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User Profile for John McKevitt
John McKevitt
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Philadelphia
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I’m retired, living in Philadelphia. I now have time to pour over my game collection.

As a teenager, I was interested in chess and played in a few local USCF tournaments. Then I got a copy of Sid Sackson’s Gamut of Games, and it really opened my eyes to the potential of game design as a means of expression. I particularly admired Jim Dunnigan’s ability to take a fresh approach that was specific to the subject matter being simulated. He even explored political and social issues. Unfortunately, wargamers tend to be pretty narrow minded and obsessive. What Roberts and Dunnigan started went bad, and I lost interest.

However, I look at some of the games now being published by Rio Grande, Mayfair, and others, and it seems that what originally tweaked my interest has finally come to pass.

When I was in college, I designed a game based on the Compromise of 1850. It was intended for classroom use. I tried it out at few schools. It needed a lot of work to be useful.. There now seems to be more interest in political games. I’m thinking of dusting it off and reworking it.
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User Details for John McKevitt
Registration Date: 2009-09-16
Last Profile Update: 2009-09-20
Last Login: 2011-09-14
Country: flag United States
State: Pennsylvania
Town/City: Philadelphia
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Collection Summary for John McKevitt
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