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Some highlightes from the article:

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In this post I'm not talking about people-networking but rather gaming skills that map to real life.

1 Feed the DM.
2 One spell, used well, can be more powerful than an entire book full of spells.
3 It's better to out-smart an orc than to fight one.
4 "I'm the DM. I'm not there."
5 The best quests require a mixture of skills in the party.
6 Simple and internally consistent is more fun than random.
7 You create your own traps.
8 Treasure is not always what you expect it to be.
9 You don't have to read all the books, but a modest description of the beast you are about to face is better than facing a daemon and trying six dozen spells before finding the right one. (If you live that long.)
10 When selecting a weapon or tool, bigger is not always better.


The comments have some interesting points to add also.

As well as responding to the article here anyone want to list business lessons you have learnt from board games?
 
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Danny from Tower wrote:
As well as responding to the article here anyone want to list business lessons you have learnt from board games?


(1) Always remember what the objective is.

(2) Always remember what all of the tools you have available are.
 
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iklinck wrote:
Danny from Tower wrote:
As well as responding to the article here anyone want to list business lessons you have learnt from board games?


(1) Always remember what the objective is.

(2) Always remember what all of the tools you have available are.


You forgot:

(3) Other people are always greedy nitwits.

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iklinck wrote:
(1) Always remember what the objective is.


Corollary: it's very easy to get distracted from your main objective - having the Longest Road or the Largest Army is worthless if it doesn't win you the game.

Jester wrote:
(3) Other people are always greedy nitwits.


Corollary: You can anticipate that most (but not all) people will behave in their own best interest... and use this knowledge to make wise decisions about your own interests.
 
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