Diplomacy Media

Broadcast & Video

Diplomacy Broadcast Network offers GameDay Live coverage of Diplomacy tournaments, a monthly network news program and more- http://www.diplobn.com

Diplostrats on Youtube focuses primarily on in-depth analysis of online games and and tournament finals – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_5f6rJS2cMPE986QDRf5pg

Diplomacy Academy is the vehicle for Chris Martin to tell us how to play the game better, and to get more fun from the hobby – https://www.youtube.com/c/DanceScholar

Brother Bored is known primarily for his written content, see below, but has now branched off into video  as well – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJl5hG9tH1-cYnZfSotEqw

Douglas Rintoul uses his Youtube channel FloridaMan  primarly to provide in-depth analysis of individual online games – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCynKFrQFZS1SPPFwjAZ1ebw

The Diplomats is a podcast series focused primarily on online games and tournament replays – https://www.youtube.com/user/gohornsgo2000

Legendary Tactics provides videos about multiple boardgames, but its Diplomacy content is, well, legendary – https://www.youtube.com/c/LegendaryTactics

Australia’s own Amby and Kaner produce the Diplomacy Games podcast, featuring interviews with prominent hobbyists as well as reviews of  online games in which one or both are playing, with a particular focus on the Diplomacy variant scene. https://diplomacygames.com/

Newsletters & Magazines

The Diplomacy Briefing is a weekly newsletter produced by Russ Dennis (known as Umble the Heep online) and his team of editors.  It features tournament news, strategy/tactics advice, and upcoming events.  https://www.diplomacybriefing.com/

Since 1974, Diplomacy World has served as the Hobby’s flagship publication, with quarterly issues published by Doug Kent providing in-depth analysis, variant rules and maps, tournament news, contests, humor and more.  https://www.diplomacyworld.net/

The Diplomatic Pouch began in 1995 as the first online general-purpose Diplomacy magazine, and continues to periodically upload new issues under the editorship of Mario Huys, including content on the game, the hobby, and the people of Diplomacy. http://uk.diplom.org/pouch/Zine/

Blogs & Articles

Brother Bored has produced extensive amounts of Diplomacy-related content over the years, available on his website.  He focuses on all aspects of classic Dip as well as Gunboat, the variant where the players do not negotiate.https://brotherbored.com/diplomacy/

Grantland published one of the more famous articles about Diplomacy in the popular press, focused on the author’s experiences at the 2014 World Dipcon in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, as well as players he met at that event. https://grantland.com/features/diplomacy-the-board-game-of-the-alpha-nerds/

Many articles in the world of academia have focused on Diplomacy as a teaching tool or historical exercise, here is an example from the Cambridge University Press: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics/article/wheres-the-diplomacy-in-diplomacy-using-a-classic-board-game-in-introduction-to-international-relations/771333FD2FFA213294AFCFBD201FFA46/core-reader

Newspapers have provided coverage of Diplomacy tournaments over the years, trying to explain our game to the general public.  Here’s an example from the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/magazine/2004/11/14/world-domination-the-game/b65c9d9f-71c7-4846-961f-6dcdd1891e01/ Magazines have done the same, as evidenced by this piece from Popular Mechanics:  https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/gaming/a34043608/winning-diplomacy-strategy-andrew-goff/

The field of Artificial Intelligence has been using Diplomacy for decades to research how to recreate the complexities of goal-oriented human interaction in the search for technological advancement in that field.  Here is one recent example: https://arxiv.org/abs/2010.02923  Here is another: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1909.02128.pdf