Interesting paper on Bartles gaming personalities, contrasted with Keirsey’s observation of Myers Briggs archetypes.
Yet additional evidence of Ancient Aliens? Probably just ancient geeks playing Papers and Paychecks. (Thanks to Brandon for the find!)
Though, in this article, there is an excellent strategic view of the game played to force Gary Gygax’ resignation from TSR. Very good read…
Full Disclosure: I do not read Cantonese or Mandarin, one of which, I assume the original deck is written in. I should hire Kai Lan… Nihao…
From the article:
… after painting the United States as an enemy, it says, “As a Chinese person, what can I do?”
The document then goes through the class syllabus and outlines the types of training students will undergo. It notes that the main features of cyberwar “hacking attacks, spreading viruses” as well as interfering with signals and destroying targets.
In what’s presented like any other university class schedule, it tells students that during classes students will divide into three teams. One team is on “attack,” another on “defense,” and a third on “design.”
So, Red Team, Blue Team… Dungeon Master? What a great concept… More to come on this really neat idea…
Interesting idea that setting expectations that something will be fun will cause it not to be…
Interesting company marketing on a product designed to help create coopetition between people, while focusing on core goals. I’m going to see if I cant take a look at these folks.
Interesting article over at Quartz.com that discusses the influences and business lessons that Dungeons and Dragons teaches.
Note that the business analytics and gamification components aren’t overly revolutionary. I thought the diversity item was very interesting. I never really thought about it before but comparing the min-max aspects of playing various races to diversity is an interesting idea.
Using games as analogues for the real-world is neither new nor revolutionary. Using the real world as a game model, to simulate difficult scenarios, now that is interesting.
Thanks to @bsdunlap for finding this article.
Pretty cool use of a rules based business logic. See lots of potential for this from a security perspective.
Ctrl-Alt-Hack. Interesting idea. Adam Shostack is involved, and it mentions GURPS and Munchkin.
Ok, so this is wicked cool.
Using Turing’s frequency analysis tests, researchers at UPenn are figuring out how to decrypt brain signals. Imagine the usefulness if they were to put cryptanalysts in to an fMRI to monitor their brain activity… Seems you could crack the process that people use to make logical-intuitive leaps?