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Diplomacy Games

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The podcast about playing the strategy game Diplomacy face to face and online. Visit DiplomacyGames.com for more info and shownotes.

Latest Episodes

Interview with Chris Martin on the Diplomacy Academy

The guys are back to drinking face to face as Australia starts coming out of Coronavirus lockdown. They interview Chris Martin about his Diplomacy Academy videos on Youtube. Plus they discuss Kaner's big points draw in EU IV and more. Intro & news Isolation is starting to lift in Australia as the guys introduce their venue and drinks for the episode (0 mins 10 secs) They discuss the pronounciation of the vDip player ingebot, who stabbed & killed Kaner in his public press State Your Business Divided States game. Amby discusses ghee. Kaner asks about Amby's quarantine beard (2 mins 45 secs) Interview with Chris Martin about the Diplomacy Academy The guys introduce the interview with Chris Martin (5 mins 30 secs) Chris discusses his year long break from Dip, before coming back strong this year with a strong focus on his Diplomacy Academy at Youtube (6 mins) Amby asks about Chris' views on the creative impact of Coronavirus on the hobby (8 mins) Chris talks about the use of Backstabbr, ...

88 MIN4 d ago
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Interview with Chris Martin on the Diplomacy Academy

Never bored with boards

The guys take a deep dive into different Classic Diplomacy boards. Amby now owns three and so does Kaner, so we compare and contrast them all! Intro & news The guys are getting closer to isolation being lifted with talk that the pubs will be open soon. They then discuss their drinks and Amby's Larry can (0 mins 10 secs) Kaner asks about Amby's quarantine beard (3 mins) Tournaments seem to be all online with Amby considering participating in DixieCon, but unfortunately the timing is really bad in Australia (4 mins) Diplomacy board talk Rob Schone who's attended some of the Brisbane games, is moving back to New Zealand for a bit and gave the show two of his board (5 mins 50 secs) One is the 4th edition from 2000 (with metal playing pieces), which was the same version bought from Matt in an earlier show (7 mins) Kaner has three boards - two official and the magnet set he created. His main one is a larger scale canvas printed board that they use when playing in Brisbane. Kaner shows his...

41 MIN2 w ago
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Never bored with boards

Still in Lockdown

The guys are still stuck at home. Amby discusses playing in the Minnesota Diplomacy Club's online game and an around the grounds with Kaner getting a really good draw while Amby is eliminated from the Order of the Dragon. Intro Its been so long since the guys were in the pub they can't remember how to start the show. Kaner is missing pubs and massages. They discuss their drinks and Kaner prepares his tunes (0 mins 10 secs) Amby plays with the Minnesota Diplomacy Club online Amby logged on at 7 am that day to play in one of the Minnesota Diplomacy Club's Discord/Backstabbr games. He played in game two as Russia and channeled his inner Melissa Call. (7 mins) Amby said it went well until the mid-game. He was part of a 5 way draw which was based on a sum of scores system (9 mins 30 secs) A number of players like Amby weren't local members of the club (12 mins 45 secs) Kaner asks about the technology and how the logistics all worked (13 mins 30 secs) Amby discusses the strategy he used a...

73 MINMAY 2
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Still in Lockdown

Playing to win: interview with kevdog8, rannjohnson & Dr Recommended

With Coronavirus still rolling, the guys interview kevdog8, rannjohnson and Dr Recommended on Amby's soloed Undivided States game - the biggest SC count of all time. Plus lots of current games discussed. As much fun as you can have at home during self-isolation! Intro The guys introduce the show from home with all pubs still closed due to Coronavirus. They discuss their drinks and Kaner's doomsday drinking den (0 mins 10 secs) Amby talks working from home and Diplomacy. Kaner gives his take (2 mins 45 secs) Amby asks what Kaner's been up to Diplomacy wise. Kaner discusses his new Diplomacy white board inspired from the Diplomacy Briefing (5 mins 40 secs) Amby puts on some tunes with DJ Luter One (8 mins 55 secs) Undivided States interview Kaner talks about the Youtube video he's made of the Undivided States map (below). You can also see each map as the game turns progressed on vDip. Amby (who soloed as New York) gives his thoughts on the video (11 mins 20 secs) https://youtu.be/tnGz...

