Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 128 – Diplomacy weapons of choice

Venue: Maniax and then Brew, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Ken: Maniax Mead and Stone and Wood Pacific Ale

Gavin: Two to the Valley pale ale by Newstead Brewery and a Don Ramon tempranillo

The guys trade in their back stabbing knives for axes before discussing a heap of Diplomacy stuff.


  • The guys open the show and introduce the venue, Maniax, an axe throwing bar (0 mins 10 secs)

Diplomacy chat

  • Gavin mentions a Terrible Map originally published on X, which explains what bits of Australia are like if they were American (6 mins 15 secs)
  • They also discuss the old pronunciation issue for “Arkansas” (8 mins 20 secs)
  • The guys flag there’s no interview this episode, and an update where they stuffed up an interview (9 mins 30 secs)
  • Gavin talks about setting a regularly scheduled day each month so people can put it in their calendar eg second Sunday or the month (16 mins 45 secs)
  • Ken throwing axesThey get invited to throw axes and receive a safety briefing and before having a throw – apologies if it gets a little quieter at this point but there’s understandable a bit of space between the recorder and where we throw the axes (19 mins 45 secs)
  • The guys give a wrap up of their axe throwing games (41 mins)
  • They move onto a new bar and discuss the venue and their drinks (45 mins)
  • Gavin talks about not acting his age. Read more about Australian school yard Hand Ball – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handball_(schoolyard_game) – he also discusses swearing (50 mins 30 secs)
  • Ken delivers some big news from Sweden (55 mins 15 secs)
  • He asks Gavin about his thoughts on networking the board vs the strategy of the board – you can hear about this for less than $2 a month in our Patreon feed (55 mins 50 secs)
  • Gavin cracks some news about his plans for May and June this year (57 mins 50 secs)
  • They discuss the What the Dr Recommended segment (1 hr 6 mins)
  • The guys kick off an Around the Grounds segment and start talking about some of their online games (1 hr 7 mins 50 secs)
  • They start wrapping 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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