacy clans that play on
the Judge system, which were formed to give new players an easier introduction into
the Hobby and increase the level of competitiveness with inter-clan games.
Maintained by Edward C. Prem. This is another site that runs games hand ajudicated by the author. There are
rankings of players who play in these games, an archive of ongoing and completed
games, and some links.
Maintained by Greg Jackson. This site is devoted to the games hand ajudicated by the author. Most of the games
are Machiavelli and Colonial variants, but there are a few standard games as well.
There is an archive of completed games as well.
Maintained by Chachie. This site is devoted to the playing of a game of Modern Diplomacy over e-mail. The
game had not formed as of this writing, and consequently there was virtually no content.
Stan's Diplomacy Page
Maintained by Stanley Kellett. This site contains maps of games in progress, and the author promises more soon. There are links to the DipPouch and Flat Earth Society
Maintained by Barrett Buss. An interesting page that describes a Diplomacy game in progress. Has some
interesting stuff, including a nice list of real European politicians at the turn of the
The War Room
Maintained by jhink. This page contains maps and player lists for games that the author GMs, which are
mostly CAT-23 games. The author's GMing houserules can also be found on this site.