Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 115 – The 2022 Christmas Diplomacy Trivia Show

Venue: Brewdog, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Hazy Jane Pale Ale and Gateway to Helles Pilsner from Brewdog

Amby: Brewdog IPA from Brewdog and Willie Smith’s Organic Apple Cider

Brewdog, BrisbaneThe guys celebrate the festive season with Round 2 of Diplomacy Trivia, some Christmas gift giving and much, much more.


  • The guys introduce the show, venue and drinks. They throw in a bit of weather talk (0 mins 10 secs)


  • The guys introduce the 2022 Christmas Diplomacy Trivia game and contestants: reigning champ Markus Zijlstra/CaptainMeme, 3rd place 2022 WDC player Peter McNamara, variant extraordinaire David E. Cohen and podcast Patreon supporter and well known player Hal Schild (7 mins 30 secs)
  • The trivia contest kicks off (8 mins 45 secs)
  • The first question starts (11 mins)
  • The visual for which country was not altered in the very last prototype of Realpolitik before it became Diplomacy is: (20 mins 30 secs)

Diplomacy trivia question visual


  • The next visual question relates to this board (23 mins)

Next visual related question

  • The contest round up with the winner declared (1 hr 5 mins)
  • The guys return and give their thoughts on the contest (1 hr 7 mins)

Christmas gifts and Diplomacy chat

  • Being Christmas the guys exchange gifts (kind of) (1 hr 12 mins)

Kaner with his Christmas present

  • They talk about their plans for WDC 2023 in Thailand (1 hr 20 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby shares his dream about the winner of WDC 2023 (1 hr 24 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby asks Kaner if he plans to do a fact finding tour for his Southeast Asian variant of the Khmer kingdoms (1 hr 27 mins)
  • The guys get some more drinks and describe them as mid-games (1 hr 29 mins 30 secs)

Around the grounds

  • Kaner discusses briefly one of his new Europa Renovatio games (1 hr 32 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby talks about the David E. Cohen Mandate of Heaven email game he’s in where he’s playing as Shu (Orange) (1 hr 33 mins 30 secs)

Mandate of Heaven Diplomacy game

  • Amby has been playing with ChatGPT to see how it can improve his Diplomacy game (1 hr 40 mins)
  • The guys start wrapping up the show (1 hr 46 mins 30 secs)

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Thanks as always to Dr Dan aka “The General” for his rockin’ intro tune.

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