Monday, May 23, 2016

Gaming Community (part 1)

As anyone that plays competitive team sports can tell you, it’s just as important to know your own team as it is to know your opponent. Knowing the actions and temperaments of teammates is crucial to group success, and having the ability to put yourself in another’s shoes and understand how they think—to know their personal motivations—is going to make you much more effective on a team. Yet I've seen some amazing groups of gamers who have never met each other come together and play very effectively as a team. This approaching weekend, I’m going to be at Balticon running demo’s of Solar Echoes, and I’m already excited when thinking about what kind of teams I’ll be interacting with. There something incredible about playing a tabletop game at conventions, where teams are often comprised of total strangers.

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