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The podcast about playing the strategy game Diplomacy face to face and online. Visit DiplomacyGames.com for more info and shownotes.

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January 15, 2022

Diplomacy Wives Club

We interview Mrs Kaner and Mrs Amby about being Diplomacy wives. Plus we talk current games.

Intro

  • Valley Hops Brewery, BrisbaneThe guys introduce the show, their drinks and tonight's venue (0 mins 15 secs)

Interview with Mrs Kaner & Mrs Amby

  • The guys introduce today's interview: their partners (6 mins 50 secs)
  • The interview starts with Kaner starting to talk detail about a game which quickly turns to him asking Mrs Kaner what she thinks when he talks about his games, before they ask Mrs Amby the same question (7 mins 30 secs)
  • Mrs Amby talks about when Amby has to record an interview and her understanding of the game (11 mins 10 secs)
  • They talk about Mrs Amby's mother's theory about Kaner (13 mins 40 secs)
  • They talk about the bars the guys visit (17 mins)
  • Kaner asks the ladies about their thoughts about players travelling to play the game (18 mins 30 secs)
  • They talk about the guy's personalities and how it leads them to Diplomacy (22 mins 30 secs)
  • They wrap up the interview before the guys discuss their thoughts afterwards. Kaner asks listeners what their partners think about the game (25 mins 45 secs)

Diplomacy chat and Around the grounds

  • The guys discuss their thoughts on attending PoppyCon in Melbourne during April (32 mins 50 secs)
  • Kaner asks Amby about how badly he's doing in his games (35 mins 50 secs)
  • Amby acknowledges Kaner was correct that when buying into a game in a CD'ed position on vDip/webDip, if you get eliminated, when the game ends you don't get penalised. Amby discusses his 1800: Empires and Coalitions game and his game play now that he's lost (40 mins 20 secs)
  • They get some more drinks and describe how they taste now as a mid game (51 mins 40 secs)
  • They move onto discuss some of Kaner's games (56 mins)
  • The guys discuss slowly eating up an ally in a non-threatening way (1 hr 8 mins)
  • They wrap up the show (1 hr 14 mins)

Venue: Valley Hops Brewery, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: The Interloper IPA by Valley Hops

Amby: 21 Pubs pale ale by Valley Hops and The Other Wine Company shiraz from the Adelaide Hills

 

Just a reminder you can support the show by giving it 5 stars on iTunes or Stitcher. And don't forget if you want to help pay off the audio equipment... or get the guys more drunk, you can also donate at Patreon, plus you get extra podcast episodes!

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe so you get the latest Diplomacy Games episodes straight to your phone.

Thanks as always to Dr Dan aka "The General" for his rockin' intro tune.

 

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We interview tobi, who saved vDiplomacy. Plus we celebrate Christmas and discuss our games.

Intro

  • Maya Mexican barThe guys introduce the show, their drinks and tonight's venue (0 mins 15 secs)

Interview with tobi

  • The guys introduce today's interview. Tobi is a developer who saved the day when vDiplomacy ground to a halt. Even if you're not on vDip, there's still some lessons here for other Diplomacy sites (3 mins 50 secs)
  • The interview starts although Kaner didn't turn up. They begin by looking at what went wrong with vDip and how it relates to other Dip sites (5 mins)
  • Tobi talks about his skillset developing and applying it to Diplomacy websites. They talk about going live into production without full user acceptance testing (12 mins 45 secs)
  • Amby asks about with the upgrade to vDip using webDip code, whether any webDip functionality is in, or will be added to vDip soon. They also discuss tobi getting in touch with Oli and what came out of discussions (19 mins 45 secs)
  • They move on from the tech talk to discuss how tobi first got into Diplomacy before talking about the German hobby (27 mins)
  • Amby channels his inner Kaner and asks tobi which country he likes to play and why (33 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby goes onto to ask why tobi tends to play at vDip and what variants he likes to play. They discuss 1066, his thoughts on big variants and different features (35 mins)
  • They begin wrapping things up by talking about the community at vDip (41 mins 20 secs)
  • Kaner and Amby are back at the bar and discuss their thoughts about the interview (43 mins 30 secs)
  • Zoom recorder with wind mufflerAmby talks about the wind muffler added to the Zoom recorder (48 mins)
  • Kaner discusses what would be needed for a variant to run a Bourse game automatically on a Diplomacy site (50 mins 30 secs)

