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  • Nation States

    Has anyone out there tried "Nation States". It's a free, on-line, multi user game where you run your own nation according to your personal views on a variety of "issues". It takes up only a few minutes of time, so it's not a drag. It's worth trying with a few friends.

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    http://www.nationstates.net

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    Looks interesting - but I'd be interested in the 'personal views' of those who programmed it!
    \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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    • #3
      Yep. Lemme see the code! how did they decide the consequences of each particular decision?










      I'd like to get my hands on whoever's playing that game we live in, too.

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      • #4
        I think that you can get a feel for the effects that a response to a given issue can have by digging through the "nuts and bolts" section in the forum area. To be honest, I didn't want to find out too much about what the consequences might be, as I didn't want to spoil the competition I'm having with friends. I should think that the "top nations" are all played by people who have a good idea of what successful game play would need to be.

        As to the "personal views" of the moderators, I suspect that these will be varied, depending on the type of people who are involved. I can envisage these ranging from people who just enjoy playing games (let's face it, this is role play fantasy) to those who get a kick from imagining that they have the power of a "god"("where did I put that amulet and no, don't answer the door to any passing germans"!). I gather that the original idea came from the writer whose book is promoted at the front of the site- no idea if this helped him sell any books.

        As to the fellow who is running the greater game of life, I wonder about both his sense of humour and irony

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