Language, history and curiosities in games.
Wargaming is the hobby of the overeducated.
Writing rules is not one of the more “glamorous” aspects of working on games. It is a task that is, in general, more drudgery than glory.
Manual games kept the designers honest, as the players could see how the game worked and figure out for themselves if they thought the designers approach was on target or not. Computer wargames plunged the games’ inner workings into darkness.
Don’t underestimate the power of play.
A wargame is a playable simulation. A conflict simulation is another name for wargame, one that leaves out the two unsavory terms “war” and “game”.