Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 106 – Interview with Macca

Venue: Beach House Bar & Grill, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Fat Yak pale ale

Amby: D’Arenburg Footbolt shiraz from the Barossa, South Australia

The guys interview face to face Macca, a local vDiplomacy player over a drink about all things Diplomacy.

Intro & Diplomacy talk

  • The guys introduce the show, the venue and their drinks (0 mins 15 secs)
  • They discuss being involved in the most recent DBN Deadline News as guests in a panel discussion about Diplomacy variants (3 mins)
  • Amby recently got Covid and talks briefly on that (4 mins 40 secs)
  • He goes onto discuss his excitement about attending PoppyCon this weekend (10 mins 50 secs)
  • The guys clarify that they have a guest joining them at some stage during the show (11 mins 30 secs)
  • Kaner asks Amby if there’s a country he’d like to play at PoppyCon (12 mins 15 secs)

Interview with Macca

  • Kaner & Amby welcome Macca to the show, and bring him into the conversation around alliance combinations (14 mins 50 secs)
  • Kaner asks Macca how he got into Diplomacy (18 mins 50 secs)
  • Kaner then asks Macca about his favorite variant at vDip (22 mins)
  • They discuss stalemate lines (23 mins 30 secs)
  • Kaner asks Amby about whether Kestas got back to him about webDip’s bots and whether they could be made less challenging (25 mins)
  • Kaner asks Macca about their favorite and worst country to play (27 mins 40 secs)
  • Kaner taunts Amby around some of his less successful alliances (29 mins)
  • Kaner asks Macca which of Amby’s variants at vDip he’s played before they also discuss one of Kaner’s variants: Mars (38 mins)
  • Amby asks Macca what needs to change to be able to add new variants to vDip (43 mins 50 secs)
  • Amby asks Macca if they’ve played any games together, only to discover Macca’s strategy over Amby in the Winning thread game. They then go onto discuss strategies for winning the Winning thread (48 mins)
  • Amby goes onto ask why some Diplomacy players go off and play Winning, Mafia or something else within the sites. They discuss Ankara Crescent (56 mins)
  • They go onto discuss having a Bourse game (59 mins 30 secs)
  • After some more drinks they discuss what happened to the Venus variant. Kaner goes onto explain the broader Solar System match concept (1 hr 10 mins 30 secs)
  • Macca goes onto discuss the Around the World tournament they’re organising (1 hr 17 mins 30 secs)
  • They start wrapping up the show (1 hr 22 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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