In the news…
Not quite early modern, but of undoubted nostalgic interest to many.
Allan Calhamer, creator of the board game Diplomacy, dies at 81.
Article from New York Times (may be behind paywall).
I took an undergrad ‘History of Diplomacy’ course where one of the assignments was to play the game and write a paper on its lessons for real diplomacy. I focused my paper on its irrelevancies, and learned a valuable lesson about answering the question the professor wants you to answer.