Northern Ireland’s 100th Anniversary

Thankfully Men of Peace prevailed. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-56018758

Patrol

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”

Progress Report

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.

IEEE/ACIS Paper Submission

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.

1974 – Sunningdale

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”

ISM University of Management and Economics (Lithuania)

“The Troubles serves as a perfect example on how to represent a complex political process in a simulation. The multifaceted faces of the conflict in Northern Ireland allowed discussing how to choose sides (and their goals) to be represented in the game, how the different parts of the process can be included and represented. ThisContinue reading “ISM University of Management and Economics (Lithuania)”

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