Lately I have been playing many strategy board games and not winning that much. I feel I need to become a more adept strategic / tactical thinker. What books, mental exercises or other things could help me? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac
on Mar 18, 2008 -
Board game filter: What's a good strategic board game for 3-4 players with moderate attention spans? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Feb 19, 2008 -
Please help me be a gift-giving genius. I think I want to arrange a lovely but not-too-expensive lunch or dinner for my friend in Pietrasanta, Italy, where he is now living. I've never been there, know nothing about the town, and don't speak Italian. [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Dec 18, 2007 -
I'd appreciate some recommendations for PC based strategy games. I've really enjoyed playing Age of Empires and Caesar 3 in the past and was wondering what other newer games I could try, that are along the same lines. I tried the newer releases of the AOE franchise but find that I enjoy games that are set in ancient civilizations more .
As far as playing hardware goes, my laptop has 2 GB of RAM and a pretty decent (I think!) video card (ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 with 256 MB of video RAM). Thanks!
posted by sk381
on Nov 3, 2007 -
Recommend some good, web based multiplayer games - I want to play with a friend who's in another state. We tend to enjoy games involving strategy and politics.
posted by dkleinst
on Jul 12, 2007 -
Very touchy situation with my ex almost but not quite boyfriend. Any and all insight appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 29, 2007 -
How do I deal with a boss who dislikes me personally and says no to all of my ideas unless my direct supervisor is in the room "pleading my case" as well?
posted by ollyoop
on May 9, 2007 -
I'm looking for a battle strategy game in the tradition of the Myth series (or the old-school game "Siege"). Interested in troop movement and in-battle tactics, NOT maintaining economy/resources, spawning units, buildings, etc. (Warcraft didn't interest me when I tried it many years ago). [more inside]
posted by Alabaster
on Apr 18, 2007 -
What are some good examples of an offline organization (business, university, nonprofit, etc) that has built itself an established dynamic web presence? [more inside]
posted by olinerd
on Apr 3, 2007 -
I'm looking for recommendations for firms or individuals located in or near Vancouver Canada that can help where I work refine current recruitment advertising strategy. [more inside]
posted by concreteforest
on Feb 9, 2007 -
I'd like to do some interactive military strategy and tactics exploration similar to the exposition Liddell Hart or Clausewitz did. Software would be preferred, but of course i'd love to hear book recommendations. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by arimathea
on Nov 13, 2006 -
I'm looking for an interesting and fun Real Time Strategy game to play. I love the concept, but have never really found one that I enjoy - too much dirt farming or bizarre interfaces or complex strategies that bewilder my Quake-addled brain. [more inside]
posted by rks404
on Nov 12, 2006 -
What are the most addictive, not-too-hard-to-master, good-for-casual-gamers multiplayer computer games out there? Cool graphics appreciated. Strategy games preferred, but not required...
posted by shivohum
on Oct 19, 2006 -
Strategic thinking vs. Tactical thinking. Help me understand the difference and improve my abilities [more inside]
posted by junkbox
on Jul 26, 2006 -
I've been thinking about strategy a lot recently, and one of the things I stumbled upon that isn't really well covered is the impact of cultural phenomena on attitudes and actions. Are there general ideas in a culture's history that leads them to their view of the world today?
I wonder, because different cultures have characteristic qualities that people pick up on. Where did these come from, and can we perform predictive analysis based on these characteristics? [more inside]
posted by arrhn
on Feb 21, 2006 -
Redesigning an art museum website (content / design / strategy / the whole shebang). What would you expect to see? What would you like to see that they're not doing? What would totally blow your mind? What do you know they'll include that you just don't care about?
And, on a slight tangent, best web examples for art museums? Not the content that resonates for you, but rather kind of information and how it was executed.
posted by warhol
on Dec 31, 2005 -
I need a strategy and workplan to get funds to rebuild a hiking trail destroyed by a major dam failure. [more inside]
posted by F Mackenzie
on Dec 18, 2005 -
What practices/ tools do you use to ensure you reply to important e-mails within a respectable amount of time, while still having a life? [more inside]
posted by skylar
on Apr 25, 2005 -
Any Magic: The Gathering players out there in MetaLand? What are some of your favorite cards? How about favorite combos? Do you have any seriously killer decks whose secrets you'll share? Lastly, how do you feel about the newest editions WotC have been putting out?
posted by baphomet
on Feb 17, 2005 -
Good, multiplayer, web based strategy games. They have to be out there. None have quite done it for me yet, for which I should be thankful but am not.
posted by freebird
on Oct 7, 2004 -
Conventional wisdom says that it's easier to find a job while you're currently employed. Why is this? [more within] [more inside]
posted by weston
on Oct 4, 2004 -
Last night's debate made me think of something I heard regarding Kerry's senatorial campaign strategy boiling down to banking everything on his endgame (it may have even been in the Blue, but good luck finding that...). Is that true? Can someone shed some light on his previous campaigns?
posted by mkultra
on Oct 1, 2004 -
Second question of the day (visio one just below was first) hope I am not pushing my luck. Have been roped into a poker game tonight. 6 players, 4 strangers, texas holdem
, never played for money with more than one person, have no poker face and no basic strategy
. Could anyone point me to a page or give me a golden rule or advice or something that I can use to get me through. I will learn the rules myself. Something I can get into my head in about an hour.
posted by kenaman
on Sep 24, 2004 -
Any horse handicappers here? What are your favorite techniques? Which race
do you tend to zero in on? What sort of betting strategy or angles
do you employ? Do you parlay? hedge? do straight tickets? dabble in the exotics? play it ultra-conservative? do birthdates? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave
on Jul 6, 2004 -
It's election day here in Canada, and I have still not made my mind up on who I am going to vote for. I am in Southern Alberta, so it is pretty much decided who is going to win here (last poll had the local Conservatives at 60%), Am I throwing my vote away by voting NDP? Or should I vote "strategically" with the second place party (the Liberal party, which I am not a huge fan of - mainly because of Paul Martin), as an "anyone but conservative" vote?
posted by Quartermass
on Jun 28, 2004 -
I want to learn to master Blackjack. Software or books I should try? Mathematics I should know cold?
posted by namespan
on May 15, 2004 -
When my company discusses web design service with potential clients, they generally *always* balk and get ornery about the cost. Most of the time, we're working for small businesses, so understandably, $5-$10k is a substantial chunk of change for people to shell out. We don't get upset when we lose bids for being too expensive because we've always been taught that compromising our rate is not the solution... you simply can't meet everyone's budget. That being said, we turn away enough people who expect websites to cost $500-$1500 that I think there might be a market supportive enough to create solutions for. [come inside, won'tcha?] [more inside]
posted by Hankins
on May 13, 2004 -