Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 120 – Face to Face with Reily Chapman

Venue: Prince Consort, Finn McCools & the Gatsby Lounge, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Balter XPA, Guiness and 150 Lashes pale ale
Amby: Torbruk Woodcutter’s shiraz, Guiness and St Hallet’s Faith shiraz


With the guys about to head off to WDC in Bangkok, they play a face to face game & discuss their learnings to apply. Plus updates on their podcast listener game and new variants in development at vDip.


  • The guys introduce their drinks and tonight’s initial venue (0 mins 10 secs)
  • They talk a little around their plans for Bangkok’s WDC before a bit of an intro on their recent face to face game in Brisbane (3 mins)

Chat with Reily Chapman on their face to face game in Brisbane

  • The guys set up the context of their chat with Reily (previously on the show as Macca) about their recent face to face game in Brisbane (5 mins)
  • The discussion starts as Kaner and Amby get into the Guiness  (6 mins) 
  • Reily talks about his board topping game as Austria, and Amby’s poorly executed game as Italy (8 mins)
  • Kaner discusses his game as Russia (12 mins)
  • Amby’s psychological warfare against France (15 mins 20 secs)
  • They discuss gameplay (19 mins)
  • Kaner and Reily with different recollections of the same thing (22 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby’s stab (24 mins 30 secs)
  • Turkey starts threatening Turkey (27 mins)
  • Amby discusses his misorder and how it all unraveled (31 mins)
  • They discuss their top learnings from this game and the end game (38 mins)
  • They start wrapping things up with some final thoughts to help for WDC (52 mins)
  • Kaner & Amby return and give their thoughts on the discussion with Reily before moving onto a strategy talk (54 mins 30 secs)

Diplomacy talk

  • They talk about timings for next episodes following the guys going to Thailand (1 hr 2 mins)
  • The guys have moved from their starter bar (Prince Consort) to the Gatsby Lounge in Fortitude Valley and their new drinks (1 hr 4 mins)

Around the grounds

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

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