Diplomacy chat and Around the grounds

  • They get some more drinks before giving our listeners an update on how things have recently changed here with Covid (58 mins)
  • Amby discusses losing in the Mongolian cloak and dagger game (playing as the Caliphate) before they turn to Christmas and presents (1 hr 4 mins 20 secs)
  • Kaner asks if Amby is doing well in any games (1 hr 7 mins)
  • They talk about one of Amby's Europa Renovatio games, High Renovatio Jackpot and Yellowstone Honey (1 hr 11 mins)
  • Next up is his Divided States game, No name-11 (1 hr 14 mins)
  • He wraps up with Dawn of the Enlightenment and the need for another black eye (1 hr 18 mins)
  • Amby asks about Kaner's games and they discuss playing out an alliance vs stabbing (1 hr 22 mins 40 secs)
  • They grab more drinks and decide to start wrapping things up, with a brief chat about PoppyCon (1 hr 24 mins)

Venue: Maya Mexican, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Estrella lager from Spain

Amby: Gage Roads Sidetrack XPA and Rusden Driftsand GSM from the Barossa Valley, South Australia

Just a reminder you can support the show by giving it 5 stars on iTunes or Stitcher. And don't forget if you want to help pay off the audio equipment... or get the guys more drunk, you can also donate at Patreon, plus you get extra podcast episodes!

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe so you get the latest Diplomacy Games episodes straight to your phone.

Thanks as always to Dr Dan aka "The General" for his rockin' intro tune.

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December 19, 2021

Interview with Matt Calkins

The guys interview game designer, World Boardgaming Champion and CEO Matt Calkins about his love of Diplomacy.

Intro

  • The guys introduce the show, their drinks and tonight's venue (0 mins 15 secs)

Interview with Matt Calkins

  • Matt Calkins and part of his board game libraryThe guys introduce today's interview (6 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby asks when Matt first got into Diplomacy and which aspects of the game's design he likes (7 mins)
  • They discuss some of the board games Matt has commercially published and their relationship with the game. Matt's games include the award winning Sekigahara (the most similar to Diplomacy), Tin Goose and Magnet (10 mins)
  • Matt talks about the World Boardgaming Championships (12 mins)
  • Amby asks about the cross-overs between gaming and the business world (15 mins)
  • Photo credit: Forbes Magazine
  • Kaner asks about creating board games and Matt's favorite country to play in Diplomacy (16 mins)
  • Amby asks about Matt's favorite board games in his library in the photo taken in Forbes magazine (23 mins)
  • Amby asks how Matt uses board gaming in his life before discussing how others connect with him now though games (25 mins)
  • They discuss board games and skills before wrapping up the interview (30 mins)
  • The guys are back at the bar chatting about their thoughts on the interview with Matt. Kaner talks Power Grid and Tigris & Euphrates (32 mins)

Diplomacy news

  • The guys discuss trying unsuccessfully to get a face to face game going in Brisbane and what to do from here (42 mins 20 secs)
  • They talk about vDip being back up and running again (44 mins 20 secs)
  • Kaner discusses AI and Diplomacy (45 mins 20 secs)
  • After some new drinks they talk about a cool new board promoted in the Diplomacy Briefing just in time for Christmas made by Matt Crill (51 mins 30 secs)

Around the grounds

Venues: The Scratch Bar, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Willie Smith cider (although Kaner calls it a Willie Nelson's cider) from Tasmania and Helios Cyclops Indian pale ale from Brisbane

Amby: Helios Poseidon West Coast pale ale from Brisbane and Trop Big Red syrah from South Australia

Just a reminder you can support the show by giving it 5 stars on iTunes or Stitcher. And don't forget if you want to help pay off the audio equipment... or get the guys more drunk, you can also donate at Patreon, plus you get extra podcast episodes!

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe so you get the latest Diplomacy Games episodes straight to your phone.

Thanks as always to Dr Dan aka "The General" for his rockin' intro tune.

 

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The guys celebrate their 100th podcast by inviting Andrew Goff, Brandon Fogel, Brother Board and CaptainMeme on to play their Diplomacy Trivia Extravaganza.

