Friday, 1 December 2017

Nugget 304

I collected the latest edition of THE NUGGET (N304) from the printer this morning, and I will be posting it out to members of Wargame Developments as soon as I can.


I have already uploaded the PDF version of THE NUGGET to the Wargame Developments website to read online or to download and print.

I have also uploaded a special Matrix Game supplement. It is a complete game from the pen of Chris Engle, and is entitled PAINTING THE WHITE HOUSE RED.


It is described as being 'A narrative game about the first year of the Trump Era'. The subject will been seen as being somewhat controversial by quite a few people, but it does illustrate how far this type of game design has progressed over the past fifteen years.

(Please note that this PDF is NOT password protected in order to allow non-members to read and download this particular supplement. Chris Engle asserts his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work, and by publishing it Wargame Developments in no way intends to endorse or denigrate any particular politician, political party, or point-of-view. It has been published purely as an example of a narrative style of Matrix Game.)

IMPORTANT: Please note that this is the fourth issue of THE NUGGET to be published for the 2017-2018 subscription year, and that members who have not already re-subscribed can do so by visiting the relevant page on the Wargame Developments website.

4 comments:

  1. Now that is a scary Matrix Game .. no wait it's reality. Oh how we laughed at Connections UK 2016 when the lady from RAND was put on the spot and asked about her thoughts on the possibility of a President Trump .. but what can we say we have Brexit?

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    1. Geordie an Exiled FoG,

      I also learned at Connections UK 2016 that the only country that had NOT gamed through the consequences of a pro-Brexit vote was ... the UK!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. I recall way back in 1975 when a friend and I were discussing the results of the upcoming election. 'Labour has to win,' quoth my friend. 'I mean, can you imagine (Rob) Muldoon as prime Minister?' We both found this extremely funny. The next nine years of a Muldoon government (aided and abetted by a monstrous gerrymander) weren't quite so hilarious. And then what happened? We ended up with a 'Thatcherite' Labour government for the 6 years after that.

    You couldn't make up this stuff. You wouldn't want to...

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    1. Archduke Piccolo,

      Two years ago my wife and I watched the results of one of the early US primaries ... and having seen the candidates, we both agreed that Trump stood no chance.

      How wrong we were.

      All the best,

      Bob

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