The Persian Wars
Decorum and Itinerary
Participants in the Diplomacy Club are expected at all times and places to behave in an exemplary fashion. In no time and place is this more important than during club meeting times. The reasons for this are two-fold. First, it is important that appropriate behavior be practiced in order to prepare for more structured social environments in the future. Second, with the limited time available, and the ambitious complexity of the simulation, we simply do not have time for distraction and digression. Establishing an orderly code of conduct will increase efficiency in general.
Students will not speak out of turn.
Students may not interfere with the map, but may use it as a reference when planning. If something on the map is incorrect, a teacher will make the correction after it is brought to their attention privately.
There will be specified instances in which students are permitted to address the group as a whole. At such times, all other participants should listen respectfully.
There will be other instances in which students are permitted to congregate in small groups to discuss specific arrangements. At such times, loud outbursts are frowned upon.
Students will be provided log-books into which they will record plans, orders, and private notes concerning the dispositions, conduct, agreements, and actions of other players.
Any student found in possession of another student’s log book will be asked to leave.
Students will enter the East Wing at 15:00 at which time, the session will begin.
Students will turn in their diplomatic priority cards and line up along the far wall by 15:05
The map will be publicly displayed from 15:05 to 16:55
The upkeep phase will occur at 15:10, after the collection of diplomatic priority cards, and will run until 15:20.
When upkeep is completed, Students will line up again, and the teachers will call out pairs of students derived from diplomatic priority.
Each pair will move quietly to a corner of the room and sit together. They may discuss and pass notes about anything related to the game for 5 minutes.
3 such meetings will occur.
At 15:35, teachers will call out groups of 3 derived from diplomatic priority. Some students will not join a group of 3, but will instead be called into special meetings with neutral powers at this time.
These meetings will last 25 minutes.
At 16:00, all students will retire to privately record orders. Log books must be handed in by 16:30
At 16:30, a review and analyses will be provided by the teachers. Special events, can also occur at this time, such as league meetings (involving large groups of players) and announcements concerning weather patterns, foreign powers, neutral states, nomadic tribes, and mercenaries.
16:55 the map will be recorded and removed. Students will clean the area.
17:00 Students will be picked up.