Author Archives: Rex Brynen

About Rex Brynen

Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University.

Connections North

Connections North, a one day mini-conference on professional wargaming, will be held in Ottawa on Monday, 22 February 2016. Additional details can be found at PAXsims.

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From Connections to your tabletop

The first ever “game lab” at the 2012 Connections interdisciplinary wargaming conference focused on humanitarian assistance/disaster relief operations, with participants divided into groups to discuss how they might game HA/DR operations during the 2010 Haiti earthquake. During those sessions Brant … Continue reading

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Women and wargaming (at PAXsims)

At PAXsims we recently posted a long discussion of women and professional wargaming, drawing upon the insights of women working in the field. You’ll find the discussion here.

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Matrix games

“Matrix games” ares a free-form, umpired alternative to more rigid, rules-based wargames, first pioneered by Chris Engle In such games players take turns making an argument about what they wish to do, why they believe they would be successful, and what effects … Continue reading

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Connections UK 2014 conference reports

Two reports on the recent Connections UK interdisciplinary wargaming conference are now available on PAXsims: Situation Report Final Report UPDATE: The full conference details (including presentations, biographies, and audio recordings of some sessions) are now available here on the Connections … Continue reading

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Connections 2014 AARs

A series of reports from the recent Connections 2014 interdisciplinary wargaming conference have been posted at PAXsims. If any others appear elsewhere let me know, and I’ll add them to this list: Connections 2014 – a first report (Rex Brynen—PAXsims) Connections 2014 … Continue reading

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Connections Australia 2014

Australia is to get its own Connections interdisciplinary wargaming conference, to be held to be held at the University of Melbourne on 8-9 December 2014. You’ll find the preliminary details here.

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