Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 95 – A young player’s view of Diplomacy: an interview with Osbert

Venues: X-Cargo, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Kaner: 150 Lashes pale ale

Amby: Sister’s Run shiraz from Brisbane

The guys interview Osbert, a high school student on a younger player’s perspective on the game Diplomacy. Plus podcast drinking game ideas, Diplomacy chat & Kaner’s games.

X-Cargo, BrisbaneIntro

  • The guys are at X-Cargo. They flag the first half of the show will be PG rated and discuss their drinks  (0 mins 10 secs)
  • They set the stage for today’s interview with Osbert, a younger person who plays Diplomacy (3 mins 30 secs)

Interview with Osbert: a young player’s perspective on Diplomacy

  • Amby asks Osbert – a high school student – about how he got introduced to Diplomacy (4 mins 30 secs)
  • They explore why Osbert returns to the game (7 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby asks how Osbert have approached things where people don’t know his age (9 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby asks about Osbert’s approach to communication in the game and what other skills he’s got from the game (11 mins 30 secs)
  • They explore what is an ideal game for Osbert (15 mins)
  • They discuss using gunboat to improve tactics (17 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby asks where Osbert learns about improving his gameplay and gives shout outs to DBN, Legendary Tactics and Brother Bored,  (18 mins 45 secs)
  • They discuss getting friends together to play a face to face game (21 mins 30 secs)
  • They talk about Osbert representing the British team for Diplomacy at the 2032 Olympics (26 mins 45 secs)
  • Osbert’s mum joins the interview to give a parent’s perspective about her son playing the game (27 mins 45 secs)
  • They wrap up the interview (33 mins)
  • The guys give their thoughts on the interview (33 mins 45 secs)

Diplomacy chat

  • The PG bit of the show now ends, and returns to its usual swearing and drinking (37 mins 45 secs)
  • They suggest a Diplomacy Games drinking game that listeners can also play (38 mins 15 secs)
  • The discuss the ownership of the rights to the game (39 mins 15 secs)
  • They discuss the board map. Apologies to Rob Schone – the drinks prevented Amby remembering his name, sorry Rob!  (40 mins 45 secs)
  • Amby discusses the Calhammer estate auction and puts out there whether anyone bought a good amount of Calhammer swag, let us know as we’d be keen for a chat. They also discuss some upcoming interviews planned (44 mins 15 secs)
  • Amby flags this is episode 95 and we’re fast approaching ep 100. Let us know your thoughts on what you’d like us to do in our 100th show (48 mins 45 secs)
  • After some more drinks, Amby suggests there may be some phrases or things we do, that if we do it, the listeners need to take a drink (50 mins 45 secs)

Around the grounds





  • Amby has some deja vu (1 hr 18 mins 30 secs)
  • Amby is holding off on committing to new games until he has the time to play (1 hr 20 mins)
  • They grab another drink before starting to wrap things up to record the Patreon episode (1 hr 21 mins)

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

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