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6 words about "wargames"
by Lewis Pulsipher on 11/29/11 05:34:00 pm   Expert Blogs

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According to tweetdeck, one of the trending:worldwide topics on twitter is 6 word stories.

I've asked for 6 words about game designers and 6 about programmers, with interesting results.  Now I want to ask about a type of game.

Can you say in 6 words what makes wargames interesting--or not?  (And you'll have to decide what "wargames" are.)

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Al Campbell
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Tactical Masterstroke, End Up Losing Anyway.

That would probably some up my experiences in wargaming.

Shawn Covington
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Lie about strategy, encourage only buttonmashing.

Simon Fraser
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Moving Lots of Little Guys Around

Lewis Pulsipher
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