Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 80 – Interview with Legendary Tactics

Venue: Bloodhound Corner Bar, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner:  Kenny porter

Amby: Mother’s Milk shiraz


The guys interview Legendary Tactics, receive a variant question from Brother Bored and continue their Juggernaut game.

Bloodhound Corner BarIntro

  • The guys discuss their drinks, the big draw card for recording the show and venue.  (0 mins 10 secs)
  • They discuss the upcoming interview with Legendary Tactics and question from Brother Bored (3 mins 15 secs)

Interview with Legendary Tactics

  • They guys welcome Legendary Tactics (LT) to the show  (4 mins 10 secs)
  • Amby asks about what got Legendary Tactics into Diplomacy (4 mins 40 secs)
  • He goes onto discuss the Legendary Tactics Youtube channel (6 mins 10 secs)
  • Legendary Tactics flips the table on the interview and asks Kaner and Amby about what got them into the game and the podcast (7 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby asks about who’s behind the Legendary Tactics channel and discusses their involvement in Diplomacy (11 mins 40 secs)
  • They discuss the Canadian Diplomacy scene and face to face (15 mins)
  • Amby asks where LT finds the time (16 mins 45 secs)
  • LT discusses what you need techwise to run a Youtube channel (18 mins)
  • Amby asks what games have they covered on the channel that most resembles Diplomacy (20 mins 45 secs)
  • Kaner asks about Twilight Struggle (23 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby asks about which videos have proved most popular (25 mins 50 secs)
  • LT asks aside from Diplomacy, what other games do Kaner & Amby play (27 mins 40 secs)
  • They discuss having a Game of Thrones game before wrapping up the interview (32 mins)

Post interview chat

  • Kaner asks why Amby doesn’t play many other board games (33 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby asks Kaner about his games room (35 mins 45 secs)
  • Amby reflects on the Legendary Tactics theme being three people. Kaner discusses being interviewed on their own podcast (38 mins 15 secs)

Brother Bored’s variant question

  • The guys deliver the intro to Brother Bored’s question he’s received on his blog (39 mins)
  • Brother Bored reads Ryan’s question and throws to Kaner and Amby for a response (40 mins)
  • Kaner gives his thought on which variants match the spirit of the original game. He discusses Chaos. Amby talks about Classic Fog of War and Europa Renovatio.  Kaner also discusses Modern and Fall of the American Empire. Amby touches on Ancient Mediterranean (41 mins 10 secs)
  • Kaner casts scorn on Fubar, before giving a big thumbs up to Greek Diplomacy (45 mins 50 secs)
  • Brother Bored wonders what is meant by the “spirit of Diplomacy” (47 mins 55 secs)
  • Kaner gives his views on variant trends and rules. Amby discusses David E. Cohen‘s Dawn of the Enlightenment’s high seas zones. Amby talks balance with Hundred and Treaty of Verdun. Kaner talks about the historical narrative (49 mins 30 secs)
  • Brother Bored discusses Kaner’s thoughts. Amby talks about Divided States and Kaner brings up Haven (56 mins 15 secs)
  • Brother Bored talks about striking what is and isn’t historically accurate to achieve balance (59 mins 20 secs)
  • Amby asks Brother Bored which variants does he play. He discusses Fall of the American Empire
  • and touches on World Diplomacy IX  (1 hr 0 mins 10 secs)
  • They start wrapping up the discussion. Kaner flags if you’re interested in variants to try vDip, webDip, playDip, Diplicity and Conspiracy (1 hr 4 mins)
  • Kaner post interview talks about Brother Bored’s costume and Halloween (1 hr 6 mins 20 secs)

How good is the Juggernaut?

  • The guys return to their game playing a Juggernaut against the bots at webDip, but quickly touch on eCarnage and playing a face to face game soon (1 hr 11 mins 45 secs)
  • After some more drinks the guys come back to their game. Kaner gives his impressions of the game as they restart looking at the map in fall 1905. They remind listeners they can hear about a far more effective alliance played out in their Patreon feed. They go onto discuss their builds and upcoming strategy (1 hr 14 mins 40 secs)

Fall 1905’s map
Juggernaut gameplay: Fall 1905

  • After builds they put in their Spring 1906 moves (1 hr 21 mins 20 secs)
  • They give a brief update on Kaner’s unsuccessful bid for the American presidency (1 hr 24 mins)

Spring 1906 outcome
Spring 1906 Juggernaut

  • After adjudication they discuss what happened for Spring 1906’s moves (1  hr 29 mins 30 secs)
  • They start planning their moves for Fall 1906 (1 hr 31 mins 40 secs)

Fall 1906 outcome

Fall 1906 Juggernaut


  • The guys finalize their orders and check the adjudication for Fall 1906 (1 hr 39 mins 30 secs)
  • They discuss the options for Kaner’s build (1 hr 41 mins 20 secs)
  • Some new drinks and new batteries later they guys return. Amby has dating questions for Kaner (1 hr 44 mins)
  • They start planning their spring 1907 moves and reflect on the slog that is the Juggernaut (1 hr 49 mins 40 secs)

Spring 1907 outcome

Spring 1907 Juggernaut

  • The guys ready up and go through the adjudication of Spring 1907 before Kaner makes a retreat (1 hr 57 mins )
  • They move onto discussing their Fall 1907 moves. Amby has a Sean Connery moment (2 hrs 0 mins 15 secs)

Fall 1907 outcome

Fall 1907 Juggernaut

  • The guys finish up their orders and walk through the adjudication for Fall 1907 and discuss build thoughts (2 hrs 8 mins)
  • Looking at the time, Kaner & Amby pause the game and start wrapping up the show (2 hrs 15 mins )

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

1 thought on “Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 80 – Interview with Legendary Tactics”

  1. It was great chatting with you guys. We love what you’re doing for the game of Diplomacy. Thanks for including us in your podcast. We were honoured to join you.

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