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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: https://paxsims.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/connections-uk-2016-aar/
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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):
Which in turn led to this post on women and hobby…Continue
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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: …Continue
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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 in the 2012 Connections interdisciplinary wargaming conference “game lab,” which focused on HA/DR…Continue
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.…Continue
Recently a group of us assembled at the University of Ottawa to matrix-game the current conflict regarding the self-styled “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria. For practical reasons and to limit the number of players/teams, the game largely focused on Iraq. The purpose, as with an …Continue
Zombies, school girls, escaped convicts, psychotic pig-hunting country folk, and (of course) the one and only Dick Danger:Continue
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The final instalment in Alex Langer's class project at McGill University to design a conflict simulation that captures the key dynamics of the ongoing Syrian civil war:…Continue
Two reports on the recent Connections UK interdisciplinary wargaming conference are now available on PAXsims:Continue
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My review of A Distant Plain, at PAXsims.
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The full AAR from our latest game of Iraq RISK (a home-made RISK variant) can be found …Continue
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Five groups of survivors.
One zombie-infested city.
Who will live… and who will die?
(Really, we do play boardgames too--but the miniature games are so much more…Continue
An interesting piece by Lisa Lynch (Concordia University) on using a conflict simulation to train journalism students. (In this case, the simulation is a class roleplay exercise, not a published board game):…Continue
My review of Andean Abyss, at PAXsims.
Episode 4: A Deadly Skirmish
A Star Wars miniatures battle report, using Comic Life 2.
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