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It's the way you play the game - John C. Kirk — LiveJournal
Aug. 24th, 2002
12:22 am -
It's the way you play the game
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August 27th, 2002 02:47 am (UTC)
It's not whether you win or lose?
I have no complaints about being misrepresented as to my playing style on Civ II. Having said that, I would hope that if I was ever in control of a real kingdom I wouldn't behave quite like this...
Unless the game is one where the main point is to take part/have fun (like the Caucus(?) race in Alice in Wonderland) I do like winning - probably the legacy of playing lots of chess when I was younger.
I recall a comment in Pratchett's 'Jingo' by one of the Klatchians about the Ankh-Morpork war leader who has a similar philosophy to yours: "And knowing this, his men still follow him?" :