This game has finished.

Hello and welcome to Diplomacy! For most of you, you've played before, but I'll still do the opening thingie. This is a Play By E-Mail (hence the PBEM in the title) game. Basically, this means that most of the action will occur by e-mail. I'll accept orders by e-mail (though you can also submit them in writing), and a good deal of the communication will probably be done electronically (but not necessarily). Anyway, you may want to know who's who:

Benjin Dubishar - Austria - shadowthunder@gmail.com
Craig "The Jerk" Haseler - England - cahaseler@hotmail.com
Filip Sufitchi - France - fsufitchi@gmail.com
David "Joe" English - Germany - annoyingbrat42@yahoo.com
Monica Li - Italy - minastirithlover@gmail.com
Bharat "Borat" Ponnaluri - Russia - bharatp@cox.net
Andrew Watson - Turkey - andrewhillwatson@gmail.com

Orders will be due at 5:00, usually on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If you do not turn in orders, all your units will hold. If you do not turn in orders a second time, you will be replaced.
In addition, you might find these links helpful:
http://tjhsst.edu/~hwhite/Diplomacy - Where I will post the results from the moves, as well as a few other things
http://diplomacy-archive.org - A repository of Diplomacy articles
http://jdip.sf.net - jDip, the program I use to adjudicate orders
The latest edition of the rules
Another, more concise edition of the rules

Spring 1901 orders will be due Friday at 5:00 PM. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. I'm on AIM and Google Talk (supermath314 for both). There is no relevant question that's too stupid.

One last word of advice: Talk to everyone. If you are quiet, your neighbors will not know what to expect, and you may find yourself being attacked from all directions.

Let the game begin!