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Gianluca Casu
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I do not know Bridge mate, but if you think it could work, create the decks find three more and have a test session.

I'll be curious to hear the results.
 
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Nick Bolton
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Why not ask in the wargames forum for feedback?
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Russ Williams
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FWIW if you're just proposing playing the established standard game of Bridge with war-themed art/labels on the cards, that would not really be a "wargame" which would interest wargamers, because "wargame" (to wargamers) means a game which somehow simulates war (i.e. the actions you do in a game relate to actions in a war), not simply a game with war-themed art/labels.

The bidding and trick-taking activities in Bridge have no obvious relation to simulating war, no more than e.g. Poker or Blackjack would become a wargame when played with such cards.
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Bryan Thunkd
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On a related note, making a sandwich can be rethemed into a war simulation.
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John Prewitt
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Thunkd wrote:
On a related note, making a sandwich can be rethemed into a war simulation.


A shit sandwhich.
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Start with a mechanism, or a series of interlocking mechanisms, and then paste a theme on top of it? This is not how wargamers think.

We start with a war (battle, operation) and try to come up with a set of game mechanisms that will simulate that war. Subject (theme) comes first; the means, how to do it, comes second. Once we have a well designed war gaming system we might try to apply it to other similar topics. For example, if you've already developed a tactical combat system for simulating WW2 combat, you might try to apply it to other theaters (with a high chance of success) or other wars (with probably not as high a chance of success).

Trying to make bridge (which is a great game) into a wargame just seems silly.
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