Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 74 – Diplomacy grab bag

Venue: Netherworld, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner:  Fantastic IPA,  Karma Oatmeal stout and Liquid Amber Red Ale from Newstead Brewery

Amby: Hop Sauce Pale ale and Fantastic IPA


The guys grab some beers and discuss a bunch of Diplomacy stuff including the Diplomacy Broadcast Network, Amby’s Media Wars game and losing streak. We play Where’s Kaner and get back to some good old Diplomacy chat.

Netherworld, BrisbaneDiplomacy news

  • The guys discuss their beers, the venue and playing some face-to-face Diplomacy there in the future. Amby suggests a game on 9 August [Note: due to a flare up in Corona again, we’ve put that plan on ice] (0 mins 10 secs)
  • Kaner discusses being in stitches after watching the Diplomacy Broadcast Network’s first Deadline monthly news. They talk about getting some of the people from DBN on the podcast (7 mins 40 secs)

  • They have a Covid update at their end before going back to discuss Deadline news again, with Kaner’s idea of it having reporters (11 mins 15 secs)

Media Wars

Amby’s losing streak

  • Kaner gives his advice to Amby on what he should be doing (26 mins 45 secs)
  • Amby reflects on the “Kick Me” sign on his back, discussing his Another Herd Needs Culling game (28 mins 20 secs)
  • Kaner gives Amby some helpful rankings advice before paradoxically having a rant about rankings, before going back to more advice for Amby (34 mins)

Where’s Kaner?

  • Kaner can’t understand why he’s still alive in some games. He calls for a Where’s Kaner? challenge for listeners to guess which country he is (43 mins 15 secs)
  • In game one he’s a land based power. He’s gone from being small, to large and is back to small again. Who is he? (44 mins 30 secs)

Where's Kaner? Game one

  • In game two he’s being attacked by all sides, but somehow is still alive. Who is he? (46 mins 15 secs)

Where's Kaner: game two

  • Finally in game three after constant unending assault by players, Kaner has fought back and is doing well. He’s relatively central but exposed. Who is he? (47 mins 30 secs)

Where's Kaner: game three

More Diplomacy chat

  • Kaner tells a story before going on another robot tangent and how they help the future of Diplomacy gameplay. Amby brings him back to reality. But if you want to sponsor the show to buy robots let us know! (49 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby tries to get Kaner to sign up for the Liberty Cup (56 mins 20 secs)
  • They get more beers. Kaner starts discussing the podcast channel on Nexus (57 mins 30 secs)
  • Kaner discusses how he got his arse kicked in the Vietnam War variant he played on Diplicity. Amby asks how Kaner’s Twenty Twenty game on the app is going (1 hour 1 mins 45 secs)
  • The guys start wrapping up and encourage listeners to let another player know about the show (1 hr 9 mins)
  • They let listeners know instead of waiting two weeks for the show, you can here us weekly by signing up to their Patreon feed for just $2 a month (1 hr 10 mins)

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

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