That's really awesome - thanks for the link!
I've been using Monte Cook's Diplomacy variation (the first one in this article
, which seems to have a roughly similar philosophy. I haven't compared 'em in depth as yet, but Rich Burlew's method is certainly more robust, and gets more mileage out of the system.
No kitten is going to tell me what to do. I'll fall off this branch to my death if I feel like it!