Just a quick thought....   As I recall there was a game advertisement from the early to mid 70s (S&T?) calling wargames "paper time machines." "Relive the past," or some such promise lived in this full-page ad.  

A couple of months ago I managed to convince a fellow worker to give wargames another go; he was a lapsed gamer, having picked up the hobby in his youth (late-70s/early 80s).  He left the hobby after college.... work, marriage, kids....  the usual reasons I hear.

After a few hours of playing Lock n Load, he left the house absolutely "euphoric." I gave him a copy of the LnL:T "starter" game (a great service to the hobby, BTW; thank you LnL) He told me the next day, it was as exciting as when he played his first wargame. He felt 15 again.  

Paper time machine?

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Comment by John Kranz on February 8, 2018 at 1:08pm

Wow, what a great story, Dave. Reminds me of how I rediscovered the hobby on my own after a lapse of 10 years or so only. It is very excited when one "re-discovers" the hobby.

Comment by Eric Walters on February 5, 2018 at 6:01pm

That's what the hobby is about!  How much fun it must have been to be witness to his rediscovery!  Thanks for being an agent of change for wargamers everywhere!

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