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The Military Mindset of Medieval Man
I have become a little tired with the prevailing " real politik " culture that pervades a lot of gamers. I have played in a lot of megagames and club games and notice that there is a general mindset that leaders in the past were cynical, shifty, self-aggran...

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The Military Mindset of Medieval Man
I have become a little tired with the prevailing " real politik " culture that pervades a lot of gamers. I have played in a lot of megagames and club games and notice that there is a general mindset that leaders in the past were cynical, shifty, self-aggran...

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Confessions of a Game Control - Knowing when to stop
This is part of a series of reflective posts I am writing about my experience as a Game Control in a Megagame*. Knowing when to stop This incident demonstrates the problems that can arise when a Game Control is making ad-hoc decisions and loses sight of the...

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Confessions of a MegaGame Control
My intention in writing this is to explain and explore how an Umpire in a large multiplayer game makes decisions and rulings where there are no rules or mechanics to guide them. There has recently been a lengthy discussion on Facebook and in the CLWG about ...

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The Quiet Bolognese
An offside report by Nick Luft of Jaap Boender’s Megagame “Guelphs and Ghibellines” This was a quiet megagame for me: if you discount surviving a coup, reforming the City of Bologna, going on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, being captured and ransomed, having a re...

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Thoughts on reading "Rings of Saturn" by W G Sebald.

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The random Rings of Saturn
I've just been reading The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald. And I've got to page 135 and I now understand it. At first I felt a bit lost but perservered. And now I am going to stop reading. It's quite simple really. It is not a book about walking in Suffolk....

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Why I like playing megagames
I was recently describing a megagame to a non-game playing person. Mike, was telling me how he had recently played a cooperative game with his niece and her family and had really enjoyed the experience. He added that in the past he had played the usual fami...
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