Intro

  • Drinks at the Downunder BarThe guys introduce their 100th show, their drinks and tonight's venue, including a story or two (0 mins 15 secs)
  • They start introducing the Diplomacy Trivia Extravaganza with Andrew Goff, Brandon Fogel, Brother Bored and CaptainMeme as contestants. They also mention if you join the Patreon feed, next week's bonus episode is the guys coming up with the questions (6 mins 40 secs)

The Diplomacy Trivia Extravaganza

  • Amby is acting as the game show host and begins by introducing the players and some of their Diplomacy background. Kaner is the adjudicator (7 mins 50 secs)
  • They begin the questions (11 mins 50 secs)
  • After a score update, the game moves onto the lightening round (34 mins 15 secs)
  • The lightening round concludes and we move back onto the normal set of questions, followed by another score update (47 mins 45 secs)
  • Goffy does a promo for PoppyCon in Melbourne in April 2022 before questions continue (1 hr 3 mins 15 secs)
  • The trivia contest starts wrapping up with the results (1 hr 8 mins)

Diplomacy chat

  • The guys announce a new Patreon supporter of the show, thanks Dr Recommended! (1 hr 13 mins 30 secs)
  • They discuss vDiplomacy currently being down (1 hr 17 mins 20 secs)
  • Kaner & Amby grab another drink before coming back to discuss their Dawn of the Enlightenment game organised by David E. Cohen. Surprise surprise, Amby's been stabbed already (1 hr 19 mins 45 secs)
  • Kaner describes his first game year for this variant (1 hr 35 mins)
  • Amby suggests a face to face game in Brisbane for the weekend of 10 or 11 December and give a Covid update(1 hr 41 mins 45 secs)
  • They discuss some of the duplicitous conversations a little more in Dawn of the Enlightenment (1 hr 49 mins)
  • Kaner talks about why he likes big maps and how it breaks common thinking on a normal Diplomacy board (1 hr 53 mins)
  • The guys wrap up the 100th show (2 hrs 0 mins)

Venues: The Down Under bar & grill, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Four Pines draught and Four Pines milk stout

Amby: Four Pines pale ale and a cabernet sauvignon from somewhere

Just a reminder you can support the show by giving it 5 stars on iTunes or Stitcher. And don't forget if you want to help pay off the audio equipment... or get the guys more drunk, you can also donate at Patreon, plus you get extra podcast episodes!

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe so you get the latest Diplomacy Games episodes straight to your phone.

Thanks as always to Dr Dan aka "The General" for his rockin' intro tune.

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November 13, 2021

Squid Game

The guys discuss their games and Amby reflects on the similarities between the hit Netflix series Squid Game and Diplomacy.

Intro & Around the grounds

  • Hop and PickleThe guys introduce the show, their drinks and tonight's venue (0 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby admits he's hit his limit in how many games he's joined up. They discuss the Dawn of the Enlightenment game they're both in  (5 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby is playing France and discusses the challenges of playing colonial positions in addition to Europe (13 mins)
  • They discuss spectating a game with the view to taking over a civil disorder position in High Renovatio Jackpot (18 mins)
  • Kaner asks if any of Amby's games where he's takes over civil disorder positions he's going well in (22 mins)
  • New Hampshire moves to AlaskaAmby discusses his Divided States anonymous game, No Name 11, where New Hampshire (red) has lost its homeland and re-established itself in Alaska (23 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby goes onto discuss getting shafted in the Mongolian Empire game Screaming Jugular Bloodaxe Gusher (28 mins 45 secs)
  • Amby gets a new drink (Cabernet Sauvignon from Langhorne Creek) where a turn has just happened in his anonymous Europa Renovatio game Yellowstone Honey (34 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby discusses his World War IV Primacy game amongst the non-zombie players (41 mins 45 secs)
  • Kaner gives a shout out to the latest sign up round for Nexus (45 mins)

Squid Game

  • Amby gives an overview of Squid Game to Kaner and his thoughts on the similarities of the hit Netflix series and the game dynamics of Diplomacy. No spoilers. (47 mins)
  • The guys wrap things up with a reminder about the upcoming 100th episode (53 mins)

Venues: Hop & Pickle, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Hop Hog pale ale from Feral Brewing

Amby: Geezer Pleaser bitter by Little Bang Brewery

Just a reminder you can support the show by giving it 5 stars on iTunes or Stitcher. And don't forget if you want to help pay off the audio equipment... or get the guys more drunk, you can also donate at Patreon, plus you get extra podcast episodes!

