Thank you to Sophia Khatsenkova for including me in this feature.
Contemplating additional Narrative Cards featuring by-election events, as well as the potential for an expansion that models the Stormont seats. But not until the base version is released.
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.
Very lucky to be working with such a talented graphic designer, Domnhall Hegarty. Proofreading begins of the Rules of Play…
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”
Arrivals from Spain! For my first Con! I really haven’t had much time to prepare the two presentations I am scheduled to deliver at IV Bellota Con, Spain on Saturday and Sunday, but extremely excited about being afforded the privilege to participate.
“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)”