John Cooper's Blog – March 2008 Archive (3)

Open Wargaming Initiative

I have been reluctant to post about this until I had some solid game design work completed for this project, but since I have no idea how long that will take, I figured I would at least throw this teaser out there.



So what is the Open Wargaming Initiative? Well, imagine a wargame system designed from the start to be open-ended and extensible. But more importantly, a wargame system that nobody "owns", or rather, we all own it together. Like Linux, the system and all its materials… Continue

Added by John Cooper on March 23, 2008 at 4:58pm — 7 Comments

What's my Special Purpose?

As anyone who has seen Avenue Q knows, having a Special Purpose is important in life. I know cuz the muppets said so. ;-) But what's mine? Well, I realized that the one thing I have that I can share with others on CSW is my love for making wargames. I don't mean designing them (which I'm not terribly good at), I mean making them...creating the physical product, right from one's living room.



That's why I embarked on the whole Ellison die-cutter oddessey almost two years… Continue

Added by John Cooper on March 11, 2008 at 12:32am — 2 Comments

My first blog...ever

Confession time: I've never had a blog.



I've had my own website for over ten years, but I've never blogged. In fact, I didn't realize until a few months ago that CSW had member blogs. I'm really that blog-unaware. In general, I think this come from not having much to say to the world at large. But I have found over the last few years that I actually have quite a bit to say to the wargaming community.



The question is, who is gonna read my rantings? Who is gonna… Continue

Added by John Cooper on March 9, 2008 at 5:27pm — 5 Comments

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