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe so you get the latest Diplomacy Games episodes straight to your phone.

Thanks as always to Dr Dan aka "The General" for his rockin' intro tune.

 

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Kaner & Amby catch up with Diplomacy novelist R. Jamie Langa, talk about the new recorder & lots of Diplomacy stuff.

Intro

  • New audio recorder: Zoom H6The guys introduce the show and discuss the new audio recorder they've had to buy thanks to our Patreon supporters (0 mins 15 secs)
  • You can provide a one-off contribution of $5 towards buying the new recorder at our Diplomacy Games Patreon feed (5 mins)
  • Amby talks about how he's gotten into Aussie Peppa Pig
    ** language warning! ** (6 mins)

Interview with R. Jamie Langa, Diplomacy novelist

  • The guys start introducing this show's interview guest R. Jamie Langa, author of Diplomacy novel "Art of the Stab." (8 mins 30 secs)
  • The interview starts with Amby asking why Jamie decided to write a novel based around the game (10 mins 30 secs)
  • They discuss why Diplomacy isn't more a part of popular culture (14 mins)
  • Amby asks what drew Jamie to writing the book. He outlines what he was trying to achieve in the story (22 mins)
  • Kaner asks about Jamie's process for writing the book (27 mins 45 secs)
  • Kaner discusses his own thought processes when playing a game and asks Jamie who's his favourite country. They also talk about role playing their country (34 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby asks what Jamie did to test whether someone who doesn't know the game, could comprehend the book (45 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby asks how Jamie approached things differently in writing Art of the Stab compared to his first novel (48 mins 45 secs)
  • Amby asks about the self publishing experience (53 mins 30 secs)
  • You can buy the book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble (57 mins 45 secs)
  • They guys return and are still geeking out on the new recorder (1 hr)
  • Amby asks Kaner what he thought about the interview. Again, you can order the book from Amazon (1 hr 1 mins 30 secs)
  • Kaner asks Amby what is his favorite country to play (1 hr 6 mins 15 secs)

Diplomacy chat

  • The guys have received a suggestion from Siegmar Bruggen on how to address our anonymous games: editing together various segments of the show where we danced around who we were and how the game turned out (1 hr 10 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby also discusses Brian McKay's email about playing a face to face game now that he's returned to Brisbane. Amby flags having a game early-mid December (1 hr 14 mins)
  • After ordering some more drinks they discuss an email from David E. Cohen about playing his Dawn of the Enlightenment variant (1 hr 18 mins 30 secs)
  • They talk again about the High Seas territory approach (1 hr 24 mins)

Around the grounds

  • Kaner starts discussing two of his anonymous Europa Renovatio games (1 hr 29 mins 45 secs)
  • Kaner asks Amby why he's in so many games. Amby starts giving a run down on his various games. He touches on being elimitaed in the Spice Islands game before quickly moving to an anonymous Divided States game he bought into (1 hr 40 mins)
  • Amby goes onto discuss an anonymous Europa Renovatio game he bought into (1 hr 46 mins 45 secs)
  • He's getting smashed in an anonymous 1885 Colonial game (1 hr 50 mins)
  • Kaner asks about Amby's cloak and dagger Mongolian game (1 hr 53 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby briefly discusses his Primacy app games, discussing a Middle Earth game and a World War IV game (1 hr 56 mins 30 secs)
  • The guys start wrapping up the show (2 hrs 3 mins 30 secs)

Venues: Pig & Whistle Eagle Pier, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Something Haze something black lager that isn't black

Amby: Something Eden something shiraz Barossa something

 

Just a reminder you can support the show by giving it 5 stars on iTunes or Stitcher. And don't forget if you want to help improve the audio equipment... or get the guys more drunk, you can also donate at Patreon, plus you get extra podcast episodes!

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe so you get the latest Diplomacy Games episodes straight to your phone.

Thanks as always to Dr Dan aka "The General" for his rockin' intro tune.

 

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September 26, 2021

Crab shells & faultlines

The guys catch up for some drinks to discuss their games, with Kaner sharing his Diplomacy theory of crab shells and faultlines. Plus the Middle Earth variant.

