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Book Review: Dynamic Decision Making In Chess

Dynamic Decision Making In Chess, by Boris Gelfand One of the notable aspects of being a high-ranking chess player is always being able to revise one’s chess history. I once received some criticism for publishing my college essays, it being … Continue reading

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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

One of the more humorous aspects of life in the contemporary world is the mania that people have for change for the sake of change. There is a widespread belief, and it has been the case for some time, that … Continue reading

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Fake Poor

I spend a fair amount of my free time, while I am reading and writing and watching videos and listening to music, engaged in chatting with fellow players of a particular nation simulation game, most of whom are in the … Continue reading

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The Quest For Legitimacy

One of the things I enjoy doing is watching people play games, or watching people talk about games and game playing, which is what one does when one takes games more seriously than perhaps they were meant to do. One … Continue reading

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Book Review: Answers In The Form Of Questions

Answers In The Form Of Questions: A Definitive History And Insider’s Guide To Jeopardy!, by Claire McNear This book did a good job for me in introducing a world in which I am but a peripheral figure [1], namely the … Continue reading

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The Dilemmas Of Time And Resources In Politics & War

As someone who is fond of games of logistics [1], I thought it would be worthwhile to comment at least a little bit about one of the games I play called Politics & War, and some of the aspects of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Star Trek Adventures: The Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook

Star Trek Adventures:  The Roleplaying Game:  Core Rulebook, by various authors If you have read a lot of core rulebooks for various roleplaying games as I have, this book will be very familiar to you.  As I said, it was … Continue reading

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Is Creativity A Blessing Or A Curse?

I often find myself wondering whether creativity is a blessing or a curse.  Frequently I come up with ideas of something that would be worthwhile in some particular situation despite lacking the skills to always implement such an idea myself.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Star Wars: Force And Destiny Roleplaying Game

Star Wars:  Force And Destiny Roleplaying Game, by Fantasy Flight Games One might wonder why it is that there are three separate but very similar role playing games relating to Star Wars that were roughly simultaneously released on the market.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Star Wars: Edge Of Empire Roleplaying Game

Star Wars:  Edge Of Empire Roleplaying Game:  Core Rulebook, by Fantasy Flight Games As one might expect, there is a great deal of similarity between the various Star Wars roleplaying games.  Those who have played some of the core rulebooks … Continue reading

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