122 MINAPR 18
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Playing to win: interview with kevdog8, rannjohnson & Dr Recommended

Playing tournaments during Coronavirus: interview with Garry Sturley & Andy Harris

Like most of the world the guys are stuck at home thanks to the Coronavirus. They interview Garry Sturley and Andy Harris on attending the MaccCon tournament while effectively in lockdown. Plus a bit of a games and variant development update. Intro The guys introduce the show from home due to pubs all being closed due to Coronavirus. They try to replicate the feel of being in a bar (0 mins 10 secs) They talk the local government elections and Amby's vote for Kaner (7 mins 20 secs) Kaner sends Amby a text - a whiteboard version of Diplomacy (8 mins 45 secs) They talk about Amby's poncho antics and the special one-off release of a Patreon episode for everyone stuck at home (10 mins 40 secs) Interview with Garry Sturley and Andy Harris on MaccCon and the Coronavirus They introduce the interview (12 mins 20 secs) They all discuss accents (13 mins 20 secs) They discuss Andy's location in Jersey in the Channel islands (16 mins) Amby asks about the MaccCon tournament and how Andy participa...

113 MINAPR 4
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Playing tournaments during Coronavirus: interview with Garry Sturley & Andy Harris

Pissed at PoppyCon - a Patreon preview for those in Coronavirus lockdown

Kaner and Amby are hammered. They give their take on Day 1 of PoppyCon. Released first on Patreon, we wanted to share this with all you in lockdown going crazy due to the Coronavirus. Hope you, your family and friends are well. The guys discuss Day 1 of gameplay at PoppyCon in Melbourne Amby complains its cold (1 min 15 secs) Amby gets tangled in a poncho (2 mins 35 secs) They discuss Austria getting eliminated from 5 SCs to zero in a single turn (3 mins 30 secs) Kaner was tempted to wipe Amby off the board in game one. Amby (Germany) was included in the draw with 1 SC, Kaner (England) ended in the draw with 8 SC (4 mins 45 secs) The Kaner asks Amby about his "How about we go get a beer" moment in game two when Amby (Turkey) was attempting to reconcile after stabbing Tim (Russia). Amby ended up in a draw with 9 SCs. Kaner wasn't in game two (6 mins 10 secs) Kaner reflects his highlight of the game with the German army in Berlin taking the slow road to Norway. He also discusses Peter...

25 MINMAR 28
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Pissed at PoppyCon - a Patreon preview for those in Coronavirus lockdown

PoppyCon & interviews with Melissa Call & Andrew Goff

The guys make it to Melbourne for PoppyCon and discuss their plans for the tournament, an interview with host Melissa Call, and follow up interview with multi-WDC winner Andrew Goff and Melissa, before a wrap up of Amby's Divided States game and more. Intro, news & their thoughts on what to do at the tournament The guys introduce the show, making it to Melbourne before the Coronavirus really started impacting. They introduce their drinks, venue and Kaner asks Amby what is game plans are for the PoppyCon tournament. Kaner goes onto give some history lessons about Victoria (0 mins 10 secs) They give some local history (4 mins) They talk a little Coronavirus (6 mins 30 secs) Kaner discusses his three build England plan for the tournament. Amby asks about the prospects of a four build Russia and getting a bluewater Russian fleet in the Med to take Tunis in 1903. They go on to talk about how face to face games lend themselves more to crazy alliances happening compared to online (8 mins 5...

181 MINMAR 21
Comments
PoppyCon & interviews with Melissa Call & Andrew Goff

The Mongolian Empire

The guys talk Corona Virus, Primaries, the new Mongolian Empire variant, current games & much more. Intro and news The guys introduce the show and quickly get into discussions around what's going on in the world (0 mins 10 secs) Amby explains why Hitler had a funny mustache (1 mins 45 secs) They discuss the Super Tuesday primaries and how their presidential campaign is going. Amby explains why they've got such a good chance of winning the election (2 mins 25 secs) They belatedly intro the bar and drinks, before Amby explains his vote winning strategy (4 mins 20 secs) The guys give a hat tip to our latest Patreon - Zachery Moore from the Minnesota Diplomacy Club - who'll be our Secretary of Convoy Operations when we're elected. If you want to contribute and become a Cabinet Secretary when we're elected andget our exclusive extra Patreon episodes visit https://www.patreon.com/DiplomacyGames (9 mins 10 secs) Amby delivers a shit sandwich, advising the Canetoad Classic tournament in Bri...