Intro & Around the grounds

  • Hellcat MaggieThe guys kickoff and Kaner outlines why he dislikes playing England  (0 mins 10 secs)
  • They discuss the venue and their drinks (3 mins 50 secs)
  • They talk about the lockdown that never happened and a general Australian COVID update (6 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby discusses an Australian MP who has wild theories about COVID. Amby shows his website domain that didn't get reregistered (8 mins 30 secs)
  • Kaner shares a joke or two with Amby and chats about measuring systems (11 mins 30 secs)
  • They grab some more drinks and Amby looks into abandoned games (17 mins 30 secs)
  • Kaner wants to out Amby and himself when in anonymous games (23 mins)
  • Kaner asks Amby about fleet builds on rivers in Divided States games & ideas for better gameplay (25 mins 45 secs)
  • Amby talks about his Spice Islands game and rulebook press (32 mins 45 secs)
  • He goes onto discuss his cloak and dagger game, Screaming Jugular Bloodaxe Gusher (36 mins)
  • Kaner gives some advice around looking at why an ally made a certain set of moves (39 mins)
  • They get into some of Kaner's anonymous Europa Renovatio games (40 mins 30 secs)
  • Kaner talks about the gameplay of a player he's stabbed, only for them to double down fighting their original enemy and let Kaner get up to mischief (43 mins 45 secs)
  • Amby pivots to talk about his classic game on Primacy where he was trying spitefully to create a stalemate line to force the draw as his goal (47 mins)
  • After some more drinks, they discuss gameplay in another one of Kaner's games (52 mins 15 secs)
  • Kaner shares his theory about Diplomacy faultlines, which act as a wedge into a region and how you approach your position as a crab shell (55 mins 30 secs)
  • He then goes onto discuss a "boring game" and his current crab shell (1 hr 1 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby discusses two Primacy games, Legends of Ferranor where he won (pretty much as everyone CDed) but has started playing a Middle Earth variant, inspired by JRR Tolkien (1 hr 9 mins)

Middle Earth variant

  • They discuss skills they learnt at 12 years of age and why Amby has never seen a Lord of the Rings film (1 hr 12 mins)

Venues: Hellcat Maggie, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Fixation IPA

Amby: St Hallett's Garden of Eden from South Australia

 

Just a reminder you can support the show by giving it 5 stars on iTunes or Stitcher. And don't forget if you want to help improve the audio equipment... or get the guys more drunk, you can also donate at Patreon, plus you get extra podcast episodes!

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe so you get the latest Diplomacy Games episodes straight to your phone.

Thanks as always to Dr Dan aka "The General" for his rockin' intro tune.

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The guys interview Bryan Pravel and Zach Moore from DBN about Diplomacy at the Olympics and where the game is going.

Intro

  • The guys are in pre-lockdown. They expect the government will do a lockdown when they planned to record so catch up on Skype instead.   (0 mins 10 secs)

Interview with Bryan Pravel & Zach Moore from DBN

  • The guys welcome Bryan and Zach to the show, before jumping into the 2032 Olympics and DBN's plan to partner with 2032 Olympics broadcaster NBC (5 mins)
  • Amby asks what steps DBN needs to take to be ready by 2032 (8 mins 20 secs)
  • They discuss how people interested in interning at DBN can apply and what skills they need (10 mins)
  • Amby asks what's going on in the background of a live broadcast game (13 mins)
  • Amby discusses the professional broadcast feel of the show, and asks how that could improve in the future (16 mins 15 secs)
  • Kaner asks Bryan and Zack on how an Olympic Diplomacy competition should be held and which nations are most likely to take gold, silver & bronze  (19 mins)
  • They discuss the need for an International Diplomacy Federation to advocate for the game (24 mins)
  • Amby asks what scoring system lends itself to better television (29 mins)
  • Amby queries how a world record system would work for Diplomacy at the Olympics (33 mins 45 secs)
  • He asks about following the conversations of players in a game and how that could work in a live environment (36 mins)
  • They discuss Ed Sullivan's info about Olympic events not necessarily always being traditional sports. Amby discusses the Wikipedia page that needs updating to raise the awareness of Diplomacy as a potential new event (41 mins 45 secs)
  • They start wrapping up the interview (45 mins)
  • Kaner & Amby give their thoughts on the interview (47 mins)
  • They flag the show has been going now for 5 years (52 mins)

