This variant is a revision of 1898.
In 1898, players have to recapture their regular home supply centers.
This revision gives players the option of deciding which centers they
want for their home supply centers.
In August 1992, Rick Westerman
suggested a revision of 1898 along these lines. His ideas were discussed in
the rec.games.diplomacy newsgroup.
The main contributor to this discussion was
Mark Nelson. The first person to
codify the discussion into a set of rules was
This set of rules is a revision by Mark Nelson and Josh Smith of Josh's
set of rules.