70 MINMAR 7
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The Mongolian Empire

Interview with Doug Kent from Diplomacy World

The guys interview Doug Kent, Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly publication Diplomacy World. Plus they talk trust for newbies and their current games. Intro The guys introduce the show, their drinks and the venue (0 mins 10 secs) Interview with Doug Kent from Diplomacy World They begin to introduce the interview (5 mins 25 secs) Amby asks about how Doug got into Diplomacy (7 mins) Amby asks about Doug’s collection of old Diplomacy zines and whether he plans to bring any of them online (11 mins) Kaner asks if he has a favorite zine or collection (12 mins 45 secs) Amby asks what came next for Doug after playing postal (14 mins 45 secs) Kaner asks about Diplomacy World and how Doug became the lead editor (16 mins 40 secs) Amby asks Doug how he feels the hobby has changed (24 mins 20 secs) Kaner asks what’s the most rewarding part of publishing Diplomacy World (29 mins 45 secs) Amby asks if Doug plays much now (35 mins 5 secs) Amby asks about Doug’s future plans for championing Diplom...

146 MINFEB 22
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Interview with Doug Kent from Diplomacy World

Interview with Erik van Mechelen

The guys interview Erik van Mechelen from the Minnesota Diplomacy Club & host of the Diplomacy Podcast. Plus lots of around the grounds, drinking & openings for newbies. Intro The guys introduce the show, their drinks and the venue (0 mins 10 secs) Amby talks wine and getting fat (2 mins 50 secs) Interview with Erik van Mechelen from the MN Diplomacy Club and the Diplomacy Podcast Kaner starts introducing this episode's interview with Erik van Mechelen from the Minnesota Diplomacy Club, creates the Diplomacy Podcast and writes books on Diplomacy(4 mins 35 secs) The interview starts with Erik, how he got into the game (6 mins 40 secs) They talk about getting involved in the local Minnesota Diplomacy scene (9 mins) Kaner asks about the migration of the Diplomacy culture from Chicago to Minnesota. Erik talks about scoring systems (14 mins 45 secs) They talk about giving back to the Diplomacy community (17 mins 50 secs) Kaner discusses the dynamics of the game of Diplomacy (19 mins 50 s...

148 MINFEB 8
Comments
Interview with Erik van Mechelen

Latest Episodes

Interview with Chris Martin on the Diplomacy Academy

The guys are back to drinking face to face as Australia starts coming out of Coronavirus lockdown. They interview Chris Martin about his Diplomacy Academy videos on Youtube. Plus they discuss Kaner's big points draw in EU IV and more. Intro & news Isolation is starting to lift in Australia as the guys introduce their venue and drinks for the episode (0 mins 10 secs) They discuss the pronounciation of the vDip player ingebot, who stabbed & killed Kaner in his public press State Your Business Divided States game. Amby discusses ghee. Kaner asks about Amby's quarantine beard (2 mins 45 secs) Interview with Chris Martin about the Diplomacy Academy The guys introduce the interview with Chris Martin (5 mins 30 secs) Chris discusses his year long break from Dip, before coming back strong this year with a strong focus on his Diplomacy Academy at Youtube (6 mins) Amby asks about Chris' views on the creative impact of Coronavirus on the hobby (8 mins) Chris talks about the use of Backstabbr, ...

88 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Interview with Chris Martin on the Diplomacy Academy

Never bored with boards

The guys take a deep dive into different Classic Diplomacy boards. Amby now owns three and so does Kaner, so we compare and contrast them all! Intro & news The guys are getting closer to isolation being lifted with talk that the pubs will be open soon. They then discuss their drinks and Amby's Larry can (0 mins 10 secs) Kaner asks about Amby's quarantine beard (3 mins) Tournaments seem to be all online with Amby considering participating in DixieCon, but unfortunately the timing is really bad in Australia (4 mins) Diplomacy board talk Rob Schone who's attended some of the Brisbane games, is moving back to New Zealand for a bit and gave the show two of his board (5 mins 50 secs) One is the 4th edition from 2000 (with metal playing pieces), which was the same version bought from Matt in an earlier show (7 mins) Kaner has three boards - two official and the magnet set he created. His main one is a larger scale canvas printed board that they use when playing in Brisbane. Kaner shows his...