Around the grounds

  • Amby asks Kaner about how his games are going - both are anonymous Europa Renovatio gunboat games (55 mins)
  • Amby outlines his really stuff ups where he CD'ed in his Divided States game and in Spice Islands (1 hr 8 mins)
  • They do a reminder about the upcoming 100th episode, before returning to the Spice Islands game and how surprisingly complex it is (1 hr 15 mins)
  • Then its a brief overview of Amby's Mongolian game (1 hrs 22 mins)
  • Amby goes into his Primacy app game and discusses his goal of creating a stalemate line for a 4 way draw (1 hr 24 mins 30 secs)
  • Kaner shares a link from the Diplomatic Pouch and discusses position 7 (1 hr 28 mins 30 secs)

Trying to get a stalemate line happening

  • Amby then discusses a Feraror map also on Primacy (1 hr 34 mins)

Primacy's Feranor map

Chaos game

  • The guys wrap up the show (1 hr 47 mins)

Venues: At home: Pre-lockdown, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Somersby cloudy cider

Amby: Riparosso Italian red wine

Just a reminder you can support the show by giving it 5 stars on iTunes or Stitcher. And don't forget if you want to help improve the audio equipment... or get the guys more drunk, you can also donate at Patreon, plus you get extra podcast episodes!

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe so you get the latest Diplomacy Games episodes straight to your phone.

Thanks as always to Dr Dan aka "The General" for his rockin' intro tune.

 

 

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The guys interview Osbert, a high school student on a younger player's perspective on the game Diplomacy. Plus podcast drinking game ideas, Diplomacy chat & Kaner's games.

X-Cargo, BrisbaneIntro

  • The guys are at X-Cargo. They flag the first half of the show will be PG rated and discuss their drinks  (0 mins 10 secs)
  • They set the stage for today's interview with Osbert, a younger person who plays Diplomacy (3 mins 30 secs)

Interview with Osbert: a young player's perspective on Diplomacy

  • Amby asks Osbert - a high school student - about how he got introduced to Diplomacy (4 mins 30 secs)
  • They explore why Osbert returns to the game (7 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby asks how Osbert have approached things where people don't know his age (9 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby asks about Osbert's approach to communication in the game and what other skills he's got from the game (11 mins 30 secs)
  • They explore what is an ideal game for Osbert (15 mins)
  • They discuss using gunboat to improve tactics (17 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby asks where Osbert learns about improving his gameplay and gives shout outs to DBN, Legendary Tactics and Brother Bored,  (18 mins 45 secs)
  • They discuss getting friends together to play a face to face game (21 mins 30 secs)
  • They talk about Osbert representing the British team for Diplomacy at the 2032 Olympics (26 mins 45 secs)
  • Osbert's mum joins the interview to give a parent's perspective about her son playing the game (27 mins 45 secs)
  • They wrap up the interview (33 mins)
  • The guys give their thoughts on the interview (33 mins 45 secs)

Diplomacy chat

  • The PG bit of the show now ends, and returns to its usual swearing and drinking (37 mins 45 secs)
  • They suggest a Diplomacy Games drinking game that listeners can also play (38 mins 15 secs)
  • The discuss the ownership of the rights to the game (39 mins 15 secs)
  • They discuss the board map. Apologies to Rob Schone - the drinks prevented Amby remembering his name, sorry Rob!  (40 mins 45 secs)
  • Amby discusses the Calhammer estate auction and puts out there whether anyone bought a good amount of Calhammer swag, let us know as we'd be keen for a chat. They also discuss some upcoming interviews planned (44 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby flags this is episode 95 and we're fast approaching ep 100. Let us know your thoughts on what you'd like us to do in our 100th show (48 mins 45 secs)
  • After some more drinks, Amby suggests there may be some phrases or things we do, that if we do it, the listeners need to take a drink (50 mins 45 secs)

Around the grounds

1885-map

 

chaos-map

 

  • Amby has some deja vu (1 hr 18 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby is holding off on committing to new games until he has the time to play (1 hr 20 mins)
  • They grab another drink before starting to wrap things up to record the Patreon episode (1 hr 21 mins)

Venues: X-Cargo, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: 150 Lashes pale ale

Amby: Sister's Run shiraz from Brisbane

 

Just a reminder you can support the show by giving it 5 stars on iTunes or Stitcher. And don't forget if you want to help improve the audio equipment... or get the guys more drunk, you can also donate at Patreon, plus you get extra podcast episodes!

