Diplomacy Games podcast: Episode 126 – Interview with Zach Moore about NADF

Venue: The Prince Regent & the Dark Red Wine Bar, Brisbane

Drinks of choice:

Ken:  Young Henry’s XPA and Moretti Lager (from Italy)

Gavin: Balter XPA and a Primitovo from Apulgia, Italy

The guys interview Zach Moore about all things NADF. Plus we talk our online games.

Intro

  • The guys open the show talking about some recent off topic discussions (0 mins 15 secs)
  • They discuss their drinks and initial venue  (1 mins 30 secs)
  • Loser’s round stuff (3 mins 30 secs)

Interview with Zach Moore about NADF

  • The guys start introducing their interview with Zach, current NADF President who gives us a tour of his car (6 mins 30 secs)
  • Zach explains how he took over the presidency of NADF from Siobhan Nolen, and his purpose in the role and the Code of Conduct (9 mins)
  • He discusses the more proactive measures he’d like to see to get ahead of behaviours that cause problems and how the NADF Board is assisting (13 mins)
  • They discuss improving diversity in the game (16 mins)
  • Zach talks about this year’s DipCon in Vancouver and his experience, including his game with Jamal Blakkarly (20 mins 30 secs)
  • Gavin asks about why non North Americans didn’t perform as well at DipCon (28 mins)
  • They discuss how play style changes in a tournament where there is no top board (34 mins 30 secs)
  • Zach talks about how Covid killed the local Minnesota club (37 mins 30 secs)
  • Zach asks about the Australian “Snake Pit” virtual league on Discord (39 mins 15 secs)
  • They talk about the concept of an International Diplomacy Federation (41 mins)
  • Zach puts on the record about him winning his DBNI first round and top board, and how it’ll happen (46 mins)
  • They wrap up the interview (48 mins 20 secs)

Around the grounds

  • They move bars to the Dark Red Wine Bar and discuss their new drinks as a mid-game (55 mins)
  • The guys talk about a “Big Hitters” game staring to form at vDiplomacy, currently planned on a Haven map (1 hr 1 mins)
  • They talk about heading off to the Melbourne Open this weekend (1 hr 5 mins)
  • They wrap up the show (1 hr 9 mins)

 

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

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