41 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Never bored with boards

Still in Lockdown

The guys are still stuck at home. Amby discusses playing in the Minnesota Diplomacy Club's online game and an around the grounds with Kaner getting a really good draw while Amby is eliminated from the Order of the Dragon. Intro Its been so long since the guys were in the pub they can't remember how to start the show. Kaner is missing pubs and massages. They discuss their drinks and Kaner prepares his tunes (0 mins 10 secs) Amby plays with the Minnesota Diplomacy Club online Amby logged on at 7 am that day to play in one of the Minnesota Diplomacy Club's Discord/Backstabbr games. He played in game two as Russia and channeled his inner Melissa Call. (7 mins) Amby said it went well until the mid-game. He was part of a 5 way draw which was based on a sum of scores system (9 mins 30 secs) A number of players like Amby weren't local members of the club (12 mins 45 secs) Kaner asks about the technology and how the logistics all worked (13 mins 30 secs) Amby discusses the strategy he used a...

73 MINMAY 2
Comments
Still in Lockdown

Playing to win: interview with kevdog8, rannjohnson & Dr Recommended

With Coronavirus still rolling, the guys interview kevdog8, rannjohnson and Dr Recommended on Amby's soloed Undivided States game - the biggest SC count of all time. Plus lots of current games discussed. As much fun as you can have at home during self-isolation! Intro The guys introduce the show from home with all pubs still closed due to Coronavirus. They discuss their drinks and Kaner's doomsday drinking den (0 mins 10 secs) Amby talks working from home and Diplomacy. Kaner gives his take (2 mins 45 secs) Amby asks what Kaner's been up to Diplomacy wise. Kaner discusses his new Diplomacy white board inspired from the Diplomacy Briefing (5 mins 40 secs) Amby puts on some tunes with DJ Luter One (8 mins 55 secs) Undivided States interview Kaner talks about the Youtube video he's made of the Undivided States map (below). You can also see each map as the game turns progressed on vDip. Amby (who soloed as New York) gives his thoughts on the video (11 mins 20 secs) https://youtu.be/tnGz...

122 MINAPR 18
Comments
Playing to win: interview with kevdog8, rannjohnson & Dr Recommended

Playing tournaments during Coronavirus: interview with Garry Sturley & Andy Harris

Like most of the world the guys are stuck at home thanks to the Coronavirus. They interview Garry Sturley and Andy Harris on attending the MaccCon tournament while effectively in lockdown. Plus a bit of a games and variant development update. Intro The guys introduce the show from home due to pubs all being closed due to Coronavirus. They try to replicate the feel of being in a bar (0 mins 10 secs) They talk the local government elections and Amby's vote for Kaner (7 mins 20 secs) Kaner sends Amby a text - a whiteboard version of Diplomacy (8 mins 45 secs) They talk about Amby's poncho antics and the special one-off release of a Patreon episode for everyone stuck at home (10 mins 40 secs) Interview with Garry Sturley and Andy Harris on MaccCon and the Coronavirus They introduce the interview (12 mins 20 secs) They all discuss accents (13 mins 20 secs) They discuss Andy's location in Jersey in the Channel islands (16 mins) Amby asks about the MaccCon tournament and how Andy participa...

113 MINAPR 4
Comments
Playing tournaments during Coronavirus: interview with Garry Sturley & Andy Harris

Pissed at PoppyCon - a Patreon preview for those in Coronavirus lockdown

Kaner and Amby are hammered. They give their take on Day 1 of PoppyCon. Released first on Patreon, we wanted to share this with all you in lockdown going crazy due to the Coronavirus. Hope you, your family and friends are well. The guys discuss Day 1 of gameplay at PoppyCon in Melbourne Amby complains its cold (1 min 15 secs) Amby gets tangled in a poncho (2 mins 35 secs) They discuss Austria getting eliminated from 5 SCs to zero in a single turn (3 mins 30 secs) Kaner was tempted to wipe Amby off the board in game one. Amby (Germany) was included in the draw with 1 SC, Kaner (England) ended in the draw with 8 SC (4 mins 45 secs) The Kaner asks Amby about his "How about we go get a beer" moment in game two when Amby (Turkey) was attempting to reconcile after stabbing Tim (Russia). Amby ended up in a draw with 9 SCs. Kaner wasn't in game two (6 mins 10 secs) Kaner reflects his highlight of the game with the German army in Berlin taking the slow road to Norway. He also discusses Peter...

