dirkgently wrote:I'm far from convinced computer gaming will supplant tabletop wargaming, at least at the more casual end of the market. It's a bit like predicting the Nintendo Wii will replace golf. Sure, you can replicate some of the look and the rules interactions, but fundamentally wargaming is a social event where you hang out with your friends and roll dice. You might get that with AR, eventually, but not with straight-up computer games. More than that, the increased friction of setting up and playing a tabletop wargame itself makes the game more memorable and exciting - it raises the stakes, because you can't play all that often. So the increased convenience of an AR gaming setup - its fundamental selling point - would actually detract from the experience.
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