Confessions of a ‘grognard’

A rare sighting of the grognard – hardcore gamer – in the mainstream media, namely the Telegraph confession by Dan Hodges, designer of Where there is discord.

“Our wars are fought in the mind. Or, more specifically, on large game boards that resemble real battlefields. Or at least, real maps of real battlefields. With little counters that represent real divisions and regiments. Or even individual soldiers. And dice. Lots and lots of dice. And charts, with lots of tables on. And rules. Serious hardcore rules, in serious hardcore rulebooks that run to 30 or 40 pages in length. Did you ever see an Essex paintballer master a 40-page rulebook on the Battle of the Bulge?”

Check it out, here.

[Thanks to John Kranz for the tip.]