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Lance Craner
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After two years of developing wargames for PC, iOS, and Android I am on the lookout for other Indie developers who want to do the same but need help, motivation or advice and are seriously interested in publishing their games.

Ping me at lance@yobowargames. Check out my games - yobowargames.com



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You might find someone in the guild for developing digital wargames I created here a few years ago. Traffic there is very low, but some of the 36 members might be just the bgg users you are looking for.

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What's the difference between "wargame themed game" and a wargame?
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rri1 wrote:
What's the difference between "wargame themed game" and a wargame?

It's not a wargame; it's a game about playing a wargame.

Which reminds me of one of my favorite old Dilbert comics:

from https://dilbert.com/strip/1995-07-17
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rri1 wrote:
What's the difference between "wargame themed game" and a wargame?

If there were one about the rivalry between AH and SPI, it might be wargame themed...
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Thanks for the link to Digital Wargame Development
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rri1 wrote:
What's the difference between "wargame themed game" and a wargame?


Personally I would classify any card-driven wargame as themed rather than a wargame (simulation).

 
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tas1624 wrote:
rri1 wrote:
What's the difference between "wargame themed game" and a wargame?

Personally I would classify any card-driven wargame as themed rather than a wargame (simulation).

And ... you'd be wrong.
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tas1624 wrote:
rri1 wrote:
What's the difference between "wargame themed game" and a wargame?


Personally I would classify any card-driven wargame as themed rather than a wargame (simulation).

I assume you prefer the types of liberties taken in other types of wargame?
Every military simulation ever created falls short of reality in multiple ways; a key element in a designer's approach lies in deciding which corners to cut, and how to cut them.
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Sphere wrote:
tas1624 wrote:
rri1 wrote:
What's the difference between "wargame themed game" and a wargame?


Personally I would classify any card-driven wargame as themed rather than a wargame (simulation).

I assume you prefer the types of liberties taken in other types of wargame?
Every military simulation ever created falls short of reality in multiple ways; a key element in a designer's approach lies in deciding which corners to cut, and how to cut them.
It's the wargames that let tanks run over infantry
 
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Sphere wrote:

I assume you prefer the types of liberties taken in other types of wargame?


Actually yes, and I freely admit that wargame 'realism' is 99% illusion and chrome. But having the choice of playing a card as a event or action breaks the fourth wall for me and transforms me from the role of Grant or Churchill to some sort of god. A lot of the pleasure of wargames for me comes from learning about history from the play/mechanics. CDG's just leaves me with the feeling I needed better cards.
 
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