Thank you to Sophia Khatsenkova for including me in this feature.
Applying the finishing touches to what shall be the simulation’s narrative backbone.
We have introduced an option that allows Factions to deliver the simulated General Election Results from 1966 until 1997, OR choose to deploy the actual Results of the particular Epoch, including the Nationalist and Unionist Ratios. And as you can see from one of the General Election cards, Domhnall Hegarty’s artwork is truly amazing. SoContinue reading “General Election Results”
Thankfully Men of Peace prevailed. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-56018758
I thought I should provide a short update as to the progress, just to let those of you who have supported this important endeavour how close we are to production. Map and counters – check.259 Narrative Cards – check.Player Boards – check.Playtest VASSAL Module – check.Playbook – check.Rules & Player Cards – wip We’ve beenContinue reading “Patrol”
Finalising the Rulebook Scenarios, but progress expected to be minimal as I am about to experience what I envisage to be the most overwhelming few weeks of my 15+ years as a teacher here in Scotland.
The Arms Crisis is featured in this new podcast: https://www.rte.ie/eile/podcasts/2021/0331/1207299-gunplot/
I am delighted to be submitting a paper on the use of VASSAL in supporting the development of the analogue and digital versions of The Troubles to the IEEE/ACIS’s Workshop on Best Practices of Serious Games Testing.
1971-1974 Playthrough Scenario
Intrigued that there were two General Elections in 1974 (one in February, the other in October) I have expanded the number of Event Cards between this period from 5 to 25, in order to provide an intriguing ‘mini’ scenario that encapsulates an important event that many have said was replicated by the Good Friday AgreementContinue reading “1974 – Sunningdale”