25 MINMAR 28
Comments
Pissed at PoppyCon - a Patreon preview for those in Coronavirus lockdown

PoppyCon & interviews with Melissa Call & Andrew Goff

The guys make it to Melbourne for PoppyCon and discuss their plans for the tournament, an interview with host Melissa Call, and follow up interview with multi-WDC winner Andrew Goff and Melissa, before a wrap up of Amby's Divided States game and more. Intro, news & their thoughts on what to do at the tournament The guys introduce the show, making it to Melbourne before the Coronavirus really started impacting. They introduce their drinks, venue and Kaner asks Amby what is game plans are for the PoppyCon tournament. Kaner goes onto give some history lessons about Victoria (0 mins 10 secs) They give some local history (4 mins) They talk a little Coronavirus (6 mins 30 secs) Kaner discusses his three build England plan for the tournament. Amby asks about the prospects of a four build Russia and getting a bluewater Russian fleet in the Med to take Tunis in 1903. They go on to talk about how face to face games lend themselves more to crazy alliances happening compared to online (8 mins 5...

181 MINMAR 21
Comments
PoppyCon & interviews with Melissa Call & Andrew Goff

The Mongolian Empire

The guys talk Corona Virus, Primaries, the new Mongolian Empire variant, current games & much more. Intro and news The guys introduce the show and quickly get into discussions around what's going on in the world (0 mins 10 secs) Amby explains why Hitler had a funny mustache (1 mins 45 secs) They discuss the Super Tuesday primaries and how their presidential campaign is going. Amby explains why they've got such a good chance of winning the election (2 mins 25 secs) They belatedly intro the bar and drinks, before Amby explains his vote winning strategy (4 mins 20 secs) The guys give a hat tip to our latest Patreon - Zachery Moore from the Minnesota Diplomacy Club - who'll be our Secretary of Convoy Operations when we're elected. If you want to contribute and become a Cabinet Secretary when we're elected andget our exclusive extra Patreon episodes visit https://www.patreon.com/DiplomacyGames (9 mins 10 secs) Amby delivers a shit sandwich, advising the Canetoad Classic tournament in Bri...

70 MINMAR 7
Comments
The Mongolian Empire

Interview with Doug Kent from Diplomacy World

The guys interview Doug Kent, Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly publication Diplomacy World. Plus they talk trust for newbies and their current games. Intro The guys introduce the show, their drinks and the venue (0 mins 10 secs) Interview with Doug Kent from Diplomacy World They begin to introduce the interview (5 mins 25 secs) Amby asks about how Doug got into Diplomacy (7 mins) Amby asks about Doug’s collection of old Diplomacy zines and whether he plans to bring any of them online (11 mins) Kaner asks if he has a favorite zine or collection (12 mins 45 secs) Amby asks what came next for Doug after playing postal (14 mins 45 secs) Kaner asks about Diplomacy World and how Doug became the lead editor (16 mins 40 secs) Amby asks Doug how he feels the hobby has changed (24 mins 20 secs) Kaner asks what’s the most rewarding part of publishing Diplomacy World (29 mins 45 secs) Amby asks if Doug plays much now (35 mins 5 secs) Amby asks about Doug’s future plans for championing Diplom...

146 MINFEB 22
Comments
Interview with Doug Kent from Diplomacy World

Interview with Erik van Mechelen

The guys interview Erik van Mechelen from the Minnesota Diplomacy Club & host of the Diplomacy Podcast. Plus lots of around the grounds, drinking & openings for newbies. Intro The guys introduce the show, their drinks and the venue (0 mins 10 secs) Amby talks wine and getting fat (2 mins 50 secs) Interview with Erik van Mechelen from the MN Diplomacy Club and the Diplomacy Podcast Kaner starts introducing this episode's interview with Erik van Mechelen from the Minnesota Diplomacy Club, creates the Diplomacy Podcast and writes books on Diplomacy(4 mins 35 secs) The interview starts with Erik, how he got into the game (6 mins 40 secs) They talk about getting involved in the local Minnesota Diplomacy scene (9 mins) Kaner asks about the migration of the Diplomacy culture from Chicago to Minnesota. Erik talks about scoring systems (14 mins 45 secs) They talk about giving back to the Diplomacy community (17 mins 50 secs) Kaner discusses the dynamics of the game of Diplomacy (19 mins 50 s...

148 MINFEB 8
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Interview with Erik van Mechelen
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