Is anybody trying to use wargames (or board games in general) as a story support?
(wargamed) a large kingdom conquers a neighbourhood castle
(narrated) the heros barely escape with their life; the evil emperor gloats.
(wargamed) the heroes manage to slip inside the evil emperor defenses
(narrated) they free the captured princess and the population revolts
(wargamed) the untrained population fights with the mercenaried faithful to the emperor
..yes, I'm aware of how slow that would be. I can live with slow.
Besides,I just discovered that wargaming for narration has a noble tradition:
"In the late 1960s, linguist M. A. R. Barker began to use wargame-like sessions to develop his fantasy creation Tékumel."
When I got that, I started surfing for online playable wargames. I found Vassal instead:http://www.vassalengine.org
through which one could play several interesting board games. Anyone has tried Vassal here?