A tip to help you ground yourself and others
What do the numbers look like?
Back in my salad days of high school and university, I engaged with a fairly fringe group of people.
Neither anti nor pro social, these friends of mine were engaged in all kinds of oddball foolishness. Most of it harmless and certainly of an age. These weirdos? Gamers.
Gamers today and gamers then were two different beasts. This had to do with the games we had.
Our games started simply enough. RISK gave way to Axis and Allies which gave way to Rise and Decline of the Third Reich which gave way to Games like Diplomacy or Supremacy. Along the way we played siege games like The Battle for Stalingrad or Warhammer 40k
These were all grand strategy simulation ‘board’ games.
They all took a long time to play. I think that I may have some friends who started a game of Supremacy in the early nineties that is still ongoing.
Each of these games came with innumerable pieces, counters and markers. The rules were incredibly detailed and complex. My favourite part of the games were the dice.
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