Talk:Strategic simulations

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Division of Peace Studies and Simulations[edit source]

Thanks for your message on simulations. Unfortunately I haven't had a lot of time lately, so haven't been able to develop the Division any further yet. I think it would be good to incorporate simulations into the Peace Studies department. Should I just provide a link to this page, or incorporate it into course material and assignments? Davymast 16:58, 25 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good question, really... I haven't yet figured out how to incorporate them into Strategic Studies stuff. Currently I'm just running them as projects to be contributed to by Strat Studies students, but I imagine they will work their way into courses later. I am currently putting together "Liberal Diplomacy" that might be a stepping stone on the road to a collaborative course in Peace Studies though. What if you started a course with a game of Diplomacy to talk about Realist competition and Self Interest, then had a game of Liberal Diplomacy (the purpose of which is to capture some basic arguments of the Liberal School and present Cooperation as an option even the self-interested could choose under the right circumstances), and we perhaps developed games that went from simple conquering down to the fine detail of balancing and harmonizing economic policies... a bit of a pipe dream, but though I was brought up a Realist, I like to slap them around every once in a while. Hope my incoherent banter isn't too odd to follow, haven't had much sleep of late! I should be in bed now...--Dnjkirk 17:45, 25 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

China simulation[edit source]

I developed a simulation in grad school that mimics the decision making quandries faced within the upper levels of the Chinese government. It is scenario driven, so the situations will become dated over time, but maybe the scenarios could be considered examples and users could modify them. I'm not sure whether the country topic could be modified as well, since the game design was based on the PRC. There are four "players", each representing a power base within the PRC, so classes could play four sides and split the room into teams. We ran the game three times and people seemed to enjoy it. I have the elements of the game already written out, and I even have a couple photographs of the board, and I would be willing to post them here if such a contribution would be welcome. I'm just not sure of the parameters. --Pnoble805 15:11, 11 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is definitely welcome. Feel free to create a new learning project. ----Erkan Yilmaz Wikiversity:Chat 18:15, 11 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]