Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 99 – Squid Game

Venues: Hop & Pickle, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: Hop Hog pale ale from Feral Brewing

Amby: Geezer Pleaser bitter by Little Bang Brewery

The guys discuss their games and Amby reflects on the similarities between the hit Netflix series Squid Game and Diplomacy.

Intro & Around the grounds

  • Hop and PickleThe guys introduce the show, their drinks and tonight’s venue (0 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby admits he’s hit his limit in how many games he’s joined up. They discuss the Dawn of the Enlightenment game they’re both in  (5 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby is playing France and discusses the challenges of playing colonial positions in addition to Europe (13 mins)
  • They discuss spectating a game with the view to taking over a civil disorder position in High Renovatio Jackpot (18 mins)
  • Kaner asks if any of Amby’s games where he’s takes over civil disorder positions he’s going well in (22 mins)
  • New Hampshire moves to AlaskaAmby discusses his Divided States anonymous game, No Name 11, where New Hampshire (red) has lost its homeland and re-established itself in Alaska (23 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby goes onto discuss getting shafted in the Mongolian Empire game Screaming Jugular Bloodaxe Gusher (28 mins 45 secs)
  • Amby gets a new drink (Cabernet Sauvignon from Langhorne Creek) where a turn has just happened in his anonymous Europa Renovatio game Yellowstone Honey (34 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby discusses his World War IV Primacy game amongst the non-zombie players (41 mins 45 secs)
  • Kaner gives a shout out to the latest sign up round for Nexus (45 mins)

Squid Game

  • Amby gives an overview of Squid Game to Kaner and his thoughts on the similarities of the hit Netflix series and the game dynamics of Diplomacy. No spoilers. (47 mins)
  • The guys wrap things up with a reminder about the upcoming 100th episode (53 mins)



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

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