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At the risk of asking someone to explain the joke... could someone explain the joke?
This is the standard Diplomacy Board:At the risk of asking someone to explain the joke... could someone explain the joke?
.... It's just a generation too early for Ada Lovelace, isn't it?* A French comic where Napoleon succeeded in Egypt and is now battling Wellington in India. Also, moderate steampunk - the French have steam tanks and are introducing armed dirigibles, but the Brits supplement their thin red line, gurkhas and turbaned lancers with steam bazookas and their battles are plotted by a steam computer operated by Mary Shelley.