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Saturday, May 26 • 9:00pm - 11:59pm
The National Security Decision-Making Game (Science Fiction Edition)

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Explore the boundaries between science–fact and science-fiction. Experience new technologies, world crises and experience mysterious events our near future 2035 scenario. Help deal with world challenges as leaders. Expect anything from crazed dictators, revolutions, pandemics, global warming, uncontrolled artificial intelligence, universal state surveillance,  new technologies, new genetic breakthroughs, artificial intelligences, or other surprises in our world that is not quite “as-you-know-it”. 

NSDMG is an intense face-to-face immersive multiplayer seminar role-playing game. Players represent large social, industrial, political and military groups in real-world nations experiencing major domestic and international challenges where their interaction/negotiations with others drive world changing events.

Our staff’s in-depth knowledge of the military, political, economic and social aspects of world events allow for engaging believable and exciting play. In our games, player decisions make a difference—there are no inevitable outcomes. 

NSDMG provides a synthetic learning experience where participants can gain insights into the basics of international relations AND experience some aspects of the governance, culture, and circumstances impacting how other nations work.

Well-loved Sci-fi prizes (used sci-fi books and DVDs) for all participants in the game.

Tickets: $5 for Escape Velocity pass holders, $20 for the general public. Click here for tickets: https://www.universe.com/embed2/events/the-national-security-decision-making-game-science-fiction-edition-tickets-oxon-hill-D7MQBV

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Mark McDonagh

USN Captain (retired)
Mark has a BA & MA in Physics, and does research in submarine analysis/support. He worked for Sonalysts. Mark is also a former Naval War College instructor, including being a operator/participant in various military exercises and wargames. Mark is also the co-founder of the National... Read More →
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Robert Mosher

US Foreign Service (retired)
Robert is Retired US Army (Armor); Retired US Foreign Service (State Department) Robert participated in scenario design and execution of exercises, conflict simulations, and models, including Cold War Continuity of Government; NATO exercises, Center for Army Analysis Strategic Mobility... 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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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 →

Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00pm - 11:59pm EDT
 Woodrow Wilson D