Green & Pleasant Land Megagame / Connections UK 2018
Roleplaying, Negotiation, Death and Nukes
Coverage of the megagame and conference by Rex Brynen
…A last-minute telephone call between the Russian President and British Prime Minister (which hilariously took 10 minutes to arrange because of poor cell reception, even though the principals were in adjacent rooms) deescalated things. British mobilization went well, and the North Atlantic Council seemed near-unanimous on supporting an Article Five response in support of their Baltic allies—although the British PM seems to have offered to pull back forces, which was seen by the Russians as a major accomplishment...
A Game of Interstellar Politics and an Existential Crisis
Jim Wallman discusses role playing, anachronistic behaviours and the allowability of death and assassination in a megagame.
A Very British Coup - Cambridge NEW DATE!
A megagame Jim Wallman for Scottish Megagames
This is a science fiction megagame of high level interstellar politics, warfare and intrigue. It is open ended, there is no absolutely fixed narrative – what happens depends entirely on what the players end up deciding to do as the crisis emerges.
It’s Not A Megagame, its a…
Stone Paper Scissors Ltd has designed and is presenting a new megagame for Cambridge Megagames on political manoeuvring and negotiation set in the 1980s....
Connections UK 2017 Report
What is a megagame? Jim Wallman tries to pin down what a megagame is (or isn't) in his 'No Game Survives...' blog
Can war games help us avoid real-world conflict?
A post by Rex Brynen
The first day of the conference included a “Wargaming 101” session for newcomers, but was mainly taken up with the Dire Straits megagame. This involved around 100 participants, and explored near future (2020) crisis stability in Asia in the context of uncertain and unpredictable US policy, and a rising China.
An article by Jonathan Beale for the BBC
North Korea has just fired off an intercontinental ballistic missile over Japan. Japan is uncertain as to whether the US wants to start a war.
It's trying to find out why a massive American naval fleet has just arrived in the region. But it's not getting any answers. There's chaos in the White House as various factions try to influence the president.