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Friday, May 25 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Simulating Near-Future Conflicts

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Come learn how game designers think about the future of warfare and political conflict. Jason Matthews (co-designer of Twilight Struggle), Christopher Weuve (career naval analyst and wargame designer), and Merle Robinson (DOD analyst and wargame designer) talk about challenges of designing conflict simulations for both the commercial market and for the military and intelligence communities.

Moderators
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Charles Hildebrandt

Production Counsel, Museum of Science Fiction
Charles represents, advises, and litigates on behalf of clients in commercial, copyright, and entertainment law matters, including film, television, publishing, games, and music production, licensing, and distribution. Charles has over 20 years of experience negotiating and drafting... Read More →

Speakers
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Jason Matthews

Designer, Twilight Struggle
Jason Matthews is a boardgame designer most famous for the award-winning Twilight Struggle by GMT games, which topped the ratings list of Board Game Geek for seven years. Jason’s designs have won numerous awards including the International Gamers Award, multiple Golden Geek Awards... Read More →
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Merle Robinson

DoD Civilian Analyst (retired), NSDMG
Merle S. Robinson is the Lead Wargame Designer for the National Security Decision-Making Game since 2001 (NSDMG premiered at DragonCon 1990). NSDMG is a Department of Defense style economic/political/military game covering past, present and future geopolitical situations where participants... Read More →
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Christopher Weuve

President and Designated Extrovert, BuNine
Christopher Weuve is one of the founding members of BuNine (David Weber’s Honorverse technical support team), and currently serves as BuNine’s president and designated extrovert. A professional naval analyst and wargame designer, Chris spent six years at the Center for Naval... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
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