Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 87 – Diplomacy Chat

Venue: Indooroopilly Hotel, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Orchrd Crush cider by James Squire

Amby: Balter XPA and Ridoch shiraz


The guys catch up for some drinks and a chat around their current Diplomacy endeavors and games.

Intro and Diplomacy news

  • The guys talk about their drinks and venue (0 mins 10 secs)
  • They were hoping to play a face to face game on Sunday but have failed to get the numbers again (3 mins 45 secs)
  • They also provide an update about their now non-attendance at PoppyCon in Melbourne, the first post-Covid face to face tournament in the world (4 mins 40 secs)
  • Amby discusses ideas on how to drum up more people to come along to a game (9 mins 50 secs)
  • Kaner gives a shout out to Peter McNamara on his victory at the DBN Invitational (14 mins)
  • He discusses some of the upcoming virtual tournaments (16 mins 50 secs)

Around the grounds

  • Amby gives an update about his online games – a Mate Against Mate game called Happy Australia Day and his Imperial Diplomacy II game Pointy Pointy Stabby Stabby. Kaner discusses unit icons (18 mins 30 secs)
  • He discusses his Europa Renovation team game where he’s playing as Austria (24 mins 30 secs)
  • They move onto an anonymous Divided States game they’re both in, avoiding discussing who is who, but doing a breakdown of everyone’s openings. And in the process probably getting a few bits of geography wrong (29 mins 20 secs)

Divided States opening

  • Kaner moves onto his games, starting with his webDip World Cup gunboat game where he was part of a three way draw as Austria. You can follow their discussion around key phases by going to the map history page (53 mins)
  • Kaner's webDip World Cup gameThey grab some more drinks and its onto another win by Kaner as Turkey on a Classic 1897 map. They discusses the random fun bonkers of Italy in the game, paying attention to Fall 1905  (1 hr 7 mins 5 secs)

Italy fall 1905

  • Amby asks Kaner what he’s getting out of playing gunboat at the moment (1 hr 18 mins 20 secs)
  • The guys wrap up the show (1 hr 20 mins)

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

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