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vexillia Inactive Member20 Apr 2017 3:31 a.m. PST

From BBC News – Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug' link #wargames

Martin Stephenson
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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2017 3:57 a.m. PST

Don't underestimate our DBM, either. Plenty of evidence that regular mental exercise helps keep people asymptomatic longer.

listlurker20 Apr 2017 4:05 a.m. PST

You certainly need the Serotonin boost to play DBM ;-)

vtsaogames20 Apr 2017 4:37 a.m. PST

The antidote to dementia – becoming Napoleon.

Durban Gamer20 Apr 2017 4:48 a.m. PST

I love DBA; but always felt closer to dementia after playing DBM.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2017 5:17 a.m. PST

I thought DBM CAUSED dementia!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

No, no. DBM causes madness, of course, but you remember things better and the brain processes information better with mental exercise. So unlike an Alzheimer's victim, you'll remember what you had for breakfast, who your relatives are and exactly why you lost the last game and how unhistorical it was--which is what causes the madness, of course.

So ideally a set of rules which provides strenuous mental exercise without driving you mad--and I'm not going that far off subject. (Did anyone else notice that the "favorite wargame rules" poll even giving us each ten votes for only 60 rules, couldn't get anything about 12%? Last time I looked, TSATF was the only on in double digits. Anarchy doesn't begin to describe historical miniatures.)

Khusrau20 Apr 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

I'm pretty sure this is how the zombie plague starts…

HANS GRUBER20 Apr 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

And I some this goes double for DBMM😎

Mako1120 Apr 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

I agree with Winston, since interpreting Barker-ese is maddening.

Thomas Thomas Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

For a version of DBX written using normal wargame terms and organized as per current standards try:

A Game of Fire and Ice. A total rethinking of DBX mechanics (also a medieval specific version and a Fantsitorical version + great campaign system).

Guranteed to cause happy gaming (a form of demintia…)

Thomas J. Thomas
Fame and Glory Games

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