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POLL: Add History of Wargaming Board


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Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP writes:

There have been many "titans" in our hobby: H.G. Wells, Don Featherstone, Peter Gilder, Brigadier Peter Young, Jack Scruby, Gary Gygax, etc.

As a matter of fact, I've seen photos of very early wargames (1950s to early-'60s) where players actually DRESSED in a shirt and tie! huh?

I've sometimes thought about how these men got into the hobby, who or what were their influences, and so on. It's an interesting topic to explore, and I'd support such a board.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes, I would support this
77
52%
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no opinion
10
7%
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no, I would not support this
60
41%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

(Phil Dutre) proposes:

Not "Historical Wargaming", but the history of the hobby itself.

The last couple of years there has been a increasing interest in Old-School Wargaming. This trend is also noticeable in related genres such as roleplaying, which has its own OSR movement.

Moreover, a couple of books have been published on the subject, trying to reconstruct the development of the hobby. See Playing at the World from J. Peterson as a fine example. The History of Wargaming Project from J. Curry is another example.

So, my suggestion is to create a board on which the origins and the development of the hobby can be discussed. Although these topics are now discussed as well, they are spread over many different boards. Having them in one place would be a nice.

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.