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe so you get the latest Diplomacy Games episodes straight to your phone.

Thanks as always to Dr Dan aka "The General" for his rockin' intro tune.

 

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The guys interview Matt and David, creators of the Primacy app which is playable on Apple and Android platforms. Plus 2032 Olympics talk, around the grounds and Amby's Summer Classic experience.

Diplomacy Games at the Guilty Rogue, BrisbaneIntro and Diplomacy news

  • The guys are at the Guilty Rogue and discuss Brisbane officially hosting the 2032 Olympics. So its time to make Diplomacy an Olympic sport (0 mins 10 secs)
  • Amby asks if Diplomacy was an Olympic sport right now, who'd be representing their players and which countries would have a team (2 mins)
  • They talk specialist players for each country and what would be the scoring system for Diplomacy at the Olympics (5 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby talks about the need for an International Diplomacy Federation to advocate for the game to be in the Olympics (8 mins)

Interview with Matt and David from the Primacy App

  • Kaner & Amby start setting up the interview (10 mins 30 secs)
  • The interview starts. NOTE for listeners, Amby had some recording troubles so his audio isn't as good as normal (11 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby asks David about the Primacy App and why they created it (12 mins)
  • They discuss how the App is available on Apple and Google Play stores (14 mins 45 secs)
  • Kaner asks about variants and Realpolitik (17 mins 45 secs)
  • Amby asks about copyright (19 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby asks about the forward program of work for the app (22 mins 45 secs)
  • They talk about what you get when you sign up and the premium version of the app (26 mins)
  • They discuss rule sets, number of players and feedback (29 mins)
  • Kaner asks about creating variants and the app (32 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby asks about whether Matt and David have created apps before (37 mins)
  • Amby asks what success would look like for the app (40 mins 15 secs)
  • Kaner asks Matt and David about how they got into Diplomacy (43 mins)
  • Amby asks about how to counter new players who NMR/civil disorder. They talk about mobile notifications (44 mins 30 secs)
  • During the interview Kaner downloads the app and signs up for a game and discusses his experience (50 mins 30 secs)
  • They talk about using their Discord server as a way for players to communicate in a forum style (52 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby talks about the game he's currently in at Primacy (53 mins 45 secs)
  • They discuss visual design of maps (55 mins 30 secs)
  • The guys wrap up the interview before returning to give their thoughts on the discussion (57 mins 15 secs)
  • Kaner talks about some of his Realpolitik experience. He gives an update on his variant creation work with David E Cohen (59 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby discusses his observations on getting the word out about Primacy and suggestions for improvements (1 hr 3 mins 15 secs)

Around the grounds

  • Kaner starts talking about when he created a variant that simulated the Black Death during the time of the Mongolian Empire. He talks a little about this Mongolian Empire variant (1 hr 8 mins)
  • After some more drinks, they talk about Amby in the Cloak and Dagger series game that has started using the Mongolian Empire. But Amby first gives a quick recap of his three way draw in the just competed Cloak and Dagger game using the Who Controls America map: Dystopian Post-Truth Knockdown-Dragout (1 hr 12 mins)
  • The new game is called Screaming Jugular Bloodaxe Gusher. They give an overview of the variant. For more info about the variant have a listen to our chat about it back in Episode 63 (1 hr 14 mins)
  • They have a chat about having a Bourse game. Kaner gives a quick rundown of what a bourse game is if you're not familiar with it (1 hr 22 mins 40 secs)
  • They talk about a couple of other games including Amby's Undivided States game (1 hr 30 mins 30 secs)
  • David E. Cohen has got in touch with some more info about pronunciation of the word "Arkansas" (1 hr 33 mins 20 secs)
  • Amby gives an update of which states are still in the game (1 hr 36 mins)
  • They start talking virtual games, turning to the Summer Classic. Kaner said he was going to play but didn't. Amby played in two rounds (although the first game he handed over midway to Jamal Blakkarly). Here's Amby's game 1 as England  and his second game as Germany (1 hr 38 mins)
  • The guys then wrap up the show (1 hr 45 mins 40 secs)

Venues: Guilty Rogue, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Green Beacon Windjammer IPA from Brisbane
Amby: Green Beacon Windjammer IPA from Brisbane

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Thanks as always to Dr Dan aka "The General" for his rockin' intro tune.

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