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Detail vs. Realism

[This article first appeared on the now-defunct website Games Domain Review in 1998. It was used as required reading material at the US Army War College in a course about simulation. It is reproduced here to save it from the vicissitudes of Internet caches.] No one disputes that wargames are, above all, games. They are […]

The contradiction of computer boardgames

[This is another article rescued from Games Domain Review in 1998. I still feel essentially the same way, although I think the tide has turned a bit.] Computers have long since passed boardgames in their appeal to wargamers. Once upon a time, gamers dreamed of being able to transfer their beloved paper maps and counters […]