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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Bobek Feb 5, 2009.

 

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Rex Brynen commented on Jim Werbaneth's blog post Online Teaching Announcement
"Should be an interesting challenge—what exactly will you be teaching? (I'm a fellow political scientist.)"
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Rex Brynen commented on David Allen's group HomelandSecuritySim
"I think two key issues that need to be addressed first are: 1) is this a game (in which balance and playability are key) or a simulation in which some sense of "realism" is key—even if the result isn't as fun. It sounds from the…"
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HomelandSecuritySim

A discussion group aimed at available or in-development simulations of homeland defense and national security.
Feb 22, 2009

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
Wargaming since the 1970s: 1:285/300 microarmor, 15mm ancients, various 25/28mm skirmish, Warhammer/Warhammer 40k, and boardgames of all sorts.
Your favorite game(s):
Depends entirely on my mood.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
D&D, Warhammer 40k, others
What game(s) have you played recently?
various
How big is your game collection?
Haven't counted.
About Me
Professor of Political Science, McGill University—specializing in Middle East politics and security. I've previously worked for the Political and Security Policy Staff of the (Canadian) Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, as an intel analyst, and as a consultant to various governments and development agencies on conflict-sensitive development.

I also do work on conflict and peacebuilding simulation, largely as it relates to education and training. I coedit the Paxsims blog (http://paxsims.wordpress.com).
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Connections UK 2016



I'm just back from a very productive and enjoyable time at the Connections UK 2016 professional wargaming conference at King's College London. You'll find my trip report here: …

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Posted on September 11, 2016 at 3:44pm

Women and wargaming

A recent readers poll at PAXsims found that 99% of our readers were male, which led to this discussion (primarily about expanding the pool of women able to contribute to professional wargaming in the national security community):

https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/gender-and-national-security-gaming/

Which in turn led to this post on women and hobby…

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Posted on March 10, 2016 at 11:18am

More ISIS Crisis

I've played "ISIS Crisis" a few times in the last couple of months--with folks at the Military Operations Research Society, the Royal Military College of Canada, and most recently at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. You'll find a write up of the latter game at PAXsims: …

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Posted on October 28, 2015 at 4:42pm

AFTERSHOCK published

It's not so much a conflict simulation as one of military operations other than war—specifically, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief—but I'm very pleased to announce that AFTERSHOCK has now been published via The Game Crafter.

AFTERSHOCK has its origins…

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Posted on July 20, 2015 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

AFTERSHOCKing the Canadian Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program

AFTERSHOCK is an educational game that examines interagency coordination in a humanitarian crisis, designed for university and professional audiences. We recently ran several games for the Canadian Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program--you'll find the results here.…

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Posted on April 2, 2015 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

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At 12:09pm on August 16, 2011, Kim Kanger said…

Hi Rex,

 

Welcome to the Tonkin group

At 4:27pm on June 23, 2010, Kim Kanger said…
Hi,
So you are at Consim too :-)
At 9:37pm on February 2, 2009, Smitty said…
Rex:

Welcome to a great site with friendly folks!

Smitty
 
 
 

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