A Weekly Threat Assessment of the Diplomacy Community
The Story of the Briefing
The Briefing began as a passion project for Umble in 2019. His goal was to help players from the many different online sites and f2f groups get connected. Since then, the Briefing has become the go-to place for hobby leaders to make their announcements and is indispensable for serious players who want to stay up-to-date on hobby happenings. (Read more about the Briefing's beginnings).
At the one year mark, the call went out to the community for those who would like to be editors and thankfully several responded. Find out more about them below.
Founder - umbletheheep (Russ)Russ discovered Diplomacy searching for a game with more depth than Risk. He played his first match on the DPjudge back in 2008. He also cofounded The Diplomats with gohornsgo who is the host and does all the work. This is Umble's preferred type of alliance. He enjoys playing Diplomacy in any format and hopes that his allies will forget he is now anAlpha Weasel.
Editor - RoganJosh (Jens)Jens played his first game of Diplomacy in 1999 and was active during the PBEM era. He returned to the hobby a few years ago using 1v1 games as stress relief and is recognized as one of the best players of the FvA and Cold War variant. He helps the Briefing by connecting with hobby leaders and gathering content for each issue.
Editor - TheFlyingBoat (Karthik)Karthik played his first game of Diplomacy in 2011 with friends in school before getting hooked on webDiplomacy. Since 2020, he has been an avid player in both the extended deadline and the virtual Face-to-Face hobbies. He helps the Briefing by bridging the gap between the Face-to-Face and extended deadline scenes in addition to curating content for each issue.
Editor - bilbert (Brandon)Brandon began playing Diplomacy on PlayDip with a group of friends at college. They used the game to keep in touch, and he has introduced the game to many family, friends, and coworkers (not recommended for team building). He spends most of his time nowadays in Diplomacy with making variants, and playing the occasional blitz game. Try out his 1650 New World Variant on Discord.
Editor - Lady Razor (Matthew)Sultry, seductive femme fatale Lady Razor isn't all she might seem. She's actually a small but well-moustachioed man from the depths of rural Cornwall, UK. Joining the online Diplomacy Nexus community in the S2 Tournament, she is now the Nexus' in-house illustrator. Play carefully, or your silly move might be the next subject of a withering drawing!
Editor - Xsotan (Ian)Ian creates all our social media graphics. He discovered Diplomacy in 2019 when he stumbled upon a Diplomacy video while searching for an Axis & Allies guide. He binge watched Triumvir412's videos and tried playing with friends. That didn't work our too well and so today he is active on webDiplomacy and sometimes plays Speedboat games on Nexus.
Editor - CoffeeKeyboards (James)James played his first Diplomacy game in 2017 when a friend suggested that they try out the Conspiracy app. He is a firm fan of the 1v1 variant, Cold War, and has even contributed to our Cold War strategy section. He may not play the keyboard, but he is 100% powered by caffeine.
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