[Tutor] results not quite 100 percent yet

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 31 09:25:38 CET 2008

"bhaaluu" <bhaaluu at gmail.com> wrote

> others are mentioned. Hartnell talks about the
> pre-computer gamers who recreated historical battles,
> who later went on  and developed Dungeon & Dragons
> type games and RPGs (another genre of gaming that
> I know nothing about). Later, those games were
> computerized.  I'm not sure how many people still
> play these games? 

Huge numbers and they take it very seriously.
A colleague (a Physics PHd and ex NASA scientist!)
takes holidays each year to spend a week at a gaming 
convention in Florida (and he is UK based!) where several 
hundred folks turn up to do nothing but play games for 
a week. A lot (most?) of those games are RPGs.
And they are not all computerised, in fact many of the 
most complex ones are traditional board games.

There are all sorts of online forums etc supporting these 
gamers "out of season" too. As someone who occasionally 
plays Freecell or Spider on my PC I can't see the 
fascinatioon, but lots of folks do!

Alan G

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