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Geeks, Nerds, "the pocket-protected set", Grognards and beyond... Recognize and support the Asperger's Syndrome or autistic traits in many of us. No need for official diagnoses or "clinical" thresholds here !

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Comment by Enrico CS Viglino on March 11, 2011 at 9:14pm
Helps avoid the buggers.
Comment by Mircea Pauca on February 16, 2009 at 2:18pm
Even a simple game like Conflict of Heroes also revealed:
- Quick reactions to changing situations: doable but felt 'stretching' in a good sense. (If I had to do that with added social meanings, like in a "job", then I'd "want to climb walls" quickly...). Also a CCG (local here) stretched that a lot.
- Hidden setups: moderately well (including conscious "mixed strategies" and randomness). Some of mine were quite easily predicted, others really surprising and effective.

"If I know it, everyone knows it" [now I compensate with experience, still not as naturally as NT (Neurotypical) people]
http://xanthippaschamberpot.wordpress.com/2008/11/10/aspies-if-i-know-it-everyone-knows-it/

Discovery of Aspie (Carol Gray & Tony Attwood) - current address
http://www.thegraycenter.org/store/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&page_id=58
Comment by Mircea Pauca on February 16, 2009 at 6:40am
Any influences you noticed on our own play style ? dislike of shallow 'on the fly' verbal Euro-like rules explanation thought by others to be enough ? reluctance to dive right into a complex card-driven game (e.g. Paths of Glory, Empire of the Sun) to find after some tries one can play well enough ? [I almost got PoG a couple years ago - and almost forgot it by now -, but still stare from the base to the top of that EotS mountain...]

Any experiences with games of 'diplomatic' content - Junta, Vampire: Prince of the City etc ?
How to make the experience less frustrating, and more useful to learn to sort of
survive such situations better in real life ?
Comment by Lance Runolfsson on February 2, 2009 at 6:50pm
This is almost funny. One of my Face To Face game friends Paul said one time in reference to who or what I cannot remember, that he just assumed all Wargamers suffer from at a minimum a sort of borderline Aspergers syndrome. How true this is now that the game community has been uber expanded by computer games I don't know. But it does seem most wargamers are odd ducks on some level. Highly socially dysfunctional I think playing games and hanging out on the internet probably exacerbates rather than ameliorates these problems. OTH probably also makes us less likely to climb into a clock tower with a scoped Manlicher Carcano!
Comment by Mircea Pauca on March 27, 2008 at 6:48am
Tony Attwood - Discovery of Aspie: positive criteria
http://www.zipworld.com.au/~guyd/public/Discovering_Asper.htm

For how much of us is history gaming a really effective relief ?
What do skills in gaming do to help (or hinder ?!?) living effectively out in the Neurotypical world ?
 

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