Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 117 – Long time between drinks

Venue: Criterion Hotel and Before + After, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Great Northern lager and Black Hops session ale
Amby: Balter XPA, Pepperjack Shiraz from the Barossa Valley and Lato Wild West red blend


Lots of stuff been happening in the guys’ lives, so they catch up to discuss the game.


  • Kaner heading to Before + AfterThe guys give some context for the delay in podcast episodes (0 mins 10 secs)
  • Kaner gives Amby his belated Christmas gift (1 mins 50 secs)
  • They discuss their face to face game in January, their first game since Covid. They discuss having another game in mid-April (5 mins 20 secs)
  • The guys move onto discussing ChatGPT and using it for a Diplomacy game. Kaner discusses the jail breaked version (10 mins 30 secs)
  • They realise they’d forgette to introduce the bar and their drinks (13 mins 45 secs)
  • Amby talks some more about ChatGPT and what it knows about our podcast (16 mins)
  • Amby asks Kaner about circular movements in Diplomacy. Kaner uses as an example a Classic Britain game. They go onto discuss the dynamics of how England got off Great Britain (25 mins 30 secs)
  • They discuss the two new variants at vDip: Cold War Redux (a 4 player version) and Nine-Dash Line. They discuss creating a password protected game for our listeners and give away the password when you listen (35 mins)
  • Kaner discusses a northern California variant map, a New York City variant and David E Cohen’s South of the Sahara variant (48 mins)
  • In discussing the Russian civil war, Amby discusses the Czechoslovak legion creating havoc in central Russia (54 mins)
  • The guys move to a new bar Black Hops session ale and Lato Wild West red blend. Kaner talks chilli vodka (56 mins)
  • Kaner discusses his Mistletoe Grinding Shoepolish Mudcake game (1 hr 1 min)
  • Kaner’s games he stole from Amby and bottom feeders (1 hr 6 mins 30 secs)
  • Why they can’t play Bot games at the moment against each other (1 hr 14 mins)
  • Amby talks a little about his games (1 hr 16 mins 40 secs)
  • Amby goes back to the January face to face Brisbane game and how he did not lie to players (channeling his inner Cicero) (1 hr 18 mins 50 secs)
  • The guys wrap the show up (1 hr 20 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 117 – Long time between drinks”

  1. Your third cohost according to ChatGPT is actually the pseudonym Tanya G. plays under! You’ve never had her on the podcast, but she was on a diplomacy livestream I hosted a while ago where seven of us played a game together: https://webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=322
    I think it almost certainly pulled it from this thread, given ‘Diplomacy Podcast’ is in the title and ‘Game’ pops up in the thread a whole bunch.

    I asked Bing AI about the Diplomacy Games Podcast too a few days ago, and it also claimed the Diplomacy Games Podcast had three co-hosts, although in that case it named Peter McNamara as the third.

    I also asked it who the most decorated online Diplomacy player of all time was, and it answered with Amby. I never knew you’d won so often!

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