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Greetings, you can call me Pete

PostPosted: 10 Mar 2019, 05:05
by Pete the Great
Hello everyone. It is hard to believe I have been here a month already. I have held off writing this post while I looked for some of my old Diplomacy stuff, as memory fogs with age. I used to play Dip by mail back in the 80's and remember having several entertaining conversations with Conrad von Metzke when I subscribed to his zine. I also met Bruce Lindsay at Brux Con/Tomato Con. I also found my old issue of Diplomacy World where I placed 2nd in the Xenogogic XXth Anniversary Essay Contest behind Mark Berch who took first. To younger folks these names are likely meaningless, but for those well read in Diplomacy lore or those who have been around a while, they are early pioneers in our hobby. I have been absent from Diplomacy for over 30 years and three career changes, but it is nice to be back. I have already met several nice people and look forward to making new friends in the years to come.

A little about myself, I am a native of upstate NY, where I live with my wife and our occasional home from college son. I grow garlic as a hobby farm when I am not working my regular job and cut a little firewood on the side as well. I enjoy hiking and backpacking. In 2017 I hiked rim to rim to rim in the Grand Canyon with some of the members of our Scout Troop covering roughly 52 miles and around 23,000 feet in total elevation changes. At my age that was a great accomplishment. Reading through the online stuff I think I am best described as a "care bear" at this stage of my life, so gain my trust and your set, unless of course I get cantankerous in my old age.

I look forward to meeting many of you in our online environment!

Re: Greetings, you can call me Pete

PostPosted: 10 Mar 2019, 05:10
by Shyvve
Hey Pete,

What a great bit of biography! I look forward to a game with you.

Re: Greetings, you can call me Pete

PostPosted: 10 Mar 2019, 16:50
by Custer
And now from my evil twin :twisted: .........Welcome! I look forward to kicking your .......I mean, you kicking my .......anyway, I look forward to a game at some point. ;)


Re: Greetings, you can call me Pete

PostPosted: 11 Mar 2019, 03:38
by Pete the Great
It's a pleasure to meet you both, hopefully we run into one another at some point.