Here's a problem for you listmembers to ponder on (or not).

I'm having difficulties to decide what can and cannot be done in the
fields of diplomacy with the Diplomacy and Decree actions and with routine
According to the book, Decree can be used to create minor random events.
Sending a diplomatic mission to a foreign country is included as an
Clearly, this diplomatic mission cannot accomplish something that can be
done with a Diplomacy action. So what _can_ it do, then?
Also, how far can you go with routine communication?
What matters can only be done or solved with a Diplomacy action?
When do you need which action?
I haven't been able to come up with a satisfactory answer to this
Diplomacy/Decree/routine communication problem of mine, so if anyone can,
I would be very pleased indeed.

- the Falcon