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Solitary Soundings

Musings of a solitary gamer. "The advantage of conversation is such that, for want of company, a man had better talk to a post than let his thoughts lie smoking and smothering." (Jeremy Collier) Comments welcome.

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Return to Wargaming: A Personal Saga

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In 2008, after about a ten-year hiatus, I tentatively returned to wargaming. Since there were no BGG blogs, I started this thread. It grew long over time, and includes a lot of musings about my progress, such as it was.
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My Wargaming Life

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I spend so much time reflecting on my wargaming past that I thought I'd create a GeekList about it--if only as a visual aid for my own reminiscing.

So, FWIW, here's how the forty-two years of my wargaming life so far have gone.

Comments and questions welcome.
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The Many Faces of Me

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For about as long as I can remember, I've wished I could settle down and focus on one game or maybe just a few--or at least choose one type of game to define my hobby. Otherwise I'd just be a magpie, collecting shiny new games to stuff onto my closet shelves and never get around to playing.
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My Pet Gaming Theory

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Below is a distilled version of a concept I wrote up in an article for the Avalon Hill General back in 1985. You can read the original article here (for as long as the link holds up): "Bringing Us All Together: Competitors, Socializers, and Dreamers").

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IMO there are three main things one can enjoy about games:

1. Thought--planning and executing strategy or solving puzzles--exercising the mind;

2. Interaction--connecting with people--socializing, competing, trading, negotiating, etc.;

3. Imagination/Emotion--participating in make-believe--a narrative, theme, or story.

I find that hardly anybody is pulled in just one of these three directions, though; people seem to be drawn toward two of them in close combination, while the third is less important.Read more »
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