Daily Archives: May 17, 2013

My Gaming Past – Game Systems, Strategy, and Rebuilding

Nope, not playing the app. Not yet, anyway... Image found on http://store.steampowered.com/app/208832/ Though I would probably get the game on my iPad

Nope, not playing the app. Not yet, anyway… Image found on http://store.steampowered.com/app/208832/ Though I would probably get the game on my iPad

I have been playing around with my Magic cards recently. Building decks, seeing if people want to play.

Dangerous, I know. Magic is one of those games that can suck up your money, time, and life. However, since I’m approaching it mainly from a place of nostalgia, I hope to avoid at least some of those effects.

Anyway, this has gotten me thinking about my gaming past. I call myself a gamer, but thinking just how far back I have been a gamer, and the different sorts of games I have worked through… well, let’s do a little nostalgia.

This post, I want to talk about how I have moved through various games as a strategic thinker, and how I have engaged with various games and game systems strategically. I think of strategy as building up a plan in advance, as opposed to tactics, which is what you choose to do in the moment, actually playing.

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