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Re: the handicap principle sigismund

Posted by alexandra_k on March 27, 2018, at 1:15:06

In reply to Re: the handicap principle, posted by sigismund on March 23, 2018, at 22:01:41

> Diplomacy used to be popular, and is, I read here, Henry Kissinger's favourite game. I feel like we are in it now.
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> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomacy_(game)
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> Set before WWI, you could elect to be Austria-Hungary (which I would), Russia, Germany, UK or France. There were not many rules and treachery was to be expected..

I have never played it - but I've certainly heard of it. I don't do well at such games.

It wasn't so very long ago that I suddenly became aware that the only reason you should trust another player is because something that you see is in their interest happens to be in your interest, too. Then you can probably trust them in that... Until you see that it would actually be in their better interest to go off and do something else...

I didn't realise that was the game most people were playing, before...

I play Civilisation, quite a lot. Enjoy it, still. I have a hard time with war. With diplomacy, too. I mean, even with the notion of just wars (e.g., freeing a city state) or of just limiting a civs expansion by taking pot shots at them from around their borders... It's not really in my nature - but apparently that's where most of the fun of the